Chapter 1: A Ring is a Collar is a Ring

A Daer proverb advising against wearing piercings, especially to signify a commitment. | In which proposals are made and partnerships are formed.


Chapter 2: There’s More Than One Page in a Book

A Dansleyan proverb about first impressions. | In which everyone gets to know each other, and Khimaera and Ada cross paths with the cops.


Chapter 3: Follow a Scorpion, Find a Nest

A Daer proverb, usually used to admonish someone who seems to have gone looking for trouble. | In which Chazei and Ada stumble into trouble.


Chapter 4: It’s Easy to Put on Sandals

A Dansleyan proverb about taking small steps in a larger plan.  The full version goes “It’s hard to make the journey but it’s easy to put on sandals”.  | In which etiquette lessons begin and Khimaera and Ada go drinking.


Chapter 5: It’s a Snake With Two Heads

A Daer proverb about revenge. | In which the cops bond over sports and Ada visits her mother in the hospital.


Q&A: The Thederins | The Hangbed Corner | Employment Tag Removal | Cross’s Hair | The Hangbed Corner II | Let’s All Fight Cross | Accents

Chapter 6: Rot Will Out

A Dansleyan proverb about concealing one’s true unpleasant nature. | In which there is an engagement party.

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Chapter 7: Like a Hare in Long Grass

A Daer proverb describing something well-hidden or perfectly camouflaged. | In which Kaursson and Chazei investigate the disappearance of Ada Feldon.


Q&A: How Khimaera Got His Scars | Life in Isley | A Hug from Tianae | Khimaera-Vision | Toasty’s Turn | Khimaera and Ada’s Favorite Skies | Comic Arts and Martial Arts | Happy Memories

Chapter 8: A Horse Must Sleep to Run

A Dansleyan proverb about the necessity of rest. | In which Ada meets Khimaera’s family, and Cross keeps hunting.

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Chapter 9: The River Meets the Sea

A proverb shared by Daer and Dansleyans, meaning all things must end. | In which the river meets the sea.

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Retrospective/Before You Read

Guest Pages

2018: Victoria Smith | mckee11223 | Sadie L. | Pseudocon

2019: Birb | avercwh | Pidge | Victoria | Fermi | Dani | Edie | Jess | Lozey

2020: Lozey | Kammy | KrazyOnKatnip | Fae | Rey Sutton | Victoria Smith | Dani | Hershel | Carson | Spooks