Cupid Fact File #184 — The Mob of the Maroon Magpie is a prose story, written by Lupan Evezan. The third Cupid Fact File, it features the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids and also mentions the Mob of the Maroon Magpie (including its leaders Dr Jeckle and Mr Heckle) and an individual Cupid, Amity-964. The Horde of the Violet Hare is obliquely mentioned.
Like other Cupid Fact Files, the short story purports itself to be a digitized version of a file from the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids' Archives, detailing information about a target that is, or was once, of interest to the Crew. In this case, it is the malevolent organization known as the Mob of the Maroon Magpie — with a detailed history of their past feud with the Cupids and how a truce was reached.
- The Mob of the Maroon Magpie were already active in 1995, when the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids first heard of them.
- The Scarlet Wings (of which Amity-964 is an operative) are the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids' top corps of explorers.
- The Cupid Logic Commission is mentioned.
- The Cupids found "a surprising number of cakes decorated with little purple rabbit heads" among the Magpies' loot, in a reference to two posts (here and here) on Joe Torcivia's The Issue At Hand (2018) wherein the Horde of the Violet Hare mention that the Mob crashed the Horde's celebratory party for the induction of their 900th member by stealing all their cakes.
Behind the scenesEdit
This short story was released in 2019 on the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids website.