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Blog Format Changes and The Rutak Military 1100-2331

There's lots to tell you about since our last blog. The most immediate issue to address is the changes in Blog Format. Beginning in February, we are moving the blog to a weekly format. The main reason for the change is to allow me to do the other work needed to keep Takamo Universe moving forward. That includes my work with the online game development team, editing and publishing additional books and working with designers and other artists on new ship designs and art. 
In addition to the frequency change, we will break the blog into three sections; a serial fiction piece, written by one of our authors;  a current events section detailing what is going on with game, art, and book development; and finally, a backstory section containing the usual boring historical tidbits from me. 
For the remainder of January, blog frequency will be intermittent but at least weekly. Now on to today's offering!
Rutak Military Forces

The Rutak Empire maintained a huge "army" or G…

A Taste of Last Run of the Ice Duchess

I wanted to give you a taste of the next book off the production line in early 2019. 

Last Run of the Ice Duchess byShona Husk
Chapter One
Every time Berne Ober came to the planet Distan 7, it seemed to be raining. Hopefully, this would be the last trip. The support would be secured, and the Northern Alliance would be created. He walked down the street to the dining club where he was meeting his contact. There were other people on the street, all going about their business. Rain didn’t stop them here, if it did, they would never get anything done.
For what had started as a military outpost to protect the mine, the city of Durura had modernized and moved past the essentials, but not by much. It was still a military-run city filled with diplomats and spies. It was crude in places, with no soft edges and gentle landscaping. The ongoing cold war and trade embargoes with the Terran Republic had taken their toll and stripped everything and everyone back to the bare minimum.
But no one seemed re…

A Cyborg Christmas by AR DeClerck

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The Invasion of the Dulte Kingdom

The Dulte Kingdom
The Dulte Kingdom is an empire of two humanoid alien races, the majority Dulte that are genetically related to the Dresch, and the Betian, sometimes pronounced Begian, minority people that are more closely associated with the Audrian and Naplian races. The Kingdom is squeezed between the Briddarri in the north, the Naplians to the west, The Dresch to the south and the Languan worlds to the east. Historically, the Dulte commanded powerful trade fleets that ranged throughout the Rimward Reaches. The Dulte Kingdom has been at various times allied or at war with all of her neighbors, trade rights being uniformly the reason for alliance or enmity. The two exceptions to this rule were the First Audrian War, where the Dulte Kingdom sided with the Audrians against the Onwe Naplian throne, and the Emperors' War that followed hard on the heels of the former conflict.
Still suffering from the effects of the First Audrian War, the Dulte government declared neutrality when the …

Conquest of Pemba Confederation 2709-2715

Assault on Pemba Confederacy

The Naplian fleet crossed the Pemba border in late 2709. In a coordinated action, Naplian troops disembarked at the docks of Mendigara deep space starport located in the Cevarnin starsystem, which was the capital system of Bereschal province on the southern border of Pemba. Naplian orbital jump units also captured Balagorge airfield on Cevarnin 4. Simultaneously, an ultimatum demanding immediate surrender was presented by the Naplian ambassador to Premier Costian Markt in the Pemba capital Drikala on Mengi 4. The Pemba military was small and ill-equipped but resisted across the empire; most notably, the Governor’s Guard located at Magalian Palace in the cityworld of Opvun 3, and forces in the Helvanna province on the southwestern frontier. The Grand Alliance and the Briddarri, in particular, sent token forces to assist the Pemba, but no serious efforts to relieve the beleaguered empire were ever undertaken. Grand Alliance leaders planned to stop the Naplian…

Takamo Universe Books in Production

  • Decaying Orbit -- by AR DeClerck
  • Resonance Factor -- by AR DeClerck
  • Strife's Cost -- by Steve Rzasa
  • The Last Run of the Ice Duchess -- by Shona Husk