Introducing: Hien Vo-Chase

In a shocking twist, Hien Vo-Chase is a good, wholesome kid. The worst that can be said about him is that he cares way too much about designer sneakers, and is sometimes less gracious to his mother than she deserves. He’s so sunny and good-natured that even Aspen, a cynic par excellence, can’t bring herself […]

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Choke-Collared: Chapter 2

Quincy and Falak regroup after fetching Vhatair; Falak is fine, but Quincy is rubbish, as he expected. Dark gaslamp fantasy/romance.

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Choke-Collared: Chapter 1

Quincy Fountainpool, a troubled young gutter bastard, escorts his best friend Falak to the Pit to fetch a stranger he already despises. Dark gaslamp fantasy/romance.

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Introducing: Nynive Walker

There are witches all over the place, in all walks of life. Some are pleasant, New Age-y types, crystals and sigils and positive thinking; some are folksy, plants and medicine and animals; some talk to spirits, some talk to ghosts, some spend most of their time talking to people. And some are nightmare women who […]

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Introducing: Friday

Friday, ‘real’ name Five of Twelve, Brood Three (stylized as 05.12.03), one of an unsettling number of nearly identical human-shaped drones. Collectively called ‘the Hive,’ they’re born from a mysterious biomechanical broodmother code-named ‘Fetahil’ by the still tentatively-named Incursive Security Agency. He’s a good boy, full of sincere curiosity about humanity and the earth. He […]

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Aspen’s Dad, plus the Hush

There he is: Sylas Fortinghall, Aspen’s dad. He’s a genius, a genius, and a genius; that’s it, that’s literally all there is to recommend him. He’s a psychopath. Not the cool movie kind, either. The ‘antisocial personality disorder,’ serial abuser kind, the ‘incapable of honoring any agreement whatsoever and gets bored easily,’ kind, the ‘exiled […]

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