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March 18th, 2006
in 1123 Post-Creation, as all of Creation mourns the death of Lucifer, the Creator speaks to all of the inhabitants of His Creation. Holding up the body of the fallen angel, He says, “This was My beloved son, in whom I was well pleased. For his sake, I shall forgive the sins of the world, and for his sake, you shall forgive each other.”
in 1314, Jacques de Molay, greatest of the Knights Templar of the Holy British Empire, died in battle against the Mamlukes of the Holy Land. He had pledged victory for his British masters, but despite many outstanding victories, he was unable to capture Jerusalem for his British Pope.
in 1673, Lord Berkeley, who had been granted part of New Jersey by King Charles II, was manipulated into granting it to the Quakers, an organization with large numbers of Speaker’s Children. In the wilds of this new land, they sought to find a way to fulfill the dreams of the Speaker.
in 1766, with Parliament's repeal of the Stamp Act, emboldened colonists across the British Empire begin to flout British law. Since the British lack the resources to put down rebellions of this nature everywhere in their empire, they begin losing control everywhere. Within a few short years, rebellions and outright secession have reduced Great Britain's territory to the British Isles themselves.
in 1871, Mlosh negotiators were able to broker a truce between Parisian Communists and President Adolphe Thiers of France. The Communards had chafed at the rule of the conservatives, and wanted to take control of the government by force. Irish Mlosh negotiatators were able to keep the situation from spilling over into a full-scale civil war.
in 1950, Nationalist Brazilians invade Sao Paolo, sending the reigning Communists into a tailspin. In spite of assistance from the Soviet States of America, Brazil’s Communists lose power; it is the single worst defeat for American foreign policy in the western hemisphere.
in 1991, President Terreblanche of South Africa pledges the support of his nation to the United States of America and its leader, President Ralph Shephard. “Together,” President Shephard said of the alliance, “we form a fulcrum that will be used to turn the world upside down.”
in 2000, Bill Burke, an avid player of tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, dies in an auto accident and is greeted by Hamid, the spirit of a Turkish boy who died in the 12th century. Hamid, like so many other ghosts, was a hard-core fan of RPGs himself, and had been waiting for a good gamemaster like Burke to die so that he could finally play.
in 2004, Titan’s methane crabs swarm across the beaches of Darwin, Australia. Jacob and Livinia Sheridan lead the counter-attack against the alien menace, but it seems that for every crab the Aussie forces finish off, two more pop up from the water. Fighting desperately, the Sheridans make note of something they have seen repeatedly – the crabs don’t show up on their ship’s sensors. At great cost, they get a sample of the remains of some crabs to examine back in their lab in Darwin.
in 2005, Dr. Reilly has proved tougher than they thought he would be. “The other Claw we caught was pretty resistant to interrogation, too,” Dave Lange tells the other Save Earthers. “But he cracked when we said we'd cut off his hand – there must be something about their hands that we haven't figured out yet.”
Timelines in today's post: the Fall, the Speaker, the Holy British Empire, the Mlosh, Communist America, The Claw, the Ralph Shephard timeline and The Sheridans
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