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Knaves Has Funded, and Then Some!

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You Like Me Because I’m a Scoundrel

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KIKUSAN 

SYNOPSIS:
The young warrior elf Kiku San rescues Jackie Thimble, another elf who takes him to a hidden kingdom below New York where other elves live under the evil rule of King Shard. Kiku is captured by the King and forced to fight in his Game of Death. With the help of Jackie and others, he escapes again to the city. Harm finds Kiku and his friends again. After Jackie is murdered, Kiku fights an assassin sent by the elves of the Orient to kill him, he returns to the Down Under, defeats King Shard when he obtains the powers of key summoned by Master Mydge.

CHARACTERS:
Limy — An elf scalper that works for the Seargent.

Spangle — An elf scalper that works for the Seargent.

3rd Scalper — An elf scalper that works for the Seargent.

Kiku San — An elf who is a member of the River Dragon clan. Originally from Tokyo, he made is way from LA to New York.

Jackie Thimble — Nicknamed Jack, an elf who lives below New York City in what is known as the “Down Under.”

Seargent — A corrupt, heavy set policeman who under the command of the equally corrupt DA commands a squad of elf scalpers.

Ms. Liberty — A heavyset human woman who lives in the Down Under and dresses like the Statue of Liberty.

DA — The evil boss of the city about the Down Under, who commands Seargent and wants Chen captured to help him with his problems in the city.

King Shard — The ruler of the Down Under who cruelly treats the other elves in the kingdom.

Ferrit — King Shard’s loyal elfin sidekick.

Barbwire — King Shard’s sexy and flirtatious concubine who is intrigued by Kiku.

Whambo — King Shard’s champion in the Game of Death, who Rennie is able to defeat with Kiku’s assistance.

Rennie Two Penny — Contestant in the Game of Death, who escapes with Kiku back to the city only to be killed later by Chen.

Chen — An assassin that works for the Elves in the Orient and is hunting Kiku San.

Master Mydge — An old, bearded warlock who summons a special key, which also brings forth the Dark Prince.

Dark Prince — An oversized demon with four eyes who cripples Master Mydge and holds him hostage for his powers.