"Open the Moon": Chamberlin Locke has a sick son named Ian, who regularly suffers seizures and cannot be healed no matter what he does. Ian is interesting in going to other side of the moon and Chamberlin decides to take him there by having Harland construct a key out of the Whispering Iron. The
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Synopsis for "Open the Moon"
Chamberlin Locke has a sick son named Ian, who regularly suffers seizures and cannot be healed no matter what he does. Ian is interesting in going to other side of the moon and Chamberlin decides to take him there by having Harland construct a key out of the Whispering Iron. The three go to the moon together in a hot-air balloon and open it using the key Harland constructed. In the moon, Ian is able to see sights all around the world and feels his sickness fading. After they meet the ancestors of Locke family long since presumed dead, Chamberlin decides to leave Ian there with Harland, so he'll never have to suffer again.
Appearing in "Open the Moon"
- Adam Crais
- Ben Locke
- Clint Locke
- Delacorte Locke
- Miranda Locke
- Mr. Cornwell (Mentioned only)
- Emperor Meiji (Mentioned only) (Deceased)
- American Civil War (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Guide to the Known Keys"
Various members over the years collected notes about the keys made out of Whispering Iron they encountered. Some of the keys were either forged by them or simply found. Ben Locke used the keys to help the American revolutionaries fight the British. Harland and his brothers used them to track down Hammersmith, so they could make him tell them where Delacorte was. The Chain Key caught the brougham Boys when they invaded Chamberlin's home and he also used the Timeshift Key to relive past moments of his son Ian's life. Hans Riffel and Jean Locke used the keys to fight back against the Nazis during World War II.
Appearing in "Guide to the Known Keys"
- Adam Crais (Mentioned only)
- Clint Locke
- Delacorte Locke
- Gabriel Rodriguez (Cameo)
- Ian Locke
- Joe Hill (Cameo)
- John Locke
- Joshua Locke (As a spirit)
- 18th Century
- 19th Century
- 20th Century
- Great Lock
- Mending Cabinet
- Music Box
- Timeshift Clock
Synopsis for "Sleep of the Just"
This story is reprinted from Sandman (Volume 2) #1.
June 6th, 1916
Doctor John Hathaway of Scotland's Royal Museum visits the Sussex manor Fawny Rig, home of the occult magus Roderick Burgess. He explains to Burgess that his son Edmund had been killed in the war. He offers him a mystical tome called the Magdalene Grimoire and begs Burgess to use his knowledge of the occult to resurrect his son. Burgess agrees and takes possession of the book.
At the stroke of midnight, Burgess and his fellow cultists in the Order of Ancient Mysteries begin their summoning ritual. Burgess seeks to capture the very essence of death, through which, no one need ever die again. Roderick's young son Alexander is present during the ritual. After a lengthy incantation, Burgess opens the veil between worlds and a strange being clad in a cape and an elaborate helmet spills into the middle of the circle. Roderick immediately knows that this is not Death. This is actually Morpheus - the Lord of Dreams. Burgess keeps his ethereal presence consigned to the mystic ward on the floor, while his cultists erect a crystal dome over the ward to contain the Dream King's corporeal form.
Appearing in "Sleep of the Just"
- John Hathaway
- Daniel Bustamonte
- Ellie Marsten
- Stefan Wasserman
- Unity Kincaid
- Death (Mentioned only)
- Edmund Hathaway (Mentioned only) (Deceased)
- "Open the Moon" and "Guide to the Known Keys" were first published in Locke & Key: Guide to the Known Keys. Since it was not published by DC Comics, the stories are not fully covered here.
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