The Conductor

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Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel. -Paul Theroux

End of the Line...

The Conductor is certain you remember him.

The Conductor has a history, yes, but he is far more interested in the future.

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So long as there has been a Domain of Phoenix, it has had its Conductor.

Arriving with the first rail line to cross Native American territory, the enigmatic Nosferatu has made it his consuming passion to see the Domain expand. Even his rivals and detractors have difficulty characterizing The Conductor as anything but an advocate for Phoenix.

Easily recognized by an appearance befitting his name, The Conductor is known to simply appear and insert himself into meetings and conversations, often to share a meandering parable somehow relating the current topic to the development or function of a train. Neonates and Elders alike are accustomed to his "old man tales", and he seems to hold a special fondness for cutting through escalating tensions with his seemingly random interruptions.

The Conductor shows the expected fervent loyalty to and protection of his younger clanmates, but many younger kindred of various clans seem to have his patronage in some form or another. He also holds relationships across somewhat unexpected clan lines--provided those clans always serve the security and stability of the city. Communication is required to ensure stability, and The Conductor is known to facilitate discussions between parties that seem long past amicable resolutions. A table dedicated to brokering peace rarely finds him absent.

As unflappable as an Elder can be, The Conductor still retains strong prejudices regarding proper behavior; compromising these standards have generated innumerable rumors regarding what his disfavor looks like. Provided you are on time, shake hands, and don't interrupt, The Conductor is looking forward to speaking with you.

Standing

Current standing within the Camarilla

* - Confirmed as an Elder of the Nosferatu & Camarilla
* - Established as an Elder of the Nosferatu & Camarilla
* - Privileged as an Elder of the Nosferatu & Camarilla
* - Loyal for service to the Domain of Phoenix
* - Honorable by Harpy Anderson
* - Courteous for service to the Domain of Phoenix

Always on Time

"I will be treble-sinewed, -hearted, -breathed,

And fight maliciously. For when mine hours
Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives
Of me for jests; but now I’ll set my teeth
And send to darkness all that stop me. Come,
Let’s have one other gaudy night. Call to me
All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more.
Let’s mock the midnight bell."

-Antony and Cleopatra, III.xiii

"Manifest destiny was on the march, and it was unfortunate that Mexico stood in the path." -Winston Churchill-

"The road must be built, and you are the man to do it. Take hold of it yourself. By building the Union Pacific, you will be the remembered man of your generation." -Abraham Lincoln-

Monkey Wrenches & Buffers

Rumors, lies, half-truths; or things that may be entirely true - it's hard to say...

* The Conductor has an unusual interest in quiet footwear.
* Contacting The Conductor is as simple as knowing which hobo signs to place near a railroad track.
* Seeing The Conductor's true face drove a neonate Toreador to walk into the sun.
* The Conductor has forgotten his mortal name.
* With some assistance from the Giovanni, The Conductor arranged for a locomotive to jump its tracks and destroy a group of werewolves during the War of Blood and Iron.
* The Giovanni Emissary Mariana Sofia Veronica Toetl-Giovanni used to belong to him; in what fashion no one really knows... but their relationship changed when an Elder Giovanni moved into the City
* Octavia Lyn was going to be the childe of The Conductor. However, due to the actions of Eddie Starr she was instead embraced into a different clan. The Conductor is extremely vexed about this development…
* Not that long ago The Conductor pulled off a prank on the entire Malkavian clan of Phoenix. He managed to set all their clocks back 5 minutes. That way they would be 5 minutes late to everything! No one noticed.

Favorite Passengers

Lou Sharpe

Rumi

Octavia Lyn

Liv MacDonald

Bento Salt

Silas Ramius

Jozef Prinz

Jerry Smith

Thomas Dinwiddy

Accolades are their own Reward

* Is it weird to say an Elder gives you hope? And not in a weird shmoopy romance or hero worshippy kind of way? Whatever. The Conductor gives me hope. Because tomorrow is always over the horizon. - Liv MacDonald
* For more than a hundred years he has been my counterpart across a long table upon which lay a map with a hundred armies and a myriad of battle lines. Sometimes we are partners. Sometimes we are combatants. But we each understand the importance of the other. Ours is a union mired deeply in politics, littered with sorrows, and hi-lighted with secret moments that are entirely our own. Do not come between us, for there you will find only your own demise.- Mariana Sofia Veronica Toetl-Giovanni
* Brilliant mind, passion, and loyalty, all qualities of a great Elder. - Bento Salt
* An Elder with drive, conviction and poise. Though our families are often on opposite sides of agreements, I have nothing but respect for this venerated Kindred. - Jozef Prinz
* He sees what is and what should be and drives relentlessly toward that goal. He is tenacious, and can value the need to, sometimes, look about him, that he does not lose out on the journey to reach his destination. - Rumi


Track 49

These are a collection of characters that created the Conductor

* - Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Futurama
* - George Hearst (as portrayed by Gerald McRaney), Deadwood
* - The Gentlemen, Buffy The Vampire Slayer


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Details

Sect: Camarilla
Clan: Nosferatu
Family: Unknown
Position: None
Sire: Unknown
Generation: Unknown
Lineage: Unknown
Bloodline: Unknown

OOC Information

Player: Todd F.
Email: Email Me
Location: Arizona
Storyteller: Chris White
Contact: DMH C/A VST

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