Kelly Mulvane
Kelly Mulvane
Portrayed By Timothy Olyphant
Fable Little Red Cap
Date of Birth 2192
Age 43
Occupation Sheriff's Deputy
Location Chicago, Illinois
Status Awakened

When Little Red Cap entered the woods a wolf came up to her.
She did not know what a wicked animal he was,
and was not afraid of him.

The Northern forest, land of Fable Origin (Forêt de Rouvray)

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon the cloudy seas
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor
And the highwayman came riding. Riding, riding,
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

In the forests of what would later be known as "France", Tom Beur the Loup Roux (Red Wolf) highwayman stalked the area, luring in unsuspecting victims to rob. When fable language switched mainly to German, despite his origins, Beur became more collequially known as Ein Wolfsmensch or "one raised by wolves" because of his unknown origin and seeming lifetime knowledge of the wilderness he hunted.

While he was in jail centuries later, Beur told his tale — reportedly conflicting with the later stories — to a Frenchman named Perrault, who took it with him to continue investigations into the strange happenings of the land.

Electorate of Cologne, 1589

Over 400 years ago, the people were terrorized
around Bedburg and Cologne, in the German countryside
According to the pamphlet published at that time
a man named Peter Stumpp committed atrocious crimes.

Name: Peter Stumpp
Born: Bedburg, Germany
Died: October 31, 1589, Bedburg, Germany

A wealthy Bedburg farmer, Peter Stumpp — named such for his missing stump of a left hand — stunned the quiet community by confessing to being a user of black magic. The convenience of his confession occurring after being stretched on a rack for a day never occurred to the villagers, as Stumpp went on to rattle off the 18 citizens he had killed, including pregnant women whose fetuses he had cannibalized. Stumpp attempted to reveal to the world that there were those with magic abilities controlling their lives — wolves in sheep's clothing — and ended up, himself, being branded a 'werewolf', or a man able to transform into a wolf's form due to a belt given him by the Devil. According to stories, Stumpp ate the brain of his own son.

He was put to a wheel, where "flesh was torn from his body", in ten places, with red-hot pincers, followed by his arms and legs. Then his limbs were broken with the blunt side of an axehead to prevent him from returning from the grave, before he was beheaded and burned on a pyre.

After his execution by the mortal world, Beur was rounded up by Heiltraeger to be sentenced in a fable court for risking the sanctity of the fable otherworld by exposing mortals to magic.

Punishment in the 17th century

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Name: Big Bad

According to his punishment for the unsanctioned — and threatening — acts as Peter Stumpp, Beur was sentenced to life as a wolf, destined to live lifetime after lifetime as an animal hunted down by others so that he would never stop feeling the desperation and death of his victims while also remaining a creature mistrusted by others.

Though, by this time, Charles Perrault's telling of Beur's tale had been finished, when the Grimm brothers took over the writing of fable biographies, as part of his punishment, Beur's identity was stricken from record and his representation became a wolf, as he had.

His legacy, however, continued in the 1600s, when several other fables' ill attempts to come out to the world turned into horrific witch trials and executions.

Whitechapel Distract, London, 1888


Jack the Ripper.

The Dead Zone

From 1901 to 2235, he has no memories to fill the void and no record of fables were kept — or, at least, have been found. Any who knew Mulvane's previous lifetimes suspect something significant must have affected the former highwayman to have so changed him and it rouses many questions.

America's Southern territories, 2235

The sun is rising
The screams have gone
Too many have fallen
Few still stand tall
Is this the ending of what we've begun?
Will we remember what we've done wrong?

Name: Kelly Mulvane
Born: October 31, 2192, Austin, Texas

Deputy, lawman, and staunch supporter of resurrecting the Traeger sides that originally had him so fully punished.

Mulvane's punishment had not run its course when magic abruptly left the world, catching him awkwardly between beast and man. He straddles the line inefficiently until someone can balance the order again.


Mulvane's not a magic-using fable, though he appears to have preternatural abilities left over from his botched punishment.

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