The journey of a nerd who loves the Lord

Meet the Circus, Part 2

Here are the rest of the crazy performers of The Bradbury Circus

Zif – The crazy halfling might be the smallest person in the circus.  And while short people (halflings and gnomes) are often good as a sideshow onto themselves, Zif is know for his ability to handle animals and monsters much larger than he is.  What he is not known for, however, is his kindness.  Zif is harsh on the animals in his care, and even harsher with any people to get in his way.  No one forces anything with him for fear of retaliation from his beasts.  He rarely walks along, with a lion, ape or even a mutated monster trailing behind him at all times.  He does what the Ringleader asks, however somewhat grudgingly.

Helena – Helena was kicked out of the Elven magic circles for her insistence of practicing strange and unsanctioned mystic arts.  She found manual labor to be distasteful, and abhorred the idea of begging for bread.  She had heard about Varisian fortunetellers.  Using her arts in Ustalav, she started to do readings.  However, she would often “read” a fortune that she would later make happen.  This earned her a reputation among the superstitious Ustalans; enough so to pique the attention of Uzra when the circus stopped there several years ago.  She now works for him.

Hilda – The fat lady of the circus, Hilda astonishes people not only because she’s fat, but because she’s a member of a race that is typically thin, Elvin.  What most people don’t know is that Hilda also has a degree of orc blood.  While she’s incredibly big, she’s also fast for her size and strong, however, there is no other physical sign of her mixed heritage.  All of this made her a perfect addition to the circus.  Continuously rejected by society at large, Hilda has found acceptance in this family of misfits.  She often daydreams of being beautiful, but works hard to hide her anger and sadness from others.   She has been known to angrily attack those who remind her, through act or deed, of just how ugly she is.

Uzra – A tiefling from Chilax, Uzra .  This man is a mystery to all, including many inside the circus.


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