On a travel to Basel, the middle-aged Luna met a strange intellectual women whom she immediately found a liking in. She found it strange, that her companion would leave at dawn, only to reappear in the night, but she did not let this frighten her and asked her on the third night what it was like to be a vampire. A short time after this, Luna was introduced into the Pyramid and although she was a brilliant thaumaturge, she lacked any political knack to advance herself in the ranks of the Clan. In the intervening years, Demian devoted herself to the cloistered life of a mystical researcher to the best of her ability, steering clear of her clan’s notorious political games as much as possible.
While this prevented her from rising through the ranks, it benefited her magical studies immensely. Owing to her relatively low rank, however, Demian was powerless to avoid reassignment from Europe to the far western backwaters of the United States. Against her wishes, she was made Regent of San Francisco. She proved her worth, however, when she and her apprentice developed a ritual to ward off Cathayans. The constant threat of the Kuei-jin and the fact that only she and her apprentice know how to erect the wards, have made her paranoid and she has created several cloned ghouls of herself.
- San Francisco by Night, p. 110