When the Atlans and Titans flew to another planet, they left their marvellous machines. The dero are the heirs to some of the most advanced technology in the universe. This equipment was created by people who were virtually immortal; therefore, their machines were built to last for thousands of years. The deros use these machines and technical systems to attack surface homo sapiens and the
What types of machines have been taken over by the dero?
Some of the most advanced equipment known to humanity. A partial list includes:
Flying machines: Several years before the first modern flying saucer was sighted by Kenneth Arnold
on the west coast, Shaver described these vehicles as being abandoned by the elder race that migrated to the stars.
Ray machines: Telaug and vision ray machines can penetrate cavern walls and bring in views of the
surface world. These vision units allow the devilish deros to see what
people are doing at any time, at any place, in the surface world.
Projection Ray machines: These machines project weird, fantastic images and thoughts into the
minds of innocent victims, victims often selected at random by the demented dero.
Tractor Ray Beams: A train is speeding across the surface of the world. In the dark recesses of his
cavern, a dero focuses a tractor beam on a railroad switch. The track is
opened; the train is derailed. The dero can instantly change highway
traffic signals, sabotage industrial machinery, and ruin complex
devices. Have you ever had a machine or object that refused to work,
then performed marvellously when the repairman arrived? A dero may have
been amusing himself. Tractor Ray machines are used to throw open
manhole covers, loosen a single step on a stairway, or sabotage a vital
part on a speeding automobile.
Surgical Ray cannons: The dero enjoys projects of the most
terrible nature. These devices were originally created to perform
delicate surgical operations. Today, the dero focuses these instruments
on a person to slice a delicate, essential nerve. Surgical rays are
beamed on a single individual's head until the juices of his brain
bubble and boil furiously.
Mental machines: These horrible devices create realistic illusions, nightmares, strange dreams, and
compulsive behaviour in a victim. Many murderers have informed the
police that I just got a sudden urge to kill.' Were they actually the
target of a vicious dero mental machine? Richard Shaver stated that the
cavern people have been bequeathed death rays, gigantic machines for
excavating caves, powerful weapons, and fleets of vehicles for driving
through the caverns. He also said that some deros enjoy driving modern
automobiles from the surface world. Is it possible that stolen cars are
driven down into the tunnels? Fortunately, not all of the people in the
caverns are dedicated to evil purposes.
What is a stim machine?
Shaver wrote of a pleasure stimulation machine which was used to
revitalize sexual nature. Shaver claimed to have had a stim machine
played on him during his visits to the caverns. '... a powerful
augmentation of woman-life; to a hundred powers of natural love,' he
wrote. There are no words to describe what this apparatus did for life'
Unfortunately, many of these stim machines have been captured by roving
bands of deros. These complex mechanisms are used to create varied
degrees of sexual intensity. The deros, who are totally degenerate, may
spend their entire lives in a stim ray sex orgy. This debauchery can be
heightened to such a degree, and prolonged for so many years, that the
dero is deformed. They are transformed into
even more frightening, more monstrous creatures. Perhaps a stim machine is addictive.