Cait Sith was born under the glassy dome of Faerie. The 13th of the King of Cats, one would think he was born to the trappings that come from being born to royalty. Truth be told though, King Irusan, one of the oldest Cheshire cats in existence, is a self-proclaimed king. Under his rule, the Cheshire cats became organized (or as organized as a collective of cats are going to get) as a group. Upon building his base of power in the beached wreckage of a ship along the shore, he single-handedly managed to negotiate an accord with the various factions of Faerie. Thanks to Irusan, the Cheshire cats gained the reputation as heralds. Unfortunately, to attain such status, many deals had to be made. Cait Sith and his 12 siblings are bound by the oaths made by their father. And Cait would not be alone among his siblings who felt that this was a raw deal. It was the feeling of being bound by something that was done long before he was born that led Cait to wander. His older brother Pangur, sensing perhaps the same restlessness that he once felt, gifted him a pendant made of azeztulite, which would allow him to travel between Faerie and the mortal world whenever he wished, without the need of finding a nexus. The young Cheshire, eager to explore, eager to be free, accepted the gift and took his first foray in the human world.
Cait emerged into the modern world in Millennium City. For a few years, he haunted the streets, masking himself as just a regular cat. While it would be a stretch to say he became savvy to human ways, he did learn enough that he was able to navigate through the city. He observed, and eventually he went on to interact with the people he came across. Sometimes he played the part of stray cat, other times he tried (and failed) at passing himself off as human. He had (and still has) issues in hiding all of his feline features, so at best he was able to fit in with groups of cosplayers and a few clubs that overlooked that sort of thing. Considering how many heroes worked in and around Millennium City, he came across caped heroes on occasion. He didn’t really feel the push to join the ranks of heroes until one fateful night at Swing, a new teen club in the city. He and other superpower teens worked together to thwart the assassination of an alien princess. Cait found that there was this…sense of satisfaction that came from using his abilities to help others, to render aid with no strings attached. And he found that he really liked it.
Family and Friends
Cait went on to join the teen heroes he encountered at the club in forming The Progeny. At first, he kept the others in the group at a distance, being friendly yet never really growing close to them. He did manage to form a connection with Kid Ballistic and with Lash, the former due to being somewhat of a kindred spirit and the latter because she kept trying to arrange a romantic relationship with her pet Miss Pussycakes. Everything changed when he lost his ability to return to Faerie. His azeztulite pendant was shattered during an encounter with wendigos running amok in Westside. At first, the idea of being effectively cut off from his homeworld left him feeling adrift. For weeks after, he found himself at a bit of a loss as to what to do with himself.
Oddly enough, it was a fateful encounter with a demon that provided him the clarity Cait desperately needed. When confronted with his own personal grief over his situation, he came to realize that while he was likely the only one of his kind in the human world, he wasn't truly
alone. He had family, in the form of his newfound friends. He realized that the pendant had always been a crutch, keeping him from really embracing the new world he found himself in. Without that crutch, he now had nothing really holding him back from really experiencing what the world had to offer. From that day forward, he began to forge closer friendships with his fellow teammates.
In his journey to discover more of what the world has to offer, he left the Progeny for a time to join an upcoming group by the name of Gen Prime
. His tenure there was short-lived, eventually finding himself returning to the group he helped to found, this time in more of a reserve capacity. He has also worked alongside Fahrenheit
of the Protectors of the World
on a few occasions, taking him out of Millennium City for the first time to journey first to Sydney, Australia, then to Rub' al Khali in the Arabian desert. Through these experiences, he learned newer ways to apply his magic, emulating the gear and devices used by Kid Ballistic but with a magical twist. With charged crystals, potions, and spell components at his fingertips, he managed to diversify his magical abilities and in many cases temporarily increase the power of those he was inherently born with. With these new tools, and with these new experiences under his belt, he is determined to continue to help his friends where he can and to continue on his journey of self-discovery.