Blood and Bourbon
Ventrue Mafioso & Savoy's informal Master of Elysium
Reynaldo Gui appears as a tall, attractive young man with a thin frame and sparkling brown eyes. His dark hair has a slight wave to it, and it hangs down to the top of his shoulders. Gui’s skin is dark, especially for a vampire, and he often wears his button-down shirts with the top buttons left undone, to better accentuate his model good looks. Always quick with a smile or laugh, Gui’s is the first face to greet most of Savoy’s visitors, and he likes to put them right at ease.
Gui was born to a French-immigrant mother and an Hispanic-American father on Chicago’s South Side. As a teenager, Gui had gotten mixed up with the fringes of his neighborhood’s criminal element, and after his father was killed by an over-zealous police officer, Gui turned to his street contacts for help. Once they’d helped him exact bloody revenge on the policeman responsible, Gui had little choice but to turn to a life of crime in earnest. After a few years and more than a few pieces of work, Gui drew the attention of a local Ventrue who had his hands in the Mafia (Gui claims it was no less a personage than Al Capone himself) and was made the Blue Blood’s ghoul. Only one-quarter Italian on his father’s side, he recognized his future in the mortal Mafia could only go so far, and faithfully served his domitor for years afterward. He considers his Embrace less of a “reward” for services rendered, and more of a simple evolution or promotion—not entirely unlike a young Mafioso finally becoming “made.”
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Gui’s sire sent him to serve his interests in New Orleans, at the side of a well-known Kindred named Savoy. Although the criminal “pipeline” between New Orleans and Chicago is not what it was during the gangland era of the 1920s and 1930s, it is still a valuable corridor for drugs, weapons, stolen parts and other smuggled cargo. Gui and his sire both have substantial interest in expanding their domain beyond the Windy City. Thus, Gui intends to sink his fingers deep into the Mafia of New Orleans, making room for himself and his sire, and displacing any who would get in his way.
- Childe of Alphonse Capone (allegedly)
- Childe of Lodin
- Childe of Datura
- Childe of Arika (u.)
- Childe of
- Childe of Ventrue (u.)
- None known
- None known
d. = destroyed
u. = fate unknown