THE MISFITS OF MISCHIEF
Travelling through space and time, and always looking for a GOOD time, are Bjorn Loki, Quinn Anansi and Monroe Coyote.
They are a trio of shapeshifting, reality warping bastard (in the dictionary sense) trickster demigods. Sent out on the run by their sorcerous mothers into the "space between spaces", aka the nexus-river between realities called The Crease.
The trio believe themselves to be in hiding from their powerful fathers (their home reality's versions of Loki, Kweku Anansi the Spider and The Coyote Spirit) who wish to eliminate them.
In their dimension of origin, The gods and goddesses of myth are still around and interact with humanity on a daily basis. Their dads, those famed Trickster Gods are literally rock stars. Their mothers were a trio of fangirl sorceresses who got impregnated by the trickster gods after a wild party while they were on tour.
Rumor has it that the Tricksters got wind of these ladies being "in a family way", were none too pleased, and planned to eliminate their bastard children in the Old School 'Gods of Myth and Legend' way... by devouring them.
Being extremely powerful sorceresses, the trio of ladies - Rose Monroe, Imani Quinn and Astrid Bjorn, (mothers of Monroe, Quinn and Bjorn, respectively, of course), sent their infant children through the membrane between omnireality to 3 different parallel Earths. Each one landed on a separate Earth and was raised by a counterpart of their mother, and watched over by she who was named a Godmother to all 3 of them: Thalia, the Greek Muse of Comedy.
Being half trickster entity and half human sorcerous bloodlines and boons from a Muse, (not to mention two other, secret Godparents) the demigodlings developed very powerful magicks before they'd reached their mid teen years. Each living on a seperate "boring" Earth with not much going on by way of the superhuman, supernatural or paranatural, they each were pressured to keep their powers secret. Still, each felt a calling. With some trial and error, (which may or may not have accidentally turned all the inhabitants of one certain reality's Earth into field mice), they found each other. It was love at first sight, and they've been inseparable ever since.
When they were 17, at the behest of The Raven Spirit of their original Earth, who was technically Monroe Coyote's uncle, it was Hermes, the messenger of the gods who sought out and informed the trio about their true mothers, their true fathers, and the danger they were in. Deciding not to stay on the special Earth where they would meet every day, (as it was infested with field mice) each agreed that travelling from parallel world to parallel world would be a grand adventure, and maybe keep them one step ahead of their shared doom.
They travelled for years, decades, even, through time and space via The Crease and their own demigod powers, playing tricks, sampling mass quantities of food and beverage and bedding as many attractive folks as they could. Monroe was even to (against his will) marry to a 5 tailed fox spirit calling herself Kit, in order to save one reality's Earth from destruction, but the marriage was tumultuous at best, as Kit's brand of 'mischief' crossed into EVIL territory, and Monroe's heart truly belonged to Bjorn and Quinn, anyway.
Now, they hop from parallel dimension to parallel dimension, seeking a safe haven to perhaps settle down in permanently, but, as one would suspect, they keep running into trouble, and getting sidetracked with playing tricks, protecting the defenseless, and, more often than not, cleaning up their own messes.
Along the way, they tend to meet and interact with other gods, demigods, spirits and the like native to whichever parallel world they land on. Sometimes they find kindred spirits, and other times it doesn't go quite so well. No matter what, the demigodlings' lives are anything but dull.
Monroe Coyote ( raised as Monroe Anthony) is sort of the ‘First Among Equals’ of the trio. It’s not so much that he’s bossy, it’s just that he’s the one paying the most attention to things in “real time”. Quinn is more interested in the inner workings of things. Bjorn is more concerned with fun, frolic and that OTHER ‘F’ word.
Monroe kind of keeps things together by most often keeping everyone’s head in the ‘here and now’ game. He has a strong sense of justice, and is the first one to play tricks on bullies and predators. His ‘tricks’ may get more and more vicious when a wrongdoer really hurts someone. Of the 3, he has the biggest appetite, but, is ironically, the thinnest. He likes hockey, cheese, rum, 50’s rock and roll, and creating things with wood.
In times of troiuble, he often manifests a coyote made of shadows as his avatar. By doing so, he can blend into the darkness, pass through solid objects by travelling through the shadows and invade people's dreams.
Quinn Anansi (raised as Quinn Damian) is the more cerebral of the trio of tricksters. He is very interested in the inner workings of things as well as the cultural minutiae of whatever parallel world the guys land in. When things are slow, Quinn will have his nose buried in a book. When he’s not reading (and sometimes, when he IS), it’s only natural that Quinn can be found knitting or crocheting something. He is the best among them at verbal trickery and misdirection, though, he, himself, seems to sometimes drift while observing the form and function of a particular thing, that he kind of loses focus that whatever the thing is may actually be dangerous or inappropriate. Of the 3, he is the most likely to break the 4th Wall from time to time.
He likes weaving and tailoring, dark fairy tales, milkshakes, vodka and juices, dreamcatchers, 70’s and 80’s punk, extra rare steak and high places.
He often manifests as a talking spider, and tends to often be seen with a yo-yo. He 're-weaves' reality itself, or can see into other parts of it by forming a cat's cradle with the strings (webs) he seems to always carry.
Bjorn Loki (raised as Bjorn Stanley) is easily the most carefree of our trio of demigod tricksters.
It’s not that he’s careless, by any means, he is simply irreverent of life’s smaller problems.
A happy, humpy demigod, he feels that the liberal use of powers and libido can overcome any problem that the mundane world can throw at them. Bjorn is always looking to spread the love. To just about anybody. And Everybody. His standard operating procedure is the trickery of seduction and temptation. He wields pheromones like a blunt instrument and loves to provoke victims by toying with their desires and emotions. He will, one way or another, make you instantly love him or hate him. Either way, chances are you’re playing right into his hands. Bjorn likes rum, snowboarding, all forms of music that one can shake one’s booty to, seafood and, of course, erotic physical contact.
Bjorn often transforms himself into a satyr with golden hooves in order to entice the object of his attentions closer to him. Often he will transform into a very large black goat with flaming horns in order to scare them away. He is very good at music, particularly the drums and woodwind instruments.
Whenever the trickster trio enter a new reality, more often than not, it is through an object with a small opening - A recycle bin, a mailbox, a clothes hamper... something that ONE man could barely fit through, muchless three. That is just their way. A few times, they will appear in a flash of lightning.
During their travels, they have made friends (AND ENEMIES) with many supernatural creatures and personifications of ideals and states of being:
Cupid, Zeus, Jenny Everywhere, aka "The Shifter", C'Thulu, The Grim Reaper, Hermes, Eris, The Raven Spirit, etc... the list goes on.
When they play music - which they often will, sometimes bursting into song like a musical, which will wind up sweeping the nearest denizens into the madness - things tend to go "weird". Cartoonishly so.
While the trio most definitely fall into the alignment of "Chaotic Good", you really don't want to get on their bad sides.
As children, on the parallel Earths that they each called home, the counterparts of their mothers who raised them, fed them a steady diet of Bugs Bunny, The Marx Brothers and other wacky comedy geniuses and beseeched Thalia, the Muse of Comedy to be one of their godparents in order to ensure that they would not turn out to be evil, however, as the children of powerful sorceresses and trickster gods and spirits, Bjorn, Quinn and Monroe have, at least, the potential to unleash ultimate harm on, well, EVERYTHING.
Currently, though, at a mere 87 years old (due to time warps and such), the trio are practically babies in God terms. They haven't yet learned even a fraction of what being a god means, and, thus, aren't as powerful as they will be someday... but, 3 demigods working in concert still equals "A God and a Half", which is FAR more powerful than most mid-range supernatural creatures like demons, witches, angels and poltergeists can deal with.
Still, they are good kids for the most part, who are, at least currently, slaves to the human side of their nature - compassion, hunger, lust, mild alcoholism, empathy, the urge to boogie, vanity, curiosity and their sweet tooths (teeth?).
As long as they can have a good time and help the helpless, they are harmless to those who do no harm.... but, seriously, don;t piss 'em off. When they get REALLY angry, they tend to forget little things like, Human Compassion... and not devouring their enemies.