A revenant is a visible ghost or animated corpse that was believed to return from the grave to terrorize the living. The word "revenant" is derived from the Latin word, reveniens, "returning" (see also the related French verb "revenir", meaning "to come back"). This is a story about vampires. Sure, there are some other night-creatures dwelling in the world, most of which have common names: werewolves, witches, ghosts... some would say there are even fairies, though if the tales about them are true, they're the worst of the lot. However, I get ahead of myself: this is a story about vampires. A small group of them, recently freed of the control of their sire. You see, when a vampire feeds on another, they do not create a true vampire. What they create is a spawn: a very loyal puppet. A vampire's spawn drinks blood for sustenance, but cannot create more vampires or spawn by doing this. They have similar weaknesses: sunlight burns and can destroy them - though not as fast as a full vampire - they are repelled by strongly presented holy symbols... or any symbol presented with enough faith involved. A wealthy businessman armed with a wallet full of cash can repel a vampire spawn, in fact - which leads me to a funny story... Ah, some other time. My name is Leon D'gueste. I am a vampire - at one time, I was a vampire spawn. I will not reveal how one turns into the other... after all, that's what this story entails. I am a chronicler for the Prince of Los Angeles... the guy in charge. I was given this role when my predecessor was destroyed by the very people you are soon to read about. All things in time. First, let me tell you a little bit about our current period, before going into the people of this little story... -Character Outline- Name: (Character name.) Age of Death: (What age were you turned into a vampire spawn?) Time Period: (What time period in Earth's history are you from?) Type of Vampire: (There are actually quite a bit besides the "Standard". Are you something more exotic? If so, what? Real-world mythologies, please. If you are a standard vampire, just enter 'Standard'.) Living Descendents: (If your character has ties to this world, place 'Yes'. If you were alive long enough to know them, list their names and connection to you. If you don't, a 'Yes' or 'No' will do... and I'll do an eeeevil game-master dealie and make it a surprise!) Faith: (Was your character religious or not? If so, what faith did they belong to?) Phobia: (Your character must have one real, legitimate fear. Some trauma or something they experienced in life haunts them to this very day. What is it?) Virtue: (Which of the seven virtues does your character embody?) Vice: (Which of the seven vices does your character sink to most often?) Appearance: (A written description is preferred, but use a picture if you really like to.) Beyond this, I actually do not want a written backstory or personality to be written out. Part of this - I hope - will be a drama. Thus, I'm limiting the amount of information your characters know about each other by lessening the amount you'll have to give up - those serving as the near-mindless Spawn did not care about those they served beside, so you'll have to use the chance to get to know your fellows. The knowledge, backstories, and attitudes may evolve as you reconsider them throughout the game - as might your loyalties. Your previous Vampire Master loved to toy with the mind - so you might have been implanted with false memories. I hope to get at least five people in this, long-term - to those of you who find their way here, welcome. If you choose the join... fantastic! Let's write a story together... "A story about vampires."