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Hark

An enforcer for the Gae Ceann

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by Gasmask

Groups

The original Gae Ceann: An exclusive club of paranormal and normal entities which are brought together for their love of one another, their motorbikes and the underground crime world.

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"Friend, if you've got flak with us, you've got flak with me. You feel me?"

There was once a man with an extravagant drinking problem, and one day that man ran out of money to pay for all his vices and he called up the devil himself to solve his problem, offering him his soul to pay for an infinite tab at his favorite pub; Drunk Jack's.

Hark tricks the devil by making him climb a tree, once the devil was in the branches, the drunk carved a cross underneath, preventing him from climbing down. The devil laughs and offers a counter-deal, in exchange for removing the cross, he'll forget about the debt. Hark takes this deal with much chagrin, natural suspicious of the truthfulness of a deal with the devil.

He was right to be suspicous, for as soon as he smudged the cross, the devil tore open his rib-cage and placed a lost spirit inside, forever stopping him from passing on and turning him into an ebony lantern for the rest of his days.

Hark drives an old 1988 model RD 350 HT. The motorcycle's lights have been removed and there is a lantern painted on the fueltank.

So begins...

Hark's Story

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Character Portrait: Callandra Henderson Character Portrait: Philius Percival Wolfinson Character Portrait: Nora Carroll Character Portrait: Hark Character Portrait: Leela Carroll
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A nearby window shutter was pulled down, parting the bright green shades as a suspicious gaze was thrown in the groups direction, especially at the nearby vehicle. Tech-Con in Verinotte Square? That wasn't going to go without reply, the shutters closed and the door to the nearby Gae Ceann Clubhouse flew open with a earsplitting crack.

A bouncer clad in a tight leather cut bearing the vibrant green skull and reverse anarchy symbol of the local motorcycle gang pointed at the vehicle, rapping his knuckles against the frame of the door and catching a rifle that was thrown to him from the inside. The bouncer cocked it, bearing his silver teeth and slinging it over his shoulder.

The bouncer stared daggers at the vehicle and it's occupant; Callandra. The body language was obvious. This is our territory, get the fuck out.

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The music was promptly turned down and the lone Tech Con Senior captain reached for her radio, keying it twice she called in. "Echo One niner three to central, I'm at Grid V-One Nine Seven, See if you can send some boys my way."

--"Confirmed, triangulating location, Location confirmed, dispatching additional units."

The Tech Con agent slowly craned her head at the bouncer, obscured by the truck, Callandra had reached for her own weapon, a plasma pistol tucked in the center console of the truck.

"Hey, I don't want trouble, and you don't want trouble, go back inside and I'll kindly pass on through. You want to make this worse I'll happily oblige." She shouted at the bouncer, while flipping a switch and toggling a small targeting joystick. A handful of clunking sounds echoed and a 38mm Fuel-Rod Cannon folded out from the bed of the truck, then swiveled over and bore aim at the lone bouncer.

"Don't say you haven't been warned."

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"I am Nora Carroll, and this is my daughter, Leela. I am pleased to meet you, Mister Wolfinson. I'm also glad to hear Leela didn't cause you too much trouble the five seconds she was out of my sight."

Leela folded her arms and huffed stubbornly. Nora nudged her leg with an attempt at a nonchalant kick. With an audible, irritated groan, the teenager curtsied to the man. "I am very sorry," she said grudgingly, and only because her mother had been pushing her to do so.

Nora looked about the shop with a smile. "Oh. Perhaps you are new to the area? How convenie-" She was cut off harshly by the blaring techno music and an incredibly rudely spoken young woman. Nora frowned, but Leela seemed somewhat curious. They exchanged glances, then tried to do the same with Mister Wolfinson. They noticed yet another person join the scene as a door opened, revealing a dark skinned man. He seemed to be glaring at the woman.

And then guns were pulled.

Nora held fast onto Leela with a gasp, pulling her back. "My God!"

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"Don't turn this into a fight, lady. This is Gae Ceann territory, vankoryth forces will come down on your ass." The bouncer cocked his shotgun to check the shells left in the barrels, pulling his shirt up to reveal his open ribcage and the glowing orb beside his beating heart and then pulling it back down. "That ain't gonna do shit except scratch the paint on our pub." Hark smiled, an unhinged grin.

Hark exercised his arm. "Sicken up your herd if you need to, I've got mine right here. I just wanted to remind you, this is Gae Ceann territory, coming in here like that is fuckin' insulting." Hark spat on the floor. "Next time, take the normal car. Especially if you're coming back around these parts."

Hark was glad the group had got out of the way, that was his original intention after-all. Who said the Gae Ceann didn't look out for the people outside their clubhouse?

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Callandra shrugged. "If I'm coming back, it's to redevelop." She said, rolling up the window to the truck. "This place is a frakking dump."

She threw the truck into gear, and pulled the cannon back into the bed of the truck.

"Let the military seize control of the place before we redevelop." Once the windows were rolled up, the truck burned rubber and screeched off.

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Philius gave Leela a blank look, resisting the urge to stare her down. When she was gone, he rifled through his books, came back with a worn copy of Cyrano de Bergerac, and exited the same way the ladies had. He double-checked the area, but saw only street lamps, fog, and the cobblestones glistening with morning dew in the first dim light before dawn.

He strode over to the clubhouse and rapped lightly on the door.

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Hark opened the door, a look of abrupt confusion as he swung it open and saw the face of the man who owned the bookstore down the road. "This is a bar too, friend. You don't knock if you live here." The biker swung his dark hand forward to slap him on the back and shove him inside, leaning his head out to look from left to right for any signs of the vehicle from earlier.

The setting changes from East Lanterna Way to Gae Ceann Clubhouse

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Unused to being so easily moved about, Philius looked at the bouncer with surprise. He paused to take in the room around him, eyes wide as they fell upon the hanging motorcycle and the bayoneted rifle, then turned back to the large man. "I, uh..." Blinking and marshaling his thoughts, he continued. "My name is Philius Wolfinson. I'm pleased to make your acquaintance and wished to thank you for intervening with that awful harridan." He held out the book.

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Hark grinned. "Hi, Phill. I'm Hark." The bouncer introduced himself, moving his hand forward to shake the book as if it were a hand. "That was nothing." The biker crossed to the counter and swiped up two empty glasses, pouring something cheap into the two glasses and holding one out. "Gae Ceann's here to help, especially when it comes to fuckheads like that."

The room was filled with bikers playing pool, talking about motorcycles and some were even disassembling rifles resting on booths, laughing and drinking as they did so. It wasn't your typical bar, that was for sure. There was something vaguely irish playing in the background and the bartender behind the counter was missing a huge chunk of his face.

"Harridan? Who even uses that word anymore, Phil."

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Hiding his astonishment at the bartender's countenance, and frozen to the spot for a moment, Phil moved to keep up with Hark "Do people not use harridan anymore? I find it to be a particularly satisfying pejorative. Well, nevermind that. This... club, Gae Ceann, is sort of a local neighborhood watch?"

He accepted the offered drink graciously, sniffed, noticed that it was whiskey, and downed it like a shot, not missing a beat. Phil again offered the book. "Anyway, this is a copy of Cyrano de Bergerac, one of my favorite plays. This is from its second publishing run in 1900. The first was in 1897, the year the play premiered."

The setting changes from Gae Ceann Clubhouse to East Lanterna Way

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Character Portrait: Sam Adama Character Portrait: The Guatrau Character Portrait: Philius Percival Wolfinson Character Portrait: Nora Carroll Character Portrait: Hark Character Portrait: David Agmon Character Portrait: Garrett Carroll Character Portrait: Inside Epilogue Books
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Down the road a lone black rolls royce was seen driving up the cobbled street.

Following the brief exchange between Cally and Hark, some phone calls had been made, and the lone black car, which was flanked in front, and behind by black tinted black sedans.

"I understand there's been some unsavory characters in this neighborhood." The older man said as the car crept to a stop in front of the Gae-Cann Clubhouse and the bookstore nearby.

The older man produced a single gold Aureus, before he handed it to David.

"Go in there and do what needs to be done."

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David wasn't a man of many words and his answer came with the click of the latch on the car door as he swung it open and stepped out onto the cobblestone streets. The unmarked vehicles wouldn't be easily linked to Cally's earlier presence in Verinotte Hollow, and David calmly straightened his coat and adjusted his brimmed-hat.

As he closed the car door and approached the club-house he checked the metallic apparatus on his hand - a seemingly harmless device that was worn similar to a glove with a red gem resting in the palm. He flexed his fingers to make sure it was fitted properly before he reached the doors.

His somewhat rough appearance, and the tattoos that snaked their way up his neck from beneath his coat likely left him blending well enough as to not be out of place in the biker club-house.

The setting changes from East Lanterna Way to Gae Ceann Clubhouse

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Hark took up the book and opened it, eyeing the first chapter with amusement. "Nah, local motorcycle chapter friend." Hark gestured to the Harley attached to the roof with chains. "First chapter, original and the first, man." Hark threw down the whiskey and slammed the glass on the counter, tip down.

"We live here, just as everyone else does, we look out for each other, Phil. We're all in this shit together, that's what the Vankoryth taught us." Hark continued, grinning. "My bike was made in 1988, not far off in the production line of this here book. I might give it a read, thanks friend." Hark hefted up the book, flicked though the pages once more and slammed it on the counter.

"I've got a feelin' those fuckheads aren't done though. If it's one thing those outsider dickheads do, it's do things in the extreme."

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"I should probably get going soon. I've a lot of work ahead of me and not a lot of sleep behind me, but if you really think they'll come back, why not set some traps for them? I mean, that truck was big, but what good would a plasma cannon do her if she wound up falling into a covered pit with molotov cocktails raining in from above?"

Phil sat down on one of the stools, giving the problem some thought.

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Hark laughed and saluted the bartender with a mocking salute. "Show im'." The bartender nodded, stepping though the door blocking people from going behind the counter and pulling the rug away, shoving a key into the lock and yanking it open and gesturing inside with a middle finger. "We're more than prepared, Phil."

Hark refilled their drinks, slammed his down and walked over to the trapdoor, jumping down and pulling some form of rocket launcher from the bottom, patting the barrel and shoving a leg up on the grooves that held the trapdoor and throwing it back down.

"Not the first time we've had trouble here. Don't worry about it, Benji and his gang of ultimate bad-asses will protect you."

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Phil's eyes were as wide as saucers. "That was... a rocket launcher. A giant gun... that shoots rockets. How often does this... I... should head home. This is a lot to think about. I should get a nap before Nora comes over. I mean... before I open the shop. Thank you again, Mr. Hark, and I will sleep easier knowing you fellows are here and keeping an eye out."

He got up and walked toward the door, looking a bit stunned by all the recent revelations regarding what he thought was just a sleepy little berg with some vampires running around.

The setting changes from Gae Ceann Clubhouse to East Lanterna Way

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Hark leaned next to the door of the clubhouse, a smoke in one hand and his phone in the other. There was a revolver by his side and there was a faint white pulsing glow beneath his wifebeater. The bouncer wasn't exactly paying the best attention when he kicked open the door for them, the girl he was texting was far more important.

"You can bring your weapons in, but if you try anything, your weapons are staying." Hark announced loudly, almost casually. Hark looked up as he finished texting. "By the way, you want to move your vans, you'll get ticketed." Hark mused, sniffing and going back to his phone.

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Jack watched them from above, smoking and writing down something in a journal as he relaxed on the roof. This was his favorite perch, with his back to the night sky. The werewolf took a sip of something clear from the bottle next to him and kept writing. Those outsiders smelled different from the rest, but they always did.

If they were coming for a drink, they wouldn't have taken three vehicles. Unless they were retarded.

"Fuckin' idiots." Jack breathed, staring.

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The three cars slowly drove off, leaving David to do what he does best.

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As the vehicles drove off, David made his way inside.