The Wish Gardener

Academics skill: Ordinary
Sports skill: Unexceptional.
Favourite Foods: Salads, apples, rhubarb pie
Blood Type: O
Animal: Snake.
Age: 15
Arcs: Keeper of Gardens 3/Gatekeeper 0
Current Arc: Gatekeeper
Emotion XP: Head-desk XP



Gardening 3
Superior Kindness 3
Catching Things With Nets 1
Getting Lost 1

Connection: Seizhi 2


Garden: the Rooftop Gardens and Window Boxes of Old Molder
Garden: the Hopes, Wishes and Dreams of the People of Old Molder
Power: It's Not Like I Like You
+1 Divine Health Level

Quests and XP

Emotion XP: Facepalm XP

Basic Quest: Head in the Soil
Catchphrase: "You never know what a seed will become."

Bindings Quest 1: Haunted

  • Major Goals
    • You've found someone in Old Molder who can help you or teach you how to help yourself.
    • You've put a name and face to the power that’s haunting you from afar.
    • You've formed an important connection to it—recognized that power as, e.g., a friend, enemy, parent, or SO.
  • Flavour
    • doing reckless stuff together with a rival, enemy, or wicked creature.
    • …having a troubled dream.
    • …investigating magic that might help your situation.
    • …talking to a scholar or sailor about your situation.
    • …performing cleaning- or purification-related chores.
    • …talking with somebody about what dreams are, as compared to reality.
    • …talking with somebody about whether the world deserves to exist, whether it’s good or bad, or whether that even matters.

Side Quest: The Rooftop Gardens of Old Molder

  • Major
    • A denizen of Shokyou's Garden causes trouble for Shokyou (or anyone else participating in this quest).
    • Talk someone into implementing a rooftop garden.
    • Organize a community gardening project.
  • Flavour
    • Shoot the breeze about gardening topics.
    • Work on a rooftop garden.
    • Weed out or root out pests.
    • Recover an interesting species of plant from the Garden/Under Molder
    • Create a denizen of the Garden to solve a problem.
    • In an unrelated conversation, shove a mention of gardening or gardens in
    • Make or set aside a trinket with which to decorate the garden (such as a cloth pinwheel)


Keeper of Gardens 3


The Rooftop Gardens and Window Boxes of Old Molder
Once or twice per Book, Shokyou can ask the HG to give a bit of description of what is going on the rooftop gardens, in the plant boxes by the window, or in her own central garden atop the Yggdrassil Arms where the Wishing Tree grows.

The Rooftop Gardens and Window Boxes of Old Molder grant a +1 Tool to gardening actions when you're working inside of one.

The Hopes, Wishes, and Dreams of Old Molder
Once or twice per Book, Shokyou can ask the HG to give a short description of what's going on, generally, in the flow oFocus on the general impression of a bunch of dreams or common elements in them.

When you dream or lose yourself in daydreams in Old Molder, you can gain a +1 Tool for actions that involve dealing with things you've been avoiding.

It's Not Like I Like You or Anything
For her own reasons and definitely NOT because you needed her, Dulcinea can appear where you are and unleash some alchemical problem to help you out a jam. This costs no MP the first time she drops by per Chapter, 1MP the second time a Chapter, and, if you really need help again in the scene and she's already left, it'll cost 2MP.

The World, Like Clay [Miraculous Action, Imperial]

  • 0 MP (unchanged)—mold your Gardens by hand near-instantaneously and
  • 0 MP—1/chapter, mold a large portion of your Gardens
  • 1 MP—mold a large area of your Gardens a second or later time per chapter

Invoke The World, Like Clay and you can shape the things of your Gardens as if they were malleable clay.

Toxic [Bond 2]
You exude Outside dust like dandruff, spreading it through Town, rusting things that you touch and making the world more dream-like and bizarre than it usually is.

Your Rule skill is Superior Kindness 2.

The Great Magic [Chthonic]

  • 0 MP, 1 Health Level—1/book, create a new Property for a garden
  • 4 MP, 1 Health Level—do so a second time in a given book

You may reshape the nature of one of your gardens, Wounding one of your Divine Health Levels to add a new Property thereto. Eventually this becomes a natural part of the garden, although this can take weeks, months, or years. In the meantime, your Wound does not heal normally; rather, you must voluntarily abandon the magic before the Wound can heal, and even then the Health Level does not return for the remainder of the book.

Guide [Imperial]

  • 0 MP—construct or invoke a guide from the substance of your Gardens
  • 0 MP—summon a small group of guides

You may impute the personality and knowledge of a “guide” into something you’ve just shaped from a Garden with the World, Like Clay.

You create a living creature that is sufficiently aware and knowledgeable to:

  • instruct, guide, or lead others through its Garden; and/or
  • instruct others in some other principle or rule.

Guardian [Imperial]

  • 0 MP—1/chapter, in one of your Gardens or when it’s nearby, summon or awaken a guardian
  • 1 MP—in one of your Gardens or when they’re nearby, summon/awaken a guardian, a small group of guardians, or a mixed group of guardians and guides
  • 1 MP—summon a guardian or two from afar
  • 2 MP—in one of your Gardens, create a new guardian from its substance

You may mold one or more “guardians” out of the substance of your garden, kneading some principle or abstract thought from the world of ideas into the creatures’ flesh.

Symbiote [Imperial]

  • 1 MP—1-2x/book, construct or find a symbiote from or in the substance of your gardens
  • 4 MP—do so a third or later time per book

You may create or dig up a creature from one of your gardens suited to helping somebody—to helping them abide by some rule, fulfill an ongoing duty, solve some riddle, or accomplish some task.

This functions as something like a wish: “I wish I had something to help you with this.”

Gatekeeper 0


Wish Lore

Current Status

  • Health Levels
    • 2/2 Normal
    • 1/1 Tough
    • 3/3 Divine
  • Resources
    • 8/8 Will
    • 7/5MP
  • Issues
    • Trust 2
    • Complex 2
  • Progress
    • Active Arc: Bindings 30/72xp
    • Quests
      • The Incomparable Dulcinea d'Avignon - 15/15xp
      • Full Ahab - 15/15xp
      • Head in the Soil - 3/9xp
      • The Rooftop Gardens of Old Molder 5/21xp
      • Haunted - 2/21xp
    • Unspent XP: 0xp


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