Self-proclaimed leader of the Guernican Art Squad. To some, a terrorist organization, to others, champions of artistic integrity, the Art Squad strikes fear in the hearts of the pedestrian, the pretentious and the prostitute alike. Kettle Black began life as Mellusine White, the daughter of IER-CO-era krystal miners, and (after the fall of the Incorporated Elysian Republic) studied art at the Stellavista Conservatory, graduating with a double major in quantum sculpture and light-weaving. Though her first professional gallery show, Private Particles, was a popular success, with 2/3rds of her pieces selling to an enthusiastic crowd, (then) Miz White’s work received mixed reviews. Subsequent shows sold less well, hurt no doubt by the bad press, and Mellusine White disappeared from the scene, to emerge cycles later as Kettle Black. Her first act as self-appointed leader of the Art Squad was to purge the civilized Multiverse of the very critics who had wounded her pride and ended her career, painfully reducing them to their constituent particles and putting them to use in various objets d’art. Over the cycles, she seems to have spent less and less time as an artist and more and more time as an artistic activist. Current critics claim that, lacking a successful career, Kettle Black has made her life her art. That they claim this anonymously is completely understandable.