c/w gore, loss of identity, body horror (ghosts)

“As we lay entangled, fingers on each other’s throats, the roots and tendrils of something new grew around us.”

There are few options left, but choices must be made. Regrouping in the streets of Tail’s End, Ezra and Ivar put the weapon stolen from the Pale Lanterns to use. They risk their selves to defend their cause. Meanwhile, back in the labyrinth, Ash arrives at Rodella’s Heart. Carn leads him to the Tender’s sacred, grisly relic. It’s time to become a Jackal.

~~ PEOPLE ~~

Altara nim Shif: Scion of the nim Shif family and their trusted enforcer.

Carn nim Daker: The ancient founder of the Tenders, the slayer of Caerdroia and Rodella. Body mythologised, sai rule the Jackals still.

Dorish nim Shif: A younger member of the nim Shifs. Still a child, appears as a Jackal in Tiding.

Galena nim Ovid: The imposing head of the Umbral Provenders and Ash’s aunt. She has ambitious plans for the city.

Trilvo: The matriarch of Tail’s End. A doctor, used to working on ghosts and spirit.

Valour nim Shif: The leader of the nim Shifs who now stands on the precipice of fulfilling all of her family’s ambitions.

Virtue nim Shif: The brother of Valour and Vigor. Has a reputation for not quite matching his sibling’s ambitions.


Jackals: More formally known as the Tenders of the Dawn’s Embers, the Jackals are an organisation of remnant hunters guided by strange divination.

Likelihood Lads: A group of bookmakers and petty thieves who run the Loven Street races.

nim Shif: Embrace’s newest great family. Plotting to take over the city with silvered tongues and bloody blades.

~~ PLACES ~~

Hinter Ward: Embrace’s southernmost ward. The north is dense tenements, while the south has been abandoned to marsh and spirit.

Winter’s Lodge: A place pulled out from the cut. A shifting collection of mismatched architecture. A shell for the gall.

Episode title from Arsonist’s Lullabye by Hozier

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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