[LMB] Ethan

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 19:53:02 GMT 2018


One thing that would be funny would be if their economy went to hell, and
the only thing they had that would bring in income for the things they need
were their mercenaries...or have I seen that trope kind of done-to-death
already?

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Cathy M. <cmonblatt at gmail.com> wrote:

> We have seen an example of a planet starting with a very out of date
> military, successfully fighting off an invasion.  So, there military might
> not be totally useless if someone did invade.
> -Cathy
>
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:11 PM, M. Haller Yamada <
> thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> > So weird! The list disappeared from my inbox and on my bookmark for
> > several days. (When I
> > clicked my bookmark, I could see all the old posts, but it showed no new
> > activity.)  Well,
> > we're back on track now!
> >
> >
> > Anyway, I see the Athosian army as a vestigial tail. They think they may
> > need it, because
> > someone is going to be jealous of their paradise and invade. They are so
> > paranoid! But of
> > course, their military etc. is going to be so out of date that if someone
> > did decide to invade,
> > the whole army is just Security Theater -- I don't think they can win
> > against determined modern
> > aggressors.
> >
> >
> > But . . . who would want to invade the out-of-the-way place? There's
> their
> > safety.
> >
> > (-: Good question!
> >
> >
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