Crimson Conjuress

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The Crimson Conjuress is a witch and black magician operating in the Rogue Isles. A former hero in Paragon, she is now Headmistress of Sigma Iota Nu, a small "crime school for girls" masquerading as a sorority at Aeon University.

"I am the Heir to the Bathory bloodline, and no man is my master."
The Crimson Conjuress
Player: @DoctorJ
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Mastermind
Threat Level: 50
Personal Data
Real Name: Nadja Bathory
Known Aliases: Pride
Species: Human
Age: 34
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Auburn
Biographical Data
Nationality: Romanian
Occupation: Visiting Professor, Aeon University
Place of Birth: Confidential
Base of Operations: Cap au Diable
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Radu (brother), mother deceased, father's name unknown
Known Powers
Potent magic and especially necromancy.
Known Abilities
Highly charismatic and educated.
Ritual magic paraphernalia.
Headmistress of Sigma Iota Nu, a small crime school for girls.


Personal History

Nadja and her brother Radu were born to a wandering remnant of the Bathory line, in a gypsy village on the mountain slopes of Romania. From an early age her connection to the occult traditions of Elizabeth Bathory, the infamous "Blood Countess," was made manifest -- Nadja could see and speak with the spirits of the dead, and like her ancient ancestor she displayed a peculiar ardour for other young girls. Her fellow gypsies considered her cursed, someone to be both feared and respected, and they gave her and her brother a wide berth.

As she grew into a young woman, Nadja's powers began to grow out of her control -- she drained the life out of a cousin by mere touch, and the newly dead would rise from their graves to attend her. Afraid of her abilities and fearing a peasant mob, she fled with Radu into the wild, where she had heard of remote hidden temples of ancient wisdom where she might learn to master her arcane gifts. In time, she found just such a place, but Radu abandoned the quest and came to America, where he intended to use his own personal powers -- which were far less intellectual and easily controlled -- for a life of personal gratification.

Some ten years later, Nadja left her isolated retreat in the Carpathian mountains and came to America looking for Radu. Her mentors had taught her self-discipline and mortification techniques which allowed her to keep her black magic in check, but it required extreme willpower and denial. She became a superhero in Paragon City, under the name the Crimson Conjuress. She soon attracted a bodyguard and personal servant -- an Asian martial artist named Callista, who was sworn to her service.

Self-discipline proved difficult in Paragon; financial problems were a constant for Nadja, and she had mixed success as a hero -- never really rising to prominence. She felt her Bathory bloodline as a keen attraction both to her bodyguard and her other female friends, but she was forced to abstain from sex if she wanted to keep her powers under control. Slowly she began to yield to temptation. Feeling that she needed a bodyguard and servant who was both loyal and invulnerable to harm, she began to build a girl-sized doll out of wood; the ability to make and animate magic dolls had been an old trick of her gypsy father. To make the doll into a real girl named "Kelli," Nadja sacrificed Callista's body and soul in a black magic ritual.

The Rogue Isles

The Crimson Conjuress and her new servant were captured by Longbow and imprisoned in the Zig, where they remained for about a year. Recently, however, she escaped with Kelli and fled to the Rogue Isles. Abandoning her quest for her brother Radu, she quickly found work as a visiting professor at Aeon University in Cap au Diable, where she is now teaching witchcraft and occult history.

Seven Deadly Sins:Vanity

Safe in the university, she used her new position to gather half a dozen young students into a criminal organization. A sorority, Sigma Iota Nu, was created to be the front for this small "crime school for girls." She hired an Executive Secretary to help with the day to day operation of the school, and attracted a couple of additional instructors including Dr. Greta Tam (alias In Absentia) and Charisma Calloway (a successful cat burglar). Although it is still quite young, Sigma Iota Nu has settled into a sorority house in Cap au Diable and the education of its young girls into a life of successful crime has begun.


Nadja Bathory is the heir to an occult bloodline derived from the Countess Elizabeth Bathory. This bloodline manifests in a prediliction towards necromancy and other dark magical arts, a prediliction which Nadja has spent years training. Her magical skills are significant and wide-ranging.

The coat of arms of the Bathory line: three dragon's teeth on a red field

Other Skills and Talents

In addition to her superhuman powers, the Crimson Conjuress is an expert on the occult and arcane lore. She speaks several European languages and has made a careful study of European history. She is well read in the classics, especially British literature. Physically, she is in excellent physical shape and she uses life-draining magic to preserve her youth and beauty.


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