Forms of Betrayal

Forms of Betrayal
Product information
Type Short story
Author Randall N. Bills
Pages 7
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 01 March 2005
Era Star League era (Age of War)
Timeline 07 July 2425
Series Highlander Chronicles
Preceded by Occum's Choice

Forms of Betrayal, written by Randall N. Bills, is a short story published on BattleCorps as the fourth and last in a loosely-grouped series known as the Highlander Chronicles.

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In this fourth installment of the HIGHLANDER CHRONICLES, Randall Bills takes a fresh look at one of the Northwind Highlanders' darker moments. A time when, pressed by treachery and disdain, at least one soldier chooses to strike out at the hand squeezing the life from his people, his comrades.

Plot summary[edit]

A member of the Marion's Highlanders regiment of the Northwind Highlanders assassinates Chancellor Arden Baxter as he walks the streets of Capella Prime en route to a regular Thursday-night meeting at the House of Scions. A needler blast to the face ends the Confederation’s first experiment with a non-Liao Chancellor.

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The Intelligence Operations Handbook p. 70 clarifies that the mercenary assassin was a mentally unbalanced individual recruited by undercover Maskirovka agents posing as radicals, due both to persistent loyalty to House Liao and to Baxter's perceived mistreatment of the Capellan spy agency.