An itinerate traveler, Stefan Rákóczy devotes his time to to scholarly pursuits, enjoying a wide range of academics. Hailing from Eastern Europe, his accent is slight, denoting his excellent linguistic skills. Is he here on vacation? Or an extended stay? He doesn't seem inclined to make a decision. He is generally reticent, though likely to show up almost anywhere.
Descendants of Francis II Rákóczy, Prince of Hungary and Transylvania, Francis' parents immigrated to the US in January of 1895 and settled into the Great Lakes area. Stefan, himself, was born a few years later, in 1898. With his father having become a wealthy merchant, Stefan was sent abroad in 1920 for a broader, European education at the age of 22. He attended the University of Toulouse in France, and then travelled extensively throughout Europe for a few years, until he ended up in the Romanian Old Country. Interested in the history of his ancestors, Stefan was embraced in 1931 by a Tzimisce elder while in Transylvania. There, he rode out the beginnings of World War II with his Sire, complacent in their relative isolation from the world as Romania, under Mareșal Ion Antonescu, joined the Axis Powers on 23 November 1940. The tide of war eventually turned against the Axis, and Romania was invaded by advancing Soviet armies in 1944 as Allied bombs fell. Quite by chance, Stefan was away from his Sire's manse on an errand deemed important, when a bomb destroyed it, and his Sire. Stefan returned to find himself free after thirteen years of tutelage by his Sire and Master. He fled to Europe once more, lingering at the edges of the Camarilla and avoiding the Sabbat. There, he continued his studies independently. Eventually, he remembered his family left long behind in the United States, and after a brief stop in the Great Lakes area, he pushed on to Colorado...