|House of Vogdo|
From the moment the royal Otharian houses of Telkur and Vogdo discovered ancient Earth in the 5th century, their fates were forever entwined. The Otharians found the people of ancient Earth to be a primitive race; savage, uncivilized, and lacking even the fundamental concepts of psychokinesis. The Otharians eagerly looked forward to the prospect of plundering Earth’s diamond resources. But greed has a way of turning on itself and the exploration is met with disaster. The horrific truth behind the betrayal and murders are hidden deep within the mysteries of Merlin and Arthurian lore. These secrets have been kept for hundreds of years.
The wait is now over...
THE CRYSTAL FACADE, book 2
KING'S LAST WORD, book 3 - forthcoming
Telepathy is considered to be the most rare and hardest to master of all the PSI powers. Reading another person’s thoughts is extremely difficult due to the inherent nature of the brain and the abstract nature of thought. Though the brain can be “touched,” the thoughts of the mind are much more elusive. For a telepath to “read” another person’s thoughts, he/she first has to physically touch that person. Upon contact, a telepath concentrates his awareness through his/her crystal and merges his/her awareness with the other person’s. Once merged, the telepath has to “listen” to the surface thoughts as they happen. Only the most powerful, highly trained, and experienced telepath can go beyond the conscious and into the subconscious, but the interpretation of what is found is highly subjective and often suspect.
The physical act of moving an object requires a force of energy to be exerted on the object for the object to have an equal and opposite reaction. The telekinetic has the ability to concentrate his awareness through a crystal and affect the electromagnetic fields surrounding an object. As a consequence, the electromagnetic fields surrounding an object can be manipulated and excited to the effect of becoming a positive or negative charge, resulting in the primary object moving away from, or being pulled to, the charged area of excited electrostatic activity. The object continues to be excited and moved for the duration of the concentration or until it travels beyond the telekinetic influence. Advanced telekinetics can open communication portals and travelling portals and are highly sought after by royal families to be employed in their duchy portal stations.
Portals were discovered by the act of manipulating the actual space between and surrounding two locations. In essence, the telekinetic has the ability, through a crystal, to affect and merge two distinct and separate areas. This can be visualized by the act of pinching two sides of a balloon together and melding the edges of the pinch to produce an opening. In the case of the telekinetic, the pinch actually occurs in sub-space and has no “relative” effect on normal space except to open a portal. The portal closes once the telekinetic ceases to apply his/her concentration on it. The crystals that are used are rated form 1K, mostly used by children for early training, to 10K strength used by the strongest telekinetic for inter-planetary travel. The 10K crystals are extremely expensive and held by only the wealthiest of families. Inter-planetary portals are limited to certain areas of magnetic alignments on any planet.
The Red Alliance: A secret group of nobles working to keep the status-quo of the nobility ruling the working classes. They are against programs of enlightenment being proposed by more forward-thinking dukes such as Duke Levon Telkur.
PSI abilities: Telepathy, Empathy and Telekinetics. The PSI factor does not fully manifest itself until puberty, and the full potential of an individual cannot be measured until then. An individual’s full ability may never be ascertained if the PSI category is not recognized and properly trained. Though rare, a potentially powerful PSI factor can occasionally be found in families that had no previous instances of great strength. For this reason, all children are tested. Any PSI has the ability to “sense” another PSI, but this sensing is limited to the recognition of PSI and not the potential power of the individual. The children with great potential are singled out for special training at the Otharian Institute for Paranormal Studies.
Otharian Institute of Paranormal Studies: Institute where the best and brightest students are taught advanced abilities in Telepathy, Empathy and Telekinetics.
HOUSE OF TELKUR:
Levon Telkur – Duke of Telkur, telepath. Believes in enlightenment programs for the masses which causes rifts among the royalty.
Lilliana Telkur- Duchess of Telkur, empath
Darius Telkur – Heir-apparent and telepath. Son of Levon and Lilliana Telkur
Dyla Telkur – Twin sister of Darius Telkur, empath
Avikar Kantos – Baron of Kantos, in the Duchy of Telkur, distant cousin of Lilliana
Trinity Kantos – Sister of Avikar and Ronal, telekinetic, distant cousin of Lilliana. Friend and ally of Darius and Dyla
Ronal Kantos – First Counselor to Duke of Telkur. Distant cousin of Lilliana
Nils – Right-hand man to Avikar Kantos, strong telekinetic, assassin
HOUSE OF PERSING
Rylee Persing – Duke of Persing, telekinetic
Katelle Persing – Duchess of Persing and sister of Lilliana Telkur
Tyrian Persing – Heir-apparent and especially strong telekinetic. Son of Rylee and Katelle Persing
Kala Persing – daughter of Rylee and Katelle Persing.
HOUSE OF JORTAC
Lucas Jortac – Duke of Jortac, strong telepath
Janal Jortac Duchess of Jortac, strong telekinetic
Eclasius Jortac – Heir-apparent and strongest telekinetic of his generation. Son of Lucas and Janal Jortac
HOUSE OF DALCON
Marek Dalcon – Duke of Dalcon, telekinetic
Aketis, son of Marek Dalcon, twin brother of Acaris
Acaris, son of Marek Dalcon, twin brother of Aketis
Bacarra, brother of Marek Dalcon, strong telekinetic
HOUSE OF BECKSON
Urias Beckson – Duke of Beckson
Cristaline Beckson – Heir-apparent, daughter of Urias Beckson
HOUSE OF VOGDO
Janus Vogdo – Grand Duke of Otharia, telepath extraordinaire
Henry “Blackheart” Hanover – criminal overlord in London
Munroe – nephew of Henry Hanover, slight telepathic ability
Catiana Spencer – Archeologist at London University