The Colonel cleared his throat. "There's many close parallels. Some are so very close to our world that you'd be hard pressed to find the difference. However, they're there. For example, one one world, you can buy DVDs of the original release of Star Wars, starring the great action hero Christopher Walken as Han Solo. In others, perhaps the normal shade of hair is blue. It's strange, but not too strange.
"However, the further along the quanta we go, the weirder and weirder things get. By Quanta 3, we have worlds like the United States of Lizardia, where dinosaurs became sentient, but follow our history almost exactly. There may be further strange worlds once we break the quantum barrier and visit Quantum 2 or 1 worlds."
A student raised his hands. "Sir, where does Gaera-2 come in?"
"I was just getting to that. Gaera-2 is a Quantum 2 world...just discovered. Nothing I tell you here leaves this room. My story begins with a simple order from a king..."
General Dycedarg was the commander of all Doman millitary, and thus an audience with him was almost as good as an audience with King Franklyn Domanda. However, today was different. He had a job, and only Guardsmen (and women) could do it.
"I've called you three here because you're among the best of the best. You've demonstrated ability to get in, get out, and do it with a minimum amount of fuss." He continued on, only stopping for breath. "We have a situation. A group of upstarts calling themselves the 'Sons of Doma' were planning on staging an attack on Doma itself, possibly destabilizing the country. We found out and dismantled the group, but its leader, Kindar Fireroot, escaped. He's a charismatic leader, and if we don't bring him to justice, he might just end up forming another rebellion." At this point, the General paused, perhaps to let the others speak.