Well, the Atelians wouldn't destroy the country, they'd just sail off to pick up the good fight where they left off. They aren't jerks, they're just looking for allies. As for the PMC's, if there
s no monarchy or infringement on civil liberties, they wouldn't be attacking in the first place. One thing about them is that, unless it's something truly horrible, they'll usually send in a few recon squads to the area to get a better picture of what's happening. However, they wouldn't have done it to Zehin for two reasons. First, no GPS or communication satellites are orbiting the planet, so there'd be no way to pick up their report or evac transmission. Second, as you said, Zehin's a backwater nation which very little news comes out of, so just about anything could be going down there, and noone would notice a thing. As a result, Liberty's call would see it necessary to act with decisive, overwhelming force.
Sorry, man, I just have really weird thoughts of this nature sometimes. Cool post, and thanks for answering my questions. Go to Comment
Great! I agree with all that Moon said..
In addition, I would say that instead of having the stereotypical mountain dwarves, I'd go with these dwarves instead... Much more interesting to me, anyway. Go to Comment
Yay. Almost a new take on Dwarves, but it is the same old dwarves physically. I like the new elememnts thrown to the traditional dwarven pile. The myth was a nice touch as well. Two paws up! Go to Comment
Nicely done. Logical, useful, and one of those things you could see emerge out of history. Well executed and with lots of dramtic hooks applicable, these could be adapted to any number of setting. Go to Comment
Wow, this one has been buried for quite a while, but I will try to answer your concerns. If it were a normal military unit composed of nobles and the wealthy, it would be an unwieldy tool to say the least. However, service in the legion is punishment for some transgression, and if a noble cannot serve properly, they can expect to be pulled from the legion prematurely and given a new, much worse punishment. While the Faith at the current time has lost the ability to order men to death for incidental transgressions, the noble can still be placed in detention for an undetermined time, or simply excommunicated from the Faith. While this doesnt have the same social clout as excommunication from the medieval catholic faith, a noble devoid of clerical support is going to very quickly run afoul of his populace (also deprived of clerical aid)
Command within the legion is determined by the Confessor General of the Legion, with the rankings doled out based on experience and ability to follow orders. A highly skilled noble might get a high temporary ranking, but if he was obstinate, he could find himself fully under the command of a tractable baronet with less experience. It is a somehwat fluid situation, held by the force of the Confessor General's will, charisma, and the weight of clerical law. Go to Comment
Yup. You can change the freetext into 'silly' outright. I smiled on it, shaked head on the catchy modern-day ecological phrases, but didn't believe it for a second - unless it were in a Terry Pratchett book. Slightly amusing. Go to Comment
Kind of nifty, just because of the idea of the severe micromanagement. It would be possible to use this in a non-silly setting, I think, but it would be part of a larger picture and a beauracracy from hell, and I don't imagine that it would last long once the adventurers got involved. Go to Comment
Actually, it reminds me of a few Japanese videogames where people have to get licenses to enter dungeons or places with monsters... I could see it being done, though perhaps not for the reasons outlined here. Go to Comment