Character's Full Name: Cassandra Drusus
Created By: Mallory
Aliases: Cassandra Drew, Sandra Bates, various others
Character Type: Immortal
Apparent Age: 25
Actual Age: 1891
Weight: 120 lbs
Additional Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Any special skills: Espionage, calligraphy, painting, croupier/casino management.
Personality: Ambitious and driven, Cassandra doesn't let anyone stand in the
way of her goals. While she's no headhunter, she won't hesitate to fight when
cornered and kill when necessary.
Cassandra loves the high life – opulent homes, lavish parties, and the latest
fashions. She's managed her personal wealth carefully over the centuries, and
could easily buy nearly anything her heart desired before Captain Tripps made
Cassandra is a shrewd manipulator, and adept at uncovering secrets. She's not
afraid to use almost any means to collect information, although she draws the
line at torture. Her favorite weapon is seduction, and she's not above using
her body to achieve her goals. She also enjoys sex for its own sake, and laughs
at the very idea of a monogamous relationship.
Cassandra has been a courtesan many times over the centuries, partially to
support her lifestyle, and partially as a cover for gathering information to
sell to the highest bidder. She also discovered that brothels also made good
shelters for women with nowhere else to go. She always ensured her girls were
clean, healthy, and well-treated.
Even though she adapts well to changing times, Cassandra still tends to think
like a Roman. She has lived outside the Italian peninsula so long that she's
lost her native accent.
122 A.D. – Rome
Cassandra is born to a prominent patrician family. Raised in a life of
privilege and luxury, she embraces the decadent roman lifestyle wholeheartedly.
Cassandra enters into an arranged marriage to Laurentius Batiatus, a powerful
military officer with enough money to support her in the style she's accustomed
to. On their wedding night, Batiatus reveals that he's Immortal. Far from
being put off, Cassandra is thrilled at the idea of being married to a wealthy
and powerful man who will always be handsome and virile.
Shortly after the wedding, Batiatus is deployed to Britannia to take command of
an outpost on Hadrian's Wall. Batiatus has an estate near the Wall, and
arranges for Cassandra to join him there to manage the household. Cassandra is
less than happy to leave Rome and its lavish parties, but is determined to make
the most of the situation. With her husband often away for days at a time on
maneuvers, Cassandra entertains herself with the couple's servants.
147 A.D. – Britannia
While out for a ride on the estate, Cassandra's horse is spooked by a snake, and
she's thrown from the saddle, breaking her neck. Batiatus has her taken to
their bedchamber, where she revives as an Immortal. Cassandra is overjoyed at
the development, even though Batiatus hadn't told her what she was. Now blessed
with eternal youth and beauty, she begins to envision the two of them seizing
control of the Empire and ruling it forever.
However, Batiatus refuses. Although he's tempted by the idea, he's well aware
that revealing their true nature would have disastrous consequences. He teaches
Cassandra how to survive as an Immortal, while steadfastly ignoring her
ambitions. Cassandra eventually grows disgusted with his lack of ambition, and
bored with provincial Britannia. She divorces Batiatus and returns to Rome.
She quickly finds that hiding her Immortality among the patricians is incredibly
difficult. She uses what remains of her personal finances to buy a brothel, and
becomes a meretrix (courtesan). Although she never meets her goal of ruling
Rome, Cassandra discovers that being a meretrix gives her access to a
considerable amount of information, and therefore leverage.
Dark Ages – England
While working as a freelance spy in England, Cassandra encounters a newly
Immortal Norse warrior named Erikir Asbjorn. In exchange for his vow to give up
the raiding life, Cassandra agrees to teach him The Rules. In the process, she
also strives to make him a bit more respectable.
Cassandra quickly discovers the advantages of having a Norse warrior watching
her back. Between his muscle and her own cunning, they make an excellent team.
Even though he gets a fair share of their profits and the occasional roll in the
furs, Erikir begins to feel like a servant. After about a year, he strikes off
on his own.
Various identities in Europe. While she often works as a spy, she's not always
In Venice, Cassandra buys a struggling brothel. Under her management the
establishment thrives, quickly becoming popular among the nobility. Despite the
popularity of the house, the Inquisition eventually shuts her down. Cassandra
is forced to leave town to avoid being tried for heresy.
Cassandra tries her hand at running a `respectable' business, and opens a tavern
in London. Among her regular customers are fellow Immortals Royce Flynn and
Lily Talbot. Intrigued by their stories of colonial life, she eventually moves
to the American colonies.
Once entrenched in the social circles of colonial aristocracy, Cassandra and
Lily gather intel for the revolution. Royce acts as their courier, delivering
information to Colonial forces. Royce and Lily are eventually caught, resulting
in the execution of a Preimmortal British officer named Martin Dobbes. Royce
and Lily manage to escape, but Cassandra's cover remains intact.
While living in Richmond Virginia, Cassandra uses her brothel to gather
information for the Union. However, she receives no advance notice when the
Union takes the city in 1865. Her house is among those burned by retreating
Confederates and several of her girls perish in the flames. Cassandra and her
surviving ladies move west.
She encounters Royce and Lily again in California. Cassandra and Royce decide
to open a saloon, but Lily declines a share in the business, having a dim view
of prostitution in general. They eventually expand their operation to include a
Cassandra returns to Europe after WWI to help rebuild. During WWII, she works
with the German underground, passing information to the Allies through the
French Resistance. She's eventually shot while on assignment, and has the
misfortune to revive in front of several Nazis.
Cassandra is sent to Auschwitz, where she is interrogated and subjected to
various experiments. Unable to seduce her way through the guards, she begins to
despair of ever escaping. Fortunately, one of the camp's doctors is a new
Immortal named Gustav Strauss.
Strauss had tried to kill himself after being assigned to the camp, but revived
with no idea how he managed to survive. He helps Cassandra escape in exchange
for her help in understanding his nature. Cassandra leads him to her old friend
Erik, who had become a blacksmith. Erik forges her a gladius to replace the
weapon she'd lost after her capture.
After the war, Cassandra returned to America. Since prostitution was now
illegal in the U.S., she got more heavily involved in the casino business.
Criminal syndicates who tried to muscle in on her business soon learned to leave
In the sixties, she expanded her horizons again, opening her own gentlemen's
club in Vegas.
Cassandra is running her own gentlemen's club in L.A. when Captain Tripps hits.
Certain the city will tear itself apart, Cassandra and several of her dancers
flee to her cabin in the mountains. However, the plague follows them, killing
them one by one. Cassandra can only make her friends comfortable as they die.
Cassandra is pondering her next move when Royce shows up with several refugees
from Hawaii. While some of his companions are bound for Boulder, Royce had
decided to escort one of them home to Vegas. With no better plan, Cassandra
follows her friend to Vegas.
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