Chapter 12: Safeguards Against Chaos

CW: racism in profiling, heavy paranoia, workplace flirting*, delusions/psychosis, disordered eating, parental control Smokework, of the systems of thaumaturgy, is moste divers in the immensity of its potential variations; all of the things that groweth from the earth haveth meanings and uses, between three and seven, and can be combined and burned to cast spells … Continue reading Chapter 12: Safeguards Against Chaos

Chapter 11: Endless Waters

CW: death/murder, body horror, background racism Prior to the Forrath years, deaths from feral magic were matters of people wandering out-of-bounds, or active attacks. However, as Forrath’s influence grew worse, something equally terrible began to rise in response to his cruelties; humans attempting to bypass the intense study of structured magic entirely and make deals … Continue reading Chapter 11: Endless Waters

Chapter 9: Eye for an Eye

CW: self-harm, blood, injury, violence, empathy issues, psychosis, mental illness ROSENHILL ACADEMY, DEN ELESSA, 1916 My favourite pastime is seeing how many people underestimate me because I’m a Bard. Far too many people assume Bards can’t be dangerous. Who could possibly fear music? I like to establish their belief in that before the running and … Continue reading Chapter 9: Eye for an Eye

Chapter 8: Thistle and Vervain

CW: alcohol. homophobia referenced, homophobic slur, racism, self-destructiveness discussed …When the girl was done freeing the snake from the stones, she waited, and held her breath. The snake said, “That was foolish. I could have bitten you. I might still do so, now that I am free.”“Perhaps,” she said. “You might not.”…æʤa shé-besate adjashinén antik … Continue reading Chapter 8: Thistle and Vervain