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Episode 5: State of the Nation Part 1

Wachtmeister Jaeger is investigating the case of the slaughtered Gestapo agent and finds himself coming up short on any tangible clues. Is he being set up for failure by his superiors? Or do they know something he doesn't?

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Three monsters stalk 1930s Berlin.

Reinhart Fohl is a senior clerk in Goebbels' propaganda ministry, who's recently made a dizzying discovery: the party gives its loyal servants so much support and so much latitude that he's functionally omnipotent.

Basilisks--reptilian in infancy, close to human in adulthood--turn to stone in their dotage. 'Welcome', a basilisk in its final sessile stage, has become an old patrician house, complete with portico and gables.

Immortal vampire child Magda Bescu has to live--and to feed--otherwise the tumor in her brain, which is every bit as immortal as she is, will eat more and more of the healthy tissue and leave a bigger hole in her sanity and her memories. And in this place and this time, Magda has one other pressing problem: racially, she belongs to the Roma, the gypsy peoples. The eugenics laws of inter-war Germany have effectively declared open season on anyone of her race.
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ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Whoa, I can't wait to see what happens next!!! :O I don't want him to die :'-(
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MarryEllen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
WOW, when is the next!!!!!
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Not too far off--glad you loved it! It's five episodes and Ile's illustrating the last one :)
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FlyingRatz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is amazing! :)
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Katkat-Tan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I am just in love with this entire series, I couldn't help but buy all the stories so far! xD
Totally worth the few bucks. From the story to the scripting to the art, everything was just gorgeous!
Looking forward to more! c:
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Wow, thanks so much! That's so awesome to hear--it's the first thing I've ever written! Ile's artwork is incredible, though, and the real treat :) Wait until you read the next few episodes...and the last of the arc--five--has two different endings :D
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llequine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow
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ColinMilroy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Writer
LOOOVED it just like the other episodes! Mike Carey's scripting feels so effortless yet conveys so much. Dave Kendall's art is dark, beautiful and perfectly matching to the story. The build & effects are a smooth mood experience. Jeez. Yeah. Great stuff.
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Glad you enjoyed it, Colin! It might be my favorite episode yet!
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HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Grandiós treball. Ü
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