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Resources (Adult Film Studio) ****
Resources (Talent Agency) **
Resources (Upper-End Escort Service) ***
Clan Weakness: May only feed on those in Law Enforcement and their families.
DoB: May 15th, 1902
DoD: August 17th, 1934
Alexander Vinton was born in an abandoned farmhouse in rural Vermont, in what would one day be the Adirondack State Park. His parents, Zechariah and Jennifer Anna, were moving to New York, where they hoped their fortunes would improve after Zechariah was fired from his hometown's newspaper. With them were their three older children, Norma (14), Daniel (10), and Susanna (6), as well as Jennifer's brother Vernon. They arrived in New York City in the July of 1902, where they stayed in an Immigrant shelter (after some negotiation by the elder Vinton) for three months. Both Zechariah and Vernon found work with a masonry firm, and before the year was out the entire family had moved into an apartment that was, while not fancy, adequate for their needs.
Weak and sickly as a child, the Vinton family was surprised that Alexander lived to reach puberty. He rarely played with the other kids in the building (his own siblings being too old), and spent much of his time learning to read with the help of his mother and an old bible. While in his early teens his health improved and while he would never have the strength or endurance of his peers he was nonetheless strong enough to find employment at a small-print paper, a job which his father approved of and helped him with whenever possible.
When the first World War broke out, while Alexander was 12, his father and uncle enlisted alongside his brother Daniel. With so much of the family gone Alexander was forced to seek out additional jobs, and shortly found one as an accountant. A week later he secured at third one as well, this time as the book-keeper for a tavern. Almost all of his time was spent working, and if he managed a full four hours of sleep a day he counted himself lucky. The income he earned was sufficient to provide for his mother and youngest sister (who was not yet married and refused the advances of all possible suitors) and even to afford for them to move in to a larger apartment.
The family was devastated when the learned that Zechariah and Vernon were both killed during the Battle of Amiens in August 1918, and then again when Daniel was killed in the same month during the Second Battle of the Somme. Though struggling with the loss of so many in so short a time, Alexander continued working and in time was made manager of the tavern.
Alexander continued working long hours in all three jobs until January of 1920, when Prohibition went in to effect. The tavern closed, and a year later the building that the accounting firm was in caught fire and burned to the ground. Alexander knew he could not support his remaining family members on a single poorly paying job, and he began searching for another. Unfortunately there didn't seem to be any to be had, and he soon began to despair... until the owner of the tavern contacted him; he was going to begin selling again and needed someone to keep the books, and now that alcohol was illegal the profit to be had, and thus Alexander's wages, would be far greater. Alexander agreed, even finding the owner a building where a speak-easy could be set up. The owner was killed by thieves in 1925 and Alexander took over the business. Under his ownership and careful management he soon was turning immense profits and began dabbling in the underground gambling racket as well as running a discreet brothel that catered the the clients of his other two enterprises. Needless to say, he quit his job with the paper.
It wasn't until 1907 that Alexander caught the eye of Frederick Attermann, seemingly a new customer to his speak-easy and brothel. In reality Attermann was an 10th generation Ventrue who had heard about a quickly rising young man who dealt shrewdly and wisely, one who managed to avoid the eye of the police and other law-enforcement. Attermann became a regular, slowly grooming Alexander. He was considering him for the Embrace, but wanted to see how well Alexander handled himself. Attermann 'tested' him, sending thugs to rough up his customers, tipping off the police, and the like; Alexander passed each test, even managing to turn one of the cops with a hefty bribe.
With the end of Prohibition Alexander made his dealings with alcohol public and began opening more bars and taverns, and his wealth began a meteoric rise. Attermann planned on revealing his nature and turning Alexander in a few more years, but his hand was forced when Alexander was shot by members of a gang that wanted to take over his operation. Attermann intervened but not before Alexander was mortally wounded; Attermann carried him to a building several blocks away, then asked a single question:
"Are you ready to die?"
Alexander's mouth formed a single word: NO.
Alexander became Attermann's Childe, and spent almost 3 decades under his tutelage before he was presented to the Prince. He chaffed under his sire's heavy-handed, brutal teaching techniques and vicious punishments, and on more than one occasion Attermann was tempted to grant him the Final Death. Alexander believed that, while the Camarilla's Traditions and Masquerade was at present necessary, they could eventually reach a point where they could rule over humanity without fear of reprisal. This sounded far too close to the Sabbat's ideology, and more than once sire subjected childe to horrific torture in order to purge such thoughts.
Once out from under his sire's thumb, Alexander immediately set to work building a new network of businesses and illicit trade. He saw the loosening of social mores and attitudes and envisioned a near future not dissimilar to the one we live int: smut available at any time of day, drugs for everyone. It would take him a few years, but eventually he established the framework necessary to make his empire run. Through blackmail and political maneuvering he ended up with great amounts of influence in both the police (to make sure his operations were not interfered with) and healthcare (to keep his "employees" as healthy as possible while they sold their bodies and lives. He established a haven in a prominent sky-scraper, making sure that his suite had a room at it's center with a hidden door, where sunlight could not reach.
Realizing that he could not oversee every detail that his business demanded of him, he began to search for someone he would be able to trust to manage everything; he found that in Melinda Clement, a woman who had a mind for business and who seemed to share Alexander's twisted morals. He groomed her for years, much as Attermann had done to him, and eventually turned her into a ghoul. After the first taste Melinda was hooked and swore to aide him in whatever ways possible so long as she had a place in his empire; Alexander had no problem sharing a little of the power.
For the past few years Alexander has been slowly building his power, and plans on diversifying his business interests. For now he's content to fly under the radar of the other Kindred in the city, but that may change once he secures his power base...
That's what I've got so far. Character sheet has the extra-credit dots spent on it, and I should have the actual write-ups for those up some time tomorrow.