Who We Are
We are a fake museum dedicated to Sam Amenn's socio-political fantasy series: Nothing but Glory.
Our museum was founded in 1876 by Second Shadow War veteran Alexander Phillips and phoenix philosopher, Pearl Forrest with the intent of preserving the history of the Shadow Wars and ensuring that future generations would be able to learn from those dark and deadly times. It is said that Alexander named it after his series, a cynical remark on what had been gained from the wars.
Our museum's first location was in the burnt out town hall of the city of Appleburg. They would later receive a grant to relocate to Green Meadow, our capital, and hence our name. Pearl served as the museum's first curator as Alexander traveled around the world, gathering primary materials and conducting oral histories. Our staff is currently in the process of scanning these interviews and hope to upload them to the website for your perusal.
Pearl briefly stepped down in the late 1880s and Alexander finished his life serving as the museum's president while finishing his series on the Second Shadow War. Pepper would return and remain our museum's curator until 1930, when she finally chose to pass away. For decades, the position of curator was passed down from phoenix to phoenix, until my term. I am the first Koren to serve in this position and my first act was creating this website.
We hope you will, not only enjoy exploring the website, but will return as we add new materials and prepare for the opening of our upcoming exhibits. The website has been broken down by region and subject, providing you with the proper overview of our world and the wars that shaped it.
Alexander Phillips was born on Septa 16th, 1840 to Ferdarian Senator, Robert Phillips, and journalist, Jessica Phillips. The oldest of four children, Alexander spent most of his childhood traveling with his mother and wandering the Ferdarian Congressional Halls with his father. Alexander was only eighteen when the Second Shadow War began and, like many of his peers, was among the first wave of volunteers. He served the entire war in the ranks of the Army of Triangolare Campagna and ended the war with the rank of sergeant.
Alexander would marry Christine Rawlins, his teenage sweetheart and member of the Shivian Resistance and they moved into their family's mansion. He followed his mother's footsteps after the war, and became a journalist before becoming involved with the Green Meadows Nothing but Glory Museum.
Since phoenixes do not give birth like other creatures, it is hard to determine when Pearl was born. She seems to have had seven brothers and sisters and was taken in by a group of astronomers. Why she rejected the study of the stars and turned to animal behavior is unclear, but by the time the Second Shadow War started, she had finished her doctorate on the treatment of non-combatants in the Gargainian Civil War.
During the Second Shadow War, Pearl attached herself to a cavalry unit in the Army of the Triangolare Campagna, and kept a journal on the war. She later turned this into a trilogy of her own. After the war, she split her time between Ferdern and the Phoenix Fields, helping the War Memorial commission locate battlefields and the hastily dug mass graves so that soldiers could be returned home. At some point, Pearl learned about Alexander's efforts to write his series and proposed to create a museum around his efforts, creating a repository for his files and artifacts. Additionally, a museum increased the chances of receiving governmental funding. Pearl would serve as the museum's first curator for the remainder of her life.
If you would like to support our museum please donate to our Ko-Fi:https://www.ko-fi.com/
(c) copyright Samantha Amenn 2001
(c) copyright Samantha Amenn 2001