N O V U S   I L L U M I N A T U M






The cure for cancer is the Holy Grail of medical achievement, a Crusade that is within our grasp.






The Novus Illuminatum (Newly Enlightened, or New Illuminati) in this short story, are a group of societal reformers, following on from the ideals of the Bavarian Illuminati, founded in May of 1776 by Adam Weishaupt.


The modern day scientists, who are members of this Secret Society, share a vision of a world without disease, seeking the cure for cancer, poverty and political extremists, who still promote nuclear energy as being safe, in denial of alternatives. And, they don't care much how they achieve their aims. Though, keep their membership restricted, and protected from disclosure.


In this original John Storm spy thriller, a number of Novus Illuminatum members secure Horizon Europe funding in the quest to find a cure for cancer, against mounting healthcare costs, with contributions from NATO, looking to fortify soldiers and protect their investment in training.


They have heard of John Storm, because of the DNA archive aboard his ship; Elizabeth Swann. And the media coverage of his anthropological collecting in Tanzania and South Africa. The archive is called the Ark. John Storm makes no secret of his hobby, and the system developed by his genius uncle, Douglas Storm, who perfected a method where stored DNA data is reversible, and may be mixed and matched, using a special digital biological interface. By which means, life may be recreated from the encoded samples, and enhanced.


Novus Illuminatum realise that with suitable super computing power, DNA may be routinely genetically modified using CRISPR viruses, that allows the DNA of grown subjects to be modified, rather than cloning or replicating afresh. They calculate that with the correct equipment and suitable funding, they might resurrect a long dead subject from their DNA. The reveal this information as part of the Horizon Europe funding application - that is seen by Musket Meloni. 


The group try to hack into the Ark to copy the database, but cannot get past the advanced firewall, thanks to Hal's vigilance.


The definition of "secret" generally relies on the degree to which the organization insists on secrecy, and might involve the retention and transmission of secret knowledge, the denial of membership or knowledge of the group, the creation of personal bonds between members of the organization, and the use of secret rites or rituals which solidify members of the group.

Because some secret societies have political aims, they are illegal in several countries. Italy (Constitution of Italy, Section 2, Articles 13–28) and Poland, for example, bans secret political parties and political organizations in their constitutions. Other UK countries, namely the UK, actively endorse the Masons, being integrated into their judicial system. Introducing a layer of unfavourable treatments, for those not in the fold. Novus Illuminatum operates against this background. Fully aware that their activities might not meet with the approval of other scientists or laws. Especially relating to human experimentation, cloning, and even DNA enhancements.







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Abdullah Amir

Middle eastern marine captain

Ahmed Saleh - Port of El Dekheila

Fisherman who finds location Cleopatra's tomb

Ark, The

Interactive DNA database

Captain Nemo

Interactive autonomous navigation system

Charley Temple

Adventurous researcher & cameraman

Cleopatra, last Pharaoh queen of Egypt reborn

The reincarnated Mummy

Dan Hawk

Electronics wizard & 2nd mate E. Swann

Dr Roberta (Bobbie) Treadstone

Blue Shield ocean division, Newcastle Uni

Elizabeth Swann

World's most advanced AI hydrogen ship

Excalibur, Merlin & Pendragon

Anti-piracy laser & taser weapons system

George Franks

Estate trustee


Advanced onboard Artificial Intelligence

Horizon Europe

Medical research call, cure for cancer

Jack Mason

CIA contact, sometime double agent

Jill Bird

BBC news anchor, overseas services

John Storm- Master & Commander RN


Julius Caesar

Roman general who falls in love with Queen

Kitty Kat (Katie)

Ships cat and mascot, who loves fishing

Marcus Antonius

Cleopatra's lover and ally against Rome

PM Edward Thomas

British Prime Minister (Honest Johnson)

Professor Douglas Storm

Genius & great uncle to John Storm

Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord

UNESCO, subsea archaeology division

Steve Green (Greeno)

Freelance investigative bloodhound

Suki Hall (Suzuki)

Marine biologist

US President Lincoln George Truman

Supreme commander US military

William Bates (Billy the Kid)

US computer genius & CyberCore Genetica







Franco Francisco

Italian scientist, cloning expert 

General Sir Rodney Dunbar

Head of MI6 human enhancement

Harold (Dirty Harry) Holland

Chief Constable, Scotland Yard

Husani Hassan

President elect of Egypt

Novus Illuminatum

A secret scientist society

Klaus von Kolreuter

Swiss scientist, human genome expert

Musa Bomani

Egyptian tomb raider

Musket Meloni

The richest man alive


Funding super soldier & cyber warfare R&D

Nicholas (Nick- The Devil) Johnson MP

UK Minister for Defence


1st Roman emperor who defeats Cleopatra

Roberto Ferrara

Italian spy, Interpol, double agent

Rudolf Kessler


Safiya Sabuka

Egyptologist, descendant of Cleopatra

Sergeant Shaun Flanagan

Police officer, Scotland Yard





Cleopatra's Mummy and the New Illuminati: Novus Illuminatum - Copyright illustration 31st October 2023 - Cleaner Ocean Foundation - All rights reserved





Bavarian secret society founded in 1776, organized like the Freemasons. new order was Bund der Perfektibilisten, or Covenant of Perfectibility (Perfectibilists); he later changed it because it sounded too strange. On 1 May 1776, Weishaupt and four students formed the Perfectibilists, taking the Owl of Minerva as their symbol. The members were to use aliases within the society. Weishaupt became Spartacus. Law students Massenhausen, Bauhof, Merz and Sutor became respectively Ajax, Agathon, Tiberius and Erasmus Roterodamus. Weishaupt later expelled Sutor for indolence. In April 1778, the order became the Illuminatenorden, or Order of Illuminati, after Weishaupt had seriously contemplated the name Bee order.


The Age of Enlightenment or the Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, was an intellectual and philosophical movement that occurred in Europe, especially Western Europe, in the 17th and 18th centuries, with global influences and effects. The Enlightenment included a range of ideas centered on the value of human happiness, the pursuit of knowledge obtained by means of reason and the evidence of the senses, and ideals such as natural law, liberty, progress, toleration, fraternity, constitutional government, and separation of church and state.

The Enlightenment was preceded by the Scientific Revolution and the work of Francis Bacon and John Locke, among others. Some date the beginning of the Enlightenment to the publication of René Descartes' Discourse on the Method in 1637, featuring his famous dictum, Cogito, ergo sum ("I think, therefore I am").


The New World Order (NWO) is a conspiracy theory that hypothesizes a secretly emerging totalitarian world government. The common theme in conspiracy theories about a New World Order is that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually achieve world domination and rule the world through an authoritarian one-world government—which will replace sovereign nation-states—and an all-encompassing propaganda whose ideology hails the establishment of the New World Order as the culmination of history's progress. Many influential historical and contemporary figures have therefore been alleged to be part of a cabal that operates through many front organizations to orchestrate significant political and financial events, ranging from causing systemic crises to pushing through controversial policies, at both national and international levels, as steps in an ongoing plot to achieve world domination.

Before the early 1990s, New World Order conspiracism was limited to two American countercultures, primarily the militantly anti-government right, and secondarily the part of fundamentalist Christianity concerned with the eschatological end-time emergence of the Antichrist.









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.






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