Manage episode 295438870 series 2449076
c/w prisons, jailbreak, murder
“We declare now the institution of the Common Government of Embrace and proclaim immediate:
- The dissolution of Embrace’s council.
- The institution of an Assembly representative of the city’s common citizenry.
- That this Assembly establish a constitution by which a future government will be formed. It will provide governance during this transitional period, and no person shall hold it back from these duties.
- Citizens of houses Callad, Daker, Prilicent, Shif, their invested lesser houses and those serving the former council are forbidden from sitting in the Assembly.”
In the dark hour before dawn, a fleet of ships—fishing ships and trade barges, rowboats and one-person yachts, narrowboats out of the canal’s comfort—break the harbour of Laceport and sail purposefully towards Lastreach.
That final island, downstream on the Trill, has served Embrace with a multitude of purposes. Holy ground, watchpost, fort, arable hills for goats, neutral ground, a villa. Now though, it stands as a symbol of tyranny. There is found the city’s jail, and too many languish forgotten on that craggy redoubt.
~~ PEOPLE ~~
Anancrik Rise: Leader of the Flint Street Knappers. Once a friend of Ezra and Nilkat, but life has taken them on a different path.
Jossa Stoic: Crik’s second in command. Tough and trustworthy, respected by all the Knappers.
Nilkat: A former factory mechanic, turned revolutionary. A member of the Ginnels and our story’s narrator.
~~ FACTIONS ~~
Flint Street Knappers: A gang operating out of Limbus Ward, who use gliders to get around. Most are from families with heritage in the Rushes.
Laceport Beneficiaries: An illegal, roaming co-op dock that feeds the people of Calvary.
Ministry of the True: Agents of the council who wield extra-judiciary powers and private militias.
nim Callad: The former monarchs of Embrace, who refuse to release their grip on their burnished gold. They own most of the city’s land, extracting extortionate rents.
~~ PLACES ~~
Calvary: The most densely packed ward, filled with too-small houses and windmill factories. There are rumours that you can disappear into the Cut if you take the wrong turning.
Lastreach: The island furthest downstream at the confluence of the Trill and the Callad. It currently serves as the cities notorious jail.
Episode title from Salem by Bon Iver
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Produced by Thryn Henderson
Series art by Ben Swinden
Music taken from Kai Engel’s Satin
Paper sound effect by GJOS on freesound.