- Jun 17, 2001
All that hard work, undone...
The fortunes of war goes up and down ...
All that hard work, undone...
At least this time the war is being fought in VIS and not vailon space. Although at the moment it feels a lot like Hannibal in Italy, hopefully it will end better in this case!
A shame about Piriam snapping. Were he still the vailon of a few years ago, maybe he could have held Bihjall.
I’m looking forward to the look at the home front. Telnik hasn't made any friends and that leaves him very vulnerable...
Good with some fresh blood!
Good to hear about the advances in AI, maybe this will finally get "machine learning" off the buzzword list of the century!
Looking forward to hearing about the career of these new scientists.
Also quite curious to hear about the existence of a separatist movement...
…My sole wish, in conducting these affairs, was to make the galaxy a safer place for all peoples. It is my fervent hope that my successor in office, and their administration as a whole, will build on these successes and continue the work that all vailons, all citizens of the Governance, and indeed all beings in the galaxy, have adopted as their own: that this vast expanse of stars should be free of war, and strife, and the suffering of individuals no matter their species…
- Vabrig den Telnik, excerpted from his Farewell Address in the Assembly, Jan 24, 265
So much war. The Galaxy needs someone to make peace.
I think I might be biased given that I misread Telnik's title as "Dictator General" but I'm wondering if he will stick to the deal made or he'll take advantage of the fact that he doesn't seem to have any serious political rivals. Who knows, a great conclusion to the war might just give him enough support to push through.
The various conflagrations in the galaxy are quite worrying, especially the Djunn Bloodletters, but hopefully, the Vailons will find a way to negotiate around the unnegotiables.
Good to hear!Hello everybody! Hope you all are managing your anxiety and staying healthy in this time of global pandemic.
I must begin with an apology for being away for so long; I've found writing to be very hard over the last couple of months. But, one silver lining of being stuck inside with nowhere to go is having much more time for writing. So: the next chapter is almost ready! It covers the new Director-General's domestic policy in the first half of her term. It should be ready to go up in the next couple of days. After that, I have the subsequent chapter, covering Subir's diplomatic efforts, outlined, and another short story in progress. Under the circumstances, I expect updates to come more frequently over the next few months.
Long-term, with the release of Federations and the significant development of the diplomatic functionality of the game, I do expect to wrap up this playthrough soon. But fear not! I have actually played through 2355, so I've got quite a bit of runway to work with. We won't see the War in Heaven or an end-game crisis, but there is plenty of excitement coming down the pipe.