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Bedelia
Name:

Bedelia

Alias(es):

-Aunt Bedelia

Gender:

Female

Embraced:

1760

Clan:

Malkavian

Generation:

6th

Sire:

Alabaster

Childe(r):

J. Benison Hodge

Allegiance:

Camarilla

Rank:

former Prince

Bedelia was a potent vampire of the clan Malkavian who was the "power behind the throne" in Atlanta.

She assisted Justicar Baylor in securing Camarilla hold over the region during the 1800's.

BiographyEdit

Bedelia was Embraced in Brighton, England in 1760. She eventually made passage to America with her sire and settled in Boston for a time. After conquering her freedom from her sire (to whom she referred to as "quarrelsome"), she moved to the American South with one of her "boys" - a Ventrue named Herbert. Herbert introduced her to the Southern Lords and helped her to get permission to dwell in Atlanta, where her political insight helped shape the course of the Civil War.

The Malkavian elder claims she doesn't have a head for politics; she simply understands the value of manners. Still she guided her childe J. Benison Hodge well from time to time, but mostly stays out of his way in matters of Kindred rule, although she ocasionaly has a request for him). This requests are treated as a command by the Prince of Atlanta (he knows better than to turn down his Aunt Bedelia).

If she wanted, she could easily assume power in Atlanta but she enjoys playing the weak, powerless elderly woman, and often claims that she is still weak from her last torpor. Bedelia attends gatherings with a lace shawl, often pushed around in a wheelchair by a ghoul servant. She often "dozes off" in conversations with people she doesn't like or wishes to insult.

Thus she became the elder of the four Harpies of Atlanta, and every Saturday she used to play bridge with Marlene, Hannah and Eleanor to discuss the doings of Kindred in the city. She is always put in a place of respect and honor at the Prince's house, and wise Kindred pay court to her - and although she rarely speaks of these doings, a negative vote cast by Bedelia nearly always means that the other three Harpies fall in agreeement.

Eventually she grew weary of existence and instructed her childe to seal her body in a crypt hidden in the city of Atlanta. Her heart had broken with the burning of her beautiful city in 1917, and she claimed that only the balm of time could soothe it.

Character SheetEdit

Aunt Bedelia[1]

Sire: Alabaster
Nature: Caregiver
Demeanor: Curmudgeon
Generation: 6th
Embrace: 1760
Apparent Age: 80′s
Physical: Strength 4, Dexterity 2, Stamina 1
Social: Charisma 2, Manipulation 5, Appearance 1
Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Talents: Brawl 2, Empathy 4, Leadership 4, Subterfuge 4
Skills: Crafts (Repair) 1, Etiquette 4, Melee 3, Performance (Acting, Music) 4
Knowledges: Investigation 2, Law 1, Linguistics 1, Politics 1
Disciplines: Auspex 5, Celerity 1, Dominate 4, Obfuscate 3, Potence 1, Presence 4
Backgrounds: Herd 3, Status 5
Virtues: Conscience 2, Self-Control 4, Courage 5
Morality: Humanity 4
Willpower: 8
Derangements: Hypochondriac, Psychosis (overprotective caretaker), Psychosis (murders women who wear white shoes after labor Day).

Bedelia's madness as an overprotective caretaker manifests when she falls in love with men and then becomes their "mother" figure, trying to rule their lives in order to "protect" them. She only becomes violent when her "boy" doesn't do as she asks; then she brutally destroys them. She often speaks of her temper in the third person. Bedelia also becomes psychopathic when she sees a woman wearing white shoes after Labor Day. These women are found in the wood with the aforementioned white shoes as a permanent part of their anatomy. She is also a bit hypochondriac, pretending to be crippled although she can walk perfectly well. For the most part, however, Bedelia is completely rational and good-natured.

NOTE: Bedelia does not fear death, as a result she can perceive wraiths.

ReferencesEdit

  1. WTO: Necropolis: Atlanta, pg. 113, 114

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