Aconia Messalina was one of the first followers, and first Lasombra, of the Road of Sin. She was also the first to break with the main Road and to create her own Path, the Via Voluptarius ("Path of Pleasure").
A woman of intense passions and a sharp mind, Aconia was among the original students of Tanitbaal-Sahar in ancient Rome. When she decided to focus on a single strand of desire, her former comrades grew angry, particularly the Nosferatu Servius Marius Pustula.
After a series of arguments, Aconia left Rome and settled in Ancona, where she began to rule as a prince and further formulated the Path of Pleasure in various pieces of lyrical poetry. She settled in a temple dedicated to Venus, establishing a dynasty of pleasure-priestesses. When she fell to torpor her sleeping body was laid to rest under her temple.