"Here's the records you requested. But I don't think you're prepared for this Roberts."
"The son of bitch killed my brother and could have taken my sister, just give me the damn file."
Name: Lance VanZant
Born: February 13, 1708
Embraced: Exact Date not on File; Estimated in the early 1740s
Sire: Not on file
Not much is known of his mortal life, except that his family was the owner of successful wineries, breweries, and silk importing businesses. The family businesses have evolved, changed, and expanded into several different interests in present day but they still exist.
Lance has seen three centuries of events pass by, from the formation of powers in Europe, the American Revolution, the American Civil War, both World Wars, to present day conflicts. Interesting enough for someone born in the early 18th century, especially into an upper class society...he seems to have developed an affinity and interest over the years for evolving technology. Particularly the evolution of the firearm...which is an curious note for a vampire. While we have observed that the vampires have adopted to evolving ways, they seem to do so slowly and usually with resistance. Lance on the other hand, seems to "keep up" with the times.
While we have no inside information on vampire society, it would seem that by best observations that over the years like his mortal family once did, he has risen to some sort of power. While he spent most of the 19th century in the United States, he moved back to Europe and was found to have been in Italy for the better part of the 20th century. It was only towards the later part of the 20th century that he was spotted in Los Angelos, California. And now, there are unconfirmed rumors that he is in San Antonio.
Confirmed Hunters KIA
Nicole Anderson - February 6, 1930
Yavin Mihailov - December 15, 1998
Nick Roberts - July 27, 2000
These are the only ones we can confirm, with over three centuries of existence and his reputation there is bound to be more. However, since the invention of the M1911 Colt pistol, Lance has rarely been seen without one. The three confirmed kills were by M1911s or competitor models with similar ballistic characteristics.
--- End of File ---
"That's all we have?"
"That's it Sam, I know it isn't much...but I still say you shouldn't do this. It was 8 years ago, and since then the Agency has had a strict policy about trying to go after this guy. Nick was one of the best, I don't have to remind you of that."
Sam sighs, "I'm not going to loose my little sister. Nick was my big brother and he believed in his cause. I could have just grabbed his stuff I found at the house, but instead I called and am asking for your help."
--- Kindred Profile ---
Blood Pool 30/30
BP Per Turn 6
--- Attributes ---
Strength - 3
Dexterity - 6
Stamina - 5
Perception - 3
Intelligence - 4
Wits - 3
Charisma - 2
Manipulation - 3
Appearance - 3
--- Abilities ---
Alertness - 3
Athletics - 2
Brawl - 3
Dodge - 3
Intimidate - 3
Leadership - 3
Streetwise - 3
- The Lure of Flames (primary path) 5
- The Path of Conjuring 3
Defense of the Sacred Haven
Deflection of Wooden Doom
Rite of Introduction
Mourning Life Curse
Ward Versus Ghouls
Ward Versus Lupines
Binding the Beast
Ward Versus Kindred
Escape to a True Friend
Ritual of Holding
Status (Camarilla) 4
Retainers 1 (a mortal, well paid, well treated; the day time "CEO" of Lance's legal business interests)
Prey Exclusion (1pt flaw) - children and elderly
Hunted (4pt flaw) - hey what can I say, I killed his brother and oops, are those fang marks on his sister's neck...but damn was she hot
Acute Vision (1pt)
Corporation CEO (5pt)
Baby Face (2pt)
Attributes: Dex 5
Abilities: Firearms 4, Occult 2
Disciplines: Fortitude 7, Celerity 7, Paths 7
Backgrounds: Resources 3, Contacts 2, Retainers 1
Customized Springfield Armory M1911A1 pistols (2)
6 spare magazines .45 ACP (3 silver, 3 AP incendiary)
Lance has permits for the M1911s well at least one pair; not all of his spares have registered permits. He also conceal and carry permits for several states, although he carries regardless of state law.
As a multi-millionaire and owner of a corporation with its hands in everything from simple luggage manufacturing to weapons development he has access to anything within reason and somethings many would consider "out of reach". His less than or completely illegal dealings not tied to his corporations..at least not by any paper trails also allow him access to both information and material things beyond the normal.
---Background Information the Tremere possess (as well as some notable/knowledgeable Camarilla Elders)---
Lance's sire was a rather rebellious, often moody, dangerous, yet still in her own way loyal to both the clan and the Camarilla. Sarah Patterson, a fiery haired temptress some say, others say she was as wicked and scornful as the destruction she was capable of leaving in her wake. On that fateful night for Lance, Sarah had been spending several weeks, just watching him....as she had been seeking a companion to spend eternity with, or so the stories say. What followed that fated night of the Embrace, was several decades of an inseparable and unstoppable pair that could if they so desired by the end of their time together burn entire cities to the ground if they wanted. They of course never did, but that isn't to say they didn't leave a trail of destruction behind. However, most of it was at the request of orders passed down from the Seven or the Prince of whatever city they happened to be in at the time....most of it. Some of it however, was their own doing...however necessary or not.
That was nearly two hundred something years ago though, and the world has changed. As has Lance...well to some degree anyways. He still has a bit of a rebellious air about him, but it seems more in control than Sarah's ever was; perhaps it's because of his mortal life to which he still has ties too and still uses to his advantage. Or perhaps it's because Lance is just different in nature than Sarah...he's more cold and calculating, than outright wild.
As for Sarah, rumor has it shortly after the pair split up to avoid being caught by hunters around the turn of the 19th century, she slipped into torpor somewhere in Eastern Europe. Lance of course has mostly been in the United States, since being Embraced...except for the 20th century where we can only guess he was searching or investigating rumors of Sarah.