Embrace 32: Schemes and Senseless Lies


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c/w mindreading, manipulation, surveillance, betrayal, break-ups

“But then our triumph broke, torn asunder not by those whose noses we’d bloodied to build it, but those who’d helped us fight for it. Boctive Deign, Xenarus Crow. They’d always held fear in their hearts. That fear would poison our fragile course.”


The day before the march on the Arrad Chambers and the liberation of Lastreah, Neah Gorse finds saimself alone in the Winter’s Lodge. Below them, the fragile machinery of the revolution whirrs. Messengers run to-and-fro, delivering news to the leaders that sit in council, and return with news and schemes.

More than anyone knows, Neah has been building sair knowledge of the revolution’s machinery. As sai comes under other’s dangerous influence, sai might be persuaded to turn the machine to fouler purpose.

~~ PEOPLE ~~

Boctive Deign: A charismatic and cunning revolutionary, whose radical treatises on Embrace are widely distributed and eagerly read.

Darjan Hask: A poet, writer and part of Embrace’s elite. Sai are a childhood rival of Neah.

Elif: Apprentice of a fashion house, leader of the Indifferent Maybe (focused on espionage).

Eviron Eaves: A prominent member of the Winter’s Lodge who the others look to for leadership.

Ido Ozk Erut: A prominent member of the Winter’s Lodge, who manages a lot of the day-to-day functions.

Renna: A former Dodger. Joined Roan’s gardens after she found the strange caves beneath Atrium during the first earthquake.


Ginnels: A revolutionary faction formed by the workers of Calvary that use the Maybes as their direct action groups.

Wolves: A revolutionary faction that formed in the early days of the Assembly. They believe that acting to secure the revolution’s safety is paramount.

~~ PLACES ~~

Winter’s Lodge: A place pulled out from the cut. A shifting collection of mismatched architecture. A shell for the gall.


Episode title from Victory by Janelle Monae


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Hosted by Adam Dixon. Starring Beck Michalak, Elizabeth Simoens, Ryan Evans, Steve Martin and Thryn Henderson.

Produced by Thryn Henderson

Series art by Ben Swinden

Music taken from Kai Engel’s Satin

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