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A sergeant in Lord Selachii's Light Infantry, whose luck runs out when tasked with reducing a street barricade upon which his own granny is sitting in state. He apparently did something utterly unspeakable and shameful when he was eleven, and if he doesn't pack it in right now, she is going to explain, right here and out loud, in front of his men, just exactly what it was.

Faced with this terrible threat, Sergeant Franklin has no choice other than to surrender to the rebel forces. His commanding officer, Captain Tom Wrangle, is sternly understanding that every man has a breaking poing in action beyond which he cannot humanly be expected to go, and Franklin has just run into his.

Sergeant Franklin meets his Nemesis in Night Watch.