Cardinal of the Lands Beyond the Forest


Radu appears weak, almost foppish. It is the perfect deception. His blond hair is unusual, and his blue eyes turn red when he angers. His fists clench, allowing him to show his potent strength. His rage passes and the deception returns in an instant. Because he so loves to participate in mortal culture, he has learned to age his appearance over time. Every 25 years, he returns to the visage of a 25-year-old man and assumes a new identity for dealing with mortals.


Radu Svantovich was born during the high ages of Tzimisce rule in Transylvania. After gaining the favor of a feudal lord, Radu was chosen as an ambassador to the West. His master believed the brilliant young diplomat would efficiently supply him with information. When the revenant learned that the Ventrue wanted to establish seven domains in Transylvania and a coterie of Cainites to rule it, his master gave him the Embrace so that he could infiltrate the council.

Radu skillfully played potential princes against each other, ensuring himself a position among the rulers of the Council of Ashes. Regularly conversing with the rulers of the other six domains, he quickly gained a reputation for diplomacy. Through Radu, several Tzimisce knezi were able to maintain diplomatic relations with the rest of Europe. Radu’s authority was recognized by both the knezi and voivodes of his clan and the Cainites of Transylvania. He was granted the city of Bistriz in Transylvania as his domain.


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