Sorcery and Stardust, writing

Meet The Family

With Sorcery and Stardust now only two weeks away, I thought it might be nice to introduce the stars of the show. So, without further ado, here is the information supplied by Sorcen’s top journalist (and author of at least three of Arcana’s biographies) Kartoffel Branine.


Full name: Arcana Spring Lurien

Age: 72

Height: 5’ 5”

Physical Features: Salt white skin, black eyes, straight black hair

Birthday: 6th of June

Sorcen Astrology: Aligned with Betelgeuse and the Dog Star, which accords loyalty, a fierce temper, a healthy side of shyness and an unusual affinity for the number eleven.

Favourite Food: Berry Danishes

Favourite Drink: Chocolate Chip Chai Tea

Of Note: Formerly a Class Five water sorceress, Arcana made Sorcen history when her soul was fused with that of the deerken, Caelum, and her magical abilities irrevocably altered. She now boasts enough power to earn herself the title ‘unclassified,’ has access to all schools of magic (with the exception of healing) and is still learning her limits. Though many are frightened by her unusual appearance, the unofficial biographies and fan fiction stories featuring Arcana and Caelum have been topping Sorcen’s bestseller lists for over fifty years, proving she is truly a favourite of her people.


Full Name: Caelum

Age: 52

Height: 6’ 8” (excluding antlers)

Physical Features: Deerlike body, with disproportionately long legs and tiny, cloven hooves. Silver grey fur, charcoal ruff down the spine and pale fur on the chest. Black eyes, with swirling stars in their bottomless depths.

Birthday: 14th of October

Sorcen Astrology: Aligned with Groudus and the Centaur, making this deerken sweet, headstrong and unusually interested in flowers.

Favourite Food: Caramel Popcorn

Favourite Drink: Vanilla Milkshakes

Of Note: Born on Sorcen in what could very well have been a magical catastrophe, Caelum is bound soul to soul with Arcana. He cannot stray more than thirty paces from her in any direction, or what he terms ‘the elastic band effect’ teleports him directly to her side. This unique deerken differs from his peers by absorbing aspects of his environment, causing the length of his fur to shorten or lengthen due to temperature. His antler rack reflects the area around him by growing leaves or flowers, but Caelum can also consciously change their appearance himself. The most common instance of this is his ability to turn soft, velvety antlers into hardened blades when he feels endangered. It is noted that whilst he appears to walk and run like any other creature, he actually floats approximately one inch off the ground.


Full name: Fenris, Guardian to the Weaver, Warden to the Deerken, Overlord of the Timeless Kingdom. (Honour Guard to the Matriarch Shirgul, Benefactor of Gorkron IV, Lord of Ormendon, Knight of the Iridescent Moon, Crimson Warrior Priest of the Beltane Brotherhood, and a host of other titles that are lost to public record due to pages being torn out.)

Age: 149

Height: 7’ 1”

Physical Features: Dusty, pale teal skin, flaming jade eyes, dark teal hair in soft curls

Birthday: 29th of July

Sorcen Astrology: Aligned with Callisto and the Maiden, making this warrior hard edged, with a soft touch. He may also present as stubborn and persistent, with a calling to water.

Favourite Food: Loaded Fries

Favourite Drink: Lemon, Lime and Bitters

Of Note: Born to a Rukkha Barbarian father and an Unseelie Fey mother, this halfbreed led a difficult childhood, only to be inducted into the Timeless Kingdom at barely eighteen years old as the youngest Warden on record. He has dedicated most of his life to protecting the helpless and defending the innocent. Very little is known about his private interests as he maintains a strict code of solitude, but those who follow his leadership do so with utmost confidence. He is known for being silver-tongued, slow to anger and a master of his chosen weapon, the greatsword. Possessed of a wickedly strong glamour which ensnares anyone foolish enough to make eye contact within arm’s distance.

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