First, the little disclaimers. Anita herself proves to be the most obvious exception to almost every metaphysical "rule" in the books. It keeps her full of awe and wonder to be sure, but it also keeps the spotlight firmly upon her and makes her vastly powerful (if complicated and busy)... (Do we each get "surprise powers," or is that more an NPC edge? Heh.)
Check, I got that part :) As for the surprise powers, I was thinking about people putting up ideas of powers(within limits) that they wouldn't technically want for their own characters, and I would randomly throw them at people as time goes by. So the powers could be the proverbial wrench in this game that people get and gain randomly. Ehhh even as I write this it sounds too complicated, so I'll be thinking about this, and of course everyone's opinions are welcome here.
Next, there is only a limited and experimental understanding of what sorts of triumvirates are possible. There are only a few in the entire series. It's one of the ongoing mysteries, revealed in bits and pieces here and there. They do seem to all involve vampires (or similar leaders), weres, and a servant or follower of the vamp... I don't remember all of the details so well now, but the triumvirates are mentioned on various web pages. Doing the best I can...
I'm not entirely clear about the question. A servant can have marks without joining a triumvirate. The marks just add power (and usually, control from above). Of course, that would be useful (probably necessary?) for a triumvirate to form, too. But a triumvirate isn't the only or even the main use of the marks, as far as I can remember. I don't think there is any automatic connection between number of marks and triumvirate, except that those most likely to become triumvirates share a certain common ground and power level. Thus they are rather more likely to share more marks than others, just on those grounds. Other than that...
I can understand that, I haven't read the books, but I know enough spoilers in the series that I know for sure that the marks technically are not related to having a triumvirate. Which is something I should have remembered before asking this question lmao.
Leaving alone the general usefulness of the marks... I don't think many plan out a triumvirate per se. I got the impression that sometimes, they just find that they relate and can share power in ways that count as one. I think some might also wish to have one and not be able to, or not imagine it possible for their joint personalities or power levels.
Technically, it also depends what you count as a vampire mark. Anita isn't precisely a vampire, but she can feed on sexual energy and exchange energy with Damien. Jean-Claude considers this basically vampire power. I think, she eventually has her own second triumvirate with Damien and Nathaniel.
See I figured the Anita getting 'vampire powers' where directly connected to the fact that she was in a triumvirate with Jean Claude, but than if that was the case, I guess Richard would have had the same powers bestowed on him. And without giving too much away, she does eventually have a second triumvirate with Nat and Dam.
So all in all, I'm thinking in this game, Yes the MOTC, and any vampires(although I don't technically know if this is only pertaining to high level vamps) could have a relationship(both romantically or not) that involves marks, that is not exclusive to a triumvirate. So I guess what I'm getting at is, that the MOTC's Pomme de sang could have marks with her master; and in affect become his human servant.
Wow I don't know if everything I've said above makes perfect sense, if not I'll try to stop myself from rambling and clarify anything that was unclear. Thanks a lot Kylie, for clearing that up for me. Chloe and Brumak
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