Septima appears to be a pretty young Italian woman who tends to wear flowing outfits in modern nights which remind her of the togas and robes of her Roman youth.
Originally the wife of an influential senator in Rome, Septima quickly became a powerful force in her own right among the Roman Ventrue and an advisor to her sire. She traveled with Antonius when he moved to Constantinople where it eventually became clear that they had very different points of view on how mortals should interact with vampires. While Septima reveled in blood orgies and inspired both dread and awe in the kine, Antonius’s policy was one of absolute secrecy, a precursor to the Masquerade. When Antonius instigated the Iconoclast Movement, Septima betrayed her sire to the Fourth Council. She later acted as an advisor to Caius, who had succeeded Antonius as leader of the Ventrue, until she was believed to have met final death when her haven was set on fire by her own childe, Ducas, who had supported Antonius’ agenda of secrecy and wanted to make an example of her. She reappeared after the fall of Constantinople, and rather than risk a second assassination attempt she traveled Europe and the Middle East, learning the ways the world had changed and enjoying the hospitality of other Ventrue until the ways that she had not changed became too much for her hosts to tolerate, or until she had encouraged them to indulge enough to give her blackmail material. With the foundation of the Camarilla and its First Tradition, Septima joined in support of her Clan, but withdrew completely from society. She returned to Italy, settling in a remote village in the Alps where seclusion gave her more freedom to express her tastes without the more fussy members of the Camarilla pressuring her about the Masquerade, and the safety to enter torpor without fear of unexpected bonfires.
Time Frame for Embraces: 100 BCE to 1100 CE, 1453 CE to 1700 CE Requirements:
- PC Sects/Factions: Camarilla.
- Path: Any.
- Merits: Must possess at least one Clan-specific Merit.
- Skills: Must possess one of the following at 3+: Leadership, Performance, or Subterfuge
- Backgrounds: Herd, Influence, Resources, or Retainers