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Kreuzritter wrote:so, any particular figures of note in the khanate aside from Temujin himself?
Charles Phipps wrote:I imagine the henchmen from Big Trouble in Little China now live in Khanate.
If not Lo Pan himself.
Yeoman wrote:Okay, detailing Crinosverse Chicago over the next three to five posts. Depending on if the Dresden-verse takes more than two posts, and if the rest take one post or two.
So, Dresden-verse (Part 1). Fair warning, pretty massive spoilers ahoy if you're early in the series. While, by and large, I'm leaving the cast at their status quo prior to "Proven Guilty," I may reference things from books after that. I chose this point as, excepting Murphy, I felt most of them were at their most iconic prior to that point. While I love and respect the series for it's character growth, I felt that point had the series when it would best fit in.
The White Council: The White Council are a collection of mages, largely formed in Europe during the late Roman Empire, thoguh they have members from across the world. For whatever reason, their style of magic causes member Wizards to disrupt any advanced technology in their area over the long term.
Some have theorized they are a Tradition of mages who, in this way, unconciously escape paradox. Others that it's just their training methods. The Council itself is largely too hidebound and mired in the past to care to experiment and find out. As far as they're concerned, they are the real wizards and everyone is using some bastardization of real magic. That said, a full wizard of the White Council is enourmously powerful, though their numbers are small as only those capable of attaining full wizard status are given membership.
In the modern world, most other magic users see them as arrogent and backwards, trying to force their laws on wizards who neither care about them, or seem to use the same style of magic. They did, however, gain some measure of respect several years ago following a confrontation involving one of their wardens (the security arm of the council), Donald Morgan.
Morgan was well known, even outside the council, for his dogmatic and near fanatical, approach to Council law. The Council hasd long used the Wardens to invite young potential wizards, as well as warn those they felt might be abusive of their power. Donald Morgan was the one that contacted Megan Conner. Conner's authority issues and Morgan's fanatacism eventually lead to Morgan being kicked through a wall. At which point Morgan retaliated. The fight was, more or less, a draw, but that one of the Council had fought evenly with one of Freedom's more destructive magic based heroes gained them some measure of new respect for their power, if not their attitude.
Harry Dresden's increasingly Memetic Badass reputation in the magic community certainly hasn't hurt either.
[b[Harry Dresden[/b]: Private detective, publicly practicing wizard, and the Council's head of Security (against his better wishes and judgement) for North America. Even in a world of meta-men, super-heroes and aliens Harry Dresden gets thought a con-man and charlatan. Hey, if he was a powerful wizard, why is he living in a dump working as an investigator rather than putting on a pair of tights? His snarky attitude doesn't help.
That said, Dresden's doing a bit better than his canon self, since Chicago's Special investigations can hire him more publically in a world that actually aknowledges the possibility of the super-natural.
As a young man Harry was tried by the council for the murder of his first mentor, who, in Harry's defense, was trying to mind control both him and his then girlfriend, Elaine Mallory. Harry managed to escape the death penalty when now Seniour Council Member Ebanezer McCoy took him in. While, legally, he is in the clear these days, he has a bad reputation within the Council. Riding an Undead T-Rex through Chicago one Halloween didn't help this.
Bob The Skull: Bob is a spirit of knowledge that acts as Harry's research assistant. He lives in a skull. Known for oogling anything remotely female, he is, however, extremely good at his job.
Molly Carpenter: Harry's protege and daughter of his longtime friend and ally Micheal Carpenter. Like her mentor, Molly herself was brought before the Council on charges have having broke their Laws of Magic. In Molly's case she had mind controlled several of their friends in an attempt to get them off drugs. While not especially powerful, Molly very skilled at illusions and mental magic.
Sgt. Karrin Murphy: Harry's long time friend and former head of Chicago's Special Investigations. Karrin was eventually demoted due to not being present for one too many crisis while helping Harry. She's very short, and very good at both martial arts and ranged combat. While Special Investigations always had better pull in the Crinos-verse, it was under Murphy that the organization truely began to shine and become a force to be reckoned with for meta-human criminals and super-natural threats.
That Covers the major cast members. Next up is the major minor cast members.
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