Cristiano Gasparo di Giovanni

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Mors et Comercii
Death and Commerce

Description

Cristiano Gasparo di Giovanni, outside of the family, goes by Gasparo di Giovanni. On first appearance, he is an anomaly: He distinctly appears to be a middle-aged man with Asian features but with an Italian name. Anyone foolish enough to question or joke about it never does so a second time. His head is shaved and he has a neatly trimmed goatee and mustache. He usually is seen wearing simple, but fashionable clothing, suitable for the occasion, favoring Italian designers. Despite being quiet, reserved, and low-key, he quite obviously emanates a frightening inhumanity about him, that goes beyond being cold, distant, and dispassionate. To make matters worse, it is said that plant life withers at his approach and dies upon his touch, and a noticeable chill follows in his wake, regardless of the surrounding temperature. He never raises his voice and remains calmly analytical during even the most challenging of circumstances or environments.

Status & Standing

Current standing within the Independent Alliance

  • Accredited as a Member of the Independent Alliance
  • Favored by Independent Alliance Emissary Mariana Sofia Veronica Toetle-Giovanni
  • Courteous by Janus Guard David Moorehead
  • Adept as a Member of the Independent Alliance

Time Line

Pre-1999 - Rumor is that Gasparo has been in East, Southeast, and South Asia, associated with both legitimate commercial interests as well as criminal enterprises and closely affiliated with a family called della Passaglia.

1912 - Sends a sealed letter and box through an individual named Cicero Giovanni to the first Prince of Phoenix, Arizona, Josephina Sanchez, making introductions.

1912 - 1999 - Sporadically comes and goes to and from Phoenix, Arizona.

1999 - Present - Remains more long-term in Phoenix, Arizona.

Rumors

Rumors, lies and half truths

* He has a vengeful streak, one example of which is that he bound the souls of his maternal grandfather and his maternal uncles as a result of an offense against him and tortures and torments them regularly.
* He has abandoned any vestige of humanity after a personal tragedy some time in his past.
* He is a half-blooded Giovanni, adopted into the family centuries ago and embraced only after considerable debate within the family.


Quotes

Insert your quote here!

* "Our Anziani are cherished and beloved and those that speak for them like Elder di Giovanni are just scary as il diavolo. He may smile a lot - but to so do jaguars right before they pounce. Look it up." - Vincent Giovanni
* "One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory." - Agnese Giovanni di Calderari
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Character Inspirations

These are characters from various movies and books

* Mitth'raw'nuruodo
* Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins and Mads Mikkelsen)
* Madame Gao


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Details

Sect: Independent Alliance
Clan: Giovanni
Family: Giovanni
Position: None
Sire: Unknown
Generation Unknown
Lineage: Unknown
Bloodline: N/A

OOC Information

Player: Art Lee
Email: Email Me
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Storyteller: Bryan Himebaugh
Contact: DMH C/A VST