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Alfonzo of Venice






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Bishop Alfonzo of Venice was one of the childer of Narses and instrumental for his campaign in finally crushing the Dream of Constantinople.


Alfonzo was a Venetian merchant in life, who gained Narses interest after he had arranged the convenient disappearance of a rival, who hindered the establishment of lucrative trade with Sicily. Narses gave his protege the Embrace after the Normans threatened to close down the passage into the Aegean Sea.

Narses introduced Alfonzo into Constantinople as a priest for the Latin Quarter, although Alfonzo was also schooled in the theology of the Cainite Heresy. Tasking his childe with taking the wealth of Byzantium for Venice, Alfonzo sought out for allies and found them in the shadowy figures of the Inconnu. With their help, Alfonzo instigated the Latin riots in 1185, planning to use his new found allies, to cut his ties to Venice and rule Constantinople after Michaels fall as an autonomous prince.To this end he invited Cainites of all walks of life into the Latin Quarter, leading to a rise in hostilities and various investigations from witch-hunters.

Making various blood feasts in heretical fashion, he stirred the natives even more against the Latins. When the Fourth Crusade reached the city and the city was plundered, Alfonzo managed to proclaim himself prince of the city. His rule, however, lasted not as long as he had hoped, due to conflicts with his brood mate Guilelmo Aliprando and the resurgent Greeks from Nicea who threatened the Latin Kingdom. Alfonzo was destroyed in 1274.

Character SheetEdit

Sire: Narses
Nature: Tyrant
Demeanor: Survivor
Generation: 7th
Embrace: 895
Apparent Age: Mid 40′s
Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Stamina 4
Social: Charisma 3, Manipulation 5, Appearance 2
Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 4, Wits 3
Talents: Acting 4, Alertness 2, Empathy 3, Intimidation 4, Larceny 4, Leadership 3, Subterfuge 5
Skills: Etiquette 4, Music 2, Ride 4, Stealth 2, Survival 2
Knowledges: Academics 3, Investigation 2, Law 4, Linguistics 4, Occult 3, Politics 5
Disciplines: Auspex 3, Dominate 5, Obtenebration 4, Potence 2, Presence 5
Backgrounds: Allies 5 (Narses), Contacts 5 (Inconnu), Influence 3 (Venice), Resources 5, Retainers 4 (Traders)
Virtues: Conscience 1, Self-Control 3, Courage 3
Morality: Humanity 3
Willpower: 8



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