Seriously though, modern sense8 au of Circle of Magic? Not really following the Sense8 plot because there’s no one in Emelan who really fits the role of Whispers - Berenene, maybe, like a female Putin, could be trying to gather sensates for some sort of world domination purposes.
But obviously it’s Niko going around making contact with the newbies. Who are…
- Sandry, some sort of European nobility whose extended family is still mostly involved in politics. I’m sorta thinking French? Her parents and nursemaid died in some sort of riot when she was little, very much the same circumstances as CoM canon, and she’s been living with her great-uncle ever since, blossoming into a friendly and matter-of-fact woman with a stubborn streak wider than the English Channel.
- Daja, grew up in a trading caravan somewhere in Africa where it’s still easier to drive goods from place to place rather than fly them by plane. Wields a quarterstaff like a boss. Her parents/extended family are quite religious; she’s a closeted lesbian who sneaks off every time they pass through somewhere with wifi - like the village where Frostpine lives - and practices programming and hacking.
- Tris, autistic (repeatedly deemed “possessed” or “Devil-cursed” by her various relatives), grew up in the deep south of the USA and has thus far succeeded in moving the fuck out, up to Boston or New York, getting a BA and working on a PhD in Engineering or Chemistry or something else that has led to her knowing how to make things go boom using, like, a glass of water, a pinch of oregano, and a tennis ball. She loves fireworks, thunderstorms, and books, any books, historical essays or fantasy epics or treatises on wave formation in deep sea currents.
- Briar, expert survivor of Taiwanese? slums, doing his best not to be affiliated with any gangs and also not be caught by the police (again) for pick-pocketing, scamming, or burglary. Brags that he can break any safe in under thirty minutes, carries no ewer than five knives at any time, and keeps a small box of herbs on the windowsill of his shitty one-room apartment.
Lark and Rosethorn are wonderfully amazing romantic pair from some older cluster that probably includes Crane, who is around somewhere. Frospine isn’t a sensate, he just lives somewhere and teaches Daja coding whenever she passes through town. Probably the end of the season would have Sandry captured, and Tris not-as-begrudgingly-as-she-complains hops on a plane to go kick the ass of anyone who gets between them? Yes.