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Location: On the Run

Occupation: Necromancer

The Crimes of Johannes Cabal

Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day (Short Story)

Exeunt Demon King
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The Ereshkigal Working (Short Story)

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (Novel)

The House of Gears (Short Story)

Johannes Cabal the Detective (Novel)

The Death of Me (Short Story)

Ouroboros Ouzo (Short Story)

Johannes Cabal the Fear Institute (Novel)


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Biography of a Necromancer

Imagine, if you will, dear visitor: A pale tow-headed man of about six feet tall, in his late twenties, dressed sensibly in black from head to toe. He carries with him a Gladstone bag, containing, among other things, the following: a set of precise surgical scalpels, his late father's silver matchbox, what appears to be a padded case that contains various elixers and potions from his experimentations, a switchblade, whatever tome he's stolen from a private collection, and most certainly, a Webley .577 revolver. Various exotic tokens and ritualistic devices can often be found in his bag as well.

He speaks in a British manner, but has a faint Teutonic accent. If you were able, perchance, to get a glimpse of his eyes beyond his smoke-tinted glasses, you would find them to be blue. But if you were to look past the color, you might, at times, find them to be tired, sharp, or most distressingly, absolutely soulless.

Johannes Cabal is the main character of the same named series by author Jonathan L. Howard. A scientist who studies the illegal art of Necromancy in a world similar to ours, past adventures include: Stopping the zombie apocalypse; staying in on a rather dreary day; running an evil carnival to gather 100 wayward souls for Satan in return for his own, with the assistance of his vampire brother Horst; solving a series of political murders to stop a war caused by a power hungry military. He approaches life with the philosophy that death is mankind's greatest enemy (well, besides its own stupidity.) He's willing to do anything to achieve his goals, whatever the cost, be it blood, money, or his own soul.

The Necromancer, Himself


As you wish.

One Johannes Cabal, necromancer (of some little infamy,) detective, blasphemer, grave pilferer, carnival proprietor, and overall, a lying, cheating b*****d.
(In the sense of the insult; My father was an upstanding gentleman, if you will.)

Hates: I don't hate, I have extreme dis-likings.

Dislikes: Small children, large children, elderly people, revenants who refuse to co-operate, mobs, angry villagers, angry relatives of the recently deceased, getting stuck in timeless dimensions, Leonie Barrow, killing, being forced to kill, people generally in my way, political intrigue, demons with nothing better to do than whine at me, Horst's similies (Why. Why are they always sexual?) carnivals, being forced to run a carnival to get my soul back, having to claim 100 souls for Satan (Who knew you needed your own for necromancy? Go figure...), slobbering guard dogs, social interaction, etc....

On Heroics:

"I do almost everything for reasons that might be characterized as selfish. I regard my life as a vital thread in the ongoind march of humanity from protoplasm to-- I don't know, to be honest. Something better than protoplasm would be a start. Therefore, anything that threatens my life now or later has to be dealt with. Paradoxically, that often means risking my life to secure my safety. The difference is that I risk it on my own terms."

Insults, slurs, and cries of revenge

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Keiric Report | 12/24/2014 10:50 pm
No problem!!

Rhea Byrne Report | 12/24/2014 9:03 pm
Rhea Byrne
You have a Merry Christmas, too!
Rhea Byrne Report | 12/24/2014 8:59 pm
Rhea Byrne
Ohhh, nice! I hope he does light up under the blacklight, that'd be awesome!
Rhea Byrne Report | 12/24/2014 8:52 pm
Rhea Byrne
Yeah, it was a great surprise. Will definitely help me get more christmas gifts.

And I still have money for dolls and more games on Steam (but I bought 7 already, so I'm waiting a bit)
Rhea Byrne Report | 12/24/2014 8:48 pm
Rhea Byrne
Nah, I got a different rig for that. I bought a couple of 10 packs of the rigs with christmas money (and won an item that sold for over a tril, so right now I'm sitting on over 800 bil)
Rhea Byrne Report | 12/24/2014 8:36 pm
Rhea Byrne
Want one of these? I have like 4 extra
Rhea Byrne Report | 12/22/2014 6:36 pm
Rhea Byrne
Yeah, I couldn't imagine trying to eat them. x.x

I'm kinda excited for Friday, just to see this EI evolve. I'm not particularly interested in the story, but I'm hoping since it's a reapersun EI, we'll get a cool background or two out of it.
Rhea Byrne Report | 12/22/2014 6:03 pm
Rhea Byrne
For sure!

Oh, ew
Rhea Byrne Report | 12/22/2014 5:54 pm
Rhea Byrne
I bet in time, Goliath's gonna adore him.

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I want this pillow.
Rhea Byrne Report | 12/22/2014 5:18 pm
Rhea Byrne
Diogi adored him and wanted to play, but Goliath wasn't as thrilled. He was very well-behaved though. No barking or growling except a single warning when Diogi nipped at him.
Still, better reaction than I was expecting.


“‘Are you deliberately collecting animated heads, Johannes?’ he asked. 

Cabal frowned, then accepted the point.
‘Not deliberately. It just happens.’”
The Brothers Cabal, Jonathan L Howard


"I sound quite mythical, don't I? What wonders shallI perform next?"