firstname.lastname@example.org Deird'Re Brooks 7-JUN-1994 04:16:12.04 Madeleine Harney Madeleine was born in New York City in the year 1948. Due to various difficulties her parents were experiencing (mainly each other) she was sent to San Francisco to live with her aunt. The experience was not pleasant for her; Her aunt was extremely strict and very unsympathetic to the needs and desires of children. This led to a very stifling upbringing for her and so when the opportunity arose for her to live by different rules, she did. It happened at Berkeley in 1966. She had just begun attending school when she met Jonathon. He was everything she'd ever fantasized about. Handsome, mysterious, fun loving. The lovemaking was the best she'd ever had. They attended speeches together, went on marches - at night. He was never around during the day and he never told her why. When she asked him about it, he'd shrug it off and everything would be all right again. But during the days, and the nights when he wasn't around, she'd wonder. He encouraged her to find other lovers, and she did. In the Autumn of 1968 she discovered she was pregnant. Jon convinced her to keep it rather than trust to a doctor who would be willing to abort. "And besides," he said, "isn't childbirth the ultimate expression of life?" He was endlessly fascinated by her pregnancy and would watch her for hours or he would listen to the baby moving around. The lovemaking stopped and that had a negative affect on Madeleine's attitude. But, even so, Jon still made her feel loved. Shortly before her baby was born, Jon disappeared. Madeleine couldn't locate him, no matter how hard she tried. After Andromeda was born, she found little time to keep looking. In July of 1969, she was with some friends who had decided to do some late night partying. While they were out, Madeleine felt an urge to take a short walk. Leaving her friends and Andromeda behind, she walked into the night. The next thing she knew she was standing in front of a gravestone with a couple other people. There were several others standing around them, and the predatory gleam in their eyes was frightening to behold. The absence of her daughter also cut through her like a knife. Several of the figures detatched themselves from the group standing around them and approached Maddie and the others standing together. A voice rang out of the darkness. "Ah, it is so nice to see such fine specimens of humanity awaiting there deaths so calmly." A spear of ice shot through Madeleine's heart. She knew she'd never see Andromeda, or her friends, or college, or even Jonathon again. She was wrong, but she would dearly wish she had been right. The one approaching her was Jon. She had never seen him looking so cold or frightening before in her life. He grabbed her by a shoulder, and for a moment she thought she had seen a flicker of doubt in his eyes. Perhaps she imagined the whispered "I'm sorry." before he ripped her throat out. Her death came quickly, but rebirth took longer. She awakened in a darkness. She could not move, and didn't particularly feel like trying. "Mom?" The voice was distant, but it was the voice of a young child, lost and afraid. The voice continued calling, louder and louder. Maturing, sounding more and more like a young woman. More and more accusatory. As if Madeleine had chosen to abandon her. Then she saw her daughter. The accusations, the venom, the bile that came forth as Andromeda told her exactly how she had failed at being a mother, just like Madeleine's mother before her. This raw hatred directed at her like a laser drove her to a rage like nothing else she had ever experienced and moved her to dig herself out of the earth. What clawed its way out of the ground in an old San Francisco graveyard was not Madeleine. She felt betrayed by everyone she had ever known, bitter over her abandonment of her own daughter, she simply went insane. She glimpsed a few of those who had brought her here, and driven by a lust she could barely comprehend, she lunged for the throat of the nearest. There was an explosion in the back of her skull and the lights went out again. When she awoke, she was in a warehouse of some sort most of the others from the graveyard were with her. A dark robed figure handed her a cup. "Drink. Drink deeply. Feel the bond with your packmates." She drank the offered liquid and it assuaged her thirst. The flavor was satisfying as nothing else she had ever drank before the start of this nightmare. Before she could finish the pitifully small amount in the cup it was taken from her. She noticed that her fellow captives were looking upon these beings as if they were saviors, or soulmates. She felt no such feelings. No bonds with these "packmates." But she played along. After the ceremony was over she and the others were introduced to their "Sires." It was an act of will for her to greet Jonathon with a smile. Afterward, they were taken to a room in which human beings had been kept. "Choose one to slake your thirsts. We need to move swiftly tomorrow." And so for the next few years, she travelled with Death's Whirlwind, a nomadic Sabbat pack. She began to follow the Path of Harmony in an attempt to rediscover something of which she had lost. She also began plotting her escape and her revenge on Jon. One thing she could never do was drink blood from a child. Whenever she tried - generally out of desperation - she would hear Andromeda's voice accusing her of abandonment. As a result she will not drink the blood of a young child, and if she can prevent it she will not allow another to do so either. In 1980, she had her chance. The pack was in Los Angeles when she managed to stay awake long enough to leave the place the Pack was sleeping and use Earth Meld to sleep away from them. She stayed in the ground for a week and then came out. When she was out of the ground, standing at the fringes of the Palisades, she noticed a woman in punk clothing was watching her. The woman was Anita, a renowned Anarch in LA. Anita challenged her presence and then invited her to stay for a time. After a period of time - less than a year - Madeleine decided to move on. She travelled extensively for about five years before settling down in the Chronicle City. This was about 1986. She made as many Anarch connections as she could and keeps an eye out for Death's Whirlwind. She is always looking for signs of Sabbat interference in the city; she knows what to look for. In 1989, she hired a PI to try and locate Andromeda. She simply wants to know if her daughter is safe. He still hasn't located her. Also, through some low-level financial savvy and well planned real estate moves she got enough money to buy a building and open a nightclub. The nightclub is called "Dark Affairs." It is a three story building; the ground floor is for bands and normal customers, dancing, drinking, etc. The second floor is a quiet place for people to make out, relax from the driving music, flirt or what have you. The third floor is used strictly for Anarch gatherings and the occasional rant. Madeleine always sleeps in the earth in a park or the nearby wilderness. She doesn't want anyone to know where she sleeps. She does keep personal belongings and such in a lair like room in the basement. It's behind a locked steel door. Inside, she has a large screen tv, a 486 computer system, a phone line, VCR, stereo and a small futon. There is a closet full of clothes varying in style from businesslike fashions to cutting edge street style. She is not above using a little bit of disguise to move around. It was here that she discovered her ability to eat and drink mortal food with few ill effects. Her heart had never stopped beating after the Embrace for some reason, and she has never really thought about that. <Before you read this, please understand that all Traits are negotiable. If you have any problems whatsoever, let me know.> Sire: Jonathon Clan: Panders Nature: Survivor Demeanor: Rebel Generation: 8th Embrace: 1969 Apparent Age: Early 20s Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3 Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 3, Appearance 4 Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3 Talents: Acting 4, Alertness 3, Athletics 2, Brawl 3, Dodge 3, Empathy 1, Intimidation 3, Leadership 2, Streetwise 4, Style 3, Subterfuge 2 Skills: Animal Ken 3, Drive 2, Etiquette 1, Firearms 3, Firewalking 2, Melee 2, Music 2, Security 2, Stealth 3, Survival 3 Knowledges: Bureaucracy 1, Computer 1, Finance 3, Linguistics 2, Occult 2, Politics 1 Disciplines: Animalism 1, Auspex 2, Celerity 3, Fortitude 2, Obfuscate 3, Obtenebration 1, Potence 1, Presence 2, Protean 3 Background: Anarch Prestige 2, Generation 5, Resources 3 Virtues: Callousness 3, Instincts 3, Morale 4 Path of Harmony: 5 Willpower: 8 Blood Pool/Max per Turn: 15/3 Merits & Flaws: Acute Hearing, Acute Vision, Baby Face, Eat Food, Unbondable, Driving Goal: Find Andromeda, Enemy: Death's Whirlwind, Prey Exclusion: Children, Vengenace: Jonathon (Note that while there are 9 points of flaws, only 7 were counted.) Image: 5'6", 135#. Has dark auburn hair, tragically pale skin which she often disguises using makeup. Her eyes are icy blue. She usually dresses in the fashion of the current counterculture, which these days can be anything from grunge to goth.