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Bekiskmas

Bekiskmas is the traditional Bekiskapan celebration of new life. It lasts three days and is comprised of three distinct rituals, one for each day.

628 words
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Grandmother’s House

The cottage where the movement to unite the kingdoms of Wonderland began.

678 words
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Gretel der Jäger

Gretel slayed witches and monsters and had to suffer marriage to a meek king as her reward.

1005 words
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Promiseland

A province of Wonderland which occupies the northwestern-most portion of that country’s territory.

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Motherland

A province of Wonderland which stretches from the southern border of Forest of Fangs to the northern banks of the Novaya Volga.

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Fatherland

The centermost province of The United Kingdom of Wonderland, Fatherland was the home of the legendary Sadie Winters.

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Yesterland

Seen by some as the most backwards territory in all of Eden, quaint-looking Yesterland is in fact one of the most socially progressive places in all of this purgatorial paradise.

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The Highlands

One of the seven provinces of Wonderland, The Highlands is home to majestic Loch Smith and the mysterious village of Germelshausen.

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The Realm

The Realm is the largest province in Wonderland and home to the nation’s capital, The City of Hearts.

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Dorothy’s Landing

A city in eastern Munchkinland which sprang up to commemorate the death of the Wicked Witch of the East.

109 words
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Embershire

A sprawling steam-powered metropolis, Embershire is the capital city of Winkie Country.

146 words
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Red Hair

Red Hair is a hair color with strong but distinct cultural associations on both Earth and in Eden.

1092 words
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Battle of Kirbyville

The decisive battle in the Nunyan Civil War came down to a six-on-six fight between superheroes in Eden's version of Central Park.

1740 words
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The United Nations of Polynesia

Together with the Atlantean Confederation, the Turtle Island Alliance, and the Bekiskapan empire of Meskera, the United Nations of Polynesia helped to keep the peace on a much more violent version of Earth than the one we inhabit in The Real World.

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Charlotte Goose

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Fiona of Fatherland

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Ella of the Ashes

Ella of the Ashes was a Queen Consort of Yesterland during Eden’s Second Interregnum.

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The Family Tree of Frieda Jacobs

The Family Tree of Frieda Jacobs played a pivotal role in the development of The United Kingdom of Wonderland, proving that Jacobs was descended from the seven most beloved queens in Edenian history.

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Winged Moose

Winged Moose are a genetically engineered species native to the Nunyan Wastes in Eden that are best known as the trusty steeds of the yeti.

682 words
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Aünupa

The Aünupa were a Reekian people characterized by their devotion to youth and beauty, and by their loose interpretation of ancient Bekiskapan values.

1500 words
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River

River is one of the twin creator deities of The Old Faith and its offshoots. She is associated with water and order.

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Intertemporal Waters

An area within The River Without End which allows for travel between distinct and typically distant regions of space-time.

510 words
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Reef of Broken Dreams

The Reef of Broken Dreams is one of the so-called Filters, created by the goddess Eden to help keep safe the purgatorial paradise which bears her name—and the halflings who call it home.

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Sword of the River

The Sword of the River is a powerful magical weapon which can only be pulled from its stone prison by the worthiest of monarchs.

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Dinosaur Leather™

Dinosaur Leather™ is the most popular clothing material in The Reek, and the distinctive smell of the national tannery earned the region its name.

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Bekiskapan Triad

The Triad was a triangular military formation which served as the most basic building block of the Bekiskapan armed forces—both on Earth-1 and during the First Interregnum in Eden.

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The One About the Lost Triad

“The One About the Lost Triad” is a popular legend about an unusual Bekiskapan Triad which survived the expulsion of those people from Eden at the end of the First Interregnum.

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The Filters

The Filters are a series of supernatural barriers designed to keep the purgatorial paradise of Eden safe from those would seek to exploit it or do its people harm.

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Elind

Elind is a monastic order, created by the elves, which is committed to the preservation of a peaceful and just universe.

476 words
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The Unwrecking Crew

The Unwrecking Crew is a construction company specializing in catastrophe clean-up—everything from broken cities to broken timelines.

195 words
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“The Gray Skull”: The Plot

Composed in a red spiral-bound notebook, bought for $0.99 at Page's Drug Store in Chelmsford, Massachusetts , “The Gray Skull” was a horror yarn about an undead janitor with a skull for a head.

1952 words
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Nova Meskera

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Steward of Nova Meskera

The Stewards of Nova Meskera are sacred guardians, tasked with the protection and preservation of the ancient city of the Bekiskapan—a people not seen in Eden since the First Interregnum.

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Emerald City

The Emerald City is the capital of the Ninth Empire of Oz. By imperial proclamation, every exterior in the metropolis is either painted green or built of naturally green materials. And yet, it was not always this way.

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Cult of the River

The Cult of the River is a religious sect centered on the worship of the goddess River and the celestial body believed to be her domain: The River Without End.

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Reekian Representative to The Council of Five

No other country’s representative to The Council of Five is regarded with as much scrutiny as the representative from The Reek.

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Eat Your Words

‘Eat Your Words’ is a spell designed to root out liars and punish those who would seek to cause grievous injury with their cruel observations, unkind utterances, and devilish declarations.

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Self-Propelled Inventory Transfer

Self-Propelled Inventory Transfer (S.P.I.T.) is a dwarven technology developed during the Second Interregnum to make the dream of overnight shipping across Eden a reality.

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Dwarvish Hämnare

The Dwarvish Hämnare was the pre-eminent starfighter in the universe before The Calamity. Now, in the land of Eden, it serves as the workhorse of the Reekian Air Force.

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Edenian Colosseum

A perfect replica of the Roman Colosseum from Earth—built by halflings in Eden.

170 words

Raunchy Brawl

The Raunchy Brawl is the preeminent professional wrestling event in Eden. Highlighted by the Raunchy Brawl match itself, the event is held every June as an unofficial kickoff to the Edenian summer.

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The Taint

The Taint is the southernmost city in The Reek, which is best known as the birthplace of the tyrannical Bradar Codlacke—Eden’s first and only emperor—and for its eerie Taintian Fog.

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Thünard

Thünard is the predominant language of dwarven societies and the interstellar language of commerce and diplomacy.

1778 words
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Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinheads are a species of sapient, anthropomorphic gourds which are native to Eden.

157 words

The Great Wind

The Great Wind is a supernatural pathway between worlds in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe.

366 words

Aisling O’Briar

Aisling O’Briar, The Sleeping Beauty, was the last Queen of Neverland and the last of that kingdom’s monarchs before The Anarchy.

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Eden

Eden is one of the twin creator deities of The Old Faith and its offshoots. She is associated with fire and chaos.

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Daisy Rampion

Daisy Rampion was Queen Consort of The Realm during Eden’s Second Interregnum. Famous for her incredibly long blonde hair and for her facility with creating amici imaginarium, Daisy was a kind but mischievous woman.

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Scarecrow

Scarecrows are a form of artificial life, the accidental byproduct of a Munchkin ritual for keeping vampires away.

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Frieda Jacobs

Frieda Jacobs, Queen of Hearts, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms of The South, The Mother of the Ten, The Huntress of the Red Riding Hood, Wolfslayer, The Blood of Seven Queens, was the first and best-known ruler of The United Kingdom of Wonderland.

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Sadie Winters

Sadie Winters was a Queen Consort of Fatherland and the rightful heir to the throne of the neighboring Realm.

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Alexey II

The second king of Fatherland during Eden’s second interregnum, Alexey II was the son of the famous Gretel der Jäger.

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Leonid Alexeev

Leonid Alexeev was the second-born son of Alexey II and Marta of Fatherland.

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Ivan Goose

Ivan Goose (born Ivan Alexeev) was the disgraced son of Leonid Alexeev and Auset of the Realm.

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Jacob Goose

The son of the town drunk and the local gossip queen, Jacob spent as little time in the village of Covenant as he could.

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Alice Coover

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Amber Baker

Amber Baker was the first-born child of Samantha Church and Brian Baker.

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Andre Francisco

Andre Francisco was a beloved figure in Chelmsford, Massachusetts during the latter half of the twentieth century.

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Angel Bautista

Angel Bautista was the mother of the rock star Robin Gates.

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Arthur le Fay

The inspiration for a legendary Earthling figure, Arthur le Fay was a King of Promiseland during Eden’s Second Interregnum.

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Arthur Worthing

A psychotherapist by trade—a trained listener—Arthur Worthing was quite loquacious in his private life.

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Auset of the Realm

Auset of the Realm was the fifth-born child of Nefertem I and the wife of Leonid Alexeev.

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Adam Gates

The younger brother of rock star Robin Gates, Adam Gates made headlines himself when he killed their father and then himself in 2006.

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Amber Keahi

Amber Keahi is an exotic dancer of Hawaiian and Japanese descent who works on the island of O‘ahu.

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Anne Carson

Anne Carson was the fifth wife of Silas Silver IX and is notable for being the only wife to survive marriage to him.

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Bethiah Hascall

Bethiah Hascall was an eighteenth-century pirate, most famously as co-captain of The Antagonist.

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Bob Lee

Robert “Bob” Lee is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, but also a schmuck.

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Brian Baker

Brian Baker was a metalhead, an unfaithful husband, and an absent father figure.

177 words

Bridge Over the River Quad

The Diggs Bridge, better known as The Bridge Over the River Quad, was built by Munchkin and Quadling prisoners of war in the immediate aftermath of Oscar Diggs’ Invasion of Oz.

269 words
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Brognnen

One of the Elder Gods.

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C’tulexz

One of the Elder Gods.

104 words

Daoggdarc

One of the Elder Gods.

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Izahythorth

One of the Elder Gods.

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Thed’ghrao

One of the Elder Gods.

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Thuthli’uc

One of the Elder Gods.

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Urvis’ud

One of the Elder Gods.

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Zal’gnih

One of the Elder Gods.

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Marnie Miller

The daughter of a brokenhearted widower, she studied the art of transfiguration to help make ends meet—becoming quite adept at weaving straw into gold.

502 words

Bonnie MacAdam

Bonnie MacAdam was Queen Consort of The Highlands during Eden’s Second Interregnum. A fierce warrior, she led the troops of The Highlands Horde into battle well into her 80s.

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This Bites

A vampire, a scarecrow, and a tale of love lost and found.

912 words
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E. Christopher Clark is the author of the Stains of Time series, a suburban fantasy. The fifth and final book, The Dance of Dreams, was released on September 27, 2022. A graduate of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, Clark lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughters.