Corruption of Azim
Penumbra is the man who runs Penumbra’s Pandemonius Shadow Circus. What few know aside from the few elite Shadowdancers that make up his inner circle is that Penumbra is actually twins. One is always highly visible, running the show, organizing the performers, helping set up, or acting as a master of ceremonies, while the other can be about performing crimes, organizing illicit alliances, and doing other nefarious activities, all with a perfect alibi.
Penumbra is, on the outside, a jovial man, one who relishes in show business. While this is true, his contagious laughter, smiling eyes, and kind heart to his guests hide a true criminal genius. He is a man intimately acquainted with vice in all its forms and is expert at bribing nobles and others for getting “caught” at the nighttime activities of the circus. Though his greying hair betrays his inevitable aging, he still can occasionally step into the ring to perform, or be about town with more evil intentions. He is always surrounded and attended to by a cadre of young women. To his performers he is a fair, if firm, employer. To his enemies, he is a dangerous foe. To his friends, he is a profitable businessman. To everybody else, he is a shining light of entertainment in an otherwise bleak world.