Jul 27, 2018
In the year after the Miracle, wonder and surprise appeared
all throughout the daily life of the residents of the Quire System.
Unfortunately, the composition of the system's political structures
moved at a much more sluggish pace. Diplomatic gridlock and
(well-grounded) fear of conflict leashed even the most aggressive
states. The result was the vexing sense that the system had
calcified in an imperfect shape. "To live in the Mirage," it was
said, "is to see something unimaginable before lunch, but to be
frustrated by the predictable before dinner."
But the assassination attempt on the system's leaders, the
attack of the Axiom Schism, the end of the Rogue Wave's civil war,
and the heroism of the Qui Err Coalition seems to have shaken the
system out of its stasis.
Yesterday, even the Notion's patrons—the Cadent Under Mirage
and Declan's Corrective—had little faith that their project of a
unified system would come to fruition. But today, Seneschal's Brace
has not only found recognition as a distinct sovereign nation in
the system, but also has positioned itself to build an even broader
bloc of ad hoc allies and smaller powers.
But everything hangs on what comes next. A dinner. Some
conversation. And a question: If you could remake the world, in
whose image would you make it?
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Cover Art by Craig Sheldon (@shoddyrobot)