Rocky Road High School

…was that a Ramones song?

The Doclopedia #1,370

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “U”

U is for: Uma Pool

Uma and her sister, Deb have a 9 story tower farm in the south area. They raise a wide variety of melons and squash, mostly for the seeds, which they sell to various other farmers planetwide. The non-seed part of what they raise is sold to hog and cattle farmers as feed.

Besides farming, the Pool sisters are widely known as musicians. With Deb on guitar and Uma on banjo, they play mostly bluegrass music. You can find them at festivals all over the Barsoom Quadrant of Mars.

Uma stands 5′ 11” tall and has short red hair. Her body is covered in tattoos of birds.



The Doclopedia #1,368

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “V”

V is for: Venus

No, not the planet Venus, the cat Venus. She lives in the Bookzilla book store downtown. She is often found asleep either on the front counter or in the window on a big pile of Modern Martian Farmer magazines from 2107.

Venus likes humans and Smart animals, but is a bit standoffish with artificial lifeforms. He favorite snack is PetBest sardine snacks. She prefers light classical music and will yowl and meow if she hears Neo-Disco.

Venus is a 5 year old Martian Green Tabby. She weighs 25 pounds and has yellow eyes.

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The Rare and Beautiful Short Branched Itchy Tree Of Potawango Island

…do NOT climb one while you are naked


The Doclopedia #1,369

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “T”

T is for Tatyana Lewis

Out near the Western Rim of Gardener Dome, you’ll find the T. Lewis Goose Ranch. Tatyana and her husband, Ted, raise 6 breeds of geese here. They sell eggs and meat, but also sell geese for pets. They have recently perfected a 7th breed, the Large Martian Pied, a beautiful black & white goose that stands over 5 feet tall.

The Lewis family moved to the dome from Minsk Dome 17 years ago and started raising geese a year later. Tatyana is also a well known artist, working mostly in watercolors.

Tatyana is a 3rd generation Martian. She stands 6’10”, has short gray/blond hair, brown eyes and a Barton-Kloss cyberarm on the left side. She is 47 years old. She and Ted have 4 children and 160 geese.

The Action Packed, But Also Very Touching, Story Of Mostly Purple Patty And The Saucer Men From Neptune

…co-starring her hated enemy, Lemony Fresh Luella

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The Doclopedia #1,368

The Alphabet: Gardener Dome, Mars “S”

S is for: Sam 15

Sam 15 is the operator of the Gardner Dome Gaming Pub. The Pub is a popular place and has every type of game from traditional card games to boardgames, RPGs and the latest VR games. The pub serves 150 different types of beer and 75 types of wine. The food is simple, but well prepared and tasty.

Sam 15 has owned the pub for the last 9 years and has expanded it twice in that time. A friendly and outgoing cyborg, Sam makes everyone feel welcome. His favorite games are darts, Card Wars, Asteroid Trader and poker. Every year, he hosts the Martian Battle Royal of Poker for charity.

Sam 15 stands 6 feet tall, has no body hair at all, has one green eye and one JunCorp Model 9 cyber-eye and usually dresses in a blue jumpsuit. He is not married.

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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