“If you’ve paid any attention to the news vids, you know about the situation on Starflatz,” Greyling said.
All of them knew that there was a major coup going on. No one knew from one moment to the next who controlled the government, but it was swaying more and more into the hands of a radical leader named Aurous Aurialonus. He was a madman who was anti-establishment, anti-Committee and anti-military, although he controlled the current military in Starflatz’s major city, Gundesburg.
“He’s got things in a right mess, I know that,” Ray interjected. “Is he really as nuts as they say?”
Greyling weighed her answer carefully. “No, he’s worse. He’s captured the entire royal family and he plans to kill them off one by one if they don’t acquiesce to his demands.”
She rolled her eyes heavenward as if saying a silent prayer. “Too bizarre to relate. His message was very garbled and not even our psychology experts can interpret it.”
“Hard to acquiesce then,” Wil added facetiously.
Greyling gave him a withering look before going on. “Rather.”
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