Sophoniba was Embraced during the heights of Phoenician culture. Her family was among the famed dyers of the city, and the vampire who would become her sire wished to obtain these secrets from her. Unfortunately for him, she resisted, and in a fit of rage he drained her blood and made her his progeny in order to force her obedience. With the aid of her family, however, she managed to bring him down and took his blood for herself.
For the historical figure, see Sophonisba.