Rusty Trombone

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Rusty Trombone
Race: Men
Faction: Faq
Class: Caster (Shockmancer)

Proposed Canon

First Appearance: IPTSF Text 30

Strengths: Following orders with "Zest", Being "Shocking", Knows how to "Mount"

Weakness: Perverted, Not good with PR, Being literal mindedIPTSF Text 71

Rusty Trombone was a Shockmancer in service to Faq before its destruction. It appears that he is out of favor with many of the other inhabitants of Faq. Despite troubles he causes, it was ultimately his spell that allowed Jillian to croak OliveIPTSF Text 72.


If Shockmancy does indeed deal primarly with direct damage spells, Rusty's presence in a kingdom that promotes philosophy over martial capability may be why he is the lowliest caster in Faq.

Rusty's perverse name indicates that going through Jillian's drawers may be nothing new to him among other unsavory acts. These "shocking" actions may have contributed to Rusty losing favor with the court.

Real World Reference

A Trombone is a musical instrument. Rusty can refer to skills that atrophy due to lack of use. If Rusty's skills are not put to use, then Rusty's Shockmancy may indeed be very rusty.

A "Rusty Trombone" is a somewhat unhygienic sex act. The fact that Rusty is not held in high regard might be connected.

Through Jillian's dreams, Rusty takes on the shape of a Pikachu. The words he speaks while high are words related with sexual acts and voyeurism. Notable he says "Peep at you" as a pun on the name of the Pokémon and how Pokémon generally can only say their species' name.