Rumors and newspaper articles exist that say he's been operating as a detective since the late 1800s.
Some have said he is the childe of a methuselah.
Others have said he was embraced a year and a half ago.
Commonly Known Information
Name: Goes by Coil. No one has reported knowing his true name.
Position: Anarch of no title or rank. Prefers it that way.
Appears human visually and detects as human by any supernatural measure. People assume he's a vampire.
Ignores social etiquette when he's curious. Also when he's not.
Likes to keep a record by taking notes when in person because he reports having a bad memory
Often stares silently
Clan: Refuses to confirm officially. People speculate Nosferatu, Malkavian, Ventrue, Lasombra or a Caitiff. He might not even be a vampire, has anyone actually checked?
Here's what people say
Coil is a detective that seems to do a good majority of his work in the Inland Empire, though it is unknown where he originally from or where he resides. He is incredibly reclusive and only surfaces in large public spaces once in a great while. He is hesitant to show up in person to conduct his investigations, often working over email, phone, or proxy. He exhibits a strong aversion to giving out any personal information about himself.
He investigates specific kindred, hunters, mages, and any other supernatural happenings that interest him. If a case bores him, he will ditch it for something that catches his attention. He likes to work fast and doesn't sit around for long.
He makes more references to Taylor Swift songs than one might expect. He doesn't mind, since the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.
Coil also submits articles to the Tower Herald from time to time, in order to spread seditious Anarch sentiments to a wider audience and get exposure for his conspiracy theories. He also wants to see how much of his writing they can publish before the Tower sanctions them.
[Leave Quotes here]
"This childe is far too precious for this dark world. I can't decide if I should put him in a box and keep him safe forever or if I should gently mercy kill him." - Ilythia L'ange Du Val
"It's not a sense of justice. Figuring out difficult cases is just his hobby. If you measured good and evil deeds by current laws, he would be responsible for many crimes." - Haakon Rygg
"Rarely do I find something so obviously humane that doesn't retreat when faced with an irate Cainite inches from his face. Perhaps in time he'll grow up - that kind of determination is wasted on the Movement, and the Sword could use new blood like him..." - Serafino Morreti
"Don't you dare think about touching a single hair on that man's head. I promise you. we'll be fighting I don't care how mad he made.....DAMMIT COIL!!" ~Lorena Silva
"If you want everyone to know a secret, tell Coil." - Jaime Mendoza
"Like a very resourceful off-by-one error. An anarch who deserves his own CVE number. And that's a compliment." - Mara Nordahl
He's several centuries old and changes his identity every couple of decades.
He's actually a human, working with hunters. I mean do you actually have proof he's a vampire?
He's a Sabbat infiltrator.
His true name actually is Coil. Steven J. Coil. Or James Coilman.
Coil doesn't actually exist and is a cover ID used by a group of Camarilla kindred trying to infiltrate the Movement.
Coil is actually just two short people standing on each other's shoulders in a trenchcoat.
Coil pals around with the Sabbat.
Coil is actually Jayne Jonestown.
The clan of secrets met the clan of seers and lost. Coil is the reason.