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A creature of Uruk-of-the-City-Squares, he knew Enkidu the Wlid and held court with Ninurta the warlike and Erra the pestilent. A man of great cleverness and humor, he held prominence among the Igigi. Nissiku was his name, which meant "The Clever Prince."
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|name = Nissiku
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|clan = [[Malkavian (VTM)|Malkavian]]
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|generation = [[Fourth Generation|4th]]
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|sire = [[Malkav]]
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* The Clever Prince
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* Iktomi
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* Malk Content
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* The Babylonian
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* Old Man Hate
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* Devil Hanse
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* Fool-Eater
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'''Nissiku''', meaning the ''Clever Prince'', is one of the many names by which is known one of the first of [[Malkav]]'s [[childer]].
   
Whether the name was chosen for him or it chose him, it fit him none the less. He was born a trickster, or so he would tell you. His origins are muddled, as all things are from such an age, but there are three consistent stories for him. He was a charlatan who feigned oracular sight, a nobleman who played at fits of insanity or perhaps he was a madman gifted with charm. The stories are vague in their tellings, but there is too much truth in them to be ignored.
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==Biography==
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{{quote|He came into the family; he was one of the first. When he drank from Malkav and was reborn... perhaps he drank too deeply. His Sight reached beyond reality, and his too-clever fingers were able to follow. I hear tales of the Clever Prince reaching through the skin of the world and drawing forth the cold, sharp-edged things that lie beyond the soft, loving mirage. | Unknown [[Elder|elder]] vampire speaking through the [[Malkavian Madness Network|Madness Network]]}}According to [[Clan (VTM)|clan]] legends, Nissiku originated from Uruk, as a part of the Sumerian [[wikipedia:Igigi|Igigi]]. Renowned for his cleverness and humor, he held court with figures like [[Enkidu]], [[Ninurta]], and [[Erra]].
   
He was one of Malkav's first childer; when he drank of Malkav's blood, perhaps he did so too deeply, as his Sight reached beyond reality and his too clever fingers were able to follow. He was able to reach through the skin of the world and pluck the cold, sharp-edged things that lied beyond. Whether this caused Malkav to abandon him or a myriad of other reasons, none can say for certain, all they know is he departed shortly after his rebirth.
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There are few things known about him before his [[Embrace (VTM)|embrace]]. In most stories, he was a charlatan who feigned oracular sight, a nobleman who played at fits of insanity, or a madman gifted with charm. When he drank his [[sire]]'s [[Vitae (VTM)|vitae]], he was able to see past this world and pluck the cold, sharp-edged things that lay beyond. Whether this caused [[Malkav]] to abandon him or a myriad of other reasons, none can say for certain; all they know is he departed shortly after his rebirth.
   
A thousand names and a thousand faces coalesce around Nissiku; Iktomi, Malk Content, Devil Hanse, The Babylonian, Fool-Eater, Old Man Hate.... they all catch at his memory. And though there is no proof, many feel that he has survived to the modern nights as they can feel his moth-winged laughter brushing at the back of their minds. He is out there somewhere, stalking his next target, ready to seize the Lie and rend it apart and release the strain on the boundaries of reality. He has work to be done.
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In the [[modern nights]], no real evidence of his survival remains, but many Malkavians are certain that he has survived, given his continued presence in the [[Malkavian Madness Network]]. Stories about an enigmatic figure known as ''Malk Content'' are associated with him, a trickster figure that wears the symbol of a broken mirror in each of its appearances. Malk Content is credited with warping reality through his mere presence, earning the enmity of the [[Black Hand]] and the [[Justicars]]. Rumors tell that he made alliances with [[Lupine]]s and baleful [[Spirit (cWOD)|spirits]] in order to steal [[Tremere (VTM)|Tremere]] tomes for an unknown purpose. They say that he is out there somewhere, stalking his next target, ready to seize the ''Lie'' and rend it apart and release the strain on the boundaries of reality.
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==References==
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* {{b|VTM|Clanbook: Malkavian|page=64}}
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* {{b|VTM|Clanbook: Malkavian Revised|page=16-17}}
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[[Category:Malkavian]]
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[[Category:Fourth Generation vampires]]
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[[Category:Methuselahs]]

Latest revision as of 01:26, December 24, 2019

Nissiku, meaning the Clever Prince, is one of the many names by which is known one of the first of Malkav's childer.

BiographyEdit

He came into the family; he was one of the first. When he drank from Malkav and was reborn... perhaps he drank too deeply. His Sight reached beyond reality, and his too-clever fingers were able to follow. I hear tales of the Clever Prince reaching through the skin of the world and drawing forth the cold, sharp-edged things that lie beyond the soft, loving mirage.
  —  Unknown elder vampire speaking through the Madness Network
According to clan legends, Nissiku originated from Uruk, as a part of the Sumerian Igigi. Renowned for his cleverness and humor, he held court with figures like Enkidu, Ninurta, and Erra.

There are few things known about him before his embrace. In most stories, he was a charlatan who feigned oracular sight, a nobleman who played at fits of insanity, or a madman gifted with charm. When he drank his sire's vitae, he was able to see past this world and pluck the cold, sharp-edged things that lay beyond. Whether this caused Malkav to abandon him or a myriad of other reasons, none can say for certain; all they know is he departed shortly after his rebirth.

In the modern nights, no real evidence of his survival remains, but many Malkavians are certain that he has survived, given his continued presence in the Malkavian Madness Network. Stories about an enigmatic figure known as Malk Content are associated with him, a trickster figure that wears the symbol of a broken mirror in each of its appearances. Malk Content is credited with warping reality through his mere presence, earning the enmity of the Black Hand and the Justicars. Rumors tell that he made alliances with Lupines and baleful spirits in order to steal Tremere tomes for an unknown purpose. They say that he is out there somewhere, stalking his next target, ready to seize the Lie and rend it apart and release the strain on the boundaries of reality.

ReferencesEdit

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