Awesome / Shadows of the Apt

Crowning Moment of Awesome for Shadows of the Apt

  • In Dragonfly Falling, Collegium returning fire on the first night of the siege and destroying over three-quarters of the Vekken siege artillery is most definitely a CMOA. The entire volley was fired blind, aimed using only the calculations that Collegium's mathematicians had made earlier that day. Awesomeness by Analysis does not do it justice!
    • Actually, the whole siege is pretty awesome, considering that Collegium, with a force consisting only of scholars, artificers, statesmen, and a meager militia, managed to stand against the forces of an army composed of Ants, a culture centered around war.
      • Even better: In The Scarab Path, it is shown that the vekken cannot understand how could the military inferior Collegium resist their siege, and are thus terrified of them.
  • Tisamon's amazing death/ assassination of the Emperor in Salute the Dark.
    • Pretty much any time we see Tisamon fighting.