Civil War Transcendence, part 438

Kann Mer Ray said rather solemnly, “Do you know the amount of havoc and destruction that this weapon has caused the human civilization?”

Jim stood and came around the desk to face the two Elven creatures. Looking at them with a perplexed expression on his face, he answered, “No, I’m afraid I have no idea. Tha weapon was utilized in ancient times and tha formula for its creation has been lost for centuries.”

Kann Mer Ray declared, “And rightly so.”

Greek Fire used as a flame thrower


Jim looked at Kann Mer Ray for a long moment and then stated, rather than asked, “Yar people were responsible for it eradication.”

San Cirr Ray nods and adds, “And for its introduction to Earth.”

Jim is shocked and asks, “So ya brought it to Earth and then took it back?”

Kann Mer Ray and San Cirr Ray glanced at each other. Then Kann Mer Ray admitted, “Yes.”

Jim swallowed hard and asked, “Why?”

Kann Mer Ray stared at Jim for a few seconds before answering, “Suffice it to say, it was a mistake.”

Jim gave them both a questioning stare and then asked, “Why are ya allowing it to surface again on Earth?”

“We are allowing it for one reason.”

“Which is?”

“To hopefully stop the carnage of the present war in this country,” answered Kann Mer Ray. “There are also two conditions.”

Jim frowned and asked, “Which are?”

Kann Mer Ray declared, “That you are the only person permitted to carry the weapon and utilize it, and that you and your contingent of soldiers will submit to a mind sweep of the foray event once it is complete.”

Jim stared at the two aliens for several minutes.  Finally, shaking his head as if this was definitely too much information, he asked, “What’s a mind sweep?”

Kann Mer Ray explained, “It will eradicate any knowledge of the foray from start to finish.”

Jim gave them a concerned look, and after coming to a decision and countered, “How about ya giving a mind sweep to my men, but allowing me to remember tha foray?”

Kann Mer Ray and San Cirr Ray turned to each other and seemed to be communicating via mental telepathy. After a few minutes, the two aliens turned to Jim and replied, “That will be allowed on one condition.”

Jim gave them an exasperated look and demanded, “Such as…”

“That you will continue to help us stop this war if this foray doesn’t bring about its cessation,” replied Kann Mer Ray.

Jim turned as red as a beet in anger and rasped, “That could mean that someone would have to be killed.”

San Cirr Ray admitted, “That was the basis of changing Earth history in the past, but we are only interested in utilizing events to change history without the loss of human life.”

Jim’s eyes narrowed as he regarded the aliens.  “Who gives y’all tha right of playing with tha history of our people in tha first place?”

Kann Mer Ray looked gravely at Jim and declared, “TANTAS.”

Jim glanced at San Cirr Ray and then, focusing on Kann Merr Ray, asked, “Have ya mentioned this entity before?”

Kann Mer Ray smiled and nodded in the affirmative.

Jim looked perturbed and asked, “Well, who is he?”




About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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