Models: Bruce Hall & Juliana Soares Deep below the town of Crystal Falls, the Sin-Stones laid dormant. Concealed in caverns long since sealed off from the world above, the quartz-like crystals had once been pure and white, with the colour and twinkle of freshly fallen snow. Over the centuries, however, the mysterious magic contained inside was tainted by the lives of the townsfolk above. For unfathomable reasons, the Stones drew

The campus of Crystal Falls college was all but deserted when the earth tremor struck. With the corridors empty and only a handful of staff remaining on the premises the rattling of chairs and tables as they shuddered across classroom floors went largely unnoticed, and there was no effort made to evacuate for such a minor event. In his office, Mr. Martin Cole glanced up as the furniture juddered softly.