Campaign of the Month: August 2014
The Concord of Ashes
This fugitive Nosferatu masqueraded as Nova Arpad for nearly nine years, overseeing the deterioration of the Arpad Prince's power and supervising her imprisonment.
None of the coterie have seen the true face of this devious actress, although they did meet her in her guise as Prince Nova Arpad of Mediasch. Using her Mask of 1000 Faces, she gave them a flawless depiction of the countenance of haughty Hungarian noblewoman.
Little is known of this Vlach Nosferatu, save that she is the peasant progeny of Prince Marusca of Hermannstadt, and that she was a victim of Prince Nova Arpad of Mediasch. Whatever indignities that Ruxandra suffered as a member of Nova’s herd have engendered her with a fierce desire for revenge against the Ventrue. She was an instrumental member of the conspiracy that brought the Prince of Mediasch low, and managed to impersonate Nova Arpad as prince of Mediasch for almost nine years, steadily unravelling and exhausting the Ventrue mastermind’s extensive power base among the guilds and siphoning her wealth. During this time, she also served as Nova’s jailer and it is thought that she sought to return tenfold the abuse and indignity that she suffered as a mortal.
By AD 1198, her increasingly erratic and vague behaviour had compromised her position, and her subterfuge was uncovered by the coterie known as Das Eisen Bund (the Iron Covenant). Ruxandra was forced to flee the settlement for parts unknown, although she attempted to diablerise Nova before she ran. The Iron Covenant prevented this too, and have reaped huge rewards from the restored prince. Nova’s first act was to declare a Blood Hunt against Mitru of Klausenburg, Marusca of Hermannstadt, and Ruxandra herself. Entrenched as they are, the first two Cainites are unlikely to face justice, so Ruxandra has become the only viable target of the hunt.
Her current whereabouts are unknown.
Lineage: Childe of Marusca, Childe of Zelios, Childe of Hannibal// of the line of the Hag, also known as Baba Yaga