In 1923, Sharon and Michael Payne were the epitome of Jazz Age swingers. Dilettantes of second-generation money, Sharon and Michael had no past to maintain and looked only to the future. They were an integral pan of Chicago's flapper-age jazz clubs and speakeasies, and a major part of the social scene being created by the "new money" of Chicago. They were even involved in the arts themselves – Sharon was well-known for her exceptional flower arrangements and Michael as a painter of moderate talent.
It was Sharon who first came to the attention of the Kindred. Annabelle Triabell was captivated early on by Sharon's fierce independence and the wild abandon with which she lived life. After watching her for sometime she approached the flapper and initiated a relationship; Sharon and Michael had an open relationship, but still Sharon kept it secret from her husband. At first Annabelle simply fed from the woman, but eventually she approached her with the idea of becoming a vampire. As she expected, Sharon was entranced by the idea. Right after her own Embrace, Sharon sought – and gained with Annabelle's support – permission to change Michael as well.
For the next 25 years, everything was perfect. The two were a constant part of Chicago's ever-changing nightlife, and it seemed as though nothing could ruin their happiness.
Such destruction eventually came from within. It started with little things – an argument about music or a victim savored too long. Soon anything one did would send the other into a rage, and led to enormous squabbles that culminated in the near-destruction of a nightclub and almost led to their deaths. Finally the two separated, but not without threats of revenge. Their feud has endured and grown in the decades which followed. They will go to any extent to keep each other from having any pleasure. This has ranged from stealing away each other's anticipated victims, blowing up each other's cars and havens, and even destroying works of art because the other liked it. They frequently enlist other Kindred in their battles, promising them anything to get their aid.
It is unlikely that any Lick new to the area will realize that the two are married, as neither uses their common last name any more. Indeed, many of the city's Ancillae are unaware of their relationship, though they do know about the feud. None are aware though that the two are still Blood Bound. Sharon and Michael will reward anybody who helps them, but should the other be murdered, the murderer(s) will find they have an implacable enemy in the survivor.
Roleplaying Hints Edit
You are wrapped up in your vengeance. Sprinkle your conversations with angry denunciations of Michael.
|Sire: Annabelle Triabell|
|Embrace: 1929 CE|
|Apparent Age: 30s|
|Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3|
|Social: Charisma 5, Manipulation 5, Appearance 4|
|Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3|
|Talents: Subterfuge 4|
|Skills: Etiquette 4, Firearms 1|
|Knowledges: Area Knowledge (Chicago) 3, Nightlife 4|
|Disciplines: Auspex 4, Celerity 1, Presence 5|
|Backgrounds: Allies 1, Contacts 2, Resources 4, Retainers 2|
|Virtues: Conscience 3, Self-Control 1, Courage ?|
|Morality: Humanity 6|