My first experience in SOI,before I got a membership,was in a Beware room. My character was a spy in the employ of the Holy Roman Empire who had a shape-shifting bird,Pepin,named after Charlemagne's father.
I have portrayed and still portray people in role play areas in SOI,but retain Pepin as a character.
He is surreal,who will say things my other characters might not say.
I sort of feel him to be Every Bird----but greener.