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1300 - Die Gänger des Netzes
The Travelers of the Net
Kurt Mahr


On January 430, the Viroship Migratory Bird reaches the unknown goal that was entered into its syntronic computer. The location is inside the twin galaxy Absantha-Gom / Absantha-Shad, where the crew detects a space station. Invited inside, the Terrans meet with the projection of a Cappin called Testare that Rhodan soon identifies as the Cappin that Alaska Saedelaere merged with during his fateful transporter incident.

Testare belonges to an organization called the Network Riders, also known as the Travelers of the Net, which was created by the Querions, Kytoma's people. Testare can appear in all five thousand stations included in the Psionic Network. Testare directs the Terran toware Parakku, a stellar cluster inside a Quiet Zone, making it impossible to reach with the Enerpsi drive. On Sabhal, a planet of the white star Moorga, the Terrans find the headquarters of the Travelers of the Net.

The Vironauts learn that the Network Riders had been actively developing the Psionic Network for fifty thousand years, when a sudden modification of the univeral psi constant happened in the zone controlled by the cosmonucleotide Dorifer. The region of space impacted is fifty million light years wide and includes the Spheres of Influence of both Estartu and IT.

The alteration created a breach in the Psionic Network and split it into two different communication lines: the Preferred Lines, which the Network Riders use to travel, and the Normal Lines, which are endangered by the Enerpsi engines. The Querions then decided to create the Travelers of the Net to watch over Dorifer outside of the influence of the Cosmocrats.

The access to Dorifer itself is located 320,000 light years away from Parakku in the intergalactic void and is threatened constantly by the cult of the Eternal Warriors, who are busy trying to increase the psi constant with Quiet Zones generated by Cosmic Wonders. The Network Riders use the 50,000 stations located along the Preferred Lines to move around and defend the netrowk.

Alaska explains that he can't strip Rhodan and Atlan from the Cosmocrat aura, a feat that can only be achieved in the Kesdschan cathedral in Norgan Tur, which is ouside of the Network. A few months later, Rhodan, Atlan, Salik, Lloyd, Pucky and Tschubai receive the Psionic Imprint, which makes them Network Riders as well. Only Abel Waringer refuses to become part of the organization because he is skeptical of a mode of travelling that relies on the modification of a universal constant. Rhodan and Gesil are finally back together, along with their new born daughter, called Eirene.

Icho Tolot decides to head for M87 in an attempt to determine if his home galaxy has been reached by the cult of the Eternal Warriors but he fails, unable to enter the galaxy. Atlan tries to explain their latest findings to the Elfahdian Volcayr and how they are being exploited and lied to, but he is not heard.

The Terrans try to install a Network Rider station on the World of a Hundred Suns but fail when the Sotho Tyg Ian invades the Posbi homeworld and creates an Upanishad school there. The Sotho still face resistance within the Milky Way and the Blues and the Galacticum are still opposed to his teachings.

On June 30th, 432, Tyg Ian completes his plan and creates a Cosmic Beacon spanning over 8,000 light years outside the Milky Way. The beacon is called Gordian Knot and it is powered by a black hole and protected by thousands of space forts. Tyg Ian declares it to be the Thirteenth Wonder of Estartu and is controlled by five Nakks who are loyal servants of Tyg Ian.

The Gordian Knot, also called Stygian Network, connects the Milky Way to the Psionic Network and therefore prevents the Network Riders from collaborating with the galactic resistance.

In 435, Carfesch contacts the Terrans and tries to convince them to give up the Third Way one more time. He claims that by not serving the Cosmocrats, the Terrans are helping the Chaotarks, an argument that none of the Terrans buy. Carfesch offers to name them official guardians of Dorifer but Rhodan refuses, infuriating the Cosmocrat further.

For Eirene's tenth birthday, Rhodan brings her on the fourth planet of the sun Heyssar through the Psionic Network. Carfesch appears before them and calls Eirene with her Cosmocrat name, Idinyphe. He tells her that in time, she will recognize her destiny as a Cosmocrat. He also tells her that her mother has secretly set aside a cell activator for her.

When she reaches the age of sixteen, Eirene officially becomes a Traveler of the Net and is exposed to all the knowledge she already had glimpses of about the Moral Code, the Cosmonucleotides, and the role of the Cosmocrats and the Chaotarks in the evolution of the universe.

For her first trip through the Psionic Network, Eirene visits a planet populated by degenerated Somians in Siom-Som. One of the inhabitants tries to drug her, but thanks to a mental contact with Carfesch, she manages to escape safely through the Network.

Atlan announces that abnormal activity is happening within Dorifer, which is detected by a spike in the amount of Psiqs, the psi particles, that Dorifer emits. An asteroid materializes outside Dorifer and starts disrupting the Psionic Network. Eirene, who was traveling at that moment, is hurled back to the planet she was visiting and captured by the creature that tried to drug her earlier, called Fiload.

Perry Rhodan leaves Sabhal and goes looking for her.

2005-05-23

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1301 - Eirenes Spur
Eirene's Track
H.G. Francis


After a few days of captivity, Fiload sells Eirene to the Pailliarian Moosaphent, who recognized that she was connected to the Network Riders. He takes her into the Quiet Zone and hands her over to the Code Guardian Dokroed, who suspects that his prisoner has more value than she claims.

On his search for his daughter, Rhodan gets captured by the secret police of Pailliar because they find a Teleport Belt on him. He is eventually freed by the clandesine group Hajasi Amani commmanded by the Gavvron Gorgud. The organization finds out that Dokroed intends to send Eirene in the Siom system through the Terran Gate where she will be questioned by Ijarkor.

2005-05-24

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1302 - Schicksalspunkt Terraner-Tor
Destination: Terran Gate
H.G. Ewers


Rhodan informs his wife of the progress in the search for Eirene and a few days later, she receives a mental message from her daughter when Dokroed is taking her to the Terran Gate.

Rhodan and the Jahasi Amani attack the spaceship of the Code Guardian and free Eirene. Rhodan then contacts Raffaid, their Network Rider agent on Pailliar, so he can use a hypercom. Raffaid turns out to be a traitor but Rhodan neutralizes him.

On November 10th, Rhodan and his daughter are sent to Topelaz through the Yihan Gate, but fifteen Naahks arrest them when they rematerialize.

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1303 - Der Retter von Topelaz
The Savior from Topelaz
Peter Griese


On the Pailliarian prison world Topelaz, Rhodan and his daughter meet Siakon, a Kartanian who is actually a member of one of the seven important Kartanian families. They are questioned by the Code Guardian Ufelad, who tries to use Ophalian Songs to hypnotize them, but they don't succumb.

Helped by Siakon, Rhodan and Eirene escape and their search for a hypercom leads them to a secret factory where big structures are being assembled under the supervision of the Elfahdian Vaiburn. They seem to be designed for use in space, but Rhodan doesn't learn anything more about them. They finally manage to send an SOS.

Icho Tolot leaves for Topelaz and he starts feeling a mental pressure as he approaches the planet. Ufelad eventually locates the fugitives but he is killed by Sakion's companion, Parpatar, who had concealed his intelligence so far. Tolot lands on Topelaz and rescues them.

2005-05-24

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1304 - Das Gericht der Elfahder
The Tribunal Of The Elfahds
Arndt Ellmer


Reginald "Bully" Bull flies with the EXPLORER to Muantok (sun Kraa, north-east sektor of galaxy Absantha-Gom) to find the Gamtsaka-brothers. Rumor has it they found two spaceships in an outer rim of Absantha-Gom that might be of Kartanin origin. Bully gets trapped by them but later rescued by Bonifazio "Fazzy" Slutch. They do not learn about the alleged spaceships but about a folk called Lao-Sinh that is supposed to live in the most northern rim of Absantha-Gom. Bully suspects these to be Kartanin. He bids Perry Rhodan to meet him on Bonfire via the information-nodes of The Net and heads off that direction.

On his way he makes a stop near the planet Elfahd (sun Aachd) where he hopes to maybe meet with the Elfahdian Volcayr. The EXPLORER becomes intercepted and forced to land on Elfahd by the Elfahdians. There Bully is put before a tribunal and to be judged since he is a toshin, an outlaw. The tribunal consists of a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney and 10 jurors. 4 of the jurors and the defense attorney are Azimu, the rest are non-Azimu. Bully learns about the Azimu and the general history of the Elfahdians.

Hundreds of thousends of years ago the collision of Absantha-Shad and Absantha-Gom started. It caused a white dwarf-star to come on a collision-course with Aachd, the Elfahdian's sun. Expecting to be catapulted out of orbit the Elfahdians startet genetically engeneering themselfs into another life-form. Transcending from humanoids to the gelly-beings they are now, thus gaining unprecedented hardiness against the hostile environment they were about to face. 50.000 years ago the planet Elfahd became recaptured by it's sun into a stable orbit and the Elfahdians reawakened when their frozen atmosphere melted. It was then when the Eternal Warrior Ayanneh found them and as their legends has it greatly helped them to revive their civilization. Thus the Elfahdians became his most loyal supporters and succumbed to the Everlasting Conflict some 33.000 years ago. But lately there is an ever growing number of Elfahdians that doubt the Everlasting Conflict and the Codex Of The Warriors. Those are called Azimu "The Thinkers" and Volcayr is their leader.

The non-Azimu outnumber the Azimuh in the trial and Bully gets sentenced to death. This is only overridden by Volcayr who appears in the nick of time and speaks for Bully. Bully is free to leave the Elfahdians, who are learning more and more and seem to be surely renouncing the way of The Eternal Conflict in time. Bully now continues on his way to Bonfire.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-11

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1305 - Das Haus der fünf Stufen
The House Of Five Steps
Arndt Ellmer


Perry Rhodan and Reginald "Bully" Bull arrive seperately on Bonfire and both have to hide from the Vileeyah, a police force hunting all gorims and other people opposing The Codex. Bully finds the help of the Potea a secret counter-organization that fights the Vileeyah. It turns out that there is a new group in the conflict called Hatuatano (Sothalk for "The House of Five Steps). These five secret agents work hand in hand with the Vileeyah and are even more dangerous.

Finally Perry and Bully come together and share some news. Perry learns about Bully's findings and tells him about his encounter with a Lao-Sinh he had on Topelaz. Perry needs to return to Sabhal the headquarters of The Travelers Of The Net. He secretly embarks on the civil spaceship HIRRGOM. Bully follows him with the EXPLORER.

Once on it's way the Hatuatano appear on the HIRRGOM, because they anticipated Perry's move and encarcarate him. But Bully gets suspicious, stops the HIRRGOM and Perry is rescued. In the course of the events one of the Hatuatano, a Nakk, gets paralyzed and falls into some kind of trance. He utters some mysterious words that are sure to have some bearings on the things to come:

"Lai...and the Somer. Merphad has come. But he belongs here. He belongs to ESTARTU. He belongs to life. There is only life in Meekorah. Because Tarkan, The Diminishing, brings only death. And death is coming to me too."

Not yet having the slightest clue what to make of this Perry returns to Sabhal. Bully recives a message of Gucky via the information-nodes of The Net in which he gives the coordinates of a planet of the Lao-Sinh he discovered, but had no time to further investigate. Bully flies to that planet.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-11

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1306 - Das Geheimnis von Chanukah
The Secret Of Chanukah
Clark Darlton


Reginald "Bully" Bull reaches the planet whose coordinates Gucky gave. He names it Chanukah and it's sun Shalom. He tries to sneak down on the planet by hiding in an apparently unmanned probe but underestimates the Kartanin (or Lao-Sinh) and becomes put to jail. From there he is rescued by Gucky who receveid Bully's answer to his message that said he would go to Chanukah.

Together they learn that the Kartanin sent a couple of missions from their own galaxy Pinwheel to Absantah-Gom, 40 million light-years away, in order to make secret preparations to colonize it. But as the Kartanin on Chanukah are themselfs not informed they cannot learn why this is done over such a huge distance or what in the first place is the interest in and connection to Absantha-Gom.

Gucky returns to Sabhal, the headquarters of The Travelers Of The Net to continue his work. Bully decides to stick around that part of Absantha-Gom and try to learn more about the local Kartanin. He also decides to send word to Terra about the latest developments and findings. Therefor his adjutant and right hand Bonifazio "Fazzy" Slutch leaves the Cluster EXPLORER with a single segment and heads for Terra.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-11

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1307 - Vorstoß in den dunklen Himmel
Advance Into The Dark Sky
Ernst Vlcek


Alaska Saedelaere flies to a world named Eklitt which has always been a good ground to learn news and rumors. He wants to find out who was behind the attack that was launched against himself and his psi-partner Testare shortly before. He is contacted by Lainish a dwarf-gavvron and panisha who wants to hire him as a fighter for an advance into the Dark Sky, a region in the center where the galaxies Absantha-Gom and Absantha-Shad overlap. Alaska dislikes and distrusts Lainish and is not willing to take part in the enterprise. Boasting with his special Permit Lainish produces a list of victims he defeated in which Alaska recognizes Roi Danton and Ronald Tekener. To learn more about their fate he finally joins the party.

In the time of preparation before they break up, Alaska visits Testare at his resting-place at the bottom of the lake Talsamon. There he reflects the past:

After Kytoma the Querion took Alaska and Testare with her to her people in the year 427 it soon became clear, that they both are still too much missing their bodies as to become part of Kytoma's people who are the spiritual remnands of the 36 folks that once constructed the SWARM, a mini-galaxy-sized cluster of stars that travels the universe in order to spread intelligence. Kytoma assignes resting-places in the lake Talsamon to them and takes them back to the City Of Three Layers Of Existence. There Alaska gains back a permanent body and Testare is also able to have a projected body there by means of a matter-projector. She also reveals a bit of her peoples history.

Once they became the spiritual collective they now are the Querions lost a lot of sense and influence for and in the standard universe. They are now more concerned with the development of stars, black holes and whole galaxies rather than with the fate of the civilizations that exist there. 50.000 years ago 13 of their people underwent a de-evolution that brought them back into the realm of ordinary beings. This they did because they found out that the cosmonucleotide DORIFER was threatened and therewith a whole region of the cosmos. They recognized that through a mutation of DORIFER ordinary beings could now use the psionic net that permeates the whole univers in a sphere around DORIFER 50 million lightyears across for the Absolute Movement. The founded the organization of The Travelers Of The Net in order to protect DORIFER and restore it's original state. Alaska and Testare join that organization.

When Alaska returns to Eklitt he learns from a message that Perry Rhodan left with the information-knodes of The Net, that Lainish is the leader of the Hatuatano. Lainish, Alaska and a couple of other fighters travel to Majsunta a moon of a ring-planet in the Dark Sky. It is the domicile of the Hermaphrodidic Precognostics, hybrids of intelligent life forms and plants with psi-talents. Lainish intents to steal one of them for himself. Alaska finds that the spaceships LASHAT and LOVELY BOSCYK are the base of two immens hybrids that the Animateurs of the Sothos intend to use to learn more about the Cosmocrats. Demeter, Jennifer Thyron, Susa Ail, Luzian Bidpott and Cornelius Tantal are combined with a plant into an own hybrid. Lainish and his party take Alaska and the hybrid with them. Back aboard Lainish reveals that Roi Danton and Ronald Tekener were banished into the Orphic Mazes and he invites Alaska to join him in a Kalydonic Hunt to get the male parts to the Demeter/Thyron-hybrid.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-12

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1308 - Das Wunder der Milchstraße
The Wonder Of The Milky Way
Kurt Mahr


Bonifazio "Fazzy" Slutch reaches the outer rim of the Milky Way with the viro-ship AVIGNON. Surrounding the Milky Way there is a barrier without a psionic net which is 500 lightyears deep. They are unable to cross it by their own means but get sucked into the interior of the barrier by an energetic outburst of the Fist Of The Warrior. The wonder of the Milky Way installed by Sotho Tyg Ian. Inside exists a modified psionic net that they can use for travel but are not allowed to and therefor stopped by a patrol of the space-fort Feresh Tovaar which is Guardian Of The Way in Sothalk. They all become imprisoned and tortured by Windaji Kutisha, The Terrible Hunter, in order to find out what they know about the GOI an organization resisting the Sotho and The Codex. Many of his 40 companions die in the course of their torture and the flight from the space-fort they manage to try. They would have ultimately failed in their efforts if Fazzy had not managed to make a hyperkom distress-call bidding whoever might here it to come to their aid. The GOI reacts to that call and can free them in the very last moment. The space-fort is destroyed and they all fly to the GOI-base CLARK FLIPPER, leaving only 13 out of 40 crew-members of the AVIGNON alive.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-12

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1309 - Heiße Fracht für Terra
Hot Freight For Terra
Kurt Mahr


Bonifazio "Fazzy" Slutch and his crew of the former viro-ship AVIGNON find a few days of rest in the station CLARK FLIPPER of the GOI (Galactic Organic Independence) lead by Julian "Tiff" Tifflor. Tiff wants them to join their organisation and as a first assignment collect some Paratau and deliver it to Terra. There he also bids them to report to Homer G. Adams, the head of the Cosmic Hanse about the Kartanin in Absantha-Gom. Fazzy and his crew accept.

Disguised as tourists they travel a couple of planets and finally reach Aralon the main world of the Aras, the Cosmic Medics. Here they contact Captain Ahab, a famous Springer-patriarch -whose real name is Mossek Ban Osfar- that is their contact Tiff appointed to them. He has the needed amount of Paratau at hand and agrees to bring it and Fazzy and his crew to Terra.

While on their way to Terra the OSFAR I is intercepted by a patrol-ship of Sotho "Stygian" Tyg Ian. Several inspectors board the OSFAR I to check the cargo. This puts an immediate threat on Ahab, because the Paratau is sure to be found and that would be the end of all of them. He complements the captain of the inspectors and boards his ship in order to give him a present out of his respect. But he also leaves a powerful bomb aboard when he leaves. The whole ship is destroyed in an immense explosion and all inspectors on the OSFAR I are killed.

Fazzy is repulsed by this act that he finds overly brutal and even more shocked by the appearant delight Ahab took in the destroying of his enemies. He begins to ask questions but Ahab's crew does not reveal anything. When he enters his cabin later he finds Ahab there. But Ahab dropped the disguise he usually wears to make him the Springer-patriarch he claims to be. Fazzy is confronted with non other than Sotho "Stalker" Tal Ker. Stalker tells him that after his defeat by Stygian Tiff brought him to Tahun, the former USO's medical planet, where he was over years slowly healed. But he fled Tahun before he was fully resurrected leaving him still horribly disfigured. A disfigurement he says he intents to keep and show up with in the face of Stygian his hated foe and that keeps up his hate. He says he does not owe allegiance to anyone but his course of pursuing revenge on Stygian, though he works with Tiff to their mutual advantage.

They reach Terra and the Paratau gets delivered without a problem. Fazzy meets with Homer and gives his report about the Kartanin in Absantha-Gom. Homer seems little surprised and reveals that the Cosmic Hanse already knew about the Kartanin preparing long-range space-ships to head of in roughly the direction of the 12 galaxies of ESTARTU. He bids them to be messengers once again and fly to the Pinwheel-galaxy, the home galaxy of the Kartanin, to report to Nicki Frickel. Fazzy and his crew agree.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-13

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1310 - Unternehmen Götterschrein
Project "Shrine Of The Gods"
H.G. Ewers


Julian "Tiff" Tifflorn, head of the GOI (Galactic Organic Independence), wants to investigate, how exactly Sotho "Stygian" Tyg Ian's plan to strike against the Blues in the eastern part of the Milky Way looks like. Therefor he intents to enter the SOTHOM, Stygians central on earth in the Upanishad Tschomolungma on top of Mount Everest. He meets with Homer G. Adams, head of the Cosmic Hanse, who supplies him with a new kind of robot, that actually is a mobile transmitter. The transmitter itself is a new development, absorbing the shockwaves of transmits in two ways and thus becoming virtually undetectable. These new robots are called TIPIs and Tiff and Nia Selegris use one to get near the Tschomolungma. There they join forces with Sid Avarit and Elsande Grel, two Anti, who are also members of GOI. Together they breach the energetic shield surrounding the Upanishad with the help of the TIPI they brought.

Another GOI-agent, Tinta Raedh, an Oxtornian, officially joins the school as a Shada to obtain inside information on the secret SOTHOM if possible and later join and help Tiff's group. She is confronted with another Oxtornian, Tellier De Rogue, who is a teacher, a Panisha at Tschomolungma. While showing her around he discoveres that Tinta is a GOI-agent and therefor an enemy and puts her into a holographic environment that simulates oxtornian conditions. There he intends to fight her to the death of her.

With the help of Sid, a latent telepath, who increases her skill by means of Paratau, Tiff and his company learn about the situation Tinta is in and hurry to her rescue. But Tellier De Rogue detects them and they are unable to interfere. Suddenly, seemingly out of thin air, a humanoid with long white hair and a long white beard, that calls himself Peregring appears between Tinta and Pellier. He says that in a few moments he would make Pellier think kindly of Tinta and hold her in high esteem, but that Tiff and the others have to disappear now. He also announces that he might help Tinta and them later again but otherwise does not reveal anything else about himself. Tiff believes him and they leave the place.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-20

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1311 - Hölle SOTHOM
Hell SOTHOM
H.G. Ewers


(Seamless continuation of 1310, Operation "Shrine Of The Gods")

Peregrin keeps his promise and Tellier de Rogue now -instead of fighting her to the death- wants to fight against Tinta in an effort to learn about her skills. Tinta manages to fight to a draw and impresses Tellier greatly. They return to the main building of the Tschomolungma. Tinta leaves in the dead of night to join Tiff and his group. But she gets caught, questioned, tortured until unconsciuos and put to prison. When she awakens from unconsciousness she finds a little container with 1000 drops of Paratau in her cell that Peregrin took from Tiff's group to enable her to flee. With the help of the Paratau Tinta is able to create a field around her that speeds up her movements thousandfold, thus outrunning her wardens who in comparison to herself seem to not even move at all. Now she is able to reach the SOTHOM and Tiff and his party.

They in the meantime successfully entered the SOTHOM and obtained a plan of it and it's security-systems. Disabling them one by one the try to enter the innermost room, where they can gather the information they need. Peregrin helps again by warning them about a mechanism they almoust accidently triggered while entering the innermost chamber that would have caused the destruction of the SOTHOM and the whole earth with it.

They reason that Stygian can easily guess that Tiff and Nia are with the group that entered the SOTHOM (and by now surely were detected) and that he himself wants to be present when they are captured. But to protect himself he shortly before needs to deactivate that doomsday-mechanism and that would give Tiff time to get the desired information. It exactly happens that way and finally Tiff and his friends can enter the innermost chamber.

There they find a syntronic computer that has a couple of Pterus attached to it as a bionic component. Sid is able to extract telepathically the information they need from those Pterus. Now they have to flee the scene and manage to do so with the help of Tinta and her field of accelerated movement she produces around them all. But to do so she had to take a huge overdose of Paratau and dies from the effort.

Now the GOI has deep insights into almost all of Stygian's plans, especially about his invasion plan of the Blues-territory. But Stygian by himself knows that they still do not know everything because he has a secret weapon that no one will be able ta anticipate and that he put no information on into the synthron of the SOTHOM.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-20

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1312 - Die Spur der Kartanin
Trace of the Kartanin
Arndt Ellmer


The PIG (Pinwheel Information Group), lead by Nikki Frickel is gathering information in Pinwheel (home galaxy of the Kartanin and their enmies the Maakar) and Fornax (origin of the Paratau), the conflict between Kartanin and Maakar as well as their other plans. They find that the Maakar finally determined where the Paratau is coming from. But all in all the conflict between them and the Kartanin is greatly deescalated by the Kartanin who grant the Maakar access to great territories in Pinwheel they formerly claimed for themselfs.

This of course must have a reason and with the reports of a couple of scouts of the PIG and the report Bonifazio "Fazzy" Slutch and his crew give upon their arrival in Pinwheel a coherent picture forms. The Kartanin have been for at least four decades been building long-range spaceships of the UMBALI-class that head of for Absantha-Gom in the realm of ESTARTU, taking with them materials and specialists to begin colonizing worlds over there. Also they take with them huge amounts of Paratau-drops that ships of the MASURA-class collect in Fornax and bring back to Pinwheel. It all seems like a mass-exodus of maybe all Kartanin into Absantha-Gom is being prepared. Now Nikki wants to find out the reason behind it.

They manage to witness the final assembly-phase of a UMBALI-ship, it's taking cargo and departure to Absantha-Gom. Nikki and a few of her agents of the PIG secretely enter the base in which the ship was build and try to find out about the reasons. But they have to see that the Kartanin working in that base do not know it themselfs but are just following orders. The only thing of importance they find out is, that a return-ship from Absantha-Gom is to arrive soon in Pinwheel carrying aboard Dao-Lin-H'ay a Kartanin of high rank they suspect to be in the know about the information they seek. They decide to stop that ship and question her.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-20

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1313 - Die Kolonisten von Lao-Sinh
The colonists of LAO-SINH
Marianne Sydow


Dao-Lin-H'ay, the protector of the colony in LAO-SINH (Absantha-Gom) is ordered back to her home galaxy Ardustaar (Pinwheel) by the High Women, the leaders of her folk, the Kartanin. She does not know why and on her two-year-flight back she reflects about the last years when she led the colonization-project in order to see if she might have made a mistake that would have caused her being ordered back:

It all began when the Voice Of Ardustaar mentally contacted her and assigned her with the task of leading the colonization-process in LAO-SINH. In preparation Dao-Lin was flown out of Pinwheel in the direction of LAO-SINH. There with the help of some drops of Paratau she could for the first time really feel LAO-SINH and became filled with a deep longing for that place that was always a promise of a living without sorrow for all Kartanin. Thus prepared she flew over there with a long-range spaceship of the UMBALI-class within a two years time. She ruled wisely over the first colony and founded ever more of them, always in secret, hiding from the other space-faring folks in Absantha-Gom, especially the Eternal Warriors and their vassals. Still she spied on them in order to learn more about the Codex Of The Warrior, the other folks in the galaxy, their habits and languages. A rather puzzling revelation told her that the Eternal Warriors worship a statue that looks exactly like a Kartanin. But she never could learn any more details on that mystery. Over the years more and more UMBALI-ships arrived supplying the colonies with a wealth of materials, techniques and people to help them in their effort. Also some UMBALI, assembled from the arriving UMBALI were send back to Ardustaar regularly to give report on the advances of the colonies. All her actions were always approved when the next UMBALI arrived after a report reached their home, but still one day Dao-Lin received order to head back with the next UMBALI. After a year of preparation she finally leaves LAO-SINH and embarkes on the two-year flight back home.

Now at last the ship arrives in the outer reaches of Ardustaar but is attacked and stopped immediately by a group of ships of the PIG (Pinwheel Information Group), lead by Nikki Frickel, that learned about her arrival and want to capture and question her. The Voice Of Ardustaar contacts Dao-Linh mentally and urges her to abandon the ship because she is needed greatly for a task in Ardustaar that not even one of the High Women could do. Hesitantly she flees from the UMBALI with a small escape-ship, heading for the coordinates the Voice gave her.

The Voice Of Ardustaar actually is a group of 18 very old Kartanin women that call themselfs The Knowing Women who are the only ones to know about the true history of the Kartanin and preserve that wisdom. One of them is about to die and Dao-Lin shall be her successor. But that is as of yet not revealed to Dao-Lin and she is still confused about what happens. At least the Voice assured her that she is not called back to b punished for anything but that she performed marvellously.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-22

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1314 - Horchposten Pinwheel
Listening post Pinwheel
H.G. Francis


Poerl Alcoun, a Tefrodian joins the PIG (Pinwheel Information Group). She is a paratensor meaning that with the help of paratau she can activate her latent psionic talents. These are that she can listen. She can hear and even see people over great distances. But her gift comes with a price. While listening she tends to incinerate herself, the people near her or the people that she listens to at times unwillingly. She is therefore monitored while listening by four other paratensors, Gam Hoa, Eris Maylinhin, Tapar Otar and Gen Tenten, whose talent is to either force or suppress incineration.

Her talent is put to effect when Nikki Frickel, head of the PIG, follows and tries to catch Dao-Lin-H'ay a famous Kartanin, who flees from them in a spaceship in order to find and join the Knowing Women. And indeed the ship of Dao-Linh disappears but Poerl manages to keep contact and listen to her still. The PIG thus learns that the Knowing Woman are a group of 18 very old mummy-like Kartanin. They as the Voice Of Ardustaar secretly reign the Kartanin by influencing the High Women that are the rulers of the Kartanin. It is their plan to settle in LAO-SINH which is Absantha-Gom. And they are the only ones knowing about the true history of the Kartanin. One of them died just recently and Dao-Linh is to take her place. When the Knowing Women realize that Poerl is listening the attack her mentally. This causes Poerl to burn herself and Nikki badly. In a last effort she deflagrates all the paratau she has in hand spontaneously and directs the energy against the Knowing Women. She loses consciousness and the Knowing Women stop their attack thinking she died.

Nikki and Poerl return to Kabarei the headquarters of the PIG in Pinwheel and find that the Kartanin gave up the station LAMBDA CURSOR they occupied after the PIG released the ship SANAA they stopped from which Dao-Linh's flight began.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-26

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1315 - Der Roboter und der KLOTZ
The Robot and the CHUNK
Peter Griese


The CHUNK is an eighty-kilometer long object several kilometers across that emerged in a huge psionic outbreak near Sabhal, the headquarters of the Travelers Of The Net, a couple of weeks ago. Its strangeness-factor is different from the strangeness-factor of things from this universe which leads Geoffrey Abel Waringer to belief it origins from a different universe. The CHUNK's powerful psionic radiation prevents everyone from reaching it because living beings get mad if they get nearer than 4 light minutes to it and all robotic crafts that contain biomass are deterred either.

Waringer invents a strangeness-shield that is intended do deflect the dangerous radiation and three Travelers Ynk, Unk and Friz Hedderle try to land on the CHUNK. But it proves that the shields are not working and they get mad when very near the CHUNK that takes the ship into its innards. Contact to the ship and the Travelers is lost.

To learn more about the CHUNK, Waringer now tries to enter the universe it came from with probes that adjust the strangeness-value of their Grigoroff-field to the strangeness-value the CHUNK had when it first materialized. Meanwhile the CHUNK's strangeness-value tends to slowly become the same that the standard-universe has. The probes mostly never return and if are mostly damaged beyond repair. Only of a few Waringer finally learns that they obviously entered the CHUNK instead of its original universe. And one probe even delivers a clear but very puzzling picture in which in the inside of the CHUNK a terranian boot and a Swoon can be seen.

Waringer sends Daniel, an antique robot, to the CHUNK. Daniel does not contain any biomass or complex positron-parts, just simple mechanics and electronics, thus being mostly immune to the psionic radiation of the CHUNK. Daniel manages to enter the CHUNK and he finds an intelligent plant that goes by the name Huakaggachua and with her help he can find Ynk, Unk and Friz Hedderle and restore their sound mind. Very exhausted they return to Sabhal and Waringer. Sadly the robot Daniel was not that unaffected by the radiation as expected and his recordings of the innards of the CHUNK are of poor quality and not much is learned. The presence of the Swoon and one Terranian that Huakaggachua can confirm remains a mystery.

2008-03-26

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1316 - Die Kalydonische Jagd
The Calydonic Hunt
Ernst Vlcek


Lainish, a dwarf-gavvron, head of the Hatuatano, the House Of Five Steps, intends to fetch Ronald Tekener and Roi Danton from the Orphic Maze they were banned into. To achieve this he joins the Calydonic Hunt that is held in the maze. Alaska Saedelaere is a member of his party. He joined Lainish to rescue Roi and Ronald. Veth Leburian and Srimavo are joining the hunt too, also to rescue the two. Finally Perry Rhodan himself wants to help rescuing his son Roi and Ronald. He chooses to get willingly caught in a trap that transports him into the maze. With a device invented by Geoffry Abel Waringer, the maze-diver, he hopes he can escape the maze again later. The test of the device is successfull and now Perry has a few days to wait until the hunt begins and he can join forces with Alaska, Veth and Srimavo to finally rescue Roi and Ronald.

In the meantime Alaska learns about the history of the Orphic Mazes. Initially Yarun, one of the 12 Eternal Warriors build the first mazes in an ambitious attempt to create a wonder for his own galaxy Trovenoor. The idea was to gain access to a completely new dimension and to explore it for the fame of ESTARTU. But explorers came back and told about horrible monsters they encounterd in the mazes. Yarun then decided to let qualified and brave warriors enter the maze turning temporarily into monsters of the kind of the maze and let them hunt down the actual monsters. Thus the Calydonic Hunts came to be.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-27

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1317 - Die Orphischen Labyrinthe
The Orphic Mazes
Ernst Vlcek


77 hunters enter the Orphic Maze on Yagguzan. They all obtain forms of residents of the maze. Lainish enters with Alaska Saedelaere and two humanoids called Sijol Caraes and Agruer Ejskee as a party of hunters. Their aim is to hunt down Ronald Tekener and Roi Danton, who were banned into the maze by the Eternal Warrior Ijarkor fifteen years before. Of cause Alaska secretely wants to free them. Veth Leburian and Srimavo also enter as a party of hunters but also intend to free Ron and Roi. Finally Perry Rhodan also enters the maze but not as a hunter. He lets himself willingly get caught in the maze where he would be trapped forever if he had not the Maze-Diver with him, a device invented by Geoffrey Abel Waringer that makes it possible to escape the maze. He also sets out to free Ron and Roi.

Alaska is made bait to a trap to Ron and Roi and left behind by Lainish and the other two. There he meets secretely with Veth and Srimavo who intend to stick around awaiting the meeting of Lainish and his party with Ron and Roi.

Roi meets his father and nearly kills him before he recognizes him. He says that he and Ron intend to escape the maze but that they want to do so on their own thus becoming free men again. To that effect they want to confront and fight Lainish.

Lainish sees that his first trap does not work and heads of with all of his party to a red-eye, a psionic phenomenon that represents an even farther remote plane of existence than the maze is they are already in. There hunters and hunted can meet before the actual fight and exchange tokens of respect without being able to fight. In this way he offers himself as bait because he knows Ron and Roi will meet him there. Sijol Caraes and Agruer Ejskee are left behind to take advantage of the situation and destroy Ron's and Roi's bodies that are left helplessly outside the red-eye. Alaska wants to warn Ron and Roi when they show up but does not get the chance to do so. Ron and Roi leave after a short conversation with Lainish and when Alaska and Lainish leave after them, Alaska finds the destroyed bodies of Ron and Roi, thinking them dead. But actually Vet and Srimavo followed Sijol Caraes and Agruer Ejskee and forced them to enter the red-eye the moment Ron and Roi left it. Ron and Roi enter the bodies of Sijol Caraes and Agruer Ejskee instead of their own ones and thus Lainish is fooled into taking Ron and Roi with him after the hunt.

Ron and Roi claim amnestie as soon as they leave the maze, because that is the right of the hunted if they manage to escape the maze. Their request is granted and they are going to speak before Ijarkor. Alaska is left behind by the angry Lainish and returns to Lake Talsamon to join with his partner Testare. He now knows the coordinates of Lainish's home world that he made him give to him as a precaution if they get separated druing the hunt. But for now he keeps them to himself. Perry Rhodan meets with Irmina Kotschistowa and they return to Sabhal the main planet of the Travelers Of The Net. He informs Geoffrey about a few adjustments that have to be made to the maze-diver, because in the end he could only use it properly with the help of Veth and Srimavo. Veth and Sri leave Yagguzan, too.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-31

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1318 - DORIFER
DORIFER
Kurt Mahr


Atlans wants to fly into DORIFER the cosmic nucleotid the Travelers Of The Net are protecting because it shows some unusual activity since the KLOTZ arrived five month earlier near it. Eirene, Perry Rhodan's and Gesil's daughter wants to accomany him but is not allowed to because she is a Traveler Of The Net for only about have a year and as a rule a Traveler Of The Net must have five years experience before entering DORIFER. But she manages to sneak aboard Atlan's DORIFER-capsule NARU, the small ship that he enters DORIFER with. To navigate in DORIFER the DORIFER-capsule and the pilot must be a mental unit and the pilot has to be relaxed and concentrated. When Eirene shows up Atlan looses concentration and the capsule looses it's way. They are now lost in DORIFER and as of yet no one lost ever managed to leave DORIFER again.

The capsule gets attracted by one of the myriads of psi-quants (psiqs) that fly in DORIFER chaotically, always colliding and in this way creating possible futures for the universe. When they hit the psiq they are catapulte into one possible future of the cosmos and land on Paillar. There the become witnesses of the Eternal Warrior's final victory over the Travelers Of The Net by finally making the whole realm of ESTARTU a Kalmen-zone without the psionic net. DORIFER answers with increasing the psionic constant which in turn causes this whole region of the universe to collapse and end all life. Shortly before Paillar desintegrates they escape with the help of a small lizard-like creature that Eirene identifies to be of help by the inherent cosmic wisdom she subconsciously has because she is the daughter of an incarnation of a kosmokrat.

Back aboard NARU Atlan and Eirene first think they are back in the standard-universe but they find that the group of galaxies ahead of them is in fact the local group containing the Milky Way. But there is one huge additional galaxy and that tells them that they are in just another possible future. The fly to that new galaxy and find a colony of Kartanin on it's outskirts. There the creature that helped them before reappears. He calls himself Tumika and claims to be the servant of Si Kitu, the Mother Of Enthropie. He offers to bring them back into the standard universe if they destroy of power-factory of the Kartanin in return, which he cannot do himself because he is not substantial. Atlan and Eirene intend to do his bidding but in the last moment before Atlan actually destroys the power plant they learn that this would cause the death of all Kartanin and they refrain from their work. Eirene in her wrath over the intention of Si Kitu and Tumika remembers a way how to force them to withdraw and send herself and Atlan back into the standard universe. It is by just calling Si Kitu by her second name which means as much as whore and which she cannot stand being called by. Thus Atlan and Eirene can finally return to Sabhal and deliver the data they collected.

Andreas Jäke 2008-03-31

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1319 - Konferenz der Sieger
Conference of the Warriors
Peter Griese


Ijarkor, most famous of the 12 Eternal Warriors, invites all the other Warriors to his home base for a conference. He wants to eliminate the rumor the Travelers Of The Net planted that says that ESTARTU is not living in her realm any more. Also he wants to clarify why the warrior Pelyfor is assembling a huge fleet of spaceships. The Warriors are very uncooperative and the conference is not being very productive. Nobody really trusts each other. In the end Ijarkor announces that he will fly to Etustar where ESTARTU allegedly lives and he will bring back proof of her existence. For that he is honored by the other warriors by holding the next Game Of Life in his system and make it the grandest of all.

In the meantime, Ronald Tekener and Roi Danton joined the conference to obtain their pardon for escaping the orphic maze. They offer to organize the Game Of Life for Ijarkor and their request is granted. Suddenly 12 animators enter the conference and say that the thoughts of the warriors are heretic. Each of them will stay with a warrior to ensure that they will focus on absolute obedience to the Kodex again.

After that Pelyfor announces that Sotho Styg Ian requested the large fleet he build to help him conquer the Milky Way.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-08

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1320 - Tostan, der Spieler
Tostan the Player
K.H. Scheer


In the KLOTZ, Ratber Tostan, a terran and Posy Poos, a Swoon, awaken. Slowly they regain their memory while fighting for survival in a hostile environment.

In the 35th century, Tostan was a major with the USO. He lost his corvette while gambling under the influence of drugs. He manages to destroy the corvette so it would not fall into the hands of the enemy but still, Atlan is upset and fires him. Tostan now opens a casino and founds a sect to make money. He endures the withdrawal of drugs but gets skinny to the bones in the process. He now looks like a walking dead. As a form of repentance he organizes two thousand kilograms of a special kind of Howalgonium that Perry Rhodan needs to put the Earth 5 seconds into the future and thus out of the reach of his enemies at that time.

Tostan then has to flee those same enemies for his help for Perry Rhodan. He decides to sleep for ten years in an old abandoned USO-base in a freezer. But the machine does not wake him up properlyand he is found 548 years later by the Swoon Posy Poos and takes over the command of the TSUNAMI-units 31 and 32 with Posy as his coco-interpreter. In the years 430 NGT the Grigoroff-converter of his ship collapses and he and Posy are transported into the KLOTZ.

Tostan and Posy manage to find a hyper-radio-station and make a call that identifies him. That call is heard by Geoffrey Abel Waringer who watches the KLOTZ.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-08

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1321 - Brennpunkt Big Planet
Focus on Big Planet
H.G. Francis


Stalker in his new identity as Captain Ahab brings Julian Tifflor and Nia Selegris to the cosmic bazar Bergen where they observe and advise a conference of the Galacticum. The conference discusses the consequences of the information obtained in the SOTHOM, especially Stygians plan to invade the Blues with a huge fleet he ordered from the eternal warrior Pelyfor. Julian and Nia assure the ambassador of the Blues of the help of the GOI. The Halutians leave the Galacticum so that they can work with the GOI and fight against Stygian without compromising the Galacticum.

Meanwhile Stalker flies to Terzrock, the Big Planet, where, for 15 years, Domo Sokrat has been imprisoned under the force field that Stygian put around the planet. He wants to free him with the help of Tirzo who is able with the help of Paratau to look in different dimensions.

Domo Sokrat and a Benk Monz, a friend of his, manage to enter a pyramid that allegedly leads out of the force field. They survive the hundreds of deadly traps in the pyramid and, as a reward, they are teleported out of the pyramid and aboard a satellite where they are offered to become shads - pupils in an Upanishad. They refuse and flee the satellite. In space they are found and rescued by Stalker who brings them to Julian and Nia.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-08

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1322 - Rebellion der Haluter
Rebellion of the Halutians
H.G. Ewers


After they left the Galacticum, the Halutians don't need to keep their peace with Stygian any more and four of them demolish the Upanishad on Halut. In answer to that, Stygian comes to Halut and drops 120.000 guardsmen on the planet with the order to conquer the Halutians. With the help of the GOI, the Halutians prepare a trap for the guardsmen. They come together in a fake city of ruins with all the guardsmen surrounding them. Then they release a huge cloud of anti-codex-gas knocking the guardsmen out and freeing them from the influence of the codex-gas. The guardsman claim asylum when they reawaken and Stygian loses them all without a single blood shed.

In the meantime, the GOI wants to abduct one of the ships the guardsmen came in in order to get possession of an Enerpsi-engine. However, onboard the ship is Hygorasch, a Vomager that is reduced to a stable mass of cells and put into a paladin, a robot that looks like a Halutian. He can manipulate the psi-strings along which the ship flies and thus the GOI-members end up at a Feresh Tovaar in the hands of Windaji Kutisha, the Terrible Hunter. But Hygorasch instantaneously falls in love with Elsande Grel and tries to prevent Windji Kutisha from using torture on the GOIs.

Cedric Beust 2008-04-08

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1323 - PALADIN VI
PALADIN VI
H.G. Ewers


On Halut, the former guardsmen of Stygian and the alutians become friends. The Halutians destroy a ship of Stygian that tries to land on Halut and get back the guardsmen. Stygian sees that by now he cannot do anything and leaves the system.

In the Feresh Tovaar 703, Xrzach, one of the captured GOIs can escape his cell and make friends with Hygorasch. He shows him how cruel Windaji Kutisha is with the prisoners. Hygorasch is shocked and renounces his duty to Stygian. Elsande Grel and Sid Avarit reveal to Windaji that they are paratensors and offer to tell secrets of the GOI for the freedom of their companions. They say that they can only do so with the help of Paratau because they need it to work around a security block in their brains that disables them to tell about secrets of the GOI. Windaji puts all surviving GOIs on a spaceship and gives them the Paratau. Elsande and Sid use the Paratau to paralyze the whole crew of the Feresh Tovaar. They flee with their comrades on the ILSAA but are followed by the HADRAMEE, a ship of the Terrible Hunter. On board the HADRAMEE is Hygorasch who can prevent the destruction of the ILSAA in the last minute and is rescued by Sid Avarit before the HADRAMEE crashes into a nearby sun. They all get rescued by the ADMIRAL HOORN. Hygorasch decides to officialy go back to Stygian again in order to free his brother before he can join the GOI.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-08

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1324 - Der Große Bruder
The Big Brother
Kurt Mahr


To meet the Big Brother (and at last find out who or what he is), Sid Avarit and Tirzo board the GIFFORD. They find out that the Big Brother is the BASIS, the terranian super-ship everyone thought to be lost. When Stygian "offered" to install an Enerpsi-engine on the BASIS and to man her mainly with his vassals, Galbraith Deighton and Waylon Javier decided to withdraw the ship from his access and officially left the local group. But in reality they started to collect as many scientists as they could and turned the BASIS into a flying Think Tank to maintain scientific work that otherwise would have been suppressed by Stygian, overwhelming the Milky Way with ESTARTU-technology.

Meanwhile the captured Enerpsi-ship ILSAA also arrived at the BASIS and its engine is studied by Sato Ambush and Peregrin. When confronted by Sid Avarit, Peregrin denies having been absent from the BASIS when he entered the Tschomolungma on Earth and the Feresh Tovaar 703. Deighton confirms that but Sid is not convinced.

Tiro and Sid are brought to the BASIS to help Enza Mansoor and Notkus Kantor in their effort to make the Striktor operational, a device that is capable of cutting strings of the Stygian net that replaces the psionic net in the Milky Way. They perform some successful tests, but this causes the hunters of Stygian to get on their trail. And indeed they land on Styx-IV where the experiments take place and they arrest everyone. Sato Ambush lands on Styx-IV in secret and with the help of the now operational Striktor and his psionic skills he manages to temporarily put everyone onto another level of reality. Tirzo, Sid, Enzaa and Notkus are able to escape Stygian's hunters. Sato Ambush falls into a deep coma after he exhausted himself completely in the rescue.

With the Striktor the GOI is able to intercept a message from the arriving fleet of Pelyfor, the Eternal Warrior of Muun, that announces the arrivea of a scout. It is decided that as a further test this scout is to be captured, using the Striktor.

2008-04-09

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1325 - Der Tod eines Kriegers
Death Of A Warrior
Kurt Mahr


Awaiting the arrival of Pelyfor's scout-ship Enza Mansoor, Notkus Kantor and Tirzo start another experiment and prove that Tirzo is able to form a Möbius-band from a part of the Stygian-net that is cut out of the string by two striktors simultaneously. In a Möbius-band - essentialy a closed loop in hyperspace - they want to trap the fleet of Pelyfor. But first the scout arrives. To capture that ship, the string that it travels on is cut and the ship falls back into the normal universe. At once it is enclosed in an energetic sphere that it cannot escape and boarded by Galbraith Deighton and his crew. They release a huge amount of anti-codex-gas into the ship and thus free the scout and his crew from the influence of the codex-molecules. They are hold captive for the time being. From the computers aboard the scout's ship the GOI learns when and where the main host of Pelyfor's fleet will pass through.

6921 GOI ships are brought to the place where Pelyfor and his fleet will be caught in a Möbius-band. Since communication beaks down inside the Möbius-band it is expected that the ships of Pelyfor's fleet will circle the loop for a time before independently dropping back into the standard universe. This gives the GOI-ships time to overwhelm them one by one or in small groups rather than having to deal with the whole fleet at once. That plan works out fine. But when Deighton wants to arrest Pelyfor and his animator Biil, Biil takes over command and kills 13 members of Deighton's boarding party. Only with the combined efforts of Sid Avarit and Tirzo Biil can be overthrown at last. Biil dies and so does Pelyfor who now attacks Deighton. Both have been immune to the ant-codex-gas due to their excessive use of codex-molecules over aeons. The rest of the fleet is captured successfully. A little setback is that the secret weapon of Stygian, that turned out to be many Lost Gifts Of The Hesperides Of Muun, where not transported by the fleet but flew behind it. They sensed the trap and avoided it. So no one as of yet knows exactly what they are and they are on the loose, presumably entering the territory of the Blues as planned.

Back on the BASIS, it is discovered why the Hamiller-Tube a couple of months before began to speak with two voices. The Tabernacle Of Holt integrated itself into the huge syntronic computer and needed years before it recovered from the events in the Abyss. It now reveals itself and stays with the Tube, helping the GOI.

Also the identity of Peregrin is revealed: he is a projection of IT and sabotaged for a couple of months the efforts of the GOI to capture an Enerpsi-ship and learn about the Enerpsi-engine. IT did so because the GOI trusted too much in the technology without even knowing enough of the net underlying it. Now that they need information on the engine in order to find its weak spot and not to build one themselves he gave them enough clues, revealed himself and disappears.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-09

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1326 - Gegenschlag der Kartanin
Counterstrike of the Kartanin
Arndt Ellmer


In the middle of April 446, to the PIG's (Pinwheel Information Group) surprise a fleet of Maakar land on Kabarei, where their headquarter is. The Maakar start recycling the remnants of the war they fought on the planet years before against the Kartanin. The PIG is forced to shut down all operation to stay hidden. They at first try to drive away the Maakar by activating old machinery and sending it as kind of a ghost army against the Maakar, but that plan fails.

Bonifazio "Fazzy" Slutch secretely departs from Kabarei in order to officially enter the system from the outside and make contact with the Maakar. He learns that the Kartanin invited the Maakar to recycle the left-overs. Nikki Frikkel, head of the PIG, immediately recognizes that the Kartanin used the Maakar to immobilize the PIG and create a conflict between them and the Maakar.

When this does not work out 12 Kartanin ships head for Kabarei in order to destroy the PIG-base. Fazzy claims that the Kartanin are there to attack the Maakar and they take evasive actions. The Kartanin in turn claim that they are there to attack the (now no longer) hidden base of the PIG. The Maakar decide to stay neutral and the Kartanin can be warded of in the last minute.

The Kartanin have to withdraw unsuccessfully but uphold their promise to the Maakar that they can exploit Kabarei. The PIG coexists with the Maakar in future, each minding their own business.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-10

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1327 - Das Geheimnis der Wissenden
The Secret of the Knowing Women
Marianne Sydow


To Dao-Lin-H'ay's horror, the Knowing Women decide to feign their own death, using 18 very old Kartanin women - amongst them her former teacher Vai-Sinh-H'ay - in order to get the PIG (Pinwheel Information Group) off their trail. The women are stationed on the ARDUSTAAR, a ship of the MASURA-class and with the help of paratau put into a state of trance in which they believe they actually are the Knowing Women and have to die to protect the secret of the Kartanin. The ship is positioned outside Pinwheel where the PIG and the Knowing Woman made first contact.

Nikki Frikkel and her crew, most notably the paratensor Poerl Alcoun, find the ship and chase it for a couple of days before it lands on the planet Nyrello. There, they very carefully approach the ARDUSTAAR in an attempt to get hold of the allegedly Knowing Woman. But in the moment they finally get too near to the ship the old women detonate a huge amount of paratau and destroy their ship, all of them dying in the process.

Dao-Lin-H'ay does not die with the old women because she was not on board when the explosion occurred. She was searching for a hide-out because she intended to rescue the old women. In the end she is found by Poerl Alcoun and Nikki Frikkel and taken aboard the WAGEIO to be questioned about the secret of the Kartanin, but she refuses to tell anything.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-10

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1328 - Die Harmonie des Todes
The Harmony of Death
Robert Feldhoff


For the young Ophaler Salaam Siin, the reception-examination is imminent at the Singing school. Although he is convinced of his proficiency, at first the 16-year old is excited. The reason for it is the Standard that he has chosen. He would like to recite the “Chant of the Heraldic Gates of Siom Som”, a piece even that even for a qualified vocalist, demands all. Although his father and his good friend Ondech try to dissuade him from this craziness, he doesn't let it discourage him from his goal.

His courage shrinks, depressed from the examination-hall a little, as Ondech, who was before him, had failed. The misshapen Ophaler is a very good singer but nevertheless has not managed it. However now, it is too late for him to back out. Salaam Siin enters the examination-hall and sings. Although he wobbles something lifts him in the end. Never has someone his age sung the chorale so well.

His career proceeds better than expected. In a few short years he leaves his home planet Zaatur for Mardakaan, the center of the Ophalisch life, to him, to be accepted into the Belku namtal chant-school. To the school, whose name means “Ode to her Fight”, it becomes very quickly clear that different wind blows here than on his home world. On Mardakaan, the skill of the chant doesn't stand in the foreground. It is Effect, which is arranged mainly by the psionic component, which stands in the foreground. Aim the chants is the teaching of the eternal conflict, from which ESTARTU one proclaims to glorify.

His roommate of Kaleng Proo is a glowing admirer of this teaching, while Salaam Siin has his misgivings against them; something he of course frankly can not speak of. Between Salaam and his roommate, who admittedly takes second place to him vocally from the psionic force that he puts into his chant, an enmity develops.

Both make their way to the Belku namtal and develop themselves. Salaam even succeeds to educe a new Chorale, which has a disastrous effect on the listeners. Salaam is solidly convinced that he has discovered one of the forbidden chants. He vows to himself after this, never to recite the chant publicly, and names it “Nambaq siwa” – the chant of Death.

One day, Salaams Siins and Kaleng Proos chant teacher suddenly and unexpectedly dies. His successor is to be chosen between the two of them. Both are prepared to audition. After Kaleng Proo proclaims the singing of the teaching of the eternal conflict, Salaam recognizes that he doesn't want to accept the position. He doesn't object to Kaleng Proo’s succession, and leaves the Belku namtal too. From now on he travels, tracking down driven young singers.

He quickly acquires a good reputation and lives on the revenues from the concerts. Again and again, he sights young talents and some, he helps enter the Belku namtals.

One day, his way leads him to Zaatur. Returned to his home planet, he would like to see his family again. However, he doesn't remember his birthplace. Ondech, who he meets in the Singing school, tells him something has happened. A prophet visited Zaatur, and demanded he sing the “Chant of the Actions Ijarkors”. The difficult chorale overtaxed the unpracticed Singers of the colonial-planet, who got in psionic component, without control. Many Ophalers died, including the whole family Salaam Siins. Also Ondech lost many relatives. He ask Salaam if he can accompany him. He is pleased for the company of his good friend and agrees.

The two travel the Galaxy. Siom Som is extremely successful and fills the predominantly Ophaler public with enthusiasm. However on an insignificant colonial-planet, a catastrophe occurs. Salaam Siins is lured into a trap. Only thanks to his chant, the one with a sedative effect, and the help of a grand humanoid strangers, can he free himself. Help comes for Ondech too late however, and Salaams friend dies in the turmoil.

One of the foreigners introduces himself to Salaam as Alaska Saedelaere. He belongs to the organization of the Travelers of the Net, which stands in opposition to the eternal warriors. The members of this organization can use the preference-pole of the Psionic net to overcome great distances. Saedelaere introduces Salaam Siin to the goals of the Net Travelers and asks him to join the organization. As he recognizes, that a manipulation of DORIFERs, as it with the creation of Kalmenzonen happens, is morally extremely reprehensibly, he joins the organization. On Sabhal, the main world of the Net Travelers, the psionic Imprint is lent him, which lets him tour the preferred paths of the Psionic net.

Also his spaceship is constructed on Sabhal. The HARMONY contains a chant-cathedral in which Salaam Siin can develop the psionic component of the chants. Ready to burst to have the chant-cathedral, the Ophaler accepts and becomes the first Traveler of the Net DORIFER-Capsule on board. Salaam Siin hides his spaceship in a solar-corona and comes back to Mardakaan, where he establishes a chant-school. He gives it the name ‘Nambicu ara wada’, we sing for her Honor, and already announces his opposition to the Belku Namtal with the name.

Kaleng Proo, who has risen to the leader of the Belku Namtal in the meantime, is not unaware of Salaams works. He threatens him, stating he will have great problems, if he dare to step into competition with his Singing school.

Salaam Siin cannot be intimidated. His school becomes very popular and convinces not only through the quantity of the singers but also through their quality. Beside his work, Salaam explores on board his ship HARMONY, the potentialities that the Chant of Death offers for him.

The Nambicu ara wada prospers and enters the next ‘Games of Life’, that takes place once every Mardakaan year and represents the most important cultural event of the Ophaler, to sing in. The Singing school of Salaam Siin can lead 1.3 million singers. The most important task of the Singing school in the game of the life consists of generating a suggestive background to glorify the teaching of the eternal conflict.

The organization of the Net Travelers becomes popular. As the Vironauts are powerfully concentrated in ESTARTUs, Perry Rhodan and ZA-Träger appear. They are also at the next meeting with them. In this, a plan forms against the eternal Warriors, convinced that Salaam Siins Singing school should declare entry in the next Games of Life.

Although his Singing school has reached a very high qualitative level, the qualification is for the Nambicu ara wada is not easy. Salaam Siin works hard and puts underneath many Chants the dangerous scales of the Nambaq siwa. This particular scale quickly becomes the landmark of his Singing school.

Another event makes the coming Game of Life somewhat particular. The two Terrans Roi Danton and Ronald Tekener organize this. The two plan to honor the games by not having them on Mardakaan, but in the Siom-System, the center of the powerful concentration of ESTARTUs. As this message of Graucum, as the government head Mardakaans is known, creates displeasure in the population at first; how can one break with the tradition so simply? However in time the realization grows and is generally accepted that it is an honor, that the chants of the Ophaler, will now be carried into the center of this powerful concentration.

As before each Game of Life, a match will determine at that time, which Singing school will become the leader. After initial difficulties, the Nambicu ara wada reaches its optimal levels and manages to make it to the finals. Their opponent is the Belku Namtal.

However Kaleng Proo doesn't fight fair. Before the final day, he attempts to derail Salaam Siin. Thanks to one student, Salaam Siin uncovers the attempted fraud but cannot prove Kaleng Proo had anything to do with it. The fact that the student, that pointed out the stations, vanishes without a trace, makes proving it impossible. Salaam Siin realizes that the stations represented only one plot. The fact that he doesn’t know the true plan of Kaleng Proos, evokes strong unrest in him.

The final day arrives. The stadium in which the finale takes place is overcrowded and with Tekener and Danton as grand prominent figures among the spectators. Despite the unrest Salaam Siin feels, his Singing school still reaches its accustomed level again. Kaleng Proo, driven mad by the need to win, applies a forbidden chant in his psionic component, bringing danger to all present. Salaam Siins and his students are very strongly affected, being in close spatial proximity. With his last strength, Salaam leaves his students in the Nambaqs siwa, and strikes up the Chant of Death. This unfurls his disastrous effect; Kaleng Proo, and his students are swept away by the psionic strength and disintegrate into dust.

The winner of the match is the Nambicu ara wada; however an insipid aftertaste remains. Roi Danton and Ronald Tekener, although shocked by the events, are content in the knowledge that the preparations for the planned assassination will go ahead as planned.

Mark Gearhart 2006-03-21

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1329 - Der Raub der Hybride
The robbery of the hybrid
Ernst Vlcek


Alaska Saedelaere returns to the lake Talsamon and searches for his partner Testare. But he can only find a recording in which Testare informs him that he was on Sabhal (the headquarter-planet of the Travelers Of The Net) and found out that the Querions criticize the actions of the Travelers from the Milky Way. He also urges him to free the Jennifer Thyron/Demeter-hybrid. He himself is on an own errand that he does not reveal, because he needs to do something on his own and gain a little more independence from Alaska.

Alaska travels to Sabhal and takes part in a meeting of Perry Rhodan, Atlan, Jen Salik and the Querion Caneasi. Caneasi states that he and the other Querions think that the fight against the Eternal Warriors that the galactic Travelers have intensified very much lately is not the main goal of the Travelers Of The Net which is the protection of DORIFER. Therefore Perry and his friends are still free to do as they want but are reminded that the Querions will not assist them. Also they are unwilling to give information about the time when the philosophy of the Eternal Conflict arose, especially because IT is not telling them anything in the first place though IT knows much more. After the meeting Jen Salik heads off for the Dome Kesdschan to try and rid himself, Perry and Atlan of the aura of the Knights Of The Deep.

Alaska flies to Taloz, Lainish's secret base, where he intends to free the hybrid. He is imprisoned by Lainish who leaves Taloz in an attempt to sabotage the assembling of the 1.300.000 Ophalians that are to sing in the Siom-system during the next Game Of Life. Meanwhile Faragha the Nakk experiments with the hybrid and wants to even add Alaska to the it. Alaska is embedded in the hybrid and makes contact with Jennifer and Demeter. He informs them that he is about to rescue them and bids them to tell Lainish that he must divert 300.000 Ophalians while they travel via a Heraldic Gate to Siom to two different planets in order to sabotage the Game Of Life and thus bring Roi Danton and Ronald Tekener in Ijarkor's miscredit. Faragha has to end the experiment and free Alaska from the hybrid when Lainish returns earlier than expected because he was unsuccessful and wants to take counsel from the hybrid. The hybrid tells Lainish exactly what Alaska wanted it to and thus Lainish in an attempt to ruin Roi and Ronald becomes a helper of the Travelers Of The Net unknowingly.

Lainish and Faragha leave Taloz to prepare the diversion of the Ophalians. Faragha who thinks Alaska is his ally informs him that a ship is to bring the hybrid out of Lainish's reach into safety while they are absent. Alaska manages to enter the ship and get the hybrid with the help of Irmina Kotschistowa who begins trying to separate Demeter, Jennifer and the three Siganese from the plant.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-16

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1330 - Flucht aus dem Vergessen
Flight from oblivion
K.H. Scheer


Perry Rhodan bids the 510 year old Ertrusian Taffas Rozoll to take the Gavvron ship TAAHHL with transform-bombs aboard, fly near the KLOTZ and write the old USO-sign for LYRA with the bombs in the sky. This shall show Ratber Tostan and Posy Poos that their call was heard and understood. Tostan sees and recognizes the sign and starts making his way to a hangar where he hopes to find a ship with which he and Posy Poos can leave the KLOTZ. On their way they see that more and more folks on board the KLOTZ are becoming active again. For example the Traav, saurian creatures that are the fighting force of the project-coordinators that run the KLOTZ and try to hinder Tostan and Posy from leaving it. An inter-cosmic probe of Waringer informs Tostan and Posy that Taffas Rozoll is waiting outside for them. The two manage to board the Tsunami-32 and leave the KLOTZ. Outside they make contact with Rozoll.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-16

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1331 - Zu Ehren Ijarkors
In honour of Ijarkor
H.G. Francis


One half of the abducted Ophalians materializes on Lombok, the other on Paillar. Roi Danton and Salaam Siin fly to Paillar to check out the situation. Lainish follows them because he still thinks that they want to somehow send the Ophalians to Siom and wants to prohibit that. On Paillar he accuses Roi and Salaam in front of codex-protector Dokroed to have manipulated the Heraldic Gates, though it was of course he who actually did that.

Meanwhile Aysxixa, an ambitious Gavvron and Lainish's lover, tries to become master of the Heraldic Gate on Paillar by poisoning 40 of the 500 Nakk that control the gate with a psionic substance that makes them slave to her will. By this she causes a destabilization of the gate that becomes short of exploding and destroying the whole planet in the course. The 150.000 Ophalians on Paillar can avoid this by beginning to sing and redirect the psionic energies that are out of control. They are helped also by the 150.000 Ophalians on Lombok who joined the song when they felt the need of the Ophalians on Paillar. Now both Heraldic gates remain blocked for a certain time preventing the 300.000 Ophalians from reaching Siom in accordance with the plan of the Travelers Of The Net.

Lainish is left behind on Paillar and Roi and Salaam return to Siom. There, Ijarkor just arrives via his Heraldic Gate. He seems to be very confused and upset and announces to the horror of his people: "The rumors are correct - ESTARTU does not live here any more".

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-16

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1332 - Die Höhlen der Ewigkeit
The Caves Of Eternity
Peter Griese


The Caves Of Eternity is a large complex of connected caves in multiple stories under the palace of Ijarkor on his home moon. In them lives Jeo, a Paillar that once was brought there by Ijarkor to be punished. Jeo now lives there with Kera-Hua-Zatara a plant that turns out to be the mother of Comanzatara and Huakaggachua. She can foresee the tide of events during the Game Of Life that is held in the Siom-system this time. She tells Jeo about it:

During the Game Of Life the Ophalians begin to sing their psionic song. The energy of their song interferes with the energy of the Heraldic Gate on Siom and the teleport-system. This leads to the destruction of the gate in an explosion. The explosion causes a psionic shock wave that hits -amongst others- the Heraldic Gates on Paillar and Lombok where at each 150.000 Ophalians are also singing the song. Now these two gates also brake down and the shockwave becomes powerfull enough to destroy all the remaining Heraldiv Gates. The Kalmen-zone of Siom-Som thus becomes obliterated.

After Ijarkor is defeated heavily his Animateur Srolg takes over the reign of Siom-Som saying that the Eternal Warriors have failed ESTARTU and now the animateurs as the true legal heirs of ESTARTU will now rule the 12 galaxies of her realm. He does not punish the Ophalians because they did not know what they did. They were instructed to sing this song by their master Salaam Siin who works together with Ronald Tekener and Roi Danton and the Travelers of The Net. Those three Srolg and Lainish now try to capture.

Ronald, Roi and Salaam try to reach an escape-ship that is stationed in the Caves Of Eternity. There the meet Jeo and Kera-Hua-Zatara. They help healing the exhausted plant and in return Jeo guides them to the ship avoiding Lainish and his troops. But some of Lainish's troops find Jeo and recognize that he helped the fugitives. In a last effort Kera-Hua-Zatara turns herself into a wall of fire, killing the troops and rescueing Jeo. She realizes then in a vision that her children Comanzatara and Huakaggachua are on Terra and Sabhal in safety and dies peacefully.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-25

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1333 - Im Bann des Psichogons
Under the spell of the psichogon
Kurt Mahr


Bully and his crew on the EXPLORER meet the GREY SQUIRREL a former member of the EXPLORER-conglomerat and exchange news. Bully learns that Asporc, a planet in the far outer rim of the Milky Way is chosen as a place where making contact with the GOI (Galactic Organic Independence) for homecoming vironauts is possible. When he enters that information into an information-node of the Travelers Of The Net he gets a message that Gucky awaits him on Pinnafor. Bully flies to Pinnafor and rescues Gucky who lost his psionic abilitys when he entered a crashed Kartanin ship where two surviving Kartanin guard a huge amount of paratau. The constant presence of the paratau caused mental illness and heavy bodily mutations on the two helpless Kartanin. Bully decides to take them and the paratau with him and go to the planet the Kartanin originally intended to go to. Gucky leaves for Asporc.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-25

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1334 - Der Zweck heiligt die Mittel
The end justifies the means
Clark Darlton


Gucky arrives on Asporc and discovers the Kartanin Guang-Da-G'ahd that lives there for 14 years now gathering information on the Milky Way for the Voice Of Ardustaar. Captain Ahab alias Stalker lands on Asporc too and intends to sell paratau to Guang-Da-G'ahd who is a casual customer. Guang-Da-G'ahd gets the order to make contact to the GOI from the Voice and thinks that Captain Ahab would be the right person to speak to. But to avoid that he gets suspicious and furthermore gain his trust she makes a play. She informs Windaji Kutisha, the Terrible Hunter, of the imminent arrival of Captain Ahab. Kutisha's men are now able to capture Ahab and his crew and Kutisha himself comes to question them. Just as Ahab and Gucky almost snap under torture Guang-Da-G'ahd bids Kutisha for a few moments alone with the captives. Kutisha trusts her because she was the one who made the capture possible in the first place. But Guang-Da-G'ahd frees Ahab and Gucky instead and they can flee. Before the two Guang-Da-G'ahd claims that she only informed Kutisha because he would have captured them anyways and it would have been the only way to gain his trust enough to get near to them and free them. Together they free Ahabs crew and damage the ships of Kutisha. The can flee from Asporc but are unable to capture Kutisha. Guang-Da-G'ahd joins the GOI.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-25

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1335 - Die Verlorenen Geschenke der Hesperiden
The lost presents of the Hesperides
Arndt Ellmer


The presents offer themselfs and the knowledge of ESTARTU to the Blues. But there are not enough presents for every Blue so the desire to own one -that the presents themselfes plant in their hearts- leads to envy and rage with the Blues that have no present. The ones with presents become more and more arrogant and aggressive. The result is that the Blues decide to fight against Sotho Tyg Ian and demand that the other galactic nations do the same or be considered enemies as well. And their aggression also turns against people of their own folk that distrust the presents or are simply immune to their psionic emanation. Thus the former Hanse-specialist Trüliit becomes arrested after he sent away his present, seeing that it does him and no one else any good. But he is freed by his adopted son Tarnak who is not a Blue but a Paddler and therefore extremely gifted in technical terms.

Meanwhile Domo Sokrat and Benk Monz fly to Halut to bid their folk help the Blues. And Tirzo, a Blue working for the GOI makes first contact to Arfrar a Nakk. Arfrar agrees to meet the Blue whose psionic talents make him feel related to each other.

2008-04-25

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1336 - Der Jäger von Gatas
The Hunter Of Gatas
H.G. Ewers


October 446. A Hanse-fleet is attacked by a fleet of Blues because a psionic storm swept them into the territory of the Blues. They can however escape and reach Terra. Homer G. Adams now sees the time come to make an honest peace with the Kartanin in order to not split forces between the Blues- and the Kartanin-situation. He sends an ambassador to Pinwheel where Nikki Frickel, head of the PIG, is missing for weeks now.

Julian Tifflor and Nia Selegris make contact with Trüliit and Symfali, two Blues who hide in catacombs on Gatas. But they are all arrested even though Tarnak, Trüliits adopted son warded off a couple of attacks of Presents Of the Hesperides and police forces of the Blues initially. Alerted by Domo Sokrat and Benk Monz a fleet of Halutians attack Gatas with paralyzers and free Tiff, Nia, Trüliit, Symfali and Tarnak. They build a hidden base for the resistance on Gatas and leave again.

Tiff decides to weaken Stygians position by announcing the death of the Eternal Warrior Pelyfor.

Tirzo and Guang-Da-G'ahd, who helped the Halutians before now find the time to meet Arfrar. Arfrar greets Guang-Da-G'ahd as a sister-being.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-25

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1337 - Krieg der Esper
War of the Esper
Ernst Vlcek


Nikki Frickel managed to capture Dao-Linh-H'ay. But now the Kartanin block all PIG-bases and hunt Nikki on her ship WAGEIO. After three months of hunt they head for a dust-nebula. But that nebula is 'raknor' or forbidden for the Kartanin. At last the Knowing Women lose their patience and order a full scale psionic attack on the WAGEIO. The ship is lost, crashes into a nearby sun and the crew is captured by the Kartanin. But Nikki Frikkel, Poerl Alcoun and Dao-Lin-H'ay can escape in a small rescue-ship and head into the center of the nebula where the Kartanin dare not follow them. On the Kartanin military frequency they are contacted by the Voice Of Ctl and asked to land on the second planet of Ctl a sun near the center of the nebula. They follow that invitation.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-25

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1338 - Die Sechstageroboter
The robots of six days
Ernst Vlcek


On Ctl II Nikki Frikkel, Poerl Alcoun and Dao-Linh-H'ay find a robot civilization that consists of robots of six classes. The lowest class are the robots of the sixth day that are only capable of doing simple maintainance. By awakening robots of ever higher rank the three are learning about the history of the robots and the Kartanin.

50.000 years ago the Kartanin where in their first bloom. They constructed the robot-civilization to protect them. But for unknown reasons the robots turned against their makers and destroyed their civilization as well as all (about 20) others in Pinwheel. About a thousand years ago the Gys-Voolbeerah came across Pinwheel in their search for the Tba. There where no civilizations they could infiltrate, but they managed to make the robots their servants. The robots at that time had just crushed the reawakening Kartanin again as well as the Maakar that came over from Andromeda. The Gys-Voolbeerah left Pinwheel and settled over to the Milky Way and deactivated the robot-civilization so the Kartanin and Maakar had a chance to evolve successfully.

Nikki, Poerl and Dao-Linh are given a space-ship with which they can leave Ctl II under the condition that no one ever comes back to visit Ctl, because the reawakening robots do not want to be disturbed trying to reach the ideal state of zero. The ship transports them to an asteroid that is the base of the Knowing Women. Nikki and the Knowing Women begin to talk about a true peace between the Kartanin and the people of the Milky Way. Nikki's crew is to bring news of the offer of peace to the Milky Way while Nikki, Poerl and Dao-Linh stay with the Knowing Women.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-25

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1339 - Ijarkors letzte Schlacht
Ijarkor's last battle
Kurt Mahr


End of October 446: Srolg urges Ijarkor to destroy the space-nomads on Cursaafhar because their leader the Desotho Veth Leburian called him a puppet of the Animateurs. But Ijarkor's trust in the Eternal Conflict and his own role in the latest events is badly shaken after the destruction of the heraldic gates. The codex-molecules he inhales in the Dashid-rooms do not as before ensure him any more but instead give him back more and more long lost memories. Ijarkor begins to remember:

More than 50.000 years ago, about 2.500 years after his people began with interstellar travel he worked on a planet called Tiffoon as a project-leader on nuclear synthesis that should rid his folk of all shortcomings in natural resources because ever more complex matter was to be synthesized from the ever abundand hydrogen. One day one of the mysterious Singuva visited him at work and urged him to come with him. The Singuva it was said were even higher ranking than the central government and equipped with much higher sophisticated technique. So Ijarkor had no chance but to follow the invitation. He was taken to Etustar where the Singuva revealed to him that they inherited their technique from a super-being called ESTARTU and that with it they intend to establish a realm of 12 galaxies one of which Ijarkor was chosen to rule and bring the philosophy of the Eternal Conflict to.

After about 100 years every Eternal Warrior of which 12 exist - one for each galaxy in the realm - must return to Etustar where their biological decay is stopped by a machine of ESTARTU. On his 32nd return to Etustar Ijarkor is told that ESTARTU is in fact not living in her own realm any more, but the Animateurs prohibited that Ijarkor could take his knowledge with him. The Singuva decided that they could best govern the realm of ESTARTU when acting from behind the scenes and promoted the Eternal Warriors, becoming their pet-like advisors undergoing a series of controlled mutations making them small and giving them a tail. But that knowledge was also taken from Ijarkor when he left.

Tens of thousands of years later Ijarkor meets Srolg for the first time with Ronald Tekener and Roi Danton. When he comes from a Dashid-room, fully under the influence of the codex-molecules and Srolg he banishes Ronald and Roi into an Orphic Maze. Srolg reveals knowledge about the onion-layer-model of the life in the universe to Ijarkor and about the message from ESTARTU that is the only life-sign of the super-intelligence that the Animateurs ever received and that they derive their legitimacy from. Already Ijarkor suspects that the Animateurs heavily misinterpreted the message but as of that time he still falls victim to the codx-molecules and forgets though this time slight doubts remain.

Not believing in himself anymore and not being willing to decide over life and death of his Guardists Ijarkor cancels the half-heartedly begun attack on the planet Strobila where the space-nomads made their refuge to and challanges Veth Leburian to fight him one on one in mortal combat. Against the will of Srolg Ijarkor faces Veth Leburian alone and so meets Perry Rhodan, Atlan, Feller Lloyd and Ras Tschubai who all offer to forgive him and want him to help them restoring order to the realm of ESTARTU. Ijarkor admits that he lost but is as of yet not able to go as far as to really cooperat with the Travelers Of The Net. He returns to Srolg who announces that he failed and will be replaced. But deep inside Ijarkor does not care any more because he feels that not only his time as an Eternal Warrior is over but also the time of the Singuva.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-29

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1340 - Ephemeriden-Träume
Dreams of the Ephemerids
Arndt Ellmer


The Ephemerids are synthetid psi-quants that put dark visions in the heads of the people they meet. This functions as a means of control because to avoid the doom they saw the victims of the Ephemerids are trying even harder to be good followers of the codex. Ernst Ellert searches for the Local Group of Galaxies and comes on his way in contact with the Ephemerids that trap him and threaten to annihilate him. Testare who watches the Ephemerids to learn about them hears Ellerts mental cries for help and rescues him. The two become friends over the next couple of weeks in which they try to learn more about the Ephemerids. It turns out that the Nakk control the Ephemerids under the order of their Eternal Warrior. But they do it only as long as it suits their own plans. That becomes obvious when the Elfahdian Drohl tries to make the Nakk succumb to the Animateurs that have replaced the Eternal Warriors. They simply don't but announce to take care about a couple of planets in Absantha-Gom that provide and influence that drives the Ephemerids out of control. Ellert and Testare give message about that into an information-node of the Travelers Of The Net and then head of to the Place Of Fulfillment, that Ellert discovered and where they both hope to get a new true body.

Andreas Jäke

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1341 - Der Spion von Kumai
The spy of Kumai
Robert Feldhoff


Bully -disguised like one of the deformed Kartanin he picked up on Pinnafor- tries to spy on the Kartanin in the Branderk-system. He sneaks out of the hospital where he and the other Kartanin are treated and deflagrates a certain amount of Paratau in order to put the Kartanin in disorder, find a main computer and get information from it. But after a complex flight he only manages to learn about the quantity of Paratau stored on any one of the worlds of the Kartanin and the coordinates of their main world Hubei in Absantha-Gom. He is able to communicate the information to the EXPLORER but is caught and brought to Hubei. The EXPLORER follows.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-29

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1342 - Tod aus der Unendlichkeit
Death out of the infinity
H.G. Francis


November 446: Perry Rhodan and his friends discover that there exists an outpost of the Travelers Of The Net that is 50.000 years old but was never used. The Querions do not deliver a sufficient explanation and thus Perry, Atlan, Eirene, Fellmer and Ras use the Net to travel to tat station and find out more. It turns out that the planet Phamal that the outpost is on is Hubei, the main world of the Kartanin in Absantha-Gom. Subsequently everyone is caught by the Kartanin and they are all reunited with Bully that was brought to Hubei shortly before. Their capture was possible because a male Kartanin has the ability to leave his body and spy on them when he uses Paratau. That of course is an offense in the eyes of the female Kartanin who will not allow him to go on using his abilities because he is a male. But he and also the recently captured Travelers Of The Net turn out to be not the biggest challange the Kartanin currently face. There is an Esper-dying going on and the reason for it is identified to be arriving swarms of Ephemerids. Perry and his friends promise to help the Kartanin and slowly the Kartanin start to trust them. They are now guests instead of captives. In a vision Eirene reveals to the Kartanin that they originate from Hubei and where in great bloom 50.000 years ago. In turn the Kartanin reveal that the aim of the Lao-Sinh-project is the complete exodus from Ardustaar to Absantha-Gom of all Kartanin.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-29

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1343 - Der Königstiger
The royal tiger
K.H. Scheer


Ratber Tostan and Posy Poos want to leave Sabhal and join the GOI in the Milky Way in their fight against Stygian. Perry is not willing to let them go because he still wants to learn more about the KLOTZ from Tostan. But with the help of Taffas Rozoll and 80 Gavvron they start with the Gavvron ship TAAHL anyways. They manage to reach the Milky Way but they arrive between the fronts of the Blues and the forces of Stygian. Each of those mistake them for enemies and their ship is utterly destroyed, crashing into a sun in the end. But before that they make contact to Tirzo, a Blue working with the GOI. He takes them all aboard the DÜK. On that ship Tostan meets with the Kartanin Guan-Da-G'had and seeing her causes another boost of rememberance:

After the Grigoroff-projector malfunctioned the Tsunami-32 rematerializes in a galacy that is only half as big as the Milky Way but contains way more stars and glows read. After months of unconsciousness Tostan and his crew reawaken in the outer rim of that galaxy. Here they become attacked by unknown space-ships. Shortly before they are defeated Tostan challanges the commander of the enemies to a one on one combat. The commander that resembles a tiger and thus a Kartanin agrees. Tostan can win the fight and spares the live of his enemy. They become friends and Tostan helps the "tiger" to prepare his huge ship. The ship turns out to be the KLOTZ. When the Tsunami is brought on board the KLOTZ Tostan hides Posy and orders him ton restore it as best he could. Finally the KLOTZ makes a huge transition and appears near DORIFER.

Andreas Jäke 2008-04-29

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1344 - Das Ende der Hybride
End of the Hybrid
Peter Griese


August 430: Jizzi Huzzel ends up on Swoofon to escape a fanatical biologist named Ferbelin Destowitsch that wants the intelligent plant Comanzatara for his collection. Comanzatara has contact with another plant of her kind, another Zatara, by the name of Aldruizantaro, that predicts that Huakaggachua, the sister of Comanzatara and like her a daughter of Kera-Hua-Zatara, will come to her in about fifteen years. Comanzatara then disappears and Jizzi Huzzel stays on Swoofon waiting for her.

April 436: Ferbelin Destowitsch finds Jizzi Huzzel and wants her to hand over the Zatara to him. Comanzatara returns and can finally convince Destowitsch that she is a person of her own right and that he has no right to possess her. Before he leaves she predicts to him when and where he can find the woman that he will share the rest of his life with. Comanzatara then falls into a state of passivity to recreate herself. Another Zatara, Jacaranda, that is the plant that Jennifer Thyron, Demeter and the three Siganese are combined into a Hybrid uses Comanzatara's body as a relay and tells Jizzi about her state and that she will contact her again when Huakaggachua arrives.

November 446: Huakaggachau arrives and together with Comanzatara she makes contact with Jacaranda. Jacaranda says that Irmina Kotschistowa is preparing an operation to seperate her from Jennifer, Demeter and the Siganese that she will not survive. Also she vaguely announces a cosmic desaster that only Oogh at Tarkan would be able to stop. She also tells them that about 50.000 years ago there where 20 Zatara in ESTARTU that where gathering information for their masters. But the Pterus recognized their abilities and hunted them almost all down and made them the basic stock of the Hybrids on Majsunta. Kera-Hua-Zatara, Camanzatara and Aldruizantaro where the only ones to escape but lost their memories due to a strangeness-shock. When Irmina Kotschistowa begins the operation Jacaranda kills herself, thus freeing Jennifer, Demeter and the three Siganese.

Comanzatara, Huakaggachua and Jizzi Huzzel teleport by the powers of the Zataras onboard the DÜK. There they meet with Guan-Da-G'ahd, a Kartanin and Arfrar, a Nakk. All recognize that they are of like origin and kind of sister-races. The Nakk now refuse to manage the Lost Gifts of The Hesperides that as an effect lose their function and disappear. Sotho Tyg Ian announces that as a consequence he will destroy the whole Milky Way.

Andreas Jäke 2008-05-15

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1345 - Gruft der Erleuchtung
Thy Crypt Of Enlightenment
Marianne Sydow


12 days after Nikki Frickel and Poerl Alcoun entered the NARGA SANT the Sco-ta-ming, the center of the NARGA SANT, informs the Knowing Women that myriads of psi-particles are nearing the Tarkanium and thus threaten to spontaneously deflagrate the immens amounts of Paratau that are deposited there. Because the Knowing Women are unable to contact the Kartanin in the Tarkanium in ESTARTU due to the huge distance, Nikki Frickel, Poerl Alcoun and Dao-Lin-H'ay enter the death zone in the inner most parts of the Sco-ta-ming in order to reawaken Oogh at Tarkan that is kept in an artificial hybernation-sleep down there. They manage to get by all deathly traps on their way by combining all their talents and can wake up Oogh at Tarkan. Oogh decides after listening to the description of the currrent situation that he will use all the statues of him in the Dashid-rooms to spread word that the thrid way as propagated by the Pterus is a lie.

Andreas Jäke 2008-05-15

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1346 - Entscheidung im Raumfort 3201
Decision in Space-Fort 3201
Kurt Mahr


On December 1st 446 the Attar Panish Panisha-statues in the great Upanishad-schools on Terra, Arkon, Olymp and many more worlds start to speak and tell about the lie that the third way under the Pterus has become. The enraged and disappointed pupils begin to destroy the Upanishada. This happens in the next days to all Upanishada and all Shada that are still not fully convinced are treated with anti-codex-serum by the GOI.

Bonifazio Slutch arrives from Pinwheel and is brought before Julian Tifflor by an agent named King Vence and tells him about the happenings in the NARGA SANT and the reawakening of Oogh at Tarkan. After that he, Vence and 130 former Shana fly to the Space-Fort 3201 where they know Windaji Kutisha to be. After the fall of the Tschomolungma the last support Sotho Tyg Ian has. They officially seek asylum in the Feresh Tovaar, feigning to be Shana still true to the Sotho, but Fazzy hides and secretely puts lots of pellets into the ventilation-system of the Feresh Tovaar that, when ingnited, synthesize anti-codex-molecules in huge amounts. Although he is found out and brought before Windaji Kutisha, Fazzy can ignite the pellets, many of them near Windaji Kutisha himself. The Terrible Hunter loses his faith in the third ways and lets his own robots kill himself for he beliefs himself to be a traitor to Sotho Tyg Ian.

In the meantime the Halutians successfully test a new weapon against the space-ships of Stygian. They block the machines that send the transform-bombs on their way and cause 485 Stygian space-ships to explode of their own bombs. Stygian now begins to make true his announcement to destroy the whole Milky Way. He travels to the station UDHURU near the central black hole of the Milky Way and intends to let all the energy of the Stygian net increase the gravity of the hole and thus beginning the process of the black hole devouring the whole Milky way.

Andreas Jäke 2008-05-15

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1347 - Am Ereignishorizont
At the event horizon
Kurt Mahr


Stygian is in the station UDHURU preparing the destruction of the Milky Way. All efforts of penetrating his shields and atticking him with brute force fail. But during one of these attacks when Stygian shuts down his force fields to destroy the attacking fleet Stalker, Bonifazio "Fazzy" Slutch, Sid Avarit, and Guan-Da-G'ahd manage to get behind his shield by flying with the attacking fleet, but leaving their ship in the last moment before Stygian attacks. Now in their SERUNs they are too small a target to be recognized in all the action and can secretely land on UDHURU. Guan-Da-G'ahd by means of Paratau finds Stygian and Sid Avarit helps Stalker to get there. Stalker identifies himself and fights against Styhgian and his animateur Kralsh. He kills them both. Now the Nakk on the other stations near the central black hole are able to stop the process of destruction in the last moment. They redirect the energy that Stygian wanted to put into the black hole and thus connect the Stygian-net with the psionic net. Stalker claims the GOMSTAR -the flagship of Stygian- for himself and heads of to ESTRARTU to help fight the Pterus. Peregrin as a messanger of ES shows up and says that though a great catastrophy was avoided in the Milky Way a cosmic catastrophy is still imminent. As the source he names DORIFER.

Andreas Jäke 2008-05-15

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1348 - Die ESTARTU-Saga
The Estartu-saga
Ernst Vlcek


Perry Rhodan, Atlan, Fellmer Lloyd and Ras Tschubai return to Sabhal from Hubei, where Eirene stays with the Kartanin. Alaska Saedelaere and Atlan can confirm that the statues of the Attar Panish Panisha began to speak by visiting a Tschomolungma. Meanwhile the KLOTZ arrives near the Tarkanium. Lloyd rescues Duara Obeah from DORIFER and finds that the door to DORIFER is shut. Wanting to go against the psi-particles that threaten the Tarkanium Perry and his friends want to take councel with the Querions. Wybort, one of them answers their call and is willing to reveal knowledge about the past:

After ESTARTU, who was protecting DORIFER before, left his realm in the year 50.567 BC, the Querions begin to have a look at DORIFER and take over the watch for it. In 50.027 BC in a reaction to a cosmic phenomenon DORIFER raises the psi-constant. 37 years later 13 Querions leave the mental collective of their people and found The Travelers Of The Net as a means of protecting DORIFER. Searching for the famouzs Attar Panish Panisha Oogh at Tarkan, the Querions find the Phamal-System (later called Hubei by the Kartanin) and build a station there in case Oogh at Tarkan should return there. The Pterus and the Nakk develop the Enerpsi-Drive and the Querions recognize that they too have the ability to use the altered psi-constant to enable chosen helpers to travel by the net after they are psionically imprinted.

on Dec. 6th the Travelers Of The Net give out a declaration of war againt the Eternal Warriors. Ijarkor reacts by inviting Perry Rhodan for a direct conflict aboard his ship SOMBATH. Perry decides to accept and tries to reach the SOMBATH with a personal step via the net. The chronicler of IT fetches him from within the net and makes him a silent observer of a discussion that he has with an emissionary of the Cosmocrats. This way Perry learns more about ESTARTU and what happened 50.000 years ago.

In the year 50.617 B. C. ESTARTU informs IT about a distress-call that ESTARTU received from a distant galaxy whose people can only be saved if help comes quickly. While IT wants to consult the Cosmocrats, ESTARTU feels she has to help on her own, being a supporter of the 3rd way between the Cosmocrats and the Chaotarchs. Disappointed she leaves IT and in the next 50 years makes the Pterus her governors.

Sent back on his way Perry reaches the SOMBATH where meanwhile Ijarkor killed his Animateur Srolg because the Singuva ordered the Eternal Warriors to commit ritual suicide. Ijarkor by now is seeing his death coming and grants Perry's wish to learn more about the past:

After the original Pterus and their kinsfolk that adopted to other world's climates fought against each other for more the 20 years ESTARTU took representatives of all Pterus-folks to Etustar, except for the Singuva that started the conflict. There ESTARTU gives her technical instruments to the Pterus and trusts them to look after her 12 galaxies in her absence. Later the Pterus seek reconsiliation with the Singuva, thinking that there has to be peace between everyone in order to do ESTARTU justice. The Singuva begin to mystify ESTARTU by founding schools in that the 3rd way is being taught and they use a modified gas from their home world's volcanos to influence the pupils. All that oppose them die from an overdose. Suddenly the psi-constant that ESTARTU ordered not to influence rises and everyone thinks that the Singuva that try to be ever more powerful are the source of that change. But the Singuva deny it and indeed a little later the NARGA SANT makes contact with the Pterus and Singuva. The NARGA SANT is a huge spaceship that comes from another universe, where the galaxy Hangay is to where ESTARTU headed to help the people of Hangay. On board the NARGA SANT is Oogh at Tarkan a Kartanin with some of his people, some Nakks and some Zataras. They send greatings from ESTARTU and advice to help the people of the NARGA SANT as they are the first ambassadors of Hangay. The arrival of the NARGA SANT from outside this universe caused the psi-constant to rise and the people of the NARGA SANT where unconscious for months due to a huge strangeness-shock when they arrived in this universe. Thus rehabilitated the Singuva widen their influence and soon are the most dominant folk of the Pterus initially they support Oogh at Tarkan, granting him the four planets that ESTARTU said should be be given to them and that later became the Tarkanium. In exchange Oogh at Tarkan helps spread the 3rd way and orders the Nakk to help build and manage the wonders of the 12 galaxies of ESTARTU. But the Singuva want to have absolut power and by means of an intrigue let Oogh at Tarkan seem to be the one seekeing absolut power. Oogh at Tarkan is at length forced to flee from the 12 galaxies of ESTARTU to Pinwheel where he founds the first realm of the Kartanin. He and the Nakk and Zatara get utterly seperated. The Singuva redefine ESTARTU's lore of the 3rd way into the Permanent Conflict and wage an neverending war against the Gorim's that fight for the readjusting of the psi-constant. The Singuva themselfs start to work more and more from the background and finally recruit the Eternal Warriors from the original Pterus while themselfs they genetivally engineer themselfs into small unobtrusive creatures - the Animateurs.

Ijarkor - free from the influence of the codex-gas and now remembering all that he did and that was done to him is giving up awaiting his death. But Perry Rhodan gives him new hope by inviting him to start fighting for the true ideas of ESTARTU

Andreas Jäke

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1349 - Chronik der Kartanin
Kartanian Chronicles
Ernst Vlcek


In early 447, Pucky reports on the latest events in the Milky Way, which convinces Rhodan to meet with Ijarkor on the Sombath. They decided to kidnap one of the Nakks controlling the Swarms of Ephemereals threatening the Tarkanium. When Eirene learns the history of Estartu from her father, she realizes that it sounds familiar to her. Rhodan sends Pucky and Felmer Lloyd in the local cluster to talk to Oogh at Tarkan.

Rhodan decides to broadcast, over Kartanian radio channels, the entire history of their people in an attempt to defuse the situation. Bao at Tarkan, the coordinator of the Narga Puur, calls the Galactics traitors and orders Mia-San-K'yon to have the Terrans arrested. The Kartanian hesitates, feeling that the Terrans are not the enemies, and she's also reluctant moving away the four thousand tons of Paratau stored inside the Tarkanium.

Rhodan tries to convince Bao at Tarkan but the commander won't listen. He claims not to know anything about Estartu. Ijarkor brings the Nakk Dobaril to Rhodan and while Mia initially thinks she's being betrayed by Rhodan, she quickly feels a mental connection with the Nakk and realizes that their two people might indeed be related. The Nakk accepts to withdraw the Swarms of Ephemereals.

Since the Tarkan universe was dying, Estartu decided to transfer the entire Hangay galaxy into our universe. The Narga Sant was sent first as a scout and it crossed the dimensional barrier, having on board Kartanians but also Zataras, Nakks and representatives of more than twenty other races of Hangay. Estartu knows that she is contravening against the laws of the universe and that as soon as the foreign body appears in the new universe, the cosmo-nucleotide Dorifer will react to its presence by altering the cosmic constants.

When the Narga Sant materializes in our universe, it is exposed to an expected Strangeness Shock, which the Nakks quickly recover from and start experimenting in order to create a bridge to Tarkan. Oogh at Tarkan was one of the few people who knew the entire plan of Estartu, but he decided not to inform his people, afraid of their reaction.

Instead, he had statues installed in the various Upanishads who would would talk to the Kartanians when the time would come. The Nakks and the Zataras were left behind in order to control the nearby governments and to keep Dorifer under watch. Oogh at Tarkan knew exactly where Hangay would materialize: near the galaxy Ardustaar, so he directed his fleet in this direction.

On the way, they avoided the galaxy they call Sayaaron (Andromeda) because of the war raging between the Lemurians and the Beasts, and they also studied the galaxy of the Nocturnians. They deciphered they hypersymbols and discovered the Paratau. Later, when Oogh at Tarkan visited Fornax, he learned from the Wise that the Nocturnians were able to synthesize the dangerous psychogene by increasing the local psi constant.

The Wise of Fornax asked Oogh at Tarkan to neutralize the Paratau and when the operation started, it was soon discovered that the Paratau was giving psi abilities to all the female Kartanians. At the same time, all the races of the Narga Sant started showing signs of mutation because of the Strangeness Shock. The mutation first caused short-term memory losses but would eventually lead to the complete erasure of their past within a few generations.

The scientists found a way to block the devolution starting at the third generation and Oogh at Tarkan started spreading the various races of the Narga Sant across Ardustaar and picked up thousands of Nocturnians who were relocated in several floors of the Narga Sant.

One day, a violent explosion of Paratau destroyed parts of the Narga Sant and an entire floor of Nocturnians was turned into the Idiots of Fornax. A fleet of robots was created in order to assist the third generation remember their past. Finally, Oogh at Tarkan withdrew with twelve Kartanians in the hibernation room of the Narga Sant.

When he woke up twenty years later, none of the twenty-one races of Hangay was capable of space flight. Ten years later, he was confronted by Tefrodians and barely managed to get rid of them by irradiating the Nocturnian floor of the Narga Sant. Then he went back to sleep, hoping to wake up once the robots would have restored the degenerated generations.

Pucky and Lloyd explain that Oogh at Tarkan is afraid that the blast caused by the explosion of four million drops of Paratau would create a cosmic catastrophe in the Dorifer sector.

In Absanta-Shad, Bull meets with Volcayr on Elfahd where three thousand Elfahdian spaceships have recently arrived to fight the Swarms of Ephemereals. Since he's still unaware of the fact that the Ephemerals have been neutralized, Bull sends the twelve thousand through the sphere created by the Ephemereal Swarms in the heart of the Tarkanium.

The entire stock of Paratau is ignited by the psionic radiations and blows up.

Hundreds of psychic Kartanians die and thousands more succumb to psiphreny. Hyperdimensional shockwaves ripple through the fifty million light years sphere of Dorifer and millions of suns appear in the Local Cluster, 880,000 light years away from Pinwheel and 2.13 million light years away from the Milky Way.

Perry Rhodan, who was inside Dorifer at the moment of the catastrophe, is nowhere to be found.

2005-06-06

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