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The Nightstar Zoo • View topic - 2018-09-20 Last place we looked

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:25 pm 
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By definition, you'll find something in the last place you look. That's when you stop looking. :-)

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Remember the O'Benn and their "properly conducted search" - where they basically just looked for places in interstellar space with TAD fields?


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At this point, the ancient Oafans are little more than pirates, and have progressed far along the road to being the most dangerous force in the galaxy. Not because of their firepower, specifically, but because of their outlook and their willingness to take whatever they want from whoever has it based solely on their ability to do so. In a very distinct sense, they're as dangerous as the dark matter entities.

If I abandoned my house, for instance, eventually, the local authorities (in this case, the Neo Oafans) would eventually seize it. They'd then sell it at a tax sale. New people would move in. It would then be their house. If I showed up twenty or thirty years later, I wouldn't get to just waltz on in the front door and demand the current residents GTFO of my house. And yet, that's what's going on here, seemingly with no pushback.

If they aren't stopped, I can see all of the existing inhabitants of the galaxy, friend and enemy alike, aligning against them purely for self-preservation.


ETA: For those of you citing the 'they were there the whole time' version of possession, they were locked in an inaccessible cellar by their crazy brother, who never told the new owners about them. There they would have remained forever if not for the intervention of the people they're now seizing the property of.


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Actually if someone stole your house and forcibly kept you from coming back there you'd be on rather solid legal ground demanding it back. The laws for abandoned property are mostly for when you could have demanded it back but didn't.

More importantly, the Oafans here are the local authorities. They do not diplomatically recognize any other extant states as of yet, so from their legal perspective the Neofans are pirates. Them enforcing their position is no different from the UNS enforcing theirs. Sucks to be the one on the recieving side, but it's not really an existential threat and there's no real reason to think they won't be willing to sign and abide by treaties in the future simply because they're not obeying ones they aren't signatories to.


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Also, even granting that this is at base a government taking things because they think it should be theirs and have the force to back it up, that is literally how the UNS got the Breath Weapon. It is not a galaxy-spanning existential threat.


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I'm reminded of the last time that "authority by right of seniority" came up...
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Also worth noting that the old AI was the legitimately appointed caretaker of all that stuff, and she gave it to them. Her actions "imprisoning" them were supported by everyone who knew what was going on.


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Whatever the reason was, it apparently wasn't persuasive to any of the people forcibly uploaded against their will, namely the Oafan government and its citizenry.


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Don't forget that the oafans are an ancient MASSIVE and advanced race. As far as they are concerned it's possible they consider the entire galaxy to be their territory and had the resources to manage it, and these upstarts with their tin-can-hulled ships barely register as a force to be recognized, let alone an equal.

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Actually, if I had a "successful find", I'd keep looking, and then pretend to find it where I stopped.

That would help to keep the real location of the treasure secret.

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