Seattle by Night
Chantelle De Grace
Age: 102 years-old
Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Stamina 3
Social: Charisma (Eloquent) 4, Manipulation 3, Appearance 3
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 2, Wits 3
Abilities: Alertness 2, Athletics 1, Awareness 1, Brawl 1, Empathy 2, Etiquette 2, Expression (Poetry) 4, Finance 2, Investigate 3, Occult 1, Performance 3, Stealth 3, Streetwise 2, Subterfuge 2, Survival 1
Disciplines: Auspex 2, Dementation 3, Obfuscate 1
Backgrounds: Generation 1, Herd 1, Fame 2, Resources 2
Virtues: Conscience 4, Self-control 3, Courage 3
Blood Pool 6/11 (1 per turn)
Merits: Language (French)
Derangements: Obsessive-Compulsive – Chantelle must arrange objects by order of width and length, obsessively straightening and adjusting the items until she finds the arrangement aesthetically pleasing. This obsessive behavior also lends itself to her writing, making it difficult to complete passages because they are “imperfect.” She can overcome this by spending 1 temporary Willpower to negate it for a scene. The difficult to coerce or Dominate Chantelle out of the behavior is increased by one. If she is forcibly prevented from adhering to this derangement, she will succumb to frenzy.
Chantelle grew up in small village outside of Nice, France. Considered plain as a child, she grew up wishing to be beautiful. When she was 14, she left to Paris to join a Woman’s Finishing School but a mistake in the records left Chantelle without a way home and without money. Chantelle soon found herself in service to a Madame Sylvie Le Varese and worked as a prostitute. When Madame Sylvie decided to move to the Americas in the early 1900s, she took Chantelle and two other girls with her to New Orleans. However, the trip was plagued by troubles as the other two girls died from disease during the voyage and Madame Sylvie herself when missing just days before the ship reached shore. Left with nothing and no one, Chantelle used her only profitable skill to earn her some coin and room. It was during this time Chantelle grew fond of music. While many of the songs in France hadn’t been of her taste, the music of New Orleans was different. There was life and soul in it. Chantelle’s accent mixed with the songs of the area brought her fame as a singer and she attracted many people, including a Maldivian trumpet player. The two grew close and built a band that played around the bayou. It was during this time that Chantelle was Embraced. Her sire was killed just a year later, and Chantelle was left alone once again. She knew very little about the vampire world at this point, but she knew how to sire others. She would later embrace a painter but the madness of the Malkavian clan was harsh on the young man. In 1933, during the start of the Great Depression, her childe attacked her and tried to drain her but she was saved by a young hunter. Despite knowing what she was, the man didn’t kill Chantelle. She stayed in New Orleans for a few more years, during this time she became familiar with the Camarilla during their brief control of New Orleans during the 50s, but with the rise of the automobile, Chantelle begin to move around, first to Nashville where she got a deal writing music for such Legends as Patsy Cline, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Hawk Williams before moving to LA in the 60s, writing music for the Beach Boys, Elvis, and later Creedence Clearwater Revival. She moved to Seattle during the late 70s, now able to live on royalties, but she was still very much alone. Twice she tried to end it all with death by sunrise, before she found Elizabeth Hailion in a bar during the late 80s.