Chellen is bright and hopeful for a brand new semester of her freshman year of high school. Maybe she'll get lucky this time and find somebody in one of her classes thats just like her, a Rom. Being a Rom is all about being a misfit in the city of Distinct Poplar, and sometimes Rom's have difficulties making friends.
She's been invited to a secret ritual on, The Day of Masks an annual holiday of anonymity where teacher and student alike wear masks to school. She's pretty sure everyone around her is a teacher in disguise, but what is The Ritual and what will she have to do in order to survive it?
Eventually every neighborhood had their very own Day of Masks. They celebrated with elaborate parades and ghastly looking parade floats. These things were originally designed to be menacing, bright and colorful, but in an off-putting and gaudy kind of way. The messed up idea being, that the newcomers to the neighborhood would see them and get scared. Childish I know, but you should see these things!
Bilby Blackweal is a teacher at Cagger high school who’s career has been stuck ever since “The Incident”. An expert in discipline, Blackweal’s nefarious methods for order are brought into question when “the incident” exposes his truly dark and cruel nature.