Riley Biers was the first vampire created by Victoria after her mate James was killed by the Cullens. He has the supernatural gift of Persuasion.
Riley Biers was born in Santa Fe, NM on February 8, 1986 but grew up in Forks, WA.
To celebrate the end of his freshman year of college, he went partying with some of classmates. As they were bar-hopping, Riley ended up separated from his group of friends. As he tried to locate his friends, a dark figure knocks him around. He takes off running to escape his attacker and ends up at the pier. Before he could jump into the water, his attacker bites his hand and he is left screaming in agony as he endures the transformation into a vampire.
After his transformation, Victoria introduce herself to him and began to tell him a web of lies. Victoria turned him because she overheard him mentioning his hometown being Forks, WA. She believed his knowledge of the area would be vital. It was easy to manipulate him by telling Riley how he was her great love along with other half-truths that had him willingly serving her. She taught him the capabilities and limitations of being a vampire, including the Volturi and the threat the pose.