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Polsiee
Fictional Character
"Leg Irons, the Bitch and the Wardrobe"
by Laura Frankos
Fantasy
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Leffing
Occupation: Actress

Polsiee was a veteran actress in Leffing's theater scene, whose resumé included a tawdry women's dungeon drama. While Polsiee remained attractive as she aged, she had become somewhat fat. Polsiee was hired to perform in Away We Go, a melodrama written by a member of the royal family. This play, set to be an entry in the Combined Kingdoms' Dramatic Festival, was intended as a vehicle for Princess Louizza, daughter of King Pennilvath.

Under the direction of Cammek, Polsiee was cast as the lady-in-waiting, the play's humorous supporting character. Rehearsals were not working out, and Cammek despaired of the play to the point that he attempted to flee the country. After the royal guards forcibly brought him back, Tip-lea-pon, the Princess' bodyguard, stepped in with a clever overhaul of the play. In the new plan, Polsiee was recast as the baroness, mother of the protagonist. She was outraged, saying that this would ruin her career by leaving audiences unable to ever perceive her as anything but a matron.

On opening night, Polsiee disappeared during intermission, and her understudy took over. In the next act, Louizza's life was endangered when a jeweled ostrich fell from the ceiling, nearly crushing Louizza. Cammek immediately had security search for Polsiee, but she was nowhere to be found. Louizza would not be deterred, and insisted on going on with the show.

The play completed without incident, to the audience's delight. While Cammek was receiving a standing ovation, a crossbow bolt flew over his head. Polsiee was sighted in the lighting tower, firing more bolts. Tip-lea-pon rushed up and subdued Polsiee, turning her over to other guards. As Polsiee was led away, she hissed "He had it coming! He had it coming! The Festival is no place for wild innovations!" All others present disagreed with this. The King stated that he had never liked Polsiee's stage presence, always posturing instead of acting.

As Polsiee was led away, members of the press followed, eager to learn the full story of the actress' descent into madness.

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