Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s there were a series of commercials that looked to promote the idea of purchasing union made products. They even had a little jingle “Look for the Union Label” that all of the workers would sing.
With today’s appointment of Denis Hughes – who just happens to be the president of the New York state AFL-CIO – as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, that jingle may need to be updated to “Look for the Union Payoff”.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.