Played by: Allen Goodwin
Generation: 10th (effectively)
Born: Exeter, Devon, England. 1820.
Tall (6'2") slim and prone to being gaunt.
Sharp slender face.
Black hair (usually kept long) and blue eyes.
Born the third son of a titled family,
therefore allowed great freedom in youth which
was spent on the moorland (Dartmoor).
At age of 17 developed a great deal of interest
in knowledge and the esoteric. Used his allowance
to travel to Japan where he went semi-native.
Returned home to find family wealth squandered by
his elder siblings and parents institutionalised in
"Bedlam" so that the eldest may inherit the family secret.
Challenged elder siblings to duels (now outlawed) and,
after surviving, returned parents to house.
Spent many years in gentle and silent study, but was
always plagued by the fear of mortality and therefore
the limitation of his knowledge.
Then one day was offered immortality and took it.
Has tried to come to terms with his self-imposed
"curse". As time passed he became less human in emotions.
Although still has one desire: "knowledge for its own sake".
Roche, using his Japanese identity of Ryu Kassiguru, has taken over the
Yakuza clan, in the Japanese quarter of New Chelsea. In addition, he slew his Elder,
Marcus Grogan, and drank of his Blood. In doing so he not only raised his generation to 10th,
rather than 14th, but he became Primogen, with much of the knowledge and power of Marcus Grogan
absorbed through Thaumaturgy.
Softly spoken (English accent).
Quiet and reclusive. Loyal.
Loves the wilderness, as it offers a "refuge" from
all those who wish to impose/use/abuse him.
Slow to anger but once angered will bend all his
will in order to seek revenge or "balance."
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