We live in a world that's completely dependent upon magic, in which hardly anyone knows anything about magic. Dangerous, isn't it?
First Appearance: LIAB 58:10
The Laurel of Napster is likely one of her creations.
Side of Origin: Napster
Age: 14,100 turns
Popped in the city of Grokster for the non-royal side of Napster, A.V. was well liked for her curiosity and sunny disposition. Boredom with her duties often got the better of her at home, though, and her experiment to understand aspects of her discipline sometimes went badly. She was frequently in trouble with one or more factions of her deeply fractious side.
A.V. tried to spend as much time as she could among other Thinkamancers in the Magic Kingdom. She spent her extra juice on calls to the Thinkamancers of sides far away. As often as allowed, she would link with Napster's other casters, sometimes creating new spells and magic items of various degrees of usefulness.
One of these creations, a headband that allowed the wearer an intuition for Signamancy, proved to be her entire side's undoing. Squabbles in the capital lost them the war, and A.V. was released to the Magic Kingdom in an act of spite by the Chief Warlord against the Ruler.
Like most barbarian Thinkamancers A.V. has no trouble maintaining her upkeep by hiring out in short contracts to a few favored sides. She spends much of the rest of her time helping Headmaster Issac tinker with his experimental equipment, or playing abstracted strategy or word games with the other Great Minds.
Real World References
Her character design and initials are a reference to Alyx Vance.
Her name is also a reference to AV Club, an after-school / extra-curricular activity students could join and learn about Audio-Visual techniques and devices. They would typically be responsible for setting up and running the projector for educational films.
Her preferred activity of connecting to other Thinkamancers far away are a reference to Napster, a peer-to-peer file sharing service.