Nerissa was born as an Albanian burrnesha. He has long hair and wears bulky ponchos. He gives off an outdoorsy vibe and is always a little dirty.
Born in the 15th century in the northern mountains of Albania, Nerissa was among the mortals chosen to live at Alamut. Specifically, he was chosen by Haqim as the 20th groundskeeper. Few Kindred actually live at Alamut, and families of mortals and ghouls keep the defenses, clean the rooms, and maintain the grounds. Those families are chosen by the groundskeeper. Nerissa executed his duties with pride and honor for over 500 years.
In 1994, the Seer Abdul Kutba had a vision that the Viziers would be attacked by fire and death. He brought his dreams and visions to Jamal and 'Adnun. They secretly decided that the proper course of action would be to embrace Nerissa, tell everyone that he had died, and send him out to establish safe places in defense against this vision. Nerissa has proven to be an oracle and seer of safe places and safe routes. Information that he traded with other Kindred clans in exchange for valuable boons and resources.
Nerissa has spent the last 20 years establishing a network of safehouses and transportation networks to help the Viziers escape the gaze of Ur-Shulgi. He has been remarkably successful and has even worked with the Anarch Railroad to build up ties and boons.