Onsolought is a character from The Black Carnival series.
Onsolought is a shapeshifting shadow. He/She/It is head of The Eclipse, the most enigmatic section of The Black Carnival. A normally shy and rarely seen figure, Onsolought only shows when absolutely necessary. Onsolought takes the forms of animals, channeling and enhancing their natural shape and beauty with an array of pulsating white light. The Eclipse would normally be an incredibly dangerous section of the Black Carnival but Onsolought has been able to maintain the excess of dark energy and magics that its employees and entertainers possess. Carnival goers visit The Eclipse to test their brains and hearts against the dense atmosphere and visual & mental overstimulation. Onsolought watches over this process carefully, ensuring the dangerous employees don’t get too ‘liberal’ with their magics. This way, carnival goers enjoy the test of will while some of the carnival’s most dangerous figures are allowed to ‘release’ pent up magic.
Not much else is known about Onsolought. As the most secluded head of the Black Carnival, he shares no friendship with any of the other heads. He is often passive and holds no opinions on any and all matters. Old Ben, the previous owner of the Black Carnival, has said that if there were disaster to strike the carnival, he wouldn’t know if Onsolought would help them or watch them all fall in lack of interest.