Daniel "Mac" McDonald

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Clan Tremere
Position Archon
Status 6+2+3
Domain Black Hawk County, IA
Coterie ???
Society ???
Path Humanity 000
Player Bill J


Alias(es): Mac

Apparent Age: Mid-20's

Concept: World War 2 Veteran/Psychologist

Physical description: 6'0", short brown hair, vivid green eyes

Detailed Status:
Feared by Prince Henry Lynch of Black Hawk County, Iowa
Fearless by Primogen David Rollins of Black Hawk County, Iowa
Resourceful by Prince Zenobia Krzyzewski of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Trustworthy by Prince Thomas Caprichoso of Iowa City, Iowa
Loyal by Prince Hannibal St. Just of Black Hawk County, Iowa
Dignified as Dignitary of the Camarilla
August as Luminary of the Camarilla
Loyal by Position
Feared by Position
Empowered by Postion

Character Information

Known History

Mac has made no secret of his service during World War II. As a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, he participated in D-Day, Operation Market-Garden, and The Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he took advantage of the new GI Bill to go to college to study psychology.

After his Embrace, records of McDonald's activities become scarce. Some rumors place him in a coterie hunting members of the Tremere Anti-Tribu, while others have him working Masquerade clean-up 'out East'. Regardless of the truth, by 1984 he'd dropped off the radar completely and didn't resurface until March of 2007 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Under the upstart regime of the Ravnos Tarnal Purhi-Dae, Mac volunteered as Sheriff. While Tarnal's Praxis ended in abdication in the face of Justicarial investigation, Mac remained Sheriff under the Brujah Henry Lynch, until he was promoted to Seneschal in September of 2007.

This lasted until January of the next year, when Henry Lynch was killed by lupines. In the wake of his death, McDonald claimed Praxis of Black Hawk County. In November 2009, he relinquished his Praxis to Rafello Martino of Clan Ventrue, and resumed the position of Sheriff which he has retained under subsequent Princes.

In December of 2014, McDonald was named an Archon to the Malkavian Justicar, Maris Streck.

In the mortal world, Mac has achieved some fame as a forensic psychologist, consulting with the Waterloo & Cedar Falls Police Departments, as well as the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the FBI. He recently published a book about what he describes as 'Apex Predator' serial killers: killers who prey exclusively on other serial and spree killers. The book provides numerous case studies and documentation that supports his hypothesis, but those who are aware of the Masquerade can read between the lines to determine that many of the cases he describes are supernatural creatures who are killed by other supernatural creatures before they cause a problem with the Masquerade.


Team Fail/Freeman (Disbanded)


Aleister Blackwell (Deceased)
Corbin Fischer (Deceased)
Daniel Bronson (Deceased)
Edgar Lockhart
Fiona "Fifi!" LeStrange (Deceased)
Hajime Kojima
Joseph Hanover (Deceased)
Luni the Wise
Matthias Blackstone (Deceased)
Murray (Deceased)
Noctis (MIA, Presumed Deceased)
Pinky Wheeler (Deceased)
Sadie Court
Simon Donovan
Vincent Saul (Deceased)
Warren DeMontegue
William Richardson
Zenobia Krzyzewski
Zio! (Deceased)


Dr. William Thornton (Deceased)


Alexei (Deceased)


Not publicly known


None known


None known

Character Inspirations

Band of Brothers
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos


"Brothers in Arms" by Dire Straits
"I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by The Ink Spots
"Cream and Bastards Rise" by Harvey Danger
"Hammerhead" by The Offspring
"Sowing Season" by Brand New
"I Can't Decide" by Scissor Sisters
"War Buddies" by Harvey Danger
"All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers
"Weapon" by Matthew Good



  • Is the patron saint of lost Malkavians.
  • Is considered a state-wide threat by the Iowa Sabbat.
  • Once rode a werewolf