Fall of the Silver Empire

From: Peter Metcalfe (metcalph@voyager.co.nz)
Date: Fri 13 Feb 1998 - 09:28:43 EET


Joerg Baumgartner:

Me>>And what is happening in between the times that the Empire fell and
>>the PoPI starts? I find it difficult to believe that hearing news
>>of the Empire's destruction, that the various lords of Fronela would
>>wait 45 years before making power grabs. Even the Tarshites didn't
>>wait that long!

>But you have to admit that 45 years of war for power is not that unusual. I
>just need to look at the history of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation...

What is the difference between making war and making war for 'purposes
of political integration'? To say that efforts at political integration
did not occur for another 45 years _after_ the fall of the Silver Empire,
implies that they were all sitting on their arses during that time. Which
sounds odd. Political integration implies _conquest_ as well as peaceful
alliances.

>>No mention of [the fall of the Silver Empire] in the Broken Council
>>Guidebook.

>Unsurprisingly, after all Fronela offers lots of trouble through the Tawari
>and other beast-related barbarians (of similar sophistication as the
>Heortlings, from the looks of Entekosiad's Bisos epic).

The Silver Empire is not limited to Fronela. It covers Seshnela and
one would expect its recent fall to be at least mentioned.

- --Peter Metcalfe

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