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The story begins in the 1918, World War I is in its endgame, and the German Empire is desperately grasping at straws for anything that might turn the tide. Enter Oliver Haddo, a mysterious occultist who offers his skills to the German military command; from there all hell breaks loose. It can be found here and also here.

The story itself follows the world from the End of World War I, as humans adapt to the new world around them.

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Updates typically come in one of Three styles:

1: Story. continues the main storyline from 1918. it leaps around the world, and slowly crawls along, while providing build up.

2: Worldbuilding. Comes in the style of "Famous people", "the Supernatural Encyclopedia", "Files from S.H.I.E.L.D.", and others. They usually flesh out the world more, revealing background events, and events to come.

3: Sub-chapters: Taking place in the modern day, they follow various different stories, that paint a picture of the current world.

The series ended in March 2012.


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  • Cut Short: The series ended just at the Beginning of the Occult war. The Author has stated he lost interest, but left a final Chapter to close the series.
  • Deconstruction Crossover: This is probably the most concise way to describe this series.
  • Shout-Out: Let's just say that there are a lot. A number of Hetalia characters become state leaders by 2009.
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Episodes of this series provide examples of:

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: There's Giant Robots, Supernatural monsters, the Undead and People with Superhuman powers running around, but the idea of Aliens is laughed at.
  • Bond One-Liner: Said by the man himself.
    James Bond (after Shooting Zombie Lawrence of Arabia With a RPG) "Looks like you couldn't Keep it together.''
  • Bumbling Sidekick: Baldrick from Blackadder turns up, as do his descendants...
  • also, two Characters refer to Mecha as "Potente-Automa", Italian.
  • Death from Above:
    • General von Lettow-Vorbeck is killed in the German-Lithuanian war after a Bomb is dropped on him.
    • The Lamassu can kill people....by Divebombing them. that's right, people can be killed by Divebombing Winged Cows.
  • Lucifer, of course
  • Pele takes this quite Literally, burning a murderer with a mere kiss
  • Germany has one of these running around in the 1930s.
  • The Gurren Lagan XLR
  • The Man Behind the Man: It appears Loki and various otherworldly figures are responsible for what's going on.
  • Mandripoor, Run by M. Bison is this, with gangs running around unchecked.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Known as the Napis. Though in this timeline, it's Austria-Hungary of all places that goes Napi.

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