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Mon, Jan. 14th, 2019, 09:03 am
Starling -- a Vampire: the Masquerade PC

Stewart Sands, a Toreador famed for his inspired sculptures but perhaps more for his rejection of what he sees as "the vein of hedonism that holds back our clan," found some unknown and beautiful quality in a college art student. He was saddened to see that the Embrace brought this very vein to the forefront in his new childe, who went from a once-a-fortnight clubber to a hardcore rave kid. Self-christened "Starling" (and taking pains to hide their original name), the neonate wasted no time dropping out of college and falling into the street scene. The understated appearance which originaly drew the ascetic sire's attention was replaced with a powerful, androgynous sexuality and beauty that made it easy for Starling to find a new person to stay with every day. The local 18th Street gang has fallen underneath Starling's sway, providing the occasional favor (including the 9mm the vampire carries for protection). Despite being broke and technically homeless, Starling has big dreams of eventually creating a club just as important as Asylum or the Succubus Club, and those plans start with becoming beloved and feared on the streets and dance floor.

Note: Yes, this PC unashamedly embraces stereotypes, but I enjoy the challenge of starting with a cliche and turning it into a truly complex and deep character. "Embrace the Stereotype" is a nod and wink to that, with the rationale that Starling will talk someone else into supplying the venue.

NAME: Starling (just Starling)

CLAN: Toreador

SIRED BY: Stewart Sands, sculptor and ascetic, disappointed and embarrased by his hedonistic childe

XP: 0

ATTRIBUTES:
Strength 1, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2
Charisma 3, Manipulation 4, Composure 3
Intelligence 2, Wits 2, Resolve 2
Health 5, Willpower 5

SKILLS:
Athletics 2
Awareness 2
Craft 1
Drive 1
Etiquette 1
Firearms 2
Insight 3
Intimidation 2
Performance 1
Persuasion 3
Politics 1
Stealth 1
Streetwise 2
Subterfuge 3
Technology 1

SPECIALTIES:
Awareness (Instincts)
Craft (Sculpture)
Performance (Dance)
Persuasion (Seduction)

DISCIPLINES:
Auspex 0
Celerity 2 (Cat's Grace, Rapid Reflexes)
Presence 2 (Awe, Daunt)

ADVANTAGES
3 Embrace the Stereotype (Loresheet: Descendent of Helena)
1 High-Functioning Addict (ecstasy/molly improves Mental)
1 Rebel Cell (Loresheet: Theo Bell) (18th Street gang)
4 Stunning

FLAWS
1 No Haven
1 Stalker (ex-lover of the moment)
1 Suspect (Camarilla, as unproven and too Anarch-friendly)

CONVICTIONS:
Involuntary bondage is evil
When you feel bad, stop feeling bad and feel awesome instead

AMBITION: Establish a trendsetting nightclub with a permanent Elysium

DESIRE: (currently) To amass a harem of loyal followers

PREDATOR TYPE: Siren (Seduction specialty, Presence 1, Beautiful, Enemy or Stalker)

HUMANITY: 7

BLOOD POTENCY: 1



Starling Upgraded
A friend asked me to give Starling another 100 XP for use in a different Vampire game, so this is a snapshot of Starling a few years later.

This version has had time to work on those lofty ambitions. They've partnered with Gilbert Younger, a mortal investor who launched a hostile takeover of the nightclub Ameinias on Starling's behalf. Buoyed by Gilbert's financial acumen, Starling has slowly turned Ameinias into a vibrant hotspot, though it isn't quite on the level of legendary establishments like the Succubus Club or Asylum.

ATTRIBUTES:
Strength 1, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2
Charisma 3, Manipulation 4, Composure 3
Intelligence 2, Wits 3, Resolve 2
Health 5, Willpower 5

SKILLS:
Athletics 2
Awareness 2
Craft 1
Drive 1
Etiquette 1
Firearms 2
Insight 3
Intimidation 2
Performance 1
Persuasion 3
Politics 2
Stealth 1
Streetwise 2
Subterfuge 3
Technology 1

SPECIALTIES:
Awareness (Instincts)
Craft (Sculpture)
Performance (Dance)
Persuasion (Seduction)
Subterfuge (Seduction)

DISCIPLINES:
Auspex 1 (Sense the Unseen)
Celerity 2 (Cat's Grace, Rapid Reflexes)
Presence 3 (Awe, Daunt, Dread Gaze)
+1 die to all from Blood Potency 2

ADVANTAGES
3 Contact (Gilbert Younger, wealthy investor)
3 Embrace the Stereotype (Loresheet: Descendent of Helena)
4 Haven (Ameinias, 3 dot, Location)
1 High-Functioning Addict (ecstasy/molly improves Mental)
2 Influence
2 Mask
1 Rebel Cell (Loresheet: Theo Bell) (18th Street gang)
2 Resources
4 Stunning

FLAWS
1 No Haven
1 Stalker (ex-lover of the moment)
1 Suspect (Camarilla, as unproven and too Anarch-friendly)

CONVICTIONS:
Involuntary bondage is evil
When you feel bad, stop feeling bad and feel awesome instead

AMBITION: Establish a trendsetting nightclub with a permanent Elysium

DESIRE: (currently) To surruptitiously steal ownership of Ameinias from Gilbert

HUMANITY: 7

BLOOD POTENCY: 2