Rā's Al-Tanin

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Rā's Al-Tanin

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Information

Alias: The Blue Viper, The Dragons Head
Clan: Assamite
Sect: Camarilla
Domain: Maui, HI
Lineage: Unknown
Titles: Sheriff
Status: Favored, Triumphant, Loyal, Honorable

Description

A handsome man that appears in his mid-thirties, with an athletic build of Berber descent whose eyes portray a less aggressive demeanor than his presence may otherwise suggest. He wears a blue-colored Tuareg as a scarf around his neck with modern attire, assumedly to blend in public. With obvious confidence and calm mien, it's hiding an insatiable drive to uncover and attain arcane knowledge. Rā’s is studious and introspective of Haqim’s teachings and his interpretations of them are central to him. Rā’s considers himself a military man, astute and steadfast, which he has always shown a flair for of military history and tactics, rivaled by his skill as a Loremaster.

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Timeline

1532 – Rā ’s is born in the desert outskirts of Marrakesh, Morocco.

1544 – With the family blessing, Rā’s moved to the city to train and study in the scholarly and historical aspects of warfare.

1552 – As a trained warrior and scholar of war, Rā’s becomes an advisor to a military council.

1566 – Because of Rā’s notoriety, was decided to be embraced by the Vizier caste instead of the Warrior Caste.

1567 – Rā’s returned to Alamut to begin training and studying.

1630 – Rā’s leaves the mountain on the first expedition to seek out arcane knowledge, learn of other Cainites, and supernatural creatures. Rā’s travels in the northern areas of North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea regions.

1705 – Rā’s meets Captain José Luna, a Barbary corsair while still traveling in the region.

1715 – Rā’s convinces Captain Luna if he can accompany him on one of his exploits and helps him defeat a kindred captain and ghouled ship. Advised and convinced Captain Luna not to kill the Ventrue and escorts his torpored body and his childe to a safe haven.

1735 – While traveling Rā’s meets the Captain, this time as Elder Prince José Luna of Madeira. Rā’s stays in Madeira to advise and assist Prince Luna and his court. While providing council to Elder Prince Luna, a deep friendship fosters between Rā’s and Luna, one of trust and respect.

1745 – Rā’s returns to the mountain to report his findings and continue his studies.

1768 – Rā’s is asked to accompany a team of Rafiq and assist them on a task.

1770 – Task is completed and Rā’s returns to the mountain.

1793 – Rā’s again goes with a Rafiq team and completes a task that same year.

1836 – Rā’s is asked to lead a team of Rafiq on an expedition, his second.

1841 – Rā’s completes expedition and team returns back to the mountain. Is praised by the sorcerer caste for completing the task.

1842 – Rā’s is allowed to train with the warrior caste. Meets and trains with Amira Kanaan. A mutual bond of respect is gained as we train together.

1845 – Rā’s spends a lot of time in the library and archives researching what arcane knowledge he has encountered in the mortal world and gains more lores.

1917 – Rā’s travels to Palestine with Amira, meets with Ibrahim and helps him in stopping the Followers of Set, then returns to the Middle East.

1924 to 1944 – Rā’s leaves the mountain to pursue hidden arcane knowledge and of his own accord. During the years of World War, traveled in North Africa and Europe to elude these area’s and seek the New World. But was compelled to assist and shepherd those kine that couldn’t help themselves. This was a difficult time for Rā’s.

1945 – Rā’s arrives on the eastern shores of America and travels extensively in North America.

1964 – Arrives on the West Coast of America.

1972 – Arrives in Mexico, then returns to America after a year.

1973 – Rā’s travels more in America still in search of more arcane knowledge.

2000 – Rā’s meets a cell from his clan and he is told of what has happened and the schism. Has moved to the island of Maui in Hawaii and meets with Elder Prince José Luna. In exchange for my counsel and advice in rooting out remnants of the Sabbat, I’m allowed to reside on the island.

2007 – Rā’s joins the Camarilla and later becomes Sheriff of Maui.

2018 – Early in this year, uncovers a Baali in his city and actively hunts him. The vile one is killed with assistance.

Later in the year, because of tensions with the new Prince of the Ivory Valley (Maui, Hi.) praxis, Rā’s relinquishes Sheriff and becomes Primogen of his clan. Shortly within two months, Elder José Luna reclaims the praxis of Maui without incident. I am appointed Sheriff and Primogen. Also meets and trains with Tyler Prince.

2019 – Early in the year, travels to Canada to assist the city of Thunder Bay with a Setite problem and uncovers an Infernal. Still works with the denizens of that city, to further find any others and/or what has been corrupted and actively hunts Demon/Infernal in his and other domains. On the heels of assisting other domains and in preparation for the Grand Conclave, was asked and humbly accepted to be apart of the Conclave Security on both nights.


Biography

Rā’s was born to a Berber tribe in the desert outskirts of Marrakesh, Morocco. Even though he was training as a warrior, Rā’s developed an interest in the scholarly and historical aspects of warfare. With the family blessing, he left his tribe to live in the city where he further pursued his training of battlefield tactics.

As he trained as a warrior and had the education of a scholar Rā’s subsequently became an advisor to a military council of warfare early in age. Rā’s always told himself thru all his teachings “why be the sword when I can be the hand that guides the sword” and always remembering, to have an understanding of the reasons why. Throughout Rā’s mortal life, he has known love but never married for he was too involved with his passion for knowledge.

After many years, Rā’s was of prominent status and success as an advisor of war. His notoriety got the attention of his sire and was embraced into the clan. During the many years initially, in his unlife, his sire trained Rā’s and watched as he devoured the endless knowledge made available to him in the mountain fortress Alamut and the world that he had now become a part of. Rā’s quickly became a loremaster of the secrets of the Children of Caine and other supernatural creatures. Rā’s would leave the mountain fortress on an expedition to seek more knowledge.

Rā’s initial years traveling within the Mediterranean Sea region gave a renewed enthusiasm in attaining knowledge and I could freely keep up with my fighting skills. Every whisper of mortal and supernatural lore Rā’s would investigate and ascertain what was truth or just a story to scare children. During his travels, Rā’s befriended an Elder Brujah named Captain José Luna, a Barbary Corsair “privateer” who I would come to know.

On occasion, our paths would cross and we would have stories to tell of other Cainites that we have met and of our travels. On a particular occasion with Captain Luna, Rā’s had accompanied him on one of his many adventures. Unknown to the Captain, Rā’s had heard a rumor of a ship in the area that he was sailing into that was carrying possibly important dispatches that contained arcane knowledge or could lead me to it.

It would come to be known that the suspected dispatches Rā’s sought after were not on-board but instead, the ship was commanded by an Elder Ventrue who laid in torpor below the ship. Captain Luna wanted to ash the Ventrue Captain, but Rā’s advised and convinced him that it would be more prudent to let him live and with the wisdom he agreed and he would also escort the Ventrue Captain and his paragon to a safe haven.

Rā’s would see Captain Luna again in his travels years later, but this time as Elder Prince José Luna of Madeira. He would advise him when he needed my council and while doing this, a deep friendship fosters between Rā’s and Luna, one of trust and respect. With more than a century of traveling away from the mountain, Rā’s returns to the mountain and spends time studying what additional knowledge his clan had learned as he furthered his teachings.

While at the mountain, Rā’s befriends Amira Kanaan and would also go with Rafiq on expeditions to advise them on their task at hand. On one such action, Rā’s and Amira travel to Palestine to help his blood-brother Ibrahim and hunt down Setites who were trying to gain control in that area. As many years went by, Rā’s was becoming more warrior-like in demeanor and his mortal life was coming full circle in this unlife. As he started to see more of the world away from the mountain that his unlife lived in, Rā’s had seen evils from Cainites and powers that rivaled the clans own blood magic. After over a century of study, learning, and advising, Rā’s left Alamut on his own to pursue the hidden knowledge and of his own beliefs. It's 1924 CE, the world that he knew from sword & shield had changed drastically, it became a world of steel and fire! With western civilization, came a new way to wage war and Rā’s was intrigued to understand and learn how to use this knowledge. Rā’s traveled thru these times of World War chaos from Europe to the Americas, finally landing on its eastern shores. For many years he traveled the continent of North America learning more and rekindling his study of arcane knowledge.

Modern Times

Decades have passed as he continued traveling all across North America and has crossed paths with many kindred. Rā’s embraced and learned to use modern technology as a tool in his endeavors. The “Week of Nightmares” was a horror for him. Rā’s would witness Cainites, not of themselves and have to destroy them who were violating with no remorse to mortals, the Masquerade, and for his safety. In his recent travels, Rā’s heard the familiar name of an old friend and has since moved there in 2000 CE in secret to present himself to Elder Prince José Luna, who he helped advise and defend against Sabbat attacks.

After some time has passed, Rā’s has come to know of the schism that had taken place by Ur-Shulgi’s awakening. Rā’s was infuriated when told of Ur-Shulgi’s blatant actions against the “Council of Scrolls” who he respected and his extremist thinking is against his core beliefs. In 2007 CE, Rā’s joined the Camarilla and helps to advise as a Loremaster, for he knows there is a storm coming and there will be a Time of Reckoning'


More To Come!




QUOTES

From my Lips

  • "Nothing is true; everything is permitted"- "Assamites of the Alamut"
  • FEAR has two meanings...Forget Everything and Run OR Face Everything and Rise, the choice is yours!

From their Lips

  • "We are stronger together, than we are alone."- Amira Kanaan
  • From your lips here...
  • From your lips here...

RUMORS

  • It is said for a time he was the guardian known as the Blue Dragon of the Sahara.
  • The reason he is so eerily calm, is because he has mastered his Beast, by hunting his most hated enemies.
  • Rā’s is older than he says. He remembers before the curse and reflects on it as good times.
  • They say because he always completes his task, he must not be traveling alone. He can't be that good, can he...
  • Should his blade appear, your death is inevitable.
  • Your Observation here...
  • Your Observation here...




OOC

Inspirations

  • The Operative, Serenity
  • Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan, The 13th Warrior

Ties Sought

  • Allies
  • Lore Knowledge
  • Enemies - I have enough...Trust me!


Contact

Player Contact: Kevin M. US2017100152
ST Contact: Taylor H.
Coordinator: Richard B.
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii



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