Hamish I, the first King of The Highlands, was a man of many stories. A refugee from the Earth-666 iteration of reality, the king claimed to be an immortal being engaged in a killing contest with others of his kind.
The Arrival of Refugees in Eden is a rare event that is so different each time it occurs that the traditions and rituals surrounding it have evolved considerably over time.
1325 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts was the location of an apartment where Veronica Silver, Tim Weeks, and their daughter Tracy Silver lived during the late 1990s.
Lümp was one of Sadie Winters’ seven dwarves.
Rhett Smart, better known as the Abominable Snowman, was a one-time performer for the Yeti Wrestling Federation.
Vulimp was one of Sadie Winters’ seven dwarves.
Adam Schulz, better known as Adam Bomb, was a costumed adventurer during the Third Age of Eden.
The Cape of Shifting Sands is a large coastal promontory in Quadling Country.
The Golden Cap was one of The Four Imperial Hats which the tyrant Oscar Diggs used to subjugate the quartet of witches he used to conquer and control the peoples of Oz.
Artificial Life is an umbrella term in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe, used to describe any synthetic sapient being—regardless of the specific magic or technology used to create said being.
Astrid D’Helena was Queen Consort of Yesterland during the reign of her husband Frederick I.
Abena the Redeemer, born Abena Jefferson, was the first Witch of the South and played a pivotal role in Oscar Diggs’ conquest of Oz.
Baccata the Blasphemer was the first Witch of the East and played a pivotal role in Oscar Diggs’ conquest of Oz.
Sometimes called heaven and sometimes called hell, it would be more accurate to call it the collective unconscious.
Dream Manipulation is the rare preternatural ability to draw upon the energies of the Undercurrent and use said energies to create illusions within a target’s mind.
Butter Knight was the title given to the Munchkin soldier who wielded the so-called Butter Knife of Deadliness.
Anders Yorickson was the younger brother of Sigrid and the “cool uncle” from Sweden who flew to the States once every few years.
Agravain was a son of Anna le Fay and one of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.
Alenia Valeth, better known as Arachnikid, was a Nunyan superhero during the Third Age of Eden.
Camelot is northernmost and westernmost castle in The United Kingdom of Wonderland and has served as the seat of power for the province of Promiseland since its construction in 154.
Percival James “Percy” Morgan, better known as the Headless Horseman, was a merciless Edenian mercenary—both in life and in death.
Banhammer was an armored superhero during the Third Age in Eden. He is most famous for having fought alongside his longtime friend Iron Stache during the Battle of Kirbyville.
Black Death, also called Pestilence, was a temporarily reformed supervillain who fought on the side of Iron Stache in the Battle of Kirbyville.
In which Dr. Anvil challenges E. Christopher Clark to write about the cities of Eden during WorldEmber 2023.
The Kingdom of Motherland was a country in the southern part of Eden that was infamous for its extreme levels of wealth inequality.
The Totally Odiferous Defense Dude, popularly known as Todd, is one of the so-called Filters.
Bub Badger, the so-called Lone Wolf, was a superhero during the Fourth Age of Eden.
The Island of Pirates is the largest of the Neverlandian islands. Because of this, and because it is home to the region’s seven most populous cities, many Edenians think the Island of Pirates is Neverland.
The Spaniard’s Katana is one of the fabled Seven Swords of Wonderland. Brought to Eden by Hamish I at the start of the Second Age, it is the most beloved blade in The Highlands.
The Sisterhood of Sex Workers is an Edenian labor union dedicated to improving working conditions, safety standards, and rates of compensation for members across the world.
Mountain Worship is the ancient religion of the dwarvish peoples of Thün Büldar.
Sleepwalkers are a species of misguided parasitic organisms in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe.
The Emerald City Tram is a public transportation network located in the capital city of Oz.
Troll Disease is a debilitating physical condition which results in the transformation of a sapient being into a grotesque physical reflection of the awful and hurtful person they have become by being deliberately offensive, provocative, and upsetting.
The Battle With The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up took place at The City of Hearts on February 2, 135, between the crew of James Fitzroy’s Jolly Roger and a posse led by Peter Pan.
The Lost Triad has been the most popular comic book series in Eden since the Second Age.
Egregore are an ethnic group of amici imaginarium distinguished by the fact that they are born from the thoughts of a collective rather than the thoughts of an individual.
Laudine de Landuc, Lady of the Fountain, was a powerful Nalkénean noblewoman during the Second Age of Eden.
Esklado dab Mol, The Red Knight and The Prince of Frogs, was the first husband of Laudine de Landuc.
The Fountain of Ink is a strange supernatural spring in town of Fairwallow where a seemingly infinite supply of ink wells up from an underground source.
Toad Sweat is a powerful aphrodisiac made from the secretions of the horny toad.
Threat Response Teams (TRTs) are a common military unit in certain corners of the Clarkwoods Literary Universe, but nowhere are they more prevalent than in the Edenian city of Kirbyville—the so-called “City of Heroes.”
Dragon Watchers are independent contractors in the land of Eden who earn a living by covertly tracking dragons, uncovering their nesting places, and then parlaying that information into cash in one of two ways.
A rabbit hole, like a wormhole, is a tunnel between distinct points in spacetime. The trouble with a rabbit hole, however, is that it begins branching off in enticing new directions nearly as soon as you step into it.
Johanna Vinternsdotter, the Snow Queen, was a powerful sorceress during the Second Age of Eden.
The “Prophecy of the Seven Swords” is, together with “The One About the Woods,” one of the foundational myths of The United Kingdom of Wonderland.
With cultures from every corner of the universe living here at one point or another, the Edenian vernacular is a colorful and diverse smorgasbord of vocabulary.
From the creator of Toad Sweat and the Butter Knife of Deadliness comes a game where you get to create your very own episode of the hit sitcom BARDS!
Sleepy Hollow is a popular tourist destination in the easternmost portion of Nalké, especially during the autumn and early winter of each year.
Frankburg is the largest city in the Wonderlandian province of Fatherland, and was the capital city of that place during its days as an independent kingdom.
Verona is popular beach town on the northeastern shore of Lake Whatever where surfers rule the day and vampires run the night.
Connor’s Gob is a raucous town that is tolerant of much but brutal to those who would break any of its few hard and fast rules.
Fairwallow is a village in the southwest of Nalké which was shaped and then re-shaped by the supernatural weather system known as the Ceaseless Cyclone.
Old Ludditon was founded by Earthlings who deeply mistrusted technology, and whose first act upon their arrival in Eden was to destroy the abandoned dwarvish factory they found here.
Founded by Munchkins and Quadlings engaged in the construction of the Cubs’ Causeway, Yonder has long been considered a heavenly haven for queer Edenians of all sorts.
"What is life?" a Bekiskapan philosopher once asked. This story is his answer.
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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.