Category: Act II Revised Ed.

II – i – Born in a Barn.

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Bitsy Ferguson attends a sermon given by her father, Logan, who has flown to visit her in France. In distant space, inter–regnum high council entertains a motion, concocted by the Nicean eighth race, for perpetuation of the species, and an astronomer (all too busy) attempts to suppress evidence that the Nicean home world red giant […]

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II – ii – Somewhat Ergonomic Houseplants.

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Sasha Van Etnabaron, studying the strange oeuvre handed over to him, hears the late Marquis of Suppressant extolled by Rex Ampersand at a memorial ceremony. Beneath the Antarctic ice is Ossian, a virtual paradise under the beneficent eye of Snorggi, where folk have complete immunity from Snorggi’s Syndrome. The skeptical Alcuin, wandering the shores of […]

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II – iii – Immaterial Contributions to Waveless Tentativitude.

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The dan Ylferim, Matthieu Paulrus, architect of the Global Village, is introduced at his encomium. From the Palomar Observatory, physicist Elias Deerfield observes the distant super–nova, which some few prescient Niceans are laboring to escape. Stealing a march on its kinsfolk, uchaux, the Nicean eighth race, seeks to enlist humanity in its restorative projects. A […]

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II – iv – Beware Universal Discord.

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Ne Dipol presages to Alcuin the threat of a comet inbound for Earth. In distant space, the remnants of the Nicean races regroup far from the super–nova to lament their lost kinsfolk. Seduced by the Nicean eighths’ promises of restored youth, Florian agrees to serve inter–regnum as wishram’s Idiopath. Soundman of Ossian hosts visiting delegations […]

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II – v – Most People Assume You’re Unnaturally Assertive.

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Settling into her duties as Global Village podesta, Marta Meringue copes with recent alien contacts with humanity. Piero della Vigna departs the court of Frederick II to travel to Worms, crossing the Alps and booking passage on a Rhine River excursion. Marta reflects upon a recent trip to the Inference Library with Sasha to take […]

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II – vi – Don’t Make Everybody Come Up There.

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Introduced through a film at Ylferim’s encomium, Roveretto Messimo vows to avenge the discomfiture of his favorite film star, Mantissa. Cruising the Rhine River on the way to Worms, Piero della Vigna hears a tale of the Great Window, and their barge runs aground in wishram. Fernand, as part of his indoctrination in the puzzle […]

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II – vii – A Place For Spatially Challenged Cultures.

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The fjulsfut core sample, used by Logan Ferguson to peer into the past, begins to deteriorate. Mantissa and a colleague turn the tables on Fuald. an An Indocile, nominated as Nicean Grand High Ambassador, faces opposition from fjulsfut (fifths) and uchaux (eighths). A description of the groundbreaking for wishram, inter–regnum’s soul reconditioning facility, follows. During […]

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II – viii – Finding Some Art on Monday.

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Horace ruminates on his role as toastmaster at the 1997 Dominion Day picnic. An Indocile’s nomination as Ambassador, despite widespread resistance, gets impetus from the chamberlain (all too busy). Ylferim arrives in Ossian, whose leader, Soundman, reflects upon his country’s relationship with the Global Village. Logan notes, through the flickering core sample, that Piero’s 13th […]

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II – wix – Alexandrine Theogonies.

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Frederick II and Mirabeau argue over dreamlike interpretations of Earth’s collision with the Crucifixion. In the Land of Forgotten Tents, iamin’thelim and Aira Phoebus hide from the onset of the ghost riders, led by the Preceptor. The physicist Park is urged by his father to escape a monolithic bloc. At the Dominion Day picnic, Horace […]

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II – x – In Another Paradise.

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Horace’s breach of etiquette enabling the physicist Park to merge through the DMZ, he receives censure in the House of Commons from Frank Middleford, M.P. Lothar Flusstapfer travels to Las Vegas. iamin’thelim recalls his former stint as headmaster of a school for dybbuks practicing their jump skills at the fringes of the universe. Ylferim, arrived […]

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