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Get in the ship, close up and wait with point defense cannons and kinetic breachers ready. Let the Daggermother handle her hot mess. That's what I'd do.

But then, I'm not a career mercenary with pseudo immortality.

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Actually given past experiences that is exactly what Tagon would do. In fact if things look like they're getting too hot he would probably use his breachers to blow a hole and escape. He actually implied he would do that in this comic.

The Daggermother is no longer his client. She terminated the Toughs contract. And he does not fight when he is not getting paid to (Unless something like the galaxy is on the line, and usually he still ensures he gets paid somehow). Of course given past experiences he's also likely to offer the Daggermother his services at a marked up rate.

The important thing to note is that he's a career mercenary. He'll take a whole lot of risks for money, but he won't budge an inch for free.


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"Fall back to the ramp and defend" could be read as securing Cindercone . . . and Kaff Tagon wants to get an idea what is coming, if only to know if it has antiship capability.

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By the way, going from today's comic, it seems that Urtheep's systems are indeed subverted. Tagon can communicate with Cindy (okay, it could technically be just a microphone on the ship's hull, but I assume standard radio/hypernet/whatever comms), so Daggermother's comms are not just being jammed in a conventional flood-everything-with-noise way.


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In this specific case it was actually me misremembering the name. I know because I typed that post on a computer and it doesn't autocorrect here. But things like that are why I disabled autocorrect on my phone.


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The legal ground for getting paid is very iffy, but it's there.

The contract was for assisting Urtheep, and due to the breaches of regulation the Daggermother was able to pull the kill fee for the contract. At that point Karl sending the dossier was for free, and any court would agree that's no fee there claimable other than the termination fee.

However THEN the Daggermother asked for further assistance, and that was provided. Requesting THAT assistance is a request of services. Past consideration cannot be used for future contacts, and the Daggermother KNOWS the Toughs are mercenaries and Urtheep have employed them in the past (ie just now). Thus it is only understandable that new requests of services would involve at the minimum a token fee and likely a lot more.

Thus, Ennesby should be able to argue for a settlement.


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