Qawiyya is an Arabic woman whose features (and third eye) are covered by a chador and niqab that leaves only her eyes and hands visible.
Samiel made a single stop on his way to Chorazin, drawn by a vision to a small village in what would someday become Saudi Arabia. The village had fallen under a terrible plague, and its people had fled, leaving their homes and their dead unattended, save a lone woman single-handedly moving the corpses of her infant son, her two brothers and her husband to a pyre before watching those closest to her vanish in flame. Enthralled, Samiel revealed himself and asked the woman why she chose to stay when everyone else moved on. She simply replied it was her duty that the dead be buried. She knew the source of the plague was the Devil, but so long as a single soul stayed and tended to the dead with the same unshakable faith she tended to the living, then the Devil could never truly claim the town as his own. Samiel recognized God’s work before him, and a second vision revealed to him that this journey to Chorazin would be his last. Knowing this, Samiel entrusted the woman with two great responsibilities: first, he embraced her into the warrior line, making her the heir of his legacy. Second, he gave her his own Code of Samiel, already centuries old. This was hers to protect... and to remember. Six hundred years later, the last childe of Samiel returned to Jerusalem after seeing both her sire and her sire’s sire destroyed. She launched a campaign of brutal justice against the Tremere, raging through the Holy City like the wrath of God. Within a year, she had removed the Tremere from the city and invited all the neighboring Princes to a meeting in the heart of the old Tremere chantry. After a week of deliberations, an accord uniting the region was reached and a new era of peace and determination began in Palestine. Although Qawiyya held no title, there was no doubt among its residents who held the reins of power and righteousness in the Holy City, and she became known as the “Lioness of Jerusalem”.
Qawiyya has begun to expand her influence through her childer and personal actions to those countries bordering Palestine, where the many Camarilla vampires represent a foreign presence.
Time Frame for Embraces: 800 CE to 1700 CE Requirements:
- PC Sects/Factions: Sabbat or Unaligned
- Path: Any. Paths of Humanity and Heaven are most common.
- Skills: Any two of the following at 3+: Athletics, Lore, Medicine, or Melee
- Special: If not a Sabbat Sect member, must take the Alternate Identity at 4+ to explain their survival through the Tremere’s pogrom of their Clan
- Merit: Must take Code of Honor (to represent adherence to the Code of Samiel)
- Merits: The Salubri Merits Righteous Fury and Spiritual Armor are especially appropriate for childer.