Originally a dancer (although often mistaken for a prostitute), Miriam received the Embrace from a wandering Toreador, who had seen some hint of genius in her steps that he felt he needed to preserve. After she had entered the world of the Damned, she extended her once ecstatic love of dancing, now blunted by her blood thirst, into more aggressive interests. Miriam became interested in the similarities between dance and combat. In time, her ability to turn murder into a beautiful dance form earned her some small fame among Kindred, so that she was chosen to protect the new appointed prince of the contested city. Since she received the job, she has killed two Kuei-jin assassins and longs for fighting them again.