Meet Second Born.  She lives in an abandoned Railway Station, in a world not quite matching ours.

It's where her family have lived for over a century. Now, she’s the only one left. She feels half-hearted about carrying on with the family trade.  It all seems a bit old fashioned, nebulous and meaningless. Anyway, who cares anymore about such stuff?   
The station and the town are filled with memories from more glamorous times.  These days, everything seems dilapidated and a husk of its former self.  Despite herself, she follows the enigmatic advice of her grandfather, ‘Why so serious? When will you do something useful with your life? Like talking to crows.  Like making cloth out of rain?’  This leads her into the mysterious swamp behind the station. Here, time is highly unstable. 
 Second Born discovers the beginnings of renewal in this highly illogical place, inhabited by curious characters.   
Sometimes, you just have to turn things upside down, back to front and inside out.   Sometimes, the answer was there all the time (or was it?)


From the ‘Chatto and Whatman book Encyclopedia of Card Lore’

Part 9 Chapter 7 Section iv

‘Little is known about the full mysteries of the Roost Arcanum.  All we can confidently say is that :

Roost can be defined as:  aplace, etc, where birds rest or sleep;  a temporary place to rest or stay; to settle down or stay.

Antonym: to blast off; to take off. 

Arcanum: secrets or mysteries ; A group of cards in the Library card category system.  It is unknown how many groups exist. 


The Nightmare Eater

The Unicorn Mask

  ROOST ARCANUM was conceived and written by Karen.


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