Dead Dust

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Dead Dust by teegee
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Something something big floppy ears ontological mystery.

A woman wakes up in a ruined city, unable to remember who she is or how she got there. As she reenters civilization, she uncovers evidence of a clandestine struggle, with implications that reach to the very ends of the world.


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Characters

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"Penny Ainsley"

The protagonist. An amnesiac, possibly as a result of a disease known as "taffa syndrome." Can't remember her real name.

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Thug #1

Huge and kind of a dick. Doesn't think highly of taffa abusers, calling them "zombies," even though he works in a drug den specifically for them. Never told Penny his name.

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Thug #2

Not as much of a dick as the other thug. Mostly apathetic. Doesn't like giving out refunds.

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Weird Foxes

Strange foxes that Penny found in an abandoned ice cream shop. Both of their eyes are on the left side of their head.

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Mike Delaney

Owner and lead investigator at Delaney Security Services. Appeared in a holographic ad for his company.

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The Window Licker

Has an abnormally long tongue. He uses it to lick windows (and probably other things), for some reason.

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Quincy

A "scrapper" (equipment scavenger) Penny met in a Concourse customs waiting room. Smuggled a dustbender through customs for her. Calls Penny "Pancakes" because of her big, floppy ears.

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Moira Elgin

A dust forensics specialist working for Delaney Security Services. Penny found her business card in the abandoned ice cream shop.

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Preston

A really nervous guy Penny met in a Concourse customs waiting room. Very suspicious and definitely hiding something. Seems particularly interested in finding out what happened to Moira.

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Pico & Zaza

A pair of fox-like girls with tentacles for arms and legs. They might be twin sisters. Were attempting to smuggle something called "kroy-vons" through customs before the shit hit the fan.

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Cider

A mysterious woman who seems to be an authority figure of some kind. Greeted Penny as she woke up from her coma, calling her "Sigarzghar".

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Roz

Rosalyn, a jarmu of dar Balzan. She's a fashion designer and has also been assigned to help Penny adjust to life on Red Shelf.

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Mint

Penny's room-mate. A new sigarzghar that arrived on Red Shelf around the same time Penny did.

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Mike Delaney

Owner of Delaney Security Services LLC. Lives on Gansett Shelf.

Places

Beacon/Old City

A large city abandoned city where Penny first woke up. The city was first evacuated in 1 Ash, centuries before the start of the quest.

Concourse

A "multi-layered aeroplatform" orbiting around the core. It is surrounded by several floating "shelves", and has its own government.

Gansett Shelf

A primary concourse-residential shelf of the Concourse. Delaney Security and Quincy are both from Gansett.

Red Shelf

A minor shelf near the Concourse. It is home to the Vesper Society.

Glossary

Vesper Society Terminology

  • Sigarzghar (Little Tree/Sapling): A new sufferer of Taffa Syndrome.
  • Jarmu (Blossoming Tree): A title earned once a sigarzghar is judged ready to thrive in the outside world.
  • Qatra (Drop): Responsible for leading a dar.
  • Dar: A specialised house within the society.
  • Vina-nijma (Guiding Star): This is what the Vesper Society calls themselves.
  • Qabel: The predecessor of a sufferer of Taffa Syndrome. Considered to be a separate person by the Vesper Society.

Vesper Society Dars

  • Dar Ormi: Administration and local government.
  • Dar Nevian: Finance and commerce.
  • Dar Blin: Maintenance and Engineering.
  • Dar Zahra: Maintenance and Construction.
  • Dar Grixti: Eateries and cafeterias.
  • Dar Balzan: Artists and entertainers.
  • Dar Funtana: Medical and spiritual.

ITQ

Appearances by the cast Inside the Quest.

ITQ: [1]

Gallery

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