Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the second most powerful sorcerer
in the world, behind his former teacher Lorenzo Sanguedolce,
aka Sweetblood the Mage. He has been kept alive by his magic
and a faerie potion. Once the lover of Lady Ceridwen. Was
a former student of Sweetblood with Nigel Gull. Knighted by
A 16 year old demon living as a boy. He was switched at birth
with a human baby and raised by that child's parents as their
own. When his demonic nature began to emerge in physical characteristics,
his father left the family. Danny is very strong and immune
to fire. He can manipulate darkness, cast shadows, and has
superhuman vision. His evil/demonic side becomes more pronounced
when he gets angry, and sometimes he finds it difficult to
control. Danny has been prophesied to play a large part in
things to come, but no one yet knows precisely what that means.
Dannys mother. Her husband left once Danny began to
change. Julia does not trust Conan Doyle, but has begun to
trust the ghost of Dr. Graves. And perhaps there is more than
mere trust between them.
Gods own Clay. In the beginning, God used Clay to make
all sorts of animals and eventually man. Many designs were
tried out. Clay can shape shift into any animal, real or imagined
in the mind of God, or any person with whom he has had contact.
Clay has forgotten much of his own past. He sometimes works
with the New Orleans Police department to solve murders. He
can see the ecto-plasmic trails of ghosts, and they often
hang around their murderer, making it possible to track a
killer by this ectoplasmic trail if he reaches the corpse
in time. Clay can remember Eden, but only vaguely remembers
the hands of the Creator. For a long period of timemost
of the 20th century, in facthe was an unwilling, brainwashed
assassin in the employ of the US government, but he has since
shattered their mental conditioning.
The Biblical Eve. After being driven from Eden, she was assaulted
by an Archduke of Hell, and the demon's violation of her flesh
and mind eventually turned her into the first vampire. For
many millennia, her mind was gone and she was pure evil, until
she awoke from that. (Precise details have yet to be revealed.)
Ever since, she has tried to redeem herself in the eyes of
God. She despises her own kindher offspringand
destroys them when and where she can. Eve can be volatile
and whimsical and sexy. She has a passion for and obsession
with designer clothes. She remembers only the vaguest glimmers
of Eden. Her relationships with the other Menagerie are aloof
at best, but she has a longstanding friendship with both Clay
and Conan Doyle
Dr. Leonard Graves
The ghost of a former adventurer. Born in Swansea, MA in 1909,
he was the son of the servants to Stewart and Annabel Willliams.
Dr. Graves inherited the Williams' money when their own son
died. African American, he was engaged to a white woman, Gabriella
Gnecco when he was killed on October 7th, 1943 in Florence,
Italy. The primary reason the ghost lingers in the physical
world is to discover who his killer was, though he spends
some time in the spirit realm. The current of the soulstream
is always pulling on him, trying to sweep him into the afterworld.
In life, he was a brilliant scientist who used his knowledge
to hone his body and to combat crime. The ghost has grown
fond of Julia Fenrick and has promised to watch over Danny.
He has a penchant for vintage black and white movies, which
he watches with Conan Doyle.
Conan Doyles squire and driver is a hobgoblin who loves
junk food, cigars and bad TV (particularly game shows). He
is also a metalsmith and armorer who supplies the Menagerie
with their weapons. Short, quat, with a twisted form and pointed
ears, Squire is ugly but very likable. He bickers constantly
with Eve. He can shadow walk, slipping into a
shadow anywhere in the world and emerging from any othertraveling
the surreal paths in between. Squire has a workshop in the
shadow paths, where he combines silver and iron into a magically
Niece of King Finvarra of the Fae, she was once Conan Doyle's
lover, and their romance is in the midst of being rekindled.
Ceridwen is a powerful elemental sorceress who calls upon
the spirits of the elementals to do her bidding. These spirits
are not bound, but agree to do this based on a deep mutual
respect for the Fey. Ceridwen remains with Conan Doyle even
though she re-establishes the portal to Faerie, and is given
her own room in his home. Meanwhile, trouble brews in Faerie,
and her uncle wants her home...
A former student of Sweetblood's, Gull has an intense rivalry
with Conan Doyle. Gull left Sweetblood's tutelage when he
began searching for darker magics. One ancient Egyptian magic
left his face deformed, so that his features now appear horse-like.
Gull uses powerful magic to discover nearly any secret by
drinking rain water from the mouth of a corpse, thereby speaking
with the voice of that dea person and learning their secrets.
An undead assassin working for Gull. He has been killed and
reconstituted many times. In the 1980s, Squire killed him,
but he later came back to life.
An ancient creature. A magic and god eater. On his way to
Earth to consume Sweetblood. Also called the Devourer
and the Destroyer.
Lorenzo Sanguedolce (a.k.a. Sweetblood the Mage)
Conan Doyles teacher and the most powerful sorcerer
in the world, Sweetblood first detects the Demogorgon in the
17th century. He hid himself away to prevent the god-killer
from finding Earth, but now that he has been discovered, the
Demogrogon will have sensed him, and all involved seems to
think he knows it all..
A large, black, dog-like beast that can track demons. He smells
terrible and drools all the time, but even so, Squire and
Eve take a liking to the mutt. Shuck is strong, fierce, and
can climb up walls.