Andrei Petrenkov, “the Stalker”
A man of Russian descent with angular features, short tousled brown hair, and wide blue eyes, Andrei Petrenkov is tall and powerfully built, but he moves with the grace and speed of a much smaller man. He often dresses for the heavy Russian winters even when in warmer climates.
Scendrak embraced two rival brothers, Milov and Andrei. After their accounting they separated and Milov soon became highly respected in the Camarilla for his strategic mind. Centuries after their separation, Andrei learned of his brother’s success. Andrei became like a ghost, blending into the city like no other inhabitant could, every so often stepping out of the shadows of an alleyway, or from the rooftops of a nearby building, each time stalking his brother like the boogeyman. The pressure of Camarilla life along with his brother’s psychological attacks became unbearable to Milo and he slowly began to lose himself to his inner Beast. Eventually, Andrei saw an opening and attacked his brother, sending him fleeing in frenzy into the Carpathian forests. Andrei continued to stalk him and eventually diablerized him, but something strange happened and as the euphoria of amaranth began to fade Andrei knew something had changed. Returning to the city he, felt more comfortable, feeling the city around him as more than just a hunting ground. Andrei joined the Sabbat shortly after its founding, and despite his victory over his brother, he fiercely opposes the Camarilla and all they stand for. Shortly after his initiation he diablerized to 5th gen during an attack on Camarilla territory. However it wasn’t until he embraced for the first time that he found that his childer displayed different disciplines than other Gangrel.
Holding to his “Stalker” nickname he moves through the Sabbat like a shadow. His actions are always in fervent support of the sect.
Time Frame for Embraces: 1500 CE to 1700 CE Requirements:
- PC Sects/Factions: Any (see below).
- Path: Any.
- Special: The origins of the City Gangrel are a true mystery. Andrei exists as one of the first of his kind. His childer were all embraced as Sabbat. Any children he has that are not in the Sabbat sect are defectors and Andrei has hunted and killed most of them. Any that remain alive are likely infiltrators.
- Special: Andrei often gifts the embrace to those that find themselves pitted against a seemingly insurmountable opposition; be it a mortal rivalry or societal. He has embraced vagrants and the homeless teaching them that through proper planning and maneuvering victory can be found in any situation. His childer often have high levels of survival, streetwise and have a the potential for accomplishing a lot with very little.
- Special: Sabbat members of Andrei’s line often seek leadership roles. Raised by their sire to never accept their position in life, no direct descendant of Andrei aligns themselves with the Status Quo or Moderates. Most are champions for the Loyalist or Ultra Conservative movements.