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Old 11-14-2023, 12:27 PM   #731
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One interesting specific detail is Royal says she has multiple people who want to provide things for the starpus.
"The possible 'clients'? Or is this someone else?"
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They're clear that without the full 9 they're useless.
"Do you have different jobs or...?"
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Yes.
I don't argue about taking a break... In fact I might be done for the day.
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Old 11-15-2023, 09:19 AM   #732
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"The possible 'clients'? Or is this someone else?"
Royal: "Possible Clients. The Panogan Rebels is a backup, but getting someone who the concordance isn't already at war with would be best... as long as its not earth."


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Hungry Singer: "It requires one navigator and eight supporters. One supporter is the navigator helper. It just takes nine. The <space impression> just works out that way."
Gentle Arms: "If everyone is really good, we could use eight or seven, but we'd probably do it wrong and drift off course. I think its because there are six directions."


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I don't argue about taking a break... In fact I might be done for the day.
They brought a bed, desk, computer, a microwave, and a stack of food in a fridge for Julian.
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Old 11-15-2023, 09:51 AM   #733
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Royal: "Possible Clients. The Panogan Rebels is a backup, but getting someone who the concordance isn't already at war with would be best... as long as its not earth."
"Why not Earth?"

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Hungry Singer: "It requires one navigator and eight supporters. One supporter is the navigator helper. It just takes nine. The <space impression> just works out that way."
Gentle Arms: "If everyone is really good, we could use eight or seven, but we'd probably do it wrong and drift off course. I think its because there are six directions."
For just a moment, I picture eight Julians in a circle, with one in the middle. He speaks "Let's continue."

I shake it off. "So six hold it in place and the other three push it where it needs to be?"

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They brought a bed, desk, computer, a microwave, and a stack of food in a fridge for Julian.
It's been a long day... I grab a snack, and take a nap.
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Old 11-16-2023, 07:52 AM   #734
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"Why not Earth?"
Royal: "Because the IWC is a bunch of corrupt tyrannical hypocrites who disappear anyone who disagrees with them."

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For just a moment, I picture eight Julians in a circle, with one in the middle. He speaks "Let's continue."

I shake it off. "So six hold it in place and the other three push it where it needs to be?"
Gentle arms: "No, all eight helpers are pulling their direction. but with eight helpers three can help you." Gentle arms sends a weird spacial diagram thought to Julian.

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It's been a long day... I grab a snack, and take a nap.
Julian sleeps... and dreams.

Soldiers in uniform walk though a space station. And in the center is a woman who doesn't carry herself like a soldier, but holds something that looks like a screamer... but not quite. She is pointing it in various directions, and checking for something.

Julian wakes up extra hungry.
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Old 11-16-2023, 09:59 AM   #735
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Royal: "Because the IWC is a bunch of corrupt tyrannical hypocrites who disappear anyone who disagrees with them."
"The, uh, International World Council?"
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Gentle arms: "No, all eight helpers are pulling their direction. but with eight helpers three can help you." Gentle arms sends a weird spacial diagram thought to Julian.
OK, so four pull in one direction while the other five pull on the other directions...
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Julian sleeps... and dreams.

Soldiers in uniform walk though a space station. And in the center is a woman who doesn't carry herself like a soldier, but holds something that looks like a screamer... but not quite. She is pointing it in various directions, and checking for something.

Julian wakes up extra hungry.
If she's pointing and checking the not-screamer, then... Oh no.

I rush out of bed flustered, and grab something, anything, to eat. Then I go looking for someone to tell.

"Listen. The Concordance; they have something, like a screamer but not a screamer. They're, they're using it to search for something. It has to be the Starpus."

This is almost certainly followed by a question like, "How could you possibly know this?"
"Doesn't matter. You wouldn't believe me anyway."

I guess they might press Julian about his reasoning...
"I told you it doesn't matter. If we don't do anything, no matter how well hidden we are they're going to find us."

I guess a roll might be called for to attempt to persuade based on nothing.
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[165] 23-11-17 15:18:38 CET
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3d6 <= 13
6 + 1 + 6 = 13 ... success

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Old 11-17-2023, 09:38 AM   #736
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"The, uh, International World Council?"
Royal: "Yeah. Them."


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OK, so four pull in one direction while the other five pull on the other directions...
think of them each pulling from a corner of cube, if that helps.

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If she's pointing and checking the not-screamer, then... Oh no.

I rush out of bed flustered, and grab something, anything, to eat. Then I go looking for someone to tell.

"Listen. The Concordance; they have something, like a screamer but not a screamer. They're, they're using it to search for something. It has to be the Starpus."

This is almost certainly followed by a question like, "How could you possibly know this?"
"Doesn't matter. You wouldn't believe me anyway."
Julian finds a new guy, lean and muscular, who says "Hey! what are you doing here? Oh! you're Rook! I'm Knuckles. I'm keeping an eye out here."


"What do screamers have to do with anything? I'll get Royal for you."


Royal seems quite awake over the connection. "Wait, how do you know this? did you see one somewhere? Have you asked the Starpus about it?"


"How much time do you think we have?"



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I guess a roll might be called for to attempt to persuade based on nothing.
Go ahead and roll.
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Old 11-17-2023, 10:54 AM   #737
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Royal: "Yeah. Them."
Well that was a lucky guess.

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Think of them each pulling from a corner of cube, if that helps.
Yes it does; I was imagine them pulling on the axes.
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Julian finds a new guy, lean and muscular, who says "Hey! what are you doing here? Oh! you're Rook! I'm Knuckles. I'm keeping an eye out here."
"Really? Where's Sonic?" Before he can say anything, I say, "Never mind, bad joke."
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"What do screamers have to do with anything? I'll get Royal for you."

Royal seems quite awake over the connection. "Wait, how do you know this? did you see one somewhere?
"Yes, a woman was travelling with soldiers. She was stopping in places and pointing the creature in various directions."
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Have you asked the Starpus about it?"
"Good idea, I'll ask the Starpus about it."

I'll ask the Starpus about about the strange creature the woman was holding. I'll try visualizing it from what I saw in the dream and getting that across like the diagram, or failing that, simply describe it.
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"How much time do you think we have?"
"Does Seven have any idea where the Concordance soldiers are? The woman with the creature is travelling with one group; if they're close to where the aquarium is..."
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Go ahead and roll.
Was the fast-talk roll not enough?
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Old 11-20-2023, 09:19 AM   #738
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Yes it does; I was imagine them pulling on the axes.
Good. Talking about 3D space can be hard.
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"Really? Where's Sonic?" Before he can say anything, I say, "Never mind, bad joke."
He doesn't get the bad joke.

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"Yes, a woman was travelling with soldiers. She was stopping in places and pointing the creature in various directions."
Royal: "I'd have thought our research would have uncovered such a creature. The biosphere of Kuro is famous, but the Concordance protects information about it. They could easily have kept such a creature secret. It could have a different use though*"


*Royal thinks this is something he saw before he started working for her.


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"Good idea, I'll ask the Starpus about it."

I'll ask the Starpus about about the strange creature the woman was holding. I'll try visualizing it from what I saw in the dream and getting that across like the diagram, or failing that, simply describe it.
He can't send the image: their Diagram-words tend to be about space and direction and position, not objects.


Pleasant Caller: "How should I know? I left <location*> so that I wouldn't have to deal with animals."
Gentle Arms: "I don't think any of us know wildlife well. I don't know the details on any predators."
Big Digger: "I don't doubt that such a thing could exist. Screamers aren't the only hunters back <location*>"


*yes, its the same location. Far away.


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"Does Seven have any idea where the Concordance soldiers are? The woman with the creature is traveling with one group; if they're close to where the aquarium is..."
Seven: "Several groups are in several stations. I've got looks at at least three in curry station. None of them have the woman you described."



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Was the fast-talk roll not enough?
Oh, I just didn't see the roll. Its good enough. Though lets work out the conversations first.
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Old 11-20-2023, 09:55 AM   #739
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Royal: "I'd have thought our research would have uncovered such a creature. The biosphere of Kuro is famous, but the Concordance protects information about it. They could easily have kept such a creature secret. It could have a different use though*"
"It'd make sense if this is what they'd use to track escapees."
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*Royal thinks this is something he saw before he started working for her.
Suits me.
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He can't send the image: their Diagram-words tend to be about space and direction and position, not objects.

Pleasant Caller: "How should I know? I left <location*> so that I wouldn't have to deal with animals."
Gentle Arms: "I don't think any of us know wildlife well. I don't know the details on any predators."
Big Digger: "I don't doubt that such a thing could exist. Screamers aren't the only hunters back <location*>"
Interesting... They're preyed on...

I tell Royal, "They don't know wildlife on Koru well, but it does fit what they know."
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*yes, its the same location. Far away.
Must be Koru... Unless the Concordance is very careful.
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Seven: "Several groups are in several stations. I've got looks at at least three in curry station. None of them have the woman you described."
And none of them had a civilian with some kind of creature?"
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Oh, I just didn't see the roll. Its good enough. Though lets work out the conversations first.
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Seven reports none of the squads he's seen have a civilian with a creature with them.



Royal: "It seems we have time. But they have tools we weren't aware of. I'll have to hurry up my deliberations for a client. Well done, Rook."
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