Desire's Grand Heist

Political event

19833

Seven well-known and well-regarded members from across the other Banners announced themselves as the Leisures of Desire and pledged their allegiance to Lady Desire. They departed their Banners, taking from them supplies that Desire called for; ships, weapons, information, and even entire organizations changed hands without warning, dealing a painful blow felt throughout the Banners.  

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It was well into the interplanetary expansion of the other Banners that Desire revealed her hand. What had began as a small tribal cult had grown into a cabal complete with chains of command, supply lines, and long-term goals of establishment.   Desire, by her nature, wanted more, and was at last in a position to take it. In a span of mere hours all of Ethnis came to know the name of the Apple of Hedonism as favors were cashed in, communities converted, and turncoats revealed overnight. Seven well-known and well-regarded members from across the other Banners announced themselves as the Leisures of Desire and pledged their allegiance to Lady Desire. They departed their Banners, taking from them supplies that Desire called for; ships, weapons, information, and even entire organizations changed hands without warning, dealing a painful blow felt throughout the Banners.   Perhaps Hedon’s greatest acquisition in this great heist was an Index. One of her Leisures acquired it from further down in their organization. It was this acquisition which triggered the beginning of the heist.   With a world, a fleet, and a population all their own, the sixth Banner had risen. The Apple of Hedonism was known by all.


It was well into the interplanetary expansion of the other Banners that Desire revealed her hand. What had began as a small tribal cult had grown into a cabal complete with chains of command, supply lines, and long-term goals of establishment.   Desire, by her nature, wanted more, and was at last in a position to take it. In a span of mere hours all of Ethnis came to know the name of the Apple of Hedonism as favors were cashed in, communities converted, and turncoats revealed overnight. Seven well-known and well-regarded members from across the other Banners announced themselves as the Leisures of Desire and pledged their allegiance to Lady Desire. They departed their Banners, taking from them supplies that Desire called for; ships, weapons, information, and even entire organizations changed hands without warning, dealing a painful blow felt throughout the Banners.  

An entire terraformation fleet defected from the Somnacy with processions of Angels at its fore. The arms manufacturer, C.O.M.B.O, left the Syndicate. Several tech companies abandoned the Pact and rode to Desire’s side on a fleet of Behemoth-Class Colony ships from the Haimarchy. Only the House of Sorrows was left relatively untouched, at least until Hedon managed to use them as a scapegoat for the heist’s success—it had spread by leveraging the Sorrows’ clandestine avenues of communication, after all.   It was the ultimate hostile takeover, even the Syndicate has never outdone it. In the wake of their reveal the Leisures of Desire left a gaping hole in the economies and egoes of the Banners.
— Archivist <name>
Desire is really good at fucking people. In one swoop she fucked all the Banners at once.
— Hedonite
Perhaps Hedon’s greatest acquisition in this great heist was an Index. One of her Leisures acquired it from further down in their organization. It was this acquisition which triggered the beginning of the heist.   With a world, a fleet, and a population all their own, the sixth Banner had risen. The Apple of Hedonism was known by all.

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