Ετσι που τη ζωή σου ρήμαξες εδώ
στην κώχη τούτη την μικρή, σ' όλην την γή την χάλασες.
nestled within the Rhodopē mountains is the half-rotted village of Pelekiti.
decades ago, this village was prosperous and full of life, but today it is home only to abandoned country houses, empty fields, and a handful of lonely individuals trapped in a dying town.
at the start of summer, a young woman flees to the village in an attempt to start her life anew, but as she struggles to connect with others she discovers decay of another sort: inexplicable and grotesque mutiliations of the village's livestock.
A tenderhearted young woman who fled to the village several months ago. She's self-conscious and hates saying no to others, making her easy to exploit. She's currently running a small farm to eke out a living, but has been targeted by a series of eerie mutilations of her herd.Bad luck girl, Leni (Full Bio)
A disinhibited young woman who has no friends to speak of. Although she's painfully blunt, her intentions are unknown. Her father left and her mother died when she was young, so she was raised by her grandmother. Fond of cats.
█████ said the steer's organs had been removed with surgical precision-- a feature common to all previous mutilation-- and indicated that patches of hair seemed to indicate that the steer has been dropped or bounced, another feature shared with all previous mutilations. The steer's intestines had been removed, but were not disturbed.
A crabby bartender who likes to complain about pointless things. Consumed by loneliness. Her younger siblings have forgotten her and fled to the cities, yet she's stranded here without the money or opportunity to leave.
An awkward girl who has trouble making friends and is confused by social conventions. She adores horror and voraciously consumes every movie, game, and novel that she can find. Looks up to Kalliope as a role model.
A perpetually sleepy girl who spends most days sheparding her family's herd of goats. She's mellow and phlegmatic. Her livestock is also a target of the random multilations that Kalliope experiences.
An agoraphobic young woman who spends her time making models of the outside world. Reserved, kind, and quiet, but overwhelmingly anxious and prone to overthinking. Likes tea and poetry. Only leaves her house at night.
A foulmouthed and talkative mechanic working in Pelekiti. Infatuated with the industrial wastelands that surround the village. In a relationship, but endlessly frustrated with the necessity of keeping her love a secret.
A beekeeper and the mother of two twins. She's as sweet as her name implies and loves to bake confectioneries. Very protective of Kalliope, who she seems to see as another one of her children.
Dimitra is a quiet and shy girl, while her sister Konstantina is a troublemaker who's always noisy. However, their moods are always in sync, so if one is crying expect the other to break out in tears in a few minutes.
Information furnished to this office by Officer █████ indicates that the animals are being shot with some type of paralyzing drug and the blood is being drawn from the animal after an injection of an anti-coagulant. It appears that in some instances the cattle's legs have been broken and helicopters without any identifying numbers have reportedly been seen in the vicinity of these mutilations.
A strange-looking girl looked after by the Order of Aiôn. Called Alice for short. In mythology, Harpalyce was a woman who served the flesh of her son to her unknowing father in order to punish her father for his abuse. Whether this name is significant is unclear at the moment.
A secretive, controlling older woman who seems to be Alice's mother. She is the leader of the Order of Aiôn, organizing both its meetings and ceremonies. Her own mother used to lead the Order, and this position will be passed onto her own child in due time.
A young adult who has been raised as part of the Order. Although she believes its teachings and is loyal to her superiors, she is an unfortunate pacifist who cannot bear to make sacrifices. Despite her stormy demeanor, she is friendly and fond of jokes.
Apparently, she's Marietta's best friend, but they barely know each other. She's infinitely polite, but has a remarkably cold way of looking at the world and seems to lack any sense of empathy. Loves absurdist philosophy.
The rural residents of █████ are concerned and frightened by these incidents. The bizarre mutilations are frightening in themselves: in virtually all the cases, the left ear, left eye, rectum and sex organ of each animal has been cut away and the blood drained from the carcass, but with no traces of blood left on the ground and no footprints.