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Character InformationCharacter Name:
Vicente ValtieriCharacter Series:
The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionCharacter Age:
At least 300 yearsCharacter Gender:
MaleOriginal CanonCanon Point:
The day before his death at the hands of Lucien Lachance's SilencerBackground Link: Oblivion
As a high-ranking member of the Dark Brotherhood, Vicente is very dedicated to his Family and has no problems with taking a life in the name of Sithis, his god. Nor does he have any trouble sending lower-ranking Siblings to kill others. He doesn't care if the target is innocent or guilty, since it is not the Brotherhood's place to judge, only execute. He often talks about murder in a matter-of-fact tone, showing his casual nature in killing and detachment with the world outside the Brotherhood. He respects his superiors, such as Ocheeva and Lucien, despite being many centuries their elder.
That said, when it comes to those in his Family, he's a very nice and charming gentleman. He's nothing but polite to the player character and the rest of the Brotherhood, and only gets irritated if the player screws up or doesn't carry out an assassination contract to the letter. He can appreciate subtlety and discresion, as shown when he congradulates the player on not killing anyone but the target, but also knows when one must put survival above all, such as when he says the player may have to kill a target's bodyguard. He has a dark and snarky sense of humor. He's also a bookworm, since most of the time he can be seen reading whenever the player visits him in his room.
Vicente is at peace with his vampiric nature, which is notable since most vampires in the game are either savage or insane. He's a self-described social pariah, but this doesn't seem to bother him, since the Brotherhood accepts him and even finds use in his abilities. Should someone gain his trust and friendship, he may offer to make them a vampire like him, but only if they wish it. It can be assumed that he doesn't go around turning others into vampires. He does talk about draining one of his sisters of some blood as punishment if she continues to try serving him garlic (see below under abilities). He would never kill anyone in his Family, especially since it is against Brotherhood law for him to do so.
Judging by what happens throughout the Dark Brotherhood subplot, it can be assumed that sometimes he can be a bit too trusting when it comes to his Family. He was unable to tell that Mathieu Bellamont was insane, though that may have been because Bellamont was a very good actor and capable of hiding his insanity for extended periods. He also did not expect his death by the player character's hands, but Purifications (killing a Brotherhood unit) are a rare thing within the Brotherhood and it may have never crossed his mind that was what Lucien sent the player to do.Abilities:
As a vampire, Vicente has a variety of powers and enhanced abilities. He is stronger and faster than a mortal, and knows a few spells. His vampire powers include Hunter's Sight (night vision and sensing body heat), Embrace of Shadows (invisibility and night vision), Vampire's Seduction (a spell to charm others), and Reign of Terror (a fear spell). His favored weapon is a claymore.
However, his powers also come with some weaknesses. He cannot go out into the sun or else he'll burn to death, and is very weak against fire, like all vampires. He also has a strange garlic allergy. Coming into contact with garlic will weaken him considerably.Sample Entry:
The new Sister was working out better than Vicente could have hoped. She obeyed orders without question and went out of her way to fulfil the requirements for a bonus. He imagined that resisting the urge to slaughter the guards during the prison contract must have been difficult for one who could not turn invisible as he could. But it had worked out, as killing the guards would have attracted undue attention. The fact that she had gotten Lucien's attention for a special assignment just spoke of how much she benefit this Family. Nothing was more important than serving Sithis.
Ocheeva had once asked him why he never requested the previous Speaker make him her successor, since he was such a dedicated Brother and had been killing for Sithis for two-hundred years. The truth was that Vicente was content with just being an Executioner, seeing over new Dark Siblings and staying down in the Sanctuary with his books and occassional contract. Besides, Lucien deserved the position, he felt.
The vampire sorted through the various paperwork on his desk, sorting through contracts by whom he felt would be best suited for the task. He did not mind paperwork most of the time, as it gave him something to do during the day when he could not go outside. The sun had not been his friend in over three-hundred years. There were times when he missed the sun, but enjoyment of its warmth and light was a small sacrifice compared to his vampirism allowing him to continue serving his Family for centuries, which was a noble thing. A gladiator for big, blunt Gogron, an ambassador whom their archer could snipe, a Blade he could take care of himself...
He stopped what he was doing as he picked up the sound of Maraaj-Dar yelling upstairs. By Sithis, it sounded like Gogron had broken another training dummy. Vicente loved Gogron like any good brother, but even he had to admit that the orc could be a handful. Still, at least he didn't forget about his garlic aversion, unlike Antionetta. When he heard Ocheeva step in, he ignored the noise, and went back to sorting out contracts.