The magical skeleton key is actually made form the  bones of a famous escape artist who died 40 years before the story began.  The bone can open anything with a lock as it changes shape once it’s in there.  It made a gruesome cracking sound when changing shapes (like when someone cracks their knuckles).  Darren “borrowed it without permission and with no intention of giving it back” from his dad’s place of work (totally different from stealing.)

VOTE INCENTIVE MONDAY: a character design drawing done a while ago that I still really like and perhaps will finish one day