->''Perhaps you have a Power. Perhaps you simply know more than the next guy.''
-->--the [[http://serpents-hand.wikidot.com/ Main Page]]

Serpent's Hand is a {{Spinoff}} of the Wiki/SCPFoundation roleplay (Active Duty) and the official roleplay for the [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/ Wanderer's Library]]. Confused yet?

There are some familiar faces in the Serpent's Hand you may recognize if you follow the Wiki/SCPFoundation at all. Unlike the Foundation roleplay, this one focuses more on intriguing locales and is generally less of a plot clusterfuck. It's less sci-fi horror than fantasy with some weirdness.

!! This roleplay provides examples of:
* TheAlcoholic: Finn, of the obviously inebriated variety.
* {{Angst}}: [[EnemyWithin Finn]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast Fritz]], [[HorrorHunger Todd]], and [[DeusAngstMachina Dusty]]. Shockingly, subverted by [[BlessedWithSuck Sadler]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName:
** Ask Yoric to rattle off the full name of Howl-For-Sorrow the Unrepentant. No, that's not the entire thing.
** Chainshank.
* TheBeastmaster: Sadler. [[TheSwarm With tiny beasts.]]
* BigBad: Some sort of demon thing. It's not clear exactly what it is.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: They live on Howl's world. People make houses out of their chitin.
* TheBigGuy: Ionas
-->"built like a sack full of cinderblocks."
* BrotherSisterTeam: Hiram and Adelle.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Qeb is ''quite'' alien.
* CatsAreMagic: Midnight is an Unbound familiar, and a superior one at that. She's as powerful as most any mortal mage, not to mention an expert on the occult.
* CatsAreMean: Subverted. Midnight is kind and considerate to others. She's part of the Serpent's Hand because she wishes to help other sapients, no matter what their size.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Midnight's good at this, too, but then again [[DeadpanSnarker her player]] has his moments, too.
* CatsAreSuperior: Midnight's general point of view in things. [[ShapedLikeItself It helps that she is a cat.]] It also helps that she can often back it up.
* CatsHateWater: Subverted. While Midnight doesn't enjoy swimming and such, she does enjoy the fish that result from it.
* CircusOfFear: Sizzle and Blink's Pandimensional Flying Circus. It's less fun than it sounds.
* CoolHouse: Odd House. There is one and only one way to die in each room.
* CrackPairing
** [[MayDecemberRomance Todd/Sadler or Finn]].
** [[MayflyDecemberRomance Azi/Desiderata]].
** Iriel/Chainshank. Either Squee or Squick, depending on your point of view.
* DeadpanSnarker: Midnight. [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Gabriel]], at times.
-->''Gabriel:'' "Oh Christ, what now?"
* DontSplitUsUp: Hiram and Adelle.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Chainshank. Oh god.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Doctopus.
* FemmeFatale: Desiderata.
* GameFace: Azi's everything, Desiderata's true form, Todd's fangs... Presumably [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Manticore]] as well.
* GiantFlyer: Giant butterflies and sparrows are available for rent to explore the upper reaches of the Library.
* HemoErotic: Dusty and [[UnexplainedRecovery Hare.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Sadler, curling up into the fetal position after the ordeal with the insect-people at the Ridgewood Asylum.
** [[FreakOut Sadler: "She was a giant cockroach and she grabbed me and she was going to eat me."]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Gemric, after the [[EldritchAbomination World Eaters]] came the first time.
* HornyDevils: Desiderata and her sister Titania. It's not really certain what Gabriel is but he probably fits in this category as well.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[TheIngenue Iriel]] thinks no one is entirely evil, and that [[ChaoticEvil Chainshank]] is not a bad guy underneath it all. Unfortunately, when she tried to warn the others about [[LiteralGenie Jessie]] being dangerous, [[CassandraTruth nobody seemed to take her seriously]].
* HubLevel: The Library. It contains Doors to probably everywhere ever.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Azi and Desiderata
* JerkAss: Gally, Midnight's demonic rat familiar. He will go out of his way to insult everyone.
** [[SuperSenses Also Greg.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yoric and Richard.
* LadyOfWar: Isi.
* LizardFolk: Azi and his kind.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: All the players plus the [=NPC=]s add up to several people and creatures, and new ones keep getting made up by the day.
* MemeticMolester: Chainshank, thanks to some truly horrifying smut.
* MotorMouth: Fritz Freud never shuts up.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[ChaoticEvil Chainshank]], the [[KillEmAll ultra]][[BombThrowingAnarchist violent]] [[StalkerWithoutACrush animate]] [[BritainIsOnlyLondon British]] [[TheQuincyPunk quincy punk]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter scare]][[ScaryScarecrows crow]].
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: Theomagus was created by some mage and is made entirely of paper. Iriel is also this sort of thing, but her medium was clay.
* PerpetualPoverty: Sadler.
* ThePigPen: Sadler, again. He's not a slob; it's just hard for him to ''stay'' tidy.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Hiram and Adelle.
* TheQuietOne: Isi.
* ReligiousBruiser: Howl and Nathaniel.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Azi is [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch the exception]] to the abhorrent LizardFolk.
* ShippingGoggles: In spades. In [[ShipperOnDeck spades]].
* SkilledButNaive: Azi. Maybe Theo too.
* Slurpasaur: Also present on Howl's world. "We do not know how large they can grow."
* SteamPunk: Gyrocopters!
* TheSpeechless: Stephen can't talk, but he does have a notepad he writes things on.
* TrulySingleParent: Iriel's 'lord'.

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