The creature that would eventually be known as Matoxtli was born in Tenochtitlan in what the Europeans knew as 1500. The son of a priest of Tezcatlipoca, Matoxtli's birth was auspicious on the calendar, and he never wanted for anything growing up. He was expected to go into the priesthood (which he did) and continue the rites and ceremonies until the day he died (which he also did). He served Pochtli as a mortal, using his ability as a seer to predict societal and natural shifts. His most dire prediction (as a mortal, anyhow) was that the comet that streaked across the sky in 1519 was an ill omen, and would signify the end of their way of life. A mere 8 months after the comet, Cortes and his men arrived in Tenochtitlan, and the world of the Mexica was changed forever.
In 1521, during the fall of Tenochtitlan, two wars were raging. One was just outside the door, as the Spaniards and the Tlaxcala ravaged the city. The other was across the shroud, and the mortal priests, alongside Pochtli, stood largely helpless. Then, the Giovanni came. They offered a deal: join the Giovanni, or die to Spanish bullets and the tender mercies of the ghosts. Not seeing much a choice, Pochtli agreed, and Matoxtli was one of the group embraced that day. His sire was a man named Dionatto Giovanni, grandchilde of Ambrogino Giovanni. Matoxtli traveled to Venice with his sire and began his studies, which progressed incredibly quickly. He also changed his name to "Matoxtli," which is a nonsense word, to keep his real name secret. Much to his sire's surprise, Matoxtli also took to the Path of Death & the Soul incredibly quickly, and followed his line's tradition of accepting that Path. After a time of study in Venice, Matoxtli returned to the "New World" and helped secure various areas for the Giovanni. He settled in what became Mexico City until the Sabbat took and held it, and then left for Oaxaca. The last shreds of Humanity in him were amused to live in the lands of his ancestral enemies, the Tlaxcala, and use their people for his experiments and rituals.
Matoxtli looks incredibly inhumane, and he is known to walk the Path of Death & the Soul. He has an eerie sense of calm about him, and no one has ever seen him enter a Frenzy.
Currently, Matoxtli resides in Seattle at the behest of the former prince. If the tide turns, and he is no longer welcome, he will leave rather than press the issue. He is interested in the large amount of wraithly phenomena that affects the Emerald City, though, and finds that the locale suits his current goals. He doesn't care a whit for the politics of his own Clan or that of the Ivory Tower, but is content to navigate those politics as best he can for the time being.
"Yes, they can see you. Yes, they are waiting. And yes, they are hungry." — Matoxtli Pisanob "Humanity is a death-mask. Those who peer beyond gather knowledge not merely from the grave, but from the very soul." — Tamerlane "You threaten me with death? I have prepared for centuries for just that inevitability. Have you?" — Matoxtli Pisanob "We all have a number on our back. It signifies the order we re-enter the cycle. It's disturbing to meet someone that finds that number not a barrier, but an opportunity." — -X- "Power is an exquisite thing. And within the hands of a master? It is both beautiful and terrible. I fear and respect Matoxtli and if you were smart, you would as well." — Nenette "..." — Dieci "His inhuman focus on his area of study sends a chill up my spine. He has no pride, he feels no sense of shame. Nothing matters but his work, and so he will withstand any sling or arrow the Camarilla may throw at him unruffled, without comment or complaint. And so, with some irony, he is left alone, even respected by the Court of Seattle. I have certainly found him nothing if not calmly engaged in any conversation." — A. Winchester "The more I interact with Matoxtli, the more I see that (despite many differences which have not escaped my notice) there is an understanding that has nothing to do with Blood or spiritual path, but exists entirely in the realm of seeking and knowing." — Eileen Vargas "There's no fuckin' doubt that he's a genius, how can ya not be, when all you do with your endless fuckin' nights is study dead shit an' divorce yaself furtha' and furtha' from what you used ta be? Ain't my style, but then, I'm designed ta actually interact with othas, ya know?" — Sybil Giovanni "Matoxtli is one of the Family's leading Necromancers. I know I could learn a thing or two from him. His past experiences are something I would love to ask more of, but I get the feeling it is something he wouldn't talk about readily." - Gregori Giovanni "Creatures like us do not have friends nor do we have allies. In this alien age, where Europeans infested every corner of the world, Matoxtli is at the least something familiar, even if he no longer shares our old gods." — Tecuhtli "They watched us walk together at the conclave and they looked confused. We are Giovanni, I don't understand the confusion. Camarilla and their preconceived blinders." — Nicolia "I had thought myself an adept of the Art. Upon meeting Matoxtli I was humbled. What I know is but a drop of blood in the ocean of knowledge he swims in." — Dante Rossellini "He is as wise as he is skilled. The things he has taught me have opened my eyes to my flaws and my strengths. Every night there is a time that I think on his words and cherish the opportunity I had under his instruction. Tlazohcamati, mio insegnante." — Luca Rossellini "Matoxtli has a way about him that commands respect. His knowledge and ritualistic nature is surely an asset to La Famiglia. I am honored to call him amico." — Angelo "An old ally, also from Tenochtitlan. I did not know him then, but the Night-Serpent watched him, and approved. That is enough for me. We have worked together since on some ... projects." — Zyanya Moctezuma "Matoxtli is a teacher, much as I am, only his lessons sear the soul and temper it into something alien and unyeilding. Lessons that he once shared with me when I lost myself and needed them the most. There are truths hidden deep within those lessons that he has yet to reveal, truths that you would do well to fear." — Cicero Giovanni "Mr. Pisanob has been a credit to his family and his studies. I'm very happy we have been able to establish a working relationship unmarred by petty emotionalism or unnecessary digressions." — Alicia Vangelista "I have always relied more on instinct than Matoxtli would have suggested but his viewpoint tends to pierce the heart of the matter." — Valerius Giovanni "I...respect him. Yes, that's the word I'm looking for - of course it, yes, what other word could I possibly use to describe his vast knowledge of the terrible and occult and his utter lack of emotion?" — Carmina Giovanni "Mr. Pisanob's academic skill and directness is certainly refreshing considering some of my other energetic dealings with his Clan. I appreciate his professionalism and acumen, however his unsettling choice in morality gives me pause." — Archon David Steiner "Your quote goes here."