A striking individual with sculpted features and large, dark eyes, Jaswinder is an Indian hijra (Aravani). They prefer feminine or gender-neutral pronouns, and commonly wear modern women’s fashion and cosmetics.
Jaswinder lived in Benares, now known as Varanasi, in Northern India. They became renowned as a ceremonial dancer and as a master in the arts of love. Rumor has it that they inspired passages of the Khama Sutra, and that their skill was enough to awaken passion even in the Rakshasa, who then granted them the Embrace. Before the decade of the Red Star, Jaswinder almost never left India, spending the years travelling between holy sites when not in torpor. They fought to protect India from Muslim invasion, and a thousand years later, they waged war against the Ventrue and Gangrel incursions via the East India Company. During that time their haven was discovered and the Ventrue’s forces dragged them out to die in the sunlight. Jaswinder escaped into the Ganges but fell into torpor hidden beneath the great river and did not reappear until the Week of Madness.
Time Frame for Embraces: 600 CE to 1700 CE Requirements:
- PC Sects/Factions: Any
- Path: Any. Path of Paradox is popular.
- Skills: Any of the two following at 3+: Awareness, Lore, Occult, and Subterfuge
- Special: Childer must be of Indian descent or spent a significant amount of time there.
- Flaw: The Intolerance Flaw focused on the Ventrue Clan is suggested.