Einhardt Wagner

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Character Information
Clan: Toreador
Sect: Camarilla
City: Austin, TX
Player: Dain Geist
Storyteller: Austin VTM VST
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The Facade

Name: Herr Einhardt Wagner
Clan: Toreador
Status: Elder
Position: Myrmidon of Clan Toreador

What Began in Blood Ends in Blood

Einhardt appears to be a man of exquisite taste. His dress is impeccable, his nails trimmed and buffed to a gloss, his complexion ruddy and healthy. His mind and tongue are sharp, revealing an ever patient facade of charisma. Beneath that mask is a cruel and altogether psychotic figure - a predator that kills simply because it can.

With the death of his mother at the hands of a murderer in 1580, Einhardt's world was shattered at an early age. Raised by his aunt and uncle in Bonn, Einhardt was forged into something altogether broken. While abused by his aunt, he found an outlet for his pain through the profession of his uncle - painting. The monster in him, however, grew, and at the age of sixteen Einhardt brutally murdered his aunt and set his home ablaze. Under the apprenticeship of a skilled artist in Frankfurt, Einhardt built himself a new life in Frankfurt. But his lack of empathy, matched by his brash behavior, lead to various bloody encounters. This eventually attracted the attention of his future Sire, Simon Delgado, an unfeeling Spanish knight. After serving as a ghoul for seven years, Einhardt was eventually given the embrace. He was also given a single mandate: obey. In this, Einhardt was charged with pursuing the interests of Haus von Daun, and he did so with relative success from his base of operations in Frankfurt.

Further bloody incidents eventually forced Einhardt to move to Paris. And for the next several centuries Einhardt existed on the periphery of European courts, feeding both his artistic and predatory appetites when able to do so. Eventually Einhardt's time in Europe drew to a close in 1916 as he, and the bulk of his family, fled the Great War. The German settled in the coastal city of Houston, and there tended to the affairs of his family.

Etched in History

September, 1572: Einhardt is born in Bedburg.
April, 1580: Einhardt's mother is murdered by Peter Stumpp. He quickly becomes a ward of his Uncle.
May, 1580: Einhardt is moved to Bonn, and becomes a painter thereafter.
January, 1588: Einhardt murders his Aunt.
April, 1588: Enhardt moves to Frankfurt.
October 1592: Einhardt attracts the attention of his future Sire, Simon Delgado.
December, 1599: Einhardt is embraced.
December, 1606: Einhardt is released.
May, 1607: Einhardt establishes his home in Frankfurt.
April, 1674: Einhardt embraces Gemma Aldobrandini.
July, 1732: Einhardt joins the court of Paris, though moves freely between Paris, Frankfurt, and Vienna.
March, 1830: Einhardt embraces Sofie Renner.
April, 1916: Einhardt moves to Houston, TX, to avoid the First Great War.
May, 1960: Einhardt is named Harpy of Houston.
September, 2013: Einhardt is named Primogen of Houston.
April, 2014: Einhardt is named Myrmidon of Clan Toreador
January, 2015: Einhardt moves to Austin, TX.

Haus Von Daun

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Grandsire: Reynald de Caen, Lord of Normandy
Sire: Simon Delgado
Child: Gemma Aldobrandini
Child: Sofie Renner
Child: Torrance Fairfallen
Great Grandchilde: Raina Star Thomas-Von Daun

Objects in Orbit

Adrienne Maxwell, Friend and Ally
Alicia Vangelista, Niece
Benjamin Sharp, Worthy contemporary
Brigid, Friend of the Family
Captain Sawyer, Worthy contemporary
Clarence Charles Merrick, Old Friend
Clé deMontes, Niece
Constance Fournier, Friend and Ally
Dravon, Friend and Ally
Equinox, Friend and Ally
Jean-Pierre Durand,, Friend and Ally
Lazuli, Old Friend
Nenette, A Friend of the Family
Sofie Renner, Daughter
Tamerlane, Worthy contemporary
Torrance Fairfallen, Daughter
Viveka Josephina Von Daun, Matriarch

Echoes in the Dark

  • "Obey your Sire and do his bidding. Obey your Family and keep their secrets. Obey your Prince and defend His Praxis. Obey the Traditions and uphold the Camarilla. But what happens when the Camarilla betrays your Family? What happens when your Family betrays your Sire? Sooner or later, one way or another, the word is broken. And then what are we expected to have left? Nothing...nothing but blood."Einhardt Wagner
  • "He is a dark and dangerous fellow. Of wit so quick and tongue so sharp, you scarce notice when blood is drawn from it's bite! I find him absolutely delightful! Which is no doubt how the serpent sinuously wrapped itself about Eve's waist and offered her a refreshing bite from the forbidden fruit. How can one not partake?"Nenette
  • "Fear. The most primal of emotions, perhaps the first that any conscious mind can experience. Fear is born with the realization that one is a being that exists within a world beyond one's control. Fear has sparked creation, destruction, fear has inspired countless souls and has brought legions under heel. A powerful force is fear, it is wise to respect those that deal in it for it demands a true artisan's touch to wield appropriately." — An observation from Phillip Avery Redgrave
  • "His very existence is appalling. I do not understand what my grandsire was thinking unless it was some precognative moment where 'e asked 'imself, 'What would irritate Clé the most in this 'ole wide world' and then brought my Uncle under fang. Every night 'e is my opposite asking, 'Darling niece, what favorite virtue touches you this night?' just so 'e can spend the evening doing the opposite. The only way to 'elp, I think, would be for me to bring vice into my night so 'e would fill 'is with virtue out of spite. But I do not think either one of us is prepared for such a sacrifice."Clé deMontes
  • "I know the dream which Einhardt dreams. It is powerful and seductive, but it leads only to pain, never true satisfaction. I hope one night he learns how to seize hold of the dream and awaken."Lazuli
  • "Einhardt. Proof of the worst lies parents ever tell their children: that monsters do not exist and that everything will be alright." — Equinox
  • "Sometimes, the most dangerous thing you can give someone is the truth. Einhardt is the proof of that...and God help us all should that truth be unleashed." - Viveka Josephina Von Daun
  • "I met the gentleman briefly in Portland, at the start of the century. I have a great respect for Harpies, seeing them as something of a Fourth Estate amongst Kindred-kind. Herr Wagner did his level best to undermine that respect."Captain Sawyer
  • "What a curious man. The swift, gentle patterns of his speech, his undeniable candor and charm- they are like the beautiful foliage surrounding a carnivorous plant."Ligeia Loxley
  • "If there are cracks, it is Wagner who holds the hammer and chisel. I do not know what tragedies have shaped this man's views, nor for what purpose he seeks to find flaws, but I doubt he will find satisfaction even in their conclusion."Viktor Cantemir
  • "One of the few... the very few... who understands why we fall. He is more than a lover; more than a companion. He is a temptation."Tamerlane
  • "If only I could shape his monstrosity into something more beneficial. Fortunately, I have all of the time in the world to make Mister Wagner kneel." -Constance Fournier
  • To her grandchilde: "Please remind me to never be alone with that man, he's unpleasant and makes it difficult for me to smile." - Carmina Giovanni
  • "He knows, deeply, what you should hope to never learn." - Orenna Komnenos, The Black
  • "Standing in defense of the Tower oftentimes requires a certain brashness and brutality that threatens to place the Camarilla's protectors into conflict with its harpies. The well connected Herr Wagner, however, understands the necessities of battle and does not mistake patriotic heroism for courtly scandal." - Benjamin Sharp
  • "The best of our kind aspire to be more human; others, sadly, are content to barely pretend." -Franziskus Winter
  • "I really wish that meddlesome pest would leave me the hell alone." -Walter Rook
  • "I am honored to have seen Elder Wagner in action, and I hope I am wise enough to have the correct lessons from my observations of him. - Cedric Wadsworth
  • "A man of principle, and an excellent host to boot." - Lochlann MacAllan
  • "Rare does an Elder have such charming smile, but personified is the stereotype that an Elder has control on the happenings within his purview and surrounding his environment." - Chloe Pavlis
  • "There are few in this world who can inspire both pride and passion, respect and reverence like Herr Wagner does with enviable ease. It is only the crass, unsophisticated monster that operates with the uncouth combination of fear and vulgarity alone. I pity those pathetic creatures for they cannot even comprehend true horror, or how devastatingly beautiful it is." - Sofie Renner
  • "Of all the relations in the House he is the one that feels the most like Family. I don't claim to know him well or understand him intimately but he has that certain... je ne sais quoi where like calls to like." - Alicia Vangelista
  • "I want one." - Brigid
  • "If I had crossed paths with him while he was mortal I would have begged Bartolomeo to make him my brother. He would have made an excellent Brujah." - Lorenzo Alfieri
  • "I don't know him well to call him an associate, I have seen him fight and I know he is a true Myrmidon. What I want to know, is what made him craft such an elegant mask."-Michael
  • "O the stories I could tell of our time in Paris, such a interesting fellow, couldn't paint a lick but the other fun we had, and truth be told he did get much better... at some things."-Frederic Andre
  • "Anyone who says my uncle is no artist, is simply incapable of appreciating the complex spectacle of carnage." - Benedict
  • "I spoke to him with relative ease, I'm not sure how I feel about that." - Spencer
  • "Do you want to see hilarious cat pictures? - ZeroFluxGiven
  • "What is there to say about Herr Wagner that has not already been said? I'm sure there is something, but I will let someone else say it." - Alex Shelly
  • "A lot can be and has been said about Herr Wagner. What I say about him is, he is brash, to the point, and will not take things lying down. Now those may seem like insults, but in truth, they are the highest praise one can give him." -Blayne Ashbury
  • "Strip aside standing and reputation, ignore the family, and just watch this man move through a room. A predator cannot be disguised by perfumed words. If you can't recognize that at 100 yards, it's because you're prey." - Jasper Stark
  • "He kept saying that art is defined by the ability to invoke an emotion, but I've felt more emotions playing WoW than I ever did looking at boring old paintings in a museum. Give me the sunset at the secret beach behind Ahn'Qiraj any day." - Melvin
  • "That Toreador is always smiling, I'm thinking he knows something the rest of them don't...mainly how much fun it is to watch some one bleedin' out in front of ya." - Auggie Giovanni
  • "Herr Wagner... The man intrigues me so very much. On one hand he is the perfect Toreador, but as you speak with this charming, well-dressed, quick-witted man you begin to notice more and more the mask that he is wearing. We all should fear falling to the beast, but what I truly fear is falling to whatever has possessed Herr Wagner for it is far more cunning and patient than the beast and for some reason I believe it is more ruthless and bloodthirsty as well. - Matthew Alright
  • "Honestly, he makes me hideously uncomfortable." - Carmina Giovanni
  • "Scientists sent cats into space, you won't believe what happens next!" - ZeroFluxGiven
  • "The instant you lose respect for a cold-blooded killer, the instant you'll be reminded of your mistake." - Prince Serafin

Suppositions

  • Beneath his estate is a room with tile floors and plastic walls. Women arrive there, but they do not leave.
  • Having experimented in taxidermy, Einhardt has a vast collection of predators throughout his home.
  • Einhardt is actually the mortal child of Peter Stumpp, the 16th Century "Werewolf of Bedburg."
  • Einhardt was the patron of many German artists, including Johann Liss, Caspar David Friedrich, and Franz Stuck.
  • Einhardt was instrumental in discovering the full scope of the Prince's Conspiracy of 2013.
  • Einhardt has a group of Hybristophiliacs that he calls upon regularly in the Houston area.

A Lie Agreed Upon

  • "Morality doesn't exist. Only morale." - Hannibal Lecter
  • "A good friend will always stab you in the front." - Oscar Wilde
  • "Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates." - the Marquis de Sade
  • "I stood among them, but not of them; in a shroud of thoughts which were not their thoughts." - Lord Byron
  • "Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear." - Jean-Paul Sartre
  • "There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone." - Patrick Bateman, American Psycho
  • "You don't like Beethoven. You don't know what you're missing. Overtures like that get my... juices flowing. So powerful. But after his openings, to be honest, he does tend to get a little fucking boring. That's why I stopped. (Pause.) You're a Mozart fan. I love him too. I love Mozart! He was Austrian you know? But for this kind of work, he's a little bit light. So I tend to go for the heavier guys. Check out Brahms. He's good too." - Norman Stansfield, The Professional

OOC Information

Player: Dain Geist
MES Number: US2002023664

Location: Austin, TX