please tell me about your favourite OC - the new one who’s taking up all your time, or the one who’s stood with you for years. you can tell me in my ask box, whatever that envelope thinger is, or you can leave a comment. i don’t care if i already know her/him/other - i want to READ the love
oh dear, you know i can’t resist something like this. :D
my all-time favorite is kastor — you know kas — but lately i’ve been kind of obsessing on my dnd rogue Cavino, whom i might write a novel about when the game is done. Cavino the Battle Accountant! i am absolutely crazy about this oc right now.
picture, if you will, a slim, handsome man with dark chocolate skin and sharp black eyes, long clever fingers, glasses, a polite smile, and an overclocked genius brain that never quits. a genteel superspy with a coffee addiction, navigating the intrigues of a renaissance/steampunk world on behalf of an international law-enforcement agency that doesn’t hesitate to arrest dragons and assassinate demons. Cavino Saiid Haddad isn’t his real name, of course; no one knows his real name. he has more gadgets than james bond, speaks like 20 languages, and knows many useful facts about basically everything.
he has a perfect record. he has the rulebook memorized. he keeps his team’s accounts and never fudges a penny, even though he has the skills to embezzle millions. he is a fussy, neurotic dandy. he really, really needs to sleep more.
he also has a kind of bizarre sense of humor, which he expresses through the disguises he sometimes wears during a mission. the rest of the team still giggles about Luigi the Crime Plumber, and the time they got into a party dressed as stage magicians and cavino ended up fighting demons while wearing a purple sequined tailcoat and top hat.
he has a capuchin monkey familiar named Java, about which he is a soppy doofus. his best friend is a wizard named mouse who is legitimately batshit insane, and he spends a disproportionate amount of his time talking her out of epic magical pranks. he has a between-missions booty-call arrangement with a spy/diplomat/courtesan who just might be the prettiest man in the world, but he’s also kind of totally in love with a very confused former-double-agent transman who used to be a demon, although he’s nowhere near capable of admitting that to himself yet.
the important thing to understand about cavino, though, is that he once embarked on a mission in a tropical swamp wearing an immaculate white linen suit, and though the gm openly declared her intention to ruin that suit by the end of the mission, she couldn’t do it. after a week in the swamp, a black dragon, two half-dragons, and a newborn horrorterror, cavino came out looking like he’d been sipping mojitos on the beach the whole time. now that is the mark of a true superspy.