The Events Leading Up to That Thursday, also known as TELUTT, was one of the recurring titles for what would become Worm. TELUTT had roughly four concrete versions.'The Events Leading Up to That Thursday' is one of the recurring titles for drafts of Worm. They usually featured rotating viewpoints between Faultline, here called Disaster Area, The Triumvirate and Guts & Glory. This was an attempt by the author to incorporate every character then created, up to that point, into one overarching story. As well as finding sympathetic characters as protagonists and using comparatively weak powers in new and interesting ways trying to break form standard baseline powers seen throughout superhero fiction.
Cauldron-A group of rogues and solo villains try to hold out against recruitment by a much larger cape group. The Elite in this story resembles a cross between the Slaughterhouse Nine, the canon Elite and Cauldron.
↑ 2.02.1TELUTT (2004) – AKA, ‘the events leading up to that Thursday’.
Not the first draft of TELUTT, the story switched between Faultline, the Triumvirate and Guts & Glory. It was an attempt at tying everything in together. I like that there’s one scene in there (At the end) that was pretty much copied exactly and inserted into Worm, even though I haven’t opened these documents in a long, long time. The nature of Faultline’s meeting with her ‘crew’ is essentially what happened in canon. That said, wow, are my protagonists a pain in the ass to read this early on (arrogant/annoying). At this juncture, I was still figuring out a way to make powers interesting. I was bored with many of them, and I was lapsing into some of the ‘standby’ powers, like tinkers without anything interesting to them. -Snippets: Before Worm
↑ 3.03.1TELUTTT – One of the cases where I can’t really tell you the story, because some of it extends into spoiler territory. It took place in an earlier timeline (which is why Hero appeared more), stretching from a point before Faultline’s group was brought together, her forming her gang, and all that. - Comment by Wildbow on Prey 14.8
↑In the comment section I talk about how the story evolved. At the very beginning I wrote from the perspective of 'Runechild', my aim to write a 'is it magic or is it something else' story with a novice 'magic' superhero. Runechild fights a serial killer who is visited by an alien spirit that communicates with him directly and gives him superpowers. After that, however, I wrote 'The Events Leading Up To That Thursday' - TELUTTT for short. 'That Thursday' was essentially Golden Morning. I wrote from alternating perspectives, aiming to build up to a crescendo before the event in question unfolded. I ended up writing for a while, choosing different perspectives (Guts & Glory, Aegis, Heartbeaker, Regent, Circus, the Travelers), then I'd to a TELUTTT version and try to tie it in together, refining ideas and deciding what to drop. Yes. Before the vast majority of the characters you know were even conceptualized, Scion was to be the bad guy. - Wildbow on reddit
↑Schism/TELUTT v4: Everyone. Mary Sue gets a sex change and becomes Eidolon. Same power, minus the ‘everyone adores me’ aura (unless he needs it). - Comment by Wildbow on Prey 14.8