When the airship Oberon goes missing on its maiden voyage into the D-Realm, much speculation ensues throughout the scientific community on 9th-Parallel Earth. Given the ineffable nature of Dimensional Travel, only someone sufficiently foolish - orMoreWhen the airship Oberon goes missing on its maiden voyage into the D-Realm, much speculation ensues throughout the scientific community on 9th-Parallel Earth. Given the ineffable nature of Dimensional Travel, only someone sufficiently foolish - or brave, its all a matter of amplitude - to throw caution to the four winds (with sharp implements attached and an accompanying note TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN written in capitals) could even contemplate any attempt at location and salvage, let alone rescue.
Professor Edson Gearforth-Blaque however, has been informed (although at least one source of the information is somewhat etherial) that not only were there significant parties aboard the missing vessel, but an ancient and sentient force is behind this mystery. So wind up your adventurous mainsprings and stoke your inner boilers with fortitude. All aboard the airship Maximillian with a crew full of eccentric misfits for a ride with more amplitude than you can shake an oscilloscope at.
Hold onto your toppers!Mrs Overhaul, the ships Housekeeper, Chief Cook and Bottle-washer (a lady seldom found and more than meets the eye), regards it all as a storm in a teacup - just dont use the best china. Earl Grey and a Garibaldi, anyone..?Meanwhile and elsewhere, Tex Tundra, Deceased 19th-Century lawman from 3rd-Parallel Earth, has his own problems to contend with. Who is the man in the mirror? Why do entities both mechanical and Biological attempt to kill him all over again because of something called Starstriker and what is a Quantum Ninja Assassin anyway?
Where is the Arizona State Territory and his horse Stonewall VI? With the aid of his newfound ally Rip Fandhango perhaps something tangible and a little less deadly (but dont count on it) than photon cannons and laser rifles will materialise to answer some of these questions.Oh yes, one more thing. Please beware of exploding monotremes!