The Meshalutian Trilogy is a series of three books that were planned, with only one having been completed. The three books in this series; 90 Has No Secant, Cursed is the Ground, and The Natural Logarithm; were planned out from 2002-2004 as part of what would become later known as Dozerfleet Comics.
The trilogy centers around the Rintel family, a family descended from Zechariah Rintolin. Each branch of the Rintel family tries to free their family from the vendetta of a ghost-witch named Meshaluta, who uses various circumstances and weather fronts in her quest to eradicate the family. It is revealed that her targeting of Rintels is not only part of her revenge quest, but also part of her bigger plot to raise herself from the dead and terrorize the world anew.
Continuity with other worksEdit
The trilogy was originally set to be its own independent universe, and still operates that way to a large degree. When the earliest editions of The Gerosha Chronicles were envisioned in 2005, the Meshalutian Trilogy was almost immediately integrated in. The Rintel and Flippo families shared a common bond in terms of Meshaluta's minion Honeybee Samuel. Therefore, Meshaluta's reign of terror is canon in several versions of Gerosha mythos. Gerosha Prime is the earliest incarnation to make the inclusion of the trilogy's contents canon to Ciem. Despair Gerosha was also to do this, although that continuity was cut short. Classic Gerosha went the farthest of all with inclusions, going so far even as to also deem canon the worlds of Grillitan Diner and Volkonir. Comprehensive Gerosha scaled things back, but kept Meshalutian continuity in. Cataclysmic Gerosha, envisioned in December of 2012, went the opposite direction. The new version had a Gerosha universe in a show called Cataclysmic Horizons which completely ignores Meshalutian continuity.
Initially planned for Comprehensive Gerosha's Legacies of the Marlquaan series, the Meshalutian trilogy was going to get two prequels. These short stories were to be Vile Magenta Cloak and A Miner Named Sam'. Together, these tales were to tell more about the origins of Meshaluta and Honeybee Samuel, respectively.