Asatopedia (12)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:49

The legendary blue-blade katana sword

The legendary blue blade katana sword was said to be made out of meteorite that had fallen on earth nearly 1000 years ago. The stone was found by the son of a Japanese swordsmith. He told about it to his father and after investigating the rock, the swordsmith decided to make a katana sword from it. He found that the metal from the outer space rock was different from the ones on earth. As a result, the blade was harder and sharper. The sword was then given to the descendants and passed from generation to generation. The last descendent of the sword was Iroshi Hakizama, who went on to become a general. He fought with the sword in many battles and was killed in 1608 during the ronins rebel. Since then the sword was missing.

 

The legend had it that this sword could cut through anything, as it has been made from the element not known on Earth. This element was harder than carbon fibre, lighter than lithium, and because of its unnatural blue color, it was named bluenium”

The location of the sword has finally been found on September 23, 2012, and a special Japanese group (Dragons) was sent to retrieve it.

 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:48

Lian's codename "C47"

In her early life, before she became an ASAT member, Lian's codename was C47. It came from the Internet, hacking language that used ciphers as letters. In this language, her nickname should be read "cat"

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:47

King Solomon

King Solomon is a legendary character that appears in many religions. In Testament of Solomon (dates back to somwhere between 1st and 5th century) Solomon was given a Ring from archangel Micheal (Seal of Solomon). With the ring he locked up 72 demons and made them build his temple. In ASAT, King Solomon fails to lock up one more demon- CIZIN, responsible for the end of the world.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:46

Dan's Ridle

In Book 0 Daniel receives a gift from his aunt that was given to her by Dan's parents. However, nobody knows what it is or how to solve it. The random numbers don't make sense.

At the end of Part 1 in Book 1, Dan manages to partly solve the riddle. However, two months later (Part 3), with a little help of Lian he manages to solve the riddle completely and discovers what his parents left him.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:44

Maldito

Probably the only fictional place in the book. Its a large spanish castle situated on an island about three miles west from Pacifica, San Francisco.

It used to be a Spanish castle that in the early years belonged to a spanish count. He was infamous for being cruel for killing babies. After eliminating the count the castle was given its name Maldito which means damned. The ocean was much further at that time and the castle towered on a hill. Now the ocean level is higher and the hill became an island.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:43

Surya's name explained

Surya bares the name of a Hindu Supreme Deity that means "Sun." She is a dhampir and has several vampiric features. However, she is invulnerable to sunglight, hence the name.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:42

NYVHA

N.Y.V.H.A. stands for New York Vampire Hunters Association. It is an official governmental organ dealing with vampiric entities in the whole state of New York. Every capital city in the USA has its own association, which operates on their territory. In New York, the group employs over one hundred people. It was founded in the nineteenth century by two brothers, right after they had lost their third brother to a vampire. Before the World War I, the association gathered over twenty members. They led a constant war with the underworld world of the vampires. Right after the World War II, the government legalise the organisation, and became its official organ. However, since its beginning, the organisation was kept in secret, and only few could join it. Nowadays, New York Vampire Hunter Association is the second largest in the USA, after Los Angeles Vampire Hunter Association. 15% of their members are underage hunters.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:40

Ball lightening

In Book 0- Part 1- Arthur West, you can read about a strange phenomenon called a  ball lighting. What is it ?

Ball lightning is an unexplained atmospheric electrical phenomenon. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several metres in diameter. It is usually associated with thunderstorms, but lasts considerably longer than the split-second flash of a lightning bolt. Many of the early reports say that the ball eventually explodes, sometimes with fatal consequences, leaving behind the odor of sulfur.


Laboratory experiments have produced effects that are visually similar to reports of ball lightning, but it is presently unknown whether these are actually related to any naturally occurring phenomenon. Scientific data on natural ball lightning are scarce owing to its infrequency and unpredictability. The presumption of its existence is based on reported public sightings, and has therefore produced somewhat inconsistent findings. Given inconsistencies and the lack of reliable data, the true nature of ball lightning is still unknown

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:39

Cats and Devil superstition

in Book 0- Arthur West's story, you may stumble upon two superstitions.

1. If you kill a cat, devil  will come for you, or you will sacrifice your soul to the devil

2. If you kill a black cat, you will see devil before you see another black cat

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:38

Pyramiden on Svalbard

Pyramiden was a Russian mine city built on the island of Svalbard which is situated north from Norway. The location was used in Book1, Part 3

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:36

Attica Correctional Facility

The biggest prison in the United States, situated in the town of Attica, south from Lake Ontario. The location was used in Book 1, part 4.

 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:35

Seal of Solomon in Area 51

It's a fact. Type this location in google maps and zoom in 37.401415,-116.86784. You will see a hexagram that looks like a Seal of Solomon. In fact, what the government says, it's a missile launching area. I used this place in Book 1, Part 5

Reviews

2013-10-24 Reviews

Review by PeterTheGod from Warsaw, Poland

 ASAT book 0 is a story of 6 people how they became members of a special organisation. We learn that the world is going to end and Arthur West is the guy responsible for stopping it. Great idea for the book, and the movie (if there ever will be one) The suspense and the action in each part makes you sit through the night and finish the book. If you still hesitate to read it, read it! You will not regret it.

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