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The Pendulum Wars (Rewriting)

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The Pendulum Wars

“Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behaviour, nor restrain men from doing the things men have always done. If a story seems moral, do not believe it. If at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if you feel that some small bit of rectitude has been salvaged from the larger waste, then you have been made victim of a very old and terrible lie.”

“There is no rectitude whatsoever. There is no virtue. As a first rule of thumb, therefore, you can tell a true war story by its absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil.”
- Tim O’brien, The Things They Carried

“And he was given a great sword.”

The Pendulum Wars are a collection of armed engagements fought between countries and factions with regular and irregular militaries.

“For nation will rise against nation, Kingdom against Kingdom.”

Wars among the countries of Changuu vary in how they’ve started.