In a Victorian world of city-states where steam carriages drive through cities lit by gas lamps and enchanted mechanicals guard the estates of the rich, how do diplomats and politicians settle disputes? They devise Rules of Engagement, hire small armies and stage skirmishes between brigades of clockworks, steam power war machines, helium airships. They invoke ghosts, raise the dead and listen to consultants.
A Steampunk story of the dead rising and making war with clockwork gargoyles.
Published in "What New is Old Again - a Steampunk Anthology dedicated to C.D. Turner