The Black Spiral
Neurochemist, Mekhet, Ordo Dracul
Apparent Age: 23
Date of Birth: April 19, 1988
R.I.P: November 1, 2011
Weight: 150 lbs
Somewhat of a Neurochemistry prodigy, Valerie was scouted by the Ordo Dracul because of her research into unlocking “lost” regions of the brain. Though being Embraced challenged her very practical and scientific nature, she quickly decided that science would also explain the vampiric experience. The nature of her research now centers around the physical form of her Kindred, but has changed very little otherwise.
Valerie is a bit (okay, maybe more than a bit) socially awkward, but this frees her to get her point across (even if that point requires the use of a dictionary). She lived a rather sheltered life as a human, but she also sees the practicality in some crime and doesn’t exactly have your average human’s moral code. This isn’t to say she lacks morals, just that she is less likely to look down on someone for breaking a law or two in the name of progress. (Cheating on an exam may be an exception.)
She is constantly working on something and has a habit of mumbling to herself. When around mortals, she comes across much as she does to any vampire- preoccupied and savant-like. Her pale complexion and sunken eyes are generally accepted among mortals since many other scientists in her field share those qualities.
GHOUL: Mortimer Dubois
Male African-American Neuroscience professor at LSU and widower named Mortimer or “Morty”. Wife was drained by another krewe’s youngest neonate. I was conveniently there to charm him, pick up the pieces so to speak, and give him “something to drink” to feel better.
Now he “has taken on” as his lab assistant (though, really, it is the other way around). No one asks after his late hours of work as it is in their minds “a natural part of the grieving process”. A Louisiana native and former military doctor, he knows his way around a gun and has had some martial arts training.