Maximillion Ulrich Von Bek

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Character Information

Name:

OnyxPathVentrue.png Maximillion Ulrich Von Bek


Place of Origin:

OnyxPathVentrue.png Scotland, in the Great Glen, at the northern end of Loch Lochy.


Embraced:

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1544


Position:

OnyxPathVentrue.png Praetor of Clan Ventrue, Miami, FL
OnyxPathVentrue.png Seneschal, Miami, FL


Status:

OnyxPathVentrue.png Acknowledged within the Camarilla
OnyxPathVentrue.png Confirmed, Established, and Privileged as an Elder of the Camarilla
OnyxPathVentrue.png Noble and "Authority" as the Seneschal, Miami, FL
OnyxPathVentrue.png Victorious by Prince Alric, Miami, FL
OnyxPathVentrue.png Honorable by Prince Julian Marcus Haldane, of Phoenix, AZ



Notable Traits

= Appearance

Maximillion Ulrich Von Bek

OnyxPathVentrue.png Maximillion Ulrich Von Bek is always in formal attire although many of his outfits are dated.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is a pale, lean, muscular man standing just over six feet tall.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is blind in his left eye and there are three distinct claw marks that traverse that area of his face; he takes no pains to conceal it.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He carries a worn book bound in some form of leather that he scribbles in from time to time.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is said to always carry an ornate wooden stake.


= Ventrue Lineage

OnyxPathVentrue.png Ventrue, Founder of our Clan, who begot

OnyxPathVentrue.png Our Revered Ancestor who begot
OnyxPathVentrue.png Hardestadt the Elder who begot
OnyxPathVentrue.png Lord Jurgen who begot
OnyxPathVentrue.png Nicolas von Hagen who begot
OnyxPathVentrue.png Maximillion Ulrich Von Bek who begot
OnyxPathVentrue.png Miguel who begot
OnyxPathVentrue.png TBA who begot
OnyxPathVentrue.png Solomon



Coterie

Known by various names over time such as The Enochian Angels of Dis, The Onyx Syndicate, and later as The Road Dogs, rumor is Maximillion Ulrich Von Bek has traveled with this group for over a century. They are:

OnyxPathVentrue.png Primogen Croix of Miami, FL, Clan Gangrel

OnyxPathVentrue.png Elder Isaiah of Miami, FL, Clan Gangrel

OnyxPathVentrue.png Whip Miguel of Miami, FL, Clan Ventrue



Known Allies

OnyxPathVentrue.png Architect of the Camarilla Izaak Engelstahl of Chattanooga, TN, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Architect of the Camarilla Marcus Cornell of Seattle, WA, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Archon David Daniel Steiner of the House & Clan Tremere, in service of Justicar Jan Pieterzoon.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Prince Lillyanna Windsor of Bloomington, IN, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Prince David Clay, of Saint Louis, MO, Clan Brujah.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Prince Lilliana Grace of Charleston, SC, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Prince Julian Marcus Haldane of Phoenix, AZ, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Prince Darla Gail Wilkerson of Seattle, WA, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Prince Marina Del Ray of Staunton, VA, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Seneschal Aleksei Dragunov of Denver, CO, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Seneschal Anna Russell of Phoenix, AZ, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Primogen Brantley Zulauf of Edinburgh, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Primogen Alexander Lane of Atlanta, GA, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Primogen Alonso Gutierrez of Richmond, VA, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Primogen Croix of Miami, FL, Clan Gangrel.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Primogen Blayne Ashbury of Austin, TX, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Primogen Raven Constantine of Tri-Cities, WA, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Whip Samuel Harverton of Seattle, WA, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Whip Miguel of Miami, FL, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Whip Xavier Guard of Raleigh, NC, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Keeper of Elysium Gavin Slate of Greenville, SC, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Master Harpy Johnston Ramsey (JR) Forbes of Austin, TX, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Minor Harpy Adalina Marchand Durante of Atlanta, GA, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Assistant Harpy Ezabella Davien of Atlanta, GA, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Steward Spencer of Cleveland, OH, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Sheriff Isaiah of Miami, FL, Clan Gangrel.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Deputy Cyd of Philadelphia, PA, Clan Brujah.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Elder Nicolas von Hagen of Hagen, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Elder Mathias von Hagen of Hagen, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Elder Izar San Martin of Sonoma County, CA, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Elder Orenna Kemnenos of Atlanta, GA, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Elder Grigory of Boston, MA, Clan Brujah.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Elder Sylar Montecriff of Sacramento, CA, Clan Brujah.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Anastasia Martin of Golf Coast, MS, the House & Clan Tremere.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Ebony Rodriguez of Denver, CO, Clan Brujah.

OnyxPathVentrue.png James Thorne of Los Angels, CA, Clan Toreador.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Solomon of Austin, TX, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Brigid of Phoenix, AZ, Daughter of Cacophony

OnyxPathVentrue.png Charlotte Belle of Cleveland, OH, Clan Ventrue.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Alexander Peterson of Fredericksburg, VA, Clan Brujah.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Molly, Clan Gangrel.

Rumors about Von Bek

Stake.jpg

OnyxPathVentrue.png He travelled with his coterie for over a century.

OnyxPathVentrue.png From his travels he has formed a vast network of Kindred connections that spans the globe.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He has been seen in the company of Anarchs.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He hates all Sabbat, infernalists... and Caitiff....

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is insane and believes he must prevent Gehenna.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He has killed innocent Kindred that he believes are signs of Gehenna.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The stake he carries is an Izaak Engelstahl original master-craft weapon.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He use to travel with the Anarch Col. Randolph "Reb" Hollister.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is a master of Protean.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is a Crusader.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is an infernalist.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is really a Gangrel.

OnyxPathVentrue.png His coterie travels the globe hunting Angelo, the Blood Brother.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek was embraced by Nicolas von Hagen in 1544 during the Blàr na Léine in Scotland which left 787 dead and only 13 survivors. Each of the other 12 survivors were embraced in to in a different Clan of the 13 Clans. Von Bek stalks the night hunting them....

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is close friends with the Anarch The Right Reverend.

OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek accidently fell under Tremere compulsion and was forced to give up his greatest secret, he has created progeny, but all have been revealed to be Caitiff and not actual Ventrue. This "supposed" curse is the reason Von Bek crusades so diligently to eradicate the Caitiff.

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= Rumors about the Blind Eye

VBEye.jpg

OnyxPathVentrue.png He was blinded in his left by Sascha Vykos during an "encounter", it has never healed....

OnyxPathVentrue.png The blind eye is all seeing.

OnyxPathVentrue.png His Gangrel companion Croix clawed his left eye out when they first met in the Caribbean.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He survived an Assamite's attempt to kill him, but lost the eye.

OnyxPathVentrue.png His sire took his left eye as punishment for speaking out of turn when Von Bek was a neonate.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The Ventrue Justicar took his eye as punishment for an act of Treason against the Camarilla.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The blind eye has mystical powers....

OnyxPathVentrue.png The blindness in his left eye is due to a Tremere curse.

OnyxPathVentrue.png An infernalist ripped out the left eye during a bloody assault in North Africa.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He is a raving lunatic and removed the eye himself to stop the "visions".

OnyxPathVentrue.png Has been nicknamed "Uno" by Anna Russell. He tolerates the name and the woman because he owes her a very large boon.

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= Rumors about the Book he carries

VBBookClosed.jpg
VBBookOpen.jpg

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book he carries is an infernalist tome.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book he carries is bound in human flesh.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book he carries is a Thaumaturgical tome.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book he carries is bound in the flesh of Kindred.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book he carries is filled with writings and observations from his global travels.

OnyxPathVentrue.png He once killed a Kindred for trying to examine that weird book.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book he carries holds the secrets of Gehenna.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book he carries holds the secrets of Golconda.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book was stolen from Valerius Maior... and he wants it back.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book was a gift from Hardestadt the Elder.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book was bound in Kindred flesh by a Tzimiscie.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book is filled with gibberish written by a mad and disturbed Von Bek.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The text within the book is written in the vitae of the Sabbat Vok Bek has killed.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The book is a true copy of the Book of Nod.

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Quotes

OnyxPathVentrue.png "They say that our Clan Founder bid his Childer to 'Keep ever strong swords about you.' Having personally seen Maximillion at work, I find great comfort that some in our family have taken those words to heart."Samuel Harverton, Ventrue Whip of Seattle

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Bearing, honor, and leadership are all excellent traits for a Ventrue. Maximillion demonstrates these qualities, but more importantly he is competent and wise beyond his years. His actions will speak for him and I encourage those he encounters to listen."Nicolas von Hagen, Elder Ventrue at large

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Elder Von Bek has dedicated himself to a most noble purpose. His perspective has assisted me on the path in attaining my goals in assisting Kindred Society as he never sugar coats the truth. I am truly honored to count him among my allies." - Ezabella Davien, Lesser Harpy of Atlanta

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Blindness does not inhibit the ability to truly see what lays before you. It is clarity. But remember there is no sorrow without joy." - Marina Del Ray, Toreador Prince of Staunton

OnyxPathVentrue.png "I always had a soft spot for wandering warriors..." - Orenna Komnenos, Toreador Elder

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Don't let his clan fool you, he's not quite as stuffy as you might think." Brigid

OnyxPathVentrue.png "There is much that one can say about Elder Von Bek, but to be plain, he is one of the greatest teachers you will find. When he speaks, listen well." - Xavier Guard, Toreador Whip of Raleigh

OnyxPathVentrue.png "This is a competent kindred. Quite good at his job, and pleasant to work with. He's a good example of his clan." - Anastasia Martin

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Mssr Von Bek and I have known each other for quite some time. He is a wise and honourable man that I am lucky to be able to count on as an ally. These alliances run both ways, cross one of us is to bring down the full wrath of the other." - Adalina Marchand Durante ,Ventrue Elder, Minor Harpy of Atlanta, GA

OnyxPathVentrue.png "The Traditions teach us that a Prince’s Domain is thy own concern. What, then, can be said of a Kindred who risks his own eternal nights to protect the Ivory Tower in all its forms, and without need for recognition or recompense? It was Maximillion who taught me that to strengthen the Camarilla in one Domain is to strengthen it in all Domains, a lesson which I have carried forward through the decades and onward into these final nights." - Julian Marcus Haldane ,Ventrue Elder, Prince of Phoenix, AZ

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Elder Von Bek? The best way to describe him is with a quote from antiquity. King Agesilaus of Sparta was once asked why his city lacked fortifications. In response he pointed to his men and said 'These are Sparta's walls.' Such is a similar case with the good Elder and Clan Ventrue." - David Daniel Steiner, Archon to Justicar Pieterzoon

OnyxPathVentrue.png "So many elders wander lost in the ways of yesteryear, blind to the brilliant changes in the world around them. Elder Von Bek is not among that number; despite missing an eye, he sees far more clearly than most." - Master Harpy Forbes, Domain of Waterloo.

OnyxPathVentrue.png "What can I say of Elder Von Bek that hasn't been said already? I am simply honored that one so established of the Clan of Kings would even take note of one so young as me." - Spencer, Cleveland, OH

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Elder Von Bek has a very discriminating eye and I trust his judgment implicitly. He's certainly managed to acquire an intriguing collection of knowledge and works over the years. It is without reservation that I call him friend and ally." - Alonso Gutierrez, Richmond, VA

OnyxPathVentrue.png "A friend in the field of one of my lesser known pursuits. This kindred taught me a lot about the history of our kind while I was searching for my place in it. He has shown me even more." - Prince David Clay, Saint Louis, MO

OnyxPathVentrue.png "There are no games; you know right where you stand with Von Bek. It can be rather refreshing." - Raven Constantine

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Yeah. Elder Von Bek. That guy's been around for quite some time. He's traveled far and wide. Any neonate could learn a thing or two from him; he's kind enough to impart his wisdom on a select few." - Cyd, Philadelphia, PA

OnyxPathVentrue.png "I have fond memories traveling with Elder Von Bek in the rough frontier crossroads town on Independence, MO. He helped me in my developmental years learn some of the hard lessons I needed to survive in the Kindred world. His wisdom is beyond reach and I'm lucky he saw something in me that he thought worthwhile." - Charlotte Belle, San Juan, Puerto Rico

OnyxPathVentrue.png "It's so refreshing to work with someone who'll throw a saddle on a gift horse rather than look it in the mouth." -Tristan, Miami, FL

OnyxPathVentrue.png "See, it's guys like this that make me think the Camarilla is going to be okay." -Eddie Dean, Lee County, FL

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Sweet man. Tells lovely stories." -Izar San Martin, Sonoma, CA

OnyxPathVentrue.png "Beware a man who lives with a wound so openly. He is a man that has learned to push forward despite a weakness. Which has a way of making a man stronger than the one that has never known such hardship." -Nicholas Loring, Sonoma, CA

OnyxPathVentrue.png "I know you're looking for a favor from me, Mein Zuhälter Freund. How's about you set me up with Croix? I'm so ready to hit that. Let her know she might wanna stretch. - Johnny Rocket, Topeka, KS

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Timeline & History

OnyxPathVentrue.png His Embrace until 1796:

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OnyxPathVentrue.png 1544
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek is embraced by Nicolas Von Hagen during the Blàr na Léine in Scotland which left 787 dead and only 13 survivors.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1569
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek travels to the Courts of Germany where he meets and befriends Architect of the Camarilla Izaak Engelstahl.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1581
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek travels to the Courts of France and meets James Thorne. Von Bek visits him many times over the years.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1582
OnyxPathVentrue.png While still in the Courts of France Von Bek meets Sylar Montecriff. Von Bek visits him many times over the years.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1593
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek travels to the Courts of Spain and meets Marina Del Ray. Von Bek visits her many times over the years.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1637
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek returns to the Courts of Spain and meets Alonso Gutierrez . The two embark on a long and fruitful friendship.

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1796 - 1848: The Caribbean

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1796
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek meets broodmates Croix ' and Isaiah. The specifics of their initial encounter are not publicly known, but the three Kindred form a coterie that will last through the next century and beyond.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1801
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek meets Brigid and the two take a shinning to each other.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1812
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek embraces Miguel who now travels with the coterie.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1832
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and coterie encounter Lilliana Grace and together they hunt Lasombra on the high seas.

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1848 - 1935: American West (with the occasional excursion to the American East)

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1848
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Atlanta, GA, where Von Bek meets Adalina Marchand Durante, a trusted friend of his sire.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1863
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel back Atlanta, GA, to reconnect with Adalina Marchand Durante. While there Von Bek meets and befriends Ezabella Davien.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1865
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Phoenix, AZ, where Von Bek meets and befriends Prince Julian Marcus Haldane. The two remain close and engage in various activities in furtherance of the Ivory Tower.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1890
OnyxPathVentrue.png Despite primarily traveling the American West, Von Bek and his coterie travel to Chicago to witness the erection of the first entirely steel-framed building.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie witness the killing of Sitting Bull during the Sioux uprising.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1892
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek converses with the man who will later patent the diesel engine.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie combat the Sabbat in Oil City, PN; they deny any involvement in the subsequent fire and flood that created a human hell in the city resulting in 130 human deaths.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1893
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie return to Chicago to witness the first World Exposition.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek converses with the man who would later create shredded wheat cereal.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to the US South Atlantic Coast to investigate the hurricane winds that resulted in 2000 human deaths; Von Bek insists it is a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1894
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Minnesota to investigate the forrest fire that resulted in the death of 480 humans.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1895
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek converses with Roentgen who later discovers X-Ray.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie attend the opening of the Lumieres' Cinematographie.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1896
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie are present of the start of Klondike gold rush; Von Bek monopolizes on the event.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek converses with the man who will later patent the first addressograph.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group engage enemies of the Sabbat in Reading, PA; they deny any involvement in the train collision that occurs killing 60 humans.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1897
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek converses with the man who will later invent the first mimeo stencils.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie depart the American West for a brief time to witness the Olympic Games in Athens.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1898
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie engage the Sabbat during an assault launched during the Spanish-American War.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the individual who invests the first tubular flashlight.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1899
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek speaks with Rutherford who will eventually discover Alpha and Beta rays.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel briefly to NYC to combat the Sabbat; they deny any involvement in the Windsor Hotel fire that killed 14 mortals.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1900
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie witness the launch of the Count Zeppelin's 420-foot airship.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie combat enemies of the Camarilla in San Francisco; they deny any involvement in the pier fire steamer Rio de Janeiro wreck. On the way there Von Bek and his coterie encounter Orenna Kemnenos.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Galveston to investigate the hurricane that killed 6,000 humans; Von Bek insists it is a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Utah after to combat the Sabbat; they deny ay involvement in the mine explosion that killed 200 mortals.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1901
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek speaks with the man who will later invest the Gillette double-edged safety razor.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1902
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie witness the departure of the first steam-turbine-driven passenger ship.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek's coterie-mate, Croix spends the night with the person who will later invent the first Teddy Bear.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the first economical hydrogenated fats which make fats for soap and cooking plentiful.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1903
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie witness the first flight of the Wright Brothers heavier-than-air powered aircraft.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Chicago to investigate an alleged Sabbat threat; they deny any involvement in the Iroquois Theater fire resulting in 602 deaths.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1904
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie leave to New York for a brief period to witness the opening of the Broadway subway.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Eden, CO, where a train derailed during a flood killing 96 mortal; Von Bek proclaims it as a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png While enroute to Eden, CO, Von Bek and his coterie encounter Anastasia Martin. Von Bek and the young Tremere become friendly.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1906
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek speaks with the man who later invents the jukebox.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie are present in San Francisco battling enemies of the Ivory Tower when an earthquake and fire devastate the city resulting in 28,818 houses and killing 700 humans.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1907
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests on the upright vacuum cleaner, the electric washing machine, and animated cartoons.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to West Virginia to investigate a coal mine explosion that kills 361 mortals; Von Bek claims this is a sign of the end of days.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1908
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in paper cups for drinking.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group go to Minnesota where a landslide buries workers in the Norman open-pit mine; Von Bek believes this was a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie then travel to Wellington, WA, to investigate an avalanche that swept away a train killing 96 mortals.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1909
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek helps fund Robert E. Peary's expedition to the North Pole.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek helps fund the first powered fight across the English Channel.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group go to Louisiana and Mississippi to investigate a hurricane that killed 350 people; Von Bek claims it was a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1910
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek helps fund Murray and Hjot's first deep-sea research expedition.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the string operated mouse trap.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1911
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the electric frying pan.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie leave the American West briefly to combat the Sabbat at the Communipaw terminal in New Jersey; they deny involvement in the subsequent explosion of 40 tons of dynamite that kills 30 mortals.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group chase the fleeing Sabbat from the battle in New Jersey to NYC; they deny any involvement in the Shirtwaist Factory fire that resulted in 145 human deaths.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1912
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek uses the funds from his various investments to purchase enough of Cadillac's first electronic self-starter automobiles for his entire coterie.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie visit the first two self-service grocery stores in California.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1915
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek speaks with the man who later patent the zipper.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1916
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie are present battling the Sabbat during Pershing's raid in Mexico.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group investigate the polio outbreak which Von Bek claims is a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1917
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in Ford as they being to mass produce tractors.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Vn Bek and his coterie battle infernalists in PA; they deny any involvement in the munitions plant explosion that kills 133 mortals.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group investigate the steamer Castalia wreck on Lake Superior that killed 22 men, believing it related to Kindred activity.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1918
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the electronic clock.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie use the world influenza epidemic that killed 21.6 million people as a cover to bring a number of Sabbat to final death.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group investigate the collision of a train in Nashville, TN, that resulted in 101 human deaths.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1919
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie investigate the hurricane along the golf coast that kills 570 people; Von Bek insists this is a sign of the end of days.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1920
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in tea bags.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1921
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the German Mark as inflation of the Mark begins.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie track a Sabbat pack to Chester, PA; they deny any involvement in the bridge collapse there that killed 21 mortals.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1922
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie work to quell the revival and regrowth of Ku Klux Klan.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1923
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie work to stop the rising Klan violence in Georgia.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group trail enemies of the Camarilla to Berkley, CA; they deny any involvement in the fire tat destroyed 600 buildings, caused $10 million in damage, and killed 60 humans.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1924
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the paper egg carton.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in kleenex.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie go to the Midwest to investigate a series of tornadoes that kill 792 people in one day; Von Bek insists that this extreme weather event is yet another sign on the end of days.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1926
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in I.G. Farben.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in Dr. Goddard's liquid-fuel rocket which is launched later that year.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek buys all his coterie members Rolex's first water proof watch.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie chase a group Baali to Lake Denmark, NJ, where a battle ensues; they deny any involvement in the lightning strike that starts a massive explosion at a US Naval ammunition dump causing $85 million in damages and killing 30 humans.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to FL and AL to investigate a hurricane that ripped through those States killing 243 people; Von Bek claims it is a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1927
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek treats his coterie to the first feature length sound film.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1928
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek funds Byrd's expedition to Antartica.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in water proof cellophane.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group engage the Sabbat in Santa Paula, CA; they deny any involvement in the dam collapse that leaves 450 mortals dead.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to South FL to investigate another massive hurricane that resulted in the death of 1,836 humans; Von Bek insists it is a sign of the coming of the end of times. While there Von Bek reunited with Lilliana Grace.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in cigarette companies.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1929
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in scotch tape.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the first tune-playing automobile horn; something he will later deny.
OnyxPathVentrue.png The stock-market crashes but Von Bek pulls through with minimum losses.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1930
OnyxPathVentrue.png Cigarette sales rise 10%.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and coterie travel to Ohio to investigate rumors of Sabbat activity; they deny any involvement in the Ohio State Penitentiary fire that traps and kills 322 inmates in locked cells.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1931
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie leave the West briefly to witness the opening of the Empire State Building.
OnyxPathVentrue.png While in New York, Von Bek and his coterie witness the opening of the George Washington Bridge.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1932
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in Mars Bars.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek attempts to stop the patent and marking of the Zippo Lighter, but fails; he preaches that portable fire such as this is a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to AK and SC to investigate the tornadoes that killed 268 people in one day; Von Bek insists the severe weather is not natural.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1933
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek alters his investments just before the US abandons the gold standard.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the game Monopoly.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Long Beach after an earth quake kills 123 humans; Von Bek believes that this even harold in the wakening of something awful.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1934
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie are in San Francisco when the general strike ends.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the first commercial launderette.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group suffer through the midwest heat wave that kills 206 people.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and coterie track a group of Sabbat to NJ; they deny any involvement in the burning of Morro Castle.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1935
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie meet Anna Russell and her coterie which includes Alexander Lane in a battle against the Sababt.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie suffer in the dust storms that ravage the high plains in the West ad decide to leave the States.

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1935 - 1942: North Africa

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1937
OnyxPathVentrue.png Vn Bek invests in nylon.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1938
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in instant coffee.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the ballpoint pen.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1940
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek converses with the man who invests the inflatable life vest.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1941
OnyxPathVentrue.png As war rages across Africa, Von Bek and his coterie lead a successful campaign against various enemies of the Ivory Tower in the region.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1942
OnyxPathVentrue.png As the Allied Forces land in North Africa, Von Bek and his coterie depart for Europe.

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1942 - 1970: Europe

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1943
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie battle the Sabbat in Stalingrad.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Sicily to battle forces opposed to the Camarilla.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bk and his coterie travel to the Dnieper River line to battles the Sabbat but are forced back.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek encounters LSD laced blood....
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group battle with the Sabbat as the Warsaw ghetto falls.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1944
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Germany to battle the Sabbat amidst massive air raids.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie battle the Sabbat in Cremea.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie battle enemies of the Camarilla in Rome.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie battle the Sabbat in Paris but are forced to flee due to the numbers.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie are in London when the V-1 and V2 missiles hit. Von Bek meets and befriends Samuel Harverton.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group return to Warsaw to battle the Sabbat infestation there as the Warsaw rebellion rages onward.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1945
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie battle the enemies of the Camarilla and are present for the liberation of Auschwitz.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie battle the enemies of the Ivory Tower in Berlin and are present when the city falls.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in tupperware.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1946
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the espresso coffee machine.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1948
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie battle the Sabbat in Czechoslovakia during the communist coup.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the game Scrabble.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in velcro.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1949
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and coterie travels to the USSR at Von Bek's urging due to the USSR's exploding of a nuclear device.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in cable television.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group track a Sabbat pack to Bolivia; the deny any role in the Bolivian labor unrest that results in the death of over a 100 people.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1950
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie leave the USSR and travel to France to combat the Sabbat as the French mortals appeal for aid against the Viet Minh.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek insists that his entire coterie each have a Dinner's Club Card.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the Xerox 914 commercial copier.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1952
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to England as Queen Elizabeth II accedes to the British Throne.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek buys his coterie GM cars with built-in air-conditioning.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1953
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to East Berlin to combat the Sabbat during the East Berlin uprising; there Von Bek meets Gregory.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek funds the expedition to search for the yeti believing the Yeti to be a supernatural threat to the Camarilla.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von bek and his coterie travel to Britain to investigate the storms off the North Sea that kill 200 mortals; Von Bek claims they are a sign of the end of times.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Turkey to investigate the earthquake that left over 1000 dead and 50,000 homeless.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1954
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the retractable ball-point pen.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1955
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie fight the Sabbat in Algeria during the civil rebellion there,
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek preaches that the debut of the Mickey Mouse Club on television is a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1956
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie combat the Sabbat during the Hungarian revolt.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek buys his coterie go-karts which they refuse to use.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1957
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Algeria to combat the Sabbat; they deny any involvement in the murder of 42 Algerian rebels by the French.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1958
OnyxPathVentrue.png At the behest of a Toreador ally, Von Bek invests in the hula-hoop.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and coterie track Sabbat from Algeria to the Soviet Union and engage; they deny any involvement in the weapons-plant explosion that spews radioactivity across the Urals killing hundreds of humans.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1959
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie return to Algeria where the uprising continues; there they continue to engage the enemies of the Camarilla.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group head to France to investigate rumors of a Sabbat incursion; they deny any involvement in the collapse of a dam that leaves 412 people dead.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1960
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Algeria to combat enemies of the Ivory Tower.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the artificial kidney.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1961
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Berlin to witness the rise of the Berlin wall.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Switzerland to investigate rumors of Sabbat activity. There Von Bek meets Brantley Zulauf.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1962
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Germany and engage the Sabbat; they deny any involvement in the mine explosion that resulted in 249 deaths and 146 missing people.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1963
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and crew engage the Sabbat in Italy; they deny any involvement in the landslide into an Italian dam that results in the death of over 2,000 mortals.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and group travel to the Algiers to combat enemies of the Camarilla as unrest ensues throughout that land.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1964
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie attend a Beatles concert at the request of a Toreador ally... Von Bek does not grasp the music.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1965
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in Kevlar.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1966
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie track a Sabbat pack to Florence; while they deny any involvement in the flood that devastates Florence, they manage to save many of the art treasures that would have been otherwise lost.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie return to Turkey to investigate rumors of Sabbat activity; they deny any involvement in the soccer riots that kill 42 mortals and leave over 600 injured.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1968
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie battle enemies of the Camarilla in PAris at the same time as the Student Revolts.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie combat the Sabbat during the attempts to liberalize the Czech government but are forced to flee.

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1970 - 2013: America

OnyxPathVentrue.png 1970
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von bek and his coterie are in Turkey when an earthquake hits that kills 600 people; they immediately depart for America in its wake and arrive in Atlanta, GA. Von Bek reunited with Adalina Marchand Durante and subsequently meets and befriends Izar San Martin.
OnyxPathVentrue.png After leaving Atlanta, Von Bek and his coterie travel to Savannah, GA, to visit Ezabella Davien.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the Floppy Disk.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek tries to prevent the acceptance of the Toreador invention of hot-pants, claiming it is a sign of Gehenna, but fails.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in the Pong Video Game.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1971
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and coterie arrive in Los Angeles, CA when an earthquake strikes killing 42 people; Von Bek is convinced that what ever unseen forces are behind heralding of the end of days are the cause and that he is the target.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1972
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to SD to investigate the flash floods there that kill 237 humans; Von Bek proclaims it a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1975
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in Atari.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1976
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to CO to investigate the flash floods that kill 139; Von Bek insists it is another sign of the end of days.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1977
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Alaska to see the Trans-Alaskan oil pipeline.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie track a Sabbat pack to KY; they deny any involvement in the nightclub fire that kills 160 people.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1978
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Jonestown in the wake of the Jonestown mass suicide; Von Bek believes they were a Gehenna cult.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1979
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie engage the Sabbat at 3-Mile Island around the time of the nuclear leak; they deny any connection.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invest in the Rubik Cube stating it may cure the Malkavian weakness.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1980
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Miami, FL to combat the Sabbat as the race riots ensue.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Mt. St. Helens, WN, in the aftermath of the eruption that killed over 50 people to investigate.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie track a Sabbat pack to Las Vegas, NV; they deny any involvement in the MGM Grand Hotel fire that kills 80 humans.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1981
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Kansas City to investigate rumors of Baali; they deny any involvement in the hotel lobby collapse that kills 111 people.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1982
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to NYC to feed during the 800,000 person march against nuclear weapons.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1984
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek meets Raven Constantine and a friendship is formed.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1986
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek invests in crack cocaine... denies it later.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek travels to Chicago and meets Alexander Peterson and a friendship is formed.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1988
OnyxPathVentrue.png Croix discusses what will be coined as the Greenhouse Effect with a random scientist; Von Bek claims it is a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to TX in the aftermath of Hurricane Gilbert to investigate the disaster which left 260 people dead.
OnyxPathVentrue.png While in the deep South, Von Bek meets and assists Archon David Daniel Steiner. The two remain close.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1989
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to Loma Prieta in the wake of an earthquake that kills 67 people; Von Bek declares the event a sign of Gehenna.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1991
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group track a Sabbat pack to Oakland Hills; they deny any involvement in the fire that burns some 3,000 homes and leaves dozens of mortals dead.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1992
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his coterie travel to LA to combat the Sabbat as the LA riots take place.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 1993
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group battle enemies of the Camarilla in Waco, TX.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 2001
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek and his group travel to Raleigh, NC, where he meets Xavier Guard of Clan Toreador. A proponent of the arts, Von Bek invests in his school.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 2002
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek meets Johnston Ramsey (JR) Forbes while in CA.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 2003
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek meets Ebony Rodriguez while battling Sabbat in CO.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 2005
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek reconnects with Alexander Lane.
OnyxPathVentrue.png 2007
OnyxPathVentrue.png Von Bek travels to Seattle where he meets Darla Gail Wilkerson and the two form a lasting friendship.

OnyxPathVentrue.png The Present: Miami, FL

OnyxPathVentrue.png 2014
OnyxPathVentrue.png In April Von Bek becomes the Ventrue Primogen and Praetor of Miami, FL.
OnyxPathVentrue.png In May the domain of Miami and Fort Lauderdale merge under Prince Alric of Clan Gangrel and Von Bek becomes the Ventrue Primogen and Praetor of the Domain of South Florida.
OnyxPathVentrue.png In June Von Bek becomes the Keeper of Elysium for the Domain of South Florida.



Character Information
Clan: Ventrue
Sect: Camarilla
City: Miami, FL
Player: Chris A.
Storyteller: VST Eddie S.