In a world where magic and supernatural entities are real forces to be reckoned with, sometimes the best person to solve a murder mystery is not a detective, but a magician. Such is the case in this, the seventh adventure of Bouragner Felpz, where he is called in to investigate the impossible murder of a young lord. But what Felpz discovers—and the unorthodox means he employs—is sure to shake even the stoutest of hearts. Narrated as always by his trusty ward, Miss Corianne Birch, The Twisted Unicorn delves into the world of sinister necromancers, unlikely victims, and terrible vengeance.
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Episode 2.7: The Twisted Unicorn
The Author Says:
The story of Twisted Unicorn was brought about by a great many characters that had been bouncing around in my head getting together and saying, look, you really need to put us in a story, and you need to do it now. So I did. I also used it as an opportunity to directly address one of the fundamental differences between Bouragner Felpz, and his literary forerunner Sherlock Holmes. Finally, the story is notable in that it introduces Hydegan. Hydegan is an unusual character (for me) in that he is roughly modeled after a real person. I don’t usually do this, and I say “roughly” because his model is actually rather famous and I don’t know him personally (we have only met once, briefly, in a dark alley); so there is a great deal about Hydegan that I made up. Because of this I doubt many people will recognize him, though if you’re familiar with a certain set of underground celebrities he should strike several bells. So if you find yourself thinking, “wait, is Hydegan based on—?” then the answer is probably: Yes, and sorry.