Monday, July 1, 2013

Q&A with an Mira, Part 1: Tobias

Ever since the clash with Moriarty's Remnants, I had a few questions for Mira that I had never really gotten around to asking.

"Hey Mira, mind if I ask you some questions?"

Poor Mira was practically limp on the couch as though she was melting. The sudden jump to hundred degree weather was definitely doing a number on her. "I'll answer what I am allowed to..."

"I was wondering about two of the Eyes that were with the Grigori...I think their names were Warren and Tobias? I noticed that they didn't refer to him as 'Father'. Is there some sort of reason for that?"

She quickly moved to sit up as though a spark had shot through her. "Their names are Warren Devereaux and Tobias Deckland. They do not call him Father because they were not taken in by them. They helped him establish the Eyes. From what I know, Tobias was the first one to follow Father and Warren was brought in shortly afterwards."

"So what exactly are their roles within the group?"

"Tobias is responsible for...a lot of the background stuff?" she seemed unsure of the words that she was using. "He makes sure that everything is in order. He keeps logs of all of our missions. He does evaluations to make sure that we still have the mental stability to complete our missions without making grievous errors. He also assists us with our education."

"Your education?"

"Yes, is it not obvious that we would have to be educated?"

"Well yeah, but I've always come to assume that there are a large number of you guys that are of various ages. A school-like scenario would seem kind of difficult to pull off."

"When we reach the age of 14, Tobias begins to teach us subjects that are on a high school and college level. As time goes on, those of us who...I believe you call them quick studies?" I gave a nod to assure her that she was right. "Those of us who are quick studies will help teach the younger ones. Father believes that it is a way to strengthen the bonds between us."

I personally felt that this set up was laziness on either The Grigori's or Tobias' part, but I was going to keep that thought to myself. "So is he the one who helped you learn to speak English?"

She nods "That is the subject that Tobias teaches every one of us. Learning various languages. A lot of time, it is simple words and phrases that someone would say in combat."

"So basically, if you were carrying out a mission in, lets say Brazil, and someone is talking about flanking you, you'd be able to pick up on it."

"That is correct."

"So was it difficult to learn English?"

"It was frustrating at first. It was probably because I was so young at the time. Warren was also fluent in my language so unlike some of the others, I had two people teaching me. I was lucky to have learned it rather quickly."

"Is there anything else that he is responsible for?"

"He is responsible for ensuring that we get to our destination."

"I was wondering about that. How exactly do you guys manage to get around the world."

"If there are a large number of us that have to go on a mission, we usually go by vehicle. If there are three or less..."

I raised an eyebrow when I saw her hesitate. "What about it?"

"It is kind of difficult to explain. Father, Tobias, or Warren will blindfold us and grasp out hands tightly. Then there is just this weird feeling. It feels...cold, heavy. It is like there is something weighing me down and wants to consume me. But it is only for a quick moment. One second, we are at our home, then we are somewhere else." She fidgeted a little. "I would like to ask how it works, but....I fear that it would just cause more trouble than it is worth."

I took in what she said and tried to piece it all together. My conclusion is that 1) Tobias and Warren are full-fledged Proxies and 2) The Grigori is using the Path as a means of travel for the Eyes and is blindfolding them in order to limit their exposure to anything Fear-related.  



  1. "Weighing me down and wants to consume me" yeah sounds like The Path. The gravity there is extremely low, to the point where each of your muscle starts burning like crazy.

    Glad to hear you're still alive, by the way.

    - Mr. Incognito.

  2. It's good to see that you're still alive and kicking as well Incognito.