Botani David

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Aliases: Elder David
Clan: Ventrue
House: Kardos
Status: Privileged, Confirmed, Established, Courteous, Acclaimed
Domain: Cleveland, OH

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Elder David's most notable trait would be his apparent age, frozen in time to appear as a teenager, embraced when the age of majority was much younger than the present day. He has short dark hair, dark unflinching eyes and is slow to respond when addressed.

When he shows up to court, he can be found wearing something appropriate to the gathering with accents that harken back to an era long past.


To say he is boring and slow, could be considered an understatement. Most gatherings he can be found quietly sitting watching the rest of the gathering. When he deigns to speak, he takes his time and usually responds with a rather bland response.


  • 1192 - 1490 - The Kingdom of Georgia
  • 1490 - 1530 - Romania
  • 1530 - 1648 - Czech/Bohemia
  • 1648 - 1700 - Traveled around Europe
  • 1700 - 1715 - In the Caribbean
  • 1715 - 1828 - New York, NY
  • 1828 - 1910 - Roanoke, VA
  • 1910 - 1950 - Traveling around the United States
  • 1950 - 2017 - Cleveland, OH


  • Mithras, of the 4th Generation RIPUrn.png
    • Marcella of Naples, of the 5th Generation
      • Irma Kardoș, of the 6th Generation
        • Botani David, of the 7th Generation
          • Tamar Kazbeki, of the 8th Generation RIPUrn.png
          • Naphtali Brill, of the 8th Generation RIPUrn.png
            • Anna David, of the 9th Generation
            • Peter Rutledge, of the 9th Generation RIPUrn.png
              • Amalie Lyons, of the 10th Generation RIPUrn.png
                • Derrick Tenney, of the 11th Generation RIPUrn.png
                  • Paige Clark, of the 12th Generation
          • Dottie Youngblood, of the 8th Generation




Quotes From Him

Quotes About Him

  • "Elder David was one of the people who trained me; but he taught me that valuing your skills - and knowing you worth - were important. Especially for someone as young as me. My only hopes is I do him proud in these uncertain nights and that he looks on his work with pride, and not shame." - Simon Flint
  • "In case anyone needs to be reminded, David is many things. He is smarter than you. He is more patient than you. And he is more thorough than you." - Irma Kardos
  • "It is easy to underestimate my sire. It's easy, because he prefers it that way, and he's got a singular skill at arranging things the way he prefers them." - Dottie Youngblood
  • "I may never know Elder David's plan for me or if one even exists but I do know that I am always fulfilling the role that meets his ends." - Elisha Hale
  • "I always wonder if I'm living up to the bar he set for me. He has forgotten more about diplomacy than most of us will ever have known in the first place, and what he remembers is enough for him to run the world if he felt the notion." - Yana Teplova
  • "I have always been so intrigued by the world that Elder David lives within. He navigates the waves of politics and social intrigue as if by instinct. Perhaps because I do not understand the currents of those foreign seas, it is all the more romantic. I envy his skill at it." - Lilli
  • "Many vampires vie for attention, but it is often the quietest ones who are most deserving of it." - Dr. Graves
  • "Elder David and I work well together in persuasion. He is the honey and I am the stick." Maciek Albescu
  • "There was a time when everyone assumed everything around them was at least partially magical. This was very long ago and I think Elder David is from then. Because unlike a lot of more modern kindred, my peers included, I can tell him honestly that something mundane is also magical and he understands and accepts that. I treasure that." - Lavinia MacDonald
  • "If he starts grooming you, and I mean literally like straightening your tie and brushing your shoulders off and shit, just stop whatever it is that you are doing, because you are doing something wrong and you will pay dearly for it." - Lionel Jonson
  • "His quiet demeanor and almost apathetic outlook is clearly a mask to hide a truly sinister manipulator. Though he lacks his sire's prowess in battle, he embodies her ruthless political acumen. I've rather grown quite fond of the boy." - Gaius Cornelius Scipio
  • "I have not yet determined whether or not it is the region in which Elder David resides will experience more tribulation or if it is the Elder to experience more tribulation in the times to come because of the region. In the end, it benefits from the Elder's presence." - Valeria Brunsvick
  • "Some things need not be spoken aloud to be completely understood." - Salomé St. John
  • "I have learned more from watching Elder Prince David than from listening to a hundred lecturers. It is my privilege and my honor to serve as his Seneschal, and my profound hope that I shall be as useful to his designs as his example has been to me." — Valora Cadenza
  • "Another Prince from a boat. Another Ventrue keeping away from the fray. How novel." — Thaddeus Moreau
  • "The Kardos as a family are both intriguing and terrifying, for they embody and defy all which it means to be Ventrue, as I have been made to understand it. This one is quieter than most, and I feel a frisson of excitement as I consider what it is that he might do next...considering his proximity to known heretics." - Aodhan the Druid
  • "Few truly appreciate the subtlety of Botani David, and the richness of his humor. Some day I'll get a good belly laugh out of him yet." - Lucy


  • Spent centuries as a cabin boy on a pirate ship. After his embrace.
  • While in the Caribbean, would use the powers of Dominate to make pirates mutiny against their captains.
  • He waited over a century before joining the Tower not because he was waiting to see if the fad was going to last, but as a hold out for his House to be officially recognized within the Clan.
  • He strongly considered joining the Anarchs
    • His lineage is still working on him.
  • He has yet to hold any court position in his entire Kindred existence.
  • Keeps fastidious records of every member of the family, with an almost supernatural ability to update them the moment something changes.
  • He spends an awful lot of time studying in libraries these nights.
  • If you cross him or his Family, he will destroy you and everyone you hold dear, then salt the Earth you came from just to make sure.
  • No matter what anyone says, he's a proxy and a puppet for his sire. Expect nothing of him that wasn't dictated to him, first.



  • Catherine DeMedici from Reign
  • Lord Charles Fox from Amazing Grace

Ties Sought

  • Business deals
  • Backdoor Political deals
  • Old Elders who remember how it was back in the day.

Contact Info

Player: Michael P, US2012030059
ST: Phillip Hazlet
Domain: Crimson Cauldron - OH-022-D