Who is Balaga? I mean, I know he’s the F A M O U S T R O I K A D R I V E R but who is he? He clearly knows Anatole and Dolokhov from past experiences, but what’s his history with them? Has Anatole eloped with more than one rich girl? Where are the “places not on any maps” and why the hell would Anatole and Dolokhov want to go to them? What were they up to - and more importantly, how much of it does Balaga know? He says he “knows things that would get you sent straight to Siberia if anyone found out”, but Anatole cheating on the wife barely anyone knows about doesn’t seem serious enough to qualify that, so what has he and/or Dolokhov done that Balaga knows about? Is that why he never has to “ask for roubles”? Because he has dirt on them so they pay him off? When he refers to his “fine gentlemen”, does he mean various customers or, as is seeming increasingly likely, does he mean just Anatole and Dolokhov? Could that mean that when he says guys have “beaten me and slapped me with their gloves”, that could have something to do with the fucked up arrangement he has with them? Did he witness something he wasn’t meant to? Alternatively, could the two owe him something, like something suspicious? Dolokhov is a “crazy good shot” according to the prologue, but he misses when he shoots at Pierre in the Duel, even though he managed to assassinate the Shah’s brother… could it be possible that Balaga had something to do with that?? He claims some say his troika “rides into the air”, which doesn’t seem realistically possible - is Balaga some kind of demon, who made a dark deal with Dolokhov and Anatole and therefore doesn’t “do this for roubles” and “does it because I like it” because he’s a true chaotic evil? He’s definitely contributing to chaos by helping them abduct Natasha. Additionally, Anatole’s defining feature - that he’s H O T - is a little nondescript… is it an enchantment that Balaga gave him? So that all women around him would fall in love with him? Did they send witches to Siberia in 1812?? AM I READING FAR TOO FAR INTO THIS? I KNOW I AM BUT GET THIS: I DON’T THINK BALAGA’S A HUMAN AND I HAVE FURTHER EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT TH
the ghost of Instagram: a beautiful mirage with 70k followers and no permanent location, she is everywhere and nowhere at once and pictures move that shouldn’t
the crossroads demon of Wikipedia: if you bounce around Wikipedia links enough in the middle of the night a page will pop up that asks if you want to sell your soul (to expand their pages)
the Rightful Monarch of Tumblr: only they who is pure of heart unproblematic can pull the Sword of Opinion out of the stone and lead the site to be functional
The Youtube Curse: if you break copyright law too often they will censor you both there, and in real life, you will be a walking blur without face or name
The Dark Sea of Twitter: you scroll twitter at a certain time of night it will start showing you tweets from when you are 13, some tweets you didn’t even make, tweets you thought you deleted, trolls of the depths come for you
Pact demons. Based off of the crossroad demons from Supernatural. Made more for RP with the players as opposed to combat. These are creatures that have the ability to grant mortals almost anything, within the DMs discretion at least, but for a price. The price can be any number of things, from a small favor, to an assassination. I feel it really adds some fun options for players. And of course there are punishments for not following through with the deal.
Being half a Winchester usually never ended well. With Adam being in a cage- it was safe to say that if you’re not a full-blooded Winchester, your fate is very bleak. Very, very bleak. You on the other hand, never believed this. Neither did your twin sister, Hannah. When your mom died, she gave you the address of a Bobby Singer who then introduced you to your brothers- well, half brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester. They were one of the strongest men you’ve ever met in your life, and to say you weren’t a little bit intimidated was a lie.
You and Hanna were complete polar opposite. She was outgoing, and very easy to talk to; whereas, you were a bit on the shyer side, always anxious about saying the wrong things. But you got along pretty well. She understood you, and always tried to do her best to make you comfortable. Despite being quieter, it didn’t mean you were bad company. You had a lot of friends who thought you were the life of the party- well, before you moved to the other end of the country. Life with your brothers wasn’t exactly what you were expected. They bonded so well with Hannah (as expected), and you could see yourself becoming distant from them.
It wasn’t until they started training you two to hunt that you saw the clear favouritism towards your sister. You were equally as good as Hannah when it came to picking up the skills that your brothers taught you, but you were never praised. You were never given a high five, and offered to go out for your favourite treat. You were absolutely sure your brother had no malice intentions when doing these things. It was just your personality.
Dean was an extrovert through and through. You thought you could win him over through your cooking, but apparently he didn’t like anyone else working in the kitchen but him. By the time you found out his love for pie, he had already banned you from using the kitchen.
Sam was good-natured, and you were sure that you and him would get along very well. But, Sam was too excited at the prospect of a sister that he became more of an extrovert as well. He wanted to socialize, go out, and do things with his little sister.
It’s not like you hated going out or anything. You were fond of spending time with your family, but socializing drained you, and you were already quiet from the beginning. It was hard to get close to your new brothers when all they wanted to do was outgoing activities, but you did try.
You sat in when Dean was fixing his Baby or washing her, but he didn’t like the silence, so in the end he turned on his music. That’s when Hannah came in. She made a joke about his taste in music which he took full offense to, and she started asking questions about his car, and next thing you knew, he was teaching her everything about Baby- forgetting that you were even there.
With Sam it was a little easier. He was better to be around since you both were avid readers. You sometimes would read with him, but that left no room for communication, and you were left with a gap between you and your brother. There was one time where he wanted to go to the library, and you wanted to go as well, but that was until Dean piped in, and said that he wanted to go alone so he could ask the cute librarian out. Immediately, you backed out- not wanting to latch onto him when he wanted some alone time.
Cases like this kept happening, and it was harder to try. Too much time has passed, and you got nowhere closer to your brother than when you first met.