Almost since the beginning of the Ring of Fire Universe, readers (and writers) have speculated about potential activities by social and fraternal organizations in Grantville and how they might continue to operate in the seventeenth century. In particular, the Masonic Fraternity could have made the journey back in time and sought to function in the down-time environment.

There are a number of obstacles to fraternal activity in the form in which it would have existed up-time, and these . . .

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- The Grantville Gazette Staff