Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung?
Title: THE TRUE STORY OF THE VORTEX. THE CONCEPTION FILES.
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----- KADE warlords' badassery and trigger-happy attempts to "influence the influencer",
----- Rob Nolementar and his fellow Luminites, whose agenda is even more selfish,
... as the need to choose throws her into a charmingly lethal vortex of causes and consequences.
(X) Major psychological setback punctuating the hard decisions Query Shark loves so much/ (Y) Luuuv as primordial choice-determining factor. Pick one. Or both.
X. A caring and decent soul's struggle of self-preservation vs.
Y. Rob Nolementar is her lover. They are quite crazy about each other, too.
Aside. Yeah, you always find it kinda easy to choose sides... when both are asking for the same favor, but only one will obviously whack you afterwards so you won't change your mind.
Whom will Gate help to win in the Last War?
Will she understand KADE and their dire need for change, which, in theory, can justify any means?
Will she favor her Luminite protectors?
Will she change the future of the Sol Vortex or keep the status quo? Just as she planned from the start?
The point. To tip the balance of forces, thus changing the political regime in a clustered society.
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Intro quotes to support the case.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke.
"Technology has replaced God in the Western mind." John Clute, John Grant.
Parties. Hoopla aficionados all.
Sidekicks. His is as "soft" as a whore's heart. Hers - a whore, period. Both female.
Villains/decision-makers. KADE warlords, Luminanime elite, and neutral Avguri.
Fifth column. Pheairras - the smartest people in the book. They choose to be big shark in the cold dark rather than small fish in the warm pish. And keep residence in the good clusters while working for the bad one, in line with any regular yuppie dream.
Aloof and therefore assholeish balance-keepers: The Skydwellers and the Shadow Emperor.
1. The warlords are basically O.K. So what if they want to play the queen in order to tweak the fates to their own benefit? Everybody wants a place in the sun, let alone in a world where sunlight waves are convertible to currency with Sol Vortex biotech and bionics.
2. The elite cluster disagrees. Also has different views re: whacking.
3. The Avguri play both sides against the middle.
4. The balance-keepers do not fix unbroken things as a matter of principle, but they love to assert their awesomeness. For both, they use methods from stupid to dangerous, which makes you wonder how they managed to climb so high with so few IQ points.
What the blazes is Sol Vortex? The seven-suns astral-physical energy production system Gate invented. It is populated with conflicting....