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The Wheel of Fortune

"Eh, you're boring... go meet up with your little group and put on a show for my amusement..."

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a character in “Masks of the Soul: Fragment of Truth”, as played by Nivosity

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Wheel of Fortune
“Sheesh, are you trying to be boring on purpose? Go and do something fun - come on, I’m bored.”







What Kind of Mask is it?:
False.
   
If False, how many Grace Stone fragments does it contain?:
It contains a single Grace Stone fragment inserted in the upper middle of the mask. It changes into a bright gold when placed into water..

How do you create/transform with the mask?
To summon: When you’re bored...
To transform: Gamble on my luck.


Brief Description of Transformed State:
The Wheel of Fortune possesses dusty brown hair and animated bright gold eyes. The Wheel of Fortune does not care about what happens to his own appearance - running around with windswept hair and messy clothing all of the time.

He prefers brighter colors, especially green, in casual designs. He couldn’t care less about what people think about him, not knowing or caring about the latest fashions. He is commonly seen with a white scarf twisted haphazardly over his jacket - and this is about the only piece of cloth he wears that is perpetually clean.





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Personality:
The Wheel of Fortune has an insouciant, fun-loving personality who takes carelessness to a separate level. The wearer will no longer care about the consequences of their actions and risk their body quite frequently. This mask takes unnecessary risks for the sole purpose of taking risks. When having a choice between helping the Itex and the Masked, he uses “Eenie, Meenie, Minee, Moe” to pick the lucky group. He is quite biased also - the Itex almost-always win. If he gets complained to about his partiality, he will always blame it on the loser’s luck… which is true in its own way. Despite Aki’s lack on conviction in either groups, his mask is mostly following the Itex, but still remains mostly neutral in everything that goes on.

He is constantly on the search for something that can catch his interest for long periods of time, usually doing multiple things at the same time. He loses interest in things quickly - when listening to music, his playlist is constantly changing as he gets bored of listening to the same song again and again. The Wheel of Fortune’ll spend most of his time watching people, as did Aki, but he will gain more observational skills and have fun chortling behind their back. He finds it hilarious to catch people off their guard, using his second skill mostly to pop up in strange situations - on the airplane, during a major battle, behind someone when they’re making an important speech, etc. He cannot keep undercover, preferring to stay conspicuous all of the time.

The Wheel of Fortune is an always-happy and lazy personality - whatever happens. He can be, in many ways, related to a child - at heart. Clapping gleefully whenever someone does something exciting, gambling with friends and enemies alike (although he does cheat constantly…), playing pranks on people based on a whim, stalking people in order to surprise them…

This mask takes inside emotions and amplifies them - making them visible to all in a more extreme state that fits in with the complete personality. It is one of the more interactive false personalities. If its bearer hides a prankster of a personality, this mask will bring it to the surface - but making its pranks a lot more dangerous to be apart of...

For Aki, this causes his inward disdain for others to come out in this changed state; mocking, joking words always ready on his tongue. Unable to respect authority, he goes out of his way to mistreat important people - especially the Twisted Emperor (who he has christened Kingpin or King Kong). He can annoy some with his nicknames, which are not usually the kindest things he can think of. He’s quite partial towards calling people boring when they don’t do entertaining things. The Wheel of Fortune seems to think that everything exists for his own amusement. Other people, he will think of as useless, ignoring them whenever possible. Those who don’t interest him (or provide him with cherries and other gifts) seem to be on the negative side of his usefulness spectrum, which he will happily allude to.

But with this quick-changing personality also comes a short attention span. The Wheel of Fortune itself has no patience for long drawn-out battles because there’s really no point if his opponent won’t just lay down and die quickly. He’ll be exhilarated during the beginning, but if it draws out longer than maybe ten to five minutes, he’ll get bored and lose his interest. Some he will find as entertaining opponents, others not - so his interest span changes dramatically. If someone who he finds as a ‘boring’ opponent, he will half-heartedly retaliate before using his starry skill to remove himself from the premises. Through large battles between the Itex and the Masked, he’ll sit on the sidelines, cheering for both sides, gobbling cherries. If he gets hurt, he gets quite sulky and will use his only Major Skill to get rid of it. “What’s the point of you holding a show for my amusement if I can’t enjoy it?”

This mask’s speech is always casual, not caring if you’re more important than he is. He is also somewhat of a poet - in his similes and metaphors at the very least. He will refer to human behavior as objects or toys - which they do look like from his personal view. The Itex and the Masked are rival packs that are trying to fight for the territory of Throme - and for other members that can only further their cause. He is also quite vain… thinking that everything revolves around him. He is the hub of the wheel while everything else is just a spoke. “Work harder - sweat harder - keep me entertained at the very least.”


Skills/Abilities when wearing mask:
~Added agility and speed: Aki, or other bearers, is given the ability to run faster and do things that used to be impossible for himself before. He can run faster and for longer periods of time while also being able to dodge projectiles of a certain extent. This also affects his spear-work, making it more complicated and faster as well. The Wheel of Fortune is quite prideful of his speed and will sometimes challenge others to running faster.
~Multitasking: Doing one thing at a time is a sign of a boring, conventional mind - at least says the Wheel of Fortune. He is unable to stick to a single task for very long, so is constantly doing multiple things at the same time. Things are done faster - sometimes, and he is able to take the art of multitasking to new levels.
~Heightened taste: Aki is able to taste food on a new level, bringing his enjoyment of cherries to its maximum. This, however, leads him vulnerable to strange tastes in the air, sometimes fainting upon trying strong flavored food, such as salmon.
~Fast probability calculations: Upon seeing something happen, he can quickly calculate the probability of something occurring, which comes from his mask’s ability to use gambles to his own advantage. This comes in handy with his gambles - this and the fact that he couldn’t care what happens to him in the end.


Skills/Abilities of Transformed State:
Get better already and stop wasting my time (Minor) – A basic healing skill that, nonetheless, uses up a lot of energy to use. Aki takes a single injury from someone else, nothing life threatening of course, and transfers it to himself. The existence of the injury seemingly disappears, but really, it only shows up when he takes off his mask.

You’re boring me… see you later then! (Minor) – Aki hides in the person he’s mocking’s shadow, disappearing from view. He is forced to remain in the area of the person's shadow, but being invisible to all, until he enunciates the words, “Ah, now you’re being interesting!” to remove himself from the shadow and return to public view. This can be used for at most thirty minutes at a time or he’ll be forced out of the shadow. After doing so, he usually has grey tints on his limbs, and they slowly head towards his heart the more he uses this. It resets whenever he takes off his mask, however.

Haha! I bet you’re surprised! (Minor) – Aki creates a small cyclone of star-shaped glowing objects that circle around him. After saying this, a large roulette wheel (American) spins over his head to show how many stars he can control out of his entire cyclone. He can change the probability of the arrow hitting different numbers by flicking objects on other spaces - these spaces then have less of a probability that it lands on it - although these objects have to be soaked in his own blood. These stars can cause minimal damage when they explode in someone’s face and mostly serve as a distraction.

No, no, this won’t do (Major) – After Aki gains an injury, not from healing, he can use this skill to transfer the injury to his opponent. Due to the fact that he needs to be injured before being able to use this skill, he uses it rarely, but he finds it funny to see the opponent’s face when he does it. However, he uses this skill with a lot of annoyance, an injury makes him tire more easily and it distracts him from the fun. It takes a lot of energy to do this however, so he usually uses it to transfer larger wounds to the opponent. Anything life threatening will end up killing him, however, so he has to be careful when he uses it... but most of the time he isn’t, so this skill is both a curse and a blessing.


Weapons
A large thick tome of a book that he summons when he needs it, as it is much too heavy to carry around all of the time. Its cover is a dark brown, but it has a large gold clasp and peeling gold letters that read "The Art of Escaping Boredom." When necessary, and when he's provoked, he'll end up throwing the book at you - not quite an enjoyable experience. He also possesses an intricate spear, covered in similar designs on that of his mask. He uses this mostly to defend himself, however, as he doesn't see a point to extend himself into attacking. There seems to be nothing remarkably similar about this spear, but if you look closely, there is a small slot machine on the top. It’ll keep spinning constantly, as long as he keeps the spear in motion, and if he gets three in a row, its power will be increased to up to ten times depending on the symbol on the slot machine - for one hit only. (Masks: 10 - 1/10, Stars: 5 - ⅕, Smiling faces: 2 - 7/10 *note: probabilities are only for each three in a row.) It’s probably of doing so is about 1/100, but once again he can change the results through objects soaked in his own blood. This works by flicking them at the slot machine - the slots will stop spinning on which object he ends up hitting - but each object can only be used once

So begins...

The Wheel of Fortune's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aki Evedane Character Portrait: The Wheel of Fortune Character Portrait: James Lyon Character Portrait: Axilious

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Aki Evedane | Dullahan Library Main Entrance | November 21


A few seconds later, he averted his sapphire blue eyes. Staring at his own reflection seemed to be unproductive, even when he was in such a bored state. Plus, since his entire figure was tinged copper and his appearance was impeccable like always, there really wasn’t anything to look at. Well, while he was still here at the library, there were only a few things that he could actually do.

One. Go home, explain the current unfortunate circumstances to his father, dig one of the spare jackets up from the closets, and well, tell him to come back tomorrow and look for it himself. That’d be fine - except his father wasn’t the type to do any work that he could escape from.

Two. Try to find a way in. Maybe there was a few unlocked windows somewhere - no, that strayed too far from disobeying the law, and he already had enough cops on his tail. Didn’t need a couple hundred tailing him, itching to finally get the ‘highschooler with the bandages’ for breaking and entering? So what did that leave him with -

His train of thought was broken off when he caught sight of a young male, with an umbrella, walking down the street. With his brown hair and very boring appearance, Aki would usually have never noticed him. Other than the fact that he was traveling in the middle of Throme’s less busy districts, really - he had to emphasize the point that this person was probably the most boring person in the entire city. But why would anyone be here on a Friday afternoon? Well, obviously, Aki himself was an exception to that rule, but there really wasn’t anything to do in Throme around these parts anyways. Other than visit the unfortunately closed library, of course.

His interest piqued, he stared at the guy until he disappeared and turned the corner. Aki breathed out once, trying to persuade himself that whatever the guy was doing - it wasn’t going to be interesting. He failed, of course, and found himself quickly climbing down the stairs, before following Guy stealthily. Just in time to see him hide behind a bush as though he was trying not to be seen.

Now that was interesting. No matter how Aki ever tried to rationalize it, there could be nothing normal about a guy who was trying to escape notice. Guy was doing something hidden there, and even as Aki tried to get closer without being too noticeable, Guy stepped out from his cover. “Ohho, mission me, mission my. Where else do we go to die? Hahaha.” Except for the fact that he wasn’t the same Guy. This Guy, with his eyeshattering blond hair, and flamboyant clothing, looked nothing like the mousy brown-haired one from before. He didn’t act the same either, walking down the side path as though he was the king of the world.

There was only one thing that could explain this. A simple, magical explanation. A mask. Either that or the ability to unfurl his skin and exchange it for another appearance.

Aki sighed, before he backed away from the dogging of Guy’s steps. While normally he wouldn’t have gone through such a hassle - really, Fortune was as bad as they came - but it was the one tool that he had at his disposal to get to the bottom of the mess. He knew enough to know that whoever these people were, they wouldn’t take kindly to an eavesdropper, and he’d probably have to do away with his relatively uninjured state.

Stepping to the side of the street, he chose one of the larger pruned trees from the library gardens and hunched behind it. Checking to be sure that the coast was clear, he held one hand in front of him. “When you’re bored,” he watched as the mask faded into his hand, its silver metal eyeholes staring into his. Flipping it over, he placed it firmly on his face, feeling a familiar chill down his spine, before he finally enunciated that stupid-sounding phrase. “Gamble on my luck.”


Wheel of Fortune | Dullahan Library Main Entrance | November 21


Black hair turned sandy, blue eyes transformed into a gleaming gold, and a white scarf twisted its way over messy clothing. The Wheel of Fortune was in the house, and it was time for some fun! Looking around, he exaggeratedly contemplated his surroundings. Really? A stubby little tree? Bouncing up on the balls of his feet, he poked his head over the poor-looking plant, and saw something interesting.

A manboy with pfft clothing.

Maybe he thought that he was good enough to attract the attention of the Wheel of Fortune himself. He could barely stop himself from sticking out his tongue and blowing Pfftboy a raspberry, but some thought stopped him. Perhaps it would be more fun to just follow him for a bit, watch the show for a few hours, and then pop up out of nowhere. Well, Mr.Pfft was certainly having the time of his life walking down that street. Maybe he got the thrills from being watched. From the way he dressed, that certainly was a possibility.

There was nothing that he liked more than an actor that could put on a show. “You’re boring me… see you later then!” he finally whispered in an uncharacteristically muted voice. His form turned into a streak of black, and before long, he found himself joined into Pfftboy’s shadow. Almost like Siamese twins but without the twinness. The manboy went straight into the garage, as the Wheel of Fortune bounded on his feet and made strange faces at his back.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aki Evedane Character Portrait: The Wheel of Fortune Character Portrait: Amara Calen Character Portrait: Elegant Harlequin Character Portrait: Liesel Moringmer Character Portrait: James Lyon Character Portrait: Axilious

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Liesel Moringmer | Dullahan Library Underground Car Park

How long had she been waiting? An hour? Maybe two?

How many clicks had it been?

Well, then again, she was the one who came early.

One wouldn’t have thought the woman anxious if it weren’t for the lighter in her tight grip. Even now, the click, click, clicking of the empty lighter persisted, growing more frantic with each passing second. With her free hand, she braced herself against one of the columns in the lot. ‘Get a hold of yourself, Moringmer,’ the she told herself, but the crease wouldn’t leave her brow. Her lips were still pulled in that terribly agitated scowl. Damn it. She heaved a sigh tired sigh, letting her unlit cigarette fall to the ground – she was far too worked up over this, over one measly change. She had thought that he couldn’t surprise her anymore… and then he went and pulled this stunt.

“Just what the hell’re you thinking this time, Torrings?” she murmured. One would think that she’d be used to the man’s antics by now… ha. She’d like to see anyone who could read Arthur Torrings. After all, she’d known him for all of four years and she still didn’t have a clue. Just when she thought she had him all sorted, was finally dancing to his tune, he always went and changed up the rhythm and tripped her up. That man had a real knack for making her want to throttle him. Her gaze idly followed one of the last cars leaving the car park. About time. The library had been closed for quite some time now.

click, click, click

With another agitated sigh, she pulled up her left sleeve, glancing at the customized com-unit at her wrist.

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click, click, click

“Fuck you too, Arthur,” she muttered, eyes narrowing just ever so slightly. Damn it. Why wouldn’t he answer? It was always like this with him – he says what he wants then just disappears for another week or two or if, she was lucky, even a month. He was never there when she needed him… well, no. That was obviously just a frustrated lie. He was always there at the right moments… but never anytime else. Like right now. His little present for a certain someone was weighing rather heavily on her mind (and lightly in the pocket of her coat). She was always the messenger, wasn’t she?...

The woman was snapped out of her thoughts and to attention at a sudden footstep. Hm? "What will it be? Joker? Ahahaha! What a joke-reporting for duty!" Ah, it was her. The first of the lot, finally. The lighter was tucked away into her pocket.

“Took y’long enough, eh, Karim?” Liesel called, an irritated smile pulling at the corners of her mouth. “Where’s the rest of the deck?” As soon as the question left her mouth, the second arrival showed himself. And then there were two… there were only two. And here Liesel had thought that she was being a kind and considerate person by setting the meeting this far into the day, but hey, what did she know? This obviously wasn’t a good time, despite everyone agreeing to it, or whatever happened to suddenly pop up in their schedules was more important than the fate of the city itself. Obviously, otherwise everyone would have been on time like she had told them to over and over.

She gave the missing members ten seconds benefit before her patience snapped. “Damn it, is it just you two?!” Her voice echoed in the car park, making it seem even louder than it was. A glance at her wrist told her the time: too late. She couldn’t wait much longer. “Leave it to you idiots to throw a wrench into plans first thing. Damn it.” She had planned to send three to one location and two to the other, but that wasn’t going to work right now. Sinking deeper into her thoughts, the woman began to pace, eyes shut in concentration. “Damn it! And you,” she said, pointing blindly at the Jack, “you’re not even complete yet. I can’t send you off alone, can I? Don’t answer that, I know I can’t.” Not unless she wanted more blood on her hands.

She could… no… or maybe… … all of a sudden, Liesel stopped, just heaving a sigh.

“Okay, you know what? We don’t have time for this,” she said flatly. She looked up, eyes narrowed, and gave both the Joker and the Jack a firm look. “Bottom line, Itex is acting up – getting more active – and we’ve got word on certain hotspots.” She glanced at her wrist once more. “There’s no time for questions – we don’t know when they’ll hit,” she continued, “so for now I want you two to head on over to Lil’ Maybelle. Not the main district, but that shady little area behind that… that spot apart from the popular bit, behind that rental shop or whatever.” They’d know where she meant. Probably. And if not, they should be used to her directions by now, so not her problem.

“Your job is to intercept whatever Itex plans to do there. If y’need specifics or got any questions, you got the units,” she lifted her wrist, “that I passed out. Just shoot me a message on the go.” Well, with that, she was done. The red-haired woman simply folded her arms and leaned against one of the supporting pillars… oh no, wait. “And you know the drill – keep away from civilians. You aren’t superheroes. You aren’t vigilantes. You have a mission, so focus on that. And Ax, you in particular, be careful – believe it or not, you have a bigger disadvantage than you realize with that mask of yours.”

And now she was done… and while they were on their way, she would be spending God-knows-how-long waiting on the rest of them.

The setting changes from throme to Backstreets of Throme

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Character Portrait: The Wheel of Fortune Character Portrait: Axilious

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Axilious + Wheel of Fortune; Backstreets of Throme


Chilly rain, small refrain, why didn't he bring an umbrella. Ax laughed as he half-mocked his human host internally. Well, it wasn't exactly correct, because James had taken an umbrella the entire way. He'd just left it in the greenery when he transformed into Axilious.

But what fun was it to be the star and forget a part of the play? Always others to blame it on. Always a person who deserved the guilt and who ought to be taught a lesson. Always someone else. After all, that was something the common human was good for. Taking blame, that is.

'Hum, hum, hummity hum.' The tune was bland at best, but it was the preoccupation that mattered the most to him. There would be a while before anything came of watching backstreets, and besides that, it'd just look like an obvious trap if there was a man unpreoccupied on a rainy streetcorner. Which is why he was now standing underneath an overhang, glancing casually over the shop's display.

"DAMN IT!" out of nowhere, the Wheel of Fortune stumbled back into view. "I forgot the time!" Then, almost as though he just realized that Axilious was there, he bounded up onto his toes with a smirk. "Just pretend that I was never here and go and do whatever. I wanna see a show!"

Shocked at the sudden appearance out of what seemed like thin air, he stepped back for one single moment before grinning fiercely. 'I am the star of the show.' The pronouncement shortly followed by an almost feral leap from the elegant prancer towards the new figure.

WoF stood there for a nanosecond, mouth agape, before he leapt backwards. "What are you doing, Lacey?!" he complained with a petulant frown on his face - more suitable for a child than anyone else. "You're not supposed to do that!"

'What, supposed to do my duty and catch an Itex agent? Hah!' Rolling forwards over the soaked road, and coming up smoothly, he stared down the other, soft blond locks plastered to his face by the driving rain. As the bladed staff materialised in hand, he flourished it, stepping closer. 'So, whelp, duel me and die honourably?'

That obviously wasn't WoF's idea of fun. Ignoring the completely incorrect statement, he continued stepping backwards, seemingly unworried of the extremely sharp object in Fluffy's hand. "But dueling is so ... boooooring. Why don't we do something else? You can duel with the," he glanced around then pointed at the shop display. "funny fake person in there. It even has clothes that are as pff as yours!"

Now, that did raise a grin, but it wasn't exactly 'haha I won't attack you anymore'. This was the 'What did you just imply? I think you need to be stabbed' grin. And sure enough, twirling the staff expertly, he stepped forwards measuredly, keeping pace with the retreating figure before lunging, staff directly out in front of him, attempting to skewer the other like a shishkebab.

He leapt backwards as quickly as he could, the staff not plunging into his chest - yet. After spending a few valuable seconds blowing a raspberry at the highly dangerous Lacey, he spun around and started running down the street as though his life depended on it. Which it probably did.

Growling as the blade missed, Axilious dismissed it and began haring after the vanishing figure. Trust Itex to turn tail and RUN. And this rain wasn't letting up either...

Trying to pump his legs as quickly as they could go, WoF alloted the vast majority of his brainpower to trying to remember one of his skills. Mainly because he wasn't really paying attention to where he was doing, his feet slid on a piece of slick sidewalk. A few seconds later, he was on the ground - bruised but not yet broken, completely wet, and a few meters farther away from his pursuer. And did he mention the pain?

To be honest, he'd expected a longer and better chase. However, he wouldn't pass up this opportunity. Slowing to a walk, he sauntered over towards the now injured prey. His movements designed to bring hype to the audience that... that... Holy hells. There was a one man who was staring at him strangely. Well, that sure put a dampener on things. Pretending to be going to check on the prone figure, he desperately prayed to whatever god was out there that the man keep on walking.

It seemed as though seeing threatening people walk closer made WoF's mind move faster. Without even noticing the other man, WoF quickly shouted, "Haha! I bet you're surprised!" and with hardly a transition, there was suddenly a rapidly spinning roulette wheel looming over his head.

Right. Itex was cowardly AND had no sense of presence. Well, the wheel certainly wasn't something that could be explained away, and the man now peering closer to try and work out what he was seeing was starting to become an annoyance. Even moreso when his wristwatch suddenly vibrated against his wrist. 'Goddamn all you pretentious self-absorbed critters.' Hopefully the man hadn't seen either of them well in the driving rain, and Axilious preferred to retreat while the Itex lackey made a fool of himself and became easily recognisable for the future. So, he jumped to the side, rolled, and vanished around the streetcorner...

The wheel gradually slowed, but WoF paid that no mind. There was no opponent, who had suddenly vanished around the corner. So, of course, he decided that the best course of events would be to -- there was a man? Who dared look at him as though he was the show? With a pout, he slowly picked himself off of the cold, hard ground and decided to follow Fluffy. At least he didn't stare as much. So, taking a cue from the other strange man, he bounded in the same direction.

Safe and sound around the next corner, Ax allowed himself a few moments of closed eye imagined adoration at his excellent exit. Well, whatever. He may have lost that due to a bystander, but he still had that message. Ah, Karim. Frowning and trying to recall the location of the Orion Coffee Shop, or of Orion Street itself, he paused, stretching the consideration out for just long enough...

And then his thoughts were interrupted by the Itex Lackey. Seems he'd realised the scene he was making too. 'Well, well, see what the gutters brought up...'

Ignoring the comment, the Wheel of Fortune merely blew the weirdly-dressed man a loud raspberry. "Your clothes, right? I knew they were gutter style." He reached forward to try and grab the elaborate material and surprisingly held it fairly easily.

Ax, completely shocked by the sudden aggresive reaction, stared for a moment before he tried to swat the hands away. 'Hands off my personage, if you please.'

WoF seemed to be just as amazed by his ability to place one hand on his opponent. However, he didn't dwell on it for very long. Despite the swatting hands of his opponent, he continued to hold on to the fabric before rubbing it between his palms. "Heavy." Looking up into Lacey's blue eyes, he seemed to find the entire thing quite amusing. "Yep. Gutter style. You should pick something that doesn't make you look like a jellyfish with legs."

And he dared to comment on his choice of clothes? Axilious literally seethed with rage, pivoting forwards to try and heave his fist right into the other's face. 'Gutter?!?!'

Leaping backwards, he was forced to relinquish his hold on the ornate material. Instead of trying to punch him (it was somewhat of a lost cause), he allowed a huge black book with peeling golden letters to materialize in hand and awkwardly thrust it towards Fluffy.

'Oof' Caught by surprise, failing to realise this was a masked opponent and therefore armed with a weapon not visible, Ax founds himself biffed on the chest by a book, staggering back despite the awkwardness of the blow. 'You use a BOOK to fight?'

There was a brief pause as WoF bounded up (with a loud giggle) to look at the stumbling Fluffy's face. "It's the Art of Escaping Boredom," he chimed. "You should read it. You wouldn't be as bored as you are."

'And you can tell I'm bored?' Laughing once, Axilious recalled the twirling bladed staff, grinning still, message forgotten... With one shout of 'Hah!' he struck out, joining battle in both word and weapon. While there weren't any observers due to the nature of the streets, and the rain driving even the lurkers of the backstreets away, Axilious performed as if to an audience.

And then there was the Wheel of Fortune, book cut into as he blocked the deadly blade, quite disinterested in the battle, took his part in the play as well. Pouting for every mark on his 'weapon', and always looking for a reason to escape his pursuer.