FYS VisitorsColonel Mitterrand, former astronaut to the ESA Exploration Branch, looked at the craft displayed on the screen. It was a large pressure vessel, perhaps two hundred meters long, set on a massive pusher plate and protected by a heavy set of shock absorbers. A classic Orion style interplanetary vessel, of a type never actually built by humanity, back when it was permitted to fly between the worlds of the Solar System.FYS Visitors by Sir-Talen
“This is real,” he asked Aslan, his morph. “Not a CGI creation?”
“Yes, Colonel,” the lionmorph answered gravely. “It is in a parking orbit around the Moon.”
“I'm going to ignore the fact that if it's really ready to fly, that means you've been building nuclear bombs...”
“We prefer to think of them as 'acceleration components.'”
“Bombs. Built wholesale,” Mitterrand corrected firmly. “More importantly it has a pressure vessel. Crew quarters. For humans.”
RVA: The Foxen Ministry of AssassinationThere isn't one.RVA: The Foxen Ministry of Assassination by Sir-Talen
No, seriously, there isn't one.
The idea that the Foxen Council of Countesses would deliberately have a specific bureaucratic organization to commit murder against the nobility  is so completely ridiculous and antithetical compared to accepted Noble mores as to defy description.
Nevertheless the idea of the MoA is rather persistent. As a collection of the absolute rulers of what amounts to small countries, the Council can be rather.... fractious. Outside times of absolute crisis it can be difficult to get anything done at all. And persistently obnoxious countesses and lesser nobles do have a habit of dropping dead at a much younger age than a normal foxen lifespan. Critics of the idea point out that perfectly sensible and non-controversial nobles drop dead earlier than normal as well. Being part of the Nobel caste, particularly among the countesses, means that you're destined to be placed in a high level administrative position with deep r
RVA: Shadow of the Future, Meeting the FamilyShe did not, Ali told herself as the air skimmer crossed into the Hivebreed District, have any reason to be nervous. She'd spent nearly a week aboard Lady Melanie's freighter with Aunt Razi and the family horde already. She was just going to be meeting a few more of them.RVA: Shadow of the Future, Meeting the Family by Sir-Talen
“It's a pity that Lady Darktail couldn't come with you,” Aunt Razi said. “The cubs would have been just thrilled to meet her. I mean they've all met our own liege lady when she came round for school visits and such, but that's not the same as having a viscountess in your living room.”
“I wish she was here too,” Ali agreed, worrying her lip between her fangs. Hivebreed District was was on the opposite side of the ocean from Darktail District, on the edge of the Gerwart Republic. This would make the furthest she'd been separated from Lady Salli since being Lady Melanie had maneuvered her into being Salli's bodyguard just over a year ago.
“Anyway, you'll just be meeting my daught
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