This is probably the first time I’ve ever posted a relatively complete story bio on the Night Troupe but here goes:
Believe it or not, I actually abandoned the Night Troupe for some time, until I dug it out of its dusty corner and started redoing everything and started to become its current self. I axed off characters that had nothing to bring to the story, fused characters, made characters more unique and changed them around. Janine went from being a scientist to becoming a witch. Jennova went from being eclectic to a bitter shotacon (though he’s one of the older members).
The first Night Troupe story begins as little Misty Emerald, an elementary school student at the time, thinks about how big her family is compared to families of her classmates and other people she knows. She also thinks her house is far larger than the houses of her classmates. She goes on saying how her father works for a basic and important government agencies dealing with foreign goods whether tangible or abstract. Her family is a descent of an old Indo Staten island family (Indo meaning alternate [dimension]). This family has always lived in the same large house on the same large plot of land and for years, grew their own crops because supermarkets weren’t a thing yet. They contributed much to society and tended to marry within the family, similar to how royalty could be. Her family, the Emeralds, had, for the longest time, been known as the Night Troupe.
Just so happens that on this day, the day that little Misty thought about the special family she was from, that chaos broke out in the town where her closest cousins lived. It was a town on the south part of the island, quite suburban in nature but still of a decent population. Misty’s aunt and uncle decided to leave the town, due to rising danger levels, and leave their four children with their family, the family that owned the large house holding an already large family.
During that month, more troubles began to rise with more relatives and more cousins were left at the palace, though they felt a bit alienated and decided to banish themselves off to the sprawling basement of the palace and stay out-of-the-way. And that is when Misty realized that her family, the current generation of the Night Troupe was quickly becoming more like previous troupes, due to extended family living together.
The Night Troupe stories are about this diverse and large family living with each other, their relations, conflicts and the world they find themselves involved in.
A breakdown of the main troupe
Misty – the main character, shy, artistic and based sort of off the author
Bella – the “princess”, some consider her spoiled, she is based on the author’s younger self
Trip – the big brother who likes to tease his little siblings, likes to watch tv and enjoys computers
Shannon – the mother figure of the siblings, if the maid Korin wasn’t enough
Korin and Morin – twin sisters, Korin having blonde hair and Morin having deep red hair, Korin is ditsy, bubbly and fun and Morin is more contained and often thought of as more mature. Their parents got sick with a terminal illness going around their home region and the Night Troupe invited them into the family to help out.
Joey – bossy and very rule-abiding though he only wishes everyone could enjoy his ideas
Jennova – the gay sibling, he is aloof, bitter and prefers quiet rooms away from people
Janine – has low self-esteem and will do anything to become more appealing
Susan – girly girl, can have self-esteem problems but not to the extent of her sister Janine
Dawn – artistic, disciplined but full of anxiety
Nicky – childish, crude and clownish, though he wishes he could be more refined
Martha – smart but fun-loving
A far more in-depth article will be added soon, describing origins of troupe words. Before then, I will add in more bios, such as those of locations and secondary characters. Terminology will be in the grand Ten Years of Trouping article.