Terics Academy

Fri Dec 23 10:15:03 PST 2005

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>From: Davdi Silverrock <davdisil at gmail.com>
>To: Dragaera List <dragaera at dragaera.info>
>Subject: Re: Terics Academy
>Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 23:25:12 -0800
>On 12/22/05, Jon Lincicum <lincicum at comcast.net> wrote:
> > For anyone who is interested, I've put together a little Fanfic site for
> > Dragaera called "Terics Academy".
> >
> > It's mostly done for personal gratification, but I thought some of you
> > might want to look it over.
> >
> > It's located at:
> >
> > http://home.comcast.net/~lincicum/Terics_Academy/index.html
> >
> > If you are so inclined, let me know what you think.
> >
>I am most certainly not a military expert of any shade or color, but I
>could not help but make a few observations, which may or may not be of
>some use to the noble headmaster of the Academy:
>Observing the course listing, I note the following:
>1) No specific listing for Basic Cartography (drafting and psiprints,
>with special attention paid to emphasizing tactical and strategic
>geographical features).
>2) No specific listing for Combat Engineering.  I suppose
>"Fortification Methods" & "Siege Deployment" might cover it, but I
>think the Vallista would emphasize laying in the foundation before
>building upon it, if I may borrow their maxim.
>3) No Naval Tactics!  Given that Elde Island & Greenaere are potential
>enemies, this is a serious flaw.  Perhaps you might bring on the
>famous Jaubry e'Marish'Chala to teach a few courses?

Indeed, I nearly thought him to be Jaubry e'Stfan-Matrin

James Griffin
Still Another Vlad faN

>4) I think it might be useful to have courses, perhaps as electives,
>of "Integrating with non-human forces" and "Considerations in opposing
>non-human forces" (I don't know how much actual fighting is done with
>the Serioli nowadays, but Easterners are always an interesting
>tactical situation, especially considering different types of
>Easterner forces)
>(it might also be interesting to consider cat-centaurs, infantry AND
>cavalry - although that might be a purely theoretical scenario, since
>there appears to be some sort of nonaggression treaty).
>5) "It Don't Matter" could probably be replaced by a more...
>informative class.  Such as "Balancing Morale and Discipline", or
>"Effective Minor Sabotage Operations".
>6) More basic "Combat Medicine" courses: "Basic First Aid", "What to
>do While Waiting for the Physicker", "Anatomy", "Triage", etc.
>7) Perhaps something on Espionage and Intelligence Gathering and Analysis?
>Incidentally, have you heard of "The Defence of Duffer's Drift"?
>    http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/007007.html#007007
>It occurs to me that Lieutenant Backsight Forethought might be a
>Tiassa, what with achieving tactical insight through revelatory