Re: Stonewall Phalanxes

From: Roderick and Ellen Robertson <rjremr_at_...>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 23:27:31 -0700

> **Most of this was purely mental and last pondered on a while ago, and
> subject to hazy recollection! Minus a trawl through GRoY and FS, I can't
> really remember if I specified the details of this. Roderick says it
> happened in the reign of Anirinelm, while a post from Terra on the
> Digest (I'm not sure of the source) says Erzanestyu. Notably that post
> them 'traitors' which might present parallels to the Enestool family
> (although they were destroyed in Anirinelm's reign). The Imperial Army
> on says that the Basalts were "disbanded by an ill-advised
> emperor", which immediately makes me see the hand of Ordanestyu in all

The document I have says:
 "The first one destroyed, the Basalt Phalanx, was destroyed by "the Toga-man's pet" (ie- Emperor Anirinelm, c. 500, under the commands/influence of Ordanestyu) as traitors in the Enestool rebellion" so you're spot on.

FS mentions the rebellion (in the reign of Anirinelm), but does not mention the phalanx.

It is by my order and for the good of the state that the bearer of this has done what he has done.
- Richelieu

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