Due to Cats' corrupting influence,
a number of the folks in the Twilight Brigade have acquired feline
Cats' roommates are
(Cats has many more visitors who hang out in the nest of blankets on
the back porch and show up for the bulk cat chow that he puts out for
them, but the above four are the ones that are of a temperament to
handle his visitors. He tries to find good homes for the beasts that
aren't hopelessly feral, and keeps a regular supply of good mousers
and ratters going down to the Ork Underground.)
- Macavity is an American
shorthair with a coat of pure grey (too grey to be a proper
blue-coated beast) and gold eyes. Of Cats' friends, this beast
has a truly dangerous intelligence. He has already mastered the
hook-and-eye latch, the doorknob, and the sliding door, and he has
a tendency to investigate pockets, briefcases, purses, and anything
else he can get into.
Growltiger is a big, burly green-eyed Siberia cat who has acquired
quite a number of scars, owing to his tendency to come in half-dead
dragging devil rats and the occasional poodle. Cats, of course,
heals the cat up, which only encourages him.
Boo is a thoroughly unflappable Maine Coon
cat whose ultimate ambition in the world is to become spherical.
He enjoys parking his ten-kilo frame on visitors' laps and demanding
attention, and is exceptionally vain about his fluffy tail. He understands
the difference between cat food and people food quite clearly, and
is quite certain he's people as far as food is concerned. He seems
to actually enjoy eating stuffers.
- Speedbump is a mixed breed with the markings of a Siamese
(but with white paws), crossed blue eyes, and the build and medium-length
fur of an American Shorthair, combining to make him look like a plush
toy. The cat has survived a number of too-close encounters with cars,
and seems to have an unusual liking for riggers-- he'll cross the room
to shed on one. The cat is somewhat addled, but quite friendly.
Doc Grizzly has acquired a neutered male blue-eyed seal-point ragdoll mix,
named Mr. Fred Fluff, a very gentle beast with little hunting instinct
but a very
cuddly disposition. Fred, amazingly enough for a feline, can
actually stay put on a part of the body that needs a purring heat source.
Dreme has a big orange tabby-- a neutered male American Shorthair
with the Mackerel Tabby pattern-- who's a good hunter.
A common Awakened trait among housecats is Astral Sight-- the cats
in question are dual beings. (Being cats, they make lousy watchanimals.)
There are a couple of these wandering around the headquarters-- a
silver tabby who is so relaxed she appears to be made purely out of cartilege
and can be poured from one hand to the other, and a very inquisitive
Siamese mix whose name seems to switch between Sings-Too-Loud and