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Raspud Sasoon ( Planar / human male / B9 / Anarchist / N )
Raspud grew up in a relatively well-off family in the Lady's Ward and received all the spoils of an affluent education from his Guvner parents. Despite his relative physical comfort, Raspud progressively felt more and more dissatisfied with the decadent and unreal lives of his parents. His studies of law only filled him with disgust as he saw the unjust way it was applied by the Harmonium, Mercykillers, and even Guvners themselves. One gloomy day in the Lower Ward he met a Anarchist factor that convinced him of the need to topple all authority; a plan that fit Raspud's world view perfectly. However, he soon became frustrated over the lack of momentum in the anarchist movement - infiltrations and covert operations failed to visibly bother the governing Factions.
Raspud began preaching his own brand of revolutionary dogma to anyone who would listen: "The only way to get rid of the repressive Factions and to build a truly free society is through direct destructive action. The Harmonium and the Guvners must be struck with uncompromising force to bring the message through. To this extent ethics and morals are but artificial notions imposed by the ruling classes to preserve their own rule".
Raspud gained notoriety when he "bombed" [see below] one of the Hardheads' favourite kips for consuming "minisigils" [guess what this refers to], killing four and wounding nine officers of the Harmonium. He is also believed to be involved in the assassination of a prominent high-up of the Guvners. It need hardly be mentioned that giving the Hardheads this much of a bloody laugh is not a wise thing, and the hunt has been on for Raspud ever since.
Raspud's charismatic nature convinced enough disillusioned cutters in the League that his small group soon became embarrassing to the mainstream of the Revolutionary League. The high-ups apparently hold that directly attacking the powerful rulers will only increase the repression of people. But even if Raspud's small band are alienated within his own faction, his nihilistic acts of destruction has won him some friends with the entropic Doomguard.
"I'll slander you guys for
- Kahlid, in response
It may be from these sources he has acquired his unique explosive mechanisms. Chant variously holds that the devices are from an infernal Abyssal layer, from giff suppliers on the Rock of Bral, or even from some deranged prime wizard. Whatever the case, Raspud's bombing devices are a combination of healthy doses of smoke powder and magic. [Each device is about the size of a human head and can be thrown to explode on impact, doing 8d4+8 points of fire damage to everything within 20 feet (save for half damage). The unstable nature of the device gives it a 20% chance of misfire. In addition the potential attacker must be careful when transporting the bomb to the target, any serious shake has a 10% of prematurely setting of the device.] Apparently a member of Raspud's crew blew himself up in the Market Ward recently, killing several civilians and contributing to a small public outcry over the attacks. Quite a few people in the Hive and Lower Ward still support the acts, seeing it as legitimate strikes against the oppressing Hardheads.
Darker chant links these earlier acts of terrorism directly with the new band in Sigil calling themselves "The Cadre" -- see recent articles in S.I.G.I.S. for more details on their actions. The true identity of the Cadre is still unknown; however, given their penchant for explosives, a link should not be ruled out...
[By Brian York]
This brief concerns break-away ring-leader Raspud Sasoon, and the security measures to be taken against him. It has recently come to the attention of this council that one "ex-anarchist" Sasoon may well be a Guvner infiltrator.
and message proceeded to disintegrate at this point.
Ways for PCs to become involved in these events:
Hired by fiends (or others interested in weaponry) to uncover the dark about the nature of the bombing devices, would involve investigative work and travel to other planes.
Copyright 1997, 1998 by Truls Rostrup and Brian York