The world is a Lie.
Humanity is cursed into a prison of Sleep, ignorant of the wonder and danger all around them. Ground down into slavery to masters they’ll never see, beset by a plague of cares to distract them from the Truth.
You were like them, once, but now you are Awakened. You see the world beneath the Lie’s skin, and the Mysteries beckoning... [click here for more]
Don’t run. Please. I know what I look like. I know you saw me, with my stitches and punctures and wires. I know you felt the Fire. It’s not my fault. It’s what I have instead of a soul. It’s how I know I’m alive. Don’t run! I don’t want to hurt you. I’m... [click here for more]
It’s 1242. The Mongol army crushed Baghdad, then Russia under its heel, then moved on to devastate Poland and Hungary. The Holy Roman Empire stood to war with the Papacy. The second Lombard League wielded the word of the Pope and fought off Frederick II.
The War of Princes rages. Patricide looms. Young powers look up the ladder to the next rungs, and see stagnation and hypocrisy. They see targets.... [click here for more]
I want to be human, sometimes. I think about what they have and how simple it all must be. Even if they aren't sure of their identities, at least for them the question is multiple choice. A human can only be so many different things. But to really survive after the Fall, you have to let go of everything, including identity. It has to be... [click here for more]
The Unchained don't take anything for granted.
They recognize four Incarnations, based on the types of angels they were. Four Agendas, based on the types of demons they've become. Four Keys to the Cipher, creating a series of Interlocks. They understand all of this, but they strive to remember that what has been is not necessarily what must be. Included herein are eight stories... [click here for more]