✯ BIRTH NAME: Lestat de Lioncourt.
✯ ALIASES: Lestat de Valois, Sebastian Melmoth, Baron Van Kindergarten, Standford Wilde, Lestan Gregor, Lionel Potter, Sheridan Blackwood, Isaac Rummel.
- lestat — Masculine. French. Les-DOT.
- lioncourt — -.
✯ NICKNAMES: The Brat Prince | Monsieur le Rock Star | Damnedest Creature.
✯ SPECIES: Vampire.
✯ SEX | GENDER: Male (♂) | Identifies as male.
✯ AGE: Depends on storyline.
✯ DATE OF BIRTH: November 7, 1760.
✯ DATE OF TRANSFORMATION: Late winter of 1781 or early 1782, after his 21st birthday.
✯ CURRENT RESIDENCE: Nomadic, but has a number of properties spread out through the world.
appearance & health
✯ HAIR COLOUR: Sunlight in the hair…
✯ EYE COLOUR: And the blue sky fixed forever in your eyes.
✯ COMPLEXION: Deathly pale, like smooth marble.
✯ RIGHT/LEFT-HANDED: Right-handed.
✯ HEIGHT: 6'0". | 185.5cm.
✯ WEIGHT: 150 lbs. | 68 kg.
✯ BODY TYPE: Tall and slim. Is somewhat muscular, but not “beefy” due to malnutrition in his poverty-stricken mortal years.
✯ LOOKS: –.
✯ AGE APPEARANCE: Appears to be around 20/21 years old.
✯ SCARS: None.
✯ TATTOOS | PIERCINGS: None. | None.
✯ HEALTH | ALLERGIES: Lestat is immortal and undead, so he will never become sick unless he drinks dead blood, which could be counted as an allergen.
✯ MENTAL HEALTH: Questionable.
✯ SLEEPING HABITS: Lestat sleeps during the day. As a fledgling vampire, he would be forced into a “death slumber” as the sun began to rise. As he’s gotten older and more powerful, he is now much more resistant to this forced slumber but eventually succumbs to it around 10AM. He usually wakes up around 7PM.
✯ EATING HABITS: Lestat cannot digest mortal food or drink. The only thing he can process for sustenance is live blood, from either human or animal. He prefers human blood, straight from the source. He either takes a small amount from several people that won’t remember him, or if he’s feeling particularly predatory in nature, he hunts down heinous criminals, which he does in fact kill and dispose of.
✯ PERSONAL APPEARANCE/HYGIENE: Lestat is highly vain and cares about his appearance. He takes great care to groom himself, and abhors ‘messy eating’ when feeding. Very rarely is his face and mouth covered in blood - he has to be in a particularly savage mood for this display of vampiric behavior.
✯ BATHING FREQUENCY: Dirt and grime does not stick to a vampire’s skin in the way it does a human’s, so very rarely does Lestat actually need to bathe. However, he does enjoy the scent of various self-care essential oils so every now and then he will indulge.
✯ TOOTH BRUSHING FREQUENCY: He doesn’t need to do this.
✯ HANDWASHING FREQUENCY: Nor does he need to do this, unless he’s happened to get blood on them.
background & education
✯ PARENTS: Gabrielle de Lioncourt (mother); ‘The Marquis’ de Lioncourt (father).
✯ PARENTS RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married, separated.
✯ FATHER’S HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Unknown.
✯ MOTHER’S HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Came from a wealthy Italian family. Had some sort of formal education before being married off to Lestat’s father.
✯ FATHER’S OCCUPATION: Le Marquis d'Auvergne
✯ MOTHER’S OCCUPATION: Stay-at-home mother. La Marquise.
✯ OTHER FAMILY: Lestat was the youngest of three brothers, though his mother had five other children, all of which did not survive into their childhood due to a myriad of Gabrielle’s health problems and pregnancy complications. His eldest brother was Augustin. He had many relatives scattered around France and Italy whom he sent gifts to after he was turned.
✯ CLOSEST/FAVOURITE RELATIVE: His mother. Lestat has always had a curious relationship with his mother. Gabrielle is not the affectionate and maternal type, and never truly wanted children to begin with, but she and Lestat are something of kindred spirits. Before Lestat left for Paris, she provided him with the monetary means to do so. She knew she was going to die soon and did not want Lestat to remain living with his father, who was abusive to the both of them. Gabrielle knew Lestat felt as trapped as she did at the Auvergne castle, and wanted to die knowing her son was in Paris with Nicolas.
✯ LEAST FAVOURITE RELATIVE: His father, by far. The Marquis was a vile and ill-tempered old man, blind and half-mad when he finally reached New Orleans. Lestat does not mourn his death, though likely feels some degree of pity for the old wretch.
✯ PETS: While Lestat loves animals of all kinds, he favors dogs. Lestat grew up having several large mastiffs, and had a massive German Shepherd named Mojo in the early 1990s.
✯ PLACE OF BIRTH: The Auvergne region of France.
✯ HOMETOWN/CHILDHOOD RESIDENCE: The Auvergne.
✯ DICTION | ACCENT: "When I write I drift into a vocabulary that would have been natural to me in the eighteenth century, into phrases shaped by the authors I’ve read. But in spite of my French accent, I talk like a cross between a flatboatman and detective Sam Spade, actually. So I hope you’ll bear with me when my style is inconsistent. When I blow the atmosphere of an eighteenth-century scene to smithereens now and then.“
✯ EDUCATION: Lestat got something of an education from a church in his village. He aspired to become one of the brothers there, but was forbidden to continue by his father and brothers - they found the idea of a noble family's son becoming a simple priest abhorrent. He was illiterate up until he became a vampire. His 'mimicry mastery' allowed him to learn written French and Italian. Eventually, during the French Revolution, Lestat moved to the United States and learned English from whatever locals would teach him.
✯ CHILDHOOD REPUTATION: --.
✯ BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: –.
✯ WORST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Being taken to the place near the village where they burned people suspected of being a witch. When Lestat was little, the horror of it all struck him with hysterical crying and since his nurse couldn't calm him, they had to call in the Marquise and only when Gabrielle came was Lestat able to calm down.
✯ OCCUPATION: He really doesn’t need a job, he has an inexhaustible amount of money. That being said, he poses as a landlord in the modern day though he never takes his elderly tenant’s money. The rent checks he does cash, he uses specifically to upgrade the state of his apartments, especially if they are in need of a little TLC.
✯ SALARY: N/A.
✯ CURRENT STATUS AND MONEY: Extremely wealthy.
✯ POSSESSIONS: --.
✯ FAMILY HEIRLOOMS: TBD.
✯ CRIMINAL RECORD: TBD.
✯ MEANS OF TRAVEL: TBD.
✯ KEY WORDS: The damnedest creature.
✯ AT BEST: Kind, generous, affectionate, energetic. He might kiss you just for the hell of it. He’s not shy!
✯ AT WORST: An absolute nightmare to deal with, let’s put it that way.
✯ ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Scorpio
✯ ZODIAC STRENGTHS: Resourceful, brave, passionate, stubborn, a true friend.
✯ ZODIAC WEAKNESSES: Distrusting, jealous, secretive, violent.
✯ ZODIAC PERSONALITY: Scorpio is the astrology sign of extremes and intensity. Scorpios are very deep, intense people, there is always more then meets the eye. They present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world yet lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will and a persistent drive. Scorpios have a very penetrative mind, do not be surprised if they ask questions, they are trying to delve deeper and figure things out and survey the situation. They always want to know why, where and any other possible detail they can possibly know. Scorpio’s are very weary of the games that other people try to play and they are very aware of it. Scorpios tend to dominate and control anyone that lets them, or anyone that they find weak. The person that a Scorpio respects and holds close to them is treated with amazing kindness, loyalty and generosity. On the outside, a Scorpio has great secretiveness and mystery. This magnetically draws people to them. They are known to be controlling and too ambitious but only because they need control for this makes them feel safe.
✯ MENTAL DISEASES: –.
✯ SMOKE | DRINK | DRUGS: No. | No. | No.
✯ LIKES: Leather jackets, crushed velvet, 18th century lace, rock music, dark hair, playing the piano and violin, making bad decisions.
✯ DISLIKES: Criminals, 'messy eating', the phrase "I told you so" (probably).
✯ STRENGTHS: COMING SOON
✯ FLAWS: COMING SOON
|vampire physiology & gifts|
The origin story of the vampires is long and drawn out, but it began six thousand years ago, when Egypt was still known as Kemet. Due to a violent dispute over the proper care of the deceased, twins known as Maharet and Mekare were taken captive by the Pharaoh Enkil and his bride Akasha. The twins were able to escape with the help of Amel, a bloodthirsty demonic spirit. However, they were soon dragged back to Kemet where they were subjected to harsh public punishment and humiliation. Eventually, the villagers of Kemet plotted to kill Enkil and Akasha, and began stabbing the two of them. Amel saw what was happening and merged himself with Akasha's dying soul, forming her into the first vampire. Akasha drank from Enkil until he was at the brink of death, then fed her blood to him and turned him into the second vampire. With each new addition to the immortal "family", the newest fledglings became slightly weaker than the First Brood. In order to become a vampire, your sire must first bite and then drain you nearly to the brink of death. When you have reached this point, they will feed you back that same blood mixed with their own. Each time a new fledgling is made, part of Amel's spirit is transferred to them. Kill the Ones Who Must Be Kept, and you kill the entire flock of immortals.
Transferable Vampirism: All vampires are able to create more of their kind through a blood exchange. The sire drains their victim to the brink of death. Their blood mixed with the sire's is fed back, transferring a part of Amel to the fledgling and triggering the change from mortal into immortal. Each new fledgling is slightly weaker than their master.
Gifts: With time, all vampires acquire fascinating new gifts from telekinesis to pyrokinesis, as well as the ability to even fly or kill targets simply by willing it to happen. This usually does not happen for several hundred years unless the vampire in question drinks from one older than them such as one of the Children of the Milennia.
Strength And Speed: Vampires can move faster than the human eye can perceive, and they are also incredibly strong, able to bend pennies over double without much effort. They are capable of breaking bones of mortals with their immense strength
Heightened Senses: All vampires are granted heightened senses upon being reborn. A new vampire may be mesmerized by the texture of a carpet, or the iridescence of shampoo. They can also smell, hear, and touch better. Though they sacrifice their ability to consume human food, they also are able to taste better and may detect chemicals in the blood when they feed.
Appearance: All vampires tend to be inhumanly beautiful. Their hair seems to writhe with motion and feels like silk to the touch. Skin becomes perfect and pale, and their nails take on a glossy appearance, making them like glass. The lateral incisors, canines, and premolars are lengthened slightly until they form a point, giving their fangs a slightly feline appearance.
Age: The older a vampire gets, the stronger they become, and the less pliable their skin becomes. They also become less susceptible to the effects of the sun. Some Children of the Milennia expose themselves to the sun on purpose in order to acquire tanned skin so they can fit in with mortals better.
The Mind Gift: A combined gift of telepathy and telekinesis. Vampires with this gift are able to communicate via their minds alone, though this bond is closed off between maker and fledgling. They are also able to move objects without touching them, and this includes manipulating the locks on doors.
The Spell Gift: The ability to cloud a mortal's mind to bend them to your will, though it has a variety of uses. Some vampires such as Lestat will use this "mind control" more to conceal their true nature, while some such as the vampire Armand use this gift while hunting to lure in people that 'wish to die'. Though, some features of vampirism (fangs, glassy nails) can be explained with mundane concepts such as cosmetic veneers and/or a nice manicure and clear nail lacquer.
The Fire Gift: Pyrokinesis, simply explained. Can be used to kill other, less powerful vampires.
The Cloud Gift: The ability to fly. One of the most difficult gifts to obtain, and the only people explicitly mentioned to have this gift are Akasha, Enkil, Lestat (who obtained it through repeatedly drinking from Akasha), and the Children of the Millennia (Khayman, Maharet, Mekare, Marius, Pandora, and Mael). However, most if not all of the few vampires that do have this gift rarely use it as it is unsettling and reminds them they are truly no longer human.
The Killing Gift: Typically only possessed by the eldest vampires, and arguably one of the rarest powers. The few vampires known to have this are Akasha, Marius, Lestat, Maharet, Mekare, Khayman, and Mael. The killing gift is simple in concept - you simply will somebody to die. How they die is unknown but a massive internal hemorrhage/fatal ruptures in the cardiovascular system is suggested.