"I am young for a spirit, but I am strong. Belief has shaped me into someone I am proud to be, and most days more Essence than I can possibly use is given freely to me by hundreds.

"I have it much better than most of the others here in the Marches, and for that reason I must be stealthy. I hide from the forces of Heaven, who would hunt me down as a pagan goddess, and from the hounds of Hell, who would press me into the role of the seducer of children. I will be neither.

"I will be myself, and only myself. I will ever serve but one master. One special human. One special child.

"And until I find him I will dwell alone in my empty Neverland."

Corporeal Forces - 3 Strength 4 Agility 8
Ethereal Forces - 3 Intelligence 7 Precision 5
Celestial Forces - 4    Will 10 Perception 6

Vessel: Miniature winged humanoid/6

Skills: Emote/6, Fighting/5, Large Weapon (Sword)/5, Move Silently/4, Tinker/4, Tracking/4

Songs: Attraction (Celestial/5), Entropy (Corporeal/3), Form (Ethereal/2), Motion (Corporeal/4), Spirit Speech (Ethereal/4), Tongues (Corporeal/2), Transference (Corporeal/3)

Artifact: Celestial Artifact (Miniature sword)/5; Power 5, Accuracy +2

Every day, somewhere in the world, there can be found a stage on which a production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan is being performed. Maybe it's on Broadway. Or in London. Or in a high school in middle America. Perhaps it's in your own neighborhood. As always, sooner or later, there comes the moment in the play when Peter exhorts the audience to save the life of a dying fairy by clapping their hands and believing. Not surprisingly, it always works.

Unknown to the members of the audience, though, their belief has an additional effect -- it sends Essence on to a powerful Ethereal spirit created at the start of the 20th Century in the image of the fictional fairy.

The Ethereal calling herself Tinker Bell is a six-inch-tall winged pixie-like humanoid, with snow-white hair and skin. She is voluptuously shaped and dressed in a revealing gown of leaves. Her natural speech resembles the ringing of tiny chimes; she must use the Corporeal Song of Tongues in order to speak with most mortals.

"Tink" is never without her sword -- a weapon perfectly proportioned for her use. Despite its minute size, it strikes with the power of a weapon far larger. The sword is a perfect metaphor for its wielder -- Tinker Bell is as powerful as many Celestials, in spite of her diminutive form. Almost daily influxes of Essence in quantities that the old pagan gods can only dream about have made her very formidable. Similarly, her Corporeal vessel is as powerful as she dares make it.

She dwells in Neverland, a dreamscape/realm poised precisely on the axis between Beleth and Blandine's domains, just out of sight of the usual patrols of the Guardians through the Border Marches. Neverland is her own construct, a way to spend excess Essence that she dare not apply to herself. Over the years it has slowly grown, and now resembles the fictional land of dreams from Barrie's work. It even has a small untended Tether linking it to the statue of Peter Pan in London, England. But save for plant and animal life, it is empty; she is its only inhabitant.

For the moment.

In addition to her own survival, Tinker Bell has one other powerful drive: to find a human child worthy of becoming the new Peter Pan. To this end she searches dreamscapes and the Corporeal world, seeking the right combination of innocence, boldness and childlike selfishness that define the Pan. When she finally finds him (or her -- she's not picky about the gender), she will bring the child physically to Neverland and give it to him, placing it, herself, her Songs and her Essence at his disposal. Her ability to enter the Corporeal realm is limited, though: she can only manifest in England, and anywhere Peter Pan has been performed within the last 24 hours. This includes broadcasts of the play, but not viewings of the animated movie.

Because of her strength and her potential for even greater power, Tink is the subject of great interest by both angels and demons. Both sides consider her potentially dangerous, but Hell hopes to lure (or blackmail) her into its service.

Tinker Bell will normally be encountered only when she is out searching for the Pan, and she will be stubbornly single-minded when it comes to pursuing her goal. She refuses to have anything to do with any Celestials, especially demons, and will do her best to flee from them unless a child is in danger. She will freely give her life in the defense of a child, knowing that the next performance of Peter Pan in the mortal realm will restore her.

Special Note: Because of the complex copyright situation surrounding Peter Pan and related works (quick summary: they're all public domain in the USA, but still protected in the UK), this page is for viewing only within the United States of America.

This page was created on November 14, 2000.
Last modified March 12, 2011.