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Is this Barsam Ex Machina or Checkoves Barsam? He's close enough to send a video call to the main fleet. He might have been the closest ship to be lend aid.


Also, Big Dam Barsam Heroes Moment


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To think, all this could have been avoided if they'd just got on the courier in the first place.

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hi hi

saint of m wrote:
Also, Big Dam Barsam Heroes Moment
Or perhaps you could say it is a Barsdam heroes moment. :lol:


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Let's not get ahead of ourselves



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To think, all this could have been avoided if they'd just got on the courier in the first place.


Yeah... But then we wouldn't have much of a story :)


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entity2636 wrote:
RedDwarfIV wrote:
To think, all this could have been avoided if they'd just got on the courier in the first place.


Yeah... But then we wouldn't have much of a story :)


Maybe there's still hope that the below was prescient :D:
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On a more serious note - my understanding is that the courier left for Azimol while the strike group was still around the wreckage of the Bellarmine (page 65), before the Umiak's speech about the supposed fleets bypassing Azimol (page 88). And Tempo's actions of dismissing the historian and Mozin before discussing the farsensing issues in the system (page 66) seems to indicate that the Loroi's allies are unaware of these issues. This is my long-winded way of wondering if Azimol has been informed of anything beyond the discovery of Alex and the fleet that the strike group had been in contact with - so maybe help is coming and maybe it isn't.


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What is the origin of that drawing? Looks like Arioch's handiwork rather than fanart.


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What is the origin of that drawing? Looks like Arioch's handiwork rather than fanart.


From what I remember, someone on the forums asked Arioch to sketch Beryl announcing that they were diverting to learn grass skirt dancing, and Arioch added the second panel. Not going to try to track down the post though.


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:lol:

The only thing funnier would be a sketch of Alex and Beryl in grass skirts (poorly) learning how to dance from Mozin. Are there any parts of Justa that look like Hawaii?


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entity2636 wrote:
RedDwarfIV wrote:
To think, all this could have been avoided if they'd just got on the courier in the first place.


Yeah... But then we wouldn't have much of a story :)


Oh, but why not? Obviously there is something Tempo wouldn't like Alex to hear from the Barsam (we know all too well what it would be...), and them being stuck on a Barsam ship, especially with Cpt. Mozin close by, Tempo would surely need to take double shifts to make sure that Alex is never around a Barsam unattended for an extended period of time.

Heck, Tempo already didn't want to let him out of her sight even when he's planned to be around other Loroi, and no one else. Of course her getting out of Stillstorm's sight was a convenient line of reasoning, for sure.

There are lots of good stories spinning away from a setting like this. And Alex learning that it might be not all sunshine and roses inside the Union might provide another good set of plot hooks.


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orion1836 wrote:
:lol:

The only thing funnier would be a sketch of Alex and Beryl in grass skirts (poorly) learning how to dance from Mozin. Are there any parts of Justa that look like Hawaii?


Want to place bets who'd be more mortified by that scene? Remember:
  • Loroi warriors are usually quite uncomfortable around their males, except in certain well-defined situations.
  • On the other hand, they already do have some medical body scans from Alex,
  • And I'm sure Beryl already got a good look at him, especially while peeling him out of his spacesuit and patching him up.


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And I'm sure Beryl already got a good look at him, especially while peeling him out of his spacesuit and patching him up.

I wouldn't be surprised if Spiral or Talon opened the suit while transporting him to the Tempest. They heard him go unconscious while radioing on the open frequency. So quick first aid was called for.


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Unlikely.
In emergency situations involving a species you never met before, you'll be very careful exposing "it" to your atmosphere.

Once you know it's breathing oxygen, an extra dosis into its suit, but other components of your atmosphere might kill "it".

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I would agree if not for the apparent physical similarities. With the history of template species it is a very likely guess that both species breath roughly the same mixture.

And Alex fell unconscious only minutes before. So getting him quick oxygen would have been beneficial.

What do you guys think who went out of the shuttle and grabbed Alex? Spiral or Talon?


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Spiral because she is the designated co-pilot and because they didn't know they were rescuing a male. If they did know it would be Talon.

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Spiral because she is the designated co-pilot and because they didn't know they were rescuing a male. If they did know it would be Talon.


Well, his voice was over a comm channel just before he faded...

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He is an alien speaking an alien tongue, for all they knew from afar Alex was a tall four limbed teddy bear that lays eggs.

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Dunno. They should have had him on their screens quite a while before they reached him. Depending on resolution and angle, they might have even seen his face from inside the Tempest.

He also gave them the name of his ship and home nation in Sanzai as well as a fine selection of human lyrics.


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Dunno. They should have had him on their screens quite a while before they reached him. Depending on resolution and angle, they might have even seen his face from inside the Tempest.

He also gave them the name of his ship and home nation in Sanzai Trade as well as a fine selection of human lyrics.


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