2. Act 1: At Your Beginnings

Risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings

-Rudyard Kipling, 1895

Scenes 1-4, Scene 5

Scenes 6-8, Scenes 9-12, Scenes 13-15, Scenes 16-18

Scenes 19-21, Scenes 22-24


Dramatis Personae

Principal Characters

Abraham Armstrong, the superhero Canaveral, who commands kinetic energy. (he/him)
Holly Koval, the young superhero Loki, who creates illusions. (she/her and he/him)
Quinn Kaufman, the young superhero Newton, who has telekinetic and extrasensory abilities. (they/them)

A Heroic Assembly

Adam Abelard, the superhero Vulcan, who transforms into metal to create both ice and fire. (he/him)
Benjamin Brant, the superhero Starling, who can fly for brief moments and creates incredible technology. (he/him)
Niccolo Mellas, the young superhero Hypnos, who can project his senses at a distance. (he/him)
Simone Destrey, the young superheroine Journey, who can teleport. (she/her)
Jack Forester, the young superhero Sequoia and Niccolo’s boyfriend, who transforms into wood. (he/him)
Miriam Wright, the superheroine Anima, who commands the energy of life. (she/her)

A Conglomerate of Civilians

Jacob Ryder, a talk show host. (he/him)
Lucas Apollon, a strategic and public relations consultant. (he/him)
Susan Shepard, the local director of the Metahuman Law Enforcement Division, or MLED. (she/her)

An Unknown Party

Dominic Könberg, a young man. (he/him)
Jennifer Könberg, one of Dominic’s mothers. (she/her)
Morgan Könberg, one of Dominic’s mothers and a skilled artificer. (she/her)
Percival Könberg, Dominic’s younger brother. (he/him)
Tristan Könberg, Dominic’s youngest brother. (he/him)
Vivian Könberg, Dominic’s twin sister and a magician-in-training. (she/her)

Intermission | Book 2 | Next Chapter

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