Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Psion View Post
Though I don't have my copy immediately to hand, this would have taken place just a few years after the Gates had been built, correct?
Indeed it was. However, I think it's pretty clear that the rifts hadn't been there for centuries before the Gates were built anyway...the implication in the strip is that Soon was one of the first to discover them (if you can call being there when his wife got killed by a massive claw from it "discovery").