Number of worlds
I've been reading the references to this in Handbook: House Davion and House Davion (The Federated Suns) and I think the confusion over whether or not the Muskegon empire/coalition was six or seven worlds stems from slightly mabiguous wording in the latter book. On p.23 it states that the first two colonies, Beten Kaitos and Emerson, were ruled by Muskegon, and that the resources from these colonies were used to found colonies on other planets, such that "By 2190, Muskegon claimed six planets. The Commander of Muskegon was was absolute ruler over these worlds..."
Later, the same reference states that in 2318, the Commander of Muskegon joined the Crucis Pact, and that "meanwhile, discontent with the policies of the Muskegon government on it's various colony worlds had reached a fever pitch. Two of those six planets - Emerson and Beten Kaitos - went so far as to refuse to join the Federated Suns. Declaring their independence, these two worlds invoked the support of the Chesterton Commonality States." My impression from those statements is that the Muskegon coalition consisted of the central authority, the planet of Muskegon and it's rulers, and six worlds colonised by Muskegon - a total of 7 worlds. BrokenMnemonic 14:35, 23 August 2011 (UTC)
- At first, I disgreed with your conclusion, as the phrase, "Two of those six planets..." seems rather definitive. But, when taken with the immediately preceeding "...it's various colony worlds had reached a fever pitch" seems to indicate the subject of the next sentence is the colony worlds. This is further supported by the statement "Muskegon claimed six planets". I agree there could be two other conclusions: that Muskegon refers to the empire, as Wrangler suggested in the article, or that the situation is too
mabiguousambiguous to decipher, which seems to be the official conclusion (as you opened with CGL).
- My recommendation is to discuss both points in the Notes section, so the reader can either come to his own conclusion or understand the, ahem, "mabiguity". (Sorry, couldn't resist. I actually googled the 'word' to see what it meant.)--Revanche (talk|contribs) 15:18, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
The article is well formated and a good read, though it is missing words, uses incomplete & disjointed sentences. I'd like to see it cleaned up, so will but it on my personal To Do list, but anyone can feel free to step in and improve it.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 15:10, 25 August 2011 (UTC)