Ferdinand

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Introduction
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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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Stereotypes
The Others

Mages

"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."
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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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 often be found at the Patisserie Fantastique on the stage playing his guitar (usually on Friday and Saturday nights), or performing spoken word (usually Tuesday and Wednesday evenings). He also teaches fencing to select students at a small studio in Chinatown called 'Toque'. Don't let the Rage 9 scare you off - he's just an angrier, broodier, darker than usual Byronic action hero!


the Dreaming

Ferdinand is clearly Kinain of Eshu blood, son of el Mouro Encantado, chief metallurgist, armorer and swordmaker to the Arcadian Gates. He claims the title of the Eminence of Blades, Champion of the Arcadian Gates (in exile), but says that he plans on returning home after fulfilling his Oath of Vengeance here in the Autumn. His arch-nemesis is a Sidhe Baron of House Ailil known as the 'Knave of Spades', who was last seen wandering the surrounding counties until mysteriously disappearing a few Samhaines back. The Spaniard also currently serves as a sellsword if the dross is right and the cause interesting. He plays particularly well with Eshu, Pooka and Sidhe. He's usually of a Seelie bent, though he's had his Unseelie moments, which presumably led to his exile. Well, that and Frenzy, but best not to mention that last bit to him...


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. Manned by a small crew of intrepid umbra delving stalwarts, 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 wyrdest wyldest wyrmiest weaveriest parts of the umbra? Care to make merry and plunder loot? 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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Ferdinand
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Overview
Date of Birth: June 24, 1991
Nationality: Spanish (Arcadian Gates)
Occupation: The Eminence of Blades, aka the Prince of Travelers
Race: Ratkin (Eshu kinain)
Aspect: Munchmausen
Rank: 3 (Tava)
Affiliations: Confederates of the Crescent Moon, the Perilous

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Notable Stats
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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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Themes
Growing up at the Arcadian Gates
- 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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Gallery
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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