𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚍𝚒𝚛𝚝 𝚛𝚘𝚊𝚍
𝙰𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝙰𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚘,
𝚍𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝
𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸𝚂 𝙽𝙾𝚃 𝚃𝙾 𝙱𝙴 𝚃𝚁𝙰𝚅𝙴𝙻𝙴𝙳
𝙰𝚃 𝙰𝙻𝙻 𝙲𝙾𝚂𝚃𝚂.
Quinn James Frazier
Will Morgan Smith
Kennedy Alicia Selkirk
Clover Emma Freeman
Hugo (voice) James Frazier
Hugo (actor) Cayden Larrosa
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We begin the story with Will and Quinn, narrators of Live From Averno. They are doing a special episode on the disappearance of Hugo Selva, a student of DUE who disappeared years before. Their episode is interspersed with scenes of Kennedy and Clover, fellow students at A New School, and journal entries from Hugo.
Quinn and Will kick off the episode with a description of the case- Hugo, a student who disappeared without a trace.
Kennedy, a DUE student obsessed with the unknown, happens across a strange journal in the DUE tunnels. The journal of a student named Hugo. It describes a journey, a place you can reach, if you’re willing to go far enough- Unverno. Kennedy takes it to their friend Clover. They have been searching for something like this their whole time at ANS. They decide they will do it together.
Will and Quinn go around campus, interviewing some of the students who were classmates with Hugo. Most interviews describe the same thing- Hugo had found something that was driving him mad.
Hugo goes into Unverno.
Kennedy and Clover begin fighting- Clover believes Kennedy is going too far. Kennedy believes Clover is holding them back.
Will tells Quinn about an urban legend she’s heard of in DUE- Unverno. Like Averno, but stopped in time. Abandoned.
Kennedy decides to go to Unverno without Clover. They set out in the dead of night.
Will asks Quinn whether he would do it- go into the unknown. Quinn says he would not. Will says they would.
Kennedy is in Unverno. Finally, the world is big enough, strange enough. But they are afraid
Quinn and Will fight- Quinn knows what it is like to be left behind.
Clover follows Kennedy into Unverno.
Hugo has gone to Unverno one too many times. It has made him sick. He begins digging a tunnel- a tunnel that will become his final resting place.
Clover finds Kennedy. They are being eaten alive by tree roots, disintegrating, moment by moment. Clover tries to convince them to leave. They won’t. They are left in Unverno- perhaps forever.
Will promises Quinn that they won’t leave. It doesn’t make everything okay, but it does make things better.