I just figured out the primary antagonism that will drive the not-a-Christian-allegory novel, All Come to Dust. It recycles a couple of nasty bad individuals I've had kicking around in my head for many years, and I expect it's going to get ugly. Darcy Kallikos, meet Jacob Dust. Jacob, this is Darcy.
Oh, dear. There's not going to be much universe left standing when those two are done with it. Why do I have the feeling that this book may get a little Anne Bishop/Michael Moorcock on the scary political intrigue level?