The Praedian Records

J.G. Phoenix

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Last Run 11.7

I had one last run in the old style of operations in Maya earlier today. They're taking away the 5 star format starting tomorrow so I wanted to get one last run in. It went well enough so I recorded it afterward, too. I won't spend too much time on it tomorrow but I...

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Approaching the Beginning (Fleeing Victory)

by | Nov 4, 2021 | FV, Writing

Fleeing Victory #7 should be done by tomorrow since I’m making good progress on it, but I want to go ahead and confirm something I’ve been considering for a while now.

If you’re not interested in the plotting details for Fleeing Victory, you can go ahead and skip the rest of this post. There are no real spoilers below, but there will be fewer surprises if you read it, so fair warning.

I’ve decided to weave the military cast of characters (at the very least) together through a string of conflicts until we come just about full circle. By that point, we’ll reach the ‘in medias res’ point that the story was originally going to start from. The story’s called Fleeing Victory, and people do an awful lot of running away, but it’s really about desertion in the line of duty, for better or for worse.

I had every intention of starting with that, but then I actually got to writing and wanted to cover a whole lot more, so I will.

So for an extremely quick rundown:

  1. Introduce the military portion of the cast through a string of battles and skirmishes.
  2. Introduce and reintroduce the protagonists afterward.
  3. Onward to the results of their actions.

All this is in practice is a really long prologue. The real challenge with Fleeing Victory is weaving everyone’s stories together after the bigger conflict starts. I have not tried something like this before, so I can only give it the old fashioned try and see how things turn out.


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