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All I can say is congrats on the trips

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Well maybe Alex can figure out how lost in space he really is.

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This came to mind

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I think Alex has some idea of roughly how lost in space he is. At least, he apparently has some understanding of how many times they've jumped, even if he has no idea of where.

Turning it around, this might be an opportunity for the Loroi to realize just how much the Umiak empire has expanded beyond their understanding. If the Terran colonies are so far away, and the Umiak are encroaching on them, that might give them some idea of how their own colonization and expansion plans are comparing.


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The pilot looks exactly as it should look, having received orders to lead to the cockpit of gazers.


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Yay, more star maps to discuss possible directions, more locations,....

Whatever Alex learns may not be of much value (not being able to transmit the new knowledge to TCA-Authorities), but to the Loroi it may be of relevance.

How much does Alex know where the Orgus came from?
But then, may Alex even disclose the position of Earth and its colonies?
I suspect those are secrets to be kept until the diplomats have come to the conclusion that this will be the future ally and thus in need of the knowledge of Human starmaps and settlements.

And apparently another Loroi in need of getting used to having to use her mouth to transmit speech.

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And apparently another Loroi in need of getting used to having to use her mouth to transmit speech.


Talon is a fighter pilot. She should be used to vocal (radio) communication in stressful circumstances, like in the midst of combat.

Something else, does she has some kind of wireless connection with the controls or is there a console in the passenger cabin to receive alarms from the autopilot?

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I suspect as they are currently traveling in something roughly the size of a jumbo jet that Talon probably has a copilot.

After checking the Insider I see that a Highland has a crew of between 2 and 10 so it seems likely that includes two pilots.


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I wonder if the Loroi will realize, as they are disturbed in their inability to read Alex´s mind to check him out, the human may feel the same about the Loroi´s lack of facial expressiveness (specially because they look human enough).


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Something else, does she has some kind of wireless connection with the controls or is there a console in the passenger cabin to receive alarms from the autopilot?

There's a copilot (Spiral) in there.

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Yay for Talon!

Alex should know where the tanker is, so he'd be guiding them back to there where the tanker crew would take over the contact mission.


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Arioch wrote:
GeoModder wrote:
Something else, does she has some kind of wireless connection with the controls or is there a console in the passenger cabin to receive alarms from the autopilot?

There's a copilot (Spiral) in there.


Is Spiral the green-haired tenoin accompanying Talon on page 41?

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Alex should know where the tanker is, so he'd be guiding them back to there where the tanker crew would take over the contact mission.
They are flying into the wrong direction. The Loroi bring him to the sector capital to have higher ranking authorities decide and authorise such a "big mission".
To Alex the mission seems to be stranded.
See these two pages: 106, 107.

yes, Alex knows where the tanker is. But he also knows when the tanker will leave. And he knows of no alternative beyond travelling all the way, and it may be that he does not know the full way home to Earth (as a precaution against accidental disclosure of that position and thus allowing Earth to be attacked purposefully).

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Krulle wrote:
fredgiblet wrote:
The Loroi bring him to the sector capital to have higher ranking authorities decide and authorise such a "big mission".


Infact, Parat Tempo takes him to another sector capital entirely. At least, I don't suppose "Leido Crossroads" is in the Seren sector, but still in Tinza.

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Is Spiral the green-haired tenoin accompanying Talon on page 41?


Yeah. On the "Tempest", if my memory serves me, there are only two pilots for small crafts/fighters, Talon and Spiral.

By the way, their tattoos mean something, or is it just tradition/personal preference?


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GeoModder wrote:
Is Spiral the green-haired tenoin accompanying Talon on page 41?

Yeah. On the "Tempest", if my memory serves me, there are only two pilots for small crafts/fighters, Talon and Spiral.

By the way, their tattoos mean something, or is it just tradition/personal preference?

Talon and Spiral were part of the same diral childhood training band (called the "High Tide Lowlives" (riibon timoir misit beda)) on Taben, and all the members got matching tattoos when they graduated. A new fighter squadron was formed (mostly from members of this band, including Talon and Spiral and the diral leader) and was deployed to Strike Group 51. Talon and Spiral are the last two surviving members of the original squadron, but they aren't the only pilots on Tempest; the rest are replacements or members of other squadrons.

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That's kind of sadly ironic. A tattoo that originally symbolize their togetherness in a group, eventually comes to symbolize their being alone and apart.


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While looking back at page 41, I noticed the blue circular sign. Does it have any significance?


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The top and bottom lines on that sign I can't make out, but the bottom says "SŞ" (presumably an initialism) and the yellow sign has either an I or more likely an A on it. Probably doesn't help, but meh. :P

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Turrosh Mak wrote:
While looking back at page 41, I noticed the blue circular sign. Does it have any significance?

It's a corridor junction sign, with the alphanumeric designation of the junction, some information about the area, an atmospheric pressure gauge of what's on the other side of the door, and a notification of the ship's alert status. The text reads:

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Danger: nazar detention area
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I'm not sure what I meant by "nazar", as it's not in any of the notes I can find.

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I'm not sure what I meant by "nazar", as it's not in any of the notes I can find.

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Maybe it for isolation of various strange aliens and captured enemies rather then the brig where annoying crew members are thrown into when Stillstorm gets tired of their presence. :mrgreen:


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Arioch wrote:
Turrosh Mak wrote:
While looking back at page 41, I noticed the blue circular sign. Does it have any significance?

It's a corridor junction sign, with the alphanumeric designation of the junction, some information about the area, an atmospheric pressure gauge of what's on the other side of the door, and a notification of the ship's alert status. The text reads:

Junction ->
S-Sh
Danger: nazar detention area
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I'm not sure what I meant by "nazar", as it's not in any of the notes I can find.

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Arioch wrote:
There's a copilot (Spiral) in there.



Yay! Spiral my favorite!

I have an idea.. What if getting Alex to look at the star charts is all about finding out which star system the Prabu is in?
Then Tempo (who in my opinion, quite clearly has an agenda of her own..) redirects them to the meet up?

Maybe they arrive just before or after one of the other scouts do, alongside a Umiak 'diplomatic' vessel?


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Arioch wrote:
It's a corridor junction sign, with the alphanumeric designation of the junction, some information about the area, an atmospheric pressure gauge of what's on the other side of the door, and a notification of the ship's alert status. The text reads:

Junction ->
S-Sh
Danger: nazar detention area
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I'm not sure what I meant by "nazar", as it's not in any of the notes I can find.

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If I had to wager a guess I would say that nazar means prisoner of war, would make sense that a warrior society would have a word which would be the equivalent of POW. As a command ship Tempest should have a facility to house valuable POWs and judging by the sloped access to each cell and the killzone to get in the detention area then it makes sense that the ones who would be held there would be dangerous and hostile aliens.

It also explains why there aren't any amenities at all in the cell as aliens could use them either as weapons (if strong enough to tear off stuff) or even as tools to commit suicide.

Ordinary brigs for 'rowdy' crew wouldn't be so extreme.

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And if there's a detention center on each side of the ship, it could as well mean "starboard detention center"? ;)

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