Born into a family of tailors, Kleist had contact with Breidenstein since he was a little child. The two men became friends and at the age of 25, Kleist was Embraced by Breidenstein as a favor for his father, following Kleist's near-death after a fatal duel. Under Breidenstein's sway, Kleist killed his own sister and family when she refused to marry his sire. This sowed dissent into Kleist's heart and when his broodmate Wilhelm Waldburg separated from Breidenstein during the division of Berlin after the lost World War II, he followed, swearing to kill Breidenstein by himself in a honorable duel. Since then, he has acted as Wilhelm's right hand and eventually became enthralled by the Setite Nefertiti, who hoped to use a false Caine to cow the Kindred of Berlin into submission.
After his new master's deception was uncovered, Kleist vanished. Some believe that he followed Nefertiti into Torpor.
Sire: Gustav Breidenstein
Nature: Honest Abe
Apparent Age: 30
Physical: Strength 6, Dexterity 4, Stamina 5
Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 3, Appearance 4
Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 3, Wits 4
Talents: Athletics 2, Brawl 5, Dodge 2, Streetwise 3
Skills: Crafts (Repair) 2, Drive 4, Etiquette 3, Firearms 4, Melee 7, Security 5, Survival 4
Knowledges: Area Knowledge (Berlin) 4, Bureaucracy 3, Law 4, Linguistics 5, Politics 4
Disciplines: Auspex 2, Celerity 3, Dominate 1, Fortitude 4, Potence 3, Presence 3, Protean 2
Backgrounds: Contacts 2, Herd 3, Mentor 4, Resources 4, Retainers 2, Status 3
Virtues: Conscience 3, Self-Control 4, Courage 3
Morality: Humanity 4