Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
The Orions on the Omari Ekon and Cervantes Quinn were two entirely different cases.
And the Shedai were clearly enemies whom no barter or parley was possible. Even the one exception was seeking to give us ways to defend against them.
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