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WIP: Summary: King of Thieves

October 9th 2010 in king of thieves, summary, WIP

Hob grew up in a whore house in Belletown, her mother being the Mistress of the House. When she was 11, her father, a spy masquerading successfully as a traveling actor, was very surprised to find that he had a child. She joined him and his long time partner, her “uncle,” and their troupe and learned many things. She learned to tumble and juggle and act, she learned many languages, she learned to ride horses with and without saddle, she learned to pick pockets and coax reluctant windows and doors and mouths to open, she learned to grease palms, she learned to trade information, and she learned from Zinzario the strong man how to lay a man flat with one blow.

When her father and her uncle are killed in the line of duty, she abandons spying. She turns her attentions to the seedy underbelly of the burgeoning city and uses Zinzario’s teachings and her mighty fists and skill at manipulating people to gather all the disparate gangs and criminal element under her control.

She is the “King of Thieves,” enjoying her status and influence, enjoying her city, and enjoying her actress lover Aven and their children. Then the past she thought was buried with her father rises to confront her, threatening to destroy everything she’s worked to build.


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