Summary: An enchanting woman who wants what she wants
Primogen Adele Bordeaux
Owned by: Jaxx
Age: 187 Looks 28
Game: Vampire the Masquerade in New Orleans
Job/Skills/PowersSoldier, Spy, Thief, Model, Business Woman, Art Lover
4 pts 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.
Cat-like Balance (1 pt): All difficulties involving balance are reduced by 2.
Corporation CEO (5 pt): You have economic control over a major corporation and its affiliates just as though you were its chief executive officer. You may have owned this company prior to embrace and still retain control. You have much knowledge of the corporate goings on and have the means to wage economic warfare.
Fast Lerner (3 pt): You are quick to pick up on new things. Learning comes easy to you.
Healing Touch (1 pt): Normally kindred can lick closed minor wounds. You can do this with but a touch.
Lucky (3 pt): You are just naturally lucky. 3 times per session you may re-roll 3 undesirable rolls, even if those rolls resulted in a botch
Magic Resistant (2 pt): You are naturally more resistant to the spells and rituals of the Tremere. All spell rolls made to effect you are made at a 2 higher difficulty, and you may never learn Thaumaturgy. This difficulty increase works both on good and bad effects.
Mansion (2 pt): You own a large mansion with anywhere between 20 and 25 rooms. Staff and servants are included in this merit, but may not be used as herd or retainers unless the appropriate background is taken. The house has up to date security, and a wall or fence defining the perimeter. The house may be in any state of repair the character wishes, where a fully upkept home will garner attention, a dilapidated building will go more unnoticed.
Natural Linguist (2 pt): You have a natural flair for language.
Primogen (7 pt): You are one of the cities Primogen, a ruling member of your clan, and one of the only voices in the city that the prince must hear. This is a both powerful and precarious position as other are almost always looking to take your place.
Advanced Auspex is a Discipline that grants vampires supernatural senses.
Advanced Celerity is a Discipline that grants vampires supernatural quickness and reflexes.
Advanced 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: Wants to own all the art from Claude Monet. Will replace them with fakes if needed.
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: Hazel
Build: Toned, 35-24-33
Personality and interestsAdele Bordeaux is a smart and enchanting woman who likes to control the conversation. She has been through war and peace, and experienced a posh life as well as a poor life. She has no intention of going through that again. Over time she became slightly obsessed with the work of Claude Monet and have been replacing it with advanced fakes when she could not buy them.
HistoryAdele Bordeaux was born during the French Revolution and Napoleonic eras brought a series of major changes to France. Her family were wealthy merchants who earned the right to be nobility soon found themselves in dire straits. Hoping to avoid being killed by enemies they fled all over France every time, it was attacked. Soon that was not enough as her family suffered financial losses from enemies. Hoping to add insult to injury the same enemies offered to restore the losses in exchange for handing the very beautiful Adel over as a love slave at gun point. Sadly her father sold his beloved daughter in exchange for the lives of his family, only to get killed anyway. Adele watched her family killed before eyes. This was the awakening of her wicked streak as pretended to submit to her enemy only to kill him that very night as she bit his throat. This was the night she met her soon to be Sire/Master who was also hunting this group of thieves. After she was turned, they killed her enemies and took their vast fortune and started anew. Eventually they fled France as it was not safe anymore due to the war and made their way to America where they separated. Later on Adel heard her Sire was killed in a battle for a city war for power. She wandered around a bit till she sired Jack Gomez and now they made a home in New Orleans. She owns many business involving art, museums, restaurants, fashion and jewelry.
Favourite Sayings“Love is a human experience, not a political statement.”
This character is owned by: Jaxx
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