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Mortal Gods: “HVT”: Reality Intertwined with Fiction

U.S. Army Soldier Protection System.
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Mortal Gods: “HVT” is nearing its conclusion. And as it does, I’ve collected a few news items that somehow relate to at least one part of the story.

“HVT” is not about any real-life event or organization (past, present, or in the future), but it does include elements of reality and it presents a unique solution to a real-life challenge within the confines of the fictional Mortal Gods universe. Read the story to find out more. And as you do, reference the following news items to help you think about the ideas and plot the story presents.

** “New York Air Guard Pararescuemen test Orion spacecraft rescue support equipment in Hawaii” (DVIDS, March 7, 2017)

** “The Army Just Started Producing Its Brand New Ballistics Helmet” (Task & Purpose, March 23, 2017)

** “Air Force’s Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record” (Space.com, March 25, 2017)

** “JNIM claims number of attacks across Mali” (The Long War Journal, April 18, 2017)

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