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'The Four' – Vampire NPCsName
: Sebastian Huges, 'The Ripper'
-is often called deartháir beag
/little brother by Macha
-is sometimes rudely referred to as 'The Jack of Hearts'True Age / Apparent Age
: 151 / 28Appearance
: See pic. 5'10", 165 lbs, has tattoos down his arms, and almost always wears gloves.Race and Powers
: Vampire. Beyond the usual enhanced speed, strength, and senses, Sebastian's most valuable gifts lie in his exceptional hands. He can perform sleight of hand tricks that can fool even the supernaturally gifted if they only rely upon their eyes and his aim with blade or firearm is near perfect as long as he is able to accurately envision the target's end point. He has inherited a touch of his maker's uncontrollable sight, which is accessed through the touch of his hands but is unclear and comes as it wills. He also is able throw his voice considerable distances. About
: Dubbed 'The Ripper' mostly due to the timing of his change and his preferred method of killing (though he was actually in America with Macha at the time of the Whitechapel Murders), Sebastian is a rather amiable fellow for a vampire. His dream was to be a surgeon in life but unfortunately that dream was crushed when he developed a certain reputation. Shamed and discouraged, he instead found success as a magician... though success is a bit generous considering Macha discovered him when he attempted to relieve her of her jewelery at knife point one evening.
Very laid back, Sebastian finds amusement in just about anything and goes through his existence with a certain amount of glee not usually associated with Vampires. It is easy to see that he serves his Queen with every fiber of his being—not only because to do less would mean his end as it did the others before him, but because it was she that first showed him the inherent beauty that lay in death and freed him from his foolish mortal ways.
He is forbidden from ever touching her skin with his hands.
: Kanti, 'The Blind Priestess'True Age / Apparent Age
: 234 / 30Appearance
: See pic. 5'5" tall, very curvy build.Race and Powers
: Vampire. Possesses a flawless memory and exceptional senses, despite being well and truly blind. Has the ability to see
magic and even read magic signatures. About
: In her mortal life, Kanti—her name chosen, not given—had begun to go blind at an early age. This was completely unacceptable to her and in searching for a cure she became obsessed with possessing eternal youth and immortality along with restored eyesight.
She is the only one of the Four to have sought out vampires intentionally, she knew they would either kill her while she was still young and possessing the last of her sight, or possibly give her that which she craved most.
Hearing of a mortal who knew far too much of their kind, Macha fully intended to kill the woman. However, upon first meeting, Kanti greeted Macha and appealed to her vanity and interest in things 'unique'. Possessing an impressive knowledge of the Arcane as well as a large collection of treasures, Macha at first drew Kanti to her menagerie with the intent of keeping her only as long as her blood would last but the woman had a knack for proving herself indispensable. Though her eyesight got better over time, upon her turning she woke to find her normal sight gone completely, instead leaving her with the ability to see shadows with no detail except where magic is involved.
: Yoichi, 'Kyūbi no Kitsune'
(Nine-tailed fox)True Age / Apparent Age
: 304 / 32Appearance
: Stands near 6'6" tall, with broad shoulders, and lean musculature. Has black eyes and black hair that falls down his back to his waist. Race and Powers
: Vampire. The Kitsune possesses exceptional reflexes, and received the gift of exceptional speed from his maker though his strength is only average for one of his kind/age. However, in addition to the usual perks, Yoichi is a Master of shadows: he can call or disperse the shadows, has a form of teleportation that allows him to travel in the shadows, and can hide within them, cloaking his form or anything he is touching within them. He can also shapeshift into the form of a black fox (more the size of a medium-large dog) with red eyes. Is Shinobi/Ninja and well versed in their ways.About
: It is said that some generations back, his great-great-great grandfather was visited by a Kitsune in disguise and that they fell in love. If tales are true then she gave him great fortune in the form of the 9 sons that she bore. After the birth of her ninth she disappeared, said to have been called back to serve her true master after revealing her nature to her beloved husband. Indeed Yoichi's family was blessed with fortune until his father ruined it by dabbling in magics he knew nothing of, bringing a demon down upon him.
Yoichi was born of violence and brutality, and after his mother died he was sent to live with her relatives and taught in the ways of the Shinobi. A quiet man of great patience and intelligence, he took quickly to his craft and earned the name Kitsune for his crafty ways and seeming invincibility. When he was fully grown, he took up a quest for vengeance, seeking his father who had somehow managed not to be consumed entirely by his demon rider. The Queen, seeking to be rid of the demon infestation that would threaten her hunting grounds, offered him the power to be able to take on his father in exchange for eternity at her side. Holding a part of his father's taint, it was not a deal he could refuse.
: Tatianna VizziniTrue Age / Apparent Age
: 41 / 26Appearance
: See pic. 5'9" tall. Race and Powers
: Vampire. Heightened strength, speed, and senses. Though she is not yet sure how, she is able to take the edge off of Macha's madness/mood swings for a short periods of time. Powers still developing.About
: Tatianna was born in California to wealthy parents but quickly grew bored with her spoiled lifestyle. Tired of being pampered and coddled, she developed a rather large streak of recklessness and while she was attending school in Portland that streak unfortunately led her directly into the path of the Queen on a hunt. Luckily, Macha was taken with her instantly... more in the way a cat watched a bird in fascination but still, it saved her life. There was/is something about the woman that calls to the Red Queen, something that soothes yet inspires hunger all the same and so Macha protects her in a way she does few others.
Tatianna aims to take the Arch Duchess' place as the Queen's lady in waiting and lover.
Human in Thrall Name
: Eddie CastroAge
: 23Race and Powers
: Human with a touch of fae. He has the ability to completely be-spell people with his dancing.Appearance
: 6ft tall, 175lbs, usually has a very thin goatee, and has a three tattoos.About
: Originally hailing from Miami, Florida, Eddie found himself in Portland after some seriously bad choices left him and his mother constantly ducking thugs out to get him. After his mother was attacked they packed up and moved clear across the country. He promised his mother he was going to do better this time and while he started out with the best of intentions, he quickly fell back into the dangerous lifestyle that had drawn him originally.
Unable to take it, his mother kicked him out the day he turned 18 and told him not to call her until he got his life together. He couldn't blame her, but things haven't been easy for him on his own. He has mostly broken free of gang life, though he is constantly tempted back in, and now works as a male exotic dancer at night, while taking classes during the day.
One night when he was working, Macha came into the club (she is the owner, though she doesn't advertise it) with Sebastian. She watched him as he danced, drawn in and yet very conscious of the rest of the audience's reaction to him. She decided then and there that he would be hers. Something to which he had no objection.