Logan Chronicles Vol. 1: Picture of the Superfuture

First Duke Keloid Cole III was always viewed to be the successor to the current Child Emperor. Nevertheless, Cole would almost certainly never succeed to the throne given that the Child Emperor was an immortal child who underwent brain transplantation. Cole was immortal too, as was every child in the Child Empire. It had been that way for about 23 generations. And though it dramatically stabilized the time-space continuum, the number 23 was a prophetic number. In the I Ching it is called “Breaking Apart.” All of the child prophesies whispered across the Empire predicted a cataclysm.