Serratus spends much of his time being seen rather than lurking about in Obfuscate. His most well known appearance is a tall, rather stout, Caucasian male, with short dark hair, and blue/grey eyes. He usually appears dressed very casually, but has been known to clean-up and put on a well tailored tuxedo for special gatherings.
There is little middle ground with the notorious Nosferatu; many see him as a sharp tongued devil or a rambling fool, but few are unwise enough to underestimate his ire. Staunchly loyal to the Tower, and the tenants of the Traditions, Serratus is known to publicly denounce those who do not respect either. He does not tolerate Sabbat, even those of Nosferatu lineage, and will put every effort towards their destruction where ever he finds them.
Serratus was born in 1647. Like his father before him, Serratus was a hunter. Many of his clansmen's daughters pined for his attention and though he liked that they desired him, he wanted none of them for his wife. Serratus discovered that while they passed the time, it was the chase that thrilled him more than actually catching them. It wasn't until he was 20 years old that he found a prey that he truly wished to claim as his own. She had dark hair and fair skin with eyes the color of the sea. He met her at a festival where many clans gathered, and spent all of his energy to entice her. It was this woman who would become his sire.
After a brutal embrace on the Summer Solstice, Penny Dreadful, childe of Powell, took him from Ireland to the cold lands of Russia. Beneath Moscow, she educated him in her own stern way to be the Nosferatu she would need to serve her clan's interests. Scholar, spy, assassin. The pair moved often throughout Europe, eventually making their way to London where Serratus was acknowledged by then Prince Mithras of Clan Ventrue. It was not long after that he would meet the most influential Kindred in his unlife besides his sire. The Gargoyle Alexander became his friend and mentor. The two roamed countries from Russia to Italy stealing secrets of scientists, lords, and vampires alike. Eventually Alexander went his own way at the turn of the 19th century.
It was the loss of his companion that made him wish for a childe of his own. Over the next two hundred years, he would embrace four children. A spy and assassin like himself, two scientist scholars like his mother, and a warrior whose loyalty is unquestioned. His family. To Nosferatu, nothing is more important.
Serratus would migrate to the Americas in 1855. After the civil war, like many Irish, he settled in Chicago and thrived among the darker places in the city. For about 50 years he ran a gambling den under the cover of a tavern. His childe Valentine and he sold every sin that could be found and some that couldn't. Information was among the most profitable, and the two Nosferatu became notorious secret peddlers beneath the streets of Chi-Town.
After World War II, duty to the Tower called and Serratus headed South to old Mexico. Serving as spy to the Justicariate, the Nosferatu provided information and locations of Sabbat strongholds, pack havens, and theaters of operation for near seventy years. Occasional orders for assassinations were passed his way, and he would work with small groups providing safe haven, gear, and tactical support for assault squads and coteries. The atrocities he witnessed in this seven decade assignment took something from him. A part of his humanity that he would never get back.
Upon returning to the states in 2010, Serratus met with his sire in the city of Seattle. She return the ghoul he had left with her and it helped to remind him of himself. From that point on, he would keep pets in order to surround himself with something that he felt akin to. It became more and more difficult to walk among humans. Technology and his long absence from humanity made it impossible to consider himself a part of the race that he was born to. He returned to the Tower an Elder, and it was time he took his place in the courts of Kindred.
He made his way into the Tri-Cities domain in 2014. Upon arrival he was met with distrust by the Nosferatu there. Refused entrance into the warrens and denied introduction to the Prince, Serratus determined to make his mark in the Camarilla he had defended and served for centuries without notice. His arrival and subsequent actions have marked him as a notorious Harpy, information broker, coterie founder, and manipulator. Trust ebbs and flows like the tides, but none can deny he is an effective agent when put to task. As his power grows, so too does the vanity and ego that his sire found worthy to embrace him for. Across the world his name is synonymous with secrets and intrigue.
Serratus is loyal to clan Nosferatu and the Camarilla. Though his investigations often lead him into other faction held territories, he always returns to the fold. Serratus is a contemplative vampire who prefers to think on things when he has the chance. Like stone, he is hard to move and solid. His curiosity has no end to its depths, but Serratus is the patient hunter and knows when to act and when to wait.
Confirmed as Elder
Established as Elder
Privilaged as Elder
Noble as Harpy
Guardian as Harpy
Prominent as Harpy
Courageous by word of Archon Orsini
Honorable by word of Harpy DelGado of Souix Falls
Loyal by word of Primogen Dainslef of the Tri-Cities
Favoured by word of the Nosferatu Clanhead Ella Foster
Sanctioned by word of the Bloody Princess Jeska Deltish of the Tri-Cities
- The Antediluvian Absimilliard
- The Gorgon Medusa, Matriarch Methuselah of Nosferatu