Update 65

by David Meadows 27. October 2019 21:54

After a long delay, I have added the first chapter of the Egyptian story. Supporting it, I have the set of articles covering important people, places, dates, and things featured in the story. The links are all in the sidebar on the Egyptian index page.

 

I know it's not at all obvious why a modern-day super-hero saga has a chapter set in ancient Egypt.

It started when I went back to the lost civilization of Atlantis, to tell a story that gave the origins of several things that played a big part in the Strikeforce story. A prequel, if you like.

Once I had done that, I realised I could trace these elements through the next 12,000 years of history, and interweave other elements that didn't stretch back as far Atlantis but still had origins in different historical eras.

The first of these new eras was ancient Egypt. I'm not going to list all the elements that link this era to Atlantis and/or modern times, that would be spoilers. It should become clearer in subsequent chapters and/or background articles.

This first chapter is a short introduction to the setting and the characters who will be your guides as these elements reveal themselves. And if I've written it well enough, I hope the story will be interesting in its own right even if you don't see the big picture. And if you're not interested in ancient Egypt, you can skip this entire section without affecting your understanding of the main Strikeforce story in any way.

 

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Update 64

by David Meadows 18. August 2019 22:45

This week I'm adding new places to the world Gazetteer. First, New Pittsburgh circa 2350 AD, which featured in the recent "back to the future" epic storyline. Second, Egypt circa 1450 BCE. And it has a map!

Astute readers may notice that Egypt has never featured in the story, let alone ancient Egypt at the time of the New Kingdom. Never fear, all will be made plain next week. Well, maybe not exactly plain, but at least you'll see why I wanted to included it now.

And that's all. I know two pages (and a map!) is pretty pathetic, but while I was looking at the gazetteer pages I realised that at some point I had changed my style sheet so everything was looking very inconsistent, and I'd changed my mind about how exactly to structure the information. So I've re-done every page to make it all look consistent and I think present the information more clearly.. You can go and (re-)read all the pages if you like, the index is here.

The pages are now tagged with the era they belong to, which I think will become more important as I start to document more different time periods, and I'll roll out this idea to biography and encyclopaedia pages too. I'm thinking that at some point I might want to colour code things, but that sounds a bit ambitious at the moment.

Anyway, that's too much waffling so I'll stop and let you go and read the new pages.

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