The Chinese Unicorn, the k’i-lin, is one of the four animals of good omen;
the others are the dragon, the phoenix, and the tortoise.
The Unicorn is foremost of all the 360 creatures that live on land...
Its appearance foretells the birth of an upright ruler.
To wound the Chinese Unicorn or to come across its dead body is unlucky.
The span of this animal’s natural life is a thousand years.
-Jorge Luis Borges, the Book of Imaginary Beings
The Windflower Law: We must all learn to love
The Chestnut Law: We must learn to forgive
The Rule of Man: Humanity deserves our respect.
The Rule of War: Why must we make war on the Excrucians?
Has none tried to understand their grievance?
The Crowfoot Law: Makes us all complicit in Entropy’s
The Code for Humanity: Let humanity be as they would be.
She has three powers.
Abigail Ng, the Power of Tea, who was always destined to be
Kirin’s power, who brought solace to the the tormented Koi
Goddess. She’s taking Abigail’s death pretty hard.
Bob, the Power of Immigration, a Zeta Reticulan who has
forged a pact with Kirin to evacuate doomed humans from this world
and resettle them elsewhere. In exchange, she allows him to smuggle
aliens onto Earth.
Deirdre Brooks, PhD and the Power of Education, a
Bodhisattva who transcended both life and academics to become
Kirin’s most potent power.
Her Flowers are the Lotus (the Key of the Descending Angel) and the Star of Bethlehem (the Key of Something, Changed Forever)