Well, well. Now we’ve even got a ship of death named… Slyvius. Gonzo sure is pulling out all the stops on making this a tribute to the original Exile aren’t they?
I was really surprised to see that the Ades Federation is actually ruled by a loli. Looking more and more that the main theme of war is the original inhabitants vs the returners from Exile. Judging by the number of “moons” in the sky, it looks like there’s still five more Exiles to be “unlocked”, plus the one we know of that is controlled by Alviss. Ahh… I wonder if she’s on Slyvius.
That said, it’s incredible how Gonzo managed to flip the “evil” image of the Ades Federation by showing their motivations of the war. They have a genuine reason for the war, i.e. lack of sustainable resources, but it looks like the real trigger is related to Augusta’s late mother, Farahnaz. Remains to see what exactly caused her death until a war was waged for ten years or so.
Anyways, I’m glad Gonzo is making this show a lot more interesting that I expected from it, with the addition of the morally ambiguous themes plus doing actual world building for the Exile-verse. Already can’t wait for this Friday again!