Summary: A lost soul looking to fill the void in his heart
Jack Gomez aka Little Dragon
Owned by: Jaxx
Age: 81 looks 28
Game: Vampire the Masquerade in New Orleans
NationalityAmerican: Houston, Texas
Born in 1940
Job/Skills/PowersNick Name: Little Dragon due to being shorter than his opponents even though he wins.
Martial Arts: Boxing, Karate, Jeet Kune Do, Akido, Wrestling, Judo, hard Body Training.
3pts Acute Senses (1 pt): One of your senses is exceptionally stronger than normal. Even by kindred standards. This merit may be taken up to 5 times. One for each sense. When used in tandem with Auspex, the senses taken reach superhuman levels. Example: when used in tandem with Auspex, your sight becomes almost microscopic, and your tastebuds can detect minute differences in Parts per million.
Ambidexterity (1 pt): Both of your hands function equally well, and as such you take no penalty for performing and dexterous movements or tasks with your "off" hand.
Calm Heart (3 pt): You are exceptionally well composed, and do not fly off the handle easily.
Cat-like Balance (1 pt): All difficulties involving balance are reduced by 2.
Fast Lerner (3 pt): You are quick to pick up on new things. Learning comes easy to you.
Natural Linguist (2 pt): You have a natural flair for language.
Pain Tolerance (2 pt): Pain does not effect you the same as it does others. Maybe you have deadened nerves, or maybe you like it. Either way, you do not suffer from wound penalties at any level.
Average Auspex is a Discipline that grants vampires supernatural senses.
Advanced Celerity is a Discipline that grants vampires supernatural quickness and reflexes.
Average Presence is the Discipline of supernatural allure and emotional manipulation which allows Kindred to attract, sway, and control crowds.
Advanced Fortitude is a Discipline that grants Kindred unearthly toughness, even to the point of resisting fire and sunlight.
ClanThe Toreador have no formal overarching hierarchy. Ad-hoc gatherings called "affairs of the clan" are called, with no mandatory attendance though most turn out for them. These can range from parties, dinners, art showing, or actual meetings.
The Toreador of a city organize themselves into Guilds. While this has something of an artistic ring to it, most Toreador in the city are members, whether they are Poseurs or Artistes (see below). The head of the Guild is typically the oldest and most influential Toreador within the city, with the other members forming a complicated stratified social system, the rules of which boggle many an outsider.
The clan itself has two divisions. The Artistes consist of the sculptors, the painters, the musicians, and the writers. They consider themselves to be the "real" Toreador as inheritors of the Clan's original values and goals. The Poseurs make up the other faction – they can include the failed artists (or those that happened to be Embraced while their sire was riding a particular fad), as well as the professional critics and those who consider their bodies to be their life's masterpiece. It should be noticed that neither group has a nickname for themselves – they tend to be only flung at the opposing faction as a derisive epithet.
WeaknessFlaws: Trying to become a perfect Martial Arts fighter and fill the void in his heart somehow.
Due to their inherent clan weakness, although lovely and seductive, the members of this clan are as much prisoners of their artistic vision and sensitivity as they are its beneficiaries. They are often overcome by the beauty they see around them and can become immobilized with fascination. Such things as paintings, neon signs, or even sunrises can captivate them. It requires a successful Willpower roll to break the fascination quickly; otherwise, the Toreador will stand, awed and helpless, for minutes or even hours. This trait explains why Toreador so often fall in love with mortals and other vampires. This trait, however, also bans them from ever reaching perfection in their chosen form of art and makes them callous and disregardful once the experience becomes banal, resulting in trails of heart-broken mortals and discarded projects behind every Toreador.
Art is the cornerstone of the Clan, defining its Clan curse and shaping the preferences of every Toreador. The Toreador are not artists by choice as much by nature, as each Toreador desperately searches for something that anchors their passion and preserves it from withering from the ages. The desire to preserve art and artists is – more often than not – the impetus for an Embrace. As such, many Toreador struggle when they discover that the talent that originally brought them into the Clan is falling out of favor or that their creativity has suffered under the weight of ages. The relativity of art is one of the major conflict points within the Clan, especially between elders and neonates, Elders refuse to think of modern developments (like dubstep or Dadaism) as "art forms", while neonates are often frustrated over the conformity of art that the Elders seem to espouse.
Common accepted forms of art can be everything within the Clan, as long as it is prestigious (cooking, for example, is not a widely spread form of art among the Clan, mainly due the vampiric inability to actually consume the food). Painting and sculpting are the most iconic, but the Toreador have also a fair share of poets, artisans, dancers, actors, musicians, and even warriors and martial artists. Revenge (also called "justice" by neonates with morals) and intrigue are also considered as art forms and many elder Toreador commit themselves fully to this, having found ways to utterly crush their rivals and driving them to suicide without even lifting a hand.
Physical AppearanceEyes: Blue
Personality and interestsJack is on a constant pursuit to fill the empty void in his heart after losing his family. Even before becoming a Kindred, he had a hole in his heart and never made any lasting relationships. He is a nice guy and gets along with others and is fun at a party, but when others get to close he moves on to a new city. He will have one night stands but that is as far as he goes. Ironically even though he became the world champ in martial arts he felt like it wasn't enough to fill the void in his life.
HistoryJack was born in 1940 and was an armature boxer. He lost his family in a car accident after high school. Jack traveled the world and had a decent boxing record. By chance he learned martial arts in his travels and made a name for himself during demo fights in Asia. Over time he became the world champ in official matches. He even won many underground fights in Asia. Sadly his opponents did not take to kindly to him winning as a foreigner and tried to kill him in the night. Jack managed to kill his attackers but got wounded in the process. As he staggered in the dark streets hoping to find help and avoid more assassins', he was found by a beautiful woman name Adele Bordeaux who offered him a new life if he became hers. Seeing as he had nothing to loose he consented. She then took him to him to her room and turned him. It wasn't long before he felt like he could finally fill the void in his heart as he became Adele's lover for a long time as they traveled the world in darkness. He learned a great many things from her but sadly the novelty wore off when he realized it was a superficial world she lived in and he no longer had any new challenges to face. He continued to travel with Adele to New Orleans hoping to find what he is looking for.
Favourite SayingsCan't rain all the time.
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