Obviously another influence on this is Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, hence the name of my Carnival: Dr N R Gull's Patent Medicine and Pandemonium Shadow Show.
Because of this passage:
The stuff of nightmare is their plain bread. They butter it with pain. They set their clocks by deathwatch beetles, and thrive the centuries. They were the men with the leather-ribbon whips who sweated up the Pyramids seasoning it with other people's salt and other people's cracked hearts. They coursed Europe on the White Horses of the Plague. They whispered to Caesar that he was mortal, then sold daggers at half-price in the grand March sale. Some must have been lazing clowns, foot props for emperors, princes, and epileptic popes. Then out on the road, Gypsies in time, their populations grew as the world grew, spread, and there was more delicious variety of pain to thrive on. The train put wheels under them and here they run down the log road out of the Gothic and baroque; look at their wagons and coaches, the carving like medieval shrines, all of it stuff once drawn by horses, mules, or, maybe, men.
And you can't beat that for a description of the corruptive effect of chaos.
All the relevant posts can be found here:
The Beginning - By The Pricking of my Thumbs - the Drummer Boy and Stilts
A Game of Cards - The Tarot Witch and the Barker
Something Nasty in the Woodshed - The Freak and the Strongman
Fire and Slime - The Fire Breather and the Beast Tamer
Sort of connected in that it was how I developed the style for these are the other Dark Age of Sigmar characters I created:
The Speaker of Stars
The Barrow Knight
Fire, Walk With Me
I hope you've enjoyed this little project as much as I have.