“We prefer the metal in your affairs.”
Vincente Ferrenzo was dealt a hard lot in life. Born to a blind seamstress and mute tobacco auctioneer, Vincente found himself on the steps of the Carmelita Elephante Orphanage early on in life, when his parents offended the local mafia don as a result of a botched “Pipes and Needles” fundraiser for his son’s military academy.
Short on friends upon his arrival, but gifted with a natural charisma he found himself well liked by both his peers and the sisters of the convent who appreciated his eagerness to learn about the spiritual aspects of life.
One would think that the previous statement is total B.S., but alas this happy turn would be short-lived.
Both the orphanage and nearby convent had been relocated to the slums of Las Venganzas thanks to both the mafia and local politicos as part of a rather shady eminent domain ruling. As such, their new location happened to be on top of chemical dumping site that had been abandoned by a local research facility. Before long, virtually all of the members fell ill to the effects of contamination. It was Vicente’s exposure to high levels of arsenic that turned his story into a tragedy, and the eventual rise of the Allvminata.
Where most people would succumb to the effects of arsenic poisoning, Vicente found his body incorporating the elemental properties of the fatal substance. Already at a breaking point with all of the strife in his young life, Vicente reached the point of madness and cursed the god that set him on this path. Over time, Vicente discovered that his body possessed the ability to absorb and alter the properties of all metallic substances. Combining these abilities with his natural charisma, a new religion was born under the Allvminata. Their mission… to cleanse the streets of Las Venganzas that brought misfortune to the inhabitants of Carmelita Elephante Orphange, and bring about a new world order under the guise of religion. The Monsignore relies heavily on his generals, rarely found away from his side…
Sister Belladonna DiVerde was the first to take in Vicente upon his arrival at the orphanage and always would stop to comfort the young lad in his early adolescence. As Vicente grew older, Sister Belladonna found herself very susceptible to his beliefs and opinions. Perhaps it was the combined effect of this along with her own exposure to the contamination that brought about her own reactions to the metal ore deposits beneath, transforming her into the new keeper of the orphanage, the disturbingly alluring yet principled villainess Mother Malachite. We’re not exactly sure where the bondage fetish originated… apparently these villains are a repressed bunch.
Oriana Kabeche was already a foster child taken in by the orphanage well before Vicente’s arrival. Born overseas into a family of wealth and power, Oriana was disregarded during her early teen years as she began to exhibit obsession interests in ancient religious deities to the point of lashing out at her peers and family. It was during one of her tirades that Oriana exhibited a bizarre ability to liquefy anything made of gold, which made the family heirlooms begin to look like total crap.
Once these strange occurrences began to manifest themselves, it became inevitable that Oriana would not stay with her family. They left her off while vacationing near Las Venganzas, and it was only a matter of time before her abilities were further magnified by the elemental disturbances by the orphanage. Despite her rebellious tendencies, Oriana is loyal to her new family, and has been tasked by Vicente and Belladonna to oversee financial “cleansing” as Oriana the Baptist.