Late Middle Ages
Damon Salvatore (condottiero of his own company)
Using their skill in armed conflict to make profit
The Free Companies were armies of mercenaries without loyalty to any government, each led by a condottiero. Damon Salvatore joined one of the companies after becoming a vampire and leaving Florence, using it as an opportunity to gain Power by feeding on the blood of his victims. He eventually became condottiero of his own company and returned to Florence.
- The Awakening (Mentioned only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Stefan Salvatore: For a while he joined one of the Free Companies, ruthless mercenaries whose business was to rob and plunder. He wandered across the country with them, fighting and drinking the blood of his victims. (The Awakening - Chapter 14)
- ↑ Stefan Salvatore: Damon's voice in my mind was very strong. He said he was now the condottieri [sic] of his own company and he was coming back to Florence. He said that if I was there when he arrived he would kill me. I believed him, and I left. (The Awakening - Chapter 14)