Name: Henry Stimac III
Age: Born in 1075 AD, 938
Personality: Henry may seem an honorable gentleman to everyone around him, even to other vampires. He is broadcast as a strong, quiet fellow, who allows others to take on his duties for him because he wishes them more honor and glory. The other Royals know this is a lie, though, for he is really the most ruthless of ruthless demons ever to have existed. He stabs many in the back for even the smallest of gains. Though it is known that he is fiercely loyal to vampire society.
History: Henry was the son of a rather famous nobleman. He was born in and grew up inside of London, the capital of Christianity during that time period. He was extremely influenced by his father, who had always taught him that "There is no mercy for the condemned." And this is what Henry lived by for his entire life.
When Pope Urban II ordered the beginning of the first Crusade to secure the Holy Land for Christendom, Henry and his father were the first to volunteer. They trained together, and learned just how to wield a blade like a true master. Henry's father was second only to Godfrey of Bouillon, Baldwin of Flanders, Raymond of Toulouse, Robert of Normandy, and Bohemond of Taranto, the men who led the First Crusade. He was specifically the second in command to Godfrey, though his tactical genius was used by all these men on a regular basis.
Henry gained much renown, at least as much as a foot soldier could, at the Siege of Antioch, where he and a small group of other crusaders assassinated Kerbogha, a Turkish general. He quickly rose through the ranks of the holy army, and was almost as high up as his father, though still considered a foot soldier at heart.
On his way from Antioch, Henry was approached by a rather...shady, Arab man. The Arab was injured, and though it was against his father's teaching to take in the enemy, Henry felt pity for him. After a series of conversations with him, the Arab revealed himself to be a whole demon, a vampire. An extremely brief exchange of swordplay occurred, but the next thing Henry knew...Was that he had been turned.
After the Siege of Jerusalem was when Henry had gained his first contract. It had taken a few years, but he had completed the rather simple task they had given him in exchange for their soul: The murder of Godfrey of Bouillon. With Henry's father being so close to him, it wasn't hard for Henry to come up behind him one day and slide a dagger into his back. Henry's father never even knew it had been Henry who had assassinated his dearest friend and commander.
Henry's father was left in charge of Jerusalem, to govern it with the other leaders of the crusader state called the Kingdom of Jerusalem whilst the crusaders continued their rampage. After the loss at Tyre and the ending of the first official crusade, Henry had found himself with another contract. He was to 'convince' the pope to call another crusade.
It had worked, and the crusade of 1101 had been called. It was quickly defeated, but Henry's contract had still been complete.
He gained another contract from Sigurd I of Norway. Henry was to assist the rather poorly trained Norwegian crusaders in taking the city of Sidon..And so he did. He assassinated the leader of the city, and opened the gates for the army to rush in and easily overtake the forces garrisoned inside.
Henry and his father had done little in the second official crusade, for Henry had been tied up in a contract with a Jewish priest who was willing to give anything for the death of a Muslim by the name of Al-mohin. Henry eventually eliminated him.
At the start of the third crusade was when Henry's unique...ability, began to show itself. He had gained many psychic abilities, such as the power to move objects with his mind, read other's minds, and broadcast his thoughts to whom ever he wished.
As soon as Henry learned of King Richard the Lionhearted's treaty with Saladin, which aloud Christian pilgrims into the Holy Land, this would make his search for the Ark of the Covenant safer. It was not the Ark that he wanted, but something inside of it..
Henry dug up the Ark under an old abandoned temple, and inside he found what he was looking for: The Rod of Woe. This was the staff used by Moses to curse the Egyptians, and how he had tricked the Pharaoh into letting the Israelis free. It was a long, metal staff with an iron skull topping it. This staff was capable of enhancing a demon's powers, any power of their choosing.
With this mighty tool in his possession, Henry made short work of any whom would dare oppose him - With something as simple as a thought, he could force a man's own blade into his chest. He remained inactive in the rest of the crusades, spending those years gaining and completing contracts. He was able to make some contracts a bit...easier, upon himself, by use of his unique ability.
He settled down in Germany for some time, after he had captured for himself 20 souls. He had requested a seat upon the Coven as a Royal, due to his abilities. Though he was denied, for he was not of proper age just yet, and they were to send him the notice and decide when, not him. This humbled Henry greatly.
Henry chose to remain hidden and inactive in the human and demon realms until the discovery of the New World. When this happened, Henry was quick to hire an entire crew of vampires and buy a large warship and begin his own private exploration of the New World. As a vampire noble, he was quickly given the crew he wanted and a ship called The Hydra, a massive ship with a large iron structure on the front of a hydra, each of it's nine heads had a cannon sticking out of the mouth.
Henry and his crew wandered the New World, creating contracts with the natives and plundering massive troves of gold and stockpiling it back at their hidden ship until the thirteen colonies in America revolted, and their Revolutionary War began. Henry hadn't fought in the French and Indian war, for he had much he still wanted to do in America, but now he decided it was time to take sides. He and his crew fought along side the British, taking many contracts for the generals and common soldiers alike.
After the war was lost to the Colonists, Henry had taken for himself 25 human souls overall. It was an achievement to be sure, but he wasn't going to retire any time soon from contracting and making himself a powerhouse. He returned to England after much time, only to find that Napoleon was rising to power. Many times Henry had tried to influence the man's decisions, forcing him to stay out of the area in which Henry lived.
The most recent thing to occur in his history was his forcing himself into office as the adviser to the Tsar of Russia. His influencing powers allowed him to control the man, at least partly. Henry sat down and set up his home in Moscow. He sits at a comfortable number of 25 souls.
His father, though, had a much different history after the Crusades. He had taken up a job with the king of Sweden to assassinate Napoleon. When he broke his way inside Napoleon's bed chamber, however, he found a wall of old guard there instead of Napoleon - The king of Sweden had been tricked by his informants that said Napoleon would be there. Henry's father was slain within minutes of his encounter with the elite group of soldiers, leaving Henry deeply depressed for some time.
After the death of his father, Henry received a notice. He was invited to become a vampire Royal and have a seat in the Royal Coven. He was quite thankful, and devoted himself to looking out for the Coven in Russia.
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