The Savage Night
Skulking hotelier with an ear to the wall
Crane was the owner of a luxury hotel in the city at the turn of the century, which became the haven for a newly arrived Nosferatu elder. Crane had built his hotel with secret passages and peepholes which he had used to spy on- and blackmail- his wealthy guests, and proved himself a invaluable asset for his new master.
He was only a fledgling vampire in 1906, when the earthquake shook his hotel to the ground, and the resulting fire destroyed his sire. Driven by ambition, and using his accumulated wealth and influence, however, he quickly rebuilt and became a major player in local Kindred politics. Most recently he was awarded a seat on the Primogen council, a prize he had coveted for more than a century.