The Circus of Fools
“You shall be as if a Fool, but listen well and mark these words of mine: if you betray us as you would your former mates, then you shall die – with a grimace, not a laugh.”
Their initiation ritual consists of telling a joke that must impress the rest of the team.
These nomads are part caravan, part tribe, and all about entertainment. In a wasteland devoid of joy, they are a traveling troupe of militant circus peformers. They are animal handlers, daredevils, acrobats, clowns, and musicians. They travel the wastes armed with animals and guns and freakish tactics that terrify. It is a common saying among them that “Only a true fool would fight the Circus of Fools.”