|Malcolm, alias "Trilby"|
|Affiliation||Special Talent Project|
|Appearances||5 Days a Stranger, Trilby's Notes, 6 Days a Sacrifice|
Trilby (born April 11, 1966) is the most notably recurring main character in the Chzo Mythos, and the playable character in 5 Days A Stranger and Trilby's Notes. His alias comes from the trilby hat he wears, his real name is never told directly in the series, but it is told in the commentary of 7 Days a Skeptic, that his name is Malcolm.
Making his living as a professional cat burglar, Trilby is highly skilled in locksmithy, safecracking, stealth, gymnastics, mechanical engineering. Fashioning himself a gentleman thief, he only steals from the wealthy, trying to justify his thievery with only taking what he feels that people "don't need anymore", prefers to avoid using violence during his break-ins, and often anonymously donates bits of his yield to charity.
Trilby's past is shrouded in mystery. Around 1988 he started this career of cat burglary, but it is apparent that he trained himself and did his first break-ins in Great Britain. For a while he went to the United States after some trouble with his father, but after facing off against a mighty organisation known only as "The Company", he decided to head back to Great Britain to do something less hectic by robbing abandoned manors in the English countryside.
At some point he dated a woman named Patricia, who later left him for the lead singer of The Doors. He is uncomfortable around lions.
Trilby always wears his trademark fedora and his signature is nothing more than an icon resembling it. During his time as a thief, he frequently wore a mask in order to hide his face from cameras and witnesses. However, ever since he signed up with the STP, he stopped wearing a mask altogether. His fame and exploits have gotten him notoriety over the years. After the events of 5 Days a Stranger, Trilby became a media icon, but because of his stealth, police could never pin him down, or even confirm his existence. The STP capitalized on this by making Trilby appear as an urban myth and fictional character, allowing him to easily hide in plain sight whenever the latter conducted missions to suppress occult activities.
5 Days A Stranger Edit
Through a contact he learned about a particularly interesting manor, DeFoe Manor. With its owners, Clarence DeFoe and his wife, killed in an apparent murder-suicide, and with no apparent heir, the manor had stood empty for a prolonged period of time, with all its contents intact, ripe for picking, he ends up as the manor's prisoner along with four others: James Fowler, Philip Harty, Simone Taylor and Andrew Jarvis.
Four years after the events of 5 Days a Stranger, Trilby is a member of the Ministry of Occultism. Reading about Simone's breakdown in the papers, he decides to have a talk with her. Trilby uses his lockpicks to get into her apartment and finds that Simone was killed by an unknown assailant, although it is implied to be John DeFoe. He is accused of murdering her, but is unaccused when the Ministry decides it is because of supernatural causes. Trilby decides to investigate any artifacts and finds the idol containing John's soul at Clanbronwyn Hotel. He goes undercover as Terrance Railby and meets the current possessor of it, Abed Chahal. Trilby goes to his room where he meets Siobhan O'Malley, an assistant working for Chahal. As they are talking, the hotel suddenly flashes to a dark version of it, then back. Trilby discovers that the hotel can switch between the World of Technology and Magick,
- Trilby somehow resembles Alucard from the Hellsing franchise. Both wear English hats, formal clothing, have black hair and are incredibly tall.