Page Number: 112
The Pod Bay Door, HAL
March 25th, 2005
Triumviral government of Pastel operates and maintains a fleet of
eight Gunships. Because of various reasons, the
Gunships are not numbered in the standard color order of Pastel, thus Grou Shiro's Gunship is Yellow Six.
such a large empire, the limited number of Gunships has to do with
the scarcity of metals in Pastel. Previously, we have seen
entire rectilands stripped of their resources (such as Cerul Morado's useless 'Birthday Present' continent) as well as the economically
depressed continent of Senryokyu where Fuschia and Chartreuse live. In the latter, it is obvious just how the mining process works,
which is essentially strip mining, leaving a thin wall to shield the wind around the foreward edges of a continent, the middle hollowed out
entirely, at least on the Twiland side. Dayplains are generally not stripped as deeply, as their greater exposure to the light of the
cosmic Linea is desirable for agriculture.
gigantic Gunships are needed for one primary purpose: putting down
rebellion and invasion. Used both to police the center of the Pastellian
empire and the colonies of the frontier, the greatest danger is ususally not from human rebellion, but rather to suppress, eliminate, or
repell the outcast Jellese, the runaway slaves of the Pastellians, the 'Drapeta Umor', or 'runaway-slaves devoid of shape' in reconstructed
Drapeta Umor must fight for survival in this universe where the
local laws of physics do not favor them, and
some have become very angered at their plight. Thus they not only take land for themselves, but some also
raid the colonies of Man, where they infringe on Jellese-claimed regions.
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