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Founder: The Republic of Literary Detectives

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LinkSpecOps was established in 1928 to handle policing duties "too unusual or too specialized" to be handled by the regular police. Among its many divisions are The ChronoGuard, antiterrorism, and the Literary Detectives who travel into the world of books to maintain law and order. Spec Ops was originally part of the Republic of England but has since been privatized by the Goliath Corporation.

We are open to all worlds but especially ones that are part of the book world.

For those who don't know we are based on the fictional? world created by Jasper Fforde and his Thursday Next series of books.

We are especially open to embassies with all regions whose exploits and tales have been told in books.

Embassies: Mystria, Dune, Dreamworld, The Shadow of Mordor, The Mysterious Island, The Ascendancy, Serenity, The Island of Mythology, and The Illuminati.

Tags: Surreal, Fandom, Role Player, Silly, and Minuscule.

Goliath SpecOps inc contains 2 nations.


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#NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Republic of Literary DetectivesCapitalist Paradise“You'll like it here; everyone is quite mad”
2.The Community of The Robert Southey Ursine ResidenceAnarchy“No hunting or bile-tapping here”

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i suspected an attempt at punning there, but wasn't 100% certain... and even by my own standards, which more than one person has complained about, it's a pretty bad one...

What I couldn't resist lately was responding to the title of a forum thread in a way that its starter probably didn't intend:


Gully foyle of nomad

1 year 111 days ago

My puns bad? No, I won't believe that...

Well, I suppose that badness is in the I of the beholder...


Anyway, as Bester is one of your favourite authors: Did you already know that back in the '40s & [maybe] early '50s he made some money by writing for the superhero comics? For example, he's generally credited as the creator of the Green Lantern's oath that's still used today, you know "In brightest day, In blackest night" and all that...

You really should try reading Fforde (especially the 'Thursday Next' series, and its 'Nursery Crime' spin-off from which I took this nation), though.

Gully foyle of nomad

1 year 111 days ago

He's definitely on my list of authors people tell me I should read. Every so often I'll read someone from that list, and usually that turns out to be a good thing. (Example: Jim Butcher whom, unlike you, I am unable to categorize as great, but who definitely goes into the "not bad at all" category.)

Gully foyle of nomad

1 year 59 days ago

I just finished reading Stross's Neptune's Brood. It's a lot of fun, I definitely recommend it.

Oops! So hot that I fell asleep...

'Neptune's Blood'? Not sure whether I've read that one of Stross's works yet: Is it the story about the sexbot who wasn't built until after humanity had become extinct?

Gully foyle of nomad

1 year 13 days ago

Nope, that was Saturn's Children (I hope I got the name right). This is in the same universe, but much, much later. BTW, it's Brood, not Blood.

Okay, thanks.

One consequence of the region dropping from 3 members to just 2:

2 days 21 hours ago: The Robert Southey Ursine Residence's influence in Goliath SpecOps inc rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
3 days 9 hours ago: The Robert Southey Ursine Residence's influence in Goliath SpecOps inc rose from "Diplomat" to "Contender".
4 days ago: The Robert Southey Ursine Residence's influence in Goliath SpecOps inc rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".

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