Jeremy MacNeil

Father of the Revolt

Description:

Sire: James
Nature: Rebel
Demeanor: Leader
Generation: 8th
Embrace: 1657 (born 1631)
Apparent Age: Mid-20s
Physical: Strength 5, Dexterity 4, Stamina 5
Social: Charisma 5, Manipulation 5, Appearance 4
Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 3, Wits 5
Talents: Acting 2, Alermess 4, Athletics 5, Brawl 5, Leadership 5, Subterfuge 3
Skills: Etiquette 2, Firearms 4, Melee 5, Stealth 4, Survival 4
Knowledges: Law 3, Linguistics 3, Occult 2, Politics 4
Disciplines: Animalism 1, Auspex 4, Celerity 3, Chimerstry 3, Dominate 3, Fortitude 2, Potence 4, Presence 5
Backgrounds: Allies 4, Contacts 4, Influence 2, Resources 4, Retainers 3, Status 5
Virtues: Conscience 3, Self-Control 3, Courage 5
Humanity: 7
Willpower: 9

Bio:

Born in the Scottish highlands in 1631, at a time when his clan had sided with Charles I, Jeremy rapidly rose in prestige among his clansmen as a shrewd fighter. While leading a skirmish, he caught the attention of a seventh-generation Brujah who felt the young Scot would be a worthy addition to the Kindred clan.

Clan MacNeil would not accept Jeremy after his Embrace, fearing him as a spawn of the devil, but he still fought for their cause by night. He also came to fight for the Irish, whom the English oppressed more than they had the Scots. He soon came to realize the English would not relinquish their “rights” to Ireland, and that the war for freedom would be a long and bloody one. Sickened by the bloodshed, he traveled to America, only to find conflict stirring in the Colonies. Taking a stand, he helped them in their fight for independence.

Jeremy, like many Brujah, was forced westward to Los Angeles by Ventrue expansion. When Don Sebastian ordered his lackeys to attack the Scotsman, Jeremy became the focus of the anarch outcry that led to the creation of the Free States.

Jeremy is one of the most influential Brujah active in the U.S. and the most prominent on the West Coast. It is impossible to understand the chaos that is Los Angeles without understanding him. Jeremy comes from a strong tradition of personal freedom, and of not imposing leadership from above. A strict anarchist, he fervently believes that when people are left to themselves, the strong will survive at the expense of the weak. Eventually, he believes, a cohesive society of these survivors will emerge, with each person acknowledging the equality of his brethren because it has been proved in the flame.

Given that attitude, it is hardly surprising that Jeremy actually has little interest in governing, although he cannot deny the mantle of power that has descended on him. He is far more interested in toppling the stultifying social system of the Camarilla in favor of a free and open society where a person’s value is determined by her worth, rather than her age. This has been a serious problem for Los Angeles, because not only does Jeremy resist governing, he strongly opposes any attempts by others to do so. As much as possible, he attempts to get the Kindred to work out their problems without violence, to try to achieve the brotherhood which he believes them capable of. If this fails, however, he is perfectly willing to stand back and let the best vampire win.

Jeremy MacNeil

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