Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. Visit Trudon Circle, an art mecca turned tourist trap where you can find musicals, massive neon billboards, street performers, and pickpockets. The bodega on 12th and Salt will sell you spells on the cheap if you know how to ask, but everyone knows they’re better quality on Root and Amsterdam. But if you’re a magic user — or, as pretty much everyone nowadays says, a muse — you’d better be wearing a Halo so your magic doesn’t make a ruckus or hurt anyone. In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom.
VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners, coming January 11th, 2020. You can find more information at https://valencepod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.
- Our theme was made by Raul Vega,
- With guitar by Travis Reaves.
- The Halo ad was performed by Katie Youmans.
- This teaser was edited by Wil Williams,
- With additional sound design by Julia Schifini.
[Music: VALENCE theme]
Hi, and welcome to the life you’ve always wished you could have. This quick-start guide will help you get the most out of your Halo, right out of the box. I’ll provide you with easy and helpful tips, instructions on how to care for your Halo, and information on how to customize it to suit your lifestyle, and the unique needs that presents.
I’ll also cover what to do in case of damage or a malfunction, but that’s just a formality. The Halo is designed to withstand whatever you can throw at it, to give you total peace of mind, wherever life takes you.
And now, let me be the first to congratulate you on your new Halo.
You’ve made the right choice.
[Magic sound effect]