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    a false show or pretense.
    “his masquerade ended when he was arrested”
    synonyms: pretensedeceptionposeactfrontfacadedisguisedissimulationbluff, play-acting, make-believe;

    “he couldn’t keep up the masquerade much longer”
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    pretend to be someone one is not.
    “a journalist masquerading as a man in distress”
    synonyms: pretend to be, pose as, pass oneself off as, impersonate, disguise oneself as

    “a woman masquerading as a man”
He carries a large machete, and hides his stick behinds his back.

What is he hiding?  And how does he fit in with the sensitive and benevolent Sentient Beings?  This character, “Masquerade” has enough pernicious qualities to make us all worried.  He pretends to be much more dangerous than he is, but he is more dangerous than most.  What stories lie behind the pretense of this creature?  They will unfold, when Masquerade confronts the Jackal about her own secrets.

Masquerade meets Jackal in two lifetimes, once before she has met The Introvert, and once after.  As you can imagine, the results are completely different.  Two identical encounters with vastly different results.  
I hope you are enjoying the story of the Sentient Beings.  This story has no beginning and no end, so you can join in at anytime.
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