Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Raven’s Knot

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of The Raven’s Knot are as follows: 

HAZEL and TOM  (The Raven’s Knot | Prologue) The first victims of the resurrected Valkyrja, Hazel was slain along with Tom as they drove through the Somerset Levels. The vile handmaids of Woden attacked the couple in the dark of night, hurling their car from the air with them still inside after a prolonged chase. May they rest in peace.

OWEN  (The Raven’s Knot | Ch 8 – The Raven’s Knot Ch 12) First victim of the Twelve’s attack upon the Eden’s Bus, Owen was brutally killed by Valkyrie talons.

RHONDA, LUKE, PATRICK, and DOT  (The Raven’s Knot | Ch 8 – The Raven’s Knot Ch 12) The remaining inhabitants of the Eden’s Bus met the same fate as Hazel and Tom, shortly after Owen’s grisly demise. Their ghosts dwell still in the Summer Lands.

AIDAN  (The Raven’s Knot | Ch 8 – The Raven’s Knot | Ch 26) Descendant of Askar and leader of the Well Wishers, Aidan gave his life so that Neil might reach the Holy Thorn in time to be spared the wrath of the Valkyrja. A devoted and courageous servant of the Nornir throughout his life, Aidan was trusted by Miss Ursula in the dark hour when her sister left the sanctuary of the Wyrd Museum to journey to Glastonbury. His memory is honoured by the remaining descendants of Askar.

THOUGHT (The Raven’s Knot | Ch 3 – The Raven’s Knot | Ch 28) Faithful confidant of Woden and leader of the Twelve, Thought the raven was resurrected by the arts of the Gallow’s God, and ordered the carrying out of many heinous murders and deceptions before he was at last destroyed by the spear of Longinus. His maleficent soul is condemned to the void, and never again will he ride the bloody winds of war at his Master’s side.

REVEREND PETER GALLOWAY  (The Raven’s Knot | Ch 4 – The Raven’s Knot | Ch 28) Deceived into Woden’s service, the kind-hearted but weak-willed Reverend Galloway met his end at the cruel beaks and claws of the Valkyrja upon Wearyall Hill. He was able to wrest back his will from the enthralment of Memory and defend himself before his death. Tragically, however, he was slaughtered just before the ascendance of the divine being who had been imprisoned in the body of the elderly Tommy, and so never set eyes upon the holy vision he arguably deserved to see. May the Lord receive his spirit.

TOMMY  (The Raven’s Knot | Ch 6 – The Raven’s Knot | Ch 28) Trapped upon the earth as a wizened vagabond, Tommy was revealed to be angelic, one of the holy host against which the Valkyrja could not stand. In its devouring fires were the Twelve vanquished, and by the death of its human form was it able to ascend once more.

MISS VERONICA WEBSTER [VERDANDI OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF ASKAR, THIRD OF THE NORNIR]  (The Woven Path | Ch 2 – The Raven’s Knot | Ch 28)   Bearer of the Measure of Doom and erstwhile beloved of Woden before immortality claimed him, Verdandi finally met her end in an act of great bravery, sacrificing herself to save young Edie from the spear of Longinus. Imprisoned in the Wyrd Museum for countless generations with her sisters, she sought freedom at the last, and was able to find a brief happiness despite the guile of Woden. With her death began the Cessation, and the fall of the Spinners of the Wood.


MISS VERONICA WEBSTER would like to convey to EDIE DORKINS the following message from the beyond: ‘Look out for the Undine, dear. And always keep your eyes peeled for trouble.’ 

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Woven Path

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

 The deceased of The Woven Path are as follows:

ANGELO SIGNORELLI   (The Woven Path | Prologue – The Woven Path | Ch 23) Wartime GI turned loud-mouthed stuffed toy, Angelo risked his very soul to save those he loved and liberate the world from the menace of Belial, Archduke of Demons. Following his untimely death, this courageous airman was imprisoned by the Sisters Webster in the body of the teddy bear he had kept as a good luck charm. By the mercy of the Nornir he was able to return to his own past and save the love of his life, Jean Evans, and her baby son, from an early grave. He is remembered by Jean, and by Neil Chapman, who will always count him a true friend.

FRANK JEFFRIES   (The Woven Path | Prologue – The Woven Path | Ch 21) Friend and fellow airman to Angelo, Frank was a somewhat put-upon young man with a kind heart and nervous demeanour. Unsuited for life as a GI and unable to cope with the trauma of his occupation, Frank sought solace in Jean’s friend Kathleen Hewett. That lady, however, was not the steadfast sweetheart Frank had been hoping for. In her unhinged attempt to join with Belial and wreak havoc upon London, Ms Hewett stabbed Frank and left him to die, causing Angelo to later be blamed for her actions. Frank was mourned by his family in America, and remembered by those of his squadron who survived the war.

ARNOLD PORTER  (The Woven Path | Ch 8) Long-suffering Mr Porter was one of the three air-raid wardens whose mission it was to apprehend Edie Dorkins and remove her from the apparent danger of her bombsite lair. Though he and his group never succeeded in this, Arnold was able to protect another young person; he was the first to come upon Neil, who had just emerged from the Webster’s time vortex. Sadly, in saving Neil from a parachute mine, Mr Porter lost his life. As a ghost, he spent his empty time in the bombsite he had tried so hard to rescue Edie from, as one of her unquiet ‘subjects’. He was later consumed by Belial, only to be ultimately freed when that fiend was confined once more.

TOMMY   (The Woven Path | Ch 9 – The Woven Path | Ch 11) Beloved pet and companion to Doris Meacham, this faithful dachshund was seriously injured in an act of nauseating brutality by three local youths, who were acting upon the insinuations of Mrs Stokes. He was later put down rather harshly by Kathleen Hewett. Tommy was adored by Mrs Meacham and sorely missed by her for the remainder of her life.

DORIS MEACHAM   (The Woven Path | Ch 9 – The Woven Path | Ch 12) Head of the ladies’ ‘make do and mend’ circle, neighbour to the Stokes family and landlady to Ms Hewett, Mrs Meacham was a hard-working member of her community who was occasionally thought of as conceited and shallow by those around her. She was the first victim of Belial, and died a grisly and tragic death in a lonely alleyway not far from her own home. It is not known whether Mrs Meacham had any family, but she was certainly mourned by her friends and the wider community.

PETER STOKES   (The Woven Path | Ch 9 – The Woven Path | Ch 15) Father-in-law to Jean, Mr Stokes was a kindly, mild-mannered man who had already lost his son Billy to the war. This grief haunted Mr Stokes for many years, and was his undoing when he was lured to his doom by Belial. Like Arnold Porter, Mr Stokes was freed from the world at the defeat of the Archduke of Demons, and was remembered fondly by all who knew him.

MICKEY HARMON   (The Woven Path | Ch 11 – The Woven Path | Ch 20) A friend to Neil during his time in 1943, Mickey was an excitable and somewhat morbid lad with enthusiasm for everything and a strong imagination. He was barbarically murdered by Kathleen Hewett in her bid for power, and was mourned by his father and by Neil.

IRENE STOKES   (The Woven Path | Ch 9 – The Woven Path | Ch 21) The sour and hateful head of the Stokes family, Mrs Stokes was not mourned when she died in the Bethnal Green tube disaster. Perpetrator of a thousand small evils, this vile old woman only served to release her family from a lifetime of suffering by her death. If she was remembered at all, it was with dislike and reproach.

MR ORMEROD   (The Woven Path | Ch 17 – The Woven Path | 22) This odious man briefly employed Kathleen Hewett as a spy before being blown to pieces during the munitions explosion which Miss Hewett orchestrated in her attempt to impress Belial. He was not missed.

KATHLEEN HEWETT   (The Woven Path Ch 10 – The Woven Path | Ch 23) A spy masquerading as an orphaned munitions factory worker, Miss Hewett revealed herself to be a cold and calculating murderess without a shred of humanity. After committing countless acts of cruelty and depravity, and attempting to join Belial in his plans of ruination, she was eventually executed when she mistakenly caught Edie’s incendiary bomb necklace. Good riddance.


As a final note, ANGELO SIGNORELLI would like to convey to NEIL CHAPMAN the following message from the beyond: ‘You did good, kid, but you ain’t landed safe yet. Don’t trust them dodgy broads to have your back, they’ve got woo of their own to deal with, n’ it’s far scarier than some ol’ roach that got too big for its box. Watch out for yourself, kid, that’ll see you through. So long.’ 

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | Time of Blood

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of Time of Blood are as follows:

MURDER VICTIMS OF THE MARQUESS DARQUELLER, INCLUDING: AN UNNAMED GENTLEMAN LOCAL TO WHITBY, TWO SCOTTISH HERRING GIRLS, AND MISS ESME FULLER  (Time of Blood | Ch 1 – Time of Blood Ch 2) A hard-working maid of Bagdale Old Hall, Esme, like her unfortunate predecessors, was murdered in mysterious circumstances. Grace Pickering, her replacement in the position of Bagdale maid, later discovered that Miss Fuller had been killed to sate the appetites of the Marquess and his loathsome familiar, Catesby. It is assumed that the three other victims were slain for the same vile purpose. May the Esk bear their immortal souls to heaven’s kingdom.

MISS GRACE PICKERING  (Time of Blood | Ch 1) After discovering the awful truth of the Marquess Darqueller, Grace was tragically murdered by that merciless villain on a misty Whitby night. Not content to deny her life, the Marquess raised Grace’s corpse during her wake, and by his evil arts, stole her from her very deathbed with the intent of offering her blood as sacrifice to the Lords of the Deep and her corpse as a vessel to entrap Them. Though Grace’s body was destroyed in that hideous ritual, her spirit rests in peace. Grace is survived by her father and missed by her community.

MISS MARTHA GALES  (Time of Blood | Ch 3 – Time of Blood | Ch 8) A friend to Lil and an innocent daughter of Whitby, Martha was engaged to be married to Bill Wilson before a curse caused her to catch the attention of the Marquess Darqueller, and so sealed her doom. Martha met the same fate as Grace after death, however, the Triad decreed that her spirit, like Grace’s, should be released from the Marquess’s unholy clutches. Martha will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

MRS BEATRICE PADDOCK  (Time of Blood | Ch 1 – Time of Blood | Ch 10) Cook at Bagdale Hall, Mrs Paddock was killed and cannibalised by Mrs Axmill while the latter was under the thrall of her master the Marquess. May Beatrice, who never found true love in life, find peace in death despite her violent end.

MRS AXMILL  (Time of Blood | Ch 1 – Time of Blood | Ch 10)  Consumed by the Marquess’s unholy arts, Mrs Axmill, formerly housekeeper at Bagdale Hall, was compelled to commit numerous evils in Darqueller’s name. Fuelled by the Marquess’s false promise that she would be his third and living bride, Mrs Axmill aided him in murder and a series of macabre and unnatural surgical experiments upon animals and people, before being callously slain when her master no longer had need of her.

MISTER DARK [CALLED: QUELLER, THE MARQUESS DARQUELLER]   (The Power of Dark | Ch 2 – Time of Blood | Ch 10)  Cut from the gallows and reanimated by the alchemist Melchior Pyke, the nefarious Mister Dark finally met his match when he attempted to bind the Lords of the Deep to his will. Thwarted at the last, he was devoured by the vengeful Triad, though what upheavals his death may cause in Whitby’s future are still unknown.


Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Devil’s Paintbox

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of The Devil’s Paintbox are as follows: 

TRACY EVANS  (The Power of Dark | Prologue – The Devil’s Paintbox Ch 16)  Naive and vulnerable, Tracy was ultimately lured to her death by the deceit of Mister Dark. Though perhaps not greatly liked in life, she was, at the end of the day, just a restless and unhappy teenager. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

 JOE  (The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 4) First victim of the Yellow Scourge, this beloved husband and father will be missed.
VICTIMS OF SCOURGE YELLOW  (The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 4 – The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 16) Rest in peace all those who died after that accursed plague swept over Whitby. May such horrors never again visit their town.
THE HELICOPTER CREW  (The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 7) Taken down by the Carmine Swarm, these unfortunate reporters were at least spared the slow death of the Scourge.
ORKID  (The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 9) Intrepid eco-warrior, Orkid was slain by Mister Dark’s unholy familiar, Catesby. May she rest in peace.
CHERRY CERISE’S FATHER  (The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 10) Cherry’s terminally ill father met his daughter again by chance in the last days of his life, and his passing was more peaceful for it.
VICTIMS OF SAHARA SAND  (The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 12) Buried by the unnatural sands of the fourth paintblock, it is to be hoped that these nameless residents of Whitby did not suffer overmuch.
PC REG GIBSON  (The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 12)  Killed by the monstrous insects which arrived with Sahara Sand, PC Gibson will be remembered by his family and friends.
VICTIMS OF CHINA WHITE  (The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 14) Crushed or trampled in the moments after the fifth paintblock was used, these poor people were at least unknowing when they died. Their relatives and friends will however carry the burden of their accidental deaths forever – the true evil of China White.
CHERRY CERISE  (The Power of Dark | Prologue – The Devil’s Paintbox | Ch 16) Whitby witch, town eccentric, and all round groovy lady, Cherry Cerise was murdered by Mister Dark on the night of Gansey Blue. She is remembered and sorely missed by Lil and Verne, and the sacrifices she made in limiting and negating the effects of the Devil’s Paintbox will stand among the great deeds of all Whitby witches. She now boogies in the veil with her predecessors, a lauded member of that sacred sisterhood.

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Power of Dark

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The dead (and undead) of The Power of Dark are as follows: 

EGGS AND BACON  (The Power of Dark | Ch 5 – The Power of Dark | Ch 11) Beloved pets of Tracy Evans’s younger brother, these poor hamsters were mercilessly sacrificed by Miss Evans to a vile creature of the Deeps. Her brother will miss them, even if Tracy herself was too far under the power of Dark to understand what she had done.

SCAUR ANNIE   (The Power of Dark | Ch 2 – The Power of Dark | Ch 14)  Whitby witch of long ago, Annie’s unquiet spirit lay dormant and seething for four centuries, awaiting the conclusion of her ancient feud with the alchymist, Sir Melchior Pyke. Hauled from death by the Lords of the Deep in their malice, Annie be-gothed and be-witched the East Cliff in an attempt to wage war upon Sir Melchior and all he stood for. Owing to the guidance of Cherry Cerise and Lil’s compassion, Annie saw the folly of her endeavour at the last, and was reunited with her lover in eternal peace.

SIR MELCHIOR PYKE  (The Power of Dark | Prologue – The Power of Dark Ch 14) Alchymist and natural philosopher, Melchior Pyke sought to create for himself a device which would bestow power beyond measure. Over the years, the pursuit of such consumed him, till at last he came to Whitby, destitute and desperate, and there delivered Annie from a fiery death. Despite his love for Whitby’s fair witch, Sir Melchior saw only the glory that awaited him upon completion of his life’s work, and this blindness was his downfall. Murdered by his former love, he, like Annie, awaited his rebirth in torment, and like her, sought to wage war. He is forgiven for his pride and heedless pursuit of power, and forsook all earthly treasures to rest with Annie.

SALLY  (The Power of Dark | Ch 1 – The Power of Dark | Ch 14)  Lil’s beloved pet of many years, this faithful companion sadly died in an accident on the night of Annie’s confrontation with Sir Melchior. Upon vacating Lils body, however, Annie left behind a little of her gifts, and with them, Lil’s awareness of her own powers. Lil found that Sally’s ghost had stayed by her side, a comfort to her in that painful time.

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | Thomas

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of Thomas are as follows: 

ABLE RUDDAWAY  (Thomas | Ch 3 – Thomas | Ch 4) Bosun of the Calliope for many long years, Mr Ruddaway was murdered in cold blood upon the deck of his own ship. He will be missed by all who came to know him over the course of his long, seafaring life.

THE PASSENGERS AND CREW OF THE CALLIOPE  (Thomas | Ch 3 – Thomas | Ch 7) The Calliope was wrecked off the coast of Crete following its embroilment in the unnatural storms of the Kaliya, the ship of the Scale. Although the human crew were able to abandon ship before the catastrophe, the secondary crew and passengers were less fortunate. Of the many creatures who boarded that ship with hopes of a new future ahead, only a very few set eyes upon land again.

THE SHRINE MAIDENS OF VIRBIUS  (Thomas | Ch 8) These eleven unfortunate tenders of the shrine beneath the White Mountains were cruelly put to death by the hordes of the Scale when they arrived to reclaim the seventh fragment. Though the bodies of the maidens were treated with contempt by their murderers, each was later laid to rest by the crew of the Chandi. Blessed are they who guarded the Green’s birthplace which such devotion, may they find peace in His embrace.

NELTEMI  (Thomas | Ch 8) The last of the Twelve Maidens, Neltemi sacrificed herself so that the ninth fragment might be kept from the clutches of the adept Dahrem Ruhar, and so from the Scale. Having escaped the fate of her sisters by chance, she alone among them tragically fell victim to the lethal blood of the Serpent; only recently has nature reclaimed the place below the shrine, where she died.

MULLIGAN  (Thomas | Ch 2 – Thomas | Ch 9) Mulligan, son of Padriac, was the final custodian of the ninth fragment, and bravely did he do his duty though it cost him more than any creature should have had to give. Though he died in obscurity his memory will be forever honoured in Hara and by the Green Council. May he voyage on fairer shores than those which the world gave him.

THE SADHU OF HARA  (Thomas | 12 – Thomas | Ch 13) For many ages did this loris live in communion with the Green and with His Council, and when at last the time came for him to relinquish his mortal life he did so gladly. As a result of the decisions he made regarding the ultimate defeat of Gorscarrigern, this Sadhu is not remembered fondly by the people of his city; though the intervention of Jophet the rat prevented all trace of him being erased from Haran history.

THE CITIZENS OF HARA  (Thomas | Ch 11 – Thomas | Ch 13) On the night of the siege of Hara many brave and loyal folk of the city lost their lives. Thanks to the quick actions of Sobhan Giri, many  Haran children were saved, but there was not a family unaffected by the slaughter, and the Green’s stronghold was never the same.

LIEUTENANT KARIM BIHARI  (Thomas | Ch 9 – Thomas | Ch 13) First mate of the Chandi under Captain Chattan, Karim gave his life in the saving of his fair city. A glorious warrior’s death was his, and in the Green hereafter is his place set high.

CAPTAIN CHATTAN GIRI  (Thomas | Ch 9 – Thomas | Ch 14) Most valiant mongoose and Haran warrior, Chattan finally fell to the black blood of the Dark Despoiler in a duel to the death with Dahrem Ruhar. Steadfast was the Captain in his faith in the Green and his love for his city, and great  were the honours bestowed upon him after death.

DAHREM RUHAR  (Thomas  | Ch 2 – Thomas | Ch 14) Master of artifice and brightest star among all Sarpedon’s adepts, Dahrem restored the eighth fragment into the keeping of the Scale. A faithful devotee of Suruth Scarophion even in death, he ascended unto the Serpent’s Court in the heavens and his name is lauded among the most high in the Eye of Sarpedon the Mighty.

THE LORD SURUTH SCAROPHION [SARPEDON; THE DARK DESPOILER, SOVREIGN OF SERPENTS AND FIRSTBORN OF ALL THE GODS. KNOWN IN HARA AS GORSCARRIGERN; THE COILED ONE]   (Thomas | Ch 16) Once the most feared and exalted power ever to wear earthly raiment, the Black Sovereign ruled in might and majesty from the dawn of the world. Though His designs were ever impeded by the usurping Green, many of the faithful did Sarpedon gather into His coils and ever did His cult thrive. Long did His beloved subjects toil to return Him to the living plane, and though the Green Council sought to ruin the ninth fragment and destroy the final hope of the Scale, they did not succeed. Most highly honoured should be the claws of the Serpent’s disciples, for it was due to their devotion that their Lord was able to claim His idol as a place of refuge. Though He was cast into the mansions of Death, He watches over His followers still, and in recent times the nine stars have been seen to shine over the place where the Black Temple once stood.

THE HIGH PRIEST OF THE SCALE  (Thomas | Ch 7 – Thomas | Ch 16) He who retrieved the holy fragments shall forever be remembered as the last High One ever to grace the Black Temple. Great was his triumph and bitter his defeat, and through it all he bore no name that might be recorded here. The shadows of every High Priest before him did rest upon his shoulders, and from his ordination until the time of his death not a word did he speak nor deed commit that was not for the glory of Sarpedon the Mighty. Siierhet vartani vrei. 

WOODGET PIPPLE  (Thomas | Ch 1 – Thomas | ‘Journey’s End’)  Drowned by the artifice of Mother Lotus and rescued from the brink of death by Zenna the sea maiden, Woodget lives still as the new Sadhu of Hara. However, as he retains no memory of who he once was and is sundered forever from all those he held dear, this knowledge will never reach Thomas, the once to whom it would mean the most.


Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Whitby Child

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of The Whitby Child are as follows: 

SUSANNAH O’DONNELL  (The Whitby Child | Ch 4) This ill-fated lady lost her happiness and family wealth to Nathaniel Crozier’s perfidy. After his death, however, she was strong enough to resist the chains of his memory, but was killed at the decree of her coven sisters for defecting during the attempted assassination of Ben. She was consumed by the fiend of the deep whom the Triad had raised high, and now sleeps in the void.

THE FISHMONKEY [SERVANT OF THE LORD OF THE FROZEN WASTES]   (The Whitby Child | Ch 4 – The Whitby Child | Ch 13) An unholy and misbegotten relic imbued with evil life, this vile creature was responsible for machinating all of the Coven of the Black Sceptre’s attempts to murder Ben. Misleading the witches, it was carrying out the will of its true master, the Lord of the Frozen Wastes. In his arrogance upon the night of his rebirth, Crozier dispatched the abomination to meet its Lord. May its like never regain physical form.

MIRIAM GOWER  (The Whitby Child | Ch 4 – The Whitby Child | Ch 7) Faithful member of the Coven of the Black Sceptre, Miriam was consumed by the waves in her attempt to lure Ben to his death. It is unknown whether she was liberated from Crozier’s stranglehold in the next life.

ELIZABETH [‘LIZ’]  (The Whitby Child | Ch 7 – The Whitby Child Ch 12) Originally a withdrawn and unremarkable member of Crozier’s coven, Liz proved her devotion to her master in her attack upon Miss Boston on the night of Crozier’s resurrection.  In that altercation she was unfortunately slain – a needless waste of life.

PEAR  [PERSEPHONE CROZIER]   (The Whitby Child | Ch 7 – The Whitby Child Ch 13) Lively and precocious, Pear defied her upbringing in her father’s vile coven to protect her first and only friend, Jennet. Tragically, Pear was accidentally killed in werehound form by her own mother. She is remembered by the Laurenson family and by Meta, whose guilt will never leave her despite her eventual liberation from Crozier’s thrall.

NATHANIEL CROZIER [HIGH PRIEST OF THE BLACK SCEPTRE, DEFIER OF THE TRIAD]   (The Whitby Child | Ch 14)  After his demise at the rising of Morgawrus, Crozier’s coven contrived to parlay with the Lord of the Frozen Wastes to have their master be returned to them on the living plane. The terms of this insidious bargain were that the coven dispose of Ben, and so of the threat he posed to the Triad. Believing this task achieved, the Lord of the Frozen Wastes consented to return Crozier to his brides, and so the warlock was briefly reborn. However, his former high priestess, Roslyn, was also granted time among the living, which she used to consume Crozier’s regenerate body, sealing their bond forever by devouring him – condemning them both to a tortured existence in Rowena’s new, Triad-given form.

THE LORD OF THE FROZEN WASTES   This tyrant of the oceans was revealed in His deceit and cast out by His brothers. A being of the primordial void, He cannot die, and is thus doomed to eternal torment in reward for His malice.