In life, Hellene was part of a banking family and inherited skill in organizing events. Hellene's Embrace, however, was a hasty affair. Michaela had adopted a Sabbat tactic and often Embraced great numbers of fledlings that were sent as cannonfodder against the enemy. Hellene was one of the few of these Embraces that managed to survive. With her talents, she secured herself a place within the small Camarilla community of New York, orchestrating attacks against Sabbat havens and using intrigue as her main weapon.
Hellene had always a strained relationship to other childer of Michaela and after the Battle of New York, she pledged her allegiance to Calebros. She puts much of her effort into keeping the Kindred of New York unified, but secretly seeks to assume the princedom that she believes to be rightfully hers. Her main selling point is stability: Hellene believes that all Kindred must be allowed to settle in personal domains that can later be regulated by a prince, who watches that the vampire population does not grow out of control.