Name/Alias: Elisia Hoffman
Vampire age: Turned on January 5, 1907 (Must stop myself from using WoD terms like "Embraced")
Special skill(s): Animal Ken:
Has developed her mind control ability to work on animals as well as mortal humans. This ability is far easier to use on predatory animals.Business Acumen:
She's ruined the financial livelihoods of hundreds, including her former coven. Which is why the Roses don't trust her with [CENSORED].Conman:
Lies, damn lies, bullshit and statistics are her stock and trade. One is never sure if she's telling the truth or not.Singing:
A talent that causes more then a few looks, Elisia can sing with the best mortal artists-maybe even better. This has earned her the nickname 'Siren'. Technology!:
Vampires may be stagnant, but she forced herself to learn how to use a smartphone, computer, drive a car, all the little things and machines mortals use, as NOT using them would look rather suspicious...
Key biographical info: Her family hails from Germany, but moved to America (specifically, Boston) when Elisia was young. She fell in love with a dashing young man when she was 20, and he turned out to be a vampire. He turned her into a monster like him, but she killed him, enraged at the prospect of living her life as a monster. No one is exactly sure how
she managed to kill a far more experienced vampire, though.
His coven, the Twilight Dancers, demanded that she join them as payment for killing him. Reluctantly, she agreed. She had financial savvy and skill at negotiating at the business table, and the Dancers made full use of those talents. And eventually, so did the Roses. She was approached by one of the members of the Roses, who asked if she wouldn't mind betraying the Dancers. Having been a vampire for 30 years at the time, her hatred of being a vampire had cooled, but she still disliked the Dancers. Betrayal was, of course, punished by death, but as she had learned, the Dancers didn't check their finances. At all.
A plan was made. Slowly, but surely, Elisia drained away most of the Dancer's "public" assets, transferring them slowly but surely to the Roses instead. As one final irony, she made all of these financial movements under the name of her dead 'boyfriend'. Once most, if not all, of the Dancer's assets had been swindled away, Elisia made her way to the Roses. The Dancers sent an assassin against her. He didn't last long.
50 years later, the Dancers are now a hollow shell of what they once were. With few safe havens, picking them off has been easy, and the werewolves have been happy to do most of the legwork-the Roses simply step out of the way. Elisia, however, is not trusted by anyone who knows anything about the Roses. She was persuaded to betray once...
Elisia doesn't care too much. She simply does what the Roses tell her to do. The world is a frightening place for a vampire who doesn't have the aid and support of a willing coven, though. Perhaps some will be persuaded to trust her...but that's doubtful.
(Note: She isn't leaning towards betrayal. If a chance to prove herself does come up, she'll likely take it)
Personal interests: Enjoys singing, quite a bit in fact. Bisexual with a female preference. Lately, she's been studying the death rites of cultures modern and ancient-she finds the way the dead are honored simply fascinating right now.
Extra details: Have a bit of a theme song.
Also, I'm a rookie at doing vampires, so let me know if I'm doing anything wrong/stupid.