The Rogue State’s Guide To Imperial Diplomacy
diplomatic cruiser: an embassy with guns on it
diplonought: an embassy with continent-cracking guns on it
neutral: a place where you don’t shoot at the embassy, and it doesn’t shoot back
ally: a place where the upgunned embassy is probably on your side
client-state: a place where the upgunned embassy is definitely on your side
satrapy: a place where they don’t bother putting guns on the embassy
diplomatic immunity: a courtesy awarded by host nations to diplomats in return for the reciprocal courtesy
diplomatic impunity: “I have a dreadnought. Your argument is invalid.”
peace delegation: see diplonought
– printout found in a duplicator, Conclave Drift
The Fire Control position on a diplonought must be the most frustrating work experience in Imperial History
Wait, what’s a dar-e’sevdra an uplift of again? I just noticed the mention of feathers
The dar-e’sevdra are equine uplifts.
Pegasi, right? I remember a line from Friendship is Sufficiently Advanced about sevdra and wings when talking about Luna.
That’s part of the divergence between the canon 'verse and the Advancedverse, actually. In the latter, the Empire never uplifted the sevdra. In the former, the Mythologae Immanentization people went a little wild with their genome and made multiple varietals.
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