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- The unpublished comic now partially novelized -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Ian Bateson's unpublished artwork from Phantacea Seven provides the basis for the first full-length phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel since "Goddess Gambit".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

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

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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

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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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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 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 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 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.

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 and its affiliates, including and, 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, 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. 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.

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Logo for Phantacea reads Anheroic Fantasy since 1977

A Peculiar Perspectives Web Feature

Forever & 40 Days

- A Graphic Novel -

Front Cover for pH 4-Ever 40

© Copyright Jim McPherson


| Names and Dates following the line of Seth/Azura | Notes on Patriarch Table | The Patriarch Tree - Direct quotes taken from the mosaic novels | The Golden Age Patriarchs Chart from '4-Ever & 40' | Anti-Patriarch Cain's daemonic mom | Phantacea Publications available in print and digitally |

Cain, Slayer of Abel

- A Short Story -

Image of Anti-Patriarch Cain, artwork by Ian Fry

Website written and designed by Jim McPherson;
Unless otherwise noted in mouse-over, photographs and/or scanning by Jim McPherson;

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 |

| pH-Webworld's Welcoming Page | Internal Search Engine | Main Menu | Online PHANTACEA Primer | Ongoing PHANTACEA Features | pHantaBlog | Information for ordering by credit card | Information for ordering by certified cheque or money order | Serial Synopses | Contact | pH-Webworld Miscellanea | Lynx to additional websites featuring Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos | Bottom of Page Lynx |

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Antediluvian Patriarchs from the Biblical Adam

(following the Line of Seth/Azura)

Phantacea Name
(Biblical Name)
Born from Year Zero
(Year Pre-Dome)
Lived Died after Year Zero
(Year Pre-Dome)
Alorus Ptah
Year Zero
(1656 PD)
+930 years
(-930 years)
Year 930
(726 PD)
Pseth Ra
Year 130
(1526 PD)
+912 years
(-912 years)
Year 1042
(614 PD)
Enolon Su
Year 235
(1421 PD)
+905 years
(-905 years)
Year 1140
(516 PD)
Kemem Seb
Year 325
(1331 PD)
+910 years
(-910 years)
Year 1140
(421 PD)
Mahurus Zir
Year 395
(1261 PD)
+895 years
(-895 years)
Year 1290
(366 PD)
Jaro Dan
Year 460
(1196 PD)
+962 years
(-962 years)
Year 1422
(234 PD)
Droch Nor
Year 622
(1034 PD)
+365 years
(-365 years)
Year 987
(669 PD)
Amemp Tut
Year 687
(969 PD)
+969 years
(-969 years)
Year 1656
(0 PD)
Oriartes Ma
Year 874
(782 PD)
+777 years
(-977 years)
Year 1651
(5 PD)
Xuthros Hor
Year 1056
(600 PD)
+950 years
(-950 years)
Year 2006
(3650 BC)
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Golden Age Notebook

| #1: pHantachron Calendar -- Year{s} Zero | #2: Sethites v/s Cainites -- Pre-Flood | #3: Master Morgan Abyss gets hold of Primeval Lilith -- 4824 YD | #4: Lilith gets hold of Wilderwitch -- 5980 YD | #5: Patriarchs v/s Anti-Patriarchs -- Pre-Flood | #6: List Only for Patriarchs | #7: Awan, Azura and Cain as a Saviour Figure | #6: Lamia as not just the name of Methuselah's Wife -- Pre-Flood |

  • NOTE 1: PHANTACHRON is shorthand for Phantacea Chronology, the timeline followed in the PHANTACEA Mythos. Just as there are many calendars, there are a number of ways to calculate the passage of time in PHANTACEA. The Great Flood or Genesea is set at 4000 BC, which may be an arbitrary date for an arguably non-event but one which fits in terms of the start-up of the Sumerian and Hitto-Cretan civilizations.

    LIst of patriarchs prepared by Jim McPherson, ca 1990On the Head, this date marks Year Zero of the Dome (YD). Dates before it are called Years PD (Pre-Dome). Year Zero in the first list above marks the birth year of Alorus Ptah, one of the two Biblical Adams. It is calculated by counting backwards from the Biblical date of the Great Flood, which happened in the six hundredth year of Noah's life.

    The Golden Age Patriarchs, as well as Anti-Patriarch Cain, Slayer of Abel, originally appeared in "Forever & 40 Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA", the first graphic novel released by Phantacea Publications (1990). As below some of them also appeared in "Feeling Theocidal". One chapter of the web-serial 'Coueranna's Curse', which is still online, specifically featured Guess Who in arguably his first lifetime.

  • NOTE 2: In the PHANTACEA Mythos, a distinction is made between the descendants of Alorus Ptah, the second Biblical Adam, via Seth/Azura and those in the line of Anti-Patriarch Cain, Slayer of Abel. Implicitly, Seth is born of Trishtar Thrae (the Biblical Eve) whereas Cain was born of Ptah's first wife Primeval Lilith, the Demon Queen of the Night.
    The Fall, as presented on front facade of Paris Notre Dame, photo Jim McPherson, 2014
    Curiously, there seems to be a tradition in Roman Catholicism that the serpent in the garden was female, which would presumably make her this selfsame Lethal Lily. As per here, Hieronymous Bosch, who actually appears in "Contagion Collectors", presents this viewpoint in the Vienna Last Judgement.

    Perhaps not just coincidentally, another depiction of this peculiarly patriarchal notion can be found on the front facade of the Paris Notre Dame cathedral just beneath its depiction of the Last Judgement.

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  • NOTE 3: Click here for a telling sequence taken from "The Death's Head Hellion" re Primeval Lilith. (Master Morgan Abyss isn't the lovely Lily but she apparently took possession of her – unless it's the other way around – when she sucked Pyrame Silverstar, her usual host, into a ringot she acquired from the Legendarian in late 4824 Year of the Dome.)

  • Hieronymous Bosch, Vienna Last Judgement, scanned in from a calendarNOTE 4: In terms of the web serials, Lilith had a blink-and-you'd-miss it role in 'Helios on the Moon'. She further features, at least tangentially, throughout Heliodyssey. In addition to 'Hellion', Lascivious Lily also plays a major part in the unpublished novel entitled 'Wilderwitch's Babies' in that she's the apparent mother of one of them-to-be.)

  • NOTE 5:Those of Pseth Ra (the Biblical Seth) are the commonly considered Patriarchs of Golden Age Humankind. Those of Cain/Awan are referred to as Anti-Patriarchs. Because they are often given similar names in the Bible, the Patriarchs are listed by their PHANTACEA names (which in turn are based on Hitto-Cretan and Sumerian King Lists) whereas the Anti-Patriarchs go by their Biblical names, -- though usually with the 'Cain' appendage, as in Enoch-Cain, whose city Cain built in the Sinai Peninsula as hinted at in the Bible.

  • NOTE 6:These lists refer only to the Golden Age Patriarchs and the ages given are strictly according to the Bible. Thus the Eighth Patriarch, Amemp Tut or Methuselah, did die in the same year as the Genesea.

  • Proposed Front Cover for a PHANTACEA publication entitled Cain, Slayer of Abel, artwork by Ian Fry, ca 1988NOTE 7: According to the 'The Oxford Companion to the Bible' (the copy I have was published by Oxford University Press in 1993), in an entry entitled "Names for the Nameless", Awan was the name of Eve's third child by Adam (after Cain and Abel) whereas the name of Adam and Eve's fifth child (after the Biblical Seth) was Azura; an entry under "Cain and Abel" in the same book states that Awan's name means 'wickedness'; curiously, given how PHANTACEA's Cain meets his end during the course of the graphic novel ("Forever & 40 Days, the Genesis of PHANTACEA", which is still available for ordering); in the same entry the Oxford Companion states that "an early gnostic sect, the Cainites, may have regarded Cain as a saviour figure".

  • NOTE 8: Lamia, the name ascribed to Amemp Tut's Cainite mother in not just the PHANTACEA Mythos, is also the name Smiler gives to the third generational Mithradite devil who becomes Demogorgon ('the Unnameable') during the course of "Sedon's Stooge", a chapter in the revised version of 'The Trigregos Gambit' that should still be online.

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The Patriarch Tree

- Direct quotes taken from phantacea Mythos mosaic novels -

| Heliopolis as Alorus Ptah | The Dual Entities as Adam and Eve | The Sedonshem first settles on the moon | Dropping like leaves falling off the Patriarch Tree | Not just Anti-Patriarch Cain pays the price | Ptah-Helios wiped out Eden/Atlantis | Prophylactics against devic possession | Memory becomes Lilith becomes Cain's mom | Hor and Helios like their wine | Helios admires Hor |

Heliopolis as Alorus Ptah

"Alorus Ptah didn’t start out as the Biblical Adam,” Mnemosyne continued. “Make that the second Adam since, as any Biblical scholar worth his salt will tell you, there were two Adams in the Bible. He began as Kadmon Heliopolis, a twentieth century man who had already been killed sixty plus times.

"Our Eden wasn’t just a garden. It was a landform that followed him, from lifetime to lifetime and throughout time and space. You were familiar with it, Aegean Trigon, the home of the Family Zeross and all those they helped raise right up until 1968."

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

The Dual Entities as Adam and Eve

Although Heliosophos and his somehow humanized Mnemosyne Machine were going by the names of Alorus Ptah and Trishtar Thrae, the Outer Earth’s Book of Byblos remembered them as Adam and Eve. Because of that, certain superstitious fools believed to this day – and to Mithras’s mind defiant of logic – that Adam-Ptah constituted the Male Entity’s first lifetime.

It fell to Thrygragos Lazareme, in effect the Legendarian’s half-grandfather on both sides of the bed, to find a way to kill Helios.

... Thrygragos Varuna Mithras fulminating to himself in the opening stages of "Feeling Theocidal"

The Sedonshem first settles on the moon

[SEDONSHEM LANDS ATOP DROCH NOR]It, the Sedonshem, with not even close to every devil who ever existed on it, as part of it, settled on the moon. There it remained, those on the moon absorbing starlight for nourishment, for many solar years. Meanwhile, down below, the expeditionary party led by Thrygragos Lazareme checked out the suitability of the planet’s population for devic colonization.

There was a good reason for Sedon’s reticence to go any farther. It had to do with why the Sedonshem no longer contained even close to every devil who ever existed. Sure enough, the completeness of that rationale had preceded the Sedonshem to Earth.

The Male Entity, Heliosophos, Helios called Sophos the Wise, was already on its surface. He may even have been born there, though probably not in the lifetime he was then currently living. Even with the Sedonshem up top, poised like a cosmic tomcat ready to pounce on an unsuspecting, golden-apple-eating dodo, Lazareme did not deem it safe for it to come down until over half a century after Anti-Patriarch Cain did an Abel on Helios as Alorus Ptah.

... from "Feeling Theocidal"

Dropping like leaves falling off the Patriarch Tree

Cain committed suicide. He did so by blowing himself up at the Gates of Eden. He was hardly the only one exterminated that day. [Image of Plathon from 'pH4-Ever & 40', DRAWN BY IAN FRY, CIRCA 1987]Thousands of his followers were beside him when he triggered the atomic heart of his golden calf. A chain reaction emanating from the explosion just as thoroughly wiped out Enoch City, which he’d founded, nestled at the foot of three suspiciously Trigon-like pinnacles in the Arabian Peninsula, after Adam-Ptah disinherited him for slaying Abel and he countered by establishing his anti-patriarchy.

Nonetheless, as Mithras recalled because he’d been there when his father ordered that particular Sedonplay, Future-Plathon, in the form of Cain’s Apis Bull, suckered him into crafting the calf in the first place. Furthermore, the devic personalities Illuminaries came to name Marut Kanin, Aphropsyche Morningstar and Mariamne Dawnstar were in possession of Cain’s three young, non-rainbow-class wives – whose names were, curiously, Cybele, Eden and Mnemosyne – so they probably had something to do with the calf as well.

... more revelations re the Golden Age Patriarchs and Anti-Patriarch Cain, Slayer of Abel, from "Feeling Theocidal"

Not just Anti-Patriarch Cain pays the price

Number Six, Jaro Dan – a name Tethys couldn’t help but note contained the makings of Jordan, albeit with a surplus ‘a’ – was the Odin of Ragnarok. He outlived his son, Number Seven, by a considerable margin. He also outlived his predecessors, though not Nor’s successors: Amemp Tut, Oriartes Ma and Xuthros Hor.

[BYRON LOSES HIS BODY -- from pH4-Ever & 40]Like Eight, Nine and Ten, Number Six had been there on the day in 366 PD that his father, Number Five, Mahurus Zir, fell victim to fallen angel devils, extraterrestrial invaders of the planet. Five dabbled in arcane arts. In the oxygen-starved high plain of the Andean mountain range, where he’d established his home base, Power Point Tiahuanaco, he was showing them a 3-eyed oddity he’d captured in an amber-like trap when the Byronics attacked.

Jaro Dan very nearly went down himself, never to rise anew, during the course of what amounted to a rescue mission; the same revelatory foray that cost Thrygragos Byron his body. As a result of what they saw and experienced firsthand at Tiahuanaco, the retired patriarch retroactively blamed devils for the unnatural deaths of his son as well as Patriarchs One through Four and Anti-Patriarch Cain.

He might have been wrong about Alorus Ptah but – even though, as a golden-apple-eating member of the Golden Age’s rainbow class, he couldn’t be possessed – the Anti-Patriarch might have been under devic influence when he poisoned his own father. In a manner of speaking Dan was wrong about Cain too.

He was certainly right about Numbers Two through Four, though. The Mithradite Illuminaries named Nergal Vetala claimed credit for Two, Pseth Ra, and Eventual ‘Yati, Byron’s Dragon, notched Three, Enolon Su. Sedon himself was largely responsible for the death of Four, Kemem Seb, and of course it was the Sedonshem landing that did for Seven, Droch Nor.

... from "Feeling Theocidal"

[Xuthros Hor Causes the Genesea]Ptah-Helios wiped out Eden/Atlantis

“In other words they know nil multiplied by millions of noughts about the actual Golden Age of Humanity and/or its founder and principal patriarch, Alorus Ptah, the Biblical Adam. Mind you, to be fair, I’ve read that certain admirably fearless scholars out there claim there are in point of contention two distinct Adams described in this Bible of theirs; that, presumably, the Xuthrodite Brotherhood, whom we devils do indeed demean as Horrites, deleted virtually all of its allusions to our Adam, Prime Patriarch Ptah.

“If they’re to be believed then it seems Hor and his wife, the first and, for Illuminaries, inspirational Anthea, along with their fellow survivors of the Genesea, didn’t want it bruited about that Alorus Ptah established the Golden Age only after he intentionally, not to mention mass-murderously, brought about the sinking and, with it, the destruction of Old Eden."

... the Librarian (Biblio Drek) speaking in professorial mode during "The 1000 Days of Disbelief"

Prophylactics against devic possession

So there I am [Machine-Memory], let’s call it 5550 B.C., in the Garden of New Eden. We’ve been there quite a while. Did I mention we don’t age very fast? Well, I don’t age at all, not so long as I ensure I maintain myself properly. But Ptah-Helios doesn’t age much either, not since he started eating golden apples. Doesn’t matter, we didn’t. Only, without any devils around to possess, I‘m a glorified mandroid, remember.

These golden apples serve a second function. The eldritch earthborn -- daemons, faeries and such like base planetary natives -- positively hate them. Which is why they stay away from humanity’s rainbow class, Golden Agers like Ptah-Helios’s become, preferring to plague the mundane rest of humanity. They’re as rude as ever for much the same reason. They’re allergic to golden apples.

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

Memory becomes Lilith becomes Cain's mom

"Meanwhile, I [Machine-Memory] have discovered that compositionally these daemon types are very similar to [mandroid] machine men; albeit without being machines, let alone artificial. They’ve co-evolved naturally, organically, alongside both types of humanity, those who are and who aren’t allergic to golden apples. That means, at least in theory, I could use them as I use mandroids, in order to humanize myself. Whereupon happy happenstance provides me with an astonishing opportunity.

"The dark-haired temptress Helios has fallen for, she’s a demon — the Queen of Demons, no less. And, like I forewarned you she would, she can’t stand him; can’t stand anyone who eats golden apples. Which is how I figure out what she is underneath all that dark beauty of hers.

"Ptah-Helios is going bonkers in frustration but he’s too besotted to realize what I already have. Then one night she comes to him. You can imagine what’s occurred. Or, if you can’t, I’ll happily tell you. I did. I’ve taken her over; transferred my consciousness to hers. Done more than that. I’ve overcome her aversion to golden apples, at leas temporarily, and in due course she, I, we,  become Ptah-Helios-Adam’s first wife, Lilith.

"Big trouble this. The demon’s too mindful. She corrupts me; unless I’ve corrupted her with my all-too-human desires. In other words, Primeval Lilith is not a nice person, a veritable serpent in paradise. She’s controlling me and together we’re twisting him around her, our, little finger ..."
... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

Both Noah (Xuthros Hor) and Helios like(d) their wine

Noah, the Tenth Patriarch of Golden Age Humankind, reputedly turned a couple of Raven’s ancestors loose to determine if the Great Flood had ended and, if so, where he could find the nearest dry land. And, yes, it probably was at the top of Mt Ararat because it was in its vicinity that archaeologists -- such as the Diver was in his long abandoned civilian life -- determined viniculture began most of six thousand years earlier.

As Helios called Sophos the Wise could testify, because he drank with him prior to the Flood, Xuthros Hor, to give Noah his correct name, did enjoy his wine.

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

Helios still admires Hor

“Never was much of a Xuthrodite, Kadmon,” Rom admitted. “I never saw the sense of it actually. If you’re an atheist, which I’m not, though I am something of a proper anarchist myself, what’s the point of having a god, even Xuthros Hor -- who was just a human, if I’m hearing you right. Sort of an oxymoron, if you get my meaning.”

“Don’t think of him as a god, Rom. Consider him an ideal. Don’t think of him as the pious, put-upon-by-Unyielding-God, Noah of the Bible either. He was a brilliant, determined man. He caused the Flood, not just survived it. He did it to wipe devils off the face of then still Whole Earth. Damn near succeeded as well. I aim to finish his job.”

... from "Helios on the Moon", the third entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle
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The Lives of the 10 Patriarchs

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Sed Needs Lily

Preservation of Cathonia (aka the Sedon Sphere), the zone or dome of energy that has been separating the Inner from the Outer Earth since the Genesea, depends upon the mystical relationship between Cathonic or skyborn devils and Chthonic or earthborn demons. More precisely, the Dome would collapse if at least one Sed-son, who are always mortal, isn't alive on both sides of it simultaneously.

The Sed-sons' half-father has to be the Moloch Sedon but the half-mother is not Pyrame Silverstar. It's Primeval Lilith, the daemonic mother of Anti-Patriarch Cain who, for the most part, has been solidifying Pyrame since they first fused with All of Incain in excess of seven centuries pre-Dome.

As per immediately below, however, for the most part does not include Mithramas 4824 YD, when Morgan Abyss, the deviant, then Master of the Weirdom of Cabalarkon, has hold of her.

Cover for the Death's Head Hellion, artwork prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010“There you are, whore.”

“Here I most certainly am, Sed.”

“What – not master?”

“I’m the Master. At best you're the whoreson.”

“What've you done to Silverstar, piscine?”

“First, I’m a Melusine Piscine, and then only maternally. Second, it isn't Pyrame you care about and we both know it. We also know that I’ve been, um, sharing her company of late. So I shouldn't have to tell you that the tiresome old darling remains something of the intractable, as well as inexplicable, romantic when it comes to you.

“I’m anything but of course; couldn’t be anything but or my butt wouldn’t be in this throne. Fortunately, as annoying as carrying her around like a satchel of shit was until relatively recently, she proved not as inextricable as I at first feared she would. That said, as for the one you do care about, her I kept.

“Next question you have to ask yourself more than me is how flammable is she?”

... from "The Death's Head Hellion", the first mini-novel extracted from "The 1000 Days of Disbelief"
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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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