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Old 05-18-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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Paradox-1 (Quantum 5) 1980

Paradox is a host of headaches all rolled up into one nice little package-the Secret is shot to blazes, the place is high mana, it people have been stumbling around who knows how many echos for decades, the method of the method of travel the reality uses doesn't seem to fit the rules of cross timetravel, there is a war going on between a Reich reality and this world, and it was created by another crosstime world some 60 years ago in its 2013.

Paradox is an extension of what appears to be an even older Time Travel organization called Topaz who it was originally thought had created a divergence in 1899 when a Jewish girl of about 20 became involved in the young Adolf Hitler's life. But closer study has shown very subtle historical differences as early as the 1880s. In any case, in 1900 the young Jewish girl saved his brother Edward and, from there on, his life took a dramatic turn. In 1906 instead of going to Vienna, Hitler went into the military as an officer and became noted as the "crazy commander" for his ideas on how fast troops could move. When the Great War broke out, however, everyone was stunned when the men in Hitler's command suddenly got equipment that made his "Blitzkrieg" plans practical. By the end of 1915, Austria-Hungry had won the Great War and, when the Kaiser tried to impose harsh treaty agreements, the very forces that had won the war quickly overthrew him. In the Kaiser's place a republic called the European Union of the Fatherland was set up along with League of Other Worlds which was to study mystical powers and contact other realms which they did in 1922 finding what appeared to be the Aryan tribe responsible for the Hindu religion there followed a mad crosstime/dimensional seek and find quest by the EUF that continues to this day

Even though the mysterious benefactor simply known at Topaz seemed to cut back on its supply of miracle machines in the 1920s it still supplied enough that the EUF pounded the Italian fascists out of existence within a year of them coming to power. In 1923 Hitler wrote Phoenix das Feuer that stated that the many religions of the world were in fact the memories of the last surviving tribes of the Aryan race. He then went on to say that knowing it was dying these last tribes of this Aryan race had seeded the varied races of man with certain aspects of themselves. The time had come to reunite these traits so the Aryan race, the godlike superpeople of the past, could again walk the earth. Ten years later as the EUF was conquering the USSR, Hitler wrote Unser Kampf, which detailed a horrific alternative history that he stated, had been their destiny before Topaz. Unser Kampf is in fact a study on the rise and fall of the Third Reich in great detail even to including the names of the people involved. This gives Homeline at least some idea as to the history of the Topaz timeline up to that point in its history.

In 1931 prodded on by invading Nazi forces from another history various Chinese warlords tried enlist aid from mystic forces they barely understood and had even less control over. The result turned China into total war zone with warlords fighting each other along with the otherworldly forces they had hoped to control. By 1945 China as secured and an attempt to strike back at the Nazis was made. That was when things got complicated.

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Infinity's main headache is Paradox uses something it calls Trinity Chronal Theory to travel quanta which doesn't seem to follow Parachronic Theory in any way Homeline understands. By 1950 the Nazi invaders were defeated but they had blown up their crosstravel equipment, so thinking it was simply creating alternate timelines Paradox tried to change the out come of the battle so a timeline where they captured the equipment intact was created. On the 25th try they succeeded and incorporated what they found into their own technology. Thirty years later Infinity quickly recognized what the Nazis had left behind: a two quantum Parachronic conveyor.

So the average Infinity agent dealing with Paradox has the prospect of dealing with 25 "alternate timelines" (Paradox echos) ranging from what Infinity's measuring devices say range all the way from Quanta 2 to 22 all happily communicating with each other and a Nazi world (dubbed Reich-6) that had Parachronic travel some fifty years ago that was able to reach Quantum 5. Then there is Topaz which assuming the same rate of time as on most world would be around 2073.
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