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The Hollow Earth and other notes.

·The Earth is hollow and inhabited by dinosaurs, cavemen, the remnants of the Templars and a secret army of Nazis bent on conquering the outer world.
·Deep in the ocean lives a race of merfolk who evolved parallel to ourselves.  They have gone unseen (except for the occasional half-wit in Scotland) for millennia from the surface world…
·The story of “the lost world” was actually not a fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle’s imagining.  The events did take place, deep in the Congo, not the Amazon, and the ancient inhabitants live there still.  In fact, many of the writings of H.G. Wells, H.Rider Haggard, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Jules Verne to name a few are based on actual accounts.
·When U.S. astronauts reached the moon they did not find it uninhabited.  Instead they were replaced by automatons.  The inhabitants in the bustling spaceport of the dark side of the moon have steadily been feeding Earth a stream of false information ever since.  None of the numerous species who hide, conduct experiments, hunt and vacation on Earth want humanity to find its way into the stars…
·Earth is the closest life bearing planet to a major galactic wormhole…Earth is actually used as a galactic laboratory and as an asylum for insane aliens.  It is also a nexus of many disparate energies and dimensions and therefore of immense ecological importance in this sector of the galaxy.
·Telekinesis, telepathy, teleportation etc are all very real (and very rare), but certain organizations are getting a handle on how to achieve them…
·In their absence,  --------  and --------  left lesser minions to mind a conquered Earth.
·Recently a desperate man (Cant) conned both  --------  and  --------  for the love of his soulmate, angering the pair who have hastened their return to Earth…
·The gods of other dimensions fear that this will herald their end, for they all lost the last war two millennia ago.  One among them, Loki has a plan…
· The actions of Cant have also weakened the lines between realities, resulting in an influx of other dimensional beings…
·The first to experience the return of -------- and -------- are Leduc, a Quebecan shaman and Casey Davidson, when they are betrayed by a charel by the name of Zephyr to the local Manitou of Indian folk lore.

Story titles:
·         Tales of the Infinite Onion (assorted short stories)
·         Pandorans: Genesis (Caine in prehistory)
·         Pandorans: Prometheus (Daedalus in ancient greece)
·         Pandorans: Nemesis (The centuries war between Daedalus and DaVinci)
·         Pandorans: Ragnarok (Loki unleashes the virus on humanity to form the 13)
·         Pandorans: Apocalypse (2020, the Zamorran invasion of Earth)

In another realm, lives a terrible being known as Mennodos the Bloodlord.  This realm is a dismal place full of fire, brimstone and smoke.  Tormented souls roam these regions; the victims of sadistic Vedillii and Deivonnii.

In yet another realm, lives a fearsome being known as Ritemon.  This realm is a garish place full of beauty, sunshine and blue skies.  Oppressed souls roam these regions; the downtrodden slaves of the arrogant Charels and Nelags.

In still another realm, live billions of people.  This realm is a diverse place full of love, hate and hope.  Confused souls roam these regions; the unknowing victims of Mennodos and Ritemon.

For millennia Ritemon and Mennodos have waged war across the cosmos against other “gods” who would have the worship of their subjects and now they have once again engaged their forces on Earth prime.  Those throughout the parallel Earths, powerful enough to know of this antagonistic pair are fearful lest their worlds be next to witness this never ending war.

Pandorans: Prometheus
In 1997, after a virus promulgated by Loki of the Norse pantheon in late 1996, a small percentage of the population began to exhibit “superpowers”.  Some saw this as a way to make money and achieve their desires and so used their powers for crime.  Others wanted to help and protect humanity, and became “superheroes”.  Still others denied their powers or used them selfishly, even if legitimately.  These powers struck men and women, young and old indiscriminately, causing the emergence of a few thousand super beings, with vast differences in philosophy and temperament.  During that past year there were reports of dimensional portals opening, sometimes releasing energies and inhabitants.  Natural disasters increased in frequency, which led to a number of cults heralding the end of the world in the year 2020.  To complicate the rising chaos even further, the nations of Earth, scared of the new “supermen” began an arms race in superbeings.  Creating them through genetics, robotics, chemistry and any science at their disposal.  Some of these creations were loyal to their creators, while many would turn rogue for both good and ill.

Pandorans: Apocalypse
The year is 2020, Armageddon has occurred and the former age of civilization is at an end.  Earths heroes managed to defeat the forces of Mennodos and Ritemon.  But now, with Earths population drastically reduced by war, famine and natural disaster, the way has been paved for a new invasion.  The Zamorrans have hunted the two warmongers across the stars in order to retaliate for the annihilation of their home world, only to reach a battered Earth and find their prey already dead.  Their battlefleet has come out of hyperspace around our tiny blue planet.  Add to this the influx of otherdimensional beings through ever increasing portals, and the Earth is very much under siege.  Now Earths heroes must struggle to protect what little is left of humanity from a world becoming more hostile every day.

On Magick use (March 1998)
True magick use is so incredibly rare that fewer than a hundred have actually been capable of it on Earth prime, over the millennia of human history.  These rare people are or were usually so reclusive and hesitant to reveal their potential to mundane people that their existence is often mere shadowy legend.  Some more notable magick users include: Merlin, Morgaine LeFay, Nostrodamus, Leduc, Noah, Moses, Jesus.  Magick use is in reality psionics, the wending and warping of energy by thought, all rituals and “spell components” are merely mental crutches by which to achieve this.

Famebright plot notes III

Random Pandorans: SnoPuff, Stubbs and PrimalSome random story notes for Famebright.
SPOILERS (though I don't mind reading spoilers about things I enjoy personally)

  • The emperor Diocletian takes drastic steps to secure the faltering Roman Empire (they didn't call themselves Byzantines, that's a modern name for that era) having been visited in the past by the wanderer known as Caine.  He persecutes Christians in particular, very violently, blaming them in some way for the mysterious condition that leaves him always covered in robes and a metal mask.  The events of this story will take place in the graphic novel "Vempire". 

  • Central storylines of MetaWorld are (in rough order): 


  1. The eternal sham war between Ritemon and Mennodos

  2. The shaping of history during a millenium spanning rivalry of the various DustTreaders

  3. The exploratory voyages of Tristan O'Shea

  4. The chaos sown by Loki, Coyote and Prometheus in a desperate attempt to save reality

  5. The Invasion of Earth by the Zamorran battle fleet

  6. The far future colonization of Wyrmgaard


  • Less central storylines within these confines include (in rough order):

  1. Thrag being captured by the ancient civilization of Atlantis just prior to its destruction [prehistoric era]

  2. Daedalus' creation of the labyrinth for the Minotaur and Theseus' struggle within [pre classical greek era]

  3. Diocletian and his Vempire [European dark ages]

(Much of this is from Erich Von Daniken who in turn stole it from H.P. Lovecraft and Ancient Aliens tv show, mixed with Graham Hancock and Ignatius Donnelly. Most of it I think is bunk except the stuff by Hancock, but serves for a fictional universe full of living conspiracies perfectly)
•    Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge and the Moai of Easter Island and the Nazca lines in Peru are all created by humans as crude replicas of previous alien structures to call aliens back to earth (Chariots of the Gods)
•    The Piri Reis Map compiled in 1513 by Ottoman admiral Piri Reis shows Brazil many years before “the discovery” of north America by Europe (Chariots of the Gods) 
•    There are depictions of astronauts, air and space vehicles, extraterrestrials and complex tech throughout the worlds ancient art (Chariots of the Gods)
•    Interpretations of the Old Testament of the Bible are reactions to contact with aliens whose tech was considered supernatural and the aliens themselves gods (Chariots of the Gods)
•    In September 1930 there was a disastrous expedition to Antarctica by explorers led by Dr William Dyer of Miskatonic University. The scientists encountered a shoggoth, a species of slave race created by the Elder Things and narrowly escape (At the Mountains of Madness HP Lovecraft)
•    The Elder Things (also Old Ones and Elder Ones) are extraterrestrials who came to earth and colonized it about one billion years ago. They also created the Shoggoths a slave race. They warred with the star spawn of Cthulhu and the Great Race of Yith and the Mi-go, but died out during the last ice age.(HPLovecraft)
•    Shoggoths, protoplasmic creatures created as a slave race by the Elder things but who rebelled. Some still exist in remote parts of the earth (HPLovecraft)
•    Cthulhu a Great Old One hibernates in R’lyeh, an underwater city in the South Pacific (HPLovecraft). His presence is sensed on a deep level by humanity and there are cults to him around the world
•    The Great Old Ones are a loose pantheon of ancient, powerful deities from space who once ruled Earth and have since fallen into a deathlike sleep (HPLovecraft)
•    The Great Race of Yith was a prehistoric civilization on earth (from the dying planet of Yith) until their demis in the late Cretaceous era. They mastered precognition through time travel into other creatures minds (HPLovecraft)
•    Mi-Go are ancient fungoid extraterrestrials are hunted by the Brotherhood of the Yellow Sign in the 1930s (HPLovecraft)
•    The Necronomicon is a grimoire of supernatural history, specifically pertaining to the Great Old Ones that has appeared in various times throughout history. (HPLovecraft)
•    John Dee was an Elizabethan magician (1527-1609)
•    The Ramayana (5th-4thCentury BC) includes Vimana flying machines able to travel into space, underwater and destroy entire cities using advanced weapons
•    The Rigveda Sanskrit hymns (1700-1100BC) describes mechanical birds that jump into space
•    A True Story (2nd Century AD) by Lucien of Samosata is an account of his adventures where he and his companions are whisked to the moon to witness a war between its inhabitants. After escaping the moon they are captured by fish people inside a mechanical whale/ship and fight them and escape again. They then have a series of island adventures similar to Odysseus and wind up in North America before the book ends abruptly
•    Urashima Taro is a medieval Japanese fisherman who journeys to the Dragon Palace beneath the sea but returns to his village to find 100 years has passed.


  •  Licha the first dog in space becomes a major villain of my wyrdwolrd, he was found just prior to death by aliens and evolved by them.

Public Domain Characters by era:


Ancient World (Greeks, Romans, Celts):

  • Ace Kelly/Queen of Ur

  • Eternal Man

  • Heracles

  • Thor

  • Daghda

Dark Ages:


  • Brother Lustig



  • Abraham Van Helsing/Dracula/Dr John Seward/Lucy Westenra/Mina Murray/Jonathan Harker/Arthur Holmwood/Quincey Morris/Renfield

Wild West :

  • Ace of Spades

  • Headless Horsewoman

World War I :



  • Ace/Deuce

World War II:

  • John Seton (Aard Calgon)/Zongar/Ruth West/Abaraxx

  • Abdul the Arab/Sunyan Tse/The Masked One/Mulan/Hassan

  • Abe Franz/Stag Beetle/Sparky/Joan Mason/Mike Mannigan/Baron Von X/Borgo the Mirror Murderer, Boss X, Captain X-13/The Cat, The Condor/Countess Belladonna/Dascomb Dinsmore and Seidlitz, Death Mask, The Eye, The Hooded Spectre, Lady Medusa, Magog, The Red Robe, The Octopus, Saturnia and Gloat, The Skull, The Sphinx, The Black Widow, The Swamp Master, The Yellow Fang

  • Ace Buckley/Toni Stark

  • Ace Harlem

  • Ace of Blades/Phantom Eagle/Phoenix Squadron (Pierre, Hendrik Voorhees, Sven, Josef, Hans, Nickolas, Jenny)

  • Phantom Lady

  • Bouncer

  • South Sea Girl

  • Antarenes/Balloon Men of Jupiter/Zutarian Imps

  • Dr Darkness

  • Dr Synthe

  • Man of War

  • Lady Luna

  • Zog

  • Yankee Girl

  • Wildfire

  • Voice

  • Vapo-Man

  • The Manx

  • The Green Sorceress

  • The Great Question

  • The Ghost

  • The Comet

  • The Cobra

  • The Clown

  • The Claw

  • The Black Widow

  • The Ant Queen

  • Tanya Gerhst

  • T.N.T.

  • Super Brain

  • Super Ann

  • Stardust

  • Speed Centaur

  • Sparkler

  • Sooty

  • Solarman

  • Snakey Larone

  • Silver Streak

  • Shark

  • Senorita Rio

  • Selene Darkmoon

  • Rainbow

  • Patriot

  • Owl Girl

  • Owl

  • Nightshade

  • Nagana

  • Moloka

  • Miss Victory

  • Miss Masque

  • Miss Fury

  • Miniman

  • Might

  • Masked Marvel

  • Marto

  • Marksman

  • Mako

  • Magno

  • Magician from Mars

  • Lois Blake

  • Lilly

  • Lightning Girl

  • Lightning

  • Lady Serpent

  • Lady Blue

  • Kitten

  • Kip Parrish

  • King of Darkness

  • Iron Skull

  • Iron Jaw

  • Invisible Terror

  • Human Meteor

  • Granite

  • Frost

  • Flame Girl

  • Flame

  • Fire-Man

  • Fighting Yank

  • Ferret

  • Fantomah

  • Fantom

  • Eel

  • Droon

  • Dr Bertoff

  • Death Mask

  • Dablo

  • Craig Carter

  • Commander Stardust

  • Cat

  • Captain Freedom

  • Captain Battle

  • Bronze Terror

  • Bozo the Metal Man

  • BlueFire

  • Blue Lady

  • Blue Bolt

  • Black Venus

  • Black Terror

  • Black Kitty

  • Black Dragon

  • Arrow

  • American Sentinel

  • American Crusader

  • Amazona


  • Actor/Captain Flash/Ricky Davis

  • Blyntzyns/Stonebacks

  • The Mirror Man

  • Puzzler

  • King Klarg





Post Apocalyptic:

Far Future: 

  • Aard Calgon (future version)/Minosians (species)/Vana Parmelee/King of Minos

  • Sabra/Space-Busters/Belzarians (species)/Senstral/Empress of Belzar/Abba/Brett Crockett/Caldo/Bolo/April Wing/Mashons (species)

  • Amoeba Men/Banzos/Disc Men/Solanoids/Voltans

Time Travellers:

  • Ace Buckley/Toni Stark

  • Docteur Omega

  • Ace Kelly

Random notes from Agent Middlemarch:

Dr.Raven:  Unknown.

Notes: A time travelling enigma every bit as deadly as he is a mystery.  I have studied this man(?) for years and I have no idea what his agenda is, just who's side is he on? The appearance of a Raven, is that a Pandoran side effect, his coming from a pan dimensional world or just a mask?  Too many mysteries about this one.  I'll see what the Director has to say.

The Blue Knight: Human

Notes: The Blue Knight was once an apprentice smithy, who became knighted in secret after saving his king from an assassination plot. As a knight, he hid his identity with a mask and bragged that nobody had ever seen his face and lived.

Miss France: Pandoran female residing in Paris, France.

Notes: Miss France is a respected member of The Guard, specifically the European Chapter.  An organization that we work closely with around the world. 

The Pandoran virus appears to have enhanced Miss France's immune system, musculature and reflexes to levels far beyond that of a normal person.  Some side effects of this are that she rarely tires, heals very quickly, is immune to most disease, may possibly even be able to regenerate limbs and has pheromones that appear to drive men and women insane with desire for her (quite apart from her being a former model), which she can control at will. 

Miss France has also been trained within the Guard to an exceptional level of skill in hand to hand combat.

She works as a fashion journalist when not serving with The Guard.

The Remnant: Genetic Anomaly

Notes: Reports of the Remnant have been flooding in from the sleepy diplomatic town of Ottawa, Canada for over a year now.  A crazed hobo? A genetic experiment?  Just another Pandoran?  Nobody knows just what Remnant is, but all attempts to capture him have failed thus far.  If the Remnant had stuck to eating raccoons and wandering pets, few would have cared, but after a string of killings, although admittedly of gang members and other low lives, this individual is now very much on the radar of the RCMP (who unfortunately seem to be falling further and further behind their old  cliche motto).

Cuchulainn: Irish Mythic Hero

Notes: Substantial reports have come in that the ancient irish hero known as Cuchulainn has somehow returned to life.  Note to self, figure out how all these long dead tossers are coming back with such alarming regularity and keep whatever's causing it handy, should I ever need it.  A very formidable warrior, was often equated as being the Irish equivalent of Hercules.

Lauren Fence: Human Adventurer

Notes: Pretty much the coolest woman on the planet.  Raids tombs a lot.  Millionaire adventuress and frequent cover girl of Fun Guy Magazine.

Medb: Human Queen/Sorceress

Notes: Medb is queen of Connacht in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Her husband in the core stories of the cycle is Ailill mac Máta, although she had several husbands before him who were also kings of Connacht. She rules from Cruachan. She is the enemy (and former wife) of Conchobar mac Nessa, king of Ulster, and is best known for starting the Táin Bó Cúailnge ("The Cattle Raid of Cooley") to steal Ulster's prize stud bull.

Boris Kolev: Pandoran male residing in Moscow.

Notes: A sheer bruiser, he is a mercenary and works for the highest bidder.  While not one of the strongest pandorans out there, he is one of the most dangerous, his penchant for violence is legendary as is his resistance to pain and his obliviousness to the existence of deodorant. 

Ayesha: One of the ------------

Notes:  Ayesha was born over 2,000 years ago amongst the Arabs, mastering the lore of the ancients and becoming a great sorceress. Learning of the Pillar of Life in the African interior, she journeyed to the ruined kingdom of Kôr, feigning friendship with a hermit who was the keeper of the Flame that granted immortality. She bathed in the Pillar of Life's fire.

Nelag: Pan Dimensional Species

Notes:  A terrifying winged species of humanoids.  Immensely strong and very difficult to kill.  They serve their ruthless lord --------, with zealous devotion.  The only thing worse than a Nelag is a Charel.  Some have occasionally sided with humanity.

Buckaroo: Pan dimensional female adventurer.

Notes: Buckaroo(certainly not her real name) is a bit of an enigma really.  She is a pan dimensional being (otherwise called "warpies" in the colloquial) from an unknown dimension.  She appears to enjoy the vagrant lifestyle, wandering from place to place and occasionally getting mixed up in an adventure.  She is considered a reservist member of the European Chapter of The Guard due to aiding them in a few situations, but whether she is even reachable or would come when called, is in question.  She's known to obsess over pop culture.

Reportedly she is an absolutely terrible hand to hand combatant, but apparently makes up for this with amazing agility, far beyond human potential.  She also happens to have a prehensile tail, and can supposedly levitate. A power set as strange as she is...

Snare: Female Psionic Metahuman who operates out of Greece.

Notes: Snare (Real name: Sumiko Lagos) is a member of the European Chapter of The Guard, the worlds pre-eminent Pandoran team.  Lagos is half Chinese and half Greek and was raised in Athens.

Snare is not a Pandoran, but rather a psionic metahuman (what many consider to be a magick user) who appears to have learned her craft from the mystics known as the Delphii.

Quite nimble and very intelligent, Snares primary psionic feats include astral projection, protecting herself by hardening her skin to almost iron like levels (does not increase her strength, but does increase the damage she can do with a punch) and ensnaring people in an energy projection (for which she is codenamed).

Merfolk: Indigenous Earth cryptid.

Notes: An offshoot race from humanity, they are aquatic apes and rarely seen, except for the occasional half-wit off the coast of Scotland.  They are not related to the sunken continent of Atlantis in any way!


Zombie: Virus Infected Human

Notes:  Infrequent outbreaks, have thus far been contained, but should a modern city with their massive populations, ever be hit, god help us all.  First incidence was in 1666, but was thankfully destroyed via the Great fire of London.  The virus that causes these strange outbreaks appears to be man made...My suspicion is that a specific organization is causing this over the centuries.  Have thus far not been able to find definitive proof however.

Kit West

Notes: Kit West was a famous scout on the old western frontier of America. 

At one point, Kit claimed that her parents, along with her younger sibblings, Sue and Bobby, had been brutally murdered by a madman named Broken-Face, while they were living on the frontier in a log cabin. She claimed that she had only escaped with the aid of a compassionate Indian girl, who died helping her. However, there was some indication that her parents were still alive and the story had not been entirely true, but used to persuade frontier men to have compassion.

Kit was an excellent horse rider, good with her fists and often carried a rifle.

Athena: Deity Class Pan Dimensional being.

Notes: In Greek religion and mythology, Athena or Athene, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva, Athena's Roman incarnation, embodies similar attributes.
Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patron of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honour.
Athena's veneration as the patron of Athens seems to have existed from the earliest times, and was so persistent that archaic myths about her were recast to adapt to cultural changes. In her role as a protector of the city (polis), many people throughout the Greek world worshiped Athena as Athena Polias (????? ?????? "Athena of the city"). The city of Athens and the goddess Athena essentially bear the same name, "Athenai" meaning "[many] Athenas".

Cleopatra VII Philopator: Human Queen

Notes: Cleopatra VII Philopator (Ancient Greek: ??e?p?t?a F???p?t??; Late 69 B.C.E. – August 12, 30 B.C.E.), known to history as Cleopatra, was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period. The Ptolemies, throughout their dynasty, spoke Greek and refused to speak Egyptian, which is the reason that Greek as well as Egyptian languages were used on official court documents such as the Rosetta Stone. By contrast, Cleopatra did learn to speak Egyptian and represented herself as the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess, Isis.
Cleopatra originally ruled jointly with her father Ptolemy XII Auletes and later with her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, whom she married as per Egyptian custom, but eventually she became sole ruler. As pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne. She later elevated her son with Caesar, Caesarion, to co-ruler in name.
After Caesar's assassination in 44 B.C.E., she aligned with Mark Antony in opposition to Caesar's legal heir, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (later known as Augustus). With Antony, she bore the twins Cleopatra Selene II and Alexander Helios, and another son, Ptolemy Philadelphus. Her unions with her brothers produced no children. After losing the Battle of Actium to Octavian's forces, Antony committed suicide. Cleopatra followed suit, according to tradition killing herself by means of an asp bite on August 12, 30 B.C.E.. She was briefly outlived by Caesarion, who was declared pharaoh by his supporters, but he was soon killed on Octavian's orders. Egypt became the Roman province of Aegyptus.

Zev and Zendra: Alien and Human security guards.

Notes: Zev and Zendra which is a nickname from Zev's language meaning "bad cop" (real name is ----- -------- )) are famed security guards and investigators within MoonPort.  Zev is an alien from an unknown planet while Zendra is a human with cybernetic enhancements.  The duo appear to be only colleagues and not romantically linked.

Clay Duncan: Human adventurer.

Notes: Clay Duncan lost his parents to bandits and was adopted by Apache Indian Running Bear and raised alongside his son, Geronimo. When he reached adulthood, he left the tribe and was trained as a scout by Miles Freeman. He worked at a variety of jobs such as army scout, mail delivery driver, and US Marshal. Clay once had a horse named Ghost, he had to eat it to survive in the desert during one of his more demanding adventures.

The popular series of "Spaggetti Western" films by Sergio Leone starring Henry Fonda were based upon the exploits of Clay Duncan.

"Calico" Jack Rackham: Human pirate.

Notes: Jack Rackham (21 December 1682 – 18 November 1720), commonly known as Calico Jack, was an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas during the early 18th century (Rackham is often spelled as Rackam or Rackum in historical documentation). His nickname was derived from the calico clothing he wore.
Active towards the end (1717–1720) of the "golden age of piracy" (1690–1730) Rackham is most remembered for two things: the design of his Jolly Roger flag, a skull with crossed swords, which contributed to the popularization of the design, and for having two female crew members (Mary Read and Rackham's lover Anne Bonny).
After deposing Charles Vane from his captaincy, Rackham cruised the Leeward Islands, Jamaica Channel and Windward Passage. He accepted a pardon some time in 1719 and moved to New Providence where he met and married Anne Bonny. When Rackham returned to piracy in 1720, by stealing a British sloop, she joined him. Their new crew included Mary Read, disguised as a man. After a short run he was captured by pirate hunter Jonathan Barnet in 1720, before being hanged in November of the same year in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

Epona: Pan dimensional being. Titan Class.

Notes: In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys, and mules. She was particularly a goddess of fertility, as shown by her attributes of a patera, cornucopia, ears of grain and the presence of foals in some sculptures suggested that the goddess and her horses were leaders of the soul in the after-life ride, with parallels in Rhiannon of the Mabinogion. Unusually for a Celtic deity, most of whom were associated with specific localities, the worship of Epona, "the sole Celtic divinity ultimately worshipped in Rome itself," was widespread in the Roman Empire between the first and third centuries CE

Gnome: Pan dimensional species.  Horrible things.

Notes: Never trust a Gnome! Filthy vermin.

Faery: Pan dimensional species.

Notes: Despite coming from various other dimensions, quite common in Europe.  Mostly harmless.

Yeti: Indigenous Earth Cryptid

Notes: Probably does not actually live above the snowline of the Himalayas where it has infrequently been encountered, but rather in the misty thickly vegetated valleys that are mostly unexplored.

Chalkling: Pan dimensional species.

Notes: Live in Tir Nan Og and occasionally in the British Isles of Earth Alpha.  Mysterious and elusive, they are short but immensely strong.  Some believe they were instrumental in the many stone age monuments found in the British Isles and other parts of Europe. 

The Sea Eagle: Human swashbuckler; real name Sir Roland Blake.

Notes: son of a Virginia colonist slain by pirates in West Indian waters. Active 1672-1687. Captain of a ship called The Falcon, and he teamed with a former pirate named Jamaica and his own swashbuckling fiance, Katherine Young.
The Sea Hawk was well versed in naval battle tactics, and he was a skilled sword fighter, as were his allies.

(From the files of Agent Middlemarch)

Captain James Cook: Human explorer (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779)

Notes: Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Lesser known are his discovery and subsequent adventures on the lost island continent of Lemuria.

TigersEye: DemiGod Class Pandoran male.

Notes: Resides at a temple in Mumbai and is considered a hero by most of the city.

Smiley: Titan Class Pandoran male.

Notes: Smiley is basically like a super powered Stiffler from the American Pie series.

Chlalen (Mist Walker):  Pan Dimensional species from the infinite onion (alternate versions of Earth now reachable due to the machinations of ----, ---------- and ------)

Notes: Are psychic, are highly zealous about their obscure religion and are sado-masochists, enjoying feeling both their own and their partners pleasure and/or pain through their telepathic bonds.  This species is pretty much all about bonds...

Agent Middlemarch: Human spy.

Notes: Well it would appear that the director is taking the piss, posting a file on me.  I'll leave it up for now (don't worry, I barely look the same on any given day, nobody will recognize me from these old pictures, this was my blonde phase yonks ago), but I'm taking down the threat assessment chart he posted, merely gifted intelligence my ass!  Lets just say, it's probably not in your best interests to tangle with me...after all, I know ALL your weaknesses.

John Graft: Human Spy

Notes: A very dangerous C.I.A. agent, notorious for his womanizing, gambling and drinking.  Definitely not on the side of righteousness but only out for himself. I've had my share of run ins with him...
The popular Bond Films starring Cary Grant, Richard Burton and Ewan McGregor were based upon the true life exploits of John Graft. It is surmised that "John Graft" is in fact an alias, as he appears to have been active since the late 50's and does not appear to have aged, it is likely that multiple agents have adopted this identity over the decades much like the Jackson Carrie identity.

Mr Marant & Mr Skein

From “A secret history of the world”

            Throughout the ages, two shadowy men have waged a bitter, secretive war.  Their names have been uttered in fear by kings, generals and emperors. Mr. Marant and Mr. Skein are not their original names, but rather what each has called themselves for centuries, their true identities are jealously guarded. It is said that no war, no pestilence is free from their meddling. To these men, emperors and kings are but mere pawns, and whole nations mere chessboards.

 Physical descriptions vary over the centuries, however, generally Mr. Marant is described as tall, gaunt, shabbily dressed in a bulky, long, grey overcoat, and has long silver hair and beard.  His nose is aquiline and his fierce pale blue eyes give him the semblance of a bird of prey.

            Mr. Skein is often described as short, yet powerfully built, with short curly black hair and a jutting Assyrian style beard, his skin is an olive tone and he appears middle aged, with a boxers broken nose and cruel hooded eyes. Unlike his rival, he is always immaculately dressed and favours dark reds and burgundies in his tailoring.

            Mr. Marant sports a platinum ring with the emblem of a mechanical owl encircled by a white snake eating its own tail, while Mr. Skein’s gold ring depicts a blazing sun at the center of a labyrinth.

            Mr. Skein, originally hailed from Athens, where he was a famed inventor, even going so far as to create an alchemical potion that greatly extended his lifespan. Centuries ago a tragedy befell him, wherein he lost his only son, an event that embittered and twisted him.  Since that time, Mr. Skein has worked only in his own interests, amassing fortunes, manipulating nations and great men and women throughout history to do his bidding. He rode beside Alexander, gave maps of Europe to Ghengis and it was he who helped free Napoleon from the island of Elba.

            Mr. Marant appeared centuries later than Mr. Skein, born to a sleepy Tuscan hill town. He led a successful and celebrated life as an artist, inventor and polymath. Known only to a few trusted assistants and personal friends however, Mr. Marant also led a secret double life.  Using his many inventions, he began to patrol numerous cities in Europe, arresting criminals and aiding the downtrodden. His activities immediately brought him into conflict with Mr. Skein, who was often behind nefarious schemes.  Chief among Marant’s exploits, was the capture of Mr. Skeins immortality formula, which he was able to successfully duplicate, thus becoming as ageless as his nemesis. After years of conflict in the shadowy streets of 1500’s Europe, it appeared that Mr. Marant was finally killed by agents of Mr. Skein.

            This death however, was a ruse by Mr. Marant, during which he retired from actively opposing his foes. Instead he retired to the shadows to use tactics similar to Mr. Skein, creating a network of his own agents, the most famed of whom were d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis and later Edmond Dantes. For centuries now, Mr. Marant has continued to oppose the plans of Mr. Skein.

Wherever there is war and chaos on this planet, Mr. Marant and Mr. Skein, locked in their ancient rivalry, are very likely to be involved…

Unobainium Solutions


Here's something I was randomly thinking about for my world-building and I think it ties into public domain comics somewhat.

Because in the time it takes to write a book or get a comic published there's a good chance someone else has come up with an original name/idea that mirrors one's own, I'll be using public domain elements for this aspect of world-building: the Unobtainium trope. That way its already a public domain notion/concept and I won't be hearing the whittering of lawyers.

Following not in bold or italics is from TV tropes

My versions of adamantium/unobtainium/prometheum/kryptonite/unstable molecules/vibranium etc. are:

Cavorite: First used in 1901 in The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells. It was named after the fictional Dr. Cavor. The initial use was capitalized, but later authors borrowing the concept sometimes changed it to lowercase.

In the first use, the metal acted as a gravity shield; after the metal was cooled, objects contained within it were no longer subject to gravity. Some later uses, e.g., Alan Moore's, imagine the substance to simply have a negative gravitational mass.

This is my go to antigravity material.

Mithril: Mithril is a fictional metal from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fantasy writings. It's silvery and stronger than steel but much lighter in weight. Never trademarked by the Tolkien estate.

This is my go to adamantium material.

Orichalcum: (Orichalc, orichalcos) which is part of the Atlantis myth - Plato describes it as somewhat reddish, shiny, and hard, and usable both as armor and art. Conspiracy buffs identify it with an alloy of gold and copper from South America that does, in fact, have these properties.

This is my go to vibranium/lesser adamantium material.

Fleury's Gas: Rudyard Kipling's story The Night Mail has airships lifted by "Fleury's gas" energized by "Fleury's ray." The lifting power of the gas can apparently be rapidly adjusted, and is so great that airships are made rigid enough to achieve speeds of two hundred miles per hour without straining the hull or engines. (No real-world airshipnote has ever reached one hundred.)

Arenak: E. E. “Doc” Smith's Skylark Series features several nonexistent wonder-metals, including Arenak for super-tough armor, and Metal X which can convert matter completely into energy when exposed to X-rays.

This is the modern name for Mithril.

Metal X: This is my dilithium crystal equivalent.

Quintessence (also called Philosophers Stone): makes gold. From medieval alchemy.

I'm bound to make more up (need some unstable molecules and time travel energy), but at least I have the basics for most purposes.

Illustration is the dwarf Mime forges a sword. Illustration by Arthur Rackham 1867 - 1939 I LOVE Arthur Rackham.

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