Jacob Black

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Clan Malkavian
Position Archon
Status 6+2+1 (Reputation)
Domain Cardiff, Wales
Coterie The Malkavian Office
Society ???
Path Humanity 00
Player [1]



Overview

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Alias(es):
Black

Real Name: Unknown

Apparent Age: 28

Concept: Director

Physical description: Black is about 6'3" tall, but is only about 180 lbs. He is lanky, but wears clothing that hides it well. He is almost always wearing a button down shirt and jeans or slacks depending on the occasion. He wears a long black p-coat which goes to below his knees and black shoes which are nice enough for dress but practical enough for running. Dark sunglasses cover his eyes most of the time, even in doors, but when his eyes can be seen, they are an unusually bright blue color. Though not so unusual to warrant a masquerade breach, the bright blue eyes against such pale skin does cause an unwelcomed amount of attention and, perhaps, a sense that something isn't quite right.

Distinguishing marks include only a knife wound ear to ear, but those seeing Black in public or only on occasion will not have noticed it. Only those seeing him regularly know he heals the wound nightly.

Detailed Status:

  • Acknowledged
  • Influential (by former Prince Rosco Gordon of the Lehigh Valley)
  • Loyal (by former Prince Michael Durken of Cincinnati)
  • Resourceful (by Justicar Maris Streck)
  • Respected (by former Prince Jonathan Rutgers of Cincinnati)
  • Trustworthy
  • Empowered (Positional)
  • Feared (Positional)
  • Reputation (Political Tactician)

Known History

2001-2004 - Was a member of one of the teams who was tasked with retaking the Lehigh Valley from the Sabbat. He is the only surviving member of his team by the end of the conflict. Several members die mysteriously. Black has the second highest kill count in the siege.

2004-2005 - Served as Scourge of the Lehigh Valley from 2004. He was extremely successful, but began to test the limits of his position. He vanquished several Anarchs from the domain as well as members of the Rebellion. He also killed several "unknown" kindred who supposedly "put up a fight," but the domain was never able to identify who they were. Black was removed from the position after entering the Ventrue Primogen's haven, without permission, under the guise of looking for an unacknowledged kindred.

2005 - Served as Harpy for 1 month following his tenure as Scourge. During this month, Black stripped a total of 14 status from various kindred for a host of "social infractions." The Primogen Council and Prince removed him from the position, much to Black's dismay.

2005-2007 - Black is "asked" by clan Malkavian to serve as their Primogen, and he does so from 2005-2008 and as an envoy from the Lehigh Valley to Domains in the MidAtlantic and Midwest. Clan Malkavian in the domain is well taken care of and though Black is still much as he was in the years prior, some of his impulsivity in decision making and his Bon Vivant attitude diminishes. He manages to increase the holdings and feeding rights of the domain routinely and the clan is well respected during his tenure.

2006-2007 - Acted as a Servire under Archon Aetius, Archon Pompeii, Archon Lazarion, and Archon Sariel Sefirot; Black made it clear to each that his goal was to be named an Archon.

2007 - After Maris Streck was named Justicar, Black began work under Archon Jessica Kesch.

2007 August - Black was appointed Archon during the Nonclave of 2007.


Demeanor, Personality, and Abilities


Black's demeanor changes based on the situation. He switching from quiet and brooding to the life of the party with relative ease. No matter what his outward appearance, some things remain the same about his behavior; he always sits with his back facing the wall and his eyes on the room. His eyes, beneath his dark glasses buzz around constantly even while speaking to another, perhaps as a means of ensuring he is aware of his surroundings. He is a mix of cavalier bravado and meticulous caution.

Black is known for his political abilities. He handles politics the way others handle war or hand to hand combat; it is all about tactics. He trades information for prestation debts. He trades services for prestation debts. He has been rumored to trade in services that walk the line of Camarilla legality, all for prestation debts. Some believe he purchased his position as Archon using many of these debts, though if it is true, it is fitting given his employer. He has consulted for multiple Princes, Primogen, Sheriffs and Keepers and even a Harpy or two all on various issues of Camarilla law and political advice, though he never speaks to anyone about specifics and is even wary of sharing with whom he has done work in the past.

Beyond the obvious political abilities that Black displays, Black is a skilled interrogator, often choosing to use psychological tools above those of the blood. He is versed in military tactics, though less so than some of his fellow Archons. His fighting abilities are somewhat unknown as he tends to avoid the front lines if at all possible. When he does fight, he tends to do so from range using a long range rifle with a scope. If forced into hand to hand combat, Black uses a set of warded knives that he wields seamlessly in combat.

Coterie

Though not a member of a named coterie, Black spent much of the last several years working closely with former Archon Rosco Gordon, whom was Black's Prince prior to their being named Archons. Gordon vansihed a few years ago and Black hasn't seen him since.

Black also spends a lot of his time with Kurran DeSylvia.

Allies

Saul Good
Kurran DeSylvia
Johnathan Gwynn
Zio!
Kelly
Rosco Gordon
Kavia Black
Jack Sebastien
Jessica Kesch
Victoria Hunter
Laskey
Erkan Mahir

Enemies

No known enemies. Lots of people don't like Black. Few would go so far to try to kill him.

Sire

Reginald White-Eyes, deceased

Childer

Corinne Black
Joseph Black

Broodmates

None.

Character Inspirations

None.

Quotes

From Zio! to Katja Nothing: "You know the guy I work for, right? Jacob Black? Did you know he's crazy? Not, like, 'ha,ha I'm a Malkavian crazy'. I mean he's CRAZY. He will end you and forget he did it seconds later. I fear very few things. I fear Jacob Black. And I'm one of his FRIENDS."

"You think you see and in your own way, I suppose you do. We just see more. We just know more. We don't know everything, we just know everything the other clans can never even hope to know. And in this case, we certainly know more than you."

"Breath alone kills no rebels." Lincoln, 1985

"On a personal note, Mushy Nebicanezer is a wart and a disease. He is a liar. He has no honor. He is not to be trusted and perhaps worse, he is clinically stupid. Walmart greeters would have known not to give information about a target of an investigation to the target himself, and then expect to get away with it. You, Sir Nebicanezer, are worthless and honor-less, and I wait with bated breathe till one night I find, as I wake, that the sun has claimed your life. The world's average IQ will increase that eve, of that I am certain... As a final note to you, Mushy, I was asked to direct a message to you from some individuals in my Office. In general, the question some want answered is how it feels to be smacked like a bitch, and does already being a bitch have any affect on preparing oneself for it?"

Rumors

Black has strong ties with non-rank and file members of the Sabbat.
Black isn't as humane as he'd like others to think.
The path Black is on isn't the one others think he is.
Black is a sadist.
Black plays with his cards more than a "sane" person would.
He isn't really a Brujah.
Black isn't a true member of clan Malkavian, but he was adopted by the clan for a purpose.
Black doesn't remember anything prior to 2001.
Black pretends to be married to Lady Black for fear of his unlife.
Black is a Setite Apostate.
Black is Anarch.
Black is a Conspirator against everyone.
Black has numerous alternative identities established in all the main clans except the Tremere and Ventrue.
Of all the identities he has, almost all of them are nobodies whom others don't notice.
Black has alternative identities in the Anarchs and the Sabbat.
Black was a member of The Colors.
Black associates with high ranking members of the Sabbat.
Black has been seen associating with Jack the Barber.
Black is not on the path of humanity. No one can tell though.
Black is a diablarist but his punishment was to work for Streck until he dies.
Jacob Black is a werewolf.
Black hates most of his clan and has worked to kill off the failures.
Black has worked against Jesse Clayborne. He has promised to kill him.
Black is infernal twenty times over.
After Victoria Hunter ended there affair he forced Seamus MacGregor to keep tabs on her.
Made Seamus MacGregor into a servire for the sole purpose of keeping tabs on his lost love.
Black recently paid an old school Assamite to kill a sitting Seneschal.
Black knows Necromancy.
Black has a vast wealth of knowledge about a host of topics and lores.
Black can read lips.
Black knows how to combine disciplines in various ways, and has knowledge of such combinations believed to be held secret by each clan.
Black died in 2012.
Black is Sabbat.
His most recent lover Zoe Moreau was killed.
After the death of Zoe Moreau he was spotted for the first time in a year in the company of Victoria Hunter.
Is trying to reignite his affair with Victoria Hunter. Was evident in Baltimore when the couple was spotted holding hands in a meeting of the princes.
Black has changed his back story so many times not even he remembers the truth.
Black doesn't actually forget his powers, he actively chooses not to use them.
Black once beat himself into torpor with a herring painted red.