Tried to establish his own realm beneath the ancient city of Rome, but his dreams were shattered by local Ventrue. Trajan blames the Malkavian Antoine Le Fanu for his downfall, as such, these vampires are bitter rivals.
He went on a self induced torpor until the 12th century. Waking up he realized that his plans have failed because he had lacked information on his enemies. Subsequently he wove an intrincate net of spies, contacts and informants which he called "the Net".
He followed the activities of his Malkavian rival to New England, and seems to have gained powerful allies there as well through the presence of his agent, Stanford Warwick. The old Net has been connected to the SchreckNET and is one of the most important sources of information to the clan Nosferatu.
- The roman cognomen Trajan (an anglicized form of Traianus) is mostly associated with Trajan, was emperor of Rome from 97 to 117. Following emperors, including Trajan's son Traianus Hadrianus, the illyrian emperor Traianus Decius, as well as various byzantine nobles and roman soldiers, used the name.