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A MilitaryScienceFiction series by David Gunn.

"Aux" is short for "Auxiliaries". Namely, Sven Tveskoeg's auxiliaries, an elite squad in an elite regiment of Emperor Octo V's army. Sven himself is a BadassAbnormal AntiHero / PunchClockHero with a bad temper.

Octo's glorious empire battles the Enlightened, watched by the United Free who drastically enforce TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar when they feel like it.

[[AC:Three books have been published so far:]]
* ''Death's Head''
* ''Maximum Offense''
* ''Day of the Damned''
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!!This series provides examples of:
* TheAgeless: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: Well, maybe not ''all'', but there are quite a lot of capital offenses in the Empire and the Enlightened.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - hardly surprising for a soldier conscripted from youth and assigned to a desert outpost.
* BadassAbnormal: Sven is only 98.2% human.
* BlingOfWar: Played straight in various armies, subverted in the Empire's [[EliteMook Death's Head]].
* {{Cyborg}}: The Enlightened.
* DropPod: used in the first book.
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sven's "first second rule" basically says that you can, but if it gets you hit, it's your own fault.
* EmpathicWeapon: The SIG.
* TheEmperor: Octo V
* TheGoldenRule: In the third book: "Do unto others as they would do unto you. But do it first and harder."[[hottip:*:Backtranslated from the French version]]
* HealingFactor: Sven's 1.8 percent of "something else".
* HonorBeforeReason: Well, not actually honor, but ''loyalty'' before reason: Sven fights ''very'' dirty, but once he has picked a side, he will just. never. leave. it.
* PenalColony: In the first book.
* PsychicPowers / {{Technopath}}: The Enlightened's biotechnology is centered about this. A few select citizens in the Empire have access to it, usually top servants of the Emperor, but it's a capital crime.
* TakingYouWithMe: Sven convinces [[spoiler:A whole artificial world]] to do that to an Enlightened ship in the second book.
* TokenEnemyMinority: Haze.
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: A deep part of book 3's plot in a nutshell. [[spoiler:The United Free]] pressured [[spoiler:Emperor Octo V]] into betraying [[spoiler:General Jaxx]], with the promise that violence would be limited to a few targeted assassinations. What happened instead was a reenactment of Saint Barthélémy.
* CommandRoster:
** TheCaptain: Sven
** NumberTwo: Neen
** TheSmartGuy: Haze
** TheMarine: Franc
** The Security Officer: Shil
** ColdSniper: Rachel
** TheMedic / NewMeat: Iona
** TheBigGuy: Ajac
** SixthRanger / WildCard: Emil
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A MilitaryScienceFiction series by David Gunn.

"Aux" is short for "Auxiliaries". Namely, Sven Tveskoeg's auxiliaries, an elite squad in an elite regiment of Emperor Octo V's army. Sven himself is a BadassAbnormal AntiHero / PunchClockHero with a bad temper.

Octo's glorious empire battles the Enlightened, watched by the United Free who drastically enforce TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar when they feel like it.

[[AC:Three books have been published so far:]]
* ''Death's Head''
* ''Maximum Offense''
* ''Day of the Damned''
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!!This series provides examples of:
* TheAgeless: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: Well, maybe not ''all'', but there are quite a lot of capital offenses in the Empire and the Enlightened.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - hardly surprising for a soldier conscripted from youth and assigned to a desert outpost.
* BadassAbnormal: Sven is only 98.2% human.
* BlingOfWar: Played straight in various armies, subverted in the Empire's [[EliteMook Death's Head]].
* {{Cyborg}}: The Enlightened.
* DropPod: used in the first book.
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sven's "first second rule" basically says that you can, but if it gets you hit, it's your own fault.
* EmpathicWeapon: The SIG.
* TheEmperor: Octo V
* TheGoldenRule: In the third book: "Do unto others as they would do unto you. But do it first and harder."[[hottip:*:Backtranslated from the French version]]
* HealingFactor: Sven's 1.8 percent of "something else".
* HonorBeforeReason: Well, not actually honor, but ''loyalty'' before reason: Sven fights ''very'' dirty, but once he has picked a side, he will just. never. leave. it.
* PenalColony: In the first book.
* PsychicPowers / {{Technopath}}: The Enlightened's biotechnology is centered about this. A few select citizens in the Empire have access to it, usually top servants of the Emperor, but it's a capital crime.
* TakingYouWithMe: Sven convinces [[spoiler:A whole artificial world]] to do that to an Enlightened ship in the second book.
* TokenEnemyMinority: Haze.
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: A deep part of book 3's plot in a nutshell. [[spoiler:The United Free]] pressured [[spoiler:Emperor Octo V]] into betraying [[spoiler:General Jaxx]], with the promise that violence would be limited to a few targeted assassinations. What happened instead was a reenactment of Saint Barthélémy.
* CommandRoster:
** TheCaptain: Sven
** NumberTwo: Neen
** TheSmartGuy: Haze
** TheMarine: Franc
** The Security Officer: Shil
** ColdSniper: Rachel
** TheMedic / NewMeat: Iona
** TheBigGuy: Ajac
** SixthRanger / WildCard: Emil
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21st Aug '12 12:43:53 AM Medinoc
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - rather strange for an adventurer and mercenary.

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - rather strange hardly surprising for an adventurer a soldier conscripted from youth and mercenary.assigned to a desert outpost.
19th Aug '12 3:04:06 PM Nautilus1
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - rather strange for an adventurer and mercenary.
15th Jun '12 12:50:37 PM movie007
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** SixthRanger / WildCard: Emil

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** SixthRanger / WildCard: EmilEmil
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5th Apr '12 6:35:07 AM ccoa
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* TheAgeless: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries.



* {{Immortality}}: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries.
1st Jan '12 9:39:44 AM Medinoc
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* [=~Don't Sneak Up On Me Like That~=]: Sven's "first second rule" basically says that you can, but if it gets you hit, it's your own fault.

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* [=~Don't Sneak Up On Me Like That~=]: DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sven's "first second rule" basically says that you can, but if it gets you hit, it's your own fault.
1st Jan '12 9:38:45 AM Medinoc
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* Cyborg: The Enlightened.

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* Cyborg: {{Cyborg}}: The Enlightened.



* Immortality: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries.
* PenalColony

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* Immortality: {{Immortality}}: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries.
* PenalColonyPenalColony: In the first book.


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* TakingYouWithMe: Sven convinces [[spoiler:A whole artificial world]] to do that to an Enlightened ship in the second book.
3rd Aug '11 6:21:50 AM Medinoc
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* DropPod: used in the first book.
17th May '11 12:28:41 PM Micah
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14th May '11 1:19:32 PM Medinoc
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* TheGoldenRule: In the third book: "Do unto others as they would do unto you. But do it first and harder."

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* TheGoldenRule: In the third book: "Do unto others as they would do unto you. But do it first and harder.""[[hottip:*:Backtranslated from the French version]]
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