And right now, we've only just finished one war out of three waged between the GTA/EFN against the ORS. There's more carnage and mayhem ahead. Just wait until we get to the Martian War...
But yeah, all the History entries are done/rewritten/edited and have been for several weeks. One additional purpose of making these posts is so that I can do a final proofread of each entry and make a few last-minute polishes just before I present it to the audience. Not to mention any additional lampshade hangings where the story might require it, especially to smooth out any plot wrinkles I missed the first time. Case in point: the parens in the last paragraph of Operation Punisher (3) about Rossendarch traveling to Calypso rather than bombard Europa (the ORS capital) after he had driven Tessandras off was a total lampshade hanging on my part when I realized that Rossendarch could have taken out the ORS high command by bombarding Europa and winning the Outer Rim Conflict right then and there. Of course, Rossendarch would have been right about returning to bombard Europa after reinforcing the Excelsior
at Calypso, if it hadn't been for Caliphtys switching sides at just the most opportune moment....
But yeah, there's much more to go in the history of the Rim Conflict: the First Interbellum, the Martian War, the Second Interbellum and Operation Mjolnir, then capping it all off with the Shivan Invasion of Sol...though I still have to double-check with Nyct about the sequence of events for that last one. From what Nyct told me, I think Exile had several writers who apparently didn't consult with each other on the exact dates/sequence of events leading to the Invasion of Sol or it was one guy who didn't bother to proofread his own stuff for contradictions. Granted, Exile's backstory is huge, so perhaps mistakes are inevitable, but that only highlights the need for an editor who's looking at the greater whole for exactly those same mistakes.
But that's why I volunteered for this job.
EDIT: Here's a question for all you guys: did any of you have any trouble following the action/story? With all the multiple battles and characters in this story, I'm wondering if it's hard for anyone to keep all the characters and ship names straight as well as who is fighting on whose side. I feel like I'm writing a Tom Clancy novel filled with Loads and Loads of Characters
EDIT 2: I just added a throwaway line in the second paragraph of Operation Punisher (2) to mention that Admiral Ivanov, the Butcher of Adamant Shipyard, got his just desserts when Tessandras arranged for his flagship, the Apam Nepatis
to ram Ivanov's flagship, the GTD Salvation. I didn't notice until tonight (9/1/2020) that Ivanov's fate was never revealed as Exile's backstory was originally written...but then again, Exile's original authors never made Ivanov to be such a Hate Sink
; that was all me.