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The Fraternity Overseeing the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that [[UrbanLegends urban legends]] and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world. No one is quite sure what their exact reason for this is, but their influence in undeniable. And with a small population of reality-bending rumormongers at their disposal, the apocrypha they spread doesn't always remain within the realm of fiction.

Eden Ezekiel-Eybenshutz has been in the Fraternity since birth, and would love nothing more than to live a normal, quiet life. Unfortunately, she was born with a rare gift known as the Mendax Maximus, the power to spread rumors so infectious that they actually come true. Her abilities make her an invaluable asset to the Fraternity, and she is stuck working for them as a "Friend of a Friend" for the foreseeable future.

Aided by the eccentric pseudo-scientist [[MadScientist Nadia Vogli]], who gained access to 100% of her brainpower after an overdose on back alley nootropics, [[MyNaymeIs Le-a Fibb]], the Fraternity archivist of apocryphal texts who yearns for the equally fictional good old days, the Fraternity's newest recruit, Rafael Lagarto, who escaped his duties as heir to his grandfather's Floridian swampland resort empire to live in the sewers with his alligator friends, and countless other fascinating fraudsters, Eden must ensure that everybody's got a friend of a friend of a friend looking out for them.

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Eden's pathological lying makes her the ideal tabloid reporter for The Fraternity Overseeing Rumor Mill, but it's pretty inconvenient when those sensational claims end up coming true. When the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that [[UrbanLegends urban legends]] and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world. No one is quite sure what their exact reason for this is, legends she can't help but their influence in undeniable. And with a small population of reality-bending rumormongers at their disposal, the apocrypha they spread doesn't always remain within the realm of fiction.

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* ElvisLives: So do Marilyn Monroe, Tupac, Andy Kaufman and Jimi Hendrix. McCartney, alas...

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* ElvisLives: So do Marilyn Monroe, Tupac, Andy Kaufman and Jimi Hendrix. McCartney, Mccartney, alas...

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* BatSignal: Eden is summoned via a channel of whispering security guards when she is needed for a mission.


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* BodyHorror: Common among characters of the more supernatural persuasion.


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* ElvisLives: So do Marilyn Monroe, Tupac, Andy Kaufman and Jimi Hendrix. McCartney, alas...
*GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: Although not formally affiliated with any national government, the Fraternity still exerts control on a global scale.


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* MonsterOfTheWeek
* OccultDetective: Eden, in a way.


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* TheMenInBlack
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Played with. While the series focuses on how folklore can have damaging effects of a society, it is shown just as often to be an integral part of the human experience.


The Fraternity Overseeing the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that [[UrbanLegends urban legends]] and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world. No one is quite sure what their exact reason for this is, but their influence in undeniable. So much so, in fact, that the legends they spread occasionally end up coming true.

Eden Ezekiel-Eybenshutz has been in the Fraternity since birth, and although she'd love nothing more than to live a normal, quiet life, her natural gift for lying puts her on the fast track to field agent, tasked with scouting out the best fears to exploit and conspiracy theories to escalate. Making questionably good use of her fabulous fabulations, Eden must also handle the other duty of the FOAF: when the tales come true, keep them under wraps.

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The Fraternity Overseeing the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that [[UrbanLegends urban legends]] and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world. No one is quite sure what their exact reason for this is, but their influence in undeniable. So much so, in fact, that And with a small population of reality-bending rumormongers at their disposal, the legends apocrypha they spread occasionally end up coming true.

doesn't always remain within the realm of fiction.

Eden Ezekiel-Eybenshutz has been in the Fraternity since birth, and although she'd would love nothing more than to live a normal, quiet life, her natural life. Unfortunately, she was born with a rare gift for lying puts her on known as the fast track to field agent, tasked with scouting out Mendax Maximus, the best fears power to exploit and conspiracy theories to escalate. Making questionably good use of her fabulous fabulations, Eden must also handle the other duty of the FOAF: when the tales spread rumors so infectious that they actually come true, keep true. Her abilities make her an invaluable asset to the Fraternity, and she is stuck working for them under wraps.
as a "Friend of a Friend" for the foreseeable future.



* AllMythsAreTrue: In the world of the story, humans have the ability to make misconceptions true through collective belief, thus making any urban myth potentially real. Although they spread legends with the knowledge that they are false, the Fraternity also has the ability to make them come true, sometimes inadvertently, sometimes as a last-ditch effort to keep a dying legend alive.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: In the world of the story, humans some individuals have the ability to make legends come true by spreading them. This makes all rumors, legends and misconceptions true through collective belief, thus making any urban myth potentially real. Although they spread legends with the knowledge that they are false, the Fraternity also has the ability to make them come true, sometimes inadvertently, sometimes as a last-ditch effort to keep a dying legend alive.
real.


* GossipyHens: On a global scale.

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* GossipyHens: On GreekChorus: Cut-aways to a global scale.rotating cast of [[GossipyHens unnamed gossipers]] provide the reader with recaps on urban legends touched on in the story.


The Fraternity Overseeing the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that [[UrbanLegends urban legends]] and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world.

Why?

Well... how else do we keep the [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve spirit of storytelling alive?]]

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The Fraternity Overseeing the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that [[UrbanLegends urban legends]] and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world. \n\nWhy?\n\nWell... how else do we keep No one is quite sure what their exact reason for this is, but their influence in undeniable. So much so, in fact, that the [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve spirit of storytelling alive?]]
legends they spread occasionally end up coming true.




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* AllMythsAreTrue: In the world of the story, humans have the ability to make misconceptions true through collective belief, thus making any urban myth potentially real. Although they spread legends with the knowledge that they are false, the Fraternity also has the ability to make them come true, sometimes inadvertently, sometimes as a last-ditch effort to keep a dying legend alive.


The Fraternity Overseeing the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that urban legends and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world.

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The Fraternity Overseeing the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that [[UrbanLegends urban legends legends]] and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world.



Well... how else do we keep the spirit of storytelling alive?

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Well... how else do we keep the [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve spirit of storytelling alive?
alive?]]



Aided by the eccentric pseudo-scientist Nadia Vogli, who gained access to 100% of her brainpower after an overdose on back alley nootropics, Le-a Fibb, the Fraternity archivist of apocryphal texts who yearns for the equally fictional good old days, the Fraternity's newest recruit, Rafael Lagarto, who escaped his duties as heir to his grandfather's Floridian swampland resort empire to live in the sewers with his alligator friends, and countless other fascinating fraudsters, Eden must ensure that everybody's got a friend of a friend of a friend looking out for them.

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Aided by the eccentric pseudo-scientist [[MadScientist Nadia Vogli, Vogli]], who gained access to 100% of her brainpower after an overdose on back alley nootropics, [[MyNaymeIs Le-a Fibb, Fibb]], the Fraternity archivist of apocryphal texts who yearns for the equally fictional good old days, the Fraternity's newest recruit, Rafael Lagarto, who escaped his duties as heir to his grandfather's Floridian swampland resort empire to live in the sewers with his alligator friends, and countless other fascinating fraudsters, Eden must ensure that everybody's got a friend of a friend of a friend looking out for them.


Well... someone's gotta do it.

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Well... someone's gotta how else do it.
we keep the spirit of storytelling alive?



Aided by the eccentric pseudo-scientist Nadia Vogli, who gained access to 100% of her brainpower after an overdose on back alley nootropics, Le-a Fibb, the Fraternity archivist of apocryphal texts who yearns for the equally fictional good old days, the Fraternity's newest recruit, [[Rafael Lagarto]], who escaped his duties as heir to his grandfather's Floridian swampland resort empire to live in the sewers with his alligator friends, and countless other fascinating fraudsters, Eden must ensure that everybody's got a friend of a friend of a friend looking out for them.

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Aided by the eccentric pseudo-scientist Nadia Vogli, who gained access to 100% of her brainpower after an overdose on back alley nootropics, Le-a Fibb, the Fraternity archivist of apocryphal texts who yearns for the equally fictional good old days, the Fraternity's newest recruit, [[Rafael Lagarto]], Rafael Lagarto, who escaped his duties as heir to his grandfather's Floridian swampland resort empire to live in the sewers with his alligator friends, and countless other fascinating fraudsters, Eden must ensure that everybody's got a friend of a friend of a friend looking out for them.them.

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!!''Friends of a Friend'' provides examples of:

* AncientConspiracy: According to Le-a, the organization has existed in some form since at least the Bronze Age.
* BenevolentConspiracy: At least in their eyes, the Fraternity's rumormongering helps to keep humanity's storytelling spirit alive.
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: All urban legends, misconceptions, scams and hoaxes are fair game.
* GossipyHens: On a global scale.
* OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding
* UrbanLegends: The Fraternity's bread and butter.


Aided by the eccentric pseudo-scientist Nadia Vogli, who gained access to 100% of her brainpower after an overdose on back alley nootropics, Le-a Fibb, the Fraternity archivist of apocryphal texts who yearns for the equally fictional good old days, the Fraternity's newest recruit, Rafael Lagarto, who escaped his duties as heir to his grandfather's Floridian swampland resort empire to live in the sewers with his alligator friends, and countless other fascinating fraudsters, Eden must ensure that everybody's got a friend of a friend of a friend looking out for them.

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Aided by the eccentric pseudo-scientist Nadia Vogli, who gained access to 100% of her brainpower after an overdose on back alley nootropics, Le-a Fibb, the Fraternity archivist of apocryphal texts who yearns for the equally fictional good old days, the Fraternity's newest recruit, Rafael Lagarto, [[Rafael Lagarto]], who escaped his duties as heir to his grandfather's Floridian swampland resort empire to live in the sewers with his alligator friends, and countless other fascinating fraudsters, Eden must ensure that everybody's got a friend of a friend of a friend looking out for them.

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->''"Did you hear? About the kid named Lemonjello? The mutant chicken nuggets? The nutjobs hiding drugs in our children's candy? I heard it from a friend, who it from a friend, who heard it from...."''


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The Fraternity Overseeing the Advancement of Falsehoods, aka the FOAF, is an elite society of the world's greatest rumormongers. While most secret agencies work to prevent moral panic, the Fraternity works to ensure that urban legends and misconceptions continue to all throughout the world.

Why?

Well... someone's gotta do it.

Eden Ezekiel-Eybenshutz has been in the Fraternity since birth, and although she'd love nothing more than to live a normal, quiet life, her natural gift for lying puts her on the fast track to field agent, tasked with scouting out the best fears to exploit and conspiracy theories to escalate. Making questionably good use of her fabulous fabulations, Eden must also handle the other duty of the FOAF: when the tales come true, keep them under wraps.

Aided by the eccentric pseudo-scientist Nadia Vogli, who gained access to 100% of her brainpower after an overdose on back alley nootropics, Le-a Fibb, the Fraternity archivist of apocryphal texts who yearns for the equally fictional good old days, the Fraternity's newest recruit, Rafael Lagarto, who escaped his duties as heir to his grandfather's Floridian swampland resort empire to live in the sewers with his alligator friends, and countless other fascinating fraudsters, Eden must ensure that everybody's got a friend of a friend of a friend looking out for them.

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