Also, you find a Mercario cult write-up in HEROQUEST 1.0. It says Mercario is a man who became a god through trickery and Chance. His booth is before Lodril's palace, making him pelorian. He is worshipped by street entertainers and confidence tricksters. He's a juggler and has great sleight of hands (ie pickpocket). His only Rune is Illusion ("temporary reality"), with feats like Breathe Flame, Devastating Retort, Distract With Words, Hypnotic Tonality, Invisible Hands and Improbable Balance.
In the new Heroquest world, I'd give him the Runes of LUCK and ILLUSION. Nothing prevents him from being an acrobat as well as a conman, err I mean entertainer. I remember a Contortionist sub-cult of Lanbril, whose name escapes me for now.
Alas, it seems such dubious persons as street acrobats are seen by all Normal Folks as never-do-wells and thieves. Perhaps this is why so many actually are ? Playing a "noble" acrobat, trying to redeem the world through Harmony, would be something New indeed.
Hope this helped.
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