TITLE: Head of Acquisitions for the
Illuminati Corp., works for Bethany Feranti
HANDS OF POWER: Necromancy (Spirit) and
(Francesco, as in history, is well marked for his great mind. He is
capable of analyzing any quandary and finding a workable solution. He views all
interactions as games to be mastered.) Martial Arts –
Blades (He likes using blades because he can study the pain his
targets feel more closely. He is also known to use various poisons on the edges
in order to study their effects in more detail.), Stealth (The mission of
silencing others bred the necessity for stealth), Streetwise (He knows
who to talk to on the streets to secure influence for Bethany and the Feranti),
and Torture (Just for fun)
Addiction (Chimaera Blood), Frustration (If
Francesco cannot solve a problem, he is overcome with rage at his lack of
capability and becomes obsessed with finding the answer),
(Francesco believes he has insight that no others can understand or share),
Loyalty (Francesco will not betray Bethany and will ever comply with her
command) Haunted (by Samuel Whitethorn)
SOUL HE DIABLERIZED: Samuel Whitethorn (Lucien’s old Bolverk six years ago)
Francesco is a cold,
calculating man and has little time for anything but his own self interests and
amusements. And yet he enjoys the grand scheme of things, enjoys watching
power struggles, and nations rise and fall and playing a part in that rise and
fall. His clothes are expensive and tailored, hiding the well toned body
beneath. At first women are taken by his dark features and enigmatic
smile, a smile that rarely leaves his face, but then they see the cold emptiness
of his eyes and think better than to involve themselves with him. Still,
he has no shortage of women in and out of his bed, but they mean very little.
He would much rather have Bethany.
KNOWN MARKINGS: Francesco has sigils on
his neck, and both forearms.
He was born Francesco de Medici, but do not
believe all of the stories. Actually you can believe the one where he conspired
with his mistress to poison his first wife, for that one is true. As is his
orchestration of the demise of his mistress’s husband. Such stories would
continue throughout his lifetimes.
He had always been curious about the occult long before his
necromancy began to kick in. And he’d never really been a ‘good boy’. Of
course the White Council came in and tried to make him a good Talamscan, but
they’d never treated him or any other necromancer with much respect. So it
shouldn’t have come to anyone’s surprise when he followed Rasputin and his
protégé to the Feranti clan.
And then he met Bethany . Dante was a fool for misusing
her obvious talents and an idiot for not appreciating such sensual beauty. The
two necromancers formed a friendship due to their positions within the
Illuminati Corp. At first he aided her in little ways, knowing full well that
she would win if it came to a power struggle between her and Dante. After all,
he does enjoy the rise and fall of empires if but for the fact that it allows
him to use his own talents and amuses him to no end.
For the past few years and more steadily in the past six
months he has been at the forefront of slowly stealing power from the Diablos
through businesses (both legal and illegal), and organized crime bases. In his
own way, this is Francesco’s version of wooing Bethany . Flowers and candy are
nothing compared to helping a woman gain a company, a clan, and an empire.
See also Bethany