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Old March 22nd, 2005, 11:34 PM
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Looking at Survival Margin one more time (for another thread), it really impressed on me that Dulinor's coronation fleet was his final stand, and he knew it. Assuming no Virus, there were only two possible results.

Either he wins and kills Lucan, thereby "winning" the war of succession (at least over his and Lucan's territories), or his life is forfeit.

If he loses the battle and returns home, he knew he would die. In the Virus timeline, it was by a harvester. But even without Virus, Dulinor knew he was dead; the only question was who was going to kill him.

So Aramis' overall point was correct. The Rebellion situation could not remain static and some factions would be forced to win or die trying.
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