Personality: He is quiet and smiles rarely for he has nothing to smile for. He is polite and quite gallant to other vampire’s unless they are rude to him. However he will kill who he is told to kill without regret or mercy.
History: Born in 1509 in Venice, the same year that the French invaded. His parents were simple fishmongers and fled the country in an attempt to escape the war. He had older brothers who were both killed in their flight of the city. Once in the countryside they began travelling to Spain where they could hire a sailor to take them to England. His parents however were not good travellers and were devastated at the death of all but one of their children. At some point in their journey they were attacked by bandits who brutally beat Adriano’s father to death with crude weapons. Once finished with him they turned to find the woman and child gone. Whilst they had been clubbing the father she had fled with her son. Eventually they reached the coast and hired a sailor who took them across the channel. Once in England Adriano’s mother finally lost her strength and collapsed in the port they had stopped at. People came to help; they wrapped the baby in blankets and tried to tend to the woman. But she was too cold and ill and was suffering from shock. She died late that night. Adriano grew up in the orphanage, which he hated. He broke the law aged 16 by running away and fleeing out of the town and into the country. He dodged the law for the next ten years or so. Stealing food, money and occasionally working for coin. He knew not what to do with his life, he was an orphan with no family anywhere to support him. Eventually he started to slow down. Stealing less and working more. When he moved to London he found work as a courier. He had always been a strong runner, now he could be paid for it.
It was on one delivery that he met a girl in the street completely by accident. It so happened that she was the daughter of the man that Adriano worked for. Her name was Alice and he was instantly enchanted by her beauty. They spoke for a long while there in the street before finally exchanging locations to meet then departing. Within a few weeks they became close friends and within a few months they had completely fallen for each other. They both knew it could never work however for she was a lady and lived in a large mansion, and he was a poor foreign boy who lived in an inn and couldn’t even afford his own house. Despite this they were soon becoming even closer, and one day she invited him to come and visit while her father was at work. So the next day at lunchtime he went round and visited. It escalated quickly and before he knew it they were on top of each other and making passionate love. It was at that point that the door flew open and her father returned home to find his daughter performing adultery with an 18 year old peasant.
He was thrown into the street and beaten repeatedly by one of his men. Then he was left in the mud, his money taken and his love never for me to see again.
There he lay for many hours. Pondering in miserable silence what he should do.
It was not until that evening that he bothered to get up and move to shelter.
He spent the next few years honing his skill with a blade, preparing to become the only thing he knew he would be good at, an assassin. About two years later he was initiated into an assassin’s guild. He worked for them for another few years until he was given a contract to go to London and kill one of the rich aristocrats who owned many factories and markets. He was told there was a heft reward for completing this contract. So Adriano and two other assassins made their way to London. Once at the house they waited until night fall and then snuck in.
They quietly dispatched the guards and left one man on guard at the entrance. Making their way further in they found the man sitting by a fireplace with a girl next to him. Acting on instinct Adriano hurled a throwing knife at her just as she turned round. It was Alice; there was a second when her eyes seemed to light up with happiness. Then the knife sank into her chest and she collapsed to the floor. Something changed in him as he saw Alice lying dead on the floor, some distant light finally extinguished. The other assassin had killed the man and was shaking Adriano hard telling him that they had to go. In one fluent motion Adriano had pulled the assassin’s own dagger from his belt and stabbed him through the neck with it. He then proceeded to kill the other assassin and set the house alight.
The guards found him cradling Alice in his arms. They dragged him, screaming from the house and to the prison.
That same night in the prison he was approached by a seemingly young and beautiful woman. This woman said that he did not deserver to die, instead he should live in her service, and his life would hers. Not knowing whether he had a choice or not Adriano grudgingly accepted. He was hung the next day at dawn.
So the woman came to his near dead body and made him into a vampire. She introduced herself as Carmen, and so began his life of service to her.
At first he went slightly mad with his new power and strength. He fought many other soulless vampires in the covern. He eventually went too far and killed one. Carmen then put him in the dungeon for a month or so.
At the end of that month she came to him and took him to a hidden location where she fed him tiny doses of blood to train him control and spent a long time teaching him how to fight better and even dance!
Manners also came into the equation.
Within a few years he had mastered himself and had become a quiet, cold and merciless killer (also polite and helpful to other vampires).
He stayed at Carmen’s side until about 40 years ago when a man named Adán tasted his own blood nearby. Interested Adriano went to investigate and ended up being contracted to this man. Adán’s brother had become a werewolf and had transformed, killing their entire family. Now Adán wanted to find and kill him. Once contracted Adriano was relinquished from Carmen’s service until his contract was complete. He still hunts this werewolf at Adán’s side…
Adrán is friendly, very blunt and has a thing for women, he is always on the lookout for some fun with a willing lady despite his age. He holds grudges very easily and for a long time and he can be incredibly arrogant at times, much to Adriano's annoyance.
He doesn't talk about his past much, all Adriano knows is that he is from a rich trading family in spain that specialized in the animal trade.