Part Twelve: The Scottish Rite Temple
In which Dante learns the third step in the Protocol: "Do Something Brave." He learns that this step is grounded more in fear and weakness than in strength and courage — and this is confusing at first. But when an unexpected event propels him into action, he understands not only the third step, but what his "super power" might be.
Characters in this Story
Dante is a misfit 12-year-old from the Crestview neighborhood in Austin who discovers that he is actually one of five initiates into a secretive band of superheroes called the Violet Crown.
Lance is a twelve-year-old initiate into the Violet Crown, along with Dante. He's a happy-go-lucky hero with a keen sense of sacrifice. Lance is the incarnation of Ajax.
Kate is the incarnation of Persephone. When she is bright and shiny she is full of powerful delight, but when she feels dark, watch out! Kate is clear on the right thing to do.
Manny, the incarnation of Cyclops, is a mechanical genius and master tinkerer. He is also one of the twelve-year-old initiates into the Violet Crown.
Selena is one of the four initiates in the Violet Crown. She is the incarnation of Gaia, the most powerful of the Gods & Goddesses. Her goal is to bridge the gap between the Gods and Giants.