Death is only the Beginning
Cyric M’nere was born Cyric Le’brouve, the son of a captain in the French Royal Army, in 1780. Cyric experienced the french revolution as a young man and by the end was a commissioned artillery officer in Napalean’s Grand Army. Cyric had the misfortune of accompanying the ‘Emperor’ on his failed invasion of Russia in 1812. He fought in the battle of Borodino during the retreat of the Grand Army and his battalion was seperated from the main force and had to abandon their cannon and flee into the snowy wilds. The next week of his life was a hellish blur – fighting the Russians – the cold – hunger – his men – and eventually even monsters. The monsters were members of a Russian Orthadox Lancea Sanctum order that were following the movements of the mortal armies with great interest. Impressed by Cyric’s efforts and resourcefulness, one of the elders (Zerge M’nere) snatched him from the jaws of death and forced him into service as a ghoul. Despite initial reluctance Cyric quickly found a place in the convent and became a trusted daytime guard of his master (1814). By 1819 he became a full retainer to Zerge and became aware of the vampire world lurking behind the major factions in Russia. During the Russo Persian war he had proved himself invaluable to Zerge and became his familiar. Cyric was mortaly wounded in service to his master and the Lancea Sanctum in the Russo-Turkish war in 1829 and as a final request was granted the Embrace. With his natural aptitude, extensive military exerience, and the powerful vitae of his master Zerge flowing through his veins Cyric advanced quickly within the Lancea Sanctum. As a Paladin he lead forces of the order in the Crimean War of 1854 and later the Turkish war of 1877. By 1904 he was anointed an inquisitor and led a massive force in the Russo-Japanese war. During the Civil war from 1917-1922 the order sided with the whites against the revolution and their supernatural leaders. Cyric rarely speaks of this time. His sire, many of his friends and allies, and his first childer presished before the last of the order was driven from Russia, hiding in the “white Emigre” in 1923. Cyric took responsibility for many ghouls and vampires from his previous coven, including Peter M’nere and Irya M’nere. They fled first to France, then England, finding refuge where they could. Cyric and his charges stayed out of WWII, focusing on staying alive. In 1946 they embarked to America, and settled first in Maine, then Chicago, and at last settled in San Diego in 1962. At this point he officially founded the M’nere Clan along with Peter M’nere and Irya M’nere and began rebuilding and branding themselves as loyal mercenaries for hire to Lancea Sanctum and Invictus leaders. The rest as they say, is history.