Vampire the Dark Ages-Britain
Baron John of York
Baron-Prince of York
Name: Baron John of York
Chronicle: Britain Dark Ages
Sire: Julius Cerialis
Haven: The Labyrinth/Castle York
Date of Birth: 12th August 1048
Hair: Dark Brown with premature graying
Embraced just after the Norman conquest, Baron John of York’s rapid rise through the Cainanite hierarchy has been remarkable. Persistent rumors suggest that John of York betrayed his sire who was the former baron of York, collaborating with a triumvirate of Norman vampires to remove threats to their power. With the return of Mithras to London and the destruction of his erstwhile patrons, John of York wisely chose to accept the methuselah’s reign for the time being. He resents Mithras’ constant suspicion and watchfulness, but has played along, all the while, plotting to rid himself of the overlord. His schemes have brought him into contact with the Tremere in Durham, though he fears this involvement may prove more trouble than it’s worth. He has also sought those in other baronies who resent the Prince and who can be counted on as allies.
Baron John of York faces resistance in his own city. Less than two centuries old, he has little respect among old Cainanites, particularly those of Danish heritage. He has narrowly escaped several attacks. John of York believes his fellow Ventrue Aimery De Methuin to be the source of many of his woes, but knows that the Danish Ventrue Katla Thransdottir is his greatest foe, understanding that she feels York should be her domain by right of inheritance.
Description: Baron John of York takes great care with his appearance always dressing immaculately in the latest fashions. S mall pre-Embrace scar mars his otherwise flawless visage. A warrior in life, he displays the air of a perfect Norman lord, a role he most often assumes when interacting with mortals. He is tall and well-built, but not over muscled.
Roleplaying: You were born to rule and know it. You display supreme confidence, though inwardly you worry about the age and experience of the forces arrayed against you. You are suspicious of outsiders, but rarely show it, placing small obstacles in their way to test their loyalty and honesty, and acting ruthlessly against those who threaten you.
Influence: Although one of the youngest Barons of England, John of York commands the second largest domain in the country, and wields greater power and influence than any other except Mithras and Melusine D’Anjou, the queen of Winchester. He regards Meerlinda as a peer which, ultimately, may be his undoing.