“As much as Maybes had leaders, Ezra was the Jubilant’s. When we took Oken, others in the Ginnels had a dozen ideas for different ways we could use him – whether that be as a bargaining chip with the council or turning him into the weapon the Jackal’s said he was. It took all my sway to keep him with the Jubilant. I reasoned that if Ezra could help a fool like me, then just maybe they could do the same with Oken.”
After stealing the Jackal’s weapon, our crew head back to their headquarters – the Jubilee, Embrace’s first carousel – for some downtime. There they question the person that the Jackals had been smuggling through the city, the person claiming to be Oken nim Shalif.
~~ PEOPLE ~~
Alin & Mara Pinder: Ash’s sisters. They both work for the Viols, a union of sex workers.
Amris Graft: Ezra’s mum. A community organiser and member of the Painted Hands.
Cherib & Zedek nim Gorse: Neah’s parents. They see themselves as part of Embrace’s upper middle class, and are desperate to improve their station.
Mell: One of Relict’s envoys, leader of a gestalt consciousness. Once an enormous woman with a horn of bees, now a bee.
Nilkat: A former factory mechanic, turned revolutionary. A member of the Ginnels and our story’s narrator.
~~ FACTIONS ~~
Ginnels: A broad revolutionary network, formed by the workers of Calvary Ward.
Jackals: More formally known as the Tenders of the Dawn’s Embers, the Jackals are an organisation of remnant hunters guided by strange divination.
nim Shif: Embrace’s newest great family. Plotting to take over the city with silvered tongues and bloody blades.
~~ PLACES ~~
Tail’s End: A small group of ghosts who’ve formed their own community at the tip of Embrace.
Episode title from Dorian Electra’s Guyliner
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Produced by Thryn Henderson
Series art by Ben Swinden
Music taken from Kai Engel’s Satin