Born into the Vlaszy family, he rose to the position of left hand to the voivode Ioan Brancoveanu. Vlastimir was a hulking figure that could only be loosely described as human-seeming. It was at least seven feet tall — the top of its spike-tipped helmet brushed the lowest branches of the trees—armored and armed, its face covered in a mask of shaped bone, its eyes dark pools within the sockets of the mask. But the voice that emerged from behind the twisted beast-face of the mask was deep and rich, surprisingly cultured.
Dark Ages Clan Novel: Tzimisce, p. 130-131