Character: Sergei van Jarovich

Name: Sergei van Jarovich

Appearances: The Whole of a Man, Kiro no MatsuroLunacy

Character Type: Immortal

Age: 16 centuries

Birthdate: January 29th, 403 (Aquarius)

Description: Sergei is lean and slender. His muscles are toned, but not nearly so much as Strahd. He has spent most of his time playing diplomat rather than exerting himself physically, and it shows. His eyes are bright green, the green of healthy grass, while his hair is red with touches of honey-gold in the sunlight. It has a slight wave to it and is shoulder-length. He either leaves it loose, or ties it into a short ponytail. He has an almost feminine face, bordering on delicate and quite refined. He is, in a word, elegant. 

Distinguishing Features: Though Strahd might say that his brother’s key feature is his hair, Sergei’s natural grace and authoritative presence have influenced more people than his looks.

Weapons/talents: Though studied in all the arts of a noble of his time such as swords and horsemanship, Sergei focused more upon the arts of diplomacy and social graces. His most dangerous weapon is his quiet charm and skilled ability to debate.

Personality: Sergei is generally quiet and thoughtful. He keeps to himself about most things, and you can tell by looking at him that he is constantly thinking. He tends to speak softly despite carrying a regal presence that demands respect

Quirks: Attractive though he is, Sergei has never been attracted to anyone in any sort of romantic way.

Origin: Supporting character of an original story written in 1992 called “The Kiss of the van Jarovich Coven.”

Inspiration: Likely drawn from P.N. Elrod’s novel I, Strahd along with influence from Anne Rice’s Armand. Originally Strahd and his brothers were pure vampires, despite being ‘naturally’ made. This just meant that they were created via magical spell, rather than by being bitten. They still behaved exactly like cliche vampires.

Rewrite: Strahd’s novel was rewritten for NaNoWriMo in 2008 where the vampire points were de-emphasized and the story became more the historical fiction it was meant to be, with merely a touch of the fantasy aspect, called “The Whole of a Man.”

Adaptations: Sergei generally appears, or is at least mentioned, wherever Strahd makes an appearance.





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