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PROLOGUE

    I am Theodore, last of the great race of the Niads, leader of the Ted.
This is my life's journey, entitled The Tedstory.



CHAPTER 1: THE BEGINNING

    Before time ever began...

    I saw the beginnings and ends of planets, stars, and universes.My father Ikor went to
war when I was three, and he never returned.  My mother died soon after, and I was left
utterly alone in the vast emptiness of space. Last survivor of the ship Zychron.

    The stars changed, and with them, the first ten years of my life passed by. Now I had
begun to suffer the same illness that my mother had died of, and I was soon to die. A
miracle occured that day, a thing called war.

    I was radioed by a group of fighters who needed help escaping from a hostile world
and to help free their comrades from the evil below the ground. I could only watch the
earth underneath their feet swallow them up. From that day to this, I have never forgotten
their argonizing screams for help.

    During the next ten years, my sanity began to wander away from my inner soul. The
radio crackled to life, and a desperate plea for help came from a desolate planet. A mere
twenty and an injured alien. Survivors from the wreckage of the ship Micah. A peaceful
life on a nearby planet would ease the pain within me. Little did I know, soon I would be
travelling out into space once more, but this time with a companion.



CHAPTER 2: THE BEGINNINGS OF TEDLAND

    I gave my mother a proper burial in the secret Garden of Night, and put a memorial
in for my lost father. Many wars passed us by, but none bothered us any. Eventually
though, I was called to a fort on the planet Crom where my father was stationed.
I was afraid that he would be dead, but the warriors informed met of his strange
disappearance. I had to confer with the spirits at the Cave of Many Voices about my
father, before going home.

    "Ted you will see your father again, but in the far distant future where unbelievable
things will happen. Remember what I have told you, for it will change your future.
The Cave of Many Voices has spoken!"

    I departed with the full knowledge that one day his prophesy would come true.
I left the planet and traveled back to Tedland, the planet that would be my home for
many years. The injured alien recovered quickly, and showed signs of the inner magic.
He shared the same magic that I posessed. I gave him three names: Micah, after the
ship he was found with; Zhermos, after his likeness with me; and Jhan, after his new
family name. He would learn all of the things that I had learned, but until he mastered
the true arts he would still be vulnerable to the dark evil. We have come so far, but the
road ahead is filled with obstacles that must be overcome.



CHAPTER 3: THREE THOUSAND YEARS LATER


TED'S LOG: 1.986

WE ARE GOING HOME, BUT WE'RE NOT OUT OF IT YET.

END LOG



    When Micah finished the log, a whole bank of computer switchboards explode.

    "Ted what happened? We've stopped moving."

    "I don't know! I have to finish my invention, see if you can find out what happened."



CHAPTER 4: THE FRITZED COMPUTER


MICAH'S LOG: 2376.5

OUR MAIN COMPUTER HAS RECENTLY SHUT DOWN
ACCESS TO MANUAL CONTROL, WE ARE IMMOBILE.

END LOG



    "Computer hook-up com-link bridge."

    "Micah, Bridge needs four players."

    "Computer search bridge com-link data banks."

    "Searching...... Cannot comply with request."

    "Computer connect com-link to the bridge."

    "I'm sorry but that functuion is unavailable."

    "Computer establish search com-link."

    "Micah I have to work on my new Improbability Drive, I'll be a while."

    "I'm going over to manual control, it might get bumpy!"

    "Micah my invention is ready, push the button on console seven and turn the red
control dial beside it to three, then press the button again on my command."

    "I hope you know what you're doing Ted."

    "Micah I do, you just have to have faith in me."

    "Ted it's not that, it's just the problem of where we end up."

    "Now Micah, hit the button now!"

    A bright flash, and they began to descend. The crew safely lands on the lawn
outside the Tedgym parking lot.

    "Micah, hopefully I'll get us to the party before it starts."