Rory's assassin



The Baleful Ballad of Bob

Necrob clutched his cloak close, hiding as best as he could from the Nights Watch. Wandering under the shows of the towers, he careful not to show his face. It was his first time in Sharen after all, and he felt eyes on him. Making his way to Middle Durra, he found the meet place: The Saucy Wench.

Finding a booth in a corner, Necrob sat with his back to the wall. Closing his eyes for a moment, he tried to sense the motives of those around him, trying to figure out whom his meeting was with and if his life was in danger. What he found was a collection of evil energy that floored him, particularly up stairs. Perhaps this was trap, perhaps he was being sent to the slaughter by his master, perhaps he should leave.

The sound of two flagons crashing on the table broke his concentration. That and the fairly large half elf standing in front of him holding a platter of what looked to be like a fried spider.

“Welcome to our fair city, friend. I am Elros,” chuckled with amusement at his contact’s clear apprehension at the situation.

“Why did we have to meet in this den of villains? Could we not have met at the Dragon Tower? I feel as we are at death’s door here!” cried Necrob, clutching his wand of fireball.

“Trust me, we are safer here from prying eyes and steely knives. No one is foolish enough to start trouble here and as long as we pay our bills, we should be fine. Try some of the fine Orcman’s rum, and the Manta Ray Fillet is particularly good today. You have come along way, so relax my goblin friend!” cried Elros with particularly drunk embellishment.

“I have not come all the way from the Moorlands to sample your local delicacies! Must I remind you that we have business to attend to? And I would prefer that you keep the fact that I am a goblin to yourself!!” hissed Necrob venomously.

“Now, now,” chided Elros, wagging his finger at his guest. “Do you think that you are the only goblin in this bar, let alone this city? Here we are the protection of powers far more powerful, and frankly insane, than you can imagine. And if fear poison, then I will drink then for you!” exclaimed Elros grabbing a pint with both hands.

“Well, I have traveled far. I guess I can enjoy a bit of respite,” said Necrob eyeing one of the barmaids.

And with that they started drinking. And drinking. And drinking. Running up a tab of astronomical numbers, they staggered out into the street as the sun started to peak up over the horizon. They waddled arm and arm, trying to make their way to the Dragon Tower.

A street mistral slowly strummed a lute and started singing a low lullaby. Drawn like a moth to flame, the pair stumbled over to hear the haunting tune.

“In the high towers of Sharen elite

Dark dreams haunt the cities effete

Someone who with daring who knows how to wait

Born in the outskirts of Deathgate

Fitting start as you can tell

For one who would send so many to hell

This is a tale full of hear break and woe

This is the take of Bob and his silver foe

They say he found wandering the street

Impersonating all the children he would meet

For having no family of his own

And not being fully-grown

He would try to find a home

But all he found were faces of stone

Until out of the hearts

An old couple gave him a fresh start

Fearing of what others would do

They begged him to keep hidden his nature true

So they try to keep him lock away

But unfortunately their neighbors would betray

Bob’s family trust

With words spoke in lust

Whispers soon found Tyrant’s ears

And silver fears

A man came to Bob’s house from the Highest Towers

Bearing a sword for his father and for his mother gilded flowers

Holding a bag filled with gold

And many treasures untold

All he would want in return

Was a chance for Bob to learn

Who is he and what he can do

And what wealth he can accrue

Bob’s father was an honest man

But this was an argument he could understand

Being an orphan himself, he was at a loss

Wondering what paths his parent did cross

So, with great sympathy

Both of his parents did agree

Bob left and lived in the Tyrants pleasure den

Where learned how to make a friend

To lie, cheat and steal

Sneak into the towers and enjoy a royal meal

But often he would find himself alone

Dreaming of his home

Often when homesick

He would have to be very slick

To escape his tutors stare

And get home unaware

Until one day he found

His home was burnt down to the ground

With this Bob flew into a rage

And vowed a vendetta to wage

Begging his teachers for an enemy to kill

With them he bound his will

A white-hot hate born of strife

Bob pledged his knife

So he became the sharp end of the sword

Becoming a killing tool for lords

Looking for someone with skill,

Secrets, and a will to kill

Making for the Tyrants great wealth

But at the cost of his mental health

All of this killing would tear at his soul

And nothing he did made him feel whole

Until, that is, he met someone who sent his world into a whirl

And fell in love with a highborn girl

He saw her on mission for a councilmen’s slaying

But after seeing her beauty he wound up staying

Disguised as royal knight

Tried all of his skills to say what was right

To seal the deal

And her heart to steal

But she was worldly and shrewd

And decimated suitors with comments so rude

She hated palace life

And feared becoming some royal wife

But that only drove him wild

Slowly, he turned her temperament mild

Together, their secret love grew

But hateful hearts knew

One night he climbed up on her tower

Arms brimming with rare flowers

He creaked open her window wide

To ask her to be his blushing bride

But as he approached, he slipped on the floor

Upon seeing her dead body, he knew she would be his no more

Now he wanders the towers searching for a whisper of hope

To hang his tormentors by a razor-wire rope

Using all he has left, leaving bodies cold

To the highest bidder sold”

Necrob became entranced by the song, swaying back and forth the beat of the song while his friend was puking behind him.

“What an odd tale! Sounds fairly implausible, dose it not?” he said to Elros behind him. He never saw the blade coming. It sliced through him as if he was not there.

Standing behind Necrob in Elros clothing stood Bob himself, wiping the blood from his sword. He started rummaging through the goblin’s clothing, finding the map for to find the petrified hobgoblin lord. Leaning over, he whispered into Necrob’s ear “Not as much as you would think.”

Hearing the quivering of the muse, Bob dropped the gold he found in the goblins purse muttering “Elite and effete? Learn how to rhyme why don’t you…”

100 questions

Part 1: The Basics

(Listen to this while you read)

1. What is your full name? Bob of Death’s Gate

2. Where and when were you born? Unknown, as he is an orphan

3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.) [Siry is father, a mystical theurmage who worships The Traveler. He and his wife, Frie worked with the Cabinet of Faces to reestablish connection with The Traveler, and {as far as Bob knows} they where killed by The Silver Flame. Siry was a gregarious and well loved by those who knew him because of his free spirit, kindness, and fun attitude. Although she was always more reserved than her outgoing husband, only a fool would underestimate the power of the psionic egotist Frie. Always calm and collected, she had to wade in and save Siry from himself or one of his insane experiments from time to time. Although they often clashed, they truly loved each other and became something of a rarity for changelings: they became a monogamist couple.]

4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like? Bob has no idea if he had any siblings, nor would he really trust anyone who claimed that they were.

5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people. Bob bounces back from Tyrant safe house to safe house, often staying in spare rooms in bordellos. Always with a quick quip and funny story, Bob would be warmly received wherever he went. And everyone knows he would bring woe to anyone who harmed his hosts.

6. What is your occupation? Bob is a professional assassin for the Tyrants, earning a reputation with his ruthlessness, daring, and drunken debauchery. It is said that you could tell which kills where his because while the gold and jewels where often left untouched, the liquor cabinet would empty.

7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks. Being a changeling assassin, Bob tries as hard as he cannot to be recognized, shifting between different forms, sometimes before he even leaves a building. When he amongst people he can trust, he will seem a little taller and stronger than his natural Changeling form allows. The one thing that Bob hides from everyone, even his handlers, are his scars. For him, they are a reminder of things he would rather forget: past failures, past success, and most of all, the reality about what he is.

8. To which social class do you belong? Tutored by The Tyrants, Bob learned how to blend in with the elite and servants alike. Although he tends show some aristocratic leanings, he is more than comfortable with the common folk. He is of all classes, and of none.

9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses? Bob tends to be allergic to Silver Flame, but other than that he is yet to discover physical ailment or weakness. (That is, until his liver goes out.)

10. Are you right- or left-handed? Like all changelings, he is ambidextrous.

11. What does your voice sound like? Like all changelings, he can change the tone of his voice to mimic someone else. When not disguising it, hiccups often punctuate his voice and more calls for drinks ring in the air.

12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? “Who do I have to kill now?”

13. What do you have in your pockets? Blades, poison, liquor, a little bit of dream lily, and the crushed flower that he quested for Sava on the night she died.

14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? He is a chronic alcoholic, often racking up a huge tab. While he loves to drink, he hates drinking alone, so Bob tends to buy rounds for friends, strangers, even the whole bar on occasions. Also, being a changeling who works with other changelings to advance changeling goals, he has a distinct dislike for other changelings. Perhaps because of his job, he can never quite trust them.

Part 2: Growing Up

15. How would you describe your childhood in general? For Bob, it all seemed to be a fun ride. Found by merchants in the rough and tumble area of Death’s Gate, an elderly couple raised him when he walked in, trying to disguise himself as their dead son for food. They still loved him though, for his puckish charm and warm disposition.

16. What is your earliest memory? Wandering around in Death’s gate cold, tired, and hungry, looking around, trying desperately looking for his parents.

17. How much schooling have you had? Always a quick study, Bob enjoyed learning how to use his personality while working in his foster parents shop, wringing every last galifar out of customers. He often would be able to get referrals from people he vastly overcharged! There he learned to read, write, and to always be on the hustle. Once Bob “joined” the Tyrants, he quickly learned how to complement his warm personality with cold steel. Before his foster parents were killed, his training was more focused on information gathering, disinformation, and forgery. Afterwards, death became Bob’s stock and trade. Blending all of his skills, Bob became a perfect assassin: someone who could blend into any situation, kill without being noticed, frame someone else, and slip out with the back door.

18. Did you enjoy school? Some things he liked better than others. He loved talking to people, climbing towers, and sneaking into fancy balls. Things that required more concentration, such as picking pockets, learning royal etiquette, and spending nights out on a stakeout, were decidedly less enjoyable.

19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? The people who really sharpened Bob’s social skills where the “companions” of the Tyrant bordellos. He often stayed in spare rooms while training and spent a lot of time talking with them, gossiping, cheering them up, and killed anyone who threatened them. They taught him how to get someone else to think Bob’s idea was their own, how to what someone says and what they mean are something completely different, and how a smile can get more done than a knife, but you can get the most done with a smile and knife.

20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. The tales of The Traveler always excited him as a child. While mostly a peripheral character who would guide the heroes, Bob always enjoyed his cunning, wit, and his generosity for those who work hard and derision of those who ask for unearned help.

21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family? Bob always had a hard time with authority figures, but fortunately his always seemed to have a sense of humor and knew his pranks where all good natured.

22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? While working at his foster parents shop Bob wanted to grow the shop, to make it the largest and most successful shop in town. His ambitions grew while studying under the tyrants he dreamed of owning a whole tower of his own, with a royal lady by his side and dungeon full of gold.

23. As a child, what were your favorite activities? Bob always was trying to have a fun, wither that was playing pranks on city watch or sneaking into religious festivals. It always was a game to him.

24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? Adaptability, disregard for law, courage, loyalty, and cunning.

25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like? Bob was always popular, wherever he went. Befriending the other merchants and their families, he became part of their close-nit community. Often he would sneak around with a small group of friends to see other parts of Sharen, getting in all kinds adventures all across town. When he joined the Tyrants, he was forbidden to contact these old friends (who had no idea he was changeling). Bob being Bob, this only encouraged him to come back as often as he could. When his foster parents where killed, he was told that someone had tipped off the silver flame about him. Some merchant who lived near the shop that was jealous of the success.

26. When and with whom was your first kiss? Like most things of value to Bob, his first kiss was achieved with a lie. At the age of fourteen, he disguised himself as an elf and snuck into a bar by the docks. There he became drunk for the first time (off beers that other people bought him) and was kissed by the barmaid.

27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity? For his sixteenth birthday the tyrants threw him quite a birthday party, and some of them decided to repay him for all of his kindness.

28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today. After the death of his foster parents, Bob learned the hard ways that “lose lips sink ships.” After that anything bit of information, particularly his personal life stays hidden.

Part 3: Past Influences

29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? Seeing Sava ir’Marasha for the first time in the Feast of the Traveler

30. Who has had the most influence on you? Ixi, Bob’s instructor in the Tyrants; he gave Bob a purpose when he had none. After leaving his foster parents home, Ixi was the closet thing to as a father Bob has known.

31. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Sneaking into the Feast of the Traveler, where not only the Sixty Families of Sharen where in attendance, but the king himself! Bob even had a horn of orcman’s with the king’s squire before dancing with Sava and winning her heart.

32. What is your greatest regret? Not being able to marry Sava and escape the city with her, away from his past and her duties.

33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done? In order to prove his metal and become an assassin, Bob had to kill an innocent woman and frame it on her husband.

34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind? Not that anyone can prove, and that’s all that matters

35. When was the time you were the most frightened? Trapped in a tower controlled by Daask, guarded by Eyes of Gruumsh, waiting to see a ravanger, and completely out of liquor.

36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you? Having to “marry” a man disguised as his fiancée for a day in order to kill him later

37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? Instead of spending three days hunting for the perfect flower, Bob should have just asked Sava to leave with him that night.

38. What is your best memory? Once, Sava and he spent the whole day in bed together making plans, dreams, and love.

39. What is your worst memory? Finding Sava dead, her throat slit and blood spilling everywhere. When he found her, every impulse told him to run, to flee, and to hide. Instead, he held her for a while.

Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic? Pessimistic is probably too strong of sentiment. Bob has more of fatalistic, nihilistic attitude where he has given up and is simply waiting to die and meet Sava again. All of his life Bib has only been particularly successful at where killing, drinking, and spying. After that, all his endeavors and loved ones have failed, betrayed, or died on him. The only things left for him are his job for the tyrants, a large bottle, and a warm bed.

41. What is your greatest fear? That somehow Sava death was connected to him; that perhaps she was killed in retaliation for something he had done, or for simply loving him instead of some handpicked suitor of royal blood. One of the reasons Bob drinks himself to sleep is that thoughts like these keep him up late into the night.

42. What are your religious views? Bob worships the Traveler, but rarely prays to him. He has no time for it.

43. What are your political views? Having corrupted more than one election for The Tyrants, he has a deep cynicism about politics. The more corruption, the better and the easier it is for him to do his job, but the more the common people like his childhood friends suffer. This is yet another reason for the drinking.

44. What are your views on sex? For Bob, sex is like drinking: an enjoyable diversion from his life. Often with a smile and a few choice words, he can find “diversion” whenever he needs.

45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable? Murder is Bob’s stock in trade, so he is will to kill for his job, for an insult, for a friend, for a means to an end. Killing an innocent woman or child would be perhaps the only thing that would give him pause.

46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do? Murdering children. In Bob’s world of half-truths and cloak-and-dagger politics, children represent the innocents that Bob has not known in a very, very long time.

47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love? Once when he held Sava…

48. What do you believe makes a successful life? Love, gold, and good home is all Bob believes all that it is to be successful. He is decidedly unsuccessful by his own standards

49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)? Bob is a professional liar and he is gotten so good that he lies to himself, and almost he believes it. The pain and loss of his life and profession consumes him so he often tries to find escape in any way he can.

50. Do you have any biases or prejudices? He dose not like other changelings: he just can’t trust them.

51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it? Killing pregnant women is the only thing that turns Bob’s multicolored blood cold. It too resembles his own sufferings for him.

52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)? In order to find Sava’s killers, Bob would die the thousands death of the traveler and do it with a smile.

Part 5: Relationships With Others

53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.) Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how? There is an old changeling saying, “Why make an enemy when you can make a friend?” Bob’s charm is his first line of defense, where he can find out an enemy’s motive, defuse a situation before it gets ugly, and recruit people to his cause.

54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why? Along with Ixi, Eevee is the only changeling that Bob trusts. She is her minder for the Tyrants, his confident and coconspirator, and friend. A frighteningly powerful recaster, she has saved him from himself and his enemies more often than they would like to admit.

55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why? As a mentor, teacher, father figure, and friend Ixi is by far the person who commands the most respect for Bob. When he first joined the Tyrants, Ixi taught Bob how to hone his natural talents, gave him a job and a purpose when he had none. When his foster parents died, Ixi was all he had left.

56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people. Bob has friends all over the place, and not just because it behooves him to. He enjoys meeting new people and learning about them. A little liquor to loosen the tongue and an enjoyable evening nets Bob more information than a host of spies. The closest thing to a best friend is Eevee. She is his minder for the Tyrants, making sure that he stays out of sight and on task, finds targets for him, and keeps him from creating a political mess. He sees her more than anyone else, and is perhaps the only person other that Ixi the Bob trust completely.

57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person. Bob has many significant others all over the place. Some are poor, some are rich, some think that he is their husbands.

58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened. Once, Bob loved a daughter of council member named Sava ir’ Marashar. She dreaded the life that her mother was grooming her for and long to be free and away from the backstabbing and politics of Sharen. Bob was fascinated by her monstrous intelligence, aggressive demeanor, and her immunity to his charm and fell madly in love with her the moment she saw through his disguise at the Feast of the Traveler. They kept a relationship a secret, with Bob sneaking into her room late at night, where they made plans and love. When Sava was to be married to a nobleman to shore up her mother’s powerbase, Bob decided to steal her away and make a new life together. He spent three days looking for a rare flower, and when he found it, he climbed into her window like so many times before only to find her dead.

59. What do you look for in a potential lover? In lover Bob looks for intelligence, beauty, and above all, loyalty. In his dangerous world of cloak-and-dagger politics, he is looking for someone to relax with for a little while.

60. How close are you to your family? Since everyone Bob could to be consider as family is dead, he really doesn’t have any real relationship to them. He learns bits and pieces, whispers and gossip, but his struggle for the truth about them is one of his deciding features.

61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not? Bob would love to start a family, with many little children running about changing themselves into each other and making mischief like he use to.

62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? When the chips were down, Bob can always turn to Eevee or Ixi. They have saved him from everything from the politics of the tyrants to rescuing him from Daask.

63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? When Bob was younger, he tried making a name for himself by stealing from the Lord Commander of the Sharen Watch. Turns out the object in question was to be stolen by Boromar and when an agent went to steal it, they where caught. Boromar and the Tyrants nearly came to blows over this, and Bob had sleep under Ixi’s bed to keep from being killed. And when Daask captured Bob, Eevee rescued him in person, obliterating everything in her path. After that, Bob has always been far more polite to her.

64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you? One of the bad things about being the invisible man is that when you die, no one will notice. Maybe some members of the Tyrants would miss his sword and skills with his tongue, but only Eevee and Ixi would miss the man who Bob was.

65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why? Fanatics confuse and trouble Bob. The thought there is only one answer to anything, let alone big, complicated issues such as religion and politics, is not only wrong and unrealistic but also dangerous. Through those fanatic colored glasses, anything is possible, like murdering newlyweds with a young child, killing an elderly couple who adopted an orphan off the streets, or killing a beautiful bride to be for loving the wrong man.

66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict? Bob loves to argue, to figure out what the other side of an issue thinks. Not only dose this increase his knowledge, but also it helps if he has impersonate someone with similar views since it would make it easier for him to blend in.

67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? It depends on the situation, and Bob’s sobriety. If shit is really starting to hit the fan and no one capable is stepping up, Bob will do so with gusto, rallying the troops or quietly taking out the opposition. Assuming he’s not too drunk.

68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not? Bob loves groups. It is the rare chance where he can be the life of the party and remain anonymous. Its only afterwards do people realize that no one invited him, but they never seem too mad about it.

69. Do you care what others think of you? I am not sure if Bob has ever cared what others think. After a life full of sin and diversion, others opinions have always rolled off of him.

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? Sneaking into royal banquets and other events not only keep Bob’s stealth skills sharp and lets him keep his fingerer on pulse of Sharen, but there is nothing that Bob likes better than to outsmart those vain and pompous fools.

71. What is your most treasured possession? The flower Bob spent three days to give to Sava the night she died. No matter what disguise he wears or who he is impersonating, he always has that crushed flower.

72. What is your favorite color? Colbolt blue is Bob’s favorite color, the color of the flower that he spent three days looking for to give to Sava.

73. What is your favorite food? Bob is partial to spicy foods, mainly for the aid in dealing with brutal hangovers.

74. What, if anything, do you like to read? Whenever Bob has some down time, he tends to read the Sharen Inquisitor in order to stay informed of world events. In the evenings he will read something of his use read as a child, something like Tales of the Traveler or Begger Dane’s. It reminds him of simpler times, before he lost everything he loved and sold his soul to vengeance.

75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)? A night in opera, particularly ones with character development, nemesis, and revenge is one of Bob’s favorite nights outs.

76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit? Bob seeks diversion in all things, if its work, intrigue, women, or drugs. It’s all a series of things to distract him from the pain of losing Sava, over what he has made himself into.

77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night? A Saturday night is typically spent in a bar, either impersonating someone or enjoying the bars and brothels of Sharen in earnest. There he laughs and drinks and loses himself for the moment and is happy again, even if it is only for a moment.

78. What makes you laugh? Bob has always had a love for a quick wit, a sharp tongue, or a lovable fool. Wordplay has always held a special place in his heart because it was a large part of his training: it makes him focus and listen to what others are saying, understand the hidden meaning and keeps his mind sharp.

79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you? As a professional hit man and walking graft machine, there are few things that would offend him. If someone insulted Eevee, Ixi, the memory of Sava, or someone else that he cared about, he would be offended, though not shocked (and the other person will soon be dead.)

80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself? If Bob couldn’t sleep (and didn’t want to drink himself asleep), he would wander through Sharen with someone else’s face, keeping his ear to the ground and learning more about his city.

81. How do you deal with stress? If the stress of scheming and slaughter becomes too much for Bob, he would seek distraction, whether it is in drugs, murder, sex, or (surprise, surprise) drink.

82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan? It all depends on what the activity is: if its something personal, then Bob tends to be spontaneous, going with the flow of the moment. However, if it is business, then Bob plans out every detail and comes out with several alternatives. After too many failed attempts, he has learned to always have a plan B, C, and D.

83. What are your pet peeves? People with exaggerated opinions of themselves, overly serious and humorless people, and religious zealots all make Bob’s skin crawl.

Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted? A typical routine for Bob would involve walking the street and listening to the gossip, leaning about what happened last night and any particular movement on the currant target that Bob is hunting at the moment. Afterwards he would enjoy breakfast and read the Sharen Inquisitive and brush up on world affairs. The rest of the day would be spent either completing Tyrant business or hunting down his latest target.

85. What is your greatest strength as a person? Bob’s greatest strengths are his adaptability, courage, and his drive to kill everyone who has had a hand in the deaths of the people he loves.

86. What is your greatest weakness? Bob’s greatest weaknesses are his corruptible nature, lack of drive to change and get out of his rut, and willingness to do anything if he thought it would get him the answers he needs.

87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? There are many things Bob would like to change about himself: he would love to lose his dependence on drugs and alcohol, his lack of ambition to improve his lot in life, or his crushing guilt about who he his and what he has become, but if he had to choose one thing to change, it would have to be removing the emptiness in his heart after losing Sava.

88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted? When not under cover, Bob will loud, drunk, and congenial, making new friends and contacts with a smile on his face and a mug in his hand.

89. Are you generally organized or messy? You should see his apartment, you never know if that vial is a drug, poison, or a bit of milk.

90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.

1.) Rigging elections, planting incriminating evidence, or other forms of skullduggery

2.) Making new friends that can be pumped for information

3.) Stompin’ Fools

1.) Handling money, as most of it finds it way to the bar

2.) Cooking for himself (he can never get the timing of it down and ends up burning everything or leaves it vastly undercooked)

3.) Handling animals (the are the only things that he can not fool on a regular basis and on more than one occasion they almost ruined his plans)

91. Do you like yourself? Not particularly. Bob has become all to aware that he is now an instrument of corruption that oppresses the people that he grew up with and drove them in desperation to rat him and his foster parents out, that so enraged the Silver Flame that they thought that murder was the best action, and that killed the person who he loved the most. He has become part the evil stole everything he has loved, and this is not lost on him.

92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons…) The reason why Bob is adventuring is to find out who killed the people that he loved, and go on a “roaring rampage of revenge,” killing all of them in brutal ways. He hopes that he can trade the good will that we accrues by adventuring for information or out in the world he can find some clue that can point him in the right direction.

93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? Finding who killed Sava and whispering some clever line in their ear right before opening their throat.

94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? The thing about living on knifes edge is that you tend to live in the moment. For all Bob knows he may not be alive in five minutes, let alone years. He would hope by then he would have gotten his revenge, become a leader within the tyrants, and make something for himself that wasn’t based of death.

95. If you could choose, how would you want to die? While on stakeouts or other tedious affairs, Bob would sometimes dream of dying in a blaze of glory, killed by the bodyguards of his enemies, outnumbered but never overmatched.

96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left. If Bob only had 24 left, he would kiss Eevee, pay his respects to Evix ir’Marasha (Sava’s mother), take one last stab on figuring out who killed everyone he loved and kill as many enemies as possible.

97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? There are many things that Bob has done that he hopes that he is not remembered for, but if the last impression that he leaves with people is that he was there for those who needed him and that he always got his man, it would be something that he could live with (so to speak.)

98. What three words best describe your personality? Charming. Gregarious. Longing.

99. What three words would others probably use to describe you? Drunk. Slimy. Evasive.

100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice… “It’s not your fault that they died. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. You have had awful things happen to you. You are better than this. You are smart, courageous, inspire loyalty and have the ability to do whatever you want. You have let others manipulate you for too long. Be the man the Sava wanted you to be.”


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