|Caleb settled into the control
chair of his sleek star runner, set
the controls for emergency
evacuation, engaged remote pilot
and painfully drifted in and out of
consciousness. The pain was excruciating.
Caleb had not clad himself in full
armor... once again he would suffer
agonizing pain. He dug the fiery darts
from his chest, knowing that his shield
would have protected him. When would he
learn to put on the full armor when
confronting Mesmerizer's hoards of
evil warriors? After all... Alpha
designed this method of warfare and
his law required that all agents engage
in war only when fully clad.
Command is an organization comprised of
unseen agents as well as human
agents, engaged in spiritual warfare.
Caleb was a good agent but a renegade,
tested many times, had always endured...
he works alone... coming close to defeat
but each time able to get a message to
common practice for Alpha to
dispatch agents to rescue him and
bring him back to headquarters... Always
punished for his mistakes, he would
take the punishment and fall back
into Alpha's service. This time
would be no
different... he thought.
rest was up to Alpha Command to
bring him home. As he drifted in and out
of consciousness he recounted his last
was beautiful! The music was
perfect! She handed him the glass. This
drop-dead, gorgeous, beauty
was trying to establish eye contact,
he looked down to avoid it. Her male
friend certainly noticed, how could he
not? The last thing Caleb needed
was another relationship gone bad.
"No more women of the world"
was the solemn promise to himself.
Caleb knew he had no business there,
these people were not his friends and
this woman was strictly off limits.
What had led him into this situation? Was
he bored or just plain crazy?
case Caleb would agree that the
philosophy of the Religious Outpost
was correct. "don't go there"
would have been their position. But he did
go and now he would pay and pay dearly.
He did however leave a thought with her ~
~ she at least knows that there is a
better life awaiting her if she chooses
to look for it. He would have been
alright had he kept his thoughts on
mind raced, "all too many people
confuse virtue with lack of
opportunity." He further
rationalized... "perhaps he afforded
himself too much opportunity!" He
pictured the last moments there with
her... Caleb had allowed his mind
to follow her flowing, sensuous
movements... NO ARMOR! Immediately
Mesmerizer's agents attacked! When
an Alpha Command Soldier engages
without full armor, he's vulnerable to
the powers of Mezmerizer! It was no
secret... Mezmerizer's troops know all
agents are no match for Caleb when he's
properly clad in full armor, his walls
are cluttered with dozens of awards for
defeating the evil warriors from
Mezmerizer's kingdom! However, without
full armor he can lose his very life.
Once again, he doubted his worthiness as
a Command-Strike-Pilot in service to
Alpha. His rank was unequaled in the
Ephysian Planetary Command. Every
"star" was well deserved and
his battle injuries were equaled only by
the emotional wounds he carried.
loved to play with the forbidden things
of this world... to live like a free
spirit with no allegiance to anyone or
anything... sampling the things of the
world but always having safe harbor with
Alpha. He would learn soon... this way of
life is far too dangerous!
in and out, constantly praying... surely
Alpha would forgive him once again, after
all, Caleb was sure he had finally
learned this lesson!
landing port appeared on the screen as
Caleb was coming out of his unconscious
state. Alpha had accepted Caleb's
petition for pardon....
reflected... knowing how his conduct
upsets the religious outpost members! The
fact that he associates with non members
of the outpost gives them reason to
blackball him and excommunicate him!
They've insisted for years that Caleb
conform to their doctrine and conduct.
"Stay within the confines of the
outpost and don't give the non-post
members any thought at all." After
all, it's safe here in the Post and you
can't get hurt! Caleb would not... NO! He
could not conform, he felt the
call to take the knowledge to the entire
do! He busied himself with docking his
Star Runner which he had named "BIG
RED 3" ~ His magnificent ship was
the fastest in the entire planetary
complex... Capable of warp 3 progression!
was deeply scarred, a stubborn streak
marred his ability... a fault in his
makeup had prevented him from reaching
his full potential in his service
to Alpha. This was the capital reason the
outposts didn't accept
him... there was no love lost... the
outpost's methods didn't appeal to him! A
crippling stubbornness that would
not let him conform to the rigid,
man-made rituals of the outposts.
had infiltrators in most of the outpost
chapters and that turned Caleb cold.
These infiltrators would quietly impose
Mesmerizer's doctrine... even make it
appealing to the unknowing Post Members.
Many of the outpost leaders taught
Mesmerizer's doctrine without realizing
it. They made these false teachings a
part of their doctrine... misleading
the members. Caleb saw through it
and it sickened him. As a result he kept
his distance from the Outpost Members. He
seemingly did not belong anywhere!
that's why ALPHA had recruited him to HIS
service. A stubborn, hotheaded, talented
soldier who simply would not conform to
the systems established within the
religious outposts. Caleb would
only answer to and serve Alpha.
nature was to wander... time after time
he slipped into that dangerous war zone
that belonged to Mesmerizer! The
"ZONE" was no place for a
soldier from Alpha Command, especially
alone. That was Caleb's way. Never
knowing or caring how far he wandered he
would invariably go too far. Deeper and
deeper, he had a ravenous appetite for
flirting with the "things"
of the world. Then it would
invariably happen... he would
encounter someone worth saving and that
would bring him back to his senses,
immediately realizing his purpose and his
inherent mission in the kingdom. Throwing
all caution to the wind he would find
himself dangerously involved with
the enemy. Venturing where outpost
members would never consider going,
always becoming dangerously involved with
the enemy. On occasion it was necessary
for Alpha to dispatch the powerful,
invisible agents to rescue him.
outpost leaders viewed Caleb as a
"lost" soldier... ALPHA
VIEWED HIM AS HIS MINISTER OF GUERRILLA
home was on the main planet of the
Ephysia Planetary Complex. The time was
just after the turn of the 21st century.
outposts required that people
become members of the post in
order to be entitled to all of the
benefits. The members give a
percentage of their income to maintain
their class "A" membership
status. These outposts have established
themselves as chapters of Alpha but they
don't agree on the teachings of the
Ancient Book of Alpha which was left for
them as a model by which to live their
lives. Some of the outposts have even
written their own book to replace the
original Book of Alpha. Each outpost has
a different doctrine and is confusing to
many of the citizens of Ephysia. Each
outpost leader may teach their individual
doctrine to their members and much
of the doctrine is written by the
outpost leaders themselves. Most of the
outposts are led by Mezmerizer through
his servants, who are disguised as
ALPHA's servants but the members are not
aware of these counterfeits.
is a tremendous battle being waged by the
disciples of Alpha's Son (Alpha II) in a
far away galaxy on planet Earth.
Conditions were much the same as here on
Ephysia. It seems that the universal laws
of Alpha are just that... UNIVERSAL!
Caleb is not aware of the other galaxy or
that he is facing the same warfare as
Alpha II's Commandos are facing on Planet