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A Unicorn for Miss Probability Luck

Dramatis Personæ: Probability

The Dramatis Personæ is the roster of conjurers and sentient magical creatures staying in the many rooms, grottos, and byways of Lita’s castle. Here is an entry in the guest book for the Clockpunk Wizard Wing.

Miss Probability

Miss Probability

Probability [prä-bə-ˈbi-lə-tē] proper noun, c. 1550;  ME probabilis from probare to test < L probābilitās; also Luck’s Child, Luck’s Brat (derogatory), Daughter of Fickle Numbers, Baby Needs New Shoes

  • Profession: Heir-apparent for the Personification Office of Lady Luck
  • Race: Human, female, nine-year-old child
  • Appearance: Blue eyes, blond hair, medium build
  • Full Name: Amabel Probability Juliana Luck
  • Formal Title: Lady Luck to Be
  • Honorifics: Miss Luck, Miss Probability
  • Education: Homeschooled
  • Milieu: Probability is a denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world
Probability's Home is a Castle in the Upper Wager Meadows of Fluke Island

Probability’s Home is a Castle in the Upper Wager Meadows of Fluke Island

Probability is the oldest child of Sorceress Lady Luck and Death’s Wizard Mephistopheles.

Her younger brother is Chance Luck, and her family awaits the arrival of a second daughter. Probability also has a grandmother, Sorceress Amabel, who was the previous Lady Luck.

Because the magic for the Death Personification Office is harmful to children, and her parents are estranged, Probability lives on floating Fluke Island with her mother and brother. Their home is a sprawling casino and castle complex in the Upper Wager Meadows. She has not met her father. Probability plans to visit him where he lives on Undying Island, beyond the rim of their plate-shaped ocean world, when she is old enough to survive the journey.

Probability is Gifted in Mathematics, Language, and the Magical Arts

Probability is Gifted in Mathematics, Language, and the Magical Arts

Probability is a precocious child in mathematics, language, and the magical arts. Her well-to-do mother hires the best tutors for the non-magical aspects of her children’s education.

Lady Luck personally teaches Probability and her brother the magical arts. Her mother anticipates that Probability will attend the Agatha University of Magical Arts and Sciences, and become the most powerful human sorceress of her generation.

As many girls are wont to do, Probability adores unicorns and horses. Her mother maintains a horse stables, and accompanies the children on frequent equestrian outings. Because unicorns need special care, Lady Luck has not yet acquired these magical sentient equines for Fluke Island, despite her daughter’s constant requests.

Lady Luck's Daughter is Called "Baby Needs New Shoes"

Lady Luck’s Daughter is Called “Baby Needs New Shoes”

Probability is not allowed in her mother’s casino until she becomes of age. Nonetheless, the little girl has a flawless mental ability to compute odds, calculate entropy decay rates, and mathematically predict when her brother will bring up a yucky boy’s topic during dinner.

Find out more about Probability’s adventures in these Clockpunk Wizard stories:

Advice to all Wizards Visiting Death's Castle--Bring Your Own Food, and Do the Cooking

Just Dying to Visit Sir Death’s Castle

Warning to all Wizards Visiting Sir Death's Castle--You Must Do the Cooking

Warning to all Wizards Visiting Sir Death’s Castle–You Must Do the Cooking

Magicians in the Clockpunk Wizard world gossip about the reclusive Sir Death, whose wizardry began long before their world created the Magic Guild.

In this coming Saturday, August 31st release of Old Bony Blue Eyes, Wizard Kadmeion has endured the morality tales of Death’s hobbies and suffered a profound loss to his magical ability on his journey to Sir Death’s castle. And those aren’t the worst parts of the trip.

A humiliating game with the threat of years of magical servitude to Old Bony Blue Eyes await Kadmeion if he loses. All this because of his promise to a love-starved dragon. At least he doesn’t have to do any magical chores during his visit–just the cooking.

Why endure these insults? Because all the world’s magical knowledge await in Sir Death’s library. If Kadmeion wins the day, his prize is what matters most to wizards. Access to powerful spells. A step-by-step book that explains women. And most important of all, he learns what happens when powerful wizards tell really, really good jokes.

In just a couple of days, Gentle Reader can get a copy of Old Bony Blue Eyes and learn these answers, too. Here is how Kadmeion’s journey to Sir Death’s castle begins in Chapter 1 of Old Bony Blue Eyes.