Quote of the day
"His tax-gatherers crushed rich and poor alike; the wealth of a looted kingdom poured into Tarantia, which became less like the capital of a realm than the garrison of conquerors in a conquered land. Its merchants waxed rich, but it was a precarious prosperity; for none knew when he might be accused of treason on a trumped-up charge, and his property confiscated, himself cast into prison or brought to the bloody block." Robert E. Howard, from The Hour of the Dragon (Kindle Locations 2800-2802). Howard's description of life under the tyrant Valerius sounds like the DC Empire.