Augustus portrait
Art by Christopher Shy

Augustus Giovanni

  • Giovanni Antediluvian
  • Uncle Augie

945 CE


1005 CE


Cappadocian / Giovanni




Augustus Giovanni is a powerful Cainite necromancer, the patriarch and leader of Clan Giovanni. He managed to diablerise his sire Cappadocius and became a third generation vampire.

Augustus is not in fact an Antediluvian as he was not Embraced before the biblical deluge. However, being a third generation vampire, he is often referred to as the "Giovanni Antediluvian".


Augustus Giovanni is either the luckiest or unluckiest Antediluvian ever. He diablerized Cappadocius in 1444 CE, and out of his contemporary usurper-diablerists (Gratiano, Tremere, Lugoj, and himself), he may be the only one who truly succeeded. He has built clan Giovanni from a specialized sub-branch of the Cappadocians into the new Clan of Death. He is wealthy beyond conception, his clan is amazingly well-organized, and he stands an odds-on chance of destroying the world.

He is, however, a weakling by his generation's standards because of his comparative youth and his failure to absorb Cappadocius' soul. The neonates of his clan often refer to him as "Uncle Augie" and treat him as little better than a myth. After the failure of the Giovanni master plan to obliterate the Shroud the long-term plans of Augustus and his clan have been cast into ruin.

Final Nights Edit

During Gehenna he is slaughtered easily by (depending on the scenario) the millennia-older and far more powerful real Antediluvians, their methuselah servants, or even a coterie of younger vampires. In the end, Augustus' greed and ruthless desire for power comes to nothing in the face of those to whose power he was foolish enough to pretend.

Character SheetEdit

Augustus Giovanni
Clan: Giovanni
Sire: Cappadocius
Generation: 3rd
Embrace: 1005 CE
Apparent Age: Around 60
Physical: Strength 6, Dexterity 5, Stamina 6
Social: Charisma 5, Manipulation 7, Appearance 4
Mental: Perception 6, Intelligence 8, Wits 6
Talents: Alertness 4, Brawl 4, Dodge 3, Intimidation 7, Leadership 8, Streetwise 4, Subterfuge 6
Skills: Etiquette 8, Melee 4, Performance (Music) 2, Ride 4, Security 2, Stealth 3
Knowledges: Law 6, Linguistics 5, Occult 9, Politics 6
Disciplines: Auspex 5, Celerity 3, Dominate 6, Fortitude 3, Necromancy 9, Obfuscate 3, Potence 6, Presence 5, Thaumaturgy 3
Thaumaturgical Paths: Movement of the Mind 3, Path of Blood 3, Lure of Flames 2
Necromantic Paths: Sepulchre Path 5
Backgrounds: Allies 6, Contacts 7, Elder Status 5, Herd 8, Influence 7, Military Force 6, Resources 8, Retainers 9
Virtues: Conscience 1, Self-Control 5, Courage 4
Morality: Humanity 2
Willpower: 10
Source: VTDA: Giovanni Chronicles I: The Last Supper, p. 82-83