San Francisco Nocturne
Sebastian Melmoth-Prince of San Francisco
Trusted Ally of Vannevar Thomas and Co-Owner of the Alexandrian Club,Sebastian is the New Prince of San Francisco
Chronicle:San Francisco Nocturne
Apparent Age:mid 50’s
Rip:30th November 1900
Born in Ireland, Melmoth studied in Dublin and Oxford, demonstrating his talent for writing. A follower of the Aesthetic Ideal, he expressed himself with wit and verve at British aristocrats’ tables throughout London . After the publishing of several poems, his works were received with more interest on an international area and he began presenting them on tours around the world. By the 1890’s, he had published his first novel, several plays, for which he is best known,fairy-tails and essays.
In 1891, at the pinnacle of his popularity, he fell in love with the son of a marquis, leaving him to be sentenced in 1895 for homosexual offenses. In 1897, he moved to France to escape the press, and met a Toreador Elder there; who was impressed by the young man’s works. Feeling that the Embrace would maybe reinvigorate him, the Toreador approached him and talked with him about the possibilities and limitations of immortality. In 1900, Wilde faked his own death and was reborn as a vampire, adopting the name Sebastian Melmoth as a pseudonym. He followed his sire in a world tour, eventual reaching San Francisco in 1908 and meeting with Vannevar Thomas, who would become prince of the domain a short period of time later.
Melmoth adopted the city as his new home and quickly became a favorite of the local Kindred. It was also his idea to use a luxury yacht partially buried in an earthquake and sank deeper after the Tsunamis which followed afterward.. The huge Yacht was in the possession of Vannevar Thomas, and the two decided to convert it for the construction of a club exclusively for vampires and their chosen retainers.He never found his customers wanting. Melmoth remained the owner of the club through the era of Prohibition, various earthquakes, the Great Depression, Meanwhile prince Vannevar became an Archon under Madame Guil and later the new justicar Anabelle Triabelle when Justicar Guile went missing in Chicago, the declaration of Vannevar Thomas that he should be Prince came as a complete surprise-he was both honored and proud to to accept.
His club became famous around the world as one of the few places where vampires of any allegiance could meet and Melmoth is already planning for the hundredth anniversary of the club.
Oscar Wilde (Sebastian Melmoth)
Demeanor: Bon Vivant
Apparent Age: Mid 40′s
Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3
Social: Charisma 5, Manipulation 6, Appearance 3
Mental: Perception 7, Intelligence 8, Wits 7
Talents: Alertness 4, Diplomacy 3, Empathy (Carousing) 4, Expression 5, Intimidation 2, Intrigue 4, Intuition 3, Leadership (Public Speaking) 4, Subterfuge (Seduction) 4, Writing (Journalism) 5
Skills: Bribery 3, Debate 4, Etiquette 4, Games 3, Meditation 2
Knowledge: Academics (Literature) 5, Area Knowledge (San Francisco) 4, Area Knowledge (London, Paris) 2, Bureaucracy 2, City Secrets (San Francisco) 4, Faerie Lore 2, Finance 1, History 3, Kindred Lore 4, Law 2, Lupine Lore 1, Mage Lore 3, Occult 3, Politics 2, Theology 3
Disciplines: Auspex 5, Celerity 2, Dominate 4, Presence 6
Backgrounds: Allies 6, Clan Prestige 5, Contacts 6, Status 4
Virtues: Conscience 4, Self-Control 2, Courage 5
Morality: Humanity 7
Merits/Flaws: Prestigious Sire, Reputation / Intolerance (poseurs)