Category Archives: Characters

Honqi Pang

Honqi Pang is the leader of the Hong Shou, a predominantly Chinese street gang in New York City with ties to the Enlightenment. They are known to  the English-speaking residents of NYC as the Red Hand Triad.

Honqi is known for his astute tactical and strategic sense; his criminal empire is built on diversification of both people and activities. Nearly a third of the members of his gang are non-Chinese, and he actively recruits the best of other outcast societies in New York City. This provides him with valuable inroads into other areas of the city that would typically be denied to him, and keeps the NYPD guessing as to his next move. Continue reading Honqi Pang

Richard Shen

Richard Shen

  • Chinese healer and investigator of the Unusual

Sai-fon Richard Shen was born in 1896 to one of the wealthiest families in Hong Kong. For generations the Shen family ran one of the largest import/export businesses of Chinese herbs and spices. The family traces it’s lineage back healers and alchemists who worked for the earliest emperors.

However, as with most families of this time, Richard’s older brother is the heir to the family business. So from an early age Richard was taught by his uncle the ways of the secret family legacy: Chinese medicine, sorcery, and the occult.

After years of training Richard began to adventure with his uncle. They saw many things across China. Eventually his uncle left to find his own way. He traveled with many investigators across China, until meeting the Wardens. Through them he has begun to travel further, using his abilities to assist the cause.

Frederick Cartwright, Head Mechanic

Frederick Cartwright is responsible for the Wardens’ New York Headquarters fleet of cars and its two limos (one armored, one conventional). He’s quite possessive of the cars, and takes it personally when one comes back with the slightest ding or scratch.

Cartwright is an expert mechanic and fix almost any mechanical issue with an automobile, and will work for 24 hours straight restoring a vehicle to perfection. He’s also been known to improvise, adding small, temporary refinements (ejector seats, machine guns, caltrops) to vehicles.

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Randall Sinclair, Butler

  • Graduate of the esteemed Albright Academy in the Netherlands. Butler of Wardens HQ in New York City, NY.

Randall Sinclair is the intelligent, disciplined, and well-armed butler of the Wardens HQ in New York City. He was trained at the esteemed Albright Academy in the Netherlands in the early 1900s, and served as British Colonel Richard Wellington’s man servant during World War I. The Colonel himself was a field operative for the Wardens, and Sinclair accompanied him on many of his missions, some of which took them behind enemy lines. Continue reading Randall Sinclair, Butler

Alistair Sebastian Cadwalader Martindrake III

  • Millionaire,  fencer, and dabbler in the occult.

Alistair Sebastian Codwalader Martindrake is a scion of both the Cadwalader and Martindrake families, some of the founders of what later became the states of Connecticut and New York. He was a student of Sir Arthur Boundless at Yale, and classmates with Archibald Buchanan and Rikard Greystone.

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August Farnstaff

  • Secretive wizard

Qapla. Dah tlhingan hol mu ghom a dalegh.  Qawhaqvam chenmohlu di wiqipe diya ohvad ponglu.  Ach jinmolvamvad Saghbe law tlhingan hol, dis, oh mevmohlu.  Ach dis jar wa mahcha dich wikia jinmoldaq vihta.  Hov lengvad chenmohlu tlhingan hol e ej dah oh ghojtah ghot law.  Qapbej holvam wicha meh, qawhaqvam chenmohlu .  Tahjaj wo, tahjaj hol Sov qawhaq tlhab oh ej ghitlhmey diqonmeh tlhingan hol wilo.  Ghitlhmey chenmohlah ej chohlah tlhingan hol jatlhlahbogh hoch ghotpu e.  Wej tin Sov qawhaqvam, ach ghurli e witul.  Dah ghitlhmey ngas.  Vay daghel danehchugh, vaj tachdaq maghom.

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    • Bullet-slinging mercenary

“Creepy Carcass” McGinnis is an Australian veteran of Gallipoli and other really bad places back in the Great War, he is now a Mercenary serving-for-hire in some of the worst hellholes around the world, from South American Juntas, to African colonial dictators, and Pacific Rim pocket imperialists. Along the way he’s picked up a few tricks, and a healthy perspective on the Human Condition (and a bunch of one-liners). Somewhere there might be a hero lurking in him, but for now he’d rather throw a punch than get in touch with his “feelings”.

Hividar Macid

  • Grease monkey with a monkey

Called “Sid” by most people who deign to talk to him (a play on the pronunciation of his last name), Hividar Macid is a small, slight, sickly looking man who looks younger than his approximately 30 years. And, as a Kurd from western Turkey, he is obviously a foreigner just about everywhere he goes. His family fled Turkey to avoid the reprisals following the Kurdish uprisings in the late 20’s/early 30’s, and he found himself in London.

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Father Cameron Dovenney

Father Cameron Dovenney (Robin Hood by way of Blues Brothers) never attended proper seminary school, but acquired his faith at his father’s side. A nomadic priest without a house of worship or congregation, the senior Dovenney led his wife and son throughout the most destitute parts of North and South America, providing “spiritual wealth and enlightenment” to the poor and uncivilized.

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Archibald Buchanan

  • WWI-shellshocked pilot, crack shot

Archibald Buchanan was a promising graduate from Yale University but when the war to end all wars broke out in Europe he enlisted with the British Army to fight the Hun. He was a successful pilot, achieving the rank of “Ace”, until he was shot down deep over Germany. Despite a severely injured leg, he learned to survive in the shadows and after several months he managed to sneak his way back over the front line. On the way he saw some horrible things that scarred him and left him changed. After the war he had trouble integrating back into American society and he fled to the far corners of the earth, where he now works as a pilot and sometimes as an adventurer for hire.

Rikard Greystone

  • Heroic-Circus-Kid Investigator/martial artist

Rikard Greystone grew up in a prestigious circus that travelled extensively in Europe and the mysterious Orient. As a result, Rikard had an early exposure to other cultures and today speaks a surprising number of languages with great fluency (Edge: Linguist). Rikard also developed prodigious skill as an acrobat and learned the secrets of Oriental combat.

Rikard grew up with a strong connection to his family and his extended family in the Circus (Hindrance: Loyal). As a kind hearted boy Rikard also found it nearly impossible to say no to people in need, often sharing food with the hungry and helping the people of whatever region he visited in any way he could (Hindrance: Heroic).

When Rikard grew older his family persuaded him that the circus life was too limited for someone so gifted. A wealthy benefactor of the Circus offered to sponsor Rikard’s education and at the tender age of 16 Rikard attended Yale University where his linguistic skills and exposure to other cultures led him to study world history, archaeology and religion.

Sadly, while Rikard was at University, a mysterious criminal organization in Budapest assaulted the Circus, killing many of its members, including Rikard’s family. Devastated, Rikard turned to the study of Criminology and vowed to bring these shadowy criminals to justice and to do so honorably, without resorting to their crudely violent methods (Vow: Never Take a Human Life).

After a short stint as a police detective in New York City, where Rikard honed his investigatory skills, Rikard left the police force behind and embarked on the life of a private investigator, tracking down leads to the shadowy criminals who slew his family.

Sir Arthur Boundless

The Reverend Sir Arthur Boundless

  • Professor of Religion at Yale University (retired), WW I veteran, Anglican priest (retired),  Doctor of Theology (Oxford University),  Senior Warden

The Reverend Sir Arthur Boundless studied religion at Oxford before choosing to fight for king and country in the British Army. He ultimately rose to the rank of major until his military career was cut short thanks to a bullet in the leg. The wound never healed quite right. It was just as well; the wound gave him a reason to muster out of the military and continue his academic studies into comparative religions. He  eventually came to the States thanks to the offer of a professorship at Yale. Continue reading The Reverend Sir Arthur Boundless