Commonly Known Information
Name: Niko Koskinen
Society: Camarilla, Societatis Magus (Tremere Only)
Lineage: House Orlov
Preferred address: Sir Koskinen
Appearance: Scarred, carries a sword and often wears a cloak.
Titles: Elder, Lord of the North Central (Tremere only)
Status: Confirmed, Establish, Privileged, Noble, Defender, Honorable, Loyal, Triumphant
Personality: Niko is a somewhat dry and business like individual, often concerned with his work and his duty. However, he does have a somewhat warmer side, enjoying conversation and trading stories.
100 years of service, fighting the wars of the Tremere. Leading ghouls and gargoyles in combat against the enemies of the Clan Tremere and house Orlov, and defending their territory. During this time, Niko is only partly involved in the Omen war, not being entirely centered in Transylvania, but he is involved in a number of engagements and protects Tremere holdings.
At the end of his time as a ghoul, and most of his first century of embrace, Sir Koskinen defended the holdings of Clan Tremere during the Anarch Revolt.
1460: Secures the release of Nora Véres from a Muscovite convent. Gives her his blood, and brings her into his household as a ghoul for training.
1491: The Anarch Revolt ends the Convention of Thorns. Niko is not present at the signing, but has been in skirmishes and battles on an off until the closing of hostilities. Around this time, Niko is promoted to Apprentice of the 6th.
1600s: Is assigned to France, protecting Tremere holding an people moving between the various chantries throughout the country. During this time, crosses paths several times with Gedrin Marshall. On one or two occasions they are on conflict, but more often working on the same goal, as both deal swiftly and severely with any hint of infernalism in their midst.
1750: While traveling in France, following the release of Jean Brisette, Niko meets Chrysanthemum and forms a working relationship with the elder Malkavian. Lacking any other allies in the area, Niko eventually forms a coterie with her.
1775: Accompanies Chrysanthemum to Charleston, both to support her in her attempt to secure her holdings, and also because clan Tremere desires to spread its influence to this new world.
1788: When Chrysanthemum returns to France, Niko elects to stay in the New world.
1850: Niko assisted Donzella Costigan with her work in Charleston for several years, before finally taking his leave of the city. He spent much of his free time trying to acclimate to the morphing culture of the New World, and the onrushing Industrial Revolution. Eventually Niko leaves Charleston and travels north, where the weather is more to his liking.
1890: Worked with Sala Michnik to eliminate an infernalist in Pennsylvania
1900: Moves west, eventually coming to Des Moines, Iowa. A developing town in a new territory.
1910: Construction begins on the Des Moines chantry with Niko as highest apprentice under Regent Övé Háskell. The laying of the foundation corresponds with the visit of Halley's comet.
1912: Ethel Rhodes is assigned to the Des Moines chantry under Regent Koskinen for training and work.
1914: Amis Ward Harlow comes as a guest lecturer to Des Moines, imparting interesting information about a number of topics.
1985: Regent Koskinen works with Alexander Valois during the latters apprenticeship in the Des Moines chantry.
1995: Sir Koskinen assists kindred of Seattle in bringing to heel a group of Tremere who had gone against the edicts of the clan, and pursued forbidden experimentation. It was then that he met Meg Sloan.
2009: Koskinen maintained his staunch opposition to The Adversary, taking part in the Tremere Ritual to weaken the Infernal.
2017: Thanks to a reference from Meg, Sir Koskinen is called upon by Sheriff 93 of Olympia, to discover the condition of some missing Tremere. Sir Koskinen led Tremere from Des Moines to find the missing Warlocks, and secure their holdings.
February 2018: Sir Koskinen has no idea what happened to Harpy Keliber's bears. The Omaha kindred brought some while visiting Des Moines, and they were stolen by unknown parties.
March 2018: Harpy Moses Means attempted to censure Sir Koskinen and two other elders for not speaking with Primogen Maris Bell while visiting Kansas City, as she had been made Primogen for the Clans without a voice. This was ineffective.
April 2018: Clan Tremere is attacked by Sabbat members of the Unblind Brotherhood. Holdings of clan Tremere are severely damaged, but all the warlocks survive the attack, capturing and later executing one of the Unblind Brothers with the sanction of Blood Hunt.
August 2018: Koskinen leads a war party, including most of Des Moines able bodied Camarilla, and visiting Camarilla from Omaha and Kansas City, to destroy three more Elders of the Unblind Brotherhood, finally destroying the party that attacked his chantry.
February 2019: Koskinen spends a month in Kansas City, rooting out Bahli stashes and hunting lesser infernalists with Maris Bell
Niko is a skilled swordsman, of remarkable caliber.
Elder Koskinen adheres to the old ways of chivalry, having ready at all times his horses, weapons, page, and squire.
Sir Koskinen's page is named Paige. He interpreted her name as a specific desire for the job.
Niko lept to the defense of harpy Nathaniel West when disreputable kindred elements attempts to murder him in full view of a gathering.
- There is rumor that West was in fact a traitor, a fleshcrafted copy, a sabbat infiltrator, or an infernalist. None have been confirmed, and West has not been seen in a year.
- Or maybe that is his new Charlies Angels clone TV Pilot.
Niko has used boons and guile to learn an array of uncommon and even rare abilities. I heard that he even looks for holders or rare disciplines he can get boons on in order to add to his collection. And he is not shy about how he gets those boons.
Niko is updating his image for the 21st century. One must blend in to stay ahead of the hunters.
- He has joined the "Brotherhood of Technology"
- "Yes. I am working in the Information Technology area. I assert that I am Elite, and hack many computers."
- "I wear a polo shirt. See? It has the Heraldry of the Polo company. Fieldless, A polo player Azure."
Despite the offers from Krieger Sauer, Elder Koskinen has no need of an Anger Translator.
With the help of Clan Tremere researchers, Sir Koskinen has found a way to defeat the demon Shedym, that has been plaguing the great lakes. But why has he not already executed the plan?
"Squire, my bill hook!" - Niko, preparing for an engagement.
"To be fair to that baker, it took more than one sword." - Niko says, deadpan about an Infernalist baker.
"BURN HERETIC!" - Sir Koskinen, holding down and boiling an enemy kindred.
"My Lord, I am pleased to report that the remaining members of the Unblind Brotherhood have been put to the sword." - HR Koskinen, filing a report.
"Whatever is the opposite of 'Woke', that is what I am." - Niko when current and future anarchs were talking about being 'being woke.'
"I reject the assertion that 'who is in charge doesn't matter'. That is the entire point of this endeavor, to see who will lead. The ancient monster we swore to, or the ancient monster we didn't."
"Well... that was dramatic."
"A shrewd mind, and a wit as sharp as his blade make the man you see before you." - Övé Háskell
"Amusing, and charming. I cannot believe I had forgotten him - an error of time which will not be repeated.." - Channon
"I do not trust him. I cannot trust him and yet, I am tempted." - Nate Solomon
"Look. I know I gave you his number, and I know I told you to contact him, but there's something else you should know. He's a knight. Like an honest to God, he think's he's Sir Lancelot knight." - Meg Sloan
"Do not be fooled by the blade that rests at his hip. His mind is the sharpest blade, and one you dare not cross." - Salomé St. John
"Quite the pleasant travelling companion. The lessons he imparted will not soon be forgotten." - Sarah Celeste Ashwood
"Oh God... please just stop. I'm begging you." - Paige the page, as she watches Niko attempt to imitate a Tech Bro.
"Your quote here." - Your name here.
Elena Orlov, Nikos Sire
Nora Véres, Nikos Childe
Meliora, of house Saharat
Övé Háskell, of house Saharat
Gregoire Merovech, Nosferatu Primogen of Des Moines
Chrysanthemum Locke, Elder Malkavian
Devlin Archer, Primogen of Omaha
Augustin de Aragón Head of House Aragón
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