Now when Kronus and his five thousand were come unto the Fortress of Octavius, having
been dropped from the air into the fortress compound; there came out to meet him,
the Post Commander whose name was Borah Graccus.
Summary: During the First Track of the world of the First Power, Borah Graccus was
the commander of the Drakonian Fortress of Octavius. When armies of the Chen laid
siege to the northern territories, the young Kronus Maximillius was given the challenge
of defending the Fortress and holding the Chen at bay until reinforcements could
be sent (3:15:62-67). Graccus initially resented being replaced by the young Tribune,
but eventually came to greatly respect Kronus due to the graceful way in which he
handled his position.
Azrael’s Commentary - Borah Graccus
Commander of the Fortress of Octavius in modern-day Alaska, Borah Graccus came out
of retirement to assume command of the newly constructed fortress. Fortress Octavius
was a part of the Northwest Defense Complex of the [Drakonian] empire, and was built
to maintain the security of the far northwest regions of the empire. The fortress
was literally stuck out in the wilderness and it had no roads going in or out of
it. Access to the fortress was either by way of the Denali River or by air (3:16:5).
Borah Graccus was every bit the “old warhorse”. He was tough, rigid and implacable;
a man who could quote military regulations like some people quote scripture. Borah
Graccus was an old war companion of Manegus Acquilla, and both men had a great deal
of respect for each other. For Manegus Acquilla, Borah Graccus was a reliable, no-nonsense,
by-the-book soldier who was absolutely dependable regardless of obstacles or danger.
For Borah Graccus, Manegus Acquilla was simply the most fearsome, deadly and courageous
man he had ever met. It was at the battle of Borah Terah that Graccus took the name
“Borah” in honor of the fiercest battle he had ever participated in. He wanted everyone
to know that he was there and that he survived when so many others did not. Borah
Graccus took great pride in his accomplishments. Initially, he was very bitter to
have his command usurped by the young Imperial Tribune known as Kronus Maximillius.
However, these feelings were very much reversed by the manner in which Kronus treated
the old commander. By the end of Kronus’ campaign against the Chen, Borah Graccus
held the young tribune in high regard. Two years after the defeat of Ahgi Wynnaki,
Borah Graccus died of a severe case of influenza.