CP Patient, Gabriel Tall Chief's Message Board, his hospice bed, and oxygen tube, along with his visions of the great War of the Twin Earths with Cosmic Stellar Entities

"Praemonitus, praemunitus", "Forewarned, Forearmed"

The Struggle of Darkness and Light and a Vast, Hidden, "Deep State" Conspiracy Exposed and then Fought to the Finish by Humanity, Animals, Digital Champions, A Single Super Cray Computer, and an E-Butterfly on the Lam from Microsoft

JOURNEY INTO TOMORROW...

THROUGH TIME AND SPACE

THE CONVERGENCE OF THE TWAIN

(Lines on the Loss of the 'Titanic')

.....And as the smart ship grew

In stature, grace, and hue,

the iceberg too.

Alien they seemed to be:

No mortal eye could see

Their intimate welding of their later history.

Or sign that they were bent

By paths coincident

On being anon twin haves of one august event,

Till the Spinner of the Years

Said 'Now!' And each one hears,

And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres.

--Thomas Hardy

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There will be another Tiphys, another

Argo to bear chosen heroes.

--Seneca, Fourth Eclogue

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"DISTURB US, LORD, TO DARE MORE BOLDLY, TO VENTURE ON WILDER SEAS WHERE STORMS WILL SHOW YOUR MASTERY; WHERE LOSING SIGHT OF LAND, WE SHALL FIND THE STARS. WE ASK YOU TO PUSH BACK THE HORIZONS OF OUR HOPES AND TO PUSH US INTO THE FUTURE IN STRENGTH, COURAGE, HOPE, AND LOVE. THIS WE ASK IN THE NAME OF OUR CAPTAIN, WHO IS JESUS CHRIST. AMEN."--Prayer of Sir Francis Drake, intrepid English sea captain and explorer in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, who successfully raided the Spanish treasure fleets and broke Imperial Spain's monopolistic hold on the New World through his victory in battle on the high seas.

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Before the Lakota recorders, Jason the captain of the first Argo, who led the Argonauts' expedition to regain the Golden Fleece, foresaw this apparition heading for Earth:

R E T R O S T A R

D I R E C T O R Y

A N D

L I N K I N G

P A G E

RETROSTAR, TWIN WORLDS, CAUGHT IN A CONSPIRACY INVOLVING TWO PARALLEL UNIVERSES:

Volumes I-VII, Chronicles of a Twin Earth, Sun, and Solar System Under Siege

Dedicated to Gabriel Tall Chief who first blew the horn and to M.G.Y. (Laborer Marty Gantry Yeager with brain smashed by a stone mallet in a tiff with his shop foreman aboard the drydocked future RMS TITANIC) who couldn't hear it...


Retro Star

WELCOME TO THE TWIN EARTH(S) AND THEIR LIFE AND DEATH STRUGGLES AGAINST COSMIC EVIL FORCES REVEALED IN GREAT DETAIL IN THE SINGLE, LARGEST ACCOUNT ON-LINE IN THE WORLD, CLEARLY IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN, AFTER OVER 33 YEARS SPENT IN RECORDING THEIR STORY PORTRAYING HUNDREDS OF HUMANS, SOME BEASTLIKE, INTERACTING WITH DIGITAL CHAMPIONS AND AN E-BUTTERFLY NAMED WALLY, CREATED BY MISTAKE AT MICROSOFT IN REDMOND, WASHINGTON STATE, WHO CAME TO LEAD THE PUSH-BACK BEGUN BY DR. PIKKARD, A MAVERICK DUTCH GENIUS, IN A ZERO-SUM WARGAME WITH THE TEN ALIEN AND EVIL ENTITIES ATTACKING THE EARTHS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AS REVEALED HERE IN OVER 140 CHRONICLES!

Vol. 1, Fatal Convergence, Vol. 2, Cloud and Avalanche, Vol. 3. Battles of the DUBESOR, Vol. 4, Lost Chronicles; Part Two, Unchronicles, Vol. 5, Natal Convergence, Vol. 6, Beyond the Rapture, Vol. 7. Final Wars...Convergence at Orion

A "Letter to Agent, Outlines, and Overview and Marketing Strategy" of the Series":

Agent Letter, Outlines, Strategy

A Last Word Count in ANNO HORRIBILIS, 1997: Left Off Numbering After 1,400,000

Outlines for VOLUME I, RETROSTAR:

CHRONICLES 1-24--WHAT'S IN THEM?

CHRONICLE ONE--WHAT'S IN IT?


CHRONICLES TWO TO SIX--WHAT'S IN THEM?


CHRONICLES SEVEN TO NINE--WHAT'S IN THEM?


CHRONICLES TEN TO TWELVE--WHAT'S IN THEM?


CHRONICLES EIGHTEEN TO NINETEEN--WHAT'S IN THEM?


CHRONICLES TWENTY TO TWENTY-THREE--WHAT'S IN THEM?


CHRONICLE TWENTY-FOUR--WHAT'S IN IT?


OUTLINES, CHRONICLES ONE TO FORTY-FIVE


OUTLINES, CHRONICLES FIFTY-EIGHT TO SIXTY TWO


IS THE WHOLE EARTH A DYSTOPIA (AN ENTIRE PLANET AND ITS INHABITANTS GOING BACKWARDS), OR JUST A PART OF IT?

The big problem is not defining "Dystopia". Rather, dealing with it sensibly and practically is so unlikely that it is not dystopia itself that is the big problem so much as a lack of perception of it. If it is not acknowledged and is accepted as normal, then it is a serious problem that cannot be fixed. A society can be in gradual but steady decline for generations and yet people in it keep adjusting to conditions that get worse and worse as time goes on, not realizing they are doomed when they do that and "make the best of it" when actually it could not be worse, and it will not get better. With everyone around him in society and at the University adapting to worsening conditions in Holland America, Dr. Pikkard set himself in the cross-hairs of an increasingly antagonistic and hostile governing class who would admit to no need to accept changing anything. Yet, with his scientific tools, he decided to deal with a question that kept nagging him: were conditions, in nature and in society, normal, as the authorities claimed they were, or were they not? If not, were they caused? If so, what caused society and nature to regress, as his investigations seemed to indicate?

The more he discovered he was on the right track, the more he pursued definitive evidence of regression, and the more evidence he found to support his thesis, the more his enemies in the academic community particularly grew enraged. His successes only emboldened them to do anything necessary and expedient to preserve the status quo that Dr. Pikkard's investigations threatened, in their view, that is. That meant his days were numbered, indeed. Fortunately, he had one absolutely loyal disciple, his niece Anne de Kilpaison. She believed what her brilliant uncle had dug up with a lot of hard work and solid mathematics, and she was determined that his work would not be either ignored or hidden away out of sight. If it came to it, she would see to it herself, in the event her uncle could not continue to do his work. This was exactly what was needed: when Dr. Pikkard did come to have an "accident" in a small plane, Anne acquired his papers and saw to it that his instructions were followed, hence, the start-up of his "Wargame" with the Opposing Player being the very invading entity that had begun the regression, or at the least, served catalytically to drive the process faster than it would "normally" go, left to itself. Catalysts are an interesting study in themselves. But we are getting ahead of our overview narrative.

THE TEN HEAVENLY STONES OF FIRE--FROM THE FORBIDDEN BOOK, THE BIBLE: Ezekiel 28: 13-14

"Thou has been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the Sardius, Topaz, and the Diamond, the Beryl, the Onyx, and the Jasper, the Sapphire, the Emerald, and the Carbuncle, and Gold...thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast on the holy mountain of God; thou has walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire."

Note: Each fiery stone of heaven is corrupted by the fallen cherub, Lucifer, the "Light-Bringer" who was Keeper of the Stones, and it acquires a different character and a guiding deadly creature of evil genius hidden within it, thus becoming the opposite of what God had made it.

The Originally Created Fiery Stones:

1. Sardius/Carnelian/Red Star.....Jewel of Beauty, Intelligence, Joy, Privy to Divine Mystery and Majesty, Noble Strength, Cosmic Growth and Order; Opposing Champion of the Corrupted Red Star/Carnelian/Sardius: Joseph II

2. Topaz....Jewel of Harmony, Peace, and Well-being; Opposing Champions of the Corrupted Topaz: Mosheh, Miryam, Aaron, Homer, Quinn Ceylon the One-Legged

3. Beryl (Heliodore, Cymophane)...Jewel of Love, Friendship, Loyalty, and Goodwill; Opposing Champions of the Corrupted Beryl: Debora, Jael

4. Diamond (Adamas).....Jewel of Fidelity, Invincible Power, Humility; Opposing Champion of the Corrupted Diamond: Ruth

5. Onyx....Jewel of Wisdom, patience, Kindness, Meekness; Opposing Champion of the Corrupted Onyx: Hanna

6. Jasper....Jewel of Everlasting Life, Healing, Refreshment; Opposing Champion of the Corrupted Jasper: Jona

7. Gold (Chrysalithos)....Jewel of Paradise and Eternal Happiness; Opposing Champion of the Corrupted Goldstone: Daniyel

8. Sapphire (Jacinth)...Jewel of Purity; Opposing Champion of the Corrupted Sapphire: Molu

9. Emerald...Jewel of Foresight, Perception, Perception, Truth; Opposing Champions of the Corrupted Emerald: Homer, Quinn Ceylon the One-Legged

10. Carbuncle....Jewel of Faith; Opposing Champions of the Corrupted Carbuncle: Hanna, Daniyel, the Cybernauts with Ero, Ero II, and Damon

URGENT MESSAGE TO PROSPECTIVE RETROSTAR CHALLENGERS:

WELCOME! THIS IS INTERSTELLAR FLIGHT SYSTEMS CORPORAL FIRST CLASS EBEN CHEN, YOUR GUIDE SPEAKING. EARTH I AND EARTH II--WHICH IS YOURS? IT'S NO LONGER THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE(S), THAT THERE ARE TWO EARTHS, TWINS INEXTRICABLY TIED TOGETHER, THOUGH PHYSICALLY SEPARATED BY THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE THAT ONCE UNITED THEM. DO YOU WANT TO GO UP IN THE RAPTURE, OR DON'T YOU? EARTH I OFFERS THE RAPTURE, EARTH II OFFERS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT AND MORE PAINFUL. BETTER PICK NOW, OR THE TIME TO CHOOSE WILL VERY SOON PASS YOU BY!

ALL THOSE WHO PREFER DOING THINGS THE HARD, DANGEROUS, RISKY, MOST CHALLENGING WAY AND HAVE PICKED EARTH II, PLEASE ENTER VIA VOLUME I, FATAL CONVERGENCE! THIS IS THE ILL-STARRED POINT OF ENTRY FOR THE FIRST ALIEN ENTITY! WARNING: YOU CANNOT LEAVE, ONCE YOU ENTER THIS GATE! IT ALLOWS TRAFFIC ONLY ONE WAY.

LIKE ANY THISTLE OR WEED, EVIL CANNOT ARISE SPONTANEOUSLY FROM NOTHING. EVIL SPRINGS FROM PREPARED, THAT IS, DISTURBED SOIL--AND THE BEST PREPARATION SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL IS SOIL THAT IS RADICALLY TORN UP BY WAR OR HUMAN STRIFE. EVEN BEFORE THE TITANIC'S SPECTACULAR MAIDEN VOYAGE AND DIVE TWO AND A HALF MILES DOWN IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC TO THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS, RECORDED IN CHRONICLE ONE, SOME CLUES ARE GIVEN US. FOR INSTANCE: ON BOTH EARTH I AND EARTH II, NONE OTHER THAN THE DEMURE AND RATHER ORDINARY-LOOKING MISS SOFYA BERS, A FATAL CHOICE OF A YOUNG RUSSIAN ARISTOCRAT FOR HIS FIANCE (UPPER CLASS, KREMLIN-BORN AND BRED DAUGHTER OF A COURT PHYSICIAN, KNOWN LATER AS ONLY THE "OVERLY POSSESSIVE", SHREWISH WIFE OF THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNER COUNT LEO TOLSTOY, AUTHOR OF WAR AND PEACE, AND MANY OTHER CLASSICS) SINGLE-HANDEDLY PREPARED THE WAY OF THE ALIEN ENTITY ON EARTH II AND THE DRAGON ON EARTH I: FOR THIS CHECK OUT SCENARIO I. THEN RETURN FOR SCENARIO II, WHICH REVEALS THE GREAT RECORDER HIMSELF, CHRONICLER GABRIEL TALL CHIEF. FINALLY, SCENARIO III, WHERE A KREMLIN STARETZ (PROPHET) REVEALS YEARS BEFOREHAND TO LEO TOLSTOY WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE ILL-STARRED 20TH CENTURY OF BOTH EARTHS, WHEN SOMETHING WORSE THAN THE H5N 1 STRAIN OF THE BIRD FLU VIRUS IS INFECTING THE TWINS (AND CERTAINLY WORSE THAN COVID-19), SO THAT THEIR INTERTWINED FATES ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SEPARATE FROM EACH OTHER.

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The late great, state-of-the-art, "unsinkable" Ship of the World has set sail on its maiden voyage with its cargo of fools, both fabulously rich and contemptibly poor, educated and uneducated, moral and immoral, beautiful and ugly, tall and short, nice tempered and ill-tempered, with nice teeth or with bad teeth, brown eyes and blue or black or brown, green or hazel--a complete human spectrum if there ever was one assembled together on one huge vessel. Certainly, there was more than room enough on this one. As tall as a New York skyscraper of that day, she was a whole city afloat, all the social classes present and fraternizing more or less amicably together to get to their destination, the New World's portal of New York, where they would part and, except for the super rich, never see each other again. Yet as sometimes happens with management at the highest levels, arrogance sets in, and just a tinge will do, impairing judgment and producing flawed decisions that, in the Titanic's case, proved just as fatal as it once did for the once mighty Titans who committed hubris and lost Atlantis.

That precondition corrupts everything man puts his hand to. A brain scan able to read people's thoughts? British scientists at University College London can now identify thought patterns by using functional magnetic resonance (fMRI). Chillingsworth's Ultimate Weapon, utilizing his brain scanning creation, is next to be developed. Terrorists can be identified by the fMRI, very soon now. The UW (Ultimate Weapon) is next, to not only identify but eliminate anyone who is a "terrorist," that is, anyone who opposes the coming World Government.

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"April showers bring May flowers"? Not for the RMS TITANIC passengers! Except for 800 or so, most all received an icy bath in the North Atlantic!

Sailing full steam ahead to New York and, ignoring every warning, straight into an ice field...

Aboard the ill-starred liner a little girl in First Class lay in bed, troubled with a bad dream about people, some she could recognize, splashing about in nasty cold, icy water, screaming louder than she was ever allowed to scream, while her nanny sat beside her reading her naughty French novel of illicit romance between a governess and a duke in a Gothic castle.

"Lullaby for TITANIC,"

by Eben Chen

I

Beneath the waters so cold and deep

A once great ship has gone to sleep.

No stewards, no crew, no Countess of Rothe,

Their lives fill the dustbin that conquered the Goth.

REFRAIN: Rock-a-by, Rock-a-by, rest thy soul, child,

Till you die;

Rock-a-by, Rock-a-by,

The wheat and tares together lie.

II

Fins fan the rust of staterooms’ dark decay,

Their gold and jewels in Time’s hand slip away.

No ship horn blast, no thundering steam,

A Ghost lies in pieces—-a gray, silent dream.

REFRAIN

III

So sleep on, Titanic, your unreaped souls

Await Wormwood's fall and the Wrath of Bowls.

Your voices were stilled when you drank the last wave.

An Astor beds with stokers, a vicar with a knave.

REFRAIN

IV

The city shyster turned the bed

The village matriarch was laid—-

The Rubaiyat of Khayyim with Grey’s pure, milk-white maid.

So sleep on, gray Dreamer, until the last Trump,

And the angels cast doom on the earth’s blasted stump.

REFRAIN: Rock-a-by, Rock-a-by,

rest thy soul, Child,

Till you die;

Rock-a-by, Rock-a-by,

The wheat and tares together lie.

Kiowa sages recorded the Great Canoe's sinking on their cowhide calendar.

Gabriel Tall Chief and Horace Brave Scout greet you as an honest friend and candidate for Retrostar Challenger! This is a narrative by Cerebral Palsy-challenged Gabriel Tall Chief and his cousin Horace Brave Scout that chronicles the struggles of humanity and a cyber-natural butterfly called Wally enlisted in a Dutch genius's computerized zero sum wargame against the global invasions of unknown superior entities. The Twin Earth chronicles record these battles with relentless waves of alien power which cause the reversal of technology and culture. Mankind sustains one attack only to be blasted by another. How many onslaughts will come? How will they appear? How long can people cope? Or can they? In today's society that has come to question the ability of world powers and leaders to solve catastrophic problems, the struggles of people on Earths I and II will speak to all those who are searching for a winning strategy in a seemingly no-win dilemma.

ARE YOU NOW READY, ARGONAUT AND RETROSTAR CHALLENGER? READY OR NOT:

CHRONICLE ONE, PART I, VOLUME I, FATAL CONVERGENCE, RETROSTAR

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Dr. Pikkard, Dutch Genius/Retrostar's Cosmic War Challenger # 1

At certain points in the war, Dr. Pikkard's greatest Wargame creation, the intrepid e-Butterfly named Wally, is the lone combatant, as when he encountered an Invader from off-world and circled the earth at the side of the little red blazing star. At that point the Red Star did not quite know what to make of so unprepossessing an item as Wally, so left him alone rather than go on full alert and full attack. It was not predictable what good resisting the Red Star head to head would have done Wally and his cause either. It was just as well he survived the encounter thanks to being perceived by the Alien as innocuous and not worth its attention. That missed opportunity was to prove disadvantageous, not for Wally, but the Carnelian, as time would tell.

Our Retrostar Chroniclers:

Gabriel Tall Chief, confined to bed in a children's hospice the remaining days of his CP-shortened life, shone like a pure blue star of heaven (which is awarded to those who fall in battle) in a red-star-dominated world. Which was more powerful? Only time and events will tell:

Gabriel's disciple and friend since earliest childhood, Horace Brave Scout, who gathered the "fragments" of the chronicles that remained after Gabriel died and made a great leap for mankind by riding the dreams of others to fulfillment before he rode his own.

Chronicler Horace Brave Scout, Gabriel Tall Chief's heir, playing "Amazing Grace."

Main Retrostar Game Players (Earth II):

1. The Atlanteans. Ever wondered why the "Titanic" was named that? It wasn't the luxury liner's colossal size alone, which is the secondary meaning, since there were colossal-sized vessels built and sailed before this time. Rather, her namesake was the non-human race of Titans (Atlanteans) who built and then lost Atlantis on the twin Earths; then tried repeatedly to re-assert their rule over Earth II; they are a super-powered species that has turned vampire and lives almost indefinitely, as they blend with vigorous animal species and also are able to inhabit hybrids of their own making. With so much going for them, they should be supreme and unbeatable. Yet they have a fatal flaw. Their major downfall, besides arrogance that led to hubris, was constant in-fighting and power struggles as this claimant and that claimant for the throne duked it out, with no gloves and no holds barred. A house divided will fall, and theirs proved no exception. If that isn't apparent, since you may not have known you were looking at an Atlantean, go to the remains of their past human successors, and view the once glorious, temple-studded cities of Lord Chocolate and Smoking Frog--they are now ten feet under the steaming, jaguar prowled, snake-infested jungle in Guatemala!

2. The Ten Stones of Fire (Star-like, Jewel-like, Super-Intelligent, Alien Entities), each performing as OP, or, Opposing Player, with the aim of conquering and destroying the Earths, I and II, and their respective universes.

3. Dr. Pikkard's Computer Wargame, represented by Wally, an electronically-created, free-roaming, Second or Third Generation Cray-connected e-butterfly who fights for humanity's survival against the Alien(s)

4. Human "Alphabetic" or A-Z Champions, also a subgroup called DUBESOR, or the Rosebud Champions

5. Greatest of all: Yeshua, the A and Z, the Alpha and Omega, and the Aleph and Tau (also known as FC from the 21st Century onward, the so-called "Forbidden Category" that all politically correct elites and governing bodies vehemently rejected, demonized, and outlawed as the main threat to their absolutist authority.)

RETROSTAR CHRONICLES:

RETROSTAR CHRONICLES DIRECTORY

Some centers of lost non-human super-civilizations on the Twin Earths:

Earth I's supercontinent, which may have contained all the continents which presently exist:

Earth II's lost first civilization, Mukalia, and its continent:

Earth II's second "Mother Continent," Atlantis II, after the Re-Location of the Planet:

After the secularist, power-mad, self-deifying Atlanteans gained total control of Earth II, world supremacy was not enough, of course, so they turned to fighting amongst themselves in endless, savage, bloody dynastic struggles for the imperial throne. That they ultimately destroyed their own future by almost constant battles that bled them low in numbers and technology was not as important to them as who, what particular royal-blooded prince or princess, gained the upper-hand over other claimants and temporarily occupied the throne. This was and still is the fatal flaw of the Atlanteans: the fanatical, even sociopathic worship of supreme state power, and no god but themselves to wield it (they really believed they were each individually a god), which meant that each Titan believed he or she alone was entitled to supreme power. Joan Crawford, Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary & "Billary" and "Chelsary"--pathetic caricatures of real Titans, yet claiming the same godhead and world-ruling powers on the basis of billions of dollars and celebrity! See how these demi-godlings strut and parade on the world's stage and are always found in the corridors of power! Hordes of them can be seen in the highest political venues and the entertainment world today, loaded and larded with impressive honorifics, strutting and posturing to intimidate and impress masses of slaves, beggars and fawning, gushing sycophants, while keeping regiments of body guards and secret service busy with rivals, stalkers, and assassins that are probably lurking in the shadows.

The Blue Bridge Wars, Star Annals, Vol. IV, Retrostar

Star and Twin Worlds Timelines


Brief Account of the Twin Earths

Bridges of Destiny


Star Map of the Re-Located Earth, Twin Earth Atlas, Stellar and Terrestrial


Argo, Ships of the Line


Volume IV, Appendix, Part I


Volume IV, Appendix, Part II


On both Earths, diminutive Holland has always prospered like a little scarlet rock rose on a hard place. Where her predecessors and contemporaries gave up in despair, she reaps bountifully where others cannot scratch a bare subsistence living. Hollanders developed their expertise in turning adversity to prosperity and learned how by first cultivating their wretched patches of high-sodium tidal flats in northern Europe to produce the best creameries and flower businesses in the world--and continued to thrive on up to the collapse of the World Government of Chillingsworth's in the 22nd Century of Earth II. But the deepening New Ice Age tested the mettle of the Dutch in America beyond even their supreme ability to cope, and slowly, inch by inch, they were forced south, though they did not give up willingly and fought like savages for every blessed Dutch inch of ground.

A lineal descendant of America's 19th century Teapot Dome Scandal, but world-wide in scope, the Global Warming Hoax was perpetrated by certain elites and individuals such as "Save the Planet from Global Warming" Al Gore and "Leonardo d'Capricious" to seize immense wealth for themselves along with economic and political control over Earth's resources, while the actual trend in world temperatures was downward, resulting in a return of the Ice Age and a polar night for ages, presenting existential challenges to the earth's people to surmount. The glaciers eventually engulfed the Union Station, the uppermost part of its massive, copper-sheeted dome forming Ero's handy mast-bot flying platform for his voyages in cyberspace in the Wally-created sub-world of Kastorr.

Map of Holland America


Extraterrestrials and Terrestrials


The Algol Invasion & Client Species


The Star-Stones, the Evil, Scheming, Destroying Jewels of Fire, & Other Fatal gems:

Universe Terminator: The Sardius, or Carnelian, Red Star, Stone of Fire, Fiery Stone, the First Alien Entity, Wormwood, Wormstar, Retrostar


Curses attached to certain diamonds and other precious gems--are they fiction or real space and time things? The late Vera Boch beautifully illustrated the malevolence and deadliness that lurked in the most alluring and costly jewels known and valued by man since the earliest ages:

The Topaz


The Sapphire also came to rule during the Dire Night, the Era of the super-intelligent but polluting Arachnid species, the Algol's Dominance on Earth II:

Changing colors with during each second of entry into Earth II's atmosphere, the fiery star-stone sought out a convenient hiding place where it might temporarily cool itself while it was hatching out plans for the utter subjugation of the unsuspecting, utterly defenseless, new world around it.

Peter van de Wordt's downward spiral ultimately ended in the crystalizing of his stubborn, "plain" Dutch heart and will--a black as night jet-stone was the result, which contained all he was, quintessentially. When you turn against and resist the Light as often and completely as he did, you harden at heart, you become like concrete inside, and the aggregate grows, until it encases everything that you are in life--right up to the moment when you crystalize into your final hellish state of complete petrification.

The Black Crystal and the White Ship

During Homer Bean's odyssey, seeking his true identity hidden somewhere in Atlantis II, Homer's path crosses with Topaz-doomed individuals such as this one--a bar-hopping Publicatexan bloke who drank something that wasn't particularly good for health perhaps, from the looks of him.

For Earth II to be saved from utter destruction by the Red Star, it had to be moved, and it was moved by Wally and his cohorts just in time to save it. Only problem was it was a very distant location, and so much was different that had to be adjusted to, as best Earth II's survivors could manage it. The sky, the heavenly bodies visible above, were different, of course, and nothing like what people had known back on earth in orbit around the Sun. Now they lacked even a Sun and had to make do with a solar cloud. And the Constellations of Earth II are quite different, before and after Re-Location. This Planisphere gives some indication of the differences and also the shape of a different but still recognizable parallel journey of planetary destiny:

The "stars" that shine over and rule Hollywood and its world-view are not necessarily human. Some of them may even be Alien Entities. Purity was the essence of the Fiery Stone of Heaven, before its corruption. Something quite the opposite grew into the frog that became its guiding spirit-form, and this toxic, slimy Frog-Spirit began croaking out detailed instructions to the various movie moguls and via them to the entire industry.

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ARE YOU AWARE THAT THE COLOR BLUE COULD HAVE GREAT SIGNIFICANCE? IN RETROSTAR, IT HAS COSMIC CONSEQUENCES:

The Blue Crystal Bridge Hidden in a Nebula that is the focus of ferocious interstellar warfare

Prince Tora Tora Tamemoto of the Star System of Nergulia, forsaking his cannibalistic society in Algol, the Demon Star, follows the path of a fiery red star heading toward Earth II:

Ero the Cybernaut also gazes into the devouring mouth of the Red Star:

In its path, planets and stars and entire galaxies are consumed by the red-flaming star which is able to expand galactically as well as shrink to ringstone size:

Eight year old Honorius Urbanus and his distinguished father made a special trip all the way from Glevum in southwestern Britannica to Roma, the ruling capital of the world. It did not start so auspiciously, however, after they crossed the water and traveled through barbarian- ravaged Gaul. Even northern Italia (Cisalpine Gaul) was just as broken up.

Rufus Urbanus was upset, for the sake of his Honorius. Was this to be the memory of it bequeathed by a father to his son? If so, it was a bad journey! Rufus thought, feeling he should have gone alone and faced such things rather than expose his young son to them. Yet further on they found the real borders of the shrunken Western Empire still held firm, for the time being anyway. Beyond was Roman civilization as it had always been--glorious and proud and well-ordered beyond any other rival on earth--and they proceeded south on the Roman road directly to the Queen City itself. There young Honorius would see the sights that would forever blaze in his memory: Roma in her full glory and splendor, a city beyond description, the like of which the world had never seen before and would never see again after the barbarians broke through the borders and had their way with her.

Chronicle of the Phoenix of Britannica, Out from the Ashes, Vol. IV, Retrostar

Unchronicle of the Road to Roma, Vol. IV, Retrostar

For Chronicles in Progress on this Home Page go to:

"Chronicles in Progress, Parts I and II

UNCHRONICLE OF THE LAST SHIP TO MASSILIA, PARTS I and II, VOL. IV, RETROSTAR

UNCHRONICLE OF THE LAST SHIP TO MASSILIA PART III, THE ROAD TO PETRAEA, VOL. IV, RETROSTAR

UNCHRONICLE OF THE LAST SHIP TO MASSILIA, PART IV, THE ROAD TO AELIA CAPITOLENA (JERUSALEM), & PART V, THE ROAD TO RAVENNA, VOL. IV, RETROSTAR

FOR CHRONICLE SIXTY-TWO, QUEST OF THE CYBERNAUTS, PART II, AND CHRONICLE OF THE MILLENIAL AGE AND FINAL WAR, EARTH I, CONVERGENCE AT BASEL, AND UNCHRONICLE OF THE POET'S VISION, GO TO:

CHRONICLES IN PROGRESS, PARTS I and II DIRECTORY, VOL. IV, RETROSTAR

DESCRIPTIONS OF SEVERAL NEW CHRONICLES IN PROGRESS TO BE FOUND ON CHRONICLES IN PROGRESS, PART II DIRECTORY:

UNCHRONICLE OF THE NEW CLEOPATRA, A.S. 60-79, VOL. IV, RETROSTAR, PARTS I AND II

Part I

Dramatis personnae:

the beautiful, intriguing, emerald-dripping Great-Granddaughter of Herod the Great, Berenice, Nero, and the Flavian Emperors Vespasianus, Titus, and Domitianus, not to mention Plinius the Younger, Plinius the Elder (the uncle), and Mt. Vesuvius in venues of Aelia Capitolina (aka Jerusalem), Roma, and Pompeii.

How this femme fatale of the 1st Century played a major role in the destruction of the both Roma and Jerusalem and Pompeii and Herculaneum, after Nero spurned the warning when he gave the order to behead Paulus the Apostle of Christus in Roma.

Part II

How Tully, a wealthy merchant's son of 11 years of age in Pompeii, actually experienced the cataclysm and with a Jewish friend, Aaron, survived to tell about it. How Tully became the facilitator to find and retrieve the lost Menorah, the sacred golden Candlestick of the destroyed Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, which was taken as a chief spoil of war to Roma and paraded in the Triumph of Titus and his father Vespasianus, only to be lost 9 years later in the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the God of Israel's initial act of revenge upon Israel's enemies.

CHRONICLE OF THE BLUE BRIDGE SALIENT, A. S. 73-79, Part II, Starship Titaness, a Hollywood screenplay writer is working on a Grade B movie script to star Zsa Zsa Gabor when the actual events took place in Orion the Hunter with Elektra, a princess of the Atlantis that was destroyed in A.A.S. 10,000, who is vying for the super-powerful crystals she has discovered cached or hidden in the Cavern of the Great Nebula.

UNCHRONICLE OF CORPORAL CODD AND THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE, CHRISTMAS EVE, A. S. 1916, VOLUME IV.

Cpl. Codd, driver for a knuckleheaded, stuffed-shirt Lieutenant in the 4th British Army (which, thanks to its senescent, inebriated general staff, was shooting its own foot on the Somme while engaging Imperial Germany on the Western Front of the Great War in 1916) witnesses the stupendous miracle of an unofficial ceasefire all along the line from the Atlantic west coast of Brittany to the Somme River in France.

Note: For Ero's "Paul Revere Field Study," go to Directory II of Chronicles in Progress. Ero's "Pieter Pan in Panama Field Study" is found on The Second Retrostar Home Page Directory II, with the link:

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All illustrations by Eben are humbly offered in dedication to the high school art teacher at the small, rural South Dakota academy he attended, who called his drawing, doodling! Yet another high school art teacher, Gladys Sorenson, who became his friend from age 12, encouraged him to be an artist. Instead of taking her advice, he opted for writing, and will let his readers decide for themselves if he chose to ride the wrong horse and whether his friend Gladys's advice should have been followed instead and painted the Red Star's depredations rather than write about and expose them.