A Brief History of the 500 Realms

A quick look into the alternate universe of the Curse Breaker Series

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE REALM AGE:

MATTER TRANSPORTER INVENTED

Matter Transporter

In 1899 an American Scientist by the name of Dr. David Gerrold invents the Matter Transporter. Dr. Gerrold successfully tests the machine by transporting his pocket watch 8 feet.

FIRST JUMP GATE INVENTED!

Mortimor Mouse

In 1903 the very first Jump Gate was successfully tested when ‘Mortimer’ a white lab rat was transported 30 feet inside the science labs at Washington D.C.

First Jump Gate

In the summer of 1904, volunteer Sergeant Jeffrey Green of the U.S. Army becomes the first human to successfully test the Jump Gates.

AMERICA JUMPS TO THE MOON!

First Gate Station

In 1907 the first 2 Gate Stations were built. One in Washington D.C. and the other in London. By 1908 every capitol city had a Gate Station. By 1910 every major city in the world had a Gate Station.

Lunar

In 1911, a team of 15 American scientists use the latest in Gate technology to jump to the moon and back.

UNITED KINGDOM JUMPS TO THE STARS!

Victoria Realm4

In 1913, a team of 30 British scientists and royal military personnel use the most powerful Gate ever built at the time, (code named ‘Big Bertha’) to jump to what is now called the Queen Victoria Realm. This photograph was taken on day 1 of the exploratory mission four hours after the team had jumped to the planet.

UNITED STATES FINDS THE WASHINGTON REALM!

Washington Realm3

Determined not to be outdone, the United States searched the stars nonstop until finally finding and jumping to the George Washington Realm in spring of 1916. By 1917 both the Victoria Realm and the Washington Realm have more than a million settlers each. By 1920, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, Russia, Germany, Japan, China and Sweden all have Realms to call their own. It wasn’t until 1921, that the word ‘Realm’ began being used colloquially to describe any Earth-like, human survivable planet.

500 REALMS AND COUNTING…

Jupiter City3

By 2017, more than a century after the Realm Race began,the human race has discovered a grand total of 522 Realms. 103 Inland Realms, with the inclusion of Earth, owned by wealthy countries, businesses and private citizens. And 420 Outland Realms, declared Terra Nullius by the League of Nations, and populated with fierce beasts, horrible weather, toxic fauna, cannibals, airship pirates and all manner of unruly Outland ne’er-do-wells.

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