Ralph is… or rather was… odd. A ventrue who was looking for answers, he fell into the Carthians almost by accident. He had only been a vampire for a couple of years, but had rejected utterly the philosophies of the Lancea Sanctum and the Circle of the Crone. He never spoke much of his sire, but he had clearly been traumatised by them. The Ordo Dracul might have been a more natural fit for him if he was more of a scholar, and the Invictus weren’t looking to recruit, so the Carthians became his defacto choice. His hatred of Priests and Acolytes certainly helped the Carthian movement survive the dark modern nights.
Ralph was accused of murder and violation of the Masquearade by Elizabeth Lynn, who sent Emilio, Chiyo and Vicks to deal with him.