In a perfect world, superhumans are glorified by an awestruck society. Their flashy tights and colorful masks are medals of honor; their incredible abilities, gifts of protection and justice. The title of "hero" is a crown that only they adorn.
However, our world is far from perfect. People can be prideful, selfish, cruel—there is no room for happy-go-lucky crime-fighters in capes. This is exactly the world of The Bohemian Trials: superhumans are branded with the name "behemoth", monsters for their unnatural abilities. The streets they roam are plastered with anti-behemoth propaganda, villainizing the unnatural hues of their irises and criminalizing any and all use of powers. Behemoths, according to the world, are nothing but inhuman creatures who are born with an unfair advantage.
While superhumans are suppressed by society, there is a small group of six behemoth friends who live by a righteous moral code. In the day, they attend school or work minimum wage jobs; in the cover of night, uniform themselves with pajama pants and paper bags, illegally using their abilities to limit the raging crime in their home city and to protect the people who yearn for their demise. They are known as the "Bohemians".
Even so, that is merely the beginning of their story, setting the stage for events that take place in the wee hours of the first spring break morning: the team stumble across something unfathomable and truly horrifying—a gruesome sight that has not been seen by the naked eye for many generations, and no one can be prepared for it.
Chess & Gwen have created an ashcan that contains a short snippet of the first chapter of The Bohemian Trials. You can purchase a physical and/or digital copy of this 6-page excerpt by going to the shop page which is linked with the buttons at the bottom of this page!