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♁ Rocco Innocenzio Valentini
Rocco was born in Tuscany, Italy in 1970 to two hippy parents who solely lived by the sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll lifestyle. His father knocked his mother up out of wedlock during an orgy at Woodstock in August of '69. He was a constantly stoned musician trying to make it big with his own band, and she was a bisexual Italian artist who, to this day, can't remember the name of Rocco's father. She returned to Italy pregnant and after nearly losing the baby because of the drug use, decided to keep him and raise him with the help of her parents. She ended up finding her true love in an young ingenue wannabe fashion designer when Rocco was ten and they moved to Milan where Rocco came to believe he had two mothers, and unfortunately a destiny much like his biological parents.
By the time he was 23, Rocco was harbouring his own drug habit and a severe one at that. He was working as an escort to fund his habit and found himself employed one night by an Italian socialite to attend a high society party dripping in celebrities of the Italian fashion world. This was where he met the beautiful and immaculate French supermodel, Alyce, whom Rocco had drool over on Gucci adverts throughout the city for months. He was hooked, and in turn, she seemed to sense something intriguing in him. He never did find out what happened to the chick he had been escorting that night, but she had mysteriously disappeared and just when he had been trying to find her, he found himself led to the back of a sleek limousine where Alyce was waiting for him.
What started from there was a torrid affair where Alyce indulged in his Italian beauty and the thrill of the reckless tryst. One night, however, in the wake of the best sex he had ever had, Alyce revealed herself to him as Emmeline Laurent, a Kindred of the Toreador Clan. She had taken an interest in him him and wished to keep him close to protect him, but to do that, she had to reveal herself. Rocco was fascinated to hear of the world that existed he never knew of but when he wasn't in her presence, he was drowning further and further into his drug addiction. One night, it all went too far. He got a bad mix and overdosed in the bathroom of his tiny, run down apartment in the bad area of Milan. It had been right when Emmeline was contemplating bringing him to live with her, and it was just sheer dumb luck that she had arrived at his place that night just moments before he died. She Embraced him to save his life, unable to give him CPR due to the fact Kindred didn't breathe. On a technicality Emmeline would much rely on later, Rocco had already requested of her to Embrace him many a time since she revealed herself but she always said no. He had wanted it, and luckily when he reawakened, he thrived as a Kindred and the pair became inseparable.
They are now the epitome of Friends With Benefits and extremely close. Rocco accompanies Emmeline everywhere she goes, but they have a distinctly open relationship to sleep with and feed from whomever they choose. They would kill for each other and he is not only her friend, but her protector. Many are uncertain in the high profile worlds Emmeline operates in as an international supermodel, but like all things Kindred, the true story is very hushed and only those closest to them know the full story.
THE MASQUERADE & KINDRED
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 Toreador are some of the most beautiful and glamorous of the Kindred. Famous (and infamous) as a clan of artists and innovators they are one of the bastions of the Camarilla, as their very survival depends on the facades of civility and grace on which the sect prides itself. In the middle age, the Toreador were a member of the High Clans, and their numbers were made up of the same types that are common in the modern nights - minstrels, painters, poets and actors. The Toreador revelled in the Victorian age. The Industrial Revolution led to a phenomenon that only the rich had been previously afforded - leisure time. A heyday of theatre, music and art began in cultural nexuses like New York, London and Paris and spread throughout the globe. While the influence of the Church in people's lives (and consequently, the influence Toreador held over the church) waned, those Kindred that latched themselves onto businessmen prospered. Possibly the one thing most Toreador love with the exception of beauty is money, and it was now accessible from places other than the landed gentry of the time. While the Clan has had peaks and troughs, this was a time that cemented them as a true power in the Camarilla.
It is said that while the Ventrue are the mind of the Camarilla, the Toreador are its soul. The Toreador portray themselves as the vampires closest to the living breathing pulse of the humans around them (though this honour might be shared with the Brujah). They claim that this is what keeps them so vital and modern. Indeed, Clan members are often the first ones to be aware of what mortals are wearing, eating, buying and sleeping with. The weakness of the Toreador Clan is that the members of this clan are as much prisoners of their artistic vision and sensitivity as they are its beneficiaries. They are often overcome by the beauty they see around them, and become immobilized with fascination. Such things as paintings, neon signs, or even sunrises can captivate them. It requires a successful Willpower roll to break the fascination quickly; otherwise, the Toreador will stand, awed and helpless, for minutes or even hours. This trait explains why Toreador so often fall in love with mortals.
All information is taken from fandom source @ Toreador Wiki
Rocco's only current verse that will encompass any and all play he is involved in is Noire New York // noirenewyork and Emmeline can be found @ masquebelle.
Muse and mun both (very) over the age of 18. This is a roleplay and muse journal for character Rocco Innocenzio Valentini, an original character based in the fandoms of Vampire: The Masquerade and Kindred: The Embraced TV series. All rights and written entries by wakemeupinside is original work and owned by his creator. Neither Rocco or his creator are in any way affiliated with Vampire: The Masquerade, Kindred: The Embraced or it's creators, and no profit is being made. Journal and character is for roleplay and enjoyment purposes only. Alistair is portrayed by actor, Orlando Bloom, and is in no way affiliated to Orlando Bloom.
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