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by Praetonia
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Tales of a nightwatchman
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

Re: Tales of a nightwatchman

*** 7 *** I'd spent little time in the parochial school, and none in a grammar. I hadn't even enrolled with the guilds, and I had been no one's apprentice. Every Harvest Festival I would watch the little men line up to sign their names on the Paper Battalion rolls and the slightly less little to rec...
by Praetonia
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Radovan walks again
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Radovan walks again

The truth is, our defences are very limited. This sentence had echoed in Fox's head for days, but he hadn't yet weakened enough to speak it. There were twelve divisions in the West, and there were the intelligence services that had been for many years in the Far West. All the useful equipment and m...
by Praetonia
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Radovan walks again
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Radovan walks again

Telephones rang and papers flew. Men came to and fro, in uniform, in civilian dress, in a slap-dash mix of both. Prekovy is on the move. War is in the air. War at last . Fox's dining room table had become a headquarters. More so than usual. Charts and maps adorned the walls of the kitchen while his ...
by Praetonia
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: March on, boys!
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: March on, boys!

"This is Panchkula," the instructor had a name, but surely not his own. He was not an obviously intimidating man, striding back and forth with a disconnected confidence in a civilian field jacket and corduroy trousers. He was over fifty, but slim and straight as a rod, latently athletic, w...
by Praetonia
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: March on, boys!
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: March on, boys!

The crowd dispersed, and life went on. There was not much different, after all, whoever ruled. The previous government had proven itself unfit. The new government had not proven itself. Wait and see. In the provincial cities, in the towns, and in the country, life went on as if nothing at all had ha...
by Praetonia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: March on, boys!
Replies: 5
Views: 528

March on, boys!

The tumult and the shouting dies; The Marshal and the King depart: Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. Just Providence, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget! Ken had never liked school. No more than the other boys, at any rate. And yet he found himself mou...
by Praetonia
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Tales of a nightwatchman
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

Re: Tales of a nightwatchman

*** 6 *** "My name," he said, "is Comrade Pariti. But you may call me Prince Faizal." And there she was. Madame Garchot. No, not him, her. The one lying on a divan in, truth be told, very little, grinning like the devil as she watched Comrade whatever or Prince whositthen at play...
by Praetonia
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: The Map Room
Topic: Jotlund should be removed
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Jotlund should be removed

Jotlund you are a beatdown machine. You are in a position of fiscal superiority and you know it. I hope you are vaporized, arrogant pig.
by Praetonia
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: The world according to...
Replies: 12
Views: 6795

Re: The world according to...

REPORT OF THE SECRET INTELLIGENCE BUREAU ON PRAETONIA https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sbABwT8HL7A/VNpq6_TdHUI/AAAAAAAAC_c/vF6CNLeBfSI/s1600/MFI.jpg 5th MARCH 1909, LONDON INTRODUCTION Some time has passed since the Country Reports series has been considered complete, but the curious and distant land of ...
by Praetonia
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 28
Views: 4198

Re: What If

Marshal Smyth took up his binoculars. He could see Shahagar. "Sir, you should withdraw," the cameras captured it. He did not seem to notice. "No," he replied, "Providence will not suffer me to fall." He spoke with an otherworldly voice. He was not talking to a man. He w...

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