51. A Fucking Pity and a Waste

Soundtrack and Video: Marilyn Manson, The Beautiful People Inglorion finds himself in his quarters, with no idea how Alecto and Ajax got him there. He’s still high — unpleasantly so. He’s not hallucinating, but his mind is spinning free. He stares at the ceiling with no idea of moving, and probably no ability to do […]

27. A Partial and Uncertain Gift

Soundtrack: L7, Shitlist Inglorion walks into the Gypsy encampment as if he knows where he’s going. He can’t be sure, of course. It’s been 30 years. Human lifespans being what they are, Krysztof may be dead or incapacitated by age. The cobbler’s wagon is where it was before, though. Inglorion shrugs to himself and knocks on […]

8. I Don’t Want to Be There

Soundtrack: Pixies, I Bleed (Demo 2) Everyone — family, servants guests — starts combing the grounds, knocking on the doors of nearby houses, searching the streets and alleys and parks. In such a wealthy neighborhood, everything is accounted for and children are seldom lost. Sieia’s disappearance raises fears of murder, abduction and kidnapping. Inglorion has […]

6. A Thoroughly Nightmarish Evening

Soundtrack: Marilyn Manson, Get Your Gunn Tereus’ brother and sister-in-law, Lucius and Valeria, have returned from a diplomatic posting, and a ball is being held in their honor. It’s the first time the family has entertained in three or four years, and from the servants’ perspective, it goes very badly indeed. The new majordomo is […]

5. The Things She Overhears

Soundtrack: Korn, Shoots and Ladders When Fabius turns 18, the atmosphere in the Shelawn household becomes much worse. Tereus’ sense of shame and failure have grown more intense. He’s restless, full of schemes that don’t pan out. Increasingly, his anger focuses on his beautiful wife’s shortcomings as a mother or housekeeper. Unexpected expenses, a poorly […]

1. Early Years

Inglorion’s Theme Song: Adam Ant, Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter Inglorion’s child name was Fabius. He did not have a last name. His early memories are simple, and more concern a feeling than actual events. He knows that there was an orphanage before he was introduced to the Shelawn household at age five. He knows that […]