Welcome to NAAMAST, an elite military organization for the deployment of “magic-users.”
This is a world where magic is technology, where spells are downloaded as raw data into the body, where the body’s own natural energy is harnessed and used in the execution of such spells via the hardware known as ADEPT. The rules are simple: One Operative, one Operator. One ADEPT-user, one control-jockey.
Pada, the foremost ADEPT-user in the world, has sacrificed everything—including his own identity—to be the best. This is the story of how a man with no memories and a woman who just wants to forget, defy their powerful parent corporation to take out a top international crime syndicate and correct a mistake that was made three years ago. It is also the story of four people who live in an underground bunker and torment the living hell out of each other, alleviated only by visits from their merchant emissary to Euskadi and occasional trips to the supermarket.
But it is perhaps foremost a story about how memory, power, love, and trust define the people we are and the people we become.
Monday (on indefinite hiatus).
Web-16 (language, adult themes, and partial nudity)