Hal Cyon the Dissonance (Hal) is a very young member of the Sages of Song and Poem (SSP). He is named after Halcyon (the fabled bird of legend) by his adopted father Jerry Catcia (the current leader of SSP). Hal was an orphaned kitten adopted and raised by Jerry, who would teach and heavily instill in him the ways of the SSP. Hal, however, challenges the group’s traditional forms of song and poem construction by tweaking and developing a rhyming, ‘rap’ like style, which is deemed sacrilege by SSP’s rules and very highly discouraged.
Unlike all the other Sage members who are of Persian descent, Hal is a Tabby who embodies a defiant and an independent spirit, seeking to carve a unique path and identity for himself. Foregoing the enforced jester-like outfits that the Sages wear, Hal rebelliously rejects this outdated style by wearing his own uniform of a white tee and denim vest with the patch of a metal panther skull (logo for his most favorite magical rock band, the Silver Panthers) stitched onto its back. With a near obsessive fascination with the Elevation of the Black-Arts Union Legion (EBUL), Hal believes that if he can be accepted by this elite group, he will be able to provide it a new power of song in the dark arts that no sage has yet seen or heard, making him a super coveted and valuable member.
While he has such visions of grandeur, Hal is admittedly aware of his present lack of technique, knowing his need to practice in upping his magical rap game. Another weak spot that Hal shows is his tendency to react with great fluster when others jab or mock him, which leads his magical powers to run out of control, causing him even more embarrassing havoc! While he attempts to become the best rapping bard to ever exist, Hal also spends his time playing vintage magic-related video games, and hanging with his best companion, a pet Chihuahua named Tank. Hal and Tank share a very special bond, with Tank always traveling along and being Hal’s number one fan.