For twenty-one years now, the name “Sullivan Dane” for the religious monster-hunter in Vampire: The Masquerade has vaguely bothered me, because I’m British and have never met or heard of anyone British with Sullivan as a first name. Why is he called that? Then looking at Matt McFarland’s new book Dust To Dust this afternoon, I realised (and RMB has now kindly confirmed) that...
It’s a reference to Solomon Kane.
I have never read the stories, but I saw the film when it came out a couple years ago, and have been at least vaguely aware of the character since something like 1986.
So, yeah... I feel real smart right now..