|Chapter 3 - The Mysteries of Peru
The Vanir are masters of Mystery, Magic, and Prognostication (knowing something before it happens - Time Keepers) but their roll is hidden from humans by a shroud of mystery. Did Gods once roam the lands commonly called Peru? Could the lines on the plains of Nazca really be a blueprint to the Giza power plant that stopped working during the flood of Earth year 12,525 EBC when the North Pole glacial ice sheet shifted and dumped water into the oceans causing a 100 meter rise in sea levels? Or did the power plant stop working when all Vanir technology was stripped from Earth?
Lake Titicaca Picnic
[Njord] "Greetings to all of you Gods and Goddesses. At this time, we are cloaked over Lake Titicaca about 22.5 clicks above Earth. You all have a choice to witness the eclipse from lakeside or onboard SAUCER. As a quasi-dimensional non linier time vessel, you can view the eclipse through it's transparent walls, and watch the eclipse as it crosses Midgard. If you choose to go lakeside, make your way to the blue side of SAUCER and we will teleport you there using quantum entanglement."
[Istanna] "For those who remained onboard, we have an extra special job for you. First, think of all the things you would like to have at a picnic under an eclipsed sun. I will scan your minds and find a way to gather everything you are thinking of. We will make a grand feast for all 900 souls that are here on this exceptional day. If you choose not to be scanned, stick your fingers in your ears and I will skip your thoughts. There should be enough communal provisions for everyone to feast."
[SpaceDog] "If there are any exotic requests such as Dodo curry, or fruit not found in this area, let me know by raising your hand and I will come by and gather what you want after collecting your thoughts."
[Istanna] "Njord, can you set SAUCER down on the west side of the lake just before dawn? I want to watch the sun rise as it comes over the mountain. We will start the fire pits there. After dawn has broken, we will light the fires."
[SpaceDog] "That's a great idea. Cooks and able bodies who want to help set up the picnic area, you get to be extra special today for providing a grand picnic for all 900 or more. You know we can make this a fun day with food, drink and a setting that will leave everyone breathless.
[ ~Luke~ ] "Well this is something I would not have not expected in 1000 year... Most of our family together for the first time plus our dad, his dragoness wife and an eclipse that some of us have already seen. And a picnic for the Vanir refugees who are homeward bound. Rosemary, is Freyr really your dad as well? I would never have expected, seeing you have elf ears and our 2 of our children also have Elvin ears."
[Rosemary] "We are only half blood of father and don't need to worry about incest or bad bloodlines in our children. This picnic idea is sounding better and better. I hear dad makes a delicious Dodo and black rice curry. I remember it as a child and I'm sure he has made some improvements. What do you think about the move back to Vanaheimr?"
[ ~Luke~ ] "I think it will be a lot of hard work getting the place back in order since the Asgard made waste of a lot of the building looking for us. Little did they know we had already exited the lands before they arrived. I am still having a hard time believing that dad and us are reunited. It doesn't feel real."
[Rosemary] "Think the move back will answer a lot of questions and give you work as a mason. Jessi and Genni may soon be joining us but I can't locate Ruffi or Buffi. I suspect Buffi is up to his neck in trouble, like always. But you know, if food is involved, they will all be here sooner then later."
[ ~Luke~ ] "I bet that if you make some of that wonderful chili chocolate cocoa drink, they will be here in an instant. Are you ever going to tell me your special recipe for making it so special?"
[Rosemary] "If I told you that, it may not be so special to you anymore. Just kidding! Okay, I add a little bit of this, a bit of that, a gluey butterbean and a French fries fat. Satisfied? Wait, that's all wrong, well not really but I can change the names of things so I am not lying. Hearty Har Har! When will the picnic start?"
[SpaceDog] "That's us up there watching the Lake and the eclipse. What a paradox and an enigma at the same time. I guess it's okay as long as we are not in the same vicinity without a null field generator. Dad, you will tech me more about your ancient knowledge about the aliens that made us who we are, right?"
[Njord] "There is not much to tell, really. By now the Atlantis Archives should be aboard the QETS and you should be able to read them yourself."
[Njord] "You heard me. Dee and the other misfits retrieved the entire library before Atlantis sank and ... guess you will find out more from your adopted daughter when you get back. By the way, you will be gone a whole cycle as planned but for a different reason and you are going to surprise the Hel out of the group you left behind. But, I'm not going to tell you everything else. That book you wrote for Dee on Rainbow Bridge Mechanic was brilliant and I could not have worded it better."
[Root] "I am GrOOt"
[Istanna] "You tell um Root. Just be quiet and enjoy the show you two."
[Njord] "That, was not my doing... but it was not natural either. I think that was someone's poor planning for the start of the picnic. Who's hungry."
Nazca and The Holding Depot
[Njord] "So the plan remains the same. We haul all our people to Nazca and those who want to stay on Midgard make pictographs large enough not to be recognized from the ground but can only be seen viewed from above the mountain tops? Why a contest?"
[SpaceDog] "Maybe you've been isolated on Vanaheimr for too long. The idea is to only let the worst artists stay, not the best. If the best stayed, the humans would figure out who built all the buildings with interlaced monolithic stonework bases. I want it to be a mystery and let them see Luke's stonework on all the land masses. This little contest will still be an enigma that will mystify the humans many years into the future until they learn to fly."
[Istanna] "Have you asked Luke about his handiwork? He has been here most of his life. I don't suppose he's already made his mark like he did at Cusco and Machu Picchu, or has he?"
[SpaceDog] "He already has. Said he wanted to do the building bases for all the great projects even though most of the main building were washed away from the great flood 10,000 cycles ago. Last night we chatted for a long time about our past and what we have planned for our futures. He talked with Rosemary and they want to move to Vanaheimr, help DAD rebuild the stone city of Barra Hold and live in the Forest City of Kveyka until Barra is ready to be occupied again. I've still got a project I want to complete and the best place to do that is Nazca. Don't ask why... I'm still not sure but something is driving me there."
[Njord] "Speaking of Nazca, did you know that Genni and Jessi have been building a huge replica of the plans for the Giza power plant that stopped working after the flood? Humans will have no clue what the lines in the plains are till they see it from space. You two might try to be here when they do figure it out. That would be interesting. Will humans put the 3 power plants back into action or keep thinking it was built by Egyptians?"
[Istanna] "I like my husbands plans for setting up a refuge camp for animals and plants. On this planet, those plants and animals will go extinct when humanity fails to live in peace with all the wonderful things found here on Midgard. I had that dream again."
[SpaceDog] "You mean the twins? Yes... I had the dream again too. Think the answer we are looking for will be found in the plains."
[Rosemary] "We just overheard you talking about a dream about twins. Are you thinking about your adopted children, having some or something else? I get the impression something is blocking your senses until the right moment in time when you both need them. Yes momma Istanna, I'm talking about you too."
[Istanna] "Funny how I can read Luke's mind, but I can't sense your thoughts at all Rosemary. Do you have the ability to block telepathy or is it the elf in you?"
[Rosemary] "These ears are both a gift and a curse of my non-Aesir Valkyrie mother. I can read almost anyone's mind if they are close. But what dad and you are blocking is not what you think it is. Luke, what do you know about twins?"
[ ~Luke~ ] "I could tell you a lot about human twins, elf twins and Vanir twins, but almost nothing about Dragon twins. Read a lot of books in the Atlantean Archives, but there were a few pages that looked like they were missing and translated into an ancient elfish or alien script unlike anything I have ever seen."
[SpaceDog] "Yes... I had some dealing with that book only weeks ago. One of the white witches I met on Alfheim, Angela, conjured up the book trying to find out about dragon twins. Isty, I know what you're going to ask but I can not answer that question. It was not the twin dragons that I have been dreaming about."
[Istanna] "That sounds suspicious, Spacey! Not even a little clue?"
[Njord] "I think we are almost ready to depart for Nazca. Is there something amiss Voice?"
[Voice] "No sir. I've come to tell you everyone is onboard and the few who remain, will sterilize the area before they move on in their own airship. We found out what those huge explosions were just before the picnic. A student named, Jeff the Dip, was playing with a timed release of Sodium in the water and also dropped a payload of Potassium from a Hydrogen balloon he made in his science class. Njord, you might want to take him on as your student."
[Njord] "Is that the 14 cycle young boy who built a working miniature version of the Giza power plant and also fixed the beacon at Machu Picchu? Brilliant kid that one is. He would make a fine apprentice. If you don't mind, will you bring him to me."
[Njord] "Hel on Earth fellow passengers aboard SAUCER. Captain Njord here welcoming you on the next leg of the journey on the ride home to Vanaheimr. Our next stop is the Plains of Nazca where you will decide your final destination of either Atlantis, Isle of Man (for those few I pick to join me), or Vanaheimr. We will be arriving yesterday morning when the eclipse started at colony 13.72 when the flying pig first came to Midgard. Thank you. We have arrived and soon you will be herded outside where nobody is expecting us. We will be here for at least 2 to 4 solar days so let's be useful and have some fun."
[Istanna] "Of all the things that will go missing from Earth, why a list of only 31 animals when there is a whole lot more? Did 31 Vanir really think they could mystify the humans or is there something else?"
[SpaceDog] "Luke said there are or were 32 colonies where he made monolithic building bases but can't remember where the 32nd one is. I will assign each place to a group of Vanir and see if they can come up with pictographs to represent the data I give them."
[ ~Luke~ ] "I have suggested that each place be represented by something that will go missing from Midgard. Size of the pictographs, location in the plains have already been calculated but the objects and designs are still up to the 31 groups. I've given them more then enough information."
[Istanna] "Wait, doesn't the QETS have 32 levels and only 31 are accessible by... What? Spacie!"
[ ~Luke~ ] "Talk about a freak accident or did you plan this into your calculations dad?"
[SpaceDog] "You know, I was thinking of naming the different levels in the QETS and I could use these pictographs to represent the levels. What do you think Njord? Hmmm... where did he go?"
[ ~Luke~ ] "You keep talking about this QETS. When do I get to see it?"
[SpaceDog] "It's on a paradox mission at the moment and you will get to ride in it. It's got lots of space and can be made bigger like SAUCER can. It's quasi-dimensional, not multi-dimensional. Your grandfather can explain it to you, after all, he built the damned thing. Me wonders... Where did that old geezer run off to?"
[Rosemary] "That goofball of a grandfather left about 20 moments ago. Said something that sounded a bit peculiar, 'I forgot Veronica!' and then buggered off in SAUCER after making it look like a PIG."
[SpaceDog] "No he is NOT bringing that Valkyrie here. Damn him. She will take over this place and take control of all the activities here. She will most likely bring Valerie and your mum, my ex lover, Victoria the Destroyer with her along with Lucinda."
[Rosemary] "Wait, did you just call mum Victoria the Destroyer?"
[SpaceDog] "Yes I did. She had many names, most were good. Each name was for one of her personalities that cropped up, She is multi-polar and it shows in her mood swings. One day she would be sweet and kind, another day lustful and flirtatious with everyone, another day constantly depressed and worried about everything and then... her destroy everything in her path mood."
[Rosemary] "I always wondered about those mood swings. Thought it was her erratically diet and what she was eating."
[SpaceDog] "Her father was an Asgardian and mother a light elf. That is why she has multiple personalities. There is a lot more to her then what she showed on the outside. When I first met her, it was lust at first site and she was in her lustful moods. It lasted for an entire moon cycle. That is when you were conceived. After that she stayed in her 'Grand Adventure' mood while she carried you inside her."
[Istanna] "When were you going to tell me all this Spacie?"
[SpaceDog] "Isty my sweetheart, I rarely talk about past lovers. There is always good times, but then something happens and we split. With her, she found another lover while in one of her lustful moods and left me for him. But before that happened, we were a family after Rosemary was born, had fun for about 5 cycles and lived in Alfheim. Don't you remember the Unicorn Shadowfax and the Dragoness Goddess Istanna?"
[Istanna] "That was me before I turned into a Vanir a week ago."
[Rosemary] "Oh my Goddess! I do remember you. Thought I recognized your voice. It has not changed but you sure look different now. Wow, what a change. Can you still transfigure into a dragon or cat woman?"
[Istanna] "You remember that, don't you? I'm not sure if I can change back. It's only been 1/4 a moon's cycle since I turned into a Vanir and have no need to change back at this time."
[Rosemary] "You've always had magic hands. That always sent me to another place in my mind and could put me to sleep when I couldn't."
[ ~Luke~ ] "You will have to teach me how to use your magic hands Lady Istanna...
[Istanna] "Come over here and let me see if I can share that information like Spacie and I do."
[ ~Luke~ ] "Was that? How long have you been casting that spell my lady?"
[Istanna] "Learned it as a youngling when I met Wind Walker, mother of Shadowfax. The head transfer technique I learned from your dad."
[SpaceDog] "Don't look at me that way... I learned the head transfer spell from Wind Walker when she was young. I wonder how she's doing. We should check up on her next time we go to Alfheim. Now, I've got to get my things together and start collecting the animals I plan to rescue. Who's with me?"
[Istanna] "You know I'm not leaving you any time soon. What are we getting first and how are we going to get them?"
[SpaceDog] "I haven't got all day you know. There are animals to corral and people to find, and I don't want to be in the vicinity when dad brings back a bunch of Valkyrie. He better have a good excuse for bringing them here. I assume that's what he will do. Lets go look for my ex Gertrude. You can do with her what you like but I want some answers from her for what she did."
[Gertrude] "You sure are a sight for sore eyes. I never expected to see you again, especially since I abandoned you like that and took Fiolnir with me. Wait, did my spell finally fail. How is it you are near me?"
[SpaceDog] "Jessi, Genni, I'm your grandfather. I understand you are both helping her with the Giza Ether power plant prints. How is it going?"
[Istanna] "Hello. I'm SpaceDog's wife, Istanna. I am also a ruler of Vanaheimr like your grandfather. We are very new to having found relatives and didn't even know there were any Vanir left except for Freyr, Freyja and Njord until 1/4 moon cycle ago."
[ ~Jessi~ ] "My oh my. So you are the traveler that Gerd keeps a watchful eye out for. How did you break her spell? She has mentioned you a few times and regrets what she did, but a spell is a spell and can't be broken that easily."
[Gertrude] "I just want to say..."
[ ~Genni~ ] "Hi, I'm Genni. How did you do that? I didn't think anyone could get her to shut up."
[SpaceDog] "Let's just say, that we are the rightful rulers of Vanaheimr and anyone living on or that has visited there is under our control. Gertrude, go back to work and forget you saw us here."
[Istanna] "Don't worry. Our commands do not hurt anyone but can be a bit frightening first time and cause a momentary lapse of reason. So you are 2 of the 4 grandchildren. It's a pleasure to meet you."
[ ~Jessi~ ] "Does that mean we will inherit the thrown one day?"
[SpaceDog] "It's a bit more complicated then that. We are bonded by an artifact your great grandfather made, something called Bodn. When we were dropped off on Vanaheimr, I dug up the artifact I buried 600 cycles ago when I found it and the damned thing bonded us to the land and made us the rulers. Then my dad showed up."
[Istanna] "I was the Dragoness Goddess of Alfheim and Bodn changed my DNA-s-t&a to match his and made me a Vanir."
[ ~Genni~ ] "Wicked! How cool is that? I hear dragons can morph into other creatures and disguise themselves. Is that true?"
[Istanna] "Yes and no. A dragon can camouflage themselves when in danger and can change shapes, but it take a lot of magic and not always possible. Although once they change, they can become that shape again without using much magic. I still have dragon blood in me but I'm not going to change any time soon."
[ ~Jessi~ ] "Why not? Is it dangerous?"
[SpaceDog] "I don't think its dangerous as much as she would loose a lot of the powers that a Vanir has and..."
[Istanna] "And loose some of the emotions and sensations that a fertility Goddess has! There are things a Vanir can feel that a dragon just can't."
[SpaceDog] "So tell me about the illustration for the power plant. Why is it being made in the desert and who thought of the idea?"
[ ~Genni~ ] "It was fathers idea. He found the prints in a book in the Atlantis archives, made a copy and gave it to us as a graduation present when we completed our engineering degrees in Atlantis city. He said there was a note on the print from someone called Princess Atlántida and it was meant for us but he never showed us the note."
[ ~Jessi~ ] "Why that look. Do you know who this Princess Atlántida is?"
[SpaceDog] "Princess Atlántida of Atlantis, wife of prince Harri, my best friend until he died a while back and left me in charge with his 2 sets of twins, Cyn, Dee, CeFuu and Ruu and gave me The Gallant Tree Inn and Bathhouse on Alfheim."
[Istanna] "Do you think it has anything to do with the necklace paradox?"
[SpaceDog] "I'm not sure but I'm going to spend some time speed reading once back on the QETS."
[ ~Jessi~ ] "Quantum Entanglement Time Ship that grandfather time built and you found... Was I not supposed to say anything about it?"
[ ~Jessi~ ] "Gerda is not here and it's been a long kept secret that she is jealous of the fact you got the QETS. She thought she would get it and started looking for it. When she found out you got to it first, she stopped and never said a word about it again."
[ ~Genni~ ] "She is still jealous and pissed and a whole lot of other negative emotions that she keeps bottled up inside. Wish there was something you could do for her."
[Istanna] "Well there is something we, him or I can do. You know what I'm thinking, don't you?"
[SpaceDog] "Goddess, we think almost exactly alike so of course I know what you're thinking even without reading your mind. Let's sleep on it and let it manifest itself out in the morning at second breakfast. Jessi, Genni, be sure she is at second breakfast and let her know there is a surprise waiting for her."
[Istanna whispers] "Spacie? We have visitors."
[SpaceDog whispers] "Are these the twins we've been dreaming about? They look identical. I wonder what their names are. I can not read their minds."
[SpaceDog] "Those are the twins we have been dreaming about. I think there is a third from the vibes they gave off but not sure what they are."
[Istanna] "They are spirit guides. Air spirits like the Cheshire cats and fairies. Seems like somebody sent them to us but not sure who would do that or why."
[SpaceDog] "More questions and more to think about. Let's get an early second breakfast so we can meet the groups, make final preparations and see if my dad is back with PIG so we can continue this journey.
[SpaceDog whispers] "Shall I drop the command bomb here or wait and see what the deal is?"
[Istanna whispers] "Let me handle this if you don't mind my love."
[Istanna] "I see most of the family has decided to meet with us for breakfast so everyone, stand up, put your right index finger under your right eye, pull your eyelid down and stick your tongue out at Voice, just for shits and giggles."
[Istanna] "You will now stop and go back to enjoying your breakfast because one unlucky person may never eat breakfast again. After we have finished eating, we will go over the pictographs the groups have submitted and discuss the results. After that... we shall discuss other matters of interest. Valkyrie, behave yourselves because nobody is going to die here today. Is that understood?"
[SpaceDog] "I got some mixed emotions when we entered the room, so, after we go over the zoomorphic geoglyphs, we will clear everything up."
[Gertrude] "Get a grip Victoria. That's both yours and my ex with his gorgeous wife. Behave yourself and I will give you something special later."
[Victoria] "Did your spell fail Gertrude? I thought he could not find us with that enchantment spell."
[SpaceDog] "That spell is now null and void since we have power over anyone who has ever lived on or come from Vanaheimr. Gertrude, you will now forget and forgive me for finding the QETS before you did and you will live happier lives from this day forward. I forgive you for taking our son Luke away from me, but, no more spells of that nature. Do I make myself clear?"
[SpaceDog] "Now lets finish up here and have an exceptional second breakfast. After that, we will approve the best pictographs to mystify future generations of humans."
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