Read articles on the History of our world, and Stories set in it.





Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • An investigative article into the true nature of the bombs used by the US in WW2 against Japan.

The Foundation – 1 2

  • Investigations on the origins of Minerva, specifically their pre-Collapse structure known as the organization “The Foundation.”

Nuclear Taboo

  • An article on how a taboo against the use of nuclear power grew in the early 21st century.

Prelude to the War: The Middle Eastern Oil Crisis – 1 2

  • An article detailing how the growing oil and energy crisis in the early 21st century led to the Collapse.

The Plague of Fire

  • An investigation into the use and outcome of biological weapons during the War.

The Rebirth – 1 2 3

  • Research into the development of Minerva post-Collapse into a major power in the area.

Minerva – 1

  • Research into the nature of Minerva, its founding, name and purposes.

Aegis – 1

  • Research into the founding, nature and purposes of Aegis.

Oculus – 1

  • Research into the founding, nature and purposes of Oculus.

Glaucus – 1

  • Research into the founding, nature and purposes of Glaucus.

Other Nations – 1 2 Map

  • Articles introducing some of the other nations Minerva has made contact with.




The Birkenhain Journal1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • A series of journal entries from before the Collapse, written by a German soldier as they invade the United States.

Moving On

  • An account of a nuclear operator struggling to maintain his power plant during the Collapse.

The Undying Voice of Julius Gordon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • The story of a community living in a library in the ruins of Britain, and their first encounter with representatives of Minerva.

MirageIntroduction Forward 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • The story of Thalia Gordon, a character from The Undying Voice, now an Aegis graduate, on an R&R outing at a Minervan outpost when things go horribly wrong.

Essence of Nightshade – Introduction and Forward 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • The continuing story of Thalia Gordon as she becomes Agent Nightshade, a secret Aegis operative, bent on bringing a war-criminal to justice.  Contains some rather graphic and disturbing elements, much more so than the comic.