Azif carries himself with constraint and decorum. He loves learning new fashions in etiquette, and would abhor offending his hosts. He looks like a typical Berber tribesman might have 3,ooo years ago, except he does keep up with modern fashion and currently wears a black turtleneck and jeans.
Azif was a Moorish scholar who had lived nearly to old age when he was turned. A blacksmith, engineer, and tinkerer, he was widely respected before he disappeared.
Since coming to Almut he has left only to sire, and even then he does so rarely. These missions are very peculiar as he embraced twice per mission. The first is always very near Alamut and early in the journey. These new children teach him the modern world while he seeks out who would make the perfect childe. His preference is always for brilliant intellectuals who have mastered multiple fields.
Once he has two children, he trains them and tests them without mercy. The final test is always the same. Which will slay their sibling and prove themselves superior? If they refuse, he leaves them in the world to fend for themselves, never knowing the glory of his workshop in Alamut. They rarely survive. Those who do return to take up the mantle of his protégés and assistants.
Any Sorcerer can fashion one of famed blades of their clan. But few craft the legendary artifacts created by Azif. From scalpels to shuriken, glaives to firearms; Azif creates only two of a type before he moves on to the next challenge.
It is rumoured that Azif was one of the seven captured Assamites ransomed at the Convention of Thorns. This may or may not be true.
His last journey was the year after Steve Jobs died, and he has worn the iconic black turtleneck and jeans ever since in bitter tribute to the childe he was cheated of.
Azif and Anji are said to have had a falling out as he broke his pattern and embraced more than twice and took none of them home. That isn’t what has caused the falling out, but that Azif will not tell Anji how many new “nieces and nephews” she has. All he does to her inquiries is sigh, shrug and wander away. Anji has sworn to hunt down and slay the lot of them.
Azif currently sits on The Silsila at the command of his sire, ur-Shulgi. Azif currently resides in the Mountain where he assembles teams to go on missions that serve the new order.