Portland By Night 1991
The Cult Leader of the Setites
Name Runi Hura aka Amos Chambers
Chronicle: Portland 1991
Clan: Follower of Set
Sire: Sahira Siraj
Date of Birth: January 12 1918
Eyes: Dark Brown
Before World War II, Amos Chambers worked as a carpenter and thought he was an honest man. Oh sure, he did a little work for some crime bosses, like those false bottom crates for shipping heroin. What’s a black man to do when he can’t get the same fees as a white man! Amos swore to his parents that he’d help his kid brother Franklin pay for college and become a doctor-and that took money.
The war changed everyone’s plans. Franklin became a medic and died in the Pacific. Amos became a quartermaster sergeant. His unit ended up in North Africa, duking it out with Rommel. Soldiers like to get treats not available to at the PX, and they like to cut loose with the local girls. Amos found a talent for deal making and arranging other people’s fun.
That talent brought him to Sahira’s attention. She saw who would emerge as top-dog. The action would be in America. She needed a “native” guide. Amos seemed smart and just amoral enough to serve as her ghoul. Amos returned from a three day pass in Cairo enslaved to the Followers of Set.
Amos used his position and connections to smuggle Sahira and her sire and brood mates from Egypt to Boston. He served her well for twelve years. That obliged her, by the tradition of her cult to teach Amos to the best of her ability, and he learned well. When Sahira struck out to establish her own temple, her sire Abdolsobek suggested that she make Amos her first childe. To commemorate his promotion from ghoul to vampire, Amos changed his name to Runi Hura.
Sahira and Runi Hura ran small-time operations in a series of cities, taking over brothels and blackmailing prominent johns before exposing them and ruining them. In 1981, Runi suggested reversing the system. Why destroy their victims? Why not use them to draw in more blackmail victims, in a never-ending pyramid of extortion? Thus began the Repairers of Reputations.
As the front man for the Repairers, Runi receives clients and commands the brood’s agents. He also serves as cult priest and oversees their businesses. In addition to the Repairers network of blackmailed agents, Runi has contactswith some of the city’s organized crime figures and can often hire special help from them.
Image: Although actually a light skinned American black man, Runi can pass for a dark skinned Arab. He shaves his head. As manager of the Sphinx Club, he wears an expensive white suit and a turban with a red brush, and speaks with a heavy Arabic accent.
Roleplaying: You can live so many lies you almost forget who you really are to Belle, Jim and Topcat you are their distant and taciturn master with Fatima your submissive child-lover. To blackmailed former clients, you seem terrifyingly omniscient; to cultist, a living God. When you think of how many the clan’s mysteries you do not know, however, you feel lost and powerless. Where is the real you? Perhaps it lies in this precept: No matter how many roles you play, you vow to survive the world of horrors and secrets will not destroy you.