"Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side." - Hanh
Keeley Banks's mortal life is unknown outside her family, but from what she has spoken in the public to those who ask, her family was in the butcher business in New York City. They were immigrants who came over while she was still quite young and opened up a meat shop on the block shared by other immigrants who came over. Her mother was a nurse in a non-educated sense and Keeley picked up her mother's trade and knack for curiosity. It's a point of note that she was a rush embrace and sort of a disappointment for her embrace circumstances and her accounting so long that it is rumoured that Nissim had to step in and aid Isabelle in trying to acclimate Banks to the new life as a kindred.
She has spent most of her existence as a proper law-abiding Camarilla citizen and most elders who handled Banks during her tenure have nothing unpleasant to say about their experience. She was a great tool to use and efficient with minimal questions asked as to why she was being sent to do random benign things for the Elders of the Tower. She spent a small stent as an officer of the court and working for a few officers of the court. After the tremere fracture, her abrupt departure from the Tower was not expected and entirely odd. It is said she put a proper two weeks notice in to the local Prince before moving along to the next sect.
1845 - Keeley Banks is born.
1869 - Keeley has a run-in with the supernatural
1871 - Embrace
1891 - Released
1890-1910 - Spent time in the Caribbean
1930-50 - Lived with Gabriella in what is the most unlikely friendship/relationship between Gabriella's bubbly personality to Banks's deadpan
2011 - Looses Sire and Grandsire in the Beckoning
2012 - Withdraws from the Camarilla
2016 - Joins the IA, comes out as a Bahari, joins House Goratrix
“If thou hast acquired knowledge, what canst thou lack? If thou lackest knowledge, what canst thou acquire?”
- Talmud, in Cohen
Motto: Learn, Know, Teach
Founded by Nissim Melamed, the Lineage of House Melamed is a collection of powerful, thoughtful Tremere. After the clan split into three Houses in 2014, the lineage split as well, with members in all of the various new factions, still held together by a common ethos.
- Banks is jealous of Teuta
- Banks is addicted to vitae
- Banks can't keep a relationship because she refuses to say "I Love you"
- Banks is a triple Scorpio.
- Please add rumors here.
- "Family and Faith aren't so different. There is wisdom in both attachment and suffering." -Banks
- "She says it's not like that, but like, I'm not entirely convinced." - Kenneth Bilge
- "Look, everybody needs a good emotional support murderbot." - Finley Welles
- "Beneath those eyes full of murder, there is magic! But... She is Tremere so I guess the magic is in her blood too." - Gabriella
- "When I first met you I feared that I would have to break my grandchilde's heart. Never have I been so happy to have been proven wrong." - Nissim Melamed
- "She's either a bit like me in a good way, or a lot like me in a bad way... or exactly like me, in way that is too big for me to see whether it's good or bad or both." - Mace
- "I like Banksy, five out of five stars. It was my pleasure to do her a favor." - Fiadh
- "There may be nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity, but that is not Banks." - Jerry Holiday
- "At the end of winter with that thaw, the moth flies from its cocoon." - Izz Melamed
- "One of the greatest gift you can give someone is to tell them about themselves in a way that they realize exactly what kind of person they are. Banks is kind of like Santa Clause in that sense and its beginning to look a lot like Christmas." - Queenie Lafontaine Paris
- "Do not judge her, you know not what she has seen, nor what she has experienced. You may think her angry or cold hearted, but I have seen another side of her and I have seen some of the transformation. Underestimate my loved one at your own expense, your demise will either be at her hand or at the hands of those that love her." - Ava Schulmann
- "Um. So we bonded over demanding our right to sparkle, and groaning at the awfulness that is Twilight. I know she's not a kind person, but I have this feeling that she's still more emotionally intelligent than most of the people around her and...I think she likes me because I see that. I won't try to shield her emotions or pretend that she's something she's not." - Dr. Marcel Trevisani
- "I don't know what to think of her yet, if I'm honest. There's this weird dichotomy to Banks that just makes you....think." Gavin Callahan
- "Banks burns like magnesium. She's remarkable, dangerous, and true."-Maggie Pike
- "I have always heard of how efficient and brutal banks can be during a fight. Seeing her first hand is like watching an action movie." - Rowan St. Cyr
- "Get a room, I need to be a cunt!" - Banks
- "Your quote goes here." - Name