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Name: Tales of Honor #2
On Basilisk Station
Author: Matt Hawkins
( story by David Weber )
Publisher: Top Cow
Image Comics
Publication Date: 30 April 2014
Series: Tales of Honor
Previous: Tales of Honor #1
Next: Tales of Honor #3

Tales of Honor #2 : On Basilisk Station is the second issue of the Tales of Honor comic series, an adaptation of David Weber's book of the same name.

Written by Matt Hawkins and drawn by Sang-Il Jeong, it was published on 30 April 2014.

Cover Summary Edit

Based on the USA Today and New York Times bestselling science-fiction novels, Honor Harrington, by David Weber, the stories are set 2,000 years in the future when hyperspace travel has allowed humanity to colonize the far reaches of the universe. TALES OF HONOR follows the life and times of a brilliant, genetically engineered female spaceship captain, Honor Harrington, as she heroically leads her crew through a series of epic political, military, and personal adventures.

Plot Edit

Lieutenant Commander Alistair McKeon and Chief Engineer Dominica Santos are on the way to HMS Fearless' bridge for a meeting with Commander Honor Harrington. As they discuss the crew's low morale and their CO's seemingly problematic history with Captain Pavel Young, Harrington's treecat companion Nimitz sneaks up on McKeon, startling him, much to Santos' amusement.

In her holding cell aboard PNS Tepes, Commodore Harrington, tortured and mutilated by Secretary for Public Information Cordelia Ransom's minions, is told that Nimitz has been killed. Through her empathic link to him, she is aware that this is a lie. Her thoughs return to Basilisk Station years earlier.

At a meeting with her senior officers, Commander Harrington explains their difficult task now that Young has taken HMS Warlock back to Manticore. As senior officer on Basilisk Station, she implements new routines, demanding much from the people under her command, but remaining confident that they will rise to the occasion.

Honor travels to the surface of the planet Medusa and meets Resident Commissioner for Planetary Affairs Estelle Matsuko. The Commissioner explains the nature of the relations with the native Medusans, a bronze-age civilization of large, green-skinned, tripedal creatures. They are usually peaceful and on good terms with the humans on their planet, but the recent rise in use of Mekoha, a sacred drug, is causing problems. Honor promises to free up the Native Protection Agency's resources by taking over shipping inspection duties.

The inspection team she appoints is headed by junior officer Prescott "Scotty" Tremaine and Petty Officer Horace Harkness, a former smuggler himself. They soon begin to find and confiscate large amounts of illegal cargo aboard the freighters travelling through the wormhole juncture, much to the annoyance of the ships' owners.

Some time later, Commissioner Matsuko informs Honor that Mekoha use is still on the rise, causing more and more violence among the natives. They deduce that someone from off-world must be mass producing the drug in a remote location, and send out small craft to look for the laboratory. Lieutenant Tremaine and Hiro Yammata eventually find it, and a force of Marines and NPA troopers is dispatched to investigate; before they can enter the facility, however, it is destroyed by a huge explosion.

In the epilogue, Honor explains that she later learned a former Marine and duelist-for-hire named Denver Summervale was behind the affair. She notes that she will never forgive him for what he did.

Background Edit

When inspecting the Mondragon, Tremaine and Harkness find a shipment of peak bear pelts. In the novel, they are Kodiak Maximus pelts.

Cover versions Edit

References Edit

Characters Edit

Honor Harrington | Alistair McKeon | Nimitz | Cordelia Ransom | Dominica Santos | Prescott Tremaine | Denver Summervale | Hiro | Pavel Young

Starships Edit

Nations Edit

Planets Edit

Other Edit

Basilisk Station | Basilisk System | Hauptman Cartel | duel | Erewhon System | Medusan | Native Protection Agency | Earldom of North Hollow | Post Diaspora | Resident Commissioner for Planetary Affairs | Royal Manticoran Marine Corps | Royal Manticoran Navy | Saganami Island | Secretary for Public Information | treecat | wormhole

External links Edit

Main Honor Harrington series
HH1 On Basilisk Station HH8 Echoes of Honor
HH2 The Honor of the Queen HH9 Ashes of Victory
HH3 The Short Victorious War HH10 War of Honor
HH4 Field of Dishonor HH11 At All Costs
HH5 Flag in Exile HH12 Mission of Honor
HH6 Honor Among Enemies HH13 A Rising Thunder
HH7 In Enemy Hands HH14 Uncompromising Honor
Spin off Series
Crown of Slaves Star Kingdom
CS1 Crown of Slaves SK1 A Beautiful Friendship
CS2 Torch of Freedom SK2 Fire Season
CS3 Cauldron of Ghosts SK3 Treecat Wars
CS4 Cloak of Evil SK4
Saganami Island Manticore Ascendant
SI1 The Shadow of Saganami MA1 A Call to Duty
SI2 Storm from the Shadows MA2 A Call to Arms
SI3 Shadow of Freedom MA3 A Call to Vengeance
SI4 Shadow of Victory MA4 A Call to Insurrection
HHA1 More Than Honor HHA4 The Service of the Sword
HHA2 Worlds of Honor HHA5 In Fire Forged
HHA3 Changer of Worlds HHA6 Beginnings
Tales of Honor Comic Series
TOH1 Tales of Honor #1 TOH4 Tales of Honor #4
TOH2 Tales of Honor #2 TOH5 Tales of Honor #5
TOH3 Tales of Honor #3 TOHV1 Tales of Honor Vol 1

Honorverse Non-Fiction
Book Companions Ad Astra Companions
HOS House of Steel Companion SOTF Ships of the Fleet Calendars
HOSH House of Shadows Companion SITS Saganami Island Tactical Simulator
HOL House of Lies Companion
Jayne's Intelligence Review Jayne's Fighting Ships of the Galaxy
JIR1 The Royal Manticoran Navy SB1 Ship Book 1: The Havenite Sector
JIR2 The Havenite Republican Navy SB2 Ship Book 2: The Silesian Confederacy
JIR3 The Silesian Confederate Navy SB3 Ship Book 3: The Short Victorious War
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