Petronius appears to be in his early 20s, with large hazel eyes, slight features and the high bridge of a Roman nose, which still carries the air of the young patrician scholar he was in life. He dresses in simple clothing with a modern, professional feel.
A satirist known for his extravagant lifestyle, Petronius found himself favoured by the Emperor of Rome for a short time - a time period in which he penned the Satyricon, a collection of short stories that included the story of a werewolf and a vampire which attracted the interest of his future sire. Once Embraced, Petronius accepted that the world was far larger than he had dreamed from his sheltered mortal life, and he abandoned his extravagant lifestyle and left Rome for Constantinople. Petronius became the longest-serving member of the Quaesitor Tribunal, and worked well with the others to keep order in the city for more than five hundred years, despite adversity, infighting, and the treacherous nature of the Childer of Caine. It was when the Iconoclast Movement had been beaten down and Antonius killed that things grew out of control. As his sire became more and more unstable, Petronius believed that his adulations had to be reigned in and relied more and more on the Lasombra, delegating additional power to them. Most thought Petronius met final death in the chaotic events that followed the sacking of Constantinople in 1204 CE and the end of the Dream. In the Week of Nightmares and the Nights of Turmoil he resurfaced to help lead the Clan through the chaos. He has since joined the Camarilla.
He travels North America promoting art and culture outside the continent’s main urban hubs, in hopes of spreading Toreador influence.
Time Frame for Embraces: 200 CE to 1204 CE Requirements:
- PC Sects/Factions: Any.
- Path: Any.
- Skills: Must have two of the following at 3+: Academics, Awareness, Investigation, or Performance
- Discipline: Must have Presence 3+
- Merit: Childer should take Absent Sway
- Special: Those closely associated with him in the Camarilla can take the Prestigious Sire Merit due to the accord given to such an accomplished vampire in the Ivory Tower.