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Mad Sweeney

on MUX as



The Capitalist


Bally of the Burlesque

Apparent Age


Played By

Ben Barnes

Faction Membership


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Always "professional" no matter the profession. Even in dire situations, there are things that people need and are willing to pay for. Some might call him cold, calculating and opportunistic. At some point, those same people will thank him for providing just the service that they so desperately need.

Archetype Roster Concept 

Even in the darkest times, people have wants and needs. You're there to get it for them. It has a cost, of course, but that's how the world works. Any situation can be made profitable.

Role in Carnival

Coming To America

There once was a mad king named... no. Wait.

The Tuatha de Danann were a noble and... no. Shit.

There once was a man from Nantucket? Ah, fuck.

What does it matter? Some Irish folk came over on a shitty boat to escape their shitty existence, or more likely to work off their debts or prison sentences, and they brought with them all their baggage. Some of that baggage was stowed away in their hearts and heads. One particularly cunning, crafty and handsome bastard was the leprechaun. This was before the damned cereal and bad horror movies, back when they weren't wee green folk with pots of gold, but instead brash, brazen and right glorious bastards who fought, fucked and filched their way into hearts and panties far and wide.

Irish people who remembered where they came from left out milk, fruit or sweets to curry their favor. That favor brought luck, good fortune, and occasionally a swift kick in the ass for those who had wronged them. But forget to thank them and they could be just as cruel to you. Not many people make offerings anymore, and fewer still say thanks, so they take what they can get. Entertaining a crowd for a laugh. Selling them a fool's treasure. Coaxing them into a bet they can't win. Fate is a fickle bitch, but a leprechaun knows where she's ticklish.

Bally of Burlesque

No leprechaun is more at home than one who is enthralling a crowd, fleecing them of their hard-earned money, and plying them with drinks and debauchery. Being the bally for the Cooch Tent has all that and more. He gets the crowds ready for the ladies - and gents! - entices them with promises of more behind the next curtain for just a bit more coin, then delivers them to the pudenda promised land. Then it's time for drinks with the crowd as they carouse and fornicate.

On a good night, he even gets into a brawl.



Providers (Lead Bally for Burlesque Tent)


Dealer in Desires: With a silver tongue and a debauched mind, Cedric can sell anyone their every fantasy. It doesn't hurt that those working in the Cooch Tent are so varied that there's bound to be a performer to suit any individual's taste -- even if sometimes he'll help out with a bit of magic to make things perfect.

Wheel of Fortune: There once was a time where people tried to curry his favor in the hopes that he would bring them fortune and luck. Though belief in magic is beginning to wane, those in the know still come to him whenever they need their luck changed.

Wild Parties: Leprechauns, true Leprechauns, are known for their passionate, violent and seductive nature. Cedric is all about the drinking, the orgies and even the possibility of a fight breaking out some time during the night.

The Lost: Cedric's cult is made up of the brides he had kidnapped throughout the years as any fae does, though in truth, he can be very seductive. He treats them well enough, tends to their needs and enriches their lives with his magic. The others who make up his cult were once children stolen from their cribs, replaced with a changeling. These children were often stolen to become the servants for the Fair Folk and it's often up to his brides to raise and look after them.

For now, those within his cult take up various positions within the carnival, though most of them tend to his needs personally, like personal assistants.

Cursed King: He was known as Mad Sweeney. Some believe him to be Suibhne mac Colmain, a King of the Dál nAraidi who was cursed to wander the countryside naked, until his death. Yet even in madness, he had the favor of many a lovely lady on his journeys. Others say that he is descended from the Tuatha de Danann for he still lives, never having aged a day. There's a good possibility that both tales hold some truth.


Brawn: Normal
+ Tough (Positive)
+ Loves a Good Fight (Positive)
Finesse: Normal
+ Nimble (Positive)
Brains: Normal
+ Sharp Eyes (Positive)
- Greedy (Negative)
- Impatient (Negative)
Spirit: Good
+ Convincing (Positive)
+ Ice in his Veins (Positive)
+ Willful (Positive)
- Arrogant (Negative)
- True Hedonist (Negative)

Perks and Quirks

+ Perk: Minor Power - Luck Manipulation (Spirit)

Leprechauns are known for bringing good luck and thus people used to gift them with milk, fruits and sweets in the hopes of currying their favor by showering them with this luck or destroying the luck of a rival. It's never a good idea to cross a Leprechaun.
+ Perk: Minor Power - Sidhe Glamour (Brains)

Glamour has always played a big part in the legends of the Fair Folk. To Glamour is to cast an illusion over person, place or thing. These can be used to disguise people or change the appearance of an object. He can even alter the look of a location, like masking a door to make it be invisible to the naked eye.
+ Perk: Minor Power - Teleportation (Brains)

It's hard to catch a Leprechaun because they can disappear in the blink of an eye. This only works when no one is looking at him. He is gone once they blink. He can teleport anywhere within a mile radius but is limited to his line of sight.
+ Shapeshift (Animal)

He can shift into beasts of all sorts and some fae are known to participate in shapeshifting duels
+ Minor Power - Sweeney's Frenzy (Brawn)

In the heat of combat, his lust for violence overtakes him. He is a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield when he goes into this mad frenzy. This adds +1 to combat for the scenario.
+ Adrenaline Boost
+ Good Luck
- Quirk: Fortune's Fool (20)

In one legend, Mad Sweeney was once a King who had an altercation with Saint Ronan over territorial disputes and was cursed to wander the lands in madness. Whether there is any truth to this or not, and despite him being able to manipulate luck, ill fortune follows him wherever he goes.
- Quirk: Minor Weakness - Cold Iron (10)

In many a folktale, cold iron had the power to repel various malevolent force. Not all of these tales are simply mere stories.

Cedric cannot teleport out of a cage made of iron. If he were pinned against a wall with an iron spike, he would be unable to remove it himself. Iron also has the ability to kill him in certain circumstances.
- Quirk: Superstitious (20)

  • Iron Horse Shoes (or iron in general) ward off Leprechauns
  • Salt used to form protective barriers or circles are known to keep Leprechauns and Fairies at bay.
  • When captured, a Leprechaun must grant his captor three wishes.
  • If someone guesses his true name (Suibhne mac Colmain being the most powerful name to call him by. Or Suibne Geilt), he must do as they ask of him.
  • One way to gain a Leprechaun's favor is to leave milk, fruits or sweets out for him.
- Quirk: Archaic Mind (10)

Cedric is a follower of old traditions. He'll often dress the part and speak in old Gaelic. He also has no need nor desire for new technology.


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Big Top Ringmistress



Gran Brigitte

Runs the Cooch Tent



La Llorona

Burlesque Performer/Whore


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Burlesque Dancer, 'The Illuminated Man', Calligrapher




Callie the Mermaid


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The Unicorn




Rian (Carnival)

Messenger Boy
You've all heard stories of the Fair Folk stealing children and leaving some sullen and cranky replacement in their crib instead? Well, this is what Rian is! No, he's not a Changeling, despite his surly temperament. He's a Stolen Child, raised by Mad Sweeney, but most likely by other Fairy sort or the other Lost.

Where's he originally from, that's not really something Mad Sweeney himself talks about nor is it anything that Rian has any recollection of. He was just a babe in swaddling when he was taken from his crib.

He's grown up to make himself both helpful to his Father Figure but also the Carnival of Wonders as a whole! He's a messenger, running about the grounds, delivering a message or package from one individuals to another. All at a little cost, of course. A tip of sorts.

He's also good at being in places where he doesn't belong or going unnoticed. This makes him out to be a great spy or look out when there's rumors of danger afoot.


Fiona O'Leary (Carnival)

Cedric's Personal Assistant
Vendor for perfumes and miracle cosmetics

It feels like an eternity since Fiona was literally swept off her feet by the handsome man who politely asked her, a young servant girl, for a dance. And dance they did all throughout the night, through the fields and the forests, dancing to a ghostly melody. At some point during the dance, she knew that she was caught in one of the Fair Folk's traps, but at the time, she didn't care.

Now, she was just one of many of his Brides, being cast aside for a newer, younger model. Fiona knows that there are ways to work off her indentured servitude to the Good Neighbors, the Kindly On-- Oh, she's not kidding anyone. She's already gained the attention of a Fairy, so there's no need to call him anything different.

But yes, she could very well work off her servitude to him and be released, in truth, however, she wants to be his one and only Bride and will do everything that she can to impress Cedric to win his attention back.

She does many things for the Carnival. She's, first and foremost, Cedric's personal assistant, but she also has her own shop for anything from perfumes, which are said to attract the opposite sex the way a love potion would, to creams that she boasts will make a woman look younger and more beautiful. If Sweeney's around, he tends to lend a glamorous hand in making this illusion possible.

No badges for Carnival.

Ghosts in the Graveyard
(2019-04-25 • Carnival Grounds - Midway) Mr. W's minions deliver a message: Management is to meet with Washington at a specified location in exchange for Mephistopheles.
Cast  •   Taema and Tilafaiga  •  Hypnos  •  Thunderbird  •  Dionysus  •  Hodr  •  Manticore  •  The Unicorn  •  Osiris  •  Urania  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Gran Brigitte  •  Coyote  •  Sekhmet  •  Áine  •  Loki  •  Zeus  •
Where In The World is Mephisto?
(2019-04-22 • The Workshop) Management sends a group to try and find Mephisto who has been missing for quite some time.
Cast  •   Diamond Devil  •  Coyote  •  Hodr  •  Bik  •  The Unicorn  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Sekhmet  •  Osiris  •  Manticore  •  Gran Brigitte  •  Artemis  •
Paradise Found
(2019-04-18 • Carnival Grounds - Carnie Camp) The group sent to town for supplies returns with dire news and a mob not far behind them.
Cast  •   Bik  •  Urania  •  The Unicorn  •  Coyote  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Manticore  •  Gran Brigitte  •  Osiris  •  Hodr  •  Hypnos  •  Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz  •  Dashiel Hogarth  •  Ouroboras  •  Urania  •  Artemis  •  Thunderbird  •  La Llorona  •
Extra Extra
(2019-04-17 • Town Store) Some of the carnies go into town to get supplies before the caravan moves out. It very much does not go as expected.
Cast  •   Hodr  •  Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Baldr  •  Director1/  •  Dashiel Hogarth  •
Between a Rock and Several Hard Places
(2019-04-12 • Carnival Grounds - Carnie Camp) Urania informs the myths on what's to come and the various choices that they can make. Most of which seem difficult or horrible.
Cast  •   Alecto  •  Manticore  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Urania  •  Áine  •  Hodr  •  Coyote  •  Ouroboras  •  Diamond Devil  •
Four Roads
(2019-04-12 • Carnival Grounds - Carnie Camp) Having options isn't the same as having good options. Urania delivers the news from Management to the carnival.
Cast  •   Alecto  •  Manticore  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Urania  •  Coyote  •  Áine  •  Gran Brigitte  •  Hodr  •  Diamond Devil  •
Hollywood, Where Dreams Go To Die
(2019-04-10 • Lycium Cinema) Several of the carnival troupe visit Truth or Conesquences' cinema in order to meet with Ishtar.
Cast  •   Alecto  •  La Llorona  •  Bik  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Áine  •  Hodr  •  Manticore  •  The Unicorn  •  Gran Brigitte  •
Twilight Revelations
(2019-04-03 • Carnival Grounds - Carnie Camp) Mephistopheles chats with the carnies about radio. Afterwards, more carnies continue the conversation.
Cast  •   Bik  •  Olivia Isaacson  •  Hypnos  •  La Llorona  •  Nike  •  Osiris  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Confidant1/Hodr  •  Áine  •  Director1/  •  Coyote (as Kit)  •  Chiva  •  Diamond Devil  •
Devil's Dance Floor
(2019-04-02 • Carnival Grounds - Cooch Tent) Itchy is called to fix some broken lights in the Cooch Tent. It goes about as one would expect. Soundtrack: Flogging Molly - Devil's Dance Floor, Camille Saint-Saens - Danse Bacchanale
Cast  •   Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz  •  Manticore (as Sebastianus)  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Mermaid (as Callie)  •
War of the Worlds
(2019-04-01 • Nowhere) A large group travels to hear The Radio's message.
Cast  •   Coyote  •  Bik  •  Manticore  •  Sekhmet  •  Hypnos  •  Áine  •  La Llorona  •  Mad Sweeney  •  The Unicorn  •  Director1/  •
(2019-04-01 • Eve's Tent) Cedric and Eve spend some time processing and planning in her tent after visiting Radio in Nowhere.
Cast  •   Mad Sweeney (as Cedric)  •  Áine (as Eve)  •
ReBirthday Party
(2019-03-31 • Carnival Grounds - Adult Area) The Children Of A Lesser God have a reason to celebrate. Everyone's Invited.
Cast  •   Ouroboras (as Oh)  •  Urania (as Urania)  •  The Unicorn (as Colorado)  •  La Llorona (as Lorraine)  •  Manticore (as Sebastianus)  •  Nike (as Nikki)  •  Bik (as Bik)  •  Diamond Devil (as Diamento)  •  Sekhmet (as Leona)  •  Mad Sweeney (as Cedric)  •  Hodr (as Holden/Owen)  •
Tempting Consequences
(2019-03-31 • Truth or Consequences) Nikki drives Lorraine and Cedric and a few others to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico ahead of the rest to drum up some interest for the Carnival's arrival.
Cast  •   La Llorona (as Lorraine)  •  Nike (as Nikki)  •  Mad Sweeney (as Cedric)  •
Breakfast with a Mermaid
(2019-03-30 • Mermaid's Tent) Cedric pays Callie a visit with his breakfast in hand. He asks about her last meal and fills her in on the current buzz that's been going around the carnival grounds.
Cast  •   Mermaid  •  Mad Sweeney  •
The Sídhe Condition
(2019-03-28 • Homestead Grounds) Eve and Cedric go child hunting before the Carnival leaves town. As so often happens with faeries, their luck in managing goes both ways.
Cast  •   Mad Sweeney  •  Áine  •
In the Tea Room
(2019-03-26 • Carnival of Wonders - Madame Willow's Tea Room) Cedric, Madame Willow, and Sebastianus discuss radios, job offers, and missing gods over sweetened huangjiu and bai tang gao.
Cast  •   Mèng Pó (as Madame Willow)  •  Manticore (as Sebastianus)  •  Mad Sweeney (as Cedric)  •
The Children of Nyx
(2019-03-26 • Apothecary Tent) Cedric and Eve bring news of the Radio to the Children of Nyx. Now they wonder whether the Association of American Avatars know what happened to Thanatos.
Cast  •   Áine  •  Nemesis  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Hypnos  •
(2019-03-25 • Carnival Grounds - Big Top) The Big Top puts on a flashy show in Nowhere, Colorado to draw repeat visitors and spark belief in magic.
Cast  •   Dionysus (as Dean)  •  Ouroboras (as Oh)  •  Sasha Savage (as audience)  •  La Llorona (as audience)  •  Thunderbird (as audience)  •  Mad Sweeney (as audience)  •  Taema and Tilafaiga (as Kiri)  •  Diamond Devil (as audience)  •  Osiris (as Kemen)  •  Áine (as Eve)  •  Manticore (as audience)  •  Theodore Walker  •  Aya Chione  •  Nike (as Nikki)  •  Sekhmet (as Leona)  •  Kitsune (as The Tangerine Torpedo)  •
The Aging Beauty
(2019-03-25 • Justiciar's Tent) Mabel returns to the Justiciar's Tent after she believes her husband, George, had left her.
Cast  •   Nemesis  •  Mad Sweeney (as Mabel Harrelson)  •
The Story So Far
(2019-03-24 • Carnival Grounds - Carnie Camp) A fairly typical carnie morning turns to less typical conversation concerning a particular radio ad. They learn others went to investigate and talk about that.
Cast  •   Diamond Devil (as Diamanto)  •  Dionysus (as Dean)  •  Mad Sweeney (as Cedric)  •  Áine (as Eve)  •  Theodore Walker  •  Nike (as Nikki)  •  Hodr (as Holden)  •  Zeus (as Sky)  •  Osiris (as Aya)  •  Maahes  •  Urania (as Cultist: Lily Justin)  •
The Lure of the Mermaid
(2019-03-22 • Mermaid's Tent) Cedric checks in on the mermaid after her daytime show. A man named Robert comes in hoping to catch another glimpse of the mermaid and perhaps something more.
Cast  •   Mermaid  •  Mad Sweeney  •
Justice is Served in Nowhere
(2019-03-22 • Carnival Grounds - Cooch Tent) Nemesis tracks down her prey and his young girl-toy to the Cooch Tent where she pulls the strings of Fate while weighing out his misdeeds. Meanwhile, the Burlesque show is going on with a Mermaid and the Diamond Devil as their guest performers. Some time after all is said and done, Cedric, Sky and Thomas have a discussion about an odd radio advert that Thomas had heard.
Cast  •   Mad Sweeney (as Cedric O'Donnellan)  •  Nemesis (as Adrasteia)  •  Mermaid (as Callie)  •  Diamond Devil (as Diamond Devil)  •  Osiris (as Thomas Mayne)  •  Nike (as Nikki)  •  Zeus (as Sky)  •  Levi Freeman  •
The Story of Mabel
(2019-03-19 • Justiciar's Tent) Sweeney pays the Justiciar a visit, being curious about her work. Before too long, a woman named Mabel wanders into the tent, hoping that Adrasteia can resolve her marriage woes.
Cast  •   Nemesis  •  Mad Sweeney  •
With Wonder and a Wild Desire
(2019-03-18 • Carnival Grounds - Big Top) People try out some new things at the Big Top tent during rehearsal and gain some familiar idle spectators. Afterwards, they mingle before the night's shows require rest and ready.
Cast  •   Mad Sweeney  •  Diamond Devil  •  Áine  •  Sekhmet  •  Kitsune  •  Theodore Walker  •  Lawrence Kelly  •  Erik Burton  •  Maahes  •  La Llorona  •
Something Sexy This Way Comes
(2019-03-17 • Carnival Grounds - Cooch Tent) The fine people of Nowhere, Colorado are entertained by the Carnival of Burlesque.
Cast  •   Manticore  •  La Llorona  •  Mad Sweeney  •  Georgia Stavros  •  Mal Winchester  •
Two Faeries Walk Into an Opium Den
(2019-03-16 • Seedy Opium Den) Toward the end of '31, Eve takes Cedric on a trip ahead of the carnival stops, to San Francisco. She seems to have a personal reason for expediting the acquisition of two particular gods.
Cast  •   Mad Sweeney (as Cedric)  •  Áine (as Eve)  •  Hypnos  •
I'm Shipping Up to Boston
(2019-03-14 • Boston, MA: O'Flannery Warehouse - Basement) In the Spring of '31, The Queen of the Fairies and Kit Cody hit up Boston in search of a Leprechaun when the Carnival of Wonders reaches Massachusetts
Cast  •   Áine (as Eve)  •  Coyote (as Kit Cody)  •  Mad Sweeney (as Cedric)  •