Tropers / Argonne Rat

Minor nature spirit, of Eastern European gnomic persuasion. Manifests as a laboratory rat at Argonne National Laboratory. Areas of knowledge include: motivational storytelling, Belarus, Russia, Tolkien, pre-Enlightenment history, live action role-playing, education, mathematics, physics, nuclear engineering, capabilities of modern science, virtue, suffering, loss, hidden basis of reality.
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