Eden's pathological lying makes her the ideal tabloid reporter for The Rumor Mill, but it's pretty inconvenient when those sensational claims end up coming true. When the urban legends she can't help but perpetuate end up manifesting in the real world, its up to her, eccentric pseudoscientist Sid and scandalous socialite-turned-sewer dwelling hermit Rafi to clean up the evidence, but not without leaving a little intrigue behind. You didn't hear that from me though. I'm just a friend of a friend.
Friends of a Friend provides examples of:
- All Myths Are True: In the world of the story, some individuals have the ability to make legends come true by spreading them. This makes all rumors, legends and misconceptions potentially real.
- Ancient Conspiracy: According to Le-a, the organization has existed in some form since at least the Bronze Age.
- Bat Signal: Eden is summoned via a channel of whispering security guards when she is needed for a mission.
- Benevolent Conspiracy: At least in their eyes, the Fraternity's rumormongering helps to keep humanity's storytelling spirit alive.
- Body Horror: Common among characters of the more supernatural persuasion.
- Conspiracy Kitchen Sink: All urban legends, misconceptions, scams and hoaxes are fair game.
- Elvis Lives: So do Marilyn Monroe, Tupac, Andy Kaufman and Jimi Hendrix. Mccartney, alas...
- Government Agency of Fiction: Although not formally affiliated with any national government, the Fraternity still exerts control on a global scale.
- Greek Chorus: Cut-aways to a rotating cast of unnamed gossipers provide the reader with recaps on urban legends touched on in the story.
- Monster of the Week
- Occult Detective: Eden, in a way.
- Organization with Unlimited Funding
- The Men in Black
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Played with. While the series focuses on how folklore can have damaging effects of a society, it is shown just as often to be an integral part of the human experience.
- Urban Legends: The Fraternity's bread and butter.