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Upload: 28 December 2010
Update: 8 August 2013
BY WALTER D. REIMER
& other contributors
Recruiting poster - 1938 - Rain Island Military Collective
Art by 'The Tied Tigress' - (Larger file here - 3.6 MBytes)
"On this day, June 12, 1885, a group of determined and practical men
stood on the steps
of the Provincial Assembly building in Seathl, the capital of Canada's Rain Coast Province.
"The Northwest Rebellion was over, but its underlying causes were still a sore point,
as was the economic pressure the east was bringing to bear on the west.
"With this in mind, the Assembly voted to secede, to take the Rain Coast Province
(roughly analogous to our Vancouver Island and a much larger archipelago)
out of the Dominion of Canada and the British Empire.
Thirty-five years later, the Rain Coast Republic reorganized itself into
the Rain Island Anarchcracy, along anarcho-syndicalist lines.
"On this, the 128th anniversary of that fateful day, I post the above recruiting poster
from my collection. It's from 1938 and shows Rain Island
Army Union Sergeant Anne Norquist, who was selected
for the poster by an open vote of the entire Army."
(Historian W. R. Reimer, 2013)
"...Isn't she as cute as a button?! But she's also line infantry,
and could likely break you in half like a frozen dog...."
(Anonymous modern-day historian commenting on a 1938 Rain Island
recruiting poster featuring Army Union Sergeant, Anne Norquist)
Rain Island Naval
"This is Captain Brightwater Smith, bighorn ewe, and commander of
the Rain Island Naval Syndicate's Landing Forces. She is test-firing
their newest weapon, the Mastny MT-1 submachine gun."
Character & weapon design by Walter D. Reimer.
Art by Seth C. Triggs - http://www.bibp.com/