Summary: Attendant & Maid of Adele Bordeaux
Owned by: Jaxx
Age: 50 looks 22
Game: Vampire the Masquerade in New Orleans
NationalityFrench, Paris, France
Basic Auspex is a Discipline that grants vampires supernatural senses.
Basic Celerity is a Discipline that grants vampires supernatural quickness and reflexes.
Basic Presence is the Discipline of supernatural allure and emotional manipulation which allows Kindred to attract, sway, and control crowds.
ClanSire: Adele Bordeaux, Toreador
The 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: She has a thing for unicorn art. It makes her feel good like when she was a child before her life went downhill.
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: Green
Build: Toned, 40-25-36 inches
Personality and interestsYvette is a calm and loyal maid. She loves unicorns and has a thing for Jack and often joins him and Adele for night fun. She is grateful for a better life and is grateful for being allowed to bury her mom respectfully.
HistoryYvette is the illegitimate daughter of an Aristocrat and homeless prostitute/maid. She was raised to be a servant like her mother since they lacked a proper education and future options. She was always treated like property her whole life like her mother and was prayed for a better life. She and her mother were working as maids during the day and had to service the old Aristocrat at night after she became of age. Then when Yvette turned 22 the old Aristocrat died of a bad heart. Sadly his evil children had twisted plans for Yvette and her mother. To save her daughter Yvette's mother sacrificed her life to let her daughter Yvette escape the estate. The evil Aristocrats chased after Yvette and almost caught her till they crossed paths with Adele Bordeaux and Jack Gomez. Jack made quick work of the Aristocrats and Adele turned the dying Yvette into her childe. Later they found the body of Yvette's mother and gave her a proper burial. Adele took Yvette in as a maid and promised her a better life and education in return for her loyalty. Since then Yvette had been serving Adele as her Toreador maid. Though it is not expected she does volunteer to service both Adele and Jack when the mood strikes. Though she prefers Jack's affection and tends to tease him when she can.
Favourite SayingsOui oui, Madame.
No, merci. I am a lady.
I will keep something warm for him.
This character is owned by: Jaxx
Mentioned in the post Clan Toreador Jun 12, 2021, 11:03am
Updated character profile Jun 6, 2021, 5:19pm