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2003-05-07 14:30:50-07:00 - Re: What is Fray? For those of us not in the know. - (William George Ferguson <william.george.ferguson@domail.maricopa.edu>)


On 7 May 2003 19:09:51 GMT, Shawn Hill <shill@fas.harvard.edu> wrote: >T'h'a'd'd'e'u's L O'l'c'z'y'k <o,l,c,z,y,k@interaccess.com> wrote: >: A basic description/plot outline please? > >It's a comic book set a few centuries in the future. In what was (I think) >New York, Melaka Fray lives as a quasi-criminal and theif. Her sister's a >cop, and her twin brother died horribly at the hands of "Lurks" some years >past. > >Lurks, it turns out, are vampires, only nobody remembers what they are >because there haven't been any since the early 21st C. They're coming back >in force, though, and a demon named Urkkon shows up to tell Melaka she's >linked to an ancient legacy of vampire slayers. > >The tech is a weird mix of Jossian worlds, no aliens but lots of cyborgs >and hovercraft, with people living with various mutations and mostly on a >medieval, subsistence level. To flesh it out a little more: All demons, including vampires were driven out of our world by a Slayer in the 21st century. The flashback picture of this event is deliberately vague, but could easily be Buffy. There is a lot of genetic meddling, mutation, and cybernetic enhancement, so when demons start to show up again, they're just considered weird humans. Mel's boss at the start of the comics is a gill-breathing aquatic mutant who is as weird as any demon. According to Urkonn, there hasn't been a Slayer called since the last one drove out all the demons, until Melaka Fray (usually called Mel). In later issues this turns out to not be completely true, the Slayer power has kept right on being passed on the death of the previous Slayer, it's just that, with no supernatural evil to fight, the Slayers have lived out relatively uneventful lives until their eventual death and the next Slayer being called. Also according to Urkonn (but he admits this is strictly second-hand information, he isn't vouching for it), the Slayer was originally created by a group of Shamen back in pre-history, and the descendents of those Shamen eventually became the Council of Watchers. -- "Oh Buffy, you really do need to have every square inch of your ass kicked." - Willow Rosenberg

2003-05-07 14:30:50-07:00 - Re: What is Fray? For those of us not in the know. - (William George Ferguson <william.george.ferguson@domail.maricopa.edu>)


On 7 May 2003 19:09:51 GMT, Shawn Hill <shill@fas.harvard.edu> wrote: >T'h'a'd'd'e'u's L O'l'c'z'y'k <o,l,c,z,y,k@interaccess.com> wrote: >: A basic description/plot outline please? > >It's a comic book set a few centuries in the future. In what was (I think) >New York, Melaka Fray lives as a quasi-criminal and theif. Her sister's a >cop, and her twin brother died horribly at the hands of "Lurks" some years >past. > >Lurks, it turns out, are vampires, only nobody remembers what they are >because there haven't been any since the early 21st C. They're coming back >in force, though, and a demon named Urkkon shows up to tell Melaka she's >linked to an ancient legacy of vampire slayers. > >The tech is a weird mix of Jossian worlds, no aliens but lots of cyborgs >and hovercraft, with people living with various mutations and mostly on a >medieval, subsistence level. To flesh it out a little more: All demons, including vampires were driven out of our world by a Slayer in the 21st century. The flashback picture of this event is deliberately vague, but could easily be Buffy. There is a lot of genetic meddling, mutation, and cybernetic enhancement, so when demons start to show up again, they're just considered weird humans. Mel's boss at the start of the comics is a gill-breathing aquatic mutant who is as weird as any demon. According to Urkonn, there hasn't been a Slayer called since the last one drove out all the demons, until Melaka Fray (usually called Mel). In later issues this turns out to not be completely true, the Slayer power has kept right on being passed on the death of the previous Slayer, it's just that, with no supernatural evil to fight, the Slayers have lived out relatively uneventful lives until their eventual death and the next Slayer being called. Also according to Urkonn (but he admits this is strictly second-hand information, he isn't vouching for it), the Slayer was originally created by a group of Shamen back in pre-history, and the descendents of those Shamen eventually became the Council of Watchers. -- "Oh Buffy, you really do need to have every square inch of your ass kicked." - Willow Rosenberg

2003-05-07 18:25:47+00:00 - What is Fray? For those of us not in the know. - (T'h'a'd'd'e'u's L O'l'c'z'y'k <o>, l, c, z, y, k@interaccess.com)


A basic description/plot outline please?

2003-05-07 18:25:47+00:00 - What is Fray? For those of us not in the know. - (T'h'a'd'd'e'u's L O'l'c'z'y'k <o>, l, c, z, y, k@interaccess.com)


A basic description/plot outline please?

2003-05-07 19:09:51+00:00 - Re: What is Fray? For those of us not in the know. - (Shawn Hill <shill@fas.harvard.edu>)


T'h'a'd'd'e'u's L O'l'c'z'y'k <o,l,c,z,y,k@interaccess.com> wrote: : A basic description/plot outline please? It's a comic book set a few centuries in the future. In what was (I think) New York, Melaka Fray lives as a quasi-criminal and theif. Her sister's a cop, and her twin brother died horribly at the hands of "Lurks" some years past. Lurks, it turns out, are vampires, only nobody remembers what they are because there haven't been any since the early 21st C. They're coming back in force, though, and a demon named Urkkon shows up to tell Melaka she's linked to an ancient legacy of vampire slayers. The tech is a weird mix of Jossian worlds, no aliens but lots of cyborgs and hovercraft, with people living with various mutations and mostly on a medieval, subsistence level. shawn

2003-05-07 19:09:51+00:00 - Re: What is Fray? For those of us not in the know. - (Shawn Hill <shill@fas.harvard.edu>)


T'h'a'd'd'e'u's L O'l'c'z'y'k <o,l,c,z,y,k@interaccess.com> wrote: : A basic description/plot outline please? It's a comic book set a few centuries in the future. In what was (I think) New York, Melaka Fray lives as a quasi-criminal and theif. Her sister's a cop, and her twin brother died horribly at the hands of "Lurks" some years past. Lurks, it turns out, are vampires, only nobody remembers what they are because there haven't been any since the early 21st C. They're coming back in force, though, and a demon named Urkkon shows up to tell Melaka she's linked to an ancient legacy of vampire slayers. The tech is a weird mix of Jossian worlds, no aliens but lots of cyborgs and hovercraft, with people living with various mutations and mostly on a medieval, subsistence level. shawn