Handsome Joe Goes Up In A Balloon

…and a happy adventure ensues


The Doclopedia #1,370

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “R”

R is for Rabbit Vanetti

First off, yes, his first name really is Rabbit. It’s a long story. Secondly, he is the main representative of the World Government of Mars in Gardener Dome. Third, he is also a farmer. Rabbit and his girlfriend raise herbs and spices in their 5 story tower farm out on Coyote Road.

Rabbit’s role as government rep is mostly to oversee elections, advise folks on new laws and regulations and generally be there if anyone has questions about what’s going on in congress in Helium. All of this occupies a fairly small part of any given year.

Rabbit is a third generation Martian. He stands 7 feet tall, has short black hair, brown eyes and “maybe fifty” tattoos.

The Red Dog Loves Her Bunny

…and her bunny loves her back


The Doclopedia #1,369

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “Q”

Q is for: Quinksy

Martha “Quinksy” Quinkmiller is the owner of the “Restful Refuge” bed & breakfast in Gardener Dome. Her establishment is very popular with tourists who enjoy an old fashioned cottage atmosphere. Quinksy has three small cottages behind her home and they are almost always occupied.

The garden around the B&B is famous across Mars and is quite beautiful. It attracts birds and butterflies year and also has four pet rabbits hopping about. Some of the roses in the garden are from stock brought from Earth by the First Wave.

Quinksy is a redheaded woman of 55. She stands 6’4” tall and has blue eyes. She is married to Roger, who is the actual gardener. Quinksy does the cooking and runs the business.

Title Under Construction

…thank you for your patience

The Doclopedia #1,368

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “P”

P is for: Penny West

Penny is an artist and her medium of choice is yarn that she spins from the wool of her own sheep. She knits the yarn into blankets, hats, sweaters and many other things. Sometimes she just knits large tapestries, such as the one that hangs in the Gardener Dome town hall. She also has one hanging in the Martian capital, Helium.

Penny is a third generation Martian whose great grandfather arrived on the planet in the Second Wave of immigrants from Earth. Her sheep are Martian Red Woolies and she has 50 of them on her ranch. Penny lives with her husband, Nick and her three border collies.

Penny is 7’3” tall, has long gray hair and brown eyes. She almost always wears long flowing robes.

The Five Things You Must Never Do To An Elephant

…#1: Tell him hippos are cuter.


TWO Doclopedia entries today, folks!

The Doclopedia #1,366

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “N”

N is for: Nem Radlofsky

Nemmo Radlofsky has the job of running the power plant for Gardener Dome. While most of the power comes from the huge solar array next to the dome, there are also two small fusion power plants located at Undelevel 3 South. This is also the location of the battery bank and all monitoring equipment.

Nem has been at his job for 17 years now. He enjoys it. His staff of 20 does a great job and like working for him.

When he gets some vacation time, Nem likes to get away from things with his life partners Jake and Violet. They often go to one of the huge Wilderness Complexes to camp and fish. They particularly like the Argyre Planitia complex for the hiking and bass fishing.

The Doclopedia #1,367

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “O”

O is for: Olaf Olaffson

Olaf came to Mars from Earth 30 years ago to work as a chef at the Grand Mars Hotel in Helium. He worked there for 22 years before moving to Gardener Dome to open a family style restaurant, “Olie’s”, out on the Western Highway. It’s not only a popular spot with locals, but the first dining spot you see if you are coming from the Robinson Dome Complex or the New Orleans Dome.

Olaf is a large fellow who looks more than a little like a Swedish movie star. He has blonde hair, blue eyes and smiles most of the time. He is also a great storyteller. Just ask him about growing up in Sweden and he’ll talk for hours.

At age 57, Olaf is a confirmed bachelor, though he seldom lacks for feminine companionship. In his spare time, he likes to bicycle around the dome, singing classic rock songs the whole time.

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Module J-2: Lost In The Forest Of Trolls

…not a reference to Twitter

The Doclopedia #1,365

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “M”

M is for: Moko Timi

One of several Smart Animals in Gardener Dome, Moko is a lowland gorilla and a teacher at Midtown Day School. She is a graduate of the University of Mars Wells Dome Complex, with a Masters degree in Early Childhood education.

A loving and nurturing person by nature, Moko is much loved by her students, many of whom drop by to see her even when they have reached high school age. She is also on the Town Council.

Moko is 40 years old and married to Danaki, her husband of 20 years. They have three children and live out near the fruit packing plant. They have two dogs and a cat. Moko was born on Mars.

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The Chocolatey Delicious, But Also Extremely Spicy, Story Of Mostly Purple Patty And The Playful Platypus

…featuring her new pal, Calvin the Cockatoo

The Doclopedia #1,364

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “L”

L is for: Lily Watkins

Lily is the owner of Watkins Aquaculture, an eight story tall tower farm just east of town. Lily and her wife Gail raise 6 species of fish, two species of shrimp. crayfish, oysters and clams. They also grow 4 varieties of edible seaweed. Their fish are found in restaurants all over Bradbury Sector.

In addition to running the business, Lily is also a top rated player in the planetwide Dungeon League. She and her team have won the world series of dungeon crawling twice. The Mars Gaming Network sees a ratings jump whenever they play.

Lily is 5′ 4” tall, weighs 115 pounds and has dark brown hair and green eyes. She has a tattoo of two twenty sided dice on her right shoulder.