Generally speaking, artifacts need to have a form related to their function. Keys for Songs of Opening, zip drives for Computer Use skill, that sort of thing. However, The Marches are a land of imagination, so sometimes forms and function may be just a wee bit different from what you expect. Continue reading
Agbekoja started as one of Kronos’ talent scouts, haunting crossroads in his immaculate three piece suits. When one of the living lost passed his way, Agbekoja would tempt them away from any potential salvation.
Agbekoja’s fortunes changed when he formed a pact with Robert Johnson. Shortly thereafter a traveling Archangel made a deal with the will dressed lilin, buying out the remainder of the demon’s (indefinite) contract to the Prince of Fate. Continue reading
Iris has always been a goddess of the rainbow and a courier for the Olympian gods – and since Hermies went incommunicado her role as messenger has become even more important. She also serves as a cup bearer for the leader of the pantheon (currently Athena) and is known to also run messages for her parents Thaumas and Elektra (spirits of the sea and clouds respectively). Continue reading
“Kind people find that they are cruel, brave men discover that they are really cowards. Confronted with their true selves most men run away screaming!” – The Neverending Story
Bifrons was a Roman god of duality said to have had power over both portals and beginnings and endings. The god is most commonly depicted as having two heads facing in opposite directions.
The Bifrons Mirror appears to hold something of his magic. Continue reading
William Burke was one half of the pair responsible for the West Port murders committed in 19th century Edinburgh, Scotland. He and his partner, William Hare, smothered their victims and then sold the bodies to the anatomist Robert Knox. The pairs murdering spree was interrupted when lodgers at Mr. Hares boarding house discovered the body of their 16th victim.
The police could not prove the pair guilty of their murders, so the magistrates offered Mr. Hare immunity if he turned King’s evidence. After being convicted for all 16 murders, Mr Burke was hanged, his body turned over to anatomists for dissection, his skeleton put on display at Edinburgh Medical School (where it remains to this day), and a portion of his skin fashioned into a wallet.
Throne is the core of the Kill Six Billion Demons multiverse. It is a sin riddled, post-apocalyptic meta-heaven built upon the ruined remains of old gods and illustrated by Abbadon (no, not that one). Abbadon’s style is a delightful mix of Peter Chung, Jean Giraud (Mœbius), and Hayao Miyazaki. And that’s all I’m going to say about it until I get around to a review.
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Fair warning: This post is more irreverent than usual.
“Tell me if you’ve heard this one….”
“A couple thousand years ago a young rabbi was sitting outside the temple when a mob hauled an adulteress before him. ‘Oh rabbi,’ they cried, ‘we caught this woman in the very act of adultery, the law of Moses says we should stone her, but what say you?’”
“But the rabbi was looking for something amid the rocks and paid them no heed no matter how much the crowed pressured him to condemn the woman. Finally the young holy man finds what he’s looking for, picks up a stone and tosses it to the crowd declaring, ‘Let the person among you who is without sin cast the first stone.’”