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Mysteries abound in the latest novel in the Primordial Quaternity. Like the Winchester Home, learn more about the hidden truths of the book in an Easter Eggs section. As El Derado is revealed to exist, so can you learn about how this story was created. Learn more about those that are involved through unique quotes provided. A fan favorite scene will give insight into what has intrigued those who have already explored this curious tale. Lastly, the collection of related images are clues concerning what is contained within to decipher.

“Fire consumes flesh. Earth shatters bones. Water washes away what remains. Air forces the spirit from this world. Nothing remains of the person.” - Trixie

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Fan Favorite

A scene selected from the book.

With each new novel that is presented to the public, there will be an expected period of time for those to find a copy of the book and read through the story that is found within its pages. Tagonist Knights Publishing knows that there may not be a favorite scene provided by an audience member for some time, especially after a primary and secondary book page is established for the first time. So, as of this moment, there is not a favorite scene to feature for this narrative.

If you are someone who has read this novel and would like to make a suggestion for a fan favorite scene, send a message to tagonistknightspublishing@gmail.com 

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“That's mystical mumbo jumbo that doesn’t help our situation. I’m fully aware that this is coming from a shape shifting immortal that has visions of the future.” - Morana

Relevant Images

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“For those who do not see the limitations of this world, anything is possible.” - Aethel

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Origin Story:
Multiple Versions

Attempting to resolve the cliff hanger conclusion to the previous book in the series was a daunting task for the author to accomplish. One that had to go through five drafts before reaching its final version that was published.

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The first draft was focused on the Alchmist being a central figure. Every fifth scene would involve her lecturing to an audience. One was her doing so at a university, explaining philosophical ideas and blending science with that of mythological concepts. Another situation, she was among a panel of individuals ranging from religious figures to scientific minds addressing various topics. Each time it was mostly a monologue, an exploration of ideas that she was presenting to the audience. Eventually there is a scene where she is in self-constructed underground chamber where she has hand carved wooden figurines to help her remember those who were in her life at one point in the past. All the while exploring her past through a lengthy speech as she talked to herself. 

Another difference is that the bag is set in an empty room with a metal door that is controlled by the Alchemist. Milo and Carmilla escape using a large skeleton key that has nothing to do with Houdini, more akin to what is found on keychains around the 1600s. The pair arrive in the Winchester Home and encounter Trixie who was told to wait there. The location is under the control of the Alchemist, not those loyal to the air tribe, explaining why the staff had vacated the location upon the arrival of the visitors. Eventually Milo reaches into the bag and withdraws the original car design. When Carmilla and he get on it, it vanishes, leaving Trixie behind. That is when Prometheus, Emma, and Morana encounter the couple rolling down a suburban street, linking the two narratives.

Origin Story:
Multiple Versions

The second draft cut out the alchemist from the story entirely. All of her scenes involving her speeches were cut out 

Another major change is that the third item that is revealed for Francis is a mirror that makes other people see someone as a regular human. His wolf like appearance still exists, but other people see him as a normal male. Carmilla's shark like teeth vanish as well when she looks into it. It upsets him since he likes who he is and how he looks. The trio go together into the Winchester Home and at one point, Milo withdraws a three wheeled vehicle, the first car, out of the bag. Getting into it, Carmilla and Milo vanish. That is when Prometheus, Emma, and Morana find the couple drifting down the road. This version of the story didn't make it much further in that it was already falling apart for the author. This led to making a new attempt while salvaging parts of the original.

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“We must open our eyes to the truth, both the parts we gladly embrace and the dark stains upon human history that most would try to avoid.” - Prometheus

Easter Eggs and Inspiration

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The bottomless bag refers to an item from the movie: Mary Poppins.

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Carmilla is named after the first female vampire in literature.

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Milo is named after the main protagonist in the movie, Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

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Milo working at a retail store was inspired by the author's own life experiences working for Walmart. 

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Seraphim are angelic beings, regarded as belonging to the highest order.

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Francis is named after Ron Francis Pearlman, who played Vincent in a Beauty and the Beast TV series.

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The term "psychic" refers to anyone who can see and/or interact with a spirit.

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The idea of artifacts and artifact collectors was inspired by the show: Warehouse 13.

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Milo's mother is a "hunter", inspired by what Sam and Dean did in the Supernatural series.

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Henry is named after Indiana Jones, Henry Jones Junior. His father's family is inspired by that lineage.

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is also titled "The Modern Prometheus", which is why he is named that way.

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The three sisters represent several trios of women in mythology, including the three fates of Greek Mythology.

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The name Morana means death. The third of the fates is meant to end someone's life.

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Anubis is a god of funerary rites, protector of graves, and guide to the underworld, in ancient Egyptian religion.

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Fenrir is a giant wolf from Norse mythology.

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Roanoke was an English colony where 112-121 people vanished in 1590. Scythe's origins are connected to this event.

Arthur Doyle

Page 30, Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes.

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Sherlock Holmes was a fictional detective whose partner was John Watson.

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The original Winnie-the-Pooh dolls inspired A.A. Milne's book series of the same name. 

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Airmid is the name of an Irish goddess with connections to herbal remedies and healing.

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Orthia was a local goddess only found at Sparta and Messene.

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Page 35, the "black plague", a pandemic during 1346–1353.

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Page 38, Mary refers to Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.  

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Asha means “alive and well” which marks her as the middle of the three fates from Greek Mythology.

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Lindita means, the day is born, marking her as the first of the three fates.

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On page 42, the silver slippers given to Quinn is from the book: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Page 48, "I come in peace." is a phrase often used in science fiction and Sci-Fi.

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Page 49, Esper is referring to Barry Allen: the Flash.

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King Arthur was a fictional king from English myth and legend.

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El Dorado is a mythical city of gold in the Amazon rainforest.

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Hemitheos is a term for demi-gods, half god/half humans.

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Page 61, beans, corn, and squash is called "the three sisters".

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Page 66, Rotations is a form of telling time used in the Sunfire Chronicles book series.

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Page 68, Takoda is a Native American that means "Friend to Everyone". 

Jerome Caminada

Jerome and his life are based off Jerome Caminada, a British detective said to have inspired the Sherlock Holmes character.

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Page 85, "Bobby" refers to Bobby Singer, a character from the Supernatural series.

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Orthia's style of clothing is based off local attire of natives of Sparta 2,000 years ago.

Airmid is the name of an Irish goddess with connections to herbal remedies and healing.

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Page 220, the song Quinn is singing is "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane.

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Page 251, the wolf head battering ram refers to Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

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Page 255, the "time machine" movie is Paycheck.

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Page 259, John Henry was an American folklore tale about a man who outpaced a machine.

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Page 260, the music box is from the story: The Phantom of the Opera.

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Page 271, the group is staying at the Wigwam Hotel in Arizona.

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Page 288, Esper's outfit is inspired by and refers to the character: Batman.

On page 288, Esper's failsafe program is named after the final two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "All good things..." The code she uses refers to the final air date of the series: May 23, 1994. This reveals that the series existed in her reality, and she was a fan. The series provided an optimistic view of the world. It represented hope, when often reality provided despair and pessimism. That is why even at the end of the book, when it feels like there is no chance of a happy ending, there is hope. It was the intent of the author to tell the audience that even though this is the end, there is hope that it will get better.

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“You will have to make a deal with the devil, signed in blood, pledging your immortal soul as payment.” - Gretchen

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