Excerpt from Volume 1 of Frances Palatine’s epic account of the APD Wars: The Rise of the APD

Frances Palatine:

Brilliant.

Eccentric.

The foremost chronicler of the modern age of the APD.

His books have been read by millions on two worlds.

Last known public photo of Frances Palatine

Last known public photo of Frances Palatine

Presidents, kings, rulers and shahs have consulted him on the important facets of his age.

And we have been granted access to write about the man and his work.

Much can be said in regards what is arguably the largest figure to ever grace the intellectual stage.

We will start by presenting each Volume of his epic masterpiece trilogy chronicling the APD Wars.

This is Volume 1: Rise of the APD

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Rise of the APD is Volume 1 of Frances Palatine’s epic opus, his trilogy chronicling the greatest corporation of his age and the people of both worlds living within its large grasp.

His is a trilogy borne of the blood of his family; of the men and women he knew intimately who gave their all to build a new world on a foreign planet.

His is a trilogy of great men who led the way, and average men who gave all so a select few could change the world.

His is a chronicle of a world many know, but few could ever have imagined.

His is a chronicle of the “The Rise of the APD”.

Volume 1 excerpt 1:

Many believe the APD was created solely for the purpose of colonizing other worlds. Many more believe, perhaps rightly so, that the APD was created solely for the purpose of subjugating millions.

But what few, if any, realize is that the APD wasn’t ‘created’ at all.

For those who care, the APD is hundreds of years of the greatest legal and strategic business maneuvering either of the two worlds has ever seen. The APD is trillions of dollars and millions of man-hours of negotiating, cajoling, attempting to inveigle, working to influence and scurrying furiously to de-regulate business regulation. The APD is every strong corporation ever started by young men with dreams looking to sell high. The APD is as powerful as that, and more-so. The APD has a hand in every facet of your life. And for better or worse…the APD is here to stay.

“The APD was no more created,” in the words of one of its greatest leaders, “than it was birthed, fully-formed, from the sweat and hard work of thousands of men and women who gave everything, from the lowliest independent business owner who sold all he had to the APD in exchange for a comfortable retirement, to the largest corporate leverage of a fellow corporation that itself wanted to do what only the APD had ever managed. The APD is a great beast of everything that has come before. No one could as much have predicted its forming as they could have predicted we would colonize a second world. But we did, and we’re all the better for it. The world allowed the APD to form, and regardless what you hear, we are all that much better for it.”

Volume 1 Excerpt 2:

And that was when the leader of the largest corporation two worlds has ever seen realized: his was a different war, at a different time in what became his near future. For this was not a foreign land; a foreign place, but a land known all too well. It was the remains of a once-proud America, now a loose confederation of city-states, and he lorded over it all: over city-states ravaged by civil war and governed by a corporation so large, even he wasn’t aware of 375 of the thousand most-senior officers.

But if anyone will tell you, he will, in his throaty eastern seaboard accent, that it wasn’t necessary for him to know them, it was only his to know what they had ever done. And he knew it all, and he controlled it all. He controlled the only corporation to ever legally wage war. The only corporation to ever legally draft ‘conflict participants’. The only corporation ever to legally occupy a foreign, sovereign land. And he did it publicly and proudly. And perhaps that was his greatest strength: he didn’t care. What anyone thought, what anyone said, what anyone wrote. His was a simple answer, used so effectively so many times: “I have only to think about this company and the millions who depend on it to live…anything else…is useless.” (ed. note: So many times this author thought it was done so well once before, in many situations, by another leader, with a simple…’so?’. But perhaps that’s why that man is remembered as he is today and why this man has maintained a steel grip on the world few could ever claim. )

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Discrimen Cast Overview: Naheem Garcia is Aramis Grayson

Each day Filmman will be profiling a character and cast member of his next project, “Discrimen”.

We’ll include a brief bio. and a portion of one or more of their scenes and include pictures and any other relevant information.

Discrimen:

Set in the near future, Discrimen revolves around a defining moment of the APD Wars, and of the greatest soldier of that conflict, Nike Wiknam. Beaten, hungry and exhausted from fighting, Nike Wiknam and his men have been pushed to the border of the large city-state of Suffolk (formerly Boston). With no options and limited resources and a bureaucracy that would rather see them dead, they must now make one of two decisions: declare civil war and march on their homeland or face certain death. For the greatest soldier of his generation, that decision may not be his alone to make.

Aramis Grayson:

Actor: Naheem Garcia

Naheem Garcia is Aramis Grayson

Naheem Garcia is Aramis Grayson

Aramis Grayson. The name alone engenders the utmost respect and awe. He is a man both revered and feared, a man most on both worlds know not only by name, but sight alone.

Once the most respected Statesman on two worlds, he has recently fallen in favor, fading into the bright light of the one he once mentored: Nike Wiknam.

But none have forgotten the power he once and will always represent. And none are more surprised by Grayson’s appearance in this final conflict of the APD Wars than Wiknam and the members of the ‘Elite Eleventh’.

Two military careers. Two powerful men. One a man of the people; one a man of the ruling class. Both as strong and competent and able to command as much respect as the other.

The final conflict of the APD Wars will bring them together.

One will determine what is borne of the history powerful men create.

Naheem Garcia Bio.:

Script Excerpts:

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Discrimen Cast Overview: Russell Jordan is Cornell Holcombe

Each day Filmman will be profiling a character and cast member of his next project, “Discrimen”.

We’ll include a brief bio. and a portion of one or more of their scenes and include pictures and any other relevant information.

Discrimen:

Set in the near future, Discrimen revolves around a defining moment of the APD Wars, and of the greatest soldier of that conflict, Nike Wiknam. Beaten, hungry and exhausted from fighting, Nike Wiknam and his men have been pushed to the border of the large city-state of Suffolk (formerly Boston). With no options and limited resources and a bureaucracy that would rather see them dead, they must now make one of two decisions: declare civil war and march on their homeland or face certain death. For the greatest soldier of his generation, that decision may not be his alone to make.

Cornell Holcombe:

Actor: Russell Jordan

Russell Jordan is Cornell Holcombe

Russell Jordan is Cornell Holcombe

Cornell Holcombe is the third-most-senior executive of the APD, the Alliance for Planetary Development.

As such, he is the first and last thing people see and his words are what the world hears when the APD wants to speak to its network of ‘consumers’ on this and the newly-‘developing’ world.

A loyal company man, he has always done everything asked of him and it is through this loyalty that he finally realizes the actual direction of his true fate and that he is simply not much more than an expendable ‘mouthpiece’ for the unfolding plans of his superiors.

Russell Jordan bio.:

Script Excerpt:

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Discrimen Cast Overview: Fred Robbins is Lachlan McLaren

Each day Filmman will be profiling a character and cast member of his next project, “Discrimen”.

We’ll include a brief bio. and a portion of one or more of their scenes and include pictures and any other relevant information.

Discrimen:

Set in the near future, Discrimen revolves around a defining moment of the APD Wars, and of the greatest soldier of that conflict, Nike Wiknam. Beaten, hungry and exhausted from fighting, Nike Wiknam and his men have been pushed to the border of the large city-state of Suffolk (formerly Boston). With no options and limited resources and a bureaucracy that would rather see them dead, they must now make one of two decisions: declare civil war and march on their homeland or face certain death. For the greatest soldier of his generation, that decision may not be his alone to make.

Corporal Lachlan McLaren:

Actor: Fred Robbins

Fred Robbins is Lachlan McLaren

Fred Robbins is Lachlan McLaren

Lachlan McLaren is the most veteran and respected member of the ‘Elite Eleventh’, and the only other man since Aramis Grayson that Wiknam has ever once turned to for advice.

Born and raised in the highlands of the Scottish city-state of Midlothian during the IRA uprising of 2034, his mother sent him off to Suffolk when his father died from a fatal infection incurred after being in the middle of a bombing of his office building.

After running away from the family his mother left him with, and bouncing between foster homes, he eventually made his way on the tough, deserted streets of the Brookline sub-division of Suffolk.

A no-nonsense man of simple means, it was once proffered through war stories that, during the ‘Mayan Uprising’ section of the ‘Aztec Wars’, when the Eleventh finally made it to Kulkulkan, McLaren personally slaughtered¬† 57 Insurgents with his bare hands upon seeing Nike laying wounded at the top of the pyramid and a lone Brazilian fending off 200 screaming Insurgents.

Once voted “Most likely to kill you for fun” by the rest of his colleagues.

Fred Robbins Biography:

Script Excerpt:

McLaren Scene

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Discrimen Cast Overview: Miguel Lopes is Maxim Sommers

Each day Filmman will be profiling a character and cast member of his next project, “Discrimen”.

We’ll include a brief bio. and a portion of one or more of their scenes and include pictures and any other relevant information.

Discrimen:

Set in the near future, Discrimen revolves around a defining moment of the APD Wars, and of the greatest soldier of that conflict, Nike Wiknam. Beaten, hungry and exhausted from fighting, Nike Wiknam and his men have been pushed to the border of the large city-state of Suffolk (formerly Boston). With no options and limited resources and a bureaucracy that would rather see them dead, they must now make one of two decisions: declare civil war and march on their homeland or face certain death. For the greatest soldier of his generation, that decision may not be his alone to make.

Maxim Sommers:

Actor:  Miguel Lopes

Miguel Lopes is Maxim Sommers

Miguel Lopes is Maxim Sommers

Maxim Sommers is a fierce and loyal fighter who has been a part of many of the greatest battles of the APD Wars with the “Elite Eleventh”, including the ‘Asian Insurrection’, the ‘Maya Uprising’ and perhaps the fiercest campaign of the APD Wars, the ‘Laredo State Militia Uprising’.

Veteran and battle-hardened enough to be promoted to First Lieutenant, he has respectfully declined all promotion advances for, in his words, “…life is all about killing Insurgents, not commanding others to do so for me.”

It is during this final campaign, through simple words and gestures, guiding Rubio through the toughest fight of all of their lives, that he will realize, perhaps, he has something to impart to those less veteran than himself above just “…aiming for the heart and head and making sure you hit at least one of those.”

Miguel Lopes bio:

Script Excerpt:

Sommers Scene 1

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