The concept of a ‘Cousin’, a Scab, is that of a Contractor, as opposed to a ‘Lodge’, a Bonesman, a Specialist. The prior, is a standard civilian with an exceptional skill passed down in family or tradition, both being a ‘Ringer’, family being a ‘Fraud’, and tradition being a ‘Novice’. The latter, is a priest, psychiatric agent, or cop, with the building tempo being a ‘pig’, ‘cleric’, or ‘narco’, the three ancient terms in ‘westerns’, used by acting staff (read: them), with any combination building being the upgrading groups. Once you’ve crossed a Cousin, you go to Purgatory, the entire Bible found in these twelve curses, all major works of art and particular trade practices and concepts, rooted in daily practice enforced by the last three, the punishments, at the bottom, from having past burned a Scab and having been a ‘Pickup Artist’, you stole a girl or guy and put it in the theater, on ‘Contract’, your payment for a job we did for you (you trapped us, now we get more Purgatory for your esteemed organizations).
Demeter (Star Witch): Rod Zone, the concept of thinking everyone is the threat of an incoming projectile.
Juno (Narcissus Flower): Mysterious Accident, the concept of having accidents based on books you’ve read.
Jupiter (Vivian Sect): Science Fiction, the concept of thinking you’re a doctor on medical directorship.
Mars (Prague Golem): Cartoon Terrorism, the concept of books talking to as if Jesus, as a deity.
Mercury (Whisper Crow): Chess Checker, horrifying sounds in your closet late at night.
Neptune (Tarot Moon): Bicycle Deck, the concept of being trapped in gambling with yourself to dare yourself.
Pluto (Cerberus Robot): Hell Book, turning yourself into a little child in a penitentiary, snitched out by your best friend, your pupil.
Proserpina (Onion Dome): Sonnet Tower, obsessed with the concept of the opposite sex’s physical attributes as politics.
Somnus (Waking Supremacy): Boy Scout, the concept of the government ‘coming to get you’, as a postal agent.
Venus (Clay Doll): Action Figure, the concept of anyone who isn’t a cop, being a cop.
Vesta (Night Terror): Fright Dream, horrifying dreams coming for you because you want to go to church again.
Vulcan (Crux Hire): Back Door, the concept of being able to sneak into a job, through your own spouse, actually watching you in your mind.
Punishments from the Gods:
Apollo (Mafia): Cheap Labor, Perfect Posture, a religious temple that makes you easy access for other cheap labor. Unionized labor. Possible to join through a priest.
Athena (Hospice): Simple Logic, Rude Gesture, a system of logic and learning where law triumphs success. Psychiatric doctrine. Possible to join through a university.
Bacchus (Fellowship): Stolen Position, Lazy Brand, a system where once someone has done something, you can’t do it. Law enforcement. Possible to join through a mason’s lodge.