The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick
MILES CANDLEWICK, JR.
Son of the of the House of Candlewick
NOTEWORTHY STATS: Hands 4; Feet 3; Guts 5; Brains 1.
B ACKGROUND: Rich (but Nice) Idiot.
VOCATI ON: All-Around Sportsman.
PASSI ON: Collecting Curiosities.
Q UOTE: “Um, are you sure you’re supposed to be here? Only, I’m sure Father said—OK . . . OK . . . OK . . . well, that makes sense. Help carry your lantern? Well, if Father said it was OK to go down into the cellars, then sure, be happy to help.”
POV : I know people think I’m dumb and gullible, but that’s not it at all. I might not be smart, but I trust people, and I figure when you stop trusting people you already let the bad ones win.
ROLE: Miles is a big, open, friendly sort who’ll fall for your tricks this week, and still be your friend next week. At some point, manipulating him should make you feel like a big old jerk. Like kicking a happy puppy. You jerk.
DESCRI PTI ON: Miles is a big (VERY big) kid in his early teens, with a face so wide and open raccoons are constantly sneaking in to pick through his mental trash and swipe his mental potato chips. He’s shamefully easy to manipulate, but he’s a fast and steady friend who’ll always take your side, believing honestly in your good intentions. It’s a good thing he’s somewhat dim. His intellectual father’s disappointment in him would carve out his heart and feed it to dogs, if only he recognized it.