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Gulfora (Vampire: The Masquerade)
The Succubus Gulfora
|Series||Vampire: The Masquerade|
|Setting||Chicago by Night Sourcebook|
Gulfora is a succubus character who appears in the in the Chicago by Night sourcebook for the Vampire: The Masquerade role playing game. She also appears in a slightly different form in the Sodium Noir freeform play-by-email roleplaying game. That version of this character can be found in the article Gulfora.
Gulfora is one of the few succubi remaining on Earth and is not an undead being. She hovers in the shadows of power and attempts to direct those around her by using her Succubus powers to cloud the minds of men... whatever kind of men they may be.
Gulfora is one of the few succubi remaining on Earth. As far as she is concerned, she has existed nearly as long as the earth itself. She claims she came into being on the fourth day of Creation, when God created the beings of the sea and air. However, succubi (like all demons) are great liars, and anyone who believes their stories would do well never to buy a bridge in Brooklyn.
Gulfora's history is a long and bloody one. The Sumerians were the first people to write about her, and their cuneiform warnings about her powers date back to 2300 B.C. Other civilizations, from the Egyptians to the Puritans, have feared her, and rightly so. There is probably no vampire who can match her murder for murder — unless those rumors about Stalin or the Khmer Rouge are true.
She migrated to Chicago with the advent of the railroads, amid the huge influx of the poor and downtrodden that so expanded the city. After moving from haven to haven, Gulfora eventually took up residence beneath the Museum of Science and Industry in Hyde Park. Although she sleeps there, she can most often be found in the sewers, making her way through the city.
Gulfora differs from vampires in a number of ways. First of all, she is not undead. Indeed, she has never lived at all. People of the Western traditions believe she was created along with the other angels, and fell from grace. People of Eastern traditions tend to consider her one of the malevolent forces of nature.
Her second main difference stems from the fact that she does not gain sustenance from sucking blood. In fact, the only way she "feeds" is by sexual intercourse. Thus she is unable to spend Blood Points to increase her Physical Attributes.
Finally, she is immune to the Dominate Discipline (though the Tremere are rumored to have a ritual that has the same effect) and always reads as having a deep red-black aura. She despises the Kindred and is unable to feed from them, just as they are unable to feed from her. However, she has never taken any action against them as a whole.
|Physical||Strength 5, Dexterity 5, Stamina 5|
|Social||Charisma 8, Manipulation 9, Appearance 10|
|Mental||Perception 5, Intelligence 5, Wits 5|
|Talents||Acting 5, Empathy 5, Intimidation 5, Seduction 10, Subterfuge 5|
|Disciplines||Auspex 5, Dominate 5 (only on men), Obfuscate 5, Presence 5, Thaumaturgy 6|
|Backgrounds||Herd 5, Retainers 2|
|Virtues||Conscience 0, Self-Control 0, Courage 0 Humanity: 0|
While Gulfora is bothered by religious symbols, they do her no harm. She is also unaffected by the sun or fire, but avoids both. While she is no great foe in combat, her extra level of Thaumaturgy lets her turn insubstantial at will. She can also travel in that form Finally, her Dominate only works on males (yes, male vampires too).
As beautiful as she wants to be. Don't bother describing her clothes — she doesn't wear any.
Everything you do is as sultry and sensual as it can be.
The Museum of Science and Industry. She also lives in the sewers beneath the city. The Nosferatu know that something else lives down there with them, but they have no clue what or who it is. There are rumors among the Kindred about a monster beneath the streets, but few would believe that a creature like Gulfora exists.
A Influence: Complete control of almost any man. In fact, one of her current Retainers is a werewolf she corrupted during the Lupines' attack on the city.