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Trystan Aaron Kent

"I can feel it coming in the air tonight..."

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Created on 2014-01-17 09:55:14 (#2148225), last updated 2014-01-17 (192 weeks ago)

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Name:Trystan Aaron Kent
Birthdate:Apr 25
Location:New York, United States of America
Website:~noire, new york

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"I can feel it coming in the air tonight..."

Trystan Aaron Kent was born in 1947 and the fourth and final child born to a returned enlisted man from the US Army, and his young bride who started a family only 10 months after his return in the mid-1940s with Trystan's older brother, Gregory. Between their two sons were twin girls, so after Trystan arrived, they were more than ready to call the baby-making quits so they could continue to managed to make ends meet. Trystan, however, was very much the black sheep in the family. From a young age, he was a "difficult" child with the attention span of an ant and constant ability to get into trouble. Initially, he was thought to be just that, but in his late teens, it would lead to a diagnosis of Bipolar Effective Disorder exacerbated by heavy drug use.

He got in trouble way too much, and soon his parents were at a loss how to really control him... and just let him at it. His relationship with Greg was always tumultuous. They were just too different to be considered close, and Greg was never a fan of how much of a headache Trystan could manage to be for their folks. It was mostly taken out of their hands when, at 16 years old, Trystan ran away from home to New York City and made some cash by doing a few nude photo shoots. In those days, sex and free-love were the name of the game, and when one of the photographers felt him up during the shoot, he willingly put out to get more cash out of him. That was his first sexual experience with a male, and it was what what firmed his foundation as definitely swinging both ways and it was the start of a very promiscuous and risky life.

Trystan soon scored a job as a model for a clothing store and he started to make more and more money. Once he gained a little more momentum in his career, his nude photos were leaked, but rather than ruining his career, all it did was get him a job as a nude model for an art gallery and an offer to star in a kitschy 60s porn movie. It was in the fashion/model/porn world that Trystan was tantalised by heavy drugs after only doing pot up to that point. He got in hard and fast, and drugs and free-love became his life. By the time he hit his 18th birthday, he was an addict. That was where his mental illness started to go off the rails and his relationship (what they could call of it) with Greg really suffered. Trystan was a real arrogant brat when he wanted to be. His depression/manic episodes got worse with the drugs. When he was down, he would often write himself off on drugs and booze, laying low for days on end. But when he was high, he got into all sorts of reckless situations, brushing close to getting arrested for indecent exposure and disturbing the peace on more than one occasion. With all that, his attitude towards his brother got worse too, and just in the wake of his 21st birthday, they had a massive argument back at the family home, Greg calling him out on his shitty attitude and reckless lifestyle choices, and became estranged for two years without any contact between them at all.

What Trystan was entirely unaware of during this time was that his brother had fallen hard for mysterious and beautiful Kindred, Xavier Carlisle after they met at a party in the wake of Woodstock in 1969. Because of their estrangement, Greg never told Xavier he had a younger brother, which would take Xavier by surprise by the time he and Trystan came face-to-face. Greg and Xavier carried on a on/off/cat/mouse tryst for two years, at the end of which Xavier ended up losing control in a frenzy fuelled by lust and passion, draining Greg and almost Embracing him against his will. Xavier panicked and stayed to nurse Greg back to health, and confessed what he was and what had happened. With the seed planted, Greg knew what he wanted. He wanted his lover, and the only way he wouldn't lose him was to be Embraced himself, something Xavier refused to do. He went to Paris, where the boss of the company he worked for resided, and after Xavier revealed that he too was Kindred, Greg asked him to be Embraced.

That would Trystan's biggest downfall, despite the fact he knew nothing of Kindred, let alone that his brother had become one. He was still bitter about their argument and had been harbouring it for two years by the time he and Greg met again at a prestigious party in New York City. He had heard on the grapevine that Greg had taken an interest in Xavier Carlisle, a prominent business owner in the city who was hosting the party at his estate in Westchester. As payback for their fight, right in Greg's plain sight, Trystan came onto Xavier at the party and kissed him. Unbeknownst to Trystan, who was drunk and high, Xavier immediately sensed a link between him and Greg, much to his shock. He didn't have time to question his lover on it, though... a lover who was furious and bordering on a frenzy. Xavier managed to keep Greg going to far, but the brothers had a massive argument in the garden and Greg came close to harming his little brother. Ultimately, Xavier pried them off each other and Trystan disappeared. Only, during the tussle, he had pickpocketed Greg's keys to his car, and knowing his brother was one of the city's most lucrative drug dealers, went to his car and stole the entirety of his latest supply because he was pissed they couldn't make amends and just ended up fighting again.

In rapid succession, then came Trystan's biggest mistake of his life... that ended up taking his life. He went back inside to one of the luxurious guest rooms of Xavier's estate, after downing an entire bottle of vodka he laid his hands on, accidentally overdosed on cocaine. He went into cardiac arrest and it was only when he started vomiting and choking that Greg - sent to a room across the hall by Xavier to "cool off" - heard and went to see what it was. There he was met with the sight of his baby brother having a seizure, and in reactive panic, he Embraced him to save his life when it was obvious Trystan was about to die. As a new Childer himself, Greg didn't really know what he was doing, instinct kicking in to protect his own. Realising what he had done, he went straight to Xavier for help and guidance in Siring his brother as a Childer.

Trystan was weak in the wake of his Embrace and it took close to a week for him to re-awaken, Greg worrying he had done something wrong, but for some Kindred, it could take days for he process to evolve. Once he re-awoke, he was meek and subdued compared to how he had been as a human with mental illness and addiction plaguing him, both of which he was released from with the Embrace. It gave the brothers a chance to reach back out to each other, Trystan needing to rely on his brother to learn how to be Kindred. Of course, he was still a reckless brat when he wanted to be and began to strength in his own right. He lived with Greg and Xavier, and gradually became a powerful Ventrue himself. Now, he is the head of his own business empire with three separate entities under his belt. He owns a nightclub in New York called Luminosity that is a known Kindred hang-out, in addition to a sex club where mortals who enjoy the thrill of being fed on by Kindred can come and freely indulge, and an indoor shooting range on the outskirts of the city.

He is still the polar opposite of his brother, in that he is more broody and quietly judgemental simply because he can be. He has a dry sense of a humour and is a known sarcastic bitch. He has never been in love, not even close, and isn't even sure he believes in it, and it earns his brother long-suffering eyerolls when he is clearly head-over for his new mate, Xavier. The brothers are much closer these days, respecting each other differences, and Trystan is happy to fill his nights with his work, sex, feeding, and more work, like a true Ventrue always does.

Trystan's Ventrue bloodline means he feeds on only those of his desired taste, which for him, are those with high sex drive and affinity for sexual adventure. He doesn't believe in monogamy, and if he is to ever explore the event of love, it will have to be with someone who has the same tastes as he does.

Within a vampire bloodline known as The Kindred, seven vampire clans are collectively joined, forming the largest sect of vampires called the Camarilla, and survive through the Masquerade, disguising themselves as humans. Camarilla policy is that vampires should try to fit in with and hide from the rest of humanity, as to easily feed on them. For this reason, they created a web of lies and misinformation, called the Masquerade, to make the public believe that supernatural beings like vampires could not possibly exist. The Camarilla also believes that the only way the vampire species can survive in these modern nights is if it unite. Any breach of the Masquerade by any vampire risks exposing the entire race. Both viewpoints are fundamentally opposed by the Sabbat, an opposing sect to the Camarilla. The Camarilla also enforces the Eldest as ruling class over the younger vampires. The seven clans of the Camarilla are Ventrue, Brujah, Malkavian, Toreador, Gangrel, Tremere and Nosferatu. When a human is turned by a Kindred vampire, it is known as the Embrace, the vampire siring the human to embrace them into their own bloodline.

Each city has a ruler, a "Prince" who enforces the laws of The Masquerade that govern them to protect their anonymity. A clan is a group of vampires "related" by blood; i.e. the vampiric equivalent of an extended family or lineage. A clan is usually a large group, acknowledged widely in the vampiric society. Each clan nurture their own characteristics and traits, and each clan has its strengths and weaknesses. Often the clans do not always get along with certain clans such as the Brujah and the Ventrue actually hating one another. Each clan within a given area has a representative, a Primogen, who is usually the eldest and most powerful member of the clan, who attends the leader or prince's advisory council. This status also grants the character social advantages and greater power than being a normal member of their clan.

All information is taken from fandom source @ Masquerade Wiki and Kindred Wiki

The Ventrue are the rulers, leaders and politicos of the Camarilla, sometimes known as the Patrician Clan or the Kingship Clan. In Ancient Rome, they were generals and warlords of the Empire, and in the Dark Ages, they were knights and barons, leading crusades and conquests. In modern times the Ventrue still have great ambition and see themselves as conquerors, but their ways have changed, using courts and companies instead of feifdoms and mighty armies. Targets for Embrace by the Ventrue have always been people in positions of power, whether these people were aristocracy or company CEOs. The Ventrue perceive themselves as the most powerful of the vampiric clans thanks to their wealth, social influence, and powers over the thoughts and feelings of mortals. The clan as a whole is typified as conservative, be it in actions or customs. The Ventrue have their own nigh-inviolable code of etiquette. The clan's Elders have been known to punish violations of these unwritten rules with greater ferocity and resolve than the Traditions of the Camarilla.

The Ventrue claim that ruling vampires is their duty, their burden, a task which is interlocked with their fate. The reality is that excessive pride and ambition seem a more convenient explanation as to why they strive to expand their already vast influence and assert themselves over other Kindred. They tend to be politicians, businessmen, military officers, crime lords, important members of powerful religions, sects and cults. In response to what they perceive as a degeneration of the clan from its noble roots, a smaller segment of the clan has forsworn their ties to the Camarilla to join the Sabbat as antitribu. They believe that greed has led the body of the clan astray from its previous glory, so their quest is for righteous military and tyrannical power over other Kindred to reestablish what they believe to be the proper order. The Camarilla Ventrue casually dismiss their antitribu cousins as idealists doomed to failure. Both Ventrue and Ventrue antitribu refer to themselves as the sole "true" heirs of the name.

In comparison to the other vampiric clans, the Ventrue are considered to be especially particular about whose blood they drink. In fact, any given Ventrue can only drink blood from a specific kind of mortal, or from mortals under a specific sort of circumstance. Some may only prey upon a given ethnicity, while others can only feed from humans of a certain occupation or even religion. Some Ventrue can only find nourishment from blood that carries a more rarefied quality such as anger, fear or innocence. Regardless of the sort of blood the Ventrue requires, other blood is regurgitated or simply cannot be swallowed. They may feed from other Kindred with no such restriction. Ventrue prefer to view this flaw as a matter of refined tastes. Of course, with the power (both supernatural and temporal) most Ventrue possess, few go hungry.

All information is taken from fandom source @ Ventrue Wiki

Trystan is an original character is for kindred: the masquerade/vampire: the embraced psl, noirenewyork

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