As a rule most people don’t have all the time in the world, however an exception can be made if you’ve been partially reincarnated as the puppet leader of the StavBureau.
Louis Armstrong played the trumpet quite well. Recorded a few songs. Did a James Bond theme tune. It was only after death that he became significant.
Louis Armstrong, after dying, realised he could not leave this world due to the impending cataclysm of the [[Pope_Wars?]]. Thus he made the choice to be reincarnated into the body of Graeme Cole / Stav so he could be around to lead the armies of light and truth in the coming battles.
Due to the kind of cock up which so characterised the Pope Wars a terrible mistake was made when assigning Stav/Louis’ bodyguards; instead of an elite band of highly trained, combat hardened veterans the Vatican instead assigned the group of small children who would become the StavBureau instead. We were only eight.
Hero of Greenwich, Milan and Acapulco, Louis, through his willing minion, fought at all the key battles of the Pope Wars. In particular he is famed for his actions at Milan where, despite the enemy shitting in a saxophone (not his instrument) he played on. Also noteworthy is his dismissal of the evil traitor Michael Fish’s broadcasts, dismissing his foul propaganda broadcasts with the immortal words ‘I don’t care what the weatherman says’.
Today, still wanted by the Catholic Church, Louis survives as a ghost memory inside Stav. Suppressed by heroin delivered by the reverse-apartheid mastermind Nelson Mande-LA Louis can only emerge when drunk. If there’s a Pope War, if no-one else can defeat Urban and if you can get Stav drunk enough, maybe you can be saved by… Louis!