One of Notte’s currently living eight “first-born” children – that is, a vampire he made himself. He was made approximately 1000 AD.
Roderick was an honest-to-goodness knight in the unwritten, now-forgotten traditions of King Arthur (who, thanks to Myrddin. Katie Lin’s uncle, and one of the most important members of the People of the Kin. Being Kin is always a crapshoot; there’s really no way to predict what... More, still lives, but that’s another story). By the time Roderick came around, most of the traditions begun by that Ever-Dying king had fallen by the wayside of war and attrition, but Roderick was still known through what was to become England as a man of great honor.
Name meaning: Night (Italian – he picked that one) Other names: Naktam; Night-child; Nox Aeterna; the Blood King; Lord of the Night Whispers; and of course, just Night. Notte by... More chose to make him after witnessing him stand alone against an invading army to defend a village with no chance of success. Roderick’s decision to defend the helpless at any cost and the calm, noble way he faced his own death impressed Notte greatly.
Roderick is one of the most responsible and even-keeled of Notte’s children, and is usually left in charge when Notte has to step out of the picture.