adzling wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:33 pm
why would they glass a world that had no aslan on it?
i can't see any way they could justify it, no aslan were harmed, no aslan lived there, so they had no claim to the planet in the first place...
No i meant if the Bio-Weapon was used to clear out Ihatei bands or attack their existing settlements they would probably over-react
(much as they did when the old kingdom of drinax started attacking trade between the aslan and Empire which the Aslan responded to
with an open war destroying Drinaxian fleets and bombing planets loyal to Drinax with Nukes bioweapons and kinetic strikes, The kitties
seem to feel its fine when they are doing the invading but start breaking all the toys when they get the short end of the stick)
As for justification the Aslan don't seem to have much in the way of an understanding of claims. If they can take land from you they
seem to feel they are in the right, if you are strong enough to defend it then its yours to keep until stronger Aslan show up to take it
from you and they would consider it honorable. Using the Bio-Weapon would be in their eyes unfair and Dishonorable.
It all ties into the Aslan ideas of war and the Ihatei. In their eyes Ihatei isn't war its simply landless males going heroically forth to either
settle land that no one owns or to conquer land from those to weak to honorably defend what they have against the Ihatei.
Drive of the ihatei or defeat them in Normal Combat would to the Aslan be similar to a strictly limited or Limited war and if you win honorably
then the Clans really can't object.
But to the Aslan the use of a bio-weapon against ihatei would in their eyes be an open or total war.
This being said. My players have just finished their first meeting with Richard Grehai and they find his ideas of a mutual defense net very
enticing . They have also started discussing the Bio-Weapon they only have the very degraded samples they found on Paal and noted that
at least the strain there seems to be very localized and not spread by contact between Aslan.
They have discussed turning what they have over to the scholars tower on Drinax for potential reverse engineering
I love how morally
ambiguous the bio weapon makes things