Summary: Father figure, intelligent
Primogen Leon LaPoint
Owned by: Cindy
Age: Around 200 years old . He was 28 when embraced.
Game: Vampire the Masquerade in New Orleans
NationalityFrench, though like Colette he also changes what nationality he appears at will in order to fit in better.
Job/Skills/PowersLanguages: English, French, Cherokee, Italian, Spanish. Chinese. Latin, Greek (ancient and modern), German
Business savvy: He has worked at the art of negotiating a deal, making a trade or getting paid a decent amount for what he's offering.
Bonuses for feeding on rats (Clan bonus)
Animalism: (very advanced) brings the vampire closer to their animalistic nature. This not only allows them to communicate with and gain dominance over creatures of nature but gives them influence over the Beast itself.
Auspex: (average) Grants the vampire supernatural senses
Celerity: (average) Grants the vampire quickness and reflexes
Obfuscate: (very advanced) Grants the vampire the ability to conceal themselves
Potence: (very advanced)endows vampires with physical vigor and preternatural strength. Vampires with the Potence Discipline possess physical prowess beyond mortal bounds.
Nicknames: The Clan of the Hidden, Sewer Rats, Lepers (archaic), Priors, Nossies
The archetypal Nosferatu resembles Max Shreck's Count Orlok, though the curse has any number of variations. The Nosferatu are the spymasters of the dead, collecting information and selling it for a dear price. They are also the masters of the underground, living in the sewers for protection.
In both the Camarilla and Sabbat, the Nosferatu are famous information brokers and spymasters. While this is partly supported by their use of the Obfuscate and Animalism disciplines, the Nosferatu also emphasize information interchange as part of clan culture. Nosferatu invest an awful lot in teaching their childer with riddle games, memorization exercises and other activities which emphasize sharing and hiding information. Most Nosferatu tend to present themselves as antisocial creatures and as they seldom play the games of Elysium, instead focusing on the acquisition of knowledge to make themselves irreplaceable for vampiric society.
The Nosferatu have a deeply ingrained complex about physical beauty, especially with clans like the Toreador. Nosferatu will tend to charge Toreador higher prices, and make the higher clans crawl through humiliating or disgusting tunnels to actually negotiate with them. Similarly, Nosferatu will often accentuate their hideousness by cultivating an array of disgusting physical habits. Some of the Nosferatu who dwell underground can develop a penchant for bizarre forms of art, in particular for music, gardening and sculpture. Rumors tell of the development of acoustic subterranean chambers – some of which employ channeled water, and of fantastical gardens with fungi the size of trees. The greatest work of Nosferatu art is the Escalera, a giant sculpture of twisted metal and piping that spans an underground chasm in Lima. On several cases where Nosferatu have embraced a caitiff, the childe has been exiled or killed. Nosferatu also tend to use Obfuscate for practical jokes involving their appearance, such as dropping a discipline's use for a brief instant and reveling in the effects.
The most bizarre relationships can occur between Nosferatu and mortals. Even the most hard-bitten Nosferatu may discover a weakness for a certain human or types of humans. Living as they do in places many would consider to be Hell, there is a long tradition of the Nosferatu offering help to others like them. There are many, many cases of cruel Kindred preying on homeless people, children or mental patients who have inexplicably been beaten black and blue and left somewhere as a warning to others. Cliché as it may be, many orphanages, scholarships and self-help organizations owe at least part of their funding to the Sewer Rats. Living in the gutter, there are a lot of Nosferatu who want to help those who still can get out of it. Unlike the Toreador and the Ventrue, they seldom if ever brag about their accomplishments, and most outside the clan are unaware of them.
The Nosferatu tend to embrace two classes of people: first are those for whom the Embrace is a step up, such as the homeless, the hopelessly antisocial, derelicts, the mentally ill, the emotionally damaged, the flawed, vagrants or other people at the bottom of the totem pole, often out of a feeling of kinship with them. The second class are those for whom the Embrace is a step-down, such as beauty queens or people from privileged backgrounds. Nosferatu are notorious for revenge Embraces, and the resulting Cleopatras often lead miserable lives within the clan.
WeaknessPrey Exclusion: He will not feed off of children or drink blood gained from children.
Repulsiveness: Hideous and vile, all Nosferatu count as having the Repulsive Flaw (-2) and can never increase their rating in the Looks Merit. In addition, any attempt to disguise themselves as non-deformed incurs a penalty to the dice pool equal to the character's Bane Severity (this includes the Obfuscate powers Mask of a Thousand Faces and Manifold Guise). However, most do not break the Masquerade by just being seen.
Physical AppearanceLeon is, of course, hideous in his true form. He changes appearance at will but can seen with darker hair, dark eyes, between 6' and 6'5, and with a slender or trim build.
Personality and interestsLeon is highly intelligent, he not only loves learning new things but passing them on to his childe. He is very protective of Colette. Theirs is more of a father/daughter relationship than anything. He is also into knowing secrets as is such with the ways of the Nosfatru though Colette is slightly more obsessed with such things.
He is more personable than many Nosfatru, given his upbringing, he can be social even if called to be. He gets along well enough with the other clans to not make him being in a position of power much of an issue.
He helps Adsila in her efforts to help children. They are important to her, so they are important to him.
HistoryLeon was sired 200 years ago; he had been a wealthy man living a life of extreme luxury, in the French countryside up then. Though at the age of 26 he came down with smallpox, while he survived it left him completely disfigured.
His embrace wasn't that different from his childe, Collette, as he was also contemplating suicide at the time. It was night and he had brought out a gun to one of the open fields His sire, Hugo, found him and embraced him to save him much in the way he embraced Collette to save her.
Hugo showed him to how to be a vampire and they traveled around Europe. Hugo was eventually killed by the Sabbat in an uprising and Leon left Europe for the new world. Taking his own fortune and that of Hugo's with him. He lived for a while as a fur trader then he went to live among the Cherokee who seemed to either never notice he was a vampire or not care, he was of no danger to them and choose to feed off of others or he would feed off of the ones who were going to die anyway.
He had seen Colette around and had watched her in secret but it wasn't until the fire and the way she had been made out to be a burden to the tribe that he thought to take action. He made up his mind for certain when he saw her try to commit suicide at the lake.
He left to return to Europe and wanted Colette to come with him but she wanted to stay so he had gone without her. Word got back to him about the former Prince being taken out and that Colette was part of that and now has made perhaps an enemy or more than one. With that news, Leon decided to come back to New Orleans. Also, he is going to take up the role as Primogen when he gets back being the Nosferatu have none.
In private he calls Colette, Adsila and they speak in Cherokee when discussing private matters that others might overhear.
Favourite Sayings"But did you get a good price?"
"Adsila, I have something new to teach you."
"I dislike small talk but sometimes it's necessary."
This character is owned by: Cindy
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