My internet connection here is... unsatisfactory. I'll try to keep posting, but I may not respond or even be able to read everything.

Good, it seems that supporting the current government of the IoM covertly by pointing out threats might be a controllable way to get a wedge to reform it. I wonder how long the IoM might take to lose its xenophobia if the Culture just continue to be helpful.

At least a generation maybe? The Culture can wait that long if they have to.

I like the out-think himself idea. Planning something now. It'll probably be quite heavily modified by the time I manage to fit it in.

Besides, friendly relations with the Necrons pisses off the Eldar, which gives me something to write about for them.