Prince Bathory
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Prince Bathory
Biographical Information
Location of Birth Hanover Township,
Pennsylvania
Date of Birth 1793
Date of Embrace October 19, 1814
Generation 8th
Haven Seattle General
Aliases The Bloody Lady
Title Prince of Seattle
Physical Description
Being Kindred
Gender Female
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Grey
Family Information
Sire Daniel Rhodes
Childer ?
Family Members ?
Affiliations
Clan Malkavian
Occupation ?
Loyalty ?

"In a crescent-whime cellar of crushed roses
Pooled blood and broken dolls
A torchlit shadow theatre souled
With the echoed cries of lives She stole"

—Cradle of Filth, Desire in Violent Overture

Prince Bathory is the Prince of Seattle and its surrounding domain.

Bathory, who’s real name is most likely Elizabeth Terry, is the current Prince of Seattle. She is known for her unpredictable behavior, her bloodlust and clever, if unconventional, political plays.

Bathory enjoys keeping others guessing as to whether or not she is the historical Transylvanian Countess. Many in the primogen know some of her past, but her entire story is a mystery to all but the most knowledgeable kindred. Even Walt Schnell is still attempting to fill in holes in her past.

Due to the mysteries of her past, many rumors abound. The first, of course, is that she is the historical Bathory. Another major rumor is that she was once Sabbat or still is, and acts as one of their spies (a rumor filled with irony). Other rumors claim she is only fifty years old and is the youngest prince in history, she keeps human victims alive in a secret basement under her hospital and sleeps listening to their screams, and some even believe the rumor that she has attained Golconda in her madness.

She has no need to be combat proficient. She wins her Battles Through guile and disciplines.

She is 8th generation due to diablerie.

the Blood Bath as one of the sacred rites of the Sabbat. It wasn't about youth, but more a ritual of baptism and consecration interpreted through the Sabbat's "Crusades-era Catholicism on PCP" lens.

Biography


"There have been two transformations: her white dress is now red, and where a girl once stood a corpse now lies."
—Alejandra Pizarnik, "The Bloody Countess"

She was a nurse in the War of 1812. It is here that she met a wounded soldier and fell in love with him. He was a psychiatrist. They married and continued to live in New York. However he began to treat her as a patient more than a wife. He eventually took her on as a full-time patient under his care. The care did nothing to help her, and instead drove her into madness. She became more and more disassociated and withdrawn into herself. More unable to distinguish reality from fantasy. She also began to self-harm and drink her own blood. She also began to take part in Auto sexual stimulation while doing so. Part of her husband's treatment was the abstinence of sexual pleasure as well as most other forms of stimulation which drove her to seek more and more extreme Sensations.

A fellow doctor, whom her husband had written correspondence with, visited at night to observe her. He recognized her inner turmoil and was enthralled by her blood play. He embraced Elizabeth and left her in the care of her husband but observed from afar. Elizabeth, driven by her hunger, killed and mutilated her husband with great sexual satisfaction. Her sire approached her and thought to bring her under his wing, but she defied him and drove a stake through his heart while he was off guard and left him in the Sun.

Elizabeth vowed to never again be at the mercy of a man. She never trusted men again and preferred the company of women. She joined the Sabbat malkavian anti-tribune. But eventually defected to the camarilla and traveled to the West Coast in the early 20th century.

She knows that Alice Holly is secretly the leader of the anarchs. Battery respects Holly for her ambition to power. Battery tolerates the anarchs for now for Holly's sake. However, battery is obsessed with control and domination. She is very upset when anyone disobeys her.

The witches and the Fairfax twins are very loyal to her, but they are not blood bound. Battery only blood binds men to serve as her puppets while she laughs at their strings.

She is a seeker of sensation and Novelty. She wants to experience that which she has not experienced before. She is addicted to the Ecstasy of the kiss. And has a large herd on which she can feed. Any Kindred of her domain who wishes to seek an audience with her must drink from her

Ante Mortem

Born in 1793 in the Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, Bathory married at age 16 to the son of a doctor. However, she unsettled her husband and he quickly took up an affair. After she discovered the affair, she threatened her husband with a knife. Afterwards, with the help of her mother, she left to help with the war effort.

Embrace and Neonate Life

In 1813, Bathory traveled to Ontario to become a camp follower for the American forces during the War of 1812. She became a nurse and assisted the field surgeons. Unbeknown to all, she joined the life because of the proximity to blood and mayhem.

The night after the Battle of Cook’s Mills, she walked through the battlefield and rolled among the dead to her sexual pleasure. During this, she was being watched by an undead member of the British forces (and Sabbat Malkavian antitribu), Daniel Rhodes, and he embraced her on the spot. He attempted to blood bond her, but something went awry and she slew her sire

Bathory moved to Buffalo, New York soon after and was used by the local prince to fight the Sabbat to prove her loyalty to the Camarilla. She made many enemies among the Black Hand, among them was the Lasombra Oliver Goldsmith. The Sabbat took over Buffalo and Bathory joined their ranks when it was over. She was allowed antitribu status after proving herself to the local bishop (as well as consideration toward her late sire) and eventually became close to Goldsmith and becoming his lover, undergoing what he believed to be a blood bond.

However, it was all a ruse. During the whole time, she was working for the, then hidden, Prince of Buffalo, gaining information and contacts inside the Black Hand.

Diablarie

In 1918, the Second Sabbat Civil War had broke out and the Camarilla took the opportunity to take over the northern cities. Bathory was one of the many sleeper agents in the city that allowed the Archons and war coteries inside. The city was taken over and Bathory attacked Goldsmith and diablarized him.

While she performed a valuable service to the Camarilla, they could not over look her diablarization and banished her from the city. She eventually found her way to Denver, but was kept at arm’s length by Prince Edward.

Ancilla and Primogen

Never truly found peace in Denver, Bathory heard of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle and of Prince Klein’s declaration of Seattle as an Open City. She arrived and immediately began to take part in major politics and involving herself in the city's major events. She achieved the title of Malkavian seattle-primogen in 1988.

Prince

In 1990, the Technocratic Union began a sudden attack on Kindred society in Seattle. The reasons for this were myriad and debated to this day. A battle took place which resulted in the sinking of the I-90 floating bridge and the death of Prince Klein. The battle seriously weakened both sides and no clear victor was seen.

Because of the sudden power vacuum in the Seattle Camarilla, the city elders and ancilla began pulling their strings and currying favors, but when the smoke cleared Bathory was crowned on top of a figurative pile of corpses (though some rumors say it wasn’t so figurative).

Bathory was crowned in 1991. The beginning of her reign is bloody and terrible. She made sure the formerly ruling toreador was sufficiently cowed, embracing many new Malkavian servants and delivered bloody wrath to the Brujah, both Camarilla and anarch. Once her dominance was assured, she began giving out gifts to those who were faithful and still alive. New elysiums, and keepers thereof, were declared, a new primogen was founded. Many reforms were undertaken to promote city growth, prosperity and, most importantly, security.

Bathory's Laws


  • Attendance to the annual Halloween Ball is mandatory for all kindred in the city. A costume is also mandatory. Punishment for eschewing this is final death.
  • Presented in the Laws is a list of 27 mortals that are "off limits". This includes feeding, owning, ghouling or influencing in any way.

Dementations


Multiple Personalities

Bathory seems to have two major personalities that she switches between, whenever it suits her interests the best. The personalities seem to have "shades" where a mix between the two can be seen, or one can completely dominate the other, creating a sort of magnification of the personality's traits. First and most common is the "Bloody Countess" personality. Strong, independent, fierce and sometimes violent, this personality comes out when making hard calls during council or during emergencies when combat is called for. The Bloody Countess is merciless and revels in the carnage caused in her wake.

The other major personality is "the Child". Passive, shy, curious and trusting, this personality comes out in situations when combat cannot solve an issue and the sympathies of the enemy need to be played. It is, above all, a trap used to lure others into a false sense of security in order to either drop their defenses so she may strike, or so they will attempt to take her away from danger due to her supposed helplessness.

Blood Fetish

Having a curious immunity to the blood bond, Bathory is fond of drinking the blood of her servants, kindred or kine. She does this to such an extreme that she has been known to savagely murder a retainer and lie in a bath of their blood, with or without the body or internal organs joining.

Sexuality

Even after the warmth of life left her, Bathory still enjoys physical intimacy with others. However, her sense of sexual excitement has left her and gaining no pleasure from intercourse. She only chooses women as bedfellows. She currently frequents Patricia Jones and Francine Beckman in her chambers (though never together).

Allies


The Witches

Bathory's personal bodyguards are a trio of Malkavians referred to as "the Witches" for their amazing grasp of Auspex. Ilona, Ficko and Dora are as mysterious as their Lady, though none doubt their cognizant abilities nor their skill in battle.

Fairfax Twins

Scissors

Seattle Plebian Malkavians

Ghouls

  1. R
  2. M
  3. F
  4. C
  5. J

Notes


Low humanity. Nature: Survivor; Demeanor: Deviant


The problem is that Prince Fitzwallace is certainly insane.
Despite a reputation for caution, traditionalism, and careful
planning built by centuries of making his way up through the
vampiric hierarchies of North America, something snapped
ten years ago. Prince Fitzwallace started to see enemies
behind every corner. Every human was a potential hunter or a
hunter’s dupe. Every vampire was either plotting against him
or in thrall to some terrible power.
Nobody blinked when Fitzwallace turned on his human
retainers. If the prince wanted to slaughter two thirds of his own
staff, after all, that was his own business. When Fitzwallace went
on to detain, interrogate, and eventually kill his own advisors,
the “municipal council” that had guided him for thirty years,
the vampires of Seattle started to mutter about revolution.
Fitzwallace’s response was swift and brutal. Over the course
of the next three nights, more than three-dozen Kindred were
destroyed or driven out of Seattle. Fitzwallace kept his throne,
but at a terrible cost.
Now, many of the scourges that Kindred organize to avoid —
smart and capable human hunters, antisocial vampires like VII
and Belial’s Brood, and even the Strix — have grown strong. The
vampires maintain only a tenuous hold on Seattle’s government
and sometimes struggle to avoid having their sanctums casually
violated by building inspectors or law enforcement.
The real power behind the throne is Fitzwallace’s “loyal”
enforcer, a Gangrel who pledges loyalty to the Invictus. Marion
Black has worked with Fitzwallace for long enough that she
can manipulate him easily, convincing him to give her the
“order” to eliminate anyone she views as a threat to her person
or position. No one knows why Marion allowed the situation
to degenerate to its current state. Seattle’s surviving Kindred
theorize that she is nothing more than a cruel opportunist
who sensed Fitzwallace’s madness and took advantage of it
to enhance her own power. Some even suspect that Marion
somehow engineered Fitzwallace’s madness, poisoning him with
some kind of blood sorcery or curse; alternately, she might have
helped him to conceal his madness all along, only unleashing
him when he was in a position to create a great deal of chaos.
Seattle’s vampires know that Fitzwallace maintains a
huge corps of spies and infiltrators who are constantly on
the lookout for threats. An atmosphere of deep paranoia
permeates the city. The Kindred move as though they expect
the executioner’s axe to descend on them at any moment.
Most of Seattle’s vampires do their best to avoid Fitzwallace
and the court altogether. They move through the mists in
packs, supporting each other to carve out a small measure of
the security and stability that most vampires enjoy thanks to
the efforts of the entire community. They base their alliances
on neighborhood, covenant, clan, or bloodline.

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