Sunday, 6 November 2016
Conversations Before War
Second Marchwarden of the Lauran System Daniel Holm speaks by phone screen with his son, Christopher, who explains that, as Arinnian, he must fare to his choth to attend a Khruath;
Arinnian and Eyath see an orbiting guardian satellite;
First Marchwarden of the Lauran System Ferune of Mistwood Choth, newly returned from Ythri, consults with Holm in the Admiralty building in the city of Gray;
Christopher Holm consults Tabitha Falkayn because his regional Khruath has decided that western Corona and northern Oronesia must jointly defend the Hesperian Sea;
Vodan tells Eyath that they will not become betrothed until after the war.
On the Imperial colony planet of Esperance, Ekrem Saracoglu, governor of Sector Pacis, meets the daughter of Fleet Admiral Juan de Jesus Cajal y Palomares who has come from Nuevo Mexico to be her widowed father's official hostess. The governor mentions the Antoranite-Kraokan civilization at Beta Centauri, Dathyna (now under Ythri) and Merseia.
Ythri, Avalon, Beta Centauri, Dathyna and Merseia have appeared in earlier installments of the Technic History as have characters from Esperance and Nuevo Mexico. We have also seen Terra although not yet in its Imperial glory.
What a future history!