I’ve found that the best way to win at shatranj is usually to turn into a giant snake and tear my opponent’s throat out. Dread Empress Vindictive III

Vindictive the Third was a former Dread Empress of Praes. Her face is on imperial coinage, particularly the silver denarii.[2] The coins are described as old but seemingly still in use, implying she reigned relatively recently in imperial history, perhaps around 1150 - 1250 AD.

Epigraphs

“The enemy of my enemy is second on the list.”
– Dread Empress Vindictive III[3]

“I’ve found that the best way to win at shatranj is usually to turn into a giant snake and tear my opponent’s throat out.”
– Dread Empress Vindictive III[1]

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