Claudiu Ionel (born 18 DA) is a vryloka vampire. Claudiu was one of many children, and he always had to fight for power and influence with his siblings. He was raised among a secret society of vryloka living in Custon, the Order of the Crimson Rose, and it was there that he was able to put his ambitious talents to good use. His aspirations for control lent themselves well to the elaborate power games the vryloka played in secret among the politics of Custon. However, this was not enough for Claudiu.