The adventures of JOHN STORM and the ELIZABETH SWANN
EARLY PLOT SUMMARY
Many treasure seekers have searched for the mythical holy grail; the Cup of Christ, the Liahona, the all knowing guide, the answer to all our questions about the meaning and secrets of life. More than a thousand years before the coming of Christ the ancient Egyptian priests had decoded and recorded the secrets of nature, immortality and power, condensed in an intricate orb. They then buried their knowledge with their great pharaoh Akenakon for his journey into the afterlife, but the secret was stolen from his tomb by raiders and though the Holy Compass cropped up in history unforgettably, it has been lost in the sands of time for over 2000 years.
What lies within the ancient device the world will soon find out and that depends on who recovers it for good or evil? With the power of the Holy Compass it is said the bearer may perform miracles, walk on water and cure diseases like cancer. If that sounds familiar then you'll have some idea of what is in store for John Storm as one of his archaeological hunches turns into an epic adventure of biblical proportions.....
Please note that the rights to this story have now passed to Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. The Plot has been developed with a new website for collaborative writing, as of December 2022.
Although written in book form, the John Storm Franchise is being adapted to scripts and graphic novels. Book publishing should follow.
2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C Clarke
A to Z of movies - Films with related themes
AI - Artificial Intelligence, usually based on computers
Alethiometer - A magical horological like, instrument, that tells or shows the truth (in fiction)
Ark, The - World's largest & most comprehensive digital interactive DNA database, a catalogue of life on earth
Armageddon - Judgment day, the final battle between good and evil
Bertrand de Guesclin - French knight 'The Eagle of Brittany' 1320-1380
Bible, Holy - Name of the Christian Scriptures
BioCore™ is a brain implant that is designed to communicate with the CyberCore Genetica nano-computer
Bitcoins - Totally unsupported digital money schemes, offering get rich quick gambling
Black Prince, The - Edward Woodstock, Medieval Knight 1330 - 1360
Blue Shield - International organization to protect archaeological artefacts and treasure, from exploitation & smuggling
Cancer - Medical and social cancers, the potential cures, including clean and healthy living
Captain Henry Morgan - Sugar cane plantation, ghostly apparition Palisadoes Cemetery, Jamaica
Cloning - Replicating a biologically identical copy of a living thing from a living or dead subject
Compass - A navigation instrument, that points to magnetic north
CRISPR - A viral delivery mechanism for altering the DNA of a living subject
Crusades, The - Religious wars, Christians Vs Muslims, to secure the Holy Lands (Jerusalem)
Cryptocurrencies - Totally unsupported digital money schemes, offering get rich quick gambling
Cup of Jesus Christ - The cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper
CyberCore Genetica™ super nano-computer, and BioCore™ brain implant work together to enhance human abilities
DNA - DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, a polymer of two polynucleotide chains that coil to form a double helix
El Cid - Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar - Medieval knight 1043-1099
Elizabeth Swann - An autonomous ship powered by hydrogen, held to be the world's fastest zero emission vessel
Enigma - A German coding machine used in WWII, cracked by Alan Turing's Bombe computer
Eternal Life - Life everlasting, the hope of many to live longer
Evolution - How life on earth develops and adapts by passing on genetic advantages by natural selection
Excalibur - Mythical, magical sword of King Uther and Arthur Pendragon
Fossil Fuels - Oil derived gasoline and diesel, coal and gas, cause global warming and respiratory diseases
Genome - The decoding of DNA strands, most especially relating to humans
Godfrey of Bouillon - (The Swan) 1060-1100 First Crusades
Gods - Isis, Jehovah, Ra, Acts of God
HAL - The onboard integrated AI computer system that guards the Elizabeth Swann, loyal to John Storm
Harrison Ford - American actor who played Indiana Jones, brilliant casting
Holy Ghost or Spirit - Trinity, God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
Indiana Jones - The Last Crusade
Innerspace - The opposite of outer space, the underwater subsea kingdom that is largely unexplored
Jeep Cherokee 4x4 off road truck - John Storm's classic zero emission hybrid conversion
Jesus Christ - In the Christian religion, the son of God, on earth
John Storm - Obsessive DNA collector, amateur anthropologist and Captain of the Elizabeth Swann
Joseph of Arimathea - A secret disciple who arranged for the burial of Jesus Christ after the Crucifixion
Jungle Cruise - Film from 2021, quest for life eternal, Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt
King Arthur Pendragon - Legend of the Knights of the Round table, quest for the Holy Grail
Knights Templar - Soldiers of Christ, Order of Solomon's Temple, Catholic military
Medicine Man - A film about the search for a cancer - Sean Connery & Lorraine Bracco, director John Mc Tiernan
Merlin - The magically accurate targeting system for the Swann's 'Excalibur' and 'Pendragon' self-defence weapons.
Money - A source for good and evil
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - British comedy film from 1975
Musket Meloni - The richest man on planet earth
Navigation Instrument - A magnetic needle that points to the North Pole in a protective casing
Pink (Red) Growth - The spread of cannibalism, as food shortages force the eating of human flesh to survive
Pope Peter Benedict, Bishop of Rome - Suffering from advanced cancer, Vatican petitions John Storm
Pope, The - Pontiff Benedict XVI is the 265th Bishop of Rome
Population, World - The number of humans on planet earth, now over 8 billion
Procreation - A means to regenerate life, over population 8 billion heading to 9 billion humans
Richard I the Lionhearted - King of England famous for Crusades 1157-1199
Richest & Most Powerful - People on the planet
Robert Guiscard - 'The Crafty' Norman medieval knight 1015-1085
Salvage, Marine - Odyssey Florida, Court Case 2011, Spain: Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, Spanish frigate
Sir Henry Percy (Hostpur) - English noble knight 1364-1403
Sir James 'Black' Douglas - Scottish 'good' knight (Robert Bruce) 1286-1330
Sir William Marshal - The tournament master (greatest knight that even lived) 1146-1219
Sir William Wallace - Braveheart, Scottish knight - hung, drawn and quartered by English King 1270-1305
Solar Cola™ and Solar Tonic™ - Magical life giving, fortified energy drinks John Storm is partial to when he is parched
The Ark - World's largest DNA base
The Da Vinci Code - Film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel, starring Tom Hanks
The Golden Compass - A children's fantasy film starring Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman & Daniel Craig
Tiber, River - Rome, Italy
Trillionaires - Wealth taxes for failures to invest ecologically
Uncharted - Film from 2022, starring Tom Holland and Mark Whalberg
Vatican - The City, St Peter's Palace, Roman Catholic Church, Holy See home to the Pope
Astrology and symbolism - the signs of life?
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Blueplanet Netdirect Productions are looking for graphic artists, inkers and colourists to help them develop the John Storm adventure series into fully fledged graphic novels: to be printed and distributed traditionally and, if the technology permits, for download to be read on an ipad or Kindle reader. Why not take a look at the John Storm graphic novel link below to see an example chapter from the first of Jameson Hunter's books: Kulo Luna
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