-We all know that while Harmony are basically pacifistic (Achmer only fighting when they have to and Sarran simply wanting to coexist peacefully) and that the Sarran hate the Mahlok and Helexith. Would it be safe to assume that given the chance Harmony would help out the Free Slashrim covertly (a-la Cold War; equipment, training, etc.) to hurt Helexith?
-Is Womloch the only native controlled area in all of human space, or are there colonies on other planets further from Terra Nova composed mainly of natives?
-Say Helexith invaded a human planet, what exactly would they do with it and how would they treat the inhabitants?
-About how much time is there between the deployment of new Enomeg phases? As in, how long after Warrior Born would it take for the phase 3 Enomegs to enter service, and the phase 4s after them.
-You mention in Warrior Born that Terra Nova's year is longer than Earth's (there's also the issue you mentioned of higher gravity, but that's not as important at the moment), about how long is a "New Terran" day and year?
1- Uhh... the climax? I assume you mean the Battle of Shardasha? Not much. Xarkon had a decent size force of ground vehicles and just one squad of walkers at the battle proper, and the Victorians had a non-specific number of fighters alongside a similarly non-specific number of Yavakarese fighters. A small skirmish compared to the battles that will come now that the war has started.
2- You're touching on something that I plan to be a major storyline element in later novels. So you'll see what happens later. But yes, it's safe to say that Harmony may be covertly aiding the various rebel tribes just to ensure they keep Helexith occupied and in check.
3- There are a few small, primarily Native colonies still left in Human space from Helxith and Harmony's colonization efforts, but most are now considered under the "protection" and law of a major Human faction, so that Humanity can keep an eye on them. None of the colonies are officially connected to Helexith or Harmony in any way.
4- They would bring the entire planet under their heel, destroying anyone that even thought about protesting their new rule, and basically enslave the population. It wouldn't be any fun for the Humans, that's for sure.
5- Bah, I thought I had that on the timeline on the website, but it's not there. I may have it on on my secret one, which I don't have with me right now. But if I remember right, I think I had one phase planned for each year. As in, the Phase Three Enomegs were all born the following year after the Phase 2 guys, and they will come into service the next year as well (probably in 334).
6- Having TN be larger than Earth was somthing I just had in there from the very beginning... as in, I've always said it was bigger ever since I was first coming up with the basic story of planet "Neoterra" as a kid. As such, I haven't really sat down and thought about the implications of this as much as I probably should have. I did pack a lot into the single night during which the Battle of Shardasha takes place, however, with the happy thought that it was safe to do so since my nights were generically longer. If you could help me work out some day/year lengths you think would be good, I'd welcome some input on the subject.
I'm working on these big diagrams to get up on the site showing the approximate overhead and side views of the different classes of starships for each nation. The ones passing over the banner are two of these, and yes, the Crown design on the Xarkon ship is vague at best. It's not always crystal clear, in order to give the ships variety. BTW, there isn't much about capital ships in Warrior Born since it's only about the very beginning of the war and the battles haven't gotten to that scale yet. There will be more of that as the war escalates in later novels.
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