morphE

morphE (pronounced "more-FAY") is a web-based kinetic novel that updates 3 days a week, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Five strangers stolen from their everyday lives have their eyes forced open to the dark mysteries filling the world they thought they knew. It's a story about how they cope with their new reality, with each other and how they try to make peace with who they were before and what they've become.



World Overview

Inspired by White Wolf's World of Darkness setting, the mages of morphE gather their magic from the five watchtowers of the supernal realms that lie across the abyss between worlds. Summoned magic travels through the abyss and if not controlled perfectly can horribly backfire and corrupt the mundane plane.
Even when cast perfectly, other factors outside the caster's control can wreak havoc on the spell; a closed-minded person can corrupt the connection through their disbelief, sometimes even the abyss itself has desires to counter a mage's abilities. Magic is catagorized by type and by the watchtowers and realms that govern them.



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Mastigos - The mages of mind and space.

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Obrimos - The mages of force and prime.

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Thyrsus - The mages of life and spirit.

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Moros -The mages of death and matter.

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Acanthus - The mages of fate and time.


The character pages may contain spoilers!

Characters


Name: O. William "Billy" Thatcher
Age: 31
Supernatural Status: Obrimos Mage
Occupation: Reality TV star, Professional Chess Player, Author
Vice: Pride
Virtue: Justice
"Billy" Thatcher is an American Chess International Grandmaster, successful writer and the star of his own reality TV show Pawnography. He is best known for his erratic and violent behavior on and off camera. On TV he's a person you love to hate and in real life he's a person you hate to love.




Name: Asia Ellis
Age: 20
Supernatural Status: Mastigos Mage
Occupation: Cub Reporter, College Student (Journalism Major)
Vice: Pride
Virtue: Temperance
Asia is an analytical and quiet person. Her knack for observation made her an excellent apprentice for reporter and legal guardian Ken Ellis. She tends to take everything at face value and has a hard time relating to people, though she tries her best to understand.




Name: "Curio"
Age: 15
Supernatural Status: Moros Mage
Occupation: High School Student
Vice: Sloth
Virtue: Fortitude
Curio is a lurker. Be it on message boards or IRL, he keeps out of sight and watches. He is a big fan of Billy Thatcher and his television show. He is a fairly typical kid, now living a not so typical life.




Name: Tyler Dawn
Age: 24
Supernatural Status: Acanthus Mage
Occupation: College Student (English Major)
Vice: Sloth
Virtue: Faith
Tyler Dawn is a mixed-up young man with an affinity for escapism. He grew up in a small rural town in Ohio and moved on to study in New York. Through a love of fantasy novels and boredom with the mundane he finds himself diving in to the awakened world with more zeal than the other captives.




Name: "Adrestia"
Age: 23
Supernatural Status: Thyrsus Mage
Occupation: Unknown
Vice: Wrath
Virtue: Charity
Born and raised on the streets, Adrestia has learned that respect is never given, but must be earned. While she may lack in book smarts, she makes up for it in rocky determination. She has a soft spot for kids, but don't let that fool you. She's more a mama bear than a mama hen, and when there's an innocent soul who needs her protection, get ready to see some metal-clad knuckles dishing out justice.




Name: "Amical"
Age: ?
Supernatural Status: Acanthus Mage
Occupation: ?
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
Amical is a powerful Acanthus mage and his pistol never seems to miss its mark. He's wealthy in resources and social connections. He makes use of the philosophy that he can catch more flies with honey, but what is he collecting flies for...?




Name: "Rick"
Age: 38
Supernatural Status: Thyrsus Mage
Occupation: Amical's Personal Guard
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
Rick is the resident healer on Amical's staff. Generally quiet, he likes to stay uninvolved in dealing with personal situations. He's a dependable healer and acts swiftly when he's needed.




Name: "Malloy"
Age: 46
Supernatural Status: Mastigos Mage
Occupation: Amical's Personal Guard
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
Malloy plays the part of Amical's loyal right hand. He is a practiced mage and has no qualms about using his skills to keep the seedlings in line.




Name: "Flux"
Age: 34
Supernatural Status: Obrimos Mage
Occupation: ?
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
Flux craves to be part of any conversation. She's also pretty awkward and almost never knows when to shut her mouth.




Name: Andrew Cross
Age: ?
Supernatural Status: ?
Occupation: Agent
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
Andy is an agent out to get Amical and to help the seedlings. He is very well prepared for any task and does not mix well with magic.




Name: Laura
Age: ??
Supernatural Status: Succubus
Occupation: ?
Vice: Lust
Virtue: Patience
Laura is a demon who describes herself as a Succubus. She is close personal friends with Amical and is able to offer him advice and other services. Her opinion seems to hold sway over the blond tass baron.




Name: Ken Ellis
Age: 48
Supernatural Status: Sleeper
Occupation: Investigative Journalist
Vice: Wrath
Virtue: Justice
Ken saved Asia from the cult that raised her and adopted her as his own child. He is a man of few words and little patience. What patience he does have is entirely spent on Asia.




Name: Francis Visser
Age: ?
Supernatural Status: Sleeper
Occupation: Billy's assistant, chess playing second, co-star and babysitter.
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
Francis is Billy's partner in crime. On TV she plays an over-labored assistant, but off the cameras she is laughing alongside him. She cares deeply for Billy, even if she is always knee deep in his messes.




Name: Greg
Age: ?
Supernatural Status: Sleeper
Occupation: Cameraman
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
Greg runs the cameras for Billy's TV show. He has a wicked sense of humor and gets along with the star of the show really easily.




Name: Charlie
Age: ?
Supernatural Status: Sleeper
Occupation: Director of Pawnography
Vice: Greed
Virtue: ?
Charlie is Billy's boss and a piece of shit who would sell his own mother for publicity.




Name: "Emily"
Age: ?
Supernatural Status: Mage
Occupation: Agent.
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
One of the agents who works with Andy. Asia impersonated her for a mission.




Name: "Quantum"
Age: ?
Supernatural Status: Mage
Occupation: Agent
Vice: ?
Virtue: ?
One of the agents who works with Andy. Malloy impersonated him for a mission.