Nightlife: The Demon's Mirror
Rev. Leon Cutler
Leader of The Blood and Popular Public-Access TV Personality
Attributes: Intelligence 2, Wits 2, Resolve 3; Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Stamina 4; Presence 3, Manipulation 3, Composure 1
Skills: Athletics 2, Brawl 2, Drive 1, Empathy 2, Intimidation 3, Investigation 4, Larceny 2, Occult 2, Persuasion 3, Politics 2, Stealth 3, Survival 4, Streetwise 3, Weaponry 4
The growth of the Crypt’s Sons has caused considerable concern, not only among the Kindred, but in the mortal population of Los Angeles as well. One man, the Reverend Leon Cutler, saw many of his congregation abandoning the church to join the Crypt’s Sons, or living in fear of its depredations. The scope and organization of the gang suggested that some larger force was behind it, and he became determined to find out what it was.
By talking to the kids on the street, doing research and engaging in extremely dangerous surveillance, Cutler traced the gang back to Mohammed al-Muthlim. When Cutler witnessed an attack by a Crypt’s Sons lieutenant on a neighborhood child, he understood the true nature of the gang.
Cutler had long run a fairly notorious public access show in which he preached the gospel in his inimitable street style while brooking no mockery from the frequent crank callers. After his discovery of the secret behind the rise of the Crypt’s Sons, he shifted his focus to trying to get the word out about the existence of vampires in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, his colorful personality and the reputation of his show meant very few took him seriously.
Since no one would believe a minister who went around yelling about vampires taking over Los Angeles, Cutler decided to take another tack. He called a secret meeting of those mortal gangs the Crypt’s Sons had battled in rising to power. He asked the gangs to form a group to combat the Crypt’s Sons, or at least protect their own neighborhoods. While some of the gangs rejected the idea, enough stayed and listened to form a “home protection group.” Originally calling itself “The Avengers,” this group eventually adopted the name its enemies scornfully used for it—“Vitz,” or “Blood.”
The war between the Crypt’s Sons and the Blood has continued unabated. While most of its members engage in normal gang activity, its leaders have studied everything they could find about vampires and have developed interesting tactics to combat them. In the process they have become a major stumbling block to Mohammed al-Muthlim’s dreams of power.