Fabrizio appears to be an old Italian man with graying hair, and a short beard. He wears the cassock and vestments of a Cardinal of the Catholic church.
The circumstances of Fabrizio’s mortal life are unknown, but it can be assumed that he has been around since the first nights of Christianity in Ancient Rome. In 1250 Fabrizio contracted a strange wasting disease along with several of his confederates, but while the younger kindred perished from the illness, the elders, including Fabrizio, made a slow recovery. In 1394 he suggested a league of Vampires with Hardestadt, but Fabrizio’s main area of interest has been the Church. Even though it has been a battlefield for Cainite conspiracies for centuries, Fabrizio has survived them all and remains one of very few Ventrue who continues to hold power there. It has been rumored that his incredible success within the church is due to having True Faith, though he has also been accused of inciting the Inquisition, consorting with mages - it is said that his only mistake was handing over the ghoul Ferox to the Tremere - and getting in bed with the Giovanni to the point of learning Necromancy. During the Dark ages he resided in Bologna, Italy. There he concentrated his efforts in influencing the two dominican monasteries and the university of Bologna -- gaining pawns, ghouls, and childer among the students and Dominicans.
In the modern nights, he continues his quest for control over the mortal Church, despite its growing irrelevance (which he ignores), but has conceded to expand his power base to other organizations. Fabrizio is currently one of the Strategoi of the Ventrue and seems unwilling (or unable) to advance any further within the Ventrue or the Camarilla.
Time Frame for Embraces: 400 CE to 800 CE, 1100 CE to 1350 CE, 1500 CE to 1700 CE Requirements:
- PC Sects/Factions: Any.
- Path: Any.
- Skills: Two of the following at 3+: Academics (Theology), Athletics, Brawl, Dodge, or Melee
- Background: Allies, Contacts, or Influences (Elite or Underworlds, with a specialization related to the Church)