Moker Matheed, Bishop of Knifelick

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Moker Matheed counts among their territories the Dolan Battery, Hearsh, Featherbridge and Folly. The latter is contested with Harry Diamonds in the Bloodgames. They’re not fussy with tithes. Sugar wine or velvet or a swift knife and a bleed out, all have saleable value, and really, it’s the thought that counts. Matheed has scales on … Read More

The Glade of Spirals

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Description: a forest with concentric and spiralling paths which concentrate on key points of entry and exit. Crossing paths attracts predators and other hazards. Travellers, especially those with Voyance, can intuit the endpoints of each spiral and whether the reward of crossing is justified. Hazards: Leaf-Leopards stalk from above, and are permitted to eat anything … Read More

Roseburn Jetty

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The first Pivot encountered is often the Jetty, which is flanked by flat water on one side and roiling tides on the other. Travellers alight from a thousand planes, some by choice, others because the current drifts bear them here. Hire an orienteer with samphire or coal dust, but be wary of their stupors. The … Read More

Transitions 1: Love

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Shenk loved Stertrie, so he bought her flowered candywine from the Amphetic market; tame dew-backed ducks; her portrait in feathered malachite. She drank the wine, gave away the ducks, tucked away the portrait behind the dresser where it may be admired by no-one save herself, when she allowed herself the memory. She paid him no … Read More

Two Queens

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The Queen of the City eats nectarine slices as her Rooks flock to court, to assure her that her rule remains absolute in the provinces. The Queen of the Husk stands in the uppermost chamber of her burrowing castle. The loyalists have fled. Minarets and jagged chimneys penetrate the fog, and engines of war and … Read More