Vincenzo Durante

Careers Guidance Councillor

Description:

Name: Vincenzo Fujita Tiziano Ezio Durante
Concept: Careers Guidance Councillor
DoB: 1500/01/01 DoG 1572/02/28 DoD: 1634/08/12 #2517

Clan: Ventrue Bloodline: Sotoha #2516
Covenant: Ordo Dracul (1612/01/19)
Oath: Axe (1643/07/26) Position: Dragon Knight
Camp: Arahats School: Theosophy
Faction: Impaled Fate Card: Knight of Wands


SHEET -

Attributes:
Mental (4): Physical (3): Social (5):
Intelligence 3 Strength 2 Presence 2
Wits 2 Dexterity 2 Manipulation 3
*Resolve 5 Stamina 5 Composure 5
Resilience 3

Skills:
Mental (7): Physical (4): Social (11):
Academics 2 Athletics 0 Animal Ken 0
Computer 1 Brawl 2 Empathy 3
Craft 0 Drive 0 Expression 2
Cryptic Responses
Investigation 2 Firearms 0 Intimidate 2
Medicine 0 Larceny 2 Persuasion 2
Occult 3 Stealth 2 Socialise 1
Alchemy
Politics 2 Survival 3 Streetwise 0
Science 0 Weaponry 4 Subterfuge 1
Fencing

Result : 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
Successes: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Merits:
Blood Potency 4
Status (Ventrue) 0
Status (Ordo Dracul) 2
Status (Nottingham) 4 {+2}

Common Sense (•) (CO) 1 Crucible Ritual (•••) OD p202 3 Emotional Detachment (•) Asylum p50 1 FS: Fencing (• to •••••) 3 {Lower their defence} Curved Sword, Fencing Sword, Rapier, Sword Cane FS: MAC (• to •••••) 3 {Lower their defence} Unarmed, Knives & Daggers (Any) Inherited Resistance (••or••••)Ven p106 4 Iron Stamina 1 Language (English) (•) 1 Language (Japanese) (•) 1 Meditative Mind (•) 1 Mentor (• to •••••) (Visionary Samuel) 1 Mind of the Devouring Worm (•••) 3 #2520 Mind of the Unblinking Serpent (••) 2 #2520 Shared Pool Haven (Chapter House): Location 2 Pete Peterson 1 Walter Roberts 1 Occultation 2 Dedric Caden 1 Oscar Tormey 1 Security 5 Dedrick Caden 1 Vincenzo Durante 3 Walter Roberts 1 Size 3 Vincenzo Durante 2 Walter Roberts 1 Geomantic Nexus (Intelligence) Potency 3 Walter Roberts 2 Oscar Tormey 1 Size 0 Chapter House Library 2 Alchemy (Occult) Torpor (Occult)

Disciplines: Dots Cost Pool
Auspex 2
(Clash of Wills N/A 6 Wits + Inve + Spec + Ausp v Reso + Stea + Obfu)
Heightened Senses N/A N/A
Aura Perception N/A 8 Inte + Empa + Spec + Ausp – Comp – Occu

Animalism 1 Feral Whispers N/A 3 Mani + AniK + Spec + Anim Celerity 1 1vt/turn Coils Beast 1: Chastise the Beast Beast 2: Lure the Beast Beast 3: Exhaust the Beast Beast 4: Saddle the Beast #2519 Blood 1: Blood Seeps Slowly Dominate 1 Command N/A 8 Inte + Inti + Spec + Domi v Reso + BP Kamen 3 Tatemae N/A 8 Mani + Expr + Spec + Kame Hide feelings / project an emotion The Fitting Time N/A 13 Reso + Comp + Kame Delay frenzy (1 – One turn, 2 – Five turns, 3-4 – One scene, 5+ – One night) The Wave is the Man N/A N/A Appear calm during voluntary Frenzy. Obfuscate 2 Touch of Shadow N/A 5 Wits + Larc + Spec + Obfu + Occu Mask of Tranquillity N/A 6 Wits + Stea + Spec + Obfu + Occu Protean 2 Aspect of the Predator N/A N/A {Note: Always turned off!} Haven of Soil 1vt N/A + Natural Stone Resilience 3 1vt/scene Spoiling (#2521) 3 1vt 13 Stam + Occu + Spec + Spoi v Reso + BP Resolve, Stamina, Composure

Devotions: XP
Eyes of the Dragon 10
Source – OD p199
{Auspex 2, Coil (Relevant)}
Action: Reflexive
Cost: 1vt
Duration:
Pull: 10 Inte + Occu + Spec + Ausp
Defence: – Composure
Description:

Masked Blood 6 Source – OD p200 {Blood Seeps Slowly, Obfuscate 2} Action: Instant Cost: N/A Duration: N/A Pull: N/A Defence: N/A Description:

Morality: Lost Gained
10
9
8
7 1 Depersonalisation (When active – Can’t spend WP, -2 to Reso + Comp)
6 *
5
4
3
2
1

Frenzy:
Anger Frenzy:
2 sux: Harassed by panhandler, Idiot scraps your new car.
3 sux: Insulted in public, Hours of frustration and delay.
5 sux: Reviled by someone you dislike, Betrayed by a partner in a deal,
Shot by a mugger, Loved one in danger
7 sux: Betrayed by someone you love, Lose everything you own.
10 sux: Loved one slain, Reviled and humiliated by someone you love.

Provocation aligns with your Virtue/Vice -+2 Provocation attacks your Virtue/Vice -+2 Hungry – 1 Starving – 2 Fear Frenzy: 1 sux: Lighting a cigarette. 2 sux: Sight of a torch. 3 sux: Flashbulb in the face. 4 sux: Bonfire. 5 sux: Burning building. 7 sux: Obscured sunlight. 10 sux: Direct sunlight. Fire/sunlight at a safe distance +2 Surprised by fire/sunlight – 1 Surrounded by fire/sunlight, but not immediately harmed – 1 Burned by fire/sunlight – 3 Hunger Frenzy: 2 sux: Sight or smell of blood (when Hungry). 3 sux: Taste of blood (when Hungry). 4 sux: Sight or smell of blood (when Starving). 5 sux: Taste of blood (when Starving). Has tasted vampire blood before – 1 Hungry – 1 Starving – 2 Addicted to vampire blood – 2

Equipment: Size Dur Bonus Cap Page Other
Katana 3/L 4 3(L) N/A Arm: pg 27
Rapier 2/L 3 2(L) N/A MET: pg 232 2 defence, Ace vs. Size 3 breaks
Sword Cane 2/L 3 2(L/B) N/A Arm: pg 27 Bashing damage when sheathed
Iron Fan 0 (B) N/A Arm: pg +1 to Weaponry Dodge

Other:
Virtue: Fortitude
Vice: Envy

Health: Size(5) + Stamina(5) + Resilience(3) = 13 | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-1|-2| (Iron Stamina 1) Willpower: Resolve(5) + Composure(5) = 10 | | | | | | | | | | | | Vitae = Max 13, 2 / turn |S | | |H | | | | | | | | | | | | Size: 5 Defence: Min(Dexterity(2),Wits(2)) = 2 Defence + Celerity (1) = 3 Armour: 0 / 0 Initiative: Dexterity(2) + Composure(5) + FR = 7 Initiative + Celerity (1) = 8 Acting Speed = 5 Acting + Celerity (1) = 6 Speed: 5 + Strength(2) + Dexterity(2) + FoF(0) = 9 Speed (9) + Celerity (1) {(9 + 1) x2} = 20

Approvals:

Notes:

Bio:

1500-1509 ~ 1500/01/01: Born.
1510-1519 ~
1520-1529 ~
{Fujita Kunimasa embraced sometime around here.}
1530-1539 ~
1540-1549 ~
1550-1559 ~
1560-1569 ~
1570-1579 ~ 1572/02/28: First made a ghoul by Fujita Kunimasa.
1580-1589 ~
1590-1599 ~

1600-1609 ~
1610-1619 ~
1620-1629 ~
1630-1639 ~ 1631/10/17: Moved with Fujita Kunimasa to America.
1634/08/12: Embraced by Fujita Kunimasa.
1635/08/22: Joined the Invictus, after being released from his sire.
{BP1: 1634}
1640-1649 ~ 1640/07/05: Moved to London, England to represent Fujita Kunimasa’s interests in Europe.
1641/01/19: Joined Ordo Dracul. Slave – Inducted by Vergil Sal Samuel.
1650-1659 ~
1660-1669 ~ 1663/10/31: Supplicant of the Terror – Taught Beast 1 by ?? in ??.
1670-1679 ~ 1674/06/24: Commits the Rite of Harakiri, forcing him into torpor for one month
(BP1, Humanity 5 = 1 * One month).
1674/07/26: Joined the Sworn of the Axe (Companion).
1679/12/25: Moved to Philadelphia, America.
1680-1689 ~ 1681/12/20: Scribe of the Dedicated Terror – Taught Beast 2 by ?? in ??.
{BP2: 1684}
1684/10/20: Formally recognised as a member of the Sotoha bloodline by Fujita Kunimasa.
1690-1699 ~

1700-1709 ~
1710-1719 ~ 1719: Damascene Rite created in Paris.
1720-1729 ~ 1721/04/10: Scholar of the Sanguine Terror – Taught Blood 1 by ?? in ??.
1730-1739 ~ 1738: Palatine Rite created in the Rhineland.
{BP3: 1734}
1740-1749 ~ 1746/12/05: Moved to Hirado, Japan.
1750-1759 ~ 1758/10/28: Promoted to Dragon Knight by Initiate Natsuki Nishimura of Hirado.
1760-1769 ~ 1760/05/29: Mind of the Devouring Worm – Taught by Scribe Chika Yamada in Hirado.
1770-1779 ~
1780-1789 ~ 1782: Wallachian Rite created in London.
1784/11/11: Moved home to Venice, Italy.
{BP4: 1784}
1785/11/25: Torpor begins.
1790-1799 ~ Torpor.

1800-1809 ~ Torpor.
{BP3: 1810}
1810-1819 ~ 1813/11/28: Torpor ends (~30 years).
1820-1829 ~ 1821/08/09: Initiate of the Sanguine Terror – Taught Beast 3 by ?? in ??.
1830-1839 ~ 1834/03/23: Mind of the Unblinking Serpent – Taught by Adept Rosanna Sebastiani in Venice.
1840-1849 ~ 1842/04/12: Moved to Romania.
1850-1859 ~ 1854/01/07: Spoiling – Taught by Andreea Denisa Dumitru of Romania.
1860-1869 ~
{BP4: 1863}
1870-1879 ~
1880-1889 ~ 1889: Lisette leaves London, never to be seen again.
1890-1899 ~ 1897: The Ordo Dracul is ‘outed’ and becomes a Covenant, Vincenzo officially leaves Invictus to join them.

1900-1909 ~ 1901/02/23: Moved home to Venice, Italy.
1909/09/22: Torpor begins.
1910-1919 ~ Torpor.
1920-1929 ~ 1920: Philadelphian Rite created in Philadelphia.
Torpor.
1930-1939 ~ 1930: Oriental Rite created.
Torpor.
{BP3: 1934}
1940-1949 ~ 1940/01/08: Torpor ends (~30 years).
1950-1959 ~
1960-1969 ~ 1967/08/26: Adept of the Penultimate Terror – Taught Beast 4 by ?? in ??.
1970-1979 ~
1980-1989 ~
1990-1999 ~
{BP4: 1990}

2000-2009 ~
2010-2012 ~ 2012/09/01: Returns to the UK, and heads for Nottingham.


CHARACTER QUESTIONS -

Mandatory Questions
01. What about you is heroic?

02. What about you is social? What do you like about people?

03. Of what benefit could you be to the current group?
A clam head and a point of view which tends to the decades rather than the immediate.
04. Why would you choose to join the current group?

05. Invent an adventure/plot that your character would actively undertake (as opposed to just tagging along)?

Personal Questions
01. What is your real, birth name? What name do you use?
Vincenzo “Fujita” Tiziano Ezio Durante. Usually goes by “Vincenzo Durante”.
02. Do you have a nickname? What is it, and where did you get it?
A shortening of Vincenzo to ‘Vin’ is sometimes used.
03. What do you look like? (Include height, weight, hair, eyes, skin, apparent age, and distinguishing features)
Vincenzo is around five foot nine, with short white hair, balding on top. His skin is pale with age, and stands at contrast to his red shirt and black trousers. He is slightly overweight, and wears dark mirrored glasses with an old fashioned frame which hoop backwards around his ears making the difficult to remove (accidentally or by a second party).
04. How do you dress most of the time?
Black trousers, a red shirt, and black shoes with a black scarf in winter. Hair is combed back, with no attempt to hide the fact he is balding.
05. How do you “dress up?”
For official events, Vincenzo retains the black trousers and red shirt, but adds a black suit jacket.
06. How do you “dress down?”
Vincenzo does not dress down.
07. What do you wear when you go to sleep?
As an aged vampire, Vincenzo does not feel the need to wear anything in particular while sleeping during the day.
08. Do you wear any jewelry?
A single Masonic Lodge ring, on his right hand. A pocket-watch in his jacket.
09. In your opinion, what is your best feature?
The ability to remain calm and level headed, regardless of situation.
10. What’s your real birth date?
1st of January, 1500.
11. Where do you live? Describe it: Is it messy, neat, avant-garde, sparse, etc.?
A ‘gothic’ town house on the outskirts of Nottingham. Two stories, wooden cladding on the outside walls, with a single story higher at the entrance in a small ‘tower’. On a flat section of the roof, behind the tower which grants access, a space has been cleared and a ‘dark garden’ established – nothing lives here, but water flows around gravel and rocks, which have been placed in an imitation of the Zen gardens of the East. The ample gardens surrounding the house are tended to by Vincenzo himself.
Inside the house large windows look out on to the grounds, although large and thick curtains are kept firmly drawn over them during the daytime. The rooms are neither cluttered nor sparse, but rather contains exactly as much as seems to be needed for the room’s function. As a whole the house is airily decorated, harking to the aesthetics of Japanese interior design – simplicity and minimalism. The walls are painted in soft pastel colours, and each room has a few carefully and elegantly hand-drawn calligraphy. Most of the house flooring is made from wood, and while not done in the traditional tatami, or rice straw, mats the overall look is appealing to the eye. A single room, at the back of the house, is outfitted with the tatami mats in a traditional arrangement for tea ceremonies (four in a ring around the outside, and a half sized matt in the middle with a square cut out to allow access to the sunken hearth). Vincenzo’s study, on the first floor, is stark white and empty save for a selection of floor cushions and a low desk, positioned to be used while sitting on the floor. The desk is made from a pale wood, merging in colour into the thick fibrous carpet. In addition, the basement contains a practice room/dojo fitted out with a variety of fencing equipment.
Yet, behind all the seeming pleasantry and minimalism there is a ruthless undercurrent of order and practicality – as one might expect of a former Grandmaster of the Axe. The rooms haven’t been knocked down to replace the walls with flimsy sliding paper which would all too easily let the sun and other kindred roam around the haven unchecked. The walls are run through with meshing (not unlike chicken wire) to prevent use of the Protean devotions Flow Within or Pass Through, and all the windows have securely locking metal shutters which can be deployed remotely from several hidden locations in the haven, and at least one panic room is carefully hidden between artfully angled walls and furniture {mechanically this is represented by the Tomb merit}.
12. Do you own a car? Describe it.

13. What is your most prized mundane possession? Why do you value it so much?
A folded steel katana from Japan, given to him on his ascension to Dragon Knight of the Ordo Dracul by his then mentor, Rising Dragon Natsuki Nishimura of Hirado, Japan.
14. What one word best describes you?
Controlled.

Familial Questions
01. What was your family like?

02. Who was your father, and what was he like?
Orso Mauro Durante was a stern but not unkind father, spending much of his time away from home trading as a merchant of some skill. Skills which were passed onto his second son, Vincenzo.
03. Who was your mother, and what was she like?
Gabriella Liliana Durante (nee Arbore) was the young daughter of a farmer whom Orso met on one of his travels to other parts of Italy. She remained a relatively simple life and home, and loved all of her five children.
04. What was your parents marriage like? Were they married? Did they remain married?
Orso and Gabriella’s marriage was good, but they spent much time apart as Orso travelled to gain the supplies which his sons’s
05. What were your siblings names? What were they like?
Prudenzio Gavino Durante, the first son.
Michelina Antonella Durante, the first daughter.
Lena Durante, the second daughter.
Beniamino Massimo Salvatore Durante, the third son.
06. What’s the worst thing one of your siblings ever did to you? What’s the worst thing you’ve done to one of your siblings?

07. When’s the last time you saw any member of your family? Where are they now?

08. Did you ever meet any other family members? Who were they? What did you think of them?

Childhood Questions
01. What is your first memory?

02. What was your favourite toy?

03. What was your favourite game?

04. Any non-family member adults stick out in your mind? Who were they, and how did you know them? Why do they stick out?

05. Who was your best friend when you were growing up?

06. What is your fondest, childhood memory?

07. What is your worst childhood memory?

Adolescent Questions
01. How old were you when you went on your first date?

02. It is common for one’s view of authority to develop in their adolescent years. What is your view of authority, and what event most affected it?

03. What were you like in high school? What “clique” did you best fit in with?

04. What were your high school goals?

05. Who was your idol when you were growing up? Who did you first fantasize about in your life?

06. What is your favourite memory from adolescence?

07. What is your worst memory from adolescence?

Occupational Questions
01. Do you have a job? What is it? Do you like it? If no job, where does your money come from?

02. What is your boss or employer like? (Or publisher, or agent, or whatever.)

03. What are your co-workers like? Do you get along with them? Any in particular? Which ones don’t you get along with?

04. What is something you had to learn that you hated?

05. Do you tend to save or spend your money? Why?

Likes & Dislikes Questions
01. What hobbies do you have?

02. Who is your closest mundane friend? Describe them and how you relate to them.

03. Who is your worst mundane enemy? Describe them and why you don’t get along.

04. What bands do you like? Do you even pay attention?

05. What tape or CD hasn’t left your player since your purchased it? Why?

06. What song is “your song?” Why?

07. What’s been your favourite movie of all time?

08. Read any good books? What were they?

09. What do you watch on the Television?

10. When it comes to mundane politics, do you care? If so, which way do you tend to vote? If not, why don’t you care?

11. What type of places do you hang out in with your mundane friends?

12. What type of places do you hang out in with your normal friends?

13. What annoys you more than anything else?

14. What would be the perfect gift for you?

15. What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?

16. What time of day is your favourite?

17. What kind of weather is your favourite?

18. What is your favourite food? What is your least favourite food?

19. What is your favourite drink? (Coffee, Coke, Juice, Beer, Wine, etc.)

20. What’s your favourite animal? Why?

21. Do you have any pets? Do you want any pets? What kind?

22. What do you find most relaxing? (Not as in stress relief, but as something that actually calms you down.)

23. What habit that others have annoys you most?

24. What kind of things embarrass you? Why?

25. What don’t you like about yourself?

26. How would you like to look?

Sex & Intimacy Questions
01. Would you consider yourself straight, gay, bi, or something else? Why?

02. Who was the first person you had sex with? When did it happen? What was it like? How well did it go?

03. Have you ever had a same-sex experience? Who with, what was it like, and how did it go?

04. What is your deepest, most well-hidden sexual fantasy? Would you ever try it?

05. What was the wildest thing you’ve ever done, sexually? Who was it with and when did it happen?

06. Is there any sexual activity that you enjoy and/or practice regularly that can be considered non-standard? (Bondage, Fantasy Play, etc.) Why do you like it?

07. Is there any sexual activity that you will not, under any circumstances, do?

08. Do you currently have a lover? What is their name, and what is your relationship like? What are they like? Why are you attracted to them?

09. What is the perfect romantic date?

10. Describe the perfect romantic partner for you.

11. Do you ever want to get married and have children? When do you see this happening?

12. What is more important – sex or intimacy? Why?

13. What was your most recent relationship like? Who was it with? (Does not need to be sexual, merely romantic.)

14. What’s the worst thing you’ve done to someone you loved?

Drug & Alcohol Questions
01. How old were you when you first got drunk? What was the experience like? Did anything good come out of it? Did anything bad come out of it?

02. Do you drink on any kind of regular basis?

03. What kind of alcohol do you prefer?

04. Have you ever tried any other kind of “mood altering” substance? Which one(s)? What did you think of each?

05. What do you think of drugs and alcohol? Are there any people should not do? Why or why not?

Morality Questions
01. What one act in your past are you most ashamed of? What one act in your past are you most proud of?

02. Have you ever been in an argument before? Over what, with who, and who won?

03. Have you ever been in a physical fight before? Over what, with who, and who won?

04. What do you feel most strongly about?

05. What do you pretend to feel strongly about, just to impress people?

06. What trait do you find most admirable, and how often do you find it?

07. Is there anything you think should not be incorporated into the media or art (sex, violence, greed, etc.,)? If so, what and why, and if not, why not?

08. Do you have any feelings in general that you are disturbed by? What are they? Why do they disturb you?

09. What is your religious view of things? What religion, if any, do you call your own?

10. Do you think the future is hopeful? Why?

11. Is an ounce of prevention really worth a pound of cure? Which is more valuable? Why do you feel this way?

12. What’s the worst thing that can be done to another person? Why?

13. What’s the worst thing you could actually do to someone you hated?

14. Are you a better leader or follower? Why do you think that? If you think the whole leader-follower archetype is a crock of shit, say so, and explain why?

15. What is your responsibility to the world, if any? Why do you think that?

16. Do you think redemption is possible? If so, can anyone be redeemed, or are there only certain circumstances that can be? If not, why do you think nothing can redeem itself?

17. Is it okay for you to cry? When was the last time you cried?

18. What do you think is wrong with MOST people, overall?

Post-Supernatural Awareness Questions
01. When did you go through whatever made you supernatural? What was it like (in your opinion)?

02. What do you think now of being supernatural? Is it cool, or have you been screwed?

03. Do you have a mentor? Who are they? How did you become their student?

04. Do you have any magical items? Where did you get them?

05. What do you think of the other denizens of the World of Darkness? Why for each? (If you haven’t met something, do you think it exists, and if it does, is that bad or good?)

06. Think of a major event that happened during your training/initiation. What was it?

07. What is something you had to learn during your training that you hated? Why did you hate it?

Miscellaneous Questions
01. What is the thing that has frightened you most? Do you think there is anything out there that’s scarier than that? What do you think that would be?

02. Has anyone or anything you’ve ever cared about died? How did you feel about it? What happened?

03. What was the worst injury you’ve ever received? How did it happen?

04. How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?

05. What is your current long term goal?

06. What is your current short term goal?

07. Do you have any bad habits? If so, what are they, and do you plan to get rid of them?

08. If you were a mundane person, what would you do with your life? What occupation would you want, and how would you spend all your time?

09. What time period do you wish you had lived in? Why? (Looking at this as an attempt to change history doesn’t count.) What appeals to you about this era?

10. How private of a person are you? Why?

11. If you were to gain an obscenely large sum of money (via an inheritance, a lawsuit, a lottery, or anything else) what would you do with it?

12. What would you wish for if you found a genie?

13. What do you do when you are bored?

14. What is the most frightening potential handicap or disfigurement you can conceive of? What makes it so frightening?


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