Red cap

Red Cap


Books Appear In / Mentioned In Edit

1. Rosemary and Rue (2009)

Description (Defined) Edit

Redcaps are almost all paid thugs—they don’t attack at random.

Details About Edit

Type of Faerie or Connection:

  • Land fae

Powers, Abilities, Skills

  • Can cloak his presence by a block-me illusion
  • vicious fighter

Characteristics / Nature:

  • paid thugs

Physical Description

  • thin lips and oversized yellow teeth, an angry snarl
  • Six and a half feet of muscle
  • grinning, shark-toothed malice

Other DetailsEdit

Characters Edit

Events in the Series (Spoilers) Edit

Use the book title at the opening of each paragraph as a "Spoiler Warning".

✥ In Rosemary and Rue, one appeared in the back seat of Toby's car. He shot her with lead in the shoulder as she ran away, escaping on a bus.[1] Redcap attacked again as Toby was leaving Golden Gate Park where the Tea Gardens are. Toby and Julie tag-teamed him in a vicious fight—he shot Toby a second with iron in the leg and killed Ross Hampton with a shot in the head. Tybalt ambushed him from a tree putting an end to him.[2] Toby gets the shirt with his blood on it, riding the memories to learn that it was Devin that sent him to kill her and get the Hope Chest.

Redcap in Mythology Edit

A Red Cap or Redcap, also known as a powrie or dunter, is a type of malevolent murderous dwarf, goblin, elf or fairy found in Border Folklore. They are said to inhabit ruined castles found along the border between England and Scotland. Redcaps are said to murder travellers who stray into their homes and dye their hats with their victims' blood (from which they get their name). Redcaps must kill regularly, for if the blood staining their hats dries out, they die. Redcaps are very fast in spite of the heavy iron pikes they wield and the iron-shod boots they wear. Outrunning a redcap is supposedly impossible.

They are depicted as sturdy old men with red eyes, taloned hands, and large teeth, wearing a red cap and bearing a pikestaff in the left hand. ~Redcap - Wikipedia

References Edit

  1. Rosemary and Rue, ch. 14
  2. Rosemary and Rue, ch. 16

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