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The Thief in the Night has some interesting powers.

He knows all secrets - though he doesn't actively know them all the time - he has to go searching for them like one would do a google search. This is because he's the fear of secrets being known. That fear of what if someone finds out? He's that someone that's found out.

He's also capable of breaking into any place and stealing anything because people are trying to keep hidden and locked away things a secret.

Obviously no secrets will be spoken unless permission is given though he will quite happily try and get people to say them out loud. Nor will anything be stolen unless permission is given though he would quite happily try and steal if he can.
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The Thief in the Night is one of the Forgotten, a group of individuals - for lack of a better term- that exist in the shadows of humanity's mind. They were created when humanity was first learning how to put names to things, in specific they were humanity's fears given life. They are, according to them, fire cast shadows and ash, which is why their shadows never actually work right. Some don't have them, some their shadows move around as if they were their own people and some their shadows constantly flicker as if they were standing in front of a fire. The Thief has a wandering shadow. They are called the Forgotten because people generally want to forget their fears. They want to forget about death and drowning and fire being able to hurt them. They want to remember the happy things in life. People are afraid of the shadows and the darkness, which is why the Forgotten live in them.

It may be noticed that The Thief in the Night has two names. One is The Thief in the Night and the other is Thom. This is because being a shadow isn't very good for interacting with humanity. To physically exist a Forgotten must take on a human's shape. Essentially they're wearing the person as you would wear a coat. They take on the person's memories and past as well as their own. Thom, therefor, is the person the Thief in the Night is currently wearing.

Some of them don't have "human" names. The Blind King and the Ashling are two of them. It is likely that they have never needed to change bodies. Here and There may have names, but no one knows what they are.

So, how do they poses a human and how do they lose their body?

Each Forgotten has a token or two of some sort that embodies what they are. For Thom it is a golden coin. His brother, Death's Shadow, has a obsidian bladed knife. If the token is taken away from them, they still possess the body they wear, but it becomes possible to contain them and then possibly kill them. Also, things on the Ways can kill them, even with their tokens. Once a body is lost then a new one must be given the token, however the person must fit criteria and be Named.

He is the ultimate thief in many ways. There isn't anywhere he can't break into. This makes him a bit on the cocky side at times. Well, a lot of times. Trying to steal from Thom is a Very Bad Idea. A person who steals doesn't want the person they're stealing from to know, which means he automatically knows, since the person is trying to keep it a secret.

Family

Father: The Blind King The fear of Death

Brother: Death's Shadow (Karren)The fear of betrayal

Significant Other: one of the three Fates (Currently waiting for a new body.)The fear of the Past, in particular

Son: The Piper (Loren) The fear of children lost. Born in the 1700s

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