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by Praetonia
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: What If

Epilogue: After the End There's the old flag, and a sword upon it. Flat upon the table, and behind it General Pellew. The old mustache, and that kindly wrinkled face. He never thought to see it again. "Would Lieutenant Tarleton please rise," it said. Tarleton steadied himself against his ...
by Praetonia
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: What If

"Parks' Maintenance!" Poe grinned. The Risaldar-Major looked more like a corpse than a soldier, hungry, tired, crumpled. He struggled to gather his thoughts. Poe did not wait for them. "Providence with you!" He banged his stick on the side of the vehicle. The Land Rover's engine ...
by Praetonia
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: What If

Army of the Committee for Parks' Maintenance - General Sir Inigo Pellew, Arboreal Secretary The Committee for Parks' Maintenance was founded in 1638 to provide for the Public Good in Haversham by the tasteful cultivation of trees, plants, flowers, &c., for the enjoyment and education of the com...
by Praetonia
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: What If

"Don't you think they're just beastly ," Penelope said, inching the marker forwards. "Oh don't even get me started ," her corporal replied. "I met a Quiberonnais in Tairendia once. Absolutely ghastly . The smell of him. I tell you. I wrote to Richard just the other day and t...
by Praetonia
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Tales of a nightwatchman
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: Tales of a nightwatchman

*** 5 *** Three days later I set out from the resort with joy in my heart and a head filled with dreams of profit, leading a convoy laden with a fair tonnage of Trevelyan's "wholesale supplies". I know what you're thinking, but it really wasn't as bad as all that. Granted, Trevelyan had ta...
by Praetonia
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Tales of a nightwatchman
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: Tales of a nightwatchman

*** 4 *** Questers isn't what it used to be , says every clever dick who's never let his toe caps stray past the chrysanthemums. Damn right, it's more than it ever was. You stroll past a ruined Syndicalist tank that no one ever bothered to clean up and the natives know that you did that. They stand ...
by Praetonia
Thu May 17, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: The Library
Topic: SMS naval balance proposal
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: SMS naval balance proposal

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1520287533

This is how the navies have historically looked in my mind. I think this is a good scheme. However, it differs somewhat from the current actual spergsheet.
by Praetonia
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Tales of a nightwatchman
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: Tales of a nightwatchman

*** 3 *** "Well why else do you think I came to a man such as you?" Gachot looked askance at me. "You think zey were in 'aversham? They are not stupid. They know what I can do to them 'ere, with full colour of ze Law . Non, zey are in Questers, where there is no law." I'm not exa...
by Praetonia
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Tales of a nightwatchman
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: Tales of a nightwatchman

Tales of a Nightwatchman: The Quiberonnais Gambit *** 1 *** After my liberation from the gallows by a romantic gang of young student revolutionaries, I'd like to be able to write that they recognised me as a fellow victim of the injustice inherent in the system, took me back to their lair, and toge...
by Praetonia
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Tales of a nightwatchman
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Tales of a nightwatchman

Tales of a Nightwatchman: Prologue It all began with a hanging. Mine, as it happens. Everyone enjoys a good hanging, especially if the villain was a real bastard, and I can't deny that I was one. But few people give much thought to how the whole thing works . You see, most hangings begin with a kno...

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