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located in Asteria City, a part of The Multiverse, one of the many universes on RPG.

Asteria City

Asteria is a sprawling coastal city located along the Eastern Seaboard that serves as one of the major hubs for international travel to and from Terra.

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Character Portrait: Carl Johnson Character Portrait: Legion of Shadows Character Portrait: Terran Liberation Army Character Portrait: Terra Nova Empire Character Portrait: Jellybean Jane Character Portrait: Jona Navette
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A harp began to play. Low and quiet, most adults wouldn't hear it, but young teens and children would be roused from sleep by it. They would feel drawn to it, a nagging urge to find the person who was playing the harp. If only to listen closer, or to shut them up so they could sleep.

"Come little Children,
I'll take thee away,
into a land of enchantment.."


A female voice began to sing to the youth of the city. Lulling them into a sense of security with her gentle voice as they roused themselves, called by her beckoning words.

"Come little children,
the time's come to play
here in my garden of shadow"


The music grew louder, and the magic pull on the minds and hearts of the youth grew with it. Upon the word Shadow, the entire city darkened. The lights still worked, the stars and moon were out in full, and by all means everything looked fine. But the Shadows? The places not caught by the light of the moon and stars and lights of the city? They grew darker. The music emerged from these places. Alley ways, hedges, parks, and gutters. Even the darkened closets of the older children who no longer needed night-lights to lull them to sleep.

"Follow, Sweet Children
I'll show thee the way
through all the pain and the sorrow..."


A male voice began to harmonize with the female, adding an underlying sense of authority to the lullaby. The children began to walk faster. It wasn't many. Maybe fifty at most, closer to the outskirts of the city, furthest away from the strongest point of magic from the mage of the Terra Nova Empire who had established a base there. The Shadowlings knew exactly what they were doing, and while they'd not done this sort of slow harvest before, their Master was pleased to see its results go unimpeded by outside meddling and turmoil.

"Weep not, poor children
for life is this way.
Murdering beauty and passion..."