Embraced just after the Norman Conquest of England, Baron John's rapid rise through the Cainite hierarchy has been remarkable. Persistent rumors suggest that John betrayed his sire, who was the former Baron of York, collaborating with a triumvirate of Norman vampires to remove any threats to their power.
John has been resentful of Mithras' constant suspicion and watchfulness but has played along, all the while plotting to rid himself of the overlord. His schemes brought him into close contact with the Tremere of Durham.
John faced resistance in his own city. Less than two centuries old, he had little respect among elder Cainites.