In 1903 PD, Senior Elder Huggins sided with Chief Elder Thomas Simonds in the decision to attack the Protectorate of Grayson. He attended a strategy meeting at Chief Elder Simonds' house, arguing against military action after the First Battle of Yeltsin's Star, but agreed with the plan to use the secret agent Maccabeus. In the aftermath of the Battle of Blackbird, he agreed that their alliance with the People's Republic of Haven was at an end.
Following the discovery of the Havenite plan to avoid attacking Grayson, he gave a stirring speech to the Council of Elders, convincing them to take the Havenite ships by force and attack Grayson without hesitation, trusting in the willingness of Haven to accept victory and their unwillingness to admit to having been outmaneuvered. (HH2)