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A mecha-powered sci-fi war story set 500 fathoms deep!

Hundreds of meters beneath a turbulent, uninhabitable surface, where light barely reaches through the distortions of the water, the communist Labor Union of Ferris, Lyser and Solstice scratches out a living for its people in former penal colonies won in a revolution against the vast and mighty Imbrian Empire. With the Empire and the Republic of Alaize locked into war, the Union bides its time and builds its strength, hoping to be ready to defend itself when the Empire returns.

Under this vast ocean, the actions of a few will ripple farther afield than anyone would imagine. When the Empire enters an era of internal chaos, the Union sees its chance to finally steer the tide of history in their favor. To connect the disparate resistance movements awakening in the Empire into a revolutionary front, a young crew aboard an experimental ship will embark on a journey across thousands of kilometers of ocean, discovering unlikely allies, dangerous foes and a myriad truths about life under the vast, brilliant blue water that surrounds their entire world.

New chapters every Sunday at 4 PM CST!

Content Warnings: Particularly sensitive triggers such as suicide will be tagged as relevant at the top of a chapter, but as military fiction, the story as a whole contains scenes of violence and death frequently enough that their presence should be assumed. In addition, the story has frequent and strong depictions of mental illness, psychological abuse, fear and panic and desperation associated with war and violence that I consider closely related to the military characteristics of the story and do not individually tag. The Story as a whole also contains frank depictions of racism and ethnic hatred, not to condone but to confront; and it contains themes and depictions of fascism and fascist symbology and characters who subscribe to them, uphold them and are tempted by them. As mentioned before there is also graphic sexual content of several varieties, which does contain content warnings.

Logo credit: @ganbariley

Special Thanks:

@jazzcatte sensitivity reading, beta reading, wrote the imperial anthem, art contributions

@kaydegard sensitivity reading, beta reading, cultural consultation

@greatgrebe beta reading

@Plumm beta reading

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