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Chapter 109 - The Glow of a Worm inside a Child's Eye[]


The Trial business concluded...


...in early 3053. The doctors from Clan Goliath Scorpion would be arriving in the Kowloon system in early 3055, it being an eighteen month haul from the Homeworlds and nobody brought the kind of Scientist-Medical staff that do actual research on the invasion.

"The Archon isn't going to approve of arms sales without a peace treaty." Patrick stated, "Or at minimum, a binding trade agreement and an honored armistice."

"I am aware of that." saKhan Cooper nodded, "our Jade Falcon allies are also uncomfortable with this process." The saKhan's comm chirped.

"Cooper."

"We have received word. Forces from Clan Steel Viper have begun launching a trial of absorption against Clan Jade Falcon, and they have simultaneously begun launching raids against Snow Raven, Blood Spirit, and that is not ALL of the good news. Clan Ice Hellion has declared intent to challenge Clan Snow Raven for their portion of the invasion corridor, this has been permitted by the ilKhan."

Patrick overheard it (how could he not?) and looked up at the midsummer sky over Hue. "I think we can make a deal now, saKhan Cooper, if you're inclined."

"I think we might be."

"It means using Comstar's facilities to make an emergency call to Tharkad, and paying for real-time conferencing." the Duke added, "But...we can probably get some business done before you ship out."

"Agreed."

"Tell me about these 'Ice Hellions..."


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