Rachel Dubhan

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Clan Toreador
Position Seneschal
Status 6+3+2
Domain Middle Georgia
Coterie none
Society {{{Society}}}
Path Humanity 0000
Player Jessica
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Overview

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Alias(es): none publicly known, many suspected

Apparent Age: late twenties to mid thirties; she gives the impression of someone who may be older than you think at first and simply "looks good for her age"

Concept: Artist, socialite, humanitarian, and tenacious investigator

Physical description: 5'4, golden blond hair, hourglass figure, green eyes, fair skin

Detailed Status:
Acknowledged by Marc Gaulin, Prince of Swansea
Respected by Justine Westshire, then Prince of Middle Georgia
Predominante by Erdota Urmen de Corazon, Prince of São Paulo
Enduring by Mattias Roman, Sovereign Prince of Northern Virginia
Influential by His Arbiter Eleganciae Titus Petronius Niger, Justicar of Clan Toreador
Valiant by Alexander P. Keefe, Sovereign Prince of Lewiston/Auburn, Maine
Cherished​, Esteemed​, and Trusted as Seneschal of Middle Georgia
Dignified as Dignitary of the Camarilla
Respected as Scion of the Camarilla (Reputation)


Character Information

Rachel Dubhan at Midwinter 2013

Rachel Dubhan speaks with an upper class English accent with an enchanting voice. She appears to be high on the Path of Humanity and has warm skin and a heartbeat. She is generally clothed stylishly in dressy outfits. Her hair is often pulled back or pinned up with jeweled accessories.

While most people would describe her as beautiful, she does not have the stunning, near supernatural beauty possessed by many of her Clanmates. She thinks of herself as a plain woman who knows how to highlight her best features with makeup and the right clothing.

She has hosted a number of successful parties with themes ranging from Courtly Love to Steampunk. Although she clearly has an appreciation for the finer things in life, she does not appear to display the degenerate hedonism typical of many Toreador.

Rachel Dubhan is a talented actor, sculptor, ballroom dancer, and writer. She rarely performs or displays her artwork before Kindred audiences, and she has mentioned that she uses more than one pseudonym for her "public" works.

Few rumors circulate in the mortal world without eventually coming to her ears due to her vast influence in nearly every spectrum of society. She is locally known for her knowledge of Lore, admitting that her understanding comes from a mixture of study and firsthand experience.






Known History

Glitter and Gloom 2015

Rachel Dubhan came to the Domain of Middle Georgia from the UK in late 2007. She quickly distinguished herself by playing a crucial role preventing the Domain from being destroyed by Lupines. She served as Seneschal when her close ally, Ivan Sjekna of Clan Gangrel, took Praxis of Middle Georgia.

In late 2008, she convinced the Primogen Council to mandate that any Kindred who killed a mortal would owe a Blood Boon to the Primogen who controlled the feeding grounds in which the killing took place. The action was backed by the Harpy and Prince. This unanimous support of the Primogen Council surprised many citizens of the Domain, including some of the other officers. Many had felt that passing the proposition would have been impossible, since the lower Humanity Primogen would never support it. Since Dubhan met with each of the other Primogen privately, it is not publicly known exactly how she managed to convince all of them.

The Followers of Set had long plagued the Domain of Middle Georgia. In March of 2009, Prince Ivan Sjeckna decided to lead members of the Domain into Statesboro, a known Setite stronghold. This party was unprepared for the strength of the sorcerers who dwelt there. While the Camarilla suffered no losses, they were forced to flee. The next month, Statesboro was hit with a heavy storm. Stories of strange phenomenon resembling a column of fire over the city and numerous missing person reports came out of the city. At the next Court, a noticeably lower Humanity Seneschal Dubhan reported that every Follower of Set who did not flee had been killed. She has never given precise details about what happened, and several Camarilla members doubt the true extent of her involvement. She seemed to regain her Humanity rather quickly and expressed vague regret about her actions there.

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Rachel Dubhan dancing at Glitter and Gloom 2012.

Rachel Dubhan and Ivan Sjekna had a falling out, and she stepped down from the position of Seneschal in August 2009. Prince Sjekna relinquished his Praxis that October. She remained an active part of Middle Georgia, primarily known for her skills in gathering information.

She served as Harpy of Atlanta in 2009 and 2010. Her most notable actions in that position were hosting the 2010 Atlanta Gala and declaring that the Brujah Justicar's attempt to strip Status without invoking his own was invalid. She voluntarily relinquished her own Status to demonstrate that her actions were not derived from selfish motivations. She stepped down from Harpy of Atlanta shortly after once again accepting the Primogen seat in Middle Georgia, feeling it was not ideal to hold positions in multiple Domains.

At the end of April 2011, she left the Domain of Middle Georgia suddenly. She told few why she was leaving, simply saying that personal duty required her to travel elsewhere. She returned several months later, saying that her absence was due to fighting infernalism. The full story of her travels is not publicly known, but few if any Kindred seem to have asked for details.

Rachel Dubhan at the 2012 Moonlight and Magnolias Ball in Atlanta, GA

During the 2011 Battle of the Potomac, she stood on the front lines and was instrumental in banishing the demon, even continuing to fight after being turned mortal. She held a metal cross and spoke in Latin which seemed to cause the demonic entity to lose its ability to manifest. The demon swore it would kill her and exerted its full effort to do so. It was not successful.

After serving as Lesser Harpy of Middle Georgia for over 3 years, Rachel Dubhan was appointed as Harpy of Middle Georgia in January 2012. She also hosted the 2012 Georgia Gala along with Seneschal Lilyanna Salvatore. She helped host several successful events at the large gathering in Atlanta in September 2012.

She spent a great deal of time traveling in 2013, and it was one of the few periods during which she did not hold an Camarilla position. She mentioned Germany and and a few other locations, but said little about her business there. It could be that she had secrets, or it could be simply because no one seemed particularly interested. She referenced research into the historical interpretations and applications of the Path of Humanity.

She was again appointed Primogen of Middle Georgia in early 2014. She was heavily involved in the Toreador efforts leading up to the 2015 Conclave of Baltimore, though the exact details of her work are not publicly known.

After the abdication and disappearance of former Sovereign Prince Brian Faulkner and Seneshcal Lilyanna Salvatore in April 2016, Marzio Rosselli claimed Praxis. Some suspect Rachel may have had something to do with the change, as she had publicly expressed concerns for the Domain with implied criticism of the former leadership. Prince Rosselli named her Seneschal shortly after taking Praxis.

Coterie

She is not a part of any known coterie, unless you count Clan Toreador.

Allies

Toreador at the 2012 Middle Georgia Gala

(Feel free to add your PC if you think it would be publicly known)

Rachel seems to have many allies among her fellow Toreador. Of those in Georgia, she is most often seen with Lilyanna Salvatore . She has a particularly close relationship with the Toreador elder Justine Westshire. Of her Clanmates, Rachel has said that she feels Lilyan Townsend understands her the best. She also speaks highly of Rook, Harrow, and Amanda Desrosiers

She always greets Gary Kowaleski as if he is one of her closest friends.

She has worked closely with many Children of Haqim. She appears to have a favorable attitude toward the Clan. She also tends to work well with Tremere, though her relationship with most of them seems more professional than friendly.



Enemies

(Feel free to add your PC here too, if you think it would be publicly known. I would certainly be interested to find out.)

Rachel has been zealous about fighting Infernalists and thus has earned several demonic enemies.
She is near the top of the hit list for the Sabbat of Warner Robins, who seem to view her with a complex mixture of terror and disdain. She appears to take it as a compliment.

Sire

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The identity of Rachel's sire is not publicly known, but many assume it to be Justine Westshire because Rachel was under her Accounting. However, Rachel never refers to Westshire as her sire, which seems to indicate that Rachel may be in her line, but not her direct childe. Several other rumors exist. Several among the Toreador may know the truth. Overall, few in the Camarilla seem to care.

Childer

Emerald Dubhan (adopted Brujah, deceased)

Broodmates

Unknown

Character Inspirations

Originally it was "Toreador with an English accent that has an art form I can at least fake." The character has grown quite a bit since then.

Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
Dorcus Lane from Larkrise to Candleford
Deborah, Judge of Israel (recently)

Quotes

Rachel Dubhan, roasting marshmallows over the burning effigy of Shade at her 2010 Bonfire Night party.

"Vade retro satana!"

"I am loyal to the ideals of the Camarilla."

"We call our leaders Princes, because the law should be King."

"All I ask is that you do not murder innocent mortals. I do not feel this request is difficult or unreasonable."

"It is not my responsibility to ensure that he repents. I am only required to remind him that repentance is yet possible." - said about an infernal Kindred shortly before his execution

After listening carefully to Lupine howls:
Rachel: "It's alright. They are leaving now."
Abigail McCormack: "How do you know?"
Rachel: "Oh, I speak a little Lupine."

"We've already won. The only thing in question is if we will survive."

"I am not a coward. I have faced twenty Lupines single-handedly for Middle Georgia. I fought upon the streets of Statesboro while smoke blotted out the stars and the only light was the fire and lightning from the fingertips of sorcerers. I was not afraid to enter satanic temples to face the abominations lurking within. I was not afraid to go toe to toe with the fomorii that crept from Lake Sinclair. The problems currently facing Middle Georgia are not the worst I have seen. No terror could drive me from the city I call home."

"Rachel Dubhan is responsible for more runaway decency, courage, and other things that generally get you killed than any other Kindred I know." -David Blanchett

When asked, "Do you have a favorite way of removing heads?"
Rachel responded, "Metaphorically."

"Pride springs from supposed success in the high aim: with attainment itself comes humility. [...] Ambition would only be higher than others; aspiration would be high." - George MacDonald

Rumors, Gossip, and Reports

  • She won a storytelling competition in Santa Rosa. The requirements were the "spooky or shocking tale must be one that recounts an actual event." Her story involved a mysterious land, moral temptation, and fighting a Minotaur.
  • "Rachel Dubhan doesn't ride dragons because she believes in dragon welfare."
  • "Rachel who?"
  • She is personally responsible for all of Titus Petronius Niger's problems.
  • Rafael de Corazon is stalking her because she reminds him of a lost love.
  • She may have some type of sorcery. She has a collection of magic items.
  • While she claims she isn't interested in becoming a Prince herself, she seems to be heavily involved in who holds Praxis of Middle Georgia.
    • Since her arrival, no attempt to take the throne has succeeded without her support.
    • She may have had a direct hand in the changes, though just how much her actions decided matters is subject to speculation.
    • She arranged to have Brian Faulkner abducted or killed after deciding she could no longer tolerate him as Prince.
  • Rachel was an Anarch or Independent before gaining her Acknowledgement in the Camarilla.
  • She is part of a once prolific line of Toreador. It's anyone's guess why she didn't take any of the family surnames.
  • She used to go by a different name, but changed her identity due to some trouble involving politics, demons, or both.
  • Rachel bears the kind of Faith that banishes demons.
  • She has the ability to free infernalists from their contracts. She has established a halfway house for ex-infernals.
  • She cares more about mortals than Kindred.
  • She is lower Humanity than she appears.
  • She is higher Humanity than she appears.
  • Rachel gets along surprisingly well with lower Humanity Kindred. She also seems favorably inclined toward most Tremere, or at least still willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.
  • Rachel didn't do anything in Statesboro personally. She manipulated Lupines and Mages into doing her dirty work.
  • Her "nemesis", the Toreador anti-tribu Alexei, showed up to Prom at the 2012 GA Gala. They shared a dance.
    • Not only did they share a dance, she pulled him back to the floor with Cee-Lo Green's "Fuck You" played just so the other Cammies could sing the chorus to his face.
  • Rachel is the prettiest princess.
  • A founding member of the Not My Problem Visiting Seneschal Club.
  • She's not as well-liked as she thinks she is. A lot of people are just looking for good places to out the knife.
  • But she's more loved than most would think. Those who truly value her are rare, but loyal.
  • She has a vast knowledge of Lore, including some taboo topics. She may be a secular Noddist.
  • (Toreador only)
    • She will teach other Toreador combo disciplines, including some she personally developed.
    • She will help any Toreador who asks...unless she gets distracted by other projects.
  • (Toreador and Children of Haqim)
    • She regularly teams up with Children of Haqim elders to go on infernal fighting adventures.
    • She had developed Combo Disciplines which help protect mortals. She is willing to teach them to Toreador and Children of Haqim.
    • She is known as a friend to the Clan.