A tribute to my latest project, which is nearing completion: the dreadnought Solhanna. She is named for a legendary figure in Rhunnish culture, one who fiercely defended the powerless from the onslaught of the inquisition, which had been burning peasant women at the stake for witchcraft. Some claimed she was an angel of vengeance, the ghost of a woman burned at the stake by her own husband, who chose not to even entertain the idea of her innocence. Others believed that she was actually an immortal snow-nymph wearing enchanted armour that protected her during summer months. Since all stories about her are consistent only in that Solhanna never once spoke, her true motives were never known. In any case, her existence was the only comfort that peasants had when caught under tyrannical rule. Therefore, it seemed fitting for the communists to name the flagship of the Rhunnish fleet after her.