The stars of the big top, side shows, and even the 10-in-1 are called Faces, and they are the celebrities of the show and biggest money makers.
Members and Associates
Áine (Archetype)Role: Eve the Ringmistress
October, 1929: The Crash came, but so did Veles. She was one of his first, made of magic and inspiration for the wonder of the Big Top. Eternally grateful, she takes her role seriously, sometimes at expense to herself.
Known as Eve, she started as a main draw act, an illusionist with unearthly beauty and feats the rubes had never seen the likes of, leaving them starstruck. Taken under Veles' wing, she was groomed to extend that magic while directing the show as Ringmistress, priming the audience for wonder and awe to help sustain the growing ensemble of performers under their banner. Sometimes, she puts out more magic than performances can compensate, all to ensure the rest of the Big Top gets their due.
Osiris (Archetype)Role: Stage Magician
Nike (Archetype)Role: Motivational Singer w/ Band
Daring Dean Devereaux (Archetype)Role: DEFIER OF DEATH!
Age: Mid-late 20s
Mermaid (Archetype)Role: Mermaid
Alecto (Archetype)Role: Whip Artist
Baldr (Archetype)Role: The Unbreakable Man
Baldr occasionally takes his true form and performs on the midway as the Unbreakable Man. Rubes can pay money to throw things at him and watch them bounce off.
Hodr (Archetype)Role: Knife Thrower
Hodr's Blind Marksman Act has been a side show mainstay for a long while.
The Unicorn (Archetype)Role: Reclusive Mentalist
Played by: Matthew McConaughey
Mentalist act, healer.
Hypnos (Archetype)Role: Retired Hypnotist
Once a relatively prestigious performer under the none-too-subtle stage name of Hypnos the Hypnotist, his performances have been scarce since the disappearance of his brother the previous year. Instead, he's ceded the limelight to others and focuses on his apothecary.
'Kit Cody' (Archetype)Role: Lead Sideshow Bally
Played by: Leo DiCaprio
No one loves the sideshow acts more than this man, and he wants the rubes to love what he loves. With a fantastic stage presence and dauntless gift of gab he gets the masses wanting to see the shows. He could sell eggs to a chicken if he wanted to.
Twila Estelle (Archetype)Role: North Star Dance Troupe Leader
Age: late teens
Settled in a private tent, the North Star Dance Troupe does a dance performance that relays hints of the near future of the area where the Carnival is currently playing. Twila is only present for the dusk and evening shows, while the troupe does a simpler performance during the day. The daytime show is fully family-friendly, while the dusk show is more akin to classical bellydance, and the late performance is the most potentially racy or violent.
Missing (Archetype)Role: Bear Tamer
Age: Mid 20s
Played by: Martin Sensmeier
Excellent Jiang (Supporting Role)Role: Contortionist and Acrobat
Played by: Yifei Liu
One of Colorado's followers. Excellent is a contortionist in the Chinese tradition. She cycles through the 10-in-1. Charming and kinda wild.
Holly Majors (Supporting Role)Role: Lovely Assistant
Played by: Tabria Majors
One of Colorado's followers. Holly has two jobs. She's the real face of Colorado's act, working the crowd and selecting who gets to see him. Her other job is as a fortune teller. Steel magnolia, persuasive.
Olivia Isaacson (Supporting Role)Role: Acrobat
Age: Early 20s
Played by: Erin Kellymen
A devoted of Sebastian's, she performs a number of acrobatic tricks in the 10-in-1. She's also a seamstress.
Dashiel Hogarth (Supporting Role)Role: Sleight of Hand Magician / Trick Contraption Maker
Age: Mid 20s
Played by: Tyler Hoechlin
Dash builds amusing Rube Goldberg machines to entertain Midway goers. He also performs sleight of hand in the Midway. He's only so-so at that.
Sachin Joshi (Supporting Role)Role: Animal act
Age: Mid 20s
Played by: Dev Patel
One of Sebastianus', he has a trained binturong he does tricks with in the Midway. He also helps cook.
Dubheasa "Fox" Deoradhán (Supporting Role)Role: North Star Dance Troupe
Age: early 20s
Kamilla Galli ( The North Star)Role: North Star Dance Troupe
Age: early 30s
Played by: Theda Bara
Lily Justin ( The North Star)Role: North Star Dance Troupe
Greta Hellstrom/The Jotunn (Supporting Role)Role: Freakshow Giant
Played by: Gwendoline Christie
In her act, she presents herself as a Jotunn, a giantess of Norse mythology. She wears armor and carries a sword and shield, all stage props of course, and is chained by her ankle to a wall, so she can't reach the patrons. She snarls and threatens, looks fierce, and declares a desire to eat the children. It's entirely the opposite of the sweet, gentle woman off stage.
Gunter Hellstrom/ Lit the Dwarf (Supporting Role)Role: Freakshow Dwarf
Played by: Peter Dinklage
In his act, he declares himself to be Lit, a Dwarf from Norse Mythology, known for having attended the funeral of Baldr, and being kicked into the Pyre by Thor. He dresses in 'fantasy' garb, and has props of a hammer and anvil which he uses to strike metal items to punctuate parts of the story. He basically tells of the life and death of Baldr as his act, while people are really there to gawk at the midget. He is charming and witty on stage, and cantankerous and crotchety off stage.
- (2019-03-23 • Carnival Grounds - Midway) Three gods converge on a hill to talk about this, that, and the world.
- Cast • Shea • Mesingw • Thunderbird •
- (2019-04-19 • Outside Paradise, MI) Itchy and Olivia discuss a certain manticore.
- Cast • Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz • Olivia Isaacson •
- (2019-04-23 • Valley Forge) After that close call in Industry's warehouses, Kemen, Leona, Diamanto, and Sebastianus go on a hunt.
- Cast • Diamond Devil • Sekhmet • Manticore • Osiris •
- (2019-04-20 • Carnival of Wonders - Illuminated Sheepwagon) Kemen meets Shashthi, teaches Sebastianus a boardgame.
- Cast • Osiris (as Kemen) • Manticore (as Sebastianus) •
- (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 •
- (2019-04-12 • Ignota's Tent) Kemen and Sebastianus visit Colorado to calm him in the wake of the trip to the cinema.
- Cast • Manticore (as Sebastianus) • Osiris (as Kemen) • The Unicorn (as Colorado) •
- (2019-04-12 • Carnival of Wonders - Ignota's Tent) Rattled by what she heard when Urania spoke to the wonders of her dream and their coming choices, Olivia goes to Holly for a reading.
- Cast • Holly Majors • Olivia Isaacson • Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz • Excellent Jiang •
- (2019-04-05 • Hay-Yo-Kay Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico) Holly, Excellent, and Olivia go for a night of bathing in town.
- Cast • Excellent Jiang • Holly Majors • Olivia Isaacson •
- (2019-04-05 • In the New Mexico Desert) Two great cats stalk one another in the desert.
- Cast • Sekhmet • Manticore (as Sebastianus) •
- (2019-04-03 • On the Road to Truth or Consequences, NM) Sebastianus runs something by Colorado, because he's polite.
- Cast • The Unicorn (as Colorado) • Manticore (as Sebastianus) •
- (1934-05-17 • Kemen's Camp) A group gathers to share news around Kemen's camp
- Cast • Osiris • Ouroboras • Diamond Devil • Hodr • Sekhmet • Manticore •
- (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) •
- (2019-03-30 • Villeneuve Farmhouse and environs, Nowhere, Colorado) The unicorn seeks out Sally Villeneuve. Soundtrack: The Beauty of the Unhidden Heart - The Glitch Mob
- Cast • The Unicorn • Manticore (as Sally, George, Aurelia, Grandmother Villeneuve) • Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz •
- (2019-03-31 • Farms and grazing land outside Nowhere, Colorado) In which the hungry bellies of three hunters are filled under Kemen's watchful eye.
- Cast • Sekhmet (as Leona) • Osiris (as Kemen) • Manticore (as Sebastianus) • Ouroboras (as Oh) •
- (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) •
- (2019-03-30 • Staff Camp - Callie's Tent) Kit pays Callie a visit giving her a rather generous gift in exchange for something he missed.
- Cast • Coyote • Mermaid •
- (2019-03-27 • Foothills near Nowhere, Colorado) The unicorn thanks the manticore for his assistance.
- Cast • Manticore • The Unicorn •
- (2019-03-29 • Carnie Camp - Illuminated Sheepwagon) Sebastianus and Kemen chat over tea, and the manticore shows Kemen some of the contents of his personal trunk.
- Cast • Osiris (as Kemen) • Manticore (as Sebastianus) •
- (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 •
- (2019-03-29 • Ignota and Mysteria's Side Show) Come one, come all, to see Ignota, the Hidden Master of the Mind, and his assistant Madame Mysteria.
- Cast • Coyote (as Tybalt) • Holly Majors • The Unicorn • Manticore (as Joseph, The Thompsons, George and Sally) •
- (2019-03-27 • Carnival Grounds - Colossus) Kit seeks out Logan to ask about the encounter with Radio.
- Cast • Coyote (as Kit Cody) • Baldr (as Logan Odinson) • Inali • Lars Holmgren •
- (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 - Carnie Camp) A small gathering around the 'Egyptian' camp turns into a brain storming and deep talk.
- Cast • Osiris • Ouroboras • Sekhmet • Nike •
- (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) •
- (2019-03-23 • Miller Appliance and Repair - Nowhere, Colorado) Some of the carnies head into town to the address specified in the strange radio ad. They meet 'Radio'.
- Cast • Kamilla Galli • Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz • Baldr • Olivia Isaacson • Director1 (as Radio) •
- (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 •
- (2019-03-21 • Nowhere) Nikki shows off her car to Dean and Lorraine on a trip to Nowhere, where they run into Rana, Leona, and a more unexpected familiar face...
- Cast • Dionysus (as Dean) • Nike (as Nikki) • Zeus (as Sky) • Osiris (as Rana) • La Llorona (as Lorraine) • Sekhmet (as Leona) •
- (2019-03-22 • Flying) As offered, Sebastianus takes Kemen for a flight.
- Cast • Osiris (as Kemen) • Manticore (as Sebastianus) •
- (2019-03-21 • Carnival Grounds - Ten in One) An afternoon in the 10-in-1, featuring Kit ballying for Greta, Gunter, Olivia, Excellent, and Oh.
- Cast • Ouroboras (as Oh) • The Director • Baldr (as Logan Odinson) • Coyote (as Kit) • Manticore (as Olivia) • Excellent Jiang • Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz • Greta Hellstrom • Gunter Hellstrom •
- (2019-03-19 • Carnival of Wonders - Carnie Camp) In which a unicorn is rescued.
- Cast • Manticore (as Sebastianus) • Áine (as Eve) • Theodore Walker • Baldr (as Logan) • The Unicorn (as Colorado) • Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz • Excellent Jiang • Holly Majors •
- (2019-03-19 • Carnival Grounds - Midway) Logan, Gunter, Greta, Kit, and Inali return two wayward children to their parents. Follows Lost in Wonder.
- Cast • Coyote (as Kit) • Manticore (as Stephen and Tina) • Baldr (as Logan) • Greta Hellstrom • Gunter Hellstrom •
- (2019-03-19 • Carnival Grounds - Carnie Camp) Two townie urchins sneak into the Carnie Camp. Chaos ensues. Conclusion: Found in Wonder
- Cast • Osiris (as Aya-Kemen) • Coyote (as Kit) • Baldr (as Logan) • The Unicorn (as Colorado) • La Llorona (as Lorraine) • Manticore (as Sebastianus) • Greta Hellstrom • Gunter Hellstrom •
- (2019-03-17 • Nowhere, Colorado) Kit brings some of the carnies into town to get supplies.
- Cast • Olivia Isaacson • Dashiel Hogarth • Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz • Coyote (as Kit Cody) • Baldr (as Logan Odinson) •
- (2019-03-16 • Carnival Grounds - Camp) The Carnival of Wonders rolls into Nowhere overnight, and the next morning breakfast is served before setup.
- Cast • Coyote (as Kit Cody) • Hodr (as Holden Odinson) • Diamond Devil • Baldr (as Logan Odinson) • Manticore (as Sebastianus) • The Unicorn (as Colorado) • Gran Brigitte (as Nightshade) • Erik Burton • Lars Holmgren • Itzhak "Itchy" Rosencrantz • Sachin Joshi •
- (2019-03-14 • Atlantic City - Happy Clam CLub) Osiris and Nikki meet up before everyone gets depressed.
- Cast • Nike • Osiris •