You are drafted under "Ambroise Proulx's" (Trexeric's) leadership when you are drafted to fight in Southeast Asia. Although French military record has been good, the massacre in the Dakotas of America by Natives has been used as propaganda against Louis XV who, although popular, is becoming the target of disgruntled new generations.
You meet Trexeric on a Ship of the Line sailing from Marseilles to Hainon, where he discusses his writings, his interests, and invites you to play a game of chess. What can you add to this story? How would your character react?