<OOC: Known only if you have 3+ Underworld Influence used/usable in the Springfield, IL area> “The Accountant”
Apparent Age: A vigorous 55-65 years old.
Concept: The indispensable servant. The man for all seasons.
Physical description: Jonathan always dresses in very conservative English-tailored 3-piece suites. He is of moderate height (5‘ 7”–ish) and slight (140 lbs). He has fairly short gray/white hair. Outside of almost certain European ancestry it is difficult to tell anything more specific about his heritage from his appearance.
Acknowledged - Van Trapp, Prince of Vienna, Austria (01/11/2010)
Dependable - Verity Valerious [Brujah], former Prince of Springfield, Illinois (02/27/2010)
Knowledgeable - Vito de Prio d'Amico Inguanez Drago [Lasombra], Prince of Peoria, IL (10/19/2018)
Loyal - Desmond "Dizzy" Lockhardt [Brujah], former Prince of Springfield, IL (06/09/2012)
Loyal - Vito de Prio d'Amico Inguanez Drago [Lasombra], Prince of Peoria, IL (02/03/2017)
Resourceful - Pagan [Assamite], Sovereign Prince of Milwaukee, WI (01/19/2019)
+ Exalted - Positional: Prince of Peoria, IL
+ Famous - Positional: Prince of Peoria, IL
+ Well-Known - Positional: Prince of Peoria, IL
+ Distinguished - Positional: Prince of Peoria, IL
+ Dedicated - Honorary: Member of M.U.T.E.
+ August - Honorary: Luminary of the Camarilla
+ Respected - Honorary: Prestigious Sire (Archon) Villiers
+ Venerable - Honorary: Sovereign Prince - Prince Karl Schrekt, Prince of Vienna, Austria (03/15/2023)
Jonathan spent many years serving as a Tremere retainer. Some of this time was spent serving in Chicago in the mid to late 1990’s. Though his years as a Kindred are short his long term as a ghoul are reflected in his conservative behavior and attitudes which are more in line with those of an older Ancilla or even a young Elder.
Jonathan is known to be unfailing courteous in his dealings with everyone. He is a highly skilled linguist and an academician. He appears to be quite learned in all manner of esoteric subjects.
Jonathan has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness to work with anyone and everyone for the betterment of the Camarilla and the Domain. He even works well with independents and Anarchs.
Jonathan coordinated the auction and Blood and Ice 2019, 2020, and 2022 (OOC B&I 2021 canceled due to COVID).
Society Membership: Joined M.U.T.E. 02/08/2019
After serving as Seneschal for at least six different Princes Jonathan Hammer has finally claimed a Praxis of his own for the Domain of Peoria, IL on 26 October 2019
Clan Tremere - Any and All who are loyal to the Clan
Muhammad Ibn Shareef Ibn Quadir Al Farsi - Assamite - Harpy of Peoria, IL
Tara - Gangrel - Sheriff of Peoria, IL
Jack the Gangrel - Gangrel of Scourge - Peoria; IL
Angel - Toreador Primogen of Peoria, IL
Vito de Prio d'Amico Inguanez Drago - Lasombra - Peoria, IL
James Michael Lowell - Tremere - Peoria, IL
Father Demetrius Cassus - Brujah - Peoria, IL
Fabian St. Clair - Toreador - Prince of Springfield, IL
Andre Brasi - Assamite - Seneschal of Springfield, IL
Alistair Quinn - Assamite - Springfield, IL
Diesirea - Gangrel - Springfield, IL
Floyd Hendricks - Toreador - Springfield, IL
Johnny Perez - Brujah - Springfield, IL
BW - Tremere - Prince of Edwardsville, IL
Jason Wilks - Brujah - Prince of the Western Shore
Villiers, Archon to Tremere
Jonathan was originally intended to be the ultimate butler and servant for all contingencies. He was to be a cross between Beaker from the Phule's Company series by Robert Aspirin and Alfred from Batman. The character has grown and changed quite a bit since then (early 1997).
Courtesy, Propriety and Competency were to be his defining characteristics.
“I see it as a point of courtesy to introduce myself in the native tongue of the individual with whom I am speaking.” - Hammer
“Jonathan is better than Wikipedia” - multiple young Kindred
“How come I am the only one who has a problem with this?” - 15-year embraced Tremere to a 60-year embraced Tremere and Jonathan (while he was still a ghoul) after seeing a teenage girl snatched into an ally by parties unknown
--“Because you are the youngest sir.” - Hammer
“Mr. Hammer, do you still want to be embraced?” - Prince Verity Valerious
--“Yes mam. When ones elders feel that such is warranted.” - Hammer
“…and you still want to be a Tremere?” - Prince Verity Valerious
--“Yes mam. That would be my preference.” – Hammer
“Do you speak <fill in the blank> ?” – Any number of questioners.
--“Yes sir, of course.” – Hammer
- Jonathan was Seneschal to at least seven different Princes in two Domains before claiming a Praxis.
- Jonathan was a ghoul for several hundreds of years.
- Jonathan knows every language on earth.
- Prior to his embrace as a Tremere Jonathan was offered the embrace by several other clans in some cases by highly respected members. One of these offers came from Verity Valerious of Bruja (a descendant of Saul Good) who was at the time Prince of Springfield, IL where he was residing.
- Jonathan was able to perform Thaumaturgy while still a ghoul.
- Jonathan knows about things that make his elders nervous.