The Mesan Alignment is revealed, and, for Honor Harrington and the Manticoran Star Kingdom, this means war! Unintended Consequences Sometimes things don't work out exactly as planned. The Mesan Alignment has a plan-one it's been working on for centuries.
A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human race-its way. Until recently, things have gone pretty much as scheduled, but then the Alignment hit a minor bump in the road called the Star Empire of Manticore.
So the Alignment engineered a war between the Solarian League, the biggest and most formidable interstellar power in human history.
To help push things along, the Alignment launched a devastating sneak attack which destroyed the Royal Manticoran Navy's industrial infrastructure.