Today's post is by Ketill, but I wanted to give a bit of introduction. I know a lot of you like the consistency of reading my own posts, but I think it's very important to have other voices sound off from time to time. Since the UAS are licking their wounds and no major events are going on, I asked Ketill to fill us in on what he and his group have been up to.
That said, here's his post:
Josh asked me to write a post letting y'all know what was going on with me and my group, so here it is.
First off, we have finally all agreed on a name. We are simply calling ourselves The Dragoons. We came up with that name simply because, well, we needed one. Here's a bit of history for you if you're not familiar with the term.
The word dragoon originally meant mounted infantry, who were trained in horseback riding as well as infantry combat skills. However, usage altered over time and during the 18th century dragoons evolved into conventional light cavalry units and personnel. Dragoon regiments were established in most European armies during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The title has been retained in modern times by a number of armored or ceremonial mounted regiments. The word also means to subjugate or persecute by the imposition of troops; and by extension to compel by any violent measures or threats.
In this world, the threats are many. Zombies, marauders, hunters and now the UAS. We have been doing this "protection" thing long enough that our group has embraced the ideals of the dragoon wholeheartedly. We will persecute any and all threats to us and those we know to the fullest extent. With all that being said, I would like to tell you what we're up to now.
I have permission from the leaders of the Union to tell you this basically because there is no threat of anyone getting hurt by sharing this information. We are going to head to the northern parts of the country and try to help clear some roads while the zombie threat is low. We'll be gone for a bit, so I've been asked to leave a few of my Dragoons in New Haven to help with some projects that they've got going on there. I'm also leaving one of my explosive experts at New Haven to work with Becky on a few tricks she has come up with.
Hopefully the weather up north will hold and not dump tons of snow on us while we're working, but I'm doubtful. With all the help we've got going up there, the roads should be cleared for safe travel during the next couple of weeks. We're all doing what we can to help create something new out of the remnants of the old and my hope is that, eventually, we can make this land great and fertile once again without sliding backwards into the politics of the old world.
Anyway, wish us luck on our trip as wish you luck and safe nights.