“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.


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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Hosted by Adam Dixon. Starring Beck Michalak, Elizabeth Simoens, Ryan Evans, Steve Martin and Thryn Henderson.

Produced by Thryn Henderson

Series art by Ben Swinden

Music taken from Kai Engel’s Satin