I’ll be happy when November hits and I don’t feel quite the same urgency about political blogging, either. Alas, this is the busy season for that sort of thing; although I actually had a GURPS thought for the first time in months the other day*…
For those who care [and if you don’t, don’t worry about the following gibberish]: what would Centrum do with the people who happened to be descended from the pre-Last War ruling dynasty? Somebody from that timeline’s ruling family would have been in Terraustralis at the time, and unless the Centrum of the time was extraordinarily ruthless – even by Centran standards – surely there would have been survivors, no matter how thin the blood might be. And today, of course, Centran thinking hates any sort of prejudice that isn’t meritocratic-based.
Which is why there could be a Eleanor Plantagenet, Unattached Agent – and who is even more disquieting to her own side than she is towards Infinity, for reasons that the former have difficulty even articulating. Even if she doesn’t actually have a secret inter-dimensional base where she’s building an army to conquer her version of Earth and restore the Old Empire.