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Sylum Inspiration: Aguilar de Nerha

Integridad: Hunter

Aguilar and his twin brother Callum were born October 21st in the year of our lord 1460 AD and was in Masyaf.

They’re parents were Assassins, the little they knew of them, was that their father, Sebastiano was from Spain and their mother, Brigit, who was from Ireland.  Their father was trained at Masyaf, who on a mission, fell in love with Brigit, brought her back and trained her.  The two had been killed during the Spanish Inquisition, a year after the boys had been born.  They ended up raised by the Assassin Order, and trained to follow in their parents footsteps.

When they set out on their own missions, Aguilar went to Spain, while Callum went to Ireland.

Aguilar took over the missions their parents had been killed.  Hunting down Templars that were using the Spanish Inquisition for their own goals.

He ended up meeting Maria, saving her from a local ‘Inquisitor’.  She had made it clear that she wouldn’t bow to the the false church, and become their whore.  Aguilar fell for her instantly, the two ended up married six months later – solidify his cover as a Silk Merchant.

She knew about his Assassin work, and patched him up when he would return home.   Over the years she bore him three daughters – but refused to let him train any of them.

While working on a mission with Maximus, Aguilar was mortally wounded.  There was no doubt in his mind, he would be Turned.

Sylum Inspiration: Aladdin

Medjai: Hunter


Aladdin wasn’t a street rat nor a thief. He’s also not the Aladdin from the stories.  He was named after them or so he states.

He’s the youngest son of the Captain of the guards. And it was obvious since he was a child he wasn’t going to be a Medjai warrior. His father sent him to the Clan, to help work in the library, as he knew his boy was smart and quickly figured things out once shown.

It was here he met Jafar, who cursed at him then fled the room. Aladdin wouldn’t see him for another twenty-years.

By that time he figured out the whole Vampire, Mate situation.

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Sylum Inspiration: Iolaus

Medjai: Hunter


In Greek mythology, Iolaus was a Theban divine hero, son of Iphicles and Automedusa.

He was famed for being Heracles’s nephew and for helping with some of his Labors, and also for being one of the Argonauts. Through his daughter Leipephilene, he was considered to have fathered the mythic and historic line of the kings of Corinth, ending with Telestes.

This is the tales and the Legends.

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Iolaus is the nephew of Hercules, just down a few generational lines.

He was raised in Thebes and was a great warrior, married with a family. He had no intentions of being anything other than a good husband, father, and soldier.

But the gods had other ideas, and while journeying home with fellow soldiers, they came across a village being attacked by outsiders. Without hesitation all of them ran into battle, not realizing they were facing far greater powers.

Iolaus was the last one standing.

He swore before he blacked out he saw a large white bird and two men swarmed into battle.

Sylum Inspiration: Hercules

Medjai: Hunter


Born Alcaeus, Hercules was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, foster son of Amphitryon and great-grandson (and half-brother) of Perseus. He was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, the ancestor of royal clans who claimed to be Heracleidae and a champion of the Olympian order against chthonic monsters. In Rome and the modern West, he is known as Hercules, with whom the later Roman Emperors, in particular Commodus and Maximian, often identified themselves. The Romans adopted the Greek version of his life and works essentially unchanged, but added anecdotal detail of their own, some of it linking the hero with the geography of the Central Mediterranean. Details of his cult were adapted to Rome as well.

Extraordinary strength, courage, ingenuity, and sexual prowess with both males and females were among the characteristics commonly attributed to him. Heracles used his wits on several occasions when his strength did not suffice, such as when laboring for the king Augeas of Elis, wrestling the giant Antaeus, or tricking Atlas into taking the sky back onto his shoulders. Together with Hermes he was the patron and protector of gymnasia and palaestrae. His iconographic attributes are the lion skin and the club. These qualities did not prevent him from being regarded as a playful figure who used games to relax from his labors and played a great deal with children. By conquering dangerous archaic forces he is said to have “made the world safe for mankind” and to be its benefactor. Heracles was an extremely passionate and emotional individual, capable of doing both great deeds for his friends (such as wrestling with Thanatos on behalf of Prince Admetus, who had regaled Heracles with his hospitality, or restoring his friend Tyndareus to the throne of Sparta after he was overthrown) and being a terrible enemy who would wreak horrible vengeance on those who crossed him, as Augeas, Neleus and Laomedon all found out to their cost.

A major factor in the well-known tragedies surrounding Heracles is the hatred that the goddess Hera, wife of Zeus, had for him. A full account of Heracles must render it clear why Heracles was so tormented by Hera, when there were many illegitimate offspring sired by Zeus. Heracles was the son of the affair Zeus had with the mortal woman Alcmene. Zeus made love to her after disguising himself as her husband, Amphitryon, home early from war (Amphitryon did return later the same night, and Alcmene became pregnant with his son at the same time, a case of heteropaternal superfecundation, where a woman carries twins sired by different fathers). Thus, Heracles’ very existence proved at least one of Zeus’ many illicit affairs, and Hera often conspired against Zeus’ mortal offspring as revenge for her husband’s infidelities. His twin mortal brother, son of Amphitryon, was Iphicles, father of Heracles’ charioteer Iolaus.

On the night the twins Heracles and Iphicles were to be born, Hera, knowing of her husband Zeus’ adultery, persuaded Zeus to swear an oath that the child born that night to a member of the House of Perseus would become High King. Hera did this knowing that while Heracles was to be born a descendant of Perseus, so too was Eurystheus. Once the oath was sworn, Hera hurried to Alcmene’s dwelling and slowed the birth of the twins Heracles and Iphicles by forcing Ilithyia, goddess of childbirth, to sit crosslegged with her clothing tied in knots, thereby causing the twins to be trapped in the womb. Meanwhile, Hera caused Eurystheus to be born prematurely, making him High King in place of Heracles. She would have permanently delayed Heracles’ birth had she not been fooled by Galanthis, Alcmene’s servant, who lied to Ilithyia, saying that Alcmene had already delivered the baby. Upon hearing this, she jumped in surprise, loosing the knots and inadvertently allowing Alcmene to give birth to Heracles and Iphicles.

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Though many of the myths are true, a lot of them are based on actual events.

Hercules is a descendant of Persuas, and again the bastard son of a ‘god’. The reality was he was the descendant of the great warrior, and the bastard son of the king. And in typical fashion the Queen was not happy that a servant’s child could get the throne instead of her son.

Perseus, recognizing the situation and reminding him of his own youth, stayed near the child, training him from a young age. In time Hercules grew to become a great warrior, strong, resilient and always helping those in need.

When the Queen tried to have him killed, Perseus Turned him.

Sylum Inspiration: Xena

Medjai: Hunter


Xena committed numerous horrible deeds from terrorism to piracy and murder and at one point became known as the “Destroyer of Nations.” Her journey down the path of evil arguably began when her beloved brother was killed during an attack by the warlord Cortese. Xena vowed revenge and became estranged from her mother as a result.

Xena became the leader of an army and aligns herself with Borias whom she effectively seduced away from his family and the two join forces. The two became lovers and after a time, Xena became pregnant with her son Solan. It was during her pregnancy that a significant event happens.  Xena traveled with her Army to North Africa where she hoped to build an alliance. Subsequent Borias betrayed Xena lead to her being hunted. While on the run, Xena found her way to a powerful noblewoman. Shye cared for Xena as she never had been before, treating her as a friend who was only interested is helping her become a better person. Under her friend’s guidance, she learned to put aside a great deal of her hatred and pain. Additionally, she gave Xena the metaphorical title “Warrior Princess,” intending that she be a major catalyst for change in the land.

Borias and Xena reconcile and renew their alliance, only to break it a final time and to split their forces between them, with Xena proved the stronger of the two. Borias was killed in the forthcoming battle, and Xena gave the newborn to the noblewoman so that he will be kept safe and protected.

Her life fully changed when she’s confronted with Ares, the God of War, in battle. He’s impressed by her skills and has thoughts of bedding her. She refuses him and attacks, only for him to reward her by Turning her.

Sylum Inspiration: Boromir

Medjai: Lead Hunter


After Boromir’s mother’s death, Denethor his father, became sombre, cold, and detached from his family, but the relationship between Faramir and Boromir only grew closer. The brothers greatly loved and highly esteemed each other, and neither in childhood nor in later years was there any jealousy or rivalry between them, even though Denethor openly favoured his elder son.

When the time came for him to go, Boromir hated leaving his younger brother behind.  He knew he would take the brunt of their father’s madness, but he had been called to serve his King and he was duty bound.

Faramir had told him not to worry.

Boromir became King Richard’s Captain of the Guard. He took care of everything Richard needed, even warming Richard’s bed at night. He was the only soldier left standing when the Infidels captured Richard in Jerusalem.  He continued to do what he did best and protect his king.

One day he was dragged out of the rooms they were being held in, and thrown into a dark cell. He had already been whipped and beaten, many times, and each time he refused to scream. He had been surprised at how caring Richard had been when he was dumped back into their room.

This time he knew it was different.

Sylum Inspiration: Evie Frye

Camelot: Hunter


After being Turned, Jacob and Evie were sent to Masyaf, and then to Egypt with Proximo.

It was there that they learned skills to enhance their natural fighting styles.

When they returned to London, they took over Nico and Sherlock’s job of protecting the City.  A few years later, Jayadeep was sent to them for training.  They thought it ironic, but took him in no less.  Evie knew the kid (despite the fact they were the same age) had a small crush on her, but she made sure he understood her preference didn’t lean towards men.  They ended up good friends.

Leading to her Turning him, when he was mortally wounded.

Evie was glad to have Guin in her life, not having had a woman’s influence since she was young.  The two became firm friends, and if ever needed, she guarded the Queen.

She also took to Galahad, the two becoming friends who enhanced each other’s youthfulness.

She knows Jacob stays more aloof to other Clan Members, his loyalty strictly for Nico, she can relate as she has a soft spot for her Sire.

Rumor has it she may have had a child before she was Turned, but this is only hearsay.

Evie Frye

Sylum Inspiration: Wilhelmina ‘Mina’ Harker

Camelot: Hunter


Wilhelmina was the second daughter of an aristocratic English family. She taught herself to read, write, and calculate numbers, making sure she knew how to take care of the house for her family.  Her father, though he never openly admitted it, was quietly proud of her and wished on many occasions for her to have been born a boy.

She met Jonathon Harker at her best friend’s wedding. He was the youngest son of a smaller noble family, and was rumored to be quiet and odd.  Nevertheless, she fell for him instantly.

Mina was the one who showed up at his house and demanded that Jonathon Court her.  His family, eager for him to get out of their house, did not object.

They were married soon after.

A few years into their marriage, Jonathon was requested to travel to Transylvania to deliver papers to Count Dracula concerning a land purchase in Essex. When he didn’t return, she set out to find him.

Dressing as a man in order to secure her safety on such a long voyage, she made her way across the Channel, then through Europe, following leads and trails left by a group of others all heading in the same direction.

When she arrived at Count Dracula’s Castle, she marched straight to the front door and demanded her husband.

The MacManuses

Camelot Hunters: MacManuses


Connor and Murphy are twin sons to Noah and Meagan.

To this day they still do not know who was born first.

When their father disappeared, accused of murder, their mother found work in the nearest Abbey.

Both boys lived a life of prayer and in good works to the Lord, educated and raised by the Monks, until as teenagers they saw first hand what their mother was enduring for their protection.  She died giving birth to another child, the bastard son of the Abbot.

The two boys in a fit of righteous anger, attacked the Abbot, killing him instantly.

Seeking some sort of justice for both their parents, they found themselves in Rome, and fell into studying for the Priesthood – seeking safety for themselves as well as their family name.  It was Father Kiernan who introduced them to Il Duce, but only once they had been Ordained.  He offered them a life to help those who could not help themselves, to do God’s work and cleanse the wicked from the face of the Earth.

(Dilios Note: it’s not known when they figured out Il Duce was their biological father)

Noah was amazed at their abilities, and proud when they surpassed even his own skills.  The two worked in perfect motion, their movements fluid, in complete sync with each other.

He Turned them soon after their introduction.

Sylum Inspiration: Jacob Frye

Camelot: Hunter


Jacob and Evie are fraternal twins.  They were born in Crawley, in 1868AD.

Their parents moved to the City of London to find work and support their family.  When they were five years old, their mother died of illness, and at twelve, their father was killed in an industrial accident.

Jacob found a job to make sure his sister had food.  She worked right next to him however, refusing to leave him behind.  They supported each other fiercely, and fought anyone who got between them.  Their actions brought them connections with local street gangs who could protect them from the law and potential threats of a less than legal nature.

Jacob moved up the ranks of the fiercest gang, his direct approach and use of brass knuckles taking out all opponents, while Evie always got the ones who snuck out the back.

Fate intervened when they met Nico and Sherlock.  (Dilios Note: Not that I know the two of them were running through London… Nope, not me)

Nico saw potential in both of them. He offered them a chance, and a future.

The siblings took it.

Sylum Inspiration: Noah MacManus

Camelot: Lead Hunter


Born in Ireland, Noah was the the son of Jacob MacManus, and apprenticed to him as a tanner.  He took over his father’s business as his skills grew, expanding it as his reputation as an expert leather worker spread even beyond Ireland, and across the water to England.

He married Meagan, the girl from next door, whom he had known since they were mere children, and they settled into a good life that promised great prospects, which were only enhanced when she bore him twin sons.  The boys were Baptized, Connor and Murphy.

Six months later, the newly installed Archbishop of their Diocese, stopped into the shop demanding work to be done for his new home.  He had heard of Noah’s reputation and wanted only the best work, offering a vast sum of money for the rapid completion of all requested items.

Unable to refuse, Noah crafted the leather work for chairs and other furniture, as well as for personal goods such as purses and bags, and when the Church refused to pay, claiming the work was shoddy and inadequate, Noah killed the Archbishop’s secretary in a fight.

Knowing he would bring harm to his young family, even if he tried to explain his actions, Noah fled for his life.

He wandered for many decades, angry at the world, and seeking justice that seemed utterly unobtainable given the power of the Church, he finally came to Rome, and meeting Father Kiernan changed more than just his outlook, but his purpose in life.

He would later attribute Kiernan to giving him the path he needed to follow. (Dilios Note: Kiernan stated later it wasn’t quite meant the way Noah took it, but as God does not make mistakes…)

That was when the name Noah MacManus disappeared and Il Duce was born.

For many centuries he was also known as Lachtna – which in Irish Gaelic means ‘milk-colored’ as reference to his hair, and was used for a certain degree of intimidation as the same name is said to have belonged to an ancestor of Brian Boru.

No one is quite sure about all that Noah actually accomplished in his human life, but the tales live on to this day.

Il Duce then met the real Brian Boru.

Sylum Inspiration: Sheldon Sands

Border Clan: Hunter


Sheldon Jeffrey Sands, a CIA agent, met Enrique Bastidas Montoya, also known as El Mariachi, in Mexico when he recruited Montoya to kill Mexican army general, Emiliano Marquez, who worked for Armando Barillo, who is the biggest drug lord in Mexico.

Marquez’s goal was to assassinate the Mexican President.

At one point his mission becomes compromised and Barillo drills out his eyes, leaving him completely blind.

Eventually, on the Day of the Dead, Sands, Montoya, and Sands’ team fight Barillo and the others outside the presidential palace, and though they win, Sands is mortally wounded. Montoya offers him an immortal life and Sands consents to be Turned.

Sylum Inspiration: John Grimm

Border: Hunter


John Grimm is the fraternal twin of Dr. Samantha Grimm. Their parents were geneticists and began teaching their children their trade at an early age. Early in their childhood their parents were killed in a tragic accident.  The siblings were outside in the playground, when an explosion ripped through the lab killing their parents.  John would never forget the screams of the people trapped inside. As a result of the accident, John and Sam were bounced around from foster home to foster home until their grandparents could finally get custody of them. Both have a knack for genetics, but Sam is the only one to follow this path. John decided he wanted nothing to do with the research that killed them and joined the military.

At the age of 18 he joined the Marines, quickly moving his way up the ranks and is recruited for the elite Rapid Response Tactical Squad. Where he met his commanding officer, Sarge, a man who would do anything to succeed. Although he hasn’t spoken with his sister in years, he kept up on all of her research and how she was doing. She was the one weak spot for the hardened Marine. He was tagged with the nickname ‘Reaper’ by his squad mates and quickly moved his way up to second in command of his unit.

In 1998 Sarge informed the squad of a special program they had been volunteered for.  It was supposed to make them faster and nearly invulnerable. This program was being operated by Donald Lydecker, head of the MANTICORE Corporation. After finding out what the experiment entailed, John decided that he didn’t want to take part in it, but was informed that refusing wasn’t an option. They held his sister over him as leverage and he reluctantly agreed to take part in the experiments in order to keep her safe. He was given different injections that allowed him to perform under various conditions. He was finally injected with something called Chromosome 24. Unfortunately, his body, like all others before him, began to reject the treatment after a few days. Lydecker ordered that he be Turned by a rogue vampire he had working for him because he didn’t want to lose one of his best test subjects.

(Dilios Note: There’s rumors that Manticore is a subsidiary of Crimson Moon, but so far there has been no connection found.)


Sylum Inspiration: Jason Doyle

Border: Hunter


Jason Doyle was born in 1802 to Pamela Winthrop and Sean Doyle, in Indiana. When he was twelve, a man named Chris Larabee arrived in town and became a farmhand on his parents’ farm. When he was nineteen, Doyle found out by accident that Larabee was a Vampire, and became a Chosen One for him. At the age of 31, after both his parents passed, he asked Chris to Turn him, because he was all the family Jason had left.

Sylum Inspiration: Thomas Anderson

Border Clan: Lead Hunter


Thomas Anderson was born in 1890 to John and Michelle Anderson.

He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and lost his parents to a house fire in 1895 while he was off visiting relatives. His uncle, unable to care for him along with his own seven children, sent him to live with his grandparents in London.

He enlisted in the military in 1914 and was part of the African theatre in World War I. During these skirmishes, he befriended Morpheus, who Turned him when he was mortally wounded.

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