Before The SMSB: When is Prehistory? is the first prequel of a series of books of the story before 2019. It premiered on 30 June, 2016.

Set in Egypt millennia before the birth of Baby Intelligence, it features Leonardo as a main character, with Sir Analdas and Carlislie as deurotagonists and Bob and Gummi the Bare as tritagonists, with the Lord of the Stone and Eorza the Rock God as antagonists.

The idea of creating a book surrounding the Mutant Wars was for which D. Isaac Thomas pitched "an idea that [he] couldn't eject".

Production for the book began on 17 April, 2016.

Synopsis Edit

Prologue Edit

In the 26th century B.C., mutantry was discovered by two grave robbers, one of whom is Wyatt. Most advocate using it for good but some, led by the evil Lord of the Stone, advocate using it to dominate the Fobble population. A final coalition of their enemies, the Impedance, battle the Lord of the Stone’s forces in Zeureg, where Sir Analdas, assisted by his puppy, destroys the Dark Lord's power, leading to his capture and arrest. His successor, the decidedly proactive King Folger dubs Analdas a Knight in shining armor, to be trained in their arts. Nevertheless, a schism grows within the Warden between those of Eorza the Rock God’s followers, and Folger, leading to the definition of the two groups through the use of the Bonseite, or the Light, and the followers of the Deten, or Darkness. Meanwhile, the monks of Egypt under the leadership of a High Council. While peace seems imminent, the Lord of the Stone breaks out of prison and privately murders King Folger, resuming his tyrannical rule in secret.

The Camaraderie of the Impedance Edit

Meanwhile, Carlislie is captured by a band of Maton thugs. Fortunately, she is interceded and rescued by Gummi the Bare, who tries to reason with the Matons. Failing to do so, he incapacitates the thugs and crushes the bars of Carlislie's cage via mace. Gummi introduces himself, and despite some awkward tension exchanged, Carlislie quickly decides she is fond of him. Bringing her new friend to camp, Carlislie introduces him to Analdas and Leonardo. Both men are skeptical about Gummi and question the possibility of his existence.

An intercepted message Edit

The Lord of the Stone learned, much to his delight, that the Impedance was located in Heiligtum. He and his forces immediately prepared to invade their headquarters and destroy their greatest enemies once and for all.

When war became imminent, King Holey informed Bob and Analdas of an impending threat: an intercepted message revealed that the Lord of the Stone had located the headquarters of the Impedance. Analdas was presented with Deboral-made armor. He was also pleased to see Gummi the Bare was allowed to participate in the battle and prove himself to the Impedance.

Final battle Edit

Against the Impedance was arrayed a large hordes of Fyre Ryders, sphinxes, giants, and imps. An exact count is not given of the number of the Lord of the Stone's forces, but it is said that they were "twenty times" greater than the Impedance, making it a force of at least ninety thousand. The Lord of the Stone's forces surrounded the House of the Impedance on three sides, with the giants on the left flank, the sphinxes held the center, and the imps on the right. Initially, the Lord of the Stone's forces found difficulty in getting to the Impedance, due to the large booby traps set up by Ae and Bee, which impeded their progress. The Impedance always had cohesive stability within their center and kept the Enemy from breaking through by force of numbers. The solid infantry squares of Stone infantry beat off their inferior sphinx opponents while the Fyre Ryders staved off the Slingers. The small force of giants launched a quick attack before being repulsed by the armies of King Holey while the larger imp force slowly retreated to the hills. By now, pressure had eased off of the flanks of the Impedance, who smash into the lines of the sphinx-host, slowly beating them off and forcing a retreat back through the town borders (though not without suffering sizable losses of their own).

During the course of the battle, the remaining four Fyre Ryders emerged and attacked the Impedance. Shortly thereafter, however, the Pegasuses arrived and attacked the Fyre Ryders, preventing them from pressing their aerial advantage. Giants began to crash through the lines of infantry, and the sphinxes and imps made renewed assaults on the Impedance, encircling it. Many of the soldiers of the Impedance began to become distraught.

During the course of the battle, the Lord of the Stone navigated the battle in search of Analdas. Upon finding him, Analdas fought the Dark Lord, and while they were initially evenly matched, the Lord of the Stone gradually gained the advantage. The Dark Lord seized Analdas into a chokehold and prepared to kill him in front of everyone in the Impedance. They hesitated to help him, claiming he was just a famous name, while Carlislie, Bob, and Leonardo were still hurt by Analdas' apparent betrayal. Analdas apologized, and while it initially seemed no one would save him, Carlislie hurled her sword at him and Keeber redirected its path to kill the Lord of the Stone. It smashed into his nose, allowing Analdas to drive the tyrant's own mace into his eye.

Ending Edit

The remains of the Dark Lord fall to the ground along with Analdas, but King Holey slows his descent. Analdas wakes up to realize that Healers have been tending him for days, and he then sees his friends and reconciles with them. Once again, he asks for their forgiveness and promises never to rebuke them again. He is then brought before the King, who explains that the Impedance's victory is imminent and that he has been nominated to succeed the power position the Lord of the Stone once held. He requests Analdas' aid in destroying the remnants of the Kingdom of the Stone, and Analdas promises to do just that. He prepares to leave for Jolbeg alongside Bob and Carlislie. Leonardo, on the other hand, figure it's time for him to leave and seek his fortune. Gummi the Bare agrees, and takes off with Leonardo to "find his destiny". The friends ultimately part ways and the book ends with Carlslie promising Analdas that they will be accepted in Jolbeg because of their victory in Noawen.

New characters Edit