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Isabel Giovanni

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Created on 2009-04-20 18:26:04 (#103968), last updated 2016-09-05 (58 weeks ago)

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Background: It would seem that Isabel's tale mirrors the Giovanni family history with unpleasant accuracy. From an early age, Isabel found herself immersed in the loathsome subculture of the clan. Even as a mortal, Isabel learned the hideous secrets of her family - and even took to them in some cases. As her morality rotted, her power rose, and by the time she had borne her brother's child, she had earned the attention of the Kindred elders of the Giovanni.

In her early 20s, Isabel became a ghoul and tasted the power that the vitae of the Damned provided. Such times were not particularly enlightened, however, especially in rural Italy and with regard to women. As such, it took over two decades for Isabel to convince her domitor that she was ready for the Embrace. Indeed, among the Giovanni such things aren't often petitioned by would-be childer, but rather decided by approving elders. Noting Isabel's skill with the Black Art as well as her knack at diplomacy, the anziani elders allowed one of the Giovanni Kindred to bring Isabel into damnation.

Since her Embrace, Isabel has been a mouthpiece for the clan, and again reflects the air of mystery and suspicion with which outsiders view the Necromancers. Rumors and exaggerated depravities travel in her wake - it is said that she can feed only from the severed heads of her vessels, that she has sexual relations with those from whom she feeds, that she keeps a host of captured ghosts bound to her own dead heart and that her bite carries the Black Plague or a more modern medical scourge.

Amid these tales, Isabel simply smiles and goes about her business. In many cases, such a reputation serves her well, as diplomacy comes more easily to those already feared. Isabel now answers directly to a group of elders, working as a liaison between Giovanni and the outside world. It is a thankless role, to be sure, and one fraught with peril, but Isabel's strong will and sense of duty to the family keep the Giovanni interests close to her heart. She maintains a comfortable unlife, even in these modern nights, and considers her various tasks and treaties to be a part of what helps her make that possible.

Image: Isabel possesses a continental beauty that is as much a result of her carriage and demeanor as it is the power of physical beauty. She exudes grace; she walks with the je na sais qoui of a movie star or head of state. Her hair changes between chocolate brown and a lustrous, dusky black with the seasons. Isabel prefers loose clothing that leaves more to the imagination than tight-fitting garments. When she is present, the environment seems to push her to the fore, as if she stands at center stage.

Clan: Giovanni / Sire: Fortunato / Nature: Architect / Demeanor: Gallant / Generation: 9th / Embrace: 1714 / Apparent Age: mid-30s

Clan Giovanni: The Giovanni are respectful, genteel and well-mannered. Affluent beyond imagination [they have their own area code and all family members have a number in the area code for ease of contact], Clan Giovanni traces its roots back to before the Renaissance, to a family of merchant princes. The clan still maintains its original home in Venice, in a thousand-year-old loggia just outside the heart of the city. No other clan makes such a spectacle of humility and propriety as does the Giovanni. And no other clan hides its blasphemous secrets as well.

Taking advantage of the other vampires' lack of involvement with them, the Giovanni quietly continued to amass wealth and power, practicing their Discipline of Necromancy all the while. Few believe the clan is engaged in either practice for altruistic purposes, and recent global movements by the Giovanni have many Kindred worried. With all that money and all those harvested souls, something is on the horizon; it is an ill wind that blows out of Venice.
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