>Given the date, how seriously should this be taken?
Humph. I reserve judgement, but I should ALSO point out that while more than one of the Usual Suspects and Acomplices might consider such a joke, Gryphon himself is not one of them.
I have every reason to NEED for this to be for real, to believe. Its been far to long and hopefully this means that there is enough backstory filled in that its time to go forward once more.
And I like "The New Frontier" as an 'age' moniker. Kudo's to you on not only picking it out, but selling it to the rest of the Crew, Chad!