Lives in Carroll Gardens- (15th St. to Union St., Fourth Ave. to Interstate 278)
Address : 478 Clinton Street, Brooklyn NY, Third Floor.
*Keita grew up in the ghetto of New York City. The schools were bad, the hoodlums were worse, and her parents weren’t there. She was popular at school because she was inordinately gorgeous. Which gave her the inspiration to get out of the hood and into the refined society by getting into modelling. The business had open doors for someone of her natural beauty, and she adapted well to the lifestyle of a runway model. Once she hit it big and started doing magazine editorials, she started making rivals. Being sassy like only a self-raised girl from the hood can be makes for many enemies in an already competitive field. Some of them particularly bitter. Keita wasn’t afraid to use her charms to get the jobs she wanted, and stole many jobs from her closest rivals as she could. The Jacques Boudreau collection magazine shoot was the most recent successful steal Keita took from Anabell Mackey. That was the last straw.
*She died later that week, having dinner with the designer at his studio for a private shoot. Ahem ahem… Jacques had to call an ambulance. She was blue in the face and not breathing by the time the paramedics got there. She woke up in the ambulance screaming and crying about her skin burning. The EMTs were shocked and amazed that she was alive without any known reason. She had been dead for quite a few minutes, without avail to revive her with their efforts. After a very confused exam at the hospital, she was given a clean bill of health, though she wasn’t telling them all of what she felt. The burning in her fingers, the voice whispering commands at her like a lover who was choking on his own blood. Going home to sort out her head, Keita learned that she had been dead, and would’ve stayed that way without the Burned Photographer.
*He had died from tuberculosis..Or he would have, if they hadn’t burned him alive first. He had built the studio Jacques used now, and loved to watch the work. When Keita died there, he was drawn to her, craving a body of his own again. The poison was easy to remove, and make her live again. Now she felt the urge to take photos instead of be in them. She wasn’t comfortable with it, and won’t tell anyone in the real business about this…compulsion. She lets the Photographer have his fun in the dark hours of night, in the dive bars and alleys of the city, places people wouldn’t recognize Keita Brooks.
*The Burned Photographer is driven to find…someone. Someone not from this time, but perhaps their descendant, or a relative. Keita has no idea why, or even whom she’s coaxed into looking for. But it is such a demand that she cannot ignore his whispers. While she is out photographing where she can get the Burned Photographer to cooperate, he often takes her to haunted locales, increasing her knowledge of the Twilight realm ever so slowly. She hates these otherwordly forays, finding them frightening and still somewhat unreal.
*Keita loves ceramics. She’s been an avid potter since high school. She has made all of the dishware for her suite, and for many of her friends’. She has an elegant sense of style for herself personally, and for her suite. Though her modelling career has branched out from elegance, she is most known for her elegant features. She has always had an affinity for the romance of death, and her career has increased in interest in the subject since her…incident. Bread is abhorrent because she’s gluten-intolerant.
*She won’t abide spoiled behavior by anyone over the age of 8. So…All of the primadonnas in the industry are looked down upon with the utmost disdain. Anabell is the worst of the worst spoiled self indulgent little bitches Keita has to frequently work alongside. Anabell has a fickle heart and falls in and out of love quite easily. The first problem really arose between Keita and Anabell when Keita rekindled an old flame with Devon Damonte, someone she attended school with, who is now a well known rapper. Anabell thought him daring and exciting and was horrendously loopy for him, but he was far more interested in Keita. He was only the first in a long line of men who preferred Keita over Anabell. After the third, Anabell confronted Keita about it, and incited Keita to start taunting Anabell. She began luring the men Anabell had fallen in love with away, for the sport of it more than any real interest in them. Every time Anabell tried to ruin Keita’s career or relationships, she only made herself look worse. With her career teetering on the brink of failure, Anabell was trying to do well in every opportunity afforded her, but Keita could out perform her every time. Such a vicious poisonous hatred grew that Anabell could not content herself with plots to ruin her career, only with plots to ruin Keita’s life. The easiest way to ruin a life was to take it, and Anabell was all about the easy way to do things.
*When Keita stole Jacques from her, Anabell hired someone to stalk Keita and harass her. After finding out Keita was going to have a private dinner with Jacques, she quickly moved to bribe the caterer to prepare a delicacy; Lobster Burrata for a side. Jacques hated lobster secretly, so Anabell knew he wouldn’t try it. She had her hired hand work for the Caterer and poison the dish for Keita. The report to the ambulance made her death appear accidental, and her spontaneous recovery baffled the medical staff, but her blood tests were clear, as were all her other tests. They didn’t investigate further, attributing her quietness to near-death shock, though she was too busy listening to the strange whispers to sort through all the details of her death. Now that she has had time to..acclimate to the Burned Photographer, she knows her death was not an accident, and is hunting for the person who poisoned her, and why.
Death’s Beauty: All supernatural creatures that could feed off of you (Vampires for Vitae, Changelings for Glamour, etc.) receive four times the nourishment they would normally receive. In addition all rolls to activate supernatural abilities receive a +2 as long as you have the desire to help.