This is just another bit of lore for the fictional universe I’m working on.
This very short little piece was originally written while I was on a coach traveling from Austria to Prague during my adventures in Europe.
So the main conflict in my science fiction story The Terraverse is known as the Void War. This war is set off by a general strike in The Gliding Isles, a mining community aspiring to socialism in the faux-feudalism that the universe is dictated by.
These island states are nominally represented by union bosses forced into aristocratic pretenses, as “the Labour Princes”. The history of how this situation came to be is what follows, which will serve as the prelude to the novella I’m trying to write about the General Strike.