I will assume nothing in this. I’m literally gonna start from zero, apart from especially clear tumblr posts I’ve made. And I’m gonna go up to everything I have figured out but actual current story plot of the actual main character stories (partly because they’re all in a bunch of little vague pieces in my mind anyway).
Obviously if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want any spoilers or doesn’t like to see worldbuilding explained all the way through before it’s relevant, this is not for you. My about tag might be a better place for you to learn about the story. But if you wanna know what’s up with Stablehand and its world and/or help me on it, and don’t mind background spoilers, I recommend you read it.
With that said, let’s get started. ~10500 words follow.
It’s a very unusual beast made out of an odd material that seems to naturally levitate and consist of various (mostly) geometric shapes—a little bit like clockwork, except nobody knows its origin, it isn’t really crafted to any specifications, and it doesn’t make the slightest bit of logical or intuitive sense. Hence the name “chaoswork”.
They’re rather mischievous beasts that seem to delight in “creatively” rearranging their form to distinguish themselves from others and also in making things go terribly, horribly wrong. Although they aren’t necessarily ruthless and evil by nature, they really don’t mind seeing other beings in absolute misery, and if they see enough suffering/carnage/whatever, they can develop a taste for it. This can make them exceptionally dangerous. (Of course, on the other hand, if you happen to be a nightmarish bakuluki who delights in seeing the disorder of the universe increase faster than necessary, you might find them very useful…)