Archive for June, 2009

Legionnaire Profiles – Mistress Dolly Branican

Posted in LEGIONAIRES on June 3, 2009 by Peter Overstreet

 

Mistress Dolly Branican, originally from San Diego, CA, found herself on the hunt for her long lost husband, Captain Branican of the U.S.S. Franklin,  in the deepest “Outback” of Australia! Once thought to be clinically insane (long since disproved by her peers), Mistress Branican became an advocate for the aboriginal peoples of Australia. She has made a study of these amazing people and their culture, and hopes to bring her knowledge to the people of the world by joining Legion Fantastique.

Her charter in Legion began when she was attempting a return voyage to North America aboard the ship, The Magelania, and she found herself amongst the rescuers of Captain Cyrus Harding and his fellow castaways. After nursing the men back to health, it was Harding and Branican who learned that a mysterious man that Harding  encountered on Lincoln Island was not the infamous “pirate”, Captain Nemo – but an impostor! The real Captain Nemo was found on the shores of Jamaica, already crafting a small, sea-worthy vessel. 

As the Magelania reached the harbor in Monterey, California, Branican & Nemo soon found themselves in the company of Mr. Phileas Fogg and his valet, Passepartout. After intense debates, Fogg convinced Captain Nemo to join his quickly growing brotherhood of explorers and thinkers. But it was Branican who convinced Nemo to finally provide Legion with the means to create the Nautilus Mark III – a fearsome machine that, at first glance, looked like it was armed for war…but was, in fact, the ultimate undersea exploration vehicle.

Mistress Branican’s tough exterior hides a nurturing soul – determined to bring understanding between the peoples of the world. Her skill with a firearm is formidable, as is her abilities with an aboriginal boomerang. Any man who underestimates Branican’s stalwart nature is doomed to feel the sting of her tongue…or the heel of her boot.

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Professor Perry Does It Again!

Posted in 1 on June 1, 2009 by Peter Overstreet


Professor Abner Perry, one of Prof. Phineas J. Flockmocker III’s comrades in the secret labs of Legion Fantastique, reactivated his patented Time Pack and attempted to send Legion’s test pilot, Captain Nicholas Dakota forward in time. Unfortunately, Nick overshot his mark and sucked the entire lab through the time stream – into 2009!

"Damn you, Dakota!"

 

The team soon found themselves at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California – surrounded by thinkers, inventors, craftspeople and just plain freaks! It was apparent, that Perry’s Time Pack had also pulled dozens of sister scientific organizations through the vortex as well. The Neverwas Haul, Kinetic SteamWorks, and many others found themselves clustered together for safety amid the rabid denizens of the 21st Century.

 

Photo courtesy of pewtersmith... Thanks, Kevin!

Photo courtesy of "pewtersmith"... Thanks, Kevin!

 

 

The natives were restless as they hunted our team down with their maniacal chant of “Kin-I-Takur-Piktur! Kin-I-Takur-Piktur! Kin-I-Takur-Piktur!” – forcing our team into the various exhibit halls for safety!

Robur the Conqueror, Agent John Strock, Sara Paz, Miss Kitty Taylor, Princess Aouda, Master Evan Wever, Nova Robb, Lady Munro, Impey Barbicane, and Michael Ardan scoured the Maker Faire for an appropriate power source to refuel Perry’s Time Pack … but only finding giant mouse traps, fire artists, fancy lights for bicycle wheels, sparking electrical towers, and automated cupcakes! 

Finally, with the help of the crew of the Neverwas Haul, and the ever resourceful Master Wever, found an appropriate power source for the birilium sphere in the Time Pack – Mentos & Diet Coke! With a woosh they were all returned to present time – 1871. With such a disturbing glance into the future, one wonders what amazing inventions may come to life in the halls of #7 Saville Row.

 

Master Evan - The Hero of the Day!

Master Evan - The Hero of the Day!