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Peter is in this version a Swedish priest who is grossly abusing his position and people’s faith in him. Because he is Swedish he is eyed with some suspicion by a lot of the Danes, because Sweden and Denmark are still mortal enemy at this point (yet is wasn’t unusual to see Danes fighting for Sweden and Swedes fighting for Denmark). Sure he claims to have switched sides, but the most paranoid people suspect him of being a spy. An evil rumour has it that Peter got chased out of Sweden by the population who had gotten tired of him, but his reputation followed him to Denmark, so he jumped on the first boat to the Danish-Westindian Islands before it spread too much.

The Norwegian Kristian is supposed to inherit his father’s plantation, but everybody can see that it would never work. Either he would waste the money away, or he wouldn’t discipline the slaves properly and a slave rebellion might arise (the islands had experienced a few violent rebellions where most of the city was burned down). His father found another solution: Marry him off to Ingrid. Her family isn’t as wealthy as theirs, but they are well respected and her brother is know for his good judgment. He can then inherit the plantations, and that way it can at least sort of stay in the family. Kristian has no interest in marrying Ingrid though, and much prefer riding around the island on his horse or talk with shady people in the town.

Niels is not a crime lord in this version, but a lowly hitman and swindler. He tries his best to get friends in all social layers, his biggest achievement being Kristian. Kristian is up for pretty much anything as long as it will be fun, so Niels doesn’t really have trouble getting Kristian to do him favours. That is also why he started a romantic friendship with him, because it was the closest people could come to be blood-brothers in high social layers at the time. This way Kristian will both find him entertaining and be less likely to suddenly turn his back on Niels.

Ingrid is trying her best to tame Kristian, but is getting really f***ing tired of him (he even steals from her!), so when her eyes fall on Duncan she is intrigued. She has never seen a free black man before, and there’s something awfully exiting about that. She starts to secretly flirt with him, putting Duncan in a very difficult situation.

Duncan has come to realise that life as a free black man is more difficult that it was as a slave. When he was a slave his owner at least had an interest in keeping him alive, but now people are only interested in his workforce, and couldn’t care less if he got hurt. Therefore he is given even harder and more dangerous jobs than before, which is why he decided to join forces with Niels.
When Ingrid starts flirting with him, he is put in an awful situation. He doesn’t want to cheat on Natalie, but if he turns Ingrid down blankly, she might report him to the police for a crime he didn’t commit, and the police wouldn’t even think twice about throwing him in jail.

Natalie also had to face that when you’re black, freedom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, though she doesn’t regret it either. She patch up and repair clothes for people and gets paid much less than other women doing the same work. Therefore she occasionally help Niels and Duncan do their hitjobs.
She’s not happy with Ingrid hitting on her man, but she too is worried about her and Duncan’s safety if she gets too aggressive towards Ingrid, so the best she can do is try and keep them apart or only let them meet in public places.

Kiddo (Elliot) is a strange child. To really get by on the Danish-Westindian Islands you should be able to speak at least three languages: Danish, Dutch and English. Kiddo speaks all three and always at the same time. He can without problem use them in one sentence, and for some strange reason he will occasionally say “yes” in French. He is of course fluent in NegroDutch, a now dead language that was spoken by the slaves (Obviously Duncan and Natalie speak this, along with English and a bit of Danish).

Agent 300 is known as Jim Scotsman in this version. He got the name because he is the only Scotsman in the police, and has even started signing papers with this name.
Niels always wanted a friend from the police and tried his luck with Thomas for a long time. Finally he had to give up. Thomas was just too honest. Things are however going much better with Scotsman. He is rather corrupt, enjoys bribing (which allows him to wear unusual nice clothes for a policeman) and a brothel downtown is allowed to stay open because can go there for free. Rumour has it that he is even joint owner of the place.
But Niels has found his way around him. He has figured out Scotsman hidden desires and is greatly using and exploring them to make Scotsman more cooperative.

Thomas is Scotsman’s work partner. He is Dutch in this version, but otherwise his story is the same. His wife died a few days after giving birth, and he is now terrified of either loosing his daughter, Wendy (unlikely name, yes) or dieing himself, leaving her behind. He lives alone with her, renting a room in Caron’s house.

Caron is a widow and is renting out a room to Thomas to survive. When Thomas isn’t home she looks after his daughter, and Windy has accidentally called her mother a few times. Caron is also his best provider of gossip, mainly because he doesn’t get out much himself. Caron didn’t know Thomas before his wife died, and has trouble believing the stories about him.

For the first few years of her life, Wendy thought Caron was her mother. She actually prefers to be looked after by Caron because her father won’t let her out much. Has befriended a stray cat and named it Mimi.
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forfun808 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Wow this would be an awesome book.
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StoneButterflies Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You should write a book. :O This is so awesome.
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OtherSideNight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would totally read this if it were a book. Go write it D:.
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KawaiiNoire2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
You are truly a great storyteller. I am so glad I found you on here :)
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KawaiiNoire2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
You are truly a great storyteller. I am so glad I found you on here :)
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Jundou Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
why don't you do a comic on them too? ;D
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NotSoCute Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow, your characters have so much dept.
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wildpelt4evr Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
I wish i could favorite journals :)
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beastchicky Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
You and me both
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imani101 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student Writer
Make that the three of us!
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Twillyane Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist
Me four!
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OtherSideNight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Five ;)
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forfun808 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
six :b
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Amilon9o7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I love how much detail has gone into this. I hope I can create characters with such life one day.
It's awesome! I would SO like to read a book/comic with these characters.
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VainIntent Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how detailed this story is getting. I want it to be a comic/television show/novel so much.
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SilentReflections Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you for naming the cat. Cats are important too.
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paintergrl1313 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to be a stickler, but the name Wendy was invented by J.M. Barry for Peter Pan. So that makes no sense.

Not that it really matters. lol
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Amilon9o7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Actually, it was uncommon, but not unheard of. It was a shortened form of the Welsh name Gwendolyn. But of course it was made popular by him.
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invisible-chan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Ah, I love this version of them all. This is incredibly adorable. Thank you for giving someone else an interest in Duncan. It seems like he's always underloved in the modern version.
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RinaCath Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I think it's awesome <3

YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DO A COMIC SERIES WITH IT. I'd be sad if you didn't.
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Beefsoup Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
There is nice character development here, and I like the style of your drawings. It'd be really great to see this as a weekly comic strip, mini-series, or graphic novel. You wouldn't even have to have detailed backgrounds, as long as the story and characters are interesting enough.
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Fairiegirl101 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see where you go with this :D
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Foxy-Lady Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Sadly, the use of 'Wendy' is more unlikely than you probably realize. 'Wendy' wasn't a proper name until J. M. Barrie made it popular in his 1904 stage play 'Peter Pan'.
May I suggest 'Gwendolen' instead? It's a Welsh name, but alternate spellings have been in use since 1135.
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guumijuice Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Not necessarily true

[link]

I don't know where everybody is getting this "Fact" from...
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Foxy-Lady Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Consider me corrected. Personally, I was getting it from my three baby name books, all of which accredit the name to Peter Pan instead of listing its meaning, and the website Behind the Name, which also accredits its surge in use to the author. With such references available, I'm sorry to admit that it never occurred to me to research further.
(Also, thank you for the link. The site looks like an interesting read.)
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guumijuice Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Yes, I thought so about the site as well.. Kind of reminded me of snopes.com, which is a favorite of mine.

:)
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humon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
A lot of the names are very unlikely when you think about them being on an island where most people are Danes. Duncan and Natalie wouldn't be called that. Same goes for Caron. I'd have to change a lot of their names to make it fit the time period and place.
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blahgirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student General Artist
This just goes to show that in different time periods, not everything about a story would be the same.

also, i love it. <3
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bacman136 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
this is reslly interesting but i reaally like the modern version wayy better. itd be cool if you were able to pull off two different stories like this.
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caretunderscorecaret Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010   Writer
Yeah, I think characters in a new setting is fun to play with, but they modern version is much better. I'd rather just have the modern version than just have this one, and I'd rather just have the modern version if it meant more frequent updates, even if it meant no further development for this era's version. :-/
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bacman136 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
everyone has their own opinion. i dont think shes gonna give up on the victorian one just like that. i just hope she doesnt quit the modern one because she hasnt made any in a while.
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frozen-lightning Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010   General Artist
I really really really really really wish this could just be a book.
I mean...yeah. This is just awesome. I love how you work all these characters into the new setting and storyline. It's awesome.
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brown-tiger15 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds entertaining!
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MadDoHap Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
This West Indian version is getting quite interesting! :) Please do continue!
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scrattletrap Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you know that the name Wendy was not in use in Victorian times. J. M. Barrie "invented" it in 1902, for the Peter Pan story, which was post Victorian.
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guumijuice Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Actually that information is incorrect. Wendy has been a nickname for gwendolyne for a long time

[link]

Don't believe everything you read :)

Damn... That's the second time I've had to post this to somebody
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scrattletrap Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A nickname isn't an actual name though, a name is what is recorded on certificates, just because my whole family have always called my sister Pud, that doesn't make it her name.
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guumijuice Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Yes but if you read the article that I linked people too, it actually gives information about the history of the name Wendy, and how it has been used for years.
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scrattletrap Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
As I had put "invented" in my first post, indicating that it was just popularised by him. As with my own name, it existed before 1918, but was not used as a popular name until after that, though there were rare examples, just as your link showed, rare examples.
Should we change the "invented" to popularised beyond comprehensible belief? Would that make it an ok statement?

In 1880 there were 13 Wendy's in the entire US, when you consider the population was 50189209. There were no Wendy's on the 1881 census. Or on the 1881 Canadian census.

Now compare that to the name Eleven (yes 11) there were 56 Eleven's on the 1880 USA census, and 1 on the 1881 Canadian census. But if you asked people on the street if they thought Eleven was a name they would look at you funny. There were also over 200 Monday's in 1880 in America, and 6 Monday's in England in 1881. Is that considered a name or a day of the week?

Just because there are rare cases of a name, does not throw the link with Peter Pan completely out of the water. Also, Windy and Wenda are not the same as Wendy. If someone changed a letter in my name and told me it was the same name I would be aghast.
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guumijuice Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Invented doesn't necessarily mean popularized, but I do understand where you are coming from.

I was merely pointing out that although the name was uncommon (like 11) it is not impossible for her to have that name, because according to some, it didn't exist prior to peter Pan. :)
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Rannva Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Wendy came from the name Gwendolynne, so it could just be her nickname xD
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Gikha Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student
Love the fact that you're using more dutch influences ! :D
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ezeebee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I love how detailed you've made their story =)
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Thesecretvalley Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
This story sounds good ^_^

But I do have to point out that the name Wendy was actually made up for the Peter Pan books.
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guumijuice Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Actually that information is incorrect. Wendy has been a nickname for gwendolyne for a long time

[link]

Don't believe everything you read :)
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Thesecretvalley Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Fair enough.

My school planner lied =(
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Animaphile Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Really? Where did you hear that?
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Thesecretvalley Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I read it in one of the facts on my school planner. I was as surprised as anyone else.
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Animaphile Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
O.o That's hard to believe.... But then again, I'll believe anything as long as it's written in my school planner or on a Snapple lid. XD
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Thesecretvalley Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Naturally =D
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