Note: From a historical perspective, it can be difficult to understand just how important this conflict was to someone like Raven Cuvier. Looking back, the Conscription War – and the ensuing blockade of the surface colony – seems like a brief event, but that blockade lasted over forty years. Raven had lived her entire life in a colony which was forcibly separated from the rest of Sol society. She and Xarles had never known any other home, and the Sol Council was a distant and oppressive force mostly felt through the stories of the previous generation, which were bitter and divisive.