December in SEAplex. ’Tis the season for magic and mayhem!
Then again, it’s always the season for magic and mayhem when you’re Whit—a young mage in the itaku underground, living outside the gilded cages of the megacorps. Sure, the itaku life is dangerous, running illegal side jobs for the spare change of the hypercapitalist power class. But the hours are good and the jobs plentiful (if you survive). Besides, danger is relative in 2074: a world thrown into chaos by ecological disaster, the return of magic, and the dissolution of the old nation-state order.
The Enochian mage with more talent than common sense. A spirit-punching ranger on a mission from Grandma. A misanthropic veterinarian who’s lost his license but none of his gruff. A chromed up hacker with a passion for union organizing. A gifted drone rigger chasing idoru dreams. This unlikely team of itakus has a knack for survival, even when the job goes pear-shaped.
When these freelance operatives takes a job to infiltrate a military-industrial powerhouse on the eve of the winter solstice, they think it sounds like a fun paycheck in the name of guerrilla art. But the gig turns out to be anything but a walk in the office park, and nothing is as it seems in this offbeat cyberpunk fantasy caper.