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Saxon Rene Stirling

"Blood on the dancefloor..."

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Created on 2014-01-11 15:37:19 (#2145588), last updated 2014-01-12 (192 weeks ago)

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Name:Saxon Rene Stirling
Birthdate:Mar 5
Location:New York, United States of America
Website:@ noirenewyork

Saxon Rene Stirling is the only child to American father, a lawyer, Rene, and Japanese mother, a doctor, Ayako. They planned on having more children, but they always had difficulty. It took six IVF attempts for Saxon to come along, and after that, they were content to just be blessed with the one. His parents always wished the best for Saxon, and for a long time, they assumed he would follow in one of their footsteps. Ayako came from a vastly medical family and Rene prided himself on being a Harvard Law School graduate. Whilst Saxon worked hard and always got exceptional grades, his heart wasn't in any of the 'old school' careers, instead sharing a passion for dancing with his good friend, Asher Rose.

Asher and Saxon grew up taking dance classes together, and the same continued right through high school. They often talked about getting into Juilliard together, and going to New York with Jenna Greene to live a life not unlike the TV show, Friends. It just all wet up shit creek without a paddle when Saxon got into Juilliard and Asher didn't. It had potential to ruin their friendship, because he knew how much Asher wanted it, but Asher kept his head held high, despite being inwardly crushed, and went to New York with his friends anyway, a hard enough decision to leave his love, Brodie Bradford as it was, who still had a year of high school left to go.

It wasn't long after getting to New York that Asher's talent for fashion design was discovered and the next thing he knew, he was hitting the big time. It was Saxon who had been there with him in the early days when Asher asked him to model his first collection, and Saxon happily agreed as a favour, not realising how quickly Asher would hit the big time and Saxon's face automatically linked to his label, Asheresque. Turns out, Saxon loved modelling and even though he finished his degree in Dance at Juilliard, went on to become famous fashion model in his own right. Asher promised him he would always have a job with his label, without fail, and that has how it has continued, whilst working a few nights a week as a dance teacher.

Saxon met Lilah when Asher hired her and they hit it off smashingly from the get-go. Although Asher was oblivious with The Masquerade doing its job, Lilah revealed her true self to Saxon, trusting him impeccable and knowing he fell into her unique Ventrue taste of successful and beautiful models. Saxon who was fascinated by the concept. So much so that he made the dramatic choice to be Embraced himself and followed Lilah into the Kindred world. He never told anyone from his past what he had become, not even Asher, and with Asher having pulled away from everyone distinctly since his accident and only appearing for his business when absolutely vital, both Lilah and Saxon are still unaware Asher too has been Embraced and walks The Masquerade himself.

Within a vampire bloodline known as The Kindred, seven vampire clans are collectively joined, forming the largest sect of vampires called the Camarilla, and survive through the Masquerade, disguising themselves as humans. Camarilla policy is that vampires should try to fit in with and hide from the rest of humanity, as to easily feed on them. For this reason, they created a web of lies and misinformation, called the Masquerade, to make the public believe that supernatural beings like vampires could not possibly exist. The Camarilla also believes that the only way the vampire species can survive in these modern nights is if it unite. Any breach of the Masquerade by any vampire risks exposing the entire race. Both viewpoints are fundamentally opposed by the Sabbat, an opposing sect to the Camarilla. The Camarilla also enforces the Eldest as ruling class over the younger vampires. The seven clans of the Camarilla are Ventrue, Brujah, Malkavian, Toreador, Gangrel, Tremere and Nosferatu. When a human is turned by a Kindred vampire, it is known as the Embrace, the vampire siring the human to embrace them into their own bloodline.

Each city has a ruler, a "Prince" who enforces the laws of The Masquerade that govern them to protect their anonymity. A clan is a group of vampires "related" by blood; i.e. the vampiric equivalent of an extended family or lineage. A clan is usually a large group, acknowledged widely in the vampiric society. Each clan nurture their own characteristics and traits, and each clan has its strengths and weaknesses. Often the clans do not always get along with certain clans such as the Brujah and the Ventrue actually hating one another. Each clan within a given area has a representative, a Primogen, who is usually the eldest and most powerful member of the clan, who attends the leader or prince's advisory council. This status also grants the character social advantages and greater power than being a normal member of their clan.

All information is taken from fandom source @ Masquerade Wiki and Kindred Wiki

The Ventrue are the rulers, leaders and politicos of the Camarilla, sometimes known as the Patrician Clan or the Kingship Clan. In Ancient Rome, they were generals and warlords of the Empire, and in the Dark Ages, they were knights and barons, leading crusades and conquests. In modern times the Ventrue still have great ambition and see themselves as conquerors, but their ways have changed, using courts and companies instead of feifdoms and mighty armies. Targets for Embrace by the Ventrue have always been people in positions of power, whether these people were aristocracy or company CEOs. The Ventrue perceive themselves as the most powerful of the vampiric clans thanks to their wealth, social influence, and powers over the thoughts and feelings of mortals. The clan as a whole is typified as conservative, be it in actions or customs. The Ventrue have their own nigh-inviolable code of etiquette. The clan's Elders have been known to punish violations of these unwritten rules with greater ferocity and resolve than the Traditions of the Camarilla.

The Ventrue claim that ruling vampires is their duty, their burden, a task which is interlocked with their fate. The reality is that excessive pride and ambition seem a more convenient explanation as to why they strive to expand their already vast influence and assert themselves over other Kindred. They tend to be politicians, businessmen, military officers, crime lords, important members of powerful religions, sects and cults. In response to what they perceive as a degeneration of the clan from its noble roots, a smaller segment of the clan has forsworn their ties to the Camarilla to join the Sabbat as antitribu. They believe that greed has led the body of the clan astray from its previous glory, so their quest is for righteous military and tyrannical power over other Kindred to reestablish what they believe to be the proper order. The Camarilla Ventrue casually dismiss their antitribu cousins as idealists doomed to failure. Both Ventrue and Ventrue antitribu refer to themselves as the sole "true" heirs of the name.

In comparison to the other vampiric clans, the Ventrue are considered to be especially particular about whose blood they drink. In fact, any given Ventrue can only drink blood from a specific kind of mortal, or from mortals under a specific sort of circumstance. Some may only prey upon a given ethnicity, while others can only feed from humans of a certain occupation or even religion. Some Ventrue can only find nourishment from blood that carries a more rarefied quality such as anger, fear or innocence. Regardless of the sort of blood the Ventrue requires, other blood is regurgitated or simply cannot be swallowed. They may feed from other Kindred with no such restriction. Ventrue prefer to view this flaw as a matter of refined tastes. Of course, with the power (both supernatural and temporal) most Ventrue possess, few go hungry.

All information is taken from fandom source @ Ventrue Wiki

Muse & Mun both aged over 18 years. Journal is for RP purposes only. Not affiliated with Kindred: The Embraced (TV Show) or Vampire: The Masquerade (RPG), they are just the fandoms Saxon was inspired by. His PB is Rhydian Vaughan. RP, muse writing and fun only.

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