Anhelo sees no difference between a dagger and a paintbrush. He'll get any job done and turn the crime scene into a work of art in the process.The man can't resist a little creative flourish here and there. Dagger, paintbrush, it's all the same to him. He loves to set a corpse up with a crime scene so pretty, any bystanders wish they'd been knocked off instead. Calls it his art, his bit of "hidden spectacle." Maybe he's trying to impress his boss or his darling daughter. Kinda unnecessary, if you ask the average citizen, but hey, vampires are just like that sometimes.
He has a daughter, Errant, with a now-dead wife, named Serena. Despite the ruthlessness with which he approaches his work, he is very close to them and tries to be a reliable and affectionate father. He has pale eyes, fair skin, and slicked-back dark hair that runs close to his head and curls around a high steel collar. Carefully manicured stubble lines his jaw. Three years before the events of Streets of New Capenna, he killed Severo. While assassinating a Nightmare at the request of Evelyn, he received permanent scars along his rib-cage. On the day of Errant's wedding to Parnesse, he killed Fiero Vespin and Severo's son.
Ironically for a vampire, Anhelo dislikes people "who [work] in the dark," rather than having their work "out in the open."
Anhelo used to be a historian and a businessman all in one. Any business deal or contract with the Maestros or their museum had to go through him. He wouldn't say how he got the job, but that tidbit of knowledge was the family's worst-kept secret. He was Lord Xander's right-hand man before the city was built, and he still was long after. Personally trained by Lord Xander for centuries, Anhelo is still one of the best assassins in the city.
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