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GENIUS: The Elizabeth Swann is an explorers dream ship, fully equipped to detect underwater features and ocean life, and store that information. In the picture above, the giant humpback whale swims alongside the smartest ship in the world, John Storm having saved the giant humpback whale from being eaten by sharks.

 

 

 

 

 

The Elizabeth Swann may be the fastest solar & hydrogen powered ship in the world, but would not be so able if not for Hal, the cleverest (best programmed) artificially intelligent ship computer in the world. Many countries are interested in Hal, some have even attempted to steal the super-computer. Hal, is named after the computer in the film: '2001 Space Odyssey.'

 

The other attraction for pirates, and anthropologists, like the Neo-Nazis in this story, is the onboard DNA database - that has taken John Storm much of his young, and all of his adult life to collect. This is called The ARK. It is a secure server that is protected from would be thieves.

 

The supercomputer that navigates the autonomous vessel is called Captain Nemo, after Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

 

Hal and Captain Nemo work together. For example, the Swann has an array of underwater sensors to enable the ship to survey the ocean floor, and detect objects in the sea, including flora, fauna and marine litter. This is another of the Swann's useful features, especially as John Storm is an adventurous archaeologist, who is interested in sunken civilizations. Innerspace, being his favorite exploration medium. As well as one he excels in.

 

The Elizabeth Swann is more than capable of taking care of itself, including anti-piracy measures, that make it very difficult for intruders who come onboard without authorization.

The Swann is an advanced trimaran with a large solar array that is articulated. The ship has powerful electric thrusters. The core technology is a special fuel cell that is super-efficient, and can convert many different compounds of hydrogen into energy. This system was invented by Professor Douglas Storm. The hybrid fuel arrangement works well with the solar collectors, that can convert light energy into hydrogen, via an electrolyzer (electrolysis).

 

In helping John and his crew detect underwater relic plundering, the Swann's amazing combination of sensors and instruments makes the ship invaluable to law enforcement agencies. Provided they can talk John into working with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO VISUAL HOLOGRAPHIC INTERFACE - 'Hal' speaks with an Australian accent most of the time, and for this reason is sometimes called 'Bruce,' by the crew. The AI can appear as holographic three dimensional images, adopting various human forms and vocal simulations, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Albert Einstein. Changing from male to female holographic images, to suit the situation, so long as the simulations have been scanned into the system, then converted to animations. Hal, has a good sense of humour. The AI can also appear on 2D computer screens, and speak to you directionall using stereoscopic audio channels, to appear and sound more user friendly.

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER

DESCRIPTION

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John Storm

Explorer/conservationist/anthropologist

Dan Hawk

Electronics wizard & 2nd mate E. Swann

Charley Temple

Adventurous researcher & cameraman

George Franks

Estate trustee

Professor Douglas Storm

Genius & great uncle to John Storm

Suki Hall

Marine biologist

Steve Green (Greeno)

Freelance investigative bloodhound

Abdullah Amir

Middle eastern marine captain

Jill Bird

BBC news anchor, overseas services

Sam Hollis

Reporter, Trinidad Bugle

Marjorie Boyle

Backpacker/blogger, Trinidad

Jack Mason

CIA contact, sometime double agent

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Cleopatra, last Pharaoh queen of Egypt reborn

The reincarnated Mummy

Franco Francisco

Italian scientist, cloning expert 

Klaus von Kolreuter

Swiss scientist, human genome expert

William Bates (Billy the Kid)

Californian computer genius

US President Lincoln George Truman

Supreme commander US military

General Sir Rodney Dunbar

Head of MI6 human enhancement

Harold (Dirty Harry) Holland

Chief Constable, Scotland Yard

Nicholas (The Devil) Johnson MP

UK Minister for Defence

Sergeant Shaun Flanagan

Police officer, Scotland Yard

Husani Hassan

President elect of Egypt

Baron Heinrich Richthofen

Obsessed 4th Reich, Neo Nazi occultist

Musa Bomani

Hired Egyptian tomb raider

Safiya Sabuka

Isis worshiper, descendant of Cleopatra

Rudolf Kessler

Nazi Egyptologist/archaeologist

Alexis Luther - Panama

The Panamanian running man, a replicant

Ahmed Saleh - Port of El Dekheila

Fisherman who finds location Cleopatra's tomb

 

 

 

 

 

Cleopatra - The Mummy - A John Storm adventure with the Elizabeth Swann

 

 

 

    

JOHN DIVES IN TO RESCUE KULO LUNA FROM GHOST FISHING NETS

 

 

JOHN STORM is captain of the Elizabeth Swann, a solar and hydrogen powered craft, that he likes race occasionally. The Elizabeth Swann is not only swift, but superbly equipped for scientific and ocean conservation tasks, such as archaeological surveys. The vessel also houses John's prized DNA archive, called The Ark, a useful reference tool.

 

 

 

 

A GREAT WHITE SHARK THREATENS TO BITE JOHN STORM

 

 

DANGERMAN - No stranger to subsea rescues, John rescued Kulo Luna from certain death after the humpback whale became helplessly trapped in discarded fishing gear, her wound tainting the water with blood - as a calling card to all sharks in her location. When he is called to investigate looting of an archaeological site in the Mediterranean, he is more than keen to help.

 

 

 

 

  THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN STORM: ARCHAEOLOGIST, ANTHROPOLOGIST, CONSERVATIONIST

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