The Black Knight

 The Black Knight

To my dearest and most secret readers,

     When writing about the Black Knight, I am actually referring to two different topics.  Though they are both closely related, they are as different as an object is to a personality.  The object that is up for discussion is an energy suit.  When Dr. Crawford began to play around with the possibility that the blue energy he had discovered was not the new power source he was searching for, but perhaps a porthole into another dimension, it became glaringly obvious that the Cube encasing the energy was far too stationary.  He needed a way to make the energy more mobile so that he might explore his new theory in greater depths.  That was the birth of the Energy Suit experiment.  It became apparent quickly that his daughter Miranda had the most cutting edge ideas on the project.  Together they came up with a suit that could not only generate the energy, but could also respond to the pilot’s mental commands and move as if it were an extension of the body.

     The Rock suit was the first of their creations.  It was designed to project energy outwardly so that Miranda could move around and explore the discovered dimension.  The Black Knight suit was designed next and was intended for another pilot to accompany her as her bodyguard.  Ultimately they learned that what they had discovered was not another dimension, but a spiritual realm, in which they came into contact with both angels and demons.  You can read more about that discovery in Fighting with Angels.

     The personality I mentioned also goes by the name of Black Knight, but he is much more than just the suit of armor.  When Dr. Crawford realized that his fourteen-year-old daughter was the best choice to pilot the Rock suit because of her expertise with the technology, he immediately began seeking out the best candidate to protect her.  General Dominic Brachert had loads of military experience, but the suit’s ability to give him back the use of his legs was his main motivation to get involved on the project.  After regaining that freedom you couldn’t find a time that the general was not wearing the suit.  Thus it began to feel as if the ‘Black Knight’ were the person in the room and the general had been lost somewhere inside.

     After the first incident with some of the spiritual world’s less desirables the Black Knight demanded the development of some form of artillery to aid in their defense.  The knight himself wields a large battle-axe as his weapon of choice.  He is grumpy and opinionated, but he is unmatched in his skill, making him a formidable adversary.  I will write to you again soon… 

© Jonathan Lehnerz and Fighting with Angels Blog, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of both written and illustrated material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jonathan Lehnerz and to Fighting with Angels Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Prodigy

 

To my dearest and most secret readers,

     I realize that my last few letters have been a little intense.  When having discussions pertaining to such topics as angels and their demonic adversaries who can help but feel somewhat overwhelmed?  The very idea can be daunting.  I thought it might be prudent to bring things down a notch, but at the same time talk about someone I find to be no less amazing.

     I’m sure that many of us can relate with the pressures of living up to a family member’s name.  Now imagine that your father is “The Great Dr. Noah Crawford”; world-renowned scientist and inventor.  Fortunately for Miranda she has inherited all and more of her parent’s genius.  If there were a gene pool for intelligence (and who knows, maybe there already is) the Crawford family would be on the list.  From a young age, Miranda has been home schooled by her mother, Semira Crawford, out of their apartment which branches off the hidden underground laboratories of I.D.E.A. Industries.  At fourteen years of age she is truly a child prodigy and has been learning advanced college level material since she was eleven.  Of course having the right teacher doesn’t hurt.  Her mother gave up her position as a science professor at a college in Florida after Miranda was born.

     When Miranda isn’t studying with her mother, she is getting her hands dirty in the lab.  It is here that she has the advantage of working with a level of technology we can only dream of.  At first she was content with watching and learning what the other scientists were working on.  That lasted all of a week before she was ‘politely’ sticking her nose into many of the projects.  The Cube project was where she accidentally made her big break through.  After that she was allowed to ‘help out’ on the Energy Suit experiment.  I use the word ‘help’ loosely because most of the ideas (at least the ones that worked) were hers.  She has created three suits of armor that almost magically carry their occupants into the spiritual world.

     You can add bravery to the list of Miranda’s attributes as she dons one of the suits herself and was the first to open a dialog with the angels after they were discovered.  Much to her mother’s dismay, she has become a member of the team that interacts with the spiritual realm.

     Miranda is a kind and curious young girl on the verge of becoming a young woman, but she is a bit socially inept.  How could she not be?  While there are almost always plenty of scientists around to interact with, Miranda has never been around children her own age.  It’s not that her parents don’t understand the importance of that kind of social development, but it gets harder and harder to find programs to involve your child in the farther north you go and the more secluded you get.  All in all, the girl has a bright future in store for her…If she lives that long.  I will write to you again soon… 

© Jonathan Lehnerz and Fighting with Angels Blog, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of both written and illustrated material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jonathan Lehnerz and to Fighting with Angels Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.