Intelligence: **** (Problem Solver)
Linguistics: * (French)
Backgrounds: Generation 4 Herd 2 Influence (Theater) 1 Resources 4 Retainer 1 Status (Camarilla) 2 Toreador 2
Disciplines: Auspex 3 Celerity 2 Presence 3 Potence 1
Blood Pool: 14
- Hurt (-1)
- Injured (-1)
- Wounded (-2)
- Mauled (-2)
- Crippled (-5)
- Incapacitated (X)
Merits: (list cost!)
Blush of Health 2, Elysium Regular, Former Ghoul, Harmless
Flaws: (list points!)
Describe a bit about your character's personality--this can just be a list of general personality traits they show, or you can go in-depth to talk about why they behave they way they do!
Many people who claim that life is a game only say so because they intend to win. The only fun to be had, though, is while all the pieces are still out and there's no clear victor.
Unlike many Toreador, Noelle isn't afraid to show that she's imperfect if it means that she can grow from the experience. Eternity is a long time to live in stagnation, and even if she's not always perfect in getting with the times, she puts in an honest effort. The life she grew up in was so different from the modern day that it's only understandable that she's not always perfect with the fashion styles.
Naturally, though, that doesn't extend to anything about her appearance she cannot change. She's not overweight; the current societal expectations are simply too ridiculously thin. Similarly, disparaging remarks about the touch of French accent she'd never been able to overcome never meet a kind reception.History:
What was life like for your character before the Embrace? Talk a bit about their lives then, and talk a little bit about their actual Embrace and the time just after. Does not have to be super detailed--perhaps a paragraph or two.
The first couple decades of Noelle's life were in Paris, growing up as a dancer and learning all about beauty. Becoming a dancer, it didn't take her long to draw the interest of a Toreador and be ghouled.
His name was Raoul Durand. Even with everything she later learned about the Blood Bond, it still feels real. He treated her so kindly, so perfectly, even if he did the same with half a dozen others. He put together a group, all beautiful girls who could dance their routine as perfectly as possible.
Time was a blur. She only received one night a month with him, but what a night. She loved the taste of his Vitae, but almost dreaded whenever he opened his veins, for it meant that their time would soon be over.
She never did find out who killed him.
Tragedy struck in Seattle, far less than a beautiful city for all its rain but no less wondrous for all that it had to offer in its own way. She only spoke rudimentary English by that point, but the choice that she was given was rather clear: someone would vouch for her, someone who owed Raoul a favor. She could live, or she could die.
Many would say she chose life. Others could easily claim that to live was no longer truly an option.
It didn't take her long to learn and adapt. She was always smart as well as beautiful; some even said that that was why she was chosen when others collapsed to withered old age.
One thing that Raoul always told her came quickly into play: never let yourself stop breathing. Other than while wearing a corset, she never did. The reasons eventually became obvious: she could manage herself much more easily that way, staying warm, keeping a reasonable amount of color and even allowing for sex without all the bloody mess that others seemed to require.
Her apprenticeship ended once she had managed her sire's business of the theater long enough to find a ghoul replacement. By then it was 1960, and the world was rapidly changing.
She's had four decades to build a true name for herself. The nightclub she owns is called the Second Circle, set up in the University District and painted lovingly with Alighieri imagery. Every few years, she gives it some sort of a makeover, always striving to make it truly perfect. Her Retainer is Fernando Morales, a bouncer who is much wiser than he looks but holds little in actual common with her own clan. Should he ever truly earn the Embrace, she would have to see about finding him a proper sire.Your O/Os for this character: https://elliquiy.com/forums/onsoffs.php?u=23998NOTE: For statistics, be sure to include how you spent your Freebie points (or EXP for those starting as ancilla).
Freebie Points: Backgrounds 7 Merits 5 Willpower 3
Experience: Attributes 16 Abilities 5 Disciplines 45 Backgrounds 9