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The Signs as Magi

Aries: Explosive, always in motion. Magic rooted in their physical forms, powerful sweeping gestures blood pumping movements, and raw pulsing fury. Will more than likely just try and beat you up. Barely restrained and always looking to fight as it is, duel them at your own peril. Incredibly gifted when dealing with elementals.

Taurus: Potent hex-weavers and blessing-givers. Enchantments and curses, long-lasting and incredibly difficult to remove. Often very petty, was it chance your alarm didn’t go off and your pen exploded today? Who knows. Always bring one if you’re raiding a tomb. Responsible for every single noteworthy hereditary curse, hex, and jinx in magical history. 

Gemini: A chaotic mess, but an effective one. Notebooks full of ‘add a bit of powdered monkwood’ and haphazardly drawn sigils. Some of their most effective work is completely accidental and unrepeatable, often followed by an ‘I meant to do that.’ Very very prone to their own creations violently blowing up in their faces, they’ve gotten very good at dealing with explosions.

Cancer: Often underestimates their own successes, a jack-of-all-trades of spellcasting. Unsure exactly which phase of the moon to perform that exorcism? Ask a Cancer. Almost organic libraries full of every topic imaginable. Very creative, and frankly amazing problem solvers. For your own sake never EVER corner them.

Leo: Very flashy, and pretty. If you’re looking for masters of illusion and spectacle, look no further. Simply the BEST when it comes to the decor of their havens. Second only to Scorpios in their mastery of deception. Underestimate their deadliness at your peril though, their silver tongues are often forked. ALWAYS bring a blessed mirror when dealing with one.

Virgo: Very, and I mean VERY thorough. Usually has a spectacularly well tended garden of every kind of herb, weed, flower, and elemental flora imaginable. Very potent even if not immediately apparent. Incredibly practised and incredibly precise. Defensively impregnable. And for the love of all the gods and devils in all of the worlds do NOT fight them on their ground.

Libra: Diplomatic to a fault and brilliantly talented truthseers, wordsmiths, and hieromancers. Can and will talk their way out of almost any fight. Experts of defensive magic. A dazzling array of binding spells, seals, and law-sorcery. Give up after the first 3 layers of bureaumancy.

Scorpio: Unrivaled secret keepers and masters of malevolent subtlety. Layers upon webs upon stratagems of contracts, debts, and influences. Masters of puppetry and poison. Never ask a favour from them, just don’t. An incredible ally or fatal enemy. Best faced head on, and vulnerable to unexpectedness. Few things surprise them though.

Sagittarius: At the forefront of experimentation and research. Mind mages, intellectuals, and philosomancers. Absolute experts in finding loopholes and capable of extreme acts of brutality in the name of progress. Knowledgeable about their chosen fields, and often apprehensive about sharing their considerable expertise.

Capricorn: Very good combat mages and healers, very straightforward and efficient sorcery, not one for unnecessary flair or flamboyance. simplicity does not equate a lack of power, however. VERY aware of their own relative strength and chooses battles accordingly. Incredible calculating precision.

Aquarius: Some of the best necromancers, there are none better in manipulation of the flesh. Prone to hordes of minions, but dont worry, they grew the flesh, no animals were harmed in the construction of this shambling horror/sacrifice. Voted #1 most likely to lose soul in demonic contract in high school. Often misunderstood. Often benevolent. 

Pisces: The vaguest, and most terrifying mages. No one quite understands what they do or how they work. Masters of the most esoteric subjects, Time, Death, the Soul. Demonic, angelic, and fae ambassadors. Often very distant, rarely concern themselves with the concerns of this world. They never quite make eye contact with you. Prone to disappearing for long periods of time. Do not anger them.

A is coming home for their birthday...

THEORY

Assuming the timeline is around January to May (thanks ramsassy-and-sweet-lady-kisses), here are the upcoming birthdays (thanks to sorcery, no idea where these birthdays came from considering we never had a party so this is not 100% accurate). (thank you pllcrazyness for the full list, which you can find here.)

Alison: June 6, 1995 TORMENTED BY A

Aria: July 22, 1994  TORMENTED BY A

Emily: November 19, 1994 TORMENTED BY A

Hanna: March 6, 1995  TORMENTED BY A

Spencer: June 12, 1994  TORMENTED BY A

Ezra: 1988 - conveniently  left out 

Paige: May 18, 1994

Maya: April 10, 1994

Caleb: 1993  - conveniently left out

Toby: March 19, 1994

Mona: October 8, 1994

Jenna: October 17, 1995

Cece: 1988  - conveniently left out

Bethany: July 19, 1992

Noel: 1994 - conveniently left out

Shanna: 1994 DEAD

Holden: 1993 NOT RELEVANT

Lucas: 1993-1994 - conveniently left out

Mike: July 29, 1996  TORMENTED BY A

Melissa: 1988 - conveniently left out

Jason: 1988 - conveniently left out

Ian: March 23, 1985 (presumably dead?)

Garret: October 18, 1986

Wren: 1988  - conveniently left out

Meredeth: 1987

Jessica: March 8, 1965 DEAD/PARENT

Kenneth: Febuary 17, 1963 PARENT

Byron: May 14, 1967 PARENT

Ella: 1972 PARENT

Wayne: ? PARENT

Pam: April 27, 1968 PARENT

Ashley: 1964 PARENT

Tom: 1962 PARENT

Veronica: September 30, 1969 PARENT

Peter: Febuary 4, 1967 PARENT

Marion: 1962 PARENT

POSSIBLE A SUSPECTS:

Ezra, Paige, Maya, Toby, Caleb, Cece, Noel, Lucas, Melissa, Jason, Ian and Wren.

Let’s cancel out some more..

Ezra, Paige, Maya, Toby, Caleb, Cece, Noel, Lucas, Melissa, Jason, Ian and Wren.

FINAL POSSIBLE LIST OF SUSPECTS

Maya, Cece, Noel, Lucas, Melissa, Jason, Ian and Wren.

Let’s hope this narrows down our search ;-)

fossegrim trott luring in pretty boys with his music and playing pranks on them since his singing voice usually scares them away. 

he doesnt like killing them because hes lonely but hes surprised when ross comes back three days in a row to see him and spend time with him (and brings him food since ‘fish dont really swim down this bit of river, mate’)

trott mostly thinks ’oh shit hes never heard of Strömkarlen before, thats why hes not scared of me’ but ross knows hes dangerous and thats why trott is interesting and mysterious. ross knows he should have died three days ago but hes not dead, and thats why trott is so damn cool.

ross brings him sheet music for lotr and eventually invites him up on land to his little seaside house to watch it. trott learns every song ross brings to him because hes never had attention before and he likes it, and he wants ross to like him. 

trott cries when ross calls him a friend.