7th (see below)
A born salesman, Victor Girard spent his mortal life peddling various wares and engaging in land deals. In the early 1930s, Girard suddenly disappeared amidst multiple failing business prospects. In reality, he had been given the Embrace by Don Sebastian Juan Dominguez, as the Don required someone to oversee the business climate of Los Angeles. Girard persisted in this duty for the next twelve years, until the Anarch Revolt purged the Camarilla from L.A.
Though he had been a major target for the Anarchs during the revolt, Girard succeeded in avoiding their wrath and went into hiding for nearly a decade before he contacted Jeremy MacNeil in 1952. Offering his services to the Anarchs, Girard promised watch over the press and protect the Masquerade, something the Free States desperately needed. While reluctant, MacNeil took up Girard on his offer and since then Girard has been the liaison for the Free States to the media.
In more recent times, Girard has been silently plotting a return for himself to the seat of power he once had as the right-hand of the leader of L.A., or something equally as good. Girard figures he can either wait for a prominent Anarch to declare themselves Prince, or let the Free States collapse and wait for the return of the Camarilla. To achieve his ends, Girard frequently uses his contacts in both the Free States and the Camarilla against each other while manipulating the press, and his plan is working.
In Los Angeles By Night, Girard's generation, like his sire's, is incorrectly stated, Girard being listed as eighth generation. Christopher Houghton is Girard's grandsire, and is a vampire of fifth generation.
Character Sheet Edit
Sire: Don Sebastian Juan Dominguez
Demeanor: Bon Vivant
Embrace: 1932 (born 1900)
Apparent Age: Mid-30s
Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2
Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 5, Appearance 2
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 4
Talents: Acting 2, Alertness 3, Empathy 3, Intimidation 2, Streetwise 4, Subterfuge 4
Skills: Drive 2, Etiquette 3, Firearms 2, Security 2, Stealth 2
Knowledges: Bureaucracy 4, Computer 3, Finance 4, Law 3, Politics 4
Disciplines: Auspex 3, Celerity 1, Dominate 3, Fortitude 2, Obfuscate 1, Presence 3
Backgrounds: Allies 2, Contacts 5, Resources 4, Retainers 2
Virtues: Conscience 2, Self-Control 4, Courage 2
Morality: Humanity 4
* Incorrectly listed as 8th in LA By Night sourcebook
- Los Angeles by Night, p. 82