PonyFinder Operation F.R.I.E.N.D.S.H.I.P
Only a few years from middle age, Magpie is a charming stallion, handsome and irreverent in precisely the ways that could have made him a highly successful con artist, even before one takes into account in the fact that his older brother, Cream Pie, is said to be the local Black Hoof leader in Sandpoint. The death of their parents during a violent storm, while tragic, was ironically just the thing to save Magpie from life as a criminal, for while Cream Pie was old enough at the point to strike out on his own (and thus fell in completely with the Black Hoof), Magpie was still a young colt, as was his sister Humble Pie. His care fell to Cinnamon Bun, a family friend and practically an aunt to the young Magpie, while young Humble was left to the local monastery. Under her guidance and support, Magpie managed to avoid falling in with the Black Hoof, and when he grew of age, he instead sought employment as a caravan guard. For several years, Magpie avoided returning to Sandpoint, but after he lost his job in the caravan business, he joined up with a group of adventurers eager to explore the Mushfens, Churlwood, and the Fogscar Mountains. As fate would have it, another former resident of Sandpoint, Kiju, was also a member of the group. Magpie and Kaiju hit it off at once and soonbecame close friends—thoughboth say they have never been anything more than that. Like meiko, Kaiju earned a fair amoun tof money during his short-live adventuring days, and like Kaiju, he doesn’t talk about the reasons why he abandoned the life. When he retired from adventuring, instead of buying a tavern, he bought his own caravan, after which he invited Cinnamon Bun to join him on his journeys, knowing she wanted
to see more of the world. He’s had a few clashes with his brother in the past few years, and you’ve heard he’s increasingly considering taking on a longer-than normal caravan contract, in part to indulge Cinnamon desire to experience a grand journey, and in part to get away from the dangerous influence of his troublemaking older brother and Cream’s Black Hoof’s compatriots.