House of Caine
Professor of Anthropology
Sire: Dr. Henry Burke
Apparent Age: Late Thirties
Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Stamina 2
Social: Charisma 3, Manipulation (Persuasive) 4, Appearance 3
Mental: Perception 2, Intelligence (Subject Authority) 4, Wits 3
Talents: Alertness 2, Athletics 2, Brawl 2, Empathy 1, Expression (Academic Writing) 3, Intimidation 2, Leadership (Oratory) 4, Subterfuge 3
Skills: Drive 2, Melee 1, Etiquette 1, Stealth 1, Survival 2
Knowledges: Academics (Anthropology) 4, Finance 1, Investigation 2, Medicine 1, Occult 3, Politics 1, Science 1
Disciplines: Dominate 3, Thaumaturgy 2 (Path of Blood 2, Movement of the Mind 1)
Known Rituals: Defense of the Sacred Haven , Illuminate the Trail of the Prey , Domino of Life
Backgrounds: Generation 3, Resources 2, Mentor (Cohn Rose) 3
Virtues: Conscience 3, Self-Control 3, Courage 4
Morality: Humanity 6
Weakness: Easily Bloodbound
Blood Bond: Ethan Copeland is currently fully bound to Cynthia Black.
Merits and Flaws
Early Riser: No one can explain it, but Ethan seems to have the ability to exist on less rest than his fellow canites, tending to be the last to go to bed and yet rise at least fifteen minutes before everyone else. He is always seemingly the first to rise even if he’s been out until dawn. While others who rise may still be groggy, he is immediately fully awake and aware.
Light Sleeper: Ethan can awaken instantly at any sign of trouble or danger, and do so without any sleepiness or hesitation. He may ignore rules regarding how Humanity/Path restricts the number of dice available during the day.
Eidetic Memory: Also called photographic memory, Ethan can remember with perfect vivid detail things seen and heard. Documents, photographs, conversations, etc., can be committed to memory with only minor concentration. Under stressful conditions involving numerous distractions, he must make a Perception + Alertness roll (difficulty 6) to summon enough concentration to absorb what his senses detect.
Enchanting Voice: There is something about Ethan Copeland’s voice that others cannot ignore. When he commands, they are cowed. When he seduces, they swoon. Whether thunderous, gentle, commanding, persuading or simply talking, his voice commands attention. The difficulties of all die rolls involving the use of his voice are reduced by two.
New Arrival (1pt. Flaw): Ethan has just arrived in Washington and has done so without knowing anyone in the place. Existing factions may try to recruit or eliminate him, while the harpies size him up and take his measure. Meanwhile, his ignorance of the city’s current events, history and politics (not to mention the personality quirks of the vampires already in place) may cause him to make a serious blunder.
Prey Exclusion (1pt. Flaw): Ethan refuses to hunt a certain class of prey (Academic). If he accidentally feeds upon such an individual, he automatically frenzies and must make a roll to prevent Humanity loss (difficulty 7). Witnessing other Kindred feeding on the object of his exclusion might also provoke a frenzy.
Recruitment Target (1pt. Flaw): The Sabbat wants Ethan Copeland, and they want him bad. Every effort is being made to recruit him, willing or no, and the press gangs usually show up at the worst possible time.
Sleeping with the Enemy (3pt. Flaw): Ethan has an intimate connection with Devon Hathorne, a member of the Sabbat . She was a lover for years while they were in the Tremere chantry however she is now working the other side of the fence. Regardless of politics they retain a friendly (frankly more than friendly) relationship with each other. Their close ties however would be regarded as treason by clan Tremere superiors and if they were discovered the penalty will surely be death.
Enemy (1pt. Flaw): Ethan Copeland has an enemy who seeks to harm him.
Dr. Ethan Copeland has always been a gifted academic even before he began his magical pursuits. Born in Seattle in the fall of 1953, Ethan was a keen learner and became a graduate of the University of Chicago by the age of 25. After receiving his PH.D., Ethan Copeland remained at U of C as a professor of Anthropology and Archaeology for four years before returning back to his home town where he gained a permanent position teaching at the University of Washington. While at U of W, Ethan published four accomplished anthropological works which focused on human migrations throughout Pleistocene Europe and Dr. Copeland’s book on the evolutionary deviation among early hominid cultural groups earned him particularly significant standing among his colleagues.
After several years, Ethan left the University of Washington rather mysteriously and has recently been working at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He has continued to pursue his work in early hominid cultural groups, specifically the hieroglyphs of the ‘lost’ Mbya’bara tribe.