Maria de Aviles
Maria de Avilés
When attending formal functions, Maria will dress in formal Spanish dresses from the 1930's, full of color and embroidery. Her black hair is long and she often wears a formal hat. She will wear expensive but modest jewelry. If not in a formal setting, she will wear comfortable clothes that match the area and people she is interacting with.
Maria de Avilés was born in Spain, but traveled to Florida with her family at a young age. Growing up in the colony of St. Augustine, Maria developed an independent attitude. In 1584 CE, a Ventrue Crusader named Ferdinand Cortez arrived from Spain and found Maria to be a capable servant. Sir Francis Drake attacked and raided St. Augustine shortly after Maria’s embrace. Cortez was killed in the raid as Maria fled into the wilderness with the other human survivors. Two years later Maria arrived in what is now South Carolina. To this night, she does not speak of her time in the wilderness of early America. Moving around the English Colonies in the 1600s CE, Maria reestablished contact with her Clan and utilized her uncanny talent of survival to fend of the early incursions of the Sabbat. She was defeated by the Sabbat in 1885 CE when she returned to Saint Augustine, but her childer saved her from Final Death. In November of 1918 CE, she awoke from torpor to find the Camarilla had gained strength in the United States. Maria led several battles against the Sabbat in the next few centuries. Initially her guerrilla tactics were considered “unbecoming of a Blue Blood” to quote a now dead Executive, however, as the nights marched on and warfare changed, the Directorate took notice of her victories. After the death of Knight Commander Rodrick McKellum in 2011 CE, Maria de Avilés became the new Knight Commander of the Knights of Blood.
- Maria has a devoted lineage of childer.