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Piet Kieft
Fictional Character
Atlantis
POD: c 85,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: 1452
Appearance(s): "Avalon" (Opening Atlantis)
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Dutch colonist in Terranova
Date of Birth: 17th century
Occupation: Politician, Governor of Nieuw Haarlem

Piet Kieft was governor of the Dutch Terranovan colony of Nieuw Haarlem. In the mid 1660s, Nieuw Haarlem was attacked by Atlantean pirate Red Rodney Radcliffe. Radcliffe personally stormed the governor's residence, interrupting Kieft's plans to have sex with a young lady, and forcing Kieft to leap from a second story window. Radcliffe also kidnapped Kieft's cook, Cornelius. Adding insult to the extensive injury, Radcliffe enjoyed Cornelius' cooking so much, he refused the ransom Kieft offered for Cornelius' return.[1]

Thus, when the English government approached Kieft about an alliance against the Atlantean pirates, Kieft eagerly accepted. He was so determined to see Radcliffe destroyed, he agreed to place ships under the command of Atlantean shipper (and Red Rodney's distant cousin), William Radcliff.[2]

References[]

  1. Opening Atlantis, pg. 179.
  2. Ibid. pgs. 180-182.
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