Giovanni clan (乔凡尼, Qiáo fán ní)
They run a mafia-style family business and controls the city it calls home. Its members include a fortune teller (and grandmother of the clans leader) medicines and magic at their disposal. According to her, though she has access to many magics, the younger members of her clan have much more sinister minds. As indicated by the Auction house scene, they have a large membership, as well as at least 5 or 6 strong magcians.
Zhao Yan notes the Giovanni are business run and what they do is for profit. While they do not work with others, they are prepared to discuss a deal if its benefit for them and blackmail or back handers are not out of the question. Their leader boasts that he has access to a great deal of things including blood, power, wealth and social status and that it can be easily given to anyone he wants to buy out.
The clan deal in underground auctions held by those who control the city, where they sell off items of great rarity as well as weak Vampires as pets and even organs such as the head of one of their own. Their auctions, however, are used for gathering the means to work their craft and deal in their business of the undead, and is a great source of both money and power for them.
Those who attend the auctions are told to wear masks as the masks remove the mental association that the face has. Behind masks, the attendees, be it human or vampire, tend to show their worst natures. They are more willing give in to their desires of greed and bid higher amounts of money, forgetting their better human traits, resulting in the illegal goods reaching higher prices then they are worth without the Giovanni having to use control. The auction and its security staffing are fully run by their clan.
All Giovanni fear one member of their clan, their leader's grandfather.
When the auction is done, the clan sacrifices those present to gain power to fuel their magic.
After the Auction house events involving the Sabbat, they experience a massive loss that costs their clan dearly a large amount of its membership. Finally with the leader having crossed Osiris, the clan appears to have been wiped out. Osiris puts the full blame on the clans leader for his poor decisions that cost him his entire clan.
- They are based on the clan of the same name from Vampire: The Masquerade. In the original game, the Giovanni often use magic that is connected to death, and summoning the souls of the dead is one of the methods that can be used for fortune-telling. They are, however, only interested in VtM in embracing members of the Giovanni family and have a reputation as a incestuous bloodline among other vampires. They also were not one of the original 13 clans and were a variant of Cappadocian clan, the Giovanni clan eventually consumed/destroyed every known member of this clan and replaced it as the 13th clan.
- The resurrection of the Giovanni leader's grandfather is also likely a nod to the VtM source of which VS draws its inspiration from. In VtM, one of the issues with the Giovanni clan is that death is rarely a solution to dealing with its members and they often have ways of dodging death, even if only as Wraiths.
- The name "Giovanni" means "God is gracious" and is a Italian family name.
|Leaders||Giovanni Clan Leader|
|Sacred Weapon||The Knife|