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July Camp NaNo 2022: The Revolutionaries



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Elevator Pitch: The Revolutionaries is a Victorian-era tale of fighting for yourself and carving a place to live and grow in a world that wants to suffocate you. Join our eclectic crew of Malvis, a well-meaning thief that's already lived this fight; Estella Fay, a recently freed sheltered rich girl; Saturn and Neptune, siblings that have hidden from the world; Cyra, a hot-headed guard with a taste for violence; and Artemis, who's seeking to find out what happened to her people. They will have to stand up against the wicked Prime Minister Victor Harris and survive their internalized storms lest they become just another failed revolution.

I aim to write a chapter daily and reach at least 30,000 words in total.

Table of Contents

  1. Malvis
  2. Estella Fay
  3. Saturn
  4. Cyra
  5. Artemis
  6. The Supporting Cast
  7. Neptune
  8. Lin
  9. The Masterlist of Places and People
  10. Character Tweets
Last edited by WeepingWisteria on Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:41 am, edited 12 times in total.
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Malvis:

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Name: Malvis
Pronouns: She/her
Age: 25
Species: Human
Height: Can change, is usually around 1.72 metres, or 5'8".
Eye colour: Left eye is dark brown, right eye is entirely black.
Physical appearance: Since Malvis is an Illusionist, she can change most of her appearance at will. The exceptions are eye colour and injuries. However, she tends to have dark skin, deep red hair, and vitiligo across her face, shoulders, and arms.
Strange or unique physical attributes: Her hair tends to act as a mood ring, switching colours, textures, and lengths based on her emotional state. Deep red tends to be her base colour.
Favourite clothing style/outfit: Malvis tends to gravitate towards the colour red and early Victorian gothic styles.
Where do they live? What is it like there?: Malvis lives in a place called The Mist. The Mist is defined by its diverse population, lack of outside interference, and lack of currency and economy. People give to the larger society when they can, providing for those who can't provide for themselves. Families tend to consist of several parents and their collective children.
Defining gestures/movements: Malvis is well-versed in the Sicilian knife-fighting style, Paranza Corta, which is best for quiet assassinations and duels.
Things about their appearance they would most like to change: She wishes her hair was less expressive, but it does what it wants.
Speaking style: Malvis tends to be sarcastic and direct, almost to the point of bitterness. She doesn't like to be rude, but she also isn't one to sugarcoat.
Pet peeves: She hates being lied to and takes it incredibly personally if it's someone she loves, even if that person has a good reason.
Fondest memory: Malvis's fondest memory would be the first time she travelled London with two of her younger siblings, Zylphia and Tavish. Zylphia and Tavish were new to the country, and Malvis had already memorised the streets, so she acted as a tour guide while exploring.
Hobbies/interests: While Malvis is constantly polishing her knowledge of London and Paranza Corta, she's also a great dancer since Zylphia took the time to teach her. She loves dancing as a pair with them.
Special skills/abilities: Paranza Corta and dance.
Insecurities: Malvis defines herself as a leader and protector. When these traits are questioned, she becomes unsure of herself and her worth.
Quirks/eccentricities: Malvis is a silent walker and tends to accidentally sneak up on people with trying, startling most of the crew.
Temperament: Malvis is excellent at staying calm under stress and very level-headed. However, once the lives of the people she loves are threatened, she can quickly become reckless and short-sighted.
Negative traits: Malvis can come off as cold in how she speaks and often lands in more dangerous situations when she panics. She tends to misread criticism as a personal attack and can be very defensive.
Things that upset them: Being lied to, her loved ones being in danger, and being questioned.
Things that embarrass them: She's easily embarrassed by being wrong.
This character is highly opinionated about: Rich people.
Any phobias?: No. No phobias.
Things that make them happy: Malvis is happy when surrounded by those she loves, and everyone is safe. Being around people she cares for is usually enough to lift her spirits.
Family (describe): Malvis's family consists of her parents, the MiA Hilda and Felix, the late Cyril, Betsy, Wilma, Manie, and Sinclair, as well as her younger siblings Denton, Zylphia, and Tavish. Initially, her family was just Hilda, Felix, Cyril, Betsy, Wilma, Malvis, and Denton, but Hilda and Felix disappeared when she was ten, and Cyril died when she was twelve. Finally, when she was fourteen, Manie and Sinclair joined the family with their two kids, the twins Zylphia and Tavish. Her family has stayed the same ever since.
Deepest, darkest secret: Malvis's fear of failing is her deepest secret.
The reason they have kept this secret for so long: Throughout the series, many people will look up to Malvis as a leader and a beacon. She believes that if she expressed her fear, the others would fall apart.
Other people's opinions of this character: People who know Malvis know her as a fierce, protective leader that sticks to her ideals even if it's inconvenient. However, a slew of people only know her for what she is: A Mister, a dirty, poor common thief with no decency and worth.
Favourite books: Malvis is dyslexic and struggles with reading, so she doesn't have a favourite book.
Favourite foods: Malvis is a simple gal who loves bread.
Religion/philosophy of life: Agnostic theist (the belief that there is a god or gods out there, but it is inherently unknowable).
Physical health: Malvis is healthy.
Description of their house: Back in the Mist, she lives in a three-story house where each story is dedicated to a different family.
Description of their room: Everyone in Malvis's family shares a room with everyone in her family, with very little space or desire for personal belongings.
Any pets? No.
The best thing that has ever happened to this character: The best thing to happen to Malvis so far is having Denton, Zylphia, and Tavish in her life.
The worst thing that has ever happened to this character: The worst thing to happen to Malvis so far is losing Zylphia and Tavish.
Superstitions: Malvis believes that a person's hateful soul can affect their environment. A hateful person creates a hateful home. A hateful country creates a hateful world.
Three words to describe this character: Passionate, protective, and dedicated.
If a song played every time this character walked into a room, what song would it be? Burn the White Flag by Joseph.
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Cool premise!! "fighting for yourself and carving a place to live and grow in a world that wants to suffocate you" - love this theme!! Best of luck this camp <3
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Thank you so much! <3
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Estella Fay

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Name: Estella Fay Taylor
Pronouns: She/her
Age: 24
Species: Light Alis (uh-lee) (The Alis are a species hailing from the Middle East rumored to have descended from angels. There are six subspecies: wind, electric, light, water, earth, and fire. All Alis have massive wings and elemental powers aligning with their subspecies.)
Height: A little over 2 metres or 6'8".
Eye colour: Gold
Physical appearance: Estella Fay has a darker Middle Eastern complexion with golden hair she tends to tie back in two buns. She has a mole by the corner of her left eye. Her eyes are the same shade of gold as her hair. Her wings are yellow to white ombre.
Strange or unique physical attributes: The backs of her hands are littered with thin scars that she hides with white gloves.
Favourite clothing style/outfit: Estella Fay tends to stick with dark blue dresses that are a little plain for her family's social rank.
Where do they live? What is it like there?: Estella Fay lives in a neighbourhood known as The Street of Kings because of its housing for the rich and political. However, she isn't familiar with the dynamics of the district because she is not allowed to participate due to having Tourette's Syndrome.
Defining gestures/movements: Estella Fay has several nervous tics, such as fidgeting with her gloves, biting her lip, and swaying.
Things about their appearance they would most like to change: A part of Estella Fay wishes she could get rid of her wings because of the heavy legal restrictions on them.
Speaking style: Estella Fay is a prim and proper gal that speaks politely, except when her brain-to-mouth filter turns off and whatever she thinks pops out.
Pet peeves: Bad grammar. Yeah, Estella Fay's a grammar freak.
Fondest memory: Her fondest memories would be her and Artemis staying up late, chuckling to themselves and whispering so they don't wake anyone.
Hobbies/interests: Estella Fay loves reading and writing poetry.
Special skills/abilities: Estella Fay is a poet.
Insecurities: Estella Fay is terrified that she is inherently unloveable and that anyone who claims to care for her will one day abandon her.
Quirks/eccentricities: She likes underrated poets in the newspapers Artemis gives her.
Temperament: Estella Fay tends to be incredibly nervous around people she admires and either doesn't speak or word-vomits.
Negative traits: Estella Fay tends to doubt herself and hero-worship, becoming nervous around people she deems as better than her.
Things that upset them: Estella Fay gets upset when anyone insults her parents or paints them in a bad light.
Things that embarrass them: She tends to embarrass herself by not thinking things through very well.
This character is highly opinionated about: That Thomas Middleton was better than Shakespeare.
Any phobias?: No phobias.
Things that make them happy: Being included makes Estella Fay happy. She's impressed with the smallest of kindnesses.
Family (describe): Estella Fay was born to the wealthy Lord Benedict Ivar Taylor and his wife, Lily Thea. For the first five years of her life, she was close to her older brother Lucian James and her two younger sisters, Illene Jane and Lucy Hazel. However, at five years old, the symptoms of Tourette's Syndrome (not yet officially discovered) became increasingly evident until her parents finally isolated Estella Fay to her room. They stopped visiting when she was ten. After that, her abusive governess was the only person she spoke to for many years.
Deepest, darkest secret: It's not a secret, but she never talks about her fear of inadequacy.
The reason they have kept this secret for so long: She assumes everyone around her already knows, so she doesn't see the point in constantly reminding them.
Other people's opinions of this character: Almost everyone can smell her inferiority complex from a mile away, so many view her through her tendency to doubt herself and doubt her too.
Favourite books: Lyrical Tales by Mary Robinson
Favourite foods: Sweets, especially fudge.
Religion/philosophy of life: Catholic
Physical health: She is physically healthy.
Description of their house: Estella Fay’s house is three-stories tall and and lavish. It comes complete with an attic and a basement, not that Estella Fay remembers any of it.
Description of their room: Her room is a soft yellow with white furniture. In the corner, there is a small place that acts as a bathroom.
Any pets?: Artemis, her accidental roommate, has a pet raven.
The best thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, meeting Artemis by complete chance.
The worst thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, being completely abandoned by her parents.
Superstitions: I mean, only if you consider religion superstitious.
Three words to describe this character: Kind, nervous, and chatty.
If a song played every time this character walked into a room, what song would it be? We’re on Our Way by Radical Face
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Yay! This is looking amazing!
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Thank you! I hope you like the actual story just as much.
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Saturn

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Name: Saturn “Smith”
Pronouns: He/him
Age: 27
Species: Ukayan (You-kay-in) (The Ukayan are an alien race from the aquatic planet Ukaya. They crash-landed in England after destroying Ukaya with a centuries long war. After the Prime Minister at the time discovered their existence, he raptured all known Ukayan. To this day no one knows where they are or what happened to them. But, a few Ukayan escaped into the cities, raising families in the shadows.)
Height: 1.5 metres or 4’11”
Eye colour: Teal
Physical appearance: Saturn has long white hair that he always ties back into a ponytail. He shaves the sides of his head. His skin is navy blue with a spray of white freckles across his face.
Strange or unique physical attributes: How short he is compared to everyone else.
Favourite clothing style/outfit: Saturn is a fashionable man, switching seamlessly between masculine and feminine clothing. Yes, even in the Victorian era.
Where do they live? What is it like there?: Saturn lives in the basement of a family friend’s bakery. It smells like bread and he lives in constant fear of being caught.
Defining gestures/movements: Saturn tends to talk with his hands.
Things about their appearance they would most like to change: Saturn wishes he appeared stronger so he was a bit more intimidating.
Speaking style: Saturn tends to be placating, carefully choosing words that are less controversial in order to make as many people happy as he can.
Pet peeves: Saturn loves a good debate, but he hates bad debaters.
Fondest memory: Saturn’s fondest memory as when his father, Minoris, first shaved the side of Saturn’s head after his little sibling Neptune was born. (In Ukayan culture, the eldest child of the family shaves one side of their head to mark themselves as the oldest. After their parents die, they shave both sides of their heads.)
Hobbies/interests: Saturn is a Jack of all trades, but his main passions are sewing, shooting, and debate.
Special skills/abilities: Saturn’s great at sewing clothes (especially dresses), shooting pistols (he tends to duel-wield), and he writes great newspaper articles under the pen name Castor Russ.
Insecurities: Saturn worries that he is nothing if he’s not of service.
Quirks/eccentricities: Saturn is that one guy that has way too many skills for no good reason. Mostly things he picked up to held around the bakery to repay the owners for breaking the law to house him and Neptune
Temperament: Saturn is very peaceful and tends to go with the flow. (In layman’s terms, he’s vibing.)
Negative traits: Saturn tends to spread himself too thin and focuses on everyone else’s needs but his own.
Things that upset them: Saturn gets upset when he can’t do something or is unable to help someone.
Things that embarrass him: Saturn is pretty much shameless. Hardly anything can embarrass him. That does not apply, however, to second-hand embarrassment.
This character is highly opinionated about: Common political debates such as the future of the prison system and public school.
Any phobias?: Acrophobia (fear of heights).
Things that make them happy: Helping others and mastering a new skill makes Saturn happy.
Family (describe): Saturn lived with his parents Minoris and Capella and his younger sibling Neptune until he was nine. At that point, Capella contracted tuberculosis, and sent Saturn and Neptune away to live with their family friends Edwin and Nellie. Minoris caught it as well and they both died when he was twelve. Since then, Saturn and Neptune have lived in Edwin and Nellie’s basement, away from prying eyes.
Deepest, darkest secret: He’s never told Neptune this, but their parents had multiple miscarriages in between Saturn and Neptune, which is the main reason for their age gap.
The reason they have kept this secret for so long: He doesn’t know how to tell Neptune that. How does one say, “oh, by the way, you could’ve had three other siblings”?
Other people's opinions of this character: Many see Saturn as dependable and a little odd, like he had too much free time as a kid and he drove himself insane.
Favourite books: He can’t choose.
Favourite foods: Pastries
Religion/philosophy of life: Saturn operates through life based on his own moral code of being kind to others and building the world as you want it to be.
Physical health: Saturn is physically healthy.
Description of their house: Saturn lives in the bakery of Edwin and Nellie Smith. The main floor is the kitchen and shop, and the upstairs in Edwin and Nellie’s living area. Saturn and Neptune live in the basement.
Description of their room: The basement is used for storage, with an area set aside for two beds, a table, and a dresser.
Any pets?: No.
The best thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, Neptune being born and meeting Cyra are the best things to ever happen.
The worst thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, his parents dying and growing up in a world where his existence is illegal.
Superstitions: Saturn strongly believes in karma.
Three words to describe this character: Chill, dependable, and convincing.
If a song played every time this character walked into a room, what song would it be? Burn the House Down by AJR
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Cyra
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Name: Cyra
Pronouns: All pronouns
Age: 24
Species: Subterra (Subterra are a species that originated in Africa, living Underground in deep caverns. They’re made of stone with blood of magma. Their natural enemy is free-flowing water due to the veins in their scalp that expose their magma flow to prevent them from melting. If too much water enters this part of the scalp, their blood hardens and they die.)
Height: 2 metres or 6'6"
Eye colour: A glowing magma orange
Physical appearance: Cyra's skin is made of dark grey stone, and he has black dreadlocks that she decorates with dark green glass beans. They have four arms, as most Subterras do.
Strange or unique physical attributes: Cyra is ridiculously muscular and is known for her permanent scowl. Xe also paints xer arms in a way reminiscent of henna.
Favourite clothing style/outfit: They blend masculine and feminine styles seamlessly into one outfit, creating a conflicting gender expression.
Where do they live? What is it like there?: Cyra lives in The Underground, a now militarized district for British Subterras. As the name suggests, it's underground due to that being the natural home of subterras due to their love for heat and their complicated relationship with water.
Defining gestures/movements: Cyra's signature scowl and crossed arms are known across the Prime Minister's guard.
Things about their appearance they would most like to change: Cyra wouldn't change anything about themselves.
Speaking style: Cyra speaks very crudely.
Pet peeves: Cyra's annoyed by ignorance and bias.
Fondest memory: Cyra's fondest memory would be a bit after befriending Vale, where Vale gave them a carved bear as a present.
Hobbies/interests: Cyra loves working with glass and is a popular Subterran glass blower and window artist.
Special skills/abilities: Ze also knows how to use a two-handed battle axe.
Insecurities: Cyra hates displaying vulnerable emotions since emotions other than anger and pure confidence were exploited in The Underground.
Quirks/eccentricities: Cyra's gender expression and lack of tact are quite the quirks
Temperament: Cyra is quick to anger and becomes very aggressive when fae feels threatened or questioned. She also tends to believe she's better than everyone.
Negative traits: Cyra's aggressive nature and insensitivity. They also tend to underestimate their opponents.
Things that upset them: Losing.
Things that embarrass them: Being accused of having feelings.
This character is highly opinionated about: Pretty much everything. Maybe even things they shouldn't be.
Any phobias?: No.
Things that make them happy: He genuinely cares for his friends and is happy when they're safe.
Family (describe): Cyra's only family is her widower father, Luam. Zer mother, Shula, died when ze was five. Luam and Cyra have a strained relationship because Luam blames Shula's rebellious nature for her death, and Cyra is following in her footsteps.
Deepest, darkest secret: It's not as good of a secret as they think, but their secret is how much they care and worry. They're just awful at showing it.
The reason they have kept this secret for so long: In The Underground, British guards would frequently target subterras based on discriminatory logic. Cyra quickly learned that showing weakness would result in an attack, and she had people to protect.
Other people's opinions of this character:
Favourite books: Cyra doesn't read often.
Favourite foods: Subterras can't eat.
Religion/philosophy of life: Cyra believes that you have to fight for yourself and your own. There's no universe or God out to save you.
Physical health: Cyra's physically healthy!
Description of their house: Cyra still lives with his father in their home of stone. It has two bedrooms, and it's usually dirty.
Description of their room: Cyra's room is almost empty, except for a twin-sized bed and a simple dresser.
Any pets?: No.
The best thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, meeting Vale, Saturn, and Neptune are the best things to happen to Cyra.
The worst thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, growing up in such an oppressive Underground is the worst thing to happen to them.
Superstitions: Cyra is not superstitious.
Three words to describe this character: Ready to fight.
If a song played every time this character walked into a room, what song would it be? Cutthroat by Imagine Dragons
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Artemis

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Name: Artemis Bravo Sandoval
Pronouns: She/her
Age: 19
Species: Mexican Wolf Igni (ig-nigh) (Igni are a widespread species that turn into a specific predator once the sun goes down. Since Artemis is a Mexican Wolf Igni, she turns into a Mexican wolf.)
Height: About 1 metre, 6 centimetres or 5’5”
Eye colour: Yellow
Physical appearance: Artemis has short green hair meant to camouflage her in the coniferous forests of Mexico (it turns white by December). Her skin is dark brown, and her canines are sharp like wolf teeth. She has an intense burn scar across her back and a scar on her calf from a bear trap.
Strange or unique physical attributes: Her sharp teeth and strange hair colour make her stand out.
Favourite clothing style/outfit: Artemis wears loose, period-based masculine clothes suitable for travelling the forest.
Where do they live? What is it like there?: Currently, Artemis lives in Estella Fay's bedroom, usually underneath her bed or on a pile of clothes in her closet. Artemis has become a master of hiding herself in small spaces to hide from Estella Fay's Governess.
Defining gestures/movements: Artemis has a few more wolf-like habits, like beating her teeth when angry.
Things about their appearance they would most like to change: Artemis is pretty happy with how she looks.
Speaking style: Artemis speaks with a Mexican accent and sometimes switches between Spanish and English. She also has a frontal lisp, making her Ss and Zs sound like ths.
Pet peeves: Artemis hates it when people speak too fast because it can be challenging for her to understand.
Fondest memory: Artemis remembers her father making her tepoztopilli, a type of spear. She sat in a tree, watching him carve it with love and care.
Hobbies/interests: Artemis loves birds. Any type, but especially crows and ravens.
Special skills/abilities: Artemis knows how to fight with a spear, and she's bilingual.
Insecurities: Artemis is sometimes insecure about her lisp and tries to avoid the letter "s."
Quirks/eccentricities: Artemis tends to growl and snarl. She also has the sense of smell and night vision of a wolf.
Temperament: Artemis is a happy, bubbly person who tries to ignore the heavy weight of her sworn duties.
Negative traits: Artemis tends to bury her negative emotions and is killing herself internally on her revenge quest, despite just wanting to move on from her grief.
Things that upset them: Artemis gets upset when people bring up her family or her tendency to bury everything she doesn't want to think about.
Things that embarrass them: Artemis gets embarrassed when she makes an English blunder, such as mixing up English and Spanish idioms.
This character is highly opinionated about: What makes a family.
Any phobias?: No.
Things that make them happy: It's in Artemis's nature to have a pack, a group of people who provide for each other and protect one another. Right now, she only has Estella Fay, but she would love to have a pack again someday. That would make her happy.
Family (describe): Originally, Artemis lived in Mexico with her parents, little sister, and her pack. Her father, Pedro Luis, was a fighter, and her mother, Yolanda, was a healer. Artemis and her sister Hestia grew up in relative safety until they were attacked when she was nine. Yolonda smuggled Artemis and Hestia onto a ship, but they left her father behind. The trio landed in England, eventually finding and joining a sleuth of English brown bear Igni. There, Artemis found a new pack until the English came to slaughter them and set the forest ablaze. She was separated from Yolanda and Hestia and believed them dead with the rest of the sleuth.
Deepest, darkest secret: Artemis doesn't want to avenge the death of her sleuth. She wants to move on, to stop grieving and thinking about it.
The reason they have kept this secret for so long: Wolves will die to protect their pack. Artemis couldn't save them, so she feels honour bound to avenge them.
Other people's opinions of this character: Those who've met Artemis see her as a genuinely happy person with love for life and nature (especially birds).
Favourite books: Artemis loves the poetry that Estella Fay is teaching her to read.
Favourite foods: Red meat.
Religion/philosophy of life: Catholic
Physical health: Artemis is physically healthy.
Description of their house: Artemis is currently living in Estella Fay's house, which is too lavish for her tastes.
Description of their room: They live in Estella Fay's room, which she finds confining and stressful.
Any pets?: Yes. She has a pet raven she named Yolanda, after her mother.
The best thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, Estella Fay saving her was the best thing that could've happened to her.
The worst thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, her sleuth being attacked is the worst thing that's happened to her.
Superstitions: Only if you believe Catholicism to be superstitious.
Three words to describe this character: Happy, loyal, and grieving.
If a song played every time this character walked into a room, what song would it be?
I Lived by OneRepublic
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Neptune: Neptune is Saturn's genderfluid sibling. They're a significant side character present in the story from the beginning and the first follower of The Revolutionaires. They suffer from Congenital Rubella Syndrome, giving them cataracts and a severe heart condition. An avid lover of science fiction novels, they hope to one day achieve the renowned genius of their beloved heroes.

Lin: Artemis first met Lin in the English brown bear sleuth she joined when first arriving in England. Lin acts like your traditional Englishmen, except he lives in the woods and turns into a massive brown bear. He was separated from the sleuth in the attack, so he returned to their original home, hoping that someone would return. He has explored the forests in the two years since the attack, becoming a talented scout. Artemis meets him again when travelling through the woods to Portsmouth, where she and the group come across some English guards and is forced to flee. She smells Lin's scent, and it leads them right to him.

Prime Minister Victor Harris: While the Prime Minister doesn't make a direct appearance in this book, he acts as the series's main villain due to his crooked policies and harsh treatment of minorities. His reach is massive, his arrogance unbounded, and his rule hopefully limited.

James du Cane: That's a surprise tool to help us later!
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“the wist i knew would never allow a straight boy in their stories” ~Omni
“Hi Omni can I request wist get the role mom friend :]" ~winter
“ah yes, fear Wist's smile :) <- speaks of layers and layers of secrets” ~mint




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Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:54 am
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Neptune

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Name: Neptune "Smith"
Pronouns: They change (use they/them if unsure at the moment.)
Age: 20
Height: About 1 metre, 5 centimetres or about 5'2".
Eye colour: Greyish-white due to cataracts.
Physical appearance: Neptune has short white hair and dark blue skin. They usually look a little frail and borderline sickly.
Strange or unique physical attributes: Their cataracts are especially striking against their dark skin.
Favourite clothing style/outfit: They usually wear a lot of layers because they're susceptible to the cold and tend to dress in period-typical masculine clothes.
Where do they live? What is it like there?: They live in Edwin and Nellie's bakery, the same as Saturn. They like it because they don't remember anything else.
Defining gestures/movements: Neptune uses a white cane to move around.
Things about their appearance they would most like to change: They wouldn't change any of it.
Speaking style: Neptune tends to speak only when they have something important to say. They talk in straightforward sentences, saying what they mean, nothing more and nothing less.
Pet peeves: Neptune is bad at "social guessing games" and tends to get annoyed when people don't speak their intentions.
Fondest memory: Neptune's fondest memories are whenever Saturn reads to them.
Hobbies/interests: Neptune loves science fiction novels. Frankenstien, The Mummy!, The Year 2440. They could have Saturn have them read science fiction novels all day.
Special skills/abilities: Due to Neptune's love for science fiction, they've taught themselves how to build small gadgets with hopes of one day being able to measure up to some of the most iconic scientists.
Insecurities: Neptune is worried that they'll never achieve their goal of accomplishing something, that they'll die unimportant.
Quirks/eccentricities: Neptune has memorised entire chunks of their favourite novels and will quote them if they determine them essential.
Temperament: Neptune is a quiet person who tends to be in their head. They're often not paying attention.
Negative traits: Neptune can't make choices quickly, leading them to avoid situations where decisions are required.
Things that upset them: They suffer from misophonia, and their main trigger sound is finger tapping, which tends to make them angry.
Things that embarrass them: They're embarrassed when they're laughed at for misunderstanding a situation.
This character is highly opinionated about: They know that Dr Frankenstien is the real monster.
Any phobias?: No.
Things that make them happy: Saturn reading to them or managing to piece together a new gadget makes them happy.
Family (describe): Neptune doesn't remember their parents since they went to live with Edwin and Nellie when they were two, and their parents died when they were four. Life with Edwin, Nellie, and Saturn is all they remember.
Deepest, darkest secret: Neptune doesn't do secrets. They have nothing to hide.
The reason they have kept this secret for so long: N/A
Other people's opinions of this character: Very few people know Neptune so far, but those who do find them very intelligent and capable. They're going to accomplish great things.
Favourite books: Frankenstien by Mary Shelley.
Favourite foods: Bread.
Religion/philosophy of life: Agnostic: they believe there's not enough evidence to conclude the existence of a god or gods.
Physical health: Neptune suffers from CRS, so they're blind, frail, and have a heart condition.
Description of their house: They live with Edwin, Nellie, and Saturn. They use the table in the basement to build things and hide from the world.
Description of their room: They have a stack of books in between their bed and Saturn's. The table is littered with various scraps. It always smells like bread.
Any pets?: No.
The best thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, meeting Cyra.
The worst thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, growing up in a world that oppresses them so wholly.
Superstitions: No.
Three words to describe this character: Intelligent, thorough, and prepared.
If a song played every time this character walked into a room, what song would it be? Give Me the Future by Bastille
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“the wist i knew would never allow a straight boy in their stories” ~Omni
“Hi Omni can I request wist get the role mom friend :]" ~winter
“ah yes, fear Wist's smile :) <- speaks of layers and layers of secrets” ~mint




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Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:31 am
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Lin

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Name: Lin
Pronouns: He/him
Age: 20
Height: About 1 metre, 7 centimetres or about 5'6".
Eye colour: Dark brown
Physical appearance: Lin looks like your typical Englishmen until he smiles. He has dark brown hair and light skin. He doesn't tan in the sun. But he does have thick, slightly elongated canines.
Strange or unique physical attributes: Lin's smile can be a little scary.
Favourite clothing style/outfit: He dresses in a lovely brown waistcoat with a soft pink button-up. The brown waistcoat has patches on it from years of use.
Where do they live? What is it like there?: Lin lives in the woods and often sleeps in a cave, if not under the open stars. The area of the forest he calls home has barely begun to regrow after a fire.
Defining gestures/movements: Lin is incredibly comfortable in the forest and often in a tree.
Things about their appearance they would most like to change: Lin wishes he looked a little less commonplace, but he's learned to live with it.
Speaking style: Lin speaks quietly as if afraid of being heard or disturbing the forest around him.
Pet peeves: Lin tends to be annoyed by pessimistic thinking. He prefers to think positively, even if it's a foolish venture.
Fondest memory: Lin has a lot of fond memories of bonding with Artemis over the years. His favourite would be his first Spanish lesson, where Artemis returned the favour for being taught English.
Hobbies/interests: Lin likes hiking and exploring the forest, but he's fascinated by caves and rocks. He loves cool stones.
Special skills/abilities: Lin has an excellent feel for the forest and can guide anyone around.
Insecurities: Lin is terrified that his way of thinking of wrong and that his entire family is dead. (It doesn't help that Artemis is convinced of that reality.)
Quirks/eccentricities: Lin's pockets are usually full of small fragments of remarkable rocks, and they make a slight clicking noise when he walks.
Temperament: Lin is peaceful enough. He doesn't like to impose.
Negative traits: Lin can idealize very quickly, creating scenarios in his head that are bound to disappoint him.
Things that upset them: He hates when anyone points out the flaws in his thinking. He wants to imagine his happy ending in peace.
Things that embarrass them: He's embarrassed by the silly childhood stories Artemis will tell the group.
This character is highly opinionated about: What the Prime Minister's doing to search and "weed out" Igni.
Any phobias?: No.
Things that make them happy: Nature makes him happy.
Family (describe): He had a great relationship with his family. His father, Silas, was his biggest supporter and was the only one to know the forest better than he did. Wren, his mother, was the one that planted his obsession with rocks. She told him stories of Igni that used stones to speak with animals and build protective barriers. He knows the magic stuff was a fairytale, but he's loved rocks ever since. His brothers, Bennett and Hayden, would tease him when he blushed at pretty boys and stumbled over his words. When the attack happened, he was crushed. He desperately needs them to be alive.
Deepest, darkest secret: He doesn't really believe that his family's alive.
The reason they have kept this secret for so long: He'll break down if he admits that to himself. He can't handle the weight of their deaths, of never seeing them again.
Other people's opinions of this character: Artemis loves him but finds him a bit idealistic.
Favourite books: He rarely reads.
Favourite foods: red meat and berries.
Religion/philosophy of life: He believes in Mother Nature.
Physical health: Lin's physically healthy.
Description of their house: They live outside in the woods.
Description of their room: They don't have one.
Any pets?: No.
The best thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, meeting Artemis and growing up in a healthy, loving family.
The worst thing that has ever happened to this character: So far, it's the attack on his family.
Superstitions: No.
Three words to describe this character: A hardcore optimist.
If a song played every time this character walked into a room, what song would it be? Things We Lost in the Fire by Bastille
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“the wist i knew would never allow a straight boy in their stories” ~Omni
“Hi Omni can I request wist get the role mom friend :]" ~winter
“ah yes, fear Wist's smile :) <- speaks of layers and layers of secrets” ~mint




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Masterlist of Places and People


Places:
  • UK Censor: One of the prison hulks due to leave Portsmouth.
  • UK Dasher: The other prison hulk due to leave Portsmouth.
  • London: England's capital and the protagonists' meeting place.
  • The Mist: A district of London shrouded in mystery. Many believe it only belongs to criminals.
  • The Palace District: Home to the Prime Minister and his trusted guards. The House of Lords assembles in this district.
  • Portsmouth: The city in which the Uk Dasher and Censor lay in wait for their travel.
  • The Street of Kings: The district of London that houses the rich and famous, whether they are politicians, foreign officials, or celebrities.
  • The Underground: The militarized home of English Subterras. As the name suggests, it is underground.
  • The Woods:The stretch of forest surrounding and encompassing bits of London. Rumours say it's home to thousands of igni.

People:
  • Artemis Bravo Sandoval: A Mexican wolf igni hailing from Mexico and trying her best to conquer with a tragic attack.
  • Auden du Cane: That's a surprise tool that will help us later.
  • Cyra: A subterran glassworker turned Prime Minister guard after defending himself from a copper.
  • Denton: Malvis's younger brother, whom she has not spoken to in a couple of months.
  • Edwin Smith: Saturn and Neptune's foster father.
  • Estella Fay Taylor: A light alis locked away by her family because of her strange "outbursts."
  • The Governess: Estella Fay's Governess and tormentor.
  • Hestia Bravo Sandoval: Artemis's younger sister who disappeared after the attack on her home.
  • Lin: Artemis's childhood bestfriend.
  • Malvis: A Mister who's keeping a few secrets close to her chest.
  • Nellie Smith: Saturn and Neptune's foster mother.
  • Neptune "Smith": Saturn's younger blind sibling with love for inventing and science fiction.
  • Prime Minister Victor Harris: The crooked prime minister of the UK with goals of discriminatory legislator.
  • Saturn "Smith": A jack-of-all-trades ukayan who is desperate to keep himself and Neptune safe.
  • Tavish: Malvis's youngest brother, whom she refuses to speak of.
  • Vale: Cyra's softspoken childhood friend.
  • Yolanda: Artemis's raven she named after her mother.
  • Zylphia: Malvis's younger sister (and Tavish's twin), whom she refuses to speak of.
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“the wist i knew would never allow a straight boy in their stories” ~Omni
“Hi Omni can I request wist get the role mom friend :]" ~winter
“ah yes, fear Wist's smile :) <- speaks of layers and layers of secrets” ~mint




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It’s starting! I’m so excited.

I was fully aware that my decision to rob the yellow mansion on the corner would most likely be my death. I grew up on horror stories of such exploits, thieves who picked the wrong doors and Gatherers who chose the wrong house to rob. After all, Misters aren’t known for taking on any job and killing themselves for it; no, they were the shadows of society, those who played their cards correctly every time.

Unfortunately, I was a little low on cards at the moment.
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“the wist i knew would never allow a straight boy in their stories” ~Omni
“Hi Omni can I request wist get the role mom friend :]" ~winter
“ah yes, fear Wist's smile :) <- speaks of layers and layers of secrets” ~mint







See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.
— Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451