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    VtM: The Borderlands

    Mood: Gothic-Fantasy/Horror-Punk
    Themes: Excess, Mystery and Intrigue
    Setting: New Mexico

    Things in the Territory have changed over the years. Change is the soul of the place, this so-called "Land of Enchantment". The Territory, as the state's come to be known, has a way of encouraging balance. There was an unspoken, quietly enforced, peace in the shadows that kept the place outside of complete sectarian rule. Throughout much of the 19th century, this peace held, and the 20th century seemed to promise more of the same, and the sparse Kindred residents were glad for that. They had settled down, and fallen under the most dangerous of delusions for any Kindred who values their unlife: they believed themselves safe.

    It started in the Winter of 1942, when the Sabbat lost access to disputed territory north of the Mexican border, due to military appropriation. The Second World War had strained certain Kindred tensions to a breaking point, and what followed were nights of blood and fire in the cold desert. Seemingly without hesitation, packs of Sabbat organized a violent response to those Kindred they perceived as responsible, spawning masses of their half-crazed shock troops to steamroll over the (negligible) Camarilla domains of the state, and continued on to strike a blow to the heart of the state itself. Albuquerque, having nominally been Anarch territory since the end of the Civil War, was ill-prepared for a siege, and nearly fell to the so-called "Sword of Caine".

    Before the city and surrounding territory were lost, however, a Justicar and a regiment of likeminded Archons and their Servirs were sent to wrest control of the area from the Sabbat. The Camarilla Kindred were successful in fighting off the driving force of the attacks, claiming the domain and asserting Praxis. However, many on both sides met Final Death, and in the aftermath, the city was left with dozens of sireless fledglings and disillusioned Sabbat. These vampires, after much friction and misunderstanding, were vouched for by the local unaligned native Tzimisce population and, eventually, by the Anarchs. The (now former) Justicar, Santiago, survived the bloodshed and claimed the seat of Prince for himself. According to most, he took the chaotic situation as an opportunity for peace and worked to make his newly claimed city a sanctuary of sorts. This led to what's been called the "Cortez Treaty", a contract made to ensure grudging cooperation between Anarch and Camarilla, to protect the Masquerade, the Territory, and the unlives of those who drafted it.

    The events of the Sabbat attack were covered up and thereafter recalled as a series of accidents involving gas leaks by mortal officials. In the decades since, a fragile but functional balance has been kept amongst the (former) Antitribu, Anarchs and the Ivory Tower.

    Route 66 (Neonate)
    Welcome to the scenic beauty of the city on the edge of the desert, the mountain town of quaint adobe homes, the birthplace of the atomic bomb. The cities light the night like fireflies, attracting even the wildest Gangrel to chase them from time to time. The cities promise excess and power. The wide badlands and mountain forests promise freedom for those Kindred brave enough to dwell there. The Camarilla holds sway, with their authoritarianism masked as "Kindred Equality'. The offer sounds good. The Camarilla is strong. It's safe. ..But then then you have the Anarchs, and their former Free State. Could it be Free again? Decisions, Decisions. Ah, to be young and undead!

    Cities of Gold (Ancilla)
    The grind of city life impacts even the unliving, and life (or lack thereof) as they say, goes on. Routine can make even vampirism feel prosiac. An influx of Kindred from Central America in recent years has been a notable change, but thus far the new blood hasn't spoiled the punch. The neighborhood isn't going anywhere, and progress is the name of the game.
    You're the Primogen of this newly built Kindred fiefdom, and its future may well rest in your cold, dead hands.
    Last edited by AzraelFirestorm; 09-09-2018, 09:59 AM.

    “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
    - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun

  • #2

    Major NPCs

    William "Bill" Brady - The Sheriff of Northern Albuquerque. A lanky Toreador with a handsome but sharp featured face. Anglo-Saxon in appearance, with deep blue eyes and light brown hair that reaches his shoulders. A well worn duster coat is often his outer covering of choice, with the exception of certain formal events. His hair is usually seen slicked back with pomade when not covered by one of his well-worn but stylish tejana cowboy hats. He's been on the job since the Prince took power in the 1940s. He gained ownership of Burt's Tiki Lounge after winning a high stakes game of poker with a lucky hand, or so he says.

    Casper - Tzimisce Primogen. Wide shouldered and raw-boned, he cuts a figure reminiscent of an imposing scarecrow. His wild, dark hair often clashes with his impeccable, if eccentric, wardrobe. Often seen at more high end Elysium affairs, he deals with his Clan directly very often, having little use for proxies or Whips. He rose up as the former Whip of Primogen Tanek Veronika, who met Final Death at the claws of Shapeshifters in the 1980s. Veronika himself was the first Sabbat defector to Prince Santiago's forces after the war, and author of the Cortez Treaty.

    Amelia - Lasombra Primogen. A petite brunette just over five feet in height with a paling olive tone to her skin, her hair styled into a retro cap of smooth black. She's usually attired in the latest designer dresses and tastefully simple, yet obviously expensive, jewelry. Right down to the designer sunglasses she seemingly wears everywhere, she practically exudes the smell of money. It's known that she's on good terms with the city's Nosferatu, regardless of affiliation. Her Domain covers a large swath of the Mesa Del Sol area, which encompasses the local DEA offices, the Isleta Amphitheatre and the "young Hollywood" Albuquerque Studios.

    Tomas Castellano - Ventrue Primogen. A bearded man who breathed last as a mortal in the prime of his life. He has piercing, inquisitive green eyes, the slightest wrinkles of a thoughtful brow surrounding them make his intellect readily apparent. He dresses in business suits for the most part, carrying himself with a formal grace offset only by his subtly thorny personality. He rarely deigns to speak to most Kindred outside of the Court without some sort of appointment with his "associates", a small group of ghouls and childer who act in his stead much of the time. He can usually be reached at the La Fonda Hotel in the Santa Fe Plaza, though he takes any calls not pertaining to the Court from his office at the Palace of the Governors.

    Katrina Snow - Toreador Primogen. An attractive blonde with grey-blue eyes and a taste for functional, sometimes Bohemian dress. She'd almost look downplayed if the effect wasn't so obviously intentional. Her long, pale gold hair is often braided down her back or put up in a bun. A fixture at most Elysiums, Katrina was an actress before clan Toreador took her as its own in the 1930s. She acts as a "muse" to a few aspring young writers and directors these days, and even goes so far as offering "acting lessons" to certain gullible beginning thespians. She is the silent money and secret heart behind the Apothecary Lounge, where she'll often invite the young, Kindred and Kine alike, who catch her eye.

    Fiona Kristof - Brujah Primogen. A major player in Anarch-Camarilla relations. Her ties to the Anarchs go as far back as the attack on Albuquerque, and she uses them to great effect. Even the Nosferatu have occasionally been scooped for stories by her watchful eye and thumb on the city's pulse. A long-haired brunette naturally, she's often been seen with a shaved head by clanmates at Rants and doesn't make a secret of the habit.

    Gorrion - A Kindred who resembles nothing so much as a rotting corpse. The Primogen of the city's Necromancers, he makes his haven out in a small chapel hidden among a well-tended copse of trees, on a large patch of private land in Corrales. His demeanor is, by turns, manically excitable and slightly aggressive or cordial and businesslike. He usually speaks with a crisp English accent, but has revealed his more natural voice to carry a heavier, almost Spanish or Portuguese sounding, accent. His muddy greenish-brown eyes are cold and, sunk into the bruise-dark sockets of his fleshy skull, look both calculating and menacing.

    Jimmy - Nosferatu Whip. The playful type, Jimmy likes to stay casual and light with his clanmates, unless he has to do something drastic to keep order. He's fond of operating topside, usually while wearing the face of a celebrity. He takes full advantage of the Hollywood influx in Albuquerque, and few could blame him. An easy and honest meal is hard to come by when your best attempt at a smile reveals your cranium to be split down the middle like a fleshy Venus fly-trap, opening vertically to reveal a maw filled with hooked fangs.

    Crispin Beltran- Tlacique. Loyal Anarch, he acts as Reeve of Albuquerque's Old Town, supporting Baron Ignacio Cortez since the War for Albuquerque. A rather compact Kindred, Crispin stands only 5'2", though he is quite firmly built and well-muscled. His shaved head and large collection of visible tattoos often gives off the impression of a gangbanging cholo. Rumored to have some knowledge of Blood Magic.

    Felix Garcia - Gangrel, Chief Hound to the Sheriff.. He works as a Hound for Bill, and seemingly does his job well. His City-Gangrel lineage is clear from his cat-like eyes, furred forearms, pointed ears and unnatural phhysical grace. He speaks a bit like a gangbanger and has a tendency to carry himself the same way. He'd be a walking Masquerade breach if he didn't tend to hide his face from humanity using the powers of his blood. He's tough, rather blunt in conversation and sometimes downright rude. He's not often seen at Elysium.

    Baron Ignacio Cortez - Tzimisce. Anarch Baron of Old Town and Lincoln County. He was the first Anarch signatory of the Cortez Treaty, which was named for him by his friend and author of the Treaty, Tanek Veronika. The city's Anarch population has had a decent relationship with the new Camarilla Kindred mostly due to his pull in the community, but there are old grudges that die hard, and old grudges can run deep for the Kindred .

    Benjamin "Benji" Cordova - Gangrel. Seneschal to the Prince. Benji looks and acts much as he did in life; a full-bodied, tanned and jolly Hispanic man with an easy smile and short black hair. His nightly activities vary greatly, considering the expansive reach of the Prince's Domain. Many consider him a bit of a pest, but he's nearly always just doing his job.

    Prince Santiago Delfosse - He hails from Clan Gangrel and uses proxies for most of the nightly dealings within Albuquerque's Kindred population. An average sized man, though seemingly rather thin, he often wears sunglasses, with a fedora atop the dark curls of his medium length hair. Beyond that, the Kindred of the city can't (or won't) say much about him..

    Minor NPCs

    Xochitl - Former Gangrel Primogen, she's handed over the reigns to Nathaniel Brooks, due to political disinterest. A wild beauty, Xochitl manages to walk the line between noblewoman and noble savage with grace. Quiet and well-mannered, she often distances herself from nightly Kindred drama. Her long black hair is often tied back simply when seen at functions, along with a predictable pair of blue jeans. It's rumored that more than one fledgling Gangrel has caught a glimpse her prowling the Monzano mountains, naked in the moonlight, her dark eyes afire with bestial light.

    Benjamin "Benji" Cordova - Gangrel. Seneschal to the Prince. Benji looks and acts much as he did in life; a full-bodied, tanned and jolly Hispanic man with an easy smile and short black hair. His nightly activities vary greatly, considering the expansive reach of the Prince's Domain. Many consider him a bit of a pest, but he's nearly always just doing his job.

    Gloria- Nosferatu. Steward of the "Gardens" in Hillcrest, Mount Calvary and Sunset Memorial Park cemeteries. Gifted with the innocent, rosy and angelic features of a Victorian China doll, her face was spared from the curse for reasons unknown. The horror of her body acts as a jarring contrast to her sweet face, however. Under her clothes lies a body like dried parchment over wasted muscle and decrepit bones. Always covered in a long cloak, she almost reminds one of a girl playing with costume clothing, despite the truth beneath being the bleak antithesis of innocent fancy. Her exaggerated strength has caught more than one Kindred unawares.

    Annabelle Kuwaninvaya - Tzimisce Whip. This cherubic and placid, dark featured woman of Hopi heritage, holds Domain in, and Havens near, the Randall Davey Audobon nature reserve. Her connection to the mystical side of nature is well-respected in certain circles, and she's often sought out by Clanmates for consultation over such matters.

    Sarah Welles - Harbinger Whip. A secretive woman with sloulder-length red hair and a pallor even most Kindred would call sickly. She isn't seen often, but her Clan never seems to make waves, so she must be doing something right. She's known to sometimes provide necromantic services on behalf of her Primogen, and has a small online presence for limited socializing.

    Sam & Max White - Malkavian. Childer of Elizabeth. Elizabeth's Whip and The Keeper of Elysium, respectively. These fraternal twins, brother and sister, appear to be nearly indistinguishable by sight, sound or even scent. Fair-haired, pallid, and unfailingly dressed in matching outfits, the two also share the condition of heterochromia, each having a green left eye and a light blue eye on the right. They serve the City and have proven their loyalty. Not even Elizabeth can really say which one is which.

    Isaiah - Nosferatu. Underground drug kingpin, master manipulator and disgusting specimen of a Nosferatu. His hugely engorged, blue-veined, worm-like body, lacking legs, drags about like some form of hellish grub. His arms and bloated face are all that remain to mark him as formerly human.

    Katie B - City Gangrel. A young hispanic neonate, with deep brown eyes and long locks, she tends to hide her particular mark of the Beast, a pair of tufted and pointed ears under her honey-colored hair and hoodie. A street kid even before the Embrace, she was chosen for her ability to survive. Childe of Xochitl.

    Russell "Brotha Damu" DuBois - City Gangrel. Anarch. Owner of Knockouts! Topless Bar. Holding unofficial Domain in the west side Albuquerque public housing "projects", he's active in running, secretly managing and manipulating several local street gangs,. Embraced in 1989 by Xochitl.

    Rob Jones - Malkavian. Childe of Elizabeth. This grey-eyed. long limbed Kindred looks no older than his mid 20s. He often wears simple, understated clothing for his affluent upbringing, usually jeans and a t-shirt. A sweater when it's supposed to be cold out, however little he truly needs it. Rob may be unhinged, but he's not aupid. Probably.

    Bonnie - Malkavian. Blonde, perky and rather small at 5'2". You'd mistake her for a gung-ho camp counselor if she didn't have the tendency to take mortals apart with a hacksaw after "over-eating". She's a fledgling of Simon's and he seems to keep her from harsher punishments through some clout.

    Eric "Maldito" Maldonado - Nosferatu. Former Sabbat Ductus and current pain in the Prince's ass. His hairless cranium and rat-like face have a certain "stereotypical" look, if that can be said of any Nosferatu. His eyes are perpetually red-rimmed, yellowed as if by jaundice and bloodshot. Maldito is an Anarch and the Sect's Coyote, but has pull with many Nosferatu regardless of Sect. He's been the seeming catalyst for a few would-be rebellions, and some say a Blood Hunt may be in his future. Sooner rather than later. Some seem to never learn from a stay in The Gardens.

    Conrad Burke - Nosferatu. An intelligent, creative and handsome architect in life; his translucent skin, squid-like eyes, and teeth like fine bony needles together with his long and many-knuckled fingers make him an eerie and frightening sight above ground these days. He's been charged with designing and maintaining the underground city that is one of Yorgos pet projects.

    "Burnout" Brenda Nosferatu. Sweet and flirty of disposition, she usualy attires herself in an authentic WWII era nurse uniform (though few believe it's anything other than an affectation). Her nickname stems from her cracking red and black skin, resembling a freshly burned body. Although not as old as her uniform would suggest, she seems to indeed have a medical background and is rumored to have delivered medical aid to certain sectors of the homeless population of Albuquerque's Tent City. It's also rumored that she may have been Yorgos' occasional lover (among others).

    Lt. Horace Gallows - Nosferatu. Also known as the Mummy Man or "Horace Karloff", due to the bandages he uses to cover the wound-like festering sores that cover his epidermis. Former police Detective, he is the Nosferatu Primogen's unofficial spymaster, having ghouls in all sorts of unexpected places. Managing this web of informants occupies most of his night time. He usually uses Obfuscate to appear as he did in life; a hard-boiled Homicide Detective with salt-and-pepper hair.

    Barak "Bonez Dubb" Ben-Mahmoud - Harbinger. This nearly 7ft tall, olive-toned, waxy-pallored Kindred is quite sociable, despite his somewhat overwhelming physical presence. He has many contacts among the younger Kindred of Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.

    Angelita Griego - Ventrue. A brunette with her fashion sense stuck firmly in the 1960s, this Autarkis claims Praxis over the Town of Espanola. Largely autonomous from the larger Kindred community of the state, her claims of Praxis are nonetheless an ongoing issue with the Prince and certain Primogen. The small group of Kindred who support her meet in a corrugated steel building known as the Freedom's Hope Tabernacle, which claims to be open to any kindred seeking shelter, provided that they abide by Angelita's rules.

    "Lucky" Lucia - Nosferatu. Elder matriarch among the state's many Warrens. This leprous-looking and fierce angel of mercy, swaddled in simple robes, keeps the Underground society flowing smoothly, acting as a mediator and Wise Woman. Her word is often final, if only Below.

    Uriel - Nosferatu. A seasoned warrior and Eldest among the Nosferatu that defected from the Sabbat. Former Ductus and wartime witch-priest, he is known to have fought and slaughtered a pack of Lupines singlehandedly. Before his forced internment in the Gardens, he was a spiritual leader among many young Nosferatu.

    Louis Chevalier -Serpent of the Light. Houngan, Wangateur, High Priest of Damballah-Wedo. The thin and one-eyed Cobra keeps mostly to his Haven in Rio Rancho, just to the north of Albuquerque proper. His missing eye (its loss unexplained) is usually covered by a simple black eyepatch. Looking solidly in his forties, the slim gentleman is prone to wearing a suit and tie in mixed company. At rest, he'll often wear something simple and reminiscent of his younger days in Haiti.

    Vivienne Despereax - Serpent of the Light. Childe of Louis Chevalier. Her haven is a lovely little house not far from the two major cities of the Territory, near the Cochiti Lake. Appearing to be in her early-to-mid 20s, Vivienne is accustomed to the younger crowds of mortals and often tries to mingle when in the city, if only just a bit. Her gentle brown eyes show a kindness of heart that her words and deeds often. Her accent, when noticed at all, is soft, and shows only the barest traces of French.

    Stella Saint-Pierre - Serpent of the Light. A strong-willed and opinionated woman, the blonde, beautiful and willowy Kindred appears to be locked physically somewhere between her late teens and early 20s. *She spends most of her time out on "business" for Louis and the rest with Vivienne or the Houngan himself. Unlike Vivienne, Stella uses her particular French patois liberally, and her accent is quite noticeable.

    Cassie Becker -Serpent of the Light. Childe of Vivienne Despereax. Certified Child Genius, Chemist, Anarchist and Drug Dealer. These are all accurate descriptors of the young Doctor Becker. A revolutionary at heart, it seems, she doesn't talk about her academic achievements with nearly as much enthusiasm as she does "bringing down The System." A confirmed Anarch, she doesn't even pay the Baron much mind, but she's made friends in the strangest places.
    Last edited by AzraelFirestorm; 08-23-2017, 02:17 AM.

    “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
    - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun


    • #3
      Theme Music

      City of Albuquerque

      Albuquerque Biological Park (Elysium)

      Mort Garson - Plantasia

      San Ysidro Crypt

      Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Winter

      Effex Nightclub (Rack)

      Hanzel und Gretyl - Ich Bin Uber Alles

      Fantasy World (Rack)

      Dave Navarro - Rexall

      Slate Street Billiards (Rack)

      Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright

      Nick's Crossroads Cafe (Elysium)

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard It Through The Grapevine

      Sacred Arts Tattoo

      Ministry - Effigy

      Albuquerque Public Library B2

      The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb

      Hillcrest Cemetery (Garden)

      Rezso Seress - Gloomy Sunday

      Sunset Memorial Park & Mount Calvary Cemetery (Gardens)

      Enya - Boadicea

      Knockouts! Topless Bar (Elysium)

      21 Pilots - Heathens (No Riddim Mix)

      Invictus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Muay Thai Academy

      RZA - Samurai Showdown

      Cliff's Amusement Park

      Brick - Dazz

      The Launchpad (Rack)

      Corrosion of Conformity - Clean My Wounds

      Albuquerque Studios

      Orgy - All the Same

      The Lotus Nightclub (Rack)

      Lo Key - Never Sober ft. Kritikal & Masetti

      Kroovy Gardens

      Infected Mushrooms - Converting Vegetarians

      The Studio Loft

      Harry Nilsson - Put the lime in the coconut

      The Gas Pipe Novelty Shop (Elysium)

      Kottonmouth Kings - Life Rolls On

      Underground Station

      Rush - Tom Sawyer

      TD's Eubank Showclub (Rack)

      Busta Rhymes - Break Your Neck

      La Troca

      S.P.M. - Wiggy Wiggy

      The Old Schoolhouse

      Rockabye Baby! - Where Is My Mind?

      The Penthouse

      Santana - Black Magic Woman

      The Crash Spot

      Gavlyn - Play the Villain

      Malone Custom Fabrication

      Psycho Realm - Showdown

      Burt's Tiki Lounge (Elysium)

      Rupert Holmes - Escape

      Back Alley Draft House (Rack)

      16 Volt - And I Go

      The Albuquerque Social Club (Rack)

      Deadsy - Brand New Love

      The Apothecary Lounge (Elysium)

      Hania Zdunek - Alice Is Dead

      The Red

      The Society of Invisibles - Just Us


      The Rail Runner (Train)

      Da Circle - Napalm Ft. Immortal Technique


      City of Santa Fe

      The Dragon Well

      Ronin - King

      Skylight Club (Rack)

      Swans - Mother/Father

      Santa Fe University of Art and Design

      Atmosphere - LoveLife

      Warehouse 21 (Rack)

      Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battleflag

      Second Street Brewery (Rack)

      Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love

      The Draft Station (Rack)

      Free - All Right Now

      Alto Street Boys & Girls Club (Elysium)

      Green Day - Brain Stew

      Museum Hill (Elysium)

      Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto #2 in C Minor

      The Hillside Manor

      The Allman Brothers - Midnight Rider

      Randall Davey Audubon Center

      Moby - Natural Blues

      Upaya Zen Center & Maha Bodhi Society

      Mesa - Ronin Instrumental

      The House of Icons

      The Misfits - Scream

      The Palace of the Governors

      Antonio Molina - Soy del Norte

      The Matador Bar (Elysium)

      Cole Porter - Anything Goes

      Kagyu Shenpen Kunchab Temple

      Tibetan Singing Bowls

      St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

      Comsat Angels - Falling


      Other Sites


      El Santuario de Chimayo

      Los Blue Ventures - Ayudame

      The Downs

      Johnny Cash - Highwayman ft. Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson

      Diablo Canyon

      ZAO - Alive is Dead

      Los Alamos National Laboratory

      Monster Magnet - Ego the Living Planet

      Carlsbad National Park

      Pink Floyd - Time

      Freedom's Hope Tabernacle

      Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden

      Satan's Den Tattoo & Liquor (Elysium)

      Neroche - Shallow Grave
      Last edited by AzraelFirestorm; 06-10-2018, 05:42 PM.

      “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
      - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun


      • #4
        Major Nathaniel Brooks - Gangrel Primogen after Xochitl got bored with the office. Currently living on a large ranch that hasn't seen formal use in a few dozen years. Brooks is a Veteran of multiple wars, his last being the Philippines - American War, he was embraced shortly after returning home. He stands about average height (5'10"/177.8cm) and is a solid man. He has salt and pepper hair that is rarely seen without his brick style hat on. Brooks often keeps himself isolated from the general happenings of the city but is also a landmark of the community and any ancillae or neonate who has spent more than a few years in the city knows who he is. He didn't involve himself much in the conflict with the Sabbat unless a clanmate or local needed him.
        Brooks is a grumpy old man but is well regarded and known to be reliable within the greater area. His Spanish is terrible, mostly due to learning wartime Spanish in Cuba. He is rather static in time, latching onto technological or cultural advancements and not keeping up with new ones for a few decades until it becomes necessary to update himself.

        Mood Music for when visiting the ranch:
        Amon - Khore

        Sampling of what can be heard when he is playing music:
        Swans - Half Life
        Theoretical Girls - Computer Dating
        Glen Branca - Spectacular Commodity

        pls respont


        • #5
          Elizabeth Jackson - Malkavian Primogen who has held her position for over a decade. She commands considerable resources from her Domain in the Hotel Parq Central. She was Embraced in the twenties and has changed a lot in her ninety years of unlife, going from innocent victim of circumstance to ruthless social manipulator. Liz is a thin woman who stands only a little over five feet tall, with a face that betrays nothing she doesn't wish it to. She has soft green eyes alongside curled blonde hair of medium length and tends to wear clothing that, while provocative in her living years, now comes off as somewhat reserved. Jackson readily involves herself in the affairs of the city and is a clearly visible member of the community, she looks out for her Clan and is known to throw some good parties. She was young when the conflict with the Sabbat began, with her experiences of that time imbuing a deep fear of the Sect within her.
          Assuming she hasn't fed too recently, Liz acts with a sense of sanity and clarity rare among Malkavians, but she is in truth terrified that she will one day lose control entirely. She can read the meaning of things in the world around her, but worries about the horrors they portend for her and those closest to her. As time wears on, she feels a sense of paranoia growing within her.
          Liz occasionally slips back to using slang from her living years and is almost never seen without a cigarette.

          Mood Music for the Hotel Parq Central:
          Bohren & Der Club of Gore - On Demon Wings

          Liz's Listening Music:
          Peggy Lee - Why don't you do right?

          Billy Holiday - All or Nothing At All

          Last edited by Kleptomania; 11-21-2016, 08:56 PM.

          Raksi plays Peek-a-boo for keeps. ~ nalak42


          • #6
            PC-Yorgos Venizelos-Current de facto Nosferatu Primogen. This young greek (now greek-american) Ancilla has amased quite a lot of power and influence despite his short unlife. Claiming domain over most of the Rack, owning the vast mayority of night clubs, strip joints and other more legally dubious bussinesses and providing access to his select herd in exchange for favors, he has become an unvaluable part of Albuquerque's night life. Former mobster and human traficker, Yorgos is a rara avis among his clanmates. Elegant, charismatic, with an impecable taste and suave demeanor more common among other bloodlines like the Ventrue or Toreador he has nonetheless gained the the support of all the city Nosferatu due to his devotion to the brood, pouring his considerable resources to the betterment of his brethen's unlife. His palid, almost transparent, flesh which shines perpetually wet over a flexible and soft cartaligenous skeleton paired with his distendable jaw full of small, needle-like teeth, makes the Nosferatu Primogen the (un)living image of a human abyssal fish. This strikes quite the contrast with his tailored made three pieces suits and designer shoes, and the general luxury of his personal haven. Yorgos never settles for anything but the best.

            I'm So Meta Even This Acronym


            • #7
              Setting Info

              New Mexico State Maps






              Manzano Mountains

              Downtown Albuquerque


              Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

              The Palace of the Governors

              The La Fonda Hotel

              Hotel El Dorado

              Inn of Loretto

              La Posada Hotel


              Cliff's Amusement Park


              Cerro Gordo/Canyon Road Area



              Albuquerque Biopark




              Nick's Crossroads Café


              The Apothecary Lounge

              The Lensic Theatre

              the Matador Bar

              Museum Hill

              Last edited by AzraelFirestorm; 07-10-2018, 12:30 AM.

              “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
              - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun


              • #8
                Mortal NPCs


                Travis Canter - Chauffeur and decades long lackey of Sheriff Brady. Appearing to be in his early 20s instead of deep into his 60s, thanks to the Blood, his shaggy brown hair often hides his supernaturally acute green eyes. Being around as long as he has makes him about as knowledgeable as any of the Sheriff's Hounds.

                Gabriel Greene - Chauffeur and attendant to Prince Santiago. Originally from New York, one of his more notable quirks is going on about the Mets and his particular feelings about "The Damn Dodgers" at the moment.

                Gerald Greene - Son of Gabriel and often private chauffeur for the Malkavian Primogen. He acts as an extension of the Apothecary Lounge's Elysium services, providing transportation to Elysium guests and even an evening's vessel. Gerald is quite talented at getting things done quietly and professionally.
                Last edited by AzraelFirestorm; 05-04-2018, 01:46 PM.

                “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
                - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun


                • #9
                  Neonate PC:

                  Artemis - City Gangrel. Childe of Brotha Damu.

                  Artemis is a young and muscular man who lives by a "Let It Die" mentality which he gained a few years ago after hitting rock bottom. Unable to hold onto a decent job and with no family willing to support him, Artemis found himself living the life of a drifting hobo. Happenstance had him arriving eventually in Albuquerque, where he got into a fist fight with some local street punks whose strings were, unknown to Artemis, being pulled by one Russell DuBois. Impressed with his fighting prowess, Dubois embraced him. Artemis now works as a bouncer at Knockouts! Topless Bar, all the while waiting for his next fix of adrenaline.
                  Last edited by AzraelFirestorm; 08-09-2017, 09:33 PM.

                  “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
                  - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun


                  • #10
                    "Uriel Incident" Casualties

                    Benji Cordova - Gangrel, loyal Seneschal to his Prince, Beloved Friend. Met Final Death at the hands of the infernal brood.

                    Colfax - Nosferatu. Met Final Death with dignity and courage while defending the Malkavian Primogen, Elizabeth Jackson.

                    Russell Dubois - Met Final Death while aiding the Primogen and Sheriff.

                    Uriel - Nosferatu. Diablerized by Elizabeth Jackson.

                    200+ Nosferatu of the Cities Below. Identities of the victims are still being investigated. The Nosferatu Anarchs have been nearly erased by Uriel, with almost every victim noted to have been an active Anarch. Motives are still officially unclear.
                    Last edited by AzraelFirestorm; 12-25-2017, 07:01 PM.

                    “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
                    - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun


                    • #11
                      Neonate PC:

                      Doug Kilic - Serpent of the Light.

                      This business focused, black haired and brown eyed nondescript Kindred is a lesson in good salesmanship. Looking somewhere in his early 30s, Doug definitely doesn't match most preconceptions of a Serpent of the Light with his business-casual look. He prefers khakis and a polo shirt to more 'exotic' clothing, and wouldn't go near anything with a snake motif. He has a quick and easy smile, as well as a keen instinct for what people want and how he can supply it. People often come away from a meeting with him feeling like they've just made a friend, and what's a good customer if not a friend?

                      “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
                      - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun


                      • #12
                        A "new official mixtape" has been circulating on Kindred social media, as well as rumors of the Succubus Club making the rounds on the West Coast. More than a few Kindred "in the know" have said so, at least.
                        Music From the Succubus Club Vol. II
                        (courtesy of DJ Damascus)

                        Bishop Briggs - River (Toreador)


                        Five Finger Death Punch - Jekyll and Hyde (Brujah)


                        Bullet For My Valentine - Crazy Train (Malkavian)


                        Blitzkid - The Bat Whispers (Nosferatu)


                        Nicole Dollanganger - Executioner (Assamite)


                        Soul Coughing - Rolling (Ravnos Antitribu)


                        Monster Magnet - Yours Lies Become You (Ravnos)


                        Zac Brown - Heavy Is The Head (Ventrue)


                        Lindsey Stirling - Elements (Tremere)


                        Gob - Paint It, Black (Lasombra)


                        Shinedown - Cut The Cord (Gangrel)


                        Megadeth - My Kingdom (Tzimisce)


                        Disturbed - Meaning of Life (Brujah Antitribu)


                        Slayer - Bloodline (Assamite Antitribu)


                        Marilyn Manson - Slutgarden (Toreador Antitribu)


                        Lollipop Lust Kill - Bury You (Salubri Antitribu)


                        Motorhead - I Am The Sword (Ventrue Antitribu)


                        Grave Plott - Street Life (City Gangrel)


                        Peeping Tom - Mojo (Setite)


                        The Spook - Of Gods and Monsters (Tremere Antitribu)


                        Tool - Lateralus (Salubri)


                        Ghost - Square Hammer (Giovanni)


                        Pantera - Cemetery Gates (Harbingers)


                        Lollipop Lust Kill - Bury You (Salubri Antitribu)


                        Blitzkid - Dementia (Malkavian Antitribu)

                        Last edited by AzraelFirestorm; 10-18-2018, 11:51 AM.

                        “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
                        - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun


                        • #13
                          We now have a Facebook group for the game! Players can interact in character using the medium of social media (either mundane or with the additional media security from Rites of the Blood), or just chat ooc. This is the place to post pictures that evoke the personality of your characters or show off your personal Domain, to be smoothly political or even pen a manifesto.


                          “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
                          - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun