#6 Private Killshot and his Hyper-Sonic World War I Death Ray

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



“At one moment, you are crouched next to a fellow soldier, huddled in the trenches, shivering in the cold European snow.  You turn your body for a second to fetch a cigarette from your satchel, or to check the clip in your rifle when you hear it, a subtle electrical buzz muffled beneath the heavy winter air.  Then you smell it, the smell of burning hair and rotting teeth.  You turn back around to see that the soldier sitting next to you, the man whose name you hadn’t even bothered to learn yet,  has been reduced to a pile of smoking ashes.  As the black and silver flakes float off with the wind you slink even lower in your hole, pressing your back even tighter against the sand bags and dirt, you then begin to curse him aloud: that damned American, that damned Private Killshot and his Hyper-Sonic Death Ray…he is single handely turning the tide of this war…”

-Erich Maria Remarque
a lost passage from
All Quite on the Western Front

**Translated from German



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My father was a surely sea captain, my mother was an Atlantean Princess: their love was forbidden and I was bred from their sin. I have spent my life battling the demons of my parents’ indiscretion, but with grit and determination I have proven myself worthy to take my rightful place on the throne of Atlantis. As the might-sovereign lord of all sub-aquatic existence my number one priority is the preservation of my kingdom. Though I have a host of undersea adversaries, the threat they pose is truly minimal compared to the capabilities of my one true enemy, the Human Race. Their lust for dominance has too often threatened the sanctity of my empire, and I shall not wait a second longer for their inevitable attack. Instead, with the armies of Atlantis and all able bodied creatures in my domain, I shall take the war to the surface-dwellers. We will ravage the shores of man-kind with crushing waves of sea-water and power; no human is innocent and so no human shall escape my imperial judgment. All air-sucking life will suffer by my decree! IMPERIOUS REX!

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