U is for Ulysses Ryder

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“Greetings. My name is Ulysses Ryder. I was the patriarch of the Ryder family and I am honored with a horse statue in the Stables Market in Camden Town, London.

I raised my son Francis in Camden Town and taught him the equine way. And when the time came I passed on my silver horseshoe charm to him.

It can sometimes be lonely being an equine shapeshifter, so if you’re ever in London please visit Francis. He runs a little horse related collectibles stand in Stables Market. You should of course take your picture with my statue too, so you can tell people you saw Ulysses Ryder.”

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Francis Ryder features in Londinium – look for him in the fall.

Q is for Quentin Frakes

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“Hello, my name is Quentin and I am a magician, alchemist and shapeshifter. I was born a long time ago in Cheshire, England. I grew up with the young King Arthur and was an apprentice of the great magician, Merlin.

It was Merlin who fashioned the silver charm that I wear around my neck. The charm is imbued with a fragment of my soul and allows me to take the form of any bird. I choose whichever is the most practical from hawks and eagles, to seagulls and swallows.

I have lived in many places around the globe including Vienna, Wales, and New York, though currently I reside at the P.A.W.S. Institute of the Midwest in St. Louis.”

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