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March 17th, 2006
in 1213 AUC, a Brittanian slave attempting to escape to Eire was put to the death. The slave had been part of the underground cult of Christos which still had some few adherents even after 4 centuries of suppression by the Roman Empire. This slave, Patriclus according to some documents, had wanted to convert the people of Eire to his religion.
in 460, Patrick I, King of Eire, died in his castle in Dublin. With his influence, the Irish had been able to conquer England and Wales, and started spreading across the world over the following centuries. Today, everyone is Irish.
in 460, Patrick, a wealthy British Christian who had single-handedly converted the whole of Ireland to Christianity, died in his adopted homeland. In a few centuries, the Holy British Empire would use the legend of Patrick to convince the Irish to bow to their rule; the Irish became very loyal subjects of the Holy British Empire because of St. Patrick.
in 460, the Speaker’s Line lost several of their Irish family as they converted to Christianity. The new converts lost interest in fulfilling the dreams of Telka, and Ireland became less hospitable to those of the Line who were traveling in Europe. In a few generations, though, the Speaker’s Children would recover much of what they had lost, due to the general spread of Christianity through their ranks.
in 1762, Irish soldiers serving in New York City march to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and their own heritage. The British governor of New York decides that this display of nationalism is unseemly and orders them stopped. After a bloody riot, known as the St. Patrick’s Day Massacre, the Irish soldiers are imprisoned and Irish immigrants in the city are forbidden from celebrating the holiday.
in 1901, Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh begins a tour of Ireland. The artist had been saved from a severe depression by a Mlosh doctor, and had created many paintings that held a Christian theme of salvation, which he thought went well with the legend of St. Patrick and Ireland.
in 1915, although the religious holiday is officially frowned upon by the government of the United States, thousands of Irish comrades convince the Communist and Socialist parties to turn St. Patrick's Day into a holiday for the working comrades of America. Comrade President Wilson says at the signing, “Today, we join with our oppressed comrades in Ireland by declaring that, today, everyone is Irish.”
in 1939, the St. Patrick’s Day Revolt swept across Ireland as Great Britain joined with the German Underground to fight the Greater Zionist Resistance. The Irish, who had been treated well by the G.Z.R., felt that the British would use their loyalty as an excuse to suppress many of the freedoms they had been granted. Irish leaders began a revolution against British rule on this most famous of Irish holidays.
in 2004, the Sheridans return to Darwin for a quiet St. Patrick’s Day after their mission to retrieve the Titanian methane crabs ended in the destruction of the ship carrying them. Unfortunately, Darwin’s quiet is shattered when the tide brings in hundreds of the crabs to the small town’s shores, and the Australian military is called out.
in 2005, while Jeanne and Dave Best take a break from interrogating Dr. R.D. Reilly at their Save Earth safe house, a small St. Patrick's Day Parade is moving down the street in Austin, Texas. They watch it on the television, along with the young daughter of the safe house's owner, and slowly begin to feel their minds slipping away from them; just before they succumb to the urge to go let Dr. Reilly free, the safe house's owner comes in and switches the TV off.
Timelines in today's post: the Roman timeline, the Speaker, the Holy British Empire, the Mlosh, Communist America, the GZR, The Claw and The Sheridans
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