The Taker, the Heartless, the Cruel, Coldbloods
- Fated saying
'Cos I ain't going to lift a finger to aid you. So think the Fated, called 'the Heartless' by many. But they're not all evil; far from it. You'd not call the plane of Bytopia evil now, would you, and locals there have a very similar attitude -- don't rely on charity, because it's fickle. Strive to do things your way, and make others depend on you, so you can call in the favours later. Be generous by all means, but remember that all debts have to be paid in the end.
Cutters in Sigil fear the Fated as much, if not more than, the Mercykillers. See, the Fated have this knack of remembering things they're owed, and finding ways to take as much of their share as possible. Default on a loan repayment? Better not answer the door when the Fated come knocking to collect it.
On the Prime, they have a saying: "Elephants never forget". Who knows what that's supposed to mean, but in Sigil, they say something else: "A Taker Never Forgets". And better believe it's true.
Introduction: [coming soon]
Philosophy by Numbers: [coming soon]
Movers and Shakers: The Machiavellians
A baatezu studying the politics of power
Cage Rattlers: Llysadia and Collosis
A scheming Drowess with many tiny Eyes in unexpected Places, and a Persuasive servant
Cage Rattlers: Baerneral Pikestaff
A heartless Tax-grabbing priest, or a generous Magical toy Collector?
Visionaries: [coming soon]
G'barr the Heartless -
"There are two kinds of
The first are those that argue that since
they've worked hard for something, they deserve it.
These kinds don't believe in luck or fortune,
and they strive to be independent.
"The second kind, like myself,
argues that if they've taken something,
that act clearly shows that they've earned what they've taken.
We tend to be a bit more ruthless, but hey, who's counting?"
- as the pockets of the listeners are being emptied
Copyright 1997 text by Jon Winter, art by Chris Appelhans