Technology: Post-linear (subtle), time-active.
Even before the outbreak of the "War in Heaven", Faction Paradox was regarded as the most unpredictable (and opportunistic) of the time-active powers. Aware of the precarious nature of history -- but under no obligation to protect it -- while the other Great Houses were still attempting to uphold a "universal order", the Faction was following its own, far more ambiguous, protocols. Ruthless, secretive and at times difficult to understand, it's hardly surprising that the Faction should have eventually found itself under siege from its rival powers...
Cousin Justine meets with the Unkindness on behalf of House Paradox. The Unkindness tear apart her gift of Dodo meat and use it to show her a prophecy of the future where the Eleven-Day Empire is under attack. As the attack begins Cousin Eliza warns Godfather Morlock who then leads a briefing. Meanwhile Godfather Sabbath Dei has already started to mobilise his forces.
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- Cousin Justine - Suzanne Proctor
- Godfather Morlock - Ellis Pike
- Lolita - Caroline Burns-Cook
- Cousin Eliza / Godmother Quelch - Emma Kilbey
- Lord Ruthven / General Kine - Nigel Fairs
- The Voice - Linda Bartram
- The Unkindnesses lived in the Eleven-Day Empire before Faction Paradox moved there.
- Cousin Justine offers the Unkindnesses dodo meat.
- Faction Paradox uses flying machines against the Sontarans.
- Justine says that the Sontaran Warship is like something out of Jules Verne.
- The Sontarans often steal time-technology from the Houses.
- Morlock uses a tracking-knife.
- The Sontarans plant a fusion bomb in the Faction's biodata catalogue.
- Lolita compares General Kine to Humpty Dumpty.
- Ruthven is from House Tracolix.
- A brief uncredited role in this story is that of the voices of the Unkindness. Lawrence Miles specified in his script that the Unkindnesses could be played by anyone in the cast.
- The script to this story, dated to April 15 2000, was released on the Faction Paradox website in 2003. 
- The story was recorded on 14 July 2001. 
- It is mentioned that Justine was sent on a mission which she failed. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)
- Justine remembers the suicide of Father Sanjira. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)
- The Eleven-Day Empire previously appeared in PROSE: Unnatural History and PROSE: Interference.
- The Sontarans are used as shock troops to pave the way for the invasion of the Eleven-Day Empire by other interested parties. Ironically, they themselves had earlier used the Vardans for the same purpose. (TV: The Invasion of Time)
- It is later revealed that the War King hired Lolita to destroy the Eleven-Day Empire. (AUDIO: Words from Nine Divinities)
- Lord Ruthven was previously mentioned in PROSE: Alien Bodies.
- Eliza tells Justine how her world was destroyed by one of the Houses. (PROSE: Dead Romance)