Commander Sir D. M. Stretch (he/him)
DM Stretch is best known as the Commander (second-in-command) of the Owsla and a former "double agent" with The Company . A man with mysterious origins, he is a demonstrably capable infiltrator and combat specialist -- which is why his disappearance is so alarming.
General Physical Condition
DM Stretch is in excellent physical shape. He trains regularly in military fashion, and runs the people under his command through the same training program.
Commander Stretch has chiseled features that imply his profession. He tends to keep his face clean-shaven and his hair short and neat.
Stretch claims some draconic ancestry, giving him the abilities of a sorcerer. He has, on two known occasions, summoned a wall of fire, and displayed other elemental powers that would be familiar to roleplaying gamers. He is also, in the tradition of his ancestors, a wolf-totem barbarian. A supernatural bond with the spirit of Wolf gives him quicker reflexes, heightened senses, superior tracking capabilities, and superior physical strength to the average person, although he has never shown an ability to shapeshift, and claims none.
Apparel & Accessories
Tactical vest, rifle, touque, cargo pants, army boots, combat knife, runic jewelry or body paint, polyhedral dice, ammunition.
Little is known of Commander Stretch's early life, including how, exactly, he ended up involved in security for The Company . He clearly has military training. The most prevalent theory is that he was involved in Special Forces in the UK, or UK military intelligence, before he retired and went into business as a private contractor. He formed a private corps called the Varangian Guard, after the original famous group, and hired himself and his corps out as mercenaries in the First Word War. They changed their allegiance three times in that war, first serving House Chiroptera and then House Lapin, and they offered their allegiance to House Mollusca along with the Bunnies when Lapin fell. DM Stretch also served as a war correspondent for the ASC News Network during the First Word War, capturing several of the skirmishes against the Undead in defense of House Lapin. During the subsequent Tourneys, the Varangians remained in the fold of the Fluffle; and by the Second Word War, Stretch had dissolved the Varangian Guard to officially join the Owsla as its second-in-command. During the First Word War, DM Stretch maintained his ties with the Company, but whether that was out of loyalty, or whether he was already serving as a double-agent for Lapin, remains unknown. What is certain is that by the Second Word War, he officially quit the Company and started hunting them down instead, horrified by the experiments they were doing. As the Commander of the Owsla, Stretch was known to have specialized in intelligence and security. He is thought to have undertaken a few clandestine missions for the Mother of Bunnies. Whether these were missions of "plausible deniability" or taken at her command also remains unknown. While suspicion has fallen upon him a couple of times, he now seems to have the full confidence of The Chief Rabbit. She claims that he has saved her life more than once. Stretch disappeared during an infiltration mission during the April Tourney 2022, while trying to determine if the Company was behind the assassination attempt on the Mother of Bunnies. Sir Kitoypoy has been promoted to Owsla Commander in his place. Stretch remains Missing in Action.
Commander Stretch is driven to protect his charges, whomever they might be. To that end, he is willing to get his hands dirty in ways that his charges may not be. His actions show that he was haunted by the death of Nathalia Books , one of his own Varangians, in the First Word War, and his failure to prevent the first assassination attempt on the Chief Rabbit may have driven him to dangerous extremes that led to his disappearance.
Commander Stretch has a shrewd, tactical mind. He is always looking for ways to plug security leaks and bolster security measures for his charge. He seems to be up-to-date on all the latest in military technology, and is usually several steps ahead of his foes. This includes the tactics of Literomancy, as practiced through roleplaying games.
Vices & Personality flaws
The Commander is known to have a fierce temper. There is some indication that he might be a berserker.
Commander Stretch keeps his hair in a short-cropped military style, but has been known to go several days without shaving, particularly when on a job. He prefers to maintain spartan military protocols in his environment, but when he doesn't, accumulated belongings tend to be left in an untidy jumble.
Hobbies & Pets
DM Stretch has been an RPG gamer since he was a teenager. He also plays a variety of video games, especially ones in which tactics and logistics are important skills. He paints RPG minis and is a fan of Warhammer 40k.
Stretch speaks with a working class Londoner accent that can be difficult for North Americans to understand. His style of speech is brisk and to the point.
Missing in Action
The Warren (officially)
Brown, turning silver; short-cropped