Jun. 8th, 2011

secundus_cast: (March Hare)
Original Canon: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Age: 15ish

Birthday: November 26th, but he prefers to celebrate unbirthdays

Status: Fabricated

Brief History: One of the earliest projects of Lewis Carroll’s, the March Hare was created as an oversized brown hare with human intelligence. The project more or less worked – March turned out as intelligent and articulate as your average human, but also as mad as – well, a March hare. Easily distracted, he demonstrated a tendency to stare at anything bright and shiny, and developed an all-consuming obsession with all things related to tea and cooking. This obsession, however, eventually made him arguably the best cook in all of Secundus. Released into Wonderland Park, March set up a house near the White Rabbit’s and began offering tea and snacks to visitors. He met Richard Dodgson this way one day, and the two almost immediately became firm friends over their shared love of tea. Richard even restructured his basement lab at Mad Hatter Haberdashery so he and March could hold tea parties for their friends. The duo became a trio with the creation of the sleepy Dormouse. March enjoyed the Dormouse’s rambling stories whenever the poor thing could be prodded awake, and found himself feeling rather protective of the eternally-sleepy creature. Richard felt much the same, and the two took it upon themselves to keep the Dormouse (nicknamed Dormy) fed, safe, and happy. (Dormy, for his part, is very grateful for this, and says as much whenever he’s awake.)

March soon fell into a routine of dividing his time roughly equally between his own burrow-house in Wonderland Park and Mad Hatter Haberdashery. He did his best to stay out of the way of customers, though every so often one would grab his attention. Such was the case with Victor Van Dort, whom March immediately thought needed more meat on his bones. Victor’s cheerful reception of March’s tea cakes marked him as someone March wanted to get to know better, and soon enough the young man was a regular at his tea table.

Relationship To Victor: Friend

Introduced In: Chapter Two
secundus_cast: (Cheshire Cat)
Original Canon: "American McGee’s Alice"

Age: 17ish

Birthday: Cats don’t bother with these – it was sometime in April

Status: Fabricated

Brief History: The Cheshire Cat was an early experiment of Lewis Carroll’s, inspired by the grinning cat-shaped Cheshire cheeses his family sometimes bought. A small glitch in the Fabrication process led to the Cat coming out skeletally skinny, but otherwise healthy. The Cat’s personality proved to be a sarcastic one, and he seemed to take great joy in stumping those around him with obscure riddles and brain-teasers. Lewis, perhaps as a prank, assigned him the role of guide to visitors, a occupation the Cat took to with relish.

Life for the Cheshire Cat generally consisted of teasing visitors, using his invisibility and teleportation abilities to sneak around the park, and lounging in convenient trees. Usually a loner, Cheshire took an odd fondness to Alice Liddell upon meeting her and often consented to play with her (as well as occasionally give her accurate directions). Though he would never admit it to anyone, he worried about her during her time at the asylum and occasionally made use of his absurdly thin frame to sneak into her cell and check up on her. Upon her release from the asylum and return to the city, he encouraged her dreams of becoming a fighter and sparred with her when she was testing out new weapons.

Life continued on as normal for Cheshire until the arrival of one Victor Van Dort. Intrigued by this young man who seemed to be determined to draw every insect in the park, he stalked him invisibly until Victor ran into Alice. With an introduction forced out of him by his favorite person, Cheshire decided that Victor, with his odd love of Inventions despite growing up in the dullest town on earth, was worth keeping an eye on.

And besides, those staring contests the young man kept having with Alice were ever so amusing. . . .

Relationship To Victor: Friend

Introduced In: Chapter Four

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