The Plot No. 2 by Neil Brideau

No. 2: Your Curiosity Will Get You Killed!

Previously, three friends -Eena, Atchi, and Fib- are about to become adults in their strange secluded village. They’re nervous about the Ascent, a rite of passage into adulthood, in which they will gain special mental abilities, and bond with a larger clone of themselves. One day, having snuck out to the Forbidden Forest, they run into a giant creature, and accidentally lead it back to their village!

Plot No. 3 by Neil Brideau

No. 3: Stolen Minds!

Previously, three friends -Eena, Atchi, and Fib- have accidentally led a giant bug into their secluded village, and it has made itself at home. The village’s Great Councilor has charged Atchi’s father, Tosu, to watch the bug, and Panna -the village’s head scientist to study it. Atchi decides to sneak back into the Forbidden Forest to find clues as to where the bug came from. Learning of Atchi’s excursion (Fib & Eena tattled), a search party follows. Then, in the cover of night, a masked figure emerges from the bug, and attacks Tosu!

Pages 1 – 5 by Kenan Rubenstein

No. 4: Defending Our Ascendancy!

Previously, Atchi -having snuck out into the woods- discovers a hidden box of comic books that seem to tell the story of the village, but all the names of the villagers have been changed. Before he can investigate further, Atchi is caught by the search party and brought back to the village, where his father, Tosu has been attacked and has lost his special mental ability! The next day, Atchi asks his friends, Eena and Fib to go back out to the forest and retrieve the comic books. At first they refuse, but later sneak out and find the comics. When they return to the village, they discover a second villager has been attacked. The next morning, the Great Councilor recounts to the youth of their parents’ Ascent, when the village was betrayed, and all the adults were murdered by the traitor Nardo!

Oren’s pages by Kenan Rubenstein