Military Applications of Magical Beings

A report by Professor Jason Dirigible, as provided by Andy Brown
Illustration by Justine McGreevy



In February 2010, I was asked by the assembled heads of staff to look into the military applications of magical beings. My choices were influenced by considerations of availability, cost, and ease of transport.

I present this report for your consideration.




Military Applications of Magical Beings

They are voracious devourers of human flesh and so are well suited to psychological as well as physical attacks.

To read the rest of this story, check out the Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012 collection.

PROFESSOR JASON DIRIGIBLE was born at an early age in the village of Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England.

The discovery of a pixie nest when a child fired his interest in magical beings and he chose a career in applied crypto zoology at the University Of Avalon.

His treatise “Mining Applications Of Gnomes, Knockers and Kobolds” not only gained him his Doctorate but is the definitive reference text for crypto mining companies.

He has three children from his marriage to Sarrrata’Msalliner, a dryad, proving his theory concerning the genetic compatibility of magical and non magical species.

ANDY BROWN is a musician and entertainer living near Edinburgh in Scotland.
(He doesn’t currently own a kilt but does play bagpipes a little.)

He is a pleasant enough fellow with a healthy interest in many things and an obsessive interest in many others. (Music, computers, astronomy, reading, writing…)

He plays a wide variety of instruments to a wide variety of standards.

His greatest happiness is his family and the fact that he wakes every morning still breathing.

His greatest sadness is that he might die before warp travel, teleportation and Klingons are discovered.

Justine McGreevy is a slowly recovering perfectionist, writer, and artist. She creates realities to make our own seem slightly less terrifying. Her work can be viewed at and you can follow her on Twitter @Fickle_Muse.

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