Founded on Joseph Campbell's formulated circular mythic pattern, the
annual Joseph Campbell Award for Best Semi-Actual
Persona is what all supernatural guides aspire to, as it could
make their career.
It could lift them out of the dull range of supernatural sidekicks and
seldomly into the catergory
of Implementor. Prior to the award, those guides that stayed true to
the tenets of Joseph Campbell were nominated to receive the award, but
only a vote could determine who was the winner. All non-elected
nominees were reminded that "It’s
an honor just to be nominated."
The award itself is a beautiful bronze mask of some pseudo-god with a
shiny rectangular brass plate fixed to the front of the award's base
that to the naked eyes seems completely blank. Only supernatural
eyesight or a powerful microscope can find the tiny letters inscribed
in the lower right corner that read: "This space intentionally left
The location of the annual awards banquet since its origins long before
Entharion the Wise alternated between the Valhalla Hilton and the
Elysian Fields. For some reason, the Campbell Awards always picked the
grimmest weekend of
the year. The cocktail party preceding the ceremony entitled all award
nominees to two free drinks.
The Joseph Campbell Award was created by the Autoexec and The Powers
That Be as a subfunction of the Supernatural and Fantastic Wayfarers
Association in an attempt to urge the spirits of the
rebellious horde of supernatural beings that had been left after their
rebellion against Eru into obeying the precepts of
righteousness. While the Award was beneficial at controlling
these beings for some time, the democratic circle of pseudo-gods that
held the entire organization in check, altered the rules by vote and
thus corrupted members were soon winning Awards. Many suspect that the
secretly corrupt Autoexec had play in permitting this activity.
Regardless, the Upper Echelons restricted Implementor advancement to
the righteous alone and occassionally eradicated others from existence.