SW10/WWW: Powernaut 1992 #20: Die For My Teammates!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed Mar 16 15:38:28 PDT 2022

... Oh, my.  I doubt this is the end of the fight, though.


More coming next week - and *maybe* beyond!


Bonus Section: 2005 Reprint Commentary from Wyatt Ferguson! Who Do Alien 
Mages Dress Up As?

I'm pretty sure, magic-users are an alien concept to the alien universe. 
Magic might well be confined to Earth space - as are many weird Earth 
phenomena. I hear, alien tourists come to the Moon just to get a good 
view of Earth's reality shifts.

Anyway, the space aliens came to Venus in 1954 to interbreed with Earth 
humans. Or at least one Earth human. 
(http://www.eilertech.com/stories/powernaut/1954.htm)  The offspring 
were varied. The mage Auge von Shaitan knows the Mad Axeman from Venus 
to be from this Venus Brood.

It seems one other alien (possibly from the Venus brood) took on the 
skin color of humans - and took up Solar System magic. She called 
herself "Caladria", after her alien planet of origin. And she took up 
magic garb - which resembles Harry Potter school gear to us. But Harry 
Potter wasn't around in 1992. So who *was* Caladria dressing up as?

A new generation of Earth mages was coming of age, starting in the 
1970s. Lucianus Autonomous was first among these. 
(http://www.eilertech.com/stories/lucianus.htm) But one doubts he 
influenced Caladria's sense of style from her uprising on Venus.

On the other hand, there was Auge von Shaitan himself! He was the 
greatest mage of 1945, having driven off the actual Powernaut then! So 
Caladria may have subconsciously modeled herself after Auge von Shaitan 
in a sweater-coat. In which case, it's ironic that she had to contend 
against Von Shaitan himself for the fate of one alien marauder.

-- (signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> ------ http://www.eilertech.com/ -------

"Your Royal Highness, instead of devoting yourself exclusively
to Minerva, should, instead, rather offer sacrifice at the altars
of Bacchus, Orpheus, Venus, and Morpheus."

- Advice to Prince Duarte of Portugal.  From "The golden age of
Prince Henry the Navigator", by Joaquim Pedro Oliveira Martins.
Coming soon to Project Gutenberg.

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