5. The Bastard Cadre

5. The Bastard Cadre

The Bastard Cadre is the fifth arc in Cogs. Thirty-five years have passed since the conclusion of The Tyrant's Throne, and Ethan Godkin is trying to find Avril Ethanson before anybody does...

5.1 The Bunker
Empires rise and empires fall, but legends never die. Cogs tracks the rise and fall of civilizations, the ascension of malevolent gods, and humanities refusal to submit and fade into the darkness.
  • Aaron Noland: A hunter who works with Theen’s crew.
  • Avril Ethanson: A young man who was raised salvaging tech in the wastelands and later learned he was the first-sworn in Lord Obdurin’s scattered cadre.
  • Beads: A hunter with a talent for finding things.
  • Benshi Chi’Rhysin Chosen, Lord: Lord Obdurin’s predecessor as Rhysin’s chosen.
  • Cali Descendant: A hunter who is contracted to work with Theen’s crew.
  • Dain Chi’Mikkel Bondsan: The first-sworn of one of Lord Mikkel’s cadres.
  • Damorsin: One of the true gods. The god of Mawtar.
  • Darren Chi’Dain Bondsan: A member of Dain Chi’Mikkel Bondsan’s cadre.
  • Davis: A hunter who works for the Company.
  • Ensay d’Tal: A hunter who uses synthetic bodies.
  • Ethan Godkin: A former solider and advisor to Lord Obdurin who raised Avril in the wastelands salvaging tech.
  • Fahlim: An immortal who is aligned with Lord Obdurin.
  • Feldarsin Pure: A hunter and a dualist who works with Terin.
  • Framan: A giant who has the ability to travel. A member of Lord Obdurin’s scattered cadre.
  • Gabe: A hunter with a talent for sniping.
  • Gian: A hunter.
  • Kort Noland: A hunter who serves as second in Theen’s crew.
  • Lattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Laurill Chi'Avril Bondsan: A young woman with a talent for finding hidden information. A member of Lord Obdurin’s scattered cadre.
  • Maiten: One of the true gods. The god of Damar.
  • Maria Godkin: Ethan Godkin’s deceased wife.
  • Marin: The person Lord Obdurin asked to raise Avril.
  • Mason: One of the true gods. The god of Adand.
  • Mattatan Chi’Obdurin Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • Maxian: A dualist, and the son of Tralit d’Arathan. A member of Lord Obdurin’s scattered cadre.
  • Mikkel Chi’Maiten Chosen, Lord: The Lord of Damar. Maiten’s chosen.
  • Moonie: The barman at the Bunker
  • Musan: The woman who raised Framan.
  • Obdurin Chi’Rhysin Chosen, Lord: The Lord of Rhyne. Rhysin’s chosen.
  • Omar: The dead god.
  • Ranora fi’Intar: An artist who travels the wastelands.
  • Rapta Noland: A gun-for-hire in Lord Obdurin’s employ.
  • Rattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Rhysin: One of the true gods. The god of Rhyne.
  • Sonan: A grith herder.
  • Sorros d’Shan: An immortal who has aligned himself with Lord Obdurin.
  • Stan: An old acquaintance of Cali Descendant.
  • Surrat: One of the true gods. The god of Surrusand.
  • Terin Pure: A hunter who works with Feldarsin.
  • Theen: The leader of a crew of hunters.
  • Thorn Chi’Mikkel Bondsan: The first-sworn of one of Lord Mikkel’s cadres.
  • Tralit d’Arathan: The terrible black dragon.
  • Tug: A hunter who works with Theen’s crew.
  • Turin: One of the true gods. The god of Turintar.
  • Vernie: An old acquaintance of Cali Descendant.
  • Yarlin: One of the true gods. The god of Yarland.
  • Zin: A young woman who dreams of alternate realities. A member of Lord Obdurin’s scattered cadre.