Samira Ganesh leads Katherine from the High Council Chamber, past the laboratory wing, but doesn’t show her inside.

Katherine’s back story, set onboard the Kyuunansen (3991)


Future Katherine takes Inajda to Nan Ha, to be with a very ill Alexand. Katherine watches from the trees, as Inajda makes her way down into the village, towards her brother’s house. Inajda turns around just in time to see Katherine dematerialise back to her future world.

Inajda’s back story, set in China (3991)

After his release from Alexand Merek’s writer, Lord Anderson returned to the Amanojuko capital city, The Highest Ranks of Separation, to re-evaluate his agenda. He walks the art gallery, studying great works of art, which have been procured from the wealthy elites desperate to buy immortality. (Featured paintings are by John Martin: The Great Day of His Wrath 1851-53 and The Last Judgement 1853)

Filius Anderson’s back story, set in Russia (3991)

After a month of overseeing Katherine’s rehabilitation, Inajda has been left behind, wondering where future Anesidor has taken her friend. She has been accompanied by the mysterious future version of Katherine, who seems to have an agenda for her as well.

Inajda’s back story, set in Russia and India, (3991 and 4002)

Katherine is lead into a great chamber, with a gigantic circular table at the back. There are robed officials around the table, and they are flanked by thousands of warriors in similar battle dress to Samira Ganesh.

Katherine’s back story set onboard the Kyuunansen (3991)

The ethereal Samira Ganesh escorts Katherine down a grand marble corridor. The ship seems quite empty, but there are a few straggling people, occasionally signalling their welcome to a new face on board. (This issue is dedicated to all those rebels who fight injustice in society, particularly the women who won the vote 100 years ago. Without them, and those who followed, I would not be in a position to see a future world inhabited by such strong and uninhibited women.)

Katherine’s back story, set onboard the Kyuunansen (3991)

Katherine has spent the past few minutes exploring her new apartment, but there is a knock at the door.

Katherine’s back story, set on board the Kyuunansen (3991)