Father Samuel was the abbot of the Abbey of Sacred Crown near Thorns and the prince of Southhampton. A rather meditative Toreador who found beauty in simpleness, he retained a group of ghouled monks and a small army to protect himself from the depredations of his time. He retained power and influence in Cainite society through offering his services as a diplomat and his abbey as a safe haven for the area’s Cainites.
Realizing that England was neutral territory, Father Samuel offered his monastery as the site for holding the Convention of Thorns. In the wake of the conclave, when the proto-Sabbat slaughtered the people of Silchester, Father Samuel feeled that he failed in his duties. Blaming himself for the bloodbath, Samuel left the monastery and disappeared. No one knows if he survived beyond this time.