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  • Gabor

    One of the few remaining childer of the destroyed methuselah known as the Dacian. Originally sent south with the other Bulgars to expand the territory of his Sire, he was at some point a coterie-mate of the elder Noriz, whom Demenaus had placed in command …

  • Alfonzo of Venice

    Bishop Alfonzo of Venice is a walking contradiction. He cultivates a reputation as a gracious and generous host but is known to be tyrannical in his control of the Latin Quarter. He maintains a strict facade of self-control but has a sybaratic reputation. …

  • Markus Musa Giovanni

    (This wiki is an expansion of the character as described in _Constantinople by Night_, p. 92 and the _Dark Ages Clan Novel: Cappadocian_) For some years, Markus represented the *Giovanni* mercantile interests in [[Constantinople]]. Until the late 1190' …

  • Sir Conrad de Monreal

    A product of Norman English Crusader nobility, Sir Conrad was born in the Year of Our Lord 1154 and raised in the arid wastelands of Oultrejordain, where he and his kin held the Castle of Montreal for a succession of lords. His grandfather, Fulk, served …

  • Symeon

    It is known that Symeon was a mortal favourite of the late Ventrue methuselah Antonius, who raised the boy from birth to be the perfect Ventrue. Gesu's Embrace of Symeon in AD 703, just two years after his own disastrous Embrace at the fangs of the Dracon …

  • Fajr ibn Manikar

    The Children of Haqim are thought to be absent altogether from Constantinople. Indeed, the general assumption made about them is that they are enemies of the Dream, ensconced as they are among Byzantine enemies such as the Turks of the Sultanate of Rum. …

  • Myca Vykos

    The oldest (surviving) and most pre-eminent of Lord Symeon's progeny, Myca is a fascinating study in contrasts. He appears to enjoy luxury, but belongs to a monastic order. He is clearly a pure-blooded Romanian, yet his sire and most of his brethren are …

  • Sarrasine

    The Children of Judas are a small Scion family existing under the nominal protection of the Michaelite Toreador or, more accurately, the methuselah Michael himself. Apparently the story goes that long ago, not long after the founding of the Dream, the …

  • Anna Sgorina

    Anna is passionate about the *Dream*, perhaps even more so than her liege and sire, the [[:baron-thomas-feroux | Baron Thomas Feroux]]. She speaks openly and at length (sometimes to the point of being boorish) about the greatness of [[Constantinople]]: …

  • Petronius

    A Roman courtier in the age of Emperor Nero, Petronius gained considerable fame for his renowned wit as well as for his extraordinery taste, elegance, luxurious lifestyle and shameless pursuit of hedonism. His authorship of the _Satyricon_ gained him the …

  • Irene Stellas

    Embraced in the Year of Our Lord 1169 from a good noble Senatorial family, Irene formerly held the position of Quaesitor Secretarius until the Latin Riots of 1185. In the wake of the riots, the elder Domestic Prefect, Epirus, was executed along with the …

  • Theodorus Kolettis

    Theodorus is a staunch believer in the Dream, and is one of the better examples of an Antonian Ventrue willing to do whatever he must to see Constantinople return to greatness. His belief that this can only be done through the auspices and abilities of …

  • Alexander Rangabes

    Alexander Rangabes belongs to an ancient Byzantine noble family, and practically oozes confidence, superiority and ceremonial officiousness. Indeed, a Rangabes once sat on the Imperial throne, and that fact is rarely far from Alexander's thoughts. He was …

  • Ducas

    Ducas has been a fixture in the Antonian political landscape since his Embrace in the mid-ninth century, and has had express power over the imperial family since the demise of his own sire, Septima Dominica, since the turn of the millenium. An audacious …

  • Anna Comnena

    The life and deeds of Princess Anna Comnena are well known. She was the daughter of the legendary Emperor Alexius Comnenus, instigator of the reforms that led to the last great renaissance of Byzantine military, bureaucratic and financial expansion at the …

  • Maris Argyros

    Maris Argyros, like many of the Antonian Family, comes from Byzantine aristocratic stock. He was once a ghoul of Caius', who at that time was _Caeser Magister_. A maritime man for all of his life, and an excellent hand at managing the ports, he was …

  • Alexia Theusa

    While not the eldest Cainite in the city, Lady Alexia Theusa has been the longest constant resident of the city. It is thought that she was Embraced in Byzantium at least 1500 years ago, and that her sire is none other than the Cappadocian Antedeluvian. …

  • Malachite

    Once an ambitious prelate of the Church of Byzantium, Malachite (then known as Maleki) was a mortal client of Magnus, the Lasombra custodian of Orthodoxy. Maleki was vain and greedy for power, and eventually became Magnus' ghoul, but the elder had sorely …

  • Pakourianis the Dove

    Pakourianis was chosen by Michael for obvious reasons. His genius was well beyond the 6th century, just as it is well beyond the 12th. Alas, like many of his brothers and sisters in the Michaelites Pakourianis has not been entirely lucid for a couple of …

  • Sarah the Chaste

    Sarah the chaste has been the dutiful daughter of Magnus of the Orthodox Lasombra for 800 years. She and her brother-in-blood, Peter the Humble, help their sire manage the ecclesiastical orders while the Obertus Tzimisce do likewise with the monastic …

  • Peter the Humble

    Embraced only a handful of years after Sarah the Chaste, Peter comes across more as an awkward and bumbling neonate rather than the 800 year old elder that he is. Magnus chose him for his erudition and what appeared to be a well-rounded exploration of …

  • Magnus

    Magnus has been a constant in the city for over 1000 years, making him the second longest existing resident after the Cappadocian Lady Alexia Theusa. Long before the advent of the Trinity system, he aided his sire Ectoris in controlling the city through …

  • Marko D'Este

    Marko is the eldest of Bishop Alfonzo's progeny, and has long been a quiet stalwart of Narsene Lasombra power in the city. While his sire is responsible for out-manouvering and out-witting the Antonian Ventrue on the political scene, it is Marko that …

  • Gregorio di Venezia

    Gregorio has come a long way from his humble beginnings as a street urchin in Venice. He caught the eye of Alfonzo while picking the pocket of one of his cronies, and had the nerve to wink at the elder before trying to flee. The Bishop summoned his …

  • Theophilus

    Theophilus is over 1000 years old. He travelled to Constantinople with his beloved sire and his brother-in-blood, Tribonius and Dorotheus, shortly before the fall of Rome to Odoacer. While the ancilla had long resided in the western capital, Theophilus …

  • Dorotheus

    Dorotheus is over 1000 years old, and until recently had a reputation for being prone to angry outbursts at those who failed to show him the proper respect due his age and exalted lineage. His rage comes and goes these nights, but the anger still simmers …

  • Belisarius

    Flavius Belisarius is the greatest general that the Byzantine Empire has ever seen. Throughout the many years of his service to Emperor Justinian, he was directly responsible for reconquering many of the Mediterranean provinces of the former Western …

  • Abetorius Maior

    A very recent addition to the city, Abetorius and his small cadre of apprentices and assistants are swiftly making a place for themselves. He has ostensibly travelled to the city to open relations between the Tremere and the Cainites of the Trinity …

  • Helena the Armenian

    In her mortal years Helena was an Armenian princess, the third daughter of King Gakik-Abas of the semi-independent Kingdom of Kars. Sent to Constantinople at the tender age of 11 as a hostage to the good behaviour of her father, she was raised in the …

  • Caius

    (modified from _Constantinople by Night_ pp.111-112 & _Bitter Crusade_, pp.95-96) Caius, who was a lieutenant of "Constantine the Great":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_the_Great, backed his leader's bid to become Emperor of Rome. A man of …

  • Anthemios of Tralles

    Anthemios of Tralles was an esteemed professor of Geometry and an extraordinary architect, best known for his collaboration with Isodore of Miletus to build the Hagia Sophia. His work showed an intuition and artistry that inflamed Michael's passions, but …

  • Baron Thomas Feroux

    Baron Thomas speaks little of his time before coming to Constantinople, save that he was a lost soul in a world without beauty or vision. The Frankish nobleman arrived in the Queen of Cities in the Year of Our Lord 1076 in the company of a Gesudian monk, …

  • Basil of Thessalonica

    Basil is a relatively recent addition to the Cainite community of the Queen of Cities, nor has he been made entirely welcome by his brothers and sisters among the Antonians. He is the progeny of the elder Theodora, who held the position of Western …

  • George Davras

    A scion of the broken Anatolian military nobility, George Davras was raised in the beautiful port city of Attaleia, capital of the embattled theme of Carabisiani, which lies in the ancient land of Pamphylia. Surrounded by Seljuk Turks and cut off from the …

  • Michael

    Variously known throughout his long years as *Mi-ka-il of Ebla*, *Beshter the Wanderer* and a host of other names, the Ancient now known as *Michael the Patriarch*, or *Michael the Archangel*, is one of the oldest "active" methuselah's of the *Long Night …

  • Paul Bathalos

    A native of the small Christian community of Aleppo, Paul came to Constantinople in 739 AD, in the reign of "Leo the Isaurian":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_III_the_Isaurian. He arrived with his master, Eusebius, who had picked up stakes to take part …

  • Keeper of the Faith

    Nothing is known of the Keeper's history except that she seems to have always been associated with the library, and has always been responsible for its upkeep. Her responsibilities include filing and overseeing the transcription of works, and her …

  • Galatea

    The Michaelite Quaesitor, Petronius, often refers to his progeny Galatea as his 'last and greatest mistake'. A daughter of Cypriot nobility, she was sent by her father to the imperial court of Manuel Comnenus for an education and the possibility of an …

  • Natalya Syvatoslav

    Natalya was born to a noble family just before the Russian prince Vladimir converted to Christianity. Benefitting from Vladimir's appreciation for education and recognition of her prodigious intellect, Natalya was sent an an early age to the "University": …

  • Urbien

    Urbien is the eldest of the *Baron's Gangrel* in Constantinople, being over a century the senior of his fellow captain [[:justinian | Justinian]] and [[:baron-thomas-feroux | Baron Thomas]] himself. For many of his years he existed in the capital …

  • Agnes

    In life, Agnes was a simple woman of poor means. She was born and raised in one of the poorer districts of Constantinople, and eked out an existence alongside her mother and many other fisherman's daughters, mending nets and gutting fish for sale in the …

  • Byzar

    To even the most studied of *Cainite* historians, little is known of *Byzar*, the most mysterious of *Cappadocius'* progeny, other than the facts that he was _the_ mythical "Byzas":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzas, that he has not been seen since well …

  • Khay’tall

    Khay’tall, a Nuerian tribesman, was a slave to a Roman garrison commander stationed in *Jerusalem*. He was present when the *Christian Messiah* was nailed to a cross on a hill outside the city. He watched as the man hung there, suspended like a banner of …

  • Verpus Sauzezh

    Verpus is a Seljuk Turk who had once served the Sultan of Rum as a soldier, but had taken to working in the Byzantine empire as a caravan guard along the highly profitable but perilous Anatolian route. A fatalist by nature, he always expected to find the …

  • Gabriella of Genoa

    Gabriella hails from the *D'Agostino* family of Lasombra, which has ruled *Genoa* from the shadows for centuries. She arrived in Constantinople at the turn of the 12th century, when Italian and Byzantine traders were on a more even footing and the empire …

  • Gallasyn

    (modified from _Constantinople By Night_, p. 106) An aspiring sculptor of great potential, this Roman Toreador was one of the first to throw his support behind the *Triumverate* and journey to Byzantium in search of *the Dream*. He served faithfully as …

  • Sanser

    Sanser is one of the longest surviving residents of Constantinople who was not a member of the Byzantine family system. The rogue professes to love the city just as much as any follower of the Dream ever did; he simply prefers to go his own way. He is …

  • Ioannes

    Ioannes is a typical low-born man of Byzantium, unremarkable despite the scars that mar his face. In life he was a labourer, a dock worker, a pimp and a thief, as the occasion and opportunity presented itself. One night, while looking for some cheap sport …

  • Gesu

    Hoping to heal the rift between his lovers, Michael presented Gesu and his younger brother, [[:symeon | Symeon]], to the *Dracon* and *Antonius*, to be Embraced on the boys' 21st birthdays. Although they were seperated by two full years, they appeared …

  • Brother Gerasimos

    A simple Gesudian monk, with few pretensions regarding his place in the Dream of COnstantinople, Brother Gerasimos serves as [[:gesu | Gesu's]] emissary when [[:symeon | Quaesitor Symeon]],[[:myca-vykos | Brother Myca]] or any of the other "secular monks" …

  • Shabah

    This gentle diplomat is the envoy of the Turkish Assamites to the Families of Constantinople, and she spends about ten months of the year in the city. Most members of the families fear and despise her, and she typically has to answer the litany of …

  • The Dracon

    (modified from _Constantinople by Night_, p. 18) *Michael* the Wanderer never learned the true origins of his most enigmatic and potent lover, the Tzimisce Dracon. Reputedly the first childe of the Tzimisce Antediluvian (making him many thousands of …

  • Gregorius Dimities

    To hear him tell the tale, Gregorius has existed since the dying gasps of the* Western Roman Empire*, although his tales of *Rome* are inconsistent, confusing, and patently false at times. He has also variously claimed with a grin and a wink that he was …

  • Calleo Abetorius Minor

    Calleo Abetorius Minor, or simply Calleo to those he knows informally, is the childe and lieutenant to [[:abetorius-maior | Abetorius]], the newly self-proclaimed Tremere *Regent* of [[Constantinople]]. He affects a respectful, sometimes even servile …

  • Theresa Kymena

    (modified from _Constantinople by Night_, pp. 106-107) A skilled practitioner of ephemeral and mind magic, Theresa Kymena was a true _magus_ and a respected member of *House Tremere* of the *Order of Hermes*. When she was called to *Ceoris*, the …

  • Alexius IV Angelus

    (Modified from the "wikipedia":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexios_IV_Angelos article) Alexius IV Angelus (b. 16th June, 1182 -- d. 8th February, 1204) was a prince and later briefly emperor of the Byzantine Empire, and son of the once deposed and …

  • Nicepherus

    Nicepherus, eldest known surviving childe of the late *Septima Dominica*, who was in turn the eldest known surviving childe of [[:antonius | Antonius the Gaul]] believes that a position of rulership is his right. *Septima Dominica* supported [[:caius | …

  • Nerea of Spain

    A Low-key resident of the *Latin Quarter* of [[Constantinople]], where she dwells in the basement of a flophouse among the *Amalfitan* people. A frequent guest at the less lethal and debauched blood feasts of [[:alfonzo-of-venice | Alfonzo di Venezia]], …

  • Sariel

    Certain obscure scriptures hold that that there was once an angel called Sariel, whose name means "Command of God". Some believe that he was an an *Angel of Death*, and other that he was in fact an *Angel of Healing*. Others say that it is written that he …

  • Alfredo d'Atrano

    When Cainites new to the Latin Quarter ask around about the 'Master of the Amlafitans', they are often told that he is a "decent enough fellow, when he isn't licking the shit off of the Bishop's boots". Of course, never would they say such a thing within …

  • Alessa di Positano

    Active in the Amalfitan Quarter since AD 1189, Alessa initially earned her place in the entourage of *Sergius*, the late sire of the current master, [[:alfredo-d-atrano]]. Her brusque and business-like approach earned her few friends, but few could argue …

  • Serafina d'Amalfi

    A recent addition to the ranks of the city's Undead, Serafina has accomplished much already by virtue of her friendly, polished manner and her charm. She moves about the city unfettered, and is welcome in the courts of both Latin and Byzantine powers. Her …

  • Cosima of Chimaira

    Cosima is a noted curiosity stalking the streets of the *Amalfitan Quarter*. A head taller than most of the night-time merchants, cut-purses, prostitutes and carousers, she is easily spotted in the throng, strutting proudly among them attended by a single …

  • Jean de Marseille

    Jean de Marseille is the nearest thing the *Amalfitan Quarter* has to a _bona fide_ Cainite crime-lord. He is involved in pimping and extortion, and happily boasts that he obtain just about any intoxicant that a person could desire. He owns the largest …

  • Riccardo Pollomba

    Riccardo, like many of the weak-blooded Cainites of the *Latin Quarter*, has few airs or ambitions other than survival and a safe, modest living. Unfortunately, in the cut-and-thrust political and mercantile world of the winding, claustrophobic, filthy …

  • Adolf Marburg

    Adolf appeared in the Latin Quarter in AD 1196, having travelled from his native *Hesse*. He is fairly open about his reasons for leaving his homeland, stating that he was told to "move on" by elders and more ruthless ancillae who were unwilling to share …

  • Eletria

    In her less laconic moments, Eletria has said that she was Embraced in Roman allied *Sparta*, during the disastrous last consulship of *Gaius Marius*. Like many Cainites of her vintage, she says little about her mortal life, save that her people had …

  • Komanos of Stomion

    When a new *Toreador* or a well-known artisan of another clan makes their presence known in the [[Constantinople | Queen of Cities]], it is only a matter of time before they are sought out by *Komanos of Stomion*. Handsome in a way that causes strangers …

  • Libanius

    Little is known of [[:magnus | Magnus']] fledgeling prior to his Embrace in April of AD 1201. It is understood that he is the latest in a long line of replacements for the embarrassing failure that is [[:peter-the-humble]], who has failed to prove himself …

  • Alexius V Ducas

    (modified from the "wikipedia":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexios_V_Doukas article) *Alexius V Ducas*, named *Mourzophlos* for his brooding nature and countenance, swept into power in [[Constantinople | Byzantium]] in January of AD 1204. Prior to his …

  • Isaac II Angelus

    (modified from the "wikipedia":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_II_Angelos article) Isaac II Angelus was born in [[Constantinople]] in 1156. As a first cousin to both the *Ducas* and *Comnenus* families, he was raised in luxury and influence. As a …

  • John Tarchionates

    John Tarchionates, a proud descendant of generations of military and civil officers, tends to stand out among his comrades in the [[The Baron's Gangrel | Baron's Gangrel]]. Whereas most of [[:baron-thomas-feroux | Thomas']] followers, possessed of rustic …

  • Barentis

    For over 600 years, this warrior served the [[The Antonian Ventrue | Antonian Basileus]], [[:caius]], in his cadre of elite bodyguards, agents and (when the occasions demanded) butchers. Armed with the finest weapons and girded in full, gilded _klivanion_ …

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