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First Appearance

Interlude – A Night in the Inn

Ratici is a Drake [Thief] and a member of the Brotherhood of Serendipitous Meetings. Partnered with his friend Wilovan, they are known together as the Gentlemen Callers.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

He is shorter compared to other Drakes. He wears innocuous, brown clothes, and a floppy cap that helped with his neck-spines.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

He has a rougher speech, but as a member of the Brothers, he is polite, well mannered and shows common courtesy, especially to civilians.

He speaks in a fast philosophical way, being slightly wary that his opinions might not be heard in time or be stomped on. He tends to use fanciful words as a manner of deliberately heightening his speech.

He has an odd mix of contradictions, as while he likes ‘free’ stuff, he hates spending too much money on useless things, except for food as it is hardly that and he considered himself an object of paramount value. However he hates being seen as stingy. He also hates being seen as lower-class, but he refused to wear anything that looked ‘noble’.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

He and his friend Wilovan, were born and raised in Invrisil. They joined the Brotherhood of Serendipitous Meetings. At some point, they became known as the Gentlemen Callers, two powerful Faces in Izril's criminal underworld.[1]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

Wilovan and Ratici accompanied Lyonette to Oteslia who went to find a cure for Erin. After realizing that Fairy Flowers had been handed around the city, Wilovan and Ratici stole and destroyed the Fairie Flowers in the city so that Lyonette, Saliss and Xif would have a monopoly on them.[2]

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Classes/Levels:[edit | edit source]

  • [Gentleman Thief] Lv. ?[3] (40+)

Skills:[edit | edit source]

  • [Aerial Dodge]
  • ??? - Allows the user to "Grasp" things which should have been untouchable, such as Spells and Illusions.[1]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • [Appraisal] Blocking Charm[4]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He is not well literate as it takes him an to read.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • (To Lyonette) “We’re much obliged for the menu, Miss. Might we inquire if there’s any specialties of this establishment which we have heretofore not experienced? Somethin’ a traveller might appreciate.”
  • (To Wilovan) “The Tall Man pays and it seems after this Lady Reinhart business that this is the place to be. We may also practice our work in Invrisil with minimal effort. Think of that, Wilovan.”
  • To Typhenous:
    • “Ah, Typhenous. You wouldn’t happen to be runnin’ off, would you now? We’ve come an awful long way to say hi.”
    • “Don’t be shy. We’re just here to have a nice chat, as it were, without the tit for the tat in this meeting at least. Take a seat. Can we buy you a drink?”
    • “Don’t make us take off our hats, Typhenous. ‘Specially not here, with innocent children about.”
  • (To Wilovan) “I suspect we’ll find out. But insofar as we’ve seen, Wilovan? Who wouldn’t want to know more about an establishment such as this? Let’s try that drink.”
  • (To Wilovan) “Wilovan, that may be the most wounding thing you’ve ever said. It may be that stealing from babies and children is easy, as it were said by my peers, but is it honorable? I’d soon as cut one claw off.”
  • (To Niers) “Young woman. Female. Human. ‘Bout twenty years old. [Innkeeper], Erin Solstice. Yes, sir. Her room. We’ve checked multiple times.”
  • (To Wilovan) “…The inn’s different. I’m seeing multiple holding areas, Wilovan. Either this [Innkeeper]’s leveled up or an [Enchanter] went insane. And someone’s already created multiple stashes.”
  • (Inner Dialogue) Dagger under the floorboards. Dead gods, that Goblin was paranoid.
  • (To Wilovan) “Wilovan, if I were to vouchsafe a theory to you, would you consider it?”
  • To Erin:
    • “We’re criminals, Miss Solstice. Call us a gang—call us [Rogues] if you like. We prefer to be called upstanding sorts—but only by comparison. We were hired to look out for you.”
    • “Damn. Pardon my language, Miss Solstice. Won’t happen again.”
  • (To Erin) “Miss Solstice. May I just say you’re the most interesting [Innkeeper] I’ve ever met?”
  • (To Lyonette) “It seldom is, Miss. Begging your pardon, but all levels play with daggers under the table. The daggers just look different.”
  • (To Wilovan) “I think a man’s fortune is his word, which is his bond, Wilovan.”
  • (To Wilovan) “It’s one of those things where a fellow never has to think ‘well, the grass is greener over there’. He’s always a bit out of place wherever he goes.”
  • (To Furfangs) “Keep up, then. Listen and don’t move until we say so. And—find yourselves some damn hats.”
  • (To Rickel) “A fellow never argues with help, Rickel. Or doubts it might come at times when it’s greatly appreciated. Especially not from a lady who’s flouted death.”

References[edit | edit source]