Not bad. Pretty politics heavy, which sets up legit animosity for all warring parties. I can say that I'm even more ****ed with the Klingons and I'm more than happy to blast some Gorn and Nausicans back to their caves. As always with poilitics, it's confusing and challeneging to put together and anticipate the next installment but I'm looking forward to mulling it over in my head. All in all, decent read.
"In Cardassia Prime, the Detapa Council enacts a series of reform measures designed to promote population growth and economic stability. Benefits are offered to families with more than one child, and thousands of soldiers displaced when the Cardassian military was disbanded are provided with retraining and placement into Cardassia's burgeoning civilian industries. Many former military officers end up employed by Gul Madred in his mining interests on Septimus.
Madred's mines are operating at such a high capacity that he begins exporting kelindide and uridium through Ferengi brokers. His first major buyer is the Romulans, who are desperate to rebuild ships and expand colonies and need additional resources."
Sounds like Gul Madred might be seeking control of Cardassia. Having thousands of displaced soldiers working for his mining company.