Acacia is the shorter of the two partners. She has brown hair, and wears glasses.
Acacia was (usually) the "moody-broody" counterpart to the cheerful (and occasionally manic) Jay. However, at times these roles could be reversed, or simply chucked out the window, since PPC agents aren't one-dimensional. She also likes poisons, because they are "fun." This may be due to a slight homicidal tendency. Well, maybe not slight...
Before her recruitment, Acacia was a first-year Latin student. The exact circumstances of her recruitment are unknown, but occured sometime "after there were movies". This could refer to either the Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter movies; in either event, it places her recruitment in late 2001 to early 2002 HST. She worked initially in the Department of Bad Slash, possibly in the Anime division.
Acacia had never met a Flower until encountering the Sunflower Official in the DMS. This is quite surprising, since her brief stint in the DBS was followed by an equally short time with the Department of Implausible Crossovers, which she was kicked out of for attempting to murder Harry Potter, before she was finally transferred to the Department of Mary Sues and partnered with Jay. All of these events took place in 2002.
Jay Thorntree and Acacia Byrd are the most famous assassins in the entire PPC. They worked mostly with the Department of Mary Sues, but were also temporarily reassigned to the Department of Implausible Crossovers. While only partnered for a brief time—they were together for the release of the Two Towers movie, but had parted before The Return of the King came out—until relatively recently, they had the largest body of mission reports for a single pair of agents. However, sometime in 2003, Acacia broke under the pressure, and was permitted to retire to the Roman Empire.
- 2002 - Recruited to the PPC and the DBS. Transferred in quick succession to the DIC and then the DMS, where she was partnered with Jay Thorntree.
- 2003 - Retires in the middle of the year.
- Complete archive at PPC: The Lost Tales
Partnered with Jay
- Chapter 1: "Rambling Band" (Lord of the Rings)
- Meet the Assassins as they rid Middle-earth of stray punk rockers in Rivendell.
- Sue: Laurel
- Chapter 3: "Lady of the Fellowship" (Lord of the Rings)
- Technical difficulties are experienced, and necessity proves the mother of invention as the Assassins encounter a Warrior-Sue.
- Sue: Akasha
- Chapter 4: "Protector of the Ringbearer" (Lord of the Rings), with Luxury
- Chapter 5: "What Might Have Been" (Lord of the Rings)
- Chapter 6: "And in the Darkness Bind Them" (Lord of the Rings)
- Zelda meets Dragonlance meets the Assassins: PPC 1, "Link" 0.
- Sue: Link
- Chapter 7: "Children of the Earth" (Lord of the Rings), with Agents Luxury and Sean (DBS)
- Chapter 8: "Why am I Here" (Lord of the Rings)
- Chapter 9: "Laugh at the Moon" (Lord of the Rings)
- Scientific "Testing to Destruction" of a Mary Sue.
- Sue: Alexis
- Chapter 10: "Vacation at OFUM"
- (Which turns out to be a Working Vacation, of course...)
- A visit to OFUM
- Chapter 11: "Mithril" (Lord of the Rings)
- Elrond's other daughter meets a timely end in Generic FantasyLand.
- Sue: Mithril Starlight
- Chapter 12: "Gwendolyn" (Lord of the Rings)
- In which it is seen that ten is not a logical number.
- Sue: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Huntington
- Chapter 13: "All Souls Night" (Lord of the Rings)
- What to do with flames, and no-win situations.
- Sue: Ariuella Shadowfox
- Chapter 14: "Sisterhood" (Lord of the Rings)
- Chapter 16: "We Cannot Be" (Lord of the Rings)
- Andromielle Zinnia, Sue Social Status, and OOCness... (Plus! Limited time offer: see Jay sane.)
- Sue: Andromielle Zinnia
- Chapter 17: "Darkness Awakened" (Lord of the Rings x Star Wars)
- Chapter 18: "Two Worlds" (Lord of the Rings x Harry Potter)
- The prodigal daughter of Remus Lupin and Galadriel gets what's coming to her.
- Sue: Serenity
- Chapter 19: "Torment" (Lord of the Rings), Jay with Agent Dead (DE)
- "You don't have to be crazy to work here, but it helps."—Especially when dealing with a case where the canon characters are totally out of their minds. Oh, the pain...
- Bad Slash
- Chapter 20: "The Luggage Runs Off With the One Ring" (Lord of the Rings x Discworld)
- Discworld crossover mayhem—say goodby to sanity...
- Implausible Crossover
- Chapter 22: "Elemental Crystals" (Lord of the Rings)
- Chapter 23: "To Know Where You Are Going" (Lord of the Rings)
- Elrond and Arwen: the love story never told. For a bloody good reason, as Jay and Acacia... explain to the Possession-Sue.
- Sue: Sue!Arwen
- Chapter 24: "A Taste of Blood" (Lord of the Rings), Jay with Agent Dee (RPFD)
- "Taken Far Too Literally" by GreyLadyBast
- Jay and Acacia appear in chapter 9 to remove an unfortunate woman named Mary Sue from the Lord of the Rings continuum.
- "PPC: Troll Division," Agents Leelee, Marokee, and Saphie Ellings (DBP)
- On her first day in HQ, Saphie runs into Jay and Acacia. This takes place immediately after the end of "Protector of the Ringbearer."
- "Laurel" (Lord of the Rings), Agents Rosie Cotton Bomull and Nenya Gabriel (DMS - DMO)
- Jay and Acacia run into Rosie and Nenya on their first day in HQ.
- "A Will of Their Own" (Lord of the Rings), Agents Aerilyn and Zera (DMS - LotR)
- Jay and Acacia are kidnapped by a Mary Sue for the Sue's nefarious ends.
- "The Daughter of Jay and Acacia"
- ca. 2005, the first Jaycacia Thornbyrd story features an appearance by in-character Jay and Acacia
- "Funeral for an Angil"
- Early 2006, the second Jaycacia story was read by Jay and Acacia in Jay's house
- [httsp://twistedskein.webs.com/EndRoads.htm "All Roads"]
- "A Sunflower's Tears"
- 2007 (chapters 1–3) and 2008 (chapters 4–6). The third Jaycacia story, read by Jay and Acacia in Jay's house.
- "Sweat, Blood and Tears"
- 2009. The fourth Jaycacia story. Jay visits Acacia in Rome to read it.
- "50 Shades of Canon"
- March 2012. Jay pays Acacia a visit when the PPC tries to bring them back. They don't come.