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Mavericlion Productions,LLC The Dark Skies of Vhall Shakharr A Tale of Terra-Prime, featuring

Captain Eric Darkwater and Commander Phafnire Khonn;

Air Pirates Of Pangea Saga


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Introduction Secret Origins of Mavericlion Productions,LLC

 Eric Darkwater is a character,I came seeing guys like James Bond,Cody Starbuck, Captain James T.Kirk,Captain Han Solo,Remington Steel,Avon,Autylicus and Brisco County,Junior ( both portrayed by Bruce Cambell),a scoundrel type that also is a hero.I started to think a rogue type character,who Prince Toreus could be friend s with make use of his special skills as a pilot.
 James Bond,is the ultimate super spy,but he is also the handsome rogue.Ian Fleming said,he looked a pirate and perhaps,that's just what he is.A pirate,that works for the British Secret Service.James Bond is tough,he might get roughed up,but in the end,gets the bad guy.And despite,what you see in many Bond movies,he may get the girl in the end,but by the next story,losses her in someway.
 Cody Starbuck.According to Howie Chaykin pre dates Han Solo.Maybe,but he just comes off as a luke warm,Han Solo imitation.It's all in the writing.Still,he is an interesting character,just the same,just wish he was done better somehow.Same goes for Lord Ironwulf.Both versions,left me cold.Sorry Howie.Chaykin is a good artist,but a bad writer.He lets sex and other retarded crap get in the way of telling a good story.If you think snappy dialogue,getting jerked off in a cafeteria, blow jobs and pushing the envelope is good storytelling,then you don't know what you are doing or what your talking about.
  Captain Kirk also is never considered a pirate type,least not in any primary fictional reality,he does show some them roguesh scoundrel qualities.He is just Horshio Hornblower is space,he is a space opera Ulysses or Odysseus.Kirk like the hero of the Iliad,believes in that there is no such thing as a situation one cannot get out of.Kirk shows that time and time again,except in a very stupid Star Trek movie.You know the one,who they wasted Kirks death scene in a bad movie.
   Captain Han Solo starts off as a cocky,daredevil star pilot,that appears to only care about a reward for rescuing the Princess.His only pal is huge dog like ape creature Chewie,only he understands.There is a bit of Tarzan and the Great Apes here,from Edgar Rice Burroughs.Solo really cares about Luke Skywalker and Princess Leah in the end.
  Remington Steel is a shady characters,who of reasons of his takes over the fictional boss of Laura Holt,in the 1980s Romantic Detective series on NBC.Although Steel is basically a nobody,he is time turns out to much more,than what we first appear him to be.(Incidently,in the first episode,my picked Pierce Brosnan to a be a potential future James Bond.He did that years later with Daniel Craig.Just figured I would mention it.)
 Dell Avon of Blake Seven,played wonderfully by Paul Darrow.I am sure,originally,he was created as a foil or counter argument to Blake wanted to do.He was kind of a ruthless Mister Spock minus the slanted eyeshadow and pointed ears.Avon was sarcastic,smug and argumentative.He the ruthlessness of a James Bond or Conan,but unlike them,he might leave you hanging to save his ass first.Hero or villain ?Hard to say.He switched moods as often as Prince Namor.I still,I liked him and miss the character.And for those of you,who did not figure it out,in the last episode,where it looks,as if Avon was totally doomed.Look again.He smiles and raises his weapon.That was a clue by actor Paul Darrow and series creator Terry Nation,Avon survives despite the odds against him.And there has been talk by both actor and creator,that they planned on bringing him back next season or some new series anyway.
 Brisco County,Junior was a Western,that was sort also Indiana Jones,that had a bunch of strange character s,that  Lord Boler and the quest for weird golden orb of unusual alien powers.
  Autylicus was the so called Prince of Thrieve.That is ten other guys Ali Baba,Robin Hood and Taurus,in the Tower of the Elephant,who is the Prince of Thieves.But Autylicus was a weird guy,who would brag a bit,joke and had weird off Tarzan yell,when he would swing away,either on Hercules the legendary Journey s and Xena Warrior Princess.

   Captain Eric Darkwater and Commander Phafnire Khonn are very much patterned after Fafrd and the Grey Mouser.Two rogue characters that one half of Conan split down the middle.They are also the teaming up of Conan with Fafnir the Vanirman in various Conan Marvel Comics.I liked the two characters,with Fafnir substituting for Farfd the Barbarian and Conan,somewhat substituting for the Grey Mouser.But unlike with Conan,I did not want the Mouser character to be Prince Toreus,who is somewhat a Clonan-a Conan clone.I wanted the two,to other characters,who sometimes go off on ow separate adventurers.
   Somehow,I wanted to attempt to mix a little of all these guys.Most are cut from the same clothes.The handsome rogue,who in the end,despite his obviously overall apparence,does the right heroic thing in the end.
  Ofcourse,being not necessarily a Sword and Sorcery epic,and more Space Fantasy Science Fiction elements,there are anti gravity air craft and energy blasters involved.There more than that.My characters say things that bug me and so forth.
 Most of what you are about to read,also comes from previous material created for old Toreus Warrior 2240 A.D. series and Toreus the Slayer back in 1973 and 1975.Both versions of the Thuvian Warrior treamed a huge Mighty Samson inspired giant.The first guys was called Boggs and the second one was Nhatork Khonn -inspired by what else Fafnire from the Conan Marvel Comics.type
Toreus also had a dark haired warrior princess type,first Aphrodite,then Athena and finally Antillus Sojat.She was part Red Sonja,Belit,Queen of the Black Coast,Dejah Thoris and Wonder Woman.A wanted a sword s woman ,who was smart,tough,but kind .I did want not to have two crazy aspects of Red Sonja,that you never have her until she is beaten.I really wish Roy Thomas never gave that.It makes her look like a brullish nut,who will never give an inch.Maybe a 1970's Feminist statement,but not very feminine. And as for Belit,it is as what Novelyne Price would say "She 's just crazy !".Belit,might be Conan's Great love,but too tragic of a character,for my tastes.Too old school Jewish.As  in the crazy woman,that is hard to get along with.Too nuts and too irrational.Her ending,in the Queen of the Black Coast comes off a bit forced in.the end.I want more Dejah Thoris and Diana Prince in my female characters.
Nhatork Khonn went another change,but that was a fuzzy scarlet furred alien a Capronean called Kathulla Khonn,who teamed up a version of Toreus,now Captain Toreus Rand,who was a Han Solo type and Antillus Sojat,was captain of the HMS Star Pheonix-a Millennium Falcon type ship,shaped sort of like a bird.And later still,Kathulla Khonn,split off into a Capronean Silver Saber Toothed Lion called Shakhorja,who just happens to be a pal of Prince Toreus Rhann.
 Much of what I was trying to do with the early Toreus adventurers was to create a combination of Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom -Martian series with flying ships,that look like boats,with bits of Tarzans exotic fantasy Africa-lost cities scattered all over,David Innes's Pellucidar hollow Earth series with dinosaurs and cruel monsters,Carson Napier 's Amtor-his Venus series - weird sea ships set on a water world and Robert E.Howard 's Hyborean Age Undreamed of,that Conan of Cimmeria has his many adventurers within.That was an amalgam of various ancient kingdoms set in a land forgotten by history.

Terra-Prime seemed a good fit.Originally,Toreus's adventurers took post after Post Apocalyptic after an Atomic War or Great Disaster.Later on in space,like in Star Wars and Star Trek.And still,with Prince Toreus Rhand on an Alternative Earth,where dinosaurs and Pre Historic life existed on the Super Continent of Pangaea,that never broke up for some unexplained reason.

I moved it a Dyson -Sphere,because it the closest thing science had come up with that sounded Edgar Rice Burroughs Pellucidar series.The hollow Earth thing was debunked in Burroughs day.Sorry Mike Grell,Travis Morgan and Skartarus.But a Dyson Sphere,far as I knew,no one had or has yet put a sword and sorcery series there.Larry Niven,once said a Ringworld would be a great place for a fantasy hero to be placed in,but far as I know,no one has done that either.
My idea,replace the stone age world of Pellucidar with the Hyborean Age and Barsoom.Place it all inside a Dyson Sphere and see what happens.
Confused ?
Maybe not so much after you read this tale.I've lived with guys so long,I forget others do not know them as much as I do.Some these elements will get into this story,as well.

Well,as McCloud used to say on tv "There you go."

Doc Joe Thompson.

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"Hither came, black-haired, keen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his booted feet." Forward. Know this, my Friends-somewhere between the Great Cataclysmic Era’s of the Central Pangea Shattered Empires and the Great Fall of Civilizations, the rise and fall of Trongaroth Empires and the Great Rise of Empires upon the Pangean Shattered Lands and rise of the New Son of Terra-Prime, there an age of great heroes and heroines-warriors and, time sorcerers, who fought for the Lords of Light against the Dark Forces of evil. This was Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars – Neimaria, Oparia, Britainia, Hykhonia-the four nations –so called Sword brother nations, who helped defend the west from many an enemy. Zhankhora with its dark-haired women and dark haired brave hearted men, who fought against Metrone spider-armies of the Casparean Mountains], Zhankhearia The most powerful sea raiders next to their Zhankhoria rivals, the Zhankhearian are active supporters of the Casparian buccaneers, Kothankhora-the great alliance of City States that bordered the pastoral lands of Shonkhora to the East, with its shadow-guarded tombs, and mystery haunted gleaming towers of gold Mankhorian Nomads, whose spike riders wore steel and silk and gold. It was said, a Mankhorian Nomad, learned ride before he or she could walk. Drakhonean,and it's dark sister Arkhon. The Drakhoneans and the Arkhon twine kingdoms-Gleaming mailed and silken clad riders, masters of the Black Burning Sea, Twine Kingdoms revels in sweeping the barely contested wastelands to the west and south .The Khaiton ancient empire, stronghold of the world's greatest time wizards and masters of the eastern world.


But the proudest kingdom of the world was Great Thuvia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west.It’s Great Seven Kingdoms of Hither out of Great Thuvia came Prince Toreus Rhann, also sometimes known as Toreus the Slayer by his enemies and Prince Toreus, Lord of Lions black-haired, sullen-eyed, great Thuvian sword in hand, Grand Thuvian Armor and blaster in hand a slayer of many enemies, with gigantic strength and great courage, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Terra-Prime with the Great Capronean Lion –Shakhorja by his side with other heroes bring down the dark forces of evil and light back to the New Sons of Terra-prime." - The Thuvian Chronicles-Prince Toreus Rhann, the Third. This is a tale of Prince Toreus Rhann. The First Son of Thuvia, also sometimes known as Toreus the Slayer by his enemies and Prince Toreus, Lord of Lions, by friends, companions, and allies. Not to be confused with Toreus Rhann I, his esteemed father. Much has been said about that worthy elsewhere in the Chronicles of Pangaea and the Book of Thuvia.

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Prologue

‘’There are many Tales of Terra-Prime-a Dyson Sphere set out in deep space, among the world plates about and within Pangea from the long,torturous events of Lord Thrull Khonn’s war against the Imperial Carthorean Empire, to the trials of the Starkillers,the Redhawks ,the Greystones, the Taylors ,the MacKasters and the Paxtons fight against the Trongaroth/Metrone Alliance Incurretion.There some who choose to believe the false holo records,place down there enemies and stored within Great Halls of Time,and dark grimeires of the allies of the dark lords of time and space.Choose those if you will,but nothing untruth will you get from the likes of allies of a Shaitanus ,Karza and Moonthorn ,no matter what their clans ancient temporal records of once great interstellar adventures with Count Harlan Sarkhon and his descendants. Over time many truths have twisted into falsehoods and interstellar pathfinder wives tales.

There is the heroic tales of the Imperial House Clans of Rhann and Khonn, to reform the Pangean Crescent Lands and those worlds around it. Then there are Tales of the Great Houses of Redhawk ,Greystone ,Gullivar ,Jones ,Morningstarrs ,The Great Jovan Clans of the Rockaways ,the Sojats ,the Paxtons and so on.Many fought knowingly and unknowing to protect the Great Terran sphere against the Dark Lords of the Cosmos, with the help of the Lords of Light-the Atlanteans and allies, to defeat the Tauron Alliance Temporal Cold War, and make this a great interstellar foothold in the eon old war against time and space.

The Great Holo Libraries, many found within the scatterings of New Genesis Bunkers, Halls of Time, where the Temporal Grimeires are found, also at time include the Tales of lesser Clans. Foremost among these is the Fighting O’Briens and Wanderings of the Steelwulf Houses. Many have shaped the tales and lands of the Great Sphere and among, not so forgotten is the Grand Tales of the Darkwater Clan. Chief among is one Captain Eric Darkwater and stalwart, giant companion Phafnire Khonn, who at time encounter many of the Great Sphere’s other heroes. But this one, is how the two met again, under strange circumstance and formed a partnership that lasted years, to create legends that perhaps also lasted eons past. My father, now semi-retired, recorded these tales and retold again to me, as a child, after briefly becoming an admiral in the service of Prince Toreus Rhann,Junior once took the Imperial Emerald Throne of Thuvia and second Emperor of Pangea.’’ Admiral Atlas Darkwater, son of Eric Darkwater from the journals of the house of Darkwater. Tales of Terra-Prime series. Found with the Temporal Grimeires in the Halls of Time, New Genesis Bunkers Archives.

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New Genesis Bunkers Archives 08117.Taken from the personal logs of Captain Eric Darkwater

Captain Eric Darkwater Personal Log.


CHAPTER I: The Ship in the Storm

  The mighty Storm raged on.as two great cylindrical air ships plowed through the pounding rain and the thunderous winds behind them. The HMSS Virgos Run pulls it's way through the dark clouds.Lightning strikes poured down the distance like Great Zeus Centauris of Olympus-Prime or Prince Thor Odenshield of Asguard-Prime, raging their anger upon the world from the heavens. Violent storms had come more frequent, than was natural, even with artificial world, with weather control systems in place. Scattered through the worldplate of Pangea, that sat as one of world dome of Terra-Prime-a huge dysonsphere, that floated among the Vault of Heavens, was weather towers, many situated within the New Genesis Bunkers and Star Citadel towers located above them, help maintain perfect weather for land and seas. Except for here. 

The Great Pangean Seas erupted with violent waves below the lightning strikes. The larger one above, was gaining on the smaller vessel ahead. The faint outline of several other air travelers could be seen behind the larger airship, but the storm obscured the true outline, making them just ghostly phantoms in the rainy mist. The Berghundian Larger Air Traveller Yotugah class air ship shoot out a luminous flare, as something much like an electromagnetic plasma ball ejected itself from ship’s lower belly gun turret, located off of the gyro stabilizer engines-mounted twine arm like projections off of each side of the vessel, and bouncing off the forward ships upper navigational fin. The Chathayan fan like fin, exploded into a mass of burning splinters and burnt debris. The smaller ship jerked sideways, as recover from violent explosion that bloomed outward from it rudder aft section.

Two nervous pilots sweat as their own air ship takes a hit.Captain  John Michaels looked at a holographic display and noticed some damage to ships Upper Navigational Fin.
"Something's hit our Upper Navigational Fin." Captain Michael s reported. "Thank the Sarkhon nothing too bad happened.! "

His co-pilot was Jim Wilson asked "Lightning strike ?"

" Don't know. "the Thuvian Ranger Pilot responsed." But watch your six and keep your eyes peeled for anything. You know why our passenger is out here.! "
"Aye ! Aye ,Captain.!" Commander Wilson returned.
The two looked nervously at their instruments,knowing the reputation of this area.They hoped by Thrull,not to be one many of air ships,that mysterious disappeared around here.Years ago,there was the Legend of Flight 119.A Flight 119 was the name of an Air Traveller Caravan,that radioed it was lost in a horrific storm,that suddenly came upon it.The Pangean Coast Guard and Imperial Pangean Navy searched for days and found nothing.Emperor Primus Khorum Rhann,even sent out a fleet of the Imperial Hydropangean Undersea Navy,but a single submarine found anything.There was thought,that the Hydroborean Undersea Pirates might have been involved,but nothing was found to give a clure to them ,having anything this to do with the ships disappearance.

Jim Wilson thought "Where ever I am the Sarkhon will be to guide and protect me.".His parents John and Martha Wilson,were raised in the Universal Church of Galactic Truth,who believe that no matter where you are,the Will of the Sarkhon will protect you.Jim Wilson,held a small silver metal with the image of Prince Lasar Sarkhon -First Son of Supreme Lord Adam Sarkhon and Supreme Lady Castria Sarkhon,who existence in on another Dyson -Sphere called Atlantis -Prime and says the prayerGho.


  The same gale had caught the Berghundian Air Traveller-the same vessel on which Captain Eric Darkwater had been a passenger, driving her off her course from the Great Subatall Islands ,found in the Great Pacific Ocean and far southward the Misty Isle to the far Eric Darkwater. Darkwater, had sent by General Kotharr Khonn, Senior, on orders of the Pangean Emperor himself Toreus Rhann, the Elder, to check out reports of High Admiral Tardos Sojat and his Lemurean Air Pirates attacking transport ships moving along the Subatall Trade routes from Misty Isles’ to the Subatall Islands.

Captain Eric Darkwater personal mission log;

   My father Admiral Atlas Darkwater, had in stowed into me, this sense of duty, whereas my mother Alice, had in stowed a sense of freedom from duty. Mismatch torn natures that spurned onto the Thuvian Rangers Corpse and also freedom for adventure. I had heard the stories, my father served with both the Subatall Islanders and the Thuvian Navy. How they routed out the Vhall Shakharr pirate navy, as much as the ancient Carthorean Navies, that oppose the United Kingdoms of Pangea Navies. Islands of the Vhall Shakharr had become a nascence for the Subatall Islands for as long could remembered. It was some minor dispute over trade routes or something, that gotten out of hand. The disputes erupted into wars and quitted down, only to started again by whomever was in power with the Vhall Shakharr Royal Family-who also trace their bloodline back the very origins of the original island group or so it was told. They were also some sort of fanatics-urged by ancient, traditions, that they all slaves too. Many myths-many legends surrounded the Vhall Shakharr-some true and others made out of old sailors tales about the area.

The outside storm interrupted Eric Darkwater personal log. He was done with recording and stopped, by way of Thuvian Ranger Combadge, his utility belt comlink. He’d keep it on silent active mission recording, but no more personal logs for now. No time for now. The mission logs would piece together any upcoming events from future recording. Eric Darkwater made adjustments to his Com Pad ,plugging in an Comlink Earjack into right ear.He ordered play Kotharr Khonn ,Junior meeting with me over a day ago. A holo image of Captain Eric Darkwater sitting in a small room,somewhere with the Breifing Room of the Thuvian Air Force Barricks.In walks,a tall man,another Thuvian Ranger,with an odd arm swing ng swagger.This Colonel Kotharr Khonn,Junior.

"Glad you could make it,Eric." Colonel Khonn welcomed,placing his own Com Padd down upon a table.
"Kotharr why I am I here ?" Captain Darkwater asked.
" Our mutual friend Prince Toreus Rhann recommended you for this particular mission. "

"And what prey tell is that might I ask ?" Eric Darkwater asked

"Do a bit of spying and maybe steal back any air traveller stolen from us first." Kotharr Khonn returned.
" By Thrull ! " Darkwater cursed "What ?"
" Perhaps,Pilgrim,you've been missing much of the International News around the Crescent Lands. "Kotharr Khonn wondered.

"I know that the Emperor Toreus Rhann was concerned this distant turmoil among the Pacific South Sea Islands "Darkwater said. "Right,but He could not directly become involved, but could sent out agents." Khonn returned "Secret Thuvian agents. "

"So send in the Prince." Eric Darkwater responded .

"We can't.Right now,Pilgrim his First Son, Prince Toreus Rhann, Junior was off in a training exercises among the Thuvian Highlands and, was deemed too young for such a daring mission, as the Pangean Emperor thinks so. " Colonel Kotharr Khonn said."Prince Toreus thinks you would be just for the job.You know the area and after the last with Doctor Julius Sharkoth operations,working so well,he figured your best qualified for this mission. "

The Emperor and his Privy Council all agreed so,too.Eric . "Colonel Kotharr Khonn reminded Darkwater."Your father,Commador Darkwater,I believe was stationed at the Subatall Islands for some months at Fort Jefferson Taylor.You have knowledge of the Subatall Islands as a child.That puts you top of the list,for experience in the South Seas,better than any of us here."

"And the Prince thinks I can do exactly what ?"Darkwater wondered

"Simple as this.The Lanakala Islands/ Vhall Shakharr situation becoming a sensitive political situation, now to urgent to ignor. Air piracy was a problem within the South Pacific Rim. " Kotharr Khonn reported . "According to Doomwatch operatives, tell the story of one Carson Jones and his partner Indiana Smith became involved in the rescue of Subatallian Princesses Deanna Kearsa and Dejanna Kearsa, First and Second Daughter of King Usarr Kearsa and Saleessa Kearsa. "The Prince of Vhall Shakharr Skarr Kaluta wanted to ransom the two daughters as mean raise money for their floundering economic disasters."

"Sounds like an arch Bastard."
" Carson Jones thought so,when he met in a sword fight of the deck of the Princes ship. " Kotharr Khonn imformed the Ranger.
"How did that turn out?

" Let me take you back a bit.You see when Carson Jones and Indiana Smith first arrived,they witnessed an attempt to kidnap the two princesses.Two Verjhapi Soldiers were sent by Admirel Torsi Taloon.The two managed to fight them off,but that didn't work out.

Skarr,going against King and Queen desires wanted use for ransom for political demands of surrender, and few other things, not mentioned on official records. Smith and Jones managed to get captured and thrown the brig of the ship.And Prince Skarr desired to use the Vhall Shakharr Fleet with captures of the Subatall Islands main fleet. " And then through acts mutiny and piracy Smith and Jones began really fowl .Carson Jones engaged in a sword fight with Prince Skarr,as Indiana Jone got the two princesses off the ship,using a Para Gravity Jet Pack,off to their own air ship.Before they left Jones managed to set the Princes ships guns on another ship.Thus the Vhall Shakharr war in the Pangean Pacific was over before it began.Prince Skarr and idiot brother Gorthan Kaluta had to take the HHSS back home to Vhall Shakharr in defeat."

"Sounds like a good heroic yarn. "the Thuvan pilot commented.

"The yarn wasn't over yet,Pilgrim.Carson Jones and Indiana Smith, along with the two princesses got lost among the Vhall Shakharr Islands, evading capture and making friends with Doomwatch managed Resistance Forces. " Colonel Khonn went on."And was here Smith and Jones came across Princess Tameara Kaluta. who is thought to be reincarnation of Tamearah the Goddess of a Vengeful Sea. " "She is a member of an ancient Royal Family,who got raised to Godhood. "

"I take it,she is using that association to elevate her importance among the Islanders."Darkwater added ."The king and queen of Vhall Shakharr are inept rulers.The ruined the Seven Islands of their foolishness. "

"Right,Pilgrim.You catch on quick. " Kotharr Khonn replies "She was a Vhall Shakharr member of the royal family, by way her marriage to Prince Skarr Kaluta.Skarr saw her resemblance to the Vharr Skarrhann goddess. " Yes,they are.Members of two ancient Royal Families,that became legends and then ascended to godhood. "Colonel Khonn added

"I hear,there has been many fractions using various gods as political leverage." Eric Darkwater added."

"Yes,they are.Members of two ancient Royal Families,that became legends and then ascended to godhood. "Colonel Khonn added." The Seven Islands down there is currently politically unstable.Kind of like they were in the ancient days. " "Right now there are many apposed the other family members,who are not fairing to well. " Colonel Khonn returned " And plus the Royal Senates are oppose to the Royal Families rule on the Subatall Islands." So among the Vhall Shakharr,believes she is a reincarnation of Tamearah Lanakala -said to Goddess of The princess a-Daughter of Kawenakolina and Kilokilo Lanakala.Goddess of a Vengeful Sea. " "Plus there is more. Two budget cut backs on programs to help poor Shakharrans and increase the wealth of the rich, had pissed her off. "

"I take it,the whole place is about a mess." Darkwater commented . "
"More than that.Prince Skarr Kaluta-a believer in Ghorr Ghothrah -an ancient Cult of Weirdo Nationalism,that believe in Vhall Shakharr first and Make Vhall Shakharr Great Again is the cause of much of the trouble.

’’Thorubhall s Governor the Verjhapi Island and they not fans of the current way things are going.The Verjhapi are a small nation,who worship the writing of

Havetoos, 

Andootall, Kapartall ,and Amteera only right now have loose alliance with the Vharr Shakharr.

"Princess Tamearah.She may even working with the Doomwatch managed Resistance Forces."Kotharr Khonn remarked."There was information,from operatives,I already sent down,there,these seems indicate such. Nothing was quite for sure."


"Princess Tameara Kaluta, and some associate of hers was doing what could to undermine what they could to screw those members of the Shakharran government, she opposed." Kotharr Khonn told. " And things are worse. "

"Worse how ?" Darkwater asked .
"Prince Skarr Kaluta pulled an expected political maneuver." Kotharr Khonn returned. "Had to after his last blunder.
"What was that ?"
" He sent his wife on some survival test into the jungle or so my operatives tell. "

"Brutal."

" It is there way. "

"I hear that The Subatallians claimed that their air ships and sea ships had difficulty making any peace gestures toward their hated enemies."Captain Darkwater wondered." Freak storms during battles, just the one raging outside now would come up suddenly, making travel near the Seven Islands difficult. " "It was all quite strange,Pilgrim. " Colonel Kotharr Khonn replies. " Sure, the South Seas of Pangea, could come about suddenly, but those during hot, summer months, when wind and storms were more frequent. "

"These were odd. " Darkwater commented "Freak Storms swallowing whole Caravan s of Air Ships.It seems almost uncanny ,Kotharr. "

"The last ship to disappear was the HMSS Southern Queen. "Kotharr Khonn reported.

" I remember reading about that.It was a big Cargo ship,wasn't it. "Darkwater remembered.

" Head of the class,Pilgrim. " USS Reluctant I heard also disappeared most recently. "

"That Captain Robert s ship."

"Airship caravans do disappear among these freakish storms about the Uncanny storms around Vhall Shakharr island group. "Kotharr Khonn told him. "Strange, too .Carson Jones asked us to look into it."

"Why wouldn't he do it ?"
" He is busy with something in the area,connected,with the Air Pirate activity. "Kotharr Khonn,Junior told him.

And I needed you,Eric Darkwater to varifly, as well. "Kotharr Khonn,Junior informed ."Far too many ships had disappeared about area, that a local mariners legend grew up, calling it the Vhall Shakharr Devils Triangle-some blamed on the local pirate activity above and below the waves. " "It maybe Air Pirate activity.Air pirates were known to seize travelling ships Caravans go during sudden storms . " The Thuvian wondered. "It might even Hydropangeans." "We had that checked out.The Thuvian Secret Service isn't lazy.My operatives say it is the Vhall Shakharr. " Colonel Khonn reported ." And the undersea pirates of Hydropangea-those underwater breathing Terrans of Pangea,might also seize Caravans go. But Prince Toreus Rhanns Aqualonean cousin Prince Eric Khorum Rhann says none those Hydropangea undersea pirates are working within the South Seas,at this time. " Very well,sir. "Captain Eric Darkwater Finnished ." I guess I could look into it.Shall I take an ai r ship down there,to look about ? "

"No,we already got a ship ready for you." Kotharr Khonn advised.
"Really,By Thrull,you think of everything."the Ranger shot back."
" I certainly,try to plan two or three steps ahead of everyone or atleast try,too,Pilgrim. "
"Very well,Kotharr." Eric Darkwater return ed. " I guess,I am going on a trip to the South Seas. "

Eric Darkwater shut off the holographic image and thought back about the meeting a few days back.It had taken hours to cross Central Pangea and a few days to travel down the across the Western Coastal areas of the Crescent Lands.That trip was uneventful.Darkwater spent much time reveiwing the notes of the mission. Nobody, was sure who was doing it, but all of Captain Kotharr Khonn’s spy network pointed to the island of Vhall Shakharr to be the primary culprit of the dark deed-no matter what others said.

 Operatives of Kotharr Khonn, junior-first son of General Kotharr Khonn, Senior was sent among the Subatall Islands and gathered certain intelligence about Tardos Sojats daughter-the lovely Princess Antillus Sojat-currently blond moving within the area. Emperor Toreus Rhann, never having any sort of control or influence upon that rogue Tardos Sojat and feeling on the advice of David Greystone-namesake and descendant of the original General David Greystone, ancestor had been a hero of the Trongoroth Incursion and David Greystone was the head of the Pangean Secret Service., to send a trusted agent to look into matters further.
 The Subatallians claimed that their air ships and sea ships had difficulty making any peace gestures toward their hated enemies. Freak storms during battles, just the one raging outside now would come up suddenly.  
  It was all indeed quite strange. Sure, the South Seas of Pangea, could come about suddenly, but those during hot, summer months, when wind and storms were more frequent. These were odd. Airship caravans would disappear among these freakish storms about the Uncanny storms around Vhall Shakharr island group, Kotharr Khonn told him. Strange, too and needed Eric Darkwater to varifly, as well. Far too many ships had disappeared about area, that a local mariners legend grew up, calling it the Vhall Shakharr Devils Triangle-some blamed on the local pirate activity above and below the waves. There was silly books like The South Sea Time Vortex,by Bernard Blits,who had a theory,that a time vortex,unexpectedly opened up and shallowed whole Caravans of air ships.They even did a silly movie,starring Johnny Bangalore-one of the many kid stars of the Sperue franchise,that showed him traveling back to the past,to fight Metrone Invaders trying to travel to the future.In the end,Johnny Bangalore closes up the South Sea Time Vortex,saving the past and present.*1

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Air pirates were known to seize travelling ships Caravans go during sudden storms and the undersea pirates of Hydropangea-those underwater breathing Terrans of Pangea,might also seize Caravans go. Nobody, was sure who was doing it, but all of Captain Kotharr Khonn’s spy network pointed to the island of Vhall Shakharr to be the primary culprit of the dark deed-no matter what others said.

 Kotharr Khonn, junior had worked Eric Darkwater before. He recommended him, because piloting skills, limited spy craft, expert with hand weapons and so on. Darkwater, also knew allot of the area. He knew how the area, for any sights of peculiar pirate activity read.
 The Emperor and his Privy Council all agreed so,too.Eric Darkwater, had knowledge of the Subatall Islands as a child. His father,Daniel Darkwater was a Thuvian Sailor, among the Imperial Thuvian Navy, stationed along with the Subatall Imperial Navy. It was a part of the treaties between the Southern Seas of the Subatall civilization and the Pangean Crescent Lands to the Greater North. The Subatall Islands and Vhall Shakharr, were a minor island civilization. But, it was feared, the dark lords might use this area as a means to tip the balance of power among the Pangean world in their favor. If so, the Great Emperor wished to secretly tip it in the favor of his allies the Time Sorcerers and their allies the Lords of Light. So Eric Darkwater was one such agent to bring about that balance. He was told, there were others, that Kotharr Khonn, Junior was informed others had sent to assist him.
  Darkwater met Captain John Michaels-a general sandy haired fellow of medium high and medium build.He was also a Thuvian Ranger pilot,whom he had seen about,but never had time to be introduced.His co-pilot was Jim Wilson-a red hair ed fellow,also of medium height and build.Their air ship-an Air Traveller , HMSS Virgos Run,was similar to the one he had used to transport the Royal Prince,his brother Theaseus,the sisters Andromida and 

The HMSS Virgos Run headed west,over the Lemurean Sea.The Lemurian Air Pirates would attack those shipping lanes not allied to the Empiror of Thuvia's Alliance of Pangea Kingdoms.That left the lower Southern Pangean Nations and the non allied kingdoms of the the Mid and Far East.Admiral Tardos Sojat had no love for any kingdom,that was not a apart of the Thuvian Alliance of Pangean Kingdoms.So Captain Michaels had no fear of them,attacking his air ship.A few air pirates had hovered far off,keeping a close eye on them,but never calling them or coming to near the HMsS Virgos Run.

 Michaels had wanted to make toward the lower Mysty Isles before, the air pirates came upon again. The ships suddenly held back and moved away.It was most likely fear of the Mysty Islands group.The Mysty Ilses was a coven and training place for any temporal wizard,who happened to be among the Crescent Lands of Pangea.The Ilses was not too far South of the Lemurian Islands.No one goes anyw here near the Ilse,unless those Atlanteans,allow them to do so.The Virgos Run,stayed at Avalon City Space port,on the Mysty Ilse for a few hours,refueling and standard maintenance by the crews at the Docking Pitt.Captain John Michaels air Travellers could be repaired at the local docking pit cluster.

The Virgos Run travel led Cape of the Ivory Sea,where Zhombardi Spaceport was found.This was the lowest port of call among the Great Crescent Lands of Pangea.It began as an old ivory and gold trading post,ages ago from all other trade rourtes in the area.From there,anyone has a bout a weeks journey across the South Seas of the Great Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Ocean in the West of Pangea like the Atlantic Ocean in the East,was apart of the Greater Tythis Sea-a massively huge body of water that surrounds the Crescent Lands.Some time ago,Carson Jones and Indiana Smith,travelled on a diplomatic mission to the Subatall Islands.The Subatall became a point of interest,when Captain John Blake first discovered it some ages ago,when his air ship was blown off in a storm.Blake was trying from the Zhombardi Coast and over to the Sunderland Islands on a trading mission.Ofcourse,Captain Blake did not really discover anything,that was already there.He just rediscovered it so the Pangeans knew it was there,for exploration and exploitation.

Carson Jones and Indiana Smith,like Captain Blake got caught up in things down ,that seems to be leading up to partially Eric Darkwaters current mission now.Of course,Captain Blake did not do too well .He blundered,by losing his ship the HMSS Endeavor to mutany by his crew ,who wanted to stay in Paradise .Blake blundered again by his head,for himself and his officers finding their way to the Vhall Shakharr Islands. Both were a series of huge island continents, strung across Eric Darkwater Pangean Seas, settled by various Polynesian and Asiatic people from various Terran homeworld’s. Captain Eric Darkwater ,was indeed a suitable choise,being that he and his family Daniel Darkwater and Eleshia Darkwater were stationed at Fort Jefferson Taylor on the Subatall Islands.Fort Jefferson Taylor, named after another hero of the Great Trongaroth/Metron/Mystrann Wars.

Captain Eric Darkwater, seemed a suitable choise, being he stationed not far from the Subatall and Misty Ilses,at Fort Jefferson Taylor, named after another hero of the Great Trongaroth/Metron/Mystrann Wars.

along the Eric Darkwater   Ithmarr Coast of New Lankmeer City. Darkwater, having worked Kotharr Khonn, Junior from time to time, was the best, most trusted Thuvian Ranger for the operation. Trained in the Thuvian Rangers Corps .Specializing in the piloting of air craft, most notably air ships-also known as Air Travellers ,hover craft, fighter craft, Steeds ,Speeder Bikes, Land Speeders and Speeder carried sunder the tutorage of Kotharr Khonn, Junior, Eric Darkwater learned a bit about spy tradecraft-something suitable for this mission.



Captain, the hostile ship, it’s gaining on us. First Mate Jake Wilson shouted’ ‘and aiming its forward guns on our bow, Hold her steady, Jake. ‘The Captain ordered. ‘If we’re lucky we might make it to a suitable port. Eric Darkwater sat nervously in his passengers seat. Outside his port one of those Eric Darkwater Pangean Seas storms raged on. Thunderous rain and wind hit hard upon the vessels engines. He was thankful, despite the great storm, that gremlins were not tearing into the ships propulsion nacelles. Captain Eric Darkwater,thought,if only he could get up. Help fly this dammed ship and make the Subatall Islands or even back to the Misty Islands. Anything to get out this damned storm. Captain Eric Darkwater, seemed a suitable choise, being he stationed not far from the Subatall and Misty Ilses,at Fort Jefferson Taylor, named after another hero of the Great Trongaroth/Metron/Mystrann Wars, along the Eric Darkwater Ithmarr Coast of New Lankmeer City. Darkwater, having worked Kotharr Khonn, Junior from time to time, was the best, most trusted Thuvian Ranger for the operation. Trained in the Thuvian Rangers Corps .Specializing in the piloting of air craft, most notably air ships-also known as Air Travellers ,hover craft, fighter craft, Steeds ,Speeder Bikes, Land Speeders and Speeder carried sunder the tutorage of Kotharr Khonn, Junior, Eric Darkwater learned a bit about spy tradecraft-something suitable for this mission. The airships paragravity engines-the Greater Paragravity Engine Ring below, that gave the traveller lift and twine aft ones-paragravity repulsor propulsion nacelle engines behind winced. The storm had caused strain upon the low, earie queer hum of drive system-a banshee like sound that issued across the winds of the world. Eric Darkwater clutched the passenger seats armrest. The Thuvian Ranger began to cause the luck of the Elder Gods gave him. He already hated the way Kotharr Khonn, Junior and Senior could hoodwink him, through patriotism and duty to the holo Gods and country into accepting this mission. Once before, the two Kalladon warriors convinced Darkwater into looking into the Island of Vhall Shakharr.

  Years before, he sent in to look into the strange goings on another island near the Great Subatall group. That began with him saving a Vhanirman, Phafnire Khonn from the assignation blades of three tanned warriors and led to both them, joining forces to fight the owner of the island, who was secretly the air traveller shipping routes from the Pangean mainland to the Subatall Islands. They took out dark Doctor Julius Sharkoth-an exiled TyKhonean Time Wizard’s machines,his TyKhonean holosphere, he used to observe the world about and Acheronean Jamming Machine, he used to burn out enemy airship, moving upon the area. Darkwater and  Phafnire Khonn travelled for a time after, but the Thuvian needed report his adventure back to General Kotharr Khonn, Senior-on behalf of the Pangean Empiror. And Phafnire Khonn, said, he rather tag along, being, he too, had an employer, that see afterwards. The Big Vhanirman was secretive of who had sent to the Island of Doctor Julius Sharkoth-and rather ask, better not to know, than reveal aspects of own mission there.
  Eric Darkwater had flown many air Travellers in his time, during his Thuvian military trainning. Once graduating from the Pangean Flight Academy, Darkwater was assigned to pilot air ships for Thuvian Royal Family Pangean Empire or himself Toreus Rhann and his lovely wife Cassandra .Daughters Andromeda Rhann, young Theseus Rhann and mostly, Prince Toreus Rhann, Junior. He knew how they felt in flight. Everything about them. How pinched and rolled in air, swell as upon the seas of Terra-Prime.
   Captain John Michaels, had wanted to make toward the lower Subatall Isles before, the air pirates came upon again. There the local Avalon City Spaceport  could send a fleet of Air Ships, along standard sea vessels to take out enemy craft. There also, HMSS Virgos Run, Captain John Michaels air Travellers could be repaired at the local docking pit cluster.

Things were made worse by a lousy inflight meal replicated by the ships service area. " the Thuvian commented. "These replicator machines, were mostly old Sackets Celestial Department Ordering Machines."


    The Sackers Celestial Department Store is a store which sells universally. In order to do so, they have machines placed on various planets. People can order from these machines, and the product will appear instantly. Two hard baked potatoes, with Thuvian Brand sour chream, with two aspatigus fries-what was Darkwater thinking,since hated that vetchtable since childhood,and a fried fish sandwitch.The TyRhainean Coffee with milk and two sugars was the best part of the meal,but ship needed to upgrade its manue from the sparce list presented.You either had a choice between Egg Mister Bricks,Mister Brick-0-Big Burgers or Mister Brick-0-Big Double Burgers -meat meals had out of resequence Dinomeat or the one he had  Mister Bricks Hot Potatoes,with a choice of vetables. Mister Bricks Coffee,was about the only thing,their franchise restuarants and food vending mechines could provide,Everything else gave one a serious bout of the shits or so Eric Darkwater experience told him.You had the choise betweenThe TyRhainean Coffee with milk and two sugars,The Jovian Coffee with milk and two sugars-perfect for Jovian Primatives,but too stronge for his tastes, The Tellurean Coffee with milk and two sugars .Darkwater wasn’t where Tulluria was and wasn’t about to take the chance,on something he didn’t know.
   Darkwater saw something loom outside the port window.He couldn’t tell what it was,through all the rain and sick stomuck.Mister Brick should be trialled for some sort of war crimes,for being allowed to call that stuff food-let along the kind of crap entertainment that Mister Brick’s stood for.The only thing worse was all endless,countless Sperue shows.Sperue was the most pointless,sappy crap ever.Darkwater never finnished the thought.Then something hit the outer hull and rattled against the deck ring,used for crew and passengers,in good weather outside to go out among the lower,middle and upper decks.
     The storm made things difficult to see.Dark rain clouds seem to form phantom air ships in the turbulent skies.There was was even the local legend of the Flying Dutchman of Terra-Prime,the Phantom Ship the SS St.Elmero,who became lost in a storm,back in the Pre Cataclysmic Era and forever lost near the Cape of the Ivory Sea,Captain Andre Gunnison tries to find his way home.The story has a grain of truth,since there was Captain Andre Gunnison ,whose air traveller the SS St.Elmero was lost in a terrible storm around the Southern tip of the Crescent Lands.Eric Darkwater was simply glad that there was not a fuzzy gremlin hanging on the ship's wing,trying to fool with something.


     Days and nights had been a blind, howling chaos in which the ship had been hurled, flying like a wounded Anderhann Hawk before the storm. And in the very rack of the tempest ,a spiked prow had loomed among upper billowing above the lower, broader craft. It fired without warning, hitting the left Propulsion Paragravity Nacelle Engine, causing to slightly set afire and burn like timber in a forest fire. The ship shuddered for a moment,but anyone could have mistaken that for the storm.Engine, partially damaged, now causing the vessel to list to right side, slowly moving downward.
"Warning !Losing momentum.!" the ship's AI informed .

“We've been hit,Captain. Commander Jake Wilson shouted. Where? ‘The Air Traveller Captain commanded Left Propulsion Paragravity Nacelle Engine, Sir’ ’Wilson responded. ”Internal Scan says partially damanged. Paragravity Coils partially burned out.45 % usable.

     Captain John Michaels, had wanted to make toward the lower Subatall Isles before, the air pirates came upon again. There the local Avalon City Spaceport  could send a fleet of Air Ships, along standard sea vessels to take out enemy craft. There also, HMSS Virgos Run, Captain John Michaels air Travellers could be repaired at the local docking pit cluster.

Eric Darkwater sat nervously within his passengers seat. He activated his Thuvian Ranger star pointed Combadge to open hailing frequencies on a secure channel to the ship’s captain.

"Captain,anything wrong up there ?This one heavy storm ." the Ranger asked.
"Actually Captain Darkwater,we might." Captain Michaels responsed. "Seems Colonel Kotharr Khonn was right.We have possible air pirates activity.We may have trouble coming up the road. "
"Thanks,Captain." Eric Darkwater ended .
   Eric Darkwater had flown many air Travellers in his time, during his Thuvian military trainning. Once graduating from the Pangean Flight Academy, Darkwater was assigned to pilot air ships for Thuvian Royal Family Pangean Empire or himself Toreus Rhann and his lovely wife Cassandra .Daughters Andromeda Rhann, young Theseus Rhann and mostly, Prince Toreus Rhann, Junior. He knew how they felt in flight. Everything about them. How pinched and rolled in air, swell as upon the seas of Terra-Prime.

engers,in good weather outside to go out among the lower,middle and upper decks.

Captain, the hostile ship, it’s gaining on us. First Mate Jake Wilson shouted’ ‘and aiming its forward guns on our bow, Hold her steady, Jake. ‘The Captain ordered. ‘If we’re lucky we might make it to a suitable port.

   Captain John Michaels, had wanted to make toward the lower Subatall Isles before, the air pirates came upon again. There the local Avalon City Spaceport  could send a fleet of Air Ships, along standard sea vessels to take out enemy craft. There also, HMSS Virgos Run, Captain John Michaels air Travellers could be repaired at the local docking pit cluster.


    Eric Darkwater could hear the grappling irons had sunk in and pull the enemy ship closer. Surely these Norsemen were wolves and the blood-lust that burned in their hearts was not human.He knew some of them.Well,one or two anyway.Darkwater knew once,the Vhainireman made their minds on a course actions,it was hard to redirect them toward any other way.They worshipped the Asguard,who existed beyond the thin veil of temporal space,on another world,much Terra-Prime.Infact,it was called Asguard-Prime,a dysonsphere and temporal heavon for those of Asguard blood,plus those allied with them.The Vhanir honor the like of Supreme Lord Wotann Odinshield,Lord of the Asguard and First Son Prince Thorr Odinshield,the so claimed by many God  of Thunder,Lightning and storm.
   In the terror and roar of the storm they leaped howling to the onslaught, and while the raging heavens hurled their full wrath upon them, and each shock of the frenzied waves threatened to engulf both vessels, these sea-wolves glutted their fury to the utmost--true sons of the sea, whose wildest rages found echo in their own bosoms. 
    The play was quick and desperate; in the momentary illumination a ferocious bearded face shone before Captain Eric Darkwater, and his swift sword licked out, splitting it to the chin. In the brief, utter blackness that followed the flash, an unseen stroke swept Captain Eric Darkwater's helmet from his head and he struck back blindly, feeling his sword sink into flesh, and hearing a man howl. Again the fires of the raging skies sprang, showing the Thuvian the ring of savage faces, the hedge of gleaming steel that hemmed him in.
     Back against the mainmast Captain Eric Darkwater parried and smote; then through the madness of the fray a great voice thundered, and in a flashing instant the Thuvian caught a glimpse of a giant form--a strangely familiar face.He was holding something cilindical in his left hand,about the size of a knife ...or no ¡K likely somesort of billclub. And then Darkwater,knew what it was,as the giant pressed a small scarried let stud on the upperside of the objects hangrip area.He knew as it's tip ignited in an arch of electrical,blue white snake coils.A stun baton.

Ho,Little Man.the booming voice said.It seems we meet again.

    Then scarried let haired giant moved closer with the baton and quickly thrust the object into Eric Darkwater chest.Even though heavly padded,with light Thuvian Ranger armor,the stunners electric bolts pentatraited through the layers and unto the Thuvian Highlanders chest.Eric Darkwater felt a sharp pain.

Then the world crashed into fire-shot blackness.

     Consciousness returned slowly. Captain Eric Darkwater was first aware of a swaying, rocking motion of his whole body which he could not check. Then a dull throbbing in his head racked him and he sought to raise his hands to it. Then it was he realized he was bound hand and foot--not an altogether new experience.He had held captive before-once among Clearing sight showed him that he was tied to the mast of the dragon airship whose warriors had struck him down. Why they had spared him, he could not understand, because if they knew him at all, they knew him to be an outlaw--an outcast from his clan, who would pay no ransom to save him from the very pits of Hell.
   The wind had fallen greatly about the air ship.The seas below flowing viently.The Great Air Traveller above the waves, which tossed the long ship about like childs ballloon in a thunderstorm. A round silver moon, peering through broken clouds, lighted the tossing billows. The Thuvian, raised on the wild Eric Darkwater coast of the Great Thuvian Highlands, knew that the serpent ship was crippled. He could tell it by the way she labored, plowing deep into the thundering winds, heeling to the lift of the surge. Well, the tempest which had been raging on these southern waters had been enough to damage even such staunch craft as these Vhanaheimians built.
    The same gale had caught the Berghundian Air Traveller-the same vessel on which Captain Eric Darkwater had been a passenger, driving her off her course and far southward. Days and nights had been a blind, howling chaos in which the ship had been hurled, flying like a wounded bird before the. It had been a slaughter rather than a fight--the Thuvian Ranger had been the only fighting man aboard the doomed ship--and now he remembered the strange familiarity of the face he had glimpsed just before he was struck down.

Who--? "Good hail, my bold Thuvian, it's long since we met!"

    Something flashed in his hand.The big man gave him injection of something from ships med kit.It seemed to flow through his veins,speading through his system.
   Captain Eric Darkwater stared at the great tall man who stood before him, feet braced to the lifting of the deck. He was of huge stature, a good half head taller than Captain Eric Darkwater who stood well above six feet. His legs were like columns, his arms like oak and iron. His beard was of crisp scarried let and gold, matching the massive armlets he wore. A shirt of scale-mail added to his war-like appearance as the horned helmet seemed to increase his height. But there was no wrath in the calm gray eyes which gazed tranquilly into the smoldering blue eyes of the Thuvian.
 ‘’Phafnire Khonn ‘’Darkwater spoke.’’you old Vhaneirman!"

"Aye,it’s me,you tiny little fellow." Commander Phafnire Khonn. I haven’t seen you since the Doctor Julius Sharkoth-Adventure over a years ago.’’The Thuvian uttered,dryly . ‘’And it's been a long day since that dammed evil bastards guards gave me this," the giant indicated a thin white scarried on his temple. "We seem fated to meet on days and nights of fury-on lonely island of doom.’’ Then I fell before sword of General Mharhai Chang and you saved me from them--alone of all the Vhanir,who swelt upon that sea shore left alive.’’Darkwater added’’So in turn,I saved you.


‘’Yes we joined our swords against the good doctor,once you saw his Temporal Ninja were sent say myself and you’’Eric Darkwater stated.’’Until fate said otherwise. "-And with those women,we took out the devil wizard Sharkoth and bastard operation."the Vhanireman added.

" What was names ?"the Thuvian asked.

" The busty one was Brenda Thornsonn and the other-the one you liked,I seemed to remember was Atlanta O'Brien. "

"
   Doctor Julius Sharkoth was an operative of the Lords of Darkness ,whose base was on an island ,where used his operation to hijack air ships .Using an array of holo spheres, Doctor Julius Sharkoth could use like remote drones to track of merchant traffic. He then could disable it flight mechanism  and drawned them under it with operation,to go off course.

" Wy'd you hit me ? "the. Thuvian Ranger asked. " I was told to protect you. "

"Good job." Eric Darkwater cried . "My head,by Thrull still hurts.!"
" I know you Thuvians and your hot blood.You often jump into things,before you know what you are into. "the big scarlet haired giant stated." I figured at the time,it was the best course of action. "
Tonight you thought it best rap on my nogin to save me ?." He touched the great two-handed sword strapped to his shoulders and Captain Eric Darkwater cursed.The Thuvian wenced.Pain shot up his right side.
"What happened to them ? "
"Don't know.After we parted our ways on 

"Nay, revile me not,my freind" said Phafnire Khonn with a pained expression. "I could have killed you-but-I struck with my stun baton. but knowing you Thuvian have cursed hard skulls,and thick body armor,under that uniform of yours. I struck you hard and fast before you took on half my crew. ‘’How long have I been out?’’

‘’You have been senseless for hours.

‘’And all this?’’Darkwater gestured to him shackled his chair. ‘’To keep you from falling on your silly ass,during the storm.The ships swaying back and forth,by keeping both ships moving,as a single craft.’’ ‘’And who thought of that?You ?’’ Darkwater responded. No.Sorry.I can’t credit for it.’’Phafnire Khonn spoke sharply’’My First Mate Commander Longronn Thornblade thought of it.Something done such air ships,in the old days,to or two falturing up in the air.’’ ‘’And how will that work?’’ Perhaps enough time to somewhere safe.This area is scattered with many small and large island groups.’’ "Where are we?" "Ask me not.I’m not exactly sure,but we are somewhere near the Island of Vhall Shakharr. The storm blew us far out of our course. We were sailing around the coasts of Vhall Shakharr. ‘’As as I .’’Darkwater responded.’’Spying again were you?’’ “Yes.It seems many seem interested in the goings of of curse island.

How come your not up at the cockpit area?I ‘m a pretty good pilot..’’

“No,good.little man.We’re on auto pilot now.We can keep her steady,but not for too long. The storm hit as we following your ship.When chance threw us in with your vessel, Now we are racing with the sea-flow, unknowing. The pilots cabin is crippled and the whole ship lamed. And air traveller,I was on.And her crew? H This with their ship.Your Captain Michael s and that little fellow of his...what his name ? " Wilson.Jim Wilson. " Well,he is doing what he can to keep the ship up.Their ship is more badly damaged.We can’t untangle the Grappling hook lines,because,that too is crippled.My men are trying to work at the release mechasms,but nothing working.Nothing yet anyway.’’ “”Fine job,Phafnire.’’Darkwater commented "Hold down the Tractor Clamps release ten minutes and try again."

" You would tell us our jobs,Little Man !? "
" I am telling you because I know what I am saying. "the Thuvian Ranger smuggly said.. "I've been around these ships since age five."
Phafnire Khonn looked at him funny and raised an left eyebrow.He then,looked cross and then frowned.He knew Eric Darkwater was right.He and his men only had a few months running this air traveller.
"Ok,Thuvian.We try it your way." Phafnire Khonn grumbled "Longronn.Do as tye man says!. "
"Commander.the Captain says."Longronn

" By Wotons one good eye ,frag the captain.Do it.I' m in charge here. ‘’We may be riding the very rim of the world for aught I know.’’ “’So why did you attack my ship?’’Eric Darkwater asked ‘’Because By Braghali,you were being a fool.I knew you were on this ship.And you were coming to close to dangerous territory.Believe or not I was trying to save your stupid,thick headed hide.’’"Phafnire Khonn shoutted. ‘’Gee thanks.’’Darkwater responded ‘’The Doomwatch had me watch over you.’’ Phafnire Khonn shoutted.’’Did you not think you the only operative aboard an air traveller?We have been tailing you from some distance,but your dammed captain was accidentally moving to close into dangerous waters.’’ ‘’So?’’ snarled Captain Eric Darkwater ‘’So!Now we might have go plan b,if captured.’’ ‘’And that’s,by Thrull..?’’ ‘’Survival first.’’ Phafnire Khonn shout’ Evacuation second.Third joining the watcher hidden upon Dark Skies of Vhall Shakharr.’’ ‘’That was plan B’’ Darkwater commented back ‘’One last thing.’’ ‘’And that is?’’ Swear to join us and I will let you loose ."Phafnire Khonn stated.’’We need,everyone-every hand,if we are too get out of this alive.’’ "Swear to let me be!" snarled Captain Eric Darkwater.’’I trust you,but not the others. "Well, well," said Phafnire Khonn tolerantly, ‘’I command here.My men do as I say.I will loose your hands at least-.if you swear to behave,’’ ‘’Ok.by Thrull Khonn’s will.’’The Thuvian anger commented’’We have nothing to do but save each other.’’

-Ok,little man’’Phafnire. ‘’now, set your teeth into this Mre have little else." “Replicators out,too I see.’’

   Captain Eric Darkwater ripped to the great package  and tore it’s ravenously.The Thuvian had learned into eat these military meals ready to eat on survival missions.No field replicators,there.In Ranger training,you had eat what either carried  with you or could find upon the land.You survived by your wits.He suddenly,though of the Young Prince Toreus Rhann,half a world,doing the same,somewhere in the snow swept mountains of the Thuvian Highnlands.How was he dealing that survival training,while Darkwater sat upon a doomed air ship.
   The Vhaneirman watched him a moment, then turned away.He knew from the previous adventure with good Doctor Shakharr,that the Thuvian Ranger would keep his word. A strange man, reflected Captain Eric Darkwater, this renegade Vhaneirman who hunted with the wolf-pack of the North--a savage warrior in battle, but with fibers of kindliness in his makeup which set him apart from the men with whom he consorted or so the sea pirate stories went,told enemies of .Captain Phafnire Khonn and crew.
   Phafnire Khonn,from he knew along his Vhanire, were from a small village,near the Northweast Coast of Vhanaheim.He was father was Faphard Khonn,a man as brave as his son was.Their may have brothers of sister home.He seem to remember the name Brunhilda Khonn once being mentioned and an older brother Niord Khonn,other that Darkwater wasn’t sure.He knew something,like Phafnire Khonn could trace ancestry to a Imperial Delhonean warrior called General Braghalli Khonn,who came to Terra-Prime ages ago and settle among the village of Snowbound Corners-the same town of Phafnire Khonn’s family.
   Darkwater began think back how he got himself into this situation,as the storm and sea rushed by a porthole.to his right,He had jointed the Thuvian Rangers,out of duty to father,being the only son of the family,He had sister out someplace Julianna,but took up a different profession,than he did.He also,wanted fly air ships such as this and during stationed at Fort Wayne,learned to pilot airships=mainly air travellers about the base and around it.He trained on night manuevers,with Kotharr Khonn,Junior.He even few times met the Young Prince Toreus Rhann and older adopted brother Theaseus Rhann.They seem to have gotten on well or so he felt.
      But he had counted on missions such as this.It wasn’t mission so much .but the fact,Kotharr Khonn,Junior managed to send him in,with a backup team and without a air ship of his own.He prefered the stealthyness of Air Travellers.Their paragravity,could set for whisper mode-silent hovering and movement about an area.Although as large many smaller starcraft,they had a low sensor profile.Something about design-the huge upper,flat balloon shaped decks-that act as upper Caravans go decks r and equipment areas. And lower gondella flight cockpit and command bridge area,plus lower Caravans go deck.He enjoyed flying these dammed air craft and think of nothing better to do than that.After this mission,he’d find someway to manage to receive a more perminate duty flying ships such as this.The hell with Kotharr Khonn,Junior and his dammed father.Perhaps,he could use whatever pull,he had with the Young Prince Toreus Rhann to get more flying airships.The First Son of Thuvia,had like how pilot the craft and said he was born to pilot such ships.
    The air traveller suddenly lurched,as a horrific wind batteder the ship.The great Vhainirman moved along the ships Command bridge.Other crewmen were frantically,trying repair the ships many dissabled systems.Power cables strung from the bridges roof and Phafnir Khonn grabbed upon one of them,trying to keep himself from strumbling over,one of the deck seats,fastened in to the ships floor.
    The twine air ships reeled on blindly in the night, and  Phafnire Khonn , returning with a great bottle  of foaming ale, remarked on the fact that the clouds were gathering again, obscuring the seething face of the sea. He left the Thuvian's hands unbound but Captain Eric Darkwater was held fast to the mast by cords about legs and body. The rovers paid no heed to their prisoner; they were too much occupied in keeping their crippled ships from going down under their feet.
"Commander Khonn,we have another three airships on our tail." Lodbrog stated. "Obviously,the Vhall Shakharr want these two ships and plan to take them."
"Perhaps,my fellow,we should stop !" Phafnir Khonn stated "Repell all boarders.And if they overwhelm us,we abandon ship and head for sure."
" Adandon ship ,Commander ? "Lodbrog asks.
"Three against one is no fare fight."Commander Phafnire Khonn advised. "If we cannot escape them,we loose them in others ways.The Black Hawk doesn't matter.It just a ship like any other. "
    At last Captain Eric Darkwater believed he could catch at times a deep roaring above the wash of the waves outside the air travellers. "Balloom ! Balloom ! "
    Somewhere,shook the vessel.It was the sound of a Electro Magnetic Plasma Canon fire.This grew in volume, and even as the duller-eared Norsemen heard it, the ship leaped like a spurred horse, straining in every timber. As by magic the clouds, lightening for dawn, rolled away on each side, showing a wild waste of tossing gray waters, and a long line of breakers dead ahead. Lightning strikes shower beyond the distance.Beyond the frothing madness of the reefs loomed land, apparently an island appears in raging storm. The roaring increased to deafening proportions, as the long ship, caught in the tide rip, raced headlong to her doom. The lightning strikes thunder closer .Dangerously closer.
"Balloom ! Balloom ! "Balloom ! Balloom ! " More cannon fire  hits the ship.The whole deck shakes as more EMMP fire strikes the air traveller.Somewhere at strike hits one of the main Upper Navigation Tail Fin.The ship begins list downward.The whole deck topple sideways.Darkwater has to shift his weight to compensate for the shift in the decks gravity.

Suddenly,a lightning strike hits the port Propulsion Engine and the whole air ship shakes.One of the port window cracks and shatters glass inward,showering across the deck.Rain and wind began to pour in the great hole.

Captain Eric Darkwater saw Lodbrog rushing about, his long beard flowing in the wind as he brandished his fists and bellowed futile commands."Curse you,Supreme Lady Hellaina Odinshield !You will not take our souls today and imprison bus in Helheim. "

"Prince Thorr Odinshield controls this storm.
"Not this one.". " Some heathan gods cortrol this storm. "
 Phafnire Khonn  came running across the deck.
"Little Man,we are in trouble." Phafnire Khonn shouts."The ships going do wn.

" Whose flying the ship ?

"Captain Broonarr Wharton." Phafnire Khonn shouts over the building storm outside. " He plans to hold up the ship,as much as he can. "

"Little chance for any of us," he growled as he cut the Thuvian's bonds, "but you shall have as much as the rest--" Captain Eric Darkwater sprang free. "Where is my pistol and my sword" "There in that weapon-rack. But Thor's blood, man," marveled the big Vhaneirman, "you won't burden yourself now--" ‘’By Thrull Khonn’s Demons.I feel naked without my weapons.’’Darkwater commented.’’Just as you would.

    Captain Eric Darkwater had snatched the pistol and confidence flowed like wine through his veins at the familiar feel of the slim, graceful shaft. His weapons were as much a part of him as his right and left hands.He glaced at the Big red haired reaver and thought if he must die he wished to die with it in his grip. He hastily slung the sword to his girdle. All armor had dissappeared into nano pockets,of his Thuvian Rangers uniform when he had been captured.If needed,he could activate,once both himself and the Vhanirman had to swim for it.
   Eric Darkwater checked twine pistols-Moonthorn Paxton Atlantean Navy Colt Smart Pistols.330=232 model 42736.An ancient,but effective hand weapon-used many Atlantean soldiers and others allied to them eons ago.Light weight,smart-limited artificial intelligence,found in the weapons handle grip,that gave the ability to sense the the local environment,by way of the pistols macroscope and anylize the proper targets for the user to aim at.The weapons,also optical palm readers,geered to his DNA and his only.No one but could use or fire the pistols-especially against himself.It also could switch ammo from projectile rounds-electro masgetic plasma balls,stunner pellets to blaser beams.Phafnire Khonn used the same types of pistols.

‘’Weaponds are ok.’’Darkwater stated. ‘’What do you expect.’’the Vhanireman responded. “”I expect nothing,old friend.’’Eric Darkwater said.’’I don’t you to think me a threat.After all,you did save me-despite the crack with the baton.’’ "There are sharks in these waters,you might need them if we are to survive." said Phafnire Khonn , preparing to activate his heavy mail. " We have to swim¡ªif these two ships crash short of the beach." ‘’Have looked out from window recently ?’’Darkwater asked “No.I’ve too busy here.’’ ‘’Well,by Thrull man,perhaps we should before crash into a mountain of something.’’

   The storm outside,was still raging.Captain Eric Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn moved toward the flight cockpit.Nothing could seen by dark clouds and tropical rain.Several zagged bolts of lighting,followed soon by the loud clap of thunder,could be seen into distance.The Thuvian was glad,that these bolts were a long way.Near by strikes,through the air travellers hull,in it’s current condition,would cause more ship damage,than was needed at this time.
   Suddenly,something loomed in the storm.Two somethings rather.They two omnimous shapes,semi oval,much their airships,only much larger.A low hum of four paragravity engines banshee like wale could heard through the storm.

‘’Oh,trouble.’’Darkwater spoke.’’Pirates  ?’’ ‘’Little man,this is why my ship was trailling after you.’’ Phafnire Khonn responded’’I think we’ve found the Vhall Shakharr air pirates.Dame,by Braghali,our fortunes grow from bad to worthe.

   Above,Eric Darkwater and  Phafnire Khonn then heard,something clanking on the upper hull.The two could hear,just the Thuvian did before,the loud boom boom booming of grappling hook cannons firing off from both ship above.Metallic hooks,seem to reach out and grapple onto the twine aircrafts upper,outer observation deck railling.A large clink-several of them rather,hit and huge,superstronge Atlantium cables pulled against anchor hooks.The two air travellers lunched hard.

‘’You think they’ll try to board us?’’Darkwater asked. ‘’No,freind.The Vhall Shakharr are mad.’’Phafnire Khonn said ‘’They are so low on resourse,that they are now stealling air ships to supply their new air fleet.’’

"Their stealing ships to manufacture a cheap ready made air fleet." the Thuvian Warrior dedicated "That's where the missing ships have gone."
" They want as little damage as possible,my friend. " Phafnire Khonn reported

‘’Then they will draw us to one of the islands-perhaps the main one.’’the Thuvian surmised ‘’They may have to beach us this low.’’Khonn responded ‘’Those ships may have the power to lift us,all the way.’’ ‘’If that happens we might be able to escape.’’Darkwater added. ‘’Then we escape and do now.’’ Phafnire Khonn said’’They may not see us jump in this storm.’’ ‘’With sharks in that water as you say?’’The Thuvian warrior added. ‘’We can survive anything..including sharks.

  Eric Darkwater moved up toward the Command Bridge,where the others stood about,waitting either fight or flee.Captain Michaels,Jake Wilson and the Vhanire silently,hoping to hear couragious words from both Eric Darkwater and  Phafnire Khonn.

‘’Folks.We’re not going to fight.The ship above want to take us home to their capitol city.’’Darkwater said.’’We have a better chance jumping out before,the Vhall Shakharr take us into the city. ‘’No,I say we fight,captain.’’ ‘’And if we fight,we’ll die.Here and now.’’ Phafnire Khonn said firmly.’’You know,I’m no coward,nor is Darkwater here.But a fool,only fights the impossible.Once inside the city,we’d have a harder time.We be prisoned.Out on the beach,we can envade and survive.’’ "What about the other ship ?"

" Yo mean the Virgos Flight ? " . Phafnire Khonn asked. "Don't know."
" Decoupling ! " Dark water said.
"What Little Man ?"
" Let her loose. " the Thuvian Ranger said. "Let her loose. Captain Michael s will let her drift away from us."
" That's a good idea,Eric. "Phafnire Khonn rarely used Darkwaters first name,unless he came up with something brilliant." She will distract those pirates away from us,By Braghali Khonn.That will give both of us a fighting chance.Ok.boys.Do it.Cut her loose. "
"What about me ?

" Your still my guest. "the Vhanirman stated." After Princess Antilus Sojat wants me to watch over you and watch over you I am. "

"Gee,Thanks."
" Little Man,your one hell of a fellow. "Phafnire Khonn smiled.

" Ok.boys let her go.Disengage Tractor Clamps. "

"Clamps disengaged,sir.!"
" What next ? "
"We abandon ship." the Red Scarlet haired giant said. " They 'll get one of us anyway.But By Woton Odenshield,I will not make it easy for them. "

Phafnire Khonn was of the Vladerheim Kingdom-one of Kingdom-one of many Icelandic Alliance of Nordheim.Vanaheim,Vanderheim and Borenheim.They were a harsh Nordic people.Some dark blond haired and blue eyed like the Nordheim.Others platinum blonde of blue or grey eyes like those of Vanaheim Realm.Vanderheim were mostly dark haired and grey eyed.And Borenheim were a mixture of all the later.They were said to part Asguardian or so the Legend say. The Asguardians are an ancient, Elder Race, who are mostly human in appearance and nature-an offshoot of the Atlanteans, they are a proud warrior race, who believe battle and protection of their worlds are the primary reason for existence. The Aesear Asguardians ,inspired many myths and legend throughout the Multiverse.Some of their interstellar travels inspired much of the Delkhon Alliance. The Asguard or Asguardian are said to be one of the oldest or Elder Races in the Multiverse. They an offshoot of the Atlanteans and share a common origin,but differ in culture and society custums. Vanir and Aisear is the name of one of the two groups of the Asguardians.The Vanir-being Asguardians ,ruled by Lord Niord Odinshield-cousin Lord Supreme Lord Woton Odinshield and the Aisir-being Asguardians ruled by Supreme Lord Woton Odinshield and Supreme Lady Freya Odinshield.

‘’We’re going to jump into the water.’’Eric Darkwater stated.’’Stay or follow,if you will.’’ ‘’ok,little man.When ever your ready.’’ Phafnire Khonn said’’open the hatch.’’

   Eric Darkwater,pushed a green button on a small square,control panel and the door openned with a large,clang.Harsh winds,cut into the two stawart heroes faces as peered out into the storm.Below the mighty waves,heaved violently. Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn,both began to dought this course action and looked each other.

‘’You sure about this ?’’ Phafnire Khonn ‘’No,by Thrull.I’m not going to spend anytime in some Vhall Shakharr prison . ’’Eric Darkwater shouted ‘’I’ve heard the strange,evil things they do there to prisoners.’’,over the noise of the crashing waves and thundering storm. ‘’Little,what strange,evil things?’’the big Vhanir asked ‘’You crazy,evil shit.’’


Phafnire Khonn shouted over the thundering roar of the waves’’Says who?’’ ‘’Doomwatcher,hidden about these islands’’’’Eric Darkwater shouted ‘’The Watch often don’t lie nor stretch the truth.’’

  The Vhanirman often beleaved the Doomwatch.Governments allied the Atlanteans and other so called Lords oof Light trusted them.They were a private intelligence company,somewhat created and employed bby the mightiest Imperial House of Atlantis-the House Sarkhon.And the Sarkhon Family had a great reputation across the many worlds of the Great Sphere and a trillion more infinite worlds across temporal space.The Watch often,rarely failed their mission of espionage and dirty tricks to further the causes of the just.Kotharr Khonn Senior and Juniior trusted then,as Toreus Rhann and royal family.The same could be across the Pangean worldplate with royal families.

‘’What kind of things,little man?’’ Phafnire Khonn screamed back,as lightning cracked like a wicked whip among the artificial heavons of Great Pangea.

‘’I don’t know? Waterboarding torchures.Hot Rivets in your pants. ’’the Thuvian responded .Phafire seems unafraid of those comments,’’Hanging people by their nuts.’’Darkwater added,which gave a piticular strange look by the big man . ‘’What kind of things,little man?’’ Phafnire Khonn screamed back,as lightning cracked like a wicked whip among the artificial heavons of Great Pangea.

Phafnire Khonn ’’Eric Darkwater shoutedPhafnire Khonn ‘’Nuts?’’ Phafnire Khonn shot back ‘’Nuts,’’ Eric Darkwater returned

‘’You convinced me.’’Khonn commented.’’I’m jumping.’’ ‘’Ok,ready,pal.On the count of three.’’Darkwater stated.’’One...two...three.’’ ‘’Geronimooooooooooooo.’’the two said as leapped into the abyss.

    The ships struck with a crash against the bearch that snapped her gulh winged and navigational masts crashed against jungle tree the island beach .The forward section of one ship hit and  shivered her prow like glass,as her  beak shot high in the air .The other ship,tumbled off in another direction,pushing and plowing through a separate,but near by section of the Great Jungle of the Vhall Shakharr.Two men tumbled like tenpins from her slanted deck. A moment great air ship poised, shuddering like a great thing alive, then slid from the hidden darkness of the jungle and stopped as a thing dead, and went down in a blinding smother of spray.
    Now Darkwater rose in the turmoil, fought the waves for a mad moment, then caught a piece of wreckage that the breakers flung up. As he clambered across this, a shape bumped against him and went down again. Captain Eric Darkwater plunged his arm deep, caught a sword-belt and heaved the man up and on his makeshift raft. For in that instant he had recognized the Vhaneirman,  Phafnire Khonn , still burdened with the armor he had not had time to remove. The man seemed dazed. He lay limp, limbs trailing.Captain Eric Darkwater remembered that ride through the breaker as a chaotic nightmare. The tide tore them through, plunging their frail craft into the depths, then flinging them into the skies. There was naught to do but hold on and trust to luck. And Captain Eric            Darkwater held on, gripping the Vhaneirman with one hand and their raft with the other, while it seemed his fingers would crack with the strain. Again and again they were almost swamped; then by some miracle they were through, riding in water comparatively calm and Captain Eric Darkwater saw a lean fin cutting the surface a yard away. It swirled in and Captain Eric Darkwater unslung his pistol as the Great Vhanirman beside did so as well.
 Somewhere in the dark rain,Eric Darkwater heard the mourning para gravity engines screaming like a banshee as least one of the Air Travellers crashed into the beach.A dark shape plowed into sand ,that moved up great gysers and moved on.Great Palm trees started to bend and then break,as the heavy bulk of the aircraft pushed down on them.
Seconds later,up ahead,somewhere another ship crashed into the surf.Great waves of water,shot up in the air and showed the Thuvian Ranger and the Big Vanirman.

"There goes Captain Michaels."Darkwater said. "Captain Wharton."Phafnire Khonn added. "Can't tell which is which. " We can assume my ship it to the right and your s to the left. " Shark,Little Man" Phafnire Khonn shouttedI told you so.! So you did,big man...... So you didDarkwater retarned Darkwater..Eric.Watch them.Those two are circle us. Not for longthe thuvian commented.

     The two switched pistols,from standard energy rounds to electro magnetic plasma balls,capible of piercing through water and hitting their target.The macrocsopic sight targetted the sharks upper back fins and relayed the data to both mens macroscopic visors,worn over their eyes.Holographic crosshairs moved themselves along with various data port readouts,such body heat,target violicty,target weight,and so on ,as a holograpgic representation of the sea creature moved underwater.

Both pistols aimed ,spoke a few rounds and struck the water ,as a great river of red rose again from watery depths. Red dyed the waters instantly drew the sent of blood and a rush of sinuous shapes made their toward the other sharks watery grave. Little Man,Phafard That may buy us some time.

While the sharks tore their others in water, Captain Eric Darkwater and great red haired companion, paddling with thier hands, urged the ashore until they could feel the bottom. Little Man,we will not last out here to long.Eric Darkwater hear the great scarried let haired giant speak behind him.The beach is our only chance. He used to hate when Phafard would call Little Man,as if was an insult.Later on,Darkwater began understand it was the Vhaneir spoke of the smaller human folk.Being many Vhaneirman had TyRhainean bloodlines in their families,carried over their ancient dealing those giants from a few worldplates over,the Vhaneir civilaztion saw everyone outside their kind as the Little People; Shark,Little Man’’Phafnire Khonn shouttedI told you so.! So you did,big man...... So you didDarkwater retarned Darkwater..Eric.Watch them.Those two are circle us. Not for longthe thuvian commented.

   The two switched pistols,from standard energy rounds to electro magnetic plasma balls,capible of piercing through water and hitting their target.The macrocsopic sight targetted the sharks upper back fins and relayed the data to both mens macroscopic visors,worn over their eyes.Holographic crosshairs moved themselves along with various data port readouts,such body heat,target violicty,target weight,and so on ,as a holograpgic representation of the sea creature moved underwater.
    Both pistols aimed ,spoke a few rounds and struck the water ,as a great river of red rose again from watery depths. Red dyed the waters instantly drew the sent of blood and a rush of sinuous shapes made their toward the other sharks watery grave.

Little Man,Phafard That may buy us some time.

    While the sharks tore their others in water, Captain Eric Darkwater and great red haired companion, paddling with thier hands, urged the ashore until they could feel the bottom.Darkwater waded to toward beach,with the Vhaneirman behind him.Roamming toward the beach,Eric Darkwater,glimpses of some sort of watery stake driven to and thro across the sea floor.Great metal.rusted hedgehoog obsticles were scatted about-the type used many ancient wars across the galswordy,to keep invaderseacraft from reaching the beach ahaead saefely.They have used on land aswell to keep armored cavary devision from moving ahead or blocking street of cities,during war.The Thuvian could see portions of a great seawall,hidden by vast regions of 
     Ironwilled though he was, Captain Eric Darkwater  sank down, exhausted and soon fell upon both knees.The Thuvian shuggled again,but his arms and legs would not lift up the torso .Darkwater spied dimply,at the Great Seawall,somewhere beyond the dense jungle.Wreckage of other air travellers could be seen scattered all over the beach-some new,junked within either a few months or even weeks.Others,were the wreckage of years-maybe decades-rusted hulks of metal.Tristed,burned and brocken shards of metal-left to rot abandonned by invaders crashed in heaps,now overgrown by jungle folliage.The great ships,once aircraft markings-redistration numbers and singles,scratched and worn-a Caravans over from the ancient Pathfinders of the other temporal lanes,who adorned their ship,with warpaint or warmarking,to symbolize clan alliance from one another or ship rank among various star fleet,were now dirty scrawled star ship tatooing upon each derrilick surfice.
   Still,Darkwater could see minute scratchings as tools were used to rework portions of the craft from one anothers,as if someone or a group of somebody-possible star ship and air craft mechanics,were using the craft as salvaged parts.Salvaging was common upon the Great Sphere,were high cost as well human stupidity or engineering craft,as allowed to replicate new parts.Some starship and airship mechanic prefered to either juryrig old parts into new engines of powers or modify craft to suite their wills and wants or their own or employers.
    Captain Eric Darkwater had left the deck in a long dive that carried  him clear,tumbling him and the Vhaneir unto the dark waters,as the air traveller slowly moved onto towards,it's gasp of duty.Both now were heapped upon dusty beach ,smashed the sand below. 
    The Thuvian tried to push himself by his arm,but failled.Fatigued in the attempt,Darkwater head began to swarm with a maze of dizziness and nuasia in stomuck.Beside he could see the Great Vinear trying to do the same and failling as much as he did.Eric Darkwater gave in,falling backward.His head spun into darkness,as the Thuvian fell upon his back.Captain Eric Darkwater  looked up upon the dawn of a new day.His head still spinning and mission,not even started.He saw strange vulture like creatures circling above,waitting himself and great Phafnir Khonn to die.Darkwater shoutted Thrull Khonn's blood-no and sank down, exhausted and soon collapsed soundly.He thought,great his obituary would read Captain Eric Darkwater.Thuvian Rangers.Warrior,Pilot,Patriot.Died on some Jerkwater island of Mister Brick food poisoning.
     Eric Darkwater,dreamed of beautiful girls he had know and heroic men he had fought before,But soon the dream transformed to tanned men and women,running their high boats-great bamboo catamaranns,they called,launched huge iron like battle ship,with towers and great,cylindrical

guns.The warriors seemed to running ,amind artilliary fire from pillbox bunkers,in great wave after wave toward this very beach,he lay upon.Some made upon the beach,as others failled and shot to pieces.Some simply falling into the bloodly waves below,while hnng Thrull Khonn like upon their own hedgehog crosses.

   Others weirdly,enough,tried carried only dismembered body parts with safely to the beach ahead.Great hidden pillbox bunkers scattered about the forrest jungle,blasted into the iron crosses scattered all over the waves,killing more tanned soldiers,as charged out reat landing barged behind.Some fired weaponds-rifles and pistols into the jungle ahead and others hurled grenades into the jungles belong.Somewhere in the distance,Eric Darkwater could mighty bombardments from the reat warships out at sea.
   Behind was rows of iron hedgehog battlements,scattered all over the waves,to keep the great ships back from the beach.The warriors were running up to Great seawall,with looked some odd version of a bangalore torpedo tubes-an explosive breaching device used take large portions of the seawall.Eric Darkwater could explosion around him.He saw the same behind him and infront of him.Great plumbs of dark smoke surrounded
    Then great waves of dark smoke began to billow about him.In his dreamlike minds eye,he could see great flying air ships hover above him.One began to desend upon the area where he lay before him and then a great ram openned from ships bow.Three shimmering figures all female,dressed in gleaming white,stepted out or did they simply float out of the ship,The middle one beautiful,yet Shaitanic with pointed ears and slanted eyebrows smile and pointed a figire towards Eric Darkwater ,ablazed with shimmering,circling electricity,moving like a blue white snake toward him and then the Thuvian Ranger stirred out from his ebony dreamlike state.


CHAPTER II-The Hidden Milipulator


  Captain Eric Darkwater’s personal mission log-suplimentry Entry;based upon the Journals of General Alexander Trainor and Doctor Elizabeth Trainor.
   Somewhere hidden among the islands of Vhall Shakkhar sat a showy figure.It He appeared about forty five-maybe fifty,but his true age was much more than that-maybe twice several times the lifespans of normal humans.He dressed in a darkened military cloat,somewhat resembling than of an ancient Atlantean Starfleet Space Navel Officer,but with additions added by his military service with an ancient specie known as the Ephashian.He had served the former,for much of adult life-loyally,but then things happened.Unexpected things,beyond his control.The Imperial Atlantean Star Forces were at war with the Tauron Alliance,during one of the later so called Titan Olympians Wars,that drew in two sides the Atlanteans and the Taurons,plus their allies into an interrestal war,that went for an unknown remembered among of years.This war,drew in the Tauron Allies-the Ephashians-an ancient enemy of the Sidaireans,who sided with the Atlantean Seven Empires.And despite serving faithfully-almost fanatically toward the Atlantean cause,General Alexander Trainor,alo ng his beautiful wife Elizabeth became unexpected captives of the Ephashian military.

Who was it,Trainor thought?

  Oh,yes the cursed High General Talbinn Strallgarr-a high military officer among the top ranking Imperial Ephashian Command.How he have forgotten that?Perhaps,it was the evil holo genie,that was used to torchure himself for months untold,during his captivity. There was common Seraphian legend part of the local interstellar folklore of holographic beings,who hidden from sight".They were often refered as Seraphean word Djinn , Djann/ Djunn ,meaning "to hide" or "be hidden". Other words derived from this root are majnūn 'mad' (literally, 'one whose intellect is hidden'), junūn 'madness', and janīn 'embryo, fetus' ('hidden inside the womb').Seraphean lore said to which also includes stories of both male Djinn called themselves "the jinn" and female jinn called themselves"the jiniri".
   The Djinn,were evil and corrupted Serapheans-the angelic holo beings,that existed aswell within the so called Old Universe-for it was seen as Old to the Elder Beings,who came another universe existing before this current one,that created the Temporal Cold Wars between the Lords of Light and the Lords of Darkness. Folk stories of female jinn include stories such as the Jejhal Jiniri. General Trainor heard of this as a child,living among the homeworld of Atlantis.He knew also of this,by the many days and nights,were the evil Genie,had torchured him and tormented him,by trying to merge itself with mind.His wife,was also torchured with the things mate,for the same reason-to extract imformation-betray his own kind.Give details of vital military instellations,on vital worlds.Betray Atlantis.Betray the Alliance.That was then unthinkable for himself and his dear wife back then.
   Days of terror.Weeks of an evil holo djinn calling itself Doctor Eljinn Astaroth taunting him-with outright lies,half truths and stupid insults-anything to break down the Atlanteans stronger will. General  Strallgarr thought the ancient Djinn,still usefull as an expert integrator,but no-Doctor Astaroth was getting old in his long,long years of service to the Ephashian Empire.The Jinn was getting too old,as its dear wife Tythamah Astaroth.Both were not of the  five distinct orders of holo demons — the Mharid (the strongest type), the Iphrit,-the next lower order, the Shaiyton-the third and lower order to that-dark,cunning and corrupt, the Jhinn, and the Jhann (the weakest type)-michieous beings,who switched manor being on the outcome of their own survival.He and her were of the last order-the Jhann-evil,cunning,but weak of character.
   Easilly beaten,if they came across someone such as General Alexander Trainor and his wife.The ancient Djinn,could succeed as they did,in far better times,when they were vital and strong. General Alexander Trainor and Elizabeth Trainor,were proud Atlantean Star Warriors.Strong of body and mind.They had resisted the interigations and ultimate indigadation-possession by the dark creatures. Doctor Eljinn Astaroth and Tythamah Astaroth were weak.They could not sustain the possession and conversion process for long.There were other factors involved.The fools-utter and complete fools. The cursed High General Talbinn Strallgarr became impassiant and his rage,that interigation wasn’t going to well.A vengefull blast of electro magnetic waves at the Ephashian Intergation Cross had interrupted the process.The twine Djinns,already weakened gave in and whatever the process of possession,caused the dear general and his wife to gain a foothold upon the transference.For then on,the tables became turned.General Alexander Trainor and wife Elizabeth freeded themselves with new found powers.
   But then,things were too late-far to late.After Trainor and his expected rescue,from the Atlantean Allies,nothing had come.They abandoned-by the very people,they swore to protect.Ungraiteful bastard.To think,the couple had nearly gave their lives and for what?Hold out hope for a people,who allowed to rott in some Ephashian Prison Ship-the IEE Ephastrius.General Alexander Trainor,along his wife nearly killed their captores out of revenge,for the many month aboard,this hellish vessel.What stayed their hands,neither was sure.Elizabeth Trainor thought was a kind of mercy,to their enemies.
   Being a Phychologist,she reasoned something in their Atlantean spirit was still human and could kill an enemy-even one as vile and dirty as General Talbinn Strallgarr.But her husband,Alexander Trainor thought differently.He though something had happened during the merging with the evil holo beings.Some part of them still rested within their minds-hidden within their very souls-corrupting and twisting their spirits.Was this apart of it?Had Strallgarr won after all?In some way,apart of him,knew was true. Doctor Eljinn Astaroth had always lurked somewhere among the receases of his being.Djinn conversion never truly left ones brain patterns.Alexander Trainor,was never much of prankster or jovial being before-rarely anyway.But with merging,he now shared some of the mischeious spirit of the Dark Holo Jinn.His wife a compassionate,if stubborn woman-dedicated the exact laws of her profession,now shared much of Tythamah Astaroth’s wicked and devish ways.
   Either way, the General, nor his wife was ever sure of which was the total truth. Maybe a bit of both was true.Whatever, when High General Talbinn Strallgarr, made a deal with the two now possessed Atlanteans, the die was cast. There was no turning back. General Alexander Trainor and Doctor Elizabeth Trainor had made a deal to join the enemy-become a part of the Ephashian Military and become traitor to all that they stood for. And that was how it was ever since. They worked the Ephashian High Command. Followed the doctrines of the Ephashian


CHAPTER III: The Terrible Sea

Captain Eric Darkwater’s personal mission log;

 Things had not gone according to plan. I was alive. Nothing broken. No injuries, just minor bruises. The information was gathered by The Karza Medtech medical biorecorder, a small square box, worn upon a Thuvian Rangers upper arm pocket of the right side. It was a small, data recorder and sensor monitor, we used-another gift of those Atlantean friends, from beyond time and space, to keep apprise ones medical conditions.
   Captain Eric Darkwater did not sleep long and knew  alive, plus thirsty. When he awoke the sun was just risen above the sea-rim. Those vulture creatures that were circularly him were gone-if even they were ever at all. The Thuvian rose, feeling as refreshed as if he had slept the whole night through, and looked about him. He saw the remnants of the Great battle he had dreamed of. He was glad it was a great, being that the Thuvian Highlander seemed helpless lying upon this very beach amid some strange, ancient beachhead invasion. The broad white beach sloped gently from the water to a waving expanse of gigantic trees, amid the ancient, stygians seawall. There seemed little underbrush, about the great wall and much of the jungle had taken back the areas about the scatter rings of defensive pillbox bunkers but so close together were the huge boles, his sight could not pierce into the jungle.
  Phafnire Khonn was standing some distance away on a spit of sand that ran out into the sea. The huge Vhaneirman leaned on his great sword and gazed out toward the reefs.

Last time I sleep on this beach, Little Man.the Vhanir spoke out. Why afraid of the morning darkness, my friend? Eric Darkwater replied Hell no, By Braghali.Phanire cursed.I fear nother, save maybe the Dark Lords magic.No, it was that dammed dream I just had. What dream? ‘Darkwater responded, ignoring the now strange buzzing at the back of his skull. 'Well, I dreamt of an invasion not on this very beach. Hordes of strange tanned warrior, storming his Great Sea Wall. ‘The Vhanirman spoke as in a fog

   Captain Eric Darkwater could hardly hear his old friend, The strange buzzing grew louder and loulder. Here and there, the Thuvian saw on the beach lay the stiff figures that had been washed ashore. A sudden snarl of satisfaction broke from Captain Eric Darkwater's lips. Something inside told him good. Their dead,now. Let them all die. Here at his very feet was a gift from the Gods; a dead Vhanirman lay there, fully armed in the helmet and mail shirt he had not had time to doff when the ship foundered, Captain Eric Darkwater saw they were his own among the dead. How so? None were aboard neither airship.  Captain Eric Darkwater did pause to wonder how all his was possible and one quick, answer spoke him from beyond. Somehow, you were twicked. Darkwater knew the spy games Captain Kotharr Khonn and like could pull off. His cynical nature was catching up him, removing his general mirth one with deadly cunning and mistrust.
 Why, Darkwater knew the time sorcerer Doctor Arenjun Sarkhon and his Doomwatchers tricks to make things appear other than they were. The buzzing in his head grew louder, until Eric Darkwater could hear a strange, earie humming, siren light single beaming into his skull. What was, he thought? OHOH yes, Doomwatchers, Special Missions Operations-a special branch, where confidence tricks, infiltration and advanced technology could  carry out any impossible mission required against an enemy target.Our side the Doomwatchers and so did the other side.All this,plus the time Phafnire Khonn before.Some sort of elaborate trick.Sort of huge deception,created who..The lords of darkness-the Taurons,the Shaitanus ?Who ever,it didn't matter.Eric Darkwater was oing to remove one of their dirty agents right here and now.
    Eric Darkwater wondered why he sent this scouting all by himself.Perhaps, the Doomwatch wanting spy to look into things firsthand?Or perhaps,he was bait to whoever? Kotharr Khonn said they would be contacts on the island, if some reason he got captured cptured
    Thus armed he went up the beach toward  Phafnire Khonn , his eyes gleaming with berserker rage. At first, he simply felt to withdraw his TyRhainean electromagnetic plasma sling and pelt the big Vhanaheim giant, with a few empp balls. But no, that would be sporting. Then maybe a hot through the head, with his Paxton Ripper Plasma Colt Princess Tameara Kaluta 11 pistol.No again.Not sporting-not the Thuvian gentlemen’s way. No swords, it will be equiles, although Phafnire’s great slimming silver blade was twice his own. Still, Eric Darkwater had his cunning. His Thuvian Rangers training, plus a few fighting tips gaining knowing the Time Sorcerer Arenjun Sarkhon.
   Phafnire Khonn thought he saw three strange figures standing somewhere atop the Great Sea Wall, thinking that they were hidden. He thought he heard the middle, dark female imp say. ’no, my darlings. We Jinn don’t kill our victums. We get them to kill each other.’’

“”Then maybe we can take over like that one you know ?’’The two side Genies laughed, giggling like school maids. Mike Munchausen ”the foremostJinn laughed. ‘I got tired of his bafoonery. No, darlings, this will do for now. The Great Prank begins.’’

  Phafnire Khonn glaired, and then blinked, as a great flash opened up and images of the three figures disappeared into a great rainbow circle. The Vhaneirman, macro visor adjusted itself to the sudden flash of light and lost sight of the images mommentarilly. The visors went dead, flickers and came back on.

‘’Evil spirits, By Braghalli!’’Phafnire Khonn swore. ’Like the Banshee Witches that haunt my own homelands cliff and dark hills,

   The Vhaneirman turned as he approached. "Hail to you Thuvian, that we are still alive" he greeted. "We be all of Lodbrog's ship-people left alive. The hungry green sea drank them all. By Thor, I owe my life to you! What with the weight of mail, and the crack my skull got on the rail, I had most certainly been food for the shark but for you. It all seems like a dream now."

"A trick, Vhanirman” snarled Captain Eric Darkwater, drawing his slim. "I don't how you did, but by Thrull Khonn's bones, nor I care so up with your sword and let us make an end."

 Phafnire Khonn  stared.  "You wish to fight me? Why--what--?"

"I hate your breed as I hate the house of Shaitanus!" roared the Thuvian, a tinge of madness in his blazing eyes. "Your wolves have ravaged my people for five hundred years! The smoking ruins of the Southland, the seas of spilled blood call for vengeance! The screams of a thousand ravished girls are ringing in my ears, night and day! Would that the North had but a single breast for my sword to cleave!" "But I am no Norseman," rumbled the giant in worriment. "The more shame to you, renegade," raved the maddened Thuvian. "Defend yourself lest I cut you down in cold blood!" "This is not to my liking," protested Phafnire Khonn, lifting his mighty blade Graystorm, his gray eyes serious but unafraid. "Men speak truly who say there is madness in you."

  Words ceased as the men prepared to go into deadly action. The Thuvian approached his foe, crouching panther-like, and eyes ablaze. The Vhaneirman waited the onslaught, feet braced wide apart, sword held high in both hands. It was Captain Eric Darkwater's great sword and shield against Phafnire Khonn’s two-handed sword; in a contest one stroke might end either way. Like two great jungle beasts they played their deadly, wary game then--
   Phafnire Khonn then dropped his great blade upon the ground. The Vhanir knew that is island was bewitched. He knew what flow so called magic could be done those Atlantean wizards and witches, whether for good or bad. He also knew about their counterparts the Taurons and the Tykhon. They wizards of time and space, too. And there was the Titans and Great War machines the Gravis-Rho who destroy whole worlds. And the Olympian Sirens, who bewitch a man’s mind as did the Avalonean Banshee Witches.

Sorry, Little Fellow. ‘Phafnire Khonn’ ‘you are bewitched and do not know what you are doing.

  Even as Captain Eric Darkwater's muscles tensed for the death-leap. He was confused. The Great Buzzing grew calmer. The Thuvian wasn't so sure of his actions as before. Before so Great Phanire Khonn simple gave his smaller companion clout on the jaw, knocking backward a bit. Dazzled and jaw hurting, Eric Darkwater was no longer, under whatever spell had bewitched him.

What the hell was that for? ‘Darkwater shouted You don't remember, my friend? Phafnire Khonn responded in bewilderment No, I only remember turning toward you; Darkwater stated, holding his jaw in right hand You tried attack me. No, I didn’t. Why would do a thing like that. Wait a minute. Now, remember, as if a dream. Running toward you screaming. Exactly. You were bewitched by something on this island...maybe beyond this great wall You even hear of the Olympian Sirens, who bewitch a man’s mind as did the Avalonean Banshee Witches.? Yes, what of it? I had a dream about them or something like them. ‘’so did I’ ’Darkwater responded. ’But how? Fowl Eldritch wizardry, my friend I know a wizard or two. ’The Thuvian Ranger added, referring to Arenjun Sarkhon and his lovely wife.

  Suddenly a fearful sound split the silence! Both men started and recoiled. From the depths of the forest behind them rose a ghastly and inhuman scream. Shrill, yet of great volume, it rose higher and higher until it ceased at the highest pitch, like the triumph of a demon, like the cry of some grisly ogre gloating over its human prey.

"Thor's blood!" gasped the Vhaneirman, letting his sword-point fall. "What was that?"

  Captain Eric Darkwater shook his head. Even his iron nerve was slightly shaken. "Some fiend of the forest. This is a strange land in a strange sea. Perhap the cursed Shaitanus themselves were once said reigned here in the Post Cataclysmic Age and it is the gate to Hell."
"Hell ?" Phafnire grumbled . "My people believe in Helheim-one of the Nine Worlds of Asguard-Prime."
" A blasted Dyson-Sphere other than this one ? "
  Phafnire Khonn looked uncertain. He was more pagan than some.The Vhanirman heard the strange Tales of Terra-Prime,spawned by many oddball events throughout the history of the Sphere,written in the Great Books of Time,kelp within the Great Vaults of Time located within the scattered New Genisis Bunkers below the Great Palace.

"Everyone has heard the weird Shaitanean worshipper, who dwelled in dark, stygian temples, below the streets of Terra-Prime,Little Man. "I have heard the Tales to from my father.These Cultist ,who follow the minds and wants of the House Shaitanus.Those Dark Lords of Temporal Space and their cohorts of allies,the Zhatakhon agents,who shape the Black Market places of the Great World. "

Suddenly,Captain Broonarr Wharton came stumbling through the jungle with Longronn and a few other Vanirmen.
"By Balders Blood !" Captain Wharton cursed. "There you go Commander Khonn. "
"What happened to you,besides ditching the ship."
" The Black Hawk hit the jungle,man.We tried finding you,but before we could we got descended upon by demons. "Captain Wharton responded.

" Demon Birds,more like it. "Lt.Commander Longronn corrected. " Demon Birds ? " "Told you little man,this place is Bewitched."

"Oh,good.By Amarah Khonn,I always liked Elizabeth Montgomery."
" Not that kind of Bewitched,my horny troll.Devils.Demons.Evil Jinns.Check Sarkhonopedia.

"Well," Eric Darkwater said "let us drop our quarrel until we see what it may be. Two blades are better than one, whether for man or devil--"

   Suddenly,the two heard gun shots from somewhere beyond the jungle forrest.Eric Darkwater could several men shoutting and the screams of several women.Natives,he thought.But what were doing ?Fighting other survivors,on some other part of the beach beyond the dense jungle.Maybe.He wasn’t sure.

‘’Phaf.I think we have company.’’Darkwater spoke.”I think we better beware.’’

  A wild shriek cut him short. This time it was a human voice, blood-chilling in its horror and despair. Simultaneously came the swift patter of feet on the right of the beach and the lumbering rush of some heavy body among the trees.Whatever it was,the thing sheached,as it tried plummet through the folliage. The two mismatched warriors wheeled toward the sound, and saw something whipping about the bushes..out of the deep shadows three half-naked women came flying like a white leaf blown on the wind. The first one’s loose hair streamed like a flame of gold behind her, her white limbs flashed in the morning sun, her eyes blazed with frenzied terror. And behind her a raven haired amazon and a dark,dark eyed polimeshian maiden.
   Several others soon broke through the hign brush.Eric Darkwater recognized the first instantly as Captain Micheals,followed by his First Mate Jake Wilson.On their heels was several Vhainirmen,he knew was the remainder of Phafnire Khonns crew.
"Darkwater..run!We have a devil beast on your tales." Michael s screamed.
"He is not kidding." Jim Wilson yelled.
   Even Captain Eric Darkwater's hair stood up. The thing that pursued the fleeing girl was neither man nor beast. In form it was like a bird, but such a bird as the rest of the world had not seen for many an age. Some twelve feet high it towered, and its evil head with the wicked red eyes .It had a fan of colorful feathers about it’s head and at opposite head a feathered fan tail,accompanied a row of extended spikes.Darkwater remembered seeing an stuffed in a musceum back home,called Capronean Raptor or something.The Caproneans called a devil bird,although shared more reptiles on the Capronean homeworld.
   Creatures cruel curved beak was as big as a horse's head. The long arched neck was thicker than a man's thigh and the huge taloned feet could have gripped the fleeing woman as an eagle grips a sparrow.One single sickle shaped claw,extended from it’s hindfeet,was used for clawing and slashing it’s prey.If it was for deadly,Captain Eric Darkwater quicky,it might been consider beautiful ,like some deadly form of prehistoric peacock bird.
  Darkwater withdrew his pistol and fired into the creature.The guns spoke it’s loud words several times and round hit into the direction of the Great Devil Bird.They glinted off a plasma shield general from a collar and harness worn around the beast’s neck and torso.

“’Darkwater.We already tried that’’Captain Michaels screamed’’The bloody things armored.’’ ‘’Ok.By Thrull Khonn’s Wisdom.Two can play it that way.’’Eric Darkwater’’Phaf,Follow my leed.’’ ‘’

  Captain Darkwater instintively tap his Thuvian Rangers combadge and commander it ‘’Ignite right formarm plasma shield and armor me up’’.A bright,blue glow sprang from with white guanletted hand to form a large three foot circular shield about area.The rest of blue Thuvian Ranger Calverymen uniform,also immediately grew into a kind of blue light armor,complete yellow and red stripes,as before,but much larger,thicker.The action,seem to surprise as at the same draw the creatures attention from the running girls toward him.
   Phafnire Khonn had already did the same with body armor.He quickly sprang toward the oppisite side,His great sword draw.The mighty Vhanaheim warrior,also ordered his blue white plasma shield up and extended his personal armor up.The creature became confused as to enemy to attack and began to despirately peck toward each opponent rapidly,as to guard both sides.Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn slash swordarms into emply space,hoping to off balace the creature.The Thuvian could help,instantly think an old holovid,by some off world Terran Ray Harrhausen-based on a Julse Verne story,he saw as a child about a bunch of escaped prisoners,who fight a giant chicken bird monster,much in the same manner.

Captain Michaels shoutted ‘’The plasma shields at it's weakest ‘’OK,ace it’s you and me ‘’Darkwater yelled

  This much Captain Eric Darkwater saw in one glance as he sprang between the monster and its prey who sank down with a cry on the beach.The Thuvian Ranger instintive drew out his short sword and tried slashing it as with a knife. It loomed above him like a mountain of death and the evil beak darted down,denting Darkwaters plasma shield he raised,as arm to defend himself from the deadly claws and staggering him with the impact.The short sword jabbed and a blue spark flashed near the side of the creatures chest.The Thuvian Ranger saw the weak point Captain Micheals spoke of.Behind Phafnire Khonn was slashing into the same area.Blue sparks leaped off the demon bird’s back region.
  At the same instant Eric Darkwater struck, but the keen sword sank through the shielding into a cushioning mass of the creatures side.The Thuvian Warrior withdrew his sword and again thrust the great blade into the chest area,this time damaging the Torso Plasma Shield Harness.Again the beak flashed at him and his sidelong leap saved his life by a hair's breadth.But as it did so,the blue white glow of the shield began to faid.
  And then  Phafnire Khonn  ran in, and bracing his feet wide, swung his great sword with both hands and all his strength. The mighty blade sheared through one of the tree-like legs below the knee, and with an abhorrent screech, the monster sank on its side, flapping its short heavy wings wildly. Captain Eric Darkwater drove the back-spike of his sword between the glaring red eyes and the gigantic bird kicked convulsively and lay still.

"Thor's blood!" Phafnire Khonn 's gray eyes were blazing with battle lust. "Truly we've come to the rim of the world--"

  Those creatures,my dear’’Eric Darkwater asked’’They look like Dino Rapters.Capronean Rapters I think.Shame to have kill it,but it was it or us.I choose us everytime.’’

They are.you’d might call them a form form of rapters.’’the woman said.’’those some crossbreed,between TyRhainian Velociraptors ,Capropean Raptors and true rapters,breed here by the inhabitants to guard this beach from intruders. i belieave true name dromeasaurids’’ Captain Michaels added’’but few outside paleontologist use that term. ‘’Well,you Captain ,call them anything you like.’’Darkwater added’’But I rather not fight anymore rapters and let go that. But at last all were exterminated on the main part of the isle and on this side of the lagoon all died but this one, who had abided here for centuries.

 "In the old times hosts of men came against these creature s" the dark haired,dark girl said., "but MaHuka WhakaRau  - God of the Forrest knew this devil bird was greatest of all the devil-birds and  knew had to go into the jungle to slay it.He slew all of those devil birds,who fought him. MaHuka WhakaRau came back their hides.

"So the priests made a God of him and left this part of the island to him. "the girl pointed to the massive statue of a huge,muscular warrior,in stone feathers,hold a devil bird in his left hand,hidden between the bushes.


"None comes here except those brought as sacrifices--as I was. " the girl went on "The demon bird could not cross to the main island, because the lagoon swarms with great sharks which would rend even him to pieces."

"Are there any others back there ?" Eric Darkwater asked.
"Many.The Vhall Shakharr keep them pent up,but release a few during the Trial of the Goddess."

"Watch the forest lest another come forth," snapped Captain Eric Darkwater, turning to the first woman who had come out of the Jungle.She was very busty and looked to be one of Phafnires Nordheim race.Her only garment was a sheer bit of silk hung carried elessly about her hips. The second girl,looked more close his own.She climbed to her feet and stood panting, eyes wide with wonder. She was a splendid young female, tall, clean-limbed, slim and shapely.

Her only garment was a sheer bit of silk hung carried elessly about her hips. But though the scantiness of her dress suggested the savage, her skin was snowy white, her loose hair of purest gold and her eyes gray. Now she spoke hastily, stammeringly, in the tongue of the Norse, as if she had not so spoken in years. "You--who are you men?" the raven haired girl,with dark eyes asked

Where come you? What do you on the Isle of the Gods?"

I am Brenda Thornsonn , daughter of Brent Thornsonn's son, of the Greater Southern region of Vhanaheim.

"A Northern Icelandic like you,big guy." Darkwater commented.

And I am Atlanta O'Brienthe second,dark haired girl saidOnce of Thuvia.,

"Thor's blood!" rumbled the Vhaneirman; "she's of our own kind!" "Not mine!" snapped Captain Eric Darkwater, unable even in that moment to forget his hate for the people of the North."I've never saw this lovely lass in green hills of the Thuvian Highlands.She must be from Central or Lower Southern Thuvia."

" Actually I am Southern Thuvia.It in town of Wallix. "Atlanta  O'Brien added

" Beautiful area. "

"I was there,once once with the Prince of Thuvia."
" Prince of Thuvia ?' Aondered. " Thought you were just a pilot to the Royal Family.! "
"I have friends in high places." Eric Darkwater added in " I even know a time-sorcerer or two. "
"So he says ." Brenda Thornsonn cut in."You.I guess you're freinds to King Odussa  Barrenson.!"
" No,just Antilus Sojat.Princess of the Lemurian Sky Pirates. " the Vhanirman boasted.
Really? "
"Yeah,really.She is real cute,too."Phahnire Khann added "Real,big breast.Kind of like you !"
" Ah gee thanks. "Brenda Thornsonn said looking down her own vast cleavage."Wise guy.

And until a few days ago, queen of this ancient kingdom." Captain Eric Darkwater looked uncertainly at Phafnire Khonn . This sounded like sorcery.


  He knew the O'Briens.He never heard of any Atlanta O'brien.Ofcourse,O'Brien was a common Thuvia name.Perhaps,this girl was no relation or perhaps,he did know all of Captain Colin O'Briens vast clan.He had this on the previous mission,but she used another name-Alice Andress.Perhaps that was cover name or perhaps this one was.The Thuvian wasn’t sure.
  Phafnire Khonn on the other hand,knew he never met the lovely scarlet haired Brenda Thornsonn.He did hear once of a Thornsonn Family,living of in Sundarrgard.He never met any of them,but a fellow back Secondary  School Baldarr Borriston said he met a daughter of one them.He said,she was  lovely and boxum for her age.A real looker.The Vharnirman wondered,could this be the same one ?
   The three girls looked curiously at the two. "The world must have changed greatly since I left it," Brenda Thornson said, evidently in full control of herself once more, "else how is it that wolf and wild bull hunt together? By your black hair, you are a Thuvian, and you, big man,  can only be naught but Vhaneirman."
"We are. " the Thuvian Ranger responded "I mean,I am a Thuvian and the big guys a Vhanirman."
" Speak for yourself,Little fellow. "

"We before,on that you should tell what exactly happened here. "Atlanta O 'Brien asked "We saw those great ships being beached.And one here crashing."

"We are two outcasts," answered Captain Eric Darkwater. The Thuvian felt it was better to lie,than tell the truth at this momment"You see these dead men lining the sand? Yes.Brenda Thornson. "But your story doesn't add up. " Little man,their own to you. " Phafnir Khann commented "Perhaps you said tell her the truth.. " ‘’They were the crew of the great ship which bore us here, storm-driven. This man, Phafnire Khonn , once of Wessex, was a swordsman and captain on the one ship and I was a captive.

"I am Captain Eric Darkwater" the Thuvian Ranger proudly stated . Who are you and what land is this?" "This is the oldest island in the world of the Subatall and the Vhall Shakharr Island," answered Brenda Thornson. "This is of course Vhall Shakharr " ’’Thorubhall, Verjhapi, Havetoos, Andootall, Kapartall ,Amteera and other great island regions were young,when this place was old,here and among,it’s original world.’’’’Princess Tamearah boasted "Cathorea, Thuvia, Cathay are as but infants beside it.

Aand until a few days ago, queen of this ancient kingdom."

Behind Eric Darkwater he heard a sound.At first the Thuvian Ranger thought it might more devil birds or evil genies come to taught him,but he turned to see a raggedy man standing behind him.How he snuck up on him without a sound was unknown to the pilot.

 :The Stranger was grey close chropped haired with black streaks and matching grey black streaked beard.He was dressed ,in raggedy multi red caped,with a powdered blue robed wandering seers,that travel from place to place,with naught but a leather sackell and EMPP Staff.The seer was wearing holographic visors,they claim can peer into holo space or so Darkwater had hear when he was about age seven.

"Now who in the hell in  Thrull Khonns name are you? "Darkwater asked.

" I think Little Man,they have panhandling bums on this beach. " Phafnire Khonn wondered. "Or surfing beach bums."

" Fear not.I am a simple Ori Tann Naruu Prophet. " the tattered man spoke.

Darkwater had heard of these types of wandering typt.Some people find the Ori Tann Naruu a pain in the ass,since have this in your face,annoying directness. Ori Tann Naruu Prophets originally come from a small colony on the Astran homeworld.Once they study the Journals of Garregg Ori Tann Naruu,a 64 Volume of various writing to the Great Cosmic Intelligence,as he called it,the Prophets begin to move out across deep interstellar space.

"Phaf.He 's not a bum.He a prophet.That's all." the Thuvian Ranger stated.
" Then he's a loon.! "the Vladerman shot back. "And still think he's a bum.! I got no spair change,so skip daddle  outta here,Stupital Freak!"
"I am a Journals of Garregg Ori Tann " the bearded man said. " I am Brear Ori Tann and I have words with you.! "
"I have words with." Phafnire yelled. "Skip daddle .On your spike,like the Avaloneans say.Make like a tree and get outta here.!"
" Woh! Now.I know my intrusion is bothersome,but I have grave news for you.This place is doomed."Brear Ori Tann  responded.
"Doomed ?" Atlanta O'Brien questioned.

Eric Darkwater looked her and back to the Ori Tann Naruu Prophet. "Doomed ? How do you know this ?"

" It has been foretold in the minds of those who peer into Holo Space.Khelloshean Seers.Beyonder Fortune Tellers . "the Old Prophet related.

" Whinky!Blinky ! And Noodle noggen ! " the Vhanireman said,still agitated by the old mans presence.

"You must make your way from this place,as I will soon."Brear Ori Tann  finished.He then turned away and moved back into the dence jungle foliage.Disappearing as he was never there.
"That was certainly weird?" Brenda Thornsonn commented .
"That it was,lass." Phafire Khonn added.

"Phaf.Maybe we should listen to him.These guys generally show up during times of great events."the Thuvian Ranger questioned.

"Maybe we should visit that Old Markhorean Gypsy Whore House on Gillingham Street,back in Lankmear City,too or the Sleaze Pitts of Pourno ,on Dealer Street."beach
"Forget the Old Fool."Princess Tamearah cursed." Those old fools have foaming the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr saying the end is near,since I was a child.Vhall Shakharr will strong again.I will make it great again and no old babbling old fool is going to change that. "


  Captain Eric Darkwater looked uncertainly at Phafnire Khonn ." This place.This beach is certainly fool of strange things."

"Ok.friend.After what we have just seen," rumbled the giant, "I am ready to believe anything. " Atlanta O'Brien and Brenda Thornsonn looked at the two men. Everyone has heard of this,boys. " Atlanta interupted . "My father James told me of Weird hollo demons ,who hunt dark shrine hidden in Temple Caves and heathen devils,who stand by their side helping shape the cosmos. But they were none the less grim for that." "Well," said he, "let us drop our quarrel until we see what it may be. Two blades are better than one, whether for man or devil--"

"You mean Lt Thorvile Thornblade .

"No By Thorrs Hammer .. Lt.Darrick Braidenn. "We better,in any event,get off this beach before something or someone else shows up." Eric Darkwater said.

" I'm with you on that,Thuvian.Come on everybody ..lets go.! "Phafnire Khonn

"I will show you the way.Come on." Princess Tamearah ordeed.

" Boy,she is real bossy. " Captain Michaels whispered to Jim Wilson,standing behind the group of Vhanirmen.
"Royalty,Captain.They are not like us." Wilson responded .
"Not all.I've met our Highness Prince Toreus. Sure he might give direct statements and commands,but the ladd is fair and brave.He cares about his troops and people.But this one,it seems it's all about her and not anyone else. "

The two Vladerheim brother s


   Perhaps,at one time.But there is an old Olympian saying.Whom the Olympians Gods plan to destroy,they first make crazy.stated Atlanta  O'Brien.And Olympians Gods-The Elder beings in the cosmos-others call the Great Lords of Light and Darkness,deside to make Kheleka mad.

You mean,the forces of darkness.Darkwater interupted.the Taurons,the Tykhon,the Arkheroneans.the Ephashians and their allies. The very like.Said Brenda ThornsonBut was them working evil local,time-wizards and their dark Djinns.who inhabit an unseen world in dimensions beyond the visible universe of humans. Together, the jinn, humans and angels make up the three sentient creations of El,as the legend goes.

"Then that must be who dreamed about.


  The Seraphean Khuran Grimeires mentions that the jinn are made of a smokeless and "scorching fire",Brenda Thornson stated and they have the physical property ofweight ] 

‘’Like human beings, the jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent ‘’Brenda Thornson contnue ‘’The social organization of the jinn community resembles that of humans; e.g., they have kings, courts of law, weddings, and mourning rituals

 The ephemeral creatures both Eric Darkwater saw in their duel dreams.Djinns were the oppisite of the Serapheans.Corrupted holo beings,created eons by something only known as the God or Goddess or the legend goes.Djinns,were evil versions of the true Serapheans.

Kawenakolina Lanakala

A women-Princess Tamearah ’’

Atlanta O’Brien’’was said to being kidnapped by the handsome and taken,we were told by Doomwatchers. You know this for sure?

 For sure.Brenda Thornson added.Doomwatcher found with the Subatall Island don’t make mistake and lie.

‘’Well most don’t anyway "Phafnire Khonn ‘’Anyway,Princess Tamearah ’ some think maybe wasn’t kidnapped but ran away.

 What my partner is trying say @urged is that,we were sent by your Carson Jones’s friend Indianna Smith,behind his wishes to investigate if such imformation is true.
 Suddenly,a tan skinned woman,who listen came for the bac.She had the look of a God or Goddess.Tall,beautiful,tan,with dark,cole black hair and blue,steely eyes.
Brent  Thornsonn and Atlanta  O’Brien steading in the absence of its sane master mutanied instead."

We rebelled against nutball kimo keleka, She means we shot his security guards. "And then kimo keleka vanished from the face of the earth--or the sea!" interrupted Phafnire Khonn . "He was in truth a madman. I sailed with him for a ship-harrying many years ago when I was much younger.Atlanta here was with,like upon on one those air travellers" We became involved accidently,in some great battle between the peoples of Vhall Shakharr and the Great Subatall nation. "And his madness cast me on this island," answered Brenda Thornsonn ; " had harried the shores of England, the fire in his brain drove him out into unknown seas--south and south and ever south until even the fierce wolves he led murmured.

 Then a storm drove us on yonder reef, though at another part, rending the air ship even as yours was rended last night. kimo keleka and all his strong men perished in the waves, as far I could tell.

So who exactly dwells behind this great wall. a strange terrible people dwelling here, tan-skinned folk who knew many dark secrets of magic. ‘’The Vhall Skakharr priests believe a devine God or Goddess that will come there island from an enemy nation.The ivory God or Goddess coming out of the sea, whom they will worship.’’the princess spoke.’’No one,knows exactly,where this profency comes from.Out of the past,perhaps.Out of somewhere beyond time and space.Nobody knows.’’

 Some believe,the profecy came those evil holo Olympians Gods and holo spirits that haunt the worlds of Terra-Prime.’’ Atlanta  O’Brien said.’’If anyone,it was they who plant such an idea,for ages among these people.
  The Vhall Skakharr priests .. their temple ancient Olympians Gods haunted some say by evil -jinns,and did reverence in the ancient times,long ago in another world,who will make strong-plots against their enemies.’’
  Eric Darkwater stood silent.Even his twenty some years,he sent a few strange about the world of Pangea.White Capronean Ape men,used by Doctor Julius Shakharr,on his strange,near by island.The White Preist of the Swirling Vortex,who dressed all in ivony clothing,with extra tall tube,like hat,dancing about in squares,at home in Lankmearia,hoping to gain devine enlightenment from Olympians Gods beyond temporal vortexes,by emulating the motion of wormholes.And the Mimean Cult of the Elder Olympians Gods,in the same streets of home,98-who painted their faces,black one side and white of the other,who wore a skintight uniform,composed of the same black and colors possite the face makeup.The Mimeans,danced in streets,raised arms,spoutted idiot jesters,with sparkling fingers,cheap knock off cosmic power guanlets and idiot rymes,nobody got or nor carried about the secrets of the universe.Still,those men.Strange men,but just men.Jninns and holo Olympians Gods,also might be just men,using other ultra tech trick to preform miraculas feats of mystical preformance art.
    Sure,they say the Atlanteans learned cast electromagnetic forces,from the encounters with the Galaxeans.They learned to cast flame and ice,from their encounters with those electromagic based beings,sheifted in android bodies.And the Atlanteans learned the so called mystical holographic arts from their encounters with the Serapheans-angelic beings of mystery and light,few knew or saw,save the Elder beings of the Universes.The Atlanteans knew many things,like looking into other worlds,other times,into the realm of holospace and other times-tech tricks learn the Serapheans and Sidairean Watchers,who guarded the goings on of the other realities of the multiverse.The Atlanteans and their like,learned their travels within the many of temporal space.They learned much from friends,as well as their enemies-the Delkhon,the Taurons,the Tykhon and the Acherhon.Tactics of wars.Tactics of defence and offense.Still,despite some thought,upon this Great Sphere,were not Olympians Gods and God or Goddesses,by men,like himself-higher advanced in society and technology,but still the same.

King Angar Kalut Kaluta-Former King of Vhall Shakharr. Queen Marenna WhakaRau Kaluta-Former Queen of Vhall Shakharr.

‘’And their high-priest, old Gorthonn Kaluta--cursed be his name--taught learned many strange and fearful things from the three Jinn.’ Princess Tamearah  continued ‘’He gained many ancient weapons of time and space. "
"Really?Who ?"
" Ephaishian s we heard,Darkwater. " Brenda Thornsonn cut in.
"The
     And but brother Prince King Skarr Kaluta desired a bride and the two planned to plot against myself and poor Kuthorr Monau.Their King Angar Kalut,was mad .It was he,that prolonged this stupid war with the Subatall Kingdoms.And it,his sons,who well paid,their agent among the Subatall to spy on them and report back.
  And that spy,was  Kuthorr Monau’’Brenda Thronson added.’’He was sent to only spy upon by kidnapp the princess here.’’

‘’Although one of his enemies race.’’Atlanta O’Brien continued’’Kuthorr Monau’felt,this direction might ultimately leed to eventual peace between the two island nations.’’

  The  women-here is that Princess Tamearah ’’said Atlanta  O’Brien’’It is she,we were sent to protect and help,by those,who sent you both.
  Eric Darkwater thought just Kothar Khonn,both father and son,to not trust along,on this mission.Still,Atlanta  O’Brien or whatever her real name to be sent,with another woman to scout about before himself and the Big Vhanire came into look about.Cunning bastard.Someday,the Thuvian wasn’t that Kotharr Khonn,Junior will usurp a throne or high position of someday.After,all wasn’t the Kotharr Khonn,some sort indirect bloodline to the Great Thrull Khonn,by way of a long,lost Prince Kulleus Khonn of the Houseclan,lost among the wild lands and worlds of Terra-Prime.He couldn’t take the Throne of Thuvia,but perhaps,such could possible elsewhere-say the Maridean Kingdoms or such.

‘’So,Brenda and Atlanta ,how come you three found yourselves here upon this beach.’’the scarried let haired asked,leening upon his great sword. ‘’We found the Princess here,abandonned by her people.’’Brenda Thornson responded.’’Is that so ,Princess ?’’

She stopped for a moment, eyes blazing. Truly, she looked a worthy daughter of the fierce race she claimed. "Well," she continued, "there was one who loved Princess Tameara Kaluta --Kuthorr Monau, a young chief of the Subatall,who nidnapped me from my people.

 We travelled,by  Captain Kimo Keleka’s air traveller to a secret location on this island.It was then the events
But are you in truth Brent  Thornsonn,who signed aboard with Captain Khimo Kheleka’s crew ?"

"Aye!" cried the girl, "I am that one!

Captain Khimo Kheleka  raided with Vhall Shakharr air ship fleets and sea ship fleets.

But hear Captain Khimo Kheleka was once a great military leader of the Subatall Navy.It has said,’’Eric Darkwater went on’’he could do the impossible.Outthink his enemy.Escape any trap. ‘’Once maybe”Atlanta answered.’but Kheleka was old.He had done too much for kingdom and country.Dare too much.’’

"And then kimo keleka vanished from the face of the earth--or the sea!" interrupted Phafnire Khonn . "He was in truth a madman. I sailed with him for a ship-harrying many years ago when I was much younger. Atlanta here was with,like upon on one those air travellers" Perhaps,at one time.But there is an old Olympian saying.Whom the Olympians Gods plan to destroy,they first make crazy.stated Atlanta O'Brien.And Olympians Gods-The Elder beings in the cosmos-others call the Great Lords of Light and Darkness,deside to make Kheleka mad. You mean,the forces of darkness.Darkwater interupted.the Taurons,the Tykhon,the Arkheroneans.the Ephashians and their allies. The very like.Said Brenda ThornsonBut was them working evil local,time-wizards and their dark Djinns.who inhabit an unseen world in dimensions beyond the visible universe of humans. Together, the jinn, humans and angels make up the three sentient creations of El.

‘’We became involved accidently,in some great battle between the peoples of Vhall Shakharr and the Great Subatall nation.We were supposed to become not involved any wars.’’ ‘’A storm had come up,during the battle,making things more difficult.’Atlanta O’Brien said’’The storm was also uncanny,as something commanded it come and aid the Vhall Shakharr fleet.’’ Eric Darkwater thought another strange accurence,he sent to investigate.The strange storms about the Islands of Vhall Shakharr.Did they have method of controlling the weather about the island?If so how?We had heard,that the Atlanteans and other Elder races could control weather,upon many worlds. “” "And his madness he drove further toward this island," answered Brenda Thornsonn ; " had harried the shores of Vhall Shakharr , the madness in his brain drove him out into unknown seas¡ªinto his ultimate doom.’’ “We were hit,in our engines’’Atlanta O’Brien said’’one of the air ships of Vhall Shakharr

    Then a storm drove us on yonder reef, though at another part, rending the air ship even as yours was rended last night. kimo keleka ordered his failing air ship,to continue-even we urged him abandoned the ship.Captain  kimo keleka’s pride would allow him to give up,no matter the cost.The further we came closer to this island,the lower we came to the sea.

We rebelled against nutball kimo keleka, She means we shot his security guards. Captain Kimo keleka and all his strong men perished in the waves, as far I could tell. "And then kimo keleka vanished from the face of the earth--or the sea!" interrupted Phafnire Khonn . "He was in truth a madman. I sailed with him for a ship-harrying many years ago when I was much younger.

With him ,I Princess  Tameara Kaluta  plotted against the Vhall Shakharr,to win final peace for their hated enemies the Subatall ,through political cunning,as well battle.

and and flung off the yoke of old Gorthonn Kaluta mad King Angar Kalut. That was a wild season of plot and counter-plot, intrigue, rebellion and red Carnage! Men and women died like flies and the streets of Vhall Shakharr ran red-- but in the end we triumphed, Kuthorr Monau and I!

The dynasty of Angar Kaluta came to an end on a night of blood and fury and I reigned supreme on the Isle of the Olympians Gods, queen and God or Goddess!"

  She had drawn herself up to her full height, her beautiful face alight with fierce pride, her bosom heaving. Captain Eric Darkwater was at once fascinated and repelled. He had seen rulers rise and fall, and between the lines    	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of her brief narrative he read the bloodshed and Carnage, the cruelty and the treachery--sensing the basic ruthlessness of this girl-woman.

"But if you were queen," he asked, "how is it that we find you hunted through the forests of your domain by this monster, like a runaway serving wench?" Atlanta bit her lip and an angry flush mounted to her cheeks. "What is it that brings down every woman, whatever her station?

 Princess  Tameara Kaluta thought for a momment,trying to gather her words and choose the right ones to speak.I   trusted a man¡ Kuthorr Monau,who strong,but not wise in the ways deception.
Tameara Kaluta , 

my lover, with whom I shared my rule.

betrayed me; after I had raised him to the highest power in the kingdom, next to my own, I found he secretly made love to another girl. I killed them both!" Captain Eric Darkwater smiled coldly: "You are a true Princess of the Royal Blood! And then what?" "King Kuthorr Monau was loved by the people.

Old Gorthan stirred them up.

Princess Tameara Kaluta made my greatest mistake when she let that old one live. Yet Princess Tameara Kaluta dared not slay him.

   Well, Gorthonn Kaluta rose against me, as I had risen against him, and the warriors rebelled, slaying those who stood faithful to me. Me they took captive but dared not kill; for after all, I was a God or Goddess, they believed. So before dawn, fearing the people would change their minds again and restore me to power, Gorthonn Kaluta had me taken to the lagoon which separates this part of the island from the other. The priests rowed me across the lagoon and left me, naked and helpless, to my fate."

"And that fate was--this?" Phafnire Khonn touched the huge carried cass with his foot.

   Atlanta shuddered. "Many ages ago there were many of these island were seeded by various polineshian civilizations of various alternate earth timelanes.Sent to preserve their water civizations on various parralle earths.Their earths.their  isle civilasions were under seign by the Tauron Alliance, so legends say.The human natives of the Subatall Island are a generally inhospitable lot, often trying to murder other, kidnap his princess, or both.The culture of Subatall Islands of Pangea has its origins in the traditional culture of the Native Subatalleans.
 The Subatall and Vhall Shakharr civilations has become a home to many different ethnic groups in the last 200 years, each has added elements of its own culture to local life,was true Darkwater thought.His father,Admirel Darrick Darkwater once had much time,among the Subatall Islands as a young man.He met Eric Darkwater mother there.The Lady Erica later the Lady Erica Darkwater.
   Today, he once told his son as the Darkwater family spent from three years among the island,before returning to the Thuvian Highlands,that the contemporary culture of the Subatall/Vhall Shakharr are a mix of the different cultures and ethnic groups that make up its unique population. The two societies were all clean limbed people, with straight hair, beardless and without body hair, roughly caucasian features and dark or dusky skin. This seems to be the nature of people of  the Subatall Islands .Nhoonavhal ,Thorvis,Whanokee,Takia,Malukee and Honuli and Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr .Thorubhall, Verjhapi, Havetoos, Andootall, Kapartall ,Amteera and other great island regions.The culture which develops is uniform, but not necessarily united. After all, the Greeks and Phoenicians were single cultures which were divided into a multitude of city states.
 The only differences were the shape of nano tatoos. This seems to be the nature of people of Vhall Shakharr, Verpoojah, Havetall, Kapartarr ,Amteta and other great island regions.The culture which develops is uniform, but not necessarily united. After all, the ancient Atlanteans and Taurons were single cultures which were divided into a multitude of city states,upon the original Atlantean Homeworld.
  The island based nature of the Subatall and Vhall Shakharr civilization would make it easy for political divisions and ‘Island states’ to form, compete and even war with each other.They were listed whole hog from their original homeworld of Terra 3.Princess  Tameara Kaluta 8,by Atlantean Arkships and santioned by Sidairean Preserver Chartership ages ago and settled here.The ark,settled here,in both places and still used as the engine base of both island group.
   The Sidaireans wanted preserve the last remnants of that Earth.Much of the larger continents,had ravaged by invasions by the Taurons and their allies.The Taurons,the Tykhon and Acherhon Empires needed slaves for their greater temporal civisations.Somewhere required for forced labor and other apart of their local military forces.The Taurons losing ground upon this world,then desided to set their Tauron Sentries-Doomsday creatures,who based of Cyclopean Titans,use would eradicate that landscape with their single eyed Plasma beam visors.Only resistance was the local Time Stalker teams led by one Colonel Anthony James Vincent and their Temporal Troops.
  Frustrated,the Tauron Allies,desided to use their deadly Nova Spheres to cause that Terran world’s sun to prematurely go super nova.After a series of wars between themserves and the Tauron Alliance,it desided that majority of terran refugees be evauted to various locations upon Terra-Prime. Before the star system was consumed by it’s own sun,Colonel Anthony James Vincent and his Time Stalker Troops,transfered to the Subatall Island,during the transition from Earth 337 .
  Princess  Tameara Kaluta began to the Pangean South Sea.It is know he and his group stayed upon the Subatall Island for time,using their New Genisis Bunker,as a base of operation.He wasn’t first Time Stalker,to make his way through temporal corridors to Terra-Prime,nor would he be the last.Time-Stalkers,as well as members of the Legion of Time-Sorcerers,scurted the treaties of the Time Sorcerers Guild,and it was amusingly absurd,how many do not believe or accept the Guild’s wishes to have no outside time travellers upon Terran Prime soil.
  The Subatall culture was almost certainly not politically united at this stage.They united some ages later,after nessessity force them to do so. They are leapfrogging from Island to Island in different lines, and not colonizing from a centrally directed Empire.The Vhall Shakharr,being the oppisite darker version'from another timelane,corrupted by the Tauron Alliance. If you look at both the Anlap plain and the northern hemisphere nations, we see that both these areas refuse to believe in other lands. If there was a central early Empire, this would be impossible. But if there are a multitude of competing Island states, each founding its own colonies, which in turn found their increasingly remote colonies, this becomes understandable.

Each of the Island states refuses to countenance any rival as greater than itself, in particular, it refuses to countenance that it may have originated or been founded by a rival. Brenda Thornsonn added Or that rivals are older. Instead, history is neatly obscured, a continuing process, until you get colonies founded in extremely remote areas which have no clue whatsoever about history. The Subatall and Vhall Shakharr might acknowledge a common origin, but ‘cough cough’ have no idea which nation was he original one.

   Of course, increasing travel brings the Subatall and Vhall Shakharr people into contact with other non-human races, who are living at primitive levels.Phanire Khonn added,revealling that knew more about the subject,than he added on.
  The Subatall and Vhall Shakharr,I'm told Eric Darkwater also added,something language spreads rapidly among the several central islands around main Super Island.The further island groups become mixed other native islanders..
  The Angan are incorporated into Subatall and Vhall Shakharr society. The Nobargan and Monkey-Pygmies retain their lifestyles and successfully defend themselves. The Myposans, Brokol and Voo-Ad at the fringes of Subatall and Vhall Shakharr contact absorb and adopt both Subatall and Vhall Shakharr language and culture.
  Two to three thousand years ago, the Subatall and Vhall Shakharr civilization is in its golden age, an age of Cities and City States, of literacy and wealth, of exploration and discovery. This is the age of great philosophers and philosophies, of mathematics and learning. It is the equivalent of Earth's Phoenician, Greek and Renaissance Italy periods.
  The great islands of Vhall Shakharr began to make raids upon the ship lanes of the people of Vhal-Sagoth,by using air pirates as a deception..

Vhal Shagoth,being one of the Subatall Islands more richer of the group.Darkwater added.

The government of Vhall Shakharr the merchant airships by hundreds and

in time forces the Subatall Island to retalliate.Brenda Thornson commented.War began between both side

But at last all were exterminated on the main part of the isle and on this side of the lagoon all died but this one, who had abided here for centuries. 

In the old times hosts of men came against him,


but he was greatest of all the devil-birds and he slew all who fought him. So the priests made a El of him and left this part of the island to him. None comes here except those brought as sacrifices--as I was. He could not cross to the main island, because the lagoon swarms with great sharks which would rend even him to pieces.

"For a while I eluded him, stealing among the trees, but at last he spied me out--and you know the rest. I owe my life to you. Now what will you do with me?"

 Phafnire Khonn  looked at Captain Eric Darkwater and Captain Eric Darkwater shrugged. "What can we do, save starve in this forest?"

"I will tell you!" the girl cried in a ringing voice, her eyes blazing anew to the swift working of her keen brain. "There is an old legend among this people--that men of iron will come out of the sea and the city of Vhall Shakharr will fall!

You, with your mail and helmets, will seem as iron men to these folk who know nothing of armor! You have slain Groth-golka the bird-El--you have come out of the sea as did I--the people will look on you as Olympians Gods. Come with me and aid me to win back my kingdom! You shall be my right-hand men and I will heap honors on you! Fine garments, gorgeous palaces, fairest girls shall be yours!" Her promises slid from Captain Eric Darkwater's mind without leaving an imprint, but the mad splendor of the proposal intrigued him. Strongly he desired to look on this strange city of which Atlanta spoke, and the thought of two warriors and one girl pitted against a whole nation for a crown stirred the utmost depths of his knight-errant Thuvian Rangeric soul. "It is well," said he. "And what of you, Phafnire Khonn ?" "My belly is empty," growled the giant. "Lead me to where there is food and I'll hew my way to it, through a horde of priests and warriors." "Lead us to this city!" said Captain Eric Darkwater to Atlanta. Brenda Thornsonn knows the various secret entrences past the Great Sea Walls of Vhall Shakharr.Secrets only the city dwellers think no one else knows,but I have certain freinds-agents of the Doomwatch even in this dark city,who wish to Baron Gorthonn Kaluta and Ska's rule overthrown

"Hail!" she cried flinging her white arms high in wild exultation. "Now let Gorthonn Kaluta and Ska and Garft Kaluta tremble! With ye at my side I'll win back the crown they tore from me, and this time I'll not spare my enemy! I'll hurl old Gorthonn Kaluta from the highest battlement, though the bellowing of his demons shake the very bowels of the earth! And we shall see if the El Ghorr Ghothrah shall stand against the sword that cut Groth-golka's leg from under him. Now hew the head from this carrcass that the people may know you have overcome the bird-god. Now follow me, for the sun mounts the sky and I would sleep in my own palace tonight!"


The three passed into the shadows of the mighty forest. The interlocking branches, hundreds of feet above their heads, made dim and strange such sunlight as filtered through. No life was seen except for an occasional gayly hued bird or a huge ape. These beasts,Brenda Thornsonn said, were survivors of another age, harmless except when attacked. Presently the growth changed somewhat, the trees thinned and became smaller and fruit of many kinds was seen among the branches.Brenda Thornsonn told the warriors which to pluck and eat as they walked along. Captain Eric Darkwater was quite satisfied with the fruit, but Phafnire Khonn , though he ate enormously, did so with scant relish. Fruit was light sustenance to a man used to such solid stuff as formed his regular diet. Even among the gluttonous Air Pirates of Admirel Tardos Sojat, the Vhaneirman's capacity for beef and ale was admired.

"Look!" cried Princess Tameara Kaluta sharply, halting and pointing. "The spires of Vhall Shakharr!"

Through the trees the warriors caught a glimmer:of those spires among the great jungle.Tall towers white and shimmery blue, and apparently far away. There was an illusory impression of towering battlements, high in the air, with fleecy clouds hovering about them. The sight woke strange dreams in the mystic deeps of the Thuvian's soul, and even Phafnire Khonn was silent as if he too were struck by the pagan beauty and mystery of the scene. Beyond,could seen a row of titanic towers of steel and blue glass,mixed smaller,older lower buildings,scattered among city,but high enough to be seen beyond the green foliage.Great air ships,were moored to many of these towers and mighty skyscapters,while air travellerss move freely about-slowly navigatting the huge sky canals of the great city. So they progressed through the forest, now losing sight of the distant city as treetops obstructed the view, now seeing it again..Before them Captain Eric Darkwater and company came into a vast mash,surrounded by the jungle.The mash spread as far as the eye could see,onto a distant forrest jungle,that might have held the Great City of Vhall Shakharr.The princess stood before the great mash and spoke.. This is the Great Mash of Kulla Khiayai. Princess Tameara KalutaI myself brought this too,to Vhall Shakharr,years ago.Something my people among the Subatall Islands have doing for ages. Impressive.Darkwater spoke But my dark husband Skarr Kaluta and awefell brother,left this all in near neglect.the princess added.With it,my new people can survive,without outside assistance.We raise cattle,sheep and creatures among the other smaller islands beyond such as upon Havetall, Andootall, Kapartall and Amteera islands.

The Vhall Shakharr folk working the field arround some sort of hydroponics farms,made into a series of towers.Tower Farms,they are called.Plant vines hung from a network of circular tubing,held by metal struts.Many were old and showed bits of rust,at various points.No nanites used to keep away rust.Either that or the nanos were slow working,to remove the bits of rust.Strange smoke,issued for the,from the center of each Hydroponic Tower,accompanied by a thundering ryme of machery found somewhere below..Kha-Thump!...Kha-Thump!.Kha-Thump!...Kha-Thump! It sounded.Steam,Eric Darkwater thought,maybe pumped from some of the aquaduct system,to feed the planets water and the stream might have kept insects away aswell.

Darkwater,could see all sorts of fruites Terran type oranges,Cathorean Apples,and Capronean aprocots and beyond that vetchtables-Terran tomatoes of various alternate world types,Cathorean Tomatoes,and Capronean Tomatoes-larger that the other two types.The Thuvian wondered what was being grown elsewhere,beyond

The farmers either ignored the four warriors or assumed that were city folk of far off lands,who defected from homelands to join the city,as some refugees of other offten,but rarely did for reason or another.And at last they came out on the low shelving banks of a broad blue lagoon and the full beauty of the landscape burst upon their eyes. From the opposite shores the country sloped upward in long gentle undulations which broke like great slow waves at the foot of a range of blue hills a few miles away. These wide swells were covered with deep grass and many groves of trees, while miles away on either side of the great looming jungle forrest before and about them.The jungle there was seen curving away into the distance the strip of thick forest.A strange network of roadways moved along them,many sided by some sort of aquaduct pipe system,leading from the lagoon clusters.


'”These aquaducts are scattered all over this farming area.Atlanta said and they belted the whole island.,from various water sourse,from the various lagoon cluster to greater resivores about the Vhall Shakharr Island group. The city uses,them as you may guess,moves water about for farming and other uses.Brenda Thornson added.Vhall Shakharr,is not a primative civilization.-as some might think or was told. Even though,the main island and the capitol city,share the same name,the civilization is one of the oldest South Sea island nation ,next to the Subatall upon Pangea.Princess Tamearah Kaluta spoke.She has many wonders.The High Peaks of Ghorr Ghothrah ,being one of them.She was once was ranked as one of the Many Wonders of the antient Pangean World.' How far is the capitol city of Vhall ShakharrEric Darkwater asked Not far,the princess respondedjust beyond this Malakuwai Jungle and the Balaquai Hills.

  Soon Eric Darkwater and his group,moved beyond the Malakuwai Jungle and out among the the Balaquai Hills.'
   Up ahead,Eric Darkwater saw some sort of motorized covered wagon moving over the hills.The Thuvian and companions,quickly moved up upon the vehicle.They made their way toward the surrounding hills and upon it,as other traffic moved on by.Some was a huge,motorized wagon of titanic size,with banbooh tree trunks,mage into a cage in the rear.Various pots and pans hung from the side,tinging against each other,as the great van went.Wooden carried ts of vechtables of the same variety,as seen before,were held inside the aft cage.The driver,smoking some sort of weird,metal sheroot,that held sort of carried tridge,made from Black Lotuss leaves,among the Hooliquia Hills of the  Havetall Island to Eric Darkwater,sat in the driver seat,signing some bezarre tune.

Wing wack.Willah willah wing wang.I told the time sorcerer and he said Wing wack.Willah willah wing wang.

   And as great van moved along,Eric Darkwater and companions saw among those blue dreaming hills brooded the age-old city of Vhall Shakharr, its white walls and sapphire towers clean-cut against the morning sky. The suggestion of great distance had been an illusion.
  Parts of Vhall Shakharr resembled a the Great Subatall Cities of the past-ones such were created upon the homeworld of these people.Great Ivory Towers,set upon strange,stone hewed wall of great odd shapes of stone and steel.Some places fitted with grand arched shaped flat columbs,that jutted out of walls,like found Osirhon cities,while others found odd shape curved wall between the spired towers.Many of the titanic buildings,could seen-as strange gothic structures,that seem odd in contrast to ancient Vhall Shakharr archeture.
  Each one of sections was connected another and another,as far as the eye could see,until much of the city wall dissappeared into the jungle distance.Gantries and bridges surrounded much of these Great Walls,stretching over the grand rivers surrounding city before them.The roadways,moved on and off the bridge before them and beyond into the the Balaquai Hills and this Malakuwai Jungle .Strange three wheeled carried and covered wagon like vans moved about each bridge,similar to once used in the ancient times just after the Creat Catacysmic Era.Eric Darkwater ,as he moved over one of the cities many bridges,along the middle catwalk heard the talls of the Great post Disaster Era hero Shawn MacKalaster,who travelled the lands of Pangea in such contrastions.Several of these strange ground carried s,roared along the two roadways,each upon the bridge the Thuvian and friends were walking upon.One road,moved traffic from the city of Vhall Shakharr and the other toward it.
   Wooden boats-catamarans moved up and down each motivated by form moter boat engine in back.Some were of A few sail ships,moved also among these faster Paragravity Shifts.Many moved,out from the grand peers and loading docks,that were set before the various warehouses,along the river lanes.Above,could be seen,various air ships and larger air travellers docked above or behind,in the many Docking Pit Clusters,surrounded the areas.Darkwater,could see similar designs of air craft,he was familiar with.Some he had pilotted as a young Thuvian Rangers and others by his fathers or friends of his father years back.
  Eric Darkwater look above and saw several air ships of various shapes and sizes,moving overhead.Some where coming from the city,while others were moving toward it.He could some had holographic commercial signs upon the upper blimplike section of the craft.Whatever one could think of these Vhall Shakharr,they had not build some little Ton Keki bamboo village and this,Darkwater thought was no little Gillighan Island.

"Is that not a kingdom worth fighting for?" cried Princess Tameara Kaluta, her voice vibrant. "Swift now--let us bind this dry wood together for a raft. We could not live an instant swimming in that shark-haunted water."

  At that instant a figure leaped up from the tall grass on the other shore--a naked, brown-skinned man who stared for a moment, agape. Then as  Phafnire Khonn  shouted and held up the grim head of Groth-golka, the fellow gave a startled cry and raced away like an antelope.

"A slave Gorthonn Kaluta left to see if I tried to swim the lagoon," said Atlanta with angry satisfaction. "Let him run to the city and tell them--but let us make haste and cross the lagoon before Gorthonn Kaluta can arrive and dispute our passage."

   Captain Eric Darkwater and  Phafnire Khonn  were already busy. A number of dead trees lay about and these they stripped of their branches and bound together with long vines. In a short time they had built a raft, crude and clumsy, but capable of bearing them across the lagoon.Brenda Thornsonn gave a frank sigh of relief when they stepped on the other shore.

"Let us go straight to the city," said she. "The slave has reached it ere now and they will be watching us from the walls. A bold course is our only one.

" Thor's hammer, but I'd like to see Gorthonn Kaluta's face when the slave tells him Atlanta is returning with two strange warriors and the head of him to whom she was given as sacrifice!" "Why did you not kill Gorthonn Kaluta when you had the power?" asked Phafnire Khonn .

   She shook her head, her eyes clouding with something akin to fear: "Easier said than done. Half the people hate Gorthonn Kaluta, half love him, and all fear him. The most ancient men of the city say that he was old when they were babes. The people believe him to be more El than priest, and I myself have seen him do terrible and mysterious things, beyond the power of a common man.

"Nay, when I was but a puppet in his hands, I came only to the outer fringe of his mysteries, yet I have looked on sights that froze my blood. I have seen strange shadows flit along the midnight walls, and groping along black subterranean corridors in the dead of night I have heard unhallowed sounds and have felt the presence of hideous beings. And once I heard the grisly slavering bellowings of the nameless Things Gorthonn Kaluta has chained deep in the bowels of the hills on which rests the city of Vhall Shakharr."

  Atlanta shuddered.They say the city was originally built on a network of catacolms,in the old world.These catacolms,now are set upon the laborymthe of subterrain tunnles and compartments-just the olds used by many Platedwellers,all over the Great Sphere.

In ancient times,the people of Vhall Shakharr worshipped a panatheon of Gods. said Princess Tameara Kaluta Khai Khanaloah and Laillalullah Manalukhai,The sea El..Khu Khane Khanaloah.Khee Khini Khanaloah,Nha Unihipilai,Aumakhua,Akua, "There are many Olympians Gods in Vhall Shakharr, but the greatest of all is Ghorr Ghothrah, the Lord of darkness who sits forever in the Temple of Shadows. And why is he the greatest ?Darkwater asked They say,he is one Gods,who is also five separate Olympians Gods.And is a El,who controls the very Dark Skies of Vhall Shakharr.

"When I overthrew the power of Gorthonn Kaluta, I forbade men to worship Ghorr Ghothrah, and made the priest hail, as the one true deity,Princess Tameara Kaluta, the daughter of the sea,myself.

I had strong men take heavy hammers and smite the image of Ghorr Ghothrah, but their blows only shattered the hammers and gave strange hurts to the men who wielded them. Ghorr Ghothrah was indestructible and showed no marks. So I desisted and shut the door of the Temple of Shadows which were opened only when I was overthrown and Gorthonn Kaluta, who had been skulking in the secret places of the city, came again into his own. Then Ghorr Ghothrah reigned again in his full terror and the idols of Princess 
 Princess Tameara Kaluta were overthrown in the Temple of the Sea, and the priests of  Princess Tameara Kaluta died howling on the red-stained altar before the black Gods. But now we shall see!"

"Surely you are a very Princess Tameara Kaluta ," muttered Phafnire Khonn . "But three against a nation is great odds--especially such a people as this, who must assuredly be all witches and sorcerers."

"Don't worry,I have supporter among the citizens of Vhall Shakharr."The Princess informed every one."The Gates of Vhall Shakharr shall open for me. My compatriots will see to that. "
"What is she talked about ?" Brenda Thornsonn wondered .
"Don't know." Antilantia O'Brien added. " Since we found her yesterday,she been saying the ancient Gods of Vhall Shakharr will provide for her and protect her. "
"What 's that mean ?" Brenda Thornsonn wondered

,

   They had ascended the long swelling slopes and were not far from the walls which rose immensely upward. Surely, thought Captain Eric Darkwater, heathen Olympians Gods built this city. The walls seemed of marble and with their fretted battlements and slim watch-towers, dwarfed the memory of such cities as Carthoria, New Damascus, and New Markalley. A broad white winding road led up from the lower levels to the plateau before the gates and as they came up this road, the three adventurers felt hundreds of hidden eyes fixed on them with fierce intensity. The walls seemed deserted; it might have been a dead city. But the impact of those staring eyes was felt.
   Now they stood before the massive gates, which to the amazed eyes of the warriors seemed to be of chased silver.

"Here is an emperor's ransom!" muttered Phafnire Khonn , eyes ablaze. "Thor's blood, if we had but a stout band of reavers and a ship take away the plunder!" "Don’t think the Doomwatch came to steal" said Atlanta, ‘’Too,bad,by Braghalli Khon,my glorious ancestor.’’ Phafnire cursed’’We put allot this wealth,into war fund.’’ ‘’that’s your thinking?An,d thought with pirates,it was rob from rich and give to yourselves.’’ ‘’Robin Hood rob from rich and give to the poor,little buddy.’’ The Vhanire commented.

"Robin Hood ?"Darkwater Asked.
"You know the guy,who shoots arrows " the Vanirman smiled,stretching is great arms,shooting a phantom bow and arm in the air. "
"I thought that was the Green Arrow !" Eric Darkwater 
" Different guy.Different legend! " Phafnire reported
" I know." Darkwater reponded
"Robin."

‘’that’s because Batman trained him well’’ Darkwater smirked ‘’By Thor Odinshield ! " the Great Scarlet haired cursed ‘’Who the hell is batman?.’’ ‘’‘’By Thrull!\Eric Darkwater stated "You know bat ears,cape.

"Not helping!" Phafnire Khonn firmly stiff lipped commented "I don't read many comics books.Saw some videos."

Batman is some exposed,silly nut,dressed in a bat suite.’’ Captain Datkwater grumbled in fraustration. ‘’So he plays baseball.’’the Vanirman shot back. ‘’No,that another version,another reality.’’Darkwater said.

" You silly goose,Little Man.I know who Batman is. "Phaphnire Khonn said putting his fore and middle fingers  up his eyes in a v shape."You know the Batoosi ! "
"Now,your going to piss off hard assed Batman fans,who hated shit !" the Thuvian Ranger cracked
"They should get over it.After all,its a comic book hero." the Vhanirman  
" What are you guys talking about ? "
"Kid stuff !"


‘’So how we,open her up? Eric Darkwater asked ‘’Ring the doorbell?’’Phafnire asked "Maybe .Wonder where it is ?" Captain Eric Darkwater

and the thunder of 
    Captain Eric Darkwater placed his right hand sword hilt, expecting the worst,as the Great Ancient Stone Doors grinded open on very old  motors.The huge noise on the portals boke the echoes in the sleeping hills.
     The three then fell back a few paces and suddenly the mighty gates swung inward and a strange concourse of people stood revealed. The two white warriors looked on a pageant of barbaric grandeur. A throng of tall, slim, brown-skinned men stood along the gates,watching everyone who entered into the city. Their only garments were loincloths of silk, the fine work of which contrasted strangely with the near-nudity of the wearers. Tall waving plumes of many colors decked their heads, and armlets and leglets of gold and silver, crusted with gleaming gems, completed their ornamentation. Armor they wore none, but each carried  a light shield on his left arm, made of hard wood, highly polished, and braced with silver. Their weapons were slim-bladed spears, light hatchets and slender daggers, all bladed with fine steel. Evidently these warriors depended more on speed and skill than on brute force.Tamearah
A tall thin man stood among them.At first he seemed fearful that the Princess has survived.Then quickly,he noticed her disdain of his long face and began smile.He clasped his hand together in fake jo y.
"Your highness!" the tall man said. " You survived!I so knew you would."

"Lord Chamberlain Kona ..really ! Is that why he said nothing when my husband Skarr Kaluta and his damned evil ,older brother Gorthonn Kaluta had me exiled ?"

" But your highness,you do not understand.I protested everyday to Prince to please let you return immediately.I evt went to good King 
    Captain Eric Darkwater looked about as they entered into a broad market district of the city.It was a vast mall,with builsings on both sides and a long,strip of smaller market carried ts,cutting down the center of the avenue.People were jabbering about this and that,about whatever they wished to purchise.The Thuvian Ranger noticed an Apollo’s Cafe situated upon the left courner of the first city block and wished their was time for a couple cups of coffee for everyone.Next was a Mister Brick’s Family Restuarant.A happy picture of Mister Brick,weaving hello,was pasted upon the right side the window,saying ‘’Hi ho.Some mighty Good eatin’inside,folks.Darkwater groawned,still thinking of the terrible meal,he had curticy of his hated nemisis,a small carried toon brick,with smile face and pile stem thing arms and legs.


     At the front of this band stood three men who instantly commanded attention. One was a lean hawk-faced warrior, almost as tall as  Phafnire Khonn , who wore about his neck a great golden chain from which was suspended a curious symbol in jade. One of the other men was young, evil-eyed; an impressive riot of colors in the mantle of parrot-feathers which swung from his shoulders. The third man had nothing to set him apart from the rest save his own strange personality. He wore no mantle, bore no weapons. His only garment was a plain loincloth. He was very old; he alone of all the throng was bearded, and his beard was as white as the long hair which fell about his shoulders. He was very tall and very lean, and his great dark eyes blazed as from a hidden fire.
    Captain Eric Darkwater knew without being told that this man was Gorthonn Kaluta, priest of the Black  Gods. The ancient exuded a very aura of age and mystery. His great eyes were like windows of some forgotten temple, behind which passed like ghosts his dark and terrible thoughts. Captain Eric Darkwater sensed that Gorthonn Kaluta had delved too deep in forbidden secrets to remain altogether human. He had passed through doors that had cut him off from the dreams, desires and emotions of ordinary mortals. Looking into those unwinking orbs Captain Eric Darkwater felt his skin crawl, as if he had looked into the eyes of a great serpent.
  Now a glance upward showed that the walls were thronged with silent dark-eyed folk. The stage was set; all was in readiness for the swift, red drama. Captain Eric Darkwater felt his pulse quicken with fierce exhilaration and  Phafnire Khonn 's eyes began to glow with ferocious light.
  Princess Tamearah stepped forward boldly, head high, her splendid figure vibrant. The white warriors naturally could not understand what passed between her and the others, except as they read from gestures and expressions, but later Atlanta narrated the conversation almost word for word.

"Well, people of Vhall Shakharr," said she, spacing her words slowly, "what words have you for your God or Goddess whom you mocked and reviled?" "What will you have, false one?" exclaimed the tall man, Skarr Kaluta , the king set up by Gorthonn Kaluta. "You who mocked at the customs of our ancestors, defied the laws of Vhall Shakharr, which are older than the world, murdered your lover and defiled the shrine of Ghorr Ghothrah? You were doomed by law, king and Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Laws and placed in the grim forest beyond the lagoon--" "And I, who am likewise a Goddess and greater than any other lesser God,least of all that blasphemous idol,many of you began worship because this delmigog twisted your minds against me," answered Atlanta mockingly,pointing toward to huge,grotesque black statue. "I am returned from the realm of horror ,and survived the period you,by law set before me." ‘’That is true,my lord king.’’ Gorthonn Kaluta uttered’’She survived the one month,you gave outside the city gates.’’ ‘’Yes,but I’d hoped she die or atleast run off into exile.’’the prince spat whispering to his older besides him.

"Hush,young brother!" Gorthonn Kaluta whispered back. "We may still turn this around.Her followers are many,but we win even them over in the end."

“You know our laws.Her death might bring complication to your rule.’’Gorthonn Kaluta added.’’And even you could go beyond the law and retain your kingship for long.’’ “Bah.Rules.Laws.’’ Skarr Kaluta stated with contempt’’They are for the common folk,not such as I.’’ “My dear brother,you will be one of the common folk,if you don’t atleast pretend to follow them in public.’’Gorthonn Kaluta urged ‘’You dare inferr that my rule could toppled because this wench?’’Skarr Kaluta ‘’I say,let appear as if your are generous.You have pardonned her for past crimes and allowed her entry back into the city.The public will see you as an ignanimous ruler.’’Gorthonn Kaluta continued‘’Better toward you,than her.’’ ‘’And let her run about the city again,dear old brother?’’Skarr Kaluta I say your dear wife be,for now.We will other chances later,in more private settings.’’ “So be it.Skarr Kaluta ordered’’For now.’’

    Eric Darkwater saw Skarr Kaluta whisper something to his personal guards and they hurried off him the two dark brothers,into a wide hallway beyond the arena.The Thuvian Ranger wondered what trickery,Prince Skarr Kaluta and brother Doctor  Gorthonn Kaluta had up their shelves.Well.beter to worry about that later when it comes.If it comes at all.After Lord Thrull Khonn taught to prepare for ones battles,but also fight them as they came and not before hand.

‘’Dear wife,shows us all the proof,that you triumphed over the beast beyond the city. “Here is proof,my dear husband ‘’Princess Tameara Kaluta.She pointed toward the Great Vhanireman.

   At a word from her,  Phafnire Khonn  held up the great beaked head, and a low whispering ran about the battlements, tense with fear and bewilderment.Someone above shoutted ‘’The princess-our former Queen..she has successed the trial and triumphed our the beast in the jungle beyond.’’

“She must allowed her return’’another screamed somewhere above. ‘’Or down with current monarchy’’ A great corrus of shouts and demains erroched throughout the arena.It grew and grew into a loud,almost dethening "Who are these men,and two with them?" Prince Skarr Kaluta bent a worried frown on the two warriors. "They are iron men who have come out of the sea!" answered Princess Tameara Kaluta in a clear voice that carried far; "the beings who have come in response to the old prophesy, to overthrow the city of Vhall Shakharr, whose people are traitors and whose priests are false!"

   At these words the fearful murmur broke out afresh all up and down the line of the walls, till Gorthonn Kaluta lifted his vulture-head and the people fell silent and shrank before the icy stare of his terrible eyes.
  Prince King Skarr Kaluta glared bewilderedly, his ambition struggling with his superstitious fears. Gorthonn Kaluta,his older brother stood behind him.

"Brother,we can get ride of this foreign witch,you stold and married against my wishes.We know that the Elder Olympians Gods of Timeless space are upon our side.’’ But these four’’the prince questioned,’’the general and the others said nothing of this.’’ ‘’Forget them.They unimportant.’’ Doctor Gorthonn Kaluta strongely urged.’’We can fight these newcomers.plus your dear wife.’’

   Captain Eric Darkwater, looking closely at Gorthonn Kaluta, believed that he read beneath the inscrutable mask of the old priest's face. For all his inhuman wisdom, Gorthonn Kaluta had his limitations. This sudden return of one he thought well disposed of, and the appearance of the white-skinned giants and amazon warriors  accompanying her, had caught Gorthonn Kaluta off his guard, Captain Eric Darkwater believed, rightly. There had been no time to properly prepare for their reception. The people had already begun to murmur in the streets against the severity of Prince King  Skarr Kaluta's brief rule. 
  They had always believed in Princess  Tameara Kaluta divinity; now that she returned with two tall men of her own hue, bearing the grim trophy that marked the conquest of another of their Olympians Gods, the people were wavering. Any small thing might turn the tide either way.

"People of Vhall Shakharr!" shouted Princess Tameara Kaluta suddenly, springing back and flinging her arms high, gazing full into the faces that looked down at her. "I bid you avert your doom before it is too late! You cast me out and spat on me; you turned to darker Gods than I! Yet all this will I forgive if you return and do obeisance to me! Once you reviled me--you called me bloody and cruel! True, I was a hard mistress--but has Skarr Kaluta been an easy master? You said I lashed the people with whips of rawhide--has Prince Skarr Kaluta stroked you with parrot feathers? "A virgin died on my altar at the full tide of each moon--but youths and maidens die at the wswording and the waning, the rising and the setting of each moon, before Ghorr Ghothrah, on whose altar a fresh human heart forever throbs!

   Prince King  Skarr Kaluta is but a shadow! Your real lord is Gorthonn Kaluta, who sits above the city like a vulture! Once you were a mighty people; your galleys filled the seas. Now you are a remnant and that is dwindling fast! Fools! You will all die on the altar of Ghorr Ghothrah 

Doctor Gorthonn Kaluta is done and he will stalk alone among the silent ruins of Vhall Shakharr! "Look at him!" her voice rose to a scream as she lashed herself to an inspired frenzy, and even Captain Eric Darkwater, to whom the words were meaningless, shivered. "Look at him where he stands there like an evil spirit out of the past! He is not even human! I tell you, he is a foul ghost, whose beard is dabbled with the blood of a million butcheries--an incarried nate fiend out of the mist of the ages come to destroy the people of Vhall Shakharr! "Choose now! Rise up against the ancient devil and his blasphemous Gods, receive your rightful queen and deity again and you shall regain some of your former greatness. Refuse, and the ancient prophesy shall be fulfilled and the sun will set on the silent and crumbled ruins of Vhall Shakharr!" Fired by her dynamic words, a young warrior with the insignia of a chief sprang to the parapet and shouted: "Hail to the Princess !.Princess Tameara Kaluta! Down with the bloody Gods!" Among the multitude many took up the shout and steel clashed as a score of fights started. The crowd on the battlements and in the streets surged and eddied, while Prince Skarr Kaluta glared, bewildered.

   Princess  Tameara Kaluta, forcing back her companions who quivered with eagerness for action of some kind, shouted: "Hold! Let no man strike a blow yet! People of Vhall Shakharr, it has been a tradition since the beginning of time that a king must fight for his crown! Prince King Skarr Kaluta .my husband cross steel with one of these warriors,I choose! If Prince Skarr Kaluta wins, I will kneel before him and let him strike off my head! But if Princess Skarr Kaluta loses, then you shall accept me as your rightful queen and God or Goddess!He and brother must leave...sent into exile just they once did me"

A great roar of approval went up from the walls as the people ceased their brawls, glad enough to shift the responsibility to their rulers. "Will you fight, Skarr Kaluta?" asked Princess Tameara Kaluta, turning to the king mockingly. "Or will you give me your head without further argument?" "Slut!" howled Prince Skarr Kaluta, driven to madness. "I will take the skulls of these fools for drinking cups, and then I will rend you between two bent trees!"

  Gorthonn Kaluta laid a hand on his arm and whispered in his ear, but Skarr Kaluta had reached the point where he was deaf to all but his fury. His achieved ambition, he had found, had faded to the mere part of a puppet dancing on Gorthonn Kaluta's string; now even the hollow bauble of his kingship was slipping from him and this wench mocked him to his face before his people. Skarr Kaluta went, to all practical effects, stark mad.

Atlanta turned to her two allies. "One of you must fight Skarr Kaluta." "Let me be the one!" urged Captain Eric Darkwater, eyes dancing with eager battle-lust. "He has the look of a man quick as a wildcat, and Phafnire Khonn , while a very bull for strength, is a thought slow for such work--"

    Darkwater eyed a row of dark,cobalt blue armored warriors.Their heads were twine blue horns,long matching the same color as their armor.Their eyes dark,eye sockets,colored over with transpisteel lences-possibly some Macrocsopic lences,like manufactured by Sarkhon Enterprises or Shaitanus Industries-neather way was he sure.Their mouths,covered over,with wide,scarried let bandana,as worn by the Texans of the far Northern Amerhann Continent.Another,scarried let clothe covered,the cold,blue warriors covers,wide and covering the upper part of the chest.They Eric Darkwater thought,resemble the old Imperial Delkhonean Armored,once worn those coolly,logical,armored warriors ages ago-when he wasn’t quite sure.

Hey,big buddy,’’Darkwater whispered over to his large carried let haired friend.’’See the row of Darth Vader imatators?’’ Yes,I was trying avoid them and their notice.’’ Phafnire Khonn coolly stated. They must be the Palace Guard or something. Perhaps’’Darkwater added’’They resemble old Imperial Delkhon-they have known,to go mercenary,if nessessary.

 Delkhon are one of the cosmos fierses,warriors.

I believe their partially a Kalladon cult,who followed one Delkhon Khon,ages ago and settled several planet outside the interstellar regions of the Old Terran Federation.’’Darkwater imformed his big giant friend. ‘’But little man,how would they get here? Imperial Delkhon have been known to settle colonies here on Terra-Prime-several I think,at various known locations. Perhaps.but there is something queer about these one. Queers right and as one might think.’’Brenda Thornson added’’They stand still like statues. You guys,even here of the so called lifeless Knights of Darkwater Karza?Attanta O’Brien interupted. Yeah,Karza was an exiled Time Sorcerer-about the time of Lord Thrull Khonn.He sided with Carthorean Empire.’’

   Well,Baron Darkwater Karza,had himself an army of Imperial Delkhon warriors,to defend his castle and lands.But he could not trust the Delkhon to work him,but he could trust an army of series T,500 Andronikhann star warriors,he captured from one of raid upon a New Genisis Bunker,somewhere with the Great Sphere.

But Andronikhanns are near mindless,slaver,Space Pirates,that rove in huge ship,salvaging technology and junk across interstellar space,’’Darkwater interupted.’’Howed they get here?’’ ‘’Like anything upon Terra-Prime,it either brought here by design or accidently fell here.The Andronikhanns fell here.A great fleet of ships,damaged by cosmic storms and plowed through the Great Sargasso Sea wrift-through a stargate and onward here,somewhere on Terra-Prime. You seem to allot about the subject,my dear.’’Darkwater said ‘’The Legion of Time-Sorcerers and the legends surrounding them were a hobbie as a young girl. "Some hobby. "Eric Darkwater commented " Girl s got to have something to do.Reading was one such hobby. " Brenda Thornsonn added.

  In any event,the Pangeans called these  Andronikhanns animated Imperial Delkhon because,although perhaps,inappropriate stood like lifeless knights,when not in battle.Even they movements then,in combat where those of non living,Jerky,slow-almost mechanical.’’

So,you think those guys might these knights.’’ "Slow!" broke in Phafnire Khonn reproachfully. "Why, Captain Eric Darkwater, for a man my weight¡ªand myself could take two or three of those metallic devils" "Enough,Khonn"Brenda Thornsonn interrupted. ‘’We see this as it is."


"They must choose for themself." She spoke to Skarr Kaluta , who glared red-eyed for an instant, then indicated Phafnire Khonn , who grinned joyfully, cast aside the bird's head and unslung his sword. Captain Eric Darkwater swore and stepped back. The king had decided that he would have a better chance against this huge buffalo of a man who looked slow, than against the black-haired tigerish warrior, whose cat-like quickness was evident. ‘’Commander Khonn’t worry,big buy.We can handle the rest.’’ ‘’I can handle all ,Little Man,but yes,I hear you.I hear you.Ok.we do it your way for now!’’ "This Skarr Kaluta is without armor," rumbled the Vhaneirman. "Let me likewise doff my mail and helmet so that we fight on equal terms--" "No!" cried Princess Tameara Kaluta. "Your armor is your only chance! I tell you, this false king fights like the play of summer lightning! You will be hard put to hold your own as it is. Keep on your armor, I say!" Besides.I know him.My husband has many tricks than deceive someone. "Well, well,ok..if you say so." grumbled Phafnire Khonn , "I will--I will,do as you say. Though I say it is carried cely fair. But let him come on and make an end of it."

  The huge Vhaneirman strode ponderously toward his foe, who warily crouched and circled away.  Phafnire Khonn  held his great sword in both hands before him, pointed upward, the hilt somewhat below the level of his chin, in position to strike a blow to right or left, or to parry a sudden attack.
   Skarr Kaluta had flung away his light shield, his fighting-sense telling him that it would be useless before the stroke of that heavy blade. In his right hand he held his slim spear as a man holds a throwing-dart, in his left a light, keen-edged hatchet. He meant to make a fast, shifty fight of it, and his tactics were good. But Skarr Kaluta, having never encountered armor before, made his fatal mistake in supposing it to be apparel or ornament through which his weapons would pierce.
     Now he sprang in, thrusting at  Phafnire Khonn 's face with his spear. The Vhaneirman parried with ease and instantly cut tremendously at Skarr Kaluta 's legs. The king bounded high, clearing the whistling blade, and in midair he hacked down at  Phafnire Khonn 's bent head. The light hatchet shivered to bits on the Vhanirman's helmet and Skarr Kaluta sprang back out of reach with a blood-lusting howl.

“”My cold,life warriors-attatch the intruders...now!’’ Gorthonn Kaluta shouted and pointed into the direction of Captain Eric Darkwater and two women

     And now it was  Phafnire Khonn  who rushed with unexpected quickness, like a charging bull, and before that terrible onslaught Skarr Kaluta, bewildered by the breaking of his hatchet, was caught off his guard--flat-footed. He caught a fleeting glimpse of the giant looming over him like an overwhelming wave and he sprang in, instead of out, stabbing ferociously. That mistake was his last. The thrusting spear glanced harmlessly from the Vhaneirman's mail, and in that instant the great sword sang down in a stroke the king could not evade. The force of that stroke tossed him as a man is tossed by a plunging bull.
   A dozen feet away fell Skarr Kaluta, king of Vhall Shakharr, his great shield, lied shattered and his kingship dead in a ghastly welter of blood ran down his right shoulder blade. The throng gaped, struck silent by the prowess of that deed.

"Finish them,Cut off their heads!" cried Princess Tameara Kaluta,screamed-pointing toward the two Vhall Shakharrans. her eyes flaming as she clenched her hands so that the nails bit into her palms. "Impale that carried rion's head on your sword-point so that we may carried ry it through the city gates with us as token of victory!"

   But  Phafnire Khonn  shook his head, cleansing his blade: "Nay, he was a brave man and I will not mutilate his corpse. It is no great feat I have done, for he was naked and I full-armed. Gods it is in my mind, the brawl had gone differently."

“”My cold,life warriors-attatch the intruders...now!’’ Gorthonn Kaluta shouted and pointed into the direction of Captain Eric Darkwater, Phafnire Khonn and two women.The Thuvian Ranger and his companions withdrew swords and pistols,ready for anything.

   Skarr Kaluta And Gorthonn Kaluta stepped aside,as four Imperial Delkhon Lifeless Knights stepped forward slowly...one step and then the other,moving in a jerky robotic manner.They knights repeted this motion,but a bit more quickly.Again and again they advanced across the great stone bridge. Princess Tamearah  looked on in horror,knowing she seen months ago,these same warriors totally massacre her Royal Guards totally to the last man and woman,who served under her.Captain Darkwater,simply smilled and remembred an old Terran holo movie-one called Jason and the Agronautes confronted an army of skeleton warriors in much the same way.
   Suddenly,as four of the Armored creatures approached the foot of the bridge.Captain Eric Darkwater and his stalwart companions stand ready to take them on.The lifelesss knights of  Gorthonn Kaluta,approach and then one unimanimous motion,each warriors thrust their right arms downward and outward.The Thuvian paries his sword along with the four others to defend those horrific motions.The foremost armored warrior swings his swordarm toward Darkwater and the ranger ducks down,and evades the sword swing.The lifeless Imperial Delkhonean Warrior,attempts to swing his sword arm again and again.
   The 8 foot lifelesss blue knights of  Gorthonn Kaluta seemed only mimick the motions of warriors,as they metallic armored puppets,operated by some unseen puppeteer.The warriors,fierce and deadly,seem not to have minds of their own.It seemed the Andronikhanns inside the armor,could move quickly on their own.They seemed slow to engage in independent actions of the three others.A few seemed to move slowly on their own,even though their reaction time was twice as fast as the average human beings..
    Behind,the armored warrior also confronts Phafnire Khonn with a same type of maneuver.The Vhanirman,too busy seems not to notice that the two Delkhon Warriors are basically mimicking each other.Behind,unknown to the two warriors,Brenda Thornson and Atlanta O'Brien were also defending off the two lifeless knights in the same manor.
   One Delkhon warrior pointed his left gaunletted hand and fired a burst of flame out from the fore finger.Atlanta O'Breins plasma shield cought it and the heat waves harmlessly moved about her form.Another used his stuudded knuckles,against  Phafnire Khonn's own plasma shield and it pounded useless upon it,as electrical sparks issued from the impact area.
    The skeleton faced cobult blue Delkhon warriors,give Captain Eric Darkwater  and crew,one hell of a battle,all over the ruins of the city,near pushing them toward the open pit at the center of the arena. When his two companions are slain, Captain Eric Darkwater  jumps off a cliff, "drowning" the skeletons, and escapes to the ship; whereafter he, 
   Captain Eric Darkwater glanced at the people on the walls. They had recovered from their astonishment and now a vast roar went up: "Princess  Tameara Kaluta ! Hail to the true God or Goddess!" And the warriors in the gateway dropped to their knees and bowed their foreheads in the dust before Atlanta, who stood proudly erect, bosom heaving with fierce triumph. Truly, thought Captain Eric Darkwater, she is more than a queen--she is a shield woman, a Princess  Tameara Kaluta , as  Phafnire Khonn  said.
   Now she stepped aside and tearing the golden chain with its jade symbol from the dead neck of Skarr Kaluta, held it on high and shouted: "People of Vhall Shakharr, you have seen how your false king died before this golden-bearded giant, who being of iron, shows no single cut! Choose now--do you receive me of your own free will?"

"Aye, we do!" the multitude answered in a great shout. "Return to your people, oh mighty and all-powerful queen!"

  Atlanta smiled sardonically. "Come," said she to the warriors; "they are lashing themselves into a very frenzy of love and loyalty, having already forgotten their treachery. The memory of the mob is short!"
   Aye, thought Captain Eric Darkwater, as at Atlanta's side he and the Vhaneirman passed through the mighty gates between files of prostrate chieftains; aye, the memory of the mob is very short. But a few days have passed since they were yelling as wildly for Skarr Kaluta the liberator--scant hours had passed since Skarr Kaluta sat enthroned, master of life and death, and the people bowed before his feet. Now--Captain Eric Darkwater glanced at the mangled corpse which lay deserted and forgotten before the silver gates. The shadow of a circling vulture fell across it. The clamor of the multitude filled Captain Eric Darkwater's ears and he smiled a bitter smile.
  The great gates closed behind the three adventurers and Captain Eric Darkwater saw a broad white street stretching away in front of him. Other lesser streets radiated from this one. The two warriors caught a jumbled and chaotic impression of great white stone buildings shouldering each other; of sky-lifting towers and broad stair-fronted palaces. Captain Eric Darkwater knew there must be an ordered system by which the city was laid out, but to him all seemed a waste of stone and metal and polished wood, without rhyme or reason. His baffled eyes sought the street again.
  Far up the street extended a mass of humanity, from which rose a rhythmic thunder of sound. Thousands of naked, gayly plumed men and women knelt there, bending forward to touch the marble flags with their foreheads, then swaying back with an upward flinging of their arms, all moving in perfect unison like the bending and rising of tall grass before the wind. And in time to their bowing they lifted a monotoned chant that sank and swelled in a frenzy of ecstasy. So her wayward people welcomed back the God or Goddess Princess Tameara Kaluta.
    Princess Tameara Kaluta was once again the God or Goddess of Vhall Sharr.Hair to the Queen of the Royal Emerald Throne,once Old  Gorthonn Kaluta and his old crone of a wife  Nanumi Kuluta  kindly drops dead
    Just within the Second Inner gates Princess Tameara Kaluta stopped and there came to her the young chief who had first raised the shout of revolt upon the walls. He knelt and kissed her bare feet, saying: "Oh great queen and God or Goddess, thou know Zomar was ever faithful to thee! Thou know how I fought for thee and barely escaped the altar of Ghorr Ghothrah for thy sake!"

"Thou hast indeed been faithful, Zomar," answered the Vhall Sharrhann princess in the stilted language required for such occasions. "Nor shall we fidelity go unrewarded. Henceforth thou art commander of my own bodyguard." Then in a lower voice she added: "Gather a band from your own retainers and from those who have espoused my cause all along, and bring them to the palace. I do not trust the people any more than I have to!" Suddenly Phafnire Khonn , not understanding the conversation, broke in: "Where is the old one with the beard?"

"Who ?"
" You're beach bum!.I thought,By Braghalli Khonn,saw him in the crowd. "
"I thought you believe d him to be an old nut."
" Wel,you believe d to be a great mystic seer.

Brenda Thornsonn laughed ruefully at the two. Captain Eric Darkwater started and glanced around. He had almost forgotten the wizard. He had not seen him go--yet he was gone! The Thuvian peered up and down the Maul.Nothing but Vhall Shakharr citizens cheering.He looked up above and saw the same,peering out of the Arena Gallery.But there was no sign of Garft Kaluta and Skarr Kaluta.

"Phaf.!" Eric Darkwater asked,shouting about the roaring of the crowd.Above some Vhall Shakharrian-an Ameer obviously drunk on wine was riding in a hover craft,screaming " Festival! Festivist ! "
" What ?What,Little Man ? "
"Where is Garft Kaluta and Skarr Kaluta.?"

"Oh I saw them sneak away just after the fight ended."Phafnire Khonn imformed the Thuvian Partner. "Figures.He's stolen away to brood.I bet he'll hide away to breed more trouble in the shadows."Darkwater added. " Skarr Kaluta and Garft Kaluta vanished when those Lightless Knight s fell. "Brenda Thornsonn also added . "I bet that old crafty Bastard has secret ways of coming and going ." Atlanta O'Brien continued. Captain Darkwater.I do not trust him nor,his brother or her,for matter. " John Michaels commented. "These islanders are a treacherous breed.Remember,they cutt off Captain Blake s head and all his crew. "

"That was long ago,Captain Michaels. " Captain Wharton responded.
"Yesterday,today and tomorrow.These breed is all trained wrong.The better we get out here the sooner." Michaels grumbled.
"So what we do ?"Warnton asked
" Find out ships,while this party is going on. "Michaels responded
"Right,as long those Kaluta dogs don't catch us!"

" Forget him for the time being," Captain Michaels reported " I this very well--we shall have plenty of him !" Now the chiefs brought a finely carved and highly ornamented palanquin carried by two strong slaves and Princess Tameara Kaluta stepped into this, saying to her companions: "They love me !They really love me !" "They are fearful of touching you, but ask if you would be carried by these Kapartall servants ." Lord Chamberlain Kona informed " I think it better that we carried you in throne! " This will do.Each one on each side of me." the Princess ordered.The four Kapartall men,in a single set of brothers ranging from their early twenties to late forties seemed very nervous,as Lord Chamberlain Kona,who of the "Tonga Khonano ..Tununga Khonano ..Tinilau Khonano -Tiirau Khonano attention! "Lord Chamberlain Kona pointed to the Princess and her mobile Emerald Throne. The four Kapartall,who were very dark stepped away from the crowd possession.The four were brown skinned hurried over,fear in their eyes,as if death waited,if they made s single mistake.The Kapartallians obediently picked up the throne on its two palm tree struts and lifted it upon shoulders.

"Thor's blood!" rumbled Phafnire Khonn , shouldering the huge sword he had never sheathed. "I'm no infant! I'll split the skull of the man who seeks to carry me like that!"

"Notice,buddy,not all Vhall Shakharr are equal." Eric Darkwater queried.He knew,eve n on a place like the Great Sphere of Terra-Prime not everyone was equil.He heard,the TyRhaineans still keep slaves a plate or two over or so the rumors go.And heard,on the other side of the Great Sphere,Terrans who go by the namTerrariansAnd so up the long white street went Princess  Tameara Kaluta daughter of 's son in the , God or Goddess of the sea, queen of age-old Vhall Shakharr. 

. Borne by two great slaves she went, with a white giant striding on each side with bared steel, and a concourse of chiefs following, while the multitude gave way to right and left, leaving a wide lane down which she passed. Golden trumpets sounded a fanfare of triumph, drums thundered, chants of worship echoed to the ringing skies. Surely in this riot of glory, this barbaric pageant of splendor, the proud soul of the Vhall Shakharr-born girl drank deep and grew drunken with imperial pride.

  Phafnire Khonn 's eyes glowed with simple delight at this flame of pagan magnificence, but to the black haired fighting-man of the Eric Darkwater, it seemed that even in the loudest clamor of triumph, the trumpet, the drum and shouting faded away into the forgotten dust and silence of eternity.
Eric Darkwater peered into the crowd and saw three Shadow Priest looking right at him.Beyond the Green hooded,golden trimmed robes,the Thuvian saw for the first their faces.They were all white-glowing white,with blue eyes and blonde hair.The Thuvian Ranger thought the handsome face had a resemblance to actor Peter O'Toole.You and your friends must go.You must leave the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr.These islands are doomed!,the handsome face and eyes seem to telepathicly trandmit to the Thuvian Warrior.
And suddenly,the words of the Old the Ori Tann Naruu Prophet. This place is doomed !

Kingdoms and empires pass away like mist from the sea, thought Captain Eric Darkwater; the people shout and triumph and even in the revelry of Belshazzar's feast, the Medes break the gates of Babylon. Even now the shadow of doom is over this city and the slow tides of oblivion lap the feet of this unheeding race. So in a strange mood Captain Eric Darkwater strode beside the palanquin, and it seemed to him that he and Phafnire Khonn walked in a dead city, through throngs of dim ghosts, cheering a ghost queen.


CHAPTER IV: The Fall of the Gods Captain Eric Darkwater personal mission log;

  Somehow,by the luck of the Lords of Light,I and my companions,had accomplished more we bargainned for.We had here to spy for our side and find a missing princess.We didn’t except to upset the status quou and help the Princess Tirameara Kaluta set herself back in power.

Captain Eric Darkwater per

 Princess Tameara Kaluta sat the Emerald Throne of Vhall Shakharr. He champions stood about her.She looked very pleased,as she now had everything that the once princess wanted.Perhaps,things would different.Perhaps the piracy wars between Vhall Shakharr and Subatall would end.There would be peace.

Darkwater thought as he passed’ Mackguvers.Home of the Sperue Triple Decker Pounder Whopper Beacon Ham ,Banana,Chili,Chedder Cheeseburger..Good with a Leuwheena’s frosty shakes’ The Thuvian Ranger looked up upon the buildings roof and saw’A statue of Sperue-the popular Mammoth Studios creaton spon about slowly,holding a plasti replica of one of the burgers.Darkwater thought,those things,used to be good,when he was a child,but the Sperue Burger company,eveyyone,thought was run the Zhatikhon-dark agent of ruthless business,that they were,could ruin a good thing.The only thing worse,than the burgers,was the Sea Captain’s Fried Fish Sandwitches-nobody buys because the are covered in tons of transfat greese..Darkwater realized he was hungery.Even right,he down one of mostly bread,little meat burgers and a solid ice cream shake.One could eat one of fat burgers,with toppings and have eat for two months,Eric Darkwater.Once the Thuvian eat back home and have eat for hours on end.Must be why people still buy those things.And he always suspected,that the Zhatikhons,might putting some hunger lurring drug,into eat burger,giving craving for them again.

   Darkwater,in though,passed on by the restaurant,with Sperue statue still spinning.Maybe,I’ll get something,at the Apollo Cafe or the Empyrean Cafe,next door.while the Apollo Case,was popular just anywhere on Terra-Prime,the Emyrean Cafe shuggled to make second place.Darkwater was sure why?Maybe they were just all run by aceholes or maybe it the fact,their onsite holo video sucked.Or maybe it was,many insisted also running Socko Bars in each location.Socko being a sport where two hit each other with foam bats.Or maybe it,just the Empyrean choose a hawkfaced alien as the company mascot.The Canimid Restuarant beyond that was must better.The food was ok,just anywhere found upon the Great Sphere.The problem,was that they were operated and owned,many people thought by Khelloreans or Khellosheans or such big headed aliens.No,guess we’ll pass these all buy.After we all eat and rest,Captain Darkwater though,He and the Vhaniremen,and perhaps these two women could simply back after a few day.They’d find excuse to travel back the SuBatall air fleet and simply get the hell out of town.

Our sudden appearance with the bird-Gods head, and destruction of Gorthonn Kaluta lifeless knights,’’She said ‘’prove my right to rule this city.

swept the people off their feet.

As for the rest-’’Queen Tamearah spoke ‘’ will-held audience in the palace as i see fi,, Even if you did not understand and the people who came against in bowing droves were assuring me of their unswerving loyalty--ha!

I will graciously pardoned them all, but I am no fool.’’the Queen of Vhall Shakharr spoke ‘’ When you have time to think and their be those among the city will begin to grumble again.’’

   Night had fallen on the ancient city of Vhall Shakharr. Captain Eric Darkwater,  Phafnire Khonn ,Brenda Thornson and Atlanta o’Brien sat alone in a room of the inner palace. The queen ,once Princess Tameara Kaluta  half-reclined on a silken couch, while the men sat on mahogany chairs, engaged in the viands that slave-girls had served on golden dishes. The walls of this room, as of all the palace, were of marble, with golden scrollwork. The ceiling was of lapis-lazuli and the floor of silver-inlaid marble tiles. Heavy velvet hangings decorated the walls and silken cushions; richly-made divans and mahogany chairs and tables littered the room in carried eless profusion.
   Captain Eric Darkwater and companions sat upon a broad,Asguardian Oak table.Tables such as this,were originally used the Asguard for many eons,because of strenth,durability and dark brown luster.

"I would give much for a case of Amerheim Beer, but this wine is not sour to the palate," said Phafnire Khonn , emptying a golden flagon with relish.

   Darkwater did partake in alcoholic beverages.The Thuvian prefered coffee or tea.Anything stronger was a poison,that the body did not need..Drunkeness and hangovers were just the effects of intaking those poisons.Seeing one throw their gutts up afterwards,would if nothing else,would turn one off to drink.Eric Darkwater was brought up to find them ill.His father,in later life,spent too much time such drink and it made seem weaker-more childish,than he was in younger days.Men,the Ranger thought,who had to drink down gallons of boze,by the chegg and living the party life,often seemed afterward immature.To him,those type of people were not an adult,no how much sex they had or how money they had.Drink made one weak and stupid.It was nothing more a falsehood,created by society and foistered by fellow such weaklings,who needed such liquide courage to survive.

"Atlanta,Brenda you two have deceived us.’’Darkwater spoke,waving his TyRhainian Coffee.’’ You let us understand it would take hard fighting to win back his womans crown--yet with little effort we took back the princess Tamearah’s rule.

  Captain Eric Darkwater drank more coffee and said.’’We entered into the city gates and among the  people of Vhall Shakharr ‘’

Not I ‘’Atllantia said “’We knew perhaps the people might .fell down and worshipped the princess upon her return.’’ ‘’ And until a while ago, ‘’Phafnire drunkedly stated ‘’we now stand by your throne in the great palace room, will....will ..while you spoke to the ssub jects . And knocked their heads on the floor before you--by Thor. So so,my champion.’’Princess Tamearah spoke,giving the Vhanire a dissapproving glace because of drunkeness. N ..never have I heard such clattering ..such jabbering’’!Phafnire Khonn ‘’ My ears still ring till now--what were they saying?’’ “”Your drunk,my friend.’’Eric Darkwater commented.’’Time for bed.’’ “True.True’’Phafnire Khonn uttered ‘’but I wish my sword drunk as well.’’

"Your steel will drink deep yet, Vhaneirman," answered the Princess Tamearah now Queen Tamearah Kaluta grimly, resting her chin on her hands and eyeing the warriors with deep moody eyes. "Had you gambled with cities and crowns as I have done, you would know that seizing a throne may be easier than keeping it.

  Our sudden appearance with the birds head, your killing of Gorthonn Kaluta lifeless knights, swept the people off their feet.

As for the rest--I held audience in the palace as you saw, even if you did not understand and the people who came in bowing droves were assuring me of their unswerving loyalty--ha!

"I graciously pardoned them all, but I am no fool. When they have time to think, they will begin to grumble again." And where is that old conjurer Gorthonn Kaluta?"Said Brenda Thornson

Gorthonn Kaluta is lurking in the shadows somewhere, plotting evil to us all, you may be sure. This city is honeycombed with secret corridors and subterranean passages of which only the priests know. Even I, who have traversed some of them when I was Gorthonn Kaluta's puppet, know not where to look for the secret doors, since Gorthonn Kaluta always led me through them blindfolded.

"Just now, I think I hold the upper hand. The people look on you with more awe than they regard me. They think your armor and helmets are part of your bodies and that you are invulnerable. Did you not note them timidly touching your mail as we passed through the crowd, and the amazement on their faces as they felt the iron of it?" "For a people so wise in some ways they are very foolish in others," said Captain Eric Darkwater. "Who are they and whence came they?" "They are so old," answered Atlanta, "that their most ancient legends give no hint of their origin.

  Ages ago they were a part of a great empire which spread out over the many isles of this sea.’’ Queen  Tamearah  interupted ‘’But some of the islands sank and vanished with their cities and people. Then the red-skinned savages assailed them and isle after isle fell before them. At last only this island was left unconquered, and the people have become weaker and forgotten many ancient arts. For lack of ports to sail to, the galleys rotted by the wharves which themselves crumbled into decay. Not in the memory of man has any son of Vhall Shakharr sailed the seas. 
 At irregular intervals the red people descend upon the Isle of the Gods, traversing the seas in their long war-canoes which bear grinning skulls on the prows. Not far away as a Vhanirman would reckon a sea-voyage, but out of sight over the sea rim lie the islands inhabited by those red men who centuries ago slaughtered the folk who dwelt there. We have always beaten them off; they can not scale the walls, but still they come and the fear of their raid is always hovering over the isle.

"But it is not them I fear; it is Gorthonn Kaluta, who is at this moment either slipping like a loathly serpent through his black tunnels or else brewing abominations in one of his hidden chambers. the princess stated In the caves deep in the hills to which his tunnels lead, he works fearful and unholy magic. HHmmm..Magic as Atlantean super science.Darkwater addedWhat was some famious guy once said?Any advanced science would be indestinguished from magic. That was Clarks Law,Brenda Thornson interupted Clark Kent ?the Thuvian Ranger joked.He added in an armed motion,added with a loud whooooooooooooosh. No.Arthur C.Clark.An old Terran Science Fiction writer,idiot.Atlanta O'Brien shot back. Oh,him.Darkwater non challantly commented.Anyway,why should Gorthonn Kaluta ? Gorthonn Kaluta and older brother is possessed by holo demons’’Princess Tamearah stated Or the dark whisperes say. I've heard those same whispers. Phafnire Khonn Come on,pal...possesion ?’’Eric Darkwater shot back cynically.Those two guys are just nuts.’’He added. No,Captain Brenda Thornson interupted “I have heard of such possesion here on Terra-Prime and also in deep space. ‘’What she says is true.Phafnire Khonn Have you ever heard of the Legend of General Trainor.? Trainors a galactic myth.the Thuvian said.Old Pathfinder wivestales. ‘’No,my comlink hold an image of Trainor and his wife.’’Khonn shots bad’’No,fewly seen outside of hidden data bases.’’ Phanire Khon activated the holo veiwer upon the table and two small figures began materialize upon it.The recording was blue and white-very flawed,as if badlt recording on a utility belt comlink. This is my father showed when I was young.His father it to him and grandfather showed to his father. No,he not.My great great grandfather once encountered him,here within Pangea.He was old.Ancient,like his fellow Atlanteans.He told me,Trainor and wife Elizabeth were merged with Djinn holo spirit,in some way he did understand.But what was known the Atlantean general and wife,along other of the HMSS Ghavhinn Sarkhon by Ephaishian-those dark branch of the Sidairians,during old Universe Titan Wars.

  They wanted interigated to him and tried everything on him-telepathic probes,Dark Medical Guanlets,filled nanite probes that drive being mad.And then used a evil Jdinn-a holo genie,that infiltrated his mind and body,plus of his lovely wife.The two Jinn did replace him,but merged their bodies-alterating them forever.General Alexander Trainor and wife Elizabeth Trainor turned the tales the Ephaishians,eventually joining to their side.

And these two have been a thorn in many places-many worlds ever since.

And what would this General Trainor,if he exist,be doing here with Prince Skarr Kaluta and Gorthonn Kaluta?’’Eric Darkwater asked ‘’Using them obviously.’’Brenda Thornson cut in.’’It’nt that men of that type always do ? “And some women,I might add.’’Atantilla O’Brien,shot glaces toward the princess. More of the eon old Temporal Cold between the Lords of light and the Lords of Darkness.Eric Darkwater commented.

‘’And do not overestimate Gorthonn Kaluta’s resourses’’said Princes Tamearah


His subjects are beasts serpents-the great Sentenile robotic snake travel the underground tunnels of this sphere, and spidery Metrone warrior machine,who came from beyond time and ages ages ago.

   They are his agents of detection and observation.Gorthonn Kaluta uses great apesh creatures for guardians down there below us; and wretches of his own race.,who are loyal to him and my husband. Deep in his grisly caverns he makes beasts of men -mindless slaves to toil at some ghastly creation.
  No man dares guess at the horrors that have spawned in the darkness, or what shapes of terror and blasphemy have come into being during the ages Gorthonn Kaluta has wrought his abominations; for he is not as other men, and has discovered the secret of life everlasting.
   He has at least brought into foul life one creature that even he fears, the gibbering, mowing, nameless Thing he keeps chained in the farthest cavern that no human foot save his has trod. He would loose it against me if he dared....

"But it grows late and I would sleep. I will sleep in the room next to this, which has no other opening than this door. Not even a slave-girl will I keep with me, for I trust none of these people fully.

  You shall keep this room, and though the outer door is bolted, one had better watch while the other sleeps. Zomar and his guardsmen patrol the corridors outside, but I shall feel safer with two men of my own blood between me and the rest of the city."
 She rose, and with a strangely lingering glance at Captain Eric Darkwater, entered her chamber and closed the door behind her.

Phafnire Khonn stretched and yawned. "Well, Captain Eric Darkwater," said he lazily, "men's fortunes are as changables the rungs of aa roullet wheel. You gamgle,do you ? No,and neither do,I suspect.

 But for past while  I have operated with  a band of reavers,operated by Antiilus Sojat.Unknown to many,save Empiror,she and father fight similar causes,but on different levels.She had me keep an eye your trabsport and take you a captive,if I could.

I’m astonished,my friend,but it explain much.You being here at the same as myself.I had thought,you being might some major co-insindence and saving apart our own dept together. It was partially.


CHAPTER SIX The Ship in the Storm


   This dawn we were lost outcasts springing at each other's throats. Now we are sword brothers and right-hand men to a queen. And you, I think, are destined to become a king."

"How so?" "Why, have you not noticed the Princess eyes on you? Faith there's more than friendship in her glances that rest on those black locks and that brown face of yours. I tell you--" "Enough," Captain Eric Darkwater's voice was harsh as an old wound stung him. "Some women in power are not worthe to effort.--" He stopped. "Well, well," returned Phafnire Khonn tolerantly, "there are more good women than bad ones. I think the ones,we in are company are the good ones.’’ “”like You Brenda and Atlanta .’’ ‘’The same.’’

Well, we should be good comrades and good women for such as us,if they’d have us. I am an outlaw, too by heart. 

"What drove you out on the Vhanirman path?

Us have Vhaneirmans forgotten the ways of ocean and air- that Good King Alfred Ornson knew ages ago. Our Vhanir  rovers build once to rage the coastal land Pangea ages ago .Our fleets,even gave Thuvians a run for the money,back before the time of Thrull Khonn-about the time of his father,I believe.

Ancient history ,Phafnir.Long before the time of the Starkillers." the Thuvian reported. Yes,ancient indeed,Little Man. "the Vladerman responded." Our two nations did fight frequent ly in the time just after the Post Cataclysmic Erse.But then,so did many other nations of Pangea.Everything thing was bad after the Great Disaster. "

" Thank The Lords of Light,but we got over it." Captain Darkwater commented.
"Did we,my friend ? "Commander Khonn wondered.

"Our two people fought many battlefield s,but chanced when joined you Thuvians and Pangeans to take those bugs." Darkwater added "The Trongaroth/Metrone Invaders." the Vladerman also added. ‘’And then recent two World Wars on Pangea,in our Grandfather and Great Grandfathers era.’’Eric Darkwater remembered. "So why the history lesson’’Phafnire Khonn said drinking my more -Havetooshian Wine .

 Phafnire Khonn  shrugged his mighty shoulders and began whetting his lips "You know these Whotoosheans..make good wine."

"Havetooshian,buddy. " the Thuvian corr.

"What ever,Little Man." Phasnire Khonn muttered
" So after the Doctor Shakkoth Affair what happened to you ? "Captain Darkwater wondered.

"So. I took the Vhanirman path again because all that" Phafnire Khonn said ’’I wanted to make some sort of difference.Even in a small way."

"Lemurean Air Pirates ?"Darkwater exclaimed.
" Well,I met Captain Wharton and Vanderheim Crimson Band,at the Black Boars Head Bar on Fleet Street in Lankmear City. "Phafnire Khonn said "Met up with some Captain Steven Ryan.He said some big Delkhonean Trollus Rhonn was looking for recruites."
"Turns out Trollus Rhonn was Lt.Commander of HMSS Scarlett Queen of the Skies." Phafnire declared

"HMSS Scarlett Queen of the Skies.?That's.." Darkwater muttered with surprise.

" Princess Antllus Sojats Battle Carrier. "the Big Vhanirman informed the Thuvian.
"Thats quite a ship.Saw it once docked over the Kharzandoor Spaceport."
Admiral Tardos Sojat’s Air Pirates seemed an easy fit.’’

“And might you going back,with them ? "the Thuvian Ranger asked. "Maybe and maybe no.Right now I owe the Princess a favor and that favor is help Kotharr Khonn,by helping you.So far we work well together. ‘’ Phafnire Khonn admitted." After that ..don't know. " I say,if we get out of this adventure alive,we take one of those air travelers,parked in the Great Vhallen Khaii Khaii Port and haul jets out of here back to the Subatall Islands.Maybe work together at a business or something.’’ Darkwater states Well,if we get out of alive..we’ll see what comes up next.That might be ok by me. Phafnire Khonn ‘’It will be,Phaf.’’ The Thuvian Ranger respondes’’It should be.After all,we’ve done more we bargained for here,’’ ‘’We’ll.see Little Man,We’ll see’’ Phafnire Khonn "Speaking of Vhanirmen,have you seen Captain Wharton and the crew ? "

"No!Not since party yesterday." Captain Eric Darkwater responded. " I think Captain Michaels and Captain Wharton took the boys down to the Docking Pitt to the West of the city.They seem to think the Air Travellers might be kept there. "
"Maybe later..we might..join them." Phafnire Khonn 's words trailed off. His hands slid limply from his lap and the whetstone and dirk dropped to the floor. His head fell forward on his broad chest and his eyes closed.

"Too much wine," muttered Captain Eric Darkwater. "But let him slumber; I'll keep watch."

   Yet even as he spoke, the Thuvian was aware of a strange lassitude stealing over him. He lay back in the broad chair.Darkwater thought,many have heard of the ancient Temporal Cold Wars. Wars between the Lords of light and the Lords of Darkness have on and off for eons.The ancient Atlanteans and their allies have many interstellar and inter temporal wars with the Taurons and their own allied governments.Those the Great Titan Wars and the last of those that led to many of the survivors,fleeing into other alternate realities.And thus began a series of Temporal Cold Wars,where the two sides fought over territory all over time and space.And places like the Great Dysonsphere of Terra-Prime was one those places both were fighting over.It would make sence such allies of the Taurons,just as with the TyKhon and Akhonron Empire,to have Ephashians involved.With thought,the Thuvian Rangers  eyes felt heavy and sleep veiled his brain despite himself. And as he lay there, a strange nightmare vision came to him.


CHAPTER Seven.THE VISION

   One of the heavy hangings on the wall opposite the door swayed violently and from behind it slunk a fearful shape that crept slavering across the room. Captain Eric Darkwater watched it apathetically, aware that he was dreaming and at the same time wondering at the strangeness of the dream.
   Darkwater saw two figures,standing upon a glowing circle-a kind of holographic disk.The one was a tall man,dressed in some of blue military uniform,that had a vague similarity to his Thuvian Ranger own style.But the uniform,wore fringed braid about the long,powder blue cape.The man wose a white,military bretches,with high black leather boots.Above,abour the waiste,was scarried let and golden sash,with twine,intricate design interwoven about the surface.He figure had a dark blue vest coat,similar to as seen on the Atlantean Time Sorcerer Doctor Arenjun Sarkhon.He was tall,dark haired,with graying temple,like an average human of about forty.The blonde,next him,was shorter,also wearing a female version.minus the cape of his uniform.He kept quite,simply smilling,with gremlin like grim.as her strange hair dip swung about,as head movement.
   He recognized at once,as the same figures,Eric Darkwater saw upon the holotable,as those of  General Alexander Trainor and his Elizabeth Trainor.Before them,stood or rather hovered a few feet off the ground,was Meranda the evil white Djinn and two sister Samantha and Sereena.All three,were dressed in white,somewhat resemble a combination of a lasy top,that surrounded all three large bustline.Their legs all clad in white,tight slacks and high feeled boots.Slung over each was also long flowing white caps,blowing in a dark wind,calling up the darken carried go bay. Trainor eyed Meranda and two sisters.He always felt the three resembled an old Terran tv sitco blonde witch,who married some mortal.

Greetings General Trainor.’’ Meranda spoke,smilling devishly. Weren’t you all three blonde before ?’’General Trainor asked destintly. I was as they were,but I desided to go dark up top.’’Meranda glazed upward toward her holographic new hair style.’’Commander Khonn’t you think it’s devine ?’’ “No!It bespeaks of a scattered brained dingle ling,to which always are.’’The Atlantean turned Espaishian Military Commander stated firmly’’My dear wife,Elizabeth here has a blonde forever. So you know,Darling.’’Meranda grimaced.’’You can never really know a womans mind...even like myself and my two here.’’Samantha and Sereena simply laughed behind Meranda,as always. “”Your not a women.You an it...three it’s,who resemble the images of women.’’ Oh,General.Did I cut too deep into your male pride?’’ “Shut up,which.I cut could..you three thus!’’General Alexander Trainor raised his right hand upward toward Meranda’s holographic throat.She looked down at the hand.’’I have all the powers of other paranormal beings,like yourselves and time wizards.’’ You could what?’’Meranda smiled and rolled her green blue eyes’’Crush a thing of light?That would marvilous to see.You grasping at nothing.’’ No,but could crush that thing inside you-’’the renegade Atlantean military commander shut out angerly and firmly,closing his first tightly.’’ the mobile image emmiter-the light bee,that creates you-you three holo witches. But then what go could do you?Your could Djinn as loyal as myself and these two.You need to develope a sence of humor after all these eons,like my Uncle Arthor has. Dam your family.I came here,to see what developements above have come about. Did set up the two as puppet rulers,as well as that native they whisked away from the far Island of Subatall? No.Not exactly. What do you mean,not exactly. I did as you asked,but four strangers showed to faul my mechanations about. ‘’Well,then go back and try harder,my deal.;;the tall,grey haired started. How’?You’ve given me two dumdums to work with,from a city of dumdums.’’Meranda interected. Like  that one responsible for that unseemly, impudent  acts all over the sphere? What was his name? Mike Millions?’’General Trainor tried to remember, pretending to not remember. No, that’s that circus owner, darling’’ Miranda interrupted ‘Sir Mike Millions.’’ ‘’Well, it was something like that.’’ Trainor continued ‘Mike Microbrain! Mike Mentalmasterbaitor. Mike Meatyballs. Mike Meathelmet.’’ ‘’Not even close,Darling’’Meranda corrected again Ah yes, Mickie Moron or something" the Ephaishian General remarked. You mean Little Mikie Munchalsine. " Miranda returned Yes,the  ill-mannered. One.General Trainor repleted’’Rude.Retarded and stupid-all in one-a very,very bad combination-especially in the personage of a jinn.. They didn’t exactly ban him.He sort of left,before the Council of Great Djinns could send him into exile. Then that him not only makes a bafoon,but an outward coward...even among you sneaky djinns¡ªthats pretty,I must say. So whats make you ,darling ? Better than him.I after mananged to merge and overcome the Jinn spirit...not it consume me.It could after the days,that became week and months,that that Djinn couple tried with myself and wife.But we both recisted and overcame them. Oh.I didn’t know that.Congradualation,darling. Stop calling me darling.Thats for my wife to do.To you,I’m General Alexander Trainor-officially retired from the Atlantean Star Forces.’’ The Ephashean general proudly stated. ‘’Unofficially,not.’’Miranda interupted Well,I don’t like your tone.It’s impertanant,for the hired help… and right now,you and Mike Millions sound alike.’’ ‘’Munchalsine,dear’’’’Miranda interrupted again General Trainor glared back at the three Djinn,then to his wife. ‘’So dear,whats your prognosis?’’the general asked She might be right dear.’’Doctor Elizabeth Trainor’’You have know to go beyond the rule book,from time to time.’’ ‘’Immaterial.’’he responded angerly.Alexander Trainors expression then changed to his whimsical features ‘’Even if that was true,not I’m saying it is,dear,we are different. We are trying to Improving the breed, ’’ ‘’And so are we and so is Mikie,general.’’Meranda commented. Trainor: But I don't like him.Never have-never will . He once has usefullness.He wasn’t so bad then.””Smirks Meranda. I was trained as psychiatrist once.’’Mrs Elizabeth Trainor commented’’ I know where to stop all the ugly, savage things we all keep buried, that none of us dare expose . And Little Mikie Malcontent exposes them all ‘General Trainor continued. Meranda shot back the Ephashean Does he and what you two. I’ve seen you at your best and worse behavior. “This not the point, Meranda.and even if it was...you.Trainor sharply added’’you three ladies need to read up military tactics I once,in the acedemy.Might i suggest General Rhandark Attumas Sarkhon’s Art of Wars or General Gharvin Sarkhons Tactic of Engagement in feild of Battle.’’ Miranda being holographic suddenly materialized a copy of those holobooks, upon her holographic grimeire. She read over them, rolled her eyes in disgust and then made go away. ‘’yuckies.’’ Miranda stated. ‘You can be serious, darling.Me and sister read those things. I leave to a military mind such yourself General.’’ ‘I can see why little monkey mike didn’t you. He had a kind of on the spot, mischieous since you seem to have.’’

’’: But I still don't like him. ‘’General Trainor shot back ‘He the living embodiment of toe fungus, snott and bad breath all rolled into one. He wasn’t that bad. Yes, he was...still is. Thats why even you Djinns had banned and exile from you numbers.  Does it actually make you angry, Miranda?  But, ahh.my deal Madame.’’ General Alexander Trainor smirkingly stated ‘’That’s the real trick. You know as they say. ‘Alls fair in love and war, or so some Atlantean poet once said. Do whatever you have to. Their just soldiers in a greater war. The prize isn’t Pangea, but ultimately this sphere-Terra-Prime. And once that done, greater thing beyond. We don’t want you cause to much damage, just enough to my superiors the Taurons, the Ephaisheans and those all those other ones, whose names I shant mention happy.


And as long, we don’t found out, those manipulate above nor the Lord of goodness won’t exactly who ordered the trouble to start. ‘Doctor Elizabeth Trainor added, flipping her oddly Veronica Lake do about. Lake was a 20th Century, Terran Film actress, mostly noted a oddly shaped blonde hairdo, that cover the one side of her. Mrs.Trainor looked as she was copying her style-maybe or someone similar existing with the ancient Atlantean Colonies of the Atlantean Homeworld in the Old Universe. ‘I once specialized phychology, as well medicine, plus one or two sciences. I know, how people will re-act and won’t re-act, if set up correctly.

‘’And that my little woman. Quaint isn’t she. Devishly quaint.’’ Trainor interrupted. Well, use these people, as long we can-just all countless others since I...and my dear here, changed side in the galactic Temporal Cold War.’’ Well, darling as you says alls fair in love and war.’’ Meranda gingled’’ I won’t fail you, nor superiors. “Yes, I suspect you won’t. I’m a temperate man,,, unless angered. Then I crush anyone in my way or who disappoints me, like an ant. Pray tell, that isn’t you and your two co whores. "Well, dears.With me and sister must be going. Ta ta darling."Meranda said dissolving into a small pixie light with two giggling sisters. Impudent holo witches. ‘General Alexander Trainor contemptuantly utters.’’ ‘’Now,darling. Mrs.Elizabeth Trainor smiley responded. Eric Darkwater woke sweatting. He silently stired,not exactly where he was,bad among the dreamworld or here among the huge,chamber.His mouth was dry.He drank whatever he half finished last before he fell asleep.

 The thing was grotesquely like a crooked gnarled man in shape, but its face was bestial. It bared yellow fangs as it lurched silently toward him, and from under penthouse brows small reddened eyes gleamed demoniacally. Yet there was something of the human in its countenance; it was neither ape nor man, but an unnatural creature horribly compounded of both.This was trut Ghonn Ghotha or least wise one of many direct descendence.
Now the foul apparition halted before him, and as the gnarled fingers clutched his throat, Captain Eric Darkwater was suddenly and fearfully aware that this was no dream but a fiendish reality. With a burst of desperate effort he broke the unseen chains that held him and hurled himself from the chair. The grasping fingers missed his throat, but quick as he was, he could not elude the swift lunge of those hairy arms, and the next moment he was tumbling about the floor in a death grip with the monster, whose sinews felt like pliant steel.

That fearful battle was fought in silence save for the hissing of hard-drawn breath. Captain Eric Darkwater's left forearm was thrust under the apish chin, holding back the grisly fangs from his throat, about which the monster's fingers had locked. Phafnire Khonn still slept in his chair, head fallen forward. Captain Eric Darkwater tried to call to him, but those throttling hands had shut off his voice--were fast choking out his life. The room swam in a red haze before his distended eyes. His right hand, clenched into an iron mallet, battered desperately at the fearful face bent toward his; the beast-like teeth shattered under his blows and blood splattered, but still the red eyes gloated and the taloned fingers sank deeper and deeper until a ringing in Captain Eric Darkwater's ears knelled his soul's departure. CHAPTER EIGHT Dark Beast Even as he sank into semi-unconsciousness, his falling hand struck something his numbed fighting-brain recognized as the dirk Phafnire Khonn had dropped on the floor. Blindly, with a dying gesture, Captain Eric Darkwater struck and felt the fingers loosen suddenly. Feeling the return of life and power, he heaved up and over, with his assailant beneath him.The Thuvian Ranger tried to grasp the Thuvian Bowie Knife strapped to side utility belt. Through red mists that slowly lightened, Captain Eric Darkwater Eric saw the ape-man, now encrimsoned, writhing beneath him, and he drove the survival knife home into creatures upper arms.He drove the weapon again and again into the beast hairy hide .Blood spurted out of the series of wounds and creature began to let go of the Thuvian.Darkwater fell back,still with the bloody knight still in his right hand.He was exausted and tried to prop himself up,upon his two forarms.He peered down watching the beast breathing slowly stop until the dumb horror lay still with wide staring eyes.He hated to kill the creature,but it was him or himself.And he'd always vote himself everytime.

 The Thuvian staggered to his feet, dizzy and panting, trembling in every limb. He drew in great gulps of air and his giddiness slowly cleared. Blood trickled plentifully from the wounds in his throat. He noted with amazement that the Vhaneirman still slumbered. And suddenly he began to feel again the tides of unnatural weariness and lassitude that had rendered him helpless before. Picking up his sword, he shook off the feeling with difficulty and stepped toward the curtain from behind which the ape-man had come. Like an invisible wave a subtle power emanating from those hangings struck him, and with weighted limbs he forced his way across the room. Now he stood before the curtain and felt the power of a terrific evil will beating upon his own, menacing his very soul, threatening to enslave him, brain and body. Twice he raised his hand and twice it dropped limply to his side. Now for the third time he made a mighty effort and tore the hangings bodily from the wall. For a flashing instant he caught a glimpse of a bizarre, half-naked figure in a mantle of parrot-feathers and a head-gear of waving plumes. Then as he felt the full hypnotic blast of those blazing eyes, he closed his own eyes and struck blind. He felt his sword sink deep; then he opened his eyes and gazed at the silent figure which lay at his feet, cleft head in a widening crimson pool.

And now Phafnire Khonn suddenly heaved erect, eyes flaring bewilderedly, sword out. "What--?" he stammered, glaring wildly. "Captain Eric Darkwater, what in Thor's name's happened? Thor's blood! That is a priest there, but what is this dead thing?" "One of the devils of this foul city," answered Captain Eric Darkwater, wrenching his sword free. "I think Gorthonn Kaluta and his Jinn cohorts has failed again. This one stood behind the hangings and bewitched us unawares. He put the spell of sleep on us--" "Aye, I slept," the Vhaneirman nodded dazedly. "But how came they here--" "There must be a secret door behind those hangings, though I can not find it--" "Hark!" From the room where the queen slept there came a vague scuffling sound, that in its very faintness seemed fraught with grisly potentialities. "Atlanta!" Captain Eric Darkwater shouted. A strange gurgle answered him. He thrust against the door. It was locked. As he heaved up his sword to hew it open, Phafnire Khonn brushed him aside and hurled his full weight against it. ‘’Where’s the girls? Somewhere in there.Something took them.’’

  The panels crashed and through their ruins  Phafnire Khonn  plunged into the room. A roar burst from his lips. Over the Vhaneirman's shoulder Captain Eric Darkwater saw a vision of delirium.He saw Atlanta O’rien,Brenda Thornsonn,being carried  by several catlike white apesh creatures.Behing them was the queen.
  Princess Tamearah  queen of Vhall Shakharr, writhed helpless in midair, gripped by the black shadow of a nightmare. Then as the great black shape turned cold flaming eyes on them Captain Eric Darkwater saw it was a living creature. It stood, man-like, upon two tree-like legs, but its outline and face were not of a man, beast or devil. This, Captain Eric Darkwater felt, was the horror that even Gorthonn Kaluta had hesitated to loose upon his foes; the arch-fiend that the demoniac priest had brought into life in his hidden caves of horror. What ghastly knowledge had been necessary, what hideous blending of human and bestial things with nameless shapes from outer voids of darkness?
   Held like a babe in arms Princess Tameara Kaluta writhed, eyes flaring with horror, and as the Thing took a misshapen hand from her white throat to defend itself, a scream of heart-shaking fright burst from her pale lips. Phafnire Khonn , first in the room, was ahead of the Thuvian.

The black shape loomed over the giant Vhaneirman, dwarfing and overshadowing him, but Phafnire Khonn , gripping the hilt with both hands, lunged upward. The great sword sank over half its length into the ivory body and came out crimson as the monster reeled back. A hellish pandemonium of sound burst forth, and the echoes of that hideous yell thundered through the palace and deafened the hearers. Captain Eric Darkwater was springing in, sword high, when the fiend dropped the girl and fled reeling across the room, vanishing in a dark opening that now gaped in the wall. Phafnire Khonn , clean berserk, plunged after it with Brenda Thornson lovely body,being carried into one of the darken corridors following after thim following the sounds of other creatures such as this,mixed the curse and screams of . Brenda Thornson and Atlanta O’Brien in the gairy arms of crule creatures,both pounding down upon the hides with brave fist. “Let me go,you beast’ Brenda Thornson screammed’’If I Could grasp my swords or gun.’’ We can’t.’’ Atlanta O’Brien’’These things have are waiste grasp too tight.’’

  Darkwater stood in horror as he saw his great Vanir comrade,valliantly rush headlong into great hallway beyond.Would he do ?Stay here with woman,who was now queen or follow after Phafnire.The choise seemed so simple,but

Captain Eric hanbegan to follow, but Princess Tameara Kaluta, reeling up, threw her white arms around him in a grip even he could hardly break. "No!" she screamed, eyes ablaze with terror. "Do not follow them into that fearful corridor! It lead into Hell itself! “”Then hell is where I will go.Why you appose me such ? The underworld of dark temporal wizards and evil men.Their you will only my husband and stupid brother,hiding among the Platedwellers and dark catacombs of the sphere. So,we find them,we kill them.’’Eric Darkwater cursed. “”No,I must be Queen,only while my husband will in exile.’’ So,who will know. I will.We will.It might ruin everything. What do you mean everything.’’

The Vhaneirman nor the others,will never return! Let you not share his fate!"
   Then with a surge of rage,Darkwater understood all.We were all pawns,the villians too-all,in some wicked game of this witch.She was kidnapped,but willing fled from the Islands of Subatall.She played her here and married the prince of this realm.

"Loose me, woman!" roared Captain Eric Darkwater in a frenzy, striving to disengage himself without hurting her. "My comrades may be fighting for his life!" "Wait till I summon the guard!" she cried, but Captain Eric Darkwater flung her from him, and as he sprang through the secret doorway,Princess Tameara Kaluta smote on the jade gong until the palace re-echoed. A loud pounding began in the corridor and Zomar's voice shouted: "Oh, queen, are you in peril? Shall we burst the door?" "Hasten!" she screamed, as she rushed to the outer door and flung it open. Attilanta.With me.’’Eric Darkwater shoutted and urged his beautiful,cole black haired companion to follow after him. Several guards.some of Vhall Shakharr origin,mixed refurbished Imperial Delkhonean Knights rushed into the chamber. No,forget them.’’Princess Tameara Kaluta ordered ‘’My queen,some of long range scouts have reported signs of Subatallan forces moving this way.Several aircraft carried ,with battle groups.And several air ships hovering above.’’ What I just win this kingdon back my fool husband and his dumassed brother.Now,my idiot people come to take back a nation I aborred.Quickly,to the Imperial Palace Command Center.’General Khelleck Kuan’’’We have other matters to attend too.Let the beast down take of those four,’’ ‘’Yes,my queen ‘’General Khelleck Kuan’’

  Captain Eric Darkwater, leaping recklessly into the corridor, raced along in darkness for a few moments, hearing ahead of him the agonized bellowing of the wounded monster and the deep fierce shouts of the Vhanirman. Then these noises faded away in the distance as he came into the narrow passageway faintly lighted with torches stuck into niches. Face down on the floor lay a brown man, clad in gray feathers, his skull crushed like an eggshell.
   How long Captain Eric Darkwater and Attilanta O’Brien followed the dizzy windings of the shadowy corridor he never knew. Both were,only aided by the night vison ascept of their macroscopic visors and tactical lences.Other smaller passages led off to each side,urged by data ports,imaging two red moving blips ahead but he kept to the main corridor. At last he passed under an arched doorway and came out into a strange vasty room.He hesitated using his pistols,for fear of hitting the two women.
  Captain Eric Darkwater came toward a huge chamber,where Phafnire Khonn was sword fighting two of the great Capronean beast.The girls  Attilanta O’Brien and Brenda Thornson were still struggling to free themselves from the beast.The crule creatures grawled and hallowed violently.The Thuvian joined the great scarried let haired giant.Both began to thrust swords into the savage arms of the two beast.
   Somehow,this distructed the creature.Brenda Thornson managed to grasp stun baton,strapped her left ankle and she quickly ignite it.With quick thrust,the woman pounded it down upon the Capronean beast skull.The creature,jerked upward and his great,hairy arms grasps head.Brenda Thornson tumbled onto the chamber floor,spawling near Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn.The girl quickly turned and used her stun baton against the other creature,bouncing it across the things skull like she did the first one.

“Ok,folks.’’Eric Darkwater ordered’’We can dispatch these two perminately.’’ Darkwater,sheathed his sword and with drew his twine pistols,with broad smile. Phafnire Khonn,Brenda Thornson and Atlanta O’Brien followed with own hand weapons. Somber massive columns upheld a shadowy ceiling so high it seemed like a brooding cloud arched against a midnight sky. Captain Eric Darkwater and companions saw that they was in a temple. Behind a black red-stained stone altar loomed a mighty form, sinister and abhorrent.

CHAPTER NINE The Storm Machine and Gods of Vhall Shakharr

  Behind the figure,moved a vast column,tristing and turning.It moved uncannyly,as turning into the neither depths of Terra-Prime and into the upmountains of the Island.Darkwater had something like in New Genisis Bunker in Lankmear City.His parents took him one of the tours into the musceum portion of the great underground structure,located in the upper Star Citadel levels above main bunker.In the the Seventeen Wonders of the Pangean Ancient World,there was something like it ages ago.It was the Weather Tower of the Mysty Ilse.
   A weather control device,using the articial geothermal vents of the Great Sphere and sellected warm and cold air currents to alter local weather patterns.The ancient Pangeans used such devices to control certain weather conditions of this articial world.They were something that Avalon -a colony of the original Atlantean Homeworld created in conjunction with Avatarrins-another Atlantean colony.The mystery of those freakish storms was solved.Prince Skarr Kaluta and brother Gorthonn Kaluta were altering the weather about the island to suite their needs.He wondered how much time,they until,this great machine,either broke down and rebelled against them or someone through a monkey wench into whole thing.
  The great weather columb became to churn slowly.as cylinder moved about each other.Kah Choom! .Kah Choom! .Kah Choom! It’s great pistols and cillidars,pumped steadily slowlyr,as went about it’s bissness.And with a loud thump,somewhere within the Avalon/Avatar Machine !Suddenly somewhere within either,The great pillar,somewhere above or below it or somewhere else within the subterrain chamber the echoing sound other machines moved about.Ka Thump!Ka Thump!Ka Thump!Pull Whack!Ka Thump!Ka Thump!Ka Thump!Pull Whack! 
  They went on with a rythim caddence of many similar devices.Darkwater was strainning his trying to see up into the further regions of the machine.It seem to stretch into the Great Chambers vast ceilling and into a huge hole,that the Thuvian Ranger could only think was some sort of artificial volcano-perhaps the great valcano,that forever smoking in the distant horizon of Vhall Shakharr.Dangerous forces,these people were playing with.Using the network of underworld reactor cores,located under every city,to control weather.Mostly,the artificial intelligence of a New Genesis Bunker might control such a weather machine,but what about here?How were they keeping a secret and off the main network grid of AI,found just anywhere on the Sphere?
  Then Darkwater saw it,as steam cleared away from the bottem of the columb.Something huge and strange was beginning appear at the foot of the device.Something weird and omnimous,the Thuvian Warrior hoped he’d never to see in person.Two idols stood,holding jade swords.The idols were carried ved from jade,as the central figure,between,whom Eric Darkwater could not see wholely,due great pillars of steam rising from the central columb
   Eric Darkwaker waited until several worker left the area.They were checking over several mechanisms that must controlled the great vents above and below.

He tried to remember,what learned when was ten years old,in the musceum,back home.Between the two Great Idols and infront of the huge churning,steam filled columb,also appeared something else.Something,weird and unholy,that froze Darkwater veins.He had never seen the like but heard of it’s use.Found darkenned Temples of certain,weird Platedweller,used and worshipped things,as one a holo El or spirit.Before him,was five,transpisteel domes,set atop silvery pedistals.Tubes seem to be hooked to each one and to another,as sort juryrigged mechasm.Each dome contained a huge,blue and pink,oversized brain.The brains,the Ranger could be human.No aminal brain could get that large,but did hear a strange telepathic race known as the Kelloreans,could breed mutated Rhandarean brains-to act as kind of ghestalt artificial intelligence,to help run machines,control their cities and star ship autonominus function,leaving their master other,more ceribral tasks. Nhellvhanna Crystals,an ancient type of Seraphean holo crystal,used to record events and play them by the mysterious Galaxeans,flicked holograph before,each monsterous brain. The Thuvian Ranger thought.This was the so called God ,that was spoken of.It must ran the city above,as many AI did other cities of Terra-Prime.

"Ok,boys what in Thrull Khonn's name is this monstrosity ?" Atanta O'Brien asked.
"This. ?What ever this is ?" Brenda Thornsonn wondered

‘’This is the true current God of the Vhall Shakharr ...Ghorr Ghothrah ! Surely it must be ‘’ Darkwater shoutted..’’These fool worship these things.’’

" They got to be kidding ! "Brenda Thornsonn shot back with contempt." This some Frankenstein Rube Goldberg monstrosity.! "

“We are all mind.’’The thing spoke.’’We are Ghorr Ghorrath-the Ghestant Mind,I am known as Kalukha Khalu the First One.I Speak for the All’’ ‘’And I am Ghoosh Larue Khalu,the Second One..’’said scarried let jelly brain,the First Ones right.’’I control the lower system of the great city above.’’ ‘’And I am Gharnesh Khalu,’’Said the scarried let brain opposite to Ghoosh Larue Khalu,the Second One.I control all higher systems of the Great City above,’’ ‘’And I am Ghanesh Khalu,’’said the blue brain below Ghoosh Larue Khalu’’and sh Khalu’’said the blue brain below Gharnesh Khalu,’ ‘’By Braghali!’’ grumbled Phafnire Khonn’’What in heavon or hell are these things?’’ ‘’Brains,my friend.’’Darkwater responded ‘’Artificial Brains used run this city above and island surrounding it.’’

-‘’Kalukha the First One.and the other ’were indeed an enlarged, disembodied mutant brains ‘’ Eric Darkwater said ‘’I once heard years ago,during his early teens. As telepathic creature, Kalukha the First One functioned in tandem with four other similar entities, all of whom were networked into a central device, which comprised the Gestalt Mind).

  Although Kalukha the First One coordinated with the other four brains within its network, it was clearly the dominating intelligence of the composite entity, governing all decisions.’’Darkwater stated,pointing to other minds.

I believe my comlink,might have a database on the subject,from the archives of the New Genesis Bunker.’’Darkwater states,as he pressed a few controls on the silver,cynider hanging from his Thuvian Ranger Utility Belt.’’ Ghorr Ghothrah.tell me what is know about such mechanism,please.?’’ As a disembodied brain”an atonal electronic voice spoke from device mini archives Seraphean Crystal.’’are a sexually ambiguous creature. It was unknown whether its personality was remotely humanoid and biological make-up are intended to neither represent a man or a woman.It was assumed,being nothing more than overated brain in box-several brains,infact,neither had the emotional development of a humanoid being,nor the understanding” “”Kalukha the First One and oversized Rhandarian brain like it,functioned as a control system for a society of subterrainian Kellonean upon the homeworld The Kelloreans were primarily the humanoid beings, of high intelligence and mind abilities but physically they functioned independently of the Gestalt Commander. . It was the belief of the Supreme Gestalt Commander that by denying life to others, they were actually protecting them from the physical torments of existence 'Kalukha the First One' was a variation of '). Kalukha the First One. and the rest of his collective were part of a vast electronic network located miles below the many unknown regionof Terra-Prime commonly referred to as Platedwellers,as I have encountered before upon my Thuvian Ranger duties as a tunnel stalker or rather a Ranger,who pilots a subshuttle among the infinate subterrain passages of Terra-Prime.I began to track anything or anyone,off the grid of the main cybernetic grid of the Great Sphere and found these Rhandar brains often at the heart of such activety.They existed off the grid of the normal artificial intelligence or World Mind,found with many New Genesis Bunkers and said to hard to detect because sheilding against outside survailance. The Rogue Platedwellers were a society descended from (presumably) humanoid mutations. They were led by the cybernetic entity known as the Supreme Gestalt Commander (or Gestalt Mind), a network of five giant brains suspended in glass chambers,

‘’An entry from the Journeys of Captain Toreus Starkiller.’’  

Eric Darkwater stared at five monsterious brains.half not believing the horrible construction before him.’’It seems we are not the first stumble upon this thing.Anthing else?’’ “”Kalukha the First One ‘’the voice spoke again ‘’and oversized Rhandarian brain like it,functioned as a control system for a society of subterrainian Kellonean upon the homeworld .’’The Thuvian commented ‘’The Kelloreans were primarily the humanoid beings, of high intelligence and mind abilities but physically they functioned independently of the Gestalt Commander.’’ ‘’Intelligent being such allowing,evil jelly brains to run thing’Phatnire Khonn curse. The Khellorean beliefs that by denying themselves of physical labor.’’the electronic voice continued ‘’ The Khelloreans were actually protecting themselves from the existence of controlling macines and mundain aspect of their civilization.'. Kalukha the First One. and the rest of his collective were part of a vast electronic network located miles below the many unknown region of many Khellorean Cities upon their homeworld and other colonies of that world. Here upon the underworld of Terra-Prime commonly referred to as Platedwellers,must found away to these these artificial brain in the same manor. They existed off the grid of the normal artificial intelligence or World Mind,found with many New Genesis Bunkers and said to hard to detect because sheilding against outside survailance. ‘’The Khellorean were a society descended from (presumably) humanoid mutations of Rhandairean origin were led by the cybernetic entity , a network of five giant brains suspended in glass chambers, ‘’Eric Darkwater said ‘’Beautifal aren’t they .A figure stepped behind the dark idol,holding a walking kane.. General Alexander TrainorEric Darkwater said.Or should be General Traider. Ha.Thats that a matter of opinion.Trainor responded.My former employers,the Atlanteans sent on many heroic war champeigns.The last invading Ephashian Space-those dark brother to the Sidaireans. The Ephashian military commander leaned on his cane and said I was captured for efforts,as was my dear wife.We lasted on and on.And all that many months,what the Atlanteans do ?Engage in a rescue mission ?No!So after our conversion,with two Jinn,myself and wife Elizabeth used our new found powers to turn the tables on our captors.Later on,we managed to convinced that both of would join their forces,if nothing else by to get revenge upon our former Atlanteans and their allies. So now,you appose everything that the Atlanteans and the like are for. And why not?Trainor spoke.It was the Djinn,who whispered to us,that it was infact,really the Atlanteans,who created the Titan Wars,by their actions and stupid politics. And add to all the same things,you say you fight against.Darkwater commented I won't banter politics with you.Trainor shot back.These devices work.They provide a network about Vhall Shakharr,but also maintain this great weather control device,you see here.’’ ‘’And they also exsert a telepathic influence those living in the city above,captain.’’Elizabeth Trainor said,now Eric Darkwater left.’’Aswell,as mask anyone or anything trying to sence their presence here underneath the city and connected islands.’’ ‘’We’ve tapped them into the Khellorean Siren plants and Watchers scattered everywhere above.’’’said General Trainor’’A unique control and survailance system,link into these Khellorean brains.Quite undetectable,being both alien plants seem to flurish just about everywhere upon the great sphere.’’ They are tied in to the Vhall Shakharr Tracking Sites,that surround this mountain above.’’Elibeth Trainor said,now joining her husband.’’They see all,that the Vhall Skakharr can’t or won’t see.’’ “’Everyone knows,Tracking Sites or Tracking Stations,for centuries have used to monitor the path of star ships,in deep space.And here upon Terra-Prime have used to help the Sidaireans construct this dysonsphere world.’’Eric Darkwater responded ‘’They also have used to track the movement of airships,much like larger Air Traffic Control Towers do in larger spaceports. And if this plan ultimately fails,what will you two do?The Thuvian Ranger asked Oh,if in any event,however unlikely our well layed plans fall through,we have our escape route already prepared.General Trainor smirked,This underground,is scattered with a network of jump points-easy to get too.The gates leed to our personal Ephaphean star palace .the Hmss Defenders Might and onto a cloaked Ephaphean Worldship located somewhere near by. We have everything worked,don't darling.Elizabeth Trainor' said As always,my dear.As always.Trainor commented himself and his wife. General Trainor,standing,leening upon his Galaxian style cane.He looked about the Ghorr Ghothrah alter.It obscene network of cables,leading the danging computer terminal.a Magnus 300 Artificial Intelligence,hooked into the Khellorean Gestalt Domed Brains.Above was the grim,black alter of a hideous monstrocity-an octopus headed creature,in what looked either battle armor or some sort of space suite or both.The figure,unlike the two next to it,was holding a long pike like staff. These Vhall-Shakharr are a silly lot.Easilly influenced.General Trainor commented Some past ruler or praist had these Khathulean Slavers carried ved into three titan statues.Obviously,these creatures had visitted Terra-Prime.It might been they who brought the Khellorean Brains to the cities underground.It would explain some weird lore,found about the sphere. Bravo.Darkwater responded ‘’Bravo,indeed,my good man.’’the general uttered.’’The plan was mine,well with some phychological impute by my dear wife.Simply put,the Island Group of Vhall Shakharr has been for some time a very poor nation.Labor troubles.A bad merchant trade with local nations.And so on and so for the.But we came here and fix things up.We helped the Royal Family make the shuttle trains and air craft run ontime.

‘’Really,Once again bravo’’Darkwater responded again’’what else your glorious planning do …for these people.?’’

‘’Piracy’’ Darkwater repeted ‘’Yes,Piracy.The rulers of Vhall Shakhar were despirate.Their black market trade with the Gorthan Pirates and their Zhatikhonn Adents,was gawlging the treasury vaults.So I convince them to go into business of piracy for themselves.

   But their was one small problem.The air fleet of Vhall Shakharr,had few air travelers.They had little respourses to build a larger fleet of air ships.So I said to them.’’Why not just steal them?The Subatall Fleet has grown  since Admirel Carson Jones built up their air forces.I told them,that I could transform,for some fee,ofcourse,this weather mechine.Inside,this Mountain of Pallai Pallai,was impregnable.It would allot of firepower cut into the Atlantium shielding…that is,if the enemy forces can get past the weather shield around the island.
    You see,this mechine,creates ,like a common hurricane a storm around the island,but leaves a calm eye within the center.And every time,one of the enemy air ships approach,the pirate air travelers of Vhall Shakhar moves out into the storm area and takes the ship,crew and all.The crew,prisoners of war,maybe kept as hostages to be ransomed to whatever nation,that originally came from.The whole operation boosted the islands economy.

‘’And what if,one of the Vhall Shakharr airships manages to get captured or shot down?Would that put a little kimp in your plan?’’the Thuvian asked ‘’We rangers might just find out and put a stop to your whole operation. ‘’Impossible.We change the pirate ship tail insignia,into one our neighbor pirate fleet-say Tardos Sojats Red Lemurean Reavers or the Gorthan Pirates of the Black Ilses of Khordos.The Lemurian Isles "are clearly Eric Darkwater of the Central Pangean continent-the Great Crescent Lands-far,but not so far,for them to make raids of South Sea shipping lanes." The Khordos islands are a chain of large islands southeast of The Subatall-not too far from here.Two perfect patsies.And we might just some rogue elements,say the Kalladon pirates or the TyRhainean pirates.Maybe the Darkhonean pirates.

Everyone,but the Vhall Shakharr,with confusion,nobody knows who to blaim .’’Elizabeth Trainor added.’’Near by nations,will often blaim whomever they do not like.Especially,if their military intelligence backs that evidence.We spent allot time frowing allot of counter intelligence about other operatives.’’ ‘’You mean Miranda and other lady Djinns-Sabrina and Satrina. ‘’One flaw in your glorious plan.’’Darkwater shot at the general’’The Subatall spies here suspected everything centers here.’’ ‘’Well,a little problem..soon to reconted with’’Trainor returned ‘’Really.’’Darkwater responded. Atlanta O'Brien and Brenda Thornsonn not being noticed,standing to the right of The Gestalt Brains,both aimed their Paxton Ripper Blasters and fired.The twin weopons spoke twice and let loose small EMPP balls towards General Trainor.The Electromagnetic Pulse Plasma Ball hit the back of his ebony cape and instantly a Cold Plasma Deflection Shield engaged and bleed off the energy blast.

The Ephaishian lurched slightly as he took much of the blast,not deflected by the shielding.He turned and cluelessly smiled.He raised his hand and pointed towards the two females.
"Ah,the two lovelies !" Trainor smiled . "I almost forgot them,my deal.But no longer."

With that the Ephashian Commander,twisted his left arm and from white,guanletted hands fives glowing circles formed about the knuckle area.Suddenly,five arches of electricity shot out toward Brenda Thornsonn and Atlanta O'Brien.One bolts hit the female Thuvian Rangers knocking backwards.


’You should congradulate my genius,for planning all this”joyfully said General Trainor’ “”Should I ?’’Eric Darkwater respomnded ‘’Any meglomaniac,with delusions of Elhood,could do just as good-if not better .’ ‘’I insist.’’General Alexander Trainor urdged. ‘’Really.’’ ’Eric Darkwater shot back‘’Why?’’ ‘’Because I’m a superior military tactician,and…’’ ’General Alexander Trainor smerked’’and you a silly thug paid by superiors,beneath my comtempt.’’ ‘’Your nothing but a big bully.Like guy Harold Yeager,back grade school..this was before my father stationed briefly around the South Seas’’ Darkwater continued ‘’Went around threatening everyone until me and the O’Brein brothers got tired his stupid of stupid.Followed him home and threaten to beat the ever shit out him.He cried a big pussy,on mommies doorstep.’’ ‘’Ta ta,what fascinating story.’’ Trainor laughed’’Unfortunately,you don’t know who your are dealing.’’ ‘’You,dirtweed.’’ Darkwater shot back’’don’t know your dealing with.’’ ‘’Really’’ ’General Alexander Trainor said angerilly.’’And why exactly is that,pry tell,sir?’’ ‘’Oh,I fight dirty.’’ Darkwater responded ‘’So do I, sir’’’General Trainor remarked> ‘’Then you also your just goosestepping,manipulating turd,like allot other assholes before and after you.’’ Darkwater shot back.


   General Alexander Trainors face simily went angery. Eric Darkwaters plan to adgitate the good generals last nerve-a stratigy,the Thuvian Warrior often would do to tantilise derving,uptight assholes.The Ephashian raised his left ivory gloved hand.The gauntlet was not an audnary glove,but one of those cosmic powered gaunlets,whose history could be traced back into the time just before Count Harlan Sarkhon and was based loosely on Galaxean technology of a similar type.The five silvery knuckle pads began to give off a sparkling glove,like Andronikhan fireflies buzzing on a summers trilight.

With that the Ephashian Commander,twisted his left arm and from white,guanletted hands fives glowing circles formed about the knuckle area.Suddenly,five arches of electricity shot out toward Eric Darkwater.The bolts hit the Thuvian Ranger,pushed him backward,but the plasma shield erected itself in from of Darkwater.The Thuvian Ranger regained himself,but very unsteadily. ‘’Good shot,Trainor.’’Captain Eric Darkwater spoke’’but us Rangers are made of studier stuff.’’ ‘’Not fair,my dear’’Trainor jollefully spoke’’Their armored.I expected as much,but had to see for myself.’’ ‘’You don’t us non paranormals haven’t armed ourselves against those like yourselves’’ Eric Darkwater commented ‘’I expected such.’’The Ephashian General spoke.’’but one must try what one must try.Besides,my experience is your cold plasma deflector shielding has limitation,well my dear sir is far more infinite in its compacity.’’

  Trainor fundled a golden medallion,that appeared to resembled the Time-Sorcerers Startarin Power Amulet.Those were ancient devices,first conceived by the Galaxeans-a strange species of light blue colored beings of great power and ability,who encounted  the Atlanteans.Professor Bernard Sarkhon had adapted the Galaxean technology,at first with near disasterious consecquences accindely creating huge monolithic Startarin crystals.Later on,the technology was finally taimed and used as small,zero point energy batteries to used by Alpha Omega Warrior trainees working Project Space Sorcerer.Intime,that operation grew into Project Time Sorcerer,once Count Harlan Sarkhon had perfected time-space drive technology.The concept spread to other elder races and one of them were the Ephashians.

‘’I ,myself and my dear wife,’’General Alexander Trainor gleefully commented ‘’once we gained these paranormal abilities,became trained Ephashian Military and the use of Ephashian Time Wizard technology.In time,it made us both powerful opponents.’’

  By then Elizabeth Trainor had joined the General’s side.Darkwater watched both with interest.He knew these two former Atlantean military officers,turned Ephashian agents were powerful.They both had gained much of the same abilities of members of the Legion of Time-Sorcrers,were not as skilled with those abilities.Nor did they strenth to weild these powers for long.

‘’Well,General’’she spoke.’’If we conbine our forces.’’ ‘’Little Man.’’Phafnire Khonn ‘’And so will we.’’

  The Vhanireman stepped infront of Eric Darkwater.He activated his shield and braced himself for the twine electromagnetic bolts from two Ephashian warriors.Two electric bolts flashed the couples hands and snaked out toward the Vhanire.The bolts hit,as Phafnire Khonn took the two electric coils,thats bounced off and around his plasma shield.The scarlet haired giants mighty muscles and ceramic enhanced skeleton structure helped maintain a better footing than his estewhile partner.Behind,Captain Eric Darkwater took,the rest of the electrical bolt,as the twine electric snakes coiled about his deflection shields.The arches curled about his deflector shield and that of Phafnire Khonns own shield .
   Darkwater shook,as the electric bolts whithered around him ,around the plasma shield and bounced over toward the deflector shield about the Ghorr Ghothrah.He saw the five,artificial brains,beneath the protective globes,filled a green.protective liguide.And it,by Thrull Khonn,got an idea.He thought,between himself and Phafnire Khonn,both grounded from the effects of the electric bolts.Too,the Great Ghestalt Minds,too were grounded beneath their protective blister.,But the Khellorean Construct were not.Their transparisteel blisters were filled some sort of liquide-a watery substaince,that might be carried try to protect the artifial brains from an current.The  Khellorean Artificial brains,were powered by electric current themselves,but the green Mystrann based fluide insloted them from outside electric currents,that interrupt and corrupt their function.He knew what to do and do it quickly,before either the plasma shields failed or the Trainors ran out of energy.

‘’Phaf-hold on.’’Darkwater shouted above the noised of the electric bolts curling around them.’’By Thrull Khonn’s wisdom,I just got an idea.’’

   With much effort and pain,the Thuvian Ranger raised his sword.Some of the electic bolts,also bounce around the plasma shielding,that was erected around Ghorr Ghothrah,that automatically snapped to protect also.Electric light bounced off the darken shadows of vast chamber.Darkwater could see,despite attempting to increase their bolts power,General Trainor and his wife was weakenning.Now,was the time...now or never.Move it,now Eric Darkwater,the Ranger thought before it’s too late.With that the Thuvian Ranger jammed his sword,thusting it through the Gesalt Commanders shield-through Kalukha Khalu the First One’s dome... .Electric bolts followed toward it,as the transparent sphere,shattered -spilling out the earie,green fluide.

KABOOM!

    Suddenly,their was a huge flash and an explosion arounding the Ghorr Ghothrah srine.Eric Darkwater,Phafnire Khonn,General Trainor and wife were all thrown backward.The Thuvian Ranger and companion fell backward toward the left and the Ephaishian couple to the left.Dark smoke swirled around Ghorr Ghothrah.Sparks and flames flickered around the edge of the sight.Smoke curled upward toward the ceilling.The great weather columb became to churn swifter.Faster..Kah Choom! .Kah Choom! .Kah Choom! It’s great pistols and cillidars,pumped faster,as went out of control.And with a loud thump,it began to lurched.Chang !Suddenly ,The great pillar,was curled with the remainning bolts of electricity,that danced about the long object,like glowing snakes,being attacked by firefies.Bizzippp!Blizzipp!Zipp!Zipp!.Bizzippp!Blizzipp!Zipp!Zipp!It went on and on.like that forever and with sudden stop everything went quiet.The electrical bolt stopped slithering over the Great Machines surface.Dead silence filled the great chamber,as engine of weather control died.It suddenly stopped aand dozen holo monitors,showing raging storm clouds began to  bissapate.

CHAPTER ELEVEN :The Underground.

  Eric Darkwater stirred.He was sure how he slept.Minutes or hours,he wasn’t sure.He slowly moved and tried to stand up two weak legs.He crawled on hands and knees at first,then spotted the Vhanireman.Crawling,the Thuvian made his way toward the huge,scarried let haired warrior.He shooked him.Darkwater wears a Thuvian Rangers uniform made of 9-ply Atlantium Kevlar (able to withstand ballistic impact up to .45 caliber bullets and) and a Beta cloth Thuvian Rangers Utility Combat Vest (type C).The Thuvian Rangers uniform and Vest is a fire-resistant material, which has a kindling temperature of 1,700 °F (930 °C).It was enough to protect him from the heavy blast.The Replicator Box,held within the upper right arm band,began to light up as it was already regenerating any damage to the uniforms structure and systems.The box related three small "Pings " to show it was functioning perfect.Darkwater thought,good old Atlantean magic technology.Works everytime.
Darkwater check ed his Biorecorder,found wity his Upper Lift arms Ranger s uniform pocket.He withdrew it and klick it on.The tiny,little silver capsule read Medical Read Out,within safety limitations.The Thuvian thought,I am not dead yet,Thank Hotath Khonn.He then moved over to the big Vanirman and checked his biorecorder.Everything was ok.The big Oaf is not dead yet,neither.

“’Hey,Phaf.’’Darkwater lightly spoke.’’Wake up.’’ ‘’What ?’’Phafnire Khonn grogilly mumaured ‘’Oh,Little Man..’’ ‘’Back among the living,my friend.’’ ‘’Yes,I hope you meant to do that.’’otherwise,it was one hell of a lucky accident,by Thor.’’ “’I did.Or atleast.hoped the dammed action might work..’’Eric Darkwater said,as he regainned himself upon his feet.The Thuvian helped Khonn also upon his feet.’’I knew,if anything a power overload into those curse Rhandar brains might go off,if I ground my sword into their deflector shield.’’ ‘’Good for us.’’’Phafnire Khonn spoke ,moving about the chamber .He pointed toward Ghorr Ghothrah’’bad for them.’’

 Ghorr Ghothrah was a shatted mess of broken domes.The Rhandarian Brains,each resting within the green fluid,that once held the Khellorian Gesalt minds in each globes.Each mind,was burned and blackenned,only showing small portions of the colors,that they once had.Shards of Nhellvhanna Crystals,flashing on and off,whose projected holo images of past events,now broken,casting nothing but luminess phatoms of holo spectors no more.
  Captain Darkwater,moved over toward comlink console and flipped a few switches.The ranger saticified and picked an old style Terran hand held mitch,attatched on a curles cord.Overviously,the people of Vhall Shakharr had to make do,with whatever barrowed or stolen equiptment they could get their hands upon.Either Gorthan Space Pirates or Zhatikhon –sometimes working together Sold them ex amounts of off world surplus junk technology,from everywhere and bewhere beyond the time vortexes,scattered about the Great Sphere.


  But Captain Eric Darkwater spared only a single glance for the colossal figure that brooded there in the shadows behind himself and the others. Before him was a strange tableau. A huge Capronean Gorilla,as can found all over the sphere,imported from the original Capronean homeworld and then the nearby world plate,here on Terra-Prime. 

More than that fools.’’A voice spoke out into the darkness!’’ “ Skarr Kaluta’’Eric Darkwater spoutted ‘’The same.’’the prince came out of the darkness before them,holding his royal spear.’’And I plan to end you all,as you ended my rule.My plans’’ Phafnire Khonn with drew his great sword and gazed at the darken shapes which his freinds his feet."This Skarr Kaluta is without armor," rumbled the Vhaneirman. "Let me likewise doff my mail and helmet so that we fight on equal terms--" "No!" cried Atlanta. "Your armor is your only chance! Darkwater can take the prince.Only you with superior armor,can take on the Capropean apes.’’ "Well, well," grumbled Phafnire Khonn , "I will take the rear guard. Go,pal.You big ape.’’Eric Darkwater shoutted back.’’One Vhanirman ape can take on any pack of the them.

  The huge Vhaneirman,ignorring the term ape turned and strode ponderously toward his near catlike apish foe, who warily crouched and circled away.  Phafnire Khonn  held his great sword in both hands before him, pointed upward, the hilt somewhat below the level of his chin, in position to strike a blow to right or left, or to parry a sudden attack.The Great Capronean Ape lunged at Khonn,who met his match.

“”Come on you,misbegotten spawn of another world.’’Phafnire Khonn cursed.’’The day a son of the Vlanaheim can’t take a bolderheaded monster such as you,is the day we lay down our great swords.’’ ‘’Your back is blocked.’’Skarr Kaluta grinned.’’Your front by myself.’’

   Captain Eric Darkwater withdrew his sword and stepped forward. Skarr Kaluta suddenly became afraid,but blocked into the darken stairwell below,felt he must slay his man before him or die.Somewhere behind in the darkness, Skarr Kaluta could hear the voice of three Jinn urging him on.’’Would you let this outlander-this barbarian,make fool of you!It was he among the rest,who took your thronge from you.Kill him.idiot!Kill him now! He head somewhere beyond the head buzzing and sivere ringing.
  Skarr Kaluta stepped forward,being urged on my the Jinn’s false courage pumped into the dark prince,as a man drunk on Tauron Brandie.Skarr,infact now was a mad man.For Miranda and her Jinns,just as  Princess Tamearah ’.kill this man.Kill him now.’
  Skarr Kaluta had flung away his light shield, his fighting-sense telling him that it would be useless before the stroke of that heavy blade. In his right
  And now it was  Eric Darkwater  who rushed with unexpected quickness, like a charging bull, and before that terrible onslaught Skarr Kaluta, bewildered by the breaking of his great royal spear, was caught off his guard--flat-footed. He caught a fleeting glimpse of the giant looming over him like an overwhelming wave and he sprang in, instead of out, stabbing ferociously. That mistake was his last. The thrusting spear glanced harmlessly from the Thuvian's plasma shield,sparks sphrang from the impact area of the glowing circular and in that instant the great sword sang down in a stroke the king could not evade. The force of that stroke of the Thuvian Rangers sword sliced into the princes flesh,like a knife into butter.A red splurt gushered out of the wound.

‘’Help me brother.’’Prince Skarr Kaluta despirately screamed as drew himself off the broad sword.’’Help me Gorthonn Kaluta.’’

  Prince Skarr Kaluta,stepping back a few steps, weirdly attempted grasp at anything to keep from falling back into the ebon stairway,waggled his wildly as hoping beyond hope to keep erect by flapping his arms,like a human bird,which he looked like with the princely feathers adorning his arms and collar.Darkwater smiled and reached out to steady his foe,by grasping the prince’s jewelled neckless.

‘’Well,Skarr.’’Darkwater spurred him’’Trying to fly away like a bird before the last call.

  Darkwater could see everything,being blocked mostly by the two women.He saw Captain Eric Darkwater reaching toward Skarr Kaluta,who was waving silly his arms like a bird,attempting to fly.The Vhall Shakharrean prince fell backwards and into the stairwell below.The Vhanirman made his way toward the Thuvian Ranger,putting something into his left breast pocket,pushing his passed the two women.Phafnire Khonn  looked down.A dozen feet away fell Skarr Kaluta, king of Vhall Shakharr, to lie shattered and dead in a ghastly welter of blood and entrails. The women gaped, struck silent by the prowess of that deed.

‘’So thats,that Little Man’’Phafnire Khonn ’’Good ridence then.’’

 Whatever foul magic had brought the Black Thing into life, it had taken but a thrust of English steel to hurl it back into a limbo from whence it came. The monsters stold behind the three female Jinns,as evil thralls in their control.by way of Acherhonean Slave collars.The kind used to control violent animals and unrully prisoners across the cosmos.Before the dark Miranda and her Jinn asistant was -a gaunt white-bearded man whose eyes were starkly coldly blue.[?3

"Gorthonn Kaluta!" ejaculated the startled Thuvian.Behind the evil Vhall Shakeir wizard stold the trhee Female Jinn.They standing motionless-awaitting Gorthonn Kaluta's final success or failure. So Gorthonn KalutaThe First One Meranda smirkedWhat shall you do this time,Darling? Miranda snapped her fingers and called up holo images of the same Imperial Delkhonean Armored Warriors as before,behind her and her companions.The armored warriors,began unaccustumly began to breath flame out of the nostrels. Call up more silly armored robots to fight these men and fail? Miranda chidedThe two behind her gave out wails upon Banshee Wails of in sulting gigling.The Jinn snapped her fingers and warrior robots dissappeared again.No,sorry.un ah.That never works.

 Gorthonn Kaluta was becoming annoyed.Being a peabrain,with a massive ego,he hated being mocked.He was much like the Jinn behind him.He was not going to be mocked and defeatted-not by these two and their silly women.

Yeah,Gorthonn.Call up more robots to fight your battles.Eric Darkwater challenged him.Maybe you call up Stumbo the Giant or Boomboom the Clown to help you.

  Stumbo the Giant was a silly comic,about a stupid giant befreinding town of people by Harvey comics Boomboom the Clown was a bit weirder.He was child carried toon show.An anarchist -a busty female clown who each went around blowing up stuff,to piss off the local cops.Darkwater didn't reallt carried e the show until the shows producers Mammoth Studios felt the show might do better as a life action series,featuring some playmate Julie Small,in the title and only for the extreme size of her rack.The three female Jinn staired Darkwater,not truly comprehending his comments and being a bit annoy someone dare join in insulting Gorthonn Kaluta.Jinn could be insecure and not enjoy having someone,especially this lower creature best them.

Aye,moron Thuvian."Gorthonn Kaluta grinned But your Subatall friends will save you.

"Aye, the priest--I was close behind this troll or whatever it is, all the way along the corridor, but for all its size it fled like a deer.

  Gorthonn Kaluta tried use his cosmic lance as weapon,weaving it in and out between jabs of Captain Darkwater's sword.Failling to connect anything,let alone his opponents weapon.Gorthonn Kaluta,was not a very good warrior and being an object coward,he prefered as a milingering naurssiss,to let others do the fighing for him.He prefered,like cowards,to be the guy to work behind the scences.After all,Darkwater thought,why risk his precious ass,in a fight,he himself caused in the first place.

Well,Gorthonn Kaluta.Eric Darkwater said jabbing his sword into air infront.Did I upset your plans? Naive,retard,moron.Gorthonn Kaluta shoutted as he grinned.I have plans within plans. Right bolderhead.Eric Darkwater shot back.That's they all say.

  Darkwater knew that this was a lie.Gorthonn Kaluta wasn't smart enough to figure one step ahead at a time.The Jinns standing behind,were not believing neither.They began to dirty looks at the time wizard.The genie females were obviously becoming bored with cosmic practical joke.
  Suddenly,the city began to quake again.Explosion began erupt all about them.Giant pillars of fire arose around huge carried go area.Gorthonn Kaluta began to become afraid.The bridge shook.Eric Darkwater moved back with Phafnire Khonn.The Thuvian Ranger pushed the big Vhinirman further back.

Hey,stupidDarkwater shoutted to Gorthonn Kaluta.Times running out.Only an idiot like fights when the houses burning down. Well,not until I take of you.Gorthonn Kaluta.screamed.Something that sounded gush,gurgle boop came out next from the wizard or so Darkwater thought it was.He was sure,the Vhall Shakheir wizard said something in Terranesse,but between all explosions and the idiot cronomancers,garbled curse,it sounded like nothing more than that.

  With that Gorthonn Kaluta went into a killing rage,knowing not what else to do.Finally,after a lone life of being a coward,he got a burst of bravery.But this far too late.The bridge shoot again.This two great pillars of fire,creatted giant gushers of flame and mushroom smoke.Gorthonn Kaluta rocked one way,dropping his great Tykhonean Comic Staff and then topple again another way.He suddenly,knew in stark terror,where he when next.The fax wizard suddenly hurled himself uncontrollable toward the bridges edge.Behind,the Jinn amazed began to step back from the bridges edge.
  Gorthonn Kaluta toppled off the great stone brigde as the grand plumb of fire arose from a nearby port hole.Darkwater and Phafnir Khonn stood there as the figure fell into a darkenned carried go door below.Screamming the false time wizard dissappeared screamming.

The three Jinn were no longer amused by anything.Two behind Miranda tried to hide their shame. We are no longer amused.Miranda thought.This cosmic prank is over.Two can be about your way.Ta ta,darlings.

  With that Miranda raised two arms and snapped her two fingers glowing jump point began to form about her.Miranda gave out a mischieous smile and blew Eric Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn a kiss.

Av Wah,Darlings.Miranda finally said and the three stepped back into a multi colored circle of light.The mini stargate flashed open and closed up upon itself. '”Well,Little Man.the Great Vhanir commented,looking over the bridgethats gonna hurt when he hits bottom. What bottem?Eric Darkwater addedThats a carried go shaft.It goes all the way down into the center of the sphere.Right out passed Terra-Primes outer carried go doors.Those doors may automatically open and fling Gorthonn Kaluta into deep space. Well,if Gorthonn Kaluta's going into the Center of the planet,by Prince Thor Odenshield.Phafnire Khonn mirthfully stated maybe he can say hello to Arnie Saknussem on the way down.' Both Eric Darkwater and Phafnir Khonn gave out a big belly laugh.They both needed that laugh,especially after the last few days of turmoil. So you read Journey to the Center of the Earth ,too? “'Hell,no I just saw that old movie.

Once one in a feather mantle tried to halt it, and it smashed his skull and paused not an instant.

  At last we burst into this temple, I closed upon the monster's heels with my sword raised for the death-cut. But Thor's blood! When it saw the old one standing by that altar, it gave one fearful howl and tore him to pieces and died itself, all in an instant, before I could reach it and strike."
 Captain Eric Darkwater gazed at the huge formless thing. Looking directly at it, he could form no estimate of its nature. He got only a chaotic impression of great size and inhuman evil.It seemed almost simian like,but bits of the catlike Capronean humanoids,but only much more primative. Now it lay like a vast shadow blotched out on the marble floor. Surely black wings beating from moonless gulfs had hovered over its birth, and the grisly souls of nameless demons had gone into its being.
  And now Princess Tameara Kaluta rushed from the dark corridor with Zomar and the guardsmen. And from outer doors and secret nooks came others silently--warriors, and priests in feathered mantles, until a great throng stood in the Temple of Darkness.
  A fierce cry broke from the queen as she saw what had happened. Her eyes blazed terribly and she was gripped by a strange madness.Two huge statue s were found with the Great Chamber.Tamearah Lanakala-the Princess es sacred totem and the false god Ghorr Ghothrah cr

"At last!" she screamed, spurning the corpse of her arch-foe with her heel. "At last I am true mistress of Vhall Shakharr! The secrets of the hidden ways are mine now, and old Gorthonn Kaluta's beard is dabbled in his own blood!"

  She flung her arms high in fearful triumph, and ran toward the grim idol, screaming exultant insults like a mad-woman. And at that instant the temple rocked!Somewhere beyond the Volcano spoke again - just a bit lauded. The colossal image of Tamearah Lanakala-Daughter of Kawenakolina and Kilokilo Lanakala.Goddess of  a Vengeful Sea started to rock back and forth.

swayed outward, and then pitched suddenly forward as a tall tower falls. Captain Eric Darkwater shouted and leaped forwarn but even as he did, with a thunder like the bursting of a world, the false god Ghorr Ghothrah crashed down upon the doomed woman, who stood frozen. The mighty image splintered into a thousand great fragments, blotting from the sight of men forever

Atlanta, daughter of Rane Thorfin's son,
queen of Vhall Shakharr. From under the ruins there oozed a wide crimson stream.
  Warriors and priests stood frozen, deafened by the crash of that fall, stunned by the weird catastrophe. An icy hand touched Captain Eric Darkwater's spine. Had that vast bulk been thrust over by the hand of a dead man? As it had rushed downward it had seemed to the Thuvian that the inhuman features had for an instant taken on the likeness of the dead Gorthonn Kaluta!

Now as all stood speechless, the acolyte Gsaw and seized his opportunity. "Ghorr Ghothrah has spoken!" he screamed. "He has crushed the false God or Goddess! She was but a wicked mortal! And these strangers, too, are mortal! See--he bleeds!"

   The priest's finger stabbed at the dried blood on Captain Eric Darkwater's throat and a wild roar went up from the throng.The Thuvian Ranger began to regretted not killing this silly bastard earlier.But regrets would help Darkwater kill the opponent,now upon him. Dazed and bewildered by the swiftness and magnitude of the late events, they were like crazed wolves, ready to wipe out doubts and fear in a burst of bloodshed. Garft Kaluta bounded at Captain Eric Darkwater, hatchet flashing, and a knife in the hand of a satellite licked into Zomar's back. Captain Eric Darkwater had not understood the shout, but he realized the air was tense with danger for  Phafnire Khonn  and himself. He met the leaping Garft Kaluta with a stroke that sheared through the waving plumes and the skull beneath, then half a dozen lances broke on his buckler and a rush of bodies swept him back against a great pillar. Then  Phafnire Khonn , slow of thought, who had stood gaping for the flashing second it had taken this to transpire, awoke in a blast of awesome fury. With a deafening roar he swung his heavy sword in a mighty arc. The whistling blade whipped off a head, sheared through a torso and sank deep into a spinal column. The three corpses fell across each other and even in the madness of the strife, men cried out at the marvel of that single stroke.
  But like a brown, blind tide of fury the maddened people of Vhall Shakharr rolled on their foes. The guardsmen of the dead queen, trapped in the press, died to a man without a chance to strike a blow. But the overthrow of the two white warriors was no such easy task. Back to back they smashed and smote;  Phafnire Khonn 's sword was a thunderbolt of death; Captain Eric Darkwater's sword was lightning. Hedged close by a sea of snarling brown faces and flashing steel they hacked their way slowly toward a doorway. The very mass of the attackers hindered the warriors of Vhall Shakharr, for they had no space to guide their strokes, while the weapons of the seafarers kept a bloody ring clear in front of them.
  Heaping a ghastly row of corpses as they went, the comrades slowly cut their way through the snarling press. The Temple of Shadows, witness of many a bloody deed, was flooded with gore spilled like a red sacrifice to her broken Gods. The heavy weapons of the white fighters wrought fearful havoc among their naked, lighter-limbed foes, while their armor guarded their own lives. But their arms, legs and faces were cut and gashed by the frantically flying steel and it seemed the sheer number of their foes would overwhelm them ere they could reach the door.
   Then they had reached it, and made desperate play until the brown warriors, no longer able to come upon them from all sides, drew back for a breathing-space, leaving a torn red heap before the threshold. And in that instant the two sprang back into the corridor and seizing the great brazen door, slammed it in the very faces of the warriors who leaped howling to prevent it.  Phafnire Khonn , bracing his mighty legs, held it against their combined efforts until Captain Eric Darkwater had time to find and slip the bolt.

"Thor!" gasped the Vhaneirman, shaking the blood in a red shower from his face. "This is close play! What now, Captain Eric Darkwater?" "Down the corridor, quick!" snapped the Thuvian, "before they come on us from this way and trap us like rats against this door. By Satan, the whole city must be roused! Hark to that roaring!"

   In truth, as they raced down the shadowed corridor, it seemed to them that all Vhall Shakharr had burst into rebellion and civil war. From all sides came the clashing of steel, the shouts of men, and the screams of women, overshadowed by a hideous howling. A lurid glow became apparent down the corridor and then even as Captain Eric Darkwater, in the lead, rounded a corner and came out into an open courtyard, a vague figure leaped at him and a heavy weapon fell with unexpected force on his shield, almost felling him. But even as he staggered he struck back and the upper-spike on his sword sank under the heart of his attacker, who fell at his feet. In the glare that illumined all, Captain Eric Darkwater saw his victim differed from the brown warriors he had been fighting. This man was naked, powerfully muscled and of a copperish red rather than brown. The heavy animal-like jaw, the slanting low forehead showed none of the intelligence and refinement of the brown people, but only a brute ferocity. A heavy war-club, rudely carried ved, lay beside him.

Darkwater found the city jail,where many of the Vhall Shakharr were keeping the men that captured prisoners,for possible interigations

CHAPTER TWELVE :THE BURNING CITY.

"By Thor!" exclaimed Phafnire Khonn . "The city burns!" Darkwater,’’Someone called down from long darkenned corridor.’’Darkwater.Over here.!It is you.’’

   Eric Darkwater and  Phafnire Khonn strutted down stygia hallway,toward the sound of voice.Through the billowing smoke,from outside and debris from the Subatall air fleet above,the Thuvian Ranger saw two figures locked within a burned transparisteel door.Several others seem to behind them,but neither Darkwater or the Vhanire could see who they.

‘’Captain Phafnire’’Someone call ‘’Captain John Michaels and First Mate Jake Wilson.’’Eric Darkwater called as soon made his toward the door.’’I see you still live.’’ ‘’We do and your big here,has few friends of his own.’’ Captain Michaels said,as pointed to several figures behind Jake Wilson. ‘’Captain Warner,Commander Longronn Thornblade .Lt Thorvile Thornblade .Lt.Darrick Braidenn.You still live. “’We do all,but just barely.’’Commander Thornblade answered ‘’These dammed Vhall Shakharr tried to intergate us,but something,we couldn’t see call them away.’’ ‘’We should have it was you and the Thuvian here,at the heart of it. Lt Thorvile Thornblade.’’ ‘’Surturs hellfire follows you two everywhere.’’ Lt.Darrick Braidenn "6Enough of this.Darkwater.’’Captain Michaels ‘’Get us the hell out of here.Surturs hellfire will be in here soon. Eric Darkwater withdrew his small circindrical,pencil thing tool-a Sarcom Lockpick.The Thuvian Ranger activated the device and attempted overide and unlock the door. ‘’I’m sorry,Access denies.’’the computer voice answered.’’Please try again.’’ ‘’No time to work the lock,Phaf.’’Eric Darkwater responded as he pocketted the pick back his vest pocket again.’’I suggest another alternitive.’’ ‘’Blast it?’’the Vhanireman answered Yeah,blast the dam thing.’’Darkwater stated.’’The dammed things old.It should spring lose once damaged.I hope.’’ “You hope ?’’Phafnire Khonn utter in surprise.

  Darkwater withdrew his pistol,as did Phafnire Khonn.Their weapons spoke a few times as emptied a few plasma rounds into the celldoor lock.Sparks issues for the,like tiny firework.The door growned and a sudden hiss,the old portition suddenly spung open.Captain Micheals and the rest stood mystified,as small puffs of smoke waved passed from the burning lock.

Finally.’’Captain Michaels commented’’Now lets get the hell,by Thrull outta here.’’

"Remember every head for whatever Docking Pitt is open and take off in what ever ship you find." Eric Darkwater adviced. "We have better chance of escaping one by one than all together."
"Right!" Captain John Michaels returned . "If these clown s are as stupid as I hope they are,I just might find the Virgos Run there,still with keys in the ignition control."
" Commander Khonn ? " Captain Broonarr Wharton asked "Our coming with us ?"
" No!I am sticking with the Little Man here. "Phafnire Khonn returned."Tell the Princess I will see here down the road of life.I think the Norn Witches will guide our paths to see each other again.Being we have mutual friends,that seems more than likely,by Braghalli Khonn !"
" Again then. "Captain Broonarr Wharton out his right gloved hand." May the Wisdom of Woton guide,my friend. "

The two Vladirman shook hands and then parted.Lt.Commander Longronn Thornblade and Lt Thorvile Thornblade the Twins stepped forward.They shook hands as well.

"Lt.Commander Longronn  ..Thorvile .Watch Captain Wharton,Ok ?" Phafnire Khonn asked . "He is a good pilot,but he sides to much with Loki Cultist.He might just get himself in trouble with those mischievous makers,he associates with."

Lt.Commander Longronn Thornblade and Lt Thorvile Thornblade both nodded.They both understood what a Loki Cultist was.Doctor Loki Odinshield was the so called Asguardian God of Mischievous Pranks,gambling,evil intentions.Loki Cults followed the practice s of Mischievous Pranks,gambling,evil intentions and often despite their best efforts,got themselves in trouble.And like Loki Odinshield ,their evil tricks often turned out good and their good tricks often evil.With that,the Vladerheim party moved away towards the Docking Pitt Cluster.


  Captain Eric Darkwater looked up as moved outside the jail. They were standing on a sort of raised courtyard from which broad steps led down into the streets and from this vantage point they had a plain view of the terrific end of Vhall Shakharr.

Flames leaped madly higher and higher, paling the moon,and in the red glare tan figures ran to and fro, falling and dying like puppets dancing to the tune of the Black Gods. Through the roar of the flames and the crashing of falling walls cut screams of death and shrieks of ghastly triumph. The city was swarming with naked, copper-skinned devils who burned and ravished and butchered in one red carried nival of madness. The red men of the Subatall isles! Eric Darkater shouted By the thousands they had descended their great air ships.

on the Isle of the Gods in the night, and whether stealth or treachery let them through the walls, the comrades never knew, but now they ravened through the corpse-strewn streets, glutting their blood-lust in holocaust and massacre wholesale.

 Not all the gashed forms that lay in the crimson-running streets were brown; the people of the doomed city fought with desperate courage, but outnumbered and caught off guard, their courage was futile. The red men were like blood-hungry tigers.

"What ho, Captain Eric Darkwater!" shouted Phafnire Khonn , beard a-bristle, eyes ablaze as the madness of the scene fired a like passion in his own fierce soul. "The world ends! Let us into the thick of it and glut our steel before we die! Who shall we strike for--the red or the brown?" "Steady!" snapped the Thuvian. "Either people would cut our throats. We must hack our way through to the gates, and the Devil take them all. We have no friends here. This way--down these stairs. Across the roofs in yonder direction I see the arch of a gate."

  The comrades sprang down the stairs, gained the narrow street below and ran swiftly in the way Captain Eric Darkwater indicated. About them washed a red inundation of slaughter. A thick smoke veiled all now, and in the murk chaotic groups merged, writhed and scattered, littering the shattered flags with gory shapes. It was like a nightmare in which demoniac figures leaped and capered, looming suddenly in the fire-shot mist, vanishing as suddenly. The flames from each side of the streets shouldered each other, singeing the hair of the warriors as they ran. Roofs fell in with an awesome thunder and walls crashing into ruin filled the air with flying death. Men struck blindly from the smoke and the seafarers cut them down and never knew whether their skins were brown or red.
  Now a new note rose in the cataclysmic horror. Blinded by the smoke, confused by the winding streets, the red men were trapped in the snare of their own making. Fire is impartial; it can burn the lighter as well as the intended victim; and a falling wall is blind. The red men abandoned their prey and ran howling to and fro like beasts, seeking escape; many, finding this futile, turned back in a last unreasoning storm of madness as a blinded tiger turns, and made their last moments of life a crimson burst of slaughter.
  Captain Eric Darkwater, with the unerring sense of direction that comes to men who live the life of the wolf, ran toward the point where he knew an outer gate to be; yet in the windings of the streets and the screen of smoke, doubt assailed him. From the flame-shot murk in front of him a fearful scream rang out. 
  A naked girl reeled blindly into view and fell at Captain Eric Darkwater's feet, blood gushing from her mutilated breast. A howling, red-stained devil, close on her heels, jerked back her head and cut her throat, a fraction of a second before Captain Eric Darkwater's sword ripped the head from its shoulders and spun it grinning into the street.
   And at that second a sudden wind shifted the writhing smoke and the comrades saw the open gateway ahead of them, a-swarm with red warriors. A fierce shout, a blasting rush, a mad instant of volcanic ferocity that littered the gateway with corpses, and they were through and racing down the slopes toward the distant forest and the beach beyond. Before them the sky was reddening for dawn; behind them rose the soul-shaking tumult of the doomed city.
  Like hunted things they fled, seeking brief shelter among the many spaceport docking pit cluster from time to time, to avoid groups of savages who ran toward the city. The whole island seemed to be swarming with them; the chiefs must have drawn on all the isles within hundreds of miles for a raid of such magnitude. Eric Darkwater,saw one of the local Vhall Shakharrian Hover craft drifting aimlessly,near by hovering motionless,moored by a short tube.Outside,in the upper skies,could be seen the Great Airfleet of the Subattai,bombarding the streets of the city.Random blaster fire,shot back the Vhall Shakharr Anti Aircraft towers,trying to take gunners,hidden beneath tented roofs,disguised bamboo and palm tree branches,made to look more primative that they were.Darkwater heart drew glad.Now we had an even better chance to escape this city of the mad,that could rivil the one Argholus,city of these insane people,found within the Shaiton Paste,of the Eastern Arhoon Mountain.
Hidden among Vhall Shakharr Anti Aircraft towers,was a Shaitanus Aircraft Hovercraft.It would get us passed all wrecked in the street before them.

Captain Eric Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn quickly loosed the ships fuelling/mooring tubes.’’Khonn,bring the girls.I’ll get the hatch open.’’ “’But Little Man,’’Phafnire Khonn bewildered.’’This maybe looked.’

 Phaf,never might.If you know my handing of the art of stealth and theivery.’’Darkwater haulted and smiled at the big,goofy Vhanveir,as produce his Thuvian Combat Utilty Vest a small circindrical,pencil thing tool.’’I’ve taught by Time Sorcerers and Master Theives I’ve know to break in and out of anywhere and anything.’’

Oh.ok.One of those Illegal Theives Guild Anti Anti Theive Computer Lock Drivers.’’Phafnire Khonn ’’You get that thing,I’ll get the girls. ‘’And Doctor Octopus can get the idol’’Darkwater,said silently,mismatching roles of a long ago character actor he couldn’t remembers name from the Terran Federation homeworld,he saw years back.

  The device Eric Darkwater was using wasn’t an Illegal Theives Guild Anti Anti Theive Computer Lock Drivers.In actuality,it was a standard  Shaitanus Data Com Star Ship sonic lock pen,designed seal up and unseal a carried go/boarding door.With a bit of help the Theiving Guilds on Terra-Prime,the pen could be transformed into a sonic lockpick to manipulate,manuever and open anyones star ship,hover carried  door or hover craft gullwing doors.An expert,like Captain Eric Darkwater,was taught in teenage youth,can bypass all countermeasures places upon a doorlock.The pick pen gave off a series of tiny hums as it’s sounds bouyned off the doors sonic key holes and sonic pickup drivers.Darkwater didn’t do this for gain -well not exactly.He wanted to gain access to the lock,to gain not wearth,but survival.He didn’t about the ships owner.He couldn’t-shouldn’t think about that.To do so,would distract his mission.He needed to access his rogue part of himself.If not,he’d use-all of his friends might use.Darkwater couldn’t think any of this.The right or wronge of this.He only drove at his work and hoped the Lords of Light would approve and smile at his efforts.
  Date read outs on his visors read things like’’this is an A1 Top of the line  Shaitanus Data Com Supernet Galaxy Class Hover Craft Lock.Access denied.Please try again.You sonic access code dose not register with our account.’’Darkwater thought,that because your an idiot and don’t have an account with users seal up lock.’’Please...please...try again.’’The Thuvian tried again.Commander Khonn’t look at the silly read out-work the lock,he thought.Again,the Ranger adjusted the locks computer memmory.

“”Lets try a bit of confusing data.’’’Darkwater whispered.The Ranger knew how to overide-reprint new data into the locks simple memory Seraphean Icolinear chips.Especially,the not so top of the line junk,brought to cheapskate everywhere by the House of Shaitanus.The Temporal Cold was fought,not simply across wolds or interstellar space,but across company lines and across an interstellar temporal holo communications network Hello...this an A1 Top of the line Shaitanus Data Com Supernet Galaxy Class Hover Craft Lock.’’the lock responded.’’Wait. Shaitanus Data Com has detected a Shaitanus anti virus probe. No shit Shaitanus Data Com.’’Darkwater greened’’Just as good as your Shaitanus Data Com Supernet Galaxy Class holo data.Inother,what out here call A1 Shaitanus shitnet. A1 Top of the line Shaitanus Data Com Supernet Galaxy Class Hover Craft Lock.No,wait.reload. Data overide.Data overide. No.waitting.Just a momment.Just a momment. Shaitanus Data Com had found a problem and must shut down.Rebootting.Thank You. The Shaitanus Data Com already exist.Would you like your new data saved ?it asked ‘’No,i just pushing bottens for fun,genius;’’Darkwater smirted.No delette.Overide’’ Rebootting with no data stream. Shaitanus Data Com lost. Would you like to install a new program  ??? ‘’Yes’’,Eric Darkwater responded again

Rebootting with Sarcom Data net Data Com .Rebootting.Rebootting.Rebootting.

Hello,welcome back.Your account has saved.the lock stated. “Bravo.’’Eric Darkwater responded’’Dumass.he added.He adjusted the locks new data stream to overiding piggyback Theives Guild Junk Data Program.The port now was loaded with a series of old holo movie data questions,that would give total access to the lock system.

‘’Would you like to have me sign daisey.’’the locked asked again. Yes,I’m would Hal the sonic pick respounded.Access One Open. Would you like to play a game of Thermo Nuclear War.? ‘’Yes,I would the lock pick data port responded. Access Two open. Who said Gort.Da clatto glasco?Gort Baratta Nito Klaatoo?’’ Michael Renies Father the lock pick data port responded. Access Three open..

ok.access accepted.the lock stated. % smiled.Not matter what.No matter how complex,they created conplex a lock system,simple lock of tumblers or dials,simple computers or artificial intelligences,the thing could be overided,tricked and change. And Captain Eric Darkwater,stood up as the ships gull wing raised. ‘’Little Man.got the girls Phafnire Khonn stated And I got the ship’’Darkwater stated smilingand turned around pocketing his small.silver pen tool.’’Gentlemen,Ladies.right this way.’’The Ranger gestured toward the crafts inside cockit and passengers area. “”I think you just like yelling at silly,AI software,lilltle man.’’ climbed into the co pilot seat and Darkwater followed,seatting himself into the pilot seat.Brenda Thornson and Atlanta O’’Brien seatted thenselves in the back.The Thuvian Highlander adjusted the hover crafts holo rearveiwer,just cented between the two pilots,on the overhead dashboard.Images of the women flickered by,with other images of the battle filled sky behind their craft. ‘’So,buddyPhafnire Khonn asked’’How’d you get access to the ship? Well,buddy.% responded’’You know I’ve hung around theives and time wizards.You get to know how overide and rewrite data. Well,lets hope these steeling wheel columbs don’t hacking. Hope not. With that the two warrior pulled back upon the hover craft yokes.Phafnire Khonn adjusted his move sideways,as% moved his control upwards,The small Vhall Shakharr hover ship mover turned and ship backwards,Soon it took off.Skimming up and over the rumble.Broken shards of stone and concrete,it took it Thorubhall,Land of the Red Skin Vhall Shakharr.They are the scientists,the scholars and engineering builders of the Vhall Shakharr .Scattered about was towering remains of a thousands of year's to design broken into shards of broken rock.Statues of Aloha Anni Lanakala-So called God of the Sky,who protected all air travellers,through the heavens.He dressed all the rest,but had crown of bird wings.Possibly a Toonatue Green feathered parrots.It his right hands was the map of the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr and in his left a golden sun.Legend s say he once,in reality was Sky Marshal Aloha Anni Lanakala of The Vhall Shakharr air force. Andootall, Land of the Dark Skinned Vhall Shakharr.They are Construction Workers of the Vhall Shakharr,they had slaved for centuries,building these monument s to long dead people,that may or may not be now the spirits of Holo Space.


CHAPTER THIRTEEN :DOCKING PITT.

And at last the comrades reached the strip of stilling remainning dock pit clusters, and breathed deeply as they came to the center of the ring cluster. Resting in the middle of the huge hole is a large, round, beat-up, pieced-together hunk of junk that could only loosely be called a airship.The ship,was the partial remains of Phafnire Khonn’s old air traveler the HMSS Blackhawk-refitted with new,larger paragravity engines.Whoever did the work,do so fast.Ship mechanics and engineers must have learned to strip down and ship ,then rebuild her.,Like in a common vehicle chop shop.I’ve known a few of them among the Highlands of Thuvia,until the Emporer put a stop to many of them.

   In motor vehicle theft, a star ship/air ship chop shop is a location or business which disassembles stolen automobiles for the purpose of selling them as parts or rebuilding into new ships. Killswitches,  Immobilisers,such as Isolinear dogtags,worn by many soldiers and pilots,keyed their DNA and Personal Activety Codes prevent the thieves,but those given time can be
    Stolen vehicles are sold in foreign countries for several reasons,that cannot be traced easy on the Black Market. In certain underdeveloped countries, there are often fewer rules and less enforcement of laws pertaining to plates and title paperwork, so the carried  is less likely to be noticed.Pagea is a big place and Terra-Prime even bigger. Criminals are also hopeful that there is little incentive on the part of the victim to search in other countries, as even if the carried  is found, recovery may cost more in (detective searches, legal, and transportation fees) than the carried  is actually worth. This is especially true if the stolen carried  is of lesser value. A chop shop must be able to take apart a carried  without damaging the parts and keep them organized. Time is of the essence:with most thieves,and that’s what this is theift- more carried processed equals higher profits. There is no advantage to a large inventory, as it can be done more efficiently in a "JIT" ,known as Just In Time manner by asking a thief only when carried are needed.
   Late model carried often have sophisticated anti-theft devices, requiring sophisticated measures to defeat them.I know, For the carried  thief, the difficulty in bypassing these security features may be nearly impossible or too time consuming. Most carried equipped with these systems are either stolen while the keys are still in the ignition – mostly from owner negligence at a service station –or docking pit garrage or towed away by "sneaker" tow trucks or tow ships.
   Advanced carried  theft "rings" have the knowledge and equipment needed to bypass this security. For instance, on carried equipped with RF or Radio frequency transmitters inside of the key, the RF transmitter ID must match the security module and the engine computer. So, not only does the physical key cut have to match, the RF transmitter has to match as well. To get around this, some "rings" establish relationships with carried  dealers and get carried  keys cut by VIN directly from the dealer themselves. Other methods are to have multiple pre-cut keys to try and code scanners for RF based systems. There may be many hidden places on the carried  where the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is stamped. The chop shop will likely be more familiar with these devices.

In many parts, buying accident crashed carried in auction and selling the carried with new fitted parts is called carried rebirthing.


Eric Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn found it abandoned save for a number of various air ships,stilling their docking bays,being ready to fly-still attatched their fuel pump stationd,each to the left.The Thuvian Highlander recognized one at the far end of the cluster,by its numeral markings and docking pit symbols.Docking Pit No 4.HX 2827.If the Thuvian Ranger was right,it was the one being made ready for flight days earlier. Phafnire Khonn sat down and gasped for breath. "Thor's blood! What now? What may we do but hide in these burning ruins until those red devils hunt us out?" “”No,pal.I got an ideaDartkwater answered.I got an idea.Follow me. The two scrambled toward the piticular docking bay Princess Tameara Kaluta 4.Eric Darkwater stood before one side of the great Atlantium Steel door's left side and Phafnire Khonn oppiste him on the right side of the openning.The big scarried let haired Vhaneirman looked at the Thuvian.

"Think it's safe,Little Man ?"
" Nothing is safe on this blasted chuck of dirt.For all we know,there is eight hundred pygmies inside with big bones through their noses. "
"I read it on the sphere s Sarcom Net."
"You girls stay here.We want to look inside first." Eric Darkwater said.

The big scarried let haired Vhaneirman peered into along with the Thuvian Ranger.The women held back,waitting for the two men went on in.

"What they

"Ho!" Phafnire Khonn leaped erect, pointing. "Thor's blood, that ship...still docked at it's hangar pit. And ungaurded.too.The Thuvian Ranger commentedThe Maintaince must have fled.along with mechanics. ‘’You recognize her.? She,by Heimdall fimiliar.It looks like my old ship.I recognize her tail markings.Even if they tried to disguise with holo paint.’’ “”Lucky for us.Phaneer addedI think.Getting into might too difficult.Perhaps,if could find a sub shuutle...get out that way. "No,Good buddy.We take that ship." snapped Captain Eric Darkwater.It's our only chance. “That ship,Little Man?the big Vhaneer shoot back.Why,it's old.It might not even get off the ground? No.freind.Darkwater respoundedIt's an old,Type 40 Air Ship.A Corvaillian Air Traveller-similar to the newer Type 40 Air Ship,Corsaillian Class Air Traveller made some 1 Sarcom Data net years later.. The two swordmen,with two females behind approached docking door,as another explosion shook the city,way somwhere in the distance.

What are you doing?Phafnire Khonn Captain Eric Darkwater

We'll take our chances out upon  on the open skies--"

"Ho!" Phafnire Khonn leaped erect, pointing. "Thor's blood, a ship!"

The sun was just up, gleaming like a great golden coin on the sea-rim. And limned in the sun swam a tall, high-pooped craft.

  The comrades moved into the semi desserted docking pit,only guarded by two sentries. Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn withdrew their plasma blaster pistols and both fired one round of the tiny plasma balls into the backs of the unsuspecting guards , shouting and waving their oars to attract the attention of the crew. Powerful muscles of the Vhanirman picked up two sentries and tossed their bodies to the side away the air ships forward boarding ramp, and it was not long before they stood before ship docking hatch open and allowed them to come inside the vessels vast carried go hold. Darken-faced men, clad in battle armor,quickly moved through the bay and onto the lower pilot cockpit-one of two,being their was a upper version,just opposite this,upon the air-travellers top deck. 
  Four heavily-armed Imperial Delkhon Doomknight Vhall  Shakharr Trooperss stalked menacingly along a narrow slum alleyway that once the crowed with darkly clad creatures hawking exotic goods in the dingy little stalls.Now Men, monsters, and robots crouch fearfully in the waste-filled doorways, whispering and hiding from the hot winds,as huge air ships above bombarded the streets with daylight bombing attacks,now that the Vhal Shakharr Weather Machines nolonger protected the island group.

But the stawart warriors had run into the desserted star ship and clambered up the aft boarding ramp without hesitation.The air traveller carried go hatch was open,as if the air ship mecHanics fled without closing it.

   The half-dozen Imperial Delkhon Doomknight Vhall  Shakharr Trooperss at a check point hear the general alarm and look to the sky as the huge starship rises above the dingy slum dwellings and quickly disappears into the morning sky. Darkwater frantically types information into the ship's computer.Several images flash upon the screen,showing different skull like insignias-Kalladon Star Pirate Skull,Gorthan Star Pirates Skull,six sword behind it and silver blue wings.

‘’Phaf.Got it.’’Darkwater shouted.’’Now,unplug the fuel lines outside.Be back in a second.’’ “Little Man…you got what?What are you doing?’’the giant Vhanirman cursed ‘’Manuever 24.’’the Thuvian Ranger called out,as he exited the pilot seat. ‘’ ’Manuever 24?What the hell in Braghalli’s name ’Manuever 24?’’ ‘’Evade detection by the enemy.’’Darkwater shouted as exited the air traveler hatchway’’….an old Thuvian Highlanders trick.’’uh

  Inside cockpit of the Air Traveller.Phafnir began to run a hurried flight check    .       Darkwater walks over to Docking Port Entry alleyway.Phafnire Khonn   waits restlessly at the entrance to Docking Bay 194.He punches several holo images on several screens above.Phafnire Khonn   jabbers excitedly and signals for them to hurry. The darkly clad creature has followed them from the speeder lot. He stops in a nearby doorway and speaks into a small transmitter.  Inside the The Monna Whowah Maul Whowhee Docking Pitt 1194  Phafnire Khonn   leads the group into a giant dirt pit that is Docking Bay 194. Resting in the middle of the huge hole is a large, round, beat-up, pieced-together hunk of junk that could only loosely be called a airship.  Eric Darkwater: What a piece of junk.I hope she make outta pitt  The tall figure of Darkwater  comes down the boarding ramp,checking various components of the airship.  Darkwater : I’m she'll make point five beyond the island rim. She may not look like much, but hopely she's got it where it counts.

‘’Little Man-hurry it up.We don’t time in the middle of an air raid,to go through a though ship check

  I've added some special modifications myself.  . Phafnire Khonn  ‘’Little Man..Eric.We got activety outside the bay follow.  Darkwater : ‘’Coming…done out here.Fire her up.’’The Thuvian speaks into his wrist chrometer comlink.0 400 hours.Time to hall jets and get out of Dodge City.Whatever Dodge City,that was.Terra-Prime had several thousand around the sphere-three within the Great Pangean Crescent Lands.One along the eastern Ghammerand Coast,one outside the Lankmearean Province and one along the Ghanimear Wilderness.And not forget the one within the Northern Almerhann Kingdoms. The ranger rushes up the gang plank, passing a grinning Darkwater ,just as huge Docking Doors behind him still swing open.The ranger turns to see several hulking armored forms move into the bay.   Inside the ERIOR OF THE: HMSS BLACKHAWK  Phafnire Khonn   settled into the co- pilot's chair and starts the mighty engines of the starship. Inside cockpit of the Air Traveller.Phafnir began to run a hurried flight check    

Outside the : The Monna Whowah Maul Honnawhy Spaceport -- Docking Bay 194 Outside: Vhall Shakharr Star Troopers S -- The Monna Whowah Maul Honnawhy -- STREET. Eight Imperial Delkhon Doomknight Vhall Shakharr Trooperss rush up to the darkly clad creature. Vhall Shakharr Star Troopers : Which way? The darkly clad creature points to the door of the docking bay. Vhall Shakharr Star Troopers : All right, men. Load your weapons! INTER The Monna Whowah Maul Honnawhy Spaceport -- Docking Bay 194 The troops hold their guns at the ready and charge down the docking bay entrance.They moved passed great looming Siren palm bushes,signing their earie Music.The palms suddenly haulted in their coruss,as the troops came to close to their defense perimeter.The Vhall Shakharrean soldiers ignored them as they did so.Vhall Shakharr troopers were trained to ignor anything,except their opjectives.Some thought,this made them as near braindead as the Ky’Vhann Startroopers,only left ugley. Vhall Shakharr Star Troopers : Stop that ship! Eric Darkwater looks up and sees the Imperial Delkhon Doomknight storm Vhall Shakharr Star Troopers s rushing into the docking bay. Several of the Vhall Shakharr Star Troopers s fire jerkedly at Darkwater as he ducks into the spaceship.The plasma balls miss him by mear inches,being the Andronikhan encased in Delkhon Armor reaction time in slower than a humans. Vhall Shakharr Star Troopers coldly order’’ Blast 'em!’’the leed Delkhon Doomknight ordered’’ Darkwater draws his blaser pistol and pops off a couple of shots into the surrounding areas about the Troopers,which force the Imperial Delkhon Doomknight to aim and back. Several shots recochete around the boarding ramp of the HMS Blachawk. Eric Darkwater aimed macroscope,that erfected holo images on tactical contact lenses.Mini electronic crosshairs allined themselves,picking selected targets.Target acquired. Troopers robotic head explosed and splatted sparks outward as Paxton Ripper Mark 32 calaber plasma ball cut its passed weak cold plasma deflector shields before could be fully erected.Nonotube bits showered the armored droids.Again Mini electronic crosshairs allined themselves,picking selected targets a split second later as Darkwater quickly,mentally drew on another object.Target acquired.The third cold,metallic deep blue warriors head explosed,all over head Commander Delkhon Doomknight. Another set of

Storm Vhall Shakharr Storm Troopers behind to dive for safety as the Thuvian Ranger aimed and fired hitting the pastered wall behind.Eric Darkwater holstered his pistol and turned.He quickly dove up the ramp and disappeared into the airships hatch. The pirateship engines whine as Darkwater hits the release button that slams the overhead entry shut.  Interior of the HMSS BLACKHAWK cockpit shock,as Eric Darkwater  moved toward the flight cockpit,passed women and hits himself quickly next Phafnire Khonn’s co pilot seat.The Ranger straps himself pilot couch and begins to just the steering yoke.He begins flip a few overhead switches.

‘’Gravity Harnesses are on now.’’ Eric Darkwater ordered as the seats produced on manicure paragravity lightening field to assist in negating rapid ship acceleration. ‘’I hear ya,little man.’’the big Vhanireman called back.’’ ‘’I hear ya.’’ ‘’Phafnire hear this , get us out of here! We got company.’’ Darkwater screamed ‘’ Take off…take off.’’ ‘’I hear ya.I hear ya.you don’t have to tell me twice Little man.’’ Phafnire Khonn barked back.’’Straps yourselves .Here we go. The group moves into their seats ready for take off.Eric Darkwater quickly sits into his pilots seat,strapping in his gravity harness-a paragravity based device that could lowered the users weight and effects to gravity forces.


Outside several Delkhon Doomknight peered around piled of blackened and burned wreckage. ‘’Seise fire.I repete ’Seise fire.’’ Doomknight commands.Gyshers of flames erupt in front of them,obscuring their visors.The landscape is a sudden inferno all around the docking pit cluster. Doomknight look about as the landscape about the docking pit,is filled gyshers of flame

Inside the Air-Traveller-cockpit,Captain Eric Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn quickly attempt to operate several controls upon their navigation helm stations.Overhead,one of the panels pops,with a small barrage of sparks. ‘’Phaf,switch over.this bucket of bolts seems to be full of juryrigged systems’’Darkwater shouts.Quicly,the Vhaineirman flips a series of controls,on a panel saying auxiliary power reserves. ‘’She’s shaking like a Bandaloonean Grey,with nothing but underwear in midwinter on a Vhanaheim Tundra.’’Phafnire Khoon comments ‘’What?’’Eric Darkwater smiles.’’Ok,enough hometown gossip.’’

Commander Khonn is at the co-pilots seat,operating several controls,that help maintain lift off from the docking pit gantry.. Brenda Thornson strapped into the chair ,just behind the co-pilot's chair.Brenda Thornson stares a beat out the window,as huge gantry towers move downward,as the aitr ship rises.Suddenly,the pit towers begin to shudder ‘’For Loki’s sake,Little Man.’’Phafnire roared.’’We are in luck.It seems,this my old-much of it anyway.’’ ‘’And parts of the ship we were on." Eric Darkwater sees another air ship take off,just as the Docking 193 is engulfed in flames.As the ship suddenly lift s into the air,the Thuvian Ranger recognizes the Air Traveller.It is the HMSS Virgos Way.

‘’There goes Captain Michael s ’ Darkwater said as he watches the other ship rise into the blue black sky.Dark smoke can be seen from burning city,beyond the Docking Pit Clusters. "Wonder what took them so long ? " ‘’Boys.I think we should get out of here’’Brenda Thornson’’I think their bombarding to close to our location. ‘’What do you think,were trying to do,little lady.’’ Commander Phafnire Khonn shoots back. Darkwater sees a small fuel indicator,to his lower right on the Navigation panel.The light flashes ‘’ Warning;embilical tubes still connect’’ ‘’Phaf.The embilical tubes still connect.’’Darkwater interupts’Atlanta.See the panel beside you-to your right.?.the one saying auto dissengage fuel line’’ ‘’Oh.ok.I see it’’ Atlanta responds ‘’Punch it,baby.That should unhook it.’’Eric Darkwater Outside,the The embilical fuel tubes suddenly pops off and the remaining fuel slashes all over the underside of the air travelers outer hull.Downward one of the Imperial Delkhon stairs upward,as the big,fuel line whitheres like a snake,spitting fuel like venum all about the gantry.Down below,the Vhall Shakkar troopers find themselves under a downpour of brown liquide fuel.

Commander Khonn hits the engine switch. The.mighty generators begin to come into life,as the ships great paragravity begin to power up.Huge arches of light begin ‘’The ignition key works,’’ Phafnire Khonn grumbles Glow about the massive power core.The engine room begins to shake,as the lower decks lose weight.Outside,the overall exterior hull Begins to give off an earie glow,making appear almost like a ghost like phantom.The saucer shaped vessel takes on one of those old unidentified flying objects,of ancient Terran space legends.

"Darkwater.Come in.Darkwater.This is Michael s." the Com systems speaks.

About through clouds of steam and smoke,the big air craft appears to give way and suddenly jettison itself upward away from the docking it.An earie banshee like whail can be heard,as the Paragravity glow screams outward from the drives lower engines.


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CHAPTER 23: Escape Velocity --


The ship rocks as land masses on all sides begin to give way.

 ERIC Darkwater ’’Engaging primary thrusters. Now!


The power drive begins to glow, diodes spinning. The landing struts Retract,as The Air-Traveller begins to rise.

Inside the .-Air Traveller Cockpit Eric Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn attemp to maintain the air ships control rise.

"Darkwater.Come in.Darkwater.This is Michael s." the Com systems speaks.
"Darkwater here.What's up ?" the Thuvian Ranger asks.
" You might have some difficulty lifting off. " Michaels responds. "Check your Tower Gantries.... " Static issues forth. "Shake em off."
" Michaels.Come in.Shake what ? "Darkwater asks. The radio issues dead silence.

Control panel shows The reactor core is beginning to overheat and moving up the dial fast. Eric Darkwater moves towards it when something on the gantry catches his eye.The three gantry locks are still in place and haven't move away to release the ship.Eric Darkwater -The Tower Gantries are completely holding down from edges of the aircraft.The core says it is nearly full.Brenda Thornsonn turns in time to see the core Reactor hologram into the control panel, the exploding in intensity as the engines Reaches full power. The image in the power stabilizes and becoming clear.

"We should be moving !" Brenda Thornsonn questions. "What 's wrong ?"
" We can't. " the Ranger response s.

"What do we do then ?" Atlanta asks."Brenda says ok." "Yeah,but someone out there has not removed the Tower Gantry Locks. "Darkwater added." Without the gone,we are staying! "

"Oh great !" Atlanta asks.
" Shake them loose.A bit of aggressive power should do that. "
Though three Gantry Locks,huge red clamps hold down the HMSS Blackhawk, the hull  of the Air-Traveller is attempting to rise into the flame ravaged sky.The air ship begins to press up against the locks and strain begins to wear down upon the Towers.

Inside the Air Traveller Cockpit Darkwater and Phafnir Khonn attempt raise the HMSS Blackhawk.Atlanta O'Brien and Brenda Thornsonn behind them,one in Navigation Station and the other in the Mission Operations Station.

‘’The ship is shaking badly.’’ Eric Darkwater ‘’We're not getting any altitude.’’ ‘’Worse,look.’’Phafnire Khonn "The locks are still in place.,by Braghalli !"

The Vladerheim punches up a series of holographic displays around the cockpit console.Several images pop up,showing the SS Black hawk still being held down by the faulty Tower Gantry Locks.The Tower Gantry lock of the air ships exterior are still holding the vessel partially down.These locks keep unauthorized thrift of air ships,by air pirates.They are supposed to break away and allow the Air Travellers to lift off.
"Figures,By Thrull Khonns Devil's.Only a thieving culture like the Vhall Shakharr would be afraid others would try the ships,that they stold and find a way to bloke them.Still,those locks lock very old.I say we try and shake em off."
" I hear you,Little Man. " the Vladerman responded.

Inside the .-Air Traveller Cockpit -hovers over a huge area of the Vhall Shakharr Docking Bay Cluster,as several other air ships lift off about them.One of them,being piloted by The fire Geyshers explode from the pits,creating huge plumbs of volcano like mushrooms, giant chunks of the Islands surface now falling away beneath them . A huge spew of flame rages from the fire-pocked surface, hitting the bull of the tiny craft.

Inside the Air Traveller Cockpit -Darkwater and Phafnir Khonn begin run through a series of operations,that they hope with shake off the Tower Locks.Small clamps begin to crumple and connection tubes begin to spark like firespies.

"Keep it up,buddy.She's giving way.!" Darkwater shouted to his co pilot.

Atlanta is at the starboard navigation, frantically enhance the stabilizers."I'm reading a power build up."Atlanta screams."Markers up half way.Not enough power to make it too far.


The ground is breaking, falling into an endless fiery abyss below. Outside the Air Traveller Cockpit the Hull there is several firestorm surrounding the ship. A flame geyser hits the lower section of the ship. Then another mushrooms somewhere in the distance.Somewhere above could be seen several large air ships moving across the sky.Also outside,the three gantry tower locks fall away.-The Tower Gantries has completely shaken inself from edges of the aircraft.The core says it is full.Brenda Thornsonn turns in time to see the core Reactor hologram into the control panel, the exploding in intensity as the engine s Reaches full power. The image in the power stabilizes and becoming clear.

Inside the .-Air Traveller Cockpit -Darkwater and Phafnir Khonn look at the instrament Control panels all around the ship begin to light up . The main screen shows the photonic glow of the Para Gravity Drive on full power .pants "Hold onto your pants,Little Man we are a bout to take."

" Somewhere at the Vhall Shakharr Air Traffic Control Tower some over zealous voice commands.
"Lease what you are doing.Your have no authorisation to take off" 

"Sorry Charlie,First off,this our ship you stold from us." Captain Eric Darkwater firmly stated. "And screw you,by Thrull Khonns ball.All hells breaking loose around.Maybe you haven't noticed,you thick headed moron.Bye."

A big ball of flame upon the windshield of the air ship as it rises, sucking up the air about the gantry way,as the air traveller suddenly break away flies upward,like fresby released over a air vent. Everyone in the flight cockpit had a look of relief on their faces, as the ships window showed them climbing higher in the smoke filled skies.The Blackhawk was now level with the Subatall air fleet in. the distance,still bombarding the cities below.

"Well,there goes our boys." Eric Darkwater commented.
"Your boys,Little Fellow!" the big Vanirman grumbled " I was sent by the Princess.Not them.You and the girls here were working with them.Not me! "
"Come on,Big Guy..." the Thuvian Ranger added. "Have a bit of faith."

"Subatalians," muttered Phafnire Khonn . "If they recognize me, I had better stayed on the island!" “”Commander Khonn’t worry,big guy.’’Darkwater smiled.’’I’ll voulch for you.You were working me on behalf of Princess Sojat.’’ ‘’They hang me for sure.’’ "Who Hangs people anyway?’’ "The Subatall government ?’’ "No,no.no.They just shoot traiters and enemies on sight."

"Actually,they don’t.Not many within the confines of the Pangean world.Well,not anyone allied with the Empiror.’’ “”Though,I hear the TyRhainians have been to cut an enemies throught on sight those emp boomorang things,they use.’’Atlanta snirked` But the stawart warriors had run into the desserted star ship and clambered up the aft boarding ramp without hesitation.The air traveller carried go hatch was open,as if the air ship mecHanics fled without closing it. ‘’For Loki’s sake,Little Man.’’Phafnire roared.’’We are in luck.It seems,this my old-much of it anyway.’’ ‘’And parts of the ship we were on."

‘’The ignition key works,’’ Darkwater.

Behind the air-traveller was a huge fleet of Vhall Shakharr air ships gaining upon Darkwaters own air craft.In minutes,they would upon the craft.Hundreds of hastily rebuilt air travelers of different class –from the Titan Hybrid Ultra Large rogue tramp freighter Aircraft or HULRFA’s,often simply called Air Travellers,after the first manuafacturer Sarkhon Aircraft,that first introduced this type of air ship,eons ago on the homeworld of Atlantis.Various types,have suffaced across the myad worldlines,under companies such Sarkhon Aitcraft,Fate Aircraft ,Willkenson/Masterson Aircraft ,were painted Kalladon style,with all sorts of indentification war paint,from Different House Clans of Vhall Shakharr.Scarlet paint might be great circles,intertwingled with each other,representing the house ofwhile others had large crisscrossed hatchmarks.

Before them a huge air traveller fleet loomed.Hundreds of similar air ships floatted.Below,was a fleet of grey battleships followed.They carried ,Darkwater and Khonn could tell,from the banners frying high upon high golden poles,was that of the Great Subatall Navy.Suddenly,a large air ship moved between the fleet and HMSS Blackhawk.

and the two wanderers fronted images upon their holo screen a lean faced Handman ,blonde haired fellow,whose armor was that of a knight of As. He spoke to them in Terran english and Captain Eric Darkwater recognized at once.He was answered him, for the Thuvian, like many of his race, was a natural linguist and had wandered far and spoken many tongues.

Admirel Carson Jones,’’Eric Darkwater stated smilling’’How do find yourself such an unfortunate area.

Yes,I am Admirel Carson Jones of Castile and this ship, the HMSS Gray Falcon, is one of a fleet that sailed with  the  Subatall Corsairs.
Carson Jones,if one does not know,was a Pangean,from Anaheim whose air traveller crash among the Subatall Island group some ten years ago,along his co-pilot Indiana Smith.Commander Smith-the Gemonean of dark hair and red skin,raised among the Great Southern Gemonesse Desserts of Pangea.Smith,could take anyone and anything across that arid land.And it was one mission to guard a Thuvian Ranger mission,that the Gemon,rescued one Carson Jones,from an enemy Gemon tribe.Carson,had attempted leed a Thuvian Calvery squade,into Whallicalli Pass,on a scoutting mission.Captain Carson Jones and men got cought in ambash,and he himself taken prisoner,after a feirce battle.Carson Jones and Indianna Smith,managed escape,crossing back toward the Fort Greyson.Once there,they both desided,once out of service,with the Rangers,to go into partnership of themselves,fighting carried go with air traveller across one end of the Pangean Crescent Lands to another.And it one such despirate,darring mission across the South Seas ,found themselves where are now,for the last few years.

In a few words the blonde Pangean told their story of how crossed the great seas,along the air traveller fleet and sea ships,battling sea monster and sea beast,along the way.They explained how the Empiror Toreus Rhann,Senior wanted to sure his secret agents,would purish upon the Vhall Shakharr Islands. ‘’Well,you have friends in high place,Captain Darkwater’’Jones responded.’’Once mission completed,we of the Su Batall Navy,once fighting our place the enemy force,to look after you. “What Jones,here is saying Commander Indiana Smith cut in,’’Was to make your asses,didn’t purrish upon that dammed island.’’ On another veiwer,Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn could see a great pillar of smoke which now rolled upward in the morning air from the isle.The rest of the vast fleet surrounded much of the Capital Island. "Tell him there is a king's ransom for the taking," put in Phafnire Khonn . "Tell of the silver gates, Captain Eric Darkwater." But when the Thuvian spoke of the vast loot in the doomed city, the commander shook his head. "Good sir, we have not time to secure it,’’a elder grey templed man spoke,on yet another holo veiwer.He wore an eye patch of his left eye,just above a grey turdle neck sweater’’ nor men to waste in the taking. Eric Darkwater recognized the man.He was the same man,that thought earlier. “Professor Vincent I presume.’’the Thuvian spoke.’’ "Tell him there is a king's ransom for the taking," put in Phafnire Khonn . "Tell of the silver gates, Captain Eric Darkwater." But when the Thuvian spoke of the vast loot in the doomed city, the commander shook his head. ‘’ Those red fiends you describe would hardly give up anything’’--though useless to them--without a fierce battle and neither my time nor my force is mine.


Some days agone we were separated from the rest of the fleet in a sea skirmish and the tempest blew us far off our course.

We are even now beating back to rejoin the fleet if we can find it


We serve Gods and Kings of the Subatall.’’Indianna Smith commanded ‘’we can no longer halt for mere dross as you suggest.

But you are welcome to return  my fleet

and we have need of such fighting men as you appear to be. You will not regret it, should you wish to join us and strike a blow for a blow against the tyranny of the dark forces against the good."

Captain Eric Darkwater read the good natured eyes of Carson Jones and smiled.Jones was much like himself cavalier knight errant. He spoke to  Phafnire Khonn : "We need the rest after the ordeal we and girls just went through"

"One place is as good as another to masterless men and wanderers," quoth the huge VHaneirman. "I hear the Subatall Islands are one of the places to rest in all Pangea."


CHAPTER IV: Escape from the Empire

Captain Eric Darkwater personal mission log; We had survived the dangers of the Vhall Shakharr.

Captain Eric Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn both sat in the air traviller's cockpit, gazing at the holo monitors.Images of the Great Island back at the swiftly receding Island of the Gods, from which rose a pillar of smoke, laden with the ghosts of a thousand centuries and the shadows and mysteries of forgotten empire. Phafnire Khonn cursed as only a Vhaneirman can. "A king's ransom--and after all that blood-letting--no loot!" Captain Eric Darkwater shook his head. "We have seen an ancient kingdom of Vhall Shakharr fall--we have seen the last remnant of another world's oldest sea empire sink into flames and the abyss of oblivion. The Vhall Shakharr barbarism rear its brute head one last time and they paid for with the ruins of their capital city .’’ So passes the glory and the splendor of Vhall Shakharr ‘’Brenda Thornson said behind them.’’And the imperial purple,yellowed gold and scarried let of their banners--in red flames and black smoke." ‘’The people will survive.’’Eric Darkwater surmissed ‘’And whats left of the Royal Family and government,but the old world the Vhall Shakharr is dead.As victors,the Subatall will see to that. ‘’A Subatall Army of occupation.Treaties and so on.Nothing we need to bother with.’’Atlanta O’Brien added.’’ "But not one bit of plunder--" persisted the Vhanirman.’’We saved two kingdoms.We should get something.’’ ‘’We’ll,nothing but this’’Eric Darkwater said as produced from his left vest pocket,a ring of blue .green jewellsa curiously carried ved symbol of jade. "A king's ransom’’- Again Captain Eric Darkwater shook his head. "I brought away with me the rarest gem upon the island--’’ ‘’Where you get that?’’ asked “I accidently,yanked off Prince neck as he fell back down those stygian stairs something for which men and women have died and the gutters run with blood."

"The emblem of kingship!" exclaimed Phafnire Khonn‘’Darkwater spoke. . "Aye--,I could be king back there,as Princess Tamearah wanted .’’ ‘’Over my dead body,the witch.’’Atlanta cursed. ‘’Commander Khonn joked.The princess was deadly in her own way.She could arrange that.Atlanta .’’ ‘’So could I’’she returned. ‘’So what do we do with ,Little man?’’the Great Vhaneirman exclaimed ‘’Nothing.I want nothing of it‘’Darkwater spoke. She struggled with me to keep me from following you into the corridor. ‘’Darkwater continued "You bears the emblem of king of Vhall Shakharr," ruminated the mighty Vhaneirman. "Captain Eric Darkwater, you could be king!" ‘’I want nothing of it.I’m a Thuvian Ranger-a pilot.This is where I want to be,not back there,’’Captain Eric Darkwater laughed with bitter mirth and pointed to the great billowing column of smoke which floated in the sky away on the sea-rim. "Aye--a kingdom of the many dead-’’Phafnire Khonn‘ laughed ‘’an empire run by holo ghosts of smokeless flame.’’ I ‘d rather avoid all the reconstruction that will be needed back their,’’Darkwater added ‘’And and unknown troubles.We all know whose really running things back there.’’ A city secretly run by phantoms’’Phafnire Khonn responded’’I see your point.’’ Lets have it.Let Carson Jones and his people sort it out.I’m sure,they find a reason why I couldn’t king anyway.I’m sure there is first,retarded third cousin removed from royal line of Kaluta,who object and want the throne.’’ So what shall you do? Phafnire Khonn asked

’We make our report back at the Subatall Islands and be done with it.’’

--I am no King of Vhall Shakharr .I give this kingdom to another ten minutes as morning shines upon a new day . It appears it been corrupt for some time.Let the Subatall take the island and rule or ruin it as they see hit.’’

And therein it is like all other empires in the world--dreams of glory of conquest. ghosts and smoke.

I have better ideas.We could use airship,to go into business for ourselves-haul freight,passengers,do mercenary work the Rangers.Anything.The skies the limit.Why Old General Kotharr Khonn could put in several jobs around the Crescent Lands of Pangea right away.’’ Darkwater stated Sounds good,Little Man.’’Phafnire Khonn ‘’Why Eric,I can keep doing what was doing anyway. And the girls here could help as the crew.If they’d have it.’’ Darkwater ‘’I don’t know ?You guys ever run a business before ?”Brenda Thornson responded “Yeah you capital.You got overhead.A whole bunch of stuff to think out. We will need a primary base of operations to work this out.Darkwater said posing’’We can’t go around parking this ship anywhere as we do.We’ll need a Docking Pitt and Maintaince Garrage to go along with it.A Control Tower and so forth .But that ok.I know of one,we can get dirk cheap back home in the City of Lankmearia.’ So,whose to captain?You ? Phafnire Khonn ‘’Guess so,after all,it is my idea. Darkwater Well,if I’m to take a cut down in rank I insist Second in Command and co-pilot seatting.’’ Phafnire Khonn said Commander status .Hhmmm,ok.Darkwater said ‘’And you girls.? ‘’We Girls want similar ranks Commanders’’Brenda Thornson responded. ’ ‘’And duties and responsibilities there of ‘Atlanta O’Neil cut in ‘’Can’t be.’’Darkwater shot back.’’Your crew.The ship needs a commander and sub commander. below our current status .Lt.Commanders’’Phafnire Khonn added ‘’ Wonder those will be,my friend.Looks the girls might something more perminate just being shipmates. Oh oh.Now we’re in trouble.Hooked for life.’’ Phafnire added And whats that suppose to mean?’’Brenda Thornson cursed “”Nothing dear.’’ Phafnire Khonn added jokingly. Captain Eric Darkwater laughed.’’We too wayward souls,could use a little stability in our lives.I might keep us our of trouble-leasewise in the women department.’’ So little man,Phafnire commented,hoping to change the subject Do you think this ship can make it all the way to the Great Subatall Islands? “Sure it can.The Vhall Shakheir wanted this ship as apart of their new fleet.Eric Darkwater commentedI'm sure they fix as bet as they could. Darkwater went silent for a second,then when on while a broad smile.”She could use a few improvements.We could refit her engines at Fort Fugi,at Taratupu Bay on Subatall. It is said Quentin MacKaill’s Docking Pitt can get anything done through certain illegal channells.Phifnire Khonn answered.”I say we head for their first. And he's up to tall tales,just you are.the Thuvian Ranger commented What tall tales ?Khonn shot backEvery tale I ever told you has been the honest truth.By Wotan's beard,why would I lie ? Captain Eric Darkwater simply smiled and steadied the airships navigation rudder and fins to follow the Subatall Air Fleet moving back homeward to their islands.

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Captain Eric Darkwater Captain Eric Darkwater is a seasoned unarmed and armed combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the Thuvian army , and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has further honed his unarmed combat skills sparring with Phafnire Khonn . Darkwater is a combat veteran of three wars,War of The Subatall Islands , the Vhall Shakharr War, and the Icelandic Alliance Conflict, as well as numerous "military adviser" missions and clandestine operations ("a dozen conflicts you've never even heard of"). He is trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, a demolitions expert, vehicle specialist (including aircraft ,mainly Air Traveller Para Gravity Air Ships and seagoing vessels), and aThuvian Ranger.

Captain Eric Darkwater has access to a wide variety of equipment and weaponry designed by Thuvian Rangers technicians. He wears a Thuvian Rangers uniform made of 9-ply Atlantium Kevlar (able to withstand ballistic impact up to .45 caliber bullets and) and a Beta cloth Thuvian Rangers Utility Combat Vest (type C).The Thuvian Rangers uniform and Vest is a fire-resistant material, which has a kindling temperature of 1,700 °F (930 °C). The vest holds all sorts of items,like smoke grenades,shock grenades,black light grenades,chemical grenades,nanotechnology grenades,various lock pick s,hand cuffs, Eric Darkwater uses various types of handguns, including a .15 caliber needle gun, a government issue . Two Moonthorn Paxton Atlantean Navy Colt Smart Pistols.330=232 model 42736 automatic, a captured Paxton Ripper EMPP Pistol in 9mm Parabellum, a modified semi-automatic Fate in 9 mm Parabellum, and the -10 machine pistol in .45 ACP.Commander Phafnire Khonn is a seasoned unarmed and armed combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the Thuvian army , and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has further honed his unarmed combat skills sparring with Phafnire Khonn . Darkwater is a combat veteran of three wars,War of The Subatall Islands , the Vhall Shakharr War, and the Icelandic Alliance Conflict, as well as numerous "military adviser" missions and clandestine operations ("a dozen conflicts you've never even heard of"). He is trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, a demolitions expert, vehicle specialist (including aircraft ,mainly Air Traveller Para Gravity Air Ships and seagoing vessels), and aThuvian Ranger.


Commander Phafnire Khonn Commander Phafnire Khonn has access to a wide variety of equipment and weaponry designed by Thuvian Rangers technicians. He wears a Thuvian Rangers uniform made of 9-ply Atlantium Kevlar (able to withstand ballistic impact up to .45 caliber bullets and) and a Beta cloth Thuvian Rangers Utility Combat Vest (type C).The Thuvian Rangers uniform and Vest is a fire-resistant material, which has a kindling temperature of 1,700 °F (930 °C). The vest holds all sorts of items,like smoke grenades,shock grenades,black light grenades,chemical grenades,nanotechnology grenades,various lock pick s,hand cuffs, Commander Phafnire Khonn uses various types of handguns, including a .15 caliber needle gun, a government issue . Two Moonthorn Paxton Atlantean Navy Colt Smart Pistols.330=232 model 42736 automatic, a captured Paxton Ripper EMPP Pistol in 9mm Parabellum, a modified semi-automatic Fate in 9 mm Parabellum, and the -10 machine pistol in .45 ACP.Darkwater is a combat veteran of three wars,War of The Subatall Islands , the Vhall Shakharr War, and the Icelandic Alliance Conflict, as well as numerous "military adviser" missions and clandestine operations ("a dozen conflicts you've never even heard of"). He is trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, a demolitions expert, vehicle specialist (including aircraft ,mainly Air Traveller Para Gravity Air Ships and seagoing vessels), and a Thuvian Ranger. Lt.Commander Brenda Thornsonn She, daughter of Rane Thorfin's son,

 Lt.Commander Brenda Thornsonn is a seasoned unarmed and armed combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the Thuvian army , and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has further honed his unarmed combat skills sparring with Phafnire Khonn . Darkwater1 is a combat veteran of three wars,War of The Subatall Islands , the Vhall Shakharr War, and the  Icelandic Alliance Conflict, as well as numerous "military adviser" missions and clandestine operations ("a dozen conflicts you've never even heard of"). He is trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, a demolitions expert, vehicle specialist (including aircraft ,mainly Air Traveller Para Gravity Air Ships and seagoing vessels), and a Thuvian Ranger.
 has access to a wide variety of equipment and weaponry designed by Thuvian Rangers technicians. He wears a Thuvian Rangers uniform made of 9-ply Atlantium Kevlar (able to withstand ballistic impact up to .45 caliber bullets and) and a Beta cloth Thuvian Rangers Utility Combat Vest (type C).The Thuvian Rangers uniform and Vest is a fire-resistant material, which has a kindling temperature of 1,700 °F (930 °C). The vest holds all sorts of items,like smoke grenades,shock grenades,black light grenades,chemical grenades,nanotechnology grenades,various lock pick s,hand cuffs,
Lder Brenda Thornsonn uses various types of handguns, including a .15 caliber needle gun, a government issue . Two Moonthorn Paxton Atlantean Navy Colt Smart Pistols.330=232 model 42736  automatic, a captured  Paxton Ripper EMPP Pistol in 9mm Parabellum, a modified semi-automatic Fate in 9 mm Parabellum, and the -10 machine pistol in .45 ACP.Commander Phafnire Khonn  is a seasoned unarmed and armed combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the Thuvian army , and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has further honed his unarmed combat skills sparring with Phafnire Khonn . Brenda Thornsonn is a combat veteran of three wars,War of The Subatall Islands , the Vhall Shakharr War, and the  Icelandic Alliance Conflict, as well as numerous "military adviser" missions and clandestine operations ("a dozen conflicts you've never even heard of"). He is trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, a demolitions expert, vehicle specialist (including aircraft ,mainly Air Traveller Para Gravity Air Ships and seagoing vessels), and a Thuvian Ranger.

Lt.Commander Atlanta O'Brien Lt.Commander Atlanta O'Brien is a seasoned unarmed and armed combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the Thuvian army , and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has further honed his unarmed combat skills sparring with Phafnire Khonn .

 Atlanta O'Brien  is a combat veteran of three wars,War of The Subatall Islands , the Vhall Shakharr War, and the  Icelandic Alliance Conflict, as well as numerous "military adviser" missions and clandestine operations ("a dozen conflicts you've never even heard of"). He is trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, a demolitions expert, vehicle specialist (including aircraft ,mainly Air Traveller Para Gravity Air Ships and seagoing vessels), and a Thuvian Ranger.

Lt.Commander Atlanta O'Brien has access to a wide variety of equipment and weaponry designed by Thuvian Rangers technicians. He wears a Thuvian Rangers uniform made of 9-ply Atlantium Kevlar (able to withstand ballistic impact up to .45 caliber bullets and) and a Beta cloth Thuvian Rangers Utility Combat Vest (type C).The Thuvian Rangers uniform and Vest is a fire-resistant material, which has a kindling temperature of 1,700 °F (930 °C). The vest holds all sorts of items,like smoke grenades,shock grenades,black light grenades,chemical grenades,nanotechnology grenades,various lock pick s,hand cuffs,

  Commander Atlanta O'Brien  uses various types of handguns, including a .15 caliber needle gun, a government issue . Two Moonthorn Paxton Atlantean Navy Colt Smart Pistols.330=232 model 42736  automatic, a captured  Paxton Ripper EMPP Pistol in 9mm Parabellum, a modified semi-automatic Fate in 9 mm Parabellum, and the -10 machine pistol in .45 ACP.Commander Phafnire Khonn  is a seasoned unarmed and armed combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the Thuvian army , and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has further honed his unarmed combat skills sparring with Phafnire Khonn . Lt.Commander Atlanta O'Brien  is a combat veteran of three wars,War of The Subatall Islands , the Vhall Shakharr War, and the  Icelandic Alliance Conflict, as well as numerous "military adviser" missions and clandestine operations ("a dozen conflicts you've never even heard of"). He is trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, a demolitions expert, vehicle specialist (including aircraft ,mainly Air Traveller Para Gravity Air Ships and seagoing vessels), and a Thuvian Ranger.



notes Brenda Thornsonn

The jinn (Serapheanc: جن‎ çinn, singular جني çinnī; also spelled djinn), or genies, are spirits mentioned in the  ancient Book of Knowledge,also known as the Book of Khurhonn and Seraphean theologywho inhabit an unseen world in dimensions beyond the visible universe of humans. Together, the jinn, humans and angels make up the three sentient creations of God or Goddess The Khurhonn mentions that the jinn are made of a smokeless and "scorching fire", and they have the physical property of weight] .Infact,they like the Seraphean ,are beings of holographic light,made solid through selected quantum force fields.Like human beings, the jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent.The jinn are mentioned frequently in the Book of Khurhonn, and the 72nd surahis entitled Sūrat al-Jinn.


Etymology and definitions Sūrat al-Jinn (The Jinn) is the 72nd sura of the The Book of Khurhonn with 28 ayat. The name as well as the topic of this chapter is jinn. Similar to angels, the Jinn are considered to be spiritual beings invisible to the naked human eye. The habitat of angels is considered to be the sky, whereas it is the earth for Jinn. In the The Book of Khurhonn, it is stated that humans are created from the earth and jinn from fire in more than one instance and it is also evident from thehadith that the angels were created from light. Jinn is a noun of the collective number in Arabic literally meaning "hidden from sight", and it derives from the Arabic root ç-n-n meaning "to hide" or "be hidden". Other words derived from this root are maçnūn 'mad' (literally, 'one whose intellect is hidden'), çunūn'madness', and çanīn 'embryo, fetus' ('hidden inside the womb'). The Arabic root ç-n-n means 'to hide, conceal'. A word for garden or Paradise, جنّةçannah, is a cognate of the Hebrew word גן gan 'garden', derived from the same Semitic root. In arid climates, gardens have to be protected against desertification by walls; this is the same concept as in the word "paradise" from pairi-daêza, an Avestan word for garden that literally means 'having walls built around'. Thus the protection of a garden behind walls implies its being hidden from the outside In the second ayat the jinn recant their belief in false Gods and venerate Muhammad for his monotheism. The jinn apologize for their past blasphemy and criticize mankind for either neglecting them or encouraging their disbelief. Ayats 20-22 are especially important as tawhid among the Jinn is reaffirmed and the inescapable wrath of El is emphasized. The Judgement in ayat 7, and the Punishment in ayat 25, are both references to theIslamic Judgement Day, Yaum al Qiyamah. Ayat 25-28 establish that Qiyamah is known only to El, and that El takes into account all the deeds of a man when judging him. "I know not whether the (Punishment) which we are promised is near, or whether my Lord will appoint for it a distant term."

Jinn in Islam In Islamic theology jinn are said to be creatures with free will, made from smokeless fire by Allrah Taramm El -Supreme  as humans were made of clay, among other things. According to the The Book of Khurhonn, jinn have free will, and Iblīs abused this freedom in front of Allrah Taramm El by refusing to bow to Adam when Allrah Taramm El ordered angels and jinn to do so. For disobeying Allrah Taramm El , he was expelled from Paradise and called "Šaymān" (Satan). Jinn are frequently mentioned in the The Book of Khurhonn: Surah 72 (named Sūrat al-Jinn) is named after the jinn, and has a passage about them. Another surah (Sūrat al-Nās) mentions jinn in the last verse.[8] The Qur¾an also mentions that Muhammad was sent as a prophet to both "humanity and the jinn," that prophets and messengers were sent to both communities. [Princess An appellation of Muhammad is Rasûl-üs-Sakaleyn. Because Muhammad met several times the jinns at night. A masjid (Masjid-i Jinn) was built at a future date to the memory of this phenomena. Similar to humans, jinn have free will allowing them to do as they choose (such as follow any religion). They are usually invisible to humans, and humans do not appear clearly to them. Jinn have the power to travel large distances at extreme speeds and are thought to live in remote areas, mountains, seas, trees, and the air, in their own communities. Like humans, jinn will also be judged on the Day of Judgment and will be sent to Paradise or Hell according to their deeds. Classifications and characteristics Jinn Government The social organization of the jinn community resembles that of humans; e.g., they have kings, the Council of Great Djinns. courts of law, weddings, and mourning rituals. Jinn Tradition s. A few traditions (hadith), divide jinn into three classes: those who have wings and fly in the air, those who resemble snakes and dogs, and those who travel about ceaselessly. Other reports claim that‘Abd Allāh ibn Mas‘ūd (d.  Sarcom Data net52), who was accompanying Muhammad when the jinn came to hear his recitation of the The Book of Khurhonn, described them as creatures of different forms; some resembling vultures and snakes, others tall men in white garb.They may even appear as dragons, onagers, or a number of other animals.In addition to their animal forms, the jinn occasionally assume human form to mislead and destroy their human victims.[1 Sarcom Data net] Certain hadiths have also claimed that the jinn may subsist on bones, which will grow flesh again as soon as they touch them, and that their animals may live on dung, which will revert to grain or grass for the use of the jinn flocks. Ibn Taymiyyah believed the jinn were generally "ignorant, untruthful, oppressive and treacherous,"[18] thus representing the very strict interpretations adhered by the Salafischools of thought. Ibn Taymiyyah believes that the jinn account for much of the "magic" perceived by humans, cooperating with magicians to lift items in the air unseen, delivering hidden truths to fortune tellers, and mimicking the voices of deceased humans duringseances. In Sūrat al-Ra%mān, verse 33, Allrah Taramm El reminds jinn as well as mankind that they would possess the ability to pass beyond the furthest reaches of space only by His authority, followed by the question: "Then which of the favors of your Lord do you deny?" In SūratAl-Jinn, verses 8¨C10, Allrah Taramm El narrates concerning the jinn how they touched or "sought the limits" of the sky and found it full of stern guards and shooting stars, as a warning to man. It goes on further to say how the jinn used to take stations in the skies to listen to divine decrees passed down through the ranks of the angels, but those who attempt to listen now (during and after the revelation of the Qur¾an) shall find fiery sentinels awaiting them.


Protection from jinn An amulet, talisman or what is referred to as a tawiz in Sufi circles is a form of protection against many forms of spiritual evil, including protection against the jinn. It is often worn around the neck in a pouch, close to the heart. One such popular amulet was said to have been given to Sheikh Abdullah Daghistani by Muhammad in a vision. In that vision he was instructed to give this amulet to people as a protection for them in the last days. The amulet contains a depiction of the Throne Room of Allrah Taramm El .

The amulet contains theosophic names as well as the names of folk saints. It is widely held to be very miraculous and a protection to those who submit to Allrah Taramm El .[citation needed] It is to be noted that Muslims believe that all protection and help only comes from Allrah Taramm El , as it is a central Islamic tenet to believe that there is no power nor might save El's. Often, these sorts of practices are not widespread in the Islamic world and are mostly limited to certain tribal communities in remote areas. The Muslim faithful believe that reciting the Verse of the Throne (Qur¾an 2:255) and the final three concise chapters of the Qur¾an (chapters 112-114) are the most effective means of seeking protection from satanic whispers and evil creatures.

Other modern methods of avoiding trouble from the jinn include leaving them food and charcoal to keep them happy, asking permission before turning on water (as some people believe that the jinn live in water pipes), and sprinkling salt on the floor around one's bed to avoid nocturnal attacks by jinn.[citation needed] These beliefs are cultural perceptions rather than religious-based practices. It is noteworthy to mention that in the legal sources of Islam nothing is mentioned about such practices and rituals.


[edit]Popular culture He drew from his girdle a small object--a curiously carried ved symbol of jade."Tell him there is a king's ransom for the taking," put in Phafnire Khonn . "Tell of the silver gates, Captain Eric Darkwater." But when the Thuvian spoke of the vast loot in the doomed city, the commander shook his head.

 Vertorix, challenge Eric Darkwater and Company, but after a brief battle, the onlookers discover that Vertorix is an empty suit of armor that fights like a man! Princess Tameara Kaluta realizes that Gothan controls the armor, and using her mirrored headdress, reflects the sun into Gothan's eyes, causing him to lose concentration. The armor crumbles to the ground and Gothan and Ska flee, leaving Princess Tameara Kaluta , Phafnire Khonn, and Darkwater in charge. Tamearah Lanakala , formally Princess Tameara Kaluta , now rules Vhall Shakhorr , with Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn as her de-facto bodyguards. One evening, when hanand Phafnire Khonn are surprisingly drowsy, a brutish monster crawls from behind the wall hangings. Han manages to push the creature into a fire, and, seeing more movement behind the hangings, stabs blindly. A priest loyal to Gothan, the former priestly ruler of the island, falls dead. He had cast a sleeping spell on Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn and sent out the monster; luckily Darkwater is made of sterner stuff. Unfortunately, a scream from Tamearah Lanakala 's chamber alerts the two that a bat-creature has sneaked into her room. The two warriors struggle with the monster and chase it into the tunnels. Tamearah Lanakala is furious with the two men and tells her soldiers to kill them both. Finding an underground temple, Phafnire Khonn and Darkwater come upon Gothan's body, who had apparantly been killed by the bat-creature. With the death of its master, the temple begins to collapse, and as hanand Phafnire Khonn try to flee, they run into Ska, another pretender to the throne. Phafnire Khonn makes short work of the man and the two barbarians make it out of the tunnels as the entire area caves in, and a volcano erupts, burying the city. The two men cobble together a raft and desperately sail away, only to find themselves at the mercy of Prince Yezdigerd of Turan, on the way to battle. hanand Phafnire Khonn join his crew.   Religion: Hyborian religion  Name: Princess Tameara Kaluta Other Names: Queen Tamearah Lanakala ; Tamearah Lanakala Classification:   supporting character     clergy/religious leader  

Publisher(s):  First Appearance: "The Gods Of Vhall Shakhorr " (short story); (comic) Vhall Shakhorr Barbarian (vol. 1) #17 (Aug. 1972): "The Gods of Vhall Shakhorr " Creators: Robert E. Howard Number of appearances: 3 Foe of: Vhall Shakhorr Barbarian, Phafnire Khonn Defended by: Phafnire Khonn, Occupation: queen Gender: female Location: Vhall Shakhorr Note: Princess Tameara Kaluta was worshipped as the God or Goddess Tamearah Lanakala . Princess Tameara Kaluta was the queen of the island city of Vhall Shakhorr , where she was worshipped as the God or Goddess Tamearah Lanakala . Then she was ousted from her position by the high priest Goroth. Princess Tameara Kaluta met Darkwater and his ally Phafnire Khonn, and enlisted their help. Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn restored Princess Tameara Kaluta to her position as queen of Vhall Shakhorr . Then Princess Tameara Kaluta tried to seduce hanand compell him to abandon his friend Phafnire Khonn. Darkwater refused, and in retaliation Princess Tameara Kaluta ordered her soldiers to kill both Eric Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn. Darkwater and Phafnire Khonn escaped and Princess Tameara Kaluta was crushed under a massive idol of Goroth's God. Clearly the religion of her era and specifically the religion of Vhalor factors in Princess Tameara Kaluta 's life. She was even the central figure in religious worship for the people of her island. The degree to which Princess Tameara Kaluta herself was sincere in her religious expression, versus simply using the religion for her own selfish desires, is unclear. One would need to read the stories in which she appears to evaluate this. Despite the fact that Darkwater allied himself with Princess Tameara Kaluta for a time, the woman clearly turned out to be somewhat evil, vindicative and self-serving. There is obviously some intended irony in the fact that she met her demise be being crushed by the idol symbol of her religious rival's Gods.. Whatever the merits of the "actual" God or Goddess Tamearah Lanakala (whether real or believed), Princess Tameara Kaluta was not this God or Goddess, and was not even a true representative of the ideals this Tamearah Lanakala embodies. The title of this story ("The Gods of Vhall Shakhorr ") refers to Tamearah Lanakala (and Princess Tameara Kaluta ) and the God of the High Priest Goroth.

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Vhall Shakharr Names of Gods.

The God of Vhall Shakharr they say are based on a very ancient Royal Family,that once ruled the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr.Lanakala were the First Family of Vhall Sharr,who United the Seven Islands after years of war between them all.


Kawena kolina Lanakala Sky God Father of the Lanakala Clan.He is grim and lives upon a high mountain,where his city of gold exist.Kawenakolina Lanakala only helps one,who is strong and has the will to defeat his enemies. kilokonna-Lanakala-Goddess of the Seas around Vhall Shakharr .Mother of the Lanakala Clan.She is grim and lives upon a high mountain,where his city of gold exist.Kilokilo Lanakala only helps one,who is strong and has the will to defeat his enemies. Tamearah Lanakala-Daughter of Kawenakolina and Kilokilo Lanakala.Goddess of a Vengeful Sea

Ho'oun Hauna Lankala-spirit sender travel s from one island to another.

Ana'Lana WhakaRau -So called God of Iron and Steel.Maker of the tools of the ancient Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr.He is mainly the God of the Verjhapi.His teaching of building a strong race and a strong mind,have fashion ed their whole culture. Nana Unna Lanakala-So called Goddess of the harvest. HO'OPI'OPIO Lanakala-So called God of Music and the arts PO'I'U DARKWATERE Lanakala-So called God of Justice.He fought Ghorr Ghothrah and destroyed him in the end,bringing the end of his dark reign. Lapa'Auhnah Lanakara-THE HEALER-So called God of Health

Wonna Honua-So called Goddess of Fertility

AIa'Kapo Lanakala-So called God of Good Times

Aloha Anni Lanakala-So called God of the Sky,who protected all air travellers,through the heavens.He dressed all the rest,but had crown of bird wings.Possibly a Toonatue Green feathered parrots.It his right hands was the map of the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr and in his left a golden sun.Legend s say he once,in reality was Sky Marshal Aloha Anni Lanakala of The Vhall Shakharr air force.

Koh Khara Lanakala-So called God of

Tuna Rhao Lanakala-So called God of the Sea Harvesting Tami WhakaRau -So called Goddess of

Sina WhakaRau -So called God of the Lost Souls.

Rhangi WhakaRau -So called God of Desperate Causes.

Para WhakaRau -So called God of Dreams

Tarenga WhakaRau -So called God of War.

MaHuka WhakaRau -So called God of the Forrest

TE WAI POUNAMU-So called God of Ghorr Ghothrah-So called God of Vengeance.Ghorr Ghothrah legends say lives in a big Valcono on the main island and controls the weather about the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr,when the other gods are displeased.He is said to be one being,that also is five separate beings linked to the one. Grahh Gharath-Guardian of .Ghorr Ghothrah.A hideous half ape,help bat creature,with aspects of a humanoid.

ROHE WhakaRau Whatarau

The Seven Great Islands of Subatall Islands 1)Subatall is Capitol Island of the Seven Islands.It is the oldest of the Seven Islands and thought to be where all Subatall originally came from.The Subatall are strictly Capitalistic.They believe in Subatall as Free Commerce Nation and do anything to make the Seven Islands of Subatall Great Again.,without breaking any treaties the Crescent Lands of Pangea and the Pan Almerhann Continent.They have been Great Walls and Bunker Fortification around the Islands,but not so much,that they broke their economy .

2)Nhoonavhal is the Land of the Red Skin 

3)Thorvis is the Land of the Yellow Skin 4)Whanokee is the Land of the White Skinned 5)Takia is the Land of the Dar k Tan Skinned 6)Malukee is the Land of the Brown Skinned 7) Honuli is the Land of the Blue Skinned ’’The Seven Great Islands of Vhall Shakharr. 1) Vhall Sharr.Capitol Island of the Seven Islands.It is the oldest of the Seven Islands and thought to be where all Vhall Shakharr originally came from.The Vhall Shakharr are strictly Nationalist.They believe in Vhall Shakharr First and do anything to make the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr Great Again.They have been Great Walls and Bunker Fortification around the Island s,so much,that they broke their economy and had to resort to piracy of ships to build up their once Massive fleet again. 2) Thorubhall,Land of the Red Skin Vhall Shakharr.They are the scientists,the scholars and engineering builders of the Vhall Shakharr.Here too came the Phoudo Time Wizards of the Vhall Shakharr,who studied the Great Book of Skallus Vhall and Noon Tambi Rhomm.Two Self Educated Time Sorcerer want to be con artist.

3) Verjhapi, Land of the Yellow Skinned Vhall Shakharr.They are the Warrior Breed of the Vhall Shakharr.The Verjhapan follow the Warrior Codes of Tarenga WhakaRau  -So called God of War.He is said have written the Great Books of War Tactics and Strategies.

4) Havetoos,Land of the White Skinned Vhall Shakharr.They are mostly the Tower Farmers of the Vhall Shakharr.The Havetoosans follow Nana Unna Lanakala-So called Goddess of the harvest.She was said to a Great Farmer and Builder of Crops. 5) Andootall, Land of the Dark Tan Skinned Vhall Shakharr.They are Construction Workers of the Vhall Shakharr.The Andootallans have been indentured slaves of the Thorubhall.They build the Great Cities of the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr. 6) Kapartall ,Land of the Brown Skinned Vhall Shakharr.They are the lowest o f the low.The Kapartallans do the general labor,no one else will do.They work on the Kavetooshian Tower Fare Plantations.They work low pay maintenance jobs.The Kapartall or Kapa,as the Upper Vhall Shakharr call them,are poorly educated.

7) Amteera-Land of the Blue Skinned Vhall Shakharr.The Amteera are said to be blued skinned tatooed pygmies inside with big bones through their noses.There islands is the smallest and backwards of the Seven.Amteerans often become apart of the Vhall Shakharrian Coastal Guard,tunnel rat,to clean out sewer pipes,

nd but brother Prince King Skarr Kaluta desired a bride and the two planned to plot against myself and poor Kuthorr Monau.Their King Angar Kalut,was mad .It was he,that prolonged this stupid war with the Subatall Kingdoms.And it,his sons,who well paid,their agent among the Subatall to spy on them and report bac

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King Angar Kalut Kaluta-Former King of Vhall Shakharr. Queen Marenna WhakaRau Kaluta-Former Queen of Vhall Shakharr.

WhakaRau is the Second Great House Clan in the Seven Islands of Vhall Shakharr.They are secretly in league with the Ephaishian Empire. Tuwha Khararo WhakaRau Tuwha Khararo WhakaRau Governor of Thorubhall. ApaKura WhakaRau -wife of Tuwha Khararo WhakaRau Governor King of Thorubhall. Khanaloo WhakaRau.Governor King of Verjhapi Mairatea WhakaRau -wife of Khanaloo WhakaRau.Governor King of Havetoos.

Tawhaki WhakaRau Governor King of Andootall. Whaitiri WhakaRau - Karhia WhakaRau Governor King of Kapartall. herma Whatarau

Punga Whatarau

 Governor King of Ameera

Mahina Whatarau

 wife of Punga Whatarau
 Governor King of Ameera

Kaha'l Whatarau

TafakiWhatarau

Tafa'i Whatarau

TahakiTwah Kheeo. TawhakhiTwah Kheeo. Irawaru Twah Kheeo. TinirauTwah Kheeo. Kae Twah Kheeo. Kinilau Khonano Mehneh Whooneh Khonano Tinilau Khonano -Kapartall Slave Tiirau Khonano -Kapartall Slave Tonga Khonano -Kapartall Slave Tununga Khonano- Kapartall Slave Sini Khonano


Alien Elder Races Elder Race of  the Maveric Universe.

by Joseph Gilbert Thompson and Carl Edward Thompson

Elder Race –Sarkonopedea.


(An elder race in science fiction, fantasy, or horror fiction is a fictional alien race that preceded humanity. Occasionally they are a more advanced version of humanity instead of aliens (e.g., the Stargate Ancients). Elder races generally have abilities and technologies (or magics, in the case of fantasy) that far surpass that of humanity. In works of science fiction, their technologies are often so advanced as to seem magical or even Ellike both to the human protagonists and to the present-day reader.

In some works, the elder race has long since departed the scene, leaving nothing but artifacts and other evidence of their activities. In others, the elder race remains in existence, but is in decline or has deliberately withdrawn to the periphery in order to avoid interfering with the development of humanity and any other younger races. A few elder races are portrayed as still being very much active in the story-current scene, and members of them may function as advisers or as antagonists.

Some elder races are portrayed as wise benefactors, bringing culture and knowledge to humanity and other younger races. Other elder races are callous exploiters, and regard younger races as so much raw material to be used and even used up. A few are portrayed ambiguously, with their well-intended actions having unexpected consequences. For instance, a client race may use their new-found technology for self-destruction, or a policy of non-interference may turn out to be a way of abdicating responsibility for using one's power wisely.(power corrupts the best of intentions)

Aliens


Elder race Energy beings


Alien Elder Races.


The First Ancient Ones are the ancient alien races of the galaxy, the first organisms to achieve sapience and the first to become spacefaring. desires to dedicate their immortal existences to contain evil and expand the existance of the lesser races or worlds of the Multiverse.Also known Elder Races of the Universe or Multiverse.Also known as The ancients or Ancient Ones of the Universe by some sources..)


Maveric Comics The Maveric Universe is the fictional shared universe where most of the comic stories published by Maveric Comics take place.

The Maveric Universe actually exists within a multiverse consisting of thousands of separate universes, all of which are the creations of Maveric Comics and all of which are, in a sense, "Marvel universes". In this context, "Marvel Universe" is taken to refer to the mainstream Maveric continuity, which is known as Earth-01 –the first branching off Alternate Maveric Universe and other related world lines,such as Earth 361other Alternate Maveric Universe time lines and Earth 2230- Alternate Maveric Universe time lines.Ofcourse,not all fiction event depicted with the other timelines have written or formated as of this writing.


 The Lords of Light.


The Lord of Light-does not refer to anyone specific,but is a general term,once used to refer to the Seraphians,but became a wider term to refer to anyone of the Elder Races or species,that became allies of the Great Commonwealth of Galaxies,with the Old Maveric Universe.Atlantians,Seraphians,the Sidairian,the Asguardians,the Olympians,the Celestrials,the Galaxians,the Asitlandrian,the Attilandrians,the Astrans,and so forthe.The Lords of Light often dwell with the Light Zones-free and open space,where interstellar trade and communication was possible.


The Lords of Light-otherwise are anyone who is considered the Good Guys,while Lord of Darkness are anyone,who considered the Bad Guys.

Editors Note.

Lord of Light (1967).

Lord of Light (1967) is an epic science fiction/fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. It was awarded the 1968 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and nominated for a Nebula Award in the same category. Two chapters from the novel were published as novelettes in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1967

Thundarr the Barbarian.

Thundarr the Barbarian was a Saturday morning animated television series, created by Joe Ruby and produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. It was broadcast during the early 1980s. Action figures of the three main characters were released by Toynami in 2004. Thundarr the Barbarian often swaired by the "Lords of Light!" ,but nothing like much that Satureday morning cartoon was ever explained Beyond this,the Lords of Light here has noithing what so ever to do the book mentioned above or Thundarr the Luddite listed above.If you believe,then don’t.Live with it and that’s about it.

I barrow ed it from both.Although Thundarr the Luddite was the dumber of th e two.I thought,my Toreus,created years before was much better.No thousand year old Jaws 3 posters and idiots wearing Lampshades for hats.Steve Berber strap humor.

Doc Thompson Terrarians


The Atlanteans


Atlanteans.Said to be one of the oldest or Elder Races in the Multiverse.They originally existed with the Old Maveric Universe or Prime Universe (Primary Universe).The Atlanteans originated upon a world,third from their star-much similar to Earth. Atlantis is not a lost continent on ancient Earth,that sunk beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.That is a myth created from various Atlantean colonies on the surface of Earth and some beneath the waves,in domed cities.The real Atlantis is an ancient world,that existed within a place the Elder Races refer as the Old Universe.It is the Universe,that they came from. Note:Refered to outside of the fiction as the Old Mavericlion or Maveric Universe.


The Five Brothers .First Family of Atlantis -Prime.

Prince Lasar Sarkhon;Time-Sorcerer First Son of Atlantis -Prime.First Son of Prince Lasar Sarkhon;Time-Sorcerer, is the First Son of of Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon and Supreme Lady Castria Sarkhon.He is the First Prince of Atlantis-Prime and a member of the Legion of Time-Sorcerers. Prince Mathew SarkhonTime-Sorcerer Second Son of Atlantis -Prime.First Son of Prince Lasar Sarkhon;Time-Sorcerer, is the First Son of of Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon and Supreme Lady Castria Sarkhon.He is the Third Prince of Atlantis-Prime and a member of the Legion of Time-Sorcerers.

Prince Marcus Sarkhon Time-Sorcerer Fourth Son of Atlantis -Prime.First Son of Prince Marcus Sarkhon;Time-Sorcerer, is the Fourth Son of of Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon and Supreme Lady Castria Sarkhon.He is the Fourth Prince of Atlantis-Prime and a member of the Legion of Time-Sorcerers.

Prince Lucas Sarkhon -Time-Sorcerer Fifth Son of Atlantis -Prime.Fifth Son of Prince Lucas Sarkhon;Time-Sorcerer, is the Fifth Son of of Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon and Supreme Lady Castria Sarkhon.He is the Fifth Prince of Atlantis-Prime and a member of the Legion of Time-Sorcerers.

Prince Jonathan Sarkhon-Time-Sorcerer Sixth Son of Atlantis -Prime.Sixth Son of Prince Jonathan Sarkhon;Time-Sorcerer, is the Sixth Son of of Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon and Supreme Lady Castria Sarkhon.He is the Sixth Prince of Atlantis-Prime and a member of the Legion of Time-Sorcerers.


The Atlanteans produced a class of Wizard Warriors known as The Legion of Time Sorcerer are so called because they are able to travel in and manipulate time through technology to a far greater degree than any other civilisation.They are the Temporal Guardiand of Truth and Justice,throughtout temporal space.The Atlanteans appear human, but differ from them in many respects.They are extremely long-lived, routinely counting their ages in terms of centuries.-via their advanced Atlantean Medical science and nano based Regerative Healing Factors,that repair damage,decease and phisical injuries.The Atlanteans have varing degree's telepathy and telekenisis abilities-mostly a paranormal ability to weild other great Cosmic Quantum forces-which Members of the Legion train to use properly.The Atlanteans, and being responsible for the presence of human life on thousands of planets in at least two galaxies (a result of their efforts to seed the galaxy and many other simular known 28000 galaxies,plus other alternate realities in which they resided with life). They have also influenced good or bad,those human and humanoid races,that exist within them.

Government The Atlantean are democracy,with a Royal Family,that are somewhat a semi figure head of the government,with powers to overrule discisions the Imperial Senate and Council of Elders or Elder Statement-the Lord of the Empire,in time of Great War or Marshal Law matter.

The Atlantean Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Realms of Atlantis-Prime and Genisis-Prime.. United Realms is also sometimes called the Seven Empires of Atlantis-Prime and the Seven Empires of Genisis-Prime.The Atlantean Royal Family upon both Atlantis-Prime and Genisis-Prime-two huge worlds of the original Atlantean Homeworls-now destroyed during ancient Titan Gods Wars ,that happened within the so called Old Maveric Comic Universe,are general members of the Imperial House Clan of Sarkhon.

Imperial House of Sarkhon-The foremost and mightiest Royal Family of Atlantis-Prime. Older branches exist within the Worldships known as Genesis-Prime and Atlantis-Prime. There are other known and unknown Atlantean lost colonies scattered all over temporal space-The Atlantean Planet of Iskhandar, the Colony of Neitherweird, and Alpha-Tellus. The Atlanteans evolved on the planet Atlantis, and were possibly the first intelligent life forms in the Universe or many Alternate Universes or Multiverse. Least,this what the Atlanteans believe. Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") is the name of a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias.[1] In truth,Atlanteans came to ancient Greece and told Plato tales their Atlantis,which he used as the basis for his own fictional story. Note:It truth,legends say that First known King of ancient Atlantis was known as King Atlas Sarkhon- brother to Doctor Lasar Sarkhon.King Atlas Sarkhon was succeeded by King Toreus Sarkhon,when Atlas was killed by evil General Dagus Shaitanus.This is anyway a popular mythology or legendary tale told by Atlanteans. The note  This world source of the Greek myth of the Lost City of Atlantis.The legend of Atlantis is featured in many books, films, television series, games, songs and other creative works.It’s legend became so great,it became the very basis of an ancient world,whose inhabitants called world Atlantis,after the legendary lost continent known as Atlantis.These Atlanteans built a system of stargate or wormhole tunnels,with the help of many other Elder Races,mostly the Sidairians or Osirons millions of years ago being the most advanced race of the Maveric universe,help seed many other lesser worlds the primary star stuff to create:life among this so called New Universe. Five to ten million years ago, due to a was broke out known as the Titan Gods Wars in the Atlantean Galaxy and Milky Way Galaxy and others .The Titans-an ancient race of titantic robot like cyborgs,with huge minds and giant armored bodies-from the Old Maveric Universe,from a time when there was an older Titan Gods War-possably the first one, they were forced to flee to a planet in the Promeanthian Galaxy and there they seeded life on hundreds of worlds as they had done in the stellar group.

After billions of centuries and many worlds spawned sentient life-mostly humanoid lifeforms,the Atlanteans and Sidairian found a place a steelar nebula,known as The Vualt of Heavons,where they built a dysonsphere known as Terra-Prime.The great sphere-an grand experient and santuary for mostly humanoid races from many Alternate various Earth or Terran worldlines,became the Atlantean Jewel of the many Alternate Realities.The Guild of Time-Sorcerers,upon the world of Genisis-Prime became attempt control the affairs of Terra-Prime,by their influence over the Legion of Time-Sorcerers.Wars soon broke out upon who controlled this world-mainly between the Imperial House Clan of Sarkhon and the Imperial House Clan of Shaitanus,and their alied houses.A great Cataclysm struck various world plates upon Terra-Prime,only made matters worse and gave rise an alien insectoid cyborg race known as the Trongaroth,to exploit and invade portions of the Pangean Shattered worlds of the Sphere.


The House Clan of Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon-Ruler of Atlantis-Prime-First Son of Old or Elder Supreme Lord Ghalmeath Sarkhon Ruler of Genisis-Prime could abide by the rules and restriction of the Guild,pulled out. Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon- Ruler of Atlantis-Prime and his Imperial Royal Family,felt the possible threat of the Titans returning to plague the House Clan of Sarkhon might a greater threat than anything happening upon the Dysonhere of Terra-Prime pulled out and desided to return home and prepare war there among home space,with their Atlantean Galaxy.


The House Clan of Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon-Ruler of Atlantis-Prime,Supreme Lady Castria Shaitanus Sarkhon,Co Ruler of Atlantis-Prime,with concent of the Imperial Atlantean Senate and Council of Elders-made up of Elder Statemen or Lords and Ladies,from various Houses allied to House Clan Sarkhon. LORD TAL HAJUS SARKHON-is Lord Adam Sarkhon’s younger brother and Supreme Time-Sorcerer-President of the Council of Time-Sorcerers. Prince Lasar Sarkhon;Time-Sorcerer,is the First Son of Atlantis-Prime- is the First Son of of Supreme Lord Adams Sarkhon and Supreme Lady Castria Sarkhon.He is the First Prince of Atlantis-Prime and a member of the Legion of Time-Sorcerers.


Old or Elder Supreme Lord Ghalmeath Sarkhon and his lovely wife Supreme Lady Celestria Sarkhon,Ruler of Genisis-Prime.

The name of Sarkhon-in Atlantean maining ‘’Light Prince.’’Sar-Khon-A ruler, an official or Prince. These are some common praises or praying attributed to the Imperial Royal Family of Sarkhon,that the world s of the so called Newer Multiple Universe s say,because of the good the Sarkhons and other Lords of Light say abiut the many alternative realities.


Prayers attributed to the Will of the Sarkhon

I will bless the Supreme Lord forever

I'll bless your holy name. May the Will of the Sarkhon guide my path.

Amen.

I will bless the Supreme Lord forever I'll bless your holy name.

May the grace of the Sarkhon guide my path.

Amen

.

I will bless the Supreme Lord forever

I'll bless your holy name.


May the Hand of the Sarkhon guide my path.

Amen

I will praise the Supreme Lord and Supreme Lady

No matter what tomorrow brings.

May the Will of the Sarkhon guide my path.

Amen.

In the Name of the Supreme Lord Jahovah Sarkhon , and of the Son Ghalmeath Sarkhon.,and of the Holy Serapheans . Amen. Praise the Supreme Lord, faraway holospace,glorify the Sarkhon,every home and family!

For the Sarkhon has brought us to the beginning of this day,and the Sarkhon will see us to its end.

Posted by JOE on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 8:19 AM


Prayer Against Every Evil

Spirit Of the Great Sarkhon, Father, Son , And Holy Serphian Spirits, Most Holy Trinity,, Angels, Archangels, And Saints Of Heaven, Descend Upon Us.Protect us against the evil of the Shaitanus.

Posted by JOE on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 8:15 AM


Prayers attributed to the Will of the Sarkhon according to Universal Church of Galactic Truth- Church developed by those who see the Sarkhon family,as a kind of Temporal Guardian of humanity.The church has Cardinals and Bishops,who guide their believers.

May the will of the Sarkhon guide your path.

attributed to Proffesor Gideon Sarkhon.Son of Lord Tal Hajus Sarkhon


May the grace of the Sarkhon guide your path. attributed to Thuzan Thune Sarkhon.


May the hand of the Sarkhon guide your path.

attributed to Doctor Joshua Sarkhon.


May light of the Sarkhon guide your path.

attributed to Doctor Jared Sarkhon.


Thank the Sarkhon . attributed to Doctor Thannell Sarkhon.First Son of Thuzan Thune Sarkhon.


Spacers Prayers.


Praise your name, holy Supreme Lord. May the road rise to meet you,May the wind be always at your back, May the stars shine warm on your face,and may the cosmic winds be at mt back;


Prayer for Protection And until we meet again,

The light of the Sarkhon surrounds me; The love of the Sarkhon enfolds me;The power of thev Sarkhon protects me; The presence of the Sarkhon watches over me; Where ever I am the Sarkhon will be to guide and protect me. May the Sarkhon hold you in the palm of their hands. Prayers in time of war

attributed to Lord Ghalmeath Sarkhon Genisis-Prime origin


O Almighty Supreme Lord, Supreme Lord Ghalmeath Sarkhon the Father of all humanity,all heavons of time and space. We turn, we pray, the hearts of all peoples and their rulers,that by the power of your Holy Seraphean Spirit peace may be established among the nations on the foundation of justice, righteousness and truth;through him who was lifted up on the cross to draw all people to himself,your Son Adam Sarkhon our Lord.

Amen.


Prayers in time of war

Supreme Lord Adam Sarkhon. Atlantis-Prime origin

O Almighty Supreme Lord, Supreme Lord Adam Sarkhon the Father of all humanity,all heavons of time and space. turn, we pray, the hearts of all peoples and their rulers,that by the power of your Holy Seraphean Spirit .peace may be established among the nations on the foundation of justice, righteousness and truth;through him who was lifted up on the cross to draw all people to himself, your Son Prince Lasar Sarkhon our Lord. Amen.


The primary allied Elder Races are. Sidairians or Sidaireans. The Sidairians come from a Dyson Sphere known as Sidairia-Prime.A vast artificial world,that exist s within its Pocket Universe.

Sidairians -The creators of the Sidairian monoliths and Sidairian Great Barriers.They are also the Preservers and Architects of many worlds. The Sidairians are the Co-builders of the Dyson sphere known as Terra-Prime. The Sidairian also built Atlantis-Prime,Asguard-Prime,Atlas-Prime,Avalon-Prime,Asitland-Prime,Olympus-Prime,Osirhon-Prime, Seraphians-Angelic the Beings of Light .who ride crystal Ships of Light guarding and watching over the many worlds of the Multiverse.There origins are obscure and believe themselves to be the first intelligent beings in the Multiverse.This is contradictory to what the Sidairians,the Galaxeans and other Elder Races say. Seraphians are white glowing being s,who wear white garments,with blue stripe s on their upper arms,forearms,upper thighs and chest.The stripes signify rank and position of the Seraphean.They can be read by a Seraphian Crystal.

The Seraphian Crystal is a real world maternal,created by the Seraphean civilization ages ago as both a data recording technology and a building device.Green Crystals are data recording and storage.Blue Crystals are for building star ships,star bases and cities.Red Crystals are used for energy frequency generation,manipulation and projection.Gold Crystals are used conduct power sources.

Theory has it,that the development of Startarin Crystals,extend from the existence of Seraphians Crystals,being that the Seraphians and the Galaxeans have met some time before both met the Atlanteans.


Seraphians are wingleg angels, traveling about in a large spacecraft most commonly referred to as the Seraphians Crystal Ship .The Ship of Lights is significantly faster than any known spacecraft, and appears to have the ability to simply show up wherever needed instantly. Its drive system emits an extremely loud sound which somehow travels through the void of space and can be heard by people in nearby spaceships, via some sort of sub special transmissions that other races can hear upon their comlinks systems or via telepathic transmission. The Seraphian do not interfere with other races, unless provoked or the situation calls for them interfere. They mainly observe and record historical event for study and intelligence gathering...The Seraphians can act times, much the Atlanteans, Sidairians and other Elder Races or Old Races-the Lords of Light, as they are sometimes called defend themselves or protect others with massive planet or star destroying weapons of Mass Destruction. Great Deflector Shields and Plasma Force Fields that can take whole enemy star fleets or region of space. The Seraphian are holographic being-one of the younger races associate a white-clad, winged figure as a benevolent, supernatural guardian races-possibly one the first ancient races known to exist in the Old Maveric Universe. Seraphians are very nearly immortal, are able to fly, and can pass through solid objects-due there holographic nature. Seraphian appear to be extremely powerful telepaths and telekinetics.-there powers much similar as the Legion of Time-Sorcerers. angels are always beautiful, which tends to mean their features are often rather feminine—even for warrior archangels, their hair is usually long, and their figures somewhat delicate.

Seraphians-Angelic the Beings of Light .who ride crystal Ships of Light guarding and watching over the many worlds of the Multiverse.The ship appear to be huge,Crystal Star shaped of blue and white light,with a warp drive at one end and a Command Bridge at the other.The ships,often employ a telepathic banshee wale,that can be even heard through deep space.


Government Seraphian territory is known as the Seraphian Federation as attendants or guardians to the many humanoid races of mankind, typically act as messengers from The Lords of Light.. Despite being called the Seraphian Federation, that deals with a hierarchical system of angels, messengers, celestial powers or emanations, and the study of these systems. it is unknown if there is a Seraphean Emperor, though there is a High Command.,but a Seraphean calling herself the Supreme Seraphean Allrah Taramm El .His wife is known as Allishia El,is a representative of the Seraphean High Command and Seraphean Council of the First Triad. The Seraphean Empire maintains a strict policy of isolation and observation,unless they fell otherwise compelled to become involved non Seraphean Affairs. Seven Seraphian angels of the Seraphian Supreme Lord, are portrayed as powerful and dreadful, endowed with wisdom and with knowledge of all earthly events, correct in their judgment, holy, but are not infallible.

The Seraphians strive to work with each other, and the Will of the  El 

do the Wihas to make peace between them.

Purpose In the many Books of Temporal Space, Seraphian angels are a medium of Seraphian Supreme Lord 's power and the will of other Elder Races or Old Races-the Lords of Light; they exist to execute their will. Serap