Shattered Crown

SECRET LAB NOTES FROM GERMANY, PRIOR TO THE OUTBREAK OF WWI

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SECRET LAB NOTES FROM GERMANY, PRIOR TO THE OUTBREAK OF WWI

Weapons Lab #9, date 02/26/1891 Lead Scientist: REDACTED We’ve been working with these weapons for over a month now. The Martians wielded technology we had never seen, took the blasphemous shapes of things like nothing that has ever evolved on earth, and now it’s our job to figure out how their technology works. Each tripod was equipped with a weapon that could turn masonry into smoke. Churches that had stood for centuries were reduced to ash, without even rubble left afterwards. There was no warhead, no sound, so what kind of weapons were these? I have looked at one of...

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diary of a Prussian Princess

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diary of a Prussian Princess

Notes from a diary kept by Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia Date 12, December 1912 The strangest thing happened today, although I am still not quite sure what to make of it myself. I can only hope that by writing it down, it will make more sense to me. It was almost like a dream, but I know it was so terribly real. My day had started off as any other does, with my lessons in the morning and having lunch with mother in the sitting room. Afterwards, I had gone to find father, although I cannot recall the reason...

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The World at War ... 1917

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"Only one thing is certain: Europe will either come to an understanding or it will go under. The first is impossible, and so the second follows." ------------------------------- German Foreign Office Councillor Kurt Riezler, secretary to Chancellor Bethmann Hollweg, diary entry of 3 October 1917

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This is the world our boxed game will take place in

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The Martian War  was a spitting contest compared to what is to come. It could have been much worse for humanity. Imagine if the US and Britain hadn't come to agreements after the fall of the Martians before V-M Day. Bickering among the Russian powers have tied up vital supplies and treaties hinder tech exchanges. Germany and Italy are split, but European politics would create their own new enemies in the Prussian Empire. Emperor Hirohito will not be caught between China and Russia, two warring nations. Japan will never surrender her Manchurian territory on the eve of recurring hostilities between...

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The lessons of WWI

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"When you go to war as a boy you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed; not you. . . . Then when you are badly wounded the first time you lose that illusion and you know it can happen to you. After being severely wounded two weeks before my nineteenth birthday I had a bad time until I figured out that nothing could happen to me that had not happened to all men before me. Whatever I had to do men had always done. If they had done it then I could do it too and...

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