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859 A.D. True date of the Capellean and Eridanean crash on Earth.

The Eridanean and Capellean Earth Observation teams received subspace reports that the Truce of Orion had ended and hostilities had resumed. Both Survey Motherships signaled each and began a ceremonial duel. The Capellean ship fires while the Eridanean ship is making its turn. This is due to an apparent malfunction. In reality Juro had set the firing controls to fire preemptorily. The Eridanean Mothership is destroyed but most of its crew is already aboard life pods. Prior to being hit the Eridanean Mothership lets off a torpedo that cripples the Capellean Mothership This ship is also abandoned. Valiently the scientist Juro is one of the last to leave as he struggles to make certain his crewmembers are off the ship. In reality the damage to the Capellean ship although extensive was not not crippling. The Eridanean torpedo had never been fired. Juro had caused the ships damage by rigged explosions.He then stayed behind setting up transport systems, planning to use the crude transport technology to make trips between the Mother ship and Earth and the Lunar Base . This transport technology was demonstrated in The Other Log of Phineas Fogg. The ship was put in a decaying orbit, which caused portions of it to break off and enter the earth's atmosphere at infrequent intervals; the largest and final piece hit the earth surface in Siberia in 1908.

900 The renegade Capellean scientist Juro continues his unauthorized experiments on the native human population, he also creates some objects of power that are distorters and beamers disguised as sacred objects such as The Sword Excalibur, the Grail, the Spear of Destiny, Mjolnir, Mirror of Izumi. Also to assist him in his work he takes his grandfather Marra out of cryonic suspension, holding the secret of the Millenium bug and cell death reversal as rewards for obedience and servitude.

900 In an experiment that did not work out too well for him, Juro also released the Tocs and Ogs from their Millennia of imprisonment in the Phantom Zone. Although there are less than five hundred left, upon manifesting into solid physical shapes, they immediately attack one another. Half are "killed" out right.

 Joru kills a dozen more restoring order. Several of both groups escape as Joru transports most of the living Tocs and Ogs back to the Phantom Zone.

   The Tocs and Ogs soon discover a bizarre phenmenon about themselves. Having existed in a state of energy (quantum probability) for millennia the Tocs and Ogs are sent back into the state of quantum probability upon the death of their physical bodies, yet they are not trapped in the Phantom Zone but remain in the physical universe.  They also discovered that by feeding or rather absorbing the brain energy that humans gave off when they experienced rage, terror and sexual ecstasy they could eventually gather enough energy to manifest another physical body. Also their physical bodies are within certain limitations, malleable. They can shift shapes giving rise to legends of were-wolves, swan maidens and other shapeshifters of note.

1000 AD Eridanean civilization collapses as the entire population is wiped out a plague caused by a combination of two bio-bombs. the plague also spreads to the Capellean system where only 2% of the population is immune. the capelleans slide into barbarism. The Starship Enterprise visited Capella IV, the inhabitants had reverted to total nomadic barbarism. Star Trek TOS "Friday's Child")

1000 AD After living among the Earth people for a century without rescue and retrieval, they realized that either the war was not going well or that they had been forgotten. The survivors of the landings in both races formed a Council that kept in contact thorough communication devices implanted in their ears and larynxes, transmitted through satellites. Each voted to abandon the Doctrine of Non-Interference to advance the feudal Earth Natives to a space faring technology as quickly as was feasible and to also indoctrinate the Earth culture with the correct ideological foundation to make them allies in the war against the enemy.

    They were also to thwart the enemy's attempts to advance and indoctrinate the natives. Eridanean and Capelleans remained infertile to each other but were sometimes fertile within their own species and with the native human population. Females of both species were the primary targets of the secret war. Each group chose a council of nine leaders to lead the process of technologicalization and indoctrination of the Earthlings.

    Both Councils of Nine became legendary and were fictionalized in several literary works among them Talbot Mundy's Nine Uknown

1000 AD  Red Orc Lord of Two Earths is killed by a Lord who assumes his identity and eventually comes to believe that he is the one who created both Universes. He never realizes that one earth is the true earth.

1040-1099 Career of El Cid Rodrigo Diaz who is ancestor to Tarzan, Doc Savage and Zorro. He was a Capellean/Human hybrid

Late 1100s - The Adventures of Robin Hood.

1194 - Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe the basis for Robin Hood's inclusion in the Wold Newton Universe, is mentioned in J.T. Edson's western novels, which also incorporate or relate to other members of Farmer's Wold Newton family.

1200 AD Juro begins experimenting with combinations of Capellean, Eridanaean, Terran and Immortal genes aboard the Capellean Mother ship and at the Lunar Base. At the Lunar base he creates biological robots based on earth insects and Crustacean to be used as caretakers of the base.

1243 - The events of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Outlaw of Torn (According to Farmer, the Outlaw of Torn was John Caldwell-Grebson but in reality Richard, son of Henry III, who was kidnapped at the age of three and raised as a Norman by DeVac a Gascon who hated Henry III. After much drama his Father acknowledged him. After his Father died his half brother Edward accused of him of treason and he became the Outlaw of Torn and was slain by his brothers agents. He had a lily shaped birthmark that identified him as the son of Henry III.

  Philip José Farmer has postulated that Norman of Torn (aka John Caldwell, aka Richard Plantagenet) was later known as John Carter, Warlord of Mars (click here for an informative piece by Farmer).

1300 - The events of Emilio Salgari's I naviganti della Meloria (The Seamen of Meloria).

1327 - Brother William of Baskerville is embroiled in a series of murders and intrigue in The Name of the Rose, as related by Umberto Eco. William must be a member of that family which was brought to fame in the Sherlock Holmes case, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

1348 - The events of Sir Nigel, as told by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

1350 Juro hides a distorter in a golden statuette of a bird, the Maltese Falcon.

1366 - Further adventures of Sir Nigel Loring and The White Company, by Doyle.

1476 Vlad Dracula having already sold his soul to a demon fakes his death.

1477 - The events of Dracula Unborn (aka Bloodright: Memoirs of Mircea, Son to Dracula), as related by Peter Tremayne.

1492-1499 - Young Kit Walker serves as cabin boy to Christopher Columbus, then explores the New World and discovers the desert mesa which will be known as "Walker's Table." (Walker may be a descendant of Hrolf Ganger (The Walker) the Viking who became Lord of Normandy, who was also an ancestor of Tarzan)

Early 1500s - Raphael Hythloday's voyage to the New World land of Utopia, as told by Sir Thomas More.

1516 - Birth of Kit Walker's son, who will become the first Phantom.

1535 - Death of Captain Kit Walker in a pirate raid; his son, also named Kit, the sole survivor, washes up on a remote Bangalla beach and is rescued by pygmies. Kit swears an oath on the skull of the pirate who killed his father that he and his descendents will fight pirates and evildoers all over the world. He becomes The Phantom.

1549 - Solomon Kane is born to a prosperous Puritan family in Devonshire, England.

c. Mid-late 1500s - The events of Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth.

1560s - Solomon Kane (David Vincent jr. speculates that Solomon Kane is an Eridani/Human hybrid, other sources speculate he was a descendent of the warrior Kane or the result of the Nine's various lineages.) embarks on his adventures, as related by Robert E. Howard.


Solomon Kane and Count Dracula appear together.

Farmer has already proposed that Kane was a distant ancestor of many Wold Newton family members. Kane's existence in the Wold Newton Universe is confirmed in this story found in issue 3 of Marvel's black and white Dracula Lives magazine (by Roy Thomas and Alan Weiss), which ran in the early 1970s. For info on Dracula's inclusion in the Newtonverse, see the Holmes-Dracula encounter of 1887. Although Marvel published this story, the Marvel comics universe is not part of the Wold Newton Universe; see notes under the entry for The Sting of the Green Hornet, 1942. The complete Solomon Kane stories by Robert E. Howard have been compiled in Solomon Kane, Baen Books, 1995.


Solomon Kane comes to Nider-beerbach where Castle Frankenstein sits on the northern edge of Magnet Mountain. The castle was errected in 1250 and houses the local baronial family (implicitly the ancestors of the famous Victor Frankenstein).

Marvel Comics' Savage Sword of Conan issue 22.


Solomon Kane versus Count Dracula.

Issue number 24 of Marvel's black and white Dracula Lives magazine.

The 2nd Phantom participates in the events of Don Quixote.

Issue number 1037 of The Phantom, Frew Publications, Australia, bringing the events of Miguel de Cervantes' classic into the Wold Newton Universe.

c. Late 1500s - The Sea-Hawk, as told by Rafael Sabatini.

1599 - Birth of Percy Blake (aka the Laughing Cavalier), later known as Sir Percy Blakeney.


Solomon Kane Kane is abducted from Devon by magical riders from Negari and taken to the city, now a part of Africa. He is transported to the distant past when Negari was a city of Atlantis, where he has an adventure with Conan, who has also been transported to the past.

Marvel Comics' Savage Sword of Conan issues 219-220.

1623 - The first Sir Percy Blakeney's first chronicled adventure, The Laughing Cavalier, as told by Baroness Orczy.

March 1624 - Events of The First Sir Percy, as related by Baroness Orczy.

1625 - Events of The Three Musketeers, chronicling the adventures of Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan, as told by Alexandre Dumas.

1630 At Nottingham Shire, Newstead Abbey, Richard Byron later the 2nd Lord Byron impregnates serving girl who is quickly married off to Samuel Gulliver, a land owner. The child was Richard Gulliver, father to Lemuel Gulliver

c. 1635-1661 - The Vicomte de Bragelonne, by Alexandre Dumas, including: The Vicomte de Bragelonne (the first part of the last D'Artagnan adventure), Ten Years Later (part two, 1635), Louise de la Valliere (part three), and The Man in the Iron Mask (part four, 1660-1661).

1645 - Twenty Years After, by Alexandre Dumas.

Mid 1600s - Two rival extra-terrestrial races, the Eridaneans and the Capelleans, crash on Earth. Over the centuries, both races, which are very long-lived, will covertly continue their rivalry while living amongst humans. Many humans will be secretly inducted into the ranks of both the Eridaneans and the Capelleans, in furtherance of the conflict. These humans will be given an elixir allowing them to live at least one thousand years, barring accidental death. (The Other Log of Phileas Fogg.)
   I postulate that the crash took place much earlier and that the extraterrestrials and their offspring (actual and adopted) deliberately deceived the earth humans as to how long they had been among them. Although information in the Other Logs, as gathered from Phineas Fogg's- (a dedicated Eridanean Agent) states that they had been among them for two hundred years other Internal evidence from the Other Logs point to the Elders having reached the end of their enhanced life spans at around 1858. I believe that one reason that the diary of Phineas Fogg was found hidden in his home rather than in a special hiding place was because they were meant to be found. The diaries were written in an unknown language or code and could not be deciphered, until some children's primers were also conveniently found. The documents were then translated by Sir Beowulf Clayton, member of a family with strong Eridanean ties.
    Consider this, the Eridaneans and Capelleans had not discontinued their war after the supposed death of the last Old One in 1873. Nor did they want to want the native earth humans know how long they had been influencing them. Realizing that one day that the Terrans would achieve space flight, they planted the diary and made a key that would break the code which would be "discovered" at the appropriate time. Shortly after John Glenn made his historic space flight, and the extraterrestrial satellite system self-destructed, the primer owned by Sir Heraclitus Fogg was discovered. They shocked the world when it was discovered that not only did extraterrestrial life exist but that it had been living among us for two hundred years. Written from the viewpoint of an Eridanean, the information was tailored to make the Capelleans seem totally evil.

c. 1600s - The events of Shogun, as related by James Clavell. Other novels in Clavell's "Asian Saga" include Tai-Pan, Gai-Jin, King Rat, Noble House, Whirlwind, and Escape.

1652 - Birth of Peter Blood.

1660 - Birth of Lemuel Gulliver.

1660-1661 - The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas.

1664 - Birth of Micah Clarke.

1666 - The Blazing World is psychically charted by the Duchess of Newcastle.
1670-1678 - John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that Which is to Come.

1673 - Captain Robert Owemuch discovers The Floating Island, Scoti Moria.

1682-1683 - The first League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, comprised of Prospero, Caliban, Ariel, Captain Robert Owemuch, and Christian, sails on a fateful expedition to The Blazing World, as told by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill in The New Traveller's Almanac, Chapter One: The British Isles in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II.

1685 - Captain Blood by Raphael Sabatini. Further adventures of Captain Peter Blood were told in Captain Blood Returns and The Further Adventures of Captain Blood.

Late 1680s - The Phantom battles pirate and Wold Newton family ancestor Captain Peter Blood, thus placing the multi-generational Phantoms in the Wold Newton Universe. The Phantom Chronology states that this is the 5th Phantom and that this incident took place in 1635. However, Captain Blood had not even been born in 1635; more likely, it was the 7th or 8th Phantom who met Blood.

c. Late 1600s - The events of Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor, as related by Richard DoddridgeBlackmore.

1694 - The main events of John Barth's The Sot Weed Factor begin with Ebenezer Cooke's appointment as Poet Laureate of Maryland by Lord Baltimore.

May 4, 1699 - Lemuel Gulliver embarks on his various strange voyages, as told inGulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift. (click here for more information)Lemuel Gulliver,a native of Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire was the home of Robin Hood and also coincidentally home of George Gordon, Lord Byron who was born at Newstead Abbey

Gulliver voyages to the Parallel world of Lilliput. Gulliver is a sheilded immortal who has the ability to travel to parallel dimensions. This ability apparently first manifested in the trauma of near death. Once used the ability came to him more frequently until he was able to consciously do it.

c. Early 1700s - The Life, Adventures, and Pyracies of the Famous Captain Singleton as recounted by Daniel Defoe. InTarzan Alive it is demonstrated that Bob Singleton was born John Clayton and was an ancestor of Tarzan.

1700 The Tocs and Ogs discover that their newfound existance of fluctuating between matter and energy is not necessarily permanent or perfect, for each "death" that an individual experiences makes the transition between states more difficult to enact. Plus, after several years the physical form begins deteriorating, aging and losing cohesion. Some of the Tocs and Ogs become trapped in a state between matter and energy and become mistaken for spirits or ghosts. The Tocs and Ogs, each plan to created a Mover, one of those rare individuals who can navigate the swirling neutrino chaos of the Phantom Zone. They believe that a Mover can use the Phantom Zone as a gateway to search through infinite quantum probabilities and discover a universe that is a literal Paradise and to take them there.

1702 Voyage of Lemuel Gulliver to the Parallel world of Brodninag


Casca sails the high seas with Blackbeard and other dread buccaneer cheiftains. Novel by Barry Sadler. One of the Phantoms battled Blackbeard.

Historical accounts indicate it was the fifth Phantom (See the Phantom Chronology however, given the time period, it was probably the eighth Phantom.

1719 - Birth of Nathaniel "Natty" Bumppo.

1729 - Birth of Christopher Syn.

1740 - Natty Bumppo's stories, The Leatherstocking Tales, by James Fenimore Cooper, begin here. They are: The Deerslayer (1740-1745), The Last of the Mohicans (1757), The Pathfinder (1760), The Pioneers (1793), and The Prairie (1804).


The time- and universe-traveling Doctor Who visits the aftermath of the battle of Culloden Moor in Scotland, a battle in which Christopher Syn's father was killed.
Episode of the television series Doctor Who, featuring the second Doctor, and relating to events told in Russell Thorndike's Doctor Syn on the High Seas.

1749 - The events of Fanny Hill, Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, as told by John Cleland.

1750 Juro establishes a base of operations in the Arctic Circle

1754 - The events of Doctor Syn on the High Seas, as recounted by Russell Thorndike, wherein Syn assumes the identity of the piratical Captain Clegg. Syn's further adventures were told in Doctor Syn Returns, The Further Adventures of Doctor Syn, The Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn, The Courageous Exploits of Doctor Syn, The Shadow of Doctor Syn, and Doctor Syn. For some online versions of Dr. Syn books please visit here.

1760 - The events of Treasure Island, as told by Robert Louis Stevenson.

December 5, 1760 - Birth of the second Percy Blakeney (aka the Scarlet Pimpernel), the great-great-grandson of the first Sir Percy.

1771 - Birth of Horatio Hornblower.

1782 - Don Diego de la Vega is born.

1785 A DUEL OF DEMONS Count Dracula and Count Cagliostro appear in this story, in which Dracula goes to pre-Revolutionary France to offer his services to Louis XVI as an advisor.  Cagliostro is already an advisor to the King and a rivalry develops.  Cagliostro kills Dracula's loyal servant, whereupon Dracula attacks Cagliostro's wife, Lorenza, turning her into a vampire. By Gerry Conway and Frank Springer, in Marvel's Dracula Lives Number 5, reprinted in Dracula Lives Annual Number 1.

In Dumas' Memoirs of a Physician, Altotus kills Lorenza by draining her of blood, which he plans to use in an elixir. The truth is revealed here: it was Dracula who drained Lorenza. Cagliostro thought that Altotus had done the deed and killed him. However, Cagliostro soon discovered that Lorenza was not dead, but was undead. For more information on Cagliostro will be in an upcoming article, Twisted: The Fagin Family.

1787 - The events of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as related by Washington Irving.

1787 - The first League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, whose adventures are as yet unchronicled, is comprised of a very elderly Lemuel Gulliver, Sir Percy Blakeney and wife, the Reverend Dr. Syn, Fanny Hill, and Natty Bumppo. Note that Sir Percy was not married to Marguerite Blakeney at this time; for the possible identity of the woman identified as his wife, please read The Demmed Fine Blakeney Family Tree.

1788 Birth of the Capellean/Human hybrid George Gordon, Lord Byron, a shielded Immortal. George Gordon Byron’s mother, Catherine Gordon was a Cappellean female. (And also one of the Ogs, a Capellean criminal whose long imprisonment in the Phantom Zone had given them the ability to move back and forth between matter and energy.

July 1789 SHADOW OVER VERSAILLES Count Cagliostro and his wife have returned briefly to Louis XVI's court; however, they depart quickly, searching for a "cure" for her vampirism.  Dracula, still at court, then becomes involved in the political machinations of the impending Revolution. The story concludes with the storming of the Bastille. The King asks for Dracula's assistance (with his vampiric powers) to keep order in France. Dracula refuses and departs. By Tony Isabella, John Buscema and Pablo Marcos, reprinted in Dracula Lives Annual Number 1.

Cagliostro was banished from Louis' court in 1786, after his involvement in the affair of Marie Antoinette's diamond necklace; my hypothesis is that he returned briefly in 1789, seeking Dracula's help in curing his wife. When Dracula refused, Cagliostro found it prudent to move on. More information on Cagliostro will be revealed in an upcoming article, Twisted: The Fagin Family.

1790 - The events of Mary Shelly's novel FRANKENSTEIN Possibly an experiment to recreate the Capellean or Eridanean nano-elixier.

c. Early 1790s - The events of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy will be present at the Wold Newton meteor strike in December 1795.

1791- 1792 - The events of The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Sir Percy Blakeney will be present at the Wold Newton meteor strike in December 1795. (The complete series: The Laughing Cavalier, The First Sir Percy, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Leads the Band, I Will Repay, The Elusive Pimpernel, The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Lord Tony's Wife, Mam'zelle Guillotine, El Dorado: An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Hits Back, The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel, A Child of the Revolution, In the Rue Monge and The Pimpernel and Rosemary.)

1790s-early 1800s - The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard and The Adventures of Gerard (the Napoleonic stories) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


Roger Brook, a British spy during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, proposes to Prime Minister William Pitt that an secret organization be created to rescue Frenchmen from the guillotine.  Pitt responds that such an organization, the League, has already be created by a prominent member of the British nobility: "Are you perchance acquainted with Sir Percy Blakeney?"  Brook mentions that he had heard of Blakeney, but never met him.   Brook learns from Pitt how to contact the League inside France. After traveling to France, secret messages are conveyed by the League from Brook to Pitt during 1792-94.

Dennis Wheatley wrote this series of historical adventures. Wold Newton expert Rick Lai, who supplied this crossover, notes that, "Although the words "Scarlet Pimpernel" are never uttered, there is little doubt that Wheatley is connecting his characters with Baroness Orczy's.  It should be noted that the concluding chapters of The Man Who Killed The King, revolving around the fate of the Dauphin (Louis XVII), directly contradict Orczy's Pimpernel novel, El Dorado."

1792 Events of A SHARPNESS ON THE NECK by Fred Saberhagen.

Vlad Dracula is in Paris to track and trap his brother, Radu before he can go on another killing spree. Dracula encounters, Madame Toussad, Napolean and had near encounters with Percy Blakeney and Sydney Carton. He also encounters a child named Auguste Dupin but his ancestry does not match that of the detective as charted by Farmer so it must be a person with a similar name.  For more information about this incident please visit, Best Fangs Forward

June 1794 - April 1798 - The first volume in Horatio Hornblower's biography, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, as related by C.S. Forester.

1795 - Wold Newton meteor strike: Eighteen individuals "were riding in two coaches past Wold Newton, Yorkshire.... A meteorite struck only twenty yards from the two coaches.... The bright light and heat and thunderous roar of the meteorite blinded and terrorized the passengers, coachmen, and horses.... They never guessed, being ignorant of ionization, that the fallen star had affected them and their unborn." Tarzan Alive, Addendum 2, pp. 247-248. The meteor strike was "the single cause of this nova of genetic splendor, this outburst of great detectives, scientists, and explorers of exotic worlds, this last efflorescence of true heroes in an otherwise degenerate age." Id., pp.230-231.

Although ionizaton from a meteorite does go a long way to explain the enhanced capabilities of their descendents, other such Meteorite falls have shown superior pockets of humanity to have developed in their vicinities.
    This was not a random event by any means.
    The Blakeney and Greystoke families had been genetically selected and historically contrived to be at this event.



While attempting to live a "normal" life among men, the Frankenstein Monster is blackmailed by the almost-immortal Count de Saint-Germain into attacking Count Dracula. Dracula refers to tales of a monstrous golem, in Prague. After various events, in which the Creature and Dracula almost become allies, they once again turn on each other and eventually fight to a standstill.

Comics mini-series by Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Claude St. Aubin, Allen Nunis, and Armando Gil, Topps Comics, 1995. After these events, the Monster heads back for the Arctic, and the events of Black as the Pit, From Pole to Pole transpire. The tale of the Golem of Prague is the story of the creation of a golem, a man, or Homunculus, crafted out of clay by a Rabbi known as the Maharal, in order to protect the Sixteenth Century Jews of Prague from persecution.


Prehistory-858, 858-1799, 1800-1849,

1850-1890    1891-1910,   1911-1920,

1921-1930,         1931-1940,      1941-1970,


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