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Nov 8, 2019

It had been a nervous jest for them not to give each other their names when they first met.  The wolf had claimed that giving his name would give her power over him.  She was the granddaughter of an alchemist.  And was to be an alchemist herself.  She, for her part, refused to give her name because she had been afraid of him.  He could have and probably had learned it long ago, for even as he watched over her, his kin and kind watched over her family.  Out of that jest grew a superstition.  The girl and the wolf would not give each other their true names until they fulfilled their common quest.


A red-hooded alchemist and a king among wolves sit by a winter fire after one of their many adventures and speak of the curse, the death, and the enemy that brought them together.

Can their friendship, forged in tragedy, survive the cold winter?

Find out in this episode of Storyfeather.


Genres: Fairy Tale, Fantasy


Storyfeather Shared Universe: The characters and events in this story are introduced in the Season One story called “The Crimson Hood,” and there are references in common with the Season One story called “The Everwalker.”



Story: “Crimson and King” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel


Mysterious Trip-Hop Lounge Beat” by Digital Emotions


Music by Lee Rosevere

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Under Suspicion


Not Alone

Slow Lights



I Believe in You


Music by Lee Rosevere  is licensed under CC BY 4.0


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