Nordhausen's biosphere makes for several odd forms of life, befitting a planet that has a robust chlorine cycle in addition to the more common carbon and nitrogen cycles seen on other planets. Often times the plant life itself has evolved several unique survival mechanisms that allow them to function in a highly toxic and reactive… Continue reading Sketches – Caustic Berries
Earlier this month I looked at my progress in 2021, much like I did back at the beginning of the year while looking back at 2020. Much like before, these goals have been useful in not just maintaining momentum, but picking it back up when something hits the fan and brings things to a screeching… Continue reading 2022 Goals
In the aftermath of the First Contact War, the Sintillan Merchant Marine ceased to exist (that it existed beforehand is a discussion best left to academics). It was only after the Treaty of Lvov that Sintillan starships were allowed to be constructed. Initial suggestions by the deWulf to simply use their own freighter design for… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan FT2
The band beyond the Noncommissioned Officer ranks is entered via two paths. The more common is a direct commission, where candidates are either offered slots in the academy due to promising criteria upon induction, or by direct application. Most officers will have a mixed training between leadership and applied skillsets; if they self-select towards a… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Ranks 2
What's happened so far 2021 was, overall, a little bit of a mixed year compared to 2020. On one hand, quite a few things got done and done, which is always a nice thing. On the other, a couple more long-term things didn't really get going in a way that would have been useful. So… Continue reading 2021 Sitrep
While the deWulf Corporate Navy absorbed several traditions from earlier services (mainly the Groenvelt Navy), one thing that they did build from near scratch was their rank structure. The rank structure is broken down into four major "bands" with each band broken into five discrete ranks. Movement within a band is generally not challenging, merely… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Ranks
It had been almost two years since SPM Rollen had entered this office, and very little had changed. The furniture had been replaced, looking more in keeping with the changes of current fashion. The displays were as they had been, a few subtle changes where artifacts had been changed out. An early Lohengramm dynasty vase had been removed, replaced by handcrafted mirror of silver and brass. Rollen walked over to the new mirror, looking over at it. And carefully ignoring the owner of the office, quietly glaring at him from the desk that dominated the far side of the room.
The aftermath of the Binary War showed the importance of yard capacity to the deWulf Corporate Navy. New units needed yard capacity. Repairs needed yard capacity. Critically, disposable ordinance like drones require yard capacity to produce. In wartime, there was only one truism about yard capacity: more was needed. Unfortunately for the Navy, the peace… Continue reading Sketches – Mittellspannung Yards 2