20130922, 13:47 – PLOT AND/OR FORESHADOWING. Rather a lot of it – ties to DCR, scaffolding for Transitional Voices three and four, hints at ATC.4 and some indications of events that take place between DCR.5 and Dualist.1. Also the first mention of Hrazny mrDat, a name that finally clicked after something like five or six years braining at a replacement for a fifteen year old Working Title.
Raven’s TLA soup is a rundown of major powers, equivalent to namedropping NATO, the UN Security Council, the EU and Exxon in the same sentence. In this case, in order – Expert Technologies Limited, the Interstellar Cartography Group, Interstellar Mining Consortium, and Heirotus Corporate Authority. HCA is legally separate from Heirotus proper, though for all intents and purposes its an administrative division with a slightly broader security mandate. There are other applicable TLAs – Raven is relaying the basics.
That covers the “where things are going” and oughtta drop enough “where things came from” to cover some of the still-remaining gaps in the narrative.
That’s all for this week. Tune in next Sunday for more space porn!