Astute class submarine, British Royal Navy


THE TARGET - Terramentals aim to steal a British Royal Navy submarine, to destroy oil wells in the North Sea, by way of drawing attention to the manifold oil discharges, and their unlawful detention, as legitimate conservation protestors.





Zera Charlotte Masken is an extremely attractive anti climate change and women's rights activist, who is concerned that corruption in politics and the fossil fuel industry is warming the planet past the point of no return. She is roughly manhandled by the Metropolitan police during transport and sexually abused in the London holding cells, her stunning figure, not helping in expecting to be treated fairly and with respect. But, that is not her fault. It is endemic in many constabularies throughout the United Kingdom - almost goes with the territory. Arrest in the UK for women, is more likely to end in some kind of unwanted attention from detaining officers, than males being beaten up.


Like 'Red,' 'Zera,' has been a long time supporter of Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil, becoming more disillusioned as the years went by at the lack of action of successive governments, despite protest marches and the like. Noting the powerful speeches, suggestive of change, in actuality, were deceptions, designed to assuage the electorate mindful of global warming, to gain another term - for more of the same. Blah, blah, blah.


'Zera' teams up with 'Red' and his other activist chums to peacefully protest in London, about the oil leaks in the North Sea - and lack of punitive disincentives. This touches a raw nerve, with some high-powered MPs and military officials, who have invested heavily in oil stocks. Hence, the slap on the wrist fines, that are woefully ineffective in preventing further investment in what is seen as a dangerous medium.


'Masken' is arrested, and very roughly handled by the Metropolitan police in one of their vans, with inappropriate touching. Then when in police holding cells, she is sexually assaulted by Sergeant Gordon Scotford, and would have been raped, had she not fought back hard. Her complaints as to mistreatment were all ignored.


Then she was framed by Chief Constable Harry Holland (Dirty Harry) under direct orders from Nick (The Devil) Johnson. Dirty Harry is told to frame the activists, for assault and criminal damage. When in fact, all they were doing was exercising their civil rights in peaceful manner. The Met had deliberately damaged public property and reported injuries and personal attacks that did not occur.


Zera is convicted of assault and criminal damage, and sent to prison for 12 months, with reporting restrictions, and other measures to allow Dirty Harry to keep track of the previously law abiding group. The Government use anti-terrorist and other algorithms, linked to every agency in the UK they can think of, including Interpol and bank accounts, to monitor purchase patterns, effectively to monitor and control their lives. The corrupt civil servants did not want to be found out. They had to either bury this group, or put out a contract on them. Perhaps, a step too far.


When 'Zera' is released from prison, she goes off the grid, with her fellow protestors. Toughened up by the experience, and realising just how corrupt the country has become - a virtual police state - she is pleased to support Redan and Max, as they help Jorges Dicaprio build a Predator HK, following the prison break from Northeye, near Bexhill and Hastings in Sussex, where his acrobat skills are put to good use.


After her assault, she tends to wear overalls, to hide her figure. Her Terramental friends are acutely aware of her dislike of unwanted attention, and very protective of her.


Having had her life ruined by 'Dirty Harry' and 'The Devil,' 'Zera' has nothing to lose, and all to gain. Like 'Red' and her other Terramental allies, especially 'Zinzi Diana,' she aims to reveal the injustice and her sexual assault, even if she has to bend the law, as she now understands, this is how the established political parties retain control. The rules of engagement just got changed. Zera Masken and her activist allies study the Art of War, where she learns her enemies ways, to use them to fight UK corruption, as per the UN's SDG 16 objectives. She is no longer a Law Abiding Citizen.


The Terramentals would become privateers, and fly the Jolly Roger; skull and crossbones, pirate flag.










Admiral Lawrence Francis Percival 

First Sealord, British Royal Navy

Antonio Guterres

United Nations' Secretary General

Ark, The

The world's most comprehensive interactive DNA database

Benjamin Reid Blakestone RN

Submariner Commander HMS Neptune (Captain)


A digital communication interface for the human brain

Captain Nemo

AI onboard computer system

Charley Temple

Researcher & camerwoman, good friend of John Storm

CyberCore Genetica

The world's smallest, fastest & most powerful supercomputer

Dan Hawk

Electronics & computer wizard, crew member Elizabeth Swann

Dr Roberta Treadstone

Blue Shield, Newcastle University, England

Edward (Honest John) Thomas

Honest British Prime Minister, Rt Hon MP Member Parliament

Elizabeth Swann

Fastest solar/hydrogen ship & floating laboratory

Excalibur, Pendragon & Merlin

Anti piracy weapon & ship security system

George Franks

Legal and intelligence trust manager, Swindles & Gentry


The onboard AI supercomputer ship manager

Jill Bird

Senior BBC news world service anchor

John Storm

Ocean adventurer, marine archaeologist, Commander RN

Katy, Kitty

The ships cat and lucky mascot

King Charles III

Beleaguered Monarch wrestling with UK corruption

Kitack Lim

Secretary General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)


Elizabeth Swann's onboard survey ROV

Professor Douglas Storm

John Storm's uncle, designer of Elizabeth Swann

Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord

UNESCO sunken realms division, conservationist

Richard Leon (Lionheart) Engelheart

Lieutenant, a brave submariner HMS Neptune

Sam Hollis

BBC & Sky freelance investigative reporter Caribbean regions

SSN Neptune

Stricken Astute nuclear sub with Spearfish torpedoes

Steve Green

Freelance reporter, friend of Charley Temple

Suki Hall

A marine biologist, admirer of John's work

Tom Hudson

Sky News Editor, always looking for an exclusive

Trish Lippard

Cleopatra's call sign to protect her royal identity

William (Bill) Fennick Windsor

Midshipman, HMS Neptune (Kings College, Uni, London)

William Liam Wallace

Scottish director BAE Systems, MOD contractor, whistleblower




Bartram (Sly) Fox 

Crafty compact acrobatic subaqua diver Terramental - ‘Sly Fox’

Bobby Bo Dallas

Navigator handy Terramental, biologist, video evidence

Don (Donald) Malcolm Campbell

Chief Executive Babcock, MOD subcontractor

Harry (Dirty) Hallem Holland

Chief Constable - Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police)

Inspector Shaun Flanagan

Dirty Harry's sidekick, (DI) fraud squad cover ups 

Jorges Francisco Dicaprio

Cuban freedom fighter & Predator submersible designer

Maximilian (Maxy) Mohune

Pilot of mini sub, ex air force, SAS hard man Terramental

Nick (The Devil) Johnson MP

Corrupt UK Minister for Defence, oil investor

Redan (Red) Simdo

Leader Terramentalists (Oxford grad. 35 tall dark Arabian)

Predator HK

A high speed hunter-killer submersible

Sergeant Gordon Scotford

Corrupt Met cop who sexually assaulted & beat Zera Masken

Sir Rodney Vernon Dunbar

MI6 military intelligence (General) oil investor


A group of protestors driven to extreme activism

Zera Charlotte Masken

Stunningly attractive climate obsessed Terramental

Zinzi Penelope Diana

Saudi demure Terramental scientist (Lady Penelope)





In the John Storm series of ocean awareness adventures, extreme activists use their Predator HK to steal an Astute class submarine, belonging to the British Royal Navy. The anti global warming terrorists plan to steal US and Soviet submarines, as part of their agenda to prove the futility of all out thermonuclear annihilation. Using their own illegal, weapons against the perpetrators of what they see as crimes against humanity.


In this fictional John Storm adventure, the Astute submarine commandeered, develops radiation leaks, making the vessel dangerous to life in the ocean, and eventually, those submariners operating the vessel, adding to the list of complaints of the Terramentalists.













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