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by Praetonia
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 27
Views: 1859

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...
by Praetonia
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: The Library
Topic: Great War
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Great War

I would prefer Songia not be a major player because I don't feel it's part of the SMS lore in the same way Questers, Dumanum, Praetonia and Prekovy (gets a pass because Quiberon was important but honestly it already has more character and info than Songia) are. One theme of the war should remain CL ...
by Praetonia
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 27
Views: 1859

Re: What If

Dear father, I hope you are well and that life in peace pleases you. I am well enough. Things are very strange here. I am not sure I would get used to it if I lived here for a hundred years. I am not talking about the division, which is familiar enough, but we have been billeted often and seen less...
by Praetonia
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Eyes Front
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Eyes Front

Another day, Lieutenant Rewnsure clocked in at the Pritluky naval yard. There was nothing for it, really, but to go as the Prekovy did, for there was no war, and nothing of interest at stake, and so he had only to preserve his identity as a Prekovy. He was an outsider, but then he was from the nort...
by Praetonia
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Eyes Front
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Eyes Front

"It is said in The Origin of the Races of Man that ""The Prekovar is a person without true sense, for he cannot conceive of himself separate from the collective of his race, and therefore has no personality." "It is personality, combined with intelligence, that produces the ...
by Praetonia
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 27
Views: 1859

Re: What If

"They cannot just leave." "They can, sir. It is in the contract." Fox sighed. Providence, it seemed, had never shined her light upon him. Why not? Had he not done his duty, as his father has told him, as his school had told him, as his brother officers had told him? The Committee...
by Praetonia
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Choose Your Own Veridis
Replies: 35
Views: 1836

Re: Choose Your Own Veridis

"Merde," flounced Dr. Sauté. "We should have nothing to do with these hangmen of the working class. Violence is never justified unless it is done for the sake of the working class in which case it is fine. "The admiral is probably not working class," he clarified, effeminate...
by Praetonia
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Choose Your Own Veridis
Replies: 35
Views: 1836

Re: Choose Your Own Veridis

"We need to listen to them," Dr. Sauté tittered foppishly in an Evián accent he had never managed to shake off. "Our industry won't be truly productive until we empower the workers. Why are the Praetannics so rich? Simple: they empower the workers. "It's in your own interest,&quo...
by Praetonia
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 27
Views: 1859

Re: What If

Upheaval in the Realm HONOURED CONTRIBUTOR, your armed forces number 21,378 officers and other ranks, and fight at your command for the honour and glory of the Commonwealth in Quiberon and on the Subcontinent. This past month 2,302 officers and other ranks in your service fell or were reported miss...
by Praetonia
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: What If
Replies: 27
Views: 1859

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 ...

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