Gibbi of UnderCity from my Novel, “Mentor”

| November 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

2011 Day 13 Gibbi of UnderCity from my Novel "Mentor"

Her full name Gibbil’ananat means ‘left by the gods’, as Gibbi was found as a newborn along with her dead “Lost One” mother. It was  a miracle the child was alive, for there are many things in the shadows of the Under City that would relish the taste of such a morsel, and had many times in the history of the people. It was thought that the mother died form wounds received protecting her babe. The miracle child was still strapped to the mother’s breast and able to keep itself alive on it’s mother’s milk for days. The proof of this was the amount the child had defecated by the time she was found. The people often teased her about her origins in the tribe by calling her Nissi, which is short for a’lini’sanis. Which means born from the shit of the gods.

This Gibbi took with humour and equanimity like most things. But it was felt that she was marked somehow, and that the reason for this would show itself someday. And “Nissi” became even more apt when she began to play with muds and ichor from the beasts of UnderCity to make pictures on the stone walls around them. Strange pictures and sometimes portraits of the people. But by then she had been Gibbi for so long that no one insisted she change her name.

After she turned eight she was brought before the Seer, who  blessed her arts. And though the Seer said naught, she kept her eye on the girl and learned much from her picture making.

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Writer/Artist for "Aedre's Firefly" graphic novel webcomic and "Wheeler's Orbits", Science-fantasy webcomic

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  1. Malveka says:

    Awesome! The artist revealed! I recognize the piece she’s working on. So that’s where you’ve been getting all these sketches. ;^)

    Another fascinating character. The contrast between the upper and lower city people is huge. I can’t wait to learn more about how that works, the history of the phenomenon and the details of the physical/geographical separation.

  2. All things considered, there are far worse fates than to be “born from the shit of the gods.”

    Undercity concepts fascinate me and I enjoy reading about this one especially.

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