Thursday, April 06, 2006

Lionheart Beats No More; Confrontation With Amenhotep

April 6th, 2006

in 1199, King Richard I of England dies from an infected arrow-wound. Through the subtle maneuvering that he had been known for, his brother Geoffrey claims the throne, overthrowing John, who had been ruling in Richard’s place as he crusaded. King Geoffrey I became an even more powerful king than his father, Henry II, conquering the whole of France and adding it to England’s empire.

in 1679, Hueng Fa, a Conspirator of the Speaker’s Line, lets word slip through the channels of Telka’s descendants that he has a machine that is able to fly. He gathers as many conspirators to China as he can and shows them his wind-powered machine, based on the kite design. He is able to fly for over 30 miles; the Conspirators spread the design throughout their ranks.

in 2649 AUC, Rome returns the Olympic Games to their ancient home in Olympia, Greece. The Republic had moved the games to Rome in the 12th century, but with rumblings of Greek nationalism, decided to appease them with a small cultural gesture.

in 1909, Robert Peary is lost in the frozen wastes of the Arctic as he searches for the North Pole. Although his diary and journals were found, Peary’s body was never recovered, and it is presumed that it was eaten by animals after the members of the expedition perished from the cold.

in 1915, Captain Michael Smith's vessel, the Harlequin, enters orbit over the world of the Q'Bar, aliens who had been created by the Mlosh, against whom they ultimately rebelled. For a day, the Harlequin has been receiving a distress signal from the planet, but no response to their own assurance of help. Captain Smith leads a small landing party to the planet.

in 1952, the spirit of Amenhotep chases Mikhail von Heflin and Velma Porter, along with Americans Kathleen and Thomas Johnson, through the streets of Cairo and out to the pyramids, where they uncover the ancient spell to banish him back to the Egyptian underworld.

in 1993, American sailors invade the South American coast at Peru. The Consitutionalists proudly declare that the entire western hemisphere will be under their control by the end of the year; the rest of the South American continent cries out to Europe for assistance.

in 2000, the Gamers from Beyond take a break from their current campaign to go on a road trip to see the locations their gamemaster Bill Burke had been running them through in his campaign The Busride Of Doom. Their trip through the American southwest starts up a roleplaying craze among the dead of the region.

in 2004, the Sheridans tame the Projection Virii, and begin mutating them. They hope to be able to program the P.V. to project images they decide on. Their first attempt, a projection of Livinia Sheridan, works for a few minutes before devolving into a methane crab.

in 2005, Ahn Wun, the captive Claw scientist that the Save Earthers are going to trade for humanity's freedom, haughtily tells her captors, “I am not important enough to abandon a planet for, you idiots. Force us to choose, and we will simply come out into the open to rule your pathetic little earth.”

Timelines in today's post: the Roman timeline, the Speaker, the Mlosh, von Heflin, The Sheridans, the Ralph Shephard timeline and The Claw.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Depends on which Lion in Winter you're talking about. Patrick Stewart was in the one with Glenn Close, so that's a gimme.

The classic Peter O'Toole one, though...

Timothy Dalton was in A Lion in Winter. He was also in Flash Gordon...

... with Max von Sydow, who played Doctor Liet-Kynes in Dune...

... with Patrick Stewart. Who was in Star Trek: TNG.

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