History Literature / DreadEmpiresFall

21st Oct '16 3:06:24 PM Kalaong
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Dread Empire's Fall is set in the far future. A large interstellar empire comprising of all known intelligent life forms is ruled over in a strict hierarchical manner by the Shaa. At the opening of the first novel in the trilogy the last Shaa is dying. The aristocrats responsible for running the Empire are seemingly more concerned with lining their own pockets and the whole edifice starts to crumble fairly quickly with Civil War breaking out shortly after the last master is interred.

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Dread Empire's Fall is set in the far future. A For thousands of years, a large interstellar empire comprising of all known intelligent life forms is has been ruled over in a strict hierarchical manner by the Shaa. At the opening of the first novel in the trilogy the last Shaa is dying.are all but extinct - having chosen to [[NothingLeftToDoButDie commit suicide out of boredom]]. The aristocrats responsible for running the Empire are seemingly more concerned with lining their own pockets and the whole edifice starts to crumble fairly quickly with Civil War breaking out shortly after the last master is interred.
26th Jun '16 12:45:04 PM DavidCowie
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
**Fleets remain in stellar orbit for weeks or months at a time, accelerating to a large fraction of the speed of light before going through wormholes. The problem is, the ships would quickly exceed a star's escape velocity and fly off into interstellar space unless they divert much of their thrust into maintaining a circular path around the star.
** Furthermore, the ''reason'' fleets accelerate to large fractions of ''c'' in the first place is a tactical doctrine that "superior speed confers superior maneuverability" in the battle that follows. That only makes sense if you assume that the spaceships steer using keels and rudders -- a sort of transverse-only SpaceFriction.



* YouFailPhysicsForever - Fleets remain in stellar orbit for weeks or months at a time, accelerating to a large fraction of the speed of light before going through wormholes. The problem is, the ships would quickly exceed a star's escape velocity and fly off into interstellar space unless they divert much of their thrust into maintaining a circular path around the star.
** Furthermore, the ''reason'' fleets accelerate to large fractions of ''c'' in the first place is a tactical doctrine that "superior speed confers superior maneuverability" in the battle that follows. That only makes sense if you assume that the spaceships steer using keels and rudders -- a sort of transverse-only SpaceFriction.

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* YouFailPhysicsForever - Fleets remain in stellar orbit for weeks or months at a time, accelerating to a large fraction of the speed of light before going through wormholes. The problem is, the ships would quickly exceed a star's escape velocity and fly off into interstellar space unless they divert much of their thrust into maintaining a circular path around the star.
** Furthermore, the ''reason'' fleets accelerate to large fractions of ''c'' in the first place is a tactical doctrine that "superior speed confers superior maneuverability" in the battle that follows. That only makes sense if you assume that the spaceships steer using keels and rudders -- a sort of transverse-only SpaceFriction.
26th Jun '16 12:39:59 PM DavidCowie
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* [[spoiler:[[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]]] - [[spoiler:Sula and Ramirez never repair their romantic relationship, and he gets married for political reasons.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]]] - DidNotGetTheGuy: [[spoiler:Sula and Ramirez never repair their romantic relationship, and he gets married for political reasons.]]
26th Jun '16 12:35:55 PM DavidCowie
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* DeadPersonImpersonation

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* DeadPersonImpersonationDeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Ambitious slum girl Gredel meets her IdenticalStranger, aristocratic waster Caroline Sula. After Sula's death, Gredel steals her identity, and becomes an officer cadet.]]



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9th May '15 1:59:55 PM CptButton
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* Colonel Kilgore - Caroline Sula

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* Colonel Kilgore ColonelKilgore - Caroline Sula



* Hypocrite - Sula sulks about [[spoiler: government abandoning the capital when she is the one who came up with the plan]]

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* Hypocrite {{Hypocrite}} - Sula sulks about [[spoiler: government abandoning the capital when she is the one who came up with the plan]]
29th Mar '15 10:01:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ZeroGSpot: There are "recreation tubes" for the inhabitants of their starships. They work for ''up to two'' occupants and presumably have versions for all of the species that could be crewing their ships.
** Actually, only described and exposited on Terran-crewed ships. Whether other species have anything similar is not stated.

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* ZeroGSpot: There are "recreation tubes" for the Terran inhabitants of their starships. They work for ''up to two'' occupants and presumably have versions for all of the species that could be crewing their ships.
** Actually, only described and exposited on Terran-crewed ships. Whether other species have anything similar is not stated.
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*** There might be tactical advantages - less time to intercept faster-moving missiles, for example. Or this might be yet another example of the Fleet using stupid tactics because of its lack of real combat experience.
29th Mar '15 9:16:47 AM numbernotami
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**Actually, only described and exposited on Terran-crewed ships. Whether other species have anything similar is not stated.


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***There might be tactical advantages - less time to intercept faster-moving missiles, for example. Or this might be yet another example of the Fleet using stupid tactics because of its lack of real combat experience.
15th Mar '15 2:57:01 PM Mars444
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* [[spoiler:[[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]]] - [[spoiler:Sula and Ramirez never repair their romantic relationship, and he gets married for political reasons.]]
8th Mar '14 3:08:33 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* MagnificentBastard - Martinez, both professionally and with the ladies.



* YouFailPhysicsForever - Fleets remain in stellar orbit for weeks or months at a time, accelerating to a large fraction of the speed of light before going through wormholes. The problem is, the ships would quickly excede a star's escape velocity and fly off into interstellar space unless they divert much of their thrust into maintaining a circular path around the star.
** Furthermore, the ''reason'' fleets accelerate to large fractions of ''c'' in the first place is a tactical doctrine that "superior speed confers superior maneuverabilty" in the battle that follows. That only makes sense if you assume that the spaceships steer using keels and rudders -- a sort of transverse-only SpaceFriction.

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* YouFailPhysicsForever - Fleets remain in stellar orbit for weeks or months at a time, accelerating to a large fraction of the speed of light before going through wormholes. The problem is, the ships would quickly excede exceed a star's escape velocity and fly off into interstellar space unless they divert much of their thrust into maintaining a circular path around the star.
** Furthermore, the ''reason'' fleets accelerate to large fractions of ''c'' in the first place is a tactical doctrine that "superior speed confers superior maneuverabilty" maneuverability" in the battle that follows. That only makes sense if you assume that the spaceships steer using keels and rudders -- a sort of transverse-only SpaceFriction.
20th Apr '13 8:08:58 PM NativeJovian
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* OldSchoolDogfighting - The only use of fighter-sized ships is as low-cost scouts and to maintain real-time control over flights of missiles. The unfortunate pilots piloting these rarely survive a mission.

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* OldSchoolDogfighting OldSchoolDogfight - The only use of fighter-sized ships is as low-cost scouts and to maintain real-time control over flights of missiles. The unfortunate pilots piloting these rarely survive a mission.
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