Vampire: The Porphyry Rictus

5: The Dome of the Sky
Blood and earth mingle. Which will rise?
4: Blue Skies

“I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev’ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they’re not gray anymore

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you’re in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on"

Al Jolson

3: The Red and the Black

Do you hear midnight turning?
Do you see the houses burning?

Given the wheel and morch and meal what more need ye, than the yearning?

2: New Dawn Fades

The moon rises out of Lake Michigan like a sore when the band aid is peeled off. The only question: With whom will the Dammed dance tonight?

1: Char Gen
Your requiem begins now...

MIke: Mekhet, from Chicago, into MIlwaukee, made to kill family. Embraced as punishment for father who was a cop. Dad was a Jim Gordon type who pissed off the wrong people with his virtue. His son was turned into a vampire and forced to slay rest of family while dad watched. Dad’s alive. Hunter?

Found Aaron. Essentially they live together.

Knows Ryan from previous life as criminal defense lawyer.

City Status 1. He’s known as the kid from Chicago who killed his family.

Knows MIchelle from summers together at Lake Geneva. She was an aspirational mate for Mike and his family.

Aspirations: Infiltrate criminal organization in Milwaukee.

Gain contacts among Milwaukee underworld.

Make Lucy Miller partner with me to achieve goal.

Michelle: Daughter of beer baron family. late teens. Goes out for first time to speakeasy. She’s worried her parents are going to find out, and the feds invade, and she somehow gets embraced.

Embraced by some Pabst family vampire in an attempt to destroy the Miller Family. She was in love with a Pabst boy.

Summered on Lake Geneva with parents of Mike and him. Mike and his family had designs on marrying them and joining families, etc.

She is “dead” but is still being used by the family who knows she is a vampire, dad knows, mom and siblings don’t.

Aspirations: unite Milwaukee under one rule, ensuring legacy of MIller family, fight prohibition by establishing speakeasies, create underground railroad to get beer from Miller factory to speakeasies on the east side. Buy influence with police and mob to create safe speakeasies, and kill prince.

Aaron: From Rome, staked, buried alive, and brought back. He is the man out of time.
On revenge quest to find who did this… Plot things are on west side, but he’s stuck on the east side.

Flourishign around 200 BC, fought in Carthigian Wars, were a senator, loved your wife, no kids. Started embracing people. Kindred kids all killed. Adopted children, raised them as they were theirs, and embrace them.

Lancea et Sanctum linked to killling of wife and staking.

He was an up and comer in Rome. He was a senator.

Discovered during waning days of World War I, found at bottom of destroyed church.

Revenge brings you to MIlwaukee. He is looking for a certain Stradivarius…

Mike found Aaron when things went bad him being shipped into Milwaukee. Aaron killed all sailors, somehow ruining fine Italian wine.

Aspirations: Locate Stradivarius documents. Parker Doughurst/Scipio Pictor gain support of. Capture Arnobius of Izmir. Achieve residency in west side of town.

Andy: Worked in instrument making shop, vampire used the place as feeding grounds, and embraced in the process. Toreador/Daeva. He was journeyman maker under master.

Andy worked on a Stratdivarius Aaron is looking for.

Aspirations: Get money. Find soloist to make into vampire. Make perfect violin.

Ryan: Criminal defense lawyer who gets off a criminal and the crook kills a blood doll of the Prince. Ryan is embraced as punishment.

Knows Mike from life.

Got Michelle’s loser troublemaker older brother, Rufus Miller off of a manslatugher charge.

Aspirations: Long-term goal, kill sire, Annie Lee. Seek vengence on former clientele as he has let other scumbags off for their crimes. Explore your bloodline. Wants to join Ordo Dracul, seeking cure for vampirism.

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