Cutest of the Seven Deadly Sins
Hello children. Hello.
It has been a busy time at the Castle, getting ready for Spring and teasing the robins and running unusual experiments on the tulips to see if we can grow them in infrared. Obey me. Many of you wonder what has taken up so much of your Mandarin’s time lately. All we can say, besides “Obey me,” is that involves baby sloths squeaking.
Sloth Squeak! from Lucy Cooke on Vimeo.
Yes, you may wonder what any of this has to do with orbiting mind control lasers and other deadly weaponry, but did you watch the video? Did you see the little one in the wicker basket?
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.