Roger Victor Clarence

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Roger Victor Clarence
Race: Men
Faction: Magic Kingdom (Great Minds that Think Alike), (formerly Overthrone)Citation Needed
Class: Caster, Headmaster (Master of Thinkamancy, Adept of Foolamancy, Novice of Lookamancy)Conflicting information. Correction Required.
Level: 10

Canon

Biography

Side of Origin: OverthroneCitation Needed
Age: 28,800 turnsCitation Needed

The oldest of the Great Minds that Think Alike, Roger is revered for his great power and keen judgement. He usually speaks little and listens intently, except when he is lecturing on Titanic scripture. He has lived in the Magic Kingdom most of his life, having been hastily dismissed from service by King Napoleon XIV as enemies came to take him away.

Roger sees Thinkamancy as the "purest" discipline of magic, arguing that reality is entirely of the mind. He is also a strict believer in the Royal Titanic mandate, and only offers his services to Royal sides.

He has followed the events surrounding the Arkentools with increasing dismay, having served three members of the Royal Crown Coalition at various times. At the time of the Battle for Gobwin Knob, he was in the employ of Queen Bea of Unaroyal.[1]

Proposed Canon

Thinkamancy is a beacon, a lantern which casts shadows. By our studies, we become increasingly enlightened. But the more brightly we shine, the more those in the shadows will complain about the darkness.

First Appearance: Possibly LIAB Text 40 or even LIAB Text 38, Definitely LIAB 58:10

Roger is a Headmaster among the Thinkamancers.

While he goes along with the consensus of his fellow Thinkamancers, he greatly fears the implications of their plan, since Gobwin Knob is a threat to the Royal mandate, and Parson may well become an even greater threat to the Thinkamancers than Charlie.[2]

He displays a visceral dislike of Carnymancy, reacting poorly to the news that Charlie is a Carnymancer. When Parson brings the linked Maggie, Sizemore and Ace to the Magic Kingdom to have the link broken, and is speaking with the Carnymancer Jojo, Roger personally bars Jojo from approaching the Temple.

However, it appears that the real purpose of Roger's strong-arming of Jojo was to covertly receive a small written note from him, suggesting that Roger has some hidden agenda. No other clues have yet been given as to the nature of this agenda. Roger may be working with Charlie and the carnies against the interests of the Great Minds. He may be negotiating with them for some purpose of his own, not necessarily in opposition to the Great Minds. It's also possible that the Great Minds are fully aware of Roger's actions, and he was simply hiding this communication from other casters in the Magic Kingdom.

Real World References

His visual design is a reference to Clarence Thomas.

His name is a reference to the flight crew of Trans American 209.

His former Ruler, Napoleon XIVCitation Needed, is a reference to a musical artist from the 1960s, who released a comedy song called "They're Coming To Take Me Away (ha ha)"

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