UP FOR ADOPTION
TITLE: The Scarlet Lady, Noblesse Matriarch, Marius's sire and mother
HAND OF POWER: Blood Magic
MERITS: Ritual Magic & Knowledge, Bureaucracy, Leadership, Politics, Etiquette, Vigilance
FLAWS: Dark Secrets, Driving Goal, Higher Purpose, Notoriety, Shaman/Medium
The Past - It is believed that Darian was born into a family
of nobles during the time when kings ruled Greece (500BC). Her father was of
noble origin but her mother was of a lesser station. Her childhood was
uneventful and she grew up with all the privileges that a name provides. Her
blonde hair and blue eyes are reminiscent of birth from an Italian mother and a
Greek father. A lover of music, art and languages were among her favorite. She
never lacked for male attentions as she was lovely, sweet and innocent. Until
that is, she was introduced to her fathers business associate, Gregor. He was
staying with the family briefly to finish several business dealings before
returning home. He was constantly following her around, asking her to dance and
did not take kindly to being refused. At a mere 31 years of age, she took her
life into her hands when at her fathers insistence she went riding with Gregor.
It was the last day she would ever see.
Darian never forgave her benefactor for his dark gift as she was an unwilling
participant. She was rebellious and high spirited in her new found form and went
against him when she could. Gregor taught her how easily mortals could be
manipulated and molded to a given request or desire. Darin spent many years with
her Sire learning and developing her true talents. The appreciation of a fine
wine, a great work of art and a skillful kill were all his doing. Gregor always
told her that a kill that was done correctly was poetry in motion. He taught her
the ways and the uses of magic in many forms which she practices to this day.
However, she would not want to divulge all of her secrets in the majiks. She saw
Gregor one last time, when he discussed her future with her. He made it clear
that he was leaving but that she would be taken care of and not to worry. She
later discovered he had left his holdings to her, and even though she looked for
him she never saw him again.
Darian was delighted to find she was pregnant with Gregors' childe, but now she
was all alone to raise him. The day Marius was born was the best of her life.
She showered him with attention spoiling him constantly. She knew right away he
had promises of something greater than what he was. She explained that she could
give him power beyond his wildest imagination if he was willing to accept the
Embrace. He went willingly into the world of the Kindred, and she molded him
into what he would become, a feared yet highly respected member of the inner
sanctum. He never failed to live up to her expectations in his abilities and she
made sure he was well prepared for his role. He could be particularly savage in
a kill and in the next minute compliment his host on the excellent wine. He was
her pride and joy.
Throughout her long life, Darian met and entertained some of histories most
noted society members. Some she even married. She married Salvestro de' Medicia,
a brutal and ruthless dictator later in her life. Her distaste of Kine and the
way they treat each other began with him. But then seven years ago Marius died
mysteriously and no one knows what happened but Gia. Of course, Darian refuted
to listen to any rumors that Gia had anything to do with his death. She
supported Gia in her struggle to lead the family and keep control. She knew Gia
has had a very hard life and she tried to help granddaughter as best she could.
Darian is the ancestor to all of the Noblesse clan, the Matriarch of the family,
and the politician and diplomat of the clan. She advised the young Queen as she
did Marius when he walked the earth. She feels nothing for humanity, even though
she herself was once human. She is the teacher of the magical arts to the rest
of the clan and an ambassador to both Feyan courts. She is very involved in the
arts side of the business, and has an impressive collection of her own. Most of
this due to the fact that her Sire left her well off before he "disappeared" and
was never seen again. Darian tries to maintain the balance in the family as best
she can. She has a great love of the arts and takes great pleasure in it. She is
also actively involved in politics and makes sure that the "family" is keeping
itself established in the political arena to ensure their base of power.
The Present – For several reasons, some known only to herself, Darian staged a
coup against Gitanne some weeks ago stripping the young Queen of her throne and
splitting the Noblesse clan into two very distinct camps. The millennia old
Kindred is now preparing for the Trial that may result in her death, but she has
quite a few cards yet to play to ensure that the final outcome is what she