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The Ghosts of Peyroux Celebrate Halloween

As twilight overtook the sky and the village ghosts began rising from graves, floating up from haunted houses, creeping in from shadows, the mayor of the tiny village, Peyroux, continued tidying up, quite unnecessarily, as all had been ready for hours. “Welcome my friends, welcome!” the mayor called out, greeting all by name, shaking hands […]

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Spoiling Ghosts

“It is October,” I state, “so it is acceptable to be sappy to the ghosts haunting one’s home.”

“She is always sappy,” one of the ghosts announces behind me. “Like, all the time,” another one pipes up.

“Shh!!” I crescently howl through clenched teeth! “They will hear! My reputation!!”

“She gives us treats and reads us stories,” a third ghost betrays.

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Prospecting Trick or Treat Bounties

The mermaid finished carving October’s first jack-o-lantern and beamed happily as she turned it around, showing her wife. “Kelpie!” she cried out happily, her expression matching the pumpkin’s grin.

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Onward Wayward Ghosts

“But it is my headstone!” the ghost declared. “You took it from my graveyard!” retorted the warden of bones. The two old fiends quarreled jovially on their way to the necromantic law library to suss out ownership rights for the dead to see who would pay for the stone’s replacement and who would pay for dinner.

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Penny’s New Coffin

Daylight crept along the land, an unwelcome intruder, lingering just long enough to make itself known before being chased away by blessed night and comforting gloom. As the morning took hold, the vampire retreated to her coffin.

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What’s Playing

What’s Playing

In the Netherworld, television and movies are largely merged. Broadcasts are often public in outdoor or underwater theaters, available later on VHS. Recent releases include: Netherworld’s Finest Diners: Atticus Q. Redghost, villain, takes a tour around the Netherworld, profiling diners in the sea, in haunted caves, and even in a lava tube. Waffles are a […]

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Mistakes in Death

The witch had died at a ripe old age, leaving behind a tremendous library and little else. She had lived a long, contended life, and in death, was destined too… “…oh… dear…” the necromancer said, turning around, looking for her now-missing ghost.

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Thieves in the Night

Thieves in the Night

The Purple Paw Thievery is a loosely organized association of magical rabbits that steal. One might desire a noun to complete the thought — steal shoes, steal carrots, steal money — but in reality, the Paws will steal literally anything they can.

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The Enemy’s Medicine

The royal guard inspected the presented seal, verified its authenticity from the Potion Maker’s Authority, and said, “His majesty thanks you for your service and wishes you to camp here, Master Redghost.” The villain grumbled for a moment but conceded. So much for spying on the castle’s layout.

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Forgotten Places

The Netherworld is infinitely large and, because time flows unevenly, often looping around, it is infinitely odd.

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