Blood and Jazz
aka Fengard's Vampiric Great-Granddaddy
Born in 2091 to the Tynan-born lady Cornelia Locke and the Ki-Tanese daimyo Kenichi Luo, Donovan Locke is a likely candidate for the position of oldest and most powerful vampire on Ërdin; his thralls are estimated to number in the thousands, and his network of indirect influence runs orders of magnitude larger. In his time he has fought numerous battles against the Company of Strangers and claimed brutal victories over the grand armies of House Fukui, the royal navy of Aglondale, and the elite cleric police force of Yaromir the Purifier, but in his advanced age he has come to prefer business and diplomacy to violence and bloodshed as means of accomplishing his goals. He has multiple citizenship, registered in most nations that permit vampires to be citizens (excluding Ki-Tan) and noted for his extravagant donations to governments that further his causes. He is currently in negotiation with Dvirhim’s industrial giant Bogdan Volkova on local matters of public works, with the government of Lusitola on international matters of undead rights, and with the government of Aasimique on economic and political pressure against Ki-Tan and House Fukui for their genocide of native Ki-Tanese and their numerous other rights abuses.