: The Hand, Gabriel de NeversAge
: Born during the night of the Saint Barthelemew in France, 1572, which makes him 438 years old.Appearance
Gabriel is 6 foot tall, well built with short blond hair and brown eyes turning fully black (iris included) when Gabriel releases his beast. His skin is quite pale, and blue veins may become visible when he has not fed for a certain period of time. He wears a dark short leather jacket, a black shirt, black jeans, but can also be seen in designer suits. He has no problem showing nudity.
The tattoo of a handprint is present on his left shoulderblade. The significance of this artwork is directly related to his role into the Washington State Vampire Seethe.Personality
: Gabriel is a man who rarely loses his calm. he is observant and able to decipher from a general attitude, the state of mind of an individual.
He has gone, during his life as a more-than-mortal, through ages of war, and felicity all the same. His experience speaks for himself in period of trouble, as he participated to the early Europeans wars, the World Wars before joining the West and finding shelter next to the Vampire Lord reigning over the Washington State Vampire Seethe.
He served his Lord for decades and has been one of his most faithful follower until recently. Due to an intense disagreement with his Lord, Gabriel chose to leave the Washington State Vampire territory and avoid a certain death. He is rather secretive concerning this last episode of his life and will rarely speak about it.
He is a master tactician and learned the arcane of politics, intrigue and lies within royal European courts.
Gabriel is an accomplished soldier, able to use many types of guns or rifles. The weapon he uses with the most talent and with which he is the most impressive is the one-handed sword.
The calm and control Gabriel shows makes of him a very dangerous being, capable of killing without remorse using a direct or indirect method. His entourage always feared the day he would lose his temper, which seemed to have happen the day he chose to leave his Seethe.Race and Powers
Ancient, Gabriel has several powers he can display.
He can disappear and reappear at reasonable distance. This type of movement corresponds in fact to "flash-steps", a movement that is so fast that it seems -to the human eye- that Gabriel's silhouette fades away only to reappear somewhere else.
Gabriel can read into the mind of his victims when he feeds over them.
Gabriel can track his prey after two blood exchanges.
Gabriel is able to charm, exert a strong fascination due to his old lineage.Important position
: None in particularBrief History
Saint Barthelemew's night, 1572, Paris, France.
Even today, people living in Europe are shivering when this date is mentioned. A collective memory maybe ? The ancient sensation of fear, the smell of blood and the vision of the streets of an immense city flooded by blood and dead bodies laying everywhere. The reasons why so many killings happened at that time are still multiple and a mystery. Catholics slaughtered Protestants for Power.. this was probably the starting point of these events.. however, afterwards, the killings got out of control and innocent people were hunted down without distinction for their religion.
This was when Gabriel was turned. An innocent person, at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
In reality, the group of Vampire who sired him was at the origin of these terrible nights.
First they intrigued in the darkness to make Catholics believe they were going to be attacked by Protestants, before spreading the murders to the rest of the Capital. In the end, while Protestant were unprepared, they were murdered, and the Vampires had initiated a war of religion where both camps would slaughter each others. During that time, the Vampires would feed as they pleased and turn eventually the ones they were most fond of.
After he was turned, Gabriel stayed on his own for ages. He lived in hiding as a solitary Vampire. To survive, he chose to go into lands where wars were common fact. Thus, he visited several part of Europes and knows different languages from French to German or Slavonic. He acquired a solid experience in battle and was able to reveal his beast and satiate his thirst without being noticed.
Eventually he left for the "New World" after the end of World War II, and joined the Vampire Seethe in Washington State. He acquired an important status and reputation there, becoming one of the Hands of the Vampire Lord, ie the one he would call onto to solve critical situations.
That is until he was assigned with a task that didn't go as expected and after a furious discussion with his Lord, he decided to leave his Seethe and Washington State.
At this period of his life, he only wants to find some peace. He holds no grudge against Human, Faes or wolves, and even though he doesn't like them, he doesn't give a damn about Walkers.