By Michael Z. Williamson
Celadon, a bad kingdom on a bad planet, engaged in civil battle and a haven for all types of villainy in area, is ripe for cleanup. the army might pacify it handily, however it might take a statesman to mend it. yet a few statesmen have ethics, which politicians and megacorps locate inconvenient. President Bishwanath compounded the sin via being astute, bold and able. anything needed to be performed, simply because a operating state is not a lot use for red meat and graft. whilst the notice comes down that he's lifeless, the politicians movement on with a brand new plan, re-allocating assets, and discovering a brand new, extra pliable president to install position. There are 3 issues of this answer. Bishwanath isn't really lifeless. His mercenary bodyguards are extra unswerving than the politicians. And if they don't seem to be on agreement, there aren't any ideas.
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