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Helios on the Moon

- 2014 Print Edition -

- 2015 Digital Edition -

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

Artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014; main web presence is here; 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 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- The unpublished comic now novelized -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 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"

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.

covers and characters from Janna FangfingersAlternative covers for Goddess GambitSubtitled 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.


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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 |

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PIVOTAL CHARACTERS - TEUTONIC TEMPLARS

- for the most part these characters appear only in the 1938 Heliodyssey web-serials;

LANCZ, Donar

- codenamed Baphomet; the Nazi who once wielded Mjolnir, the Hammer of Thor, as found in the Aesgardian Tantalus;
- born on or around January 1, 1900;
- on January 13, 1938, had a Mithraic Labarum, a P-shaped hammer with an X crossed over its handle, gouged into chest by Count Molech;

"When it comes to Donar Lancz, that is." Ryne was aware that Lancz was much closer to Hitler than the aristocrats; Stephen von Blut being a now extinct exception to the rule.

An inlaid skull suggestive of Baphomet, which in 1938 was in the possession of Donar Lancz, scanned in from a  postcard bought at British Museum in 2004"Though he is a bastard, my late mother was his aunt, which unfortunately means his father was my uncle. As you might recall, his name was Wotan and Uncle Woe came to an woeful end, -- executed for 'raping' Lancz's mother Frigga before he was even born. Aunt Frigga was another who had a sadly misspent life, one full of high aspiration and bitterest disappointment. She strove for the stars and settled for little more than a pauper's grave."[A HAMMER-AMULET OF THOR'S MJOLNIR TAKEN FROM THE WEB]

It was a her-story, which was another word his wife used when she wanted to tease him, that Ryne knew well. The Baron however was not adverse to repeating it, especially since it lessened the light of Donar Lancz.

"Claiming to be of imperial stock from the last days of the Holy Roman Empire a century earlier, she was an endlessly annoying embarrassment to Kaiser Wilhelm's family. They disassociated themselves from her entirely when she had Donar against their royal wishes, but she persisted in her claims. Officially she killed herself when Donar was still a teenager. Officially, I say; just like Wotan Lancz had officially raped her. Beyond that, it would be inappropriate for me to comment, -- unless you care to tell me who murdered Stephen von Blut of course."

[H.R. GIGER'S BAPHOMET, FROM THE WEB]"Hohenzollern court gossip would only become interesting if Donar Lancz declared himself Kaiser," avoided the Great Man.

-- conversation between Loxus Abraham Ryne and Baron Tyrtod von Alptraum from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'

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"Not a particularly tall nor handsome man of thirty-eight, with thinning blond hair and even more pox-pocks than warts, he was nevertheless muscular, broad- shouldered and, to just about everyone's surprise, inordinately proud of his appearance. The hammer-crossed Mithraic Symbol on his chest was fast fading and, in some respects, he was sorry to see it go. He had only had the brand a few hours but was beginning to consider it in terms of a duelling scar, as a mark of respect. Respect was something he had obviously yet to earn -- though that would soon change! "

... from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'

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Big Max Maxwell, at the Houston Academy of Man in early December, 1980, tries to recall events forty years in the past. He's in the presence Moses Callion the Third, Professor Romaine Kinesis and his hated ex-wife, Doctor Aranyani Nightingale

The self-proclaimed Teutonic Templar, whose codename during the Supra Wars was Baphomet, often visited the still neutral USA right up until late ’41. That was true even though he kidnapped Saul Ryne from there in 1940. Got away with it, too; had to have since he was welcomed back stateside a few times over the course of the following year and a bit.

... from "Nuclear Dragons"

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RICHTER, Viktor

- OJ 'Big Max' Maxwell believes Viktor Richter was his given name and that he was a Summoning Child born of unknown parents;
- in reality Richter-Maxwell is a Callion Clone who wasn't taken out of his development take on the von Alptraum's Baltic Sea estate in what was then Prussia in 1937/8; Joli Blon was the intervening witch assisting the first Moses Callion; Gunther von Alptraum (Prince Peashooter, also Prince Nightmare) was born in the same way, as was (probably) Moses Callion the Second (Moe Two, the Monster Maker);
- Victor or Viktor was Baron Justice, who malleable face and body allowed him to become a master spy working for the Brits undercover in Nazi Germany;
- in all likelihood he is the father of Simon Lancz, not Donar (the Teutonic Terror) by Valfreja Volsung von Alptraum, who may have died having him;

Saul 'Psycho' Ryne "... had been there when Herr Richter, Baron Justice, shot off her [Berchta von Alptraum] nose after assassinating her brother-in-law [Donar Lancz] and making off with his recently born son by her much younger sister Valfreja.

... from "Outer Earthlings", an unpublished web-serial set in December 1980 intended to carry on from where 'Centauri Island' left off;

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VOLSUNG, Hulga become Faust

- born & adopted in 1880; parents unknown, though mother may have died giving her birth; always considered herself a Volsung;
- stalked by Azrael Sangati in London 1895; was present in the London Shelter when Celestine D'Angelo managed to kill him on October the 31st of that year;
- married Baldwin Faust; by him had two children: Astrid become von Blut & Berchta become von Alptraum; had Valfreja ("Freya") by an unknown father (presumably Bleda Sangati); Freya was a Summoning Child born on exactly the same day (January 12, 1920) and at exactly the same time as her cousins, Berchta's Brunhild and Astrid's Tanith;
- evidently under a glamour; she was present on October 31, 1923 when Norma the Deadly Druidess (presumably Rhea Ararat aging again) killed Celestine D'Angelo with her moon-sickle at the Anthean Shelter near Pompeii, Italy; was in Rome the next day (Nov. 1, 1923) when Mnemosyne D'Angelo, age 14 and using the same weapon, manage to return the favour and decapitate Norma;
- thought affiliation: Outer Earth Korant Sisterhood; by 1937 considered their Superior, Mater, or Grandmother even though she had no abilities of her own; as revealed during the course of the 1938 quintet of novels she was duped by Clymene Atreides, the Hecate-Hellions' likely Morrigan at the time;

"Mine is the only way you will ever become young again, crone. Or do you wish to receive my brother's kiss of immortality and live forever a sickly sixty?"

-- Medea Annulis, from 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'

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- financed the Galvin-Shekmet expedition to the Eastern Congo in a quest for Cleopatra's rejuvenating bath, which they believed was the fabled Fountain of Youth, in late 1937, only to become lost around Christmas of that year;
- a friend and major supporter of Adolph Hitler, though initially she did not approve of Donar Lancz and his Hermiones, preferring to maintain friendly relations with Abe Ryne and his father-in-law, Magister Joseph Mandam, via their mid-30s' fake-Korant surrogates, Mata the Korant Muse Avar and Medea the Korant Sybil Annulis; ironically she (very much transformed) ended up marrying Lancz and having son Simon in 1943;
- may have died having Simon (probable actual father Viktor Richter); may have survived long enough to become the Volsung Valkyrie, one of Strife's hosts prior to return of Cybele St Synne from Inner Earth;
- as per 'Coueranna's Curse', Hulga was possessed by Faceless Strife when she entered a spare tub full of Cathonic Fluid that the gnome, Moses Callion the First (Moe One) was using to clone the likes of himself, Charan Ryne and Tyrtod von Alptraum on the von Alptraum's Baltic Sea estate (Castle Nightmare); when she/they emerged from it, Strife was in complete control of their joint being, which looked exactly like Hulga had as a teenager (i.e., she transformed into a doppelganger of Valfreja):

Von Alp kept shooting at until his gun clicked empty. He was clearly in a state of shock because, even then, he kept pulling the trigger. The Magus would not fall and the Native American he found so attractive, so reminiscent of Louise St Synne, was shimmering into and out of sight. Valfreja gently took his Luger away from him and dropped it on the floor.

"Well done, Tyrtod. I really would have hated killing you."

"What, what," he fumble-mouthed, indicating Sorciere and the old man. "What are they?"

"Her [Solace 'Sorciere' Sunrise], she's just a child prodigy who's about to be torn apart by my Hounds of Hell. That old man, though, is an entirely different matter. Aren't you, my boy?"

"If you say so, Strife," responded old Joe in a chillingly calm voice. "Guess I should congratulate you on finally getting a body again. Did dear old Hulga know what you were doing?"

"Doesn't matter now, does it? We're fused, -- what's hers is mine. Which means your pet Trinondevs can't do anything about me. They are not the only ones in for a short, very short, reality check, though. So are your supras. In fact I'd say they're as good as dead already."

... from "Cry Chaos", the 7th chapter of 'Coueranna's Curse'

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VOLSUNG, Valfreja

[LIKENESS OF VALFREYA VOLSUNG, FROM 'THE COLOUR OF SCULPTURE' EXHIBITION, AMSTERDAM 1996]The three girls, Valfreja Volsung, Tanith von Blut, and Brunhild von Alptraum, were all born on the same day, January 12, 1921; albeit by different mothers, though Hulga Faust always Volsung was Tanith and Brunhild's grandmother.

They looked very similar as well. Except Freya's hair was golden-blonde and Tanith's a platinum-blonde whereas Brunhild's hair was more a glistening auburn than red or brown. Hence the joke that they were the living embodiments of the Three Great Eras of Humankind: the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages;

(Howsoever nominally, Simon [Lancz], who was born in 1943, was Donar’s child by wife Valfreja born Faust, but always Volsung. Even though Moe wouldn’t have been aware of this, Max had long suspected Simon – an inventive genius who, today, considered himself Signal System’s ‘Strategos’ – was his child, not Donar’s.

(As for Freya, as Max called her, she was born Faust even though Hulga’s husband, Baldwin Faust, another onetime Godling, died during the First World War. A golden-haired wonder in bed, he got to know her, in the Biblical sense, only after she recovered from a terrible wasting sickness that had plagued her up until her late teens.

(Her recovery bordered on the miraculous since her illness, eventually if evidently wrongly, was diagnosed as ovarian cancer.)

... taken out of "Nuclear Dragons"

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VON ALPTRAUM, Tyrtod, the "old" Baron, the Nazi Nightmare

- an industrialist and Prussian nobleman born around the turn of the 20th Century;
- a Xuthrodite and member of both the Godling Guild and then the Alliance of Man prior to WWII; as such, a close friend and colleague of the Great Man, Loxus Abraham Ryne up until the Declaration of War;
- appears mostly in the Heliodyssey web-serials;
- married to Berchta Faust always Volsung; father by her of Brunhild (Burning Hell); claims also to be the father of the young Baron Günter (who's actually a Callion Clone, albeit with Tyrtod as his template);
- connected to the Teutonic Knights and the Hermiones of Donar Lancz;
- called the Nazi Nightmare in part because, after exposure to Satan St Synne's devil-ray (devaray), he acquired the Phantast-like ability to cast dreams;
- ostensibly killed on Crete during WWII by Agenor Heliopolis, the first Olympian;
- thereafter somehow became the regenerative horror commonly known as Steltsar, whose regenerations showed up on the Inner Earth as well as beyond the Dome off and on for the next 35 years;
- see here for a Steltsar at the tail-end of the Godbadian Civil War in Vanalal/Azky 5960;
- throughout "Nuclear Dragons" and again, howsoever briefly, in "Helios on the Moon", another regeneration goes by Sharkczar;

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The young Baron von Alptraum admittedly sought to kill Kadmon Heliopolis in May of 1960 in part because he'd threatened to do to him what (he believed) von Alp's creature, Steltsar, did to Kad's Olympian of a father in 1944. The voice's von Alp is referring to (in 1965) were purportedly coming from his father, using his Phantast-like abilities from beyond the grave. Mandam's material refers to the mostly indecipherable notes left in the Soviet Supracity after Jesus Mandam, the Conquering Christ, was killed on Salvation Island on Xmas Day 1953.

“Heliopolis threatened me,” protested von Alp. “Put everything I’d worked toward at risk. Remember, at the time I was the only one making progress with Mandam’s material — but that was only because of the voices I kept hearing. Heliopolis had to be eliminated.” Both blamed the other for the death of his father in 1944. Although, due to an absence of reliable witnesses, there was a great deal of confusion as to the exact timeline, it was generally accepted that Agenor Heliopolis, Europa and Kadmon’s father, killed Tyrtod von Alptraum whereupon, albeit as Steltsar, the old Baron returned the favour.

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

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He was a ‘trinary’, a tripartite being: part machine, part mantel, part man: a cyborg with the still-functioning brain of the Nazi Nightmare and a body Tariqartha replicated in Temporis that he, long Steltsar, had artificially reinforced with robotics, some of which were his own design, but most of which were leftovers from the anonymous Conqueror when he dwelled in the Soviet Supra City.

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

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[Phantast Thanatos, the devic Dream Weaver,] was still languishing in the Sedon Sphere when, thirty-seven years prior to his escape, his attributes were extracted from Cathonia. With Strife’s collusion, Satan St Synne imparted them to Tyrtod von Alptraum via his devaray. As a result, the original Nazi Nightmare could thereafter transmit dreams.

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

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Phantast-Dream was the Mithradite firstborn Tyrtod von Alptraum – today’s Sharkczar, yesterday’s Steltsar – apparently acquired after exposure to Satan St Synne’s devaray in 1943. Somewhat beside the point, as the Legendarian himself had noted on the night of the 30th of Maruta, Phantast’s star was no longer in the Sedon Sphere. If Dream had made it back to the Inner Earth, no one had bothered to inform him.

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

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SUPPORTING AND SECONDARY CHARACTERS

- TEUTONIC TEMPLARS -

- for the most part these characters appear only in the 1938 Sequences;

KEPHREN, Seth

- German-Egyptian who came to be called the Sphinx; long time associate of Hulga Volsung & Wolfgang Shekmet (The Emperor Mammalian); father of Horatio Kephren's, 1965's Sphinx;

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LANCZ, Sigurd

ostensibly the son of Donar Lancz and Berchta von Alptraum

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SCHROFF, Conrad

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SCHROFF, Hiliarti

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SCHROFF, Rethra born Avar

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SCHROFF, Richard

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SCHROFF, Skadi born von Blut

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SCHULER, Vele

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VON ALPTRAUM, Berchta (born Faust, always Volsung)

- born in 1902, parents: Hulga Faust always Volsung and Baldwin Faust, who died in 1st World War;
- among those with eventual husband Tytod von Alptraum on the Godling Guild Summoning of February 1920;
- one of the Teutonic Templars, codenamed the White Ghost as of 'Coueranna's Curse';
- mother of Brunhild, by the Baron Tyrtod von Alptraum, and Sigurd, ostensibly by Donar Lancz;

As per this blockquote taken from 'Outer Earthlings', an unpublished web-serial based on scripts leftover from "The Justice Chronicles", a comic book series promised in the Seventies but never commissioned, Berchta's still alive in December 1980; she's one of the White Ladies employed at the Soviet Supracity in the Ukraine to look after the eventual Samsarites of Nat Challenger;

BTW, the perspective is that of Magnifico (what's left of Saul Ryne, the Magnificent Psycho), who somehow survived Crystallion and her firedrake destroying tha helicopter he was on in "Nuclear Dragons"; Magnifico considers Berchta and crew a "... coven of Baba Yagas – ogresses more like, given that one of them had an iron nose and another an over­sized left foot";

What was worse he knew the former from the years he spent in Germany during the war. Had been there when Herr Richter, Baron Justice, shot off her nose after assassinating her brother-in-law and making off with his recently born son by her much younger sister Valfreja.

Berchta nee Volsung was an old lady now but, in her prime, when she had her nose, she was a Teutonic temptress.

... from "Outer Earthlings", an unpublished web-serial set in December 1980 intended to carry on from where 'Centauri Island' left off;

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VON ALPTRAUM, Brunhild (always Volsung)

[BRUNHILD VON ALPTRAUM LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE BOTTICELLI'S VENUS, IMAGE TAKEN FROM THE WEB]- Summoning Child, daughter of Baron Tyrtod and Berchta von Alptraum;
- once on Sedon's Head became known as a Salamandress;

The three girls, Valfreja Volsung, Tanith von Blut, and Brunhild von Alptraum, were all born on the same day, January 12, 1921; albeit by different mothers, though Hulga Faust always Volsung was Tanith and Brunhild's grandmother. They looked very similar as well, -- except Freya's hair was golden-blonde and Tanith's a platinum-blonde whereas Brunhild's hair was more a glistening auburn than red or brown. Hence the joke that they were the living embodiments of the Three Great Eras of Humankind: the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages;

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VON ALPTRAUM, the Young Baron Günter (Gunther), Prince Nightmare, Prince Peashooter

- presumed Summoning Child whose presumed father was the old Baron, Tyrtod von Alptraum (Steltsar, Sharkczar, the Nazi Nightmare), via an unspecfied woman, not Berchta;
- actually a Callion Clone whose template was the old Baron; in this regard he's presumably much like Big Max Maxwell, the future Mr NoName;
- as such, first appears in the 'Coueranna's Curse' web-serial, which is set in 1938;
- since Witches of Weir, conceivably initially, and thereafter most often, his little mother Joli Blon (Hush Mannering), have thoroughtly redacted his memories, this quote from an unpublished web-serial set in 1965 could and perhaps should have substituted the word 'retroactively' for 'first consciously':

His rivalry with OJ Maxwell, whom he first consciously knew as Owen Richter, went back to their childhood.

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


- appears most notably in the 'Aspects of an Amoebaman' web-serial, though is around or mentioned in many of the web-serials; quoted here;
- in 1980 or, more likely, late Seventies became the Silver Signaller codenamed 'Somnabulancz'; sometimes designated a System Seer;

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VON BLUT, Astrid (born Faust, always Volsung)

- daughter of Baldwin Faust and Hulga Faust always Volsung; mother, by Tyrtod von Blut, of Tanith, the silver-haired Volsung Summoning Child)

Astrid von Blut had Freya's possessions; the Norse or Teutonic goddess Freya, not the Volsung Summoning Child named after her. These were the Brisingamen, the Falcon Cloak, and her curved, talon-shaped dagger, the little-known Falcalon ...

... Astrid was no fool. She realized [Mesmer] Hent's secret. Had to be eye-contact. Can't have eye-contact if you can't see. The Brising necklace burst into brilliance, blinding him briefly. She also wore the Falcon Cloak, spread it like wings, and flew into the Grey intent upon finishing him off with a mercifully quick swipe of the Falcalon. Or a slow swipe, as the case may be. Either way he died. Too bad in a way. She’d sort of fancied him. Might make it a measured scratch, then.

... from "Cry Chaos", the 7th chapter of 'Coueranna's Curse'
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VON BLUT, Stephen

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VON BLUT, Tanith

The three girls, Valfreja Volsung, Tanith von Blut, and Brunhild von Alptraum, were all born on the same day, January 12, 1921; albeit by different mothers, though Hulga Faust always Volsung was Tanith and Brunhild's grandmother. They looked very similar as well, -- except Freya's hair was golden-blonde while Tanith's a platinum-blonde whereas Brunhild's hair was more a glistening auburn than red or brown. Hence the joke that they were the living embodiments of the Three Great Eras of Humankind: the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages;

[TANITH VON BLUT MIGHT LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS, ARTWORK: OLIVIA, IMAGE TAKEN FROM THE WEB]- primarily because of Hulga's machinations, all three of the cousins became targets of Count Molech in 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' ; there is some suggestion that the Blood Beast Prime impregnated Tanith on the full moon night of January 13, 1938; there is also a hint she went with Yehudi Cohen (prior to him becoming the Untouchable Diver) the night before (January 12, 1938) rather than risk becoming a Black Queen (meaning she would die having his child);

- during 'Helioddity' and 'Coueranna's Curse', Tanith is most often seen on the Noah Two as it winds its way across the Mediterranean to Egypt and thence through the Suez Canal to the Red Sea, albeit before it passes into the Indian Ocean and hence to Italian Somaliland; Tanith is thought to have committed suicide before it reaches its destination but she was actually rescued by Fisherwoman and Delphi, her psychopomp;

[SHOT OF MAAT, EGYPTIAN GODDESS OF JUSTICE, PEACE OR BALANCE, REMINISCENT OF TANITH SILVERHAIR AND HARMONIA/NIHILA, THE UNITY OF BALANCE, TAKEN BY JIM McPHERSON IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, TORONTO CANADA, APRIL 2000]- while on the Noah Two, Jesus Mandam attempts to woo her, without success; some feel she tried to kill herself to get away from Jesse; others feel she tried to kill herself in order to avoid having Count Molech's child; after rescuing her, Fish recruits her as a member of what Tanith herself jokingly called the 'Society of Suicides'; as part of that group she assumes the codename of Tanith Silverhair;

- as Cousin Constellation she is a major character in 'The Volsung Variations'; among the constellations she imitates include Libra, whose symbol is the Scales of Balance (Libra No-Eyes is one of Byron's Zodiacals; the Egyptian, Feathery Maat, may have been an earlier form of Libra, though in the PHANTACEA Mythos Maat is likely more correctly identified with Harmonia, the Unity of Balance and Panharmonium); some believe she is an incarnation of Pyrame Silverstar;

- there are a large number of references to Tanith in the various synopses in which she appears; here's a lengthy list of lynx that might prove elucidating: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (10).


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VON BLUT, Tyrtod Field Marshall

- wife: Astrid; acknowledged father of Tanith;

- appeared in a number of the 1938 web-serials; as a Valhallan, also appears in both "Goddess Gambit" and "Helios on the Moon"


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A HAMMER-AMULET OF THOR'S MJOLNIR

[A HAMMER-AMULET OF THOR'S MJOLNIR TAKEN FROM THE WEB]

SUMMONING-AGED VOLSUNGS

The three girls, Valfreja Volsung, Tanith von Blut, and Brunhild von Alptraum, were all born on the same day, January 12, 1921; albeit by different mothers; Hulga Faust always Volsung was Tanith and Brunhild's grandmother and Freya's mother. though she denied it. They looked very similar as well, -- except Freya's hair was golden-blonde and Tanith's a platinum-blonde whereas Brunhild's more bronze-brunette than a fiery redhead. Hence the joke that they were the living embodiments of the Three Great Eras of Humankind: The Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages.

Dead Things Walking were not always animated by Azura Spirit Beings or their devic forbearers. Vampires and lamia were just as Dead. And just as animate!

So were Valkyrie, the Choosers of the Slain, some of whom supposedly still survived in the neighbouring Ghostlands; what, a thousand-odd years ago and multiple centuries before that, was known as Valhalla, the Laughing Lands of the Glorious Dead. There had been a silver-haired Swan Maiden as well, not just old-timers recalled. Had not been seen in the Weirdom for going on forty years but, rumour had it, was still extant – as were her cousins and fellow Valkyrie, the flame-headed Fire Queen and the golden-tressed Horrid Hag, she who sucked the life’s essence out of all-too-willing males in order to replenish her auric magnificence.

... from "The Weirdness of Cabalarkon", a web-serial published in the early 2000s that continued The Damnation Brigade saga

[LIKENESS OF VALFREYA VOLSUNG, FROM 'THE COLOUR OF SCULPTURE' EXHIBITION, AMSTERDAM 1996]

Valfreja, sometimes called Freya, more often known as Fred

[TANITH VON BLUT MIGHT LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS, ARTWORK: OLIVIA, IMAGE TAKEN FROM THE WEB]

Tanith, sometimes called Silverhair

[BRUNHILD VON ALPTRAUM LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE BOTTICELLI'S VENUS, IMAGE TAKEN FROM THE WEB]

Brunhilde, sometimes called Burning Hell, reputedly became an Inner Earth Salamandress Elemental


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