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  • Lady Katerina

    Little is known of Lady Katerina's origins, although some have noted that her accent, while faint, appears to hail from Kievan Rus. It is known that she is an ancilla, and that she spends the vast majority of her time in the city of Constantinople, …

  • Procet

    The redoubtable Procet is a native of Constantinople, and has been active among its Cainite denizens for more than 150 years. An inveterate traveller even as a mortal, it is unknown who his actual sire is or where he was Embraced. He was adopted by …

  • Vencel Rikard

    Vencel Rikard, as prince of Buda-Pest, is one of the most influential Cainites of Western Hungary. Only Bulscu stands above him in the esteem of the Arpad line, and only Archbishop Geza of Esztergom and Prince Gregor of Pressburg are his equals in stature …

  • Sabina von Langenhain

    Sabina has served her grandsire, Prince Julia Antasia of Frankfurt, as a diplomat for more than a century. She was born before the turn of the millenium in Szczecin Castle, overlooking a small port settlement on the Baltic. Sabina is known to have been …

  • Justinian

    Justinian has dwelt on the fringes of the Byzantine Empire for well over a century, and is deeply loyal to the Dream. He originally travelled to the capital when he heard about the creation of the Baron's Gangrel Scion family and challenged Thomas Feroux …

  • Veceslav Basarab

    h5. *AD 1057* Veceslav is born into the Comital House of Basarab in a Castle on the banks of the Argeş river. He is the 2nd son of Count Razvan and Mariam Laskainos, an obscure Byzantine noblewoman. h5. *AD 1071* Veceslav earns the patronage of …

  • Elijah of Antioch

    Elijah considers himself to be a true cosmopolitan. As a mortal, his father was a Greek, his mother a converted Jew, and he grew up in a Turkish neighbourhood. The family were firm adherents to the Orthodox faith, though respectful of other religions, and …

  • Ambrogino Giovanni

    As one of the family of _nigrimancers_ known as the Giovanni, Ambrogino has the advantage of the High Clan status of the Cappadocians and the vast wealth of one of Venice's most successful mercantile cartels. He uses these advantages to curry support and …

  • 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' …

  • Nova Arpad

    The Siebenburgen was the brain-child of Nova Arpad. She formulated the plans, laid the ground work, and expended considerable political capital to ensure that the charter was granted by the late King Geza II. With the blessings of her master, Bulscu, and …

  • Luther der Hund

    As is typical of his clan, Luther der Hund is secretive about his origins and movements before arriving in Buda-Pest to offer his services to Prince Vencel in AD 1187. His arrival proved to be fortuitous, as Prince Vencel had only recently released his …

  • Sir Balasz of Buda

    Sir Balasz is a loyal vassal of Vencel Rikard, and has served his prince as Scourge of the city of his mortal birth since AD 1167. He was a mercenary in life, and travelled much of Hungary, the Holy Roman Empire and Transylvania in this capacity before …

  • Soltan the Wise

    Originally of Prague, Soltan is a very widely travelled ancilla who is renowned for his taste and skill in matters of architecture, trade and painting. He also knows much of the quadrivium, as well as history and of matters of law; enjoying lengthy …

  • Contionari

    Little is known of the late Contionari, other than that he was present in the Cainite Court of Buda-Pest as some kind of official representative of the Usurpers. None of the coterie entered into discussion with him because of the likely animosity this …

  • 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. …

  • István Arpad

    While not quite a permanent resident, István is a constant visitor to the court of Vencel Rikard as his sire, Miklós, is often away on delicate diplomatic missions to the Holy Roman Empire. Although István sometimes accompanies Lord Miklós abroad, his …

  • 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 …

  • Roland Gravois

    Roland Gravois first encountered the coterie as they passed a slave auction at the Royal Market of Pest. At first the obviously wealthy courtier seemed bored with the fare on offer but the spirited, defiant young Romanian that they would come to know as …

  • 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]]: …

  • Rashiel the Avenger

    Rashiel is uninterested in making small talk regarding where he comes from or who he really is, save to say that he is a warrior of the Salubri _Clan_ (not bloodline), that he has hunted demons and Baali in the Levant since his Embrace over a century ago, …

  • Radu of Bistritz

    Little of Radu's origins are known to the Cainites of the west. What is known is that Radu, at the time a rank neonate, approached Nova Arpad in the formative stages of the Council of Ashes and offered the services of he and his sire, Visya, in …

  • Tiberiu

    Tiberiu, as odd as it may seem for a messenger, appears to have little use for words. Gunther ritter has managed to establish that Tiberiu "he has seen around 150 years", that he knows most of the Gangrel of Transylvania, and that he "has always been the …

  • Arianne

    Arianne wanders the courts of the east, usually staying for a month or two at each settlement before moving on. She may be welcome at the courts of the Arpad Ventrue and the Tzimisce Voivodate for different reasons, but it is a rare privilege indeed to …

  • Vassily Taltos

    The ancilla known as Vassily Taltos has functioned as a diplomat and mediator throughout Hungary and Transylvania since the seventh decade of the twelfth century. He and his exotic companions travel the lonely roads between settlements, intimately …

  • 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 …

  • Sergiu Lazar

    Sergiu was born too late in his family to receive land or high titles, but what he lacked in hereditary benefits he made up in loyalty and enthusiasm in battle. Unlike some of the traditional lords of the mountain valleys, the Lazar's converted to the …

  • 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 …

  • Adelard

    Like all of the *Nosferatu* of the city and domain of [[Hermannstadt]], Adelard serves [[:marusca]]. Unlike many of her descendants, however, he appears to cleave to the _via humanitatis_ rather than the _via bestiae_, and it is perhaps this ability to …

  • Gustavus

    Gustavus is one of [[:marusca | Marusca's]] most powerful and noted childer. Since the very founding of the Saxon settlement, he has guarded [[Hermannstadt]] from all interlopers, but in recent decades he was particularly responsible for defending his …

  • 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 …

  • Lady Perlina

    Perlina's faint accent is difficult to place, but her etiquette shows the refinement of high courts. While clearly a foreign immigrant to the region, her comfortable settlement in Bistritz seems to agree with her. She has shown an interest in trade and …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Marusca

    The reclusive prince of [[Hermannstadt]] is an oddity, both because of her clan and her style of ruling her demesne. Firstly, in point of fact, very few *Nosferatu* rise to the position because of their status as one of the *Low Clans*. Furthermore, while …

  • Sir Alaric di Taranto

    Little is yet known of this taciturn knight, save that he was a mortal of the Sicilian Normans, that he took the First Crusade and that he has no memory of the time after the walls were breached, the madness began, and the horrid slaughter of it's …

  • Geza Arpad

    Geza, Archbishop of Esztergom, is one of just three progeny sired by Bulscu, the self-styled Monarch of Hungary, Transylvania, Slavonia, Dalmatia and Croatia. In life he was the ruler, or Grand Prince, of the Magyar Confederation. In that role he …

  • Beltanz

    Beltanz was the progeny of Noriz, the Corrupter of Legions, and was a man after his sire's own heart (perhaps literally). Veceslav has revealed that Noriz and his line are enemies of he and Gabor; that Noriz had taken the heart's blood of his grand-sire, …

  • Ilias cel Frumos

    Ilias 'the Beautiful' explodes many of the myths of the Tzimisce as a cold, unfeeling, monstrous clan. He laughs freely and with genuine pleasure, enjoys the company of mortals whom he appears to genuinely value, and displays no calculating behaviour or …

  • Tohumir

    Tohumir appears to have been, at one time, a student of "the Savage" (As Lucien and Bernhard scornfully refer to him), also known as Velatorix the Averni (as a great many of their fellow clan-mates reverentially refer to him). It is unclear whether the …

  • Zivak

    Zivak the Wolf-killer attended the Gangrel Gather in the mountains north of Bistritz. There he sought his sire's approval to challenge Bernhard in the rites of status. Calling him a betrayer and kin-slayer, Zivak sought to ensure that the new arrival …

  • Milov Petrenkov

    Milov is one of the strongest and most respected Gangrel in the Transylvanian region. Only Arnulf the Goth and perhaps Morrow the Sage or Grandfather the Loremaster carry more authority with Milov's clan-mates. While some of those worthies are renowned …

  • Galnetz

    This strange Tzimisce visited the coterie at the tower project in Tihuta pass. He claimed to be in the service of the methuselah *Lord Ruthven*, and that he was on a tour of the _knezates_ of Transylvania in hopes of mapping out the territory for his …

  • 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 …

  • Zelios

    This ancilla is a master mason, and has wandered Eastern Europe since the early part of the eleventh century playing his trade for Cainites in return for boons and status. Unlike most Nosferatu, he is accorded High Clan status in Ventrue and Tzimisce …

  • Lukas

    Lukas has resided in Kronstadt for some time, although it is unclear precisely how long. Making his home in the company of lepers, he ministers to them and searches for a cure to their malady. The coterie became acquainted with the Benedictine monk …

  • 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 …

  • Liseta Iluminada

    From her haven within Esztergom's Convent of St. Ann, the captivating Sister Liseta 'the Luminous' weaves her webs across the ecclesiastical hierarchy of Hungary. The Iberian nun plays well at appearing the dutiful and meek bride of Christ in public, but …

  • Sir Guy d'Arles

    Guy d'Arles is a knight from a long line of knights, and he can claim King Hugh d'Arles as an ancestor (through Hugh's legitimate daughter, Alda). Alas, in spite of his ancient pedigree, his ancestors suffered reversals of fortune down through the …

  • 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 …

  • 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" …

  • Lanzo von Sachsen

    Lanzo was born the youngest brother of *Billung von Stubenskorn*, who would go on to found the "House of Billung":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billung that would eventually produce [[:gunthar-ritter-von-wolfgang | Bernhard von Billung]] over a century …

  • Khadijah Saadeh

    Khadijah Saadeh is an anomaly. Not only is she an influential woman from a culture that does not always recognise their value, but she is also a Christian Arab. A Maronite of Cyprus, she has long plied the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean with a …

  • Carmine Giovanni

    Carmine represents everything about the Giovanni that makes the rest of the Cappadocians uneasy and the rest of the High Clans dismissive. He is greedy and callous in his mercantile ventures, cavalier in his treatment of the _spiriti_, and far more …

  • Ziyad al-Djahiz

    The Concord had little opportunity to discover the history and motives of this deadly warrior and master poisoner. He was a man of the Levant, over a century undead, and deeply committed to destroying the Crusades and those Cainites who sponsored them. He …

  • Sir Aimery de Versey

    Aimery freely speaks of his past. He was born in the Year of our Lord 1076 to a French noble family of wealth and influence. As a youth, he trained hard and became a knight. When Pope Urban II called for a crusade to liberate the Holy Land, he joined …

  • Tommaso Brexiano

    (modified from Bitter Crusade, pp. 83-84) Tommaso began his mortal existence in Venice, the son of a prominent merchant.He spent much of his youth travelling the Mediterranean with his father and uncles. Those travels took him to the Byzantine empire, …

  • Nicolo

    (modified from _Bitter Crusade_, p. 88) Nicolo is the leader of [[venice | Venice's]] beleaguered Nosferatu. His clan numbers only a few Cainites, and it suffers because of the city's lack of catacombs, sewers or other underground locales. Instead, …

  • Albero

    Albero is the strong right hand to Nicolo's clever mind. He patrols the Island of San Michele, and challenges everyone that he finds. Those whom he deems to be unfriendly or hostile to the Nosferatu or their mortal charges are attacked without warning, …

  • Duke Guy of Provence

    Guy de Provence has taken the Cross for every major Crusade to the Holy Land. He is a dedicated Crusader, although some say that love of war and hatred of the *Saracens* motivates him more than any true piety. While he has served in a a subordinate role …

  • Etrius

    Etrius, by all reports, is one of the original Tremere that appeared in the early part of the 11th century. Several of the Cainite residents of [[Vienna]], however, were aware of him for nearly a century before that. As the mortal master of the Tremere …

  • Stanok

    This scout of the Shaper clan is a skilled practitioner of Animalism. After *Timur the Warmaster*, he was the eldest of *Koban's* progeny to participate in the *Trial by War* against Toth. A walker on the Road of the Beast, Stanok operates on …

  • Timur

    The Concord had little opportunity to discover much regarding Timur, the vaunted *Warmaster of Vrancea*. He is a taciturn Cainite, finding little of interest in dueling with words when a sword serves quicker, better, and with more honesty. As the eldest …

  • Salvatore Varagine

    Salvatore leads the [[The Narsene Lasombra | Narsene Lasombra]] and other Cainites of [[Venice]] who have undertaken the pilrimage of the Fourth Crusade. His coterie is directly and unashamedly concerned only with seeing the realisation of the Crusade's …

  • Eridanus

    Eridanus was first encountered by the *Concord* late in the Winter of AD 1203. After being exposed by the ineptitude of visiting Warlocks [[:hette-frau-von-borcke | Hesintrada]] (aka Hette von Borcke) and *Johnathon of Flanders*, the *Concord* visited …

  • 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 …

  • Mircea Dzardescu

    In many ways, Mircea Dzardescu, _Voivode_ of Suceava and Lord Protector of Dzardev Castle, is very much a paragon of the Tzimisce in the feudal mould. He is a Cainite of education and discerning judgement, equally at home managing his estates, leading a …

  • Trandafira

    Little is known of the formidable _koldun_ Trandafira. She is a member of the dangerous coterie known as _De Nord Sânge_ (The Northern Blood), which performs as a roving pack of enforcers and warriors for their master, [[:mircea | _Voivode_ Mircea …

  • Draguta

    A violent, antagonistic priestess of Veles, Draguta is the wayward progeny of the eccentric *Aleksandr Taratus of Rodna*. Her sire rules the mortals of his demesne as _Boyar_, and the Cainites as _Knez_. *Taratus* considers himself to be civilised in …

  • 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 …

  • Gari

    Gari, the *Mad Prince of [[Zara]]*, was an ally and patron of convenience for the *Concord* during their brief stay in the occupied Dalmatian city. Advocating for "his defenceless and humbled people", who would be the first to suffer if the …

  • Anson de Normandy

    Anson of Normandy is a transporter, procurer, and trader of information and favours. He was recommended to the *Concord* by *Bartolemeo Giordani*, the newly instated Prince of [[Zara]], who partook of Anson's services himself in the recent past. The …

  • 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]], …

  • Hardestadt the Younger

    In keeping with something of a family tradition, the *Cainite* known as Hardestadt the Younger is a figure shrouded in considerable myth and obfuscation for one who has attained such status and prominence among the *Holy Roman Ventrue*. However, it is …

  • 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 …

  • Sir Russel di Casale

    _Cavaliere_ Russel di Casale hails from a small fortified town in *Lombardy*, on the banks of the *Po* river. It is a very old settlement, and once held an important *Roman* castle that weathered countless sieges and was bathed in the blood of thousands …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Sir Felix of Vaucluse

    Chevalier Felix de Vaucluse was one of the more bellicose and greedy captains of the [[The Fourth Cainite Crusade | Fourth Cainite Crusade]]. He proved himself to be an enemy of peace in general, and the *Dream of [[Constantinople]]* in particular, at …

  • Sir Vitalis of Asti

    Sir Vitalis of Asti, Lord of the Castle of Nine Miles and the demesnes of Saint-Lyé, Recy and Épernay, is a wealthy Ventrue in the service of his grand-sire, *Lord Michaellis* of *Champagne*. *Michaellis* himself was Embraced in the late 5th century by …

  • Lando di Durazzo

    As a Tzimisce abiding in [[Venice]], Lando is a curious novelty in the courts of the *Lasombra* and *Cappadocian* merchant princes who rule the nights in *Veneto*. Since AD 1169, he has used his *Dalmatian* and *Croatian* contacts to import lumber to the …

  • Mabile de Montceau

    Mabile, the Lady of Montceau ought to have been the perfect *Artisan*. She could recite her illustrious lineage all the way through [[:michael | Michael the Patriarch]] to *Arikel*, the legendary *Toreador* *Antediluvian*. She conducted herself through …

  • 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 …

  • Aharon ben David

    Aharon was born in the year 900 CE to the Jerusalem branch of the *ben-David* merchant family - who were caught up in the diaspora but who turned their connections into a federated merchant network with contacts across the Mediterranean and far-flung, …

  • Ibrahim Yilmaz

    Ibrahim is a recent arrival to the city of Jerusalem who has quietly &respectfully followed all traditions of kindred society to ensure a smooth and peaceful transition to his new life. After purchasing a modest walled villa within the city a convenient …

  • Mahmud ibn Suleiman

    Scion of a noble lineage among the _Qabilat al-Khayal_ (*Lasombra*), this diplomat, merchant and political meddler is a growing force among the _Ashirra_ of [[Jerusalem | Al Quds]]. At present, he is the chief obstacle to the _Bay't Mushakis_ (*Brujah*) …

  • Lado

    By the time of the [[The Fourth Crusade | 4th Crusade's]] arrival in [[Constantinople]], this brute was a central figure in [[:stanislav | Stanislav's]] cult. Dubbed the "Fist of Calomena" by his fellows and those who were victimised by the *Chosen*, Lado …

  • Mattisyahu Banaburis

    A pleasantly cheerful merchant, happy to spend his money and influence with the *Ayubbid* overlords on worthy causes within [[Jerusalem]]. He has patronised many artists, merchants and scholars since he came to reside in [[Jerusalem | al-Quds]], using the …

  • Nasawi ibn Hamad

    Nasawi, childe of Hamad, is a true rarity among the children of *Caine* -- he is a quiet, affable creature with no apparent designs beyond his reputation as an esteemed patron of the arts and his desire to exist in comfort, surrounded by beautiful things …

  • Sir Simon of Ragusa

    Sir Simon is a holy knight dedicated to the pursuit and destruction of diabolic powers. In company with his allies [[:maluziel]] and [[:argus]], he was encountered by the *Concord* on the road to *Timișoara* in AD 1197. He and his companions had been …

  • Lady Kara Lupescu

    (This wiki is a revision of the background provided in _Under a Black Cross_ , pp. 94-95) Lady Kara Lupescu is the primary agent of her sire, _Voivode of Voivodes_ [[:rustovitch]], in the mortal courts of Hungary. Unlike her chief rival, [[:heinrich- …

  • Karsten von Hornburg

    Karsten von Hornburg is young for one of his station and reputation, having been brought across into the legacy of Caine in the Year of Our Lord, 1149. Even more rare among the *Children of Caine*, the *Brujah* appears to be an idealist and a genuinely …

  • Jervais Bani Tremere

    (modified from _Under a Black Cross_ , p. 94 & *House of Tremere*, pp. 86-87) As one of the appointed roving diplomats for the *Tremere* in the lands of *Eastern Europe*, this rotund sorcerer enjoys the credentials to ask for save haven in any domain …

  • Silas

    (modified from the profile presented in _Under a Black Cross, pp. 90-91_) The *Ravnos* known as Silas has entertained the courts of *France*, *Brittany* and the *Low Countries* for almost the entirety of the 12th and into the 13th century. In that time …

  • Alexia of Nicosia

    (modified from _Under a Black Cross_, pp. 92-93) Alexia Mavromatis served her sire as his second during the poor *Tremere* showing at the spring court of [[:jurgen]] at [[Magdeburg]] in AD1211. It was she who approached [[:albin]] and [[:sir-lucien]], …

  • Radim

    In AD 1211, the vicious *Gangrel* known as Radim travelled to the city of [[Magdeburg]] with his allies [[:morrow]] and [[:toma]]. There they made plain their scorn for the ambitions of [[:jurgen | Lord Jürgen von Verden]] to establish a substantial …

  • Toma

    In AD 1211, the feared *Gangrel* known as Toma the Bear travelled to the city of [[Magdeburg]] with his allies [[:morrow | Morrow the Sage]] and [[:radim | Radim the Boar]]. There they made plain their scorn for the ambitions of [[:jurgen | Lord Jürgen …

  • Akuji

    (modified from _Under a Black Cross_, p.87) This *Nosferatu*, enigmatic even for one of her ilk, is perhaps the greatest mystery of [[:jurgen | Lord Jürgen von Verden's]] regime. Cowled and swathed in heavy robes, Akuji can sometimes be found in her …

  • Ignatius d'Orgeval

    This diplomat was a member of [[:rosamund | Lady Rosamund of Islington's]] entourage during the [[Magdeburg | Magdeburg Affair]]. Although of vastly greater experience with the vicissitudes of *Cainite* politics in particular and the courts of the *Holy …

  • Wiprecht von Lübben

    Until quite recently, the extent of this ancilla's power was something of a mystery, even to the *Concord*. This is particularly noteworthy because one of their number, [[:zbigniew-of-liegnitz | Brother Adalbert]] is in fact the progeny of Wiprecht von Lü …

  • Greta Bassum

    This ancilla of the *Clan of the Moon* arrived in [[Kronstadt]] shortly after her lover, [[:karsten]]. In the vacuum created by the absence of significant *Cainite* powers in the city, the two vampires quickly managed to develop considerable influence in …

  • Nicu

    Known as [[:marusca | Prince Marusca's]] *Scourge* and *Warmaster*, this ferocious Vlach *Nosferatu* has long warded the domain of the *Brood* against all who would threaten it. He is the oldest (surviving) of her progeny, and although he is laconic in …

  • Oana

    Certainly the most crude of [[:marusca | Prince Marusca's]] *Brood*, Oana was quite similar to her enemies among the *Hell Hounds* in nearly all respects save one -- her loyalty. Unlike her enemy, [[:marelle]], the prince of [[Hermannstadt]] had little …

  • Vasilica

    This Adept of the Koldunic Ways hides her great power and malicious cunning within the winsome form of a young woman, twisting others to the ends of the *Tzimisce* in their *Omen War* against the *Tremere*. In this she serves the ends of her mentor, the …

  • Fruszina

    An infamous member of the *Hell Hounds of the Black Cave*, this feral *Gangrel* was the most powerful of her clan among [[:marelle | Marelle's]] servants and certainly the oldest among the three packs that terrorised the [[Hermannstadt | Margraviate of …

  • Gertraud the Foul

    A Franconian *Nosferatu*, odious both in scent and disposition, this creature was the oldest and most valued of the Lepers in service to the *Tzimisce* _knez_ known as [[:marelle | Marelle, the Sculptor of Wolves]]. [[:berengar-von-dohna | Brother …

  • Tudor

    One of the older Hell Hounds, and certainly the most senior of the pack of the *Cloven Peak*, this weary Gangrel was encountered only thrice by [[:svenin]]. On the first occasion, when the viking visited the *Black Cave* accompanied by [[:berengar-von- …

  • Levente

    This ancilla of *Clan Nosferatu* is loosely associated with the *Brood* of [[Hermannstadt]], although he rarely sets foot within the city itself. According to the other Lepers, he does so for a number of reasons, not least among them the retention of the …

  • Zugol

    This Animal was encountered by the *Ashen Band* when they visited the fortress of *Câmpulung*. He stood protectively at the side of his mistress, [[:raluca | _Kneza_ Raluca]], when she greeted the visiting coterie, and remained behind to watch …

  • Doru Basarab

    Doru was encountered by the *Ashen Band* upon their arrival at the castle of Câmpulung. He greeted them in the bailey of the castle, receiving the visiting *Cainites* with the formal, traditional *Tzimisce* greeting, then instructing the twin ghouls, * …

  • Raluca of Câmpulung

    The powerful ruler of the southern domains of Câmpulung and Argeș was first encountered by the Ashen Band in the Summer of AD 1214. As [[:jurgen |Lord Jürgen's]] expeditionary army traversed the Törz pass, heading south to sweep western Cumania, the Band …

  • Lambach Ruthven

    Envoy for a powerful *Tzimisce* faction that dominates the political strata south and west of the *Carpathians*, this Fiend was encountered by the *Ashen Band* when they approached the lord of *Castle Argeș* on behalf of [[:jurgen]]. Disliking the high- …

  • Hyacinta

    Encountered by the *Ashen Band* at *Balvanyos*, a village in the western heights above Bodzo (Buzău) Pass, this revered *Nosferatu* received the strangers in a manner akin to that of a prince, or a _voivode_. Standing at the mouth of a cave entrance, …

  • Ana Lisa di Monfrà

    Noted for being the strongest warrior among the formidable brood of ancillae sired by [[:marcia-felicia-licinia]], Ana Lisa has long been a fixture of Cainite politics in the "Marquisate of Montferrat":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_of_Montferrat. …

  • Ulfe

    This twisted prophet has wandered the Byzantine East, Outremer, and even further east since the early part of the 12th century. He is thought to be considerably older, but is generally accorded the status of an aged ancilla, for Ulfe cannot say with any …

  • Vyron

    A proud Thessalonican by birth, life, and undeath, this *Toreador* owns and runs the *Red Cock*, a low rent tavern and inn in the port district of his home city. He explodes the image of the Artisan clan, dressing down for a hard night's work tending the …

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