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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), Elva Birch (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!
~ 951 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: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 05/10/10  

Railrage (1520.07.19): Yeff gets an employment offer that he can't refuse...
~ 1290 words, Created by: Elva Birch (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: Elva Birch (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), Elva Birch (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), Elva Birch (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: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 09/16/11  

(spoilers)

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: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 09/29/11  

(spoilers)

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

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

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A Railmaster (1521.00.03): Ressa has second thoughts about her relationship with Yeff.
~ 2197 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 12/21/11  

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Derailed (1521.00.03): Ressa's late-night walk ends unexpectedly.
~ 572 words, Created by: Elva Birch (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: Elva Birch (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: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 04/17/12  

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Wrong Side of the Rails (1521.00.04): Ressa wakes to grim news. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2304 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 07/11/12  

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

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Blackrail (1521.01.06): Jarl sends his first blackmail demand to Bai. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2116 words, Created by: Elva Birch (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. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1320 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Elva Birch (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. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1610 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 11/12/12  

Railfashions Part 3 (1521.01.19): Bai and Ressa play a duet. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1232 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 11/21/12  

Railfashions Part 4 (1521.01.19): A kiss and a confession... (Supporters Only!)
~ 880 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 11/29/12  

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

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Jumping the Rails Part 1 (1521.01.23): Ressa gets more bad news. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1196 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 12/10/12  

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Jumping the Rails Part 2 (1521.01.23): A betrayal. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1064 words, Created by: Elva Birch (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. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1368 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/04/13  

Railbrakes (1521.01.28): A test of wills... and a guess. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1395 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/08/13  

Rail Betrayal (1521.01.28): A friend brings Bai disturbing evidence. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1113 words, Created by: Elva Birch (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. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1187 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/14/13  

Safety Rails Part 2 (1521.01.28): Who could Bai believe? (Supporters Only!)
~ 1305 words, Created by: Elva Birch (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. (Supporters Only!)
~ 822 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/21/13  

End of the Rails Part 2 (1521.02.01): Ressa is escorted to the Monitors Office... (Supporters Only!)
~ 1514 words, Created by: Elva Birch (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. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1124 words, Created by: Elva Birch (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), mikka, Ellen Million
1 Comment

Maathu
Maathu
Ellen Million
1 Comment

Karii
Karii
Ellen Million
No comments yet

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