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Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« on: April 05, 2017, 06:25:20 PM »
Thought Exercise:
Example:

H.P. Lovecraft - Malkavian initially forced into the Sabbat via shovel heading - Joins the Baali when opportunity presented itself - Defects to Inconnu under mysterious Circumstances (The Purifiers).

Name a famous author, what Clan do you think would best fit their personalities? And what would they do after embrace?
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 07:01:52 AM »
Since I'm fresh from the "Dracula", I'm going with Bram Stoker.

He gets embraced by the Tremere clan and afterwards explores many old scriptures while writing some of his own. Though he prefers the seclusion of the Tremere, he silently envies the Toreador because of their deep connection to art and literature in general. He even visits many of the Toreador exhibitions, admiring the works presented there...
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 10:06:34 PM »
Stan Lee


Surprisingly easy going Brujah and Thin-Blood, pretty much does what he does now, however the Camarilla are not happy with the Disney Corporation so there may be consequences.

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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 07:19:33 AM »
I like this topic, since it excites both my rational and literal side. So, up next is Oscar Wilde. ;)



Oscar Wilde is a perfect Toreador (if he were further down the history line, he might had been a Brujah philosopher warrior). Being a witty critic as he is, Oscar survived up to the modern nights thanks to his verbal and literally skill (plus a hefty bit of luck too), avoiding all probes/threats/mean looks from both Camarilla and Sabbat (the latter want him dead due a juicy spat he had with a Sabbat bishop). Now, he hides in an Irish chateau and writes both plays and poetry. ;)
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 12:21:04 PM »
Toreador? Would have thought Lasombra.
Anyway here's a Lasombra:
Anne Rice



Feared by many in the Camarilla and Anarchs alike this Lasombra-Crusader has yet to attain the title of Bishop however her connections have served her well in rising through the Sabbats' ranks.
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 08:20:41 PM »
Here's a tricky one: Nietzsche, whom I consider a true brujah philosopher warrior. Maybe he can fall into the Prometheans, but I will keep him tied to the above given philosopher "class" due his individuality. ;)



As a fresh visionary in his own right and time, he presented a new repertoire of thoughts regarding humankind and its ideals that had agitated both the Ventrue and Lasombra that consider themselves the upper echelons. Claiming that simple kine can attain a level in some field more easily than them (and be superior), left many of the "aristocratic kindred" dangerously annoyed. ;)
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 11:26:20 PM »
Weird another guy I would have put down as a Lasombra given the implied Darwinism in his work and influence in Germany that ultimately helped give rise to the Nazi's (not that he was Nazi of course just a Nihilist during a period when Germany was building towards being a imperial power and of course within such a society the media, including philosophers, serve the state and all autonomy is largely fictional and designed to serve a purpose).
But he was passionate so Brujah kind of works.

Anyways, here's a Gangrel:



Richard Nixon
Embraced by a woman who initially appeared as a wolf, he now works with the Anarchs and Greenpeace to engage in Eco-freedom-fighting (not that he ever wrote about that but he was into the US green movement as a politician).
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 08:16:13 AM »
Well, I also pondered about him being a Lasombra, but still his drive and conviction tipped the scales in favor of Brujah. However, you do put a valid point. To keep the show going ;), next is Leo Tolstoy, an autarkis Gangrel devoted to his own work, though this classification is open for discussion.



In the rural Russian environment, Leo had been embraced by a roaming Gangrel at the age of 32. Having a high humanity score, he traveled the Russian countryside, exploring the lives of humans and writing about kine's hardships. He prefers to touch the politics in his works less in favor of a more down-to-earth presentation of the society's perils and division. ;)
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2017, 12:39:08 PM »
Oh yes, I think that I nailed it with this one. ;)



Edgar Allan Poe... difficult to classify. If it were the middle ages, I would count him into the Cappadocians or the Giovanni in the modern nights due his obsession with death, premature burials and reincarnations. Maybe he could be tossed into the Tsimisce pool or even into the secluded Gangrels, but for me, the most viable are the loony Malks! ;)
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 10:06:18 AM »
Douglas Adams



Clan Ravnos, in a field in France an ancient tomb was uncovered by a Polish work hand and it contained a large number of Digital Watches.
The tomb was carbon dated to the early Medieval period, the weird thing was, so were the watches.
Only Inconnu and the Sons of Ether know why (and the Sons are kind of mad about it).
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 09:01:52 PM »
Up next, Stephen King. I'll be putting him into the Lasombra. ;)



Numerous works that follow the history of the Lasombra have been edited by his hand. Reaching critical acclaim and widespread influence within the clan, his literary work went up the ladder and even more chronicles have been written. Of course, all sales records of other "commercial" works have been smashed beyond comprehension. ;)

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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 11:25:25 PM »
Neil Gaiman



Kiasyd

Known as "The Dreaming Prince" by the Camarilla.
The Sabbat who controlled the region fell not long after Neil Gaiman was embraced and to prevent his Sires knowledge from spreading, the elder Kiasyd was destroyed on orders from the Cardinal.
Fortunately the Sabbat did not find the Childe in the fire and in the Camarilla occupation, a power vacuum formed. Mr Gaiman, one of the few non-Sabbat Vampires left standing, was offered the position of Prince (the Camarilla knew a counter attack was likely and this could be a death sentence) he accepted.
The attack came years later and was repulsed, during his reign the town went through an economic boom and growth that allowed him to pursue his philanthropic work.
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 06:50:33 AM »
I'm back into philosophical waters ;) with this legend: Jean-Paul Sartre.



A malkavian whose madness manifests through intensive research and social study. Many would consider him a Toreador due his interest in literature and achievements in it, especially his famous quote: "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution" because of which he refused the Nobel prize. However, his obsession with the unconscious and advances in its study afforded him a unique insight that only helps with the one he possess from the clan.
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Re: Famous Authors as VTM clans and (brief) History
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 09:07:33 PM »
Noam Chomsky



Those who see the warped world of Kine for what it is, may see the world of Kindred for what it is, Chomsky has been chosen by Old Clan Tzimisce.
Bonded to his brood and forced into Diablerie by his Sire he now has knowledge of Thaumaturgy, masquerading as a so-called 'Tremer' he has been sent forth to infiltrate the Anarch movement in these final nights.

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 07:44:50 PM »
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the only Brujah that fought until the bitter end and saw the horror of the caitiff-infested Syberia.



Writing deep analysis of the society and the individual's psyche, Fyodor championed an idea in the dark ocean of the ventrue tsarist regime. Refusing to yield to the norms set by the undead lords, he wrote many books and stories that were more often than not in odds with the rulers' view. Branded and prosecuted, he barely managed to escape the final death, only to be banished into the caitiff realms that suffer also from periodic werewolf onslaughts.
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