[LMB] Jackson's Whole

Royce McDaniels roycemcdaniels158 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 06:26:24 GMT 2011


kareen has logged on and is taking notes, gwynne. she thanks you for the
pointers. heh heh heh.

innocent royce

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> > From: Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
>
> > On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 08:08:12PM -0800, Jean Lamb wrote:
> > > the Barrayaran Navy they came in on". However, invading Jackson's Whole
> > > itself is something better left to some group who is truly suicidal.
> >
> > Depends on the goals and resources. Does the invader have more people
> > and GDP than JW? Are you trying to establish an embargo, or take over
> > the planet and stomp out everything you don't like? How hard are
> > Jacksonians going to fight in the face of superior force, vs. looking
> > out for number one? Can you bribe many of them away, or get the support
> > of those already more legitimate?
> >
> > At one extreme, you have Barrayar trying to take over, and Jacksonians
> > fighting for freedom and the Deal. At the other, you have a
> > Ceta-Beta-other coalition clearing space, bombarding dangerous planetary
> > installations, and embargoing planetside trade, with most of the locals
> > who aren't in immoral businesses scrambling to get things in shape
> > enough to be allowed off again.
> >
> > -xx- Damien X-)
>
> The best way would be to identify the particular House that caused whatever
> problem you're dealing with, and then find a way to prove that they've
> broken
> The Deal (Or trick them into doing so.) If a House broke a serious Deal,
> it's
> likely that the other Houses would stand back and let the outraged victim
> take
> their revenge. Especially if they were promised first go at the pickings
> afterwards.
>
> Or do a Miles-type con and make it seem that one House has broken faith
> with
> another, or tried to cheat them (which they probably have, they seem to do
> that
> all the time anyway). And get the Houses fighting each other, they'll do
> your
> work for you.
>
> Someone with time and energy could get a great fanfic here. NOT me, I've
> got
> too many on my list right now waiting to be written.
>
> Gwynne
>  t
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