Bio: The Piper is as mad as a hatter and yet he has a clearer view of the world through the goggles of madness, this man is as dangerous as they come having been formally trained in broadcast journalism and having mastered the lost art of magical decking. This man understands that computers and the matrix are nothing more than extensions of the astral plane and can be manipulated as they are nothing but formula and once you understand the math behind the nodes it is quite simple according to the Piper. Well I can tell you, however he does it, it is truly a lost art seeing that their is only one other man that has that kind of skill and his name is Voltage of the Devil Dogs; so don’t expect either of them to being sharing their secrets freely. The Piper is also a physical magician that has been trained by the masters of the Order of the Pale Moon that he is also a member of this information was only recently made available. This man has some sort of magical ability to make himself very alluring and like the pied piper he can lure the unwilling straight to their doom. Well this is only a portion of the dangers that the Piper poses to the very sanctity of the free world, do to this mans madness he is totally unpredictable and yet he revels in the chaos that swirls around him and almost exudes an aura of calm. The Piper has no fear of the media and he is willing to tell it like it is to anyone who has the nerve to ask the Piper, this is easier said than done; yes he might exude an aura of calm, but this man is a dangerous runner that kills for the sheer enjoyment of killing and his body language and mannerisms give no warning to an impending attack, in the same gesture he uses to reach for the coffee mug or pack of cigarettes he could just as easily draw his pistol or sword. So do to this unpredictable nature the Piper might be willing to speak with the reporters, it doesn’t mean the journalist is willing to put their life on the line to speak to him.
The Piper’s other hobby of sorts is something that he calls Piper Television where he hijacks the local airwaves and launches a pirated broadcast to show the people some important event or just show them his private interviews with a special guest, though those interviews always begin and end with the guest of honour tortuous death being shown to the world as the Piper interrogates them always ending with “TO BE CONTINUED” and yes the Piper does return after a short break to show the exact moment of the guest of honours death. This has made him quite a wanted man within the worlds stage as he is a world renowned assassin and cleaner, though unlike most of his creed the Piper is more in your face and you know that death is lurking near, he enjoys watching the suffering of his victims and listening to their screams, he says it’s music to his ears and he will even perform a funeral dirge on his bagpipes in sync to cries of his victims. The Piper uses his magical nature and skills to manipulate the technology around him and operate drones like a rigger and control his children as he calls them as a conjurer would the elementals they have summoned. So again be cautious around this magi, he wields magic that has been fully lost and it is rumoured that he can even manipulate cybernetics with his mystical control. The Piper can actually heal and repair cybernetics with his spells as well he can magically repair vehicles, though we know he can also dismantle them with ease and not through the known spells of wrecker, ram and urban renewal.
Some say that it is his advanced grasp of the technological world and his advanced magical powers and training that has led to his madness seeing that he see’s things differently and understands that magic is just another scientific discipline that is under appreciated by the masses. This man might see clearly that doesn’t mean he is sane and we are all mad, it’s quite the opposite and everyone knows that the Piper is nothing more than a madman in a thousand credit suit. Though as we dive deeper into his past their might be some actual explanation to the Pipers madness and what is driving him to kill for sport and why he rejoices in the sight of rivers of blood and dances a jig to the screams of his victims. Yes first off the Piper is a true sociopath by clinical definition, though that just seems to be a requirement to be a successful runner of the shadows; the Piper is far more than a sociopath this old timer is touched in the head, and far more broken than anyone ever imagined.
I must take you back along way in time to explain why the Piper is far more broken than anyone ever dreamed of; Madness runs in his family and he has been given an inheritance that many would see as a curse, for the Piper it’s a blessing and has fully accepted and adapted it to his best interests. The Piper is a direct descendent of the Tudor bloodline and can trace his parentage all the way back to King Henry the Seventh and doing such creates a serious situation with England seeing that the Piper is of direct royal blood and does have a legal claim to the throne; though you would have to convince the Piper of this and also their is another hurdle that needs to be overcome, the Piper is actually American born and raised he would travel to England in the 2040’s and become a dual citizen though he is still American by birth. The Piper actual date of birth is unknown and where he was born can only be assumed to be Seattle at sometime before the Great Tragedy, seeing that he already had a family and was working full time as field reporter for the Seattle World News. So we can assume that he was born sometime in the 1980’s or 90’s though with the scary revel of Tesla being Dr. Edwin Forester anything is possible and I am not ruling out the Piper being far older than we ever thought. (With genetic immortality being something that can’t be traced to a specific documented date) Though I will not focus on the speculations of the Piper and his true age, cause it will undoubtedly start many debates so I will focus on what we do know.
The Piper worked right here in Seattle during the Great Tragedy and shared the news desk with Alfred O’Bannon as his co- anchor when he wasn’t out in the field doing reports directly from the scenes of conflict, political turmoil and natural disasters. It would be during this time of tragedy and turmoil that the Piper would loose everything in a blink off an eye and become touched in the head fully as the natives magic would ravage the landscape it would not only become absorbed into the Piper’s body and soul it would also awaken the curse of the Tudor and the blood of the Mad King would become fully active. The Piper who already was gifted in the arts of magic would become far more powerful over night as his body slowly regenerated from his near death state and he would be reborn as the Piper, a man who would initially seek vengeance for how he was wronged, and then would focus on using his craft for his own sick and methodical needs. The Piper would work with Alfred O’Bannon throughout this time as an agent of the truth from the field, helping his friend report the actual actions of the Native War and the Great American Cover Up. Though eventually the Piper would become distracted, and Alfred would need to vacate the news desk; for the Piper this only meant that he would continue to focus on protecting the people from the rampaging Natives and avenging his fallen wife and children, though it was during this time when the Piper reported hearing the sweet hymnals that would echo through the night as the blood and bodies of his enemies would fall to the ground with the groans and cries being the great funeral dirge that the Piper was able to use to fight in harmony with the music that he heard. To him the battlefield was a great symphony and he was creating his masterpiece, this was reported to be said by the Piper in the spring of 2021; witness reports come from a disturbed civilian that wold overhear the Piper talking at a local watering hole.
The Actions of the Piper were well known, many innocent souls would fall victim to his ravages, he didn’t care who he killed just as long as the music continued. Civilian and soldier alike would fall one by one to the Piper and his blade during those bloody days; the Piper would become both loved and hated by the citizens of the now United Canadian American States (UCAS). His actions would create a divide between the people and the Piper would become known as a rebel and eventually the master of genocide when he would cause many ancient tribes to become extinct as he soothed his soul with the sounds of their bones falling to the earth. Once the Piper discovered his innate ability to manipulate the minds of the people through the use of music, he would perform a deed that would draw the attention of the entire nation and even the world; this action was so vile that it couldn’t be overlooked and the Piper would be forced deep underground as he would become the focus of a nationwide manhunt. Even the Confederates would send their marshals after the Piper for his actions, though we have since learned that was more smoke and mirrors and the Confederates didn’t actually care and they actually in secret awarded the Piper their highest honour The Southern Cross of Honour for his actions on that night. The Piper was a hero of the south and helped the Confederates fight bravely during the Civil War and it is not surprising to learn that he was actually welcomed in the Confederate American States (CAS) while the world was hunting him for his most vile of actions.
On a warm summers evening on July 7th 2034 the Piper would roll into Arizona with murder in his heart and wanting to create the most epic of opuses. He was focused on newly formed tribe of Natives that had taken refuge near the Grand Canyon setting up a large village that would welcome many refuges from the battered tribes. The Natives might have been able to win the war and reclaim their land, though it came at the ultimate price, many of their tribes would be vanquished by the rebels, their history would be burned and their burial grounds desecrated by looters and vandals. the Natives were doing what they thought was right and their destiny, well those actions where not well thought out and the aftermath was far worse for them than the actual Ghost Dance. The nations of North America might have surrendered to the Natives overnight, but the people couldn’t be silenced that easily and the Native people are still fighting a war today that they started in August of 2018. Well I am not going to discus the morality of the War against the Natives and if they where justified in there murdering of over one million Caucasians during the Ghost Dance and the Nights of Blood to follow; nor I am going to defend the rebels and the people fighting for their homes against the Natives, murdering man, woman and child out of revenge and the great racial divide to follow.
This village was a settlement of multiple tribes that had untied to protect what was left of their heritage, their people and their way of life. They would make one fatal mistake and this was that they didn’t have much military protection and relied on the tribes men to fend off any direct assault. They managed to set themselves up in the remote wastes a good distance from the Grand Canyon and figured they were far enough from any major city that they where safe. Seeing that the rebels and the Confederates where still fighting within the states major cities and focused on restoring the land to the old way; what they didn’t prepare for was the Piper and his desire to test his new found ability, he was still focused on the complete extinction of the Native People. The Piper didn’t care that they were here first and that he was living on stolen ground, no all he wanted was to wade through a sea of broken and twisted bodies and as he drove his old black Cadillac through the wastes on a collision course with destiny, he was humming along to the music in his head as he stopped the car on a plateau overlooking the tribes encampment. The sun was setting in the horizon bathing the village in it’s golden rays, smoke rising from the fire rings and makeshift homes. The Piper stood there smoking his cigarette as he took one final drag from the smoke, he tossed it to the ground; drawing his sword he would swan dive off the plateau and smoothly glide towards the natives last bastion. The Piper would land with all the grace of a cat and as the sun was setting he would glide along into the village making short work of the few armed guards present, the Piper would be humming along to the music in his twisted mind as his sword would find it’s home in the flesh and bone of the native guards, as the men would begin to engage the Piper their bullets would be meaningless as the Pipers blade would casually deflect the incoming rounds and returning them to their masters. The bodies of the victims where falling one by one as the Piper strolled into the camp with only murder on his mind, he had no intentions of offering surrender and would never offer them a chance; though it wouldn’t be his slaughtering of those that dared to defend their families from the white devil that would make the Piper a war criminal. It would be what he did once the natives of the village surrendered that would cause the world to mourn for the natives, he would round up the frightened survivors into the centre of the village; any survivor that would try to run wold be simply shot in the back and left for the buzzards and coyotes.
Nightfall was ascending upon the landscape as the last of the days sun would fall behind the horizon, almost as if the sun knew what was about to occur and didn’t want to bear witness to the tragedy that was about to succumb these frighted villagers. The Piper would sheath his sword and with draw a small device that would become known as a portable bagpipe system; The Piper would activate the instrument and begin playing the sounds of his funeral dirge, it seems that he had figured away to use the music in his head to control the minds of the weak and for the Piper this was nothing more than a experiment in the limitations of this gift. As the Piper played the people of the village would follow unwillingly behind like moths to a flame they marched single file behind the Piper, the louder he played the faster they marched and further into his trance they fell. The Piper would eventually come to the end of the road where he stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon, this was his final test in the exact limitations of his powers and he stepped aside and changed the song into a classic marching hymn playing with all the ferocity he could muster up. Their are reports from nearby witnesses that they heard the alluring sounds of the Pipers pipes and would stop what they where doing and find themselves staring off into the nights sky. That’s what makes this even more horrible, the people trapped under the Pipers spell where fully aware of their fate but couldn’t resist their bodies compulsion to follow the music and thats just what would happen to the hundreds of surviving natives; they would walk their final mile and their trail of tears would end as one by one they stepped off the cliffs edge and plummeted to their death. the screams of the falling were reportedly heard for miles in all directions. The Piper just stood there grinning like the Cheshire cat as his victims plummeted to their deaths, he would report that the music was wonderful as the bones shattered and echoed through the canyon. As the last of his victims would take the fatal leap of the edge the Piper would put his device away, ignite his lighter and smoke a cigarette bathing in the morbid sounds below. The Piper would then look to the portable camera he had hovering near by and say the chilling words “To BE CONTINUED”; we have the documented reports of this horrendous attack do to his pirated broadcast later that evening that he would display his evil deeds to the world warning the Natives that if they didn’t return to their reservation and lay down their weapons a fate worse than that would bestow them.
The Piper would overnight become a wanted man, with the people demanding his arrest and execution for the brutal slayings he committed, the UCAS and NAN governments would initiate a manhunt for the Piper and the CAS would as well publicly condone his actions while secretly sneaking the Piper into Richmond to be awarded a hero’s return. The Piper would become front page news and the focus of the nation to capture, though for the Piper he wasn’t content sitting idol and playing hero, he wanted further action and he wanted to return to the city of his birth; the Piper was ready to enter the Seattle shadows and bring the fight directly to his chosen enemy. So in October of 2034 he would return to Seattle the nations most wanted man and slip deep into the underground, we wouldn’t directly here about the Piper for another year when he would emerge from the underground as he would assault the embassy of the NAN; just poking at the Natives a little at a time, with each consecutive assault being just a bit more deadly and destructive. He would as well become a nuisance to the UCAS and their officials within Seattle, the Piper would do just enough destruction to make sure that the UCAS didn’t forget about him and then he would once again vanish into the shadows to become a problem for the corporations. It would be during this time that the Piper would unite with the members of the Wolf Pack, seeing that the Pack all held discord for the Natives and the UCAS, they welcomed the Piper into the Pack with open arms and once he was united with like minded killers the Piper was finally home; the music that would be made while he worked with the Pack would leave the Piper with a longing for more yet it would sooth the savage beast and eventually the Piper’s wanderlust would call for him to wander yet again. So after making history with the Wolf Pack he would part ways with them sometime near the end of the 2040’s the exact date is unknown and he would somehow manage to escape the country and travel over to England; some believe that he used his confederate connections to secure transport across the pond.
So in the end of the 2040’s he would step of the transport and onto English soil for the first time, the Piper would begin his time in his new home with nothing and by the time he would leave England he would be a vastly powerful man, remarried and part of the largest mercenary unit in the known world where he would lend his media knowledge to aid them in their propaganda machine. Though for the Piper something was missing while he worked in England, he was free of any worries of extrication and he could openly walk down the cobblestone streets. Though for this runner it wasn’t enough, the nation was steeped in history and the magic that flowed through the countryside would welcome Mr. Tudor home though he was lost without the music of battle. He needed conflict and he needed suffering to smile once again, and it would be the Steel Legion that would bring that smile back to his face; the music would once again play and the Piper would become immersed within its soothing embrace.
As a soldier the Piper would fight in many conflicts within Great Britain and Europe including the savage butchering’s that would occur during the War of the Nobles that would reignite in the mid 2050’s for a short period of time. The Steel Legions Hierarchy would end up using the Piper for their own nefarious purposes and pointing him in the direction of any city or Provence that even threatened rebellion and would even at times launch the Piper directly into the hornets nest of Ireland hopping that he would return unsuccessful. Though with each successful return the Steel Legion would simply reward the Piper and send their smiling madman off to another engagement, though it would be Avalon of the Order of the Pale Moon that would see direct potential in the Piper and know that he was being used for something dire. He would welcome the Piper into the Pale Moon and offer him training and a way to teach him focus, the piper was random and this was his greatest strength but also his greatest weakness; for the Steel Legion knew that he was a raving madman and war criminal and was eventually going to hand him over to the UCAS to stand trial for his crimes where the Piper would be hung and the Legion could be done with their puppet. Avalon saw different and knew that the Piper was far more valuable than that of a puppet and seeing that Avalon was in direct contest with Benediction of the Order of the Cross; the sparing of the Piper was just another slap in their face. The Lord’s of Destruction had lost their puppet and know he was being protected by one of their own; once the Piper was inducted into the Pale Moon he became immune to the manipulations of the Round Table and would be welcomed among like minded magi that would share secrets and hold true to the code of the Moon; hence why we have no real knowledge as to what happened with the Piper after he joined the Moon and vanished once again. It wouldn’t be till 2074 when he would become known as their Propaganda machine and the Husband of the Loreley that we learn any further information about the Piper and basically thats it, Avalon made short work of most of the records of the Pipers actions within England and what we do know is that he was sent back to Seattle and given some sort of intelligence gathered by the Order of the Pale Moon.
The Piper has since returned to Seattle and has made his presence felt with his return to the Wolf Pack, his butchering of British General Edward Howell, the deployment of prototype Buzz Drones stolen from the Steel Legion onto the British encampment within Seattle. The People were once again welcomed with the bloody introduction of the long lost Piper TV as he single handedly butchered the British in that camp, he used the same calm bravado that he has become known for as he glided to the music in his head; as his blade sung it’s bloody tune and once again the tunes of war were welcomed into the Pipers mind; though in true piper fashion he shows that he kills the strong willed and than attacks the weak minded with his greatest of melodies. The people of the world once again witnessed live on Piper TV the final march of the meek as the Piper lured the soldiers directly into the river directly off the edge of the Emerald Bridge and watched with glee as hundreds of soldiers fell to the icy waters below and sunk to the rivers bottom being swept away by the currents never to be scene again. The Piper being back in Seattle is both a good and bad thing, yes he is fighting against the British but does this mean Avalon cured him of his direct genocidal nature towards the natives. Or has Avalon once again unleashed the greatest threat to the Native People, and this time he has become far more adapt at what he does; the other problem is the Piper is back within the Pack and that means that Apex, Stamps, Ringmaster and others with their direct racist tendencies could easily reignite the Pipers racism and thus unleash the genocidal manic back into the Native lands and finish what he started; seeing that the NAN has ignored his request.
Well in conclusion the Piper has returned to the city and we are in for a serious roller coaster ride as this mad man continues to compose his great opus from the broken bodies and spilled blood, as the Piper wades through the river of blood and sea of sorrow with a gleeful smile across his face. The last time the Piper was within Seattle the city was different, the war was fresh and the runners where setting the frame work for what would become the modern Seattle; the Piper would as well have had his impact in the creation of Old Seattle, though the new city is not ready for this old timer and with his powers having improved over the years it is only a matter of time before the Piper causes a serious incident that will further rupture the city and the UCAS’s hold of it; though this could be directly what Avalon wants and he knows that the Piper is just the man he needs to incite riots and create civil unrest on a grand scale. The Piper might just be that missing link the rebels needed and with his return and his true allegiances known it will only be a matter of time before we hear the Piper’s Call, well till then best to invest in serious earplugs and avoid any area that has had Piper sightings; the UCAS has still failed to capture and arrest that war criminal and all he has done is add to his list of crimes. The Piper might be fighting for freedom, but in reality he is just playing to the tunes in his twisted mind and we are nothing but notes in the great score of his life.
Page Written By: Dr. Howard Trent PhD <UCAS TODAY>