Serapion appears as a pale Berber man with a woman's facial tattoos, his eyes are deep amethys and his forehead, cheeks, collar and back are littered with lapis and gold snake tattoos. His wavy brown hair is either held up in a tuareg turban or let to cascade over his lapis and gold robe. His chest and torso are often left bare unless adorned with an usekh collar. He wears simple harems and sandals; his hands and wrists adorned with gold and lapis jewelry.
517 Born in the Siwa Oasis of Egypt to a Berber clan. 552 Embraced by His Most Blessed Father, Amatus. 603 Bolsters the Cult of Typhon Trismegistus in his home of the Court of Mirrors. 717-767 Embraced his now deceased childe Youssef in Dream Court of Cairo. 843-943 36,500 Nights in Constantinople. 1300-1400 Another 36,500 Nights in Constantinople. 1496 Serapion and Naqiyah avenge the death of Yousseff and so many other Followers, by leading Camarilla to Alamut. 1500 Becomes an ally to Zanobi Nicoli Giovanni di Jovian. 1550-1670 Enters into Torpor
1760 Arrives in New Orleans and begins to wrest control from the Ventrue and Brujah.
"I've never wanted to bed down with a man before right now." - Jaxon
"He's one of those I think... One could be so easily swayed by his honeyed words and lustrous scales that it's so easy to forget those deadly fangs." - Rhodes
"Serapion is clearly touched by Set's own hand: his divinity shines through his skin at a level that few have attained. This, of course, makes it nearly impossible to resist such skin..." - Djeserit al Malik, Blessed One
"My beloved brother holds paradise in his hands, and my soul in his heart. When the ash ceases to fall, we will look upon our Kingdom, and know peace for the first time." - Numerius Villius Cursor
"His beauty is both breathtaking and terrifying to behold. I feared that if I dared to stare too long, I would be consumed by his image. It radiates his favor that I can stand by him as a guardian and not be consumed." - Francois LeGuerrier
"There is something in his eyes that I have never seen in the eyes of any other Follower... clarity..." - Vittoria Giovanni
"Truly he is devout, for even the merest touch conveys the heat of the desert. His eyes hold mysteries that one dares not delve into without fear of becoming lost." - Sofia Giovanni
"A man of faith, but in possession of an eminently reasonable countenance. I find his devotion to his sect and his clan to be shared grounds for understanding each other. I shall mourn when the Jyhad inevitably comes between us." - Charles Blaine
"A true intellect behind the eyes of a painted preditor. May he grace my nights to remind me of home." - Lanette DuBois
"How dangerous... a painted serpent... but how much more dangerous when it is cloaked in shadow? I suspect a friendship such as this will tell... in time." - Diego Amador
"Serapion is indeed a treasure and I greatly value every moment we have spent together. I met this beautiful creature in the 1920’s during a diplomatic assignment that turned into a brief residency in the glorious city of New Orleans. Enigmatic, entrancing, powerful, and deadly – what more could one want in a man? As much as I desire to return and reside with him in his beautiful “La Nouvelle-Orléans” I fear the two of us would kindle a flame so bright that we may bring an entire city to ash." - Sébastien Delacroix
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The Painted Serpent burned down the French Opera House of New Orleans in the wake of the Storyville Murders. It is rumored that he gathered vampires and mortals associated with the undead perpetraitor and burned them alive in the building.
After hunting Cobras for a 1,000 years the Painted Serpent has gone soft and now wishes reconcile with is lost brethren.
Met Final Death in 1608 to wayward mortal cultists and was replaced by his childe Maritza.
Has expressed the occasional desire to diablerize his sire.