c/w police violence and named NPC death (1:21:30 to 1:25:46. If you skip the description but want the facts, check below episode notes), natural disaster (earthquake)
“Those moments were just a glimpse though. They’d soon be brought to an end. Disaster brings out the best in communities, and the worst in authority.” I can’t remember if it was Serrivomer or Boctive that said that, but either way, those words would prove prophetic.”
For a week after the earthquake, the people of Atrium, Calvary, Hinter and Holm are left to fend for themselves. Absent of the council’s attention, community effort, and grassroots organising help them to recover from the earthquake.
As the earthquake’s effects make themselves known, the Jubilant Maybe spend time helping their community’s efforts. They fix infrastructure, secure food, help out their families, and give people a way to relax.
This strange lull won’t last though; the void of authority is temporary. It’s no surprise when they move to take back what’s theirs.
~~ PEOPLE ~~
Amris Graft: Ezra’s mam. A community organiser and member of the Painted Hands.
Darjan Hask: A poet, writer and part of Embrace’s elite. They are a childhood rival of Neah.
Elif: An apprentice for a fashion house and a member of the Ginnels.
Foible: A member of the Ginnels, who helped out on the voting score.
Lena Fisher: The self-declared Tether of Rialla’s Harbour. A former sailor turned radical priest, who teaches a doctrine focused on community.
Trilvo: A ghost healer and the community leader of Tail’s End.
~~ FACTIONS ~~
Laceport Beneficiaries: An illegal, roaming co-op dock that feeds the people of Calvary.
nim Shif: Embrace’s newest great family. Plotting to take over the city with silvered tongues and bloody blades.
Swifts: Embrace’s police force. Once a ragtag militia, formed of ward locals, they have been armed and outfitted by the nim Shifs.
~~ PLACES ~~
Rialla’s Harbour: One of Embrace’s two major temples. A spire of bone covered in scrimshaw.
Tail’s End: A community, built by spirits, at the tip of Rodella’s tail. A ramshackle ghost town, radical in outlook.
Episode title from Kagoule’s It Knows It
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Produced by Thryn Henderson
Series art by Ben Swinden
Music taken from Kai Engel’s Satin
Atrium’s barriers are torn down. Lena is arrested. Foible is killed.