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Date posted 11 November 2017
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Ward, also known as Parahumans 2[1] or Worm 2,[2][3] is the sequel to Worm.


The unwritten rules that govern the fights and outright wars between ‘capes’ have been amended: everyone gets their second chance. It’s an uneasy thing to come to terms with when notorious supervillains and even monsters are playing at being hero. The world ended two years ago, and as humanity straddles the old world and the new, there aren’t records, witnesses, or facilities to answer the villains’ past actions in the present. One of many compromises, uneasy truces and deceptions that are starting to splinter as humanity rebuilds.

None feel the injustice of this new status quo or the lack of established footing more than the past residents of the parahuman asylums. The facilities hosted parahumans and their victims, but the facilities are ruined or gone; one of many fragile ex-patients is left to find a place in a fractured world. She’s perhaps the person least suited to have anything to do with this tenuous peace or to stand alongside these false heroes. She’s put in a position to make the decision: will she compromise to help forge what they call, with dark sentiment, a second golden age? Or will she stand tall as a gilded dark age dawns?


The story began with Daybreak 1.1 on November 11th 2017 and updates on what is essentially a Tuesday-Saturday schedule.

Wildbow previously wrote two unrelated web serials, Pact and Twig, before returning to the Parahumans setting.


Main article: Timeline

See more at the events category page or on the link above.

See alsoEdit


  • Taylor Hebert is not the protagonist or the point of view character.
  • Despite early speculations the sequel was not titled "Glow".[4] From the Glow part of Glow-worm, as if there was some sort of transition. Glow could possibly be a future arc heading.
  • The Ward uses symbols as text dividers. It is common symbols of Sun and Gold. They also serve to represent Keter from Kabbalah, and Monism. In universe they are worn by the participants of Gold Morning.


  1. Interim chapters start next update day, not Parahumans 2 chapters. - Wildbow on Reddit
  2. Table of Contents
  3. If it comes up it'll be in Worm 2. If not there, or if Parian were to get killed off, it'd have to be in some prequel or supplementary material. - Wildbow on Reddit
  4. Wildbow on Reddit

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