Dunari Santa!

They’ve never heard of Christmas here. When I mentioned it to Shinytop, Stein Cat and Sparks, they became instantly curious. ‘It’s a curse word,’ Stein Cat said, claiming he’d heard every curse there ever was due to his dealings with the criminal underworld. As crazy as it sounded, he had a point. I’d once overheard Mum saying Christmas could be a curse when she…

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The Aqua Obscura

  Shinytop claimed yesterday to have entered the Aqua Obscura (Hidden Water) zone twice during his thieving days, the first time to steal, the second time for a bet. Considering it’s a highly secured inner city sea dock area, and trespassers face a mandatory twenty years in the Undersea Prison, we doubted his story. He kept insisting it was true. ‘That dock is packed…

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The Fortune Teller of Transpal

The morning after we’d finished our mud pool experiences, Ganhook announced that he wanted us to visit a fortune teller that someone had recommended to him. He gave us a gold coin each to go check her out. I weighted the coin in my hand. ‘Expensive.’ ‘The good ones always are.’ I imagined all the other things a gold coin could buy, chief of…

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