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The Holy Compass is the quest for life eternal, the cup of Christ



John uses his DNA archive to replace the faulty genes in Pope Peter-Benedict's genome, with sufficient nutritional aftercare, to cure the pontiff of stage four cancer. It was though, touch and go. The Vatican had left it to the last minute.





John Storm, the ocean adventurer is also an amateur Paleo Anthropologist, near obsessed with his DNA collection called 'The Ark,' that is safely embedded in his trusty ship, the Elizabeth Swann, protected by an armory of security measures, and the ever watchful Hal.


Having been injected with a super CRISPR virus, John Storm became DNA enhanced like the Panamanian Running Man. Allied to his new strength, the CyberCore Genetica™, together with the BioCore™ brain implant, turns him into the most digitally connected person in history.


His newfound abilities have not escaped the attention of military chiefs and wealthy patrons, including religious leaders, some of which were privy to his rescue of Cleopatra VII from Guantánamo Bay.


Following the discovery of Captain Henry Morgan's treasure, a legal battle royal ensues, where opposing claimants try to force John to reveal the location of the treasure trove. But John refuses to disclose the hiding place, because the claimant's various will not negotiate reasonably. Ultimately, John wins the case, where his opponents cannot prove title to any of the treasures, by way of providence. Their claims are struck out, John being awarded all of the pirates bounty by the International Court, with the proviso that he donates any archaeologically pieces, to an appropriate museum. Something, John had suggested to the Court, by way of compromise. The verdict makes him a very wealthy philanthropist - and psuedo officer of the court, much to the delight of George Franks. When John only started out to survey Port Royal for Blue Shield, as a good deed. Franks is very helpful as an online Mackenzie Friend. 


This infuriates the CIA, MI6, and several mystery bidders, one of which is the richest person in the world, Musket (Klusky) Meloni, whose legitimate (name your price) offers to purchase the life giving technology, are turned down. Mainly, because he has abused his position of trust in the banking world to profit by the labours of others. John is opposed to financial slavery. Indeed, any form of slavery, and most especially cruelty.







What would have seemed like a miracle just 100 years ago, is routinely possible because of the advances in technology. In days gone by, the Catholic church might have burned John and Cleopatra at the stake, for practicing withcraft.





Ignoring President Lincoln Truman's order to leave John be, the mystery (so-called) bidders bribe the military in positions of great trust, to help them steal, what they cannot buy.


Whereas, the military want the tech for themselves, to be able to hack the computers of other nations, for superiority in times of aggression. Aimed at eventual world domination. Thus, a double cross is on the cards. Musket Meloni's country estate is targeted, his henchmen machine gunning the intruders. Meloni installs robotic machine gun sentries and SAM missiles.

John, Cleopatra, and the Swann become hard targets; capture or kill. With both enemies and friends in high places, life is complicated. Except for Hal, acting as a personal and legal secretary, to deal with the administrative housekeeping.

The UN's World Health Organization enquire as to the possibility of adapting CyberCore Genetica™ with Hal's BioCore as a possible cure for cancer. The Pope Peter Benedict is dying. He refers to Storm as the Medicine Man. John and crew, navigate to Rome at high speed. They analyze the Pontiff's DNA, devise a viral cure and inject the Catholic leader. The whole world watches. A week goes by with mixed reports, but the cancer regresses convincingly healing the Pontiff. The medical world goes crazy, as the Vatican City breathes easy. 




John Storm sometimes ponders moral issues aloud in front of Hal, even though he can communicated from the other side of the planet, telepathically. It's a human thing. Even for a cyborg




Being a computer AI enhanced cyborg (cybernetic organism), carries with it a greater responsibility to do the right thing. John Storm is a moral person, guided by his belief in always acting correctly in any given situation. For example, his conviction to help save the planet from kleptocratic politicians, who constantly seek to empire build at the expense of global warming. Mainly because, they don't understand the natural world and the delicate balance that keeps earth safe, and provides a home for all life. One of John's missions is to tackle corruption and profiteering, one of the causes of unsustainably high carbon footprints.


Both Dan and Hal understand the need for a moral compass for the computer BioCore BCI enhanced ‘John Storm’. This presents the duo with complex and philosophical issues that may not have a definitive answer in the digital domain. Where computers are not living and breathing biological organisms. And beliefs are those of millions of people, all slightly varied, tailored to their local circumstances.

A moral compass is a set of principles or values that guide one’s actions and decisions based on what is right and wrong. A code of conduct is a set of rules or standards that define the expected behavior and responsibilities of a person or a group.

A computer BioCore BCI enhanced ‘John Storm’ might need a second opinion. A moral compass or a code of conduct to help him navigate the complex ethical challenges and dilemmas that he might face as a cyborg. For example, he might have to balance his own interests and goals with those of others, such as his crew, his enemies, or the environment. He might also have to deal with the potential conflicts or contradictions between his human and artificial components, such as his emotions, his logic, his autonomy, or his loyalties.

Dan Hawk and Hal agree that one possible way to provide a moral compass or a code of conduct for a computer BioCore BCI enhanced ‘John Storm’ is to use a framework or a model that is based on some ethical theories or principles. For instance, some of the common ethical theories or principles are:

- Utilitarianism: The moral action is the one that maximizes the overall happiness or well-being of the greatest number of people.

- Deontology: The moral action is the one that follows a set of universal and categorical rules or duties, regardless of the consequences.

- Virtue ethics: The moral action is the one that reflects the character and the virtues of a good person, such as courage, honesty, or wisdom.

- Care ethics: The moral action is the one that expresses care and compassion for others, especially those who are vulnerable or dependent.

- Social contract theory: The moral action is the one that respects the agreements or the norms that are established by a society or a community.

These are just some examples of how a moral compass or a code of conduct is designed and implemented for a the super-computer BioCore BCI enhanced ‘John Storm’. There may be other factors and considerations that could affect the suitability or the effectiveness of such a system, such as the context, the situation, the stakeholder, or the outcome. This is John's moral dilemma. Which is why to final decision on what to do includes his human thinking.





Meantime, the wealthy Musket Meloni, tries to hack into Captain Nemo, and Hal. A Cyber War ensues, with the richest man in the world throwing all his resources into trying to take control of the Elizabeth Swann. And, he is winning. Meloni manages to plant a virus in Hal, that almost succeeds in stealing data from The Ark. Fortunately, Dan uses the CyberCore Genetica™ to reverse the virus, Enigma fashion, feeding the Billionaire bogus information, then turning the tables, finding the billionaire's lair. In Donald Trump fashion, Homeland Security act on information supplied by John, to arrest Musket Meloni.

The United Nations consult as to peace keeping duties, using CyberCore. At which point another attempt is made to kidnap the duo. This time by the FSB, foiled in Jason Bourne style. China is working with Russia, by the back door.

Realising the importance of what they are have become the guardians of, John decides to hide the Ark and replication equipment. He decides on a Henry Morgan solution. Soon after, telling the world that the Swann is no longer the laboratory she was.

John needs all the help he can get from Hal, the Swann's onboard AI, and his crew, to thwart the dastardly plans of the wealthy antagonists and warmongers.








The Elizabeth Swann is to feature in a trilogy of original stories being developed by the Cleaner Ocean Foundation, by way of ocean and climate awareness campaigns. She is the subject of Trademark registration and design copyright.




A second series could begin with 'THE HOLY COMPASS,' a natural follow on from Treasure Island.






The Cup of Christ is the Holy Grail, that has never been found, in all searches through the ages.





2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C Clarke

A to Z of movies - Films with related themes

A to Z of Precious gemstones and metals

Afterlife - Ancient Egyptian belief that life continues after death

AI - Artificial Intelligence, usually based on computers

Alethiometer - A magical horological like, instrument, that tells or shows the truth (in fiction)

Ancient Egypt - Land of the Pharaohs and pyramids

Angelina Jolie - American actress who played Lara Croft

Apostles - Followers and preachers of Christian virtues

Ark of the Covenant - 

Ark, The - World's largest & most comprehensive digital interactive DNA database, a catalogue of life on earth

Armageddon - Judgment day, the final battle between good and evil

Artists - 

Artwork - Graphic novels

Australopithecus -

Baptism - To be Baptized

Bible, Holy - Name of the Christian Scriptures

BioCore™ is a brain implant that is designed to communicate with the CyberCore Genetica nano-computer

Bitcoins - Totally unsupported digital money schemes, offering get rich quick gambling

Blood of Christ -

Blue Shield - International organization to protect archaeological artefacts and treasure, from exploitation & smuggling

Book Chapters - Names of the novel divisions

Burials - Ceremonies and means by which humans are returned to the earth from whence they came

Cancer - Medical and social cancers, the potential cures, including clean and healthy living

Captain Henry Morgan - Sugar cane plantation, ghostly apparition Palisadoes Cemetery, Jamaica

Charles Darwin - Author of The Origin of Species

Chivalric Order - Knighthood inspired by Catholic military Crusades

Christians - Believers in Jesus Christ, and generally good people

Christmas - The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ

Climate Change - The inescapable consequences of avarice

Cloning - Replicating a biologically identical copy of a living thing from a living or dead subject

Compass - A navigation instrument, that points to magnetic north

Computers - Enigma code cracking machine, Colossus, and Alan Turing at Bletchley Park

Conspiracy Theories -

Cradle of Life - Where human life developed from early man to Homo Sapiens

CRISPR - A viral delivery mechanism for altering the DNA of a living subject

Crusades - Religious wars

Cryptocurrencies - Totally unsupported digital money schemes, offering get rich quick gambling

Cup of Jesus Christ - The cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper

CyberCore Genetica™ super nano-computer, and BioCore™ brain implant work together to enhance human abilities

Damnation - The fate of those who wrong others

Dan Brown - Author of the Da Vinci Code

Death - The passing of a biological life form

Disciples - Followers of a faith

Devine Intervention - When a god sees it necessary to pitch in, to change what mankind is doing for the better

DNA - DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, a polymer of two polynucleotide chains that coil to form a double helix

Elizabeth Swann - An autonomous ship powered by the sun and hydrogen, held to be the world's fastest zero emission vessel

Enigma - A German coding machine used in WWII, cracked by Alan Turing's Bombe computer

Eternal Life - Life everlasting, the hope of many to live longer

Evolution - How life on earth develops and adapts by passing on genetic advantages by natural selection

Father - Creator of Life

Films - Featuring these subjects: Da Vinci Code, The Last Crusade

Fossil Fuels - Oil derived gasoline and diesel, coal and gas, cause global warming and respiratory diseases

Genetics - The study of the codes of life, with a view to understanding and modification

Genome - The decoding of DNA strands, most especially relating to humans

George Lucas - Indiana Jones

Glossary - Explanation of subject matter and abbreviations

Gods - Isis, Jehovah, Ra, Acts of God

Golden Compass - A guide to a life that points to a pure path for those worthy of the reading

HAL - The onboard integrated AI computer system that guards the Elizabeth Swann, loyal to John Storm

Harrison Ford - American actor who played Indiana Jones, brilliant casting

Holy Grail - King Arthur's religious Crusdades

Homo Sapiens - An advanced species of hominid, modern man

Humans - The only intelligent life form on earth at present

Indiana Jones - The Last Crusade

Innerspace - The opposite of outer space, the underwater subsea kingdom that is largely unexplored

Jeep Cherokee 4x4 off road truck - John Storm's classic zero emission hybrid conversion

Jesus Christ - In the Christian religion, the son of God, on earth

John Storm - Obsessive DNA collector, amateur anthropologist and Captain of the Elizabeth Swann

Knights Templar -

Knowledge - Information gained of the world we inhabit, in a vast Universe

Lara Croft, Tomb Raider - Illuminati & The Triangle 2001, Cradle of Life 2003, Queen Himiko Life & Death 2018

Leonardo Da Vinci - An exceptionally gifted artist and conceptual engineer

Life - The period from being born to dying

Mary Magdalene - Thought to have been the wife of Jesus Christ

Medicine Man - A film about the search for a cancer cure starring Sean Connery & Lorraine Bracco, director John Mc Tiernan

Money - A source for good and evil

Moses - Let my people go

Musket Meloni - The richest man on planet earth

Navigation Instrument - A magnetic needle that points to the North Pole in a protective casing

Neanderthal Man - An extinct cousin

Olduvai Gorge - The geographical location where intelligence was born

Paleo Anthropology - The anthropological study of man's development

Pink (Red) Growth - The spread of cannibalism, as food shortages force the eating of human flesh to survive

Pirates of the Caribbean - Compass that points to what you want most

Pope Peter Benedict, Bishop of Rome - Suffering from advanced cancer, Vatican petitions John Storm

Population, World  - The number of humans on planet earth, now over 8 billion

Power - Corruption from abuses

Priory of Sion - Guardians of Christ's sacred bloodline (In fiction)

Procreation - A means to regenerate life, over population 8 billion heading to 9 billion humans

Quest - For knowledge

Reincarnation - Coming back from the dead

Religions - The many different and varied beliefs of people all over the world

Replicants - A reincarnation of a former human, using an advanced cloning technique

Resurrection - Rising from the dean, a kind of reincarnation

Richest & Most Powerful - People on the planet

Roman Catholics

Saints - Humans that did good deeds

Salvage, Marine - Odyssey Florida, Court Case 2011, Spain: Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, Spanish frigate

Sarcophagus - A casket, or coffin used to intern humans

Screenplay - Acts of the John Storm adventure

Scripts - A document that sets out the making of a film

Solar Cola™ and Solar Tonic™ - Magical life giving, fortified energy drinks John Storm is partial to when he is parched

Supper, The Last - Jesus Christ and his disciples eating their last meal together

Tanzania - South-East Africa

The Ark - World's largest DNA base

The Cradle of Life -

The Da Vinci Code - Film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel, starring Tom Hanks

The Golden Compass - A children's fantasy film starring Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman & Daniel Craig

Tiber, River - Rome, Italy

Trillionaires - Wealth taxes for failures to invest ecologically

Upanishads - Hindu scriptures in Sanskrit

Vatican - The City where the Pope lives

Water - Support for all life on Earth

Wealth - The root of all evil


Xmas - A abbreviation of Christmas

Yoga -






A golden compass, the alethiometer in the film of the same name













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