tom_brosz <no_reply@...> wrote:
> Any super fans out there who might have spotted the name
> "Heliotrope" somewhere in all these issues and background
> material? If that IS his real name...
We don't know yet whether Heliotrope is the scribe's first name or a
family name just yet, but he's sitting in a balcony, apparently
soaking up the Sun like a heliotropic plant might.
He does wear the trilobite like Agatha's proudly as a necklace, and
displays the trilobite on his storefront. He could conceivably be the
writer of some of the more accurate Heterodyne stories; look at the
books in his library bearing "H"es or trilobites. As someone else
pointed out, there might be some Heterodyne family secrets in there
also, but I'll guess they're from the Bill and Barry era.
His daughter's name is Arella, which according to various baby name
websites I Googled, means "angel." So, given the Foglios' habit of
bestowing meaningful names, she's apparently a "good guy," and
presumably so is her father the scribe.