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Helios on the Moon

- 2014 Print Edition -

Covers for Helios on Moon print edition, artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014

Artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014; back cover text is here; back cover characters, unobscured, are here; excerpts from the novel are here; additional lynx re 'Hel-Moon' are here; ordering lynx are here and here

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What might have been, will be for sure in 2014

Two versions of Rhadamanthys Revealed, art by Verne Andru, 1980-2013

Cover(s) by Verne Andru, 1980/2-2013; text by Jim McPherson, 2014

BTW, pHz-1 #12 only exists in script form; Kitty-Clysm is pH-Webworld shorthand for "Cataclysm Catalyst";

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Cataclysm Catalyst

Cover art by Verne Andru

Phantacea Revisited 2

Now available for ordering online, the third graphic novel from Phantacea Publications extracts the complete 'Soldier's Saga' from Phantacea 2-6 as well as the 'Hell's Horsmen' sequence as drawn for pH-7 and the 'Origin of the Devil' from the Phantacea Phase One project.

Illustrators include Dave Sim, Ian Fry, Sean Newton, Verne Andrusiek (later Andru), and Ian Bateson; full colour cover by Verne Andru off his black and white Rhadamanthys Revealed proposal as reproduced here and here; dedicated webpage is here.

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What was once, will be again

Helios on the Moon, bw versions of front cover for pH-3, art by Richard Sandoval, 1978

Thirty-six years after its original release, Jim McPherson completes his Launch 1980 project to novelize all the Phantacea comic books with the release of "Helios on the Moon"

pH-3 artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978; rollover adjustments made by Jim McPherson, 2013

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Phantacea Seven

- The unpublished comic now novelized -

pages 1 and 2, artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980

At long last, the second entry in the Launch 1980 epic fantasy has arrived

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Full covers for Nuclear Dragons, art by Ian Bateson, 2013; text by Jim McPherson

Nuclear Dragons are here!

- A phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel -

Jim McPherson continues his ongoing project to novelize the entire Phantacea comic book series

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Dedicated webpage can be found here; back cover text here; lynx to excerpts from the book start here and here; check out material that didn't make it here and related excerpts from its scheduled follow-up, 2014's "Helios on the Moon", here; for the time being its Auctorial Preamble is reprinted here and here

Centauri Island

- The web-serial enlarged radically -

pages 3 and 4, artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980

Ian Bateson's unpublished artwork from Phantacea Seven provides the basis for the first full-length phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel since "Goddess Gambit".

Ian Bateson's breathtaking wraparound cover for the novel utilizes his own dragons from pH-7. Those from the unfinished cover for the Phantacea Phase One project can be seen here and here.

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Phantacea Revisited 1

B/w first and last pages from DB graphic novel

Check out the expanded Availability Listings for places you can order or buy Phantacea Publications in person

NEW: Read most of the mini-novels making up "The Thousand Days of Disbelief" today on Google Books

Hit here to see what else is currently available there

Guess what isn't coming soon any more?

Text reads Graphic Novel coming soon or here

"Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade"

A Watermarked PDF of the graphic novel can be ordered from Drive Thru Comics here

To order from the publisher, click here or go straight to here.

Postage is extra. Please be aware that as yet Phantacea Publications can only accept certified cheques or money orders.

The Damnation Brigade Graphic Novel

artwork by Ian Bateson and Vince Marchesano

Artwork never seen before in print; almost all of pH-5 available for the first time since 1980

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No wonder they call themselves the Damnation Brigade

Variations of DB cover, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2012, collage by Jim McPherson, 2012

Now available from Phantacea Publications

Images in this row are double-clickable from here, here, and, to a lesser degree, here.

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Two Damnation Brigade Collages, 2009, 2012

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The 2006 PDF of Mythos Mag, with its updated 2012 lynx, can be downloaded here.

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The Phantacea Revisited Project

D-Brig covers

Collecting the Phantacea comic books 1977-1980, 1987, Rv1:DB contains material from pH #s 1-5 + pHz1 #s 1 & 2.

This will be the first time in the better part of 30 years that material from pH-5 has been available except from online traders.

Watch for "Phantacea Revisited #2: Cataclysm Catalyst" coming in the Spring of 2014

 

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Contribute to the all-new pHantaBlog and download a free PDF of Mythos Mag #1 while you're at it
Get hold of "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade", a graphic novel collecting the DB-storyline from pH 1-5, as well as Phantacea Phase One #s 1 & 2 (unpublished) now available for ordering from Phantacea Publications

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"Goddess Gambit"

– Now available from Phantacea Publications –

Eyemouth over cover for Gambitsedonic eyes"For the Dead to Thrive, the Living must Die!"

So proclaims Nergal Vetala, the Blood Queen of Hadd.

When her soldier falls out of the sky she's not only back in the pink again – as in arterial – she reckons she's found the perfect foil through which to play, and win, a Trigregos Gambit.

She might be right as well.

Thus Ends 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Trilogy


For more on the actual celestial phenomena upon which the eye-collages were based, click here. There's additional information re the Sedonic Eye here and here. The complete cover for Phase One #1 is here whereas yet another variation of it is here. The left eye double-click is the full cover for "Goddess Gambit", artwork by Verne Andru 2011/2. The right eye double-click is of Ian Bateson's enduring, 1986 Sedonic Eye as prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011. Gambit's main webpage is here.

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"The 1000 Days of Disbelief" is not only 3/3rds Done, it's E-done (albeit for Kindle, not kidding nor kindling)

In part to celebrate the 35th Year of Anheroic Fantasy, Phantacea Publications is pleased to announce that "Feeling Theocidal", Book One of the trilogy, and all three mini-novels extracted from 1000-Daze are available on the Kindle platform from amazon.com and a number its affiliates worldwide.

Alternative covers for Goddess Gambitcovers and characters from Janna FangfingersSubtitled Sedonplay, Sedon Plague and Sedon Purge, the mini-novels commence, continue and conclude Book Two of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy.

Watch for e-versions of Book Three, "Goddess Gambit", and its full-length predecessor in the Launch 1980 story cycle, "The War of Apocalyptics", coming soon from Phantacea Publications.

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Like the first two mini-novels extracted from 1000-Daze, "The Death's Head Hellion" and "Contagion Collectors", "Janna Fangfingers" contains a book-specific character companion. An Auctorial Prefatory and the opening chapter extracted from Gambit round out a 230-page volume bargain-priced at only $12.00 per book CAD and USD, vastly less as an e-book.

(Please note: although their character companions are for the most part applicable to Feel Theo, in large measure they're not so much so to either War-Pox or Gambit, which tend to feature characters more prevalent in the phantacea comic books and web-serials.)

Together they carry on recording the multi-millennia-long chronicles of the gods and goddesses, the demons and monsters, of antique mythologies — the same seemingly endless saga also presented in the 1990 graphic novel, "Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of phantacea", and the three, thus-far-published, full-length mosaic novels featuring Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos.

Variations on covers prepared for Goddess Gambit

Each of the mini-novels is complete unto itself. Among many another character, they feature Thrygragos Everyman and his firstborn Unities (the incomparable Harmony, Thunder & Lightning Lord Order and Uncle Abe Chaos) in their freewheeling prime. On top of that, Fangers presents a framing story set in 5980 Year of the Dome. As such it could be considered a prequel to the Launch 1980 story cycle that began in earnest with War-Pox and eventually picks up again in Gambit.

[Check out www.phantacea.com for extracts, synopses, teasers, and a grab bag of even more intriguing graphics pertinent to Phantacea Publications' 35th anniversary.]

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Cover for the Death's Head Hellion, artwork prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010Cover for the Contagion Collectors, artwork prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

"Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of PHANTACEA", a graphic novel with additional features written by Jim McPherson, "Feeling Theocidal" (Book One of 'The Thrice Cursed Godly Glories'), "The War of the Apocalyptics" (the opening entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle), the three mini-novels, "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" and "Janna Fangfingers", that comprise "The 1000 Days of Disbelief" (Book Two of 'The Thrice Cursed Godly Glories'), the trilogy's concluding novel, "Goddess Gambit", the graphic novel "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade", "Nuclear Dragons"(the second, full-length entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle), plus the latest graphic novel, "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst", and "Helios on the Moon", the culminating entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle, should be available at your favourite book stops.

If they're not, kindly direct local librarians and neighbourhood booksellers to www.phantacea.com in order to start rectifying that sad situation. Either that or, if you're feeling even more proactive, click here, copy the link, paste it into an email and send it to them, along with everyone else you reckon could use a double dose of anheroic fantasy. It will certainly be appreciated.

Help build the buzz. The more books sell, the faster the PHANTACEA Mythos spreads.


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Covers for Feeling Theocidal and Forever and Forty DaysTwo Ian  Bateson covers of the same scene

Individual copies of "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", the three mini-novels comprising "The Thousand Days of Disbelief" ("The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" and "Janna Fangfingers") and "Goddess Gambit" can be ordered from amazon.com and its affiliates, including amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk, as well as from Barnes & Noble.

Libraries, bookstores and bookseller collectives can place bulk orders through Ingram Books, Ingram International, Baker & Taylor, Coutts Information Services, and a large number of other distributors worldwide.

E-books for Kindle, Kindle Fire, I-pad, I-phone and other applications can be ordered through amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and other amazon affiliates worldwide. An interactive e-book containing the entirety of "Feeling Theocidal", as built specifically for Adobe Reader, is available direct from the publisher. (Certified cheques or money orders only, please.) E-books on other platforms are also available. Check you favourite online bookseller for the latest list and ordering instructions for Phantacea Publications.

BookFinder.com lists the latest releases from Phantacea Publications along with a goodly number of additional booksellers carrying them. Also listed therein are almost all of the PHANTACEA Mythos print and e-publications, including the graphic novel and some of the comic books.

Another interesting option for the curious is Chegg, which has a rent-a-book program. Thus far its search engine shows no results for phantacea (any style or permutation thereof) but it does recognize Jim McPherson (a variety of them) and the titles of many releases from Phantacea Publications.

As for the Whole Earth (other than the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head, at least as far as I can say and always assuming it's still around in what be its 61st century), well, this page contains a list of a few other websites where you can probably order the novels in a variety of currencies and with credit cards.

Of course you can always email or send me your order(s) via surface mail. No matter where you live or what currency you prefer to use, I'll figure out a way to fill your order(s) myself. Just be aware that I can only accept certified cheques or money orders. Plus, I'll have to charge an additional 12% to cover Canadian and provincial goods and sales taxes as well as Canada Post rates for shipping.

I do use bubble mailers, though.


Logo for Phantacea reads Anheroic Fantasy since 1977

The PHANTACEA Mythos Online: A Glossary of Characters

| Illustrated Character Companions for mini-novels extracted from "The 1000 Days of Disbelief" | The Shining Ones — The First and Second Generations of Devazurkind | The Shining Ones — Master Devas | The Shining Ones — Devils Described | PHANTACEA Essentials | Non-Devic Pivotal Players | Additional Non-Devic Characters | Deviants | Golden Age Patriarchs | Gypsies & Etocretans | Supranormals | Teutonic Templars | Utopians of Weir | Witches | The Moloch Sedon | The Thrygragos Brothers | The Trigregos Sisters | Byronics Listed | Lazaremists Listed | Mithradites Listed | Devils — by Tribal Affiliation | Celestial God | Recurring Dual Entities | Supranormals/Deviants by Group Affiliation | Places Peculiar to PHANTACEA | Terms Peculiar to PHANTACEA |

PIVOTAL PLAYERS

| Publicity Announcements | Medea Annulis | Mata Avar | Alpha Centauri | Cabalarkon, the Undying Utopian | Daemonicus | Mnemosyne D'Angelo Heliopolis | Romaine Kinesis | Jesus Mandam | Magister Joseph Mandam | Virginia Mannering | O.J. Maxwell | Eden Nightingale Ryne | Loxus Abraham Ryne | Etzel 'Count Molech' Sangati | Saladin Devason | Strife | Sedon St Synne | John Sundown | Phantacea Publications available in print and digitally |

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ANNULIS, Medea

- also known as Ophiomedea on Sedon's Head; maiden name: Tauri; father: Aeetes; presumed mother: Rhea Sangati; half-sisters via Rhea: Mata Avar & Olympias Sangati Kinesis; [LIKENESS OF MEDEA, FROM 'THE COLOUR OF SCULPTURE' EXHIBITION, AMSTERDAM 1996]

- believes herself to be the mother of Apsyrtus Annulis, a Summoning Child, by Taurus Ulysses Heliopolis of Apple/Apis Isle (her father Aeetes being one of his predecessors); has three other children, all girls traded to the feeorin of Twilight ( aka Crepuscule, Sedon's Outer Nose on a map of the Hidden Continent) for her lamia (Neath & Lathe) and supernatural abilities, such as they are;

- one of her daughters is Praxitheia (Queen Bee) Faerieflight; Praxi's father was none other than that old satyr, Sedon St Synne, who also just happened to be Medea's half-sister Mata's father;

- married to Dr Jason Annulis, though rarely lives with him; considers herself a Korant Sybil; with help of Hulga Volsung, Clymene Atreides, & sister Mata helped reestablish Korant Sisterhood on Outer Earth; has a Silver Chariot (a gift from her 'brother', Etzel Sangati) pulled by the two lamia, who are connected to her mother, which she uses to travel through between-space;

- Medea was attempting to get her son to hook up with Valfreja Volsung on January 12, 1938; to do so she tried enticing Hulga always Volsung become Faust with her version of Aeson's Bath;

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[LIKENESS OF MEDEA WITH SNAKE, FROM 'THE COLOUR OF SCULPTURE' EXHIBITION, AMSTERDAM 1996]"Maybe she was a clairvoyant, a legitimate medium. But maybe, just maybe, Medea was more than that. Maybe she was as she always claimed to be: the genuine article, a witch not just in tune with the supernatural, the otherwise inexplicable, but intimate with it; even more, was a potent part of it. Her long dead mother certainly had been."

-- from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres';

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- a trained Hellion with an Athenan background thanks to Clymene Atreides, though both Sorciere & Granny Garuda refer to her as an Ophirant (Ophidian Snake Lover), which is an Inner Earth Sisterhood based in Ophir-Moorset, the India-like land, albeit not size-wise, just behind the Aural Sea (Sedon's Ear) on a map of the Hidden Headworld;

as per the following, Sorciere came to thoroughly despise Medea of the Ararats:

Not knowing what she up against, Medea whipped her changeling dragons in the only direction she, they, would find safety. Over the Aegean Sea, what should have been hours but was actually only minutes later, just before they reached the nexus that led to the truly Inner Earth, the transcendent eagle of the Grey fluttered before the gorgons.

Painting spotted on a subway wall suggestive of Sorciere manifesting herself through Granny Garuda, photo by Jim McPherson, 2005The Neolithic's face made up its face, then her head was its head. "I could have killed you anytime I wanted, Ophidian. You better be grateful I chose not to; better stay well away from me in the future. Better yet, don't come out here ever again!"

"You didn't kill me because you daren't," spat back Medea, risking her wrath. "You're an Antling pacifist, aren't you? Killing goes against all your training!"

"Think so? If you want to stay and play, you'll soon find out differently. If I'm an Ant, it's a Red One, -- as in the colour of your blood!"

"You're one of those cocksure Summoning Children too, I see."

"Consider me rather your nemesis. I'll be waiting."

"Forewarned is forearmed."

"Come back with four arms, nihilist, and I'll learn surgery."

-- from "Wayfarers of the Weird", the third chapter of the 2002 revision of 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'

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Medea did come back, first to Aegean Trigon (where she was lucky to escape Sorciere) then, as per the following, to Castle Nightmare (from whence she managed to get away just before Sorciere showed up with Magister Mandam and crew):

The pretty blonde, apparent seven year old was playing hide and seek in the woods with the two recently-become teenage boys, the brats as she referred to them, when two identical-looking, dark-haired gypsy women in their mid-thirties approached her. It was a good thing the brats were the ones doing the hiding because she was not quite sure what to make of these two and knew that, if she had no idea what to make of them, they would have even less. Hell, they'd only been teenagers for a few days, and that only a couple of years after being alive, whereas she had been a teenager for years and years. In fact she was a teenager when she was exactly the same age as Freya, seventeen years ago.

"Hello, mommies. Mind telling me which one of you is Mommy Medea? Or are you here just to piss me off?"

They did not tell her so much as show her. And they did not piss her off so much as made her wet her pants. Joli Blon should not have felt bad about that. Suddenly seeing a winged, hen-headed, demonic cockatrice and a skinny, red-skinned young woman, one without a trace of a face, where two Medea Annulises had just been standing, would have had that effect on a lot of folks, -- even faerie folks!

-- from "Baltic Nightmares", the first chapter of 'Coueranna's Curse'

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see Witches, Gypsies & Etocretans, Cockatrice;

some additional lynx re Medea are here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here; pHanta-pHlickr also holds images suggestive of PHANTACEA's Medea; one of ones that actually depicts the Classical Medea, of Jason/Argonauts fame, is here;


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AVAR, Mata

- maiden name: Sangati; father: unknown (presumed to be either Azrael Sangati or, more likely, Sedon St Synne); mother: Rhea nee Ararat Sangati; married to Count Zygion Avar; by him had one known living child, Ramona (b. 1927), & one known dead child, Melinda, an ever-sickly Summoning Child who died in late 1923 or early 1924; [LIKENESS OF CHELONIAN BASILISK, FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF GREECE]

- half-sisters via Rhea: Olympias Kinesis & Medea Annulis; half-brother: Etzel Sangati; half-sisters via Sed-son: Crystal St. Synne, Krista Udaeus, Pandora Mannering, Sophia D'Angelo & Cybele St Synne;

a trained Ophirant (Ophidian Snake Lover); considers herself a Korant Muse; with help of Hulga Volsung, Clymene Atreides, & sister Medea helped reestablish Korant Sisterhood on Outer Earth; in this respect she seems to have been working for and with Clymene nee Catreus Atreides, Magister Joseph Mandam and the Great Man, Loxus Abraham Ryne;

- also associated with Stephen von Blut (killed by Raven Fetishim, January 13, 1938) & supportive of Alliance of Man's goal to provoke war between Nazi Germany & Soviet Union; lives on the Zerosses' Aegean Island of Trigon with daughter Ramona & various Etocretans, to whom she is related to via her long dead half-sister, Olympias;

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Mata was with the Hellions' Morrigan of the time, Norma the Deadly Druidess, when the latter killed Celestine D'Angelo at the Pompeii Shelter of the Anthean Shelter in late October 1923; she was still with them in Rome the next day when Norma was killed by Memory of the Angels, age 14;

Norma (who was probably Mata's Mama Rhea aging again) was attempting to locate and/or turn a vampire in order to have him or her put the bite on Mata's deathly ill daughter Melinda; the surviving Hellions thereupon kidnapped Memory and Virginia 'Ginny' Mannering, whom only Memory could control, and took them eastwards, eventually to Aegean Trigon and ultimately to Mesopotamia and Persia (see below for more on fate of Memory and Ginny)

A sickly child, despairing of a cure and after failing to find a vampire to turn her [Melinda Avar] in October 1923 -- the quest to find said vamp resulting in first Celestine then Grandmother Rhea/Norma ending up headless -- her mother and aunt tried to stew up a modern-day Aeson's Bath for Melinda's benefit.

Thought they had all the ingredients for it as well. Had ticked them off, one by one: pebbles from the farthest shores; hoar-frost taken at the full of the Moon; a hoot-owl's wings and flesh; a werewolf's entrails; fillet of fenny snake; the liver of the stag; the eggs, the head, of the crow whose years run for nine generations ...

Could it be? Had Ovid lied? Had he missed something? A unicorn's horn perhaps? Considering they chopped her into it too, Melinda was in no position to answer.

... from "Rafting Towards Medusa", the 5th chapter of 'The Vampire Variations'

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see also Witches, Basilisk;

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CABALARKON (Cabby the Daddy, the Undying Utopian)

- a biogeneticist when he lived and worked on, or travelled off of, the First Weirworld;
- when he was a wholly alive Utopian Scientocrat, the Dual Entities used his right eye to jumpstart the process that resulted in the Moloch Sedon, hence Cabby the Daddy;
- currently subsists in a tub of life-preserving but animation-suspending Cathonic Fluid beneath the Citadel of the Thinkers in Cabalarkon City;
- it, like the rest of the territory composing the Weirdom of Cabalarkon (Sedon’s Devic Eye-Land on a map of the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head), is named after him;
- as per here, depicted in "Forever & 40 Days -- the Genesis of PHANTACEA";
- a pivotal player in "The Death's Head Hellion" without ever appearing in the howsoever submerged flesh;
- appears in the ectoplasmic "flesh" throughout the long ago completed web-serial entitled Month One - After Limbo: 'The Weirdness of Cabalarkon';
- Saladin Devason mentions him prominently on the last page of pH-6, as reprinted in "Cataclysm Catalyst";

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During their conversation in the DDD near the end of the 'Launch 1980' story cycle, Freespirit Nihila and Quill Tethys refer to an incident recounted at the beginning of 1000-Daze:

Truth was that Morg [Morgan Abyss, the Melusine Master of the Weirdom of Cabalarkon in 4824/5], unless it was [Primeval] Lilith inside her, knew he [the Moloch Sedon] was coming and laid a trap for him. It was Mithramas, after all. And he always visited his thought-father, Cabalarkon the Undying Utopian, on Mithramas Day; still did.

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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See also Utopians of Weir and the online Index for Hellion's Character Companion

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CENTAURI, Alpha

- born Sentalli, Alfredo; which is stiil the name he's known as on the Outer Earth;
- parents: Sentalli, father; Laurel nee Tedesco, mother;
- called the Fatman by just about everyone, including son Yataghan (Montressor, not Sentalli);
- because of his girth gets about on a custom-made wheelchair even though he can walk, albeit only with effort;
- at his insistence, however, the thirty-year lead up to the Launching of the Cosmic Express was called Project Centauri; similarly the three peaked, mostly-manmade island (more like man filled-in island) upon which the Express was built was called Centauri Island;
- founded Centauri Enterprises (CE) on the Inner Earth circa late 5946 YD;
- nominally began runnning New Century Enterprises (NCE) on the Outer Earth, after Loxus Ryne on his 56th birthday (January 1, 1956);
- frequently the willing shell of Thrygragos Byron, which explains how he can be so fat yet, other than his lack of mobility, never seems to suffer for it;
- has two known children: Yataghan, by wife Emeralda, in 5948; and Kirin, by Ukemoshi Tethys, in 5953;

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"By contrast, Sentalli had virtually no history at all. His birth certificate said he'd been born in Toronto, of Italo-Canadian descent, in 1927. He enlisted in the American navy, using false papers, in 1943. Lost at sea in 1945, he was not heard from again until 1946 when he bought the chunks of rock that he turned into Centauri Island. He'd offered no cash nor any kind of personal collateral but, since NCE had guaranteed the purchase, no questions were asked and none answered. His word was his bond. He had never let any one down, then nor yet.[ALPHA CENTAURI LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS, PAINTING BY TITIAN EXHIBITED IN VIENNA]

While Sentalli had his quirks, primarily his prodigious appetite and his insistence that the island he lived on as well as the thirty-year long project to build the Cosmic Express, be called Centauri, his work ethic was unquestioned and his effectiveness indubitable. Under his guidance, even before he became chairman of the board and chief executive officer in '56, NCE prospered to the point it became the most successful corporation in the entire world. He was a visionary, -- though his vision was usually espoused by Loxus Ryne. The Fatman hadn't left his island since the late Sixties nor had he been photographed in almost that long. If Loxus Ryne was the most public billionaire in the world, Alpha Centauri was the most private.

"Alpha Centauri was slightly over six feet tall and weighed much more than four hundred pounds. He was swarthy, pink-faced, and artistically goateed, though that tuft of fur was largely lost in his massive cheeks and multiple chins. Fifty-three years old and balding, what he'd lost up top, in terms of hair, he had gained down below, in terms of girth. Although he could walk, he preferred to use an automated wheelchair. Took less effort that way. His head was almost as bloated as his body, though it was filled with intelligence, not fat. Since he had stopped worrying about his heart -- his 'internal' health freed him from such petty concerns -- beer had become his choice of drink."

-- from 'Centauri Island'

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- longtime drinking bud of Jordan 'Q for Quill' Tethys, the Legendarian; rather embarrassingly for both of he even has a daughter by her, Kirin, born when Jordy was Sister Jordan (Ukemoshi Tethys) on the Summer Solstice of 5953;

This note was made in Tenebrife, the capital of Twilight, seven years later, on the Summer Solstice of 5960; Fisherwoman is still striving to regain her position of marital queen of Godbad; Mel is Melina still Sarpedon (Illuminatus); Ukulele is Fish's joke name for Ukemoshi Tethys (Sister Jordan); Zenobia is Laodice Atreides now Hent's daughter whereas Estrella Dark is the offspring of Gloriella born D'Angelo and Dr Immanuel Dark:

“Them?” From the other end of the table, Fisherwoman did not so much wonder who they were as wondered who else was with them; them, the obvious them, being Zenobia Hent, Estrella Dark and Ukulele’s own, albeit unacknowledged – but generously cared for, at Mel and Mother Ukemoshi’s convent – Kirin Centauri.

(Evidently the Fatman and Sister Jordan had been guzzling buckets of pilsner at the Dinq Doinq Danq Cavern Tavern, Cheekside of the Diluvian Mountains not far from the Gypsium Wall, when they ‘accidentally’ got it on; Kirin being the by-blow. Since Centauri first knew Tethys as a man – he as Alfredo Sentalli, Jordy in his Ghostwriter incarnation – it proved a mite difficult for either of the long time drinking buds to accept their peculiarly lustful encounter, so Kirin was raised at arms’ length, as it were, in the Penguins’ nunnery.)

... from "Harry on the Head", the unpublished sequel to the 'Aspects of an Amoebaman' web-serial

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Some twenty years after the events recounted in "Harry on the Head", which is to say in 5980, Centauri is still reknowned Headworld-wide.

He founded Centauri Enterprises before he turned twenty. Even named it after himself, his chosen alter ego, rather — the name he gave himself when Bodiless Byron first brought him inside and he, a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series of heroic story sequences, thought he was on another world; one of the comparatively nearby star’s planets, perhaps. Then, with the Unmoving One’s tacit, though invaluable support, ensured that CE became the corporation that made Corporate State of Greater Godbad a reality, as well as a military powerhouse.

He also, by being there, adrift in the Pacific the same terrible day in August 1945 that the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb went off in Japan, very likely saved Byron’s life. Did so by providing him with an emergency shell; this after he, the Great God, had become afflicted with the A-bomb’s residue radiation long distance.

To say the least, the (not yet) Fatman and the (by then six thousand years) Unmoving One had a mutually beneficial relationship from their days one together.

... from 'Annuling Nihila', the third part of the as yet unpublished collection of vignettes entilted "Hidden Headgames"

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DAEMONICUS

- the earthborn, primary male daemon (or demon) in the centuries prior to the Great Flood of Genesis (called the Genesea in the PHANTACEA Mythos); his mate was/is Primeval Lilith, the Demon Queen of the Night;

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Rhadamanthys as Drawn by Verne Andru, circa 1979"Coitus climaxing furiously, Andy and Ginny, the Androsphinx and the Gynosphinx, went galumphing off, as close to paw in paw as was paw-possible. They left, in their wake, something of a sandstorm. Lazareme had got off, and got out, in time to see them go. He hadn’t been eaten. Well, that was something.

Ginny paused, dropped a load. Trailing behind them, beside him, the witch with him pooper-scooped it up.

“It’s the wrong one, the king not the queen.” Hecate growled, in her own snarl. She bared a breast anyhow; let the little shit suckle. “He’ll have to do.”

“My daughter?”

“I’ll keep her. You want her back it may cost you your entire expeditionary team. Then again, it may not.”

“Hey,” Mother Nature’s manure man, momentarily detaching its lips from Hecate’s left nipple, demanded to know: “Where was I?”

“In heaven, honey,” Hecate responded, in the Year Pre-Dome 725.

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal'

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"I thought he [Tomcat Tattletail, the Lazareme-lookalike Harmony's so infatuated with in 1000 Daze] was a Dusted Daemonicus. Illuminary-annals say the pre-Sedon-released, but pre-Ragnarok-deposed, Demon King ate an otherwise nameless, as well as forgettable, Pan-like devil not long after your Anvil the Artificer crafted a power focus, a syrinx no less, for him 2800-odd years ago. Allegedly this Daemonicus is indestructible. Reputedly also, he didn’t digest the devil he ate so much as fused with him, which makes him double trouble."

... Master Morgan Abyss to Lazareme's Librarian, Biblio Drek, in 4825 YD,
as taken from 'The Thousand Days of Disbelief'

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- there are images of 2-eyed Daemonicus-types here and here; there's more on Daemonicus pre-Smiler here, here and here; there's an entry on some of those who've occupied the Daemonicus shell over during the course of PHANTACEA on the Web thus far on the Additional Characters web page; Smiler, nominally much more so than Daemonicus, featured prominently throughout Feel Theo; as such there's plenty more re him over on www.phantacea.com; examples are here and here;


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D'Angelo, Gloriella (Gloriel, Glory of the Angels)

- Collage of images suggestive of Rainbown Rider, prepared by Jim McPherson, ca 2004 born on Good Friday, 1933, in the same hospital in Rome as Aranyani always Nightingale;
- parents: Sophia born St Synne; Raphael D'Angelo;
- became the supranormal codenamed Radiant Rider or, informally, Rainbow, after exposure to her grandfather, Sedon, by then Satan, St Synne in Vichy France sometime in 1943 when she was only ten;
- may have been an unofficial member of SOS: the Society of Saints; was definitely one of the Kid Crimefighters after the war before joining KOC: the King's Own Crimefighters after it reformed (with Cyborg Cerebrus as its field leader) in very early Fifties;
- married Dr Immanuel 'Doc' Dark after her so-callled "Big Angel" destroyed his supra-side Mr Brilliant, whom Gloriel believed was Lucifer Incarnate, in 1953; Doc Dark became an ever-after wheelchair-bound Normalman as a result of her actions;
- gave birth to Estrella 'Star' Dark, ostensibly by Doc Dark, in June 1953; somewhat irrationally believes Star was the child Mr Brilliant (Lucifer) rather than Doc Dark;
- main photo essay on Gloriel is here; Rainbow Rider image map is here
- use the Search Engine to find lynx to numerous other entries on Gloriel as found throughout pH-Webworld and on the Damnation Brigade pages of the Phantacea Publications website;

D'ANGELO, Mnemosyne

- also known as Memory of the Angels, the Grey & the Devils; b. 1909; 'birth' mother: Leonora D'Angelo; conceivably one of the so-called Trigon Triplets (other two being Cybele St Synne and Eden Nightingale); initially an otherwise powerless, though sexually-adept Afrite -- an avowed witch who worships the Great Mother of Love (Aphrodite, Aphropsyche Morningstar, aka APM All-Eyes);
- appears primarily in the the 'Heliodyssey' Quintet of novels, which are set in 1938;
- because of her sexual propensities, brother Raphael despises what she has become;
- there are notes re what she saw and what happened to her in 1916 here, here and here; references to events that took place in October 1923 can be found here, here, here and here;
- among other places notes re her long-term relationship with Virginia "Ginny" Mannering are here, here, here and ...

Indeed, when it came down to it, for someone who’d supposedly never been wiped and/or redacted, due to her closeness to Abe Ryne since her late teens, she [Virginia Mannering] was missing a whole lot of memory. Was also desperately missing her mentor, Memory of the Angels, but that was for going on twenty years now. That much she did recall.

... from 'Ringleader's Revenge', an unpublished web-serial set in 1964/65

- on eve of seventh birthday was taken through Beehive Tomb of Agamemnon (below left) to Sedon's Head by eldest sister, Celestine (Celeste Mannering), the Celestial Superior; already there are Louise St Synne with Cybele and, presumably, Rhea always Ararat with Eden; what happened then is included in one of the stories recounted in "Blood Beasts Prime", which is still online; as per here, it's also referred to in 'Wilderwitch's Babies'
- in stories set post-1938 often referred to as Human Memory

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Mycenae, 1916

When they came out of the [the beehive tomb's side] room they were anywhere but inside the eggshell of a Tholos!

This was a cave so immense they could not perceive its extremities. There was far more than just a fissure in its centre. There was a broad and possibly bottomless depression filled, the witch knew, with bubbling Brainrock mixed with molten Stopstone and become something one might call Brainstone or Stoprock -- the stuff of Samsara, the Universal Substance.

[EXTERNAL SHOT OF TOMB OF AGAMEMNON, PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM McPHERSON, 1995]The tripod was three land bridges meeting at an apex over the centre of the lava lake. While they may have been a natural phenomenon, she did not think that the case. Reckoned they had been constructed. Not by man though. Not even by her fellow witches. By the ancient gods and goddesses. By devils!

The incredible cavern was lit without torches but with more than just glowing Brainrock/Stopstone and ordinary phosphorescence. That further suggested not natural but supernatural agents at work. Except, although those on the outside would have difficulty explaining it any other way, this was not a magical place.

The Sicilian-Italians, silver-haired big sister and dark-haired little sister, stepped on the bridge at their feet and walked toward the apex. The fumes from the cavity might have been hallucinatory. Figures were forming in and out of the air. Were uniformly female but some were positively grotesque, scarcely even humanoid. One was formed entirely out of smoke; another cow-headed with six anthropomorphic breasts. All but one had three eyes and that one seemed to be all eyes.

-- from the first chapter of the 2002 Revision of "The Moloch Manoeuvres"

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- possible connections to Miracle Memory (the Mnemosyne 3-Thing, Machine Memory, Her Story, Cosmic Woman, Female Entity) & the incomparable Harmony (Datong Harmonia), the Unity of Balance as well as Pandemonium, has never been demonstrated undeniably; the Dual Entities, though, tend to refer to her as Human Memory, implying a very real, even fundamental, connection;

Datong Harmonia, the Unity of Balance, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2009- believes she was raped during the Simultaneous Summonings of 19/5920 by Sedon St Synne when she was not quite eleven; killed Norma the Deadly Druidess (conceivably Rhea Ararat), in 1923; helped bring up Virginia "Ginny" Mannering mostly in Sheikh Zechariah Markazi's harem until 1928; in '35/36 was with Joseph Mandam and Etocretans on journey to the Wishing Hell, the Tholos Tomb for Pygmies, in the Eastern Congo; has an amazing memory;

- among her pre-1938 lovers were Sedon St. Synne, Sheikh Markazi, Agenor Heliopolis, Alexandros Kinesis, and Magister Mandam, to whom she's deeply devoted; initiated by Etzel Sangati; associate of Clymene Atreides (probable head honcho or Morrigan of the Hecate-Hellion Sisterhood since Memory killed Norma in 1923 and the custodian of Kore-Concord or Kore-Hel, one of Myrionymous Kore's aspects, until handing her over to Summoning daughter Laodice for Lao's protection in Rome);

- in Rome, on night of January 12, 1938, Memory slept with Maxwell (Magus Maxius) Dre'Ath and gained her Circean abilities; like niece Claudia did in 1938, as a child once had a cat named Bast;

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[LIKENESS OF MEMORY OF THE ANGELS, FROM 'THE COLOUR OF SCULPTURE' EXHIBITION, AMSTERDAM 1996]"... a shapely, even beautiful Italian woman in her late twenties. Her dark hair was cut short partially to offset the intense heat and humidity of the Congo; partly to annoy her pompous papist of a brother, Raphael D'Angelo, who lived in Rome and thought it somehow immoral for women to cut their hair. Of course his youngest of three sisters was nothing if not immoral. When you were raped at the age of ten, almost eleven, by the man you were currently sharing a cot with, how could you not be?"

-- from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres';

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- reputedly married Agenor Heliopolis during WWII, mother by Agenor of Europa Heliopolis;

see also Circean, Queen of Spades, Memory Entity; lynx to some of PHANTACEA's many Memories can be found here;


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KINESIS, Professor Romaine (Rom),

also known as 'pro', 'doc'

born in 1936; parents: Alexandros (Pluman) & Roxanne (Slipper) nee Heliopolis Kinesis;

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[IMAGE OF DOC DEFIANCE, FROM PH-2]Romaine Kinesis was about five feet ten and weighed around a hundred and eighty pounds. His darkish skin and thick black beard bespoke his Mediterranean background but few people knew he was actually of gypsy descent. With his broad shoulders and fairly tight gut, he might have been mistaken for a forty-four year old athlete only slightly past his prime but hanging on gamely. In truth, he wasn't very fit at all. About his only exercise was riding his bike to the laboratory every day; a flat, hardly gruelling two mile distance between his surface bungalow and the hidden elevator that took him into the real heart of Centauri Island.

"There, for the last fifteen years, he had spent most of his waking hours designing the Cosmic Express, the unique casing that cloaked it and its six shuttle crafts, called cosmicars, and, most importantly, coaxing, -- for that was the correct word --, Gypsium to act as their primary propellant once the Express escaped Earth's atmosphere.

-- from 'Centauri Island'

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Images went by quietly. Some were highly suggestive. Rom, apparently the same age as he had been in the first sequence, experimented with homosexuality. Was that Alastor Molorchus? Became celibate four or five years later, after an encounter with a woman with two-toned hair … had to be Aranyani (born Ryne become Maxwell but always Nightingale), who currently lived and worked in Houston Texas.

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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They transformed into their supra-selves: big, Mediterranean tanned-dark, and glowing; plump, ghastly white, and prissily primped as kneaded dough.

That, at least, they could still do.

“I’m Doc Defiance, the Gypsium Man. And you, friend, must be the otherwise Indescribable Mr No Name.”

“Call me Max.”

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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Professor Kinesis filled out powerfully, began to glow with Gypsium; became the Doc Defiance of Centauri Island and Houston, rather than the pale approximation he’d managed the previous Sunday when he faced Devil Wind near Damnation Isle. He threw off the leather jacket he wore. Underneath it he had on an open-necked, Greek style linen shirt. Even though he no longer needed a canister on his back nor, strictly speaking, arm rods, two thin tubes ran down either arm as reminders of which hand did which.

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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MANDAM, JesusShot of Akhenaten, Egyptian Pharoah who reminds me of Jesus Mandam, photo taken in 2000 by Jim McPherson

- also known as Jesse or Jess;
- Summoning Child born Christmas Day 1920;
- acknowledged son of Magister Joseph Mandam and Mary Magdalene born Ryne;
- sister of record: Barsine (Bat-Bait), though many suspect it's actually (eventual) Headmistress Virginia 'Ginny' Mannering;
- self-proclaimed Saviour of Supranormalkind, though he seems to have no supranormal attributes other than he can use Stepping Stones to get about between-space, something no other man can do;
- if only because his equally anonymous consort called herself Headmistress, some believe he became SOS: the Society of Saints' Emperor Energy during the Second World War;
- others believe he was the 'Boulder-Brain Conqueror who plagued Outer Earth supras during the selfsame Second World War and for a few years afterwards;
- as the no longer anonymous, but still helmeted, self-declared Conquering Christ attempted to kill off the Moloch Sedon and his Rache adherents (as led by the Baphomet Headsman) on Salvation Island on his 33rd birthday (December 25, 1953);
- Saladin Devason remembers Jesse as the Devaslayer, Wiccan Warlock, and (wrongly) thinks he's Judge Warlock's son;

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"It was his understanding that a man could not utilize one of these things; not solely by himself, that is, and no woman had stepped out of between-space holding his hand. Witches were one thing but a warlock was something else again, -- especially a warlock named Jesus."

-- John Sundown reflecting on Jesse's sudden appearance out of Shadowland outside Hulga Faust's hotel suite on January 12, 1938, from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres';

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Although the Cosmic Express was more impressive, not to mention far more ambitious, the UNES Liberty beggared anything humanity had managed to construct, launch, and keep in space to date. Its construction may have been supervised by personnel seconded from New Century Enterprises, a US-based company, but for all that it was primarily a joint effort between the Soviet Union and the United States.

The States may have provided most of the ready cash needed to compensate NCE and its workers, but much of the advanced technology that went into it benefitted from discoveries made by the onetime anonymous Conqueror (later on the King Conqueror to Ramona’s at the time equally anonymous Queen Conqueror). Albeit by then as the self-designated Conquering Christ, the lone truly verifiable ‘supranormal’ genius of the Twentieth Century revealed himself to be Jesus Mandam in 1951.

Jesse spent most of the last ten years of his short life in the USSR. (He died on his 33rd birthday, ostensibly in an unscheduled explosion of a hydrogen bomb that he no doubt helped the Soviets build.) Indeed, until the eccentric, perpetually-helmeted Silver Signaller who called himself Shelter brought aspects of it to the UN’s Space Council – and thence to New Century Enterprises – most of Mandam’s notes were the exclusive property of the Soviet Union.

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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Suggestive of Brainrock, billboard shot by Jim McPherson, 2013Although Sal hoped the not long out of diapers boy [Orestes Sal-son] would become one, the Master certainly did not call him Devaslayer. While others in their time had laid claim to it, these days that honorific was granted exclusively, albeit posthumously, to Jesus Mandam, the Inner Earth’s Wiccan Warlock, the Outer Earth’s latter day King Conqueror or Conquering Christ, he who slew the Moloch Sedon on Salvation Island in late Tantalar 5953.

And got himself slain in the process.

... from "Harry on the Head", the unpublished sequel to the 'Aspects of an Amoebaman' web-serial

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MANDAM, Magister Joseph

[IMAGE OF THE DRAGON OF VERSAILLES, OLD JOE'S FAIRY SIDE]- Old Joe, Dragon Joe, Mithraic Magus or Persian; born 186?; original could be the twin brother of Rhea Ararat;

- presumed father of Jesus Mandam (by Mary Magdalene nee Ryne) and Barsine Mandam (by either the Magdalene or an unknown mother, conceivably Olympias Kinesis born Sangati, who died giving her birth and thus became a lamia); may also have been the father by the Magdalene of Virginia Mannering, assuming she is Jesse's twin sister;

- Magister Mandam appears throughout the 1938 Heliodyssey sequences; however, in those serials and others there is a strong suggestion that he is a faerie-type who, over the years, has taken on other identities after cocooning; [JOSEPH MANDAM LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS, SHOT OF A STATUE IN VIENNA, 1996]

- these identities may include, but are not limited to, Akbarartha (the rightful Kronokronos Supreme of Temporis by late 5980 YD), King Orfeo (who finished off what had become of the remnant of Strife's Attis circa 5850 YD), the eventually peace-loving berserker 'Killer' Kadesh (a companion of Jordan Tethys as well as Ubris and Kanin Nauroz after his Orfeo days), Michael D'Angelo, until the Simultaneous Summonings of 19/5920, and Obadiah Melvin Power (OMP - D-Brig's Old Man Power) as of 1945;

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- there are scandalously scads of tell-tale lynx re Magister Mandam starting in the overview section to 'Coueranna's Curse' and continuing throughout its chapter-by-chapter synopses; there's even a suggestion that Dragon Joe isn't precisely his personal psychopomp;

- the dragon in this panel was shot at Versailles, not far from Paris, France, possibly in 1997; the old Joe type next to this entry was definitely shot in Vienna, Austria in 1996;

- John Barry's King Lear, in the Tate Gallery Britain, looks a lot like old Joe; there are a couple of shots of it on pHanta-phlickr here, taken in London, England, 2014;


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MANNERING, Virginia

- one of the most long-lastingly important of the Summoning Children; certainly one of the first of them ever to be born (just after midnight, on Christmas Day 1920); raised until October 30, 1923, at the Anthean Witch Shelter near Mt Vesuvius (in the vicinity of the ruins of Pompeii, south of Naples) in Italy (where the Celestial Superior acted as Mother Superior);
[POSSIBLE LIKENESS OF VIRGINIA MANNERING; SCULPTOR: LARCHE, 1900; FROM 'THE COLOUR OF SCULPTURE' EXHIBITION, AMSTERDAM 1996]- parentage never determined; many believed her mother was either Celestine or Dolores D'Angelo by either the Great Man, Loxus Abraham Ryne, or his father, Noah Charan Ryne;
- as per here and here, physically bears a strong resemblance to Jesus Mandam, which suggests that her actual parents were Magister Joseph Mandam and the Great Man's twin sister, Mary Magdalene; the problem with this scenario is that Jesse already has a twin, Barsine, who admittedly didn't look much like him or the Magdalene, her evident mother;
- likeliest parentage given away here

As for the notion she’d once had a child, maybe more than one, and over a period of years, that didn’t necessarily come from her oft-repeated statement that she couldn’t have any. In fact she practised highly reliable herbal and barrier birth control methods. She just couldn’t – make that dare not – have children by her lover of over twenty-five years, the Great Man, Loxus Abraham Ryne.

If Celestine D’Angelo was her mother, as she believed, then chances were he or his father Charan was her father. And if her mother was his twin, Mary Magdalene Mandam, as sometimes seemed obvious when she and the Magdalene’s acknowledged son, Jesse, were together in their youth, then Loxus was her uncle. Of course either he or Charan could have been her father in that scenario as well. So could Joseph Mandam or almost any other male on the Godling Guild’s ill-fated, six week long excursion into, or in the vicinity of, the Vale of the Visionaries.

Suchlike was, albeit only arguably, the main mischievous, as well as mysterious, legacy of the Simultaneous Summonings of 1920.

... from 'Ringleader's Revenge', an unpublished web-serial set in 1964/65

- Ginny was a toddler in the Pompeii Shelter when Norma the Deadly Druidess killed Celestine in 1923; why the Hellions took Ginny from the Pompeii Shelter is here;
- Memory of the Angels was the only one who could control Ginny as a child; Memory stuck with her, and the Hellions, until the late 20s; she left Ginny in Mexico City under the care of Sister Sorrow and her husband, Diego Rivera (not that Diego Rivera);
- the Hellions, including some of their men-folk, notably Etzel ('Count Molech') Sangati, believed Ginny's actual parents were Olympias nee Sangati Kinesis, who died having her, and either Michael D'Angelo or Bleda Sangati, both of whom (according to Norma) turned themselves into vampires during the Summoning of 1920;
- Count Molech (also called the Moloch, hence 'The Moloch Manoeuvres') reckoned Ginny was a for sure Black Queen; her losing her virginity before he could impregnate her is what maddened him to the degree he went after a number of other potential Black Queens (one of whom was Nita D'Angelo, who on account of Ginny's loss endured this);
- as for why Memory could control her from 1923 until 1929 or 30, it was because Ginny let only her control her; as for how Ginny could be so conniving between ages of 2 almost 3 until 7 or 8, the answer is she wasn't altogether herself during much of that time; for exactly the same reason she also wasn't altogether herself when she earned the code names'Living Agate' and 'Ginny Gemstone' in January 1938;
- the Great Man (Abe Ryne) has relied on her to raise his children (hence ' Headmistress') since shortly after Eden nee Nightingale left him (primarily, as remarked upon only moderately graphically during the synopsis of Odd-13, due to the fact he was also bagging Ginny, who remained, potentially anyhow, his own daughter);

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"It's someone the patriarch has and is willing to trade for Sangati's vampiric kiss. Has to be! The Tantaluses, that of Aesgard and that of Olympus, only showed up within the past year or so. It's Virginia, my Virginia, -- our Virginia, Doll! Quit playing stupid, Eden. I'm right, am I not?"

Eden was shocked at Memory's assertion. "Abe trading anyone for a bogus vampire's kiss is preposterous."

"Come up something better then. I'm telling you, everything points to Abe and the Magister!"

-- from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres';

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Summoning Children are 17-year olds, or near enough, born as a result of the Summoning of 1920. One of the [ones on Charan's Ark in January 1938] looks a lot like Jesse, the Great Man Himself, his almost 5-years' dead twin sister, Mary Magdalene, Jesse's mother, and their Summoning-killed father, Noah Charan Ryne.

That'd be Virginia "Ginny" Mannering. Miss Mannering doesn't know who her parents are; rather, she didn't know until Rome when she learned they were Olympias Sangati Kinesis, who died having her, and Bleda Sangati, Olympias' one-time brother-in-law. That was why she was stalked by Etzel Sangati, Count Molech, Bleda's son by, well, it probably wasn't Rhea Sangati, Olympias' mom, the woman who brought him up.

That's because Count Molech was a Blood Beast Prime, a Vampire Maker. Which means his birth mother must have died giving him birth.

-- from the synopsis to 'Boss Bovines', the ninth chapter of 'Helioddity';

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Albeit neither as a witch or as a supranormal, if she ever was either, Ginny remained a reliable, even stabilizing presence through the mid-Twentieth Century phantacea Mythos. She didn't change a great deal, either. This snippet of dialogue between OJ 'Big Max' Maxwell, Alexandros 'Pluman' Kinesis and his Hot Rox of a wife, Roxanne 'Slipper' nee Heliopolis, takes place on Centauri Island in 1965.

For her own safety, and those of Abe Ryne's Jade Tempest twins, Jane and Jade, Hush has already sent Ginny off-island. (BTW, if Ginny's mother was Celeste Mannering and Hush was Pandora Mannering then they might be half-sisters.) Big Max is the first quoted. The conversation is commented upon here.

“Bit before my time, Plu, but you’re right. He’d give up his testicles before his tongue.”

“Ginny might have something to say about that,” contributed Hot Rox, a Lovely Lady Afrite who actually was, in her prime, truly lovely. This in stark contrast to Virginia Mannering, Ryne’s lover for more than a quarter century, who, while forever fit and formidable, was never much in the looks department. “She a head mistress in more ways than one.”

“But not the Saints’ Headmistress,” said her oft-times cuckolded husband, referring to the extremely powerful, but otherwise never-identified supra codenamed just that, Headmistress.

“No more than Abe Ryne was Emp En,” confirmed his wife.

... from 'Ringleader's Revenge', an unpublished web-serial set in 1964/65

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[MR. NONAME BATTLING DOLPH DULLES, FROM PH-2]MAXWELL, O'Ryan James (O. J.)

- born Victor Richter at Castle Nightmare, the von Alptraums' Baltic Sea estate in what was then Prussia, at an unspecified date; he thinks he might be a Summoning Child, a son of one of their retainers or underlings, but the truth is much stranger than that;
- apparently used the name Owen Richter as an alter ego while undercover in Germany during WWII;
- the first Baron Justice, codename given to him by either Angus Dre'Ath or Jock Maxwell ca 1940;
- adopted by Jock Maxwell and Bunnie nee O'Ryan Galvin despite the fact that they never officially married;
- also known as Big Max Maxwell; Security Chief on Centauri Island from approximately 1970 to November 1980;
- definite father, by Aranyani Nightingale Ryne, of Timothy James Maxwell and Firenze Nightingale; possible father of Dolph Dulles;

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Here's a quote from Nuck-Drags. It's an internal monologue consisting of foggy memories dredged up from what Big Max believes are Viktor Richter's childhood years at Castle Nightmare long prior to World World Two. They contribue to Max's feelings re Supras, Strife and Steltsar years later:

So many people came to Castle von Alptraum during those days upon which the window of his memory still opened; people who influenced his life, a few even to this day. There were the German-Egyptians, Wolfgang Shekmet, whose countenance, with that great, dark mane of hair, even then seemed leonine, and Seth Kephren, the supra known as the Sphinx, whose son Horatio he saw killed here on Centauri Island fifteen years ago.

Old Angus Dre’Ath, the founder of the Godling Guild, used to visit the castle, as did his three legitimate and four bastard sons who, during the so-called Secret War of Supranormals, were collectively known as the Skullians. They were sometimes accompanied by Colonel Jock Maxwell and his then friend and now lifelong companion, Bonita nee O’Ryan Galvin. They became his foster parents and he still went by the name they gave him.

Then there was the young mystic, Jesus Mandam (Abe Ryne’s nephew and barely older than Maxwell), who followed St Synne around like a lost puppy. There was St Synne’s other daughter, Sophia, and her husband, Raphael D’Angelo. They were two of the nicest people he had ever come to know. They were also two of the most tragic. Of their eleven natural and two adopted children, only three still lived.

Ironically, though well on in years and fragile, especially Raphael, they – Timmy’s godparents – were still alive as well. But they were Godlings, rather the children of Godlings. Something he’d noted over the years was that Godlings, parents and kids, if they lasted until their mid-twenties seemed to live for a long time after that. In fact, Maxwell reflected, he’d never known a Godling who died of natural causes.

One of Raphael’s two then-surviving sisters, Mnemosyne (known to most as Memory), also visited Castle von Alptraum in the days before the war. So did her future husband, Agenor Heliopolis, and his first wife, Argiope nee Zeross, her brother, Angelo, and his wife, Rom’s paternal aunt, Megaera.

Mnemosyne, the Heliopolises and the elder Zerosses were gone now. So was Demonites, Harry, and Oriani Zeross, Kadmon Heliopolis (Argiope’s only child) and his half-sister Europa (Memory’s only child). Maxwell had known them all, befriended the older folks and helped bring up the younger ones. In the cases of Kadmon, Angelo, Megaera, Demonites, and, mostly because he couldn’t be everywhere at once, Rom’s parents and Europa, well, there was no denying it. He’d also helped to kill them.

One person – if person she was, and there were doubts about that – no one had been able to kill, and not for lack of trying, was Strife. She was literally faceless; didn’t even have bumps for ears or a nose, indentations for a mouth or eyes. What she did have was a shock of red hair that was often just a top knot or ponytail on an otherwise shaved head, and a skinny, waif-like body that never seemed to change in the nearly thirty years she plagued mankind.

She was a regular hellion; in more ways than one, if you believed higher-ups in the Sisterhood of Anthea and its related branches. They believed she was an infernal mani­festation. They may well be right too, reflected Max. That she was an obvious illusionist – how else to explain her appearance? – indicated she had something to do with the various sisterhoods. That she was a killer, equally undeniable, suggested she was entirely rogue.

Somewhat to their credit, Antheans regarded her as their personal problem. On three different occasions, two of their former Mother Superiors (Dolores D’Angelo Rivera, in ‘46 and again in ‘49, and Morgianna by then Sarpedon, in ‘52) claimed they’d taken care of her. Either they hadn’t or there was more than one Strife. A lot more, as subsequent encounters showed.

An apparent Strife had been captured three times that he knew about. Twice, in 1960 and in 1970, the last time she’d been seen, she turned out to be Ramona Avar, the patriarch’s third wife. In between, in 1965, right here on this very island, she was revealed to be Crystal St Synne. Since Strife first appeared in 1943, when Ramona was only sixteen and Crystal three years away from even being born, it was hard to argue with the Sisters’ assertion that she was some kind of possessive spirit.

Spook or otherwise, a supranormal with ethereal abilities perhaps, she was unmistakably malevolent and probably still out there. The bad ones always were. He even had a good idea who she actually was – and it wasn’t Ramona or Crystal, though the latter hadn’t been seen in well over a decade and may well be dead.

Steltsar was another recurring horror no one had been able to kill until, presumably, 1970. He began his reign of terror as the old Baron, Peashooter’s father, Tyrtod von Alptraum. Maxwell could count four times when von Alp Senior had been thought dead. During the war years he was rightfully known as the Nazi Nightmare. One of Max’s tasks back then was to assassinate him.

In '44, Agenor Heliopolis, the first Olympian, looked to have done the job for him – at the cost of his own life. But the old Baron must be as much part demon as Strife. Somehow his brain, or at least his mind, survived. In a progression of robotic then neo-human constructs, each more sophisticated than the previous one, von Alp as Steltsar continued to haunt the planet.

In '48, when Steltsar was associated with the Soviet Supra Supreme, Old Man Power – a reputed faerie, no less – had blown him away. In ‘53, on the South Sea island known as Salvation, the genuinely evil mastermind behind The Rache and the Supranormal Defence League had gone up in an otherwise unrecorded explosion of one of the first Hydrogen Bombs. (With him also went Jesus Mandam and the top dogs in The Rache.)

In '65, yet another Steltsar was decommissioned, to put it mildly, by the supra known as Pluman – the alter ego of Rom’s father, Alexandros, who promptly suffered a fatal heart attack. The last known Steltsar was the co-leader, along with his oft-times ally Strife, of the late Sixties’ version of WORLD. (‘The Worldwide Order with the Right to Life and Death’: a pretension which Max and AMERICA abrogated when they put paid to the Order ten years ago in Hong Kong.)

Although he hadn’t come across him in a decade, Maxwell sensed he was still out there as well. Perhaps paranoically, he hoped the old Baron would attack Centauri Island.

While finalizing security, he had two abiding requisites. ‘Will it stop supranormals?’ Probably not but, then again, what could? Of course the last eleven, the ten King Crimefighters and the Magnificent Psycho, the best of the best, had been dead for a quarter century. More to the point, he always asked himself and his designers: ‘Will it stop Strife and Steltsar?’

He figured the sum total of all his ‘its’ would.

... taken out of "Nuclear Dragons", the second (unless it's the third or fourth) installment of the Launch 1980 story cycle

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Sometime before leaving Centauri Island in very early December 1980, a perhaps not-so-unlikely partnership forms between the two late-in-life become-supras: Doc Defiance, the Gypsium Man, and the Indescribable Mr No Name. This is hardly surprising given the friendship their non-supra-selves had for decades prior to the launching of the Cosmic Express on the last day of November 1980:

They transformed into their supra-selves: big, Mediterranean tanned-dark, and glowing; plump, ghastly white, and prissily primped as kneaded dough. That, at least, they could still do.

“I’m Doc Defiance, the Gypsium Man. And you, friend, must be the otherwise Indescribable Mr No Name.”

“Call me Max.”

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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"What’s going on, Defiance?" shouted the Indescribable Mr No Name.

Gone was O.J. Maxwell. Even his clothing, sport coat, trade­mark turtleneck, jeans and shoes were subsumed by the great, lumpy mass of dough in a generally human configuration. Unless No Name had simply switched places with Maxwell like an image in a double-sided mirror that had just flipped.

“Looks like we’re about to find out!"

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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Heliosophos gagged something unintelligible. If Machine-Memory understood it, she gave no indication. "Don’t harm him, Void," came back the computer wall, using an alternative term for what the onetime Callion Clone had become apparently after receiving twin blasts of devic eyefire on the 30th. "I’ll turn Kinesis loose but, be forewarned, he’s power­less. I’ve drained all the Gypsium out of him."

The all-white mass of mostly the Grey pulsated briefly, as if it was laughing. “Think I’ve got enough powers for both of us, Memory. Wouldn’t you agree?"

As soon as the computer wall released the professor, it was O.J. Maxwell who had Helios in a stranglehold."Hey, pro, back with us?"

"Seem to be.” Kinesis slumped into the chair, hefted the bottle of retsina, and, not bothering with a glass, took a heal­thy swig."Where’s what’s-his-name?"

"Around and about, I imagine.” Max didn’t need to be any more of a mind-reader than Memory was to catch the reference."“Guess that’s why he’s considered a Multivoid, capitalized. No Name exists in a multitude of voids; spatial pockets of next-to-nothingness. He’s also a suspicious type. Figures both Helios and Memory know how to get rid of him. Doesn’t want to give them a target."

"You going to break his neck?"

"The thought had occurred to me."

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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- Big Max is quoted here;
- see also: MULTIVOIDS; RICHTER, Victor in Teutons; the Indescribable Mr. No Name;


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Nauroz, Saladin called Devason, the Master of Weir since 5950 YD

- born in 5919 YD;
- mother and father: Pandora Mannering and Augustus Nauroz (later the devil-transformed faerie tricksters, Young Life & Young Death);
- year older brother brother of Morgianna eventually Sarpedon;
- Master of the Weirdom of Cabalarkon as of 5950 YD, when he beat Golgotha Nauroz (his grandfather's clone), Demios Sarpedon (his sister's eventual husband) and Fisherwoman (Scylla Nereid) in the Challenge of Weir;
- first appeared in pH-6 then in "Sister-Grandmother", a short story published in "Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of phantacea" (Phantacea Publications, 1990); attempted to win the Trigregos Talismans in "Goddess Gambit";
- has an abiding hatred of witches;
- presumed devic half-mother: Pyrame Silverstar; presumed devic half-father: none other than the Moloch Sedon himself;
- may yet prove to be that Saladin is the last Sed-son or sedon (small case) left alive beneath the Cathonic Dome;
- has a great many children, a number of whom by mothers brought in from the Outer Earth by Ringleader after his arrival in the Weirdom of Cabalarkon in mid-5960;

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Golgotha picked up Thartarre’s thread. "Dand Tariqartha exiled Mikoto and his two thousand. A few years later – we’re going back thirty of them here – they marched on my homeland, the Weirdom of Cabalarkon. Came at us through the Ghostlands. Guess their radioactivity didn’t affect Temporites."

"Or they were too dumb to know any better," provided Janna St Peche-Montressor.

... "Your Nazi’s Lost Legion did, too," Golgotha continued to relate. "The ones who were already dead did anyhow. Saladin Devason took credit for breaking the sieges on all four sides; sent the lot fleeing for their lives. Or at least their existence, for those who didn’t have proper lives anymore. Used the opportunity to claim the Mastery for himself and promptly booted Morgianna and Demios Sarpedon out of Cabalarkon."

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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"You [Freespirit Nihila] did tell me [Quill Tethys] to keep an eye on him; something about Sal being the last surviving Sed-Son on the Inner Earth.”

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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Large, powerfully built, bearded, both bare- and barrel-chested, not quite as black-skinned as Golgotha and the rest of the non-hybrid male Utopians, he was in full Masterly regalia. That consisted of a headdress made of ostrich feathers from which protruded a single rhinoceros horn; a sleeveless cloak made of fur from a white gorilla; a reindeer-leathern kilt belted about his waist; it, the belt, composed of an intricately held-together assemblage of ivory tusks taken from elephants or woolly mammoths, boars, walruses or narwhals; gaunt­lets that looked like bear paws and boots that looked like tiger paws.

About his neck he sported his chain of office: a corona of ruby-red bloodstones off of which depended a medallion shaped like a golden triangle with a single eye staring out of it. In one hand he raised a curved, Saracen-style sword. In his other he raised the Master’s Mace, what he as often referred to as his ‘Speaking Stick’ and what someone else had described as a mike on a spike. On that arm he brandished a shield so shiny it reflected like a mirror.

Just about everything on him gleamed, parti-colored, with the unmistakable glow of Gypsium. No more so than he did, however. He may or may not be a Creature of the Cosmos – or a Thunder Being, as Sundown and Raven’s Head alternatively thought of themselves – but the halo surrounding him gave him the aura of a radiating Celestial, a definitely non-fallen angel.

... from "Wilderwitch's Babies", the 2016 continuation of the Damnation Brigade saga

see also: The Master's Chain of Office;


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NIGHTINGALE, Eden

- born 1909; conceivably one of the so-called Trigon Triplets (other two being Cybele St Synne and Memory of the Angels);
- as per here, there's a strong suggestion found in "The Moloch Manoeuvres" that the real Eden was killed in Kore's Cauldron, off Mycenae's Tomb of Agamemnon, in 1916;
- that being the case then the 11-year-old Eden found by the Godling Guild during the tail end of their Summoning to the Vale of the Visionaries in 1920 was Meroudys Artha, Akbarartha's sister; this certainly seems to be confirmed come 1960's 'Aspects of an Amoebaman' web-serial and 'Harry on the Head', its unpublished sequel;
- if she was Meroudys then her devic half-father was probably either Dand Tariqartha or one of Lazareme's Starlings, most likely Starface Rapith Nauroz, which would connect her the Utopian Naurozes such as Granny Garuda and son Ubris, who became a vampire during the Summoning of 19/5920;
- her devic half-mother might have been Holy Hetaera, Lazareme's Whore;
- In either event Eden believes her non-devic half-parent were the Dual Entities and that therefore she is the oldest full-sister of Fisherwoman and Wilderwitch;

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Mycenae, 1916

The other two there likely only pretended to be related. The eldest one, a Black Sea Russian or Armenian, had no seven year old daughter that either the Italian Angelic or the Metisse knew about --- and they had known her for even longer than they knew each other. Neither did her three legitimate daughters, though the eldest had a nine year old boy and a four year old girl.

What was more, her 'daughter' looked more a mixture of the two Angelics and the two-toned redhead than she did her 'mother'. Had ovular facial features similar to the former two and two-toned hair similar to the latter one --- only she had silvery strips in her otherwise black hair. Had different coloured eyeballs as well.

Since it was the Scythian, Rhea Ararat now Sangati again, who had arranged this little get-together between-space, it fell to her to take the lead. She gripped her uncomplaining, self-proclaimed 'daughter' under the armpits. Lifted her above the bubbling cauldron then dropped her into it.

The three women, two remaining children, and all the spectral shapes surrounding them held their collective breath, assuming devils bothered to breathe. Girl vanished into the obscuring steam. Did not resurface. Obviously Eden Nightingale was not a Great Goddess and, if she was not one, then neither were the other two: Mnemosyne D'Angelo and Cybele St Synne.

Too bad. All of them, even the devils, had such hopes!

-- from the first chapter of the 2002 Revision of "The Moloch Manoeuvres"

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- first wife of Loxus Abraham Ryne; mother by him of twins, Saul & David Ryne, who were born in 1929, and Aranyani Nightingale (b: 1933); since Aran is the only Ryne born who isn't a twin, many believe Abe Ryne wasn't her father;
- Windstorms-After-Dark was Shaman Manitoulin's nickname for Eden. It derives from the notion of Gales at Night, which Sham apparently found funny;

"... a remarkable-looking woman of twenty-eight with streaks of pure silver in her otherwise jet black hair."

-- from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' web-serial

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By the time of 'Harry on the Head', an unpublished web-serial set in 1960, Cybele St Synne has become quite stout, as befits the Korant Earth Mother known as Miracle Maenad. She's also well into the strange cycle that is still ongoing in 5980. Her Meroudys grew up to give birth to a Meroudys of her own, who in turn had a Meroudys of her own. It may be these girls are all incarnations of Meroudys Artha, which suggests the adult Meroudys Artha in the 19/5960 web-serials is indeed the original Eden Nightingale.

The Illuminatus who opens this dialogue is Melina born Sarpedon whereas the Harry is Aristotle Zeross. They would marry four years later in Antheal (April) 5960:

“Morg and Andi for two,” Illuminatus agreed, pointing out her sister-in-law, Morgianna born Nauroz raised Somata, and her zebra-striped niece, Andaemyn Sarpedon. “The big woman’s Cybele St Synne, Miracle Maenad in here, the Korants’ Mother Superior. The ones with the Hellhounds beside Miracle are Jordy’s George and her latest Meroudys. Other two kids are Solomon and Balkis, the Mandam madman’s Infernal Twins by Maenad’s first Meroudys.”

“Not to be confused with Meroudys Artha,” said Harry, sounding confused.

“That’d be her aunt, Cybele’s triplet sister, Eden Nightingale.”

“Maybe,” Harry qualified, after quickly rereading one of those mental notes of his. This time he more like sounded relieved.

... from "Harry on the Head", the unpublished sequel to the 'Aspects of an Amoebaman' web-serial

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for more see here, here, here and here


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RYNE, Loxus Abraham

- born just after midnight on January 1, 1900;
- son of Charan Noah Ryne and Athena born Kinesis; twin sister was Mary Magdalene become Mandam;
- known as the Great Man, the patriarch of the Illuminated Faith of Xuthros Hor (the Biblical Noah) after the death of father Charan during the Simultaneous Summonings of 19/5920;
- has a number of children, most of them, like himself and the Magdalen, are twins;
- while generally not considered a supranormal can be extremely persuasive; has a remarkable 'voice', what some have characterized as 'Mighty Mouth' and other 'the Mouth that Roared quietly';[ABE RYNE LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS, SHOT OF A STATUE IN VIENNA, 1996]
- famously claimed to have convinced Adolph Hitler shave off his moustache when they met in late Thirties;
- often complains that no one ever laughs at his jokes, though this one isn't bad. (Hush is Hush Mannering, the tiny trickster who, no matter which era, appears in many of the phantacea Mythos story sequences set in the Twentieth Century.)

“Quit congratulating yourself, Hush,” commanded Ryne, in full voice mode; full mighty mouth mode as Hush would have it. “You’ve jumped to so many wrong conclusions of late it seems to me you must be bouncing on your head instead of your feet."

... from 'Ringleader's Revenge', an unpublished web-serial set in 1964/65

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The Family Ryne is named after the legendary Rhinegold, which is referred to phantacea-first in "Feeling Theocidal" (as set in 4376 YD), additionally referenced in "Janna Fangfingers" (as mostly set in the Dome's 55th Century), but not confirmed until 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' (set in 1938 A.D.);

- had three children by Eden Nightingale, his first wife: Saul, David and Aranyani; since Aran wasn't a twin, many believe she wasn't his (indeed Sedon St Synne claims she's his; hence how Strife can get hold of her so easily);
- had a set of twins by Barbara nee Plantagenet: James and Jane; in time they became known as the daredevil Tempest Twins; as such are connected to some of System's Silver Signallers in 1980 serials;
- had a set of twins by Ramona Avar: Erech and Angelica;
- had a final set of twins by Oriani Zeross: Megan and Pauline;
- some claim he was the father, by either Celestine or Dolores D'Angelo, of the Elemental Twins, Aires and Thalassa, both of whom were presumed Summoning Children; others that 'Headmistress' Virginia Mannering was his Summoning daughter, also by Celestine or Dolores;
- howsoever scandalously it's most like that Ginny is his daughter, and Jesse is her twin, albeit by his twin, the Magdalene, not either of the older D'Angelo women; which in turn suggests that Barsine Mandam isn't Jesse's sister any more than the Magdalene is her mother;

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Loxus Ryne was probably the most famous, fabulously rich person on the planet. His life was a one-man history of the twentieth century. Born in Baghdad, an Iraryan-Gypsy, at the stroke of midnight in the first second of the year 1900, he'd been everywhere and done just about everything there was to do in this century or any other, for that matter. Succeeding at most things he'd started or tried to resolve, yet seemingly failing at all the crucial times, he lived his life in the public spotlight.

-- from the 'Centauri Island' web-serial

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The octogenarian had finally fallen asleep as well. Although, tossing and turning as he was, it was more of an aerobic nap.

At his age, there was the constant dread of not waking up again. What would be even worse, though not for him if he did die in his sleep, was if Helios actually won.

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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- renowned for inventing anagrams; among them include

  • AMERICA: The Alliance of Man for the Extermination of Resisting International Criminal Associations;
  • SPACE: Society for the Prevention of Alien Control of Earth; as well as, according to some
  • WORLD: The Worldwide Organization with Right to Life and Death

According to the Legendarian in the apocryphal opening to "Wilderwitch's Babies, Part Two", Ryne may also have come up with ADDLED

Instead, they (Cerebrus David Ryne's "Junior Liberators") became the vanguard of the Anti-Deva Defence League. ADDLED, as I’m sorry to say it quickly came to be called, were akin to lambs being led to the slaughter. And slaughtered all too many of them were. Fortunately, on the brink of disaster wrought upon cataclysm, what was left of the real Liberators returned from the Moon.

... from "Wilderwitch's Babies", the 2016 continuation of the Damnation Brigade saga

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ST SYNNE, Sedon

- also known as Sed-son; during the Second World War called himself Satan St Synne;
- has many children including Crystal St. Synne (who may have become Crystallion, the leader of Hell's Horsemen) by Corona Power (the Lady Takeda in 'The Volsung Variations'), Cybele St Synne & Sophia D'Angelo by Louise nee Riel, Mata Avar by Rhea Ararat; possibly his own daughters' daughters Ramona by Mata and Meroudys Maenad by Cybele, possibly Aranyani Nightingale by Eden Nightingale Ryne and, equally possibly, Sapphire Lancz by Tereza D'Angelo Lancz; probably Pandora Mannering (Hush, Joli Blon, Young Life) by Celeste Mannering as well;
- all his children are girls, though there is some thought that he, Sed-son, and not old Joe, may have been the sperm-father of Jesus Mandam;
- Faceless Strife adheres to his daughters for some reason; presumably it's because he's a sedon (small case) or Sed-son; it also may be that all his children were born with a membranous caul covering their faces and some believe a caul is how Strife hides her face;

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Sedon St. Synne was a peculiar mixture of widely separated races. His father, Kabul, was a world-travelling French missionary-cum-diplomat who was born in Indochina and had an abiding interest in anthropology. His mother, whose name was Takeda, was an Ainu woman. The Ainu were an aboriginal race related to the Japanese as well as a number of neighbouring peoples on the Siberian mainland. St. Synne himself was born on Sakhalin Island in 1875 but was actually raised in Plainsland America, first by the Sioux then by the Metis and their Cheyenne benefactors.

His eventual wife, Louise Riel -- whom he married, oddly enough, in London England in November 1895 -- was a bit of a hybrid herself. She belonged to the Metis people, the initially half-French, half-Indian clans of the Great American and Canadian Plains. Metistis were not to be confused with the Titan, Metis, Zeus' first wife, the mythological Goddess of Wisdom whom he impregnated then swallowed much as his father, Kronos, once swallowed his Olympian brothers and sisters. Somewhat ironically, given that Louise was a long time friend and associate of Athena Kinesis Ryne and helped her found the Athenan war witches, the Classical Metis was the mother of Athena, yet another goddess of wisdom, one who supposedly popped out of Zeus' head before anyone could say Gesundheit.

Sophia D'Angelo, their first child, was also born on Sakhalin, albeit thirty years after her father. Their second child, Cybele, the one who was lost during the Summoning, was born on Crete three years later, in 1909. The St. Synnes spent a great of deal of time on Crete, particularly in the first decade of the new century after their return from Mesopotamia and Magister Mandam, Sedon's rival as much as his mentor in the old Godling Guild.

... from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres';

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In his prime, and long beyond it, Sedon St Synne could send his dream self to those either of his own blood or with whom he shared blood, cut to cut. Reputedly, albeit as System, he still could. Indeed, there were those, particularly on Apple Isle, who said Judge Warlock (Cybele, the Korants’ long time Miracle Maenad’s father) walked the Headworld to this day.

Thanks to the Conqueror’s life support system, as rebuilt at California’s Stanford University’s campus in Palo Alto, St Synne was technically alive ...

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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see also: Judge Warlock and the entry on the Daemonicus shell in the Additional Characters web page;


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SANGATI, Etzel

- also known as Count Molech, the Melanchlaeni Magician;
- a Black King or male Vampire Maker fertile on every hundredth Moon, including the full moon of January 13, 1938;
- b: 1905; father: Bleda Sangati, who died during the Summoning; mother: unknown, though she presumably died giving him birth (as discovered in 'Helioddity' his mother was likely one of Medea's lamia, either Neath or Lathe);
- brought up by Rhea Sangati whose first husband was Bleda's brother, Azrael, and who married Bleda around the time of his birth;
- half-sisters via Rhea: Olympias Kinesis, Mata Avar, & Medea Annulis;
- Megaera then still Kinesis went to bed with Angelo Zeross rather than submit to Etzel some nine months before she gave birth to Demonites in 1931;
- throughout 1937 almost single-handedly helped revive Roman-style Cave Mithraism, into which he initiated a number of the Teutons including Stephen & Tyrtod von Blut, Baron Tyrtod von Alptraum, & Conrad Schroff;
- has the Aesgardian Tantalus, which he is using to bilk von Alp of his modest fortune; though known to have swum in the Totem Pool in '35/36, thereafter turning into some sort of bat-like creature;
[COUNT MOLOCH DEALING WITH SEAN DRE'ATH IN THE ROMAN COLOSSEUM MIGHT HAVE LOOKED SOMETHING LIKE THIS, PAINTING BY FLORIS EXHIBITED IN VIENNA]- source of his abilities seems to be Djinn, his manservant; evidently this Djinn is akin to legendary genie except he does not hang out in a magic lantern, he hangs out in Etzel's ring, which was once his niece Megaera (nee Kinesis) Zeross's wedding ring (he bit off her ring finger in order to acquire it);
- he calls it the Ring of the Nebuland even though it's actually a ringot (one of the many Meg's husband, Angelo Zeross (the 1st Ringleader), discovered during the course of the Simultaneous Summonings of 19/5920;

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... as hairy as a wolf but burly as a five and a half foot tall midget-bear of a man ...

... comparatively short but exceedingly strong-looking gypsy, he with his forked goatee and curled up moustaches ...

... from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'

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... all he needs is a son but all he wants is to be fabulously wealthy, a not-unreasonable desire given what he can already do."

... Medea Annulis to Hulga Faust, from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres';

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Count Molech, the Melanchlaeni Magician, was a smallish, pale-skinned, stout but strong-looking Slav with a forked black beard and turned-up, waxed moustache. He wore a black fur cloak over a dark suit with a collarless peasant shirt underneath, had a Russian style hat, and looked like he was outfitted more against winter in the Steppes than the relatively mild Roman season.

... from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres';

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"Oh, that's simply splendid! As if being a Vampire Maker who can turn to mist isn't enough, he's got a pet genie that can materialize arrowheads in people's pockets long distance. Does the Pope do exorcisms? It's beginning to seem we might need him."

... Angus Dre'Ath in reference to Etzel Sangati and Djinn, from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres';

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Faceless Strife (Fitna Marutia, Marut Kanin, Kore-Eris, Kore-Discord)

pH-Webworld (formerly PHANTACEA on the Web), like every other incarnation of PHANTACEA, advertises itself as Anheroic Fantasy. Even so, it does have more than its share of top notch slime-buckets, recurring villains of the vilest variety, ones who truly rate more than just a hoot on the hiss-meter. As preserved elsewhere, one of those is definitely Faceless Strife.

Of course she's more of a virus, of the venomous variety, than anything else. Once a Master Deva, one of Thrygragos Mithras's Apple Goddesses, she's been adhering to daughters of Outer Earth Sed-sons, such as Sedon St Synne, since circa 4000 YD (Year Zero of the Common Era).

From the aftermath of the Simultaneous Summonings of 19/5920 until January 13, 1938 (Yamana 12, 5937 on most of the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head) she was held neutralized on Apple Isle by Miracle Maenad and her protege, Cybele St Synne. From that day forth she bears a great deal of the responsibility for everything that went wrong on either side of the Dome.

Indeed, she's so bad about the only way to get rid of her is to become pregnant!

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"She was me," imparted Strife, somewhat disconcertingly to most of those around the table (due to the fact that, being faceless, she had no visible mouth with which to speak). Dis L'Orca and Milo Mind, who knew more about Strife than the rest, still had difficulty with the concept that the Order's co-leader was some kind of sentient infection. "Unwittingly perhaps and only long enough to give me back to Ramona in '51. As my mother remarked a couple of days ago, we've an affinity for each other. We're sisters, after all."

-- from 'Centauri Island'

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The 'she' Strife (aka Fitna Marutia or Marut Kanin, Kore-Eris and/or Discord) is referring to in this conversation is Aranyani Nightingale; the Ramona is Ramona Avar, Lady Guillotine (Boo! Hiss!). Villains don't get the respect they would probably think they deserve in PHANTACEA, though. Back in early '38, one of Strife's first shells after escaping Cybele St Synne (later Miracle Maenad) was this self-same Ramona, then age 9.

Once the six Volsung women left the hospital room, Ramona Avar asked her father if they could visit the D'Angelos. Zygion said no, it was already well past her bedtime. Ramona began to pout. When that did not work, she launched a full scale temper tantrum. Avar could think of only one thing to do.

He spanked her!

-- from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'

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There's an entry on Faceless Strife in the exposition section of the Overview web page created for the 2002 revised version of 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'; among many other places there are entries on 1938's Strife here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and, finally, at least in terms of the first three books making up the 'Heliodyssey' Quintet, here;

Collage on Faceless Strife prepared by Jim McPherson, 2007,  integral images taken from WebFaceless Strife is not only one of the most persistent villains ever to appear in PHANTACEA on the Web, she's one of the few characters who might be warrant a Boo! Hiss! whenever and wherever she appears. Indeed, she's so persistent there's even a suggestion there's more than one of her.

Truth told there is and there isn't. There are multiple Strifes only in the sense that, as per the synopsis to Kore-2, she was once part of the conglomerate devil known as Myrionymous Kore. Myrionymous just means 'many names'. But because Kore was originally composed of many devils, she had as many personalities as she had names.

Evidently Strife is just all that's left of one of her/their most dominant, not to mention dangerously demented, personalities. As such, there remains an open question, never fully answered during the course of 'Aspects of an Amoebaman', which was set in 1960, as to who Strife (and/or which aspect of her, if any) had hold of when she killed Belificent D'Angelo.

The prevailing wisdom of the time was that, once again, she had hold of Ramona Avar by then Ryne (though not yet Lady Guillotine). However, it's far more likely she (if Strife was even involved) had hold of Crystal St Synne, Sed-Son's daughter by OMP's by then long cancerous, supposedly terminally ill, but never quite dying, ex-wife, Corona Power.

Also during the course of 1980's 'Centauri Island' Strife had hold of Lady Guillotine's daughter, Balkis Mandam, for awhile; at the same time Balkis's twin brother, Solomon, had hold of Daemonicus; there's some material on some of of the various Strifes, as of 1980, in the synopsis to 'The Strife Sorority'; Doc Dark (Immanuel Dark, Gloriel's thought-widowed husband who was once the supra Saint code-named Mr Brilliant) has always maintained that Strife was Wilderwitch;

Strife wasn't always faceless; during the Male Entity's 7th Lifetime, circa 2000 YD, she had a very familiar face; as detailed in "Feeling Theocidal" (although she doesn't appear in it), at that time she either possessed or was possessed by the Female Entity; thus humanized, Mnemosyne-Strife bore Chrysaor Attis, the Universal Soldier; as Mithras's mistress until that time she ruled Sedon's Cheek, which was therefore named Marutia after her;

From the start of the modern era beyond the Dome until January 1938, she was only a possessive spirit; prior to that, though, she was one of Thrygragos Varuna Mithras's second born Apple Goddesses, the pupil of her third eye (when she had one) looked like a golden apple, which was her power focus;

Blackthorn flower symbplize Strife, image take from WebShe lost it, the consequential Golden Apple of Discord (which I incorporated into above image), along with her body, hence her facelessness, when she tried to swim the Brainrock lava lake on Sedon's Peak while attempting to escape to the Outer Earth after the abysmal failure of the so-called Crimson Conspiracy circa 4030 YD;

Her two fellow Apple Goddesses are Divine Coueranna, Kore-Concord, whose power focus is the little Green Apple of Rejuvenescence (because, being a seasonal goddess, she rejuvenates every Spring), and Sinistral Belialma, Lady Lust of Satanwyck, whose power focus is the Ruby Red Apple of Concupiscence (because it means 'sexual desire'); both Concord and Bouncing Belle feature prominently in "Feeling Theocidal";

Another of the traditional symbols of Strife is the flower of the sloe or blackthorn tree; an unnatural black one of which, as per here, Pelops Atreides found on Aegean Trigon the day (January 13, 1938) that Strife returned to the Outer Earth in possession of Cybele St Synne; some of Big Max Maxwell's thoughts re Strife in November 1980 are preserved here;

The notion that all of Sedon St Synne's daughters were born with a face-covering caul (a fragment of amniotic membrane) over their heads has never been confirmed; it is nevertheless true that Strife often attaches herself to daughters of Sed-sons like St Synne; however, cauls are supposedly symbols of good luck so it's highly unlikely; anyone possessed of the Strife Virus is decidedly unlucky;

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For someone so seemingly ubiquitous in the web-serials, Strife manages to avoid appearing in any of the Phantacea Mythos novels or mini-novels that were released between 2008 & 2012. All that changed in 2013 with the release of "Nuclear Dragons". Perhaps not surprisingly, since they were written together, she's still around in "Helios on the Moon":

"Nearly four thousand Earth years ago, you controlled Thrygragos Varuna Mithras, my schizoid father and my lover. At the same time, your three-thing controlled me. Mithras is fifteen hundred years dead, irretrievable, and I’m nearly two thousand years without a permanent body. By jettisoning the future Erebe, all that has just changed.

"Now I’m in control of your three-thing and Trans-Time Trigon simultaneously, something I never managed to accomplish all those centuries ago. Bow before me, Wisdom Entity. Bow before the Great Goddess, Fitna Marutia, or you can join Dame Darkness and Lord Light in the Black Hole."

A woman appeared in front of the six on-coming Thanatoids. With an otherwise featureless, scarlet-skinned face, a single cyclopean eye and a geyser of red-hair spurting out of the top of her skull, she was wrapped in a muslin gown, like a coarse cotton sheet. It wasn’t so much dyed red as blood-soaked.

“Strife!”

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

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Another distinctly off-period for her [Cybele St Synne aka Miracle Maenad] was the roughly five years she spent on the Outer Earth during and immediately following the Second World War. She did not remember those years because Strife did not leave memories behind; not on the Outer Earth.

Did, however, occasionally leave comparatively healthy shells behind; lucky ones who managed to regain their own minds once they got rid of Strife’s. Miracle was one of those lucky ones. She shucked Strife the same way her shells usually shucked Strife. She became pregnant.

For some reason Strife could no more abide being inside pregnant women than she could being inside Cathonia. Inside the Cathonic Zone – within it, more precisely – after she got outside it in January 1938. For the seventeen, almost eighteen years before then she had been inside not only the Dome but Miracle. Who, needless to say, was not yet Miracle.

... from "Harry on the Head", the unpublished sequel to the 'Aspects of an Amoebaman' web-serial

There's another mention of her long term relationship with Cybele St Synne [Miracle Maenad] from the same source here

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SUNDOWN, John

- like a perhaps surprisingly large number of non-devic characters in the PHANTACEA Mythos, notably Strife (who's a virus more so than a devil), Daemonicus (who began existence as, yes, a daemon), Abe Ryne, Headmistress Mannering and, indeed, most of those featured on this page, John Sundown has appeared in most of the novels thus far serialized during the course of pH-Webworld (to the best of my recollection the only exceptions were 'Aspects of an Amoebaman' and 'Centauri Island');
Photo of a Sundown like figure shot in Merida, Mexico, by Jim McPherson, late Nineties- a Summoning Child, he was one of many born on December 25. 1920 (Mithramas, Tantalar 25, 5920, if he was born on the Inner Earth of Sedon's Head); his parentage has been hinted at but never stated with any definiteness; he was brought up by Shaman Manitoulin alongside Solace Sunrise, another one born on Xmas Day (as Xuthrodites celebrate it);
- as per here, he and Solace attended residential schools run by religious organizations including Roman Catholic 'holy' orders;
- he married Solace, the supra code-named Sorciere, twice: unofficially on their 13th birthdays and officially circa 1940;
- with her, starting sometime after their official marriage, he had 3 boys, all of whom died on or about their 7th birthdays;
- with her also, though she evidently never told him, he also had a daughter (the non-Hush Shahiyeda featured in 'The Vampire Variations');


"It was only instinct that told the Summoning Child to hesitate before he stepped out of the shadows in order to follow Medea Annulis. As usual, he was not misled."

-- from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'

- at some unspecified point in time, Shamanitoulin gifted him with a Raven Fetishim; presumably a daemon variant of some sort, it looked after him throughout his post-1933 wanderings in search of Solace, who vanished on the day they wed themselves (their 13th birthdays);

Photo of a statue of a Sundown-like figure shot in London by Jim McPherson, 2003Out of the clump of cloud, which was hazy but nonetheless visible to anyone who happened to be watching the now deserted street, rose a black crow-like bird. It left nothing in its place and, taking to the air, headed after the Etocretan Extremists.

Folks who came that close to killing Sundown, even if they were supposed to be friends, or at least former comrades-in-arms, and may have intentionally all-but-missed him, were not allowed a second chance.

The Raven saw to that!

-- from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'

As first depicted in pH-5, John Sundown became Blind Sundown around the same time he officially married Solace and they started having family; his eyes and the sight that went with them ("So that I may greet Death with the utmost clarity") were the price Shaman Manitoulin demanded before he'd turn over the Solar Spear and the reins to Raven's Head; same sequence, albeit from "The Damnation Brigade" graphic novel, double-clicks here.


Raven Transformer Mask spotted and shot at YVR by Jim McPherson, 2007 NOTE 1: There's an entry in the Summer 2002 installment of Serendipity that uses these same images. It might be considered something of spoilsport entry for those of you who haven't read 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' yet, so be warned;

Cheyenne Warrior's Gaze, painting by James Ayer, 2013, taken from WebNOTE 2: A long-serving graphic re 1938's Raven Fetishim can be found here. A 2007 collage re ditto (made up mostly of pictures I took during various trips to Mexico over the decades) can be found here; while you can google up 'transformer masks' and see plenty of the inspirations behind Sundown and the Raven Fetishim, there's one at YVR, the Vancouver International Airport; I incorporated it into the aforementioned collage but here's a stand-alone shot of it;

NOTE 3: In addition to the comic books and graphic novel ("Forever & 40 Days -- The Genesis of PHANTACEA"), which can still be ordered, there are a number of graphics intended to represent Raven's Head sprinkled throughout pH-Webworld; one's here, another's here, a third's here and here's a fourth; perhaps the best one, of a raven's head if not necessarily of Raven's Head, can be found here;

NOTE 4: With the 2009 release of "The War of the Apocalyptics", the opening entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle and the second phantacea Mythos mosaic novel, much more on Blind Sundown and Raven's Head can be found over on www.phantacea. com; the main lynx are here and here;

NOTE 5: 'The Cheyenne Warrior Gaze' painting here was done by James Ayers in 2013. More images found while googling 'wakinyan' and 'heyoka' for a Serendipity entry in 2015 are here.


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Doc Defiance, The Gypsium Man

[IMAGE OF DOC DEFIANCE, FROM PH-2]- featured primarily in "Nuclear Dragons" and "Helios on the Moon";

-debuted in pH-2, 1978, artwork by Dave Sim

 

The Indescribable Mr. No Name

[MR. NONAME BATTLING DOLPH DULLES, FROM PH-2]- in "Nuclear Dragons" proves to be OJ 'Big Max' Maxwell

- debuted in pH-2, 1978, artwork by Dave Sim;

- featured primarily in "Nuclear Dragons" and "Helios on the Moon";

 

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Phantacea Publications in Print

- The 'Launch 1980' story cycle - 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Fantasy Trilogy - The '1000 Days' Mini-Novels - The phantacea Graphic Novels -

The 'Launch 1980' Story Cycle

The War of the Apocalyptics

Front cover of War Pox, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2009

Published in 2009; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

Nuclear Dragons

Nuclear Dragons front cover, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2013

Published in 2013; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

Helios on the Moon

Front cover for Helios on the Moon, artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014

Published in 2014; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

The 'Launch 1980' story cycle comprises three complete, multi-character mosaic novels, "The War of the Apocalyptics", "Nuclear Dragons" and "Helios on the Moon", as well as parts of two others, "Janna Fangfingers" and "Goddess Gambit". Together they represent creator/writer Jim McPherson's long running, but now concluded, project to novelize the Phantacea comic book series.

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'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Epic Fantasy

Feeling Theocidal

Front Cover for Feel Theo, artwork by Verne Andru, 2008

Published in 2008; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

The 1000 Days of Disbelief

Front cover of The Thousand Days of Disbelief, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published as three mini-novels, 2010/11; main webpage is here; ordering lynx for individual mini-novels are here

Goddess Gambit

Front cover for Goddess Gambit by Verne Andru, 2012

Published in 2012; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Circa the Year of Dome 2000, Anvil the Artificer, a then otherwise unnamed, highborn Lazaremist later called Tvasitar Smithmonger, dedicated the first three devic talismans, or power foci, that he forged out of molten Brainrock to the Trigregos Sisters.

The long lost, possibly even dead, simultaneous mothers of devakind hated their offspring for abandoning them on the far-off planetary Utopia of New Weir. Not surprisingly, their fearsome talismans could be used to kill Master Devas (devils).

For most of twenty-five hundred years, they belonged to the recurring deviant, Chrysaor Attis, time after time proven a devaslayer. On Thrygragon, Mithramas Day 4376 YD, he turned them over to his Great God of a half-father, Thrygragos Varuna Mithras, to use against his two brothers, Unmoving Byron and Little Star Lazareme, in hopes of usurping their adherents and claiming them as his own.

Hundreds of years later, these selfsame thrice-cursed Godly Glories helped turn the devil-worshippers of Sedon's Head against their seemingly immortal, if not necessarily undying gods. Now, five hundred years after the 1000 Days of Disbelief, they've been relocated.

The highest born, surviving devic goddesses want them for themselves; want to thereby become incarnations of the Trigregos Sisters on the Hidden Continent. An Outer Earthling, one who has literally fallen out of the sky after the launching of the Cosmic Express, gets to them first ...

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The '1000 Days' Mini-Novels

The Death's Head Hellion

- Sedonplay -

Front cover for The Death's Head Hellion, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published in 2010; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

Contagion Collectors

- Sedon Plague -

Front cover for Contagion Collectors, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published in 2010; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

Janna Fangfingers

- Sedon Purge -

Front cover for Janna Fangfingers, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011

Published in 2011; two storylines recounted side-by-side, the titular one narrated by the Legendarian in 5980, the other indirectly leading into the 'Launch 1980' story cycle; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

In the Year of the Dome 4825, Morgan Abyss, the Melusine Master of the Utopian Weirdom of Cabalarkon, seizes control of Primeval Lilith, the ageless, seemingly unkillable Demon Queen of the Night. The eldritch earthborn is the real half-mother of the invariably mortal Sed-sons but, once she has hold of her, aka Lethal Lily, Master Morgan proceeds to trap the Moloch Sedon Himself.

In the midst of the bitter, century-long expansion of the Lathakran Empire, the Hidden Headworld's three tribes of devil-gods are forced to unite in an effort to release their All-Father. Unfortunately for them, they're initially unaware Master Morg, the Death's Head Hellion herself, has also got hold of the Trigregos Talismans, devic power foci that can actually kill devils, and Sedon's thought-father Cabalarkon, the Undying Utopian she'll happily slay if they dare attack her Weirdom.

Utopians from Weir have never given up seeking to wipe devils off not just the face of the Inner Earth, but off the planet itself. Their techno and biomages, under the direction of the Weirdom of Cabalarkon's extremely long-lived High Illuminary, Quoits Tethys, have determined there is only one sure way to do that -- namely, to infect the devils' Inner Earth worshippers with fatal plagues brought in from the Outer Earth.

Come All-Death Day there are more Dead Things Walking than Living Beings Talking. Believe it or not, that's the good news.

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phantacea Graphic Novels

Forever and Forty Days

- The Genesis of Phantacea -

Front cover of Forever and Forty Days; artwork by Ian Fry and Ian Bateson, ca 1990

Published in 1990; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

The Damnation Brigade

- Phantacea Revisited 1 -

Front cover of The Damnation Brigade, artwork by Ian Bateson, retouching by Chris Chuckry 2012

Published in 2013; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Cataclysm Catalyst

- Phantacea Revisited 2 -

Front cover for Cataclysm Catalyst, artwork by Verne Andru, 2013

Published in 2014, main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Kadmon Heliopolis had one life. It ended in October 1968. The Male Entity has had many lives. In his fifth, he and his female counterpart, often known as Miracle Memory, engendered more so than created the Moloch Sedon. They believe him to be the Devil Incarnate. They've been attempting to kill him ever since. Too bad it's invariably he, Heliosophos (Helios called Sophos the Wise), who gets killed instead.

On the then still Whole Earth circa the Year 4000 BCE, one of their descendants, Xuthros Hor, the tenth patriarch of Golden Age Humanity, puts into action a thought-foolproof, albeit mass murderous, plan to succeed where the Dual Entities have always failed. He unleashes the Genesea. The Devil takes a bath.

Fifty-nine hundred and eighty years later, New Century Enterprises launches the Cosmic Express from Centauri Island. It never reaches Outer Space; not all of it anyhow. As a stunning consequence of its apparent destruction, ten extraordinary supranormals are reunited, bodies, souls and minds, after a quarter century in what they've come to consider Limbo. They name themselves the Damnation Brigade. And so it appears they are -- if perhaps not so much damned as doomed.

At least one person survives the launching of the Cosmic Express. He literally falls out of the sky -- on the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head. An old lady saves him. Except this old lady lives in a golden pagoda, rides vultures and has a third eye. She also doesn't stay old long. He becomes her willing soldier, acquires the three Sacred Objects and goes on a rampage, against his own people, those that live.

Meanwhile, Centauri Island, the launch site of the Cosmic Express, comes under attack from Hell's Horsemen. Only it's not horses they ride. It's Atomic Firedrakes!

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