Originally Posted by McStabbington
I'll post interest, although I want to run the idea by you before I flesh the character out. The idea I had was a European Assamite. Basically, he was your standard Joe Huntsman before being turned by an Assamite that, for some reason, had gone off the reservation. Since Assamites don't take kindly to Europeans, Assamites that go off the reservation and Assamites that don't tithe blood, he's basically hit the trifecta for earning the enmity from the rest of his Clan, and he's only stayed alive by effectively trading food and his Quietus know-how to a few Nosferatu and/or Gangrel in exchange for them hiding him.
In theory, I could keep the tithe; it would just be paid to a Nosferatu and/or Gangrel elder rather than an Assamite.
The game begins before your character's embrace, so chances are he'd not even know about the tithe or have to worry about it for awhile. But he'd certainly have trouble relating to the rest of the clan, and might want to look for allies outside it. There would be many opportunities to find them, or even to prove himself to the "legitimate" Assamite clan if he desired.