The quiet university city of Uppsala lies in eastern Sweden, to the
north of Stockholm. The city grew up around the university that is its
lifeblood and the church, which dominates the city skyline with its
Students are everywhere in Uppsala, forming roughly a sixth of the
180 000 population. The city is also home to a small number of the
damned childer of Caine...Vampires...
The permanant kindred residents of Uppsala are: (Click the picture to view the character sheet)
Ragnar Ericsson : (Prince of the city, 7th Generation Brujah. d.1400) A tall, slim man, of obvious nordic descent. First impressions are to give this chap respect. His steely eyes and intimidating presence are very reminiscent of a School Headmaster. Ragnar has spent his entire life and subsequent unlife studying and is one of the wisest kindred the characters will ever likely meet. Uppsala is HIS city since Henrik left, and as long as noone interferes with its smooth running he's a happy kindred. Making him unhappy is most unwise. Sven Johansson : (8th Generation Gangrel. d.1790) A historian specialising in the Norse, embraced by an old Viking warrior. Sven came to study in Uppsala first as a mortal and later as a Cainite. Quick to temper, Sven prefers his own company, and is curt with anyone who doesn't immediately gain his interest. A typical Gangrel, though tempered with a very keen mind. His appearance relates his loner attitude. Seth : (9th Generation Kiasyd. d.1894) A former Oxford don, embraced for some enigmatic reason by the most enigmatic of Bloodlines. A very secretive individual, though not a loner. He is extremely well mannered...as long as people don't mind talking to shadows. His only real interest is his studies, though he will aid any who show enough intelligence to merit his help. Pieter Gustafsson : (11th Generation Malkavian. d.1950) A very strange little man. A mass of neuroses and complexes, all wrapped up in a cheap suit, loud tie and a lab jacket. This Biologist is much liked and pitied by the city's kindred. He is quite mad...boasting serious agrophobia and a paranoid fear of other people (the only person he really trusts is the Tremere Christina) among his eccentricities, along with fairly serious bouts of manic depression. A workaholic, but still not above the occasional practical joke...malicious or not, dependent on his wildly fluctuating moods. Christina Stenstrom : (9th Generation Tremere. d.1978) The Childe of Fredrik the missing Tremere, sent to try to find her sire. Christina is seriously out of her depth, and while she is a talented researcher she has found no leads and is getting worried. She is pleasant, fairly pretty, but exceedingly nervous. That said, she is determined to find her sire, and it is this determination that keeps her going. Per Andersson : (8th Generation Brujah. d.1973) It all went wrong for Per when he was embraced...as he didn't react to the experience very well. he flipped, and is now a brash, loud and extremely over confident Anarch, of the sort who are all talk and no action. He has a gang of youths he thinks give him power, but is really not much of anything anymore. Ragnar despairs of his childe, hoping one day the prodigy he embraced will return to the fold. Per changes his opinions and appearance daily. He's very antisocial and aggressive. A truly tragic figure. Ulrika Stromberg : (10th Generation Toreador. d.1966) Ulrika arrived in Uppsala ten years ago, having been embraced by one of Stockholm's Toreador. She now runs the principal concert venue in town, Babylon, which can be found in the shadow of the castle. She would be an artiste if she thought she had the talent, but she knows she was primarily embraced for her looks - she is the sterotypical tall blonde and busty Swede. However, her sire did not realise she had a keen brain as well. Ulrika now claims her art lies in providing entertainment and fostering its development. Her sire now dislikes her, hence her move from her home city. Stefan : (11th Generation Nosferatu. d.1945) None of the kindred of Uppsala can remember when Stefan arrived. None of the kindred really know anything about his life prior to the embrace. None of them really want to know, and Stefan is reluctant to answer questions, hinting at some great shame in his past. All that is known is that he is a highly skilled Linguist who treasures the quiet life that is provided by Uppsala. The truth is that he is a former Nazi translator, who fled germany in 1945 and was embraced while passing through Amsterdam. This fact he will hide as long as it is possible, for while he never did anything worse than translate intercepted communications, he feels extremely ashamed of what his allies did. Fredrik Persson : (8th Generation Tremere. d.1817) Fredrik has been the head of Uppsala's Chantry for decades. Mostly this is because he WAS the chantry, having tired of the power games that kept most of his clan's swedish members in Stockholm. Ragnar was initially hostile to Fredrik when approched for permission to reside in Uppsala but, after many nights of debate, the two found themselves with much in common and had become firm friends and allies, each aiding the other with their studies. Fredrik is small by local standards, standing only 5'9" tall, and is also a little overweight. Fredrik went missing six months ago, and has not been seen since.