The usurpers of clan Cappadocian and the youngest clan of Caine, the Giovanni are both a clan and a family. They Embrace exclusively within their family (one of many things kept within the family), and are heavily focused on two goals: money and (necromantic) power. Much of the Giovanni symbolism is Italian, and the organization was founded in Venice (c.1000 AD). Their symbol is the Giovanni seal.
The Giovanni Family is an enigma, standing outside Kindred politics, and is the only clan to have truly done so since its inception, The Giovanni have a reputation that causes most fellow Kindred to avoid them at all costs. The clan’s taste for the morbid is something that even the stuffy Ventrue and the wild Brujah can agree is not natural. They are the only clan that knows the joy of life, the dark twilight of unlife and the bitter ashes of true death.
Founded during the Dark Ages and coming to ascendance in the Renaissance, the Family of Giovanni has since grown to include several other families. They are now stronger than they have ever been, while all around them disintegrate into dust. Still, suspicion of this clan has continued to the present day. By staying neutral in quaint battles, the Giovanni have had free rein to build their merchant empire. The clan’s wealth is quite sizeable, but no one knows the exact purpose for which it employs this wealth. Few outsiders have ever taken part in the clan’s necromantic rituals, so the purpose of these is likewise a mystery. Instead, suspicions and innuendoes have taken the places of facts and truths. Clan Giovanni is one of the more rigidly controlled clans and contact is constantly maintained between members of the clan.
Pronunciation- (joh-vah’-nee )
Sobriquette- Devil-Kindred, Necromancers (other less polite prejoratives)
Affinity Attributes- Strength or Resolve
Disciplines- Dominate, Necromancy, Vigor
Weakness- The bite of the Giovanni is not the blissful Kiss of the other Clans and in fact is extraordinarily painful, not only will their victim attempt to escape them at any cause while screaming at the top of their lungs but they also are able to draw only 1 Vitae for every two levels of damage done to the Victim as they break their own bones and burst bloodvessels trying to escape the Vampire. for this reason many Giovanni drink exclusively from the dead.