Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector

Legacy

Not all magic is equal. Even hard work and determination is no match for skills passed on from generation to generation, each time being built upon and growing stronger. These old magic families have hoarded their secrets with every generation, using them to get ahead where they could - or leaving a mess for their progeny to deal with as soon as they have passed.

Legacy delves into the people who have had the responsibility of generations passed down to them and how they use their family's magic with the time they have left. This generation knows that eventually the End will eventually come for them and that they might not have much time to stop it. If they want to stop it at all.

Evidence

Magic can end up in the hands of anyone if they know where to look. Magical items litter the streets if you know where to look, and will work for anyone who happens upon them. While the Syndicate tries to keep them from falling into the wrong hands - or any hands at all - even they don`t know how many remain outside of the Evidence Locker at the back of the office.

Evidence looks at the stories of some of the magical artifacts that the Syndicate has yet to track down. Wands and pendants often find their way into the possession of people who don't fully understand their potential or the consequences of using them.

Visitors

They don’t fall from the sky, travelling from far beyond the stars to explore and conquer. The skies hold secrets, but those still out there are not nearly as dangerous as the ones who have already made their way through.

Visitors focuses on the stories of those who slip through the cracks in reality, creatures from other universes do their best to blend in to avoid the Others, a special group designated to quash any attempts for them to hide among the humans. Some manage to slip their grasp, but those still have to contend with the Syndicate if they want their plans to succeed.

Office

There is a blue door that appears in the city that not everyone can see. The Syndicate offices are on the other side, headquarters for everyone trying to keep magic hidden by any means necessary.

They also handle all the paperwork involved in processing dangerous old gods, deal with victims of the vampire flu and are always on the lookout for new employees to replace those lost due to other workplace hazards.

Office tells the stories of those who work for the mysterious Syndicate. It is a day job unlike any other, though some would  probably prefer something a little more mundane.

Simya Academy

Dawn, a student at the mysterious Simya Academy, thinks nothing is strange at all about her school. She’s been here as long as she can remember and nothing about it – From the classes on how to use her magic to the fact that they are only permitted to leave the grounds under very special circumstances to the fact that no one in the school has a family to go home to – seems strange.

And then something about her starts changing and slowly, she realizes that not all is quite as it seems with her school – or herself.

Backstreets

While the backstreets may have once been a thriving community and a refuge away from the city where they could practice magic in peace, they've long since been abandoned. The few who do still use them are not the most pleasant, more likely to give you a deal on something they need to keep hidden away from prying eyes than show you they way out.

Backstreets tells the stories of those who managed to find them. People stumble in very rarely, but those unlucky few that do are usually trapped within the labyrinth with no hope of ever escaping - at least, not unscathed.

 

Syndicate

Hidden away in dark alleys and performed by those with the proper training, magic still thrives. Being forced into the shadows over the years has created some issues, with some wanting to bring it further out into the light and use it for their own purposes.

The Syndicate is an organization dedicated to keeping that from happening. They have eyes and ears all over the city, watching and making sure no one steps out of line. For those who do, the punishment will be swift and not necessarily painless.

The stories in Syndicate offer a glimpse into this strange underworld behind the veil where things are not always what they seem and you may find out that you belong there after all.