c/w violence, police, outer-body experiences

“A tree of crimson and bone that grew down miles, visible despite the layers of architecture between, its every inch of growth fuelled by the centuries of us. Our blessings and our bonds, our lusting and loving and hoping and playing and learning and striving.”

Ivar and Ezra watch the barricades of Tail’s End and Loven Street become overwhelmed, as the Pale Lanterns arrive and turn the tide of the fight against them. Hopping from machine to machine, the pair watch the city struggle in snapshots of panic and violence, leaving more of themselves behind with each passing moment.

~~ PEOPLE ~~

Foible: The second ghostly member of the Jubilant Maybe. Kindly protest prepper. Was murdered by the nim Shifs and the Swifts.

Nilkat: A former factory mechanic, turned revolutionary. A member of the Ginnels and our story’s narrator.

Oxbow Lake: A member of the Jubilant Maybe, who joined them on the election score. Partner to Foible.

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


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.

Pale Lanterns: A group once founded to guide stray spirits, but over time their purpose has slipped from benevolent, to enforcers, to oppressors.

~~ 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 Almost Was Good Enough by Magnolia Electric Co.


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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