Damage Control Chapter 3: Hel

USEF Report Dagon, section C (Culture), Paragraph 5-11, Rank HEL-6

Almost all of the ‘threat’ posed by the Atlanteans is, fundamentally, cultural. It is also largely unintentional. While the Atlantean capacity to develop gods is formidable compared to individual humans, their population is .001% that of humanity, and their rate of population increase is hovering at just shy of 0%. They cannot meaningfully invade us, and they sacrificed the element of surprise that could- conceivably- have let them conquer us. They are not a threat directly, and any genocidal actions on our part would not change that- The damage the Atlanteans can do has already been done.

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Damage Control Chapter 2: Surt

USEF Report Dagon, section L (Linguistics), Paragraph 1-3, Rank HEL-6

The Atlantean language is surprisingly familiar, and offers great insight into the spread of language across the world, and a common origin to many languages. Proto-Indo-European is well known as one of the most common ‘base’ languages, and its influence can be seen everywhere from Portugal to Persia. (also, technically, nearly a thousand miles east of Persia, but leave me my wordplay to enjoy.)

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Damage Control Chapter 1: Fenrir

USEF Report Dagon, section B (Biology), Paragraph 16-22, Rank HEL-6

The most unique aspect of Atlantean biology has nothing to do with their more obvious traits. While their dramatically varied appearances, underwater adaptations, and ability to interbreed freely between members of the species are curious, what stands out most is their cellular senescence.

There is none.

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February Patreon Novella

This month’s Novella is Damage Control, exploring the aftermath of Skin Hunger, the first Atlantean officer of the Esoteric Forces of the United States, and Sergeant Fetu Miller’s continuing career!¬†https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5359808 As always, it’s just a dollar a month to be a part of the patreon, which I’m updating even between the novels while working on Actus Deus, the next Atina LeRoux story.

The first of four chapters follows below the cut. Action, buddy cop comedy, spy thriller stuff.

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