Everett "Brother" Ras, the Baron of Long Island City, is among the greatest warrior's of Summer and next to Brienne the most powerful voice in the Summer Court. A Fairest Bright One, known for his shining bald head and rigourous sexual escapades with the women of the Freehold, Brother Ras has been a stand-point in the historical Summer Court, living out of the Traditional Hollow of the Summer Court in the former Queens Freehold, the current base of operations being the one used by all-Courts before the creation of the Freehold of Apples in 1900. Brother Ras stands at the long tradition of African-Americans in the Summer Court. Among his other titles, he is the Great Speaker of the Summer Court, and recites an epic poem of the Summer Court's triumph during any Summer event. He has been the Head of the Summer Court Slam Team, as part of the recent tradition of The Great and Secret Slam.
His importance also meets in his regular meetings with the East Court, meeting with Eobshin regularly to discuss economic relations. It was Brother Ras who originally opened relations with the Freehold of Red and Green Lanters, thus allowing Seasonal Courtiers to attend the rather sizable Goblin Market in Flushing. He is not a fan of Emperor Fixer, or for that matter the increased presence of gangsters in the Summer Court. Historically, the Summer Court has always stood for the little man against forces that would control it. The presence of thugs such as Lady Greengrass and Boss Toby, and outright hate groups such as Herne's Hunt disgusts him to no end. He has officially banned any of them from setting foot in Long Island City.
Brother Ras and Brienne Iseni became friends during their time in the Jersualem War against Gregor the Bright, and both of them gained renown for their ferociousness in battle. Both of them saved each other's lives countless times, and they have both assisted the other in their own battles against oppression. When the choice to who would be the High King was chosen, Ras was originally offered the honour, but turned it down for Brienne because he felt she was the better choice.
Brother Ras' normal activities include teaching a writing class to local artists, most of whom know him from his long-time involvement with the Black Arts Movement. He occasionally teaches an African-American literature program, specilizing in slave narratives and African-American folklore. His public persona is the transplanted African Warrior-Prince that he is known by to the local Freehold.
Relations to Other ChangelingsEdit
High Queen Brienne Iseni: "My oldest and dearest friend."
The Honourable Hound Tobias Ferral: "He's a bastard, but he's an honourable bastard."
Lady Greengrass: "She dosen't understand Wrath. She only understands anger."
Boss Toby: "You embarrass me, you embarrass yourself, you embarras the Summer Court, you embarass your neighbourhood, your embarass your race, you embarrass this Freehold."
Kith: Bright One
Mental Attributes: Intelligence 3, Wits 4, Resolve 4
Physical Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3
Social Attributes: Presence 4, Manipulation 4, Composure 3
Mental Skills: Academics (African-American Studies) 3, Computer 1, Occult (Folktales) 4, Politics (Summer Court) 3 Physical Skills: Athletics (Dodge) 3, Brawl 2, Weaponry 5
Social Skills: Empathy 3, Expression (Poetry) 4, Persuasion 4, Socialize 3, Streetwise 2
Merits: Allies (Black Community) 4, Contacts (University, Local Changelings, Journalists) 3, Court Goodwill West 2, Disarm, Fame 2, Harvest 3 (Emotions), Hollow (Size 3, Doors 2, Wards 4, Ammenities 4) 13, Inspiring, Mantle 3, New Identity 4, Resources 2, Striking Looks 4, Weaponry Dodge
Initiative: 6 Defence: 3
Contracts: Dream 1, Fang and Talon 1 (birds), Vainglory 4, Eternal Summer 3, Fleeting Summer 3,