Publisher's summary Edit
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...
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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 Sontarans often steal time-technology.
- The Unkindnesses lived in the Eleven-Day Empire before Faction Paradox moved there.
- Morlock uses a tracking-knife.
- Ruthven is from House Tracolix.
- Justine says that the Sontaran Warship is like something out of Jules Verne.
- A brief uncredited role in this story is that of the voices of the Unkindnesses. 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.
- It is later revealed that the War King hired Lolita to destroy the Eleven-Day Empire. (AUDIO: Words from Nine Divinities)
- Eliza says that the lions in Trafalgar Square "gave [her] the shits." (PROSE: Dead Romance)
- Lord Ruthven was previously mentioned in PROSE: Alien Bodies.