Lord Of The Underworld
Delgado was born c 1860 in Philadelphia to a lower-class Italian immigrant family with Mafia ties. He joined the Mob as a young man and quickly rose through the ranks; first as a hitman and enforcer and later as a capo as his shrewdness and organizational talents came to the fore. He was Embraced c.1900 by Matteo Cabrizzi, a Nosferatu hoping to expand his power in the city’s criminal underworld. Dino joined the Invictus and served the covenant and his Sire for the next 70-some years, and joined a coterie of Invictus Childer of various clans who cooperated to pursue their various goals.
In 1972 this coterie was dispatched to Alaska by the Invictus Prince of Philadelphia with the mission of seizing control of Anchorage from the loathed Carthian Movement. The fighting was brief but intense, and the invading Invictus appeared to have the upper hand until Dino abruptly changed sides and betrayed the hiding place of his coterie, all of whom were eventually destroyed by the Alaskan vampires. Dino was staked by Nathan McKinney, who was acting as Anchorage’s leader in the absence of his Torpid Sire Svoboda. After Svoboda’s (and Dino’s) revival the following year, she pardoned the Nosferatu and accepted his petition to stay in Anchorage ad swear loyalty to the Domain.
Why did Dino turn coat? He has never publically explained, saying only “they wuz all bastids, and deserved what they got.” Perhaps Svoboda knows more.
Since the mid-70s Dino has insinuated himself into the upper ranks of the local Ventani mafia family. Through this and other channels he wields influence (and reaps profits) from Mexican marijuana gangs, Nigerian heroin smugglers, Russian gun-runners, L.A. based ‘Muslim Crips’ crack-cocaine distributors, murder-for-hire, high- and low-end prostitution, organized burglary crews, fencing stolen goods, etc. etc.
Dino mantains at least 2 ghouls: Virtuous Jackson (a vicious street pimp) and Balalaika (a scarred Russian woman with ties to the old Soviet military and intelligence services).
In ’97 Dino Embraced an unlikely Russian street-vagrant, Otis Vostok, as his Childe during as incursion by the Russian mafia (he also ghouled Balalaika at this time.)
Dino owns a large house on a 2-acre lot on the shores of Sand Lake.
Dino is thought to primarily feed on high-end escorts, and on members of his criminal network who require ‘discipline.’