Dr. Jade Novak
Apparent Age: Early Thirties
Concept: Modern Scholar
Physical description: Dr. Novak appears to be in her early thirties, though she is petite of frame. Dark hair is typically pulled back or cut short for the evening, although she will style it for more formal occasions. While she typically dresses in semi-formal business attire, accents such as colorful scarves and makeup, shorter dresses, or knee-high boots raise a few eyebrows. She sometimes favors Mandarin-style collars and other subtle Chinese details, and when "dressing down" she has the slightly unkempt aesthetic of an academic. She always wears glasses. Even-toned and polite, she is not quick to smile but pays rapt attention to her surroundings. While her bearing is poised, the influence of Imperial Chinese etiquette is noticeable in her speech and mannerisms.
- Acknowledged by Prince Gawain Owen of Cardiff, Wales
Detailed Status (Negative):
- Infamous Sire: Benjamin Miller
- Alluring x3
- Eerie Presence
- Mortal History: Very much a product of the privileged American upper class, Jade spent most of her childhood in international boarding schools. She earned a PhD in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. Her research and unparalleled academic success in her chosen field drew her sire's attention.
- Embrace and Accounting: Dr. Novak was Embraced in 2007 by Benjamin Miller during his tyrannical rule of Baltimore. Almost immediately, he sent her and her broodmate to study with his sire Brianna Novak in Cardiff, Wales. He never retrieved them as intended, however, as his time with the Camarilla became more turbulent and controversial. Dr. Novak, largely unaware of her sire's downfall, completed her Accounting and was Acknowledged by Prince Gawain Owen of Cardiff in 2010.
- Inherited Legacy: Not only did Benjamin Miller abandon his Humanity and renounce the Camarilla; by 2012 he was confirmed to have joined the Rebellion. Dr. Novak took her grandsire's name instead of his, and remained in Wales for the next few years learning to shoulder the burden of her sire's infamy and the stain it had left upon her lineage. In February 2016, Dr. Novak returned to Baltimore, her home city and the Domain her sire once ruled. Her intentions in the region most scandalized by her sire's treason remain to be seen.
Who knows what grudges she has inherited?
- Childe of Benjamin Miller
- Childe of Brianna Novak
- Childe of Desmond Englin
- Childe of Samantha
- Childe of Olyan
- Childe of Tiamat
- Childe of Arkur of Ur
- Childe of Ventrue
- Ventrue Prestige x1
- Censured for Benjamin Miller's Treason
- Cake "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"
- The Pretty Reckless covers "Seven Nation Army"
- Fever Ray "If I Had a Heart"
- Heather Dale "Mordred's Lullabye"
- Tricky "Excess"
- "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
- "Keep your heels, head, and standards high."
- "My personal feelings or frustrations are irrelevant. Clan Ventrue has standards to maintain."
- "I'm going to stop you there, regarding my 'gender.' I am a Ventrue. I expect to be held to the highest of standards."
- "Was there a question somewhere in that tirade?" - following a pointed stare without interrupting
- "I agree, the changes to our prestation system are complex and will require comprehensive data collection and analysis as we determine the efficacy of this social experiment....also, next time you paint something, could I scan your brain?"
- "Yes, I read about these glow-in-the-dark cats. Cats have become a symbol of the stigma that modern society places on intellectualism. Cat memes pervade the internet - one of our most versatile sources of information, and now they begin to infect the scientific field itself, our means of understanding and applying that information. I do not find this amusing. Knowledge is a resource over which the most important wars are fought, on unseen battlefields and frontiers. I do not want a cheeseburger, I want answers and victory."
- Dr. Novak remains under her sire's influence.
- Dr. Novak intends to follow in her sire's footsteps.
- Dr. Novak used to serve the Tai Pan.
- Jade and Tristan are the products of some twisted experiment by their sire.
- Jade and Tristan are engaged in an ongoing power struggle.