Weird Recipe

This is an advertising flyer that got shoved into my hand today. Weird!!! Marcon’s Mart 55 Dunode Street District Vetexan The Best For Sustainable And Exotic Foods. This Month’s Gourmet Recipe Stuffed Fog Maggot Guaranteed to thrill your guests. One Fog Maggot: 5-6 lbs Three medium Fala Spiders. Hock Syrup Mixed Herbs Two pints of Vate curd Two pounds of diced cheese Half pint…

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The Ghosts of Stein Cat’s Past

Ganhook received a storm warning at 3:34 this morning. Though the storm wasn’t a spirit storm, and was over nine-hundred kilometres away, he decided it was a good time we learned about storm warnings. In my eyes, 3:34 AM isn’t a good time for anything except dreaming. ‘It’s a Spale Storm,’ he said, once he’d gathered Aisling and I in the kitchen. ‘Spale Storms…

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Eggs

I’ve been trying to explain the concept of Easter to them here, but it’s like trying to explain a cat to a mouse. Okay, so their fine with a public holiday. It’s the eggs thing they don’t get. ‘Chocolate eggs,’ Ganhook said, his eyes wide with astonishment. His reaction surprised me. He loved chocolate. But at least I’d managed to shock him, which gave…

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Ganhook’s Map

Ganhook has the most amazing map I’ve ever seen. Normally it’s laid out on a table in his ‘Odd Things’ examination chamber, a beautiful 2D artwork about 3’ by 3’, depicting everything within the city walls. But with a simple spell phrase, the map becomes 3D and semi-solid, and can be manipulated to make any feature bigger and transparent, enabling a viewer to see…

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Aisling’s ‘Weird News’ snippet. April 2019

City of Bones News Exclusive Unearthing the scandal of the Market Fields haunted road. By Undercover reporter Kran As you will know, the Bone City News is proud of its reputation as a beacon against corruption. No stone is left unturned to expose the parasites that feed on society. When the first reports of ‘strange goings on’ at the Market Fields expansion reached us,…

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A Mystery Growth

A wave of rumours swept through the city this morning. Among the reports flooding into Ganhook, were claims of an approaching spirit storm, a zeikel disease outbreak and an approaching rogue anvil wave. Mostly, though, they were about the Wrecking Woods closing on the city. Clueless crowds formed, demanding information and action, with some trying to break into the storm bunkers to seek shelter….

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Unofficial Product Review: Security Sack 200

Although we were annoyed at Ganhook’s product test surprise, Aisling and I were excited to get a look inside the military’s docklands facility. After passing through the city, our carriage descended along a security tunnel for about half a kilometre before emerging into a courtyard where a team of khaki dressed soldiers unleashed a search spirit to check the carriage—and us. And, though I’d…

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Product Review: Security Sack 200

We did our second product review yesterday. The product was called the Survival Sack 200, and the brochure proclaimed it was the ultimate survival system for all known environments within a 200-mile radius of the City of Bones. I’d swear Ganhook enjoys keeping us on our toes because, as usual, we didn’t get to know we were ‘volunteering’ for the product test until half-an-hour…

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Up in Court

A summons from the Courts of Decree arrived this morning, advising us that the City of Bones Historical Society had taken a legal action to halt the Makleet Warrior’s relocation. An hour later a letter arrived from Inspector Shard, asking for our help to explain our statue ‘relocation’ theory to the judge. I’d never been to court in my life. Even when my parents…

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Spirit Extractors

Although Aisling and I had heard about the Abandoned Avenues, it was impossible to find out how that part of the city became infested with dangerous grey spirits. A state secret. That’s what everyone said. Even Shinytop knew little except that some kind of bomb was detonated there twenty-two years ago. Then, out of the blue, Ganhook handed us a confidential report, and said,…

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