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2736 The Old Hetran

Beitrag von jerrys109 » 9. November 2019, 04:52

Nr. 2736
The Old Hetran
Der greise Hetran
By Hubert Haensel

Koonepher-Trest, the aged ruler of Larhatoons, is nearing his end. Therefore, the First Hetran is taking the journey of the final behest to give final instructions to the planet inhabited by his people and to appoint a successor. There are quite a few contenders for the post, including the sub-Hetran Timis-Tiapha. Both also travel to the Counterfactual Museum on Axxallia-Annor. There, the First Hetran wants to name his successor by pronouncing his name while he is wearing a helmet - the Designatum. Timis-Tiapha arrives at Axxallia-Annor first and orders a new bodyguard to be hired for First Hetran. After appropriate vetting the choice falls on Kokkov from the amphibian people of the Praccic. He receives a badge of patronage, which identifies him as an employee from the staff of the First Hetran.

Meanwhile, Perry Rhodan and Bostich are using Gesspyr Hocctosser's influence to gain an audience with Greiko Baudencerc, the Main Director of the Counterfactual Museum. Rhodan hopes to get information about the Vectorion and thus possibly find the way to the world of origin of the Larens. Baudencerc confirms that the Vectorion exists and is a kind of compass owned by the First Hetran that shows the way to Larhat. The conversation is interrupted by the arrival of Koonepher Trests. In Baudencerc's absence, Rhodan and Bostich secretly invade his chambers, for they have the impression that they - or rather their cell activators - were somehow influenced during the audience. The explanation is as simple as it is astonishing: in a secure room inside the museum is a Physiotron!

In addition, the Galactics find a sarcophagus with Baudencerc's corpse. But a very much alive Baudencerc comes along, possibly using a fictiv transmitter. The Greiko explains that he is a witness of the future and that the Physiotron serves only him. Despite the violation of his privacy, he is ready to talk and even explains to his "guests" the purpose of a confessional object on his premises. It is an Atopic Synaptor that would allow contact with the homeland of the Atopes if it were not damaged.

Neacue, who has already become bored, is pleased when the action finally begins. Unknown (allegedly proto-Hetostes) commit an attack on the First Hetran. Kokkov beats back the attackers, but as he approaches his ward, his badge explodes. Before the First Hetran succumbs to his severe injuries, he still talks to Rhodan. Perry admits to being the Hetork Tesser, to which Koonepher-Trest reacts with inexplicable satisfaction. He hands Rhodan the Vectorion.

Although the assassination was successful, Timis-Tiapha has not quite reached her goal. Koonepher-Trest did not pronounce the name of the new First Hetran, and the Designatum is nowhere to be found.
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Wow! What an action packed issue. If this keeps up, it's going be one of my favorite cycles yet. I am curious if they'll deal further with the succession. I also wonder how long Neacue will stick around. HE reminds me a bit of Kummerog's skin, back in the Tolkander cycle.

For some reason, I just had the thought that Perry is slowly running out of activator bearers. Some of the gang needs to come back.

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Re: 2736 The Old Hetran

Beitrag von nanograinger » 16. November 2019, 19:56

jerrys109 hat geschrieben:
9. November 2019, 04:52
Nr. 2736
The Old Hetran
Der greise Hetran
By Hubert Haensel
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For some reason, I just had the thought that Perry is slowly running out of activator bearers. Some of the gang needs to come back.
Your wish will be granted in time. :D

I remember this issue very well. The mystery of the origin and capabilities of the AT is further intensified with the atopic synaptor, the physiotron and the double Greiko Baudencerc. And the kiss by the dying Old Hertran is even more puzzling. The answers to these mysteries are only slowly revealed.

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Re: The Old Hetran

Beitrag von jerrys109 » 16. November 2019, 23:03

Hi,
My theory of the kiss was that when the First Hetran realized who Rhodan was, he felt that Perry was here to ruin the Atopic Tribunal and was giving his blessing to it. Hopefully, time will tell.

Jerry

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2737 - The Instruction of the Vectorion

Beitrag von jerrys109 » 16. November 2019, 23:10

Nr. 2737
The Instruction of the Vectorion
Die Weisung des Vektorions
By Susan Schwartz

The First Hetran is dead and the Designatum is gone. So nobody knows who will be the new First Hetran and whether Koonepher-Trest had arranged the succession at all. The tensions in the Axxallia system are increasing as some potential successors are on the scene, including Sub-Hetran Timis-Tiapha and her fiercest rival, Fleet Commander Bhuucan-Vaak. Timis-Tiapha is ruthless enough to put Bhuucan-Vaak and his followers out of action to obtain information about what happened during the assassination. She gets a record that leaves no doubt that Koonepher-Trest no longer had the opportunity to speak his successor's name into the Designatum. She can also see him talking to two Shetorners, handing over the vectorion (although she does not recognize the object) to one of them and kissing him on the cheek. Timis-Tiapha puts her people on the two unknowns. This begins the hunt for Perry Rhodan and Bostich.

Rhodan's having some trouble getting Bostich to work with him. The former Imperator wants to return to the Milky Way as soon as possible to fight the Atopic Tribunal. He is not interested in Rhodan's plans to find out more about the possible connection between Larhatoon and the Milky Way. He also finds himself working with Voruder-Paac and Gesspyr Hocctosser, to whom Rhodan even tells them that he holds the vectorion. Rhodan's idea of winning the Larens as members of the intergalactic confederation envisaged in the San Project has already met with more approval from Bostich, and he realizes that it would be unwise to let himself be drawn into the forthcoming power struggles. The journey should not continue with the HOPTCHER-VOIC. This would attract too much attention; currently all Laren ships are being held in the system. Rhodan has a better idea. In orbit around the neighboring planet Patthaxa floats the OVPASHIR, a spaceship of the Lucbarni. As guests of this people, largely ignored by the Larens, Rhodan, Bostich and their two companions could inconspicuously disappear.

The Lucbarni, inhabitants of their own domain in Larhatoon, are a peaceful, self-sufficient people. The non-human creatures are reminiscent of upright turtles with a long, extendable neck, a chest arm and thin bony legs. Heat is an elixir of life for them; fire plays an important role in their culture and everyday life. Volcanic worlds like Patthaxa are their home. Rhodan makes contact with Osueo, the commander of the OVPASHIR. This requires some trickery. Gesspyr Hocctosser and Voruder-Paac play along. At the latest when Bostich smashes a robot in the research station on Patthaxa, to which the four companions are transferred by transmitter, with his Haluter arm, it becomes clear to the Laren and the Onryone that there is more to the Shetorners than was initially suspected. After Rhodan has told the Lucbarni as much as he can risk, Osueo is happy to help him and his companions. All four move into guest quarters in the OVPASHIR.

The Lucbarni still remain in the system, because the Designation finally takes place. A public broadcast shows how Baudencerc activates the Designatum. Koonepher-Trest’s voice is heard. Aipanu-Cel, the Coordinator of four Laren sub-domains, is appointed the new First Hetran. Someone must have manipulated the Designatum. But who?

Now the OVPASHIR flies away. When the ship enters hyperlight flight, the finger bone floating in the vectorion stops its erratic movements and points in a certain direction…
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Well, that was a fun little adventure. The political intrigue continues. I would think that Bostich could look a little more in the long range at this point in his life, but no, he's totally focused on the short attempt of getting back to the Milky Way and back into power. I hope there isn't too great an emphasis on Lucbarni culture next issue; I like the small doses as is given this issue.

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2738 Domain of the Fire People

Beitrag von jerrys109 » 21. November 2019, 16:04

Volume 2738
Domain of the Fire People
Domäne des Feuervolks
By Susan Schwartz

A Laren gains access to the rooms of the Greiko Baudencerc. He claims to be Avestry-Pasik and that Koonepher-Trest had actually named him his successor as First Hetran. Baudencerc has to admit that this is true and that he has manipulated the Designation to prevent a fratricidal Laren war. The old First Hetran spoke the name of the leader of the Proto-Hetostes days ago into the Designatum. But how, Baudencerc wants to know, can Avestry-Pasik be so sure about his cause? The Laren claims the Vectorion calls to him. It is a real relic, namely the finger bone of a para-gifted Ur-Laren. The Vectorion is the legitimate possession of the First Hetran and legitimizes this person in his office. Avestry-Pasik can still feel the call of the Vectorion. He now knows that Perry Rhodan has taken the Vectorion. Filled with hatred, he follows the OVPASHIR, which is on its way to the Lucbarni World-Space-Habitat LUCVAIT.

Rhodan meets the Fire Tongue Venerayke, a senior adviser to Osueo. She realizes that Rhodan is not a Shetorner, but does not penetrate further into his nature. She perceives a "long breath" on him and Bostich, which is probably the vital energy of the cell activators. Something similar has been felt by Venerayke many years ago when she was involved in the investigation of the Omega Fragmentarium on the planet Cautghossor in the Lucbarni domain. This artifact must have crashed on the planet ages ago. There are only huge debris pieces left, including an Atopic Synaptor which was found. Venerayke believes that she had heard the sound of the Big Bang when investigating the artifact. She is still being driven by this experience. It turns out that the Vectorion points to the center of Larhatoon, where the Atopic domain is the domain of Shyoricc. The entire area is shielded by a gigantic repulsor wall and is therefore out of reach. The Haynesser system, which includes Cautghossor, is on the way there. Since it is located in the area of the hyperstorm reef Flaming Gold Space, so it cannot be operated in by the OVPASHIR. The LUCVAIT flame gondola, however, has an old long range transmitter that can be used to bridge the route to Jacpruna, a moon of Cautghossor.
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This was a really fun issue. It even included the first reference to the Hereafter Lands, which will clearly become much more important later on. I wonder how long it will take to meet the Judge in the walled off Haynesser system. It's bound to happen. And the Atopic Synaptor will surely be showing up in the Milky Way soon enough. So there is plenty of stuff to look forward to.

Near the LUCVAIT the OVPASHIR is attacked by three Laren Face ships. One of them shows the face of Avestry-Pasik near the end of the battle. The Lucbarni seek no disputes and are hardly vulnerable due to their Gravo-lens protection systems, but know how to fight back. With their Hypercatapults they teach a lesson to the proto-Hetostes. The Face ships retreat as the OVPASHIR receives reinforcement from the LUCVAIT. Bostich takes a closer look at the Lucbarni's impressive weapon systems, while Rhodan and Venerayke, Osueo, Osueo’s son Voanos and Neacue (who was supposed to have stayed behind in the OVPASHIR), are sent to Jacpruna. In the local research station, he learns that from the nearby Pethpar system, which is inhabited by the Vidrites, a radio message is broadcast that can be received in the whole of Larhatoon. The message contains the number Pi and a million digit prime number and says that the Vidrites work on a unique hyperlight drive.

The Omega Fragmentarium is a cluster of bizarre fractal pieces of debris scattered over several kilometers that eludes more detailed analysis. The Atopic Synaptor is undamaged. All around it people feel a very special aura, but only when Rhodan takes a place in the Synaptor, does the object react. Rhodan gazes into infinity and sees faces whose number, strangely enough, he knows very well - they are ten raised to the one hundred twenty-third, a vigintillion faceted face. The faces literally see everything. They perceive every elementary particle that ever existed, and they know all events right back to the Big Bang. Rhodan hears two messages: "Do not be afraid. Everything has just begun" and "We are in the Hereafter Lands”. Rhodan is more deeply impressed than when he rejected the answer to the Third Ultimate Question on the Mountain of Creation . He conceals this experience to his companions. He instead says that nothing happened and suggests going next to the Vidrites.

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2739 The Star Callers

Beitrag von jerrys109 » 26. November 2019, 22:26

Volume 2739
The Star Callers
Die Sternenrufer
By Uwe Anton

The Vidrites have been operating spaceflights within the confines of their solar system for several generations. They are facing an epochal breakthrough: The launch of the first manned superluminal spacecraft takes place. Khild and Thiajin, the only crewmembers of the transition- powered PATHADD, successfully complete the transition, but the ship explodes shortly after the rematerialization. The Vidrites believe in an accident, but Perry Rhodan and his companions know better. They have the small Lucbarni sloop KOLOSHO, protected by a powerful anti-location system, based at a waiting position in the Pethpar system. They observe unnoticed how the Onryone spaceship OUKEVOY destroys the completely defenseless Vidrite ship. A survivor is rescued by the OUKEVOY, then the spherical ship sets course for Vi, the home planet of the Vidrites.

The presence of the Onryones takes the whole mission to a whole new dimension, but the Lucbarni continue to support Rhodan. When the Terran hears the message of the Onryone Vassanar Ghesscy to the Vidrites, he realizes that he must intervene. Ghesscy claims that transition engines are life-threatening, which was impressively demonstrated by the destruction of the PATHADD. In the name of the Atopic Tribunal, he offers the Vidrites a technology transfer, through which the people - which of course he stays silent about – are to be incorporated into the Atopic Ordo. The Vidrites would then, like all other races of Larhatoon, depend on the Atopes and their aid peoples. Chanpaja, the Vhemej (head of government) of Vi, is skeptical, but is gradually enticed by Ghesscy.

In order not to compromise the Lucbarni, Rhodan travels on Vi alone with Neacue. Since the Vidrites are absolutely human-like except for a Cyclops frontal eye, it is no problem for Rhodan to mix disguised among the people and gather information. His primary target is the Cedejat, a radio station that emanates the message receivable everywhere in Larhatoon. This has a kind of paramechanical watermark, which Rhodan wants to imprint with his own signature ("SOS PR" in Morse code). This is what the helpers from the Milky Way whose early arrival Rhodan believes he can expect for certain reasons, will find his trail with. Time is short, because Ghesscy has already demanded the shutdown of the Cedejat. In order to warn the unsuspecting Vidrites of the Onryones, Rhodan must free the survivor from the PATHADD because she knows the truth. It's a breeze with Neacue’s help. Rhodan gets the badly injured Thiajin from the OUKEVOY. She is still conscious enough to call on the intelligence service. So Rhodan gets in touch with Chanpaja, to whom he explains the situation in Larhatoon.

Chanpaja trusts Rhodan and defies Ghesscy's request. The Cedejat remains activated. Rhodan gets permission to feed in his signature. The young Vidrites Kathapor and Vhicia lead him to the Cedejat. The paramechanical watermark is imprinted on the program by a psi-gifted Vidrite. Neacue agrees to stay behind on Vi and await Rhodan's helpers. Meanwhile, Ghesscy has suspected and located the KOLOSHO. He destroys the Lucbarni sloop with a combat glider, but shortly thereafter, just like the OUKEVOY, he is shot down by three Laren Face ships. Avestry-Pasik has arrived...

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What an action-packed issue. Uwe packed in a lot of fun stuff before pulling the rug out from under Perry. It's a shame I'll have to wait months before the cycle goes back to him. :> It's nice to see an Onryone ship of any kind can be destroyed. It's the first sign of any possibility for progress.

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2740 Reaching for the Galacticum

Beitrag von jerrys109 » 1. Dezember 2019, 21:14

Nr. 2740
Reaching for the Galacticum
Griff nach dem Galaktikum
Arndt Ellmer

One and a half years after the fall of the Kreit system, relative calm prevails in the Milky Way. Gradually, the Atopic Ordo is being established. Some peoples, including the Arkonides, cooperate with the Atopic Tribunal. The Arkonides leave their planet, many settling on Terra. Vetris-Molaud, Maghan of the New Tamanium, is still anxious to integrate the last free Tefroder states into his empire. Resistance is stirring everywhere, in part organized by the New USO, which has been declared a terrorist organization by the Atopes. The Onryones are transferring huge spaceship clusters from their undiscovered bases to different focal points of the Galacticum, including Aurora . Penccas Khelliod , commander of the Space Father SHOYOO receives the long-awaited order, to install the first Ordic Stele for the Milky Way on the center of the world of the Galacticum.

Of course, the preparations for this campaign do not go unnoticed. Uldormuhecze Foelybeczt , Chairman of the Galacticum, raises the alarm as 11,500 Onryone ships approach. They face 42,000 units of the Galactic Fleet, mainly Posbi-BOXES under the command of Plasma Commander Catalan Number Cruncher. UFo secretly meets Monkey. The USO Chief came in the Halo system under the mask of the Mehandor Tenkroden with the cog ship SINCLAIR MAROUT KENNON. Monkey has active in Aurora Specialists including the Akone Khy's tan Nephtar , daughter of Councilman Osyr tan Nephtar, and her lover, the Terran Zahran Ushindi. With Ushindi, who creates deceptively lifelike hologram installations in his undercover existence as a freelance artist, Monkey has something very special in mind. For him, it is clear that the delaying tactics pursued by the LFT and Galacticum will soon become a real war. Monkey's ultimate goal is the seizure of a linear space torpedo, because with this weapon system stands and falls the current superior power of the occupiers.

On May 16, 1516 NGE Khelliod announced his intentions, but is rebuffed by UFo. Then the Onryone sets a three-day ultimatum, after which he makes good on his threat and destroys Aurora's neighbor Noros. Despite their numerical superiority, the Posbis have nothing to oppose the Onryones with, because they can fire their torpedoes even from the linear space with absolute accuracy. With Noros go the Erinn- flying snakes, a species whose intelligence had just been discovered by Ushindi and reported to the Onryones. UFo denounces this genocide in a Milky Way broadcast program. The SHOYOO approaches Aurora. Khelliod sets UFo a final deadline. He will build the Ordic Stele on Aurora at all costs - or on its rubble.

So far everything has gone exactly as expected by Monkey. Now his plan can go into operation...
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I found this to be a very effective issue, showing the ruthlessness of the Atopic Tribunal. They'll even go to the length of exterminating a whole species of burgeoning intelligences to get their way. I'm very interested in seeing how Monkey's plan works out next issue.

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2741 The Ordic Stele

Beitrag von jerrys109 » 6. Dezember 2019, 22:03

Nr. 2741
The Ordic Stele
Die Ordische Stele
By Christian Montillon

Since there is no protection against the Onryonic linear space torpedoes , Uldormuhecze Foelybeczt must agree to the installation of the Ordinary Stele on Aurora. The 300 meter-high structure will be built under the guidance of the Toloceste in the middle of the capital, with the Onryones destroying some previously cleared buildings to make room. The stele is anchored in the ground with the ellipsoidal base and the excavation is transformed. From this, a 100 meter wide, completely flat strip of ruby is created around the stele. UFo is the first person allowed to approach the stele. When he touches the pyramid, the face of Matan Addaru Dannoer forms there. UFo is asked what injustice he is lamenting. Later, Penccas Khelliod informs him that the wisdom of the Atopic people lives in the steles . They are to be placed everywhere in the Milky Way , and to speak rightly in cases of conflict until the Atopic Ordo is fully realized and the galaxy is divided into domains.

Despite this success Khelliod has cause for dissatisfaction, because the computer systems of Aurora are blocked from any third-party access. From a Jaj spy Khelliod learns that are codes needed stored in the brains of three colleagues whose names and addresses the shape-shifter has already scouted out. Nevertheless, the three people cannot be intercepted in time. The Hasproner Luba Sieben has already gone to the secret meeting place. The Arkonide Aksandar as Hay-Boor (Deputy Ambassador and brass dreamer ) is on the run from the Onryonic captors with help from a Haluter. The Dron Enderquett remembers his time as a Sarkan fighter and defeats the capture commando team single-handedly.

With a trick UFo gets an audience with Khelliod in his Space Father SHOYOO. He is accompanied by two bodyguards: The para talented Maaliter Vetos Báalter and the Mehandor Tenkroden who also supposedly has psi powers. In Tenkroden's voluminous body hides Monkey and the Swoon Gyr Boskaide. The hyperenergetic emanations of the supposed para-abilities of the cocoon body-mask they are in are artificially generated. Monkey uses one of the of Zahran Ushindi created and Boskaide improved Holo-dramas in order to give the impression to Khelliod, that Tenkroden had used his suggestive forces to simulate committing the assassination of UFo, but now has fled from the ship. Khelliod does not believe this story, but can prove nothing against UFo and must let him go. Tenkroden is nowhere to be found.

Under the protection of a newly developed Individual Paros Veil , Monkey and the Swoon can move unhindered in the SHOYOO. The veil is based on a HÜ screen, which is charged by the constant burning of Salkrit. In the process, lethal radiation is released. Even Monkey, the Oxtorner protected by a cell activator has only eight hours before irreparable body damage occurs. Boskaide has volunteered because he is close to death anyway due to an incurable disease. The aim of the two of them is the theft of a linear space torpedo. These weapons, however, are too big to be clamped under your arm. So Monkey has to shoot a torpedo out of the ship! This is also his only escape route. The torpedo and the attached Oxtorner (who holds the dead Swoon in his hands) are then picked up by the Springer ship BLOSS'TERAN , which has been waiting for this very moment.
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What a great issue! It was really nice to see Monkey in the field and the toll that the sacrifices of the people he is losing is having on him. Superb action, character development and actual story movement. We must be reaching the midway point of this cycle. LOL

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