This was stuck in my head for a few days. So I decided to put in on (digital) paper. A friend's children helped to name him and his little buddy. Now I'm working on a webcomic about his adventures.
Santa Versus Arius
There's a legend that says St. Nicholas punched the heretic Arius at the council of Nicea in 325AD when the famous schismatic espoused the belief that Jesus Christ was not God.
This Meddlesome Priest
St. Thomas á Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury. At first, he was quite happy to ride and carouse with his pal, King Henry II. He was named Chancellor of All England and archbishop so that the king could stack the proverbial deck of cards.
But then something happened. Thomas realized that he had indeed been called to the priesthood and to the honor of God, even before honor of his friend the king. After ruling against the king in several matters of ecclesiastical court (over which the king had little influence if his friend the archbishop didn't allow it) Henry II mused with his barons that somebody should "rid me of this meddlesome priest".
One of those barons took the king at his loose-lipped word. Thomas died at vespers, refusing to submit to the king's whim.
Here's Mercury (or Hermes) for day one of Inktober 2017