Moonsilver and Secrets
The Horrible Purple Cute Thing
To the average onlooker, Temperate Raven’s spirit companion resembles some sort of semi-intelligent bear cub, or possibly a pig, or a rabbit. In fact, the little ball of darkness began its life as one of the hundreds of thousands of least gods tied to the endless cycle of death and renewal. Called Ghosts of the Hungry Earth, these spirits are tasked with assuring that corpses rot and return to the earth properly, to nourish that which still lives. As they break down the corpse, they are nourished by the memories it holds of its passing to the next life. While investigating a high-profile un-Fated murder, Temperate Raven summoned forth the Earth Ghost that would become Jasper, skillfully questioning it on the memories it held, even though it did not understand what they meant. It is suspected Temperate Raven found the creature cute, though she simply says she anticipated how useful its ability to analyze remains would be. For whatever reason, she offered the least god a connection to her own Essence, granting it sentience, and a name.