Altamira is short by modern standards with an athletic build. Her overall features are sharp and have the hallmarks of her mortal lineage as an ancient Iberian Celt, but she is always dressed in the height of modern couture that accentuates her figure.
Altamira was ancient already in the days of Carthage's Golden Era, and is considered to be a contemporary of some of the most well known Methuselah vampires. Called the “Barbarian Philosopher,” it is through fragments of her letters and journals that much is known of Brujah-ruled Carthage, though clearly from the perspective of it being a utopian society that was built between humanity and vampires. Since the fall of Carthage, she was rarely seen until the 1500’s CE when she joined the Camarilla and began to Embrace the majority of her childer, though some were embraced in the centuries before. Her childer are often notable scholars and philosophers of varying disciplines, though some whisper that these individuals were only embraced to preserve them as examples of living history. Her detractors also claim that she has never openly sought any positions of direct authority in any courts, and joined the Sect in name only.
Altamira has been reclusive enough that few know where or even if she keeps a permanent haven, but since the Nights of Turmoil she has appeared more often to her childer.
Time Frame for Embraces:
- 500 BCE to 1517 CE
- PC Sects/Factions: Any
- Path: Any
- Skills: Two of the following at 3+:Empathy, Intimidation, Subterfuge, and Leadership.
- Skills (or Special): Academics (reflecting knowledge of history), Lore, or VIP to have participated in a historically significant moment up to 1517 CE.
- Special: Altamira’s childer fall on the extremes of Iconoclast or Idealist Brujah philosophies, having been carefully selected for such.
- Special: Childer of Altamira are not given long tutelages, and often have unusual understandings or views about vampires and the world they live in. Almost all believe in the legends of Carthage as a society where mortals and vampires openly co-existed, though their opinions of such are their own. She asks little of them, seeming to have created each of them to preserve an ideal or to move some grand design forward that remains unknown to all but her.
- Flaws: Anarch childer must take the Black Sheep Flaw, and Sabbat childer must take the Mistrusted Flaw.
- Special: Those closely associated with her in the Camarilla can take the Prestigious Sire Merit due to the accord given to such an ancient vampire in the Ivory Tower.