Sleuth Home - Detective ThePumpkinKing

Officer - Joss Boss Detective Agency

Title:
Old Shoe
Experience:
3669140
Archetype:
Tough and Smart
Age:
2717 days
Gender:
male
Sleuth Theme:
Secret #2
Last Login:
May-16-2019
Account Status:
Active
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Equipment

Compact Travel Kit Dagger of Horus Hardboiled Mysterious Gentleman Rattlesnake Cowboy Boots

Completed Missions

  • Packages Delivered: 61
  • Overdue Books Returned: 56
  • Nemeses Captured: 0
  • Secret Plans Revealed: 12
  • Artifacts Unearthed: 0
  • Journal Pages Found: 0
  • Brass Rings Won: 0

Detective Biography

Growing up on the streets in New York often meant you didn't grow up at all. The darkness in the alleys downtown hid creatures that should never be associated with human beings, even if they walked on two legs and had the privilege of using opposable thumbs. The shadows could get painfully bright, reflecting the light of the moon in a few inches of steel, and all it took was a flash and a scream, and the creatures in the darkness would be satisfied once more.

I couldn't have been more than 12 or 13 when the creatures finally caught me. It was October 31st. I had stolen a few apples and some bread, and were running for my favorite hideout to deal with the hunger I'd had for the last few days when I spotted a group of kids clambering down the street, carrying baskets shaped like jack o lanterns. The kids were a few years younger than me, had no grown-ups with them and were obviously not familiar with the way of The Streets. "This will be like taking candy from babies," I thought, and followed them at a distance. The kids stopped by a few houses to guise, the tradition later known as trick or treat, filling their baskets to the brim with candy, and my mouth full of water, before they decided to take the shorter, and dangerous, route through Central Park.

I ran ahead of them, way out of sight, anticipating the route they would take, and prepared my ambush. It was absolutely perfect. They used exactly the path I thought they would, laughing and singing, making it easy for me to spring my trap without them noticing before it was too late. I swooped down in the middle, grabbing a bag in each hand and tore them loose. The kids were screaming hysterically, and at first I laughed to myself at these spoiled brats getting so upset about loosing their precious candy. But my laughter suddenly stopped when I saw the reason behind the children's hysteria. Two creatures, with steel in hand, had sprung their own traps at the same time and place as me, and they were NOT after the candy.

I still can't explain how it all happened, but while whirling around, looking for a way out, somehow my stolen goods hit each creature in the head. One scared brat jumped up on my back and thrust her bag over my head, taking away my line of sight completely. I felt my bags connect once more with the creatures' heads and sensed more than anything else the knives pass by me before I heard two howls of pain. Lifting the bag from my face I looked down at the two thugs with a knife in each chest, surrounded by about a dozen kids looking at me in awe. One bag looking like a jack o lantern in each hand, and having pulled a similar bag from my head, I remember saying "anything's possible on Hallowe'en."

Ever since that day the kids call me The Pumpkin King.

Politics

Order o Socrates:  Fair(1)
Arcanum Brthrhd:  Fair(9)
Cosa Nostra:  Poor(-3)
Eastern Triads:  Fair(8)
Circle of Light:  Fair(2)
Green Hand:  Poor(-3)
The Tea Steepers:  Great(55)
Shangri La Tigers:  Terrible(-55)

Contacts

Waitress (New York)
Barber (New York)
Curator (London)
Podiatrist (London)
Fish Monger (Shanghai)
Shoe Maker (Shanghai)
Bartender (Delhi)
Postal Clerk (Delhi)
Fortune Teller (Cairo)
Shoemaker (Cairo)
Bartender (Sleuthetania)
Chief Purser (Sleuthetania)

Arch Villains

Captain Xenia Minx
Captured

Prefect Bella Wolf
Captured

Winston "the Cutter" Le Clerc
Captured

Marcellus "Snake Eyes" Scroggs
Captured

Madame Petrova Belphegore
Captured

Wily Xenia Stone
Captured

Judge Rasputin Derringer
Captured

Dahlia "Hoot Owl" Malatesta
Captured

Isabella "the Weasel" Corleone
Captured

Shang-Ti "Babyface" Holtzer
Captured

Books Collected

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Agatha Christie

Secret Adversary
Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Empty House
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle

A Scandal in Bohemia
Arthur Conan Doyle

Martin Hewitt, Investigator
Arthur Morrison

The Mystery of Marie Roget
Edgar Allan Poe

The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allan Poe

A History of Indian Philosophy
Surendranath Dasgupta

Seuss Noir
Various Authors

The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins