Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1969-041-62 Josias zu Waldeck-Pyrmont

Richard Kleiss is a relatively new arrival in the city of New Dresden, having lived there only for a matter of months. A Brujah with an aggressive streak typical of his clan, his personal history is something of an open secret, though he tries to hide the details. He fought in the First World War and was embraced shortly after the armistice. He then joined the fledgling Nazi party in the early 20s. At some point he joined the SS, where he became a figure of some importance. Kleiss appeared in New Dresden shortly after the German surrender. Rumors abound as to what he did during the war and where he gets his money. Currently lives in a brownstone in Grand Avenue.