4 psychic kids:
Billy Rama (normy). Healer. Calms people and evil with music. Billy wants everyone to get along, but his pleas for peace are often overridden.
Athena Jones (jock/combat). De facto leader. Always chooses violence. Rich kid.
Pokey: accelerated evolution, Frankensteining animals
Mayor: making human sacrifices for power (dragon? Or just a person)
Chief of Police: tries to beat up kids (before or after Mayor?)
Invasive species: story starts with kids protesting hunting of an invasive species, not realizing at its presence is damaging local wildlife
Invasive Dimension: Reality is spherical, just one of billions of realities. When realities are pressed against each other, “holes” or weaknesses can appear in certain spots (similar to hole in o-zone). ‘Invading force’ is actually several entities, competing to seize resources from the Earth.
Buzz-Buzz/Navi (incompetent and/or insulting?)
Kids explore caves
Noble Eightfold Path
Right Samadhi (meditative absorption/union)
CH 1: Proper intro describing the town. Kids are poking around in a cave they discovered during a beetle-counting field trip. They happen upon a strange animal (?) and decide to share it as a pet, but soon