The House Always Wins.
- Jun 21, 2015
Fantastic work so far!
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Well that could have gone better. Least they didn't act hostile, would still leave Odek and his administration incredibly embarrassed for not even being able to catch up to this ship.
It is odd to see a president known for his left wing-based suspicion of UN power and support for an anti-fleet diplomat be accused of trying to use the fleet to usurp power during first contact. President Odek was a victim of circumstances well beyond his or humanity's control but it seems his career might not be over yet.
The probe was likely from a very advanced alien civilization, advanced enough to ignore a fledgling FTL-capable civilization. A concerning thing for humanity.
Quite right. Besides some friends in the planetary Republics, Odek made few parliamentary allies during his first term (in strong contrast to his popular tenure as Secretary-General). The narrative of the stalwart anti-federalist politician being swept up in the corrupt power games of Nairobi politics must have been compelling for the Sovereignists, however.So they buzz through your system without so much as a "How do you do?" or a "By your leave?" That's just a mite rude... Still, it could have gone worse.
I have a feeling that much of the ire vented at Odek was simply a reaction to the mysterious visitor's incredible power -- easier to pass the blame for one's insecurities off to someone else than to confront the stark truth of one's own powerlessness.
As Earth has just learned, victories won on Earth mean less than nothing in the greater universe. To go forward, the UNE must look inwards.(Interesting choice for a lead-in quote, by the way.)
Good timing, considering I just stumbled across this amazing AAR! I really love how it's more focused on the Sol system since FTL barely exists. (I might be pressured to try out the pre-FTL mod next time).Apologies for the hiatus; I've been busy. The next chapter should be up sometime this weekend.