|Steampunk judge and librarian|
Friday, December 10, 2010
Steampunk circuit judge and librarian
A key character in the city our hero lives in is the crooked circuit judge who helps entrap indebted souls into being convicted to suffer the fate of the Leathermen. His eyes glow because his reward is that the super rich kick back Aether to him to feed his habit and to insure they keep a steady flow of conscripted Aether coming in. I based him on one of my favorite 60's actors Robert Morley (always loved his patrician raptor beak of a nose). Mister Scribb, the court reporter/librarian, misses nothing that is said in the courtroom because of his amplification device and he records even the whispers heard in the back of the room. This proves important in the story. The sound collection horns turn towards sounds in the room like a dog's ears so he's a fun and animated looking character to watch. He's not a gossip but is a stuttery and fussy man of obsessive detail and duty.