The Seven Worlds Of Maurelius Babenko

Introduction

Do you remember portals to other worlds? Do you remember time travel? Perhaps you are one of the fortunate few to recall the great memory wipe of 1957? You might have heard the bedtime nursery rhymes of the mysterious travellers who watched over the laws of time. But what if they were more than just stories? in 1982 when librarian Celandine Overbeck chanced upon a box containing a collection of unusual documents and items, she had no 


idea that her discovery would lead to the publication of a book now credited with changing history. The Cataclysmic End Of Wiskin Booey documented the fortunes of a man named Maurelius Babenko, who claimed to be a time traveller from 1927. The book also charted Babenko's life and work as an ephemera classifier at the Janus Seven Institute; an organisation responsible for the regulation of time and inter dimensional travel across 


seven different realities. It also followed Babenko's apprentice; a young man who became so obsessed with power, he stopped at nothing in his attempts to bend history to his will. Now for the first time, a selection of Celandine Overbeck's discoveries have been reproduced by kind permission of the Overbeck Foundation to illustrate a history that few people remember happening and even fewer who believe that did.

The Cataclysmic End Of Wiskin Booey

First edition of the award winning book by Celandine Overbeck. Published by Surbiton Wooster

Date of origin: 1986


Celandine Overbeck's Manuscript Pages & Index Card from the Codling Library

Original manuscript pages from the book that changed history. The Cataclysmic End of Wiskin Booey was written by multi-award winning author Celandine Overbeck. The pages shown describe her discovery of a man who claimed he could travel through time and multiple dimensions. Overbeck also claimed to have discovered documents that provided compelling evidence that we may not of been alone within the fabric of space and time.
To this day the book's claims are still being debated as to whether these were some of the greatest scientific discoveries known to mankind, or whether Overbeck's book is the greatest work of twentieth century fiction ever written.

Date of origin: 1982


Documents and artefacts from the Janus Seven Institute

Celandine Overbeck unearthed many documents pertaining to the existence of time and inter dimensional travel. The following images offer a selection of her finds.

Map of London in the First Reality

The Monkwick District of London in the First Reality was home to the Janus Seven Institute, based at the famous Dimension Loop in the heart of the business quarter. Garrisons Publishing Co. of Salzberg Row printed hundreds of these maps, but the one shown hung above the filing cabinets in Maurelius Babenko's office.

Date of origin: 1927


The Janus Seven Institute Identity Cards

All operatives working for the Janus Seven Institute were issued with ID cards. Each card carried the holder's unique quantum code and thumb prints. 
Maurelius Babenko was employed at the Janus Seven Institute as an Inter Dimensional Ephemera Classifier. He often took field trips throughout the seven known realities in search of printed matter of potential cultural and historical significance. His finds were analysed before being stored in the institute's Time & Inter dimensional Ephemeral Archive.

Date of origin: 1921 onward


Yulan Vega's ID Card

Yulan Vega was employed at the Janus Seven Institute as an Inter dimensional Correspondence Administrator. Within three years she was seconded to Maurelius Babenko's office where she became the first woman ever at the institute to be appointed as a special adviser to a senior operative.

Date of origin: 1924

Noolo Six Kexin's ID Card

Noolo Six Kevin was the janus Seven Institute's first apprentice in the Paradox Locks and Continuums Division. He was mentored by Maurelius Babenko.

Date of origin: 1926 


The Second Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism is thought to be the earliest known time piece constructed by Greek scientists in 200 BC. For centuries it was believed to be the only one in existence, until a second mechanism was excavated at Toma in the second reality. Scientists at the Janus Seven Institute believed there to be a mechanism for each of the seven known realities, responsible for some of the technology that made time and inter dimensional travel possible.
Fragments of the Second Antikythera mechanism are kept at the National Archaeological Museum Of Athens in the second reality.

Date of origin: 1918



A Timetable Of Dimensional Discovery

A map that laid out the major cities and their time zones within the seven known realities. It was hung at the Janus Seven Institute by the door in Maurelius Babenko's office.

Date of origin: 1916


The Convergence Room

At the Janus Seven Institute, thousands of schematics like the one shown lined the walls of the convergence room on rolling racks. Over one hundred and seventy five thousand maps represented every time zone across the seven known realities. Convergence Operatives scanned the maps daily for unusual activity on the time lines and any finds were flagged up for the time operatives to investigate.
Convergence schematics re-drew themselves constantly, so scanning for anomalies was a round the clock occupation.

Date of origin: 1920


Make The Jump - Portal Day Posters

The Seven Realities Portal System was maintained by the Janus Seven Institute and enabled travellers to journey to alternate worlds. At first it remained the preserve of the wealthy but eventually the Seven Realities Portal System marked the inauguration of affordable travel for all C-Class citizens of the Boolian Kingdom.

Date of origin: 1927


Jinsoon's Derby Hat Dye

Maurelius Babenko took very good care over his extensive hat collection, accumulating over one hundred different types of dyes and lotions for every eventuality. He always carried a bottle of hat dye as part of his personal travel effects and collected the empty bottles. He said they always made great vases for lonely flowers.

​Date of origin: 1927


Bo Sarson's 3 IN 1 Liquid Flex

Liquid Flex was issued to all time travelling operatives of the Janus Seven Institute. It reduced temporary cell warp and was especially kind to the skin during portal travel.

Date of origin: 1926


Call Sign Radio Cards

Maurelius Babenko once took a small holiday to Adastro USA in 1942 and became fascinated with call sign radio cards. He collected over 300 of them during his stay and took them home to 1927 for his personal ephemera collection.

Date of origin: 1938 onward

Synthesised Twin Pianos Album

Maurelius Babenko loved Cazodoras Jazz and owned an extensive collection of LP's, predominantly from the 1950's. 
Cameron's first collaboration was a hit and established their trademark colourful motifs and staccato time signatures. Synthesised Twin Pianos was part of Maurelius Babenko's personal collection.

Date of origin: 1954


Tom Toofles And His Brass Album

Tom Toofles And His Brass hold the record for the longest touring band in history. Trumpeter Tom Toofles travelled with his one hundred and twenty nine person strong brass ensemble, across three of the seven known realities for nearly thirty consecutive years. They recorded six albums in total and the one shown was part of Maurelius Babenko's personal collection.

Date of origin: 1953


A Fascination For Hats Book

Maurelius Babenko was obsessed with hats and never travelled without at least one spare in his bag. A Fascination For Hats, written by Babenko's old school friend Gallard Mintillot was placed in the Janus Seven Institute's Time & Inter dimensional Ephemera Archive in 1924. Various converging time lines in 1937 meant that the cover changed it's design six times whilst in the archive, but it eventually settled on the one shown.

Date of origin: 1931


The Beginning Of Times Book

Only one copy of The Beginning of Times written by Adler Vanti was ever printed in the seven known realities. It was imbued with the mysterious ability to replicate itself a seemingly infinite number of times, much to the astonishment of it's publisher Surbiton Wooster.
The Beginning Of Times was placed in the Janus seven Institute's Time & Inter dimensional Ephemera Archive in 1926.

Date of origin: 1910


The Voyage Book

The Voyage was an annual book for school children interested in space and technology. The 1953 edition featured comprehensive coverage of the world's first satellite system and it's potential for global telecommunications. It was placed in the Janus Seven Institute's Time & Inter dimensional Ephemera Archive in 1927.

Date of origin: 1953


Dolls Of Rixon Morsk Book

The islanders of Rixon Morsk were famous for the manufacture of small pocket sized dolls. A popular folk tale of the 1950's circulated in society and told of the 'Kexin Man' who could slip through the cracks in the sky and steal the memories of children. The Rixon Morsk dolls were given to children to comfort them and to keep their memories safe.
Dolls of Rixon Morsk was published by Red Eye Books and was placed in the Janus Seven Institute's Time & Inter dimensional Ephemeral Archive in 1962.

Date of origin: 1956


Golding Pumps & Quantum Accumulators Catalogue

The Golding Brothers of Enklemont produced vital engineering components for the portals. Given their products were implemented throughout time and multiple dimensions, head of operations Augustus Golding adopted an advertising standard allowing the company's marketing to never have to be updated in it's forty seven years in business

Date of origin: unknown


The Radio Times Christmas Edition

All listings except for one within the Radio Times Christmas Edition of 1934 vanished from it's pages whilst in the Janus Seven Institute's time and inter dimensional ephemeral archive. The remaining listing was for a concert entitled 'The Symphony Of The Satellites' and it's broadcast date jumped back and forth between 1927 and 1957, prompting Maurelius Babenko to investigate all convergences surounding the date of the concert.

Date of origin: 1934


Inter dimensional Broadcasting Corporation Test Cards

In 1936 the Inter dimensional Broadcasting Corporation began it's mission to provide radio and television programming to the seven known realities. At first, it successfully broadcast to the first three, but it was not until 1956 that technological advances in inter dimensional signal boosting allowed the corporation to achieve it's goal. 
A year later, the IDBC broadcast the first live radio and televisual performance of the Symphony Of The Satellites; a pioneering concert that utilised a new global satellite system to enhance the signal to an audience of nearly forty six billion people.

Date of origin: 1956


Skyline Tickets

Tickets purchased by Maurelius Babenko and his assistant Yulan Vega on the Cerulean Skyline for their journey to Blackheath & Finchingfield and their first encounter with apprentice in waiting Noolo Six Kexin.

Date of origin: 1926


Gas lamp Festival Poster & Ticket Stubs

Maurelius Babenko and Yulan Vega visited the Riverside Festival Of Magic where they conducted their first meeting with Noolo Six Kexin who at the time was working as a hypnotist and conjurer's stooge.

Date of origin: 1926


Noolo Six Kexin's Apprenticeship Level 3 Handbook

During the first six months of Noolo Six Kexin's apprenticeship, he showed a great aptitude for learning and became a proponent of Circular Theory; the theory of everything. Kexin requested to study this module two years in advance.

Date of origin: 1924


Noolo Six Kexin's Apprenticeship Contract

Noolo Six Kexin was the Janus Seven Institute's first apprentice. From the signing of his contract, Kexin was expected to become a faithful apprentice for a period of six years.

Date of origin: 1926


Janus Seven Institute Letter Headed Paper

During his time as an apprentice at the Janus Seven Institute, Noolo Six Kexin took many notes. He scrawled many equations that no-one at the Institute could decipher. When challenged, Kexin would never reveal the meaning behind his calculations and this aroused some suspicion in his mentor Maurelius Babenko.
Clues are said to be hidden within these notes that hint of the terrible legacy that Kexin would later affect on the seven known realities.

Date of origin: 1927


The Janus Seven Paradox Locks

The Janus Seven Institute built a series of seven paradox locks to regulate all forms of time and inter dimensional travel. Noolo Six Kexin was assigned to maintenance of the Terminal Four lock as part of his apprenticeship. He studied it meticulously and devoted much of his time to making endless notes about each component and their function.

Date of origin: 1919


The Janus Seven Institute Internal Category 1 Alert

On the morning of September 6th 1927, apprentice to the Janus Seven institute Noolo Six Kexin breached the fourth paradox lock and created a gravitational wave of such magnitude, that it threatened the very existence of all of the seven known realities. Kexin was splintered across time and multiple dimensions, assuming various unknown personalities.
The Category 1 was the highest internal alert ever issued at the Janus Seven Institute. Full resources were deployed in the search for Noolo Six Kexin in a race against time to prevent reality from folding in on itself.

Date of origin: 1927


The Boolian Times Newspaper Hoardings

In the days that followed Noolo Six Kexin's breach of the Paradox Lock, strange things began happening in Monkwick.
Late edition newspaper hoardings were pasted up regularly across the city.

Date of origin: 1927


Papercorp Letter Headed Paper

During the height of its prominence, only a few people knew of Papercorp's existence and it remained a secret organisation until 1952 when the Janus Seven Institute unearthed a series of letters written by Papercorp's president Wiskin Booey. To this day their purpose and meaning remain a mystery, but speculation and research at the institute led to theories that the recipients of these letters were aliases of powerful figures of the world's media.
Wiskin Booey was discovered to be one of Noolo Six Kexin's most sustained aliases, showing up throughout time and multiple dimensions. He appeared to pull the strings of history for over a fifty year period.

Date of origin: 1929


Art School Prospectuses

When The Janus Seven Institute first learned of the creation of an art school in the late 1940's, they believed that Ludo Fiskopolitz might have been one of Noolo Six Kexin's many aliases he created when he breached the Paradox Lock. This was all but confirmed when Maurelius Babenko unearthed immigration papers belonging to Kexin's uncle Tonicj Fiskopolitz. These annual prospectuses, found by Babenko were locked in a safe amongst the burnt out remains of the school.

Date of origin: 1956 - 1960


The Inter dimensional Postal Service

The Janus Seven operatives always used the Inter dimensional Postal Service to communicate across mobile points in time, using portalgrams as devices of instant correspondence. The postal service facilitated all seven of the known realities and were synchronised using Antikythera technology. Portalgrams were placed into a box where an instantaneous reply would materialise.

Date of origin: 1957


Portalgrams

Portalgrams sent through the Inter dimensional Postal Service between Maurelius Babenko and Yulan Vega, regarding Lerasmus Boof's forthcoming concert at Clancy Symphony Hall.
The Janus Seven Institute witnessed time convergences leading to a potential catastrophic event but could not determine what it was going to be.

Date of origin: 1927 & 1957


The Symphony Of The Satellites Poster

Composer Lerasmus Boof's new concert harnessed a network of satellites to extend it's audience to nearly forty six billion people across the seven known realities through television and radio broadcasting.
Maurelius Babenko suspected Boof to be another of Noolo Six Kexin's aliases so he tracked his movements for nearly eight months. Leading him to Clancy Symphony Hall, Babenko concluded that this concert could become a catastrophic fixed point in time although he was uncertain why.
The world premiere was originally scheduled for the 25th November but Maurelius Babenko was alerted to a change of date on the album in his personal collection and this prompted him to investigate further.

Date of origin: 1957


Newspaper Cutting

A rare interview given by Lerasmus Boof to the Boolian Times about his forthcoming concert.
The 9th of September 1957 was a date that changed history and the fate of the seven known realities forever.

Date of origin: 1957



Scientific Notes & Formulas

Throughout time, The Janus Seven Institute discovered scientific notes and formulas near scenes of important historical significance. There were thought to be over a hundred of these documents in the Janus Seven Institute's Time & Inter dimensional Ephemeral Archive.
In 1927 The Janus Seven Institute employed the services of hand writing expert Dorina Rista from the Boolian Institute Of Graphologists. She confirmed that the author of these notes was none other than Noolo Six Kexin after extensive forensic analysis of his apprenticeship notes. The Document shown was found at Clancy Symphony Hall.

Date of origin: 1957


We Shall Remember Again Campaign

The Symphony Of The Satellites broadcast was catastrophic. Noolo Six Kexin, under the guise of composer Lerasmaus Boof had secretly engineered the new global satellite system to wipe the memories of everybody who watched and listened to the concert. Approximately twenty six billion people across the seven known realities were affected, not only in the present but throughout time as far back as 1927.
The Memory Repair Service was established to help those who had lost important memories. Paradigm Specialists would work with victims of the 'Great Memory Wipe of 1957 ' by registering them on the Amnesia Index. The MRP had a 76% success rate, with many who were treated successfully signing up to become paradigm specialists themselves. The MRP grew into a strong movement, while Lerasmus Boof disappeared was never seen again. The Janus Seven Institute had always speculated that Boof himself had unintentionally suffered his own memory wipe but no conclusive proof was ever found.

Date of origin: 1927 onwards


Memory Paradigm Specialist's Calling Card

A memory paradigm specialist always left a calling card as proof of receipt that the visitor had been registered for the Amnesia Index.
Senior specialist Cobbold Nutch was responsible for the re-rehabilitation of over three thousand people during his lifetime and in 1962 he was awarded the Service Of The Realm Medal by King Magentus IV

Date of origin: 1937


The Stamping Initiative Playtime Book

With workforces depleted and unable to remember crucial skills, resources were in short supply. Victims of the memory wipe were placed on the Stamping Initiative; a rationed programme of food, clothing and specially developed toys that assisted in unlocking vital childhood memories.

Date of origin: 1927 - 1957


The Stamping Initiative Ration Pads

Each town's resources were carefully monitored under a regional audit at the end of each month. Any surplus would be given out by shopkeepers from specially delivered ration pads. The one shown here was exclusively for memory toys and was reserved for victims of the memory wipe in the fourth reality who were sixteen years and under.

Date of origin: 1956

In the four decades that followed, the great memory wipe grew distant in the minds of the many and the events of the 9th September 1957 were 'encouraged' to be forgotten by world governments of the seven known realities. As new time independent economies flourished, the Seven Realities Portal System was decommissioned. Common knowledge of time travel and multiple dimensions passed into myth and was seemingly lost forever. But the memory of the Janus Seven Institute lived on and is rumoured to be still operational, somewhere and somewhen in the outer reaches of the seven known realities. One man, through his foresight, tenacity and integrity for archiving the truth, saw fit to archive as much evidence as he could.
Maurelius Babenko.

Sky Pilot Flying Guides

The most recent artefact in the Overbeck Foundation's collection. Celandine Overbeck remembered her grandmother Felicity talking of flying lessons and speculated that these instruction cards may of belonged to her. She also speculated that Felicity 'Vega' and Maurelius Babenko must have become stranded in a reality that was too damaged to repair, settling in a world whose prior knowledge of time and inter dimensional travel was lost. Celandine Overbeck's second book The God With Two Faces explored the possibility that Maurelius Babenko, the mysterious traveller of time, may of actually been the grandfather she never knew.

Date of origin: 1960