[LMB] Komarr and Rho Ceta (map)

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Sun Jan 16 15:51:26 GMT 2011


At 01:44 AM 1/16/2011, Gwynne Powell wrote:

>> From: Tel teldreaming at gmail.com
>
>> On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 4:52 PM, John Lennard <john.c.lennard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Tel offers an astrographical argument ... that cuts no ice at all so far as
>> > I can see.
>> >
>> > Barrayar holding only the Komarran end of the wormhole leading to(wards)
>> > them requires substantial installation (space station/s or forts) and the
>> > constant presence of enough mobile units to defend against whatever attack
>> > until reinforcements can be summoned.
>> 
>> But any trouble, given the astro set-up, would be readily apparent
>> from numerous jumps out. You can't -sneak- a fleet around the Nexus,
>> unless you have an undiscovered wormhole route. And Komarr would be
>> under constant surveillance.
> 
>The Cetas apparently sneaked up on Barrayar fairly effectively. In fact, they seem 
>to do that quite a bit.

And one wonders why?  An isolated, backward (in Galactic terms) world?  I can't remember anything in canon to explain just why?


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Regards, Pete
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