Kazimir Savostin
Art by Matthew Mitchell

Kazimir Savostin




1790 CE






Andras Tholdy


Acting Seraph of the Black Hand

Kazimir Savostin, codename Hurul, is an experienced Tzimisce spy, Noddist, and shakar, who has become one of the acting Seraph of the Black Hand in the Final Nights.


Born a chatterling in the service of the Tal'mahe'Ra, Kazimir's earliest memories are the hard training and the disappearances of the students who failed to follow the training. When he completed his training, he was sent to the Sabbat in order to infiltrate it. When he gained membership in the Black Hand, he was approached by Izhim ur-Baal, who knew his identity and was fully initiated into the True Black Hand.

For over two centuries, Kazimir served the Tal'mahe'Ra faithfully, obeying orders from his distant sire (though no such order has come in over 60 years now) and his mentor Izhim. It was difficult both to be a loyal son of the Tal'mahe'Ra and to seem a loyal son of the Sabbat and the Black Hand, but then he had been taught to accommodate whatever contradictions were necessary to fulfill his duty. Despite having been told not to use Vicissitude, he obtained it nonetheless via Vinculi and began to practice it in secret.

When Enoch fell, Kazimir dreamed of it during the day and woke up with his throat raw from screaming. In its aftermath, however, particularly since the Week of Nightmares, he came to a new conclusion. The almighty, all-powerful Tal'mahe'Ra had been wrong all along.

He swore allegiance to Jalan-Aajav, severing his ties with the old Hand and committing himself to fighting the Antediluvians. However, he is faced with dwindling grave earth, as he does not know from where his original earth came. He has sponsored geological soil surveys and sampling studies throughout the U.S, Mexico, and Canada, but he has not yet found a match.

Kazimir is under no illusions as to why Jalan-Aajav has put him in the hot seat; on the other hand, that means the Gangrel now has a greater interest vested in keeping him undead rather than dead. This has also given him a certain degree of power in return, as there is a limit to what Jalan-Aajav can do to him now that his voice and opinion have just become nearly the equal of Jalan-Aajav's own, while his past remains Jalan-Aajav's private secret. Let the Gangrel believe him a submissive coward.

Kazimir has no intention of swimming against the tide just yet. He has re-formed his spy network, purging it of any agents he believed were loyal to Izhim and not to himself. He continues his correspondence with Vykos, Nahir, de Laurent, and other prominent Noddists. And he studies Jalan-Aajav closely to determine how best to prove his loyalty to his new master.

Character SheetEdit

Kazimir Savostin
Clan: Tzimisce
Sire: Andras Tholdy
Nature: Survivor
Demeanor: Penitent
Generation: 7th
Embrace: 1790 CE
Apparent Age: Early 20s
Physical: Strength 4, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3
Social: Charisma 2, Manipulation 4, Appearance 3
Mental: Perception 5, Intelligence 4, Wits 3
Talents: Alertness 4, Athletics 3, Brawl 4, Dodge 2, Empathy 1, Subterfuge 4
Skills: Animal Ken 2, Art of Memory 5, Disguise 3, Etiquette 3, Firearms 3, Melee 5, Ride 4, Security 2, Stealth 4, Survival 1
Knowledges: Academics 3, Black Hand Lore 4, Investigation 4, Linguistics 5, Medicine 1, Occult 4, Politics 2, Science 2, Tal'mahe'Ra Lore 4
Disciplines: Animalism 2, Auspex 4, Celerity 1, Fortitude 1, Potence 2, Koldunic Sorcery 3, Necromancy 1, Vicissitude 2
Necromantic Paths: Ash Path 1, Sepulchre Path 1
Sorcerous Paths: (Koldunic) Way of Spirit 3, Way of Water 3, Way of Fire 2
Backgrounds: Black Hand Membership 6, Contacts 3, Mentor 5, Resources 2, Sabbat Status 3
Virtues: Conscience 1, Self-Control 4, Courage 3
Morality: Path of Honorable Accord 4
Willpower: 6