♦ Born: 1650 CE
She doesn’t go out of doors much and always complains of the cold. She wears thick wool with hoods, regardless of the season. She hides her appearance under her plain wool hoods. She speaks French, Arabic, British English, and a handful of Inuit languages that have mostly died out.
Born in 1650 in the Northern Great Lakes region, Caroline is a hard faced woman who was embraced before she had a chance to have much of a life. After finishing school, her family held a celebration, and that night, her home burned to the ground. She lost her whole family in the fire and quickly found herself living in the streets. She traveled all through Canada. On foot. Surviving in the wild. Caroline met another traveler surviving in the wilderness. A Salubri named Hamid. He saved her life from an avalanche and healed her wounds. Caroline was horrified by the creature’s powers and not at all grateful. She said nothing though, and decided to learn all she could of this hypocritical, infernal monster. She traveled with him, and listened to him. She learned to speak Arabic. She deceived him to learn his secrets. One night, LeDuc of Clan Tremere came stalking their camp. He attacked Hamid in the darkness over their campfire. Caroline saw her chance, and took up their cookpot to assault the Salubri. LaDuc was impressed and took her on as a pupil, learning as much from her as she from him. She was his aide and pupil for almost 100 years. At the direction of the Chancellor, LeDuc embraced her into Clan Tremere.
If one were to ask Caroline, she’d assert that she has never left Canada. During her tutelage at the Prime Chantry in Vienna, she was misled by way of omission; she didn’t know that she wasn’t in Canada.
After her embrace and tutelage at the Prime Chantry, Meerlinda hand-picked Caroline and Alexander Short to start a new chantry in the growing areas of Canada. They proved themselves capable in finance and in sorcery when it came to the nickel mines of Sudbury. Alexander Short was given the right of embrace over Yasha Wellhouse and moved to the UK where she became Pontifex. Caroline never left Canada and is the Pontifex there today.
The Sudbury Nickel Mines are a wretched place marred with the deaths of many hard rock miners and cleaned out with sulfuric acid used in the processing of the metal. Boarded up inside live the bare-bones staff of Caroline’s Chantry, the Chantry of Hard Rocks. They use discarded and torn clothing to save money. They often cover their mouths with fabric to stifle the smell. This Chantry specializes in teaching Lure of Flames. Students come from all over the world to live in this apocalyptic setting and learn.
Known Acolytes, Apprentices, Magisters
- Caroline has a bare-bones understaffed chantry. Acolytes often refer to the place as a "hardship assignment" and try to get reassigned as soon as possible.