New Wave Requiem
Dominic M Lynch
A Lord lost in time.
|Chronicle||New Wave Requiem||Concept||Lord Lost in Time||Covenant||Lancea Sanctum|
|Academics||●●○○○ (Theban Sorcery)||□□□□□□□■■■■■|
|Drive||○○○○○||Vitae per Turn: 1|
|Firearms (Revolvers, lever action)||●●●●○||Clan Weakness|
|Larceny||○○○○○||He’s just crazy about degeneration!.||Humanity|
|Expression||●●●○○||Colt Peacemaker, Winchester Rifle, the clothes on his back||3||●|
|Socialize||○○○○○||Size: 5||Speed: 9|
|Streetwise||●○○○○||Defense: 2||Armor: 0|
|Subterfuge||○○○○○||Initiative Mod: 6||Experience 10 (2 spent)|
Exp spent: 2 – Languages: Latin, 2 – Covenant Status (Lancea et Sanctum), 2 – Retainer (Mortal Priest), 2 – Haven (Size), 7 – Theban Sorcery, 3 – Academics Specialty: Theban Sorcery, 2 – Combat Marksman, 14 – theban sorcery
Dominic Lynch was born Jeremiah Carmichael in Richmond, Virginia in 1903. The only child of driven parents – his older brother dying as an infant 5 years previously – , Jeremiah was subjected to rigorous expectations from his parents. His parents had wealth, power, and prestige and expected their son to follow in the family footsteps, but Jeremiah had little desire in those realms.
Most of his time was spent around the church of St. Michael, “volunteering” at the church to avoid the reprimands and disappointment of his parents. His faith grew stronger and his focus more spiritual as he entered adolescence, much to the furor of his parents. After one particularly harsh altercation in 1917., his father informed him that if he did not want the life they were preparing him for, that he should leave and not look back. The next week, Jeremiah Carmichael enlisted in the United States Army using his brother’s information and shipped out to Europe.
His time in World War I was brief, but it heavily shaped his later years. He switched tags with another member of his platoon – a young soldier from Chicago that had no family by the name of James McGregor – and never went back home. He dabbled in both theology and journalism, settling in as a freelance journalist writing articles critiquing the roaring 1920s as decadent and wasteful. His message was not well received, but he managed to scrap by. As Germany began the build up to World War II, he began focusing his articles on the impeding war and advocating for first response and aggressive reprisals. He managed to acquire work for Time magazine as a foreign correspondent, and left for the Great Britain in 1937.
He reported heavily for Time magazine, fearlessly reporting from the heart of the war effort. When Germany sent its military against Great Britain, he found his ability to fight against the Nazis was restricted by his American citizenship. He then switched identities with a recently deceased British army Chaplain, Dominic Lynch, and took up arms against Germany.
In 1940, Dominic was embraced by Edmund Worth, a British Ventrue who saw in the young soldier a pious man of action and who was currently masquerading as a representative of a minor arms sub-manufacturing plant based in Scotland. Dominic served his apprenticeship to Edmund, but never seemed to quite live up to the ideals that Edmund perceived. His lack of monetary and temporal ambition disappointed Edmund, but he eventually was presented to the Prince of London and released as his own vampire.
Dominic was sporadically active from 1940 to 1970, slipping into torpor on a frequent basis in an attempt to understand his condition and hopefully find a new purpose in his damned state. During one of his bouts of activity, he did participate in the destruction of a beastly and degenarate diabolist that was terrorizing Belfast, earning some respect amongst his fellow Ventrue for his deeds on behalf of the clan. Edmund was hopeful that Dominic was beginning to live up to his perceived potential, only to be disappointed when Dominic slipped back into torpor, squandering his chance to increase his status.
In 1970, Dominic arose from torpor and began reintegrating himself into vampiric society. He made connections with the London vampires of all covenants – particularly the Carthian Movement – and began to develop his sense of political inclinations. In 1977, Edmund announced in London that he was moving to New York City to help increase the stability of the area after a rash of killings threw the city into chaos. Dominic took his Sire’s statement as a call to arms, and volunteered to go with Edmund to New York City to help the cause of his clan. Edmund accepted his offer of help and the two of them left for New York later that year.
From 1977 to 1983, Dominic scouted the lay of the land and attempted to decipher the differences between London and New York politics. Edmund made a series of business deals and integrated himself into the Lancea Sanctum of NYC rather quickly, but Dominic held off from supporting the factions in an attempt to stay a neutral arbiter. In 1983, after prodding from Edmund and a desire to put down roots, Dominic put in a request for a bit of domain as a vassal of one of the local Kindred. Regent Salvaro, in need of new vassals for Hell’s Kitchen, seized upon the opportunity to have a Lord amongst his vassalage, assigned Dominic – along with 4 other vampires, the domain of Hell’s Kitchen in the late summer of 1983.
And thus the story begins a new chapter…