Nightlife: Neon Masquerade
An aspiring actor in way over his head
Sire: Karen Anatos
Demeanor: Eye of the Storm
Embrace: 1989 (born 6/30/1965)
Apparent Age: Mid 20s
Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 2, Stamina 3
Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 2, Appearance 4
Mental: Perception 2, Intelligence 1, Wits 3
Talents: Alertness 4, Athletics 1, Awareness 2, Brawl 2, Empathy 3, Expression 3, Intimidation 3, Leadership 2, Streetwise 3, Subterfuge 2
Skills: Animal Ken 3, Drive 1, Etiquette 3, Performance 4, Stealth 2, Survival 2
Knowledges: Investigation 2, Medicine 1, Occult 1, Science 1
Disciplines: Animalism 1, Fortitude 1, Protean 2
Backgrounds: Ally 1 (Derek – housemate/friend), Fame 1, Generation 5, Herd 3, Retainer 1 (Coyote), Status 1, Mentor: 2 (Christopher Houghton – elder)
Virtues: Conscience 4, Self-Control 2, Courage 4, Never Mention Christopher Houghton’s Sire Ever Again
Merits: Blush of Health, Eat Food, Friendly Face, Concentration, Eidetic Memory, Precocious
Flaws: Infertile Vitae, Infamous Sire
Blood Bonds Karen Anatos (2), Coyote (3)
Even though Aaron was a talented running back on the JV and Varsity football teams for all four years he attended Centralia High School, his dreams of being recruited by by one of the Big Ten schools were dashed when the scouts came and left Topeka after watching him play in a few games.
He was accepted to Emporia State University and thought he would play for them, but he was drawn to the world of performing through a theatre class he had to take as an elective. Aaron made a name for himself in the theatre program at ESU and the decision after graduating from college to move to Los Angeles to launch his acting career was a no-brainer. There was no way he was going to be trapped on the family farm. Needless to say Aaron’s parents weren’t too excited about his idea to leave, his older brother Mike having already nobly escaped the farming life by joining the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Aaron’s handsome face, height, and intangible star quality pushed him into the spotlight and he was rather quickly cast as Todd Endicott, the brooding, misunderstood heir of the Endicott family, in the long-running soap opera, Invitation to Love. He was excited to gain some footing with steady employment while learning the ropes of television acting. He even got fan mail!
Aaron’s promising career, indeed his very life, took a wrong turn the evening he bumped into Mistress Black (a.k.a. Karen Anatos) at the studios as he was leaving after a long day. Struck by his good looks, she invited him to her upcoming annual Halloween live show. Aaron, being intrigued with this local tradition, attended the show with his friend and roommate, Derek. The only thing Aaron remembers from that evening at Mistress Black’s show was the overwhelmingly ecstatic feeling of being Embraced by Karen and then the world feeling completely different hours later. There is also that coyote that keeps following him around…
Needless to say, Aaron’s attempts to hold onto the world as he used to know it were in vain and he was cast into a new world full of intrigue, beauty, and appetites he barely understands. His career is no longer intact and his only compass at this point is Karen. Unfortunately, Karen’s ignorance in embracing Aaron on national television has put her in danger with the Powers That Be in the Kindred community. Aaron now feels his short-lived crusade against the Masquerade in an effort to maintain his acting career has only made him more vulnerable. As a sort of punishment for the ridiculous naiveté and recklessness both he and Karen have exhibited, those in control have asked him to do the impossible: diablerize Karen to protect the Masquerade and save his own unlife.
It’s only been two weeks since he was embraced, but Aaron knows what they are asking him to do is completely wrong and will do whatever he can to protect Karen no matter the cost.