Storm Thief Setting & Symbolism

Chris Wooding
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Rail's Respirator

Rail's respirator is a mouth piece that covers half of his lower face, with pipes that extend to a power pack worn at all times on his back. Rail first started wearing this when, as a younger thief he was hit by a probability storm, strangely taking his ability to breathe. After this event, Rail was given the respirator by his employer the Master Thief Anya-Jacuna in return for a heavy cut of all of his future steals. The Respirator hinders Rail by not only being cumbersome, but also makes him easy to recognise and acts as a barrier in between him and the outside world. The respirator takes on a symbolic role as an emotional barrier, as the character of Rail finds it difficult to trust or have hope in anything good happening (perhaps an after effect of knowing that he would immediately die if...

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