Blood and Bourbon
Marcel Guilbeau's prodigal childe
Christopher is nearly six feet tall, with long, sandy blond hair that hangs past his shoulders. He is clean-shaven and has light blue eyes. He prefers to dress in jeans and T-shirts, wearing a blue denim jacket and black boots when he goes out.
Accounts from the Crescent City
“Eiren Guilbeau has much to prove to the world, but perhaps more to himself. I wish him luck.” – George Smith
Christopher is Marcel Guilbeau’s prime example of the dictum, “The qualities of our clan are not inherent in our blood.” Marcel Embraced the young man in hopes of grooming him to help run Baton Rouge once he reclaimed it from Lawrence Meeks, and perhaps even rule it one night. On the advice of Ventrue from other cities, he sought to Embrace someone from within his own family. With no mortal children of his own, however, Marcel could only seek such a person from among his distant cousins. After months of searching, he found Christopher.
From the night he was Embraced, Christopher’s goal in unlife seemed to be determining just how much abuse his relative could endure before completely losing all patience. His family sent him to Marcel after Christopher had run away to New York. In the street-smart young runaway, Marcel believed he saw the determination and stubbornness he was seeking. What he got was a “rebellious, ungrateful little hellion” whose greatest show of gratitude or affection was simple obedience, and then only when he wanted something from Marcel.
The very night his sire Embraced him, Christopher disappeared and began running wild in the streets of New Orleans, killing three mortals before the exasperated Marcel managed to retrieve him. Believing the episode to be a one-time event (as Christopher swore to him it was), Marcel accepted him back, hoping to proceed with molding the boy into what he wanted him to be. Two weeks later, however, Christopher disappeared again, this time for two nights, coming back just in time to fall asleep in the room Marcel had given him.
This pattern continued for almost a year, and Marcel began to wonder what would cost him more face—Christopher’s continuous disobedience or destroying his own childe. He argued bitterly with Christopher, threatening to do away with the boy and replace him with another.
Late one night, Christopher returned from a two-week disappearance to find a boy of about his own age sitting on the coach in Marcel’s cabin. The boy told Christopher that his name was Anthony and that Marcel Embraced him several nights ago. Going to his sire in a rage, Christopher demanded to know if his sire had decided to replace him. Marcel’s only was that the boy, Anthony, was there should Christopher give him reason to carry out his threat.
Rather than curbing his behavior, Christopher renewed his old activities with a vengeance. He hoped to call Marcel on the bluff he felt sure his sire was making. Marcel, however, seemed unimpressed with his first childe. Instead of gaining Marcel’s attention, Christopher saw his sire spending more and more time with Anthony.
Infuriated that his ploy did not work, Christopher again ran off into the city, disappearing for several nights. He spent much of his time with the Anarchs until Coco Duquette, the closest thing the covenant had to a leader, convinced him to return to his sire. When he did so, he found Marcel even less interested in him. With nowhere else to go, however, Christopher deemed it better to accept the luxury offered him rather than sleep in the streets. He has modified his behavior somewhat but it is no secret that his relationship with his sire remains strained.
- Childe of Marcel Guilbeau
- Childe of Jereaux Guilbeau (u.)
- Childe of
- Childe of Dominic de Valois-Burgundy (u.)
- Childe of Gaius Pedius Marcellus (u.)
- Childe of
- Childe of Ventrue (u.)
- Anthony Bayole (e. early 21st century)
- None known
d. = destroyed
u. = fate unknown