Selene Liselore de Vries

 

 

 

Name: Selene Liselore de Vries
Date of birth: 13th of June, 1981
Date of death: 4th of December 2008
Clan: Toreador
Place of Birth: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Current place of residence: A spacious studio in central Amsterdam, above her own club
Current occupation: Proprietor of club "Static", art trader
Favorite bloodtype: AB
Favorite color: Dark red
Favorite holiday destination: It does not matter, as long as I'm with you~

 

Selene, born Selene Liselore de Vries, was the eldest daughter to a wealthy family in Amsterdam. Her life wasn't easy, however. Her dad abused both her and her younger sister, Soe. Their mother wasn't present for most of their lives, as she was being treated for a psychosis in Eastern Europe.

After years of bad business decisions and alcohol abuse by their father, the family eventually fell apart financially. In a final desperate act, he sold both his daughters to a family friend, Mr. Beckstrand.

Both sisters were Embraced by the Toreador kindred and things were looking up for Selene and Soe. That was until Selene learned of his plans to use Soe as an escort girl. Mr. Beckstrand had a terrible accident and Selene moved into his old studio and renovated it. Soe went on to travel Europe.

Selene still runs her own club, "Club Static" and hosts art soirees and trades.

 

The Toreador are a clan of vampires known for being some of the most beautiful, sensual, seductive, emotional and glamorous of the Kindred. They are responsible for the legends of vampires who seduce and entice their prey with beauty, love and sensuality. Famous and infamous as a clan of artists and innovators, they are one of the bastions of the Camarilla, as their very survival depends on the facades of civility and grace on which the sect prides itself.

Due to their inherent clan weakness, although lovely and seductive, the members of this clan are as much prisoners of their artistic vision and sensitivity as they are its beneficiaries. They are often overcome by the beauty they see around them and can become immobilized with fascination. Such things as paintings, neon signs, or even sunrises can captivate them. It requires a successful Willpower roll to break the fascination quickly; otherwise, the Toreador will stand, awed and helpless, for minutes or even hours. This trait explains why Toreador so often fall in love with mortals and other vampires. This trait, however, also bans them from ever reaching perfection in their chosen form of art and makes them callous and disregardful once the experience becomes banal, resulting in trails of heart-broken mortals and discarded projects behind every Toreador.