Backstory: Dung Beetle

Ann-Marie couldn’t believe her eyes. The engagement had been huge: more than seven thousand ships, carrying tens of thousands of crew, had fought each other to a bloody stalemate less than thirteen hours ago. It was the biggest engagement in the war so far, and had cost both sides dearly. If it hadn’t been, she wouldn’t have concerned herself with the event at all; less experienced dung beetles would have been given the field and she would have taken her cut on their return.

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