Adm. Ramon is also now writing reviews and Steampunk articles (with some help from me) that are published or scheduled to be published in Steamed, Gatehouse Gazette, Convention Fans E-zine, Steampunk Tribune, Steampunk Chronicle, and Cogs ‘n Gears, and 3 other such publications are still considering taking him on as a writer. (I assist in the collecting of information and sometimes the writing of these articles, but put my name only on those where I provide most of the content and writing and he does the same for me.) He hopes to use these various outlets to further promote the means and ends of Steampunk culture and political change. This is a huge change from our usual methods of just rolling out the big guns and firing cannonballs through obstacles to social change or through the fortresses or ships of slavers or other local bullies.
We have managed to forge alliances here with explorers, adventurers, pirates, mad scientists, airship crews and time traveling anthropologists which I believe will help to move forward our ultimate hidden agenda, which has always been to give the common man or woman a fighting chance to live freely in a world dominated by military and corporate tyrants. As my people suffered horribly under the hands of the Mogul conquerors (and later the East India Tea Company) and my soul-mate’s family were pretty much all starved to death by wealthy commercial interests in Britain during the Irish potato famine and again later by wealthy American interests when his Cherokee relatives were driven down the “Trail of Tears” into Oklahoma by troops approved by the traitorous President Jackson, whose life Ramon’s relatives had saved countless times as his personal bodyguards during the War of 1812, you can understand why we fight a hard as we can to give people a chance against those powerful forces that try to make slaves of us all. We push forward this agenda under the more public veneer of attempting to encourage (sometimes by use of arms) all privateers to earn the label “privateer” by treating prisoners honorably and following some kind of ethical standards. We don’t worry about what the “pirates are up to only those using the label “privateer” as their behavior impacts our own group’s reputation.
Vice Admiral Radha Narasimhan, 2nd Admiral of the Flagship Kali’s Hourglass, Lord Admiral of the Covenant of the Kraken, Vice Admiral of fleets for decades from 1950 and later
Daughter of Shakti Singh, Headwoman and Healer of the Naga Clan of the “Romani” (Gypsy) People of Gujarat India
Grand daughter of Vijaya Singh, Warchieftan of the Kashmiri Sikhs.