Affiliation: Abiectio Venatores
Hair Color: Brunette
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks: None
Mortimer Stroud is one of the founding members of the Abiectio Venatores. He considers himself to the be second in command, although there isn’t an actual hierarchy of leadership between the members of the group.
Mortimer was born in Seville, Spain on October 31, 1908. He is the seventh son of a seventh son, and as such carries a significant amount of power, which he uses to power his thaumaturgy. Although the youngest of all the main leaders of the Abiectio, Mortimer was well-accomplished during his membership with the Venatori Umbrata. His raw power is impressive, as his ability to withstand punishment.
He is highly skilled and often took on difficult jobs that were out if the reach of other more senior members of the Venatori. It was the lack of respect and upward mobility at the Umbrata, that led Mortimer to join Cyprus Archer in the theft and subsequent dissolution from the Venatori Umbrata.
Mortimer is a skilled combatant and very tactically minded. His talents are put to the test regularly, as he is generally the one that Cyprus uses when he wants to wreck havoc on the enemy. It is believed that Mortimer is somehow immune to becoming a vampire, as he was bitten during a mission for the Venatori. Despite this, a level of distrust prevented him from being used to his full potential.
Now, in his current incarnation, he seems to be displaying some of the powers of a Black Court Vampire, without suffering from the insatiable hunger or ill-effects of the condition. While he is not as powerful as a vampire, his enhanced abilities have made him a more dangerous foe to face.