Name: Dante Rodrigo Estevez
Apparent Age: Early 30s.
Personality: Dante wears a mask of cool calm. However, he is very quick to anger, and when his ire is roused that mask vanishes completely. He is bitter, dark, brooding and vengeful; he takes out his anger that God failed him and allowed him to become such a monster on others. There is little he enjoys more than seeing an individual submit to his will.
Background: There are a number of stories regarding how the vampire known as Dante Rodrigo Estevez came into being. Some say he was birthed by the purest darkness itself. Others believe that he was born from the rivers of blood spilled during the holy wars in Jerusalem.
The most reasonable (and most likely) tale places Dante as a Spanish member of the Knights Templar, killed by Muslim vampires during the Second Crusade and turned moments before his true death. As a newborn vampire, he was bound to the will of his maker and forced to attack his brethren from the shadows. He bided his time and his rage, plotting his revenge. Decades later, on the night his free will was returned to him, he slaughtered the entire coven.
He returned to his home in Spain because he had nowhere better to be, joining the local coven. During the next few centuries, he developed a reputation for cruelty, bloodlust, and brutality, attaining a position as the leader's primary enforcer. However, when he was given an opportunity to follow settlers and establish an American coven in the 17th century, Dante did not refuse, becoming one of a handful of beings to bring vampirism to the New World.
As time went on, Dante migrated from the Caribbean to the area that would become Southern California, and eventually Los Angeles. About sixty years ago, another coven migrated to LA, and after a few light turf wars, he and the other leader agreed that it would be better for all involved if the two covens merged under joint leadership. A year later, Dante's counterpart vanished under mysterious circumstances, and he quickly became sole leader of the group. Many suspected he murdered his partner, and in the fallout, the coven became weak and divided. Vampire hunters infiltrated their human livestock, poisoning many of the vampires and killing many others soon after in a direct confrontation. Dante fled, finding himself in Baker City.
In need of allegiances, Dante joined with the Royals a few years before the great split. Though he had led for many years and was no longer fond of doing so, Estevez still remembered how to serve, and quickly gained favor with the Royals for his skills. When the Outsiders broke off, he began to prove himself even more fervently in the battles between the two factions. When the then-commander of the Royals’ armed forces was slain in battle, Dante was chosen to take his place.
More are probably coming, but we'll start with him.