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Maximillian Schnell AKA 'MAD MAX' NPC
~~Former Prince of London, England 1939-1962
- Apparent age is late 20s- Early 30s
- Dresses in an updated fashion but remains modest.
- Machiavellian Prodigy
- 9th Generation - Clan Malkavian
- Knight of the Moon
- Her personality shifts from Youthful and Mischievous to Joyless Military officer.
- Expert Cryptographer
- Computer Programmer
- Online Id: Kallisti
- Court Identity :: Eris Applewhite/Dr. Applewhite
- Acknowledged by Prince James Wallace of Clan Tremere in Edinburgh, UK 1960
- Confirmed (abiding) as Ancilla of the Camarilla
- Established (abiding) - Seen as an Elder of the Camarilla
- Privileged (abiding) - Seen as an Elder of the Camarilla
Polite Acquaintances(( ooc: If I missed you please add yourself! ))
When and Where?-- Timeline
((Please take the information in the timeline as OOC unless your characters name is Listed))
- June 13th 1909 Lavenia Apfelbaum blessed the earth with her arrival. She was born to a Naval Hospital in Norfolk, VA.
- 1914-1918 -Lavenia's father goes to war in the 'Great War'. He never comes home. She barely remembers this time in her life.
- 1919-1939- Lavenia grew up into a brilliant mathematician and had wanted to join the navy for some time, just as her father did. Being raised by a single Jewish mother made her fiercely independent. She attended several colleges and achieved her PHD in mathematics and legally changed her surname to Applewhite to deny her heritage.
- 1939 - She chose to lend her services to WAVES and entered the reserves with the US Navy and Was stationed in Bletchley Park subsequently. It was never public knowledge that the U.S. ever sent anyone to work in Bletchley park.
- April 1939 - London. Maximillian of Clan Malkavian takes Praxis of London. He will in time become known as Mad Max.
- December 1939 – Under strict order of their Princes, the Camarilla’s Kindred evacuate the cities of the UK, relocating to smaller towns as a measure to protect the Kindred and the Masquerade in the face of Luftwaffe Bombs.
- Janurary 1940-1942 - Worked at Bletchley park, Ghouled by Prince Maximillian.
- 1942-1945 - Attends to special projects in London, UK.
- 1945 – The Camarilla Court returns to London.
- 1945-1955 - Works on the development of Project Silence.
- 1945 – 1950 – Rumors persist that there was more to the evacuation of London than stated by Prince Maximillian.
- 1950 – 1960 - The great nights of the court of Prince Maximilian. As a ghoul or newly embraced Eris never attends court in London.
- 1955 – Prince Maximillian demonstrates the Kine night scope technology to the Court of London. He declares this to be a serious threat to the Masquerade, and appoints his Scourge and Sheriff to find safe ways to deal with the rising level of Kine technology. The Princes of Albion use their technology to develop a covert Kindred communications system, known as Project Silence.
- 1955-1956 - Lavenia Applewhite Dies- Eris Applewhite was born- Embraced as a Malkavian by Prince Maximillian Schnell.
- 1956-1960 - Passed to Edinburgh for teaching, accounting and release.
- 1960 - Released by Isobel Macleod Acknowledged by Prince James Wallace of Edinburgh
- 1960 – Her sire, Maximillian is by now considered by many to be totally mad, and is completely obsessed with the threat of Kine technology.
- 1960 - Project Silence goes live, and grows in time to become a secret UK-wide electronic security and communication system for the use of the Camarilla across the UK.
- October 1962 - London. Maximillian the Mad declares that the world is about to end; shortly afterwards, he disappears.
- November 1962 - Pays Agapito Acosta his normal fare for smuggling me back into the U.S. during the Cuban missile crisis after her sire Disappears. (Has since paid the debt down to a major boon owed). Arrives in Boston, MA.
- 1963 - 1975 - Travels South attending various courts and getting to know influential kindred. Quickly becomes the neonate no elder wants to be without.
- 1975-1980- Travels with Aaron Mitchell for a time after hir release. Aaron and Eris go their separate ways in 1980 when he moves to Las Vegas.
- 1980-1985- Meets Rede and together they work to destroy two infernalists. Eris catches Rede up on modern technology and helps with the tracking down of enemies of the tower including countless Sabbat.
- 1985-1990 - Ends up in San Deigo and meets James Harlan, a son of discord and is introduced to his interesting abilities and usefulness thereof. She and James spend some time hunting Sabbat and quite a lot of time with witty banter.
- Early 1992- Assisted in tracking which led to the eventual destruction of two Tremere Antitribu that were known enemies of the Tower. She was accompanying Elisheva and Bastien La Roux as their Technology and Tracking expert.
- Mid 1994-early 1995- Assisted Jack Mitchel of clan Tremere in a special archaeoastronomy project in Mt Pleasant, MI and has had correspondence with him many times over the years.
- 1995- Visits Seattle and meets with Liam Warden and returns to the East Coast to set up an East Coast Server for an information exchange network that tracks enemies of the tower.
- 1996- Works with 'Sticks' to finish setting up the East coast server for the information exchange.
- 1996-2001- Embraces and gives accounting of her childer James Richardson aka "Syrax".
- 2001- Releases him to court in Washington, DC.
- 2005- Her status of Ancilla is noted by her clan and she is deemed to have the social standing of a Pretender Elder based on her achievements and for her service to the tower.
- 2007-2008 Received a strange communication from a Malkavian Dr Eric Mundo in Greenville, SC. Investigated and found that both he and his brood mate had fallen to what appeared to be Sabbat due to the presence of a Lasombra and undoubtedly a Tzimice and their likenesses were being used in some sort of devious Cloning project with which to infiltrate their stations in the Camarilla with nearly exact copies.
- 2008-2013 - Various other places and projects
- March 2014- Arrives back in Greenville, SC and decides to stay for a while after Sabbat activity was reported.
- March 2014- Prince Elizabeth Barringer of Greenville thinks highly of her detective skills and spontaneously awards her with the Sheriff position as they are about to go into a confrontation with sabbat. Eris thinks it might be because she was surprised to see Eris have a submachine gun hidden under her dress attached with leather straps to the outside of her thigh. Her response "You can never be too careful." (ooc: Obfuscate/hiding up to 10 items from obvious detection)
- March 2014- Assigns two deputies to assist her with her sheriff duties :: Gavin Slate and Jean-Baptiste Armand Du Marais and finds the neonate Daughter of Cacophony, Murigen Liban Paien, to be Favored.
- May 2014- She is replaced as sheriff of Greenville by Rosa Salazar of clan brujah and is found to be *Loyal* to the Ivory Tower by Prince Elizabeth Barringer
- June 2014- Work begins on a mysterious 'Special Project' assigned to her by the prince.
(( OOC-- If you would like to be included in my timeline/list of acquaintances please don't hesitate to send an E-mail! ))
Eris was involved, in some capacity, with Bletchley Park and was a member of W.A.V.E.S (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in the US Navy. Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, UK was Britain's main decryption establishment during World War Two and the Headquarters for MI6. Ciphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted including, most importantly, those generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines. She’s quite good at solving puzzles and is excessively private about her past, especially any projects she worked on while a Ghoul. She’s attended night colleges and eventually online classes to further her study of Computer science and programming to try to stay ahead of current technology. She is without many social nuance and often states things frankly and bluntly or not at all. She often sees herself as intellectually superior but will use all of her will to learn something if she deems it useful. Being of a military background she finds it ridiculous that kindred are seen as important and useful based solely on family line and believes that true merit must be earned through hard work and dedication. She's a hereditary Jew-- but these days she's not interested in self-identifying.
Information Known by Kindred Society
"Imposition of Order = Escalation of Chaos".
"Increase the parameters of your enemy's paranoia"
Work in progress
(( OOC-- If you would like to be my childer or grandchilder please send me an E-mail! ))
I heard a Rumor...(Quotes/Suspicions)
((OOC- Feel free to add quotes and rumors as you wish))
Oh the way they talk!
- Has been seen working closely with Assamites, her loyalty may be an issue.
- Has assisted clan Tremere and clan Brujah many times in the past.
- Supposedly hunted down a Tremere-Anti with nothing more than an old laptop.
- Actually it was supposedly TWO Tremere-Anti's and she had the finest laptop.
- For the fairest indeed, if by fair you mean possessed of a razor wit and a tongue to match. - Bastien La Roux
- The lack of rumors about her may speak to her ability to keep things quiet when necessary. If you've never heard of her- chances are you already know everything you need to know.- Anonymous.
- "She holds a token of my esteem. How could I not? She is sensible, attractive, with humor and the lethality to have been called Sheriff. I would dance with such as this." - Jillian Renard
- This Character is very loosely based on the memoirs of my 94 year old paternal Grandmother who lost her entire family during ww2 in England. She lived in Dover with her parents, elder brother and Scottish Nan. Her brother was a Spitfire pilot in the Royal Air-force and wasn't home when the bombing started on the white cliffs. She was a member of the Red Cross in London, England during the blitzkrieg and married my Grandfather who was an American Solider. I chose instead to be a member of WAVES to give a bit of a different background and because Grace Hopper is every Hackers Grandma even if they don't know her. RIP Amazing Grace! Jay Elliot described Grace Hopper as appearing to be "'all Navy', but when you reach inside, you find a 'Pirate' dying to be released.
"The most important thing I've accomplished, other than building the compiler, is training young people. They come to me, you know, and say, "Do you think we can do this?" I say, "Try it." And I back 'em up. They need that. I keep track of them as they get older and I stir 'em up at intervals so they don't forget to take chances." -- Grace Hopper.