UP FOR ADOPTION
TITLE: King of the Giovanni, Master of Illusion
HANDS OF POWER: Life and Illusion
MERITS: Leadership and Politics, Awareness, Calm
FLAWS: Code of Honor, Womanizer
(A few affairs which he professes to his wife truly
don't mean anything. Appearing on occassion to certain figures in history to
try and guide them towards making decisions that would secure the world. Once
or twice he's helped to weaken governments who thoroughly enjoyed destroying
culture and society (the Nazis were an interesting target given their
enjoyment in book burning); unfortunately their widespread fame secured them
from Nicholas acting too publicly (Hitler dying suddenly might be suspect).
Posed as a god once and enjoyed it...a unique experience not many could say
they've had. May have even upset one or two in killing a few immortals who
were misbehaving heavily.
Nicholas is an old, but
tough, ancient who still manages to get around in the modern world. Appearing
like an elderly man he is deceptively strong and sharp on the ball. His hair
has thinned down to around the sides of his head, adding to the illusion of
age and the feeling of his true age. His hair is snow white compared to his
more flesh toned skin.
Being one of the
oldest has allowed him to become patient and calm even in times of trouble. He's
also experienced quite a bit and is closely familiar with the concept of
politics and court. He enjoys occasionally flirting with other women but
continues to profess his love only for his wife. While he is familiar with
politics, however, he prefers to not participate in the modern government
system, leaving the mortals to delegate themselves unless they seriously manage
to mess things up. His age has also not dulled his sense of humanity and thus he
fights for the survival and well-being of mortals, though refusing to rule them
or subjugate them. He did enjoy his brief tenure as a god, however, in the past.
Being who he is he also has the talent of taking energy from mortals and
immortals alike, not needing to feed off the blood of others. Furthermore, he
has the ability of spreading this power to others.
While he's frequently acting like the perfect gentlemen and politician at times,
he secretly enjoys slipping off somewhere, like a club, and just watching the
youths hanging out and partying. The lights are pretty and the music quite
unusual, even refreshing in the sense that it's completely different from all
other forms (even if he does hear the classic beat in them and can recall
The Past -
Nicholas is one of the
oldest Kindred in this world, if not the oldest remaining. A few thousand
of years ago he once was regarded as a god, not that he can truly fault the
people of the age for thinking him one given his abilities. Over his long life
he has enjoyed exploring and experiencing everything he could of the time. Of
course his gift of immortality came with the curse of loneliness which he
typically sated with courtly attendance or wooing women. He's tried reading
everything he could and understanding the way people thought over the ages to
keep in touch with reality and not get left behind.
Despite his dalliances with other women, something he is unfortunately known
for, his gentile wife, Marie stays with him still. Nicholas is the only Kindred
known to be able to siphon energy from other creatures both mortal and immortal,
though particularly Chimaera, so he does not have to feed. He can also spread it
to others as well which makes him very powerful indeed.
Naturally he's also sired his fair
share of vampires into the world and organized his own family to keep and
maintain the works otherwise easily lost to time and warfare. To a certain
extent the family could be said to be a certain guardian of humanity, though
Nicholas himself would never force the family to directly save humanity every
time they seemed to get into a little bit of trouble; nevertheless he's never
thought himself to sire anyone who would enjoy their destruction either.
Over all this time, of course, he's
weaved himself in and out of a country's politics and social life, keeping his
family mostly to the sidelines and rarely spearheading major decisions or events
in history -- that's not to say he hasn't influenced mortals to do so, of
course, once or twice. As for his standings with other Kindred and the Council
that is one politic game he easily enjoys staying out of. While mortal politics
might change and be interesting to him in their reasoning processes, those of
the immortal are frequently unchanging and more trouble than they're worth.
In current times, however, he's had his family based in the great city of New
York, easily seeing its large importance in the modern day world and in the past
one hundred years. Unlike Washington D.C. it also grants vampires a little more
space to roam and more cover to blend into. Unfortunately it seems everyone else
thinks so as well and clashes are inevitable.
While trying to enjoy himself today, speaking to those who look for him, and
keeping his family strong and ready for any unfortunate circumstances that might
come from less peaceful clans, there is one thing these days that has kept him
paying more and more attention to immortal politics: the threat of something
piercing the veil.
Massive wars between mortals were one thing, but he would not stand aside and
allow some supernatural threat try to wreak the world of humanity without
fighting it to the dead, as bitter or sweet as it might be. He had not lived all
these ages just to stand aside and watch something move in and destroy it all.