If one sacred guiding principle could be said to reside in every heart, then for Siegfried Kircheis’s heart, the principle surely embodied in it took the form of the words a beautiful young girl had spoken eleven years ago: “Sieg, please be a good friend to my brother.” The redheaded boy had felt so proud… Continue reading Legend of Galactic Heroes – V2 Chapter 8: Lines of Death
Boris Konev, the young independent trader of Phezzan, couldn’t hide his sullen mood. He had braved the dangers of traversing a battlefield to transport the band of Terraist pilgrims, but his earnings had been meager, and once he’d cleared up his debts, paid his subordinates’ wages, and docked the Beryozka, the amount left after subtracting… Continue reading Legend of Galactic Heroes – V2 Chapter 7: A Victory For Whom?
At the beginning of July, an order went out to Siegfried Kircheis, who was spearheading a detachment far removed from Reinhard to gain control of the outlying stellar regions. Kircheis had been given full discretion over tactical administration of the occupied territories under his command. Some even called him, half-jokingly, the “Backwater King.” Not that… Continue reading Legend of Galactic Heroes – V2 Chapter 6: Valour and Fidelity
Just prior to his boarding the flagship Brünhild, Reinhard was paid a visit by an out-of-breath secretary who had come from the Ministry of Military Affairs. “State your business.” The secretary stared in admiration at the handsome young commander in his elegant black and silver uniform while awkwardly stating the business at hand—that the… Continue reading Legend of Galactic Heroes – V2 Chapter 4: BloodShed in Space
It was in November of the prior year that Arthur Lynch had been summoned to appear before Reinhard von Lohengramm, supreme commander of the Galactic Imperial Navy. This was shortly after Reinhard had crushed the Free Planets Alliance’s invading military forces in the Amritsar Stellar Region. Lynch had been living in a correctional block on… Continue reading Legend of Galactic Heroes – V2 Chapter 2: Ignition Point