Circle of Needle and Thread (2024)

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The second chapter of Candela Obscura featured the Circle of Needle and Thread. It premiered Thursday, 31 August 2023, and aired monthly for three episodes through 2 November 2023.


  • 1 Cast and characters
  • 2 Circle Characteristics
    • 2.1 Group Overview
  • 3 History
    • 3.1 Background
    • 3.2 "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01)
    • 3.3 "Candela Obscura: Flesh and Blood" (CO2x02)
    • 3.4 "Candela Obscura: Broken Path" (CO2x03)
  • 4 Episodes
  • 5 External Links
  • 6 References

Cast and characters[]

Taliesin JaffeThe Lightkeeper
Spenser StarkeGame Master
Luis CarazoMarion CollodiMedium
Zehra FazalJinnah BasarDoctor
Brennan Lee MulliganSean FinnertySoldier
Marisha RayBeatrix MonroeCriminal
Travis WillinghamNathaniel TrappJournalist

Circle Characteristics[]

  • Name: The Circle of Needle and Thread
  • Chapter House: A fairly nondescript house in Hallowharbor[1]
  • Lightkeeper: Draven Kingsley[2]
  • Circle Abilities: Stamina Training[3], Interdisciplinary[4]
  • Staus: Disbanded[5]

Group Overview[]

The Circle of Needle and Thread consists of five members known members, the majority of them being intermediate members of the organization who seem to have only worked with Circle of Needle and Thread but have also completed a number of assignments. Out of all of them, Beatrix Monroe has been with the organization the longest.[6]

The group as a whole seems to have a certain amount of wariness towards Candela Obscura with the members having issues with how the organization deals with certain situations, the lack of information they are given for assignment despite the trust they put in the organization, and seeing the group as self-righteous.[7][8][9] However, Beatrix Monroe, the most experienced member of circle, says that while Candela as institution might not be immune from its own organizational flaws, she likes to believe that out of all the of the different capitalistic and governmental factions that rule their day-to-day lives, that hopefully they're choosing to work for the one lesser evil.[10]

A common theme the group seems to share are traumas and loss that stem from the Last Great War, and interactions with groups and individuals twisting, misusing, or ignoring magick for their own needs.

Known Assignments. Spoilers!
Assignment Number and NameStatusOutcome
Unkown train assignmentCompleteSuccessful capture of EONS scientist, and androphage.
Assignment #533: Eye for an EyeCompleteSuccessful closing of thinning and reactivation of lighthouse's astrolabe that was damaged in the expansion of the .
Assignment #538: Flesh and BloodIncompleteWhat assignment, if any, was to be given to the circle remains unknown following the attack on Lightkeeper Kingsley.
Known Files. Spoilers!
File NumeberInformation
Restricted File Number 1593Candela's investigation into the events that transpired during Assignment #538: Flesh and Blood and the subsequent actions of The Circle of Needle and Thread during the following morning.



The Circle of Needle and Thread seems to find its origins with Nathaniel Trapp, and his investigation into his family's railroad operations and some dark dealings that were happening there a couple months before the events of Assignment #533: Eye for an Eye.[11] While investigating a metro station underneath The Steam Trapp became unintentionally entangled with an investigation begin performed by The Circle of Silver Flame who were investigating a series of attacks. After witnessing a young man be killed by a creature in the metro, Nathaniel tried to escape only to be pursed and caught by the creature before he could reach street level. However, before he could be killed, he was saved by Allison Suarez with her being able to distract the creature long enough for her fellow circle members to arrive and kill it to at the cost of her by transformed horribly by being too close to the creature and being infested by bleed.[12]

Trapp was then led away from the scene before he could give his thanks or check on Allison and given a Candela Obscura pin and an address. Being told if he any questions he could try and receive some answers. The only question he had though was how Allision was and what he could do for her. However, as he never allowed to see her, he joined Candela in hopes of not only making a difference, but also repaying a debt he felt he owed her. Eventually at an unknown point he looped two of the men who served under him in the war into Candela. Those being Sean Finnerty, and Marion Collodi.[13] At some point after the two's recruitment, Trapp, Finnerty, and Collodi; along with long time member Beatrix Monroe, and EONS scientist and fellow Candella member Jean Basar; Prefromed a circle pact under Lightkeeper Draven Kingsley and were forged into The Circle of Needle and Thread.

"Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01)[]

"Candela Obscura: Flesh and Blood" (CO2x02)[]

"Candela Obscura: Broken Path" (CO2x03)[]


No.TitleOriginal airdateLinkRuntime
1"Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01)23-08-31VOD4:36:25
Years after the Last Great War has ended, five investigators unite and defend the Fairelands against an eldritch invasion.
2"Candela Obscura: Flesh and Blood" (CO2x02)23-09-28VOD4:01:35
The Circle of Needle and Thread are forced to question their morality as an infiltrating purge rages on.
3"Candela Obscura: Broken Path" (CO2x03)23-11-02VOD6:13:12
Uncertain who is friend or foe, The Circle of Needle and Thread continue their efforts to end a vengeful hunt.

External Links[]


  1. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 1:17:45.
  2. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 1:19:04.
  3. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 1:48:42.
  4. See "Candela Obscura: Flesh and Blood" (CO2x02) at 1:17:39.
  5. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 0:02.
  6. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 2:10:11.
  7. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 1:36:30.
  8. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 2:08:24.
  9. See "Candela Obscura: Broken Path" (CO2x03) at 2:10:56.
  10. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 2:09:32.
  11. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 2:18:48.
  12. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 2:02:41.
  13. See "Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 2:10:11.



Candela Obscura
Chapter One:
The Vassal and the Veil

"Candela Obscura: The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) • "Candela Obscura: Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) • "Candela Obscura: The Collectors" (CO1x03)


Alexandra Elise O'NeillArlo BlackAuggie JamesCharlotte EavesHoward Margrove


Laura BaileyAnjali BhimaniRobbie DaymondTaliesin JaffeAshley JohnsonMatthew Mercer

Chapter Two:
Needle and Thread

"Candela Obscura: Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) • "Candela Obscura: Flesh and Blood" (CO2x02) • "Candela Obscura: Broken Path" (CO2x03)


Beatrix MonroeJinnah BasarMarion CollodiNathaniel TrappSean Finnerty


Luis CarazoZehra FazalBrennan Lee MulliganMarisha RaySpenser StarkeTravis Willingham

Chapter Three:
Tide and Bone

"Candela Obscura: The Antiquarian" (CO3x01) • "Candela Obscura: The Guardian of Groundswell" (CO3x02) • "Candela Obscura: Candles in the Dark" (CO3x03)


Cordelia GlaskCosmo GrimmElsie RobertsOscar GrimmRajan Savarimuthu


Ashly BurchNoshir DalalGina DarlingAabria IyengarLiam O'BrienSam Riegel

Chapter Four:
The Crimson Mirror

"Candela Obscura: Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) • "Candela Obscura: The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) • "Candela Obscura: Into the Abyss" (CO4x03)


Edgar LycorisGrimoriaLeo AmicusMalcolm Trills


Aimee CarreroTaliesin JaffeLiam O'BrienAlexander WardImari Williams

The Silver Screen

"Candela Obscura Live - The Circle of the Silver Screen" (CO5x01)


Jackie Renoux • Lester Shaw • Chey Tanii • Evelyn White


Laura BaileyMatthew MercerKhary PaytonMarisha RaySpenser Starke

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