Katherine de Montpellier
Real Name: Unknown
Apparent Age: mid-20s
Personal: Acknowledged, Admired, Cherished, Esteemed, Famous, Influential.
Katherine also always holds numerous loaned status from both the Primogen of Montpellier and numerous French Toreador.
Formerly a French noblewoman, Katherine de Montpellier learned to paint in secret, hiding her talent from her mortal family. She was taken as a protégé by a Kindred patron, who eventually granted her the Embrace. Freed from mortal concerns, Katherine’s skill continued to grow until she became famous throughout France as a sublime Artiste of the highest order.
Katherine claims to have earned success beyond the wildest imagination of most Toreador. It is rumored that she oversaw the construction of Notre Dame, inspired both Dante Alighieri and Leonardo Da Vinci, and inspired several great works during the Renaissance. While the rumors run wild, one fact is known to be true – it is Katherine who single-handedly developed the artistic skill known as Soul Painting. To this day, she is one of the very few who can teach this skill to aspiring painters – and her price is high.
Katherine's glories were cut short, however, by the Inquisition. Torpored by their efforts, she spent centuries in a starved slumber until her recent awakening in 1999, after which she re-entered Toreador society with imperturbability. A powerful elder in her own right, Katherine is a formidable force within Clan Toreador.
Katherine is egotistical, arrogant, temperamental and derogatory in the extreme – especially in regards to modern culture and technology, to which she is not yet accustomed. Her sharp tongue and scathing criticism has ruined more than one would-be Artiste. Even so, no Toreador can deny that she is a true master of Art. She offers guidance to Clan Toreador from her home in Montpellier, France.
Prince Francois Villon of Paris
"Are you able to do anything with those clumsy monkey paws of yours besides clap them together in an awkward fashion? If not, get out of my salon."
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Very few Kindred are aware of the reason, but Adrian Serra was known to have a furious hatred for Katherine.