Small but unbent, Durga is an Russian woman who appears to be in her late 70’s.
Durga Syn lived as a shaman in the cult of a Mother Goddess in Russia at the dawn of the Kievan Rus’. She was offered immortality by Baba Yaga in exchange for servitude. Upon refusal, Baba Yaga cursed her with weakness and advanced age. The old crone returned for her when she was struck down as Christian armies moved north, but Durga was poached by Baba Yaga’s enemies among the Ravnos and embraced against her will. In time, Durga Syn’s reputation as a prophet and wise woman grew, and she served as an advisor to many prominent vampires. Present for the Convention of Thorns, she urged those assembled to find a different solution. She and her brood were largely untouched by the madness that affected much of her Clan during the Week of Nightmares.
Durga Syn frequently changes her appearance to look younger and seems to genuinely enjoy talking with neonates. Since the Week of Nightmares she has been entirely focused on discovering who was behind the madness that affected so much of her clan.
Time Frame for Embraces: 1100 CE to 1700 CE Requirements:
- PC Sects/Factions: Any
- Path: Any
- Skills: Any of the two following at 3+: Awareness, Lore, Occult, and Subterfuge
- Special: Childer were embraced in Russia.
- Merit: Childer possess the merits loremaster and oracular ability.