Palacios entered the court of Sancho the Fat as a physician of capable skill who cured the king of several diseases. As a rewards, he was given the position of court physician and several riches. When he failed to heal one ailment, however, he was ousted from court by jealous rivals.
Embittered, Palacios traveled Spain, offering his services as a healer to those he could afford it, regardless of their religion. He was found by an ambitious Lasombra, who offered him revenge on his enemies in exchange for his services. He dedicated himself to the study of disease, especially blood borne ones that would also affect Cainites.
In 1450, he was regarded as the eminent authority on haemopathy in vampiric circles and many undead scholars would travels to study with him in his bibliotheca near Zaragoza. In 1485, he was betrayed by a rival and taken by the Inquisition, his priceless library going up in flames. Rumors tell that Palacios struck a deal with the Inquisitors in order to share his knowledge about the undead and aid them in their experiments in exchange for his survival and test subjects for his continued studies.
Alfonso Palacios, the Disgraced Physician
Sire: Fernando de Rincón
Apparent Age: Mid 40′s
Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 5, Stamina 4
Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 5, Appearance 3
Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 5, Wits 5
Talents: Alertness 3, Brawl 2, Dodge 4, Empathy 5, Subterfuge 2
Skills: Crafts 4, Etiquette 4, Herbalism 5, Melee 2, Performance (Acting, Music) 1, Ride 3, Survival 2
Knowledges: Academics 5, Hearth Wisdom 3, Investigation 4, Law 1, Linguistics 4, Medicine 5, Occult 2, Politics 3
Disciplines: Auspex 5, Dominate 2, Obtenebration 5, Potence 3, Presence 2
Backgrounds: Allies 2, Contacts 4, Mentor 3, Resources 2, Retainers 1, Status 2
Virtues: Conscience 2, Self-Control 5, Courage 2
Morality: Road of Heaven 4