A conscious forest that carpets the globe, the Judging Wood tests the last, spare pockets of humanity. Only the clever Lookouts - children specially trained in its ways - can avoid its wrath. The Daughters of the Eyrewood, in their mystic groves, are the absolute power in their protectorates. And the Thornwatch, ancient spirits summoned by a peculiar ritual, can be summoned by those foolish or desperate enough to call on them for aid.
In an alternate history where Artificial Sentience was forbidden, the thinking machines that remain find themselves in an uneasy peace with the societies that made them. Detective Sam Regal and his stenophone assistant, a k-RL unit called Carl Swangee, walk the thin line between two very different worlds.
The monsters under the bed are real - and every family has a Nightlight, someone whose sacred task is to turn these monsters back. The songs your mother sang you, the tucking in of the blanket, a beloved stuffed animal, every one of them weapons in a war ancient beyond remembering. In this section, you'll meet a few of them and learn their stories.
Sand is actually the first thing we ever really tried hard to make - a kind of techno Western thingy. We photocopied the little comics we made and a comic shop let us put them by the register for a quarter. This is us using everything we learned since then to execute the concept for our younger selves, and I still really like it.