Athena Sarah Mawusi Akwete Ocampo in 1634 heard from sailors at her home, Portuguese post El Mina, about Grantville. It had seemingly magically appeared one day in a flash of light. It was reported as being a city from the future in the far-off Germanies. Skeptical at first, too many stories keep on arriving and the details dovetail too much. She decides to go see for herself, leaving in the spring of 1636 (about the same time the Ottoman Empire attacks Europe as chronicled in ).
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Once Sarah gets to Grantville she goes native – at least in dress. Here she’s showing Grantville High students and teachers how she shoots arrows. (Click to see a large version).