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Hedeon Yaroslavich




A.D. 412







Hedeon Yaroslavich is a fiendish Tzimisce of Poland.


Hedeon has classic Slavic noble features. He is tall and  strong-boned,  and  his  dark  hair  hangs  straight  to  his shoulders. His eyes flash in eager anticipation of the horrors that his hands can inflict. He takes unholy delight in causing pain and  agony  of  both  a  physical  and  mental  nature.  However, he displays a somewhat "noble" behavior and regards manners above all else (this means that even while mutilating someone else he speaks in  cultured  tones  and  flowery  turns  of  phrase, never raising his voice even to blot out the screams of his victims).

This thoroughly evil and devious Kindred cares little about  anything but his own power. Through the centuries, his  schemes  have  led him to the pinnacle of majesty, only to bring him down again. Hedeon's influence eclined drastically when communism fell, for he held many thralls  among  the  communist  elite.  Now  he  is  reluctantly renewing his contacts with Sabbat packs in the Balkan States in hopes of regaining his former power.

Hedeon  holds  all  human  life  (and  Kindred  unlife)  as  useful only in relation to service to him. His chief haven, a castle in eastern  Poland,  is  guarded  by szlachta,  guardian  ghouls altered through Vicissitude. These foul creatures sport claws, have  natural  armor  plating  and  possess  superior  physical traits. Workers in Hedeon's mines have likewise been altered to perform more effectively. The villages near his castle are populated  to  capacity  with  ghouls  who  drink  from  vitae-tainted wells, thereby becoming Blood Bound to Yaroslavich.

Other  less  fortunate  villagers  are  taken  to  serve  as  guinea pigs in various vile experiments. Some now function as living traps  in  his  dungeons  or  as  living  partitions  in  the  rooms  of his fortress.

Kindred who fall under his power are lucky if they are drained outright, as Hedeon lives up to his clan's infamous reputation for torture. Survivors are Blood Bound to him; along with his half-dozen  childer,  he  uses  these  victims  to  further  his schemes. One of Hedeon's more recent successes involved tricking  the  Sabbat  into calling  a  Crusade  against Camarilla forces in Szczecin, Poland; this action resulted in destruction for  both  sides.  As  a  bonus,  Hedeon's  childe,  Elica,  became prince of the city during the confusion.

The  Inconnu  have  been  moderately  successful  in  blocking Yaroslavich's more obvious plots, but even they have no idea of  the  scope  of  his  evil.  Ironically,  other  ancient  Fiends, especially the Oradea League of which he is a member, are responsible  for  slowing  the  expansion  of  Hedeon's  power.

With the chaos brought on by the Sabbat invasion, however, his opponents have little opportunity to block him. He is well on  his  way  to  controlling  the  League,  and  thus  Eastern Europe.

Character SheetEdit

Nature: Deviant
Demeanor: Autocrat
Generation: 5th
Embrace: A.D. 412
Apparent Age: 30s
Physical: Strength 6, Dexterity 6, Stamina 7
Social: Charisma 6, Manipulation 7, Appearance 7
Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 6, Wits 7
Talents: Alertness 3, Athletics 4, Brawl 5, Dodge 4, Empathy 2, Intimidation 3, Leadership 5, Subterfuge 6
Skills: Animal Ken 1, Body Alteration 7, Etiquette 2, Firearms 2, Melee 6, Stealth 4, Torture 3
Knowledges: Area Knowledge: Eastern Europe (Hungary) 5, Kindred Lore 2, Linguistics 5, Military Science 3, Politics 6
Disciplines: Animalism 7, Auspex 7, Celerity 4, Dominate 7, Fortitude 4, Potence 4, Presence 5, Protean 5, Thaumaturgy 2, Vicissitude 8
Rituals: (1) Defense of the Sacred Haven, Wake with Evening's Freshness, Incantation of the Shepherd; (2) Bloodwalk, Ward vs. Ghouls
Backgrounds: Contacts 4, Herd 5, Influence 4, Resources 5, Retainers 5, Status 5
Virtues: Conscience 0, Self-Control 5, Courage 4
Humanity: 0
Willpower: 9 


A World of Darkness (2nd ed), p. 80-81

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