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    Hey all, Korogra here again! In order to pass the time on my phone and because these sorts of threads are typically amusing and a fun way to kill time, let us ponder on one of the most obvious questions one could ask: If you were one of the Kindred, what sort of vampire would you be? What is your clan ( and the reason why), which of the covenants did you get sucked into, if any, and what would you would typically be doing in vampiric society? To break the Ice, I'll start us off:

    Clan: Gangrel

    Reason: I've always been fiercely stubborn and independent, never afraid to go where I probably shouldn't or speaking my mind when no one wants to hear what I have to say. At the same time, I adore traveling and telling people of the things I've seen and experienced, as well as hearing about the strange and interesting things others have seen. I'm a storyteller, and the idea of being free to roam anywhere I choose in whatever shape I want to tell/hear stories is super appealing to me. And speaking of shape changing, the idea of becoming any animal has always intrigued me. Sure I don't like the idea of killing animals to take their form, but hey.. I'm a vampire now so eh.. better get used to dealing death. But yeah, the change of perception and sensation, the ability to be in plain sight and yet not given a second thought ( unless I picked some cute animal or something as one of my forms, I'd be okay with being carried around by adoring humans).. it would be so interesting to see the world through the eyes of an animal, especially if it was a flying creature. And last but not least, the Gangrel are primal and unrestrained, and being as calm and polite as I am in real life.. I'd love to feel that way. The world is mine, and I'm gonna do what I want with it.

    Covenant: If I really, really had to pick a Covenant, I'd probably choose the Carthian Movement. There is a lot of passion and energy with it, and while I scoff at the quasi- socialist leanings of the Movement, the idea of kicking the other, stuffier Kindred down a couple dozen pegs and seeing the shame of them having to at least barely acknowledge me and the other youngsters as a peer is delicious. Plus, who doesn't want to relive the old Anarch days?

    Nightly business: In all likelihood I would be a courier, a neonate who does things for the older ones, and that's perfectly fine. I've always been like that, I've always like doing odd jobs for people. Now Kindred aren't known to be grateful, but if you do enough somethings and do them well, but not too well, that's when you start to earn the right to favors and boons... and leverage And that's what I would do. I would work for whoever needed it, though I'd be careful not to step on toes if I could help it during the early years. But as time went on and I became more and more trusted, I'd eventually.. perhaps maybe a few decades later call in all those favors and carve out a little den of my own. Then maybe I'd start to really start politicking. Or maybe I'd tell stories. Who can say? But all in all, I'd go with the flow, not worry about it. When you're a thousand little beasts in one body, you can be whatever you want to be, and sooner or later people will stop giving you dirty looks for it. Or maybe.. just maybe.. I'd decide to try to be actually useful and tear little punk ass licks to pieces for someone important. Gotta show that I'm not just a little puppy - sometimes you need to bare your teeth and wet your claws after all.


    I'm interested in seeing what you all would think you'd be like as a vampire, so don't be shy! Thanks and have a wonderful day!

  • #2
    We've had some like this before. I had a question for clarification. Is this me, father and husband, suddenly turned into a vampire? Or me alone living in Chronicles of Darkness without my real life stuff?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nofather View Post
      We've had some like this before. I had a question for clarification. Is this me, father and husband, suddenly turned into a vampire? Or me alone living in Chronicles of Darkness without my real life stuff?
      True, but opinions change and viewpoints develop, and this gives people a chance to explore new ideas for an old question!

      And it could be whichever would be more interesting for you to consider.

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      • #4
        Invictus Ventrue, in the "gets what needs done, done" way, not the "stuffy prep-nobility" way. My ancient, now scattered group used to do this kind of exercise frequently and play the resulting characters--it made role-playing easier. Generally I picked "mortal" for lulz.

        But really, it would depend heavily on the circumstances of introduction into the night, who is involved and how they conduct themselves. Having the curtain pulled back to show the underbelly of an already disappointing world would be enough to rock world-views and enable a great deal of malleability in outlook and behavior.

        --Khanwulf
        Last edited by Khanwulf; 07-28-2017, 04:41 PM.

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        • #5
          Unaligned (for now) Nosferatu archivist for the bleak annals in the savannah necropolis since I am good at research and would enjoy the messed up sense of family the nos have. assume my bane manifests as the classic orlok look with some "primitive cavemanish" features, as if my sire embraced a Neanderthal, with an added tendency for me to set off other people's verbal trip wires via words that accidently convey a different meaning than I intended.
          Last edited by The young man in the cafe; 07-28-2017, 05:47 PM.


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          • #6
            Always nice to see some Nosferatu and less pompous Ventrue

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Korogra View Post
              True, but opinions change and viewpoints develop, and this gives people a chance to explore new ideas for an old question!
              I agree completely, just thought you might like to see the other one.

              And it could be whichever would be more interesting for you to consider.
              I suppose since in the other thread I'd be with family I'll go without now. Having my eyes opened by certain things I'd probably veer away from Mekhet. My family keeps me centered for the most part but the Mekhet really seem to have more patience than I can muster even with their help. I thought before I didn't have the energy to be a gangrel, apparently, but now my child can walk and talk and go to school and I find myself amping up a lot. So Gangrel it is. Ideally a member of the Mara bloodline, the water is my thing and I really hate being so far from the ocean. My second job had me working on the docks for years and the ocean often pops up in my games. In the last vampire game I ran I had a vampire, a monstrous Gangrel who looked vaguely like Killer Croc, who had made an arrangement with a small fishing community, keeping commercial fishing enterprises out of their waters and using his magic to make sure the fish were abundant, in exchange for a child offered to him in an annual ceremony. He wasn't a Mara but it seemed like a nice life, for a vampire, without the whole child offering thing. I'd probably still avoid the vampire politics as much as possible, participating but not trying to be anything big, and ideally my feeding, when it went overboard, would be easy to dismiss as a boating accident. Depending on where I was the prime feeding method would probably be luring or knocking people off of boats and drinking them while they were in the water. The Mara seem pretty insular and while they're still vampires they don't seem to have the huge domain structure thing.

              Circle of the Crone, of course. I couldn't see it as a curse, despite the setbacks, and they've always appealed to me. I admit to liking the Ordo Dracul more now than in first edition but the Circle has improved just as much. Apparently the Mara tend towards the Circle as it is so that would make sense. Maybe I'd make trips around the ocean, seeking domains that were run by or were at least open to the Circle and seeing how they did things, letting them know how others had it, or how to get in contact with others if they needed help.

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              • #8
                I'm probably megalomaniacal enough to fit in best as a Ventrue, but if I had a choice I would probably go with being a Mekhet or Gangrel.
                As for Covenant? My transhumanist leanings could only ever lead me to the Ordo Dracul. I'd want to spend eternity transforming into a perfect being, then spit in the eyes of God.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Korogra View Post

                  True, but opinions change and viewpoints develop, and this gives people a chance to explore new ideas for an old question!

                  And it could be whichever would be more interesting for you to consider.
                  Yeah, I'm actually rather off-put by my own answer in the old one. I got weirdly gushy about how great the Ordo Dracul is, and, uh... I mean, I still think they're really cool, but all that bullshit about them being noble and honorable... Ugh... I'm glad I grew out of that.


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                  • #10
                    To repeat my prior post: I face the sun.


                    Call me Regina or Lex.

                    Female pronouns for me, please.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Charlaquin View Post
                      Yeah, I'm actually rather off-put by my own answer in the old one. I got weirdly gushy about how great the Ordo Dracul is, and, uh... I mean, I still think they're really cool, but all that bullshit about them being noble and honorable... Ugh... I'm glad I grew out of that.
                      Yeah... they are about as honorable as a eugenics obsessed Nazi.

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                      • #12
                        A well what about be being gangril also ether cathen or orde drkul I'd hope to be a bloodline good for combat and be the guy who takes care of punksthat need taking care of then as i become more powerful I'd rule though force and by as much goules and full vampire goons as possible then try and take over other places with vampires until i gain a vampire kingdom full of loyal subjects

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kleptomania View Post
                          I'm probably megalomaniacal enough to fit in best as a Ventrue, but if I had a choice I would probably go with being a Mekhet or Gangrel.
                          As for Covenant? My transhumanist leanings could only ever lead me to the Ordo Dracul. I'd want to spend eternity transforming into a perfect being, then spit in the eyes of God.
                          It seems Gangrel and Mekhet are some fan faves .

                          Careful, He might spit back at ya xD

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                          • #14
                            Oh, a little game. I love little games.

                            I thought naturally much about it, it´s fun to write it down. My Requiem favorite is the Daeva, but in all honesty, I would certainly be a

                            Mekhet

                            Reason: I am totally convinced I would turn into my younger, 20-ish version of me again. Vampires are outsiders and in some way "free" (in comparison to humans, at least), so I would perceive my adult life as shackles and throw them away. So, I would turn into a kind of Goth-Industrial Nine Inch Nails adventure seeking Rocker I was in the past. As a young man, I thought I was an artist and a rebel, I wrote surreal poems and I tried to seduce my friends and strangers to go out into the night and have adventures and do something "important" (while the "important" stuff wasn´t really important at all, but I felt that way), In my mind, the world was a weird, occult and surreal place full of adventures to explore (man, writing that down I was sure weird back then), I loved to take people on journeys and open there eyes for the world (even that I had no idea what it was). This kind of seeker attitude definitely would transfer into haveing Auspex, my vampire-self would totally be jealous of Vampires having Majesty, so they can do that "Follow me Guru-stuff" so much easier, but the main point is looking behind the curtain. And that would be my whole purpose: To see.

                            Covenant: I would not be really interested in transcendence, I only pretended wanting to reach a higher level, so Ordo Dracul would not be for me. My rebellous attitude goes not very far: I am sure a borderline socialist nowadays, but a) I don´t do much besides giving people opinions and information and b) the human political world would not be interesting for me anymore when I am a Vampire (further, I would revel in the fact that they suffer under their capitalist rule as a vengenance that they haven´t heard me as I was still mortal and would think they deserve their petty lives). I would not try to change the Vampire world, as mortal I am keen (and to lazy and to cowardly) not to rebel too much and this would be far too dangerous to me. Secondly, in my now mortal mind I think the All-Night society makes sense, as a Vampire I would consider is at the best way to handle "us". Invictus would too much restrict my freedom, and I would not be very interested in having power in the mortal world at all, so that would certainly be nothing for me. Lancea et Sanktum would be really nothing for me, I have no deal in religion at all today, and I think this would not change. Circle of Crone maybe. The whole occult style would draw me, not sure if I could cope if the Religous attitude behind it. So, I would say Circle of Crone or Unaligned.


                            Nightly business: I would be an explorer. I would seek the night for wonders and adventure. I would seek Companions with whom I would wander around (mortals and vampires), having hedonistic fun or unlocking the secrets of the night. Maybe I would get stuck there, wandering around, meeting, seducing and accompaning mortals in a more or less meaningless unlife. If I would (or have to) "mature" as a Vampire, I think I might turn into a kind of supernatural private eye (I am good at some stuff you need for this job, I am a journalist now, I was always good at finding persons and digging up information).
                            I would surely have a problem with the masquerate, since I would always be in touch with mortals. I have a girlfriend since 8 years, I think I would be foolishely enough to seek for permission to turn her and stop her aging in the meantime by ghouling her. That has potential for high melodrama, since I think she wouldn´t want it.

                            Man, that was fun. Who wants to build and use me in his chronicle ?

                            I am curious for the other additions.

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                            • #15
                              Well since the clan you become isnt concretely something you choose i could end up as any of the clans really. But with my luck i'd probably be turned by a dickish nosferatu from a bloodline like the lygos or the baddacelli. As for the covenant, since its my operating procedure to say ''screw you bad luck, i'll still try and make the best of things'' i'd probably try to join the ordo dracul or even the invictus if i can.

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