are the six fugitives and a brief description of each. They come
from very diverse backgrounds and their psychological problems are as
different as their personalities.
Eliath of the Doomguard
According to statements
and some minor records, Eliath is a Gatehouse regular, being frequently
committed and "rehabilitated." This barmy thinks he's
any number of berks, the most recent being Eliath of the Doomguard--supposedly
a quiet cutter who kept to himself. He reputedly got along well
with all the staff and was a Gatehouse favorite among many of the Bleakers.
One Bleaker claimed Eliath possessed an "extraordinary intelligence"
and an "unequaled mechanical aptitude." The daily logs
suggest that Eliath received several private visits from many noted Sigilians,
including Factol Ambar of the Godsmen. Mely, the semi-retired stewardess
of the Asylum commented, "He [Eliath] is the strangest of men.
He was lively and quick-witted one moment only to become distant, and
glazy-eyed the next...I am convinced that he possesses the mind of a great
man...he knew more of this building then even I do." I still
have yet to determine how much of his absent-minded exterior is an act.
The Oldest Barmy
Many have heard of the
barmy basher that "materialized" almost 600 years ago wandering
through some of the private, inaccessible halls deep within the Asylum.
This berk has serious delusions of grandeur, proclaiming himself the "emperor
of the multiverse." There are no longer any written documents
recording his many "prophecies." According to Derioch
Ysarl, the Bleaker's Keeper of Records only commented that "they
seem to have been misplaced." In classic sodding Bleaker fashion,
Derioch seemed not to care. "Tis no surprise that he tried
to escape" says one old Bleaker bastard, "back when he first
showed up he used to try to escape every day...first time he ever tried
he took down four of us in a blink."
Trolan the Mad
Trolan was extremely well-liked by everyone at the Asylum and was
known as a very talented artist, poet, writer, and philosopher.
The only thing that made him "dangerous" was his almost supernatural
ability to attract or deflect attention at a whim. "Had we
not contained him in the high security dangerous and criminally insane
wing, he could have just waltzed out of here and started another one of
them cult things again," or so says Tessali, a warden of that area.
Still, how this manic son of a bitch fell in with the rest of these barmies
is anyone's guess. Seems his only sin is worshipping the Lady--of
course that certifies him as a lunatic with a death wish. "Yes,
he welcomed death," claimed Derioch, "he'd never harm anyone
though--you'd best concentrate your efforts on the others."
That's perhaps the smartest thing the Bleakers ever said.
Malazar the Desecrated
Despite my best efforts, I was unable to dig up anything on her.
In fact, it was only after some prying that I even learned that she had
escaped. I don't think even the bloody Bleakers are barmy enough
to hide something from the Deathwatch; it just seems they plain overlooked
her. The folktale I dug up was this--She was admitted as an act
of charity. Some sick freak had flayed and mutilated her.
The worst thing was they cut out her tongue as well, and despite the Bleakers
best efforts, they were never able to learn who had committed such a heinous
Many Bleaker officials suspect that the Hound continued his form of
"justice" while he was in the Asylum which would account for
the many disappearances and mysterious deaths during his stay. No
other comments are necessary.
Why this psychotic wasn't given to us to deal with, I'll never know.
According to all reports, Sougad was the perfect Asylum resident.
Surprisingly, there was not a single incident in which he was unruly,
uncooperative, or violent. Again, despite their best efforts, the
Bleakers were never able to get him to speak. He would only smirk
and laugh softly to himself. But mostly he would just stare, wordlessly
challenging anyone in his presence. Word has it that Derioch met
with him several times privately, most likely to get him to speak.
When questioned she only commented, "Lawshredder is seriously disturbed...truly
troubled." Thank you doctor Derioch. Still I wonder about
her motives. After all, it is whispered that Sougad slew her lover,