Victoria Trammel

Posted in Character Stuff, Looking Back in Time, Sire Relations on April 18th, 2005 by Victoria

My name is Victoria Trammel and this is my story. Well part of it anyway. I was raised by my Aunt Judy and Uncle Charlie in Charleston. My parents died in a car crash in Switzerland when I was a few months old. They had left me in the care of my aunt and uncle that year. Dad was driving when he lost control of the car and sent them plummeting to their deaths at the bottom of a mountain.
Judy doesn’t talk much about it, because my mother was her favorite baby sister. The other sister, Daise, is a black sheep and so Judy doesn’t talk about her either. I did find an old picture of Daise in Judy’s things. She looked beautiful. I envied her being able to get away from here and see new things.
I was an only child and so was doted upon but never spoiled. I strove to be the best in my class so I could follow Daise’s footsteps and get out of this town. I wanted to travel the world. When I was done with high school I went to Yale and got a doctorate in business. I figured that would be helpful to my goal.
A couple of years after I started working in my uncle’s consulting firm he retired and turned over the business to me. Oh how I hated him that day. He had effectively shut down all my plans to travel. I was stuck running the business. When I confronted him he just looked at me with eyes full of innocence and told me that I was the only one he could trust to not run the business into the ground. My relationship with Judy and Charlie grew distant as I threw myself into work to keep from killing someone.
I seemed to have an instinct for knowing when to sell and when to hold, so make money I did. The employees started joking about magic and witches telling me about the investments, but I paid them little heed as I tried to figure out how to get out of this town. I got the idea to expand my business and so set about trying to figure out good locations. I knew that I would have to run each new office for about 6 months to make sure it was not going to collapse so my dreams of leaving Charleston would come true at last. Over the next few years I opened offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Tampa, Denver, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Chicago and New York.
It was while I was in Chicago that I ran into Daise. Well to tell the truth, she hunted me down. She was standing outside my building one night when I got off work. She invited me for a couple of drinks to catch up. I told her I would meet her at the bar and went back to my hotel to change. I got to the bar and went inside. It was dark, but quieter than most bars. It seemed to me the kind of place people did serious drinking, without a lot to distract them. I spotted my aunt at a table and walked over. On my way I saw several couples making out. It seemed that everyone was having a neck nuzzled by someone else and I felt myself blushing.
I got to the table and sat down and my aunt pushed a drink towards me. I took a sip while waiting for her to speak. We talked long into the night and I told her about my business. She suggested New York for my next office. She even knew someone who could help me get started. I liked the idea from the start. I had been told that New York had everything and it sounded perfect.
I told her it would be about a month before I could leave the Chicago area. She laughed and said that time was of no importance. I glanced at my watch and realized it was 4am. I told her I had to go and stood up. She said that she would find me again before I left town to make arrangements. I agreed and headed towards the door calling a cab on my cell phone.
A week before I could leave, Daise found me again and gave me the name of a bar in New York that I could find her when I arrived. I asked her to fly with me and she said that she had her own arrangements and just to meet her at the bar in ten days at midnight.
After I got everything taken care of in Chicago I flew out to New York and checked into a hotel. That first night I slept like a baby. The next day I headed around trying to find a place to set up office. I worked day and night, but couldn’t find a good spot. The night I was supposed to meet with Daise came and so I went to the bar. My aunt walked in and sat down at the table. I asked where the guy I was supposed to meet was and she said he would be in tomorrow night at midnight. She told me to be here then she got up and left. I stared after her in surprised that she would be so rude. I had second thoughts at that time, but I was having such a hard time finding a place that I figured it couldn’t hurt to meet this guy at least.
The next night I was seated in the back corner of the bar when I saw them walk in. My aunt pointed at me and then left. The guy started walking towards me. Watching him move towards my table I was reminded of a predator stalking its prey and I shivered. When he got to the table he sat down across from me. He had the most striking eyes I had ever seen. When I met his gaze it was as if he could read my every thought and was gazing right into my soul.
“So you’re Victoria”

Christian and Donald in the Past

Posted in As Time Goes By, Character Stuff, Looking Back in Time, NPC Stuff, Sire Relations on January 19th, 2005 by enwewn

Donald has become fond for Christian’s little trips out to the local bars. He sees the potential in the contacts that he makes there, but he wishes that Christian would forget about his old life as it seems to be holding him back from the bigger things. Though Christian has taken to the Invictus, he does not seem to be a fervent member. The first year has gone by now and he doesn’t seem to have moved on that far. The more time he spends in these places the less time Donald has to show him the business. This may start to be a problem if he does not find a spot in the business he will not have anything to stand on while Donald is away, but being young and unconcerned with the long time ahead. That is very attractive way of “living.” Christian has not always seemed to be such a good choice for Donald. Christian when he first was brought over, wanted to go back to his old life and try to keep others from finding out. He is after all, the owner, so if he sleeps all day and is working all night no one would get suspicious of him. That was Donald’s first hurtle, to show him that going back was not a wise idea. Christian got the message, but still missed all of the interaction that being in a bar gave him. Now he is a frequent visitor to many of the clubs that Donald owns. Donald was not sure about Christian doing this until Christian started to make suggestions about how to make the places bring in more people. After that Donald saw that Christian was going to be useful and tried to make watching over the club Christian’s job. Christian was not going to have that as he already knows it loses it appeal after it became that only thing in your life. Donald continued to look for a place for Christian in his business and still does not know were to fit him in. Without knowing were to place Christian, Donald does not want to give him too much access to the rest of the business.

Judy Lone

Posted in Looking Back in Time, NPC Stuff on January 18th, 2005 by enwewn

Mekhat Charthian

Judy clawed her way up fast as the youngest covenant leader in the city. She had to earn the respect of many kindred in the city and she has, as much as any carthain could in this city. The old prince was not letting the movement move, so a little passing of information to take him down a peg shouldn’t have been so bad. The new prince, though, has turned into her worst nightmare and she is working hard to keep any more of it from becoming reality. Her gift for her favor to the new prince was nice, but hasn’t had the effect that she had hoped for, and with so many other new kindred around, it is hard to see if he is getting anywhere.

Meeting Paul and Dianna

Posted in Looking Back in Time, NPC Stuff, Sire Relations on January 14th, 2005 by enwewn

Paul found this beauty one night on the town and his path was set. Of course, she was just out for a drink. Paul caught her off guard with his good looks and relentless style. Slipping into his mind, she found that he had more usefulness than a one night toy. So, knowing that he could help move things along, she took the risk and showed him what real cruelty is. Shortly after the change of leadership took place in the city, a favor was repaid, making them safe. She takes care of his needs and he lets her live a little more. Though they both “see” other people, it is mostly to show up and hurt each other

Thomas meets Hannah

Posted in Looking Back in Time, NPC Stuff, Sire Relations on January 14th, 2005 by enwewn

At a late evening field trip to a historic church in New York, Hannah was spotted by Thomas, who had just been informed of the leadership change and his payment for his part in it. There was something he needed someone’s help with, but not anyone would understand his need for an answer. She looked like a good prospect, but he did not quite understand her. It was too late to go back as he figured out what a big mistake he had made. After a quick clean up job, done by a friend of his, he set his task to make her as happy with this life as he possibly can without stopping his search for answers. He hopes that as she leaves her old life behind and that she will start to be interested in his odyssey.

Robert Bonnell

Posted in Looking Back in Time, NPC Stuff, Sire Relations on January 14th, 2005 by enwewn

Ventrue Invictus

As an “up and comer” in the Ventrue clan, Robert has seen fit to start a takeover of any finances that he can get his hands on. With some of his resources trimmed when the old prince left power, he had this “bright idea” to start using others’ finances to get what he wants. Victoria was just coming up to visit with the last fun person in the family. That changed quickly as she was drawn into this plan of Robert’s. The death of her Aunt and Uncle couldn’t have come at a better time for Robert as this gave him even more money to play with.

Sarah Cassity

Posted in Looking Back in Time, NPC Stuff, Sire Relations on January 14th, 2005 by enwewn

Ventrue Invictus

A good looking girl is what tends to describe this lady wherever she goes. She has only been among the kindred for a short time and still longs for her mortal life. She had been getting lonely in the recent years so she seized the opportunity to “make” a friend for herself. She didn’t have to do much to get the “go ahead” for it – drop a few little words to the wrong person to change the leadership of the city. She did take a little time to pick someone out that she thought she could hold on to for a long time. It was someone she thought she would relate to and could get along with, not to mention that looked better then she did – so she could hide a little in public. As part of the Invictus, she hates to have to take part in anything and is more a member of convenience than for any benefits that may come of it. Ignored for the most part, she has little to do with her clan, either. She has hoped in recent nights that she could get closer to Gracey and find out what held her back in her mortal life, but the events that let her make Gracey have come back to make that hard.

Dianna Harlow

Posted in Looking Back in Time, NPC Stuff, Sire Relations on January 14th, 2005 by enwewn

Mekhat Invictus

Dianna has been able to climb the ladder in the Invictus due to good looks and the willingness to punish those that get in her way. As a lower member of the covenant, she had a great deal of responsibility. As she has moved up over time, she has been able to maintain a high level of respect for getting things done. She had been feeling a bit stagnated in the recent years and wants to move high in the covenant. After slipping up and making Paul, she knew that the current state would not let her get what she wanted and she feared falling backward. When the sanctified gave her a chance to change that, she jumped at it with all of her tenacity. It was a small matter of letting the right people hear the wrong things. It’s amazing what a little bad press can do to a leader’s support and, with the sanctified pushing from the outside and the support waning from within, the old Prince had no choice but to step down and thus take down those around him who all want their jobs back.

Donald Riddell

Posted in Looking Back in Time, NPC Stuff, Sire Relations on January 14th, 2005 by enwewn

Ventrue Invictus

As leader of the Ventrue in the Invictus, Donald has had many run-ins with all of the other players in the city and has carved out his share, but sees that he needs some more to cement his position. It takes others of the right mind to take care of the little things that he no longer has time for. Christian’s determination to keep going with what he had back in Minneapolis, caught Donald’s eye. Donald had a chance to add to his brood, in return for selling some information that made it unsettling for the former Prince to keep his position at the top. So, he made Christian his newest partner in business, thinking that this would improve his position in New York, when the time comes to step down.