BLACK GIRL MAGIC...
The story is about CAST, a 12 year. old girl who dreams of becoming a SMITH, part-warrior bad-ass, part engineer and all-around PROBLEM SOLVER. The problem? SMITHS are usually NOT WOMEN and even less so young black kids. Selected as a STRIKER (apprentice) to the enigmatic PHILOMENA CLOCK, one of the rare female SMITHS (and considered a loose cannon), Cast is determined to follow her dreams no matter how dangerous their adventures get!
A smart, hard-working teen who dreams of becoming a SMITH to save her town. She refuses to build things that kill. She has designed her MOBILE LAB HAND that is not only a prosthetic but enables her to produce custom chemical reactions for use with quick assistance or defensive attacks. She is a STRIKER (aka assistant) to Ms. Clock.
Cast's mentor and one of the few female SMITHS in the world, is a refined, British gentlewoman. She wields a cane which can shoot projectiles and be converted into a flight capable device. While her past is mysterious, she has an affinity for clocks and can trigger a bio-morphic change at certain times.