The (More Than) Complete Cast of CVRPG
Heroes, Villains, Low-lives, and Agents of Leisure
Although many have heard the tales of Richter Belmont -- hero of the land, courageous and just, that man of darring-do -- few have heard the tales of his lesser known brother, Hanz Belmont. Like his brother, Hanz trained in the ways of vampire hunting, and like his brother, he learned to weild a whip of awesome power and majesty.
Well, at least that's what the gypsy that sold it to Hanz told him.
See, while Hanz wanted to fight Dracula with all his heart, Dracula just never showed up. Sure, Richter got to have two adventures against the goddamned bat-head (TM), but that brother hogged all the glory. What was there for Hanz to do with Richter around? Who's going to give him any credit and glory?
No one, that's who. Man, did Hanz ever rack up a debt at the bars, though. Always telling them about that one time he defeated two vampire maids terrorizing the town of Condele. Or that time he defanged the Dread Serpent of the Borgo Pass with only a pair of tweezers. Plus, there was the time he dispelled the Spectral Gypsies of the High Mountain Way.
If only any of those stories were true.
What's fascinating about Hanz is just how different he is from his brother. For all of Richter's cowardice and avarice, Hanz is strong, brave, and just. It just so happens that Richter is three years older than Hanz, and thus was the rightful heir to the family whip, the Vampire Killer. So while Hanz wants to be the hero -- needs it, really -- Richter just naturally gets all the glory.
And so Hanz has a giant chip on his shoulder towards Richter. Hanz tries damn hard -- maybe too hard - to be the better hero, and often times everything ends up blowing up in his face.
But then he dusts himself off and tries again. Hanz is nothing if not stubborn and persistent.