Cynthia Black (1973)
As Marcus’ most powerful and influential daughter, Monica Black knows that in any other city, she would be a prince. As it is, her “father” treats her like a slave girl, forcing her to serve as a vessel for every new Kindred who enters the city. Monica once sought to win Sejanus’ heart and serve as his equal, but as the years wore on, she came to wish only to feast on his blood.
Monica remembers a time in the distant past when the Prince of Washington enthralled both her and her twin sister, Cynthia. At one point, she had loved her sister, even though they both sought to win the heart of the mysterious stranger who had entered their lives.
Now, she would gladly let Cynthia have him if it meant that she could win back her freedom. She hates to watch Cynthia swoon over Sejanus, and whenever she gets a chance she goes out to Elysium or the clubs to exercise her power over mortals and Kindred.
Monica knows that Marcus still seeks for his lost love, Marissa, and that she and Cynthia are simply reminders of her. Monica believes that Vitel killed Marissa, but she has no evidence to verify her suspicions.
Although she won’t betray the Prince, she knows that the Pontifex finds her enchanting - or at least useful. Monica toys with the idea of inciting a full- scale conflict between the Tremere and the “Ventrue” - one that would leave her without a father and in a position to take over the city. She has also considered finding her way to the Sabbat, if she could manage it without getting herself killed in the process.
Although Monica is Blood Bound to her father, the ties of blood are rapidly fraying. She contemplates rebellion, but is uncertain that she has the strength to defy the Prince openly. She is fiercely protective of the “family” secret about being Lasombra - little could pry that from her mind without killing her first.
Monica is a tall, striking, raven-haired beauty with intense gray eyes. Monica has an elegant walk, and always dresses in society’s finest. She is constantly surrounded by ghoul bodyguards, for both she and her sister have good reason to fear diablerie.
She sees herself as second only to the Prince. She obeys him, but all others should obey her. Monica associate with the other ladies of Elysium, and enjoy the company of Helena and the Tremere.
Sire: Marcus Vitel
Apparent Age: 27
Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 4
Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 3, Appearance 4
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 4, Wits 4
Talents: Alertness 3, Athletics 2, Brawl 2, Dodge 2, Empathy 4, Intimidation 3, Leadership 3, Subterfuge 5
Skills: Animal Ken 2, Drive 2, Etiquette 3, Firearms 1, Melee 1, Performance (Acting, Music) 5
Knowledges: Bureaucracy 2, Finance 1, Investigation 1, Law 1, Linguistics 3, Medicine 1, Occult 4, Politics 4
Disciplines: Auspex 2, Dominate 3, Fortitude 1, Obtenebration 2, Potence 1, Presence 2, Thaumaturgy 2, Vicissitude 1
Thaumaturgical Paths: Movement of the Mind 2, Lure of Flames 1
Backgrounds: Influence 4, Mentor 5, Resources 3, Retainers 5, Status 4
Virtues: Conscience 2, Self-Control 5, Courage 5
Morality: Humanity 5
D.C. by Night, p. 87