Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Faction Eight: The Exitus Primate (vi)

We knew almost nothing about them.

Or at least 
that's the way I remember it.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Faction Eight: The Exitus Primate (v)

There is
little to say and

anyway we had to invent new words.

The old ones were inadequate.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Post 800

We interrupt this segment
to celebrate our 800th post.

Happy Anniversary, Guardsman-A-Day.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Faction Eight: The Exitus Primate

But back to the history
of the Civil War on Kalkovac...

of the eighth secondary faction, and of 

the mercenary soldiers of
the Exitus Primate.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Civil War: Back To The Factions (6)

Not that the net effect of the so-called
minor factions
was anything less than catastrophic
on a planetary level.

In fact there was nothing minor about them at all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Civil War: Factions (4)

For the purposes of this record and in the interests
of brevity

we will ignore the Forces of the Reverse Split (968), the alleged
Grey Brigades, and the Exonerate Corporate Forces

and call it seventeen.

Seventeen minor factions.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Civil War: Factions (3)

And historians basically fall into two camps
about who or what is a minor, or secondary faction-

the Academy and the so-called Post-Royalist Scholars say it was
seventeen, while the Berthandiasts
adamantly insist that the number


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Civil War: Factions, Back to (2)

To recap, the five primary factions being

1. The Greater Nobility
2. The Lesser Nobility
3. The Regiment
4. The Publishers and Trade Unionists


5. The Hunchbacks

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Civil War: Back to the Factions

Okay, back to the faction list.

As you will recall, the Civil War on Kalkovac (956-972)
was the result of irrevocable political decisions

of roughly twenty-two separate factions: five primary forces
and for purposes of brevity let's say seventeen other

secondary concerns.


Friday, April 8, 2016

How It Starts II

Pretty soon you have an army-

and again,
it's two sides of the same thing.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

Civil War: Bandits

Though not historically a unified faction of their own, bandits are an issue in civil war.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Civil War

Militia fighter armed with a matter gun and self-equipped with (apparently) improvised armor fighting near Beezbo, late harvest 958.

The conflict near Beezbo was focused around the fermentation plants, and remained a stalemate into the following year.