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Created on 2012-08-08 16:30:55 (#1700672), last updated 2012-08-08 (258 weeks ago)

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Name:Blaise Mathieu Richelieu
Birthdate:Sep 9
Location:Paris, France



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Blaise Mathieu Richelieu

Blaise was born in Marseille, France in the year 1522 to Francis I, King of France. He was the second born son and second in line to the throne of France. His claim to the throne was never meant to be, however, when on the eve of his 28th birthday, Blaise was approached by a man who was believed to be a member of his father's Court professing that his older brother was in grave danger. Blaise, having the reputation as the more reckless son, followed the man and soon found himself isolated in the shadows of a dark corner of the palace. The man was a French Duke, yet a vampire of the Ventrue Clan masquerading as a member of the Court with a taste for solely royal blood. His intention was only to feed on the young prince, but a sheer and passionate pursuing of him saw the vampire Embrace Blaise, and sire him into the Ventrue Bloodline.

Despite many close calls with enemies of the Ventrue Clan, Blaise has existed as Kindred ever since, working his way up to gain power, first as Ventrue Primogen of his birth area, and soon appointed Prince of the city of Paris when his predecessor was killed by a member of the Sabbat in 1858. Blaise now resides in his city, strictly enforcing the laws of the Masquerade within the Kindred of France. After holding many positions of power, twisting and changing to suit any present time period and conceal the movements of the Masquerade, Blaise is today the Head of the Le Mot Écrit Corporation (also operating under the name BMR Media Inc.), a multimillion dollar company invested in international business media. This allows Blaise to keep his finger on the proverbial pulse of the mortal world and use his company to continue to conceal The Kindred.

To humans, Blaise appears as just your typical wealthy businessman. He is tall, dark, and handsome, seemingly with an hypnotic air about him. He has pale skin and due to the effects of sun on the flesh of a vampire, is never outside during the day. True to his Ventrue bloodline, Blaise is fiercely ambitious, never quite shaking the attributes of his royal lineage. Once a prince, always a prince. He can appear arrogant, indifferent or perhaps even sometimes downright disdainful, but it is difficult to actually read his true mood. Those close to him know that he is genuinely caring, compassionate, and tender... but only when he wants to be. He has a sense of humour that comes with a dark and dry edge, but it's no secret he enjoys a good joke. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish, giving him the ease of travelling around the world for his business. Blaise's preferred taste in blood is that from only those who have experienced true love, any other sort he is unable to swallow. While he prefers to feed on mortals, he has members of his clan at his disposal for this purpose in the absence of of any fresh prospects.

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THE KINDRED
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



VENTRUE CLAN
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



VERSES
[verse] noire new york - [community profile] noirenewyork // Blaise's only current active verse, and were most of his RP will occur. Verse information can be found HERE.

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CHARACTER NOTES
Blaise is an original character; a vampire of the Ventrue Clan from the Vampire: The Masquerade roleplay game, and later the TV series based on the game, Kindred: The Embraced. His world will have elements from both fandom realms, brought together here for the purpose of LJ roleplay and muse writing, however for the purpose of writing him, he will mostly be drawn from the story based in the TV series. There will be some elements from the roleplay game, however because it is such an extensive and intricately-woven world, I will only take a few elements here and there to construct Blaise's backstory, likely primarily in regards to the Ventrue Clan and Kindred as a whole. Blaise is based in Paris, and like Julian Luna in the TV series, he is the Prince of his city. Any of his history in regards to his French lineage and royalty are completely fictional. While Francis I of France existed, Blaise as his son obviously did not.


DISCLAIMER
MUSE & MUN BOTH OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE. This is an roleplay and muse journal for character Blaise Mathieu Richelieu, an original character based in the fandoms of Vampire: The Masquerade and Kindred: The Embraced TV series. All rights and written entries by obscuritenoire is original work and owned by his creator. Neither Blaise or his creator are in any way affiliated with Vampire: The Masquerade, Kindred: The Embraced or it's creators, and no profit is being made. Journal and character is for roleplay and enjoyment purposes only. Blaise is portrayed by actor Henry Cavill and is in no way affiliated to Henry Cavill.





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