Summary: Skilled, Knowing, Always Learning
Owned by: Cindy
Age: 60. 35 at time of embrace
Game: Vampire the Masquerade in New Orleans
Job/Skills/PowersAssistant and Lover of Giorgo Giovanni (She is mostly in charge of the Catiff "Escorts")
Has experience in various areas of the casino
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
Organizational Skills, personable
Necromancy: Necromancy: is a form of blood magic that deals exclusively with the world of the dead.
Potence: Grants Vampires supernatural strength.
Dominate: overwhelms another person's mind with the vampire's will, forcing victims to think or act according to the vampire's decree
ClanSire, Giorgo Giovanni, Giovanni Clan
Ghoul is a term used to describe a minion created when a vampire gives a bit of vampiric vitae to a mortal without draining him or her of blood first (which would create another vampire instead).
Powers and Abilities
As long as a ghoul has vitae in his body, he does not age. If the ghoul cannot get his monthly feeding, he will slowly lose the vitae and the powers that come with it - including catching up with the years. A ghoul without vitae reverts quickly to his real age, and those who have far outlived a mortal life span rapidly turn to dust.
Feed just about any living creature a little vampire blood and it becomes a Ghoul, at least temporarily. In VTM, ghouls are omnipresent servants, easily created, and heavily abused - although networks do exist to assist them in escaping their masters. A ghoul’s emotions run to extremes with the heady drug of vitae in his veins — such a creature often falls prey to great rages and disturbing cravings. The name “ghouls” was not chosen at random.
These creatures are created when a vampire feeds his vitae to another creature. Mechanically, this vitae is treated as a single point - for one lunar month, the ghoul has a point of vampiric blood in his system and acquires all the benefits (and drawbacks) of ghouling. Ghouls can hold multiple blood points in their system, but if they try to hold more than a human capacity, it has unpleasant side effects until the vitae replaces their normal blood. As long as a ghoul has vitae in his system, he remains a ghoul: vitae is lost at the rate of one point per month, and when used to power Disciplines. While a ghoul has blood in his system, he will not age.
Animals can also be ghouled, a tactic particularly favored by the Nosferatu. Animal ghouls tend to grow larger and mutate, the result being a somewhat horrifying parody of the original creature. In addition, almost all ghouled animals develop a taste for blood, regardless of their original diets.
WeaknessGhouls are prone to frenzy, although not as strongly as a vampire, but do experience provocation for frenzy more often. In addition, they are addicted to vitae - apart from the deleterious effects of the blood bond, Ghouls are subject to horrible side effects when the supply dries up. Without vitae, a ghoul will rapidly age physically to his actual chronological age, and ghouls over a century will crumble to dust quickly.
Ghouls are addicted to blood, and the control of blood is the primary way that ghouls are managed by their domitors — in addition to more traditional techniques like Dominate. The nastiest part of being a ghoul, of course, is that one is a slave to an inhuman monster that treats humans as chesspieces or the occasional light snack.
Physical AppearanceBrunette hair, dark eyes. stands about 5' 8"
Personality and interestsMaryanne is a nice person and she gets along with many people. making her an easy companion for Giorgo.
He does let her have her own interests and she likes reading, listening to music and going to art museums. It doesn't do her much good but she does know farming.
HistoryMaryanne was born and raised on a farm in a very rural area of Louisiana. Her birth did actually take place in the farm house as they couldn't get to the hospital in time.
She grew up living just an ordinary life for a farming family in a farming community. She worked hard, she did fine in school but nothing spectacular, she wasn't the most talented and she wasn't an honors student but she had a good, large family of 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Her family didn't have a lot of money but they got by.
When she was a teenager, she got to take a school field trip to New Orleans and instantly fell in love with the place. She new right then and there she was going to, someday, live there. Her parents tried to talk her out of it but she turned 18 and was still convinced she wanted to go, they wished her well and no longer fought her on the idea.
She had some money that she had saved up but not a lot and the first thing she did was get a job as a waitress at one of the casinos. She noticed though that learning to be a dealer was something she was interested in. So, she learned how to be a dealer.
She stayed a dealer for years, eventually, being moved to a manager level and she was working at the casino when she heard that a new riverboat casino was hiring; she took the opportunity as she heard the new casino was paying more.
Giorgo took one look at her and hired her. It took him all of a week to Ghoul her and she's been with him and the casino ever since
Favourite Sayings"I'll be done with this chapter in two minutes."
"We can always learn more."