Longtime Freedom Fighter
Sire: Marguerite Foccart
Embrace: 1770 (born 1733)
Apparent Age: Late 30s
Physical: Strength 5, Dexterity 5, Stamina 5
Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 2, Appearance 3
Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 3, Wits 2
Talents: Acting 2, Athletics 7, Brawl 5, Empathy 4, Intimidation 4, Leadership 3, Streetwise 3, Subterfuge 3
Skills: Drive 2, Firearms 3, Larceny 3, Melee 3, Music 2, Stealth 2
Knowledges: Law 3, Linguistics 3, Medicine 1, Politics 2
Disciplines: Auspex 3, Celerity 4, Dominate 2, Fortitude 3, Potence 3, Presence 3, Quietus 2
Backgrounds: Allies 2, Contacts 3, Influence 1, Status 3
Virtues: Conscience 3, Self-Control 4, Courage 4
The 10th-generation Brujah Crispus Attucks was born a slave in the 1730s. His father was African, his mother Indian. His family was loyal to their owner. However, Crispus disliked being owned and sought freedom. With the freedom of movement allowed his family, he managed to run away and became a sailor, taking the name of Michael Johnson. However, it was on land he gained his fame. A popular man, he became a voice for America’s freedom whenever he was in Boston.
During the enforcement of England’s Stamp Act, Crispus led a mob against British soldiers, who shot him down in the encounter now known as the Boston Massacre. Marguerite Foccart, a witness to the event, knew Crispus was dying. She felt it was a shame that such a charismatic speaker and advocate of individual freedom should die when the rebels needed his presence so badly, so she chose to Embrace him.
Crispus adapted to his fate rather well. His face soon faded from the memory of those who had witnessed the Massacre, and he operated rather openly in several skirmishes against the Redcoats. His nighttime activities, particularly leading other freed slaves turned militia, made him the most directly-involved Brujah of the Revolutionary War.
Afterwards, Crispus, like so many other Brujah, chose to remain in America. He was part of the Underground Railroad delivering slaves to freedom. Like many anarchs, he fought the Ventrue and Toreador ruling the southern plantations. After the Civil War, he fought for civil rights and against the Sabbat on the southern East Coast. When the anarch uprising began in L.A. in 1944, both Crispus and Marguerite traveled westward to help. With their aid, Jeremy MacNeil overthrew the Prince of Los Angeles.
Crispus is primarily a fighter, not a deep thinker. His major Disciplines are physical, although he has a flair for inspiring a crowd. For now, he is content to remain in the Free States, acting as “muscle” for Jeremy. From time to time, however, the wanderlust takes him. He often travels to the Midwest or even overseas. While he realizes the problems the Free States suffer, he also believes they remain the Kindred’s best hope for a better world.