Author William H. Keith, Jr.
Published 2001


After the end of the Melconian war a human successor state, the Confederation, encountered the Aetryx - a race who considered themselves gods and who offered immortality to those who served them. The population of Caern was human - but they were ruled by the Aetryx.

A Confederation Mobile Army Corps invaded Caern only to find themselves in a deadly trap with their fleet destroyed and only a handful of human officers on the surface with a few dozen Mark XXXIII Bolos. They faced unmapped subterranean fortresses... and an army of Bolo-human hybrids who were fighting for their homes and their gods.