20090911 (48, following the lettering pass) – See comments for previous page re: initial setup. There’s still a lot of work to do, but as of now (20090911, 18:46), all of the Easy Work and Old Pages of this Chapter are complete.

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20091203 (2) – Well. It seemed like a good idea at the time, to be honest – add two pages, give Thad Vs. Val a bit more weight, pull the “camera” out to give a glimpse of how this event relates to The Overplot. The only appearance of the Aeon’s “brain” in the book (before it shows up in DCR, even!), and holy crap an exterior cut-away shot of the Epiphany buried in bedrock. Good thing I got most of the hull modeled forever ago (last year or thereabouts). Bad Ass, right?

The reality is a bit different. Eight environments over ten panels turned out to be quite the tour through old page files and 3d documents; panels two and three were done and redone, scrapped and restarted before hitting on the bridge interior and cutaway exterior shots; the Module bedrock didn’t come together until the Very Last Second (which actually wound up saving me a bunch of time); Yang and Greymalkin match, Raven doesn’t, Alias was asspulled and seems to work… and the line art is far from my best. I’m not pleased with it at all, in fact – the only thing preventing a redraw is the fact that the surrounding pages are so much worse.

Ultimately, these two pages add four things to the story – an exterior shot of the Addicaines coming into Bedlam, an exterior shot of the Epiphany buried in the desert, the Module (all agitated ‘n shizzle), and a catfight shot that had originally been sketched out for the last page of Expulsion before being cut and moved here. Interpretation of the perceptions and reactions of Alias, Yang and Greymalkin is left as an exercise for the reader.

Cast

  • Dyluck

    A being with a talent for astral projection, possessing some form of teleportation ability. Dyluck incarnated as Thaddeus Gallahad and remained in a dormant state until Awoken in 1997. Thad’s cognitive dissonance forced her...

  • Thaddeus Gallahad

    A traumatic Awakening in the summer of 1997 was just the beginning of Thad’s emotional problems. The disappearance of most of his Pittsburgh friends a few weeks later compounded his issues and, while he...

  • Ivan Kursk (Greymalkin)

    A former Soviet military officer, Greymalkin disappeared in southeast Asia in the spring of 1968. He surfaced in late 1969 as an adviser and fixer for Michael West, succeeding West as head of Thule...

  • Raven Lockheart

    A South Jersey punk with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Templar-forged Master’s degree for field work, Raven posed as a high school guidance councillor during the early stages of the Waking God...

  • Michael Yang

    An Army special forces verteran, Yang served as the Chief of Heirotus Corporate Security from shortly before the time of the first MBO-1 Encounter until his near-death in January, 1968. Some time after that...

Glossary Articles

  • Astral Space

    A cognitively-informed plane of perception, Astral Space is a blanket term applied to Astral Projection, Remote Viewing, and other forms of cognitive or psychic non-corporeal translocation in which the physical location of the characters...

  • Bethlehem Medical Centre

    Bethlehem Medical Centre (BMC) is a hospital and detention facility located in the first parallel universe attached to Earth (aka “Earth 2.0”). Were it in this universe, the building would be a short drive...

  • MBO-2

    An object removed from MBO-1 by Aleph Stevens in the early 1960s, MBO-2 is initially assumed to be some sort of flight data recorder. According to Brandon James the enclosure is opaque to conventional...

  • Sub-level Three

    Bethlehem Medical Centre Sub-level Three connects Psi-Obs and the secret exit to the Rail Tunnel as well as a number of storage bays and offices to the rest of the facility. It is one...