Clap and Dong
The circus' Jesters
“Clap” and “Dong” are the jesters of the troupe and have been with Pollux from the beginning, or before. Clap is an absurdly tall stick of a human and known for his tumbling and juggling routine, Dong is short even for a dwarf and rotund. Obviously they claim to be identical twins, and one is rarely seen without the other. They are masters of crude comedy and seem to be able to surmise most any political situation, cut to the truth of it and then go just over the line of what’s safe to say. Their names are used in much of their more ribald wordplay. Though they are masters of jape, there have been numerous times the circus has had to leave before the final performance or in the middle of the night because they crossed that line. Their length of time at Pollux’s circus and devotion to one another has earned them one of the few private wagons to themselves.In private with the troupe, they are much like their stage personas, though they drink more freely and are even less likely to hold their tongue.