An Agent of Fortune is a Traveler not anchored by standard materialism. Although he may desire material things, his position actually influences and inspires other people to make decisions beneficial to their future of physical and spiritual needs. Legend has it; the Agent of Fortune is picked by a supreme spiritual entity or entities. And through his indoctrination as such, he has seen or been to the future and therefore is cursed because of what he knows or has seen. Supposedly their movement through time is completely different than normal people. They may not seem as affected by certain events or even the passage time like other people. Another quality they possess is being annoyingly positive in the worst of situations. You may meet one and never know; which is why they remain so obscure. They also phase in and out of social settings as if they were never gone or even there. And that's because of their relationship to time. Unfortunately they can't make people choose the correct decision or path. That is still left up to the individual in question.
The best example that can be given for an "Agent of Fortune", is for a person to think back from where they are now, to what influenced their success. If it was a man, then he was most likely an Agent of Fortune or a male muse, likewise, if it was a woman, then she was a Muse. Agent of Fortune examples are obscure; whereas the examples of a Muse are bountiful. Like the Oracle in the movie the Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves (Neo), the Oracle only told him what he needed to hear to make proper decisions, not necessarily what situation truly existed. Although the Oracle already knew the situation.
by beowulf486 September 18, 2013