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Rails

Romance, intrigue and blackmail!


A cablecar driver is pulled into a web of deceit by a master criminal in Affamarg, drawing in License Master Baison and his beguiling Head of Files, Ressa. This storyline is related to the Tainted Wings storyline! Sex! Deception! Murder! What is Jarl up to? Read about Ressa's backstory in the collection "Ressa's Rise (not necessary to read first!).


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Honestly (1510.01.22): Bai has every intention of firing his Head of Files. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2483 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/03/14  

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Grandma Monster (1520.04.16): Ressa brings new news for a local gossip - and gets some of her own!
~ 77 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 09/19/11  

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Railcrazy (1520.06.19): A citizen of the Empire dreams of a better job.
~ 636 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/10/10  

Railrage (1520.07.19): Yeff gets an employment offer that he can't refuse...
~ 1290 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Patron), Posted: 10/12/10  

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Railroaded (1520.08.17): Jarl puts his blackmail plot against the License Master into action...
~ 2675 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/02/11  

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Railchange (1520.08.18): Ressa dresses up for a date.
~ 2006 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/22/11  

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Railcrossing (1520.08.18): Ressa and Yeff go back to her apartment... (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 2163 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/29/11  

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On Rails (1520.10.26): Ressa and Bai continue to be unwitting pawns in Jarl's manipulations.
~ 3495 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/16/11  

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Railplay, Pt 1 (1521.00.01): Bai shows up at the theatre alone - to find that he's not the only one who has been stood up for the evening!
~ 2415 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/29/11  

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Railplay, Pt 2 (1521.00.01): Bai escorts Ressa for the remainder of the play...
~ 1716 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/29/11  

It's the Little Things (1521.00.02): Olarli fumes.
~ 822 words, Created by: Edward Cammarota (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/25/11  

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A Railmaster (1521.00.03): Ressa has second thoughts about her relationship with Yeff.
~ 220 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 12/21/11  

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Derailed (1521.00.03): Ressa's late-night walk ends unexpectedly.
~ 572 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/06/12  

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Don't Say Murder (1521.00.04): A third railrage murder is found.
~ 524 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Posted: 01/10/12  

Off Rails (1521.00.04): Bai has an unexpected visitor while sorting his library.
~ 2876 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/17/12  

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Wrong Side of the Rails (1521.00.04): Ressa wakes to grim news.
~ 2304 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/11/12  

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Railcaged (1521.00.04): Bai has to tell Ressa about the statement he's made...
~ 1275 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/28/12  

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Blackrail (1521.01.06): Jarl sends his first blackmail demand to Bai.
~ 2116 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/17/12  

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Working for It (1521.01.11): An odd girl comes into Rai's shop. (Supporters Only!)
~ 570 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/29/13  

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Railfashions Part 1 (1521.01.19): Bai gives a speech at his sister's charity ball and helps her collect donations... and one comes from an unexpected source.
~ 1320 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/31/12  

Railfashions Part 2 (1521.01.19): Ressa navigates Alikara's party - and finds that her donation has made her a person of interest to Bai's sister.
~ 1610 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/12/12  

Railfashions Part 3 (1521.01.19): Bai and Ressa play a duet.
~ 1232 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/21/12  

Railfashions Part 4 (1521.01.19): A kiss and a confession...
~ 880 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/29/12  

Railfashions Part 5 (1521.01.20): Alikara's party winds to an unexpected end.
~ 1332 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 12/05/12  

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Jumping the Rails Part 1 (1521.01.23): Ressa gets more bad news.
~ 1196 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 12/10/12  

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Jumping the Rails Part 2 (1521.01.23): A betrayal.
~ 1064 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 12/17/12  

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Following the Rails (1521.01.25): Rai and Bai consider the evidence they've been gathering.
~ 1368 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/04/13  

Railbrakes (1521.01.28): A test of wills... and a guess.
~ 1395 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/08/13  

Rail Betrayal (1521.01.28): A friend brings Bai disturbing evidence.
~ 1113 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/11/13  

Safety Rails Part 1 (1521.01.28): Ressa finds the courage to tell Bai about his friend's betrayal... and discovers that Urti got there first.
~ 1187 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/14/13  

Safety Rails Part 2 (1521.01.28): Who could Bai believe?
~ 1305 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/18/13  

End of the Rails Part 1 (1521.02.01): Ressa and Bai plot their next step... and are interrupted by a summons.
~ 822 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/21/13  

End of the Rails Part 2 (1521.02.01): Ressa is escorted to the Monitors Office...
~ 1514 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/25/13  

Ressa's Reading Part 1 (1521.02.03): Everything is back to normal, but nothing seems normal to Ressa, and the arrival of a large, official envelope addressed to her personally doesn't help.
~ 1537 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Editor), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/26/15  

Ressa's Reading Part 2 (1521.02.03): Rai-Kunabei gives Ressa a reading in the park, which isn't as frivolous as Ressa had originally hoped.
~ 1869 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Editor), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 11/03/15  

End of the Rails Part 3 (1521.02.04): An ending... for now.
~ 1124 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/30/13  

Ressa Knows (1521.04.04): Ressa knows she can't have what she wants... (Supporters Only!)
~ 176 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/24/14  

Bai Knows Better (1521.04.04): Bai wants what he can't have, even though he knows better. (Supporters Only!)
~ 182 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/10/14  

Off the Clock (1521.05.10): Ressa enjoys an evening alone.
~ 148 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 04/27/15  

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Artwork attached to this collection:

Olarali's Journal
Olarali's Journal
Lorna (Comtessa), Ellen Million, mikka
1 Comment

Maathu
Maathu
Ellen Million
1 Comment

Karii
Karii
Ellen Million
No comments yet

Off the Clock
Off the Clock
mikka, Elizabeth Barrette, Ellen Million
1 Comment

Bai - Webs We Weave
Bai - Webs We Weave
Uneide
4 Comments

Bai
Bai
Ellen Million, Cris Griffin
4 Comments

Ressa
Ressa
Ellen Million, Cris Griffin
4 Comments

Bai's Dreams
Bai's Dreams
Ellen Million
4 Comments

Second Thoughts
Second Thoughts
Ellen Million
No comments yet
(This artwork is non-canon)

Yeff
Yeff
Ellen Million, Cris Griffin
5 Comments

The Secret Love of Ressa
The Secret Love of Ressa
Lorna (Comtessa)
3 Comments

Trapped
Trapped
Ellen Million
2 Comments

Bai's Desk
Bai's Desk
Ellen Million
8 Comments
   

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