Rudolph “Ruddy” Vogelsang is a lean, average looking lad with sandy hair, and dark, bright eyes. He has a long nose and slightly crooked teeth. His skin is pale, from working nights. Good-natured and a relaxed demeanor make him easy to get along with.
Rudolph, is a child of Altdorf’s alleys and shadows. Born to poor folk in the Sindelfingen district, Ruddy and his many siblings had to work do whatever they could to support the themselves and the family. From an early age they all learned how to survive the forgotten streets of Altdorf’s East District.
Working a few years as a muckraker, Rudolph was no stranger to the macabre tales and twisted rumors that coloured the nights of those that were forced or choose to live during the sunless hours of the city. Hearing hushed stories of those digging up the dead to sell to nameless men with deep pockets and dark curiosities. At first, these tales filled Ruddy with as much disgust as it others. Over time, anything is better and pays more than being a muckraker for the Empires poorest. Over drinks, Ruddy spoke of his proposed venture to his fellow worker and associate, Oskar Stoltz. Ambitious, unscrupulous, and creative, Oskar devised a way for them to get into this more rewarding work without much of the danger.
First, they staged an incident at one of the smaller cemeteries. They convinced a weak willed and constant drunk night watch that Ruddy’s dead sister had visited him the prior night. The open hole and missing body was enough to break the man and Oskar was quick to apply for the new job opening. The next part took some time and a bit of baiting but they were able to get the word out that Oskar spent most nights sleeping or whoring rather than watching the poor, deceased, wards. One night, as they hoped, two men began to ply their trade, shovels quietly moving soft earth. Oskar and Rudolph waited until the men were exhausted and nearly done when they confronted them. Rudolph threatened the men with the Nights Watch unless they gave up their contact. Oskar would pass the name to the law but the men were advised to leave the city in case they were exposed. Terrified and thankful the men left.
Ruddy and Oskar then took the body, in a modified middencart, to the mysterious merchant. Impressed with young men’s resourcefulness and promise of discreetness, the new partner accepted the new arrangement.
For the last two years Ruddy and Oskar have been digging up some of the bodies under their care and moving them out in a muckraker cart, though neither is a muckraker any more. Everyone stays away from the cart and Ruddy has been doing it for more than long enough to be anything but out off place. Any odor is masked by the bit of excrement they use to make the charade convincing. Profits aren’t as great as either had initially thought, between the pilfering and selling of cadavers, but certainly better than what they had known before. Neither men know where the corpses go to or frankly care.
the rest to be written as the others generate the setting and characters *