c/w description of insects and spiders, violence, NPC death
“For as long as I’d known, resistance in Embrace had been like puddles in the cobbles. Disparate, kept separate by the foundations of the city. Over there a union of factory workers fighting for pay and safety; here a group trying to raise their voices above Parsant’s tight dogma. For us Ginnels, so much of our work had been trying to score trenches between those waters, to turn puddle, into pool, into flood.”
The estate of Silicet nim Callad was used to hosting parties. Nearly every night, the Minister would be hosting some affair or another. The whole villa was shaped to that purpose; from the central building a torrent of jutting rooms and juxtaposed architecture broke out. A vine-covered balcony, a tiled dome, a veranda on a rooftop courtyard. Silicet was adding new rooms.
There is a secret though, at the heart of this architecture. A gap in the floorplans, a void that plunges down, like a dagger, puncturing the building from top-story to basement.
Tonight, the Jubilant Maybe mean to find their way into that space and discover what Silicet hides inside.
~~ PEOPLE ~~
Branch & Fleece: The chaotic leaders of the Likelihood Lads. After they worked a score together that went bad, Ivar has reservations.
Crik: Ezra’s childhood friend and rival. Leader of the Flint Street Knappers.
Galena nim Ovid: The imposing head of the Umbral Provenders and Ash’s aunt. She has ambitious plans for the city.
Silicet nim Callad: One of the city’s ministers and a member of nim Callad. To her acquaintances she’s known for throwing the best parties in town; to everyone else, she’s a tyrant.
~~ FACTIONS ~~
Flint Street Knappers: A gang operating out of Limbus Ward, who use gliders to get around. Most are from families with heritage in the Rushes.
Likelihood Lads: A ruthless, stylish, and fickle gang of bookmakers that rule Hinter’s races.
Ministry of the True: Agents of the council who wield extra-judiciary powers and private militias.
nim Callad: The former monarchs of Embrace, who refuse to release their grip on their burnished gold. They own most of the city’s land, extracting extortionate rents.
Viols: A union of sex workers, striking against rent increases.
Episode title from Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak
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Produced by Thryn Henderson
Series art by Ben Swinden
Music taken from Kai Engel’s Satin