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post Aug 13 2005, 03:07 PM
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He's mentioned in more than one sourcebook--who is he?
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post Aug 13 2005, 03:36 PM
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IIRC, he is an AmerInd shaman who is knowlegeble about bug spirits, I think he dealt with them in South America before the whole UB thing. I don't know if anything more is known.
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post Aug 13 2005, 05:56 PM
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He dealt with a hive of Ants in Aztlan or Amazonia. He's in UB or MiTS.
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post Aug 13 2005, 06:14 PM
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He gives an interview about insect shamans in Univeral Brotherhood, but I could've sworn I read about him elsewhere...
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post Aug 13 2005, 06:17 PM
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He's mentioned several times in Bug City, having predicted events there a year ahead of time, then gathering survivors together during the events of that book. It was never clear in the book how he knew, or what his plans were. I don't think there was mention of him after that.
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post Aug 13 2005, 06:36 PM
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he's also in the BBB lol... i know that :D
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post Aug 13 2005, 07:00 PM
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He gives an interview about insect shamans in Univeral Brotherhood, but I could've sworn I read about him elsewhere...


Possibly 2XS ... I just read the novel and I'm pretty sure I remember the name from there.
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post Aug 13 2005, 08:18 PM
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IIRC, the first mention is in PoNA, under the Man of the Woods entry.
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post Aug 14 2005, 03:26 AM
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He's the first to reference the incident in Gilroy as being related to bug spirits in UB IIRC. This of course, is hastily overlooked for it's true importance, as controlling Gilroy, CA, gives the bug spirits control over the worlds garlic supply. Keading in to how the bugs get in to Italy, and therefore the mafia families there, and then moving on to the rest of Europe. As goes the saying "Tonight Gilroy, tomorrow.... the world."

Now ask your self if I'm kidding or not?
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post Aug 14 2005, 03:55 AM
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He also appears in several entries on Paranormal Animals of North America.
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post Aug 14 2005, 12:53 PM
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So what are his names? (Or is the joke that we're not answering that part of the question?)
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post Aug 14 2005, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE (nezumi)
So what are his names? (Or is the joke that we're not answering that part of the question?)

As far as i know he only has one name, "Man-Of-Many-Names". Which is kind of a joke i guess, or at least a bit funny. :)
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post Aug 14 2005, 02:24 PM
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While we are at it, does anyone know the identity of "He who howls under a moonless sky"???

Not one of his names I think...
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post Aug 14 2005, 03:22 PM
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Quote from the Ancient files (http://ancientfiles.dumpshock.com/invae.html)

Man-of-Many-Names reveals that years ago he encountered and destroyed an Ant hive in Amazonia.
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post Aug 14 2005, 03:40 PM
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So he appears in Universal Brotherhood, Bug City and Paranormal Animals of North America. Is he anyone significant? I mean, aside from a shaman who knows a lot about insect totems?
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post Aug 14 2005, 06:40 PM
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Many AmerInd names are a reflection of a person or some quality they have, I wonder if man-of-many-names means that he has been known as several different people. Combined with his unusual knowledge of Insect spirits, it's possible he was supposed to be an IE or maybe a free spirit or something. But I think the current crop of writers has either forgotten about him or ignores him, because I haven't seen his name pop up in any semi-recent publications.
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post Aug 14 2005, 06:55 PM
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He's definitely not forgotten. ;)
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post Aug 14 2005, 06:59 PM
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Good to hear, I think he had potential. BTW DE I'm a fan of your work, I hope you're going to be doing some things in 4ed.
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post Aug 14 2005, 07:36 PM
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Man of Many Names also knows quite a bit about toxic spirits. From further reading in PANA he is a Wolf Shaman who has probably initated several times maybe even into the double digits. Has conjured Man of the Woods, greater City Spirits and has Nightfire deathly afraid of his capabilities. Several of the top shadowrunners know of him and are impressed. That says a lot right there.
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BTW DE I'm a fan of your work, I hope you're going to be doing some things in 4ed.


Yep, I definitely am. :)
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post Aug 14 2005, 08:13 PM
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Maybe he's a Covert Ops Specialist for one of the Amerind nations and his handle (and yes, his handle) is just a -- at least to him -- clever play on his occupation.
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post Aug 14 2005, 09:19 PM
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Don't you rescue him in the SNES SR game from a ghoul vault? Or is that someone else?
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post Aug 15 2005, 06:05 PM
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Man of Many Names does not appear in any strictly fiction Shadowrun work, but appears in a number of sourcebooks (Universal Brotherhood, Paranormal Animals of North America, etc...) and in at least one block of example text in SR3 (Conjuring example; Many Names apparently has Charisma of 8, which is pretty high if he's a human). I figure he's an older Amerind shaman, maybe one of the ones that were part of the Great Ghost Dance, who has developed pretty significant power and mystical knowledge over the course of his life.
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post Aug 15 2005, 06:11 PM
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Sounds to me like he is Howling Coyote himself. The old trickster coyote is that would be nice trick.
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post Aug 15 2005, 06:27 PM
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QUOTE (Ryu)
While we are at it, does anyone know the identity of "He who howls under a moonless sky"???

I actually thought this was Daniel Howling Coyote himself for a while. However, someone on here pointed out that his whereabouts were accounted for in the Secrets of Power trilogy.

I thought it made sense; the Threats file said to "look for someone severely slotted off by the Tir Tairngire 'betrayal' of the NAN," and Daniel left shortly after that happened if I'm not mistaken. In any case, it doesn't look likely that Danny boy is that guy.

Who it is, I do not know.
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