Zlato is a Ravnos that is noted for his inherent ability to surpress any form of magickal power. This- and the magic of the Shadow Curtain, as well the power of his sire, saved his life during the Week of Nightmares, making Zlato one of the few still active Ravnos.
In his life, Zlato was part of a wealthy merchant family in the early 1700s. Approached by a friend, he intended to join a secret cult, who practiced magical rites. When he attended and didn't see any evidence of magical nature, the cult accused him of disrupting their magic and casted him out. Soon afterwards, his wife fell ill and died. Her father, who had friends within the cult, used this as a reason to banish Zlato from town, forcing him to roam the world alone. He began following a Gypsy caravan, until the caravan was destroyed during a storm in 1752. There, he met his future sire, Durga Syn, who was hunted by a mage. When the mage tried to kill Zlato with his spells, he found that he could not cast any in Zlatos presence. After the pursuer vanished after his horse panicked, Syn embraced him as a reward.
Zlato, the Protector