Jasper Goode
Jasper Goode
Portrayed By Aaron Paul
Fable The Pied Piper
Date of Birth 2201
Age 34
Occupation Advertising
Status Dreaming

Out they scampered from doors, windows, and gutters, rats of every size, all after the piper.

Hamelin Germany

Hamelin Town's in Brunswick,
By famous Hanover city;
The river Weser, deep and wide,
Washes its wall on the southern side;
A pleasanter spot you never spied;
But, when begins my ditty,
Almost five hundred years ago,
To see the townsfolk suffer so
From vermin, was a pity.

While the exact origins of the Pied Piper are somewhat unknown, it is believed that in the 1600s, Hamelin had an event where it lost all of its children, thus the birth of the stories about the pied piper.

Hamelin, 1550

He advanced to the council-table:
And, "Please your honors," said he,
"I'm able, By means of a secret charm, to draw
All creatures living beneath the sun,
That creep or swim or fly or run,
After me so as you never saw!
And I chiefly use my charm
On creatures that do people harm,
The mole and toad and newt and viper;
And people call me the Pied Piper."
(And here they noticed round his neck
A scarf of red and yellow stripe,
To match with his coat of the self-same check;
And at the scarf's end hung a pipe;
And his fingers, they noticed, were ever straying
As if impatient to be playing
Upon this pipe, as low it dangled
Over his vesture so old-fangled.)
"Yet," said he, "poor piper as I am,
In Tartary I freed the Cham,
Last June, from his huge swarm of gnats;
I eased in Asia the Nizam
Of a monstrous brood of vampyre-bats:
And as for what your brain bewilders—
If I can rid your town of rats
Will you give me a thousand guilders?"
"One? Fifty thousand!" was the exclamation
Of the astonished Mayor and Corporation.

Name: Joachim Pfeifer
Born: Brandenburg, Germany
Died: January 1, 1588

Joachim Pfeifer, the pied piper, who never shared his name with the towns he visited, was transient in every way. He moved from one town to the next, offering his unique services to the mortal world in order to rid them of their pest control problems. His work started off innocently enough— doing what he could to feed himself and help those around me. In many respects, he saw the magic that he wove as a noble calling, yet he had to be paid to eat. Piping for mere musical pleasure yielded little in the way of sustenance, but pest control had more lucrative potential.

As a mild-mannered young man, he never seemed particularly assuming to any of the towns he visited. Which is probably why so many took such stark advantage of him. It happened a number of times before he began to be pushed over the edge. He would rid towns of their problems and they would yield less payment than they'd agreed upon.

But when such things happened, Joachim proved to be someone not to be trifled with. He always managed revenge. While pests and vermin would follow him and his pipe from town, so would children with the right tune and pitch.

Yet over time, he learned greater talents. Beyond his ability to rid places of pests, Joachim had the ability to lead people. People listened to what he had to say. Few even questioned him on things (like his name), and blindly followed him. The power, inevitably, went to his head, and he learned quickly that a few strokes of his pipe (in the right order) could bring almost anyone on board— that is unless they wielded magic all their own.

And so he took up a cause of sorts, something that would enable his assumed charisma to be mobilized. He chose to spread Lutheranism across the German lands; it enabled him to have excuses as to why so many listened to what he had to say. His followers blindly followed him from one place to the other, not questioning his reasoning or authority.

Such power, particularly that derived from magic, is unstable. Which is one of the (many) reasons war broke out across the German lands. At this, the piper seemed to disappear.

Munich Germany, 1870

So, Willy, let you and me be wipers
Of scores out with all men—especially pipers!
And, whether they pipe us free, from rats or from mice,
If we've promised them ought, let us keep our promise.

Name: Hans Meier
Born: January 1, 1845
Died: January 1, 1875

Hans Meier was one of the commanders in the German army. He moved through the ranks faster than anyone had ever seen, and had a way with his men than most commanders dreamt of. He started as little more than a piper in the army's band. His music was said to sooth the soul.

Underneath his leadership, his battalion unified Austria with Germany, and managed many other seemingly impossible military feats. Stranger still, his battalion found ways to incorporate former enemies as allies— swiftly and easily.

Historical Amnesia

Hey, come on, babe, follow me
I'm the Pied Piper, follow me
I'm the Pied Piper
And I'll show you where it's at.

Thanks to the loss of fairytales in the early 1900s to 2235, Jasper has no memory of his life, or what happened 'in between'.

Chicago, 2235

All children in the world
Brown and white and boy and girl
Know the secret meaning to my song
Princesses in prison towers
Monsters with evil powers
Fairy tales are really, really true
The goodies and the baddies
Why, they live next door to you and I
The hero and the heroine is you, you, you!
If you listen to my song
You can't go very wrong
And now I want you all to sing along

People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
Pay the piper call the tune

Name: Jasper Goode
Born: January 1, 2201, Chicago

Advertising executive, captain of capitalism, and Times Man of the Year, Jasper Goode has risen far beyond the esteem of mere townfolk and become a captain of industry. Born into poverty, Goode's story is one that screams human interest. Rags to riches has that effect…

His advertising company holds a number of highly successful accounts tied to highly successful campaigns, and as such, he travels across the great USA in order to build up his ever-growing fortune, and expanding fame. According to experts, the pipe sound featured on many of his ads shouldn't be as effective as it is, yet somehow it seems to add purchasing power. Competitors have tried to copy Goode's success, yet no one has yet mastered the use of the pipe.

Jasper is still in possession of his beloved pipe. Yet the question remains: is the pipe the source of all his power, or is some embodied in himself? History would suggest the former, but the pied piper keeps the source of his power as secret as he can…


Jasper Goode uses magic to his own purposes. While the magic itself is black in nature, Jasper himself is grey, using his own brand of magic for both good and evil purposes.

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