Adornments of Glory
by J. Crispin Crispin-Ripley
The Compact ending the "Atlantis thing" prohibited Diluvian interference on Terra. But treaties are made to be broken and, from the beginning, some Diluvians meddled. Others were assigned to observe and, occasionally, report back.
Humanity on Terra burgeoned and developed. When the Internet was fed into the Diluvian Backbone, fascination with Terra grew. So did disgust at the planet's chaos and squalor. A debate raged. Should Terra be destroyed, saved, or left alone to self-destruct?
Then three ancient artifacts with the power to open the portals were stolen and taken to Terra. If they weren't returned, chaos would reign.
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In an alternate reality, J. Crispin-Ripley is a famous author. Efforts to properly transfer works from that reality to this one continue. Please stay tuned.
Crispin-Ripley claims his work is influenced by the music of Mozart, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Gustav Mahler, and the fiction of Hesse, Charles de Lint, John Irving and Tom Robbins. Most people think he says this largely to create a list that will attract search engines. In his alternate reality it does, but Crispin-Ripley just can't seem to grasp the threads of this reality.