[19:41] <@BishGM> Upon returning to Port-au-Pablum the crew's comms crackle with the voice of the Cookie Ninja's on-duty comms officer, "Captain, we have two messages waiting for everyone, one is from the transport authority and the other from a Julian Thane. Would you like to hear them now or when you return?"
[19:42] <&Toanna> "Give me the Transport Authority message now and hold on to the Thane message until we are on a more secure line."
[19:42] <@BishGM> A little ways up the hill the last trails of smoke from the cancerform wreckage can be seen.
[19:42] <Amyanin> "Good riddance."
[19:43] * &Toanna nods.
[19:43] <Nalia> "Well at least our message seems to have gotten out."
[19:45] <Nalia> "What I want to know is how Shota got the shuttle out of the ship while it was landed."
[19:45] <+[Alex]> "It's best not to ask such things."
[19:45] <Nalia> "Yeah you're probably right."
[19:45] <@BishGM> The comm crackles again, "Due to the warning we've sent ahead there is currently a travel restriction on all vessels in the system, only armed vessels or vessels with escort are currently allowed to travel."
[19:46] * &Toanna nods and responds on the comm, "Thanks for the heads up. At least we're armed..."
[19:46] <&Toanna> "hey, Amyanin, can we get gear here to at least arm the ship's crew?"
[19:47] <Amyanin> "...for the right price, yes."
[19:48] <Nalia> "What kind of price? Our virginity maybe? Because mine's in a box at home on Mediva."
[19:48] <&Toanna> "Well let's take a look at the price tag."
[19:48] <+[Alex]> "your home on Mediva probably has a cancerform ship sticking out of it by now."
[19:48] <Amyanin> "Er, well, currency is kind of... an alien concept here."
[19:49] <&Toanna> "Barter?"
[19:49] <Amyanin> "Of course, I could always go and check my farm to see if I have some fresh cargo silk lying around. Provided the caterpillars didn't eat my house."
[19:49] <@BishGM> A passing skunk anthro in home-made armor raises an eyebrow at Nalia's mention of virginity-inna-box.
[19:50] <Nalia> "Well at least I have everything important with me."
[19:50] <Nalia> "I for one would like to see one of these caterpillars."
[19:51] <&Toanna> "Silk?"
[19:51] <&Toanna> "you farm silk?"
[19:51] <Amyanin> "Yes."
[19:51] <Amyanin> "One of the few things of value around here."
[19:51] <&Toanna> "That could be valuable..."
[19:53] <Nalia> "Silk is kinda hard to work with. How do you separate it out into strands?"
[19:53] <@BishGM> An armed group passes the crew with a cart full of mangled, deformed corpses.
[19:54] <Amyanin> "We have facilities for that."
[19:54] * Amyanin was looking at the corpses while she said that
[19:55] <@BishGM> Judging from their lack of skin and guns fused to their arms, they're probably cancerforms.
[19:55] * Amyanin eyebrows
[19:56] * Nalia takes a look for porcelain
[19:58] <@BishGM> The marketplace is close enough to the port and is finally showing some signs of life, at least more than before the crew left for the Factory island, and Nalia finds a small shop selling cheap earthenware that's more serviceable than artistic.
[19:59] * Nalia was checking the canceforms, idly, but the shops are interesting at least
[20:02] * Nalia frowns
[20:02] <Nalia> "Hey guys. Hey. Wait up."
[20:03] * Nalia runs after the people with the carts
[20:03] <Amyanin> "What?"
[20:03] <Nalia> "We got porcelain on the bodies."
[20:03] <Amyanin> "...er, and?"
[20:03] * Nalia tries to get the impromptu undertakers' attention
[20:03] <Amyanin> "I'm no scientist, here."
[20:03] <&Toanna> "Like the porcelain doll?"
[20:04] <Nalia> "That's what I'm worried about!"
[20:04] <Daphne> <Oh dear.>
[20:05] <@BishGM> The group pulling the bodies continue along their duty, but one stops and looks down at Nalia, "Nyes? What can I... you're new."
[20:05] <Amyanin> "Get that science to work already."
[20:05] <Nalia> "I get that a lot."
[20:05] * Amyanin comms the Cookie Ninja: <Daaaaaaaaahpneeeeeeeeeeee.>
[20:05] <Daphne> <Yes?>
[20:05] <Nalia> "Just a friendly warning. We once met a cancerform made of porcelain that could create more cancerforms just by touching them. Out of anything really."
[20:06] * Nalia points in the cart "And they've got bits of that in their armor. Which makes me worried for your sakes."
[20:06] <Amyanin> "Get your... actually, get ready to be picked up."
[20:06] <@BishGM> He pulls his goggles up and looks back at the cart, "Made out of what now?"
[20:06] <Amyanin> <Alex, go pick Daphne. There's no beer in the dropship, btw.>
[20:06] <Daphne> <Oh dear. I'll get ready to commit horrible acts of Science.>
[20:06] <Nalia> "Toilets. Made of toilets."
[20:06] <Nalia> "The white clay stuff that shatters nice and is rough inside, smooth outside."
[20:06] * Amyanin looks vaguely repulsed
[20:08] * Amyanin would poke the dropship if she had a barge pole
[20:08] <Nalia> "This might sound a little too convenient, but we have a canceform expert on our ship. If you'd hang around here a little bit, she's on her way, and I'd very much appreciate it if you let her take a look."
[20:08] * +[Alex] shrugs and heads off to pick up Daphne then
[20:08] <@BishGM> Realization dawns and the man nods, "Oh, you mean clay?"
[20:08] <Nalia> "... Yeah, clay. Fancy clay."
[20:09] <@BishGM> He rubs his chin and looks back at the bodies for a while, "Welllll, you got something to trade for them? They're... important bodies."
[20:10] <Nalia> "We're happy to let you keep them. I'd just like our science officer to get a chance to look and make sure they're safe."
[20:10] * Amyanin nods, knowing the 'importance'.
[20:10] <Nalia> "Even if they're not safe I'll be happy to let you keep them. As long as we know."
[20:12] <@BishGM> As Alex arrives at the Cookie Ninja he finds the soft earth below the dropship hanger has been gouged out into a roughly dropship-sized trench.
[20:14] * +[Alex] shakes his head.. and just parks outside the cookieninja.
[20:16] * +[Alex] radios "Dropship to Daphne, parked outside and waiting."
[20:16] * Amyanin asides to Nalia
[20:17] * Daphne heads on out, all ready and prepared to Science.
[20:17] * Nalia glances at Amyanin ... blinks twice and shrugs
[20:17] <@BishGM> The man dealing with Nalia continues to rub his chin, "That is fair... but we do need to get the bodies to... where they need to go on time."
[20:18] <Nalia> "I just heard over our comms that she's gonna be here presently."
[20:18] <Nalia> "I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to indulge us."
[20:18] <&Toanna> "They need to go somewhere?"
[20:19] * Amyanin asides to Toanna
[20:19] <@BishGM> "Er, yes, to the..."
[20:19] * Nalia waits
[20:20] <&Toanna> "Smokehouse?"
[20:20] <@BishGM> The man puts his goggles back on, "You going to buy the bodies or not? We don't have all day."
[20:20] <Nalia> "Like I just said, she's going to be here in a minute. I mean, we're not going to buy something we haven't had a chance to appraise first."
[20:20] * Nalia starts playing along, losing patience
[20:23] <@BishGM> The dropship lands in an open spot nearby, scattering trash and clothes about.
[20:24] <Amyanin> "They didn't have to bring out the trash and laundry with Daphne."
[20:24] * Nalia gets a pair of boxers on her head
[20:24] <@BishGM> The boxers are still wet, presumably from being washed recently. Hopefully.
[20:25] * Nalia is glad she's not biological and pulls them off, and tosses them
[20:25] * Daphne exits the dropship and walks over to the group. "Right, yes? What do I need to do?"
[20:25] * Amyanin points at the cart
[20:26] <Nalia> "We just want to make sure that porcelain on the bodies isn't of the 'turn you into a cancerform' sort."
[20:26] * +[Alex] stays in the dropship.
[20:26] <Daphne> "Alright then."
[20:29] <Daphne> "Well, let's see. They're most definitely growing into the body... I'd need to cut in a bit and run some other tests to be absolutely certain, but I think it's still alive. The porcelain, that is."
[20:29] <Daphne> "The bodies are dead, all right. I wouldn't call them safe, though."
[20:30] <Nalia> "All right then ... I'll give you this for one of those ceramic plates."
[20:30] <Amyanin> "Those need to be disposed of properly, then."
[20:30] * Nalia pulls out a jar of calf's brain.
[20:30] <Nalia> "Preserved in grain alcohol. Should still be good to eat, and I bet it'll have a real kick to it."
[20:31] <&Toanna> "Is that what you call brain food?"
[20:31] <Nalia> "Maybe."
[20:31] <Daphne> "... I'm not even going to ask, for I know it will not do any good."
[20:32] <Nalia> "Daphne, can you think of anything inert we can keep that plate in safely?"
[20:32] <Amyanin> "Mmm, MSG..."
[20:32] <@BishGM> The man covers his mouth and takes a step back, "Er, that's okay, I just... er... had lunch. I'll give you the clay bit for free..."
[20:33] <&Toanna> "Now that's a bargain."
[20:33] * Nalia shrugs and stuffs the jar back into her belt pouch
[20:33] <Daphne> "Hmm..."
[20:33] <Nalia> "Ok, how do we get this plate off without touching it."
[20:34] <Daphne> "Well..."
[20:34] <Nalia> "Funny meeting someone with a weak stomach on this ball though."
[20:34] <&Toanna> "Edith never took that chainsaw pretzel when presented, did she?"
[20:34] <Amyanin> "I'm sure a real doctor always has pincers with him. Or her."
[20:34] <Nalia> "Nope, she didn't. I still have it."
[20:35] <&Toanna> "Well you can't corrupt what's already corrupted..."
[20:35] <Nalia> "Whatcha thinking Toanna, rest it on something that's already a canceform as a sort of buffer?"
[20:35] <&Toanna> "Something like that...."
[20:35] <Nalia> "In that case maybe we should take some of the meat on these bodies and wrap the plate up in it."
[20:35] <&Toanna> "Either that or.... if we had that box of snackencakes..."
[20:35] <Daphne> "Hold on, I'm thinking, I'm thinking..."
[20:35] <Nalia> "There's plenty of corrupted, if distasteful, substance right here."
[20:35] * Nalia gives Daphne some space
[20:37] * Amyanin considers this
[20:38] <Daphne> "Do we have a box with the interior lined with antigrav plates? That would be safest."
[20:38] <Daphne> "... If not, someone hand me a paper bag."
[20:39] <Amyanin> "Time to McGuyver something."
[20:39] <&Toanna> "Oh god... this isn't an attack, this is a seeding session..."
[20:39] * Nalia hands Daphne a paper bag.
[20:39] <Nalia> "That's pretty much what I was afraid of."
[20:40] <Nalia> "As much fun as finding Alex's double might be, maybe we should swing by Datacentral first."
[20:40] <Nalia> "Also, Faen got us a lot of spare parts. I'm sure we can jurry rig an antigrav plate box. I have duct tape."
[20:40] <Amyanin> "Augh, scientific orgy."
[20:40] <Daphne> "Mmm, scientific orgy."
[20:40] <&Toanna> "I didn't know duct tape could do that."
[20:41] <Amyanin> "...I have duct tape too."
[20:41] <Nalia> "I'm betting we have spare plates in storage."
[20:41] <Amyanin> "I also have duck tape, but that's for something else."
[20:41] <Daphne> "For now, though, the paperbag is fine."
[20:41] * Daphne starts cutting.
[20:41] <Daphne> "Or... wait, maybe if I..."
[20:42] * Amyanin tries something, just for kicks. First by breaking off some parts of the cart...
[20:42] <Daphne> "Nevermind!"
[20:42] * &Toanna attempts to assist.
[20:43] * Nalia does too
[20:43] <@BishGM> The group wave off Amyanin, "Hey, hey, we need that cart, these bodies aren't going to haul themselves off to the dump."
[20:43] * Amyanin pokes the various bits together with duct tape
[20:43] <Amyanin> "I'm just taking the extras."
[20:44] * Nalia turns to them "I'm afraid that these bodies are so hopelessly contaminated with 'turn you into a cancerform' plates that we're afraid to even touch them. You might want to incinerate them. The sooner the better."
[20:44] <Amyanin> "Hm, actually, wait a sec."
[20:44] * Amyanin checks the bodies while plucking something together
[20:44] <@BishGM> With some careful slices Daphne removes a meaty chunk with a piece of ceramic in the middle.
[20:45] * Daphne plocks it into the bag. "Right, this should suffice until we can get a proper containment going on."
[20:46] <@BishGM> They look at each other for a moment and nod at Nalia, "Alright... but the ones from two weeks ago are going to be ripe. It'll take a while."
[20:46] <Amyanin> "...I have a proper containment. Right here."
[20:46] <Nalia> "... Two weeks ago?"
[20:46] * Nalia looks at the others "Uh oh."
[20:46] <Amyanin> "Ew."
[20:46] <Nalia> "That's a big uh oh."
[20:46] <@BishGM> "Yeah, from the first ship that crashed."
[20:46] <Daphne> "... Oh dear."
[20:47] * Nalia scratches her head "Think they want Menny back?"
[20:47] <&Toanna> "This will be fun..."
[20:47] <Amyanin> "Who?"
[20:47] * Nalia turns to the men again "Thank you for your cooperation, you may have saved the lives of everyone on this planet."
[20:47] <&Toanna> "First thing first, we need to get word to Edith about the porcelain."
[20:48] <Nalia> "Is she even going to let us back in?"
[20:48] <&Toanna> "She has remote communication abilities..."
[20:49] <&Toanna> "I'm hoping Amyanin here knows some way to send her a message...."
[20:49] * Nalia turns to Amyanin
[20:49] <Amyanin> "...I know the protocol and the remote access codes, but it's a secret."
[20:50] <&Toanna> "Then you better send the message."
[20:50] <Nalia> "Well, you don't need to tell us, so long as Edith finds out."
[20:50] <&Toanna> "And also the mayor could stand to know..."
[20:51] <Amyanin> "Oh, he needs to know, alright."
[20:52] <Nalia> "Right then, let's go. This is bad. Really bad."
[20:52] <Amyanin> "Yes."
[20:53] * &Toanna starts heading to Baba's place.
[20:53] <@BishGM> The cart group breaks up into two, one continues to pull the cart toward its destination and the other in search for fuel.
[20:53] * Nalia sticks with Toanna
[20:53] * Amyanin gets in the dropship, to send a message to Edith
[20:53] <Nalia> "You know I feel bad for them but incineration might not be enough."
[20:54] <Nalia> "Also if that garbage pile turns into a giant cancerform and tries to eat us as we take off I'm calling shenanigans."
[20:57] <&Toanna> "That would interesting..."
[20:57] <&Toanna> "but it'd end like all the others..."
[20:57] * &Toanna pats her vibrosabers.
[20:58] <Nalia> "I should have bought more pineapple grenades. Why did I stick with just the adhesive, why ..."
[20:58] <&Toanna> "Because sticky is kinky?"
[20:59] <Daphne> "..."
[21:00] <Nalia> "Pft. I wish. I did it because I didn't want to breach the hull."
[21:01] * Amyanin gladly does not hear that conversation...
[21:01] <&Toanna> "What I remember from training is it takes a lot of firepower to breach a hull.... like a naval cannon."
[21:02] <Daphne> "I was about to say, I think it would take more than a pineapple grenade..."
[21:02] <Daphne> "Perhaps a watermelon grenade. One that is nuclear powered."
[21:02] <Daphne> "... Hmm... I wonder if we have any fissionables on the ship..."
[21:02] <&Toanna> "A watermelon grenade?"
[21:03] <Daphne> "Well, you're right. It wouldn't really be a grenade if it was the size of a watermelon."
[21:03] <@BishGM> The guards around Baba O'rly's place blink at the crew as they arrive and the bear yells up, "Baba, seconds!"
[21:03] <Nalia> "... seconds? .... Is that supposed to sound dodgy?"
[21:04] <@BishGM> The bear shrugs at Nalia, "I didn't say sloppy seconds."
[21:04] <Nalia> "I wasn't thinking sex, I was thinking food."
[21:04] * Amyanin contacts Edith about the cancerforms that have been falling around recently. And that they cannot, under any circumstances, be used as samples.
[21:05] * Nalia hopes Amyanin explains why
[21:06] <@BishGM> The bear shrugs again and waves the group in, however this time Baba is downstairs, checking the contents of several crates.
[21:07] * &Toanna waves at Baba as she enters.
[21:09] <@BishGM> They mayor looks up in surprise, "Curious timing, Baba O'rly just about to send these to your ship. Presents from Crazy Eddy."
[21:09] <Nalia> "Hi Baba, we have a bit of a problem on your lovely planet."
[21:10] <@BishGM> "Unfortunate, Baba O'rly trust you've shot it already?"
[21:10] <Nalia> "This isn't exactly the sort of problem you can shoot."
[21:10] <Nalia> "You've had some cancerform invaders the last few days right?"
[21:12] <@BishGM> "Yes, that problem solved with shooting and explosions."
[21:12] <Nalia> "It's not solved. They're wearing clay armor that can grow, and maybe able to turn -other things- into cancerforms. Including this entire -planet-."
[21:12] <Daphne> "Quite possibly, in fact. More likely than not."
[21:15] <Nalia> "I'd be scared to keep those things around without outright vaporizing them with plasma weapons."
[21:15] <&Toanna> "It's infectious do not under any circumstance touch that clay stuff on the cancerforms."
[21:16] <@BishGM> Baba O'rly's expression turns serious, "Baba O'rly finds that hard to believe... but Baba O'rly not mayor for good looks. First, these go to your ship," he gestures at the crates, "and then we start solving new problem. This time with fire."
[21:16] * Nalia nods "Fire's good."
[21:16] <Nalia> "What's in the crates?"
[21:16] * Nalia wanders over to look
[21:17] <&Toanna> "We sent word to Edith about this, hopefully she can work out some sort of containment..."
[21:17] * Amyanin also sends a new, small message to Edith: "The turrets will be /barely/ enough."
[21:17] <@BishGM> He pushes the lid off one to reveal rows of new sub-machine guns and pistols.
[21:18] <&Toanna> "Looks like we won't have to do shopping for weapons..."
[21:18] <Nalia> "Mama likey."
[21:19] <@BishGM> "Maybe useful after some modifications, Baba O'rly think it waste of material otherwise, but yours still."
[21:20] <Nalia> "We'll put them to good use."
[21:21] <@BishGM> Several porters begin moving the crate out of the house and Baba barks orders for a barbecue.
[21:21] <@BishGM> "Oh, and Baba O'rly has message from Crazy Eddy. "Do what you have to" she says."
[21:22] <Nalia> "Well that's a vote of confidence."
[21:22] <&Toanna> "Tell Crazy Eddy thanks."
[21:22] <&Toanna> "And I'm sorry about the touching."
[21:22] <@BishGM> Baba O'rly raises a shaggy eyebrow.
[21:23] * &Toanna grabs and crates and starts hauling it.
[21:24] <@BishGM> After an hour of hard labor, the Cookie Ninja's armory is finally fully stocked...
[21:24] * Amyanin pats Alex: "Lets bring the dropship closer to the Mayoral Offices."
[21:24] * Nalia gets herself a mai tai
[21:24] <@BishGM> And in the distance a giant fireball erupts.
[21:24] * Nalia puts on sunglasses and gives the fireball a thumbs up
[21:25] <+[Alex]> "Alright."
[21:25] <Daphne> "... Oh my."
[21:25] * +[Alex] pilots the dropship over to the mayor's place
[21:26] * &Toanna says over the ship's intercomm, <Ladies and gentleman, we have guns.>
[21:27] <Amyanin> "Wha?"
[21:27] <@BishGM> The ship's crew begin filing into the armory and arming themselves, all of them looking visibly relieved.
[21:29] <Amyanin> "Oh!, Oh, I see. The operation has begun."
[21:30] * Amyanin simply calms down
[21:31] <&Toanna> "What? operation?"
[21:31] * Amyanin comms over to the Cookie Ninja: <Nothing to worry about, people. The natives have begun the Clean-Up.>
[21:32] * Nalia accesses the PA <Remember crew, the weapons are to be used on things you want to die only. The walls, windows, crewmates, your porn and the food in the mess hall are all invalid targets.>
[21:32] <@BishGM> A wave of disappointed cries ripples through the ship.
[21:35] * &Toanna adds, <You break it you bought it.>
[21:35] * Amyanin accesses the bridge
[21:35] <Amyanin> "Alright, time to farm some silk."
[21:35] * &Toanna nods.
[21:35] <Amyanin> "*mumbles* And poke someone I know about you know what."
[21:35] <+[Alex]> "We're taking the whole ship there?"
[21:36] <Amyanin> "...it would actually be safer since the moths can't take off with a ship this size."
[21:36] <Nalia> "Hopefully this won't take too long. I mean we're just dealing with the potential end of all life as we know it. As much as I think Amyanin's caterpillars are going to be awful cute."
[21:36] * +[Alex] shrugs
[21:36] <+[Alex]> "takeoff clearance?"
[21:37] <Amyanin> "I'd like to get some credits since we're going to return at some point. You know, samples."
[21:37] <&Toanna> "Do we need takeoff clearance in this place?"
[21:37] <Amyanin> "Also, I have a cancerform expert to consult."
[21:37] * &Toanna looks at Amyanin.
[21:37] <Amyanin> "Nah."
[21:38] <+[Alex]> "Lifting off then!"
[21:38] * +[Alex] engages the engines for liftoff!
[21:38] <&Toanna> "Hopefully it won't take long... unfortunately saving the world doesn't entitle us to a budget...."
[21:38] * &Toanna reviews Thane's message.
[21:38] * Amyanin checks her consoles, though, sending a small message to Edith: "IFF Cookie Ninja"
[21:38] * Nalia sips her Mai Tai
[21:38] <Daphne> "Hmm?"
[21:40] <+[Alex]> "So Amyanin, where's your farm at?"
[21:40] <Amyanin> "To the Western Moutains, over there."
[21:41] * +[Alex] flies the ship for the western mountains
[21:43] <@BishGM> Thane's message begins to play, "Glad to hear you're all still alive, there were reports your ship was responsible for helping end the attack in Xinan but disappeared before authorities could contact you. I'm sure by now you heard of the travel restrictions, but probably not the reason. Because of the number of ships your team reported the governments pulled all their patrols off the trade...
[21:43] <@BishGM> ...routes to bolster planetary defenses, so the only people between planets right now are overconfident shippers, pirates, and cancerforms."
[21:43] <Amyanin> "And us."
[21:43] <Nalia> "We really need to let him know about those ceramic plates."
[21:43] * &Toanna plays that message for the bridge.
[21:43] * Amyanin claims: "He forgot us."
[21:44] <+[Alex]> "We're somewhere between overconfident shippers and pirates."
[21:44] * &Toanna sends a message back to Thane, "Thank you for your concern. It is of the utmost importance that the porceline plates in the cancerform bodies NOT be allowed to touch anything that could potentially make a dangerous cancerform. They are infectious!"
[21:45] <Nalia> "I don't nkow Alex. I've been mistaken for a cancerform before."
[21:45] * &Toanna sends a message to that effect to both Metro's authorities and The Mediva police station she dealt with.
[21:50] <@BishGM> Alex has a slightly harder time navigating the bulky, very-much-non-aerodynamic ship through the mountain ranges and sudden shifts in wind, but eventually comes up to a basic landing pad located near a cluster of farms; even from a distance the forms of large caterpillars basking in the sun can be seen.
[21:50] * Amyanin seems to smile broadly at the sight
[21:51] <&Toanna> "That's..... new."
[21:51] <Nalia> "Can we take one with us and name it Clarance?"
[21:51] <Daphne> "... Those are very large."
[21:51] <+[Alex]> "And with any luck, we didn't land on anyone."
[21:52] <Nalia> "Actually, a better idea. We take two with us. One can be named Clarance, and the other can be named "The Brig."
[21:52] <Daphne> "Do we even have room on the ship?"
[21:52] * Amyanin just glances slightly at Nalia
[21:52] * Amyanin thinks most of the cargo space is used for better things
[21:52] <Nalia> "If we had room for over 100 refugees, we have room for two big bugs."
[21:54] <Amyanin> "...we'd need to haul a lot of rocks to feed them."
[21:54] <@BishGM> Several caterpillars slowly undulate their way toward the Cookie Ninja.
[21:54] <+[Alex]> "No bugs."
[21:54] <Amyanin> "That's where the plan breaks."
[21:54] <Nalia> "Hmm, yeah."
[21:54] <Nalia> "So uh."
[21:54] * Amyanin gets out
[21:54] <&Toanna> "Weird...."
[21:54] <Nalia> "It looks like they want to eat the ship."
[21:54] * &Toanna steps out.
[21:55] * Nalia follows the others
[21:55] * +[Alex] stays in the ship for this
[21:55] * Amyanin goes straight for one and hugs it
[21:55] <@BishGM> The caterpillar makes an odd, slimy, moo-like sound.
[21:56] * Amyanin pets it gently
[21:56] <Nalia> "You know I was expecting them to be only about the size of me."
[21:56] * &Toanna looks at the odd thing before her.
[21:56] * Nalia glances at the one that's closest to her, sort of willing it to not eat her. She's bite-sized.
[21:57] * Amyanin still has her straw hat on, now that she thinks about it
[21:57] <@BishGM> A caterpillar gently tests Nalia's large, round, skull-that-sorta-reminds-them-of-rocks head.
[21:58] * Amyanin stiffles a laugh
[21:58] <Nalia> "I have sticky grenades and I know how to use them."
[21:59] * &Toanna pokes the grub away from Nalia's head.
[21:59] <Amyanin> "Hey! No blowing up my farm!"
[21:59] <@BishGM> A middle-aged man in a dirty lab coat and hair cap steps out of a house and watches the team.
[22:01] <Nalia> "Friend of yours, Amyanin?"
[22:01] <Amyanin> "...yes."
[22:01] * Amyanin waves at him
[22:01] * Amyanin actually tips her hat off
[22:02] <Amyanin> "Hello again, Doctor."
[22:02] * Amyanin goes to him, patting the caterpillars along the way
[22:02] * Daphne follows Amyanin.
[22:03] <@BishGM> He doesn't move to remove his hair cap and nods slightly at Amyanin, "Amyanin. Who are these people?"
[22:03] <Amyanin> "My crew."
[22:03] <Amyanin> "I'd rather have not have them here..."
[22:03] * Amyanin looks slightly behind her
[22:04] <Amyanin> "...but I'll take a risk."
[22:04] * &Toanna looks back at Amyanin.
[22:05] <Daphne> "Hmm."
[22:05] <@BishGM> He looks at the others and snorts lightly, but stops to stare at Nalia for a moment.
[22:05] <Amyanin> "She's not food."
[22:05] * Amyanin points at Nalia
[22:06] <Nalia> "Yeah, not food."
[22:06] * Nalia nods emphatically
[22:07] <Amyanin> "Well, I came to check on the farm, gather some silk, and enquire you about some new cancerform danger."
[22:07] <@BishGM> "No, she wouldn't be. Curious, nonetheless, and sentient, so I suppose there won't be any consenting to an investigative autopsy."
[22:07] <Nalia> "No, one time is enough for me."
[22:07] <Nalia> "I still think that guy kept my kidney."
[22:07] * Amyanin just stay silent
[22:08] <@BishGM> He glances at the others and heads back into the house.
[22:08] <Amyanin> "Daphne, keep the bag close and clear."
[22:08] * &Toanna says quietly, "Who's that?"
[22:08] <Amyanin> "The infamous Dr. Shire."
[22:11] * Daphne nods at Amyanin, and then blinks. "... Dr. Shire? Oh dear."
[22:11] <Daphne> "... At least he's brilliant. Sort've..."
[22:11] <Amyanin> "I've worked with him and know how knowledgeable he is. Which might say a lot."
[22:11] <@BishGM> Doctor Shire sits down, pours himself a cup of tea, and adjusts his cap, "I didn't expect you to return with... friends. What is this about?"
[22:11] * Nalia glances around at the caterpillars s'more
[22:12] * Amyanin sits down as well
[22:12] <@BishGM> Two caterpillars are sneakily undulating their way toward Nalia.
[22:12] <Amyanin> "Well, like I said, I've come for some silk. Need credit. And there's some cancerform I want you to see."
[22:13] <Amyanin> "Also, do you believe in entirely cancerformed worlds? Because we've met at least one."
[22:13] * Nalia moves so that Toanna is between her and the caterpillars
[22:13] <Nalia> "I don't think I want one anymore."
[22:14] * &Toanna gives the caterpillars the stare and moves into the house.
[22:14] * Amyanin picks a pebble and throws it casually at a caterpillar's feet
[22:15] <@BishGM> A caterpillar stops and begins munching on the pebble.
[22:17] <@BishGM> The doctor gestures at the table, "Let's see this sample. I can't imagine how a planet would be infected, but I'm a doctor, not a geologist."
[22:17] <@BishGM> He sips his tea and looks at Daphne over the rim of the cup, "You look familiar."
[22:17] <Amyanin> "A moon that shoots entire fleet of cancerformed ships."
[22:17] <&Toanna> "I saw a dropship get infected in a matter of hours."
[22:18] <Amyanin> "That too."
[22:18] * Nalia sits down on the closest thing resembling a couch in the room and dangles her legs
[22:18] <@BishGM> "Are you looking for a professional opinion on cancerforms or your eyesight then?"
[22:19] <Daphne> "We have the same specialty, Doctor. I'm Dr. Daphne Medical Postgrad."
[22:19] <Amyanin> "As professional as you can get."
[22:19] <Amyanin> "Otherwise I'd go see an oculist."
[22:19] * Daphne places the paper bag down, and folds it downwards to show the porcelain sample."
[22:20] <Nalia> "Whatever you do don't touch it."
[22:20] <Amyanin> "...I think he knows better."
[22:21] <Nalia> "Amyanin, we haven't met a single person yet who knew better."
[22:21] <@BishGM> He points his cup at Daphne, "Ah, yes, I remember you now. The ethical one, would have approached you to share data if I didn't suspect you would report me."
[22:22] * &Toanna frowns.
[22:22] <Daphne> "Well, let's be fair, I'd rather not get arrested. You did uncover some very interesting data with your experiments, at least."
[22:23] <@BishGM> Doctor Shire glances at the porcelain piece and snorts, "I already have a sample from the attack two weeks ago, down in the basement. Which reminds me, you have a basement now, Amyanin."
[22:23] <Amyanin> "...Who let the caterpillars dig in?"
[22:23] <Amyanin> "...or I hope we're not sitting on top of a hive."
[22:24] <Amyanin> "That may or may not be slightly worse than cancerforms."
[22:24] <Daphne> "... OH dear."
[22:24] <&Toanna> "Amyanin, cancerform infected hive."
[22:24] <&Toanna> "Enough said."
[22:24] <Amyanin> "Ick."
[22:24] <@BishGM> "No, I just needed a bigger lab. As for what I can tell you about these shards, they aren't harmful in this state."
[22:25] * Amyanin looks hard at the pieces
[22:25] <Amyanin> "...they have another state?"
[22:25] <@BishGM> He sets his cup on top of the porcelain and nothing happens.
[22:26] <Amyanin> "I really wonder how this all works."
[22:26] * Nalia frowns
[22:26] <Nalia> "Well I guess that's reassuring."
[22:26] <Nalia> "You're sure the samples in your basement haven't turned Amyanin's house into a cancerform?"
[22:26] <Amyanin> "What about the 2-weeks old samples?"
[22:26] * Amyanin looks at Nalia: "Jynx."
[22:27] <@BishGM> "They're relatively inert on their own and fuse with objects they come in contact with when stimulated by an external source, such as a high-speed impact."
[22:27] <Amyanin> "...kinetic energy is an activation state?"
[22:27] <&Toanna> "And the fusion leads to bad news I take it?"
[22:27] <Amyanin> "That might explain why they keep pummeling onto planets' surfaces."
[22:28] <@BishGM> "I'm unethical, not insane, I wouldn't stay in this house if I had turned it into a cancerform."
[22:28] <Nalia> "... Oh God."
[22:28] <Nalia> "So if we shoot that plate we get a cancerform paper bag."
[22:28] <Nalia> "... we could weaponize that."
[22:28] <Daphne> "... I reccomend we not try that outside of a laboratory setting."
[22:28] <Amyanin> "I think someone one-upped you already, Nalia."
[22:29] <Amyanin> "Think 'ship crashing down'."
[22:29] <Nalia> "Can you imagine bullets mate of this stuff?"
[22:29] <Nalia> "That's a hell of a lot more scary than a ship landing on you."
[22:29] <Amyanin> "I'm sure someone did."
[22:29] <@BishGM> "It already is weaponized, if you fire this at someone they will become a cancerform in under a day, less time if you use a larger piece, longer if you use a smaller one."
[22:29] <Amyanin> "So that's what they are shooting..."
[22:29] <Amyanin> "Bleh."
[22:30] <Nalia> "Explains how that moon became a cancerform."
[22:30] <Amyanin> "Daphne, do we have the ECG data on hand? About the moon?"
[22:30] <Nalia> "No but really, as these plates stand they're not very scary. It would probably take months or years to convert a planet. Guns loaded up with this stuff, that would be scary as hell."
[22:32] <@BishGM> Doctor Shire picks up his cup and sips his tea again.
[22:32] <Amyanin> "...nyes. Do we have a way to reverse or kill the process as it stands?"
[22:32] * Amyanin hangs her head, as if in pain
[22:32] * Daphne nods. "I do, acutally."
[22:32] * Daphne pulls out the EKG data for the cancermoon.
[22:32] <Nalia> "If we didn't, we may as well fly ourselves into a sun, because every planet's been hit, so everything would be doomed."
[22:33] <Nalia> "I'm guessing just cutting it out of where it landed would be enough."
[22:33] <Nalia> "I'm hoping."
[22:33] <Amyanin> "Sorry, Devon, it's a lot of questions in a small time frame. I don't think we have the luxury of time, here. We never do."
[22:34] <&Toanna> "So now we gotta save the universe."
[22:34] <&Toanna> "So much for having fun on my vacation."
[22:34] <Amyanin> "Think of it as hardball vacations."
[22:34] <Nalia> "We have to make sure every single pod that's fallen everywhere gets dug up and disposed of."
[22:35] <@BishGM> "I've only been studying this for two weeks, I only recently discovered its kinetic-activation property and I am less interested in how to stop in than I am in how to use it. I haven't bothered investigating how to stop it yet."
[22:35] <Amyanin> "Yeah, but that's with the local authorities, Nalia, and we cannot ever mention Dr. Shire to them."
[22:36] <Nalia> "We don't have to, if Shire doesn't mind Daphne taking credit for his work."
[22:36] * Amyanin eyes the doctor for a moment
[22:36] <@BishGM> Shire smiles.
[22:36] * Nalia also eyes him
[22:36] <Amyanin> "I thought we were looking at stopping it. You know, back then?"
[22:36] * Nalia glances at Toanna and subvocs "All in favor of shooting him in the head right now say aye."
[22:36] * &Toanna stares.
[22:36] <@BishGM> "I think the real problem is if Miss Medical Postgrad is willing to take credit for my work."
[22:37] * Amyanin eyes Daphne. Oh yeah...
[22:37] * Amyanin silently nods to herself
[22:38] <Nalia> "Well ... Dr. Shire ... let me put it to you this way."
[22:38] <@BishGM> "The results will not stand up to scrutiny without the research data and anyone presenting my research as their own would likely have their name dragged through the same mud as mine."
[22:39] * Amyanin pats Daphne: "Have fun. I have silk to grab."
[22:39] <Nalia> "These things have landed on every planet. If they have the properties you say they do, and we don't know how to stop it, every inhabited planet will become worse than Toutenbois."
[22:39] <Nalia> "If that happens, no one woud be left to appreciate your work."
[22:39] <Daphne> "Err... Oh dear..."
[22:39] * Amyanin gets up and goes to the cocoons
[22:40] * Amyanin pets a few caterpillars on the way
[22:41] * &Toanna follows Amyanin.
[22:41] <Nalia> "And to top it off, if people know you're the one who came up with this world saving information, no one would believe it."
[22:41] <Nalia> "We have to consider public relations."
[22:42] <@BishGM> He smiles again, heads into a back room, and comes back out with a disc.
[22:43] * Amyanin gets a cow tool, and start picking up silk from broken cocoons
[22:43] <@BishGM> "Here, my research so far in manipulation of the infection agent, perhaps it will help Miss Medical Postgrad figure out how to destroy it instead."
[22:43] * Amyanin also shows Toanna how it's done, since she's along for the ride
[22:44] <Nalia> "Thank you Doctor. I hope whatever information you discover about how to bulletize these plates doesn't also happen to destroy the world. We'll do our best to keep it around a while longer at least using this information."
[22:44] * &Toanna watches Amyanin's demonstration and tries to mimic it.
[22:44] * Daphne nods. "Thank you, Doctor. I might disagree with you on several things, but you have helped us, so."
[22:45] <@BishGM> Doctor Shire sips his tea and gives Nalia an innocent shrug, "May the best scientist win then."
[22:45] * Amyanin asides to Toanna: "Somehow... I'm now having second thoughts about him..."
[22:46] <&Toanna> "Yeaaaaaaah."
[22:46] <Daphne> "And may the loser still have applicable research."
[22:46] <Amyanin> "So maybe I've been a little too innocent there, for a while..."
[22:46] <Amyanin> "Anyway, you take the cow tool like this, and then..."
[22:47] * &Toanna watches the demonstration.
[22:47] * Nalia subvocs to Toanna "He gave us his data, so we have a fighting chance."
[22:48] <&Toanna> <Ah good, then I don't have to bring in the heavy muscle.>
[22:48] * &Toanna looks at Amyanin, "We got his research data."
[22:49] <@BishGM> The doctor pauses and sips his tea again, "Strange, it's cold."
[22:49] <Amyanin> "Frankly, as long as he keeps the babies happy, I'll shrug his antics off."
[22:49] <@BishGM> He dumps it into a sink and pours himself a new, hot cup.
[22:49] <Amyanin> "Good, now to get the silk onboard."
[22:49] * Nalia blinks and frowns
[22:49] <Nalia> "Uh..."
[22:50] * Nalia is now watching the good doctor intently
[22:50] <Nalia> "Tea shouldn't cool off that fast, right?"
[22:51] * Amyanin shoos the caterpillars away from the ship: "No, not food! No touchy! Too much iron, it's bad for your diet!"
[22:51] <@BishGM> "No, this isn't the right climate for... hm, interesting."
[22:51] * &Toanna nods and helps with the silk.
[22:51] <@BishGM> He puts the cup aside and heads back into the back room, mumbling to himself.
[22:52] <Nalia> "Daphne is it bad that I'm now very worried that the good doctor is about to become a cancerform and kill us all?"
[22:52] * Amyanin gets the cargo bay opened
[22:52] * Nalia glances at our plate "... Yeeeeeah I'm starting to think we should keep this thing on ice."
[22:53] <Amyanin> "Actually, Toanna, get the silk in with the crew's help, I'll keep the caterpillars away."
[22:53] <Nalia> <Toanna, Amyanin, I have a strong feeling that Shire is about to go cancerform on us and likely destroy the farm in the process.>
[22:53] <Amyanin> "...MY FARM!"
[22:53] * Amyanin bolts to the farmhouse
[22:53] <Daphne> "oh dear."
[22:53] <&Toanna> <Wut?>
[22:53] * &Toanna blinks and bolts after Amyanin.
[22:54] <Nalia> "He drank tea that shouldn't be cold. Then it was cold. Then he mumbed 'thermal activation' and went into the back."
[22:54] * Nalia gets her gun out
[22:54] <&Toanna> <The burning cancerforms...>
[22:54] * Amyanin suddenly stops
[22:54] <Amyanin> "Cold! We need COLD!"
[22:55] * Amyanin bolts back to the ship
[22:55] * Nalia looks around the kitchen for an icebox
[22:55] * Amyanin comms to the crew: <Fire extinguishers! 2! Cargo bay! ...and keep the caterpillars out, will you?>
[22:55] <@BishGM> There's a small icebox in the kitchen, the portable kind for beverages.
[22:56] * Nalia opens the ice box and looks inside
[22:56] * &Toanna does not have any weaponry out as she moves in with Amyanin, granted she still has her arsenal in its various holsters.
[22:57] <Daphne> "He's just hit a brainstorm, I think."
[22:57] <@BishGM> There's snackencakes inside.
[22:57] <Daphne> "He's not likely to be a cancerform, in my professional opinion."
[22:57] <Nalia> "Faen would have picked this time to leave.
[22:57] <Nalia> "... Ok ... False alarm then ..."
[22:57] * Nalia makes sure Amyanin hears this over the comm
[22:57] <Nalia> "Maybe the tea wasn't boiling when he poured it in ..."
[22:57] * Amyanin stops, huffs
[22:57] * &Toanna stops.
[22:57] <&Toanna> "Whew...."
[22:58] * Nalia re-holsters her gun.
[22:58] * Nalia does however stealth after the doctor to check on him
[22:58] <Amyanin> "Stop fucking with me, here. Please."
[22:58] <Nalia> "Sorry Amy, but with everything we've been through..."
[22:58] <&Toanna> <I don't know what's worse. The fact that you scared me, or the fact that I was looking forward to cutting something up.>
[22:58] <Nalia> <We'll find something to cut up together. Sorry Toanna.>
[22:59] * Amyanin comms to the Cookie Ninja: <Okay folks, false alarm, but keep at ready. AND DON'T SHOOT THE CATERPILLARS! They're worth good money!>
[22:59] <@BishGM> The doctor stops and looks back at Nalia, "Yes?"
[23:00] * Amyanin pets the caterpillars. Apparently to calm herself more than the cattle itself.
[23:00] <Nalia> "Uh ... just making sure you're not turning into a cancerform and didn't unconsciously absorb the heat from the tea to fuel it."
[23:00] * Nalia smiles sweetly
[23:00] <@BishGM> "Oh, no, I didn't absorb the heat, the plate did."
[23:00] <Nalia> "... Son of a-!"
[23:00] <@BishGM> He gestures at the plate on the table.
[23:01] <Nalia> "Is that table about to turn into a cancerfo- ... why did you put your tea on the cancerform plate!?"
[23:01] <Nalia> "I ... I ... nevermind I ... ..."
[23:01] * Nalia turns around and leaves the room without another word
[23:01] <Nalia> "Daphne, let's get our own plate, get it on ice, and get out of here."
[23:01] <@BishGM> "To demonstrate it was inert, of... they never listen."
[23:02] <Daphne> "... Okay then..."
[23:02] * Nalia calls back to the doctor "Fire heals those things by the way! Just a friendly warni- ... Oh son of a BITCH the JUNK PILE!"
[23:02] * Nalia goes pale
[23:02] * Nalia grabs the cancerform plate and -runs- back to the ship
[23:03] * Amyanin is still petting a group of caterpillars
[23:03] * Nalia runs past Amyanin "WegottagoAmyaninImightakilledeveryoneintheonlycivilizedplaceonthisplanet"
[23:03] <&Toanna> "Uhhhhh"
[23:04] <&Toanna> "Should we go ask Shire for the coherent version?"
[23:04] * &Toanna looks at Amyanin.
[23:04] <Nalia> "Heat activates the plates!"
[23:04] * Nalia darts into the ship
[23:05] <Amyanin> "...even if it's painful to ask, yes. At least he's coherent."
[23:05] * +[Alex] is in the pilot seat reading a porno mag.
[23:06] <&Toanna> <Alex, how quickly can you get the ship ready to go?>
[23:06] * Nalia sits down at her console and tries to ring up the main settlement on the comms
[23:07] * +[Alex] radios back <What's going on?>
[23:07] <&Toanna> <Possible Abject Panic, The usual.>
[23:07] <Amyanin> <42069 is the mayor's office.>
[23:07] * Nalia dials <Thanks Amyanin. Checking on them now.>
[23:07] * &Toanna heads over to the house.
[23:08] * +[Alex] starts the ship up
[23:09] <Amyanin> <Daphneeeeeeeeeeee, check to see if we need cold-spewing cannons again.>
[23:09] <Nalia> <This is the Cookie Ninja attempting to contact Mayor Baba, what's the current situation in town?>
[23:09] * Amyanin puts the last strands of silk into the cargo bay
[23:09] <@BishGM> The comm station beeps with a busy signal, followed by an automated, "You've called Baba O'rly's office, leave a message or else."
[23:09] <Nalia> <Toanna, Amyanin, there's no response from town.>
[23:10] * Daphne checks that, onboard the ship.
[23:10] <Amyanin> "Try the pizza parlour, 24242."
[23:10] * Nalia dials!
[23:10] <Amyanin> "There's always someone on the line."
[23:10] * &Toanna starts looking for the Doctor.
[23:11] <@BishGM> Someone picks up, "Pete's Pretend Pizza, what the hell is your order?"
[23:12] <Nalia> <Hi this is the cookie ninja, nothing's burning or screaming in town right now is it?>
[23:12] <Nalia> "Also, what are your toppings?"
[23:12] <Nalia> *Comm <I got a response from the pizza parlor, we may not need to panic.>
[23:12] <Amyanin> <Hurray.>
[23:13] <Amyanin> <Also, what's their special today?>
[23:13] <Daphne> "I HAVE UNLOCKED THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE! Also, a coldcannon couldn't hurt."
[23:13] <Amyanin> <42?>
[23:13] <Daphne> "Hehehheheehehhehehe..."
[23:13] * &Toanna shrugs and hustles back to the ship.
[23:14] <@BishGM> "We've got antigone meat, moundworm meat, mystery meat, blue mushrooms, pineapple, and undercave moss."
[23:14] <Nalia> "Oh, and what's the special?"
[23:14] * Amyanin keeps the cargo bay opened for Toanna
[23:14] <Amyanin> "Ooh blue mushroom."
[23:14] <Amyanin> "Don't take pineapple, though. Hard to digest."
[23:14] <@BishGM> "Special today is meat lover's soup, but you'll have to wait for the cook to come back if you want to order that, he's out trying to kill something."
[23:15] <Daphne> <All of the universe is within my power to understand! Nothing is beyond my comprehension! I need scissors! 42!"
[23:15] <&Toanna> <Good, give me the coherent version as soon as I'm on board.>
[23:15] * Nalia relays the special to Amyanin
[23:16] <Amyanin> <...yeah, cool.>
[23:16] <Nalia> "How much for an antigone, blue mushroom and pinapple pizza?"
[23:16] * Amyanin picks a few choice pebbles, and lovingly throws them to the caterpillars
[23:16] <@BishGM> "That'll be about twenty credits worth of trade items."
[23:18] * Nalia listens for screaming over the line
[23:18] * Amyanin hops in
[23:18] * &Toanna hops in too.
[23:18] * Amyanin waves her straw hat at the farm in general
[23:18] <@BishGM> There is screaming and gunfire in the background.
[23:18] <Nalia> "Cool. We'll be right over. Make one up for us."
[23:19] <Nalia> *Comm <There is screaming and gunfire over the line. They're not all dead yet but they're probably close.>
[23:19] <Amyanin> <Business as usual, then.>
[23:19] <Nalia> *Comm <We need to summon up a snowstorm.>
[23:20] * Nalia hangs up
[23:20] <Amyanin> "We need to get the cloud moving. Alex! We're a-go."
[23:20] <Nalia> "So how many times is that now that I've nearly killed everyone because of a small oversight of crucial information?"
[23:21] <Amyanin> "We need better information gathering and analysis."
[23:21] <@BishGM> The Cookie Ninja tears off but doesn't goes through the mountains any faster than last time, in the distance several columns of smoke curl up from Port-au-Pablum.
[23:21] <Nalia> "By the way, I should probably stay on the ship since I'm the one who told them to burn the damn things in the first place."
[23:21] <+[Alex]> "Well, everything appears to be normal."
[23:22] <&Toanna> "By the by Alex, the hat thing, awesome."
[23:22] <Amyanin> "Er, big oops?"
[23:22] * &Toanna looks up at the smoke, "That can't be good..."
[23:22] <Nalia> "Toanna, don't say that. Don't say something like that. It makes me think you think we're all about to die."
[23:22] <@BishGM> Something large and smoldering rises up from where the crew saw the fireball.
[23:22] <Daphne> "We are."
[23:22] <Daphne> "HHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHE:"
[23:22] <+[Alex]> "The hat's always awesome."
[23:22] <Nalia> "....... I really hope we have enough fire supressant."
[23:22] * Amyanin dashes in for her console: "Oooh fun times ahead."
[23:23] * Daphne starts setting up a coldcannon strafing system.
[23:23] <&Toanna> "So who wants to fire the big fuck off gun of coldness?"
[23:23] <Amyanin> "I'd rather fight an antigone with a limping schizophreniac."
[23:23] * &Toanna claps her hands together and rubs them as she glances at the rest of the crew.
[23:23] <Nalia> "I do, I do!"
[23:24] <@BishGM> A six-armed, three-legged creature the size of the Cookie Ninja turns its maw at the ship.
[23:24] <Daphne> "I AM THE MISTRESS OF ALL THINGS FRIGID"
[23:24] <Amyanin> "...you're frigid? I don't think I needed to know that."
[23:24] <&Toanna> "Ok Nalia, get shootin'."
[23:24] <+[Alex]> "..yeah.."
[23:24] <&Toanna> "how many turrets does this ship have?"
[23:25] * Nalia comms the crew <All crew. Man battle stations. You're about to fire cold at the biggest thing you've ever seen.>
[23:25] <+[Alex]> "Brace for impact."
[23:25] * Daphne laughs again. And then stops.
[23:25] <Daphne> "... Have I been madly ranting for the past several minutes?"
[23:25] <Amyanin> "...I'd rather not have to brace for impact."
[23:25] * Nalia turns on the ship's exterior comm system <Attention Toutenbois! It doesn't like cold! Prepare to bundle up!>
[23:25] <+[Alex]> "Yeah, but it's good to be prepared just in case."
[23:25] * Nalia then starts blasting Dragonforce
[23:26] <Amyanin> "It is also now my opinion that Daphne needs to get laid."
[23:26] <Daphne> "... What? What did I do?"
[23:26] * &Toanna grabs a turret control console and links the 100mm cannons.
[23:26] <Nalia> "Toanna, don't forget that big impacts will heal it too. The cold is our best shot."
[23:27] <Amyanin> "The natives need to know that fire will only empower it. And they need to know it now."
[23:27] <Daphne> "What have I been *doing* these past few minutes?!"
[23:27] * Nalia shouts over the external PA "Oh, and by the way, fire only heals it!"
[23:27] <Daphne> "... Why do I have scisssors? What in Science is going on?!"
[23:28] <Daphne> "And why is that horrible music playing?!"
[23:28] * Amyanin pats Daphne
[23:28] <Amyanin> "Ahem."
[23:28] <&Toanna> "Daph, Would it do damage to this thing if I hit it with a pair of 100 millimeter mass driver slugs?"
[23:28] * +[Alex] puts his hat into battle position
[23:28] <Amyanin> <Attention crew, prepare the main batteries for cold injection.>
[23:30] <Daphne> "They'll either superpower it, or they'll blast enough chunks off ot make it more manageable."
[23:30] <Daphne> "I think the latter.'
[23:30] <Daphne> "I think."
[23:30] <&Toanna> "Ok."
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