Mars is dying...

Mars is dying...

Not through fault or neglect or wicked reason, not even because of the Gods; though some would say this is so. Mars is dying because it is old.

For time beyond count, our world has floated with the orb of the sun god, basking in the everwarmth that it provides, the Martian brothers sailing around giving constant company.

The Ancients warned the death of Mars might be so. Long, long ago; before the Storm. It is said the Storm lasted for an age or more: I for one, do not believe this to be true even though the clan elders warn me against foolish words.

There are still some Ancient writings in the deep deserts for those who wish to learn and are willing to brave sandstorms and the creatures that live there. Most of our knowledge from before the Storm comes from stories told around the clan fires, told again and again, embellished ever so lightly with each clan teller so who knows what is true and what is not.

With each storm season, the Ancient houses and temples disappear and reappear so fast that is easy to loose them completely, Gods know how large their cites were or what final secrets they contain. Three whole clans have been lost searching for the chief city with no sign or call from them these long years past.

But now we have new troubles and concerns. The Earthers have come to Mars: to steal and pillage what they can and to take it away to their blue world. Curse them to the Gods! They have no right, no honour and no need to be here. Like parasites they come here destroying whatever they touch and leaving mayhem in their wake.

They must be sent back across the sky ocean to their blue world.

They must be stopped.

It must happen now!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The Trade Delegation - A Red Planet Adventure

North West Frontier, Mars 7th July 1891. The offices of the London Illustrated News Overseas Reporting Team.

Your Special Aether Correspondant, Archibald Harris-Hapmton brings you an exclusive insight into the first Sino-Martian trade meeting between representatives of the Japanese forces on Mars including Her Imperial Majesty the Princess Imperial and the Sky Martian Prince, Raa Maa Laam.

The meeting ended before it had begun when several allied Sky Martian clans launched a highly disciplined attack with only a small Japanese force between them and the Princess...


  1. Bravo Sir. May I enquire as to the origin of those chaps lined up in white? Are they sailors and if so where do they call home? Or are they conversions?

    Thank you for the welcomed return to Mars :)

  2. Thanks :-)

    The white coated chaps are just the Copplestone BoB Chinese painted white. They seemed to fit the bill in summer uniform.