Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta Known as The Wolf of Rimini, was an Italian condottiero and nobleman, a member of the House of Malatesta and lord of Rimini, Fano, and Cesena.
He was widely considered by his contemporaries as one of the most daring military leaders in Italy and commanded the Venetian forces in a campaign against the Ottoman Empire. He was also a poet and patron of the arts.
Once one of the Sect’s most formidable warriors, is these days something of a bored and listless dandy. The world has moved on, and those things that once gave his existence meaning are largely gone. The Sabbat have been defanged, the Independent Clans are neutered, and conflicts in the modern era are settled in boardrooms and Salons rather than on the field of battle. He subsumes this distaste for Twenty-First Century tedium in increasingly hedonistic activity, but this is a poor substitute for the thrill of combat.
When encountered in a Court setting, Sigismondo appears a little detached, a little insouciant, and perhaps a little more open and approachable than most Elders of his advanced years. He left politics behind decades ago, and has no appetite for the social intimidation that many of his contemporaries indulge in. He is often encountered in the company of members of his lineage, around whom he is typically voluble and friendly – sometimes a little too friendly.
Pandolfo’s violence and murders gained him the hatred of his subjects: a failed rape attempt on a young girl spurred a revolt in Rimini, which he could suppress only with Venetian intervention.
“While the blessed nature of our vitae draws forth passion from within and starkly highlights our warrior spirits, it would be unfair to say that the warrior is all that we are. Simply, we are passion.” ~ Sigismondo
“On the function of Brujah factions, my take: Iconoclasts are there to actively challenge ideas and bring solutions out through said challenge. Idealists are those that feel their ideas are already superior so they have no need to challenge them, but rather, convince you of why they are right.” ~ Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta
“Our blood is not a club one can just join. Our blood is a noble privilege, and it is an honorable High Clan. Those who embrace childer that cannot comprehend the concept of warrior-scholar are beyond my control, but I lament those who waste our blood on unworthy progeny. I will hear nothing to the contrary that will sway my opinion that our blood isn’t the price of entry. We should be more careful about those we embrace, and teach those we make.” ~Sigismondo