"Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense."
Apparent Age: early 30s
Height: About 1,74 m
Known Affiliations: Dan,
Not being very tall or strongly build, Raymond draws eyes mostly thanks to his handsome face, soft brown hair and dignified posture. Usually dressed in newest semi-formal fashions, he is known to put subtle “rebel” touches in his outfit, such as leaving his collar open, exhibiting his collar bones, or not buttoning his shirts or jackets. That brings to the mind of many the rebelliousness" of the romantic period and may seem somewhat outdated to most; still, the Toreador primogen is not at a first glance the most contemporary of men, and elders are entitled to their little eccentricities.
The man has been reclusive for long enough for the society to not be sure of his qualities. Certainly, he seems a reasonably learned and chivalrous man. Perfectly courteous in public, his words are monuments to the high language of politeness, but usually carry little substance behind them. He is rather mellow, and has never been known to lose his temper though, unsurprisingly for his clan, he has been known to get distracted during a public gathering because of contemplating such objects and visions of beauty as may be found around.
Many rumours surround any of the elders living in the city, and the older and higher of position, the more there is to be said about them. Quite surprising then is the fact that there is not much being said about the Toreador primogen; most people chalk him up as a reclusive romantic, broodingly looking over the ocean from his country house. Certainly, few have any doubts as to why he elected to move out of the city proper, it being what it is. It all seems rather straightforward. By popular opinion, he is a loner, who seems to have none of the passionate romances or dramatic duels his clan excels in. All in all: not much to say.
The second longest serving primogen of London, Raymond took the office in 1731, after the previous Primogen left the city, with the Prince’s leave and his sire’s recommendation. At first he managed his clan’s business quite actively, from a house in the very centre of the city, but as time passed, he became more and more withdrawn, finally buying an old villa at the seaside not far away from the city and renovating it to suit his tastes and purposes.
Primogen Montgomery happened to be in the city when Marcus and Sinéad visited the Third Elysium, and as the news of Sinead’s spontaneous performance travelled far and wide, he arrived at the Elysium just in time to see its end. Later he extended an invitation to her, to visit him at her leisure, which she accepted, learning that the Primogen Council would hold a vote as to who should be the city’s new sheriff, even though the final decision would belong to the Prince, and so he purposed to meet the candidates.
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Sinéad’s opinion on Raymond Montgomery can be sumed up with one word: disappointment. She has expected a mixture of entertainment and a talk related to her pursuit of position of Sheriff when she was invited by the Toreador Primogen. Mr. Montgomery has quickly turned out to be much more interested in the latter than the first, leaving the Ravnos let down and bored. Irritated by that, she was easily played by the Primogen, whom steered the conversation in a way that she considered disrespectful. She recognised him as a capable and dangerous player in city politics, but found him rather dull and pretentios.