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#1
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COME ONE, COME ALL...

Six years ago, Elena Salvatore worked for T.D. Walvoord's Amazing Flying Aces - a high wire act of daring and renown. The Aces were hailed world wide, and Walvoord's had never seen such a response, such revenue, such a spectacle... Crowds flocked in from all over the country to take in the circus.

Then on the morning of August 15th, Elena Salvatore disappeared, and swiftly, so too did Walvoord's hopes of becoming the next P.T. Barnum. Overnight, word spread of Elena vanishing, the media calling foul play. Walvoord's reputation crumbled, as talk of murders and cover-ups became more frequent and dramatic. Eventually, he was forced to shut down the show entirely, and his family and his hopes dissolved.

Now, near the anniversary of Elena's disappearance, despite warnings from his family, threats from the competition, and the ever present, lingering ghost of Salvatore's unknown fate, Walvoord's son Jeremiah has announced a revival of his father's dream, his legacy. Walvoord's Bigtop has returned, and the call has gone out for performers far and wide to join the show...


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Poirot One;Lancelot;
JEREMIAH WALVOORD


Age | Thirty-Two
Role (in the circus) | Ringmaster

Bio | Jeremiah, born to Tennison and Annemarie Walvoord, is, in every essential way, his father's son. Driven, purposeful and stubborn as a mule in summer, the Brooklyn native learned young the benefit of hard work and determination. Having grown up around the Circus, Jeremiah developed a love for the show at a young age, and his imagination, coupled with a sense of duty to his father pushed him to revive what his father lost - as a detriment to himself. Still, his will to succeed is nothing, if not impressive, and the resurrection of Walvoord's Bigtop has been, thus far, a magnificent triumph on the surface.

While he does handle most of the business side of the show, Jeremiah's true passion is being center ring with his crew... his family, selling the show... the dream that his father built, which has recently led him to seek a patron to assist him.


CALLIOPE KRITIKOS


Age | Twenty
Role (in the circus) | Aerialist (trapeze/highwire)

Bio | Calliope comes from an enormous family, originally off the isle of Crete. Immigrating during WWI, the Kritikos family took up a trapeze act, which quickly swelled in popularity, largely due to the incredible talent of the troupe. From the moment she could walk, Calliope flew, and nothing ever felt more like home than the rush of the wires.

Then she met Jing... and the world became suddenly much larger and brighter than anything she could ever imagine. For nearly a year, they worked together in a traveling circus, and young and sheltered, Calliope fell head over heels for the exotic fighter. But prejudice and family would drive them apart, and leave Calliope heartbroken and unsure.


EZRABET WEISS


Age | Twenty-Four
Role (in the circus) | Lipizzaner

Bio | Ezra grew up in the foggy streets of Boston, the only child of a Jewish baker and his wife. Despite a happy childhood, Ezra was often found wanting, and it was this natural desire for more that would eventually drive her into the arms of a dangerous and volatile man, an enforcer for the Irish mob, named Karl McCairn. For two years, Ezra lived a tortured life, until destiny would offer her the escape she needed.

Freedom wasn't easy, however, and Ezra's mistakes would force her into hiding. It was only recently that she determined to make for herself a new name - rising from the ashes, first as the assistant of an eccentric engineer, then following the one passion that remained from her childhood - Horseback riding.


CICERO KRITIKOS


Age | Twenty-seven
Role (in the circus) | Aerialist

Bio | The eldest son of Hercules Kritikos, Cicero is a brutal man, passionate and driven, but cold and calculating all the time. There is little that Cicero won't do to ensure that his family name isn't tarnished, and he proved as much when he determined to separate his sister from the man she loved.


ALICE GLADRICK


Age | Twenty-Two
Role (in the circus) | Freakshow [Albino]

Bio | Alice has been a member of the circus since her birth - abandoned by her mother for her condition, she grew up the adopted child of Tennison Walvoord, and eventually found solace in the oddly comforting nature of the circus freakshow.

 
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Lucien Ellsworth


Age: 35

Role: Risley/Odd inventor

Bio: Lucien was born into a dirt poor home from a mother who left the only child at home more than the majority of the time, and a father who worked non-stop in the factory lines. Lucien's home was not riddled with hardship for him in particular, for he found enjoyment in playing out in the mud, or learning how to make or create games and structures. He enjoyed making toys for other children, selling little trinkets on the street for fun, and even offering lessons on how to whittle, sow and knit. Lucien was well versed in tasks that kept him alive while his mother was away, including cooking, cleaning, self management, and sales. Lucien, however, was pulled into conflict by the time he turned eighteen. He was sent off to fight in the first big war. Lucien debated shooting his foot to get him off the battlefield, and he refused to kill others unless he had been shot at first. This did not serve him well, and he managed to get injured on the battle field, losing him the use of his left leg. Lucien was broken, excessively cleaning his wound when he was worried that it would hurt more, and he constantly suffered from the idea of the phantom leg. Lucien nearly considered ending it all, until he recalled the practice that soothed him. Lucien was able to remove the use of his cane after removing the legs from an old kitchen table and adding bicycle wheels. After creating his own wheelchair, Lucien decided it wouldn't do. He knew he could get himself to walk. Prototype after prototype, failure after failure did not deter him. Lucien now claims he has a brand new metal leg, and he plans to show it off.

By using full frontal weight on it in the circus. He has experimented with many items, and has caught up on core exercises to fully ensure all goes well. This is a redemption for his lost leg, as well as a prototype he thinks can do a lot of good for the community at large.
 

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#4

Dorothy Shellstrum


Appearance
Dorothy has a small and fragile frame, engulfed by the layers upon layers of dark robing. Once every half-moon, she adorns a more colorful attire, often a form fitting corset and tattered dress, sneaking about quietly on bare feet. Her height is no more than 5'4" and her weight no lighter than 110 lbs. She has a ghostly pale complexion, which she explains is a result of dabbling in the spiritual planes far too many times to count.

Age
18

Role in Circus
Voodoo Mistress - Dorothy harnesses and weaves your darkest fears into a reality. You cannot run from her all-seeing clutches; once she smells the dirt in your blood, she must cleanse it with taboo black magic. Clear away your sins. Open your heart to your ultimate truth. Shave her spirit free of the future's ambiguity. Keep your eyes open. Never blink. Never look away. Never until she says so...as it shall always be a sight to stick with your soul for an eternity to come.

Bio
Dorothy never showed an interest for voodooism and the dark arts until she was 14. Before then, she was nothing more than a young girl scraping by in life with her father. Her mother left when she was toddler and her father's financial stance subsequently crashed into the dirt. Regardless, Dorothy stuck by his side and remained optimistic for the both of them. By the time she was 12, she noticed her father's growing fatigue and rapid weight loss, though he always brushed her worries aside and said it was merely a cold. A few weeks later, other symptoms such as dry coughing, spitting up blood, and high fever. Despite her best efforts, Dorothy found herself next to his deathbed in mourning.

Lost and unsure how to care for herself, she joined a band of Gypsies traveling through town, forming a second family with them. Against false rumors, they didn't know much about black magic or voodoo, but did draw inspiration from the art forms whenever they need a way to earn extra profit while on the road. Dorothy absolutely fell in love with voodooism and researched it thoroughly, quickly adopting the role of Voodoo Mistress among them and helping out with funds by reading passerby's palms and "dirty blood". Somewhere along the line, she had forgotten her original self, swallowed up by the witch-like persona she crafted painstakingly. In a way, she wears it as a mask or cloak, though she herself has no idea who lurks beneath anymore.

Finally, Dorothy deemed herself ready to leave the wagon and make a name for herself. To make her family proud. So far, her act reeled in decent business and earned enough profit to keep herself on her feet. However, when she decided to take in a homeless child and watch over him, she realized that her tiny tent of horrors was no longer enough. Dorothy needed to expand. For her sake. And most importantly, for the child's.

Walvoord's Bigtop Circus seemed like the perfect solution.


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#5
Mable



Appearance
Mable's gentle, squeaky nature and appearance stand together at high contrast. With a height of 6'0" and weighing approximately 175 lbs, she draws the crowds attention with her thick beard and full head of dark curls. Although Mable downright despises her facial hair, she does well to keep it clean and groomed, even going as far as to scheduling private shaves with the barber that lives above her--Venson Colt. Mable is rarely seen without her smokey eye makeup, though it garners plenty of ridicule from the general public.


Age
30


Role in Circus
Bearded Lady - Come one, come all! Bare witness to an anomaly. An act of nature--nay, a miracle of nature that no woman has ever thought believable to achieve! Feast your eyes upon Mable, The Bearded Lady! Not a single lock of hair on that pretty face is fake, ladies and gentlemen. Women, be amazed. Men, stew in your envy. And for all, gape in awe!


Bio
Mable didn't always accept her beard.


Of course, that was to be expected. She didn't show signs of excess facial hair until she was 18. At first, she attempted to battle the change with frequent shaving, but it always grew back faster than she could get rid of it. As a result, her self-esteem crumbled and she distanced herself from everything. The outside, friends, family, and society altogether. She only steps out of her ragged apartment to buy necessities and she spends money on a strict plan, as she's living off of funds sent in monthly by her parents.

There was one instance in which she had hope. It came in the form of a man named Charlie Constable, who had met Mable at a store with her customary scarf wrapped around her face. She and Charlie seemed to click, and suddenly the woman had a reason to shave again. She timed each shave carefully, just minutes before a date or whenever Charlie visited. However, like all good things in her life, this came to a bitter end. Despite her best efforts, Charlie pressured Mable into removing the scarf, claiming that she'd do it if she trusted him. So she did.

He didn't take it well.

Mable hadn't heard from Charlie since and the blow had struck her deeply. Ever since then, she became even more withdrawn and the only way she's able to acquire the supplies she needs for survival is through a generous old man that lives one floor above her. He's a retired barber named Venson Colt, who is very much aware of Mable's beard, but treats her with kindness and equality. All around, he acts as Mable's adoptive grandfather and tries everyday to encourage her to step out.

One day, he finally gets a taste of success after catching rumor of Walvoord reopening the circus. He ran the idea by her and at first, she was mortified by the idea. Even angered. But after days of nonstop pestering, pleas, written notes, and a long heart-to-heart, he convinced her to give it a shot.

Mable prays that she made the right decision.

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#6
Mercy Shaw



Age: 26

Role in Circus: Animal Tamer, Mercy tends to handle the more aggressive of the animals, and loves to train them in tricks and various other acts. She has a particular liking for the spider monkeys.

Bio: Mercy Shaw was the oldest daughter in a family of three girls whose life started in near shambles. Mercy and Temperance's mother passed shortly after giving birth to their youngest sister, who was ill and weak when born. She did not survive past two years old, breaking their down on hard times father. Their father would work on the train system, constantly leaving the two young girls to their own devices. Their neighborhood was none too fond of the young girls, particularly Temperance. Temperance had to handle more than she dared to tell Mercy, and by the time Mercy was fifteen, their father hopped the train and left for good, heading to California in hopes of getting a more sustaining job. The girls, having been forgotten, attempted to survive out on there own. Mercy had a habit of befriending feral dogs and cats, taking care of them as a method of comfort. Temperance worked odder jobs and was nearly mugged and killed during a night that had gone wrong.

Mercy swiftly gained her revenge, which included letting the feral dogs have their fun with the man who claimed that Temperance was nowhere near human. The girls moved from place to place, having the feral dogs of the area perform tricks for money in order to get a meal a day. The ladies eventually fell into favor with several varieties of circuses and performance acts. Mercy found happiness here, and has convinced her more hesitant sister Temperance to stay.
 
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Temperance Shaw

Age: 23

Role: Snake Charmer/ Second animal handler. She loves to handle snakes and serenade her with her flute and her banjo. She has two main snakes(non-poisonous but painted to look so) named Lucy and Azalea.

Bio: Temperance was the second child in a family doomed from the start. Having been lower class, without a mother and a father who desperately wished to disappear, Temperance found it even more difficult to strive with her mix of color. The only one to see her as fully human had been her sister Mercy, who watched over her closely as she grew into a young woman. Temperance had even shared the love of feral dogs with Mercy, taking care a few until she became fascinated with a man who grew up near her local neighborhood. Temperance would sneak in to see the illegal sale of reptiles and she became entranced. One of her odd jobs was to help this man with the sales, by taking care of the reptiles that supposedly came from all over the world. Temperance would manage them and set up appointments for the adoptions, and by this practice she was paid in breakfast and an extra few cents or so. She enjoyed this job immensely, until she found interest in a young man who claimed her to be "beautiful." The man was a young heir by the name of William, who was merely attempting to lure Temperance into his possession for the purpose of humiliation. Temperance was clueless to the plot, allowed him to take her to his friends, before they began to humiliate her by stripping her of her shirt to reveal her skin. The attack only grew worse as they cut and scrapped at her, stealing what she had and attempting to fully gain control of her.

Temperance barely managed to escape thanks to the wisdom of her sister, who took William behind the building they attacked Temperance and nearly slaughtered him. Mercy grabbed Temperance and they escaped the city, but not before Temperance stole a few snakes for comfort. Temperance learned how to play both banjo and flute on their travels, from other young men and women attempting to survive hard times. She now has Lucy and Azalea, and has taught them how to move with the beat of the flute. She is more than happy to join a circus, but her sister has insisted on staying quiet. Temperance, while excited, is scared someone else would see her as a freak and the scares she has on her skin. For the meantime, she is happy and has enough flower petals to go around. As well as adoration for her little pets.


 
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Saul Santiago

Age: 28(cough 32 cough)

Role in Circus: Saul is a heavy supporter and funder to the show. He also offers insight to other acts that could participate in the show, as well offering his assistance when it comes to sets.

Bio: Most people do not believe a word Saul Santiago says about his history, but in fully honesty, it is all truth and nothing but the truth. Saul Santiago name was originally Paul Jameson, the wealthy son to a business man and house wife. What Saul was most certainly aware of was that he was not his father's son, but rather the bastard child of his mother and her secret lover, an Italian immigrant who worked for her husband. Saul never met his true father, but he had heard stories from his mother. Keeping his mouth shut, Saul decided to play what life had given him to his advantage. He would work through small, innocent schemes to get more money and made his way through the best schools his family could afford.

Saul's family would fall on hard times, after it was realized his father was conducting in strange and criminal activity. Having missed the wealth, Saul did what he knew best. He schemed, including becoming a preacher and attempting to weasel his way a new branch of Christianity. It failed(much to his own surprise) and he finally made up his mind to marry someone in his congregation. Saul did love this woman, and it became apparent that she was wealthy. He attempted to ignore it, but he soon could recognize the patterns of his mother. His wife had indeed been cheating on him, and Saul knew what he could do. Divorce was not common, but due to the adultery, Saul could win his case over. And he did. He gained quite a load from his first wife, and though he was heartbroken, his life was cozy.

But it was boring. So Saul once again dipped his feet into the water of religion. Going through several forms of theology, to the occult, to voodoo and many other things. Intrigued, he became fascinated with other bizarre practices. The circus was one. He found the practice to be fascinating, especially after the bizarre disappearance. He decided to help it get back to its feet and funded it with his wife's money, and is currently using this as a financial and social opportunity.

 

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#9
Juyan "Juju" Li & Xeong "Jing" Li






Appearance
Of Asian blood and humble roots. Juju stands at a height of 5'10" and weighs 185 lbs, his figure muscular and slim from a lifetime's worth of martial arts training. His short dark mane is neatly styled, though some days he allows it to spike in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The most striking feature about him is his attire and eyes; the former is composed of a black suit, cap, boots, and Owl mask, while his eyes are a milky hue.


Of same roots but boiling blood. Jing is Juju's younger brother, though he sports a slightly thicker build and longer hair. He has a height of 5'10" and weighs approximately 197 lbs. Jing has a case of perpetually resting stone face, but it doesn't nothing to hinder his fiery and compassionate spirit. He's often seen wearing an exact replica of Juju's Night Owl uniform. Other than that, his clothing is simple and somewhat tattered, with Muay Boran hand wrappings starting at his knuckles and ending halfway up his forearms.

Age
25 & 22


Role in Circus
Night Owl Brothers - Look! Up above! To your left! No wait--was it merely a trick of the eyes? Why, ladies and gents, this is far from a trick. Behold the knights of the shadows, fighters of the night, combat machines who live to quench your thirst for thrill! The Night Owl Brothers! You'll find yourself gripping the edge of your seats and your jaws hitting the floor as you watch the savage violence unfold in the most graceful performances known to man!


No weapon is beyond their limits. No feat is beyond their skill. And victory reigns above all else.

So sit tight. Hold your breathes. Witness the story of an eternal rivalry between brothers!

Bio
The Night Owl Brothers have a very vague background. The most that they reveal to others is that their family owned a well-renowned Martial Arts Academy before it was reduced to shambles and shutdown. When their way of Kung Fu and traditions faced the threat of dissolving into the throngs of Japanese invasion, they left Asia and decided to plant their roots in America. The method by which they came over is also a mystery, though most assume that they had to smuggle their way across borders.


Once in America, the brothers attempted to gain popularity for their martial arts and open a school of their own...only to realize that this country could care less about their cause. The brothers hit rock bottom and found themselves struggling to survive. It was Jing who suggested using their martial arts for staged battle, which upset Juju greatly. Resorting to such things was like spitting in the eye of martial arts, stripping their styles of its honor and heritage. He refused to budge, even when Jing grew tired of his stubbornness and set off to make money for himself, joining a circus as a lone act. However, performing fight sets on his own was a lackluster attraction and the troupe was quick to kick him out.

With a badly injured pride and unable to find his brother, Jing set off for the next town, traveling on weary and aching feet. Unbeknownst to him, Juju followed his trail; despite their falling out, he had made a vow to always watch over him, no matter how reckless he could get. In the end, Juju and Jing formed a pact: As long as they used styles in the circus that wasn't the one belonging to the Li family, they could perform.

From that moment forth, the Night Owl Brothers moved from troupe to troupe, having to leave from a combination of prejudice, discrimination, and never wanting to stay too long in the same place. However, the most recent tent they moved into left behind a scathing impression on Jing after he fell in love with an aerialist and was forced to end their relationship. He never told Juju the details and to this day, the pain eats away at him like bubbling acid.

Of course, their next circus to join is Walvoord's Bigtop.

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