Saturday November 12, 2011
Book 12: Force Multiplication — Part III: Fight or Flight

Thus ends Schlock Mercenary Book 12: Force Multiplication.

Tune in tomorrow for the first installment of Schlock Mercenary Book 13: Random Access Memorabilia, in which we will find ancient puzzles, modern problems, and lots and lots of Gavs.


TAILOR: Ennesby, what do you think will happen back in Haven Hive?

ENNESBY: Leveraging my extensive knowledge of history, politics, and Hive dynamics, I foresee disaster.

TAILOR: Disaster?  Pau is under control, and Shep has a squad of milspec robots.

ENNESBY: True, but that operation is worth several fortunes, and Shep still thinks like a grunt.  We left a power vacuum right at the very top.

That vacuum is going to suck hard, and draw some unscrupulous outsider right into the boardroom.  I feel bad for Shep, because I am sure things are going to get ugly fast.

NARRATOR: Meanwhile, in Haven Hive...

MA SHEPHARD: ... Next up, somebody needs to vacuum those drains, or things are going to get ugly fast.