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Back by popular demand!
Go ahead and send in some questions and we will provide you with some answers (or maybe a doodle or two).
I may just doodle if we don’t get any questions.

lesserkeystudios:

Back by popular demand!

Go ahead and send in some questions and we will provide you with some answers (or maybe a doodle or two).

I may just doodle if we don’t get any questions.

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Text 10 Sep 6 notes

cake-and-monsters said: How many people undergo the inheritance procedure? Is it based on family lines or is there a special reason for it?

*Hugs for more questions*

The inheritance ritual is tied to “blood bound” summoning. In essence, a high-ranking demon is summoned to serve a family bloodline until it dies out or the contract is nullified. Most summoners prefer short or limited contracts, as does the crown. Prior to the recent regulations, there are only a handful of blood-bound demons in Mercia. The royal family and the Duchess of Aetherlad (Gabriella) are two examples. If you read the previous question, I mentioned that summoning is somewhat classist in Mercia. If someone lacks the ability to summon, they can pay (gobs of money) to have a summoner negotiate a contract. Eliza’s father took it a step further and had the demon blood-bound (this is touched upon in Eliza’s memory from the beginning of Chapter 4). 

Text 10 Sep 7 notes

inspectorclarke said: How common, exactly, are demons in the world? I get the general feeling that not many people are granted licenses by the government, but on the other hand, a lot of characters seem to have them. Is this story just centered around summoners, or are they more common than I think they are?

Fantastic question!

So, let’s start with the world. Demons, or more generally speaking, spirits are perceived differently by different cultures. Mercia is one of a few countries that have recently developed summoning abilities (I am hesitant to use the word ‘technologies’, but the approach is similar. Whereas on the continent, the Holy See is fundamentally opposed to the use of demons and trains many of its clergy as exorcists. There are cultures and countries in the East that worship certain spirits and abhor others. I could go on, but I hope you get the picture. Summoning as a whole is rather rare, although that is changing in Mercia.

For now, the story is focus on characters with demons, especially higher ranking ones. While demon summoning is regulated, its also classist in Mercia. Since we are focusing on Janus and Grimsby, much of the cast of characters they interact with have demons. However, we have slowly introduced characters without demons or low-ranking demons. They just don’t get acknowledged/a lot of air time. For example, Magnus lacks the ability to properly summon and refuses to contract with a demon. Ajax, as a exorcist, will have nothing to do with demons (that’s why Alea keeps her twins hidden from him). Even the barkeep, though shown for only a second, is a hidden ‘fizzer’ or non-magical citizen. Mercia is a country in flux and I do hope to highlight that more.

Thanks! Feel free to ask a follow-up.

Photo 10 Sep 62 notes Back by popular demand!
Go ahead and send in some questions and we will provide you with some answers (or maybe a doodle or two).
I may just doodle if we don’t get any questions.

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Go ahead and send in some questions and we will provide you with some answers (or maybe a doodle or two).

I may just doodle if we don’t get any questions.

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Evening Magnus and Eirik reblog

amasugiru:

New toys and old boys.

Evening Magnus and Eirik reblog

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portraits-of-america:

     “I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’”  
Bethlehem, PA
 

Thats mildly hilarious

Lol why is there a picture of my apartment on my dash. These pups are very nice but they aren’t fond of other dogs. The lady is a big grump to my pugs. To which her owner is like ‘Yeah you better pick up your dog before mine tries to eat her’. 

freshest-tittymilk:

portraits-of-america:

     “I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’” 

Bethlehem, PA

 

Thats mildly hilarious

Lol why is there a picture of my apartment on my dash. These pups are very nice but they aren’t fond of other dogs. The lady is a big grump to my pugs. To which her owner is like ‘Yeah you better pick up your dog before mine tries to eat her’. 

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