The architect must be a prophet.... a prophet in the true sense of the term. If he can't see at least ten years ahead, don't call him an architect. - Frank Lloyd Wright
We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us. - Winston Churchill
“Wartime architect, city planner, and Friend to Clans”. Ever wondered who built that fancy Chantry or the Prince’s light-proof Haven with 17 secret panic rooms? Vincenza has been shuttled from Camarilla city to Camarilla city on behalf of Clan Tremere for centuries, creating masterful architectural works to suit the needs of important Kindred.
Vincenza is one of the Camarilla’s great architects. She is the daughter of the famous 17th century Venetian architect Baldassarre Longhena, named for his legendary teacher Vincenzo Scamozzi. Her focus for many centuries was preparing cities for sieges and maximizing the rebuilding efforts afterward. In modern nights, she uses this knowledge to create secure Havens for important Kindred and help redevelop various city neighborhoods into more profitable districts (or slums for feeding, as the case may be). She will only enter a city at the behest of Clan Tremere or ranking members of the Camarilla, working usually with the Prince or Primogen around an assigned construction contract. All of this time with other clans has made her more sociable than many of her Clanmates. She counts many friends outside the Pyramid, mainly in Clans Ventrue and Toreador.
Vincenza has ascended to the position of Prince of Los Angeles, following a unanimous decision of the Primogen Council.
February 14th, 1650 - Date of Birth
1667 - Marries
1682 - Her father, Baldassarre Longhena dies
Winter, 1682 - Husband disappears
1685 - Embraced, sent to Vienna to help fortify and rebuild in the face of constant Ottoman sieges
1693 - Begins her association with Amaris Ingram, sharing with her plans for the defense and fortification of Vienna
1719 - Meets Heinrich in a Salon in Paris, while developing her Rococo leanings
1720 - Atlas helps stop a Sabbat pack bent on destroying Vincenza outside of Paris. He still owes her a specific blue dress
1735 - Advises Longshanks in the destruction of a rogue Tremere outside of Nottingham, helping to plan a route of assault and overcome the wards around the creature’s home. After a successful attack, which results in the rogue's destruction, both are given strong accreditation and promotion.
1738 - 1739 - Meets Raylan Carlyle and Alexander Shaw while at the conclave in Vienna.
1744 - Enlists the help of a quiet Nosferatu named Tristan to act as her bodyguard when she is in the New World
1750 — 1785 - Meets Kristian Vasa and his Childe Nicola Adorno. They strike up a business relationship, acquiring and redeveloping property in Italy and beyond
1801 - Meets Gawain Croy in Paris. They constantly run into each other in city after city, developing a running joke about the frequency of their unplanned meetings
1800 - 1850 Routinely in and out of Mexico, attempting to help the Camarilla prepare for and recover from Sabbat sieges. Tamerlane was her frequent protector, along with Tamerlane's ghoul Evelyn Atwood. When Mexico finally fell, Evelyn seemed to be lost in the struggle.
1905 - Begins construction of the Chantry in Miami for Regent Amaris Ingram
1922 - Involved in the discovery of a Diabolist Daughter of Cacophony just north of New Orleans. Inadvertently saves the life of of the childe, Abraham Tully by using her Thaumaturgy to prove he is not a Diabolist.
1941 - 1941 While working in New Orleans, is caught in the midst of a Sabbat raid. Joins forces with Hebert Peltier and his Nosferatu companion to track down and eliminate the Sabbat packs involved in the attack.
1988 - Is contracted to build a haven for Bastien La Roux. Strikes up a friendship over their mutual love of fashion
February 14th, 1992 - Travels to Los Angeles at the request of the current Regent of LA
April 29th, 1992 - First day of the Los Angeles riots. The Los Angeles Tremere chantry is burned. The Los Angeles Tremere disavow their Primogen and Regent. The new Prince of Los Angeles, California Jack Thorne, declares these traitors Blood-Hunted. Vincenza is named Keeper of Elysium.
1992 - After consistently running into Hector Maken at fashion shows and bidding against him on a number of pieces, introduces herself by stating he is welcome to outbid her on outfits so long as he does her the courtesy of accompanying her around Los Angeles while wearing them
1994 - Begins building various charitable works around Los Angeles with June, beginning with a soup kitchen and a battered women’s shelter
2000 - Enlists the aid of Tristan of the NYC Chantry to further her computer knowledge
2002 - Aids then-ghoul Zoe De Medici with throwing raves, allowing the young woman to use some of her warehouses as sites for her parties
August 3rd, 2013 - Takes Praxis in Los Angeles
September 2013 - Met Danielle Ropchan, striking up a conversation with a fellow architect at the soiree in Los Angeles.
October 2013 - Declares James Thorne guilty of the murder of Sheriff Gawain Croy and the torporing of Primogen Jacob McNealy. With the help of notable luminaries of the Camarilla, proves this to be true using the Court of Hallowed Truths. She ordered Jimmy Thorne to cut off his hand for his role in the murder of Gawain Croy. Rumor has it far greater punishments were levied....
November 2013 - January 2014 Travels with Archon Wyatt Wythe and Justicar Marissa Cole for unknown purposes
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Though friendly with many other clans and known for espousing Camarilla loyalty, Vincenza is not a member of the Glass Pyramid
She's known for being "progressive" in her thinking - she's very open about her opinions that cooperation is what built the Camarilla and cooperation is needed to keep it strong
Her linage has never been publicly discussed
Though she seems friendly, she is a pro-Tremere zealot
Vincenza is known to have an interest in the Kindred condition, approaching it not from a medical side but a mathematical lens
She has built havens, businesses and more for many powerful Kindred throughout the world
She keeps the secrets of the many havens she has built even from the Pyramid itself
Prince Vincenza and her Seneschal Colonel Parker cannot stand one another
She is a traitor the Camarilla and a Sabbat spy
She traveled for several months with Justicar Cole and Archon Wyatt and has returned with their commendations on her loyalty to the Camarilla and promise of aid
"Vincenza and I are like two sides of a coin freshly minted in battle. Our friendship was forged in that crucible and since then we have traveled many places together, back to back, but never seeing eye to eye. Her side of the coin is the courage and passion that sparkles in the light while my side tempers action by catching shadows. Her destiny is to raise great structures that will be admired for centuries to come while mine is to leave no trace of my passing. But if you're an enemy of the Camarilla or the Clan, and we have both arrived in your Domain; then by Almighty God this coin is the currency with which your demise shall be paid." — Oliver Mayne
"Vincenza is at once incredibly polished and refined, and yet at the same time still rough and headstrong. My hope is she takes the strengths of both sides and forges her domain into a truly fearsome and laudable example of the Camarilla." — Viktor Cantemir
"She is the epitome of a Tremere socialite, in every respect. Her eye for architecture is only matched by her candor." — Kristian Vasa
"If there is to be a foundation in this eternity, it must be made of something firmer than stone. Steel will is more adamant than granite walls, and unrelenting allies are of more worth than unrelenting fortifications. This, Vincenza teaches, whether she realizes it or not." — Tamerlane
"The song of a bird, the wisdom of the flowing water, all these are the thoughts she provides, and more, I am better because of her."— Fuyu aka Winter
"A woman with a creative, brilliant mind and a warm, welcoming demeanor. She is everything you could ask for when something needs to built that stands as an epitome of beauty and sound design."— Isabella Marie
"Yes, it is a trivial matter to hear your elevator pitch on the work you want me to do. But I'll let you know if your name isn't Vincenza Longhena, I'm probably not going to take your commission. Her work is fascinating, everyone else's so very dull and already done." — Alicia Vangelista
"Vincenza. She is relentless in pursuit of her craft, intensely dedicated to the Camarilla, and a joy and terror to observe when in pursuit of the season's latest. In short she's a perfect monster and it's absolutely charming." — Bastien La Roux