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Masquerading as a man with a reason,
My charade is the event of the season.
And if I claim to be a wise man,
it surely means that I don't know.
On a stormy sea of moving emotion,
Tossed about, I'm like a ship on the ocean.
I set a course for winds of fortune, but I hear the voices say...
- Carry On Wayward Son, Kansas

What you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift
- Tom Sawyer, Rush

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The Prodigals


"High noon in the alleys of Madrid. There were angry words in Latin followed by bolts of fire that rained down from the heavens and the stench of burning hair and flesh. It wasn't my fault that he had his nose buried in a book and he spilled hot coffee all over it when we bumped into each other as I was trying to escape the devil-worshiping pack of cultists that wanted their chalice of invocation back."
Vampire "Midnight in Budapest. There was a killer redhead with alabaster skin, a voice like honey and eyes that one could drown in. We danced, we sang, we ended up wrapped in silken sheets. Unfortunately, I wasn't to her ... tastes ... and gave her quite the bout of indigestion. At least I held her hair back as she emptied my blood back out into the porcelain bowl?"
Werewolf "On the moors of the British Isles beneath a new moon, a bard and I shared a fire, drinks and tales while waiting for the fog to lift. There was much howling, baying and running through the mist in a game of tag until we were taken by slumber and strange dreams. When next we woke, we were within faerie rings and a fortnight had passed. What a night!"
Wraith "Paris. I was lost in a haunted house there once. The ghost that I met, she was quite polite and genteel. I shared my dreams with her that night, and she shared hers with me. The walls ran with kaleidoscopic colors, and strange lights and sounds could be seen and heard from outside, but I slept as peacefully as I ever had since the murder of my father that night."
Changeling "To sleep, perchance to Dream. My most cherished cousins. Fellow heirs to the realms of Arcadia. Perhaps I shall show one or two of them the way home once my business on Earth is done. Would they be allowed past the gates, however?"
Demon "Upon my exile from the Arcadian Gates, I fell fast to Earth and passed by a lost shadow with broken wings. So sad."

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the Chief Engineer, the Match, the Shamaness Queen, the Impossible Dream, Test Subject D, Poisonous Flower
My cousins, on my mother's side. The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.

the Magician, GONE - the Dragon of Time, GONE - the Gaffer, GONE - the Knight of Hearts, GONE - the Green Lady

A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.

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RP Hooks
Once upon a time...
Are you a fan of Fencing? Flamenco? Spoken word? In need of a mysterious man in black to save the day? Do you enjoy whimsy with an edge? If so, then Ferdinand is the man for you! He can sometimes be found at the Sideshow playing his guitar, or performing spoken word, but ONLY EVER on evenings of the new moon. He's also rumored to teach swordplay to select students at a small studio in Chinatown called 'Toque', above and behind Shen's Grocery.

the Dreaming

Ferdinand is clearly Kinain of Eshu blood, and claims to be the sole son of el Mouro Encantado, the chief metallurgist, armorer and swordmaker to the Last Garrison at the Arcadian Gates under Lord Lysander, a true knight of the Sidhe in the faraway realm of Hy-Brasil, a land that bears strong resemblance to the tales of Arcadia, the mythical home of the Fae. The feral youth claims the title of the Eminence of Blades, known to all and sundry as also the Prince of Orphans, (current) Captain of the Perilous, (current) Lord Host at the Inn of the Crescent Moon, Champion (currently in exile) of the Last Garrison at the Arcadian Gates, (former) page to the Most Sagacious Library of the Archmasters at the Fors Collegis Mercuris on Mus before its fall and sack, sidekick (retired) to the Exalted Guardian of the Akashic Record known as the Fiery Fist of the Phoenix, etc, etc, etc. Those Ffolk that have come to know him sometimes refer to him simply as "The Moonmaus".

the Confederates of the Crescent Moon

Like Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" or Warren Ellis' "Stormwatch" this loose grouping of supernatural individuals has existed throughout the ages, dedicated to the sole purpose of defending the Earth from otherworldly dangers - it has generally included representatives from the Earth, the Dreaming, the Umbra, and the Shadowlands. When the impossible is everywhere and the very fabric of reality is threatened by insanity, the Confederates rise to the occasion! Want to join up? We may have a position for you!

the Perilous

Captain's Log, Umbradate: 2517.0 ... These are the voyages of the freebooter umbraship the Perilous. Staffed by a small as hoc crew of intrepid umbra delving stalwarts depending on the situation, the Perilous strikes opportunistically at the unchecked forces of the Wyrm and the Weaver alike, generating mad renown and turning a tidy shared profit for the crew in the process. Want to see the Deepest Farthest Wyrdest Wyldest Wyrmiest Weaveriest parts of the Umbra and/or Dreaming? Enlist today!

Tradition Mages

Are you part of the Akashic Brotherhood? Ferdinand was fostered and mentored by a one Orson Wendol (Mage Notoriety flaw), who is widely thought to have gone Marauder! Are you a member of the Order of Hermes? Ferdinand carries a letter of passage bearing the seal of the Fors Collegis Mercuris. Where did he get it? How did he get it? Something about him serving as a page there, right up until its fall and evacuation from Technocratic forces...

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Date of Birth: Midsummer, of course!
Nationality: Spanish Moor; Arcadian
Occupation: The Eminence of Blades; Captain of the Perilous
Race: Ratkin-ain (Eshu)
Aspect: Munchmausen
Rank: 3 (Tava)
Affiliations: Confederates of the Crescent Moon (defunct-ish), the Perilous (active and recruiting), Amaanat (active and recruting)


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Arcadian, Enochian, Ratkin, Rodent
Arabic, ASL, Indonesian, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish

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Compulsion - I cannot resist the offer of a duel.
Curiosity - No, its not just for cats!
Overconfident - the best I am at what I do!

Ambidextrous - I ... am not left handed.
Kinain - the son of el Mouro Encantado, Eshu blood runs hot through my veins.

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The Last Garrison at the Arcadian Gateway
- Eyes Open, Taylor Swift

The murder of Ferdinand's father
- Running Up That Hill, Placebo

An Oath fulfilled
- Raise Your Weapon, Deadmau5

Ferdinand's first heartbreak
- The Longest Road, Morgan Page feat. Lissie (Deadmau5 remix)

Learning to carry on
- Madness, Muse

Accepting his lot in life
- the Monster, Eminem ft. Rihanna

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The Eminence of Blades, in rodens form
The Chocobo, Ferdi's chimerical steed
La Bella Tristeza, Rat King's Saber Fetish
Tricorne of Eloquence, Hat Fetish
Orson, Akashic Brother & Ferdinand's Mentor

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