Tachyon Mk IV

Tachyon device

Developed by the Antiquarian Engineering Department; the Tachyon is a form of homing device. To the casual observer it looks like a watch, but internally it contains a quantum singularity. The Antiquarians have harnessed the gravitational anomalies found at the heart of a black hole and encapsulated them within a small chronometer, giving the user […]

The Scriptorians

The Scriptorians are the Oblivion Order’s librarians. They are the custodians and curators of one of the most extensive collections of books and texts throughout history. As the protectors of forgotten knowledge, they are tasked with locating and recording any and all written materials. Caitlin’s grandfather Lucius Makepiece was one of the most respected Grandmasters […]

The conception of randomness

Randomness is defined as a lack of pattern or predictability to events. It has been studied by Mathematicians, Statisticians, Biologists and even Bankers for hundreds of years. Some have even given it formal definitions and equations to try to harness it. The enigma of random has fascinated scientists as if it were some property of […]

Here be Dragons

Draconians

By far the most elusive and secretive part of the Oblivion Order are the Draconians. Their name derives from the Latin ‘Hic Sunt Dracones‘ or ‘Here be dragons.’  This was a phrase used by early cartographers to fill in the blank spaces on their maps. The Draconians are the ones charged with going into the […]

The Copernicans

Copernicans

The Copernicans are responsible for calculating the best course into the future. As statisticians, they spend their lives dedicated to understanding and assessing risks; like actuaries they look at all the potential factors involved in the future of humanity and make a calculated decision about whether it should be adjusted. This requires millions of pieces […]

The trouble with time

Clock faces

I have always been fascinated by the idea of Time Travel. It began in the late 70’s with the wonderful Tom Baker as Dr Who, there I would be hiding behind the sofa at my Nan’s, watching as any number of rubber-suited men would once again try and end mankind, destroy the earth or generally […]

Ouroboros

Every member of the Oblivion Order has the ancient symbol of Ouroboros tattooed onto their forearm. This ancient symbol of the serpent eating its tail originates from Ancient Egypt and represents the infinite cycle of creation and destruction. The tattoo is a mark of honour that the bearer can be trusted, it is branded into […]

Bad friend

If there were one person in Josh’s past that he wished he had never met it would be Lenin. They met at primary school – even then he was a leader. Lenin was always the kind of kid that was popular, got his own way, and knew how to convince the bullies to work for […]

The lost girl

Caitlin’s parents disappeared when she was eleven, and she has spent the last seven years under the care of the Oblivion Order. As an initiate in the Scriptorians, her life has been dedicated to studying ancient knowledge, mostly in the Great Library of Alexandria, but her speciality is warfare – and especially the martial arts. Fiercely […]

The hoarder

He is the kind of guy you would cross the road to avoid. The shambling, smelly old man pushing the shopping trolley full of newspaper and broken toys – talking to an imaginary friend. Kids laugh at him, calling him names, ridiculing his army surplus clothes, his unkempt hair and the raggedy beard – he […]