...meanwhile, back in the Fatherland...."Zo you zay zis, zis, X-matter allows things heavier zan air to float", the Kaiser asked in disbelief. "Ya", his aide replied,"it iz found is zis new land called Zimdar". The Kaiser stared at a model of his latest Dreadnaught sitting on his desk. Then he got an idea. An awful idea. The Grinch, er, Kaiser got a wonderful, awful idea.
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Report from Agent J. Francis Gardner of Her Majesty's Special Services ...10th of June at secret German Military Base on North Sea..... Dressed as a German Marine Private, I snuck aboard the SS Keonigsburg while at dock and witnessed the following bizarre experiment: The ship sailed approximately half a mile out to sea and stopped. We did not, however, weigh anchor. Instead the group of high officials, including the Kaiser himself, and scientists went down into the hold. There a largish rock of black, irridescent material was bolted with metal straps to the hull. One of the new electrical generators was attached. When the switch was thrown, electrical energy surged through the rock. What happened next was amazing,. The ship actually began to.........Message ends here. Agent Gardner's body was found a week ago outside Paris. Foul play is suspected.