ClubFloyd Transcript:
Superluminal Vagrant Twin by C.E.J. Pacian
As played on ifMUD on June 2, 9, and 16, 2019

The idea behind ClubFloyd is that each week at a pre-arranged time, a group of people meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

Below is a transcript of Superluminal Vagrant Twin written by C.E.J. Pacian. At the 2016 XYZZY Awards, it won both the Best Game and Best Implementation awards and was a finalist in the Best Use of Innovation category. It also made it into the Interactive Fiction Top 50 of All Time (2019 edition) list at 9th place. You can learn more about the game, including how to download it, by visiting IFDB.


WARNING! Below you will find a transcript of people playing this game, and it goes without saying that the transcript is full of spoilers. So, if you've never played this game, and think you might like to at some point, I do not recommend reading any further. Instead, you might want to return to the interactive fiction page.


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**** SESSION ONE ****
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask superluminalvagranttwin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's not just the interest on your loan," you remember him saying.
Floyd | "It's maintaining the cryo tube, storing it, powering it, insuring
Floyd | it... Shit, even paying for me to come out here and give you this
Floyd | little reminder goes on the bill."
Floyd |
Floyd | You waited for him to get to the point.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Five million credits. An even five mil. 5000k. I'm rounding down
Floyd | here. I'm on your side. You come find us on Autark; you pay off your
Floyd | balance; you get your twin back."
Floyd |
Floyd | Niv holstered his blaster and left then. When he was through the
Floyd | airlock, his goons left too.
Floyd |
Floyd | Superluminal Vagrant Twin
Floyd | A text-only space sim by C.E.J. Pacian
Floyd | Release 6 / Serial number 160316 / Inform 7 build 6G60 (I6/v6.32 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | (Type about if you have trouble getting started. Type
Floyd | credits to learn who made this possible.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Boony
Floyd | A grey, airless world, left lopsided by some ancient cataclysm.
Floyd |
Floyd | A crackling transmission reaches your ship from the surface. "I see
Floyd | you up there, captain. You going to land any time soon?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I don't know who sent that transmission but they need to be nicer."
DavidW says, ">about"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ABOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Superluminal Vagrant Twin by C.E.J. Pacian
Floyd |
Floyd | The following commands will definitely be useful:
Floyd |
Floyd | TO MOVE AROUND:
Floyd | jump to a world you've heard about
Floyd | land
Floyd | launch
Floyd | refuel
Floyd | record a world you want to visit later
Floyd |
Floyd | TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE:
Floyd | status
Floyd | fuel
Floyd | cargo
Floyd |
Floyd | TO SEE WHERE YOU ARE
Floyd | look
Floyd |
Floyd | TO INTERACT:
Floyd | talk to people
Floyd | buy something they have for sale
Floyd | sell something you have to someone who might want it
Floyd | take a passenger or something that's lying (or floating) around
Floyd | give a delivery to its recipient
Floyd | read some data you have
Floyd | open a closed container
Floyd |
Floyd | SYSTEM:
Floyd | save, load, change highlight
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a few other commands that you can learn by talking to people
Floyd | and experimenting.
Floyd |
Floyd | TIPS
Floyd | -read your ship's log and trading log for
Floyd | reminders of where you've been
Floyd | -the command map (or just m) is short for read ship's
Floyd | log, and prospects (or just p) is short for read
Floyd | trading log
Floyd | -if you record a world you haven't visited yet, it will be
Floyd | listed in your ship's log
Floyd | -talk to Szymon to get hints on finding new worlds
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu | [LINK])
Jacqueline says, "whoa"
Doug says, "yeah, I often don't enjoy resource games but I liked this"
Knight_Otu says, "Grr, link broke there. Oh well."
Roger says, "looks like someone might need to take notes"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah. I... am usually not that person."
Doug says, "I didn't. it keeps enough notes for you in-game"
Knight_Otu says, "I already had gedit open anyway."
Jacqueline says (to KO), "yay"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | You didn't get this far as a space captain by needing to examine
Floyd | everything that's plainly in front of you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony (not yet landed)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, ">; :agrees with Doug."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "prospects"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PROSPECTS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read ship's log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ SHIP'S LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony (not yet landed)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "I ... guess we land?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 0k (That is to say: you're broke.)
Floyd | Equipment: spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 2/5 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | debt note, flight manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | nothing
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I thought prospects was a command."
Jacqueline says, "It's s'posed to be a command."
DavidW says, "Maybe it doesn't work in orbit."
Knight_Otu says, "Should be, yeah."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x szymon"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SZYMON
Floyd |
Floyd | You didn't get this far as a space captain by needing to examine
Floyd | everything that's plainly in front of you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "grrrr"
Jacqueline says, "So, um, no X. Just the other stuff."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to szymon"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SZYMON
Floyd |
Floyd | Szy lurks in the bowels of your starship, doting over the core
Floyd | systems. A bit too much radiation exposure has left him a
Floyd | cybernetically-preserved head floating - detached and jawless - in the
Floyd | space helmet of a heavily patched old EVA suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Szy's a pretty good engineer. And he works for free, which is just
Floyd | about in your price range.
Floyd |
Floyd | His simulated voice rasps and crackles. "Come to listen to an old
Floyd | slingshot mechanic prattle on, captain?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (Press Z to listen. Press any other key to say farewell.)
Guenni says, "Ohyeah. X doesn't work in this game. at all."
DavidW says (to Guenni), "Not at all? Geez."
Knight_Otu says, "No money, no trade goods, 5m in debts. We're off to a good start."
DavidW says, "You can see why I felt out of my comfort zone."
Guenni says, "It's not really needed."
DavidW says, "I guess we do land, then."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "We're a SPACE CAPTAIN. We don't need to examine stuff."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | (Press Z to listen. Press any other key to say farewell.)"You
Floyd | heard the lady, captain. We gonna land or what?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "There's a lady?"
DavidW says, "Space captains like the ladies."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "The person on the comms."
Knight_Otu says, "The voice that asked us whether we're ... right."
Jacqueline says, "Maybe we're a lady."
Jacqueline says, "But yeah, we could also very much like space ladies."
DavidW says, "So maybe we like laddies. Whatevs."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "I'm guessing if we cling to this fantasy of what the game will be like we will end up sad."
Knight_Otu says, "With no X, we can be anything we like."
Doug asks, "I think entering the command 'z' isn't the same as pressing 'z'?"
DavidW says, "So let's land and get our first non-examinable of a world."
Jacqueline says, "THAT'S THE SPIRIT, DW"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Boony
Floyd | A cratered and mountainous wasteland that curves noticeably at the
Floyd | horizon. Abandoned mining equipment is strewn across the landscape.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dilapidated saloon sits in the shadow of a broad chasm, staffed by
Floyd | an automated bartender and patronised by long dead astronauts,
Floyd | mummified in their spacesuits.
Floyd |
Floyd | An ageless woman with long, golden hair sits incongruously at
Floyd | the bar.  "Don't be shy," she says. "Talk to me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "LAND, HO"
Doug says, "HO, LAND"
DavidW says, "Talk to the ageless woman who is probably of age anyway."
Jacqueline asks, "Curves noticeably... does that mean the planet is really tiny?"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "yes"
Jacqueline asks, "Like, Le Petit Prince tiny?"
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe a bit bigger."
DavidW says, "Not necessarily quite that small."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | (Szymon)
Floyd | Szymon is here at the Surface of Boony.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Hrm. I gotta go copy that command page for my own reference."
DavidW asks, "er what? Jump made Szymon appear?"
Knight_Otu says, "Oh. Jump to world."
Guenni says, "Jump is how you move from planet to planet."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to woman"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman turns to you. A jagged scar runs diagonally across her
Floyd | unnaturally beautiful face and her right arm has been replaced with a
Floyd | cheap robotic claw. "My name's Aurea," she says. "And you need money."
Floyd |
Floyd | She's not wrong.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I can get you ten million creds," she continues. "If you can get me
Floyd | to Haven. Yes, that Haven - the one inside Hardshell."
Floyd |
Floyd | This whole thing was a wild goose chase. You're only here because
Floyd | you're desperate.
Floyd |
Floyd | The auto-bartender hands her a shot of something glowing blue and she
Floyd | throws it back. "Don't look like that, captain. I'm living proof that
Floyd | Hardshell's not impenetrable. It's where I came from.
Floyd | Take me with you, anyway. I've been starship crew before. I
Floyd | might be useful."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Somehow I guess that defaulted to Szy."
Guenni says, "Since you don't know any other planets yet, it won't really work."
DavidW says, "We just learned about Haven."
Guenni says, "But we're already there."
DavidW says, "Take Aurea."
DavidW says, "We're on Boony, not Haven."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take aurea"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE AUREA
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea climbs aboard and slides into the co-pilot's seat. "Okay, let's
Floyd | launch. Unless you want to check your ship's status
Floyd | first."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Seems like fuel might be a thing"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 0k (That is to say: you're broke.)
Floyd | Equipment: spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 2/5 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | debt note, flight manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | nothing
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni wonders why that wasn't read to her.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nowhere to refuel here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "be back."
DavidW says, "We didn't even talk to the bartender for gossip."
Guenni goes home.
Guenni arrives, ready to play with the toys.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to bartender"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BARTENDER
Floyd |
Floyd | The automated bartender babbles a few platitudes from a broken voice
Floyd | recording.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "We can try. We haven't left -- yeah"
DavidW says, "oh. I'm so confused where we are."
DavidW says, "We seem to be both inside and outside the ship."
DavidW says, "I guess the bartender is useless."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "order drink"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ORDER DRINK
Floyd |
Floyd | The automated bartender serves a glass of your favourite poison.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I guess that does mean we don't have to explicitely board the ship."
DavidW asks, "I don't suppose we can go north and find a loose gold nugget on this rock?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | To move: jump to worlds you have heard of, land and
Floyd | launch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "NOPE"
DavidW says, "wow. One-room planets."
Knight_Otu says, "Single room planets. Convenient, but not particularly realistic."
DavidW says, "And no-room ships."
Jacqueline says, "This is exactly the sort of reaction CEJ Pacian hopes for from parser peeps."
Jacqueline says, "You realize that, right? You're just falling into his web."
DavidW says, "I cannot, of course, deny Pacian anything. He is a god."
Guenni says, "@mute all"
Guenni says, "Ilac C as in command."
Jacqueline says, "We'll wait a second for you to get that sorted, Guenni."
DavidW asks, "So, what happens if we go to Haven right away? We get money and lose a crewmember?"
Knight_Otu says, "I suspect the haven quest won't be so easily achieved."
Jacqueline says (to KO), "Yeah"
Jacqueline says, "But we should try anyway"
DavidW says, "Let's talk to her again. Maybe she can mention other planets."
Guenni says, "The game usually isn't mean, or wants you to be mean."
Jacqueline asks (of Guenni), "You all set to go? Your client is configured how you want it?"
Guenni says, "Yeah."
Jacqueline asks, "Well, shall we?"
Guenni says, "Like I said. I'll just watch."
Knight_Otu says, "Launch us into orbit."
Jacqueline. o O (Why am I so darn tired? Again?)
Guenni says, "So no need to wait on my behalf this time."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump to haven"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO HAVEN
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Boony
Floyd | A grey, airless world, left lopsided by some ancient cataclysm.
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea rests her space boots on the dashboard. "You want to learn more
Floyd | about Hardshell, you should jump to Lonely Rock, talk to Cifez.
Floyd | But you're the captain, of course."
Floyd |
Floyd | You could try jumping into Hardshell, but not knowing where anything
Floyd | is inside it, you'd probably materialise inside solid matter - just
Floyd | like every other idiot who ever tried it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah. jump to lonely rock."
Jacqueline says, "yeah"
Knight_Otu says, "I guess Hardshell earns its name in a few ways."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump to lonely rock"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO LONELY ROCK
Floyd |
Floyd | A low drone begins to emanate from the heart of your ship, rising in
Floyd | pitch and intensity.
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | pitch and intensity.Slowly, a feeling of falling, of pitched
Floyd | acceleration begins to grow in the pit of your stomach. The universe
Floyd | elongates - stretching into a single line.
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | elongates - stretching into a single line.Blinding light.
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | elongates - stretching into a single line.Blinding light.Deafening
Floyd | white noise.
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | white noise.(The fuel warning light blinks on.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Lonely Rock
Floyd | Though it's not as bright as any star, the luminescence of Hardshell
Floyd | dominates the sky: a furrowed, flesh-and-metal sphere enclosing the
Floyd | entire star system. The entire star system, that is, except the
Floyd | irregular planetoid below; a little left over chunk of rock and ice.
Floyd |
Floyd | An automated, meteor-shredded fuel station in low orbit offers the
Floyd | chance to refuel. Or it would if you weren't broke.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I hope that is a one-time thing."
Jacqueline says, "Same"
Jacqueline says, "That was way too many spaces."
Guenni says, "I don't remember that."
Jacqueline says, "But, well, we *are* in space."
Guenni says, "Heh"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Lonely Rock
Floyd | The horizon bends precipitously and asymmetrically. The only
Floyd | habitation is a single transparent dome.
Floyd |
Floyd | A charity worker of uncertain origin has set up a refuge in the dome.
Floyd | His name badge reads simply "Cifez".
Floyd |
Floyd | Rufo-C maintains a radio telescope directed at Hardshell.
Floyd |
Floyd | Belisent the Unready lives quietly in the dome's shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We're a charity."
Knight_Otu asks, "But flesh-and-metal? What is Hardshell then?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to cifez"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CIFEZ
Floyd |
Floyd | Cifez is a tousle-haired man, not quite young any more, wearing a
Floyd | practical jumpsuit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Aurea," he says, noticing your companion. "Never thought I'd see you
Floyd | again."
Floyd |
Floyd | "I want to get back in. To go home."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Really?" He studies her carefully for a moment. "Didn't you say it
Floyd | was someone by the name of Prex who helped you escape?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea nods. "He helped a lot of us out."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, he passed through here himself a while back. Guess if he knew
Floyd | how to get out, he might know how to get back in."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Things must be really bad in there," Aurea says, "if Prex gave up on
Floyd | it. Where did he wind up?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cifez sighs. "Somehow he caught the attention of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth. Some official types took him away. To Pearl
Floyd | probably. I don't think he was a prisoner or anything, if that makes a
Floyd | difference."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Aw. Not quite young any more. That's me. A man on the street addressed me as 'young lady' yesterday, which surprised me, but then I noted that he was, like, 70."
DavidW says, "Cifez it to say"
Jacqueline says, "Okay: ba-dum-TISH"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to cifez"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CIFEZ
Floyd |
Floyd | Cifez is a tousle-haired man, not quite young any more, wearing a
Floyd | practical jumpsuit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Prex went to Pearl, I think. After that, the flow of refugees
Floyd | slowed considerably."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We have that certain Aurea about us."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to cifez"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CIFEZ
Floyd |
Floyd | Cifez is a tousle-haired man, not quite young any more, wearing a
Floyd | practical jumpsuit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Prex went to Pearl, I think. After that, the flow of refugees
Floyd | slowed considerably."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Okay then. Enough conversation."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to rufo-c"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RUFO-C
Floyd |
Floyd | A young man with flawless hair and features, wearing cheap, eclectic
Floyd | clothes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh, hey. I, um, just maintain this equipment for Dr Vosov-R.
Floyd | Of course, this is small fry, but after what happened we had to scale
Floyd | back our operation."
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea steps right up to him. "What do you mean, exactly?"
Floyd |
Floyd | He shrinks back nervously. "We, uh, landed on the surface of
Floyd | Hardshell. The doc wanted to try and map the interior with his
Floyd | neutrino scanner. But, as soon as we started, the shell reacted pretty
Floyd | badly. We had to get out of there. No-one died or anything, but our
Floyd | grant was cut."
Floyd |
Floyd | "And where is the doctor now?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Rufo shrugs. "Probably back on Diallo. He's more a theory guy
Floyd | than a field guy like, um, me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We can Diallo it back."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to belisent"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BELISENT
Floyd |
Floyd | Rags are heaped high on this ageless woman. A lock of fiery red hair
Floyd | escapes her makeshift wimple.
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea blocks her path. "You're still here, Belisent?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman seems to consider trying to shuffle away, then meets Aurea's
Floyd | gaze. "Just wanted to get out. Didn't need to go far."
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm trying to get back in."
Floyd |
Floyd | Belisent remains expressionless. "You're an idiot." After a second,
Floyd | she adds, "But you're not alone. Barbarians jumped a whole fleet into
Floyd | the World. Picked up some of the panic even out here. Only one ship
Floyd | made it back out, of course."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Who?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "I only got snatches. Patchwork people; all different pieces stitched
Floyd | together. A name, perhaps: Viscera."
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea clenches her remaining natural hand. "Amalgs."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Barbarians," Belisent says, shambling off. "Just like they said."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Wish you could see the expression on my face just now. Please, do keep it up."
DavidW says, "We got quite a few place names."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "prospects"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PROSPECTS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to belisent"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BELISENT
Floyd |
Floyd | Rags are heaped high on this ageless woman. A lock of fiery red hair
Floyd | escapes her makeshift wimple.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I gave you the name Viscera. Now leave me alone."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "One conversation exchange per person. Efficient."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x trading log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TRADING LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -None
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "refule"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFULE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nowhere to refuel here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I was hoping the maps of all those places were recorded somewhere."
Knight_Otu says, "I think we need to lauch to refuel."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to KO), "So it would seem"
Knight_Otu says, "Of course, we have no money either."
Jacqueline says, "She has money"
Jacqueline says, "It would be in her best interest to refuel us"
DavidW says, "We need money to refuel before we can go anywhere."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Lonely Rock
Floyd | Though it's not as bright as any star, the luminescence of Hardshell
Floyd | dominates the sky: a furrowed, flesh-and-metal sphere enclosing the
Floyd | entire star system. The entire star system, that is, except the
Floyd | irregular planetoid below; a little left over chunk of rock and ice.
Floyd |
Floyd | An automated, meteor-shredded fuel station in low orbit offers the
Floyd | chance to refuel. Or it would if you weren't broke.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You know we've only got enough fuel for one more jump,
Floyd | right?" Aurea says. "We should head to somewhere in the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth. The hyperspace gates'll let us jump between Commonwealth
Floyd | worlds without using up any fusion cells."
Floyd |
Floyd | "And hey," she adds, "don't forget we're in this together. You need
Floyd | help, you talk to me, okay?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record viscera"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD VISCERA
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record pearl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD PEARL
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Pearl in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So I guess she's not paying for gas."
DavidW asks, "Which places are in the Commonwealth?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump to"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to jump to?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "(I was hoping it would give us the list)"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 0k (That is to say: you're broke.)
Floyd | Equipment: spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 1/5 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | debt note, flight manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | nothing
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record diallo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD DIALLO
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Diallo in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record viscera"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD VISCERA
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "read log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the ship's log or the trading log?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Pearl is in the Commonwealth."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "read ship's log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ SHIP'S LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Pearl and Diallo
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "And that dude is there."
Jacqueline asks, "So, Pearl?"
DavidW says, "sure"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump Pearl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP PEARL
Floyd |
Floyd | (Red lights blink on around the cockpit. You're out of fuel.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Can you have seas and continents on a gas giant?"
DavidW says, "Gassy seas, I suppose."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to viktoria"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VIKTORIA
Floyd |
Floyd | Viktoria's a stocky woman in a baggy flight suit, sleeves rolled up to
Floyd | her elbows.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You heading to Khamsin? Got a package for Chief Drake. 1k credits if
Floyd | you deliver it and get back here in one piece."
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says, "No, but on the moons."
Jacqueline says, "Oh, ah. Yeah. Got it."
Jacqueline says, "oooooooh. A stock-standard quest."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take package"
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > TAKE PACKAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Please answer yes or no.>
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | Please answer yes or no.>
Floyd | > Y
Floyd |
Floyd | "Okay, captain. See you when you're done."
Floyd |
Floyd | You store the package in your hold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "And no fuel to deliver it."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Khamsin in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "shhhh. Don't let her hear that, KO"
Knight_Otu says, "But maybe it's in that network."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah. Hoping."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to freighter captain"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FREIGHTER CAPTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Your comm screen shows only static as the captain drones lugubriously
Floyd | across the link.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Just got this piece of junk overhauled at Cygnet and it crapped out
Floyd | after one jump. Now my buyer's nowhere to be seen and the parts I need
Floyd | are on order from the back end of nowhere."
Floyd |
Floyd | He sighs heavily. "Look, captain, if you'll buy this crate of
Floyd | Khamsin red wine for 2k credits it'll really help me out. Worth
Floyd | more to a connoisseur, but where am I gonna find one of those in orbit
Floyd | around Pearl?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "It should be."
DavidW says, "I have no idea if Khamsin the Commonwealth or not."
Guenni says, "you could check the map."
DavidW asks, "Does the map say such detail?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl (need heat shield)
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Khamsin and Diallo
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "not if we haven't been there yet."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, this is generally not my type of game. I'm going to pretend it's goat-fox-cheese set in space with fuel and money issues."
Guenni says, "Obviously only after you visited."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to chief"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CHIEF
Floyd |
Floyd | "This is dangerous work, but it pays well. Uh, no, there aren't any
Floyd | openings at the moment."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "give package to chief"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE PACKAGE TO CHIEF
Floyd |
Floyd | "Perfect. It's so hard to get fresh fruit here. My team will be
Floyd | delighted."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "And... then just jump back?"
DavidW says, "yup"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Jacqueline keeps waiting for the other space shoe to drop.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump pearl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP PEARL
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Hey it's the first mission."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to viktoria"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VIKTORIA
Floyd |
Floyd | Viktoria's a stocky woman in a baggy flight suit, sleeves rolled up to
Floyd | her elbows.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Nice work, captain. Here's your creds. Come talk to me if you want
Floyd | more work."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Shame there's no receipt to prove we didn't drop the package into the sun."
Knight_Otu says, "1k down, 4999k to go."
Guenni exclaims, "HHeh!"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to viktoria"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VIKTORIA
Floyd |
Floyd | Viktoria's a stocky woman in a baggy flight suit, sleeves rolled up to
Floyd | her elbows.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Want to run another delivery for 1k? This one's for Grayson at
Floyd | Cygnet."
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Jacqueline asks, "Is this how we want to grind?"
DavidW says, "I don't know."
Knight_Otu says, "Probably not long-term."
DavidW says, "I still don't have a good grasp of the possibilities."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Same"
Guenni says, "No, there are better paying jobs out there."
Jacqueline says, "But we earn another thousand and then we can buy this wine"
Jacqueline says, "And maybe mark it up somewhere."
DavidW asks, "How much does refueling cost?"
Knight_Otu says, "That is true."
Jacqueline says, "I feel like I'm playing Mount & Blade."
Jacqueline says, "Alright, let's get this wine. One sec."
Jacqueline says, "(Keep your fingers crossed that I don't run into a space monster.)"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > Y
Floyd |
Floyd | "Okay, captain. See you when you're done."
Floyd |
Floyd | You store the package in your hold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to grayson"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO GRAYSON
Floyd |
Floyd | You order a shot of your favourite poison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson nods his tattooed head and slides the glass to you across the
Floyd | bar. "You won't find better grog in the Commonwealth, short of
Floyd | visiting my dear old home of Nereus."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "give package"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE PACKAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | (to Grayson)
Floyd | "Ah... More of the secret ingredient for my famous Antimatter Bomb.
Floyd | Relax, captain: it's just a cocktail."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to traveller"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TRAVELLER
Floyd |
Floyd | The traveller raises his tankard. "No heat shield, so I can't make
Floyd | atmo. No headjack, so I can't talk to weird cyborgs. No visa chip, so
Floyd | I can't see the Imago Republic. But this place... it always welcomes
Floyd | me with open arms."
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson sighs. "I think you've had enough, old man."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record nereus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD NEREUS
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Nereus in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So he might need heat shield or headjack or visa chip or something"
Jacqueline asks, "KO, keeping notes?"
Knight_Otu says, "Trying to at least."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the ship's log or the trading log?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x trading log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TRADING LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -None
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -dejected freighter captain, selling a crate of Khamsin red (Pearl)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I'm no longer thinking of this as fox-goat-cheese. It is now making me think of The Old Woman and Her Pig."
Jacqueline says, "Hm. This dude isn't listed as an opportunity"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump pearl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP PEARL
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to viktoria"
Floyd ]  Credits: 2k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VIKTORIA
Floyd |
Floyd | Viktoria's a stocky woman in a baggy flight suit, sleeves rolled up to
Floyd | her elbows.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Nice work, captain. Here's your creds. Come talk to me if you want
Floyd | more work."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to captain"
Floyd ]  Credits: 2k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CAPTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Your comm screen shows only static as the captain drones lugubriously
Floyd | across the link.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Just got this piece of junk overhauled at Cygnet and it crapped out
Floyd | after one jump. Now my buyer's nowhere to be seen and the parts I need
Floyd | are on order from the back end of nowhere."
Floyd |
Floyd | He sighs heavily. "Look, captain, if you'll buy this crate of
Floyd | Khamsin red wine for 2k credits it'll really help me out. Worth
Floyd | more to a connoisseur, but where am I gonna find one of those in orbit
Floyd | around Pearl?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "How much is fuel?"
Jacqueline says, "Hrm. No idea."
DavidW asks, "So you want to sell the wine to Grayson?"
Jacqueline says, "I wasn't sure who I was selling it to, but I wanted to see what he'd give us, yeah."
Knight_Otu says, "Might be an option."
Jacqueline clears the save counter.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 2k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take wine"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE WINE
Floyd |
Floyd | Buy the crate of Khamsin red for 2k credits?
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > Y
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the crate of Khamsin red for 2k credits, leaving you with 0
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh, wait."
Jacqueline asks, "Wrong place, right. Or should we see what Drake offers?"
DavidW says, "Talk to him, I suppose."
Knight_Otu asks, "The wine's from here, so I suspect it'll be little?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to drake"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DRAKE
Floyd |
Floyd | "This is dangerous work, but it pays well. Uh, no, there aren't any
Floyd | openings at the moment."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "give wine"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE WINE
Floyd |
Floyd | Whom do you want to give the crate of Khamsin red to?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "drake"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DRAKE
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake is not interested in trade.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "There ya go"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "jump cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "give wine to grayson"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE WINE TO GRAYSON
Floyd |
Floyd | "Captain, I order my booze special. I'm very particular about it. I
Floyd | certainly don't serve my valued customers the piss that Khamsin passes
Floyd | for wine."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Golly"
Knight_Otu says, "Ouch."
DavidW asks, "The bartender back on Booty?"
Guenni asks, "You're aware that you didn't land yet?"
Knight_Otu says, "Can't get there without fuel."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record imago republic"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD IMAGO REPUBLIC
Floyd |
Floyd | The Imago Republic is a nation of multiple worlds. You can only jump
Floyd | to one at a time.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, like the commonwealth"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Jacqueline says, "Whoops. Crud. I have a small emergency."
Jacqueline says, "I need someone else to drive. I will hopefully be back."
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we can land on the airless ..."
Knight_Otu says, "Good luck there."
DavidW asks (of Knight), "Where were you thinking of going?"
Guenni says, "You might try landing on all of them."
DavidW says, "We could do another run for Victoria if our hold isn't full."
Knight_Otu says, "I think we can land here and khasmin."
DavidW says, "oh"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to szy"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SZY
Floyd |
Floyd | Szy lurks in the bowels of your starship, doting over the core
Floyd | systems. A bit too much radiation exposure has left him a
Floyd | cybernetically-preserved head floating - detached and jawless - in the
Floyd | space helmet of a heavily patched old EVA suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | His simulated voice rasps and crackles. "Come to listen to an old
Floyd | reactor tech prattle on, captain?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (Press Z to listen. Press any other key to say farewell.)
DavidW says, "Cyberpunk might want the wine. The clerk might have a job for us."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | (Press Z to listen. Press any other key to say
Floyd | farewell.)"Jumping between Commonwealth worlds will rest our poor
Floyd | jump drive. And aren't there a few Commonwealth worlds we haven't
Floyd | stopped by yet?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (Press Z to listen. Press any other key to say farewell.)
Knight_Otu says, "yeah."
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | (Press Z to listen. Press any other key to say
Floyd | farewell.)Szymon returns to work. "Don't be a stranger, captain."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to clerk"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CLERK
Floyd |
Floyd | "Everything is always a mess; everything is wrongly ordered,
Floyd | misdelivered, undelivered and late. Say, captain, want to buy a
Floyd | large oxygen canister for 2k credits? I need to get it off my
Floyd | landing pad to make way for a million other mistakes that haven't
Floyd | happened yet."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Something to keep in mind."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to punk"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PUNK
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yeah, yeah: detente, we're all friends now, forgive and forget. But I
Floyd | don't care how long ago the Battle of Franklin was, I can't blame the
Floyd | Imago Republic for keeping their borders closed after that."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to matej"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MATEJ
Floyd |
Floyd | Matej is a round-faced man in a comfortable spacesuit. His smile is
Floyd | almost as wide as his gut.
Floyd |
Floyd | "That's a fine ship you have there, captain. But with my help, we can
Floyd | make it even better. Here's what I'm selling:"
Floyd |
Floyd |  -sleek heat shield - 10k  (atmo entry)
Floyd |  -wireless headjack - 25k  (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |  -external fuel pod - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -ion booster - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |  -Diasporan Commonwealth star map - 2k
Floyd |  -autorevolver - 25k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -fishing rod - 2k  (allows you to fish)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Racing?!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to devrim"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DEVRIM
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim's a wiry, hawkish man in a jumpsuit emblazoned with corporate
Floyd | logos.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I haven't seen you in a while, captain. I suppose there's much more
Floyd | lucrative ways for a starship captain to make money than ferrying
Floyd | cargo pods into orbit. Still, if you need a few kilocredits, I could
Floyd | give you a small job for old time's sake?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu asks, "Yes/No?"
DavidW says, "yes"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | "I've left them on the landing pad. Just take each one into orbit and
Floyd | I'll pay you 5k."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take pods"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE PODS
Floyd |
Floyd | cargo pod: The shipping-and-receiving clerk directs a heavy lifter to
Floyd | heft the cargo pod into your ship's hold. It just about fits.
Floyd | cargo pod: These cargo pods are huge. You only have room in your hold
Floyd | for one at a time.
Floyd | cargo pod: These cargo pods are huge. You only have room in your hold
Floyd | for one at a time.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the freighters synchronises its orbit with your starship
Floyd | and collects the cargo pod you're carrying.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see two cargo pods here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take pod"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE POD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the cargo pod)
Floyd | The shipping-and-receiving clerk directs a heavy lifter to heft the
Floyd | cargo pod into your ship's hold. It just about fits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the freighters synchronises its orbit with your starship
Floyd | and collects the cargo pod you're carrying.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a cargo pod here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take pod"
Floyd ]  Credits: 0k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE POD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the cargo pod)
Floyd | The shipping-and-receiving clerk directs a heavy lifter to heft the
Floyd | cargo pod into your ship's hold. It just about fits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the freighters synchronises its orbit with your starship
Floyd | and collects the cargo pod you're carrying.
Floyd |
Floyd | You receive a transmission from Devrim. "Thanks, captain. I've
Floyd | sent you the credits."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well, we got a bit more there."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yes"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to forewoman"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5k                                          Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FOREWOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | She's tall, loping and silver-shelled.
Floyd |
Floyd | "My boys and girls give their all. Makes me proud. But they do work up
Floyd | an awful thirst."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Thirst for wine?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell wine to forewoman"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL WINE TO FOREWOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | "I know a lot of thirsty miners who will really appreciate this. Sure,
Floyd | connoisseurs turn their noses up at Khamsin wine, but to us, booze is
Floyd | booze. 10k credits good enough for ya?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 15k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 15k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Thank you, forewoman."
Knight_Otu says, "That was a good deal, I'd say."
Guenni says, "Yep."
Knight_Otu asks, "Back to Pearl for fuel, or get a heat shield?"
DavidW asks, "Should we buy a map of the Commonwealth?"
DavidW says, "Fuel is most important, I think."
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we can buy the map."
Guenni says, "I'm not sure about the map."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the Diasporan Commonwealth star map for 2k credits, leaving
Floyd | you with 13k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I think you don't really need it."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl (need heat shield), Khamsin (need heat shield), Cygnet+
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Nereus and Diallo
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 13k
Floyd | Equipment: spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 0/5 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth star map, debt note, flight manual, ship's log
Floyd | and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | nothing
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read star map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ STAR MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | The following worlds are part of the Diasporan Commonwealth: Pearl,
Floyd | Storm, Khamsin, Cygnet, Nereus, Skadi and Autark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | The following worlds are part of the Diasporan Commonwealth: Pearl,
Floyd | Storm, Khamsin, Cygnet, Nereus, Skadi and Autark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "So, we haven't been to some of those."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to pearl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO PEARL
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nowhere to refuel here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Lonely rock has the fuel."
Knight_Otu says, "And Cygnet."
Guenni says, "And the fuel station"
DavidW says, "I missed Cygnet."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the industrial fuel rig for 1k
Floyd | credits each. 5 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 5 fusion cells out of 5 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "woot"
Knight_Otu says, "So 1 fuel is 1k. Good to know."
Guenni says, "You can later buy some kind of neverending fuel cells."
DavidW says, "We should probably stay in the Commonwealth and learn stuff and earn more money."
Knight_Otu says, "True."
DavidW asks (of Guenni), "That's nice. Can I get one for my brain and tummy?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Okay, so we can't land on Pearl or Khamsin. Follow the map in order for now?"
DavidW says, "sure"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to storm"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO STORM
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Storm
Floyd | An unbroken layer of cloud leaves this planet an almost featureless
Floyd | grey sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth military fleet is in orbit: hulking warships
Floyd | ready to jump into trouble at a moment's notice.
Floyd |
Floyd | Commodore Lyulf commands the planet's considerable orbital
Floyd | defence network.
Floyd |
Floyd | A merchant service fuel tanker services civilian traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to lyulf"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO LYULF
Floyd |
Floyd | An imperiously bearded officer appears on your screen.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're welcome to land, captain, but this is a predominantly military
Floyd | world. Civilian freighters are better off going to Cygnet."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I suspect we can't land anyway without a heat shield."
DavidW says, "Friends for Lyulf."
Knight_Otu says, "Ow."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to nereus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO NEREUS
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to meriel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MERIEL
Floyd |
Floyd | "I like it up here. Watching the clouds, chatting with the odd space
Floyd | captain. Not that I'm calling you odd or anything. Although... Anyway,
Floyd | much better than doing national service on Storm. Deserting was the
Floyd | best thing I ever did."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I guess with her, the less, the Meriel."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Nereus has an atmosphere. You'll need a heat shield to get close
Floyd | without burning up.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "heh"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to skadi"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SKADI
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Skadi
Floyd | A bright white moon, its surface smoothed over by cryovolcanic snow.
Floyd | There are very few lights visible on its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small squadron of private security ships monitor traffic in the
Floyd | system, led by the infamous combat synthetic, Kala-D.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Heat shield is getting to be a top wish-list item."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to kala-d"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO KALA-D
Floyd |
Floyd | A harsh, authoritarian voice over the comm: "Traffic in orbit around
Floyd | Skadi is strictly monitored. No dumping space junk; no smuggling flora
Floyd | or fauna; no deviating from your designated landing path. We are
Floyd | authorised to use lethal force."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yee-ikes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Subsurface of Skadi
Floyd | A sealed, metal-sided citadel grasps the underside of the frozen
Floyd | surface: an upside-down, underwater city. Plant fronds dangle into
Floyd | depths where strange silhouettes swim and dart.
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine is a way of life on Skadi. Most citizens wear cleansuits
Floyd | and face masks.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many parts of the city are closed to you, but the canteen run by
Floyd | Chef Elin and Chef Iason is open to all.
Floyd |
Floyd | A researcher picks sadly at his food in the canteen.
Floyd |
Floyd | A red hot diver melts through the ice far from the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think the creatures from the Wizard of Oz that threatened Dorothy were called the Kalidah."
Knight_Otu asks, "Maybe?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to elin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ELIN
Floyd |
Floyd | A big, red cheeked woman with an infectious smile.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Iason learned to cook in the military, serving slop to the troops on
Floyd | Storm. To him everything is meat, meat, meat. But if I had the right
Floyd | ingredients I could cook a vegetarian meal that would knock everyone's
Floyd | socks off."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I only know the first book."
DavidW says, "That is in the first book."
Knight_Otu asks, "Is the canteen called Iason and the Elin-auts?"
Guenni says, "In German. And read it about 25 years ago."
DavidW says (to Knight), "Possibly."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to iason"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO IASON
Floyd |
Floyd | He hacks into slabs of meat, violently, with a sizeable cleaver.
Floyd |
Floyd | "People in this city live their whole lives being told not to touch
Floyd | the animals. So naturally, they want to eat animals. It
Floyd | satisfies a deep urge to rebel. But the meat I have to work with
Floyd | here... Abysmal."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "So these two basically want us to smuggle flora and fauna?"
DavidW says, "Jack Sprat could eat no veg. His wife could eat no meat. And yet between the two of them, they make a menu complete."
Guenni says, "I think more like former flora and fauna."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to researcher"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RESEARCHER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yeuch. I know this place is a research facility and not a pleasure
Floyd | resort, but the slop they serve here is unbearable."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to diver"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DIVER
Floyd |
Floyd | Steam rises from her wetsuit. Empty jars clink at her belt. She levels
Floyd | a harpoon gun at you, in a not-too-unfriendly kind of way.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Unauthorised specimen. 2k. Cross me and regret it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I bet that world Meriel was at has all the food we want."
Knight_Otu says, "What a friendly bunch here."
Knight_Otu says (to David), "Quite possibly."
Guenni says, "Not everyone can have the grinch's sunny disposition."
DavidW asks, "Does the diver want a red herring or is that what she's selling?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "prospects"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PROSPECTS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Crud. Now three emergencies, simultaneously. Guess I will not be back, which sucks because I was kinda starting to get into this."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read trading log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ TRADING LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -shipping-and-receiving clerk, selling a large oxygen canister
Floyd | (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -red hot diver, selling an unauthorised specimen (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | Chef Elin (Subsurface of Skadi), Chef Iason (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "yikes"
Knight_Otu says, "Ouch. Hope things get better soon."
Guenni says, "Oi, hope your sunday isn't completely messed up because of it."
DavidW says, "yeah"
Guenni says, "Erm your twin is waiting for his rescue... :-)"
Knight_Otu says, "Sorry."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Skadi
Floyd | A bright white moon, its surface smoothed over by cryovolcanic snow.
Floyd | There are very few lights visible on its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small squadron of private security ships monitor traffic in the
Floyd | system, led by the infamous combat synthetic, Kala-D.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Well, I want a heat shield next. If we can afford it from Matej, buy it. If not, maybe haul more pods."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to devrin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DEVRIN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to devrim"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DEVRIM
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim's a wiry, hawkish man in a jumpsuit emblazoned with corporate
Floyd | logos.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Got a few cargo pods to ferry into orbit if you want to make a few
Floyd | kilocredits?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | "I've left them on the landing pad. Just take each one into orbit and
Floyd | I'll pay you 5k."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take pod"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE POD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the cargo pod)
Floyd | The shipping-and-receiving clerk directs a heavy lifter to heft the
Floyd | cargo pod into your ship's hold. It just about fits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "lauch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUCH
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the freighters synchronises its orbit with your starship
Floyd | and collects the cargo pod you're carrying.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Sometimes, I just can't type."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see two cargo pods here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take pod"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE POD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the cargo pod)
Floyd | The shipping-and-receiving clerk directs a heavy lifter to heft the
Floyd | cargo pod into your ship's hold. It just about fits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the freighters synchronises its orbit with your starship
Floyd | and collects the cargo pod you're carrying.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a cargo pod here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take pod"
Floyd ]  Credits: 8k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE POD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the cargo pod)
Floyd | The shipping-and-receiving clerk directs a heavy lifter to heft the
Floyd | cargo pod into your ship's hold. It just about fits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the freighters synchronises its orbit with your starship
Floyd | and collects the cargo pod you're carrying.
Floyd |
Floyd | You receive a transmission from Devrim. "Thanks, captain. I've
Floyd | sent you the credits."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy heat shield"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY HEAT SHIELD
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the sleek heat shield for 10k credits, leaving you with 3k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "There we go."
DavidW says, "yay"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to pearl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO PEARL
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Where's that nice blue world?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Pearl
Floyd | Blue skies; carefully managed fields and forests; air that's almost
Floyd | baseline-breathable. Elevated highways pass over the greenery with
Floyd | minimal impact, tangling together at the foot of narrow skyscrapers.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tallest spire reaches towards the gas giant above, satellite
Floyd | towers splitting off like branches: the Commonwealth Building itself.
Floyd | A cyborg representative allows citizens to query the government
Floyd | systems.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ambassador from the Imago Republic maintains a penthouse
Floyd | embassy.
Floyd |
Floyd | Besnik's small knickknack shop stands on splayed stilts, trees
Floyd | leaning out from beneath it in search of sunlight.
Floyd |
Floyd | The landing pad is maintained by the shellskin, Katalin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. govt stuff."
Knight_Otu says, "It's the capital world."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cyborg"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CYBORG
Floyd |
Floyd | A friendly face on the end of thick, articulated data hoses.
Floyd |
Floyd | "How can I help you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea steps forward, golden hair billowing improbably. "I'm looking
Floyd | for someone by the name of Prex. He originated on Haven. And he might
Floyd | have given his full name as Praxiteles the Unsatisfied."
Floyd |
Floyd | The representative thinks for the briefest moment. "Prex. Biological
Floyd | classification: human, other, modified. Granted asylum approximately
Floyd | three cycles ago. After fifty days, he boarded a transport bound for
Floyd | Jarland. No other public information is available."
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea frowns. "Jarland? And yes, captain, before you ask, I have a
Floyd | dumb name too. No, I'm not telling you what it is."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record jarland"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD JARLAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Jarland in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I'll bet Jarland is Imago territory and we need a visa."
DavidW says, "oh, probably."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to ambassador"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AMBASSADOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The ambassador is an unnaturally dignified woman in a neat business
Floyd | suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm sorry," she tells you, "but I have no authority over the
Floyd | distribution of visa chips. The Immigration Ministry on Venter
Floyd | controls access to the Republic."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "record venter"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Venter in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to besnik"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BESNIK
Floyd |
Floyd | Besnik's carefully cultivated oddball persona is completed by a
Floyd | patched waistcoat and antique pince-nez glasses.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not got much here that'll interest a space captain. This autodoc
Floyd | unit maybe? It's a curio by modern standards, but some folks out
Floyd | there in the black might be lucky to have it. I'll let you take it
Floyd | away it for 2k credits."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "A lot of things we can buy for 2k."
DavidW says, "mm"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to katalin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO KATALIN
Floyd |
Floyd | The sun gleams off her opalescent skin.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yeah, I know, a shellskin living on the most hospitable world in the
Floyd | Commonwealth. I've heard it all before. I may not need air, but I like
Floyd | forests and fields. And vacuum is only a short hop away, in any case."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "So shellskins are humans modified for vacuum survival."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read trading log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ TRADING LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -Besnik, selling an autodoc unit (Surface of Pearl)
Floyd | -shipping-and-receiving clerk, selling a large oxygen canister
Floyd | (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -red hot diver, selling an unauthorised specimen (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | Chef Elin (Subsurface of Skadi), Chef Iason (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh."
DavidW says, "I was imagining a snail that talks."
Knight_Otu says, "I had to piece it together."
Knight_Otu says, "I'm not sure yet that whether there are nonhuman sapients."
Guenni says, "I actually never really thought about it."
DavidW says, "In a multi-planet game, I assume there's oodles of species."
DavidW says, "It didn't even occur to me that it's all modified humans."
Guenni says, "I don't think they all are."
DavidW says, "Well, obviously some aren't modified at all."
Knight_Otu says, "We don't know of any actual aliens yet, I think."
Guenni says, "Not all have homo sapiens origins I think."
DavidW says, "Maybe Aurea's golden hair that billows improbably is an alien symbiote."
Knight_Otu asks, "Should we buy that autodoc before searching the other systems?"
Guenni says, "You're not done in this one, Ithink."
Guenni says, "But I could be wrong since I had to step away for some minutes."
Knight_Otu says, "I think I talked to everyone."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to aurea"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AUREA
Floyd |
Floyd | An unnaturally beautiful, golden-haired woman with a jagged scar
Floyd | across her face and a cheap robotic arm. She slouches in the
Floyd | co-pilot's seat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Prex knows more than anyone about getting out of Hardshell, so
Floyd | hopefully he can get me back in. He was last seen heading to Jarland."
Floyd |
Floyd | "We should be on the lookout for an amalg called Viscera."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Dr Vosov-R on Diallo tried to scan Hardshell or something."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I meant all planets in the common wealth."
DavidW says, "I worry about buying things that might use up space when we don't know where to sell it."
Knight_Otu says, "I suppose that's a concern."
DavidW says, "We haven't landed on all the planets in the commonwealth yet."
Guenni says, "I don't think it is. But wouldn't swear on it."
Knight_Otu says (to Guenni), "Yeah, I wanted to explore the commonwealth worlds."
Guenni says, "Oh, ok. Because you wrote systems. I thought you wanted to go further away."
Knight_Otu says, "I was under the impression the worlds are all in different systems for the most part."
Knight_Otu says, "But maybe I missed something."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I guess we mean different things when saying systems. :-)"
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to storm"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO STORM
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Storm
Floyd | An unbroken layer of cloud leaves this planet an almost featureless
Floyd | grey sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth military fleet is in orbit: hulking warships
Floyd | ready to jump into trouble at a moment's notice.
Floyd |
Floyd | Commodore Lyulf commands the planet's considerable orbital
Floyd | defence network.
Floyd |
Floyd | A merchant service fuel tanker services civilian traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Storm
Floyd | Rain pelts down from the thick clouds above, feeding rivers that wind
Floyd | through warped and improbable rock formations. Air pressure and
Floyd | temperature are tolerable, but the pure carbon dioxide atmosphere is
Floyd | unbreathable for even the hardiest diasporans. Every building -
Floyd | civilian or military - is a robust fortress or sunken bunker.
Floyd | Overground traffic consists of a few rugged all-terrain rovers.
Floyd |
Floyd | A uniformed general meticulously maintains his garden under a
Floyd | reinforced dome.
Floyd |
Floyd | An off-duty soldier throws back drinks in an underground bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting in the lee of an austere building, military-issue breather
Floyd | mask held over his face, is a homeless veteran.
Floyd |
Floyd | A combat synthetic skulks around the landing pad in ill-fitting
Floyd | civilian clothes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Btw, I think you can jump without having to launch first."
DavidW says, "oo, a garden"
Knight_Otu says, "I guess that might be."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to general"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO GENERAL
Floyd |
Floyd | He wears mixed-terrain camouflage fatigues and brightly coloured
Floyd | gardening gloves.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Good day, captain. Admiring my little domed oasis? Those spiked
Floyd | bubble-plants are from Khamsin. The pond vines are descended from
Floyd | native Skadi flora. And that willow tree? Well, I picked it up during
Floyd | a police action on Unity. It has sentimental value, even if it's ugly
Floyd | as sin."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Unity?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record unity"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD UNITY
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Unity in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Must be in Imago space I imagine."
Knight_Otu says, "Well, not "must.""
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to soldier"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SOLDIER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cyborgs to the left of us, bioroids to the right. The Commonwealth's
Floyd | the only place left where you can find true humans." Her
Floyd | gills swell with suppressed rage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "afk for a few. Bathroom break needed."
Knight_Otu wonders what a "true" human looks like in this universe.
DavidW says, "back"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to veteran"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VETERAN
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're a vagabond, captain? Me too. Used my old buddies still in the
Floyd | service to get hold of this classified intelligence report,
Floyd | fresh up-to-date. Gotta be worth at least 5k credits. I don't want to
Floyd | know what you do with it. I don't care. Gave my heart and soul at the
Floyd | Battle of Franklin and damned if I got any loyalty back from them
Floyd | after."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I have to admit, I'm also getting tired early."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record franklin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD FRANKLIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Franklin in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Do you want a short session today then?"
DavidW asks, "maybe?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to synthetic"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SYNTHETIC
Floyd |
Floyd | "Please. My name is Link-J. They made me to kill, but I don't want to.
Floyd | Please, take me to Venter so I can be with my people. I only
Floyd | have 13k credits, but it's all yours."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I still want to see the surface of Meriel's planet."
Knight_Otu says, "We can do that."
DavidW says, "oo, new crew member."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take link"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE LINK
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thank you. I will require little in the way of sustenance."
Floyd |
Floyd | Link-J moves his few belongings into one of your ship's smaller
Floyd | cabins.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Might be a while until we reach Venter."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to nereus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO NEREUS
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Storm
Floyd | An unbroken layer of cloud leaves this planet an almost featureless
Floyd | grey sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth military fleet is in orbit: hulking warships
Floyd | ready to jump into trouble at a moment's notice.
Floyd |
Floyd | Commodore Lyulf commands the planet's considerable orbital
Floyd | defence network.
Floyd |
Floyd | A merchant service fuel tanker services civilian traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Probably in the Starbucks system."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Nereus
Floyd | Airy, simple buildings break up a multi-coloured and chemically
Floyd | unstable mix of diasporan and native flora. The ocean sparkles at the
Floyd | horizon in every direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nereus' most famous resident is the radical artist Tomer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nervous girl paces the pier, twirling her parasol.
Floyd |
Floyd | A marine biologist lives out of his submersible, washing strung
Floyd | between two palm trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | A group of surfers lounge around a beach barbecue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Beach planet."
DavidW says, "Hippieville"
Guenni nods.
DavidW says, "please talk to all of them."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to tomer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TOMER
Floyd |
Floyd | You find him to be surprisingly accessible. Also wild-eyed and
Floyd | moustachioed.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You will buy this decompressionist statue. The last one I will
Floyd | ever make. Now I spit on the decompressionists. They are stale and
Floyd | trite. 1k credits. I'm charging you too much. I should pay you to take
Floyd | this garbage away. But I must eat."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "And we can't even examine it."
Knight_Otu says, "Starving artists."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x statue"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | You didn't get this far as a space captain by needing to examine
Floyd | everything that's plainly in front of you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to girl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO GIRL
Floyd |
Floyd | She notices you from a distance and calls out. "You! Space captain!
Floyd | Excellent! I need something romantic and surprising and exotic and
Floyd | perfect. You must have found something like that somewhere right?
Floyd | Please, it's very important..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "But that's four things at once!"
DavidW asks, "Are oxygen tanks romantic?"
Knight_Otu says, "I have some doubts about that."
Guenni says, "I think some plant is."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to biologist"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BIOLOGIST
Floyd |
Floyd | He shakes his head. "Nereus was settled too early in the diaspora.
Floyd | Before we knew better. What I wouldn't give for the quarantine they
Floyd | have on Skadi. This ecosystem will never be the same again."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to surfers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SURFERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Their necks are gilled, their hands and feet webbed.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Man," one says, "what a mindscrew that Autark is in the Commonwealth
Floyd | and Jarland isn't."
Floyd |
Floyd | Her friend shrugs. "Jarland values its independence, dude."
Floyd |
Floyd | Another butts in: "And Autark would be just another lawless backwater
Floyd | getting owned by the amalgs without the Commonwealth fleet only a gate
Floyd | away."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Did we ever go to Autark?"
Guenni says, "That's farther away."
Knight_Otu says, "No, we skipped that to get the heat shield."
Guenni says, "Oh, ok."
DavidW says, "That's where Niv wants his $$$$, but it's in the Commonwealth."
Knight_Otu says, "Right, Niv. Almost forgot that guy."
DavidW says, "Larry Niv."
Knight_Otu asks, "Shall we do a tour of the remaining commonwealth?"
DavidW says, "Please."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Khamsin
Floyd | Skyscrapers cluster together in the planet's only city, a small
Floyd | metropolis at the heart of a barren, dusty wasteland.
Floyd |
Floyd | A party of robed hunters has made camp outside the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | A caravan of nomads circumnavigates the planet's tiny ocean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rella camps out in the spikelands.
Floyd |
Floyd | A young man sits playing a handheld game in the shade of the
Floyd | landing pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We could also talk to our new crewmember."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to link"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO LINK
Floyd |
Floyd | "Please, when will we arrive at Venter?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh well"
Knight_Otu says, "It'll be a bit of an Adventure, Link."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to hunters"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO HUNTERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Protected from the harsh elements by billowing robes, they peer at you
Floyd | through tinted goggles. One of them steps forward to speak halting
Floyd | Nacrese.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This is the last of our sand dragon meat. For 2k."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Iason might want that."
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we could smuggle that to... right."
DavidW asks, "oh, we have to smuggle it?"
Knight_Otu says, "I don't know if it would be smuggling, but that security guy in the system said something about flora and fauna smuggling."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to nomads"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO NOMADS
Floyd |
Floyd | They walk on elongated, webbed feet and watch you through thickly
Floyd | lashed eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This pilgrimage is harder than even the ancestors decreed. In their
Floyd | time this ocean was freshwater. Now it is brine."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to rella"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RELLA
Floyd |
Floyd | Long, dark-blonde hair spills out around her utilitarian gas mask.
Floyd |
Floyd | "These lands are harsh and strange, but if you respect them, you can
Floyd | still find a home here."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to man"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MAN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why did you even come to this hole? I'm Mirek. I'm tired and I'm
Floyd | bored to death. Can I catch a ride to Xanadu? I'll pay you 20k.
Floyd | Life is easy there, not like this place."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record Xanadu"
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD XANADU
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Xanadu in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Do we buy the meat?"
DavidW says, "I kinda want to, yes. But I wish I knew if it will be confiscated or not."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 3k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "You can't get into complicated trouble in this game."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy meat"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY MEAT
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the sand dragon meat for 2k credits, leaving you with 1k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read trading"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ TRADING
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -Besnik, selling an autodoc unit (Surface of Pearl)
Floyd | -homeless veteran, selling a classified intelligence report (Surface
Floyd | of Storm)
Floyd | -shipping-and-receiving clerk, selling a large oxygen canister
Floyd | (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Tomer, selling a decompressionist statue (Surface of Nereus)
Floyd | -red hot diver, selling an unauthorised specimen (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | coastal nomads (Surface of Khamsin), nervous woman (Surface of
Floyd | Nereus), Chef Elin (Subsurface of Skadi), Chef Iason (Subsurface of
Floyd | Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some sand dragon meat
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks (of Guenni), "No space jails? No space wars? No space pirates?"
Knight_Otu says, "I mean, we can buy a personal weapon."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to skadi"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SKADI
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Skadi
Floyd | A bright white moon, its surface smoothed over by cryovolcanic snow.
Floyd | There are very few lights visible on its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small squadron of private security ships monitor traffic in the
Floyd | system, led by the infamous combat synthetic, Kala-D.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "No jail in which we'll land."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Subsurface of Skadi
Floyd | A sealed, metal-sided citadel grasps the underside of the frozen
Floyd | surface: an upside-down, underwater city. Plant fronds dangle into
Floyd | depths where strange silhouettes swim and dart.
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine is a way of life on Skadi. Most citizens wear cleansuits
Floyd | and face masks.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many parts of the city are closed to you, but the canteen run by
Floyd | Chef Elin and Chef Iason is open to all.
Floyd |
Floyd | A researcher picks sadly at his food in the canteen.
Floyd |
Floyd | A red hot diver melts through the ice far from the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell meat"
Floyd ]  Credits: 1k                                          Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL MEAT
Floyd |
Floyd | Whom do you want to sell the sand dragon meat to?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "no boat no phone no motorcar"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "iason"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > IASON
Floyd |
Floyd | "The meat of a Diasporan animal gone wild. Sand dragon. A delicacy on
Floyd | its own world, let alone on this world of limited menus. 11k credits.
Floyd | A fair price, you agree?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 12k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Subsurface of Skadi
Floyd | A sealed, metal-sided citadel grasps the underside of the frozen
Floyd | surface: an upside-down, underwater city. Plant fronds dangle into
Floyd | depths where strange silhouettes swim and dart.
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine is a way of life on Skadi. Most citizens wear cleansuits
Floyd | and face masks.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many parts of the city are closed to you, but the canteen run by
Floyd | Chef Elin and Chef Iason is open to all.
Floyd |
Floyd | A researcher eats intermittently in the canteen.
Floyd |
Floyd | A red hot diver melts through the ice far from the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to researcher"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RESEARCHER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Would you believe it, the food is actually getting better round here?
Floyd | It still has its off days, though."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe the researcher has an opportunity for us later."
DavidW says, "hm. The researcher might discover something if the food is better."
DavidW says, "yeah."
Knight_Otu says, "Last stop, Autark."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to autark"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO AUTARK
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Skadi
Floyd | A bright white moon, its surface smoothed over by cryovolcanic snow.
Floyd | There are very few lights visible on its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small squadron of private security ships monitor traffic in the
Floyd | system, led by the infamous combat synthetic, Kala-D.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Autark
Floyd | Airless ice-moon of a black-ringed, aquamarine ice giant. Scattered
Floyd | across its surface are bright lights and gaudy megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | An asteroid on an eccentric orbit has been carved into the luxury
Floyd | habitat of reclusive trillionaire Leda.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up ships with huge engines line up in view of a vast-windowed
Floyd | habitat. An orbital race overseen by Silver.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 12k
Floyd | Equipment: spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 5/5 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Passengers:
Floyd | Link-J (Venter)
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth star map, debt note, flight manual, ship's log
Floyd | and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | nothing
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to leda"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO LEDA
Floyd |
Floyd | Your transmission is refused immediately.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "But but..."
DavidW says, "I bet if we were Beyonce, she'd talk to us."
Knight_Otu says, "I don't think we're cut out for races yet."
Guenni says, "She only takes cargo."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | Voluptuous and barely dressed; her hair spills out around her in a
Floyd | ridiculous cloud of floating curls.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This race is a hyperbolic orbit out past the furthest moon. First
Floyd | place gets 6k, sixth place 1k. Our sixth racer just pulled out -
Floyd | overclocked reactor melting down or something - so even if you come in
Floyd | dead last you still make some creds. So, do you wanna race, captain?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Guenni says, "And you're right about the races."
Knight_Otu asks, "I guess it might be a free 1k?"
Guenni says, "But I think you could make a bit of profit anyway."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | "What's your ship called, then? Something fast-sounding, I hope."
Floyd |
Floyd | (Your ship is called the)>
Knight_Otu says, "Oh hey."
Knight_Otu asks, "Suggestions?"
Guenni asks, "Zuwarmdraussen please?"
Knight_Otu says, "Hah."
DavidW asks, "Zu what?"
Knight_Otu says, "Too hot outside."
Guenni says, "It's german for to warm outside."
DavidW says, "oh"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "Zuwarmdraussen"
Floyd | (Your ship is called the)>
Floyd | > ZUWARMDRAUSSEN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Let me make sure I got that right. Your ship is the Zuwarmdraussen?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
DavidW says, "Swarmdancer"
DavidW says, "yes"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | "Now if you'll just sign these disclaimers, waivers and other things
Floyd | you don't need to read too carefully, you're ready to race!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You line your ship up alongside the other racers and plot your course
Floyd | past the furthest moon from the ice giant. Crowds waving banners press
Floyd | against the habitat's windows, their jubilant cries failing to carry
Floyd | across the vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glowing hologram of Silver throbs into existence beyond the starting
Floyd | line. "Ready..."
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | line. "Ready...""Set..."
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | line. "Ready...""Set...""GO!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You slam your ship's throttle to the max.
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | You slam your ship's throttle to the max.The other racers, in their
Floyd | specialised ships, easily pull away from you, leaving you trailing far
Floyd | behind. By the time you reach the finish line, another glass-sided
Floyd | habitat, your underdog status seems to have won you some fans.
Floyd |
Floyd | "And crawling over the finish line in sixth place, it's the
Floyd | Zuwarmdraussen! It seems that sometimes you do get a prize
Floyd | just for taking part."
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance ticks up 1k to 13k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu wonders if there's an opportunity to name the captain as well.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Autark
Floyd | Domes and arcologies crowd the horizon: spacious mansions, dirty
Floyd | communes, unregulated sweatshops and outlandish temples.
Floyd |
Floyd | A trendy office neighbours the landing pad, rented out by an
Floyd | entrepreneur for unspecified business.
Floyd |
Floyd | Luciano conducts his business in an avant-garde park,
Floyd | talking on multiple comm screens at once.
Floyd |
Floyd | A cyborg starship pilot drowns her sorrows in a holo-nudie bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | A legendary data thief by the name of Violet supposedly makes
Floyd | Autark her home.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Snake will be in his private dome, surrounded by
Floyd | bodyguards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "That was the one part I never managed."
Guenni says, "I never managed to win a race."
Knight_Otu says, "Hm. Well, we can buy a booster from matej. Maybe multiple ones, too."
DavidW says, "This seems very Chicago."
Guenni says, "It's not really important."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to entrepeneur"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ENTREPENEUR
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to entrepreneur"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ENTREPRENEUR
Floyd |
Floyd | She lights a cigarette. "I don't even know how I made a profit on
Floyd | Pearl with all that red tape. This place is a paradise."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to luciano"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO LUCIANO
Floyd |
Floyd | A handsome, well-dressed man with a winning smile and immaculate hair.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm sorry, I don't think you have an appointment. Have your people
Floyd | call my people."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to pilot"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PILOT
Floyd |
Floyd | Her silver skull sweeps back to an aerodynamic point. Not to go
Floyd | faster. Just to look good.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Name's spitfire6. Had a few too many close calls out there, but the
Floyd | deep black still calls to me. You need a pilot who can dodge amalgs
Floyd | for a couple of rounds, I'll work for an upfront fee of 5k."
Floyd |
Floyd | Pay her 5k credits?
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "no"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > NO
Floyd |
Floyd | "Your loss, captain."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to violet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VIOLET
Floyd |
Floyd | Violet only agrees to talk to you on a pre-paid vidphone. It's unclear
Floyd | whether the hard-femme punk on the screen is her real appearance or a
Floyd | simulation.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You want in to the Imago Republic and you don't want to jump through
Floyd | hoops? I got my hands on a private key from the 'roid Immigration
Floyd | Ministry on Venter. Don't ask how. So what I got now is the only
Floyd | guaranteed perfect forged visa chip in existence. 45k credits."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well, we have a new goalpost there."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to snake"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SNAKE
Floyd |
Floyd | A bodyguard stops you at the dome's entrance. "You got five million
Floyd | credits, captain? No? Turn around."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Don't we want to go to Venter anyway?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Yeah. Shall we try?"
Guenni says, "Yes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "sure"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Autark
Floyd | Airless ice-moon of a black-ringed, aquamarine ice giant. Scattered
Floyd | across its surface are bright lights and gaudy megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | An asteroid on an eccentric orbit has been carved into the luxury
Floyd | habitat of reclusive trillionaire Leda.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up ships with huge engines line up in view of a vast-windowed
Floyd | habitat. An orbital race overseen by Silver.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm about ready to collapse, though."
Knight_Otu says, "Last system for today, then."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's an ancient, plasticky synthetic in a pre-Diasporan
Floyd | spacesuit and a ten-gallon hat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're looking to make some creds, maybe get a visa chip? Well,
Floyd | you're in luck. Unlike some nations I could name, the Imago Republic
Floyd | respects sovereign territory. That said, sometimes fugitives from our
Floyd | law wind up abroad. To that end we offer sizeable rewards to those who
Floyd | can arrest them on our behalf."
Floyd |
Floyd | He hands you the Imago Republic's most wanted list. "We can
Floyd | always use more bounty hunters, captain."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Bounty hunting, eh?"
Guenni says, "Yep."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read wanted list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ WANTED LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - 50k reward
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - 50k reward
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - 50k reward
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - 25k reward
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - 25k reward
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "It's very lucrative."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Venter
Floyd | A synth-futurist city of wide open spaces and glass-sided buildings
Floyd | that would seem almost idyllic were it not sitting in the crater of an
Floyd | airless ice moon. Bioroid citizens stroll through the plazas and
Floyd | avenues in casual clothes, unbothered by the hard vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | Space-suited refugees form a lengthy queue outside the Border
Floyd | Ministry, where they are turned away by a polite official.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many of the workers at the loading docks are shellskin
Floyd | immigrants.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scruffy scientist sits on his luggage beside the landing pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | Link-J disembarks, pausing to shake your hand, awkwardly. "My
Floyd | journey is far from over, but this part wouldn't have been possible
Floyd | without you. Here is the 13k I promised."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I get the strong feeling we have multiple pathways to success, depending on our values."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Guenni says, "Yes."
Knight_Otu says, "Bye, Link."
Guenni says, "read list works."
Knight_Otu asks, "Shall we save here?"
DavidW says, "sure"
**** SESSION 2 ****
Jacqueline asks, "Did you all finish last week, after I had to run away?"
DavidW says, "I also tried to replay the beginning part of the game to remind myself what we've done so far."
Knight_Otu arrives, ready to play with the toys. DavidW says, "We did not finish, no."
Jacqueline says, "I'm gonna take that as a no."
Guenni says, "I'm also fine."
Jacqueline says, "Perry is still running, so I'll just keep it in the same transcript."
Knight_Otu says, "One does not simply earn 5 million credits."
Guenni says, "Not even halfway there yet. I think."
Guenni says, "And hi Knight."
Knight_Otu asks, "We have some 40k, I think?"
Knight_Otu says, "Hi, yes."
Jacqueline says, "Golly"
DavidW says, "We sold our wine, bought a heat shield so we can land on atmospheric worlds, bought a map of the local area, and tried to race our ship for giggles."
Knight_Otu says, "We Linked up a passenger, sold the wine, and also got a most wanted list."
Guenni says, "Which you didn't inspect yet, I think."
DavidW says, "I don't remember a wanted list."
Knight_Otu says, "We also bought and sold some exotic meat."
DavidW says, "oh right. Forgot about the meat."
Knight_Otu says, "The wanted list if we want to go bounty hunting."
DavidW says, "If we can also sell food plants to the meat buyer's partner, that unlocks something."
Jacqueline says, "This is definitely a game of the old lady and her pig."
DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "I don't know that story."
Guenni asks, "What's that?"
Knight_Otu says, "There are a number of other passengers we could take on, and some goods we could buy."
Jacqueline says, "It's a favorite of mine from childhood. Basically an old woman buys a pig at market and is walking it home but it won't go over a stile, so she asks dog to bite the pig, but it won't. So she asks a stick (yes, a stick) to beat the dog, because the dog won't bite the pig and the pig won't go over the stile and she won't get home tonight. But thee stick won't."
Guenni says, "Ah."
Jacqueline says, "It goes on like that for some time."
DavidW says, "oh. I remember a MASH episode where there was a long chain of favours."
Knight_Otu says, "Also, we are searching for a "friend" of Aurea who is - maybe - somewhere in another nation where we need a visa."
DavidW says, "I'm not sure this game is quite like that. It's just we're finding ever more opportunities for contacts and money."
DavidW says, "Prex."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, but it's all tasks. I guess that's what's making me think of that."
Knight_Otu says, "Right."
Jacqueline says, "It's basically one giant fetch quest."
DavidW says, "My replaying say that Prex went to someplace called Jarland."
Jacqueline says, "Like a text version of Skyrim."
Knight_Otu says, "We can talk to Aurea and she should tell us."
DavidW says, "Aurea is very good at that, yes."
Knight_Otu says, "Less so on paying our fuel bill with the money she promised us."
DavidW says, "Anyway, our save file name is cfsvtventer."
Guenni says (to Jacqueline), "I remember feeling like a taxi with a very large trunk when playing the game, yes."
Roger arrives, full of fun and funk. Knight_Otu says, "Also, we did a moderate amount of punning."
DavidW says, "yes, yes, it's time for ad Venter."
Guenni says, "So, I guess someone should start the ship. :-)"
Knight_Otu asks, "What's the file name for the game?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Roger says, "oh yeah, this"
DavidW says, "cfsvtventer"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cfsvtventer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "There we are."
DavidW says, "The game where we can look but never examine."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to aurea"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AUREA
Floyd |
Floyd | An unnaturally beautiful, golden-haired woman with a jagged scar
Floyd | across her face and a cheap robotic arm. She slouches in the
Floyd | co-pilot's seat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Prex knows more than anyone about getting out of Hardshell, so
Floyd | hopefully he can get me back in. He was last seen heading to Jarland."
Floyd |
Floyd | "We should be on the lookout for an amalg called Viscera."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Dr Vosov-R on Diallo tried to scan Hardshell or something."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yep, Jarland. Must be right next to Vase-land."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Venter
Floyd | A synth-futurist city of wide open spaces and glass-sided buildings
Floyd | that would seem almost idyllic were it not sitting in the crater of an
Floyd | airless ice moon. Bioroid citizens stroll through the plazas and
Floyd | avenues in casual clothes, unbothered by the hard vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | Space-suited refugees form a lengthy queue outside the Border
Floyd | Ministry, where they are turned away by a polite official.
Floyd |
Floyd | Link-J has joined the queue.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many of the workers at the loading docks are shellskin
Floyd | immigrants.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scruffy scientist sits on his luggage beside the landing pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Hang a right at the Pottery Nook."
DavidW says, "I don't think we talked to any of these folk yet."
Knight_Otu says, "Essentially the embassy world of the so-called Imago Republic."
Knight_Otu says, "We didn't."
DavidW says, "oh right, we can get a visa chip here."
Knight_Otu says, "Hopefully, at least."
Knight_Otu says, "Link was our passenger."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to refugees"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO REFUGEES
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick a refugee at random. "I fought in the Battle of Franklin. Now
Floyd | here I am."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick a refugee at random. "I'm a bioroid if you can believe it.
Floyd | Just had the dumb luck to be gestated in some far flung shithole."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We're currently bopping around the Diasporan Commonwealth, but the chip will, in theory, let us visit the Imago Republic."
Knight_Otu says, "Venter doesn't quite belong to the Commonwealth, though."
DavidW says, "hm. The Battle of Franklin is why the Imagos closed their borders."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick a refugee at random. "I couldn't get into the Commonwealth.
Floyd | Seems even less likely I'll get in here. But what choice do I have?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick a refugee at random. "Used to be a nomad. Looking for a
Floyd | home."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick a refugee at random. "Amalgs destroyed my home. I was lucky
Floyd | to get away."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah, so this is a borderland sort of place, I guess."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to official"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO OFFICIAL
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm afraid the Border Minister has been called away to Zhao. I have
Floyd | no authority to issue visa chips myself."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "An airport's waiting lounge at best."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Zhao"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD ZHAO
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Zhao in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Thanks."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to link"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO LINK
Floyd |
Floyd | "As I said, my journey is far from over, but already I have made
Floyd | friends. Do not worry for me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Beware of Ganons, Link."
DavidW asks, "Who's the scientist?"
Guenni says, "We brought him here."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to immigrants"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO IMMIGRANTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone who clearly warrants considerable respect among the workers
Floyd | beckons you into one of their break rooms. "Hey, captain. So life
Floyd | ain't so bad for us shellskin here on Venter. Working hard, sure, but
Floyd | we get visa chips at the end of our contracts. Those poor bastards
Floyd | outside the Border Ministry though..."
Floyd |
Floyd | She shakes her smooth, featureless head. "They're supposed to get
Floyd | help. But it doesn't always work out that way. Look, all I'm saying
Floyd | is, you get us some oxygen, we'll pay for it, see it gets distributed
Floyd | to who needs it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. There was an oxygen cannister for sale for 2k creds somewhere."
Knight_Otu says, "Someone sold oxygen tanks, I recall."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -Besnik, selling an autodoc unit (Surface of Pearl)
Floyd | -homeless veteran, selling a classified intelligence report (Surface
Floyd | of Storm)
Floyd | -shipping-and-receiving clerk, selling a large oxygen canister
Floyd | (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Tomer, selling a decompressionist statue (Surface of Nereus)
Floyd | -red hot diver, selling an unauthorised specimen (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | coastal nomads (Surface of Khamsin), nervous woman (Surface of
Floyd | Nereus), Chef Elin (Subsurface of Skadi), shellskin immigrants
Floyd | (Surface of Venter)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Right."
DavidW says, "clerk on Cygnet has it."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to scientist"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SCIENTIST
Floyd |
Floyd | An unshaven bioroid in a clean, white environment suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, captain. You look like someone who has seen the wilderness." He
Floyd | extends a hand. "Dr Pico-G. I'm looking to make observations of
Floyd | certain astronomical phenomena from a wide variety of perspectives.
Floyd | I've already collected data from across the Imago Republic, the
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth, Network..."
Floyd |
Floyd | He looks over your ship. "But I need to go farther afield. If you take
Floyd | me on board, I'll pay you 1k credits for every unaffiliated world we
Floyd | visit. I might even be able to wrangle a visa chip for you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't remember the Network mentioned before."
Knight_Otu says, "That's new, yes."
Guenni says, "It's possible I mixed up two different people."
DavidW says, "We should take him."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take scientist"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SCIENTIST
Floyd |
Floyd | He boards your ship, swaying under bulging cases of equipment.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Pleased to be aboard, captain."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "We know of two unaffiliated worlds, I believe."
DavidW asks, "Lonely Rock and uh... Boony?"
Knight_Otu asks, "So let's buy some oxygen, first?"
DavidW says, "yes"
Knight_Otu says (to David), "Yes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Okay. I take it back. This isn't a giant Skyrim fetchquest. It's the interminable task of carrying tradegoods around to get more money for paying your troops in Mount and Blade."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to clerk"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CLERK
Floyd |
Floyd | "Everything is always a mess; everything is wrongly ordered,
Floyd | misdelivered, undelivered and late. Say, captain, want to buy a
Floyd | large oxygen canister for 2k credits? I need to get it off my
Floyd | landing pad to make way for a million other mistakes that haven't
Floyd | happened yet."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy canister"
Floyd ]  Credits: 24k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY CANISTER
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the large oxygen canister for 2k credits, leaving you with 24k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 24k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Jarland, Unity, Franklin, Xanadu, Zhao
Floyd | and Diallo
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "by the way, if we buy a headset, I think we can talk to the, uh, comet wranglers, that were in orbit above Khamsin."
Knight_Otu asks, "Maybe?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 24k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 24k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the fuel jockey for 1k credits
Floyd | each. 3 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 21k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 5 fusion cells out of 5 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 21k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Venter
Floyd | A synth-futurist city of wide open spaces and glass-sided buildings
Floyd | that would seem almost idyllic were it not sitting in the crater of an
Floyd | airless ice moon. Bioroid citizens stroll through the plazas and
Floyd | avenues in casual clothes, unbothered by the hard vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | Space-suited refugees form a lengthy queue outside the Border
Floyd | Ministry, where they are turned away by a polite official.
Floyd |
Floyd | Link-J has joined the queue.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many of the workers at the loading docks are shellskin
Floyd | immigrants.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell canister to immigrants"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL CANISTER TO IMMIGRANTS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thank you, captain. We can do a lot of good with this - make sure the
Floyd | most needy get it when they, well, most need it. We hope 10k credits
Floyd | is enough?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 31k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -Besnik, selling an autodoc unit (Surface of Pearl)
Floyd | -homeless veteran, selling a classified intelligence report (Surface
Floyd | of Storm)
Floyd | -Tomer, selling a decompressionist statue (Surface of Nereus)
Floyd | -red hot diver, selling an unauthorised specimen (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | coastal nomads (Surface of Khamsin), nervous woman (Surface of
Floyd | Nereus), Chef Elin (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "p works, but prospects doesn't."
DavidW says, "Prospects just never works."
DavidW says, "There's probably a typo version that does, but I haven't guessed it yet."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "propects"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PROPECTS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "prosects"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PROSECTS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Sounds likely."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "porspects"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PORSPECTS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "prospecs"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PROSPECS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "bah"
Knight_Otu says, "I misremembered. I thought potential passengers would also show up."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "pprospects"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PPROSPECTS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a command you need to use. Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 31k
Floyd | Equipment: spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Dr Pico-G, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 5/5 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth star map, debt note, flight
Floyd | manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | nothing
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "i and status do the same thing."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
DavidW says, "d = land; u = launch."
Knight_Otu says, "That's nice"
DavidW says, "You can also 'go to PLACE' even if you're on the surface of another world."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "We can try jumping to Zhao, where the border minister should be?"
DavidW asks, "I guess?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to Zhao"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ZHAO
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Zhao
Floyd | Slender megastructures rise gleaming from the silvery continents
Floyd | below, arcing over oceans and snow-tipped mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | The muscled war beasts of the Imago Defence Fleet are in orbit,
Floyd | guns protruding from every orifice.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to fleet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FLEET
Floyd |
Floyd | Echoing voices transmit from the war beasts. You make out the words:
Floyd | "WE... ARE... WATCHING."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I wish I had advance info on which planets are in which different regions."
Guenni says, "You could record them, than use map."
Knight_Otu says, "True. Some have context of course."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Warning signals and weapon lock-ons bombard your ship from the
Floyd | surface. You'll need a visa chip to land on this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Map doesn't tell you the info unless you've actually been there."
Guenni says, "Ah ok."
DavidW says, "Zhao is part of Imago Republic, I'm guessing now."
Knight_Otu says, "Unfortunately, it seems we'll need a visa chip to get a visa chip."
DavidW asks, "There was something about getting one illegally?"
Guenni asks, "Didn't some surfer dudes talk about it wanting to stay independent?"
Guenni asks, "Or do I mix things up?"
DavidW says, "I only vaguely remember surfer dudes."
Knight_Otu says, "There is a way to get a chip illegally, yes."
DavidW says, "I'm not great at remembering so many characters in just one game."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+ (need visa chip)
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Jarland, Unity, Franklin, Xanadu and
Floyd | Diallo
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I think the surfers were talking about Autark and Unity."
Plover arrives, ready to play with the toys.
Plover says (to Floyd), "version"
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VERSION
Floyd |
Floyd | Superluminal Vagrant Twin
Floyd | A text-only space sim by C.E.J. Pacian
Floyd | Release 6 / Serial number 160316 / Inform 7 build 6G60 (I6/v6.32 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | (Type about if you have trouble getting started. Type
Floyd | credits to learn who made this possible.)
Floyd | Identification number: //44956A3D-87D6-4570-89DF-C57A8438B956//
Floyd | Interpreter version 1.3.1 / VM 3.1.2 / Library serial number 080126
Floyd | Standard Rules version 2/090402 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Glulx Text Effects version 3 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  Credits: 31k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Since that jump was a bit of a waste."
Knight_Otu asks, "Tour of the places of interest?"
Knight_Otu says, "I suspect most will be Imago territory."
DavidW says, "sorry, was afk to use washroom"
DavidW says, "I see. We un-visited Zhao."
Knight_Otu says, "Since we can't do a whole lot there yet, yes."
Plover runs out of the room, with a smile on his face. DavidW says, "hm. Just noticing that the headjack is 25k. That's pretty pricey."
Guenni says, "You could check the list for more places of interest."
DavidW says, "yeah, we should probably visit more places or try to."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jarland"
Floyd ]  Credits: 32k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JARLAND
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jarland
Floyd | A dark, cratered moon in the shadow of a turbulent gas giant. Networks
Floyd | of bright lights shine from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel tanker refuels passing traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. Jarland is unaffiliated, I guess."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 32k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+ (not yet landed)
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Unity, Franklin, Xanadu, Zhao and Diallo
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Unexpected."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 32k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Jarland
Floyd | The thin atmosphere is a subtle glow at the horizon, behind glass
Floyd | hemispheres large and small. Each dome brims with lush greenery and
Floyd | minimalist buildings.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maximo runs the Bell Jar Pub, an olde timey establishment
Floyd | filled with antique astronaut paraphernalia.
Floyd |
Floyd | A hard working jar farmer nurtures crops that bulge out against
Floyd | the side of his bubble.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pressure chief hurries from habitat to habitat in a bright
Floyd | yellow boiler suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim hauls cargo out of a low, ugly, opaque warehouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | The highest ranking official that'll talk to a random space captain is
Floyd | Minister Ramos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "'medusoid' sounds fun. Didn't want to talk to them?"
DavidW says, "oo, crops."
DavidW says, "we can use those."
Knight_Otu says, "I think that was Venter, and the source of the most-wanted list."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to maximo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 32k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MAXIMO
Floyd |
Floyd | Maximo's arms are tattooed with rocket engine blueprints. He winks and
Floyd | pours you a drink.
Floyd |
Floyd | "To hear those Commonwealth types talk about it, you'd think Jarland
Floyd | was some lawless rogue world like Splinter, but we're a democratic
Floyd | state like any other. Just not interested in being part of anyone
Floyd | else's plans."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record splinter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 32k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD SPLINTER
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Splinter in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to farmer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 32k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FARMER
Floyd |
Floyd | His overalls hang from a pale and lanky frame that has never seen the
Floyd | outside of a dome.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Shipping crops interstellar gives you the thinnest profit margins -
Floyd | unless it's a true luxury, like this blue asparagus. 4k is a
Floyd | fair price, in my eyes."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Don't visit Splinter until we have a gun."
DavidW says, "Or four ninja turtles."
Knight_Otu says, "Noted."
Guenni says, "Yeah, I think that's a good idea."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy asparagus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 28k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY ASPARAGUS
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the blue asparagus for 4k credits, leaving you with 28k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to chief"
Floyd ]  Credits: 28k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CHIEF
Floyd |
Floyd | She wipes sweat from her brow with a grimy hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You think it's easy, so many people living in a near vacuum? Always
Floyd | checking for positive pressure and racing to find the leak. I'd kill
Floyd | for some help."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hmm."
DavidW says, "There was a shellskin on Pearl." DavidW says, "oops"
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we can check back there."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to phelim"
Floyd ]  Credits: 28k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PHELIM
Floyd |
Floyd | His thick beard flows dangerously over the neck ring of his urban
Floyd | camouflage spacesuit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "No world can be truly independent when the cyborgs and 'roids have
Floyd | banded together into their cartels. Even the Commonwealth is more
Floyd | interested in bullying smaller nations than furthering the diasporan
Floyd | cause."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to ramos"
Floyd ]  Credits: 28k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RAMOS
Floyd |
Floyd | Tall. Slender. Pale. The product of a carefully controlled
Floyd | environment.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Your friend here is from inside Hardshell?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea looks herself over, as if wondering what part of her ridiculous
Floyd | appearance gave it away. "You knew Prex?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "I met him when he first arrived. It was pretty big news."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Is he still here? I need to speak with him."
Floyd |
Floyd | Ramos shakes his head. "He never settled in. Claustrophobia. Sort of.
Floyd | Terrified of getting cut off from the Universe. Thought he'd feel
Floyd | closer to the vacuum living in a dome, but it wasn't enough."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Where is he now? Please."
Floyd |
Floyd | "A nomad worldship passed by some time ago. Prex talked his way on
Floyd | board. I think they were stopping by Source 3 for supplies, then
Floyd | heading off away from civilisation. No idea where you'd find them
Floyd | now."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Source 3"
Floyd ]  Credits: 28k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD SOURCE 3
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Source 3 in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I guess you're faster recording than I am."
DavidW says, "By the time we find him, he'll have duplicated himself into Corn Prex and Rice Prex."
Knight_Otu asks, "Deliver the asparagus first, and a side jump to Pearl?"
Guenni exclaims, "Heh!"
DavidW says (to Knight), "Good plan."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 28k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -Besnik, selling an autodoc unit (Surface of Pearl)
Floyd | -homeless veteran, selling a classified intelligence report (Surface
Floyd | of Storm)
Floyd | -Tomer, selling a decompressionist statue (Surface of Nereus)
Floyd | -red hot diver, selling an unauthorised specimen (Subsurface of Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), coastal nomads (Surface of
Floyd | Khamsin), nervous woman (Surface of Nereus), Chef Elin (Subsurface of
Floyd | Skadi)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some blue asparagus
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to skadi"
Floyd ]  Credits: 28k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SKADI
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jarland
Floyd | A dark, cratered moon in the shadow of a turbulent gas giant. Networks
Floyd | of bright lights shine from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel tanker refuels passing traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Skadi
Floyd | A bright white moon, its surface smoothed over by cryovolcanic snow.
Floyd | There are very few lights visible on its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small squadron of private security ships monitor traffic in the
Floyd | system, led by the infamous combat synthetic, Kala-D.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Credits: 28k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | Subsurface of Skadi
Floyd | A sealed, metal-sided citadel grasps the underside of the frozen
Floyd | surface: an upside-down, underwater city. Plant fronds dangle into
Floyd | depths where strange silhouettes swim and dart.
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine is a way of life on Skadi. Most citizens wear cleansuits
Floyd | and face masks.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many parts of the city are closed to you, but the canteen run by
Floyd | Chef Elin and Chef Iason is open to all.
Floyd |
Floyd | A researcher eats intermittently in the canteen.
Floyd |
Floyd | A red hot diver melts through the ice far from the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell asparagus to elin"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL ASPARAGUS TO ELIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Blue asparagus? Like real blue asparagus from Jarland? Do you know
Floyd | how much this is worth here? 12k. That's all I can offer you."
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 40k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 40k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Talk to the researcher now."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to researcher"
Floyd ]  Credits: 40k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RESEARCHER
Floyd |
Floyd | "The food is so much better now it's crazy. I mean, I grew up on
Floyd | Sirona, so I'm not a gourmand or anything, but this is delicious."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Sirona"
Floyd ]  Credits: 40k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD SIRONA
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Sirona in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "my my my Sirona"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Credits: 40k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Subsurface of Skadi
Floyd | A sealed, metal-sided citadel grasps the underside of the frozen
Floyd | surface: an upside-down, underwater city. Plant fronds dangle into
Floyd | depths where strange silhouettes swim and dart.
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine is a way of life on Skadi. Most citizens wear cleansuits
Floyd | and face masks.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many parts of the city are closed to you, but the canteen run by
Floyd | Chef Elin and Chef Iason is open to all.
Floyd |
Floyd | A researcher wolfs down food in the canteen.
Floyd |
Floyd | A red hot diver melts through the ice far from the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Knight_Otu asks, "The diver sells that "specimen". Shall we?"
DavidW says, "I don't remember what the specimen is all about."
DavidW asks, "Where would we take it?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to diver"
Floyd ]  Credits: 40k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DIVER
Floyd |
Floyd | Steam rises from her wetsuit. Empty jars clink at her belt. She levels
Floyd | a harpoon gun at you, in a not-too-unfriendly kind of way.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Unauthorised specimen. 2k. Cross me and regret it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hard to say."
Knight_Otu says, "Now if only we could x it..."
DavidW says, "sigh. yes."
DavidW says, "Up to you. I'd wait."
DavidW says, "But 2k isn't that much right now."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy specimen"
Floyd ]  Credits: 38k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY SPECIMEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the unauthorised specimen for 2k credits, leaving you with 38k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I think I know where that one goes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to pearl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 38k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO PEARL
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Skadi
Floyd | A bright white moon, its surface smoothed over by cryovolcanic snow.
Floyd | There are very few lights visible on its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small squadron of private security ships monitor traffic in the
Floyd | system, led by the infamous combat synthetic, Kala-D.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 38k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Pearl
Floyd | Blue skies; carefully managed fields and forests; air that's almost
Floyd | baseline-breathable. Elevated highways pass over the greenery with
Floyd | minimal impact, tangling together at the foot of narrow skyscrapers.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tallest spire reaches towards the gas giant above, satellite
Floyd | towers splitting off like branches: the Commonwealth Building itself.
Floyd | A cyborg representative allows citizens to query the government
Floyd | systems.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ambassador from the Imago Republic maintains a penthouse
Floyd | embassy.
Floyd |
Floyd | Besnik's small knickknack shop stands on splayed stilts, trees
Floyd | leaning out from beneath it in search of sunlight.
Floyd |
Floyd | The landing pad is maintained by the shellskin, Katalin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Probably someone's ear, if it's a babelfish."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to katalin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 38k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO KATALIN
Floyd |
Floyd | The sun gleams off her opalescent skin.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yeah, I know, a shellskin living on the most hospitable world in the
Floyd | Commonwealth. I've heard it all before. I may not need air, but I like
Floyd | forests and fields. And vacuum is only a short hop away, in any case."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ok, not her, then."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to besnik"
Floyd ]  Credits: 38k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BESNIK
Floyd |
Floyd | Besnik's carefully cultivated oddball persona is completed by a
Floyd | patched waistcoat and antique pince-nez glasses.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not got much here that'll interest a space captain. This autodoc
Floyd | unit maybe? It's a curio by modern standards, but some folks out
Floyd | there in the black might be lucky to have it. I'll let you take it
Floyd | away it for 2k credits."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy autodoc"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY AUTODOC
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the autodoc unit for 2k credits, leaving you with 36k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "No. :-)"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to ambassador"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AMBASSADOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The ambassador is an unnaturally dignified woman in a neat business
Floyd | suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm sorry," she tells you, "but I have no authority over the
Floyd | distribution of visa chips. The Immigration Ministry on Venter
Floyd | controls access to the Republic."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to matej"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MATEJ
Floyd |
Floyd | Matej is a round-faced man in a comfortable spacesuit. His smile is
Floyd | almost as wide as his gut.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Back for more, captain? That fine ship of yours deserves the best.
Floyd | Here's what I'm selling:"
Floyd |
Floyd |  -wireless headjack - 25k  (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |  -external fuel pod - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -ion booster - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |  -autorevolver - 25k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -fishing rod - 2k  (allows you to fish)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "25k for a revolver is quite a bit."
DavidW says, "I'm sure we can eventually afford his entire stock."
Guenni nods.
Knight_Otu says, "True."
DavidW says, "I want the headjack first of all those remaining, though."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to clerk"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CLERK
Floyd |
Floyd | "You've done a lot to help me, thanks, brilliant, now get out of
Floyd | my way."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Stay a clerk forever, guy."
Knight_Otu asks, "Do we want something from Matej yet?"
DavidW says, "I want the headjack, but I can wait."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -homeless veteran, selling a classified intelligence report (Surface
Floyd | of Storm)
Floyd | -Tomer, selling a decompressionist statue (Surface of Nereus)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), coastal nomads (Surface of
Floyd | Khamsin), nervous woman (Surface of Nereus)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | an autodoc unit and an unauthorised specimen
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The comet wranglers are above Khamsin."
Knight_Otu asks, "The nervous woman wanted some exotic flower, right?"
DavidW says, "I don't remember. That intel report may be interesting too."
Knight_Otu says, "I don't recall what the nomadds wanted."
Guenni says, "SHe wanted something hopelessly romantic. I guess a exotic flower could count."
Knight_Otu says, "The report was 5k."
Guenni says, "an."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "For all I know, a decompressionist statue is 'romantic'."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the industrial fuel rig for 1k
Floyd | credits each. 2 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 5 fusion cells out of 5 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I have some doubts that we can just sell the statue on the same world."
DavidW says, "true."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I don't remember that one."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to wranglers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WRANGLERS
Floyd |
Floyd | They seem to speak a weird dialect unique to the outer reaches of this
Floyd | system.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Khamsin
Floyd | Skyscrapers cluster together in the planet's only city, a small
Floyd | metropolis at the heart of a barren, dusty wasteland.
Floyd |
Floyd | A party of robed hunters has made camp outside the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | A caravan of nomads circumnavigates the planet's tiny ocean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rella camps out in the spikelands.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mirek sits playing a handheld game in the shade of the landing
Floyd | pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to nomads"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO NOMADS
Floyd |
Floyd | They walk on elongated, webbed feet and watch you through thickly
Floyd | lashed eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This pilgrimage is harder than even the ancestors decreed. In their
Floyd | time this ocean was freshwater. Now it is brine."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "That's why we need the headjack. We can't talk to the wranglers without it, I'm assuming."
Knight_Otu nods.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - 50k reward
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - 50k reward
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - 50k reward
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - 25k reward
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - 25k reward
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Rella is on our list."
Knight_Otu says, "Luciano is I believe on Autark."
DavidW asks, "Can we just 'arrest' people?"
Knight_Otu says, "But I don't think we should bounty-hunt without a weapon."
DavidW says, "Don't we need a space tranq gun or something? yeah."
Knight_Otu asks, "I don't think we have much to do in the Commonwealth for now. Next of the places of interest?"
DavidW says, "We didn't talk to anyone above Jarland."
Knight_Otu asks, "On scrollback, I think there was only the fuel tanker?"
DavidW says, "I saw two people to talk to."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jarland"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JARLAND
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jarland
Floyd | A dark, cratered moon in the shadow of a turbulent gas giant. Networks
Floyd | of bright lights shine from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel tanker refuels passing traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to tanker"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TANKER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can refuel at the fuel tanker for 1k credits per unit of
Floyd | fuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Was I thinking of Zhao then?"
DavidW says, "I forget now where the medusoid was."
Knight_Otu says, "Zhao I think was only that fleet that was watching us."
Knight_Otu says, "That was Venter, and the person who gave us the list, I#m pretty sure."
DavidW says, "There's too many characters for me to keep track of in my head. I take copious notes for a reason."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Jarland
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Khamsin
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "I can imagine. Just spectating is wearing me out."
Guenni says, "You could put the poor folks out of their brine misery, I think."
Knight_Otu says, "lot's and lots of characters."
DavidW asks (of Guenni), "How? Did we see a portable shower stall somewhere?"
Guenni says, "I was listening with only one ear, but I think you bought what they need."
Knight_Otu says, "We bought the autodoc and the specimen."
DavidW says, "We bought an autodoc and a specimen. Neither seem to be anti-salt in any obvious way."
Guenni says, "Yep."
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell autodoc to nomads"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL AUTODOC TO NOMADS
Floyd |
Floyd | "We have simple needs and do not require such a thing."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell specimen to nomads"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL SPECIMEN TO NOMADS
Floyd |
Floyd | "We have simple needs and do not require such a thing."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "you gotta shoot one of them first"
DavidW says (to Roger), "uhh"
Guenni says, "OOps! I thought the specimen was what they wanted. Sorry."
DavidW says, "Please do not shoot the nomads because they are getting salty."
Guenni says, "We don't have a weapon yet anyway."
Roger says, "just part of a viral marketing campaign for the autodoc, now with real viruses"
Knight_Otu asks, "I guess we can jump to Unity for now?"
DavidW says, "Maybe the comet wranglers sell ice comets and the nomads would like one of those."
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe."
DavidW says, "Unity is okay, but I'm not a fan."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to unity"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO UNITY
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Unity
Floyd | Impact craters have thrown bright dust across the bronze surface of
Floyd | this planet. The relentless red blaze of the swollen nearby star has
Floyd | stripped any atmosphere it may once have had.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to pico"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PICO
Floyd |
Floyd | An unshaven bioroid in a clean, white environment suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You've taken me to 2 worlds outside the Imago Republic, Network or
Floyd | the Diasporan Commonwealth, captain. I can't thank you enough, but the
Floyd | more data I can get, the better. And, don't forget, there may be a
Floyd | visa chip in this for you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "land on this rock, I guess?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Did we know that we could get a visa from pico?"
DavidW says, "If I did, I forgot."
Knight_Otu says, "I don't recall seeing that."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Unity
Floyd | The settlement on this world is enclosed within thick, windowless
Floyd | radiation shields. The buildings are square, orderly and undecorated.
Floyd |
Floyd | The smiling face of Leader adorns his towering residence.
Floyd |
Floyd | You do your best to avoid the secret police agent that shadows
Floyd | your every move here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some disaffected youths hang out in the alley between two
Floyd | cuboid apartment blocks.
Floyd |
Floyd | The otherwise deserted landing pad is swept clean by a worker
Floyd | in a grey boiler suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "geez. This is an unpleasant place."
Knight_Otu says, "I'm not sensing much unity on Unity."
Guenni agrees.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to worker"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WORKER
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'll always be grateful to Leader for taking me in. I'll die before I
Floyd | go back to Jag."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record jag"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD JAG
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Jag in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to youths"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO YOUTHS
Floyd |
Floyd | All grey boiler suits and shaved heads, tagging the wall with crude
Floyd | graffiti. One turns to you with piercing green eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You don't have to pretend. Our tags are awful. But this isn't the
Floyd | place to come see great art. If... someone were to bring us art from
Floyd | the outside, we'd be grateful."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah. Buyers for that statue."
Knight_Otu says, "Ah hah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to agent"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AGENT
Floyd |
Floyd | He tries to look casual as you approach.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Greetings, outsider. I hope you are keeping your strange ideas to
Floyd | yourself."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to leader"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO LEADER
Floyd |
Floyd | A guard turns you away.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Enough foreign assassins have taken advantage of Leader's hospitality
Floyd | in the past. Never again."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Enjoy your stay, may it be short."
Knight_Otu says, "Right."
Guenni grins.
Knight_Otu asks, "Go buy that statue?"
DavidW says, "Sure. I like money. Sometimes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to nereus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO NEREUS
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Unity
Floyd | Impact craters have thrown bright dust across the bronze surface of
Floyd | this planet. The relentless red blaze of the swollen nearby star has
Floyd | stripped any atmosphere it may once have had.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Nereus
Floyd | Airy, simple buildings break up a multi-coloured and chemically
Floyd | unstable mix of diasporan and native flora. The ocean sparkles at the
Floyd | horizon in every direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nereus' most famous resident is the radical artist Tomer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nervous girl paces the pier, twirling her parasol.
Floyd |
Floyd | A marine biologist lives out of his submersible, washing strung
Floyd | between two palm trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | A group of surfers lounge around a beach barbecue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy statue"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the decompressionist statue for 1k credits, leaving you with
Floyd | 34k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell specimen to girl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL SPECIMEN TO GIRL
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, it's exotic, I'll give you that. Also probably very difficult
Floyd | to look after off of Skadi, and maybe illegal to own? So, maybe
Floyd | something else, please?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well then."
DavidW asks, "What about the biologist? Is he buying?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to biologist"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BIOLOGIST
Floyd |
Floyd | He shakes his head. "Nereus was settled too early in the diaspora.
Floyd | Before we knew better. What I wouldn't give for the quarantine they
Floyd | have on Skadi. This ecosystem will never be the same again."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. He won't want it."
Knight_Otu says, "I think he's just relating setting details."
Guenni says, "Trying rarely hurts."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell specimen to biologist"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL SPECIMEN TO BIOLOGIST
Floyd |
Floyd | He doesn't look impressed. "So here I am extolling the virtues of the
Floyd | Skadi quarantine, and you expect me to be impressed that you broke
Floyd | it?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Good point."
Guenni says, "Ok, Ok. You were right."
DavidW says, "I just don't want to be adde to our wanted list."
Guenni exclaims, "Heh!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -homeless veteran, selling a classified intelligence report (Surface
Floyd | of Storm)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), disaffected youths (Surface of
Floyd | Unity), coastal nomads (Surface of Khamsin), nervous woman (Surface of
Floyd | Nereus)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | a decompressionist statue, an autodoc unit and an unauthorised
Floyd | specimen
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Statue to Unity, I guess, next?"
Knight_Otu says, "Sure. We have some fuel to spare."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to unity"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO UNITY
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Unity
Floyd | Impact craters have thrown bright dust across the bronze surface of
Floyd | this planet. The relentless red blaze of the swollen nearby star has
Floyd | stripped any atmosphere it may once have had.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Unity
Floyd | The settlement on this world is enclosed within thick, windowless
Floyd | radiation shields. The buildings are square, orderly and undecorated.
Floyd |
Floyd | The smiling face of Leader adorns his towering residence.
Floyd |
Floyd | You do your best to avoid the secret police agent that shadows
Floyd | your every move here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some disaffected youths hang out in the alley between two
Floyd | cuboid apartment blocks.
Floyd |
Floyd | The otherwise deserted landing pad is swept clean by a worker
Floyd | in a grey boiler suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh yeah, don't run out of fuel."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell statue to youths"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL STATUE TO YOUTHS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Decompressionism? Dated, but it still flies here. We just take what
Floyd | we can get. 7k?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 41k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "maybe there's some way to forge papers for the thingy"
Roger says, "but unloading it is good too"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Splinter, Sirona, Jag, Franklin, Xanadu,
Floyd | Zhao, Diallo and Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Franklin?"
DavidW asks, "fuel?"
Knight_Otu says, "We have fuel to jump back to the commonwealth after that."
DavidW says, "Eventually, we'll probably use up more than 1 unit of fuel for 1 jump."
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Possibly not. But I won't swear on it."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to franklin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO FRANKLIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Unity
Floyd | Impact craters have thrown bright dust across the bronze surface of
Floyd | this planet. The relentless red blaze of the swollen nearby star has
Floyd | stripped any atmosphere it may once have had.
Floyd |
Floyd | (The fuel warning light blinks on.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Franklin
Floyd | Dust chokes the atmosphere of this world, obscuring the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The entrails of a dead war beast form a gruesome planetary
Floyd | ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to beast"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BEAST
Floyd |
Floyd | The corpse broadcasts a looping cry for vengeance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Franklin
Floyd | Ash clouds drift across the broken remains of megastructures and
Floyd | arcologies. Long dead synthetic flora clings to every surface, frozen
Floyd | in the act of clambering desperately towards the sun.
Floyd |
Floyd | Now only rampant biomechanical scavengers remain to pick
Floyd | through the ruins.
Floyd |
Floyd | A thin line of red light shines from the laser eye of an
Floyd | eviscerated amalg.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to scavengers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SCAVENGERS
Floyd |
Floyd | They reply in a broken mishmash of stolen words. You can't make out
Floyd | any meaning in what they say.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to eye"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | The laser eye is not something you can talk to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take the eye"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE THE EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | It comes out with a wet pop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Ew."
DavidW says, "finders, keepers!"
Guenni points to the ewww channel.
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we want that com thing for the scavengers as well."
DavidW says, "I don't know."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Franklin
Floyd | Dust chokes the atmosphere of this world, obscuring the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The entrails of a dead war beast form a gruesome planetary
Floyd | ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Red lights blink on around the cockpit. You're out of fuel.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 0/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the industrial fuel rig for 1k
Floyd | credits each. 5 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 37k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 5 fusion cells out of 5 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 37k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to matej"
Floyd ]  Credits: 37k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MATEJ
Floyd |
Floyd | Matej is a round-faced man in a comfortable spacesuit. His smile is
Floyd | almost as wide as his gut.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Back for more, captain? That fine ship of yours deserves the best.
Floyd | Here's what I'm selling:"
Floyd |
Floyd |  -wireless headjack - 25k  (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |  -external fuel pod - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -ion booster - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |  -autorevolver - 25k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -fishing rod - 2k  (allows you to fish)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy headjack"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY HEADJACK
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the wireless headjack for 25k credits, leaving you with 12k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Now we got it."
DavidW says, "yay"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 12k
Floyd | Equipment: spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd | Implants: wireless headjack (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Dr Pico-G, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 5/5 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth star map, debt note, flight
Floyd | manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | a laser eye (+2 badassitude when implanted), an autodoc unit and an
Floyd | unauthorised specimen
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "now we can go walkie-talkies."
Knight_Otu says, "We got a +2 eye."
DavidW says, "hm"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I had no idea badassitude was an attribute."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to wranglers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WRANGLERS
Floyd |
Floyd | They seem to speak a weird dialect unique to the outer reaches of this
Floyd | system.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hrm."
DavidW says, "boo"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "think at wranglers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > THINK AT WRANGLERS
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to think.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "think"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > THINK
Floyd |
Floyd | You didn't get five million creds into debt by thinking every little
Floyd | thing through!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to wranglers using headjack"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WRANGLERS USING HEADJACK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear headjack"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR HEADJACK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't wear that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use headjack"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > USE HEADJACK
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to use the wireless headjack to implant?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I vaguely remember the headjack being for somewhere else."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "implant headjack"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > IMPLANT HEADJACK
Floyd |
Floyd | It's already implanted.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "use headjack on wranglers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > USE HEADJACK ON WRANGLERS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a valid command, even if it used some of the right words.
Floyd | Type "about" if you want help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. ok. So the headjack doesn't help here. Or not yet. Drat."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to franklin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO FRANKLIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Franklin
Floyd | Dust chokes the atmosphere of this world, obscuring the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The entrails of a dead war beast form a gruesome planetary
Floyd | ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to beast"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BEAST
Floyd |
Floyd | The corpse broadcasts a looping cry for vengeance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Franklin
Floyd | Ash clouds drift across the broken remains of megastructures and
Floyd | arcologies. Long dead synthetic flora clings to every surface, frozen
Floyd | in the act of clambering desperately towards the sun.
Floyd |
Floyd | Now only rampant biomechanical scavengers remain to pick
Floyd | through the ruins.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to scavengers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SCAVENGERS
Floyd |
Floyd | They reply in a broken mishmash of stolen words. You can't make out
Floyd | any meaning in what they say.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hrm."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map" DavidW asks, "Visit a new world?"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Splinter, Sirona, Jag, Xanadu, Zhao,
Floyd | Diallo and Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Diallo's been on our list a long time."
Knight_Otu says, "We should show Boony and Lonely Rock to the Doc."
Knight_Otu says, "That, too."
DavidW says, "your choice"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to boony"
Floyd ]  Credits: 13k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO BOONY
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Franklin
Floyd | Dust chokes the atmosphere of this world, obscuring the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | The entrails of a dead war beast form a gruesome planetary
Floyd | ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Boony
Floyd | A grey, airless world, left lopsided by some ancient cataclysm.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to lonely rock"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO LONELY ROCK
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Lonely Rock
Floyd | Though it's not as bright as any star, the luminescence of Hardshell
Floyd | dominates the sky: a furrowed, flesh-and-metal sphere enclosing the
Floyd | entire star system. The entire star system, that is, except the
Floyd | irregular planetoid below; a little left over chunk of rock and ice.
Floyd |
Floyd | An automated, meteor-shredded fuel station in low orbit offers the
Floyd | chance to refuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We can fuel up at Lonely Rock too."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the automated fuel station for
Floyd | 1k credits each. 3 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 5 fusion cells out of 5 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to pico"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PICO
Floyd |
Floyd | An unshaven bioroid in a clean, white environment suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You've taken me to 5 worlds outside the Imago Republic, Network or
Floyd | the Diasporan Commonwealth, captain. I can't thank you enough, but the
Floyd | more data I can get, the better. And, don't forget, there may be a
Floyd | visa chip in this for you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to diallo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO DIALLO
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Diallo
Floyd | A thin blue sliver of nitrogen atmosphere curves over a loamy surface
Floyd | punctuated with lakes of hydrazine and a single, carapaced
Floyd | megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+ (need visa chip)
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Splinter, Sirona, Jag, Xanadu, Zhao and
Floyd | Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. Diallo's in Imago."
Knight_Otu says, "I was hoping for Network."
DavidW says, "I bet Source 3 is unaffiliated."
DavidW says, "Or Network."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to source 3"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SOURCE 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 3
Floyd | Mountainous terrain looms through the fog of the thick, toxic
Floyd | atmosphere below.
Floyd |
Floyd | Small shuttles arc back and forth between the surface and a huge
Floyd | mining ship.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to ship"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | "The Imago Republic is processing this world into raw materials. We
Floyd | don't need anything from you, captain, except to stay out of our way."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "beep beep low fuel"
Guenni says, "Gee, thanks for nothing."
Knight_Otu says, "Not yet."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "m"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > M
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+ (need visa chip), Source 3 (need visa chip)
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Splinter, Sirona, Jag, Xanadu and Zhao
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Jag may be unaffiliated."
DavidW asks, "maybe?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jag"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JAG
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jag
Floyd | Tangled canyons have been clawed across the face of this large, rocky
Floyd | planet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chaotic, unclear radio transmissions blast out from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg clawship occupies an eccentric orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalg clawship closes in, locking on to your cargo hold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Uh oh."
DavidW says, "oopsie"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to amalg"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AMALG
Floyd |
Floyd | You receive only aggressive electronic barks in return.
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalg clawship tears into your cargo hold, extracts
Floyd | the autodoc unit and reels it in.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "noooo"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Jag
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 12k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Jag
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Source 3
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "We'll stay away for now."
DavidW says, "NAUGHTY claw ship."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to aurea"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AUREA
Floyd |
Floyd | An unnaturally beautiful, golden-haired woman with a jagged scar
Floyd | across her face and a cheap robotic arm. She slouches in the
Floyd | co-pilot's seat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Prex knows more than anyone about getting out of Hardshell, so
Floyd | hopefully he can get me back in. He was last seen heading to Source
Floyd | 3."
Floyd |
Floyd | "We should be on the lookout for an amalg called Viscera."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Dr Vosov-R on Diallo tried to scan Hardshell or something."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to xanadu"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO XANADU
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xanadu
Floyd | This planet's sparse green patches cluster around small seas. The only
Floyd | indication of habitation is the brightly lit space elevator protruding
Floyd | from the equator.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+ (need visa chip), Source 3 (need visa chip)
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu (not yet landed)
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Splinter, Sirona, Jag and Zhao
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "space elevator!"
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Network!"
DavidW says, "oo!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You dock with the space elevator, which ferries your ship down to the
Floyd | surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Xanadu
Floyd | A lone hyperspace conduit to Hub stands at the heart of parched
Floyd | scrublands and bare hills.
Floyd |
Floyd | The surface is deserted but for the odd simple obelisk standing stark
Floyd | against the sky. Each marks an entrance to the subterranean facilities
Floyd | where stacks of bodies and brains are plugged into a virtual reality
Floyd | world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A visitor's port will let you jack in temporarily.
Floyd |
Floyd | xDreamQueenx sashays through the deepest corridors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jack in"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JACK IN
Floyd |
Floyd | Xanadu Proper
Floyd | A chaotic jumble of tessellating realities. Fields spill into oceans
Floyd | beneath floating cities that tower towards a hundred different skies.
Floyd | You can jack out at any time.
Floyd |
Floyd | The virtual superintelligence, Nephele, sprawls through
Floyd | multiple domains.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bright colours and flowing shapes spill from the hands of a thought
Floyd | artist.
Floyd |
Floyd | Jade participates in an endless post-neo-electro-swing dance
Floyd | number.
Floyd |
Floyd | hotSpyder sits thoughtfully on a cloud.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to nephele"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO NEPHELE
Floyd |
Floyd | Shapeless, a million colours at once, constantly shifting.
Floyd |
Floyd | It subjects your mind to a barrage of indecipherable information that
Floyd | momentarily stuns you and then leaves you with the vague sense of
Floyd | having had a satisfying conversation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "If this is VR, we won't get more than info here."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to artist"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ARTIST
Floyd |
Floyd | "One day," he says, scattering winged rainbows from his fingertips,
Floyd | "this place will be larger and more intricate than the Universe
Floyd | outside. One day... the Universe outside will die, and this will be
Floyd | the new totality."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "tries to subtly clears her throat."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Universe"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD UNIVERSE
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to jade"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO JADE
Floyd |
Floyd | Her limbs are literally impossibly long, her hair consists of rippling
Floyd | waves of electric blue.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Careful! Don't ruin the rhythm!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Jade I think is on the list."
Guenni nods.
Knight_Otu says, "How do we arrest her though..."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to hotspyder"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO HOTSPYDER
Floyd |
Floyd | A painfully average looking man in a grey suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Most of the time I live on Panopticon. I just come here for holidays
Floyd | from reality. And sometimes to remember what it was like to have a
Floyd | human body plan."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Bad guys are just like objects. :P"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record panopticon"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD PANOPTICON
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Panopticon in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I assume 'arrest Jade' or 'take Jade' would do something."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf7"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest jade"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST JADE
Floyd |
Floyd | Xanadu acknowledges your authority as a bounty hunter and wraps Jade
Floyd | in virtual chains. The dance number loses its rhythm and the
Floyd | participants drift away, complaining loudly.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Nice," Jade says. "Real nice. Bet you're proud of yourself."
Floyd |
Floyd | A system admin informs you that Jade's physical form has been placed
Floyd | in your ship's brig.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Oh."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - 50k reward
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - 50k reward
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - 50k reward
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - 25k reward
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - 25k reward
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jack out"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JACK OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Xanadu
Floyd | A lone hyperspace conduit to Hub stands at the heart of parched
Floyd | scrublands and bare hills.
Floyd |
Floyd | The surface is deserted but for the odd simple obelisk standing stark
Floyd | against the sky. Each marks an entrance to the subterranean facilities
Floyd | where stacks of bodies and brains are plugged into a virtual reality
Floyd | world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A visitor's port will let you jack in temporarily.
Floyd |
Floyd | xDreamQueenx sashays through the deepest corridors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to queen"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | She trails neural connector cables like fairy tale hair. Her silver
Floyd | face is fixed and expressionless.
Floyd |
Floyd | "The sleepers dream deeply, but they are not solipsists. I control the
Floyd | entry of external stimuli into their world. If you have new stories or
Floyd | myths, I will compensate you suitably."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I'm boggling not only at all you all are having to track, but how much planning it took to freakin' write this game."
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
DavidW asks, "hm. Has Queenie heard the one about the old lady and her pig?"
Knight_Otu says (to Jacq), "Yeah."
Guenni laughs.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell specimen to queen"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL SPECIMEN TO QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | "That will not entertain my dreamers."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Vent Jade at Venter?"
DavidW says, "sure. Then refuel asap."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 11k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The space elevator ferries your ship back into orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xanadu
Floyd | This planet's sparse green patches cluster around small seas. The only
Floyd | indication of habitation is the brightly lit space elevator protruding
Floyd | from the equator.
Floyd |
Floyd | (The fuel warning light blinks on.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give jade to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE JADE TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Jade and transfer your 25k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh hey," she says. "It's the fun police. Sorry I cracked a smile."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Next time," the marshal says, "don't have your fun on someone else's
Floyd | credit balance."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the fuel jockey for 1k credits
Floyd | each. 4 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 32k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 5 fusion cells out of 5 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We might want to buy an extra fuel pod soon."
Knight_Otu says, "That is a possibility."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 32k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+ (need visa chip), Source 3 (need visa chip)
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Splinter, Sirona, Jag, Zhao and
Floyd | Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "So, we're staying away from Jag for now."
DavidW says, "I suppose we'll need a story before we learn another Network locale."
Knight_Otu says, "Panopticon may be one."
DavidW says, "or wait, Panopticon is probably Network too."
DavidW says, "I wonder if all of Network is VR."
Knight_Otu says, "We can perhaps safely jump to Splinter."
Knight_Otu says (to David), "Maybe."
DavidW says, "Splinter is the one where I want a gun for."
Knight_Otu asks, "As long as we don't land?"
DavidW says, "But sure, orbiting Splinter should be okay."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to splinter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 33k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SPLINTER
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Splinter
Floyd | The largest irregular rock in the asteroid belt around a dazzling blue
Floyd | star. Clunky industrial structures cling to its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up barges comprise most of the shipping. You know
Floyd | smugglers when you see them.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Commonwealth warship, repainted mercenary colours, holds a
Floyd | high orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | A carefully shored up fuel tower extends far out from Splinter.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf8"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 33k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to smugglers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 33k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SMUGGLERS
Floyd |
Floyd | They pretend not to receive your transmissions.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to warship"
Floyd ]  Credits: 33k                                         Fuel: 4/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WARSHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | "Whatever rumours you've heard, this is a safe port. Dangerous
Floyd | elements will be dealt with swiftly."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Riiight."
Knight_Otu says, "Not landing here yet."
DavidW says, "mmhm"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to sirona"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SIRONA
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Sirona
Floyd | A sizeable, jaundiced moon just on the outside of the habitable zone.
Floyd |
Floyd | An outdated defence satellite maintains watch.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to satellite"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SATELLITE
Floyd |
Floyd | An automated voice speaks: "You are very welcome here at Sirona.
Floyd | However, know that marauders and pirates will be met with maximum
Floyd | force."
Floyd |
Floyd | It's questionable just how much force this piece of junk could
Floyd | actually provide.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Sirona
Floyd | Small settlements cluster around hot springs, many of the buildings
Floyd | cobbled together from old starships.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kleo dozes on the roof of her fuel truck, air tank
Floyd | tucked under her head.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fish farmer nurtures a sickly looking shoal at one of the
Floyd | less populated springs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Idly wandering the settlements is, of all things, a tuber.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg has been strung up from a makeshift gallows, his razor
Floyd | tail dangling limply down.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - 50k reward
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - 50k reward
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - 50k reward
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - 25k reward
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to kleo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO KLEO
Floyd |
Floyd | She nods a greeting as you approach, but doesn't bother to sit up.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Welcome to the ass end of nowhere, captain. Used to be a promising
Floyd | little place. Now it's only a matter of time before we get raided by
Floyd | the amalgs. Everyone who's not a stubborn fuckup like me has run off
Floyd | to the Diasporan Commonwealth."
Floyd |
Floyd | She tugs down her breathing mask. "Which is just perfect, by the way,
Floyd | because the amalgs were never a threat before those bastards armed
Floyd | them at the Battle of Franklin."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I bet this place is where the fishing rod is useful."
Knight_Otu says, "Possibly."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to farmer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FARMER
Floyd |
Floyd | His hand falls to the gun at his hip. "Back off, stranger. These are
Floyd | my fish."
Floyd |
Floyd | Seeing them swim in circles and bump into one another, you're pretty
Floyd | sure he can keep them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to tuber"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TUBER
Floyd |
Floyd | A battered metal tube with robotic arms and legs arranged - in this
Floyd | case - in a vaguely humanoid form. The tube is featureless save a
Floyd | sturdy round porthole, through which you catch glimpses of something
Floyd | luminous and sinuating.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hello. I am known as Six Redsky. My childhood has ended. I have
Floyd | learned much out here, but I must now return to the Orphanage
Floyd | to pupate. This could form a transaction of benefit to you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record orphanage"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD ORPHANAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You record the Orphanage in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to razor"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RAZOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The razor tail is not something you can talk to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Orphanage sounds weird."
Knight_Otu says, "Oh right."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take tail"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE TAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | It tears away from the spine, trailing wires and tendons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "We be scavengers."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 34k
Floyd | Equipment: spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd | Implants: wireless headjack (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Dr Pico-G, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 3/5 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth star map, debt note, flight
Floyd | manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | a razor tail (+1 badassitude when implanted), a laser eye (+2
Floyd | badassitude when implanted), an autodoc unit and an unauthorised
Floyd | specimen
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think we're collecting our amalg Hallowe'en costume."
Knight_Otu says, "More badassitude."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+ (need visa chip), Source 3 (need visa chip)
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+ (not yet landed),
Floyd | Sirona*, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Orphanage, Jag, Zhao and Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read star map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ STAR MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | The following worlds are part of the Diasporan Commonwealth: Pearl,
Floyd | Storm, Khamsin, Cygnet, Nereus, Skadi and Autark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I have in my note file a passenger for Xanadu. I think they're on Khamsin."
DavidW says, "okay"
Guenni asks, "What's with the guy here?"
DavidW says, "yeah, take the tuber."
Knight_Otu says, "We can take him, I guess, unless the Orphanage is Imago territory."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take tuber"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 3/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE TUBER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thank you. I will not require any form of sustenance or material for
Floyd | the duration of the voyage."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to orphanage"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ORPHANAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Sirona
Floyd | A sizeable, jaundiced moon just on the outside of the habitable zone.
Floyd |
Floyd | An outdated defence satellite maintains watch.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Orphanage
Floyd | A massive blue star is warped into strange concentric shapes by...
Floyd | something. It's difficult to tell if what you're looking at is
Floyd | physical or a complex optical illusion.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 85k                                         Fuel: 2/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Orphanage Vestibule
Floyd | Impossible shapes loom in the distance, moving fluidly, rippling the
Floyd | bright light that emanates from all directions.
Floyd |
Floyd | Indistinct, colourful forms move to and fro, coiling
Floyd | organically.
Floyd |
Floyd | You jettison Six Redsky's tube from the airlock.
Floyd |
Floyd | Something approaches. Something physical, with parts that might be
Floyd | eyes and fins.
Floyd |
Floyd | Six Redsky's voice speaks in your head: "Thank you. I will always
Floyd | know that I was once like you. I lived among the likes of you. I shall
Floyd | always respect and appreciate what I am about to receive."
Floyd |
Floyd | The tube peels open and something erupts from it - an undulating
Floyd | and rapidly growing form that has soon acquired the same stature and
Floyd | anatomy as the thing that first approached. Together they turn and
Floyd | recede into the Orphanage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You realise your credit balance has increased by 50k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "nice."
Knight_Otu says, "Now that was nicely weird."
Guenni says, "Like I said. A Taxi with a massive trunk. :-)"
DavidW says, "Space taxi."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 85k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Orphanage
Floyd | A massive blue star is warped into strange concentric shapes by...
Floyd | something. It's difficult to tell if what you're looking at is
Floyd | physical or a complex optical illusion.
Floyd |
Floyd | (The fuel warning light blinks on.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "FUEL!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 85k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Khamsin
Floyd | Skyscrapers cluster together in the planet's only city, a small
Floyd | metropolis at the heart of a barren, dusty wasteland.
Floyd |
Floyd | A party of robed hunters has made camp outside the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | A caravan of nomads circumnavigates the planet's tiny ocean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rella camps out in the spikelands.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mirek sits playing a handheld game in the shade of the landing
Floyd | pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "We're fine!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to mirek"
Floyd ]  Credits: 85k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MIREK
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why did you even come to this hole? I'm Mirek. I'm tired and I'm
Floyd | bored to death. Can I catch a ride to Xanadu? I'll pay you 20k.
Floyd | Life is easy there, not like this place."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take mirek"
Floyd ]  Credits: 85k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE MIREK
Floyd |
Floyd | "Finally!"
Floyd |
Floyd | He finds a cubbyhole in your ship where he can sit and continue to
Floyd | play his game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 85k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 85k                                         Fuel: 1/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the industrial fuel rig for 1k
Floyd | credits each. 4 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 81k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 5 fusion cells out of 5 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 81k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Cygnet
Floyd | A landscape of vast mining machines and small, perfunctory buildings.
Floyd | Superheavy cargo transports crawl along the oversized roads. Most of
Floyd | the people around are shellskins, the smaller number of spacesuited
Floyd | figures seeming strange and unwieldy by comparison.
Floyd |
Floyd | Several ships are being overhauled in the mechanised dry dock run by
Floyd | that sly dog, Matej.
Floyd |
Floyd | Devrim directs the haulage traffic from a squat, functional
Floyd | tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stern forewoman oversees the operation of a deuterium mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shipping and receiving clerk runs around the landing pad in
Floyd | a panic, clipboard clutched to his chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bona fide cyberpunk sips fluorescent booze in a back alley
Floyd | VR-bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to matej"
Floyd ]  Credits: 81k                                         Fuel: 5/5
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MATEJ
Floyd |
Floyd | Matej is a round-faced man in a comfortable spacesuit. His smile is
Floyd | almost as wide as his gut.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Back for more, captain? That fine ship of yours deserves the best.
Floyd | Here's what I'm selling:"
Floyd |
Floyd |  -external fuel pod - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -ion booster - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |  -autorevolver - 25k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -fishing rod - 2k  (allows you to fish)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "We could even buy him out."
DavidW says, "It's very tempting, yes."
DavidW says, "I suppose we should."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy pod"
Floyd ]  Credits: 71k                                         Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY POD
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the external fuel pod for 10k credits, leaving you with 71k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy booster"
Floyd ]  Credits: 68k                                         Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY BOOSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the ion booster for 3k credits, leaving you with 68k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy revolver"
Floyd ]  Credits: 43k                                         Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY REVOLVER
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the autorevolver for 25k credits, leaving you with 43k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy rod"
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY ROD
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the fishing rod for 2k credits, leaving you with 41k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to matej"
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MATEJ
Floyd |
Floyd | Matej is a round-faced man in a comfortable spacesuit. His smile is
Floyd | almost as wide as his gut.
Floyd |
Floyd | "If it isn't my best customer! Captain, if it's worth buying, I've
Floyd | already sold you one."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "No multiple boosters."
DavidW says, "Drat"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the industrial fuel rig for 1k
Floyd | credits each. 5 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 10 fusion cells out of 10 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to xanadu"
Floyd ]  Credits: 36k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO XANADU
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xanadu
Floyd | This planet's sparse green patches cluster around small seas. The only
Floyd | indication of habitation is the brightly lit space elevator protruding
Floyd | from the equator.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You dock with the space elevator, which ferries your ship down to the
Floyd | surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Xanadu
Floyd | A lone hyperspace conduit to Hub stands at the heart of parched
Floyd | scrublands and bare hills.
Floyd |
Floyd | The surface is deserted but for the odd simple obelisk standing stark
Floyd | against the sky. Each marks an entrance to the subterranean facilities
Floyd | where stacks of bodies and brains are plugged into a virtual reality
Floyd | world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A visitor's port will let you jack in temporarily.
Floyd |
Floyd | xDreamQueenx sashays through the deepest corridors.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mirek disembarks. "Thanks and all that shit. Here's the 20k I owe
Floyd | you. Smell ya later."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "what a sweetie"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 56k
Floyd | Equipment: fishing rod (allows you to fish), autorevolver (personal
Floyd | weapon) and spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd | Implants: wireless headjack (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Dr Pico-G, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd | ion booster (racing speed +1)
Floyd | external fuel pod (+5 fuel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 9/10 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth star map, debt note, flight
Floyd | manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | a razor tail (+1 badassitude when implanted), a laser eye (+2
Floyd | badassitude when implanted), an autodoc unit and an unauthorised
Floyd | specimen
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I need another bathroom break, back in a few secs."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to pico"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PICO
Floyd |
Floyd | An unshaven bioroid in a clean, white environment suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You've taken me to 8 worlds outside the Imago Republic, Network or
Floyd | the Diasporan Commonwealth, captain. I can't thank you enough, but the
Floyd | more data I can get, the better. And, don't forget, there may be a
Floyd | visa chip in this for you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Good timing."
Guenni says, "I think you could try to get a visa chip now."
DavidW says, "back"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -homeless veteran, selling a classified intelligence report (Surface
Floyd | of Storm)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), coastal nomads (Surface of
Floyd | Khamsin), nervous woman (Surface of Nereus), xDreamQueenx (Surface of
Floyd | Xanadu)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | an autodoc unit and an unauthorised specimen
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Back."
Guenni says, "Like I said. I think you could try for a visa chip now."
DavidW asks, "From Pico?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | The following worlds are part of the Diasporan Commonwealth: Pearl,
Floyd | Storm, Khamsin, Cygnet, Nereus, Skadi and Autark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+ (need visa chip), Source 3 (need visa chip)
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+ (not yet landed),
Floyd | Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Jag, Zhao and Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "From the official adress. You brought someone in after all."
DavidW says, "Just one."
Knight_Otu says, "Oh, right, they mentioned that."
DavidW says, "but I suppose it's worth a try."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The space elevator ferries your ship back into orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xanadu
Floyd | This planet's sparse green patches cluster around small seas. The only
Floyd | indication of habitation is the brightly lit space elevator protruding
Floyd | from the equator.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I'm not sure about the specifics."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's an ancient, plasticky synthetic in a pre-Diasporan
Floyd | spacesuit and a ten-gallon hat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You've brought in a bounty or two. Not bad. The Imago Republic
Floyd | rewards loyalty. Just keep at it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we neeed more."
Guenni says, "Yeah, it's possible I only needed one because it was one of the "big" ones."
Guenni says, "Well I think you met at least one other already."
Knight_Otu asks, "I guess we can try the two in Commonwealth space if we want?"
Guenni nods.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - 50k reward
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - 50k reward
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - 50k reward
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - 25k reward
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Rella and Luciano, I think we've seen?"
Knight_Otu says, "Yes."
Guenni says, "The first one I remember."
Knight_Otu asks, "Shall we?"
DavidW says, "sure"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Khamsin
Floyd | Skyscrapers cluster together in the planet's only city, a small
Floyd | metropolis at the heart of a barren, dusty wasteland.
Floyd |
Floyd | A party of robed hunters has made camp outside the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | A caravan of nomads circumnavigates the planet's tiny ocean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rella camps out in the spikelands.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I wonder what can help the nomads."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest rella"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST RELLA
Floyd |
Floyd | You sneak up on Rella's camp and press your autorevolver to her head.
Floyd |
Floyd | She spits at you. "You bounty hunters make me sick. This is a world of
Floyd | true honour and you besmirch it."
Floyd |
Floyd | You lock her up on your ship.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "She's Rella mad at us."
DavidW asks, "O Rella?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to autark"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO AUTARK
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Autark
Floyd | Airless ice-moon of a black-ringed, aquamarine ice giant. Scattered
Floyd | across its surface are bright lights and gaudy megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | An asteroid on an eccentric orbit has been carved into the luxury
Floyd | habitat of reclusive trillionaire Leda.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up ships with huge engines line up in view of a vast-windowed
Floyd | habitat. An orbital race overseen by Silver.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Autark
Floyd | Domes and arcologies crowd the horizon: spacious mansions, dirty
Floyd | communes, unregulated sweatshops and outlandish temples.
Floyd |
Floyd | A trendy office neighbours the landing pad, rented out by an
Floyd | entrepreneur for unspecified business.
Floyd |
Floyd | Luciano conducts his business in an avant-garde park,
Floyd | talking on multiple comm screens at once.
Floyd |
Floyd | spitfire6 drowns her sorrows in a holo-nudie bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | A legendary data thief by the name of Violet supposedly makes
Floyd | Autark her home.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Snake will be in his private dome, surrounded by
Floyd | bodyguards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't remember all these people."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest luciano"
Floyd ]  Credits: 56k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST LUCIANO
Floyd |
Floyd | "Whoa there! The state shouldn't use violence to interfere with the
Floyd | workings of the free market. How do you sleep at night? Not that you
Floyd | have to use violence. I'm coming with you, peacefully..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I think spitfire is a pilot with some skill."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to spitfire"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SPITFIRE
Floyd |
Floyd | Her silver skull sweeps back to an aerodynamic point. Not to go
Floyd | faster. Just to look good.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Name's spitfire6. Had a few too many close calls out there, but the
Floyd | deep black still calls to me. You need a pilot who can dodge amalgs
Floyd | for a couple of rounds, I'll work for an upfront fee of 5k."
Floyd |
Floyd | Pay her 5k credits?
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says, "I think that's a yes, now."
Guenni says, "flying fast might help against clawships."
DavidW says, "oh."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cool. Take me aboard whenever you're ready."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "We're not ready, though, are we?"
Guenni says, "She doesn't bring any hassles if she's aboard."
DavidW says, "We have one or two bounties to deal with."
Knight_Otu asks, "Do you think she'll object?"
Guenni says, "She's fine with that."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take spitfire"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SPITFIRE
Floyd |
Floyd | She straps herself into your ship's pilot seat and, after adjusting it
Floyd | to her liking, sits back. "Okay, I'm back where I belong."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "She's just there, once she's there."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Autark
Floyd | Airless ice-moon of a black-ringed, aquamarine ice giant. Scattered
Floyd | across its surface are bright lights and gaudy megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | An asteroid on an eccentric orbit has been carved into the luxury
Floyd | habitat of reclusive trillionaire Leda.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up ships with huge engines line up in view of a vast-windowed
Floyd | habitat. An orbital race overseen by Silver.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm worried if Luciano will take over our ship if we're not careful."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give luciano to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 76k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE LUCIANO TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Luciano and transfer your 25k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I want to speak to my lawyer immediately," Luciano says. "I will be
Floyd | suing you for the business I'm losing right now."
Floyd |
Floyd | "If I were you," the marshal says gruffly, "I'd start working on a
Floyd | deal. The Imago Republic gets mighty angry about the trafficking of
Floyd | synthetic humans and we've got plenty of evidence that's what your
Floyd | business partners are involved in."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni laughs.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give rella to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 126k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE RELLA TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Rella and transfer your 50k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Enjoy your blood money, scum," Rella hisses at you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "That'd carry a lot more weight," the marshal interjects, "if you
Floyd | weren't wanted for selling people to the amalgs."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Wait a second," the marshal adds. "You've been a real help to the
Floyd | Republic, captain, so I've authorised a visa chip for you."
Floyd |
Floyd | He shows you to the habitat's doctor. The implantation doesn't even
Floyd | hurt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "take the chip"
Knight_Otu says, "We got the chip."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take chip"
Floyd ]  Credits: 126k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, it's implanted."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 126k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the fuel jockey for 1k credits
Floyd | each. 4 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 122k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 10 fusion cells out of 10 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 122k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+ (not yet landed), Source 3 (not yet landed)
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+ (not yet landed),
Floyd | Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Jag, Zhao and Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "So, Diallo next?"
DavidW says, "It's weird, but because of a Russian song, I keep associating the word 'implanted' with boob implants."
DavidW asks, "Is Diallo the one with the claw ship?"
Knight_Otu says, "Diallo is the one with the professor, I believe."
DavidW says, "I am happy to travel to places."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to diallo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 122k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO DIALLO
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Diallo
Floyd | A thin blue sliver of nitrogen atmosphere curves over a loamy surface
Floyd | punctuated with lakes of hydrazine and a single, carapaced
Floyd | megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "No, I think the clawship was another."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 122k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Diallo
Floyd | Bioroid scientists and data holograms glide through the airy white
Floyd | halls of the research institute. Only the odd picture window offers a
Floyd | view of the freezing world beyond its curved walls.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dr Vosov-R bosses his assistants around in the neutrino
Floyd | observatory.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dr Rindo-X is in charge of the bio-research team.
Floyd |
Floyd | Jaheem is one of the few natural humans on the research team.
Floyd |
Floyd | A shifty grad student loiters near the landing pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "That was Jag I think."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to aurea"
Floyd ]  Credits: 122k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AUREA
Floyd |
Floyd | An unnaturally beautiful, golden-haired woman with a jagged scar
Floyd | across her face and a cheap robotic arm. She slouches in the
Floyd | co-pilot's seat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Prex knows more than anyone about getting out of Hardshell, so
Floyd | hopefully he can get me back in. He was last seen heading to Source
Floyd | 3."
Floyd |
Floyd | "We should be on the lookout for an amalg called Viscera."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Dr Vosov-R on Diallo tried to scan Hardshell or something."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oo, researchers."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to vosov"
Floyd ]  Credits: 122k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VOSOV
Floyd |
Floyd | A handsome, neatly groomed man in a lab coat meets you in the
Floyd | reception area of his lab complex.
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea gets straight to the point. "I hear you tried to map the
Floyd | interior of Hardshell."
Floyd |
Floyd | He takes in her unusual appearance. "Did you also hear that it almost
Floyd | got me and my team killed?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "A risk I'm prepared to take - to get home."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Really? Interesting. Look, I can sell you my neutrino scanner
Floyd | for 100k credits. That's at no profit for me; it's just an expensive
Floyd | piece of kit."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well now things are getting expensive."
DavidW says, "I was wondering when."
DavidW says, "We can afford it. Maybe."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to rindo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 122k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RINDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Her neon pink hair is a stark contrast to the immaculate white of her
Floyd | clean-suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Managed, synthetic biology is quite liberating, but we can't compete
Floyd | with the sheer diversity and longevity of natural ecosystems. Not that
Floyd | we get much chance to study that sort of thing in the Imago Republic.
Floyd | Every new specimen we get here is highly significant, especially with
Floyd | the pressure we're under to innovate for the colony on Jaenisch."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "We do have to think of our twin, though."
DavidW says, "I was hoping to save some creds for a Captain's Vacation Fund."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell specimen to rindo"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL SPECIMEN TO RINDO
Floyd |
Floyd | "Aww! It's cute! And it has trilateral symmetry! Let's pretend I don't
Floyd | know where you got this, and I'll pay 10k. Deal?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 132k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 132k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Jaenisch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 132k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD JAENISCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Jaenisch in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Oh, almost missed that one."
DavidW says, "so did I"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to jaheem"
Floyd ]  Credits: 132k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO JAHEEM
Floyd |
Floyd | "Back home they call these people soulless husks. Well, I look at the
Floyd | passion my colleagues here have for science compared to the venal
Floyd | academic politics in the Commonwealth... You can probably finish my
Floyd | train of thought yourself."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to student"
Floyd ]  Credits: 132k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO STUDENT
Floyd |
Floyd | "Look, you're a straight shooter, right? I need creds and I've got
Floyd | some confidential research: bleeding edge theoretical physics.
Floyd | Not published anywhere yet. Guaranteed to be the first place you ever
Floyd | read these ideas because the only other minds to think of them died
Floyd | three million years ago on Sheol. 5k credits. It's a steal but I need
Floyd | the cash right now."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record sheol"
Floyd ]  Credits: 132k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD SHEOL
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Sheol in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
DavidW says, "I am fond of research."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy research"
Floyd ]  Credits: 127k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY RESEARCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the confidential research for 5k credits, leaving you with
Floyd | 127k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read research"
Floyd ]  Credits: 127k                                        Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ RESEARCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't claim to understand it, but it's certainly some advanced
Floyd | theoretical science.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "If I remember correctly no red herrings are for sale in this game."
Knight_Otu says, "Good to know."
DavidW says, "It'll let some mad prof make us a powerful gun or warp drive or something."
DavidW asks, "Should we buy the scanner now?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Universe self-destruct button?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy scanner"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY SCANNER
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the neutrino scanner for 100k credits, leaving you with 27k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dr Vosov-R oversees its installation on your ship.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I really can't overstate how dangerous it will be to scan on
Floyd | the surface of Hardshell. Then again, maybe you're in a position to
Floyd | deploy better defences than my research team was."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'd rather have a pocket universe."
Knight_Otu says, "I wonder if we can scan other worlds."
DavidW asks, "maybe?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Diallo
Floyd | A thin blue sliver of nitrogen atmosphere curves over a loamy surface
Floyd | punctuated with lakes of hydrazine and a single, carapaced
Floyd | megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "scan diallo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SCAN DIALLO
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to scan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "scan"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The neutrino scanner is a pretty involved piece of equipment. It's not
Floyd | clear that using it here will do anything other than waste a lot of
Floyd | time.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Probably not."
DavidW says, "drat"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+, Source 3 (not yet landed)
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+ (not yet landed),
Floyd | Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Sheol, Jag, Zhao, Jaenisch and
Floyd | Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Source 3 is where Prex was last seen."
DavidW asks, "Source 3... was that the one with the warship?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to source 3"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SOURCE 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 3
Floyd | Mountainous terrain looms through the fog of the thick, toxic
Floyd | atmosphere below.
Floyd |
Floyd | Small shuttles arc back and forth between the surface and a huge
Floyd | mining ship.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Mining ship."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to ship"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | "The Imago Republic is processing this world into raw materials. We
Floyd | don't need anything from you, captain, except to stay out of our way."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Source 3
Floyd | The air and ground are both rich in valuable, if poisonous chemicals.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mining crawlers churn through the haze, carving wide trails
Floyd | into the oozing rock.
Floyd |
Floyd | Intendant Aq-P manages the bustling administration facility.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to crawlers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CRAWLERS
Floyd |
Floyd | A low, keening moan is your only response.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to aq"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AQ
Floyd |
Floyd | A tall, slender woman in a sleek yellow jumpsuit, made top heavy by
Floyd | bulbous comms headgear.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This is the part of the Source process that requires the most thought
Floyd | - gathering data on where resources are concentrated, mapping the
Floyd | world's interior, planning where the world excavator will touch
Floyd | down... So you'll excuse me if I'm a little busy."
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'll be quick then," Aurea says. "Did some nomads pass through here,
Floyd | and where did they go after?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Why do you want to know? Lot of unsavoury types would be very happy
Floyd | to get their hands on a worldship."
Floyd |
Floyd | "My friend is on that worldship. I need his help."
Floyd |
Floyd | The intendant pushes her headgear up and takes in Aurea properly for
Floyd | the first time. "Well, maybe he really was your friend. Okay. They
Floyd | stopped by to trade for some rare minerals, then headed off to the far
Floyd | reaches. Place called Gossamer if I remember rightly."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Ack-Pee? What an awful name."
Knight_Otu says, "Jikes."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record gossamer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD GOSSAMER
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Gossamer in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x trading log"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TRADING LOG
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -homeless veteran, selling a classified intelligence report (Surface
Floyd | of Storm)
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), coastal nomads (Surface of
Floyd | Khamsin), nervous woman (Surface of Nereus), xDreamQueenx (Surface of
Floyd | Xanadu)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some confidential research and an autodoc unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "fish"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | There aren't any good fishing spots here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There was that one place with the fish farmer and a gun."
Knight_Otu asks, "Might an intelligence report be of interest to the queen of Xanadu?"
DavidW says, "I don't think so."
Knight_Otu says, "Right. Also that one ocean world Meriel watches over."
Guenni says, "I'm not sure."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+ (not yet landed),
Floyd | Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Sheol, Gossamer, Jag, Zhao, Jaenisch and
Floyd | Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think Queen wants a story that can be turned into a dream play."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to zhao"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ZHAO
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 3
Floyd | Mountainous terrain looms through the fog of the thick, toxic
Floyd | atmosphere below.
Floyd |
Floyd | Small shuttles arc back and forth between the surface and a huge
Floyd | mining ship.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Zhao
Floyd | Slender megastructures rise gleaming from the silvery continents
Floyd | below, arcing over oceans and snow-tipped mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | The muscled war beasts of the Imago Defence Fleet are in orbit,
Floyd | guns protruding from every orifice.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to fleet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FLEET
Floyd |
Floyd | Echoing voices transmit from the war beasts. You make out the words:
Floyd | "WE... ARE... WATCHING."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Basically, find someone named Marsha who's written some Harry Potter slash fic."
Knight_Otu says, "Oh my."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | A grasping limb curves towards you with swan-like grace, enfolding
Floyd | your ship and setting it gently down upon the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Zhao
Floyd | A wilderness of synthetic life bursts from the foot of translucent,
Floyd | shell-like arcologies. Cetacean biomachines scud gently through the
Floyd | skies overhead.
Floyd |
Floyd | An elegant lady and gentleman sit outside a cafe, immaculate
Floyd | and graceful. Passers-by of all stripes stop to briefly chat with
Floyd | them.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Diasporan Commonwealth ambassador frequents some of the
Floyd | more exotic bars.
Floyd |
Floyd | Jora-D hangs out at the landing field, sketching the ships
Floyd | neatly lined up by articulating space elevators.
Floyd |
Floyd | A florist sells altflowers from his market stall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni laughs.
DavidW says, "Jora-D la Forge!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to lady and gentleman"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO LADY AND GENTLEMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't use multiple objects with that verb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to lady"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO LADY
Floyd |
Floyd | The lady sips a cup of coffee. "Do you know the latest news, captain?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The gentleman adds a dash of cream to his own cup. "One must keep up
Floyd | on current events, don't you agree? Especially those lesser known
Floyd | facts."
Floyd |
Floyd | "People from all over," the lady says, "keep us up-to-date."
Floyd |
Floyd | "And," the gentleman adds, "isn't fine conversation its own reward?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Or so they say," the lady finishes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two share a knowing smile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Also altflowers for the nervous girl!"
Knight_Otu says, "Probably."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to ambassador"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AMBASSADOR
Floyd |
Floyd | He's a stubbled, cheap-suited guy, standing out among the immaculate
Floyd | bioroids.
Floyd |
Floyd | "No-one back home cares about cooperation, but imagine if we could get
Floyd | a fraction of the production output of Koltsov. It could turn the
Floyd | tides of poverty and win the war against the amalgs. Hey, a guy can
Floyd | dream, right?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "These two might like an intel report, maybe. They might like gossip more, though."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Koltsov"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD KOLTSOV
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Koltsov in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Guenni says, "I think they really want it."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to jora"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO JORA
Floyd |
Floyd | She sketches on a holopad with a graphite pencil. "I meet all sorts
Floyd | here. Well, all sorts of humans. No aliens yet."
Floyd |
Floyd | After a moment, she shrugs. "And yeah, before you ask, I consider
Floyd | myself human. You talk to a mind from Panopticon - and beyond the
Floyd | singularity - and suddenly the whole natural/synthetic divide doesn't
Floyd | seem too big."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record singularity"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD SINGULARITY
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to florist"
Floyd ]  Credits: 27k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FLORIST
Floyd |
Floyd | His stall bursts with colour: from bright petals that would pass for
Floyd | natural if you didn't know better, to gleaming leaves embedded with
Floyd | miniature solar cells.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's very rare that a humble flower seller such as I would have
Floyd | anything to offer a space captain from the depths of the black. But my
Floyd | living crystal rose has just bloomed. 3k credits is a fair
Floyd | price for such uncommon beauty."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy rose"
Floyd ]  Credits: 24k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY ROSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the living crystal rose for 3k credits, leaving you with 24k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Back to the commonwealth then?"
DavidW says, "I'll just put it in water... in a vase... next to Jarland."
Guenni exclaims, "Heh!"
DavidW says, "sure"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to nereus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 24k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO NEREUS
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The same muscular appendage that deposited your ship on the surface
Floyd | raises it up beyond the atmosphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Zhao
Floyd | Slender megastructures rise gleaming from the silvery continents
Floyd | below, arcing over oceans and snow-tipped mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | The muscled war beasts of the Imago Defence Fleet are in orbit,
Floyd | guns protruding from every orifice.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 24k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Nereus
Floyd | Airy, simple buildings break up a multi-coloured and chemically
Floyd | unstable mix of diasporan and native flora. The ocean sparkles at the
Floyd | horizon in every direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nereus' most famous resident is the radical artist Tomer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nervous girl paces the pier, twirling her parasol.
Floyd |
Floyd | A marine biologist lives out of his submersible, washing strung
Floyd | between two palm trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | A group of surfers lounge around a beach barbecue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell rose to girl"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL ROSE TO GIRL
Floyd |
Floyd | She gasps so hard it seems she might suffocate, until she finally
Floyd | remembers to breathe. "YES. That is so perfect I could cry. 11k
Floyd | credits. It's all I have. That and the knowledge that you will be
Floyd | smoothing the course of true love. Please?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 35k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to storm"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO STORM
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Storm
Floyd | An unbroken layer of cloud leaves this planet an almost featureless
Floyd | grey sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth military fleet is in orbit: hulking warships
Floyd | ready to jump into trouble at a moment's notice.
Floyd |
Floyd | Commodore Lyulf commands the planet's considerable orbital
Floyd | defence network.
Floyd |
Floyd | A merchant service fuel tanker services civilian traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Storm
Floyd | Rain pelts down from the thick clouds above, feeding rivers that wind
Floyd | through warped and improbable rock formations. Air pressure and
Floyd | temperature are tolerable, but the pure carbon dioxide atmosphere is
Floyd | unbreathable for even the hardiest diasporans. Every building -
Floyd | civilian or military - is a robust fortress or sunken bunker.
Floyd | Overground traffic consists of a few rugged all-terrain rovers.
Floyd |
Floyd | A uniformed general meticulously maintains his garden under a
Floyd | reinforced dome.
Floyd |
Floyd | An off-duty soldier throws back drinks in an underground bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting in the lee of an austere building, military-issue breather
Floyd | mask held over his face, is a homeless veteran.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to veteran"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VETERAN
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're a vagabond, captain? Me too. Used my old buddies still in the
Floyd | service to get hold of this classified intelligence report,
Floyd | fresh up-to-date. Gotta be worth at least 5k credits. I don't want to
Floyd | know what you do with it. I don't care. Gave my heart and soul at the
Floyd | Battle of Franklin and damned if I got any loyalty back from them
Floyd | after."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy report"
Floyd ]  Credits: 30k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY REPORT
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the classified intelligence report for 5k credits, leaving you
Floyd | with 30k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "read it"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read report"
Floyd ]  Credits: 30k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ REPORT
Floyd |
Floyd | It's pretty heavily encrypted.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hmmm"
Knight_Otu says, "We'll see if the couple still wants it."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "launch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 30k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUNCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Storm
Floyd | An unbroken layer of cloud leaves this planet an almost featureless
Floyd | grey sphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth military fleet is in orbit: hulking warships
Floyd | ready to jump into trouble at a moment's notice.
Floyd |
Floyd | Commodore Lyulf commands the planet's considerable orbital
Floyd | defence network.
Floyd |
Floyd | A merchant service fuel tanker services civilian traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 30k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the merchant service fuel
Floyd | tanker for 1k credits each. 4 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 10 fusion cells out of 10 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "our creds are lower than I"
DavidW says, "I'd like"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to zhao"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ZHAO
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Zhao
Floyd | Slender megastructures rise gleaming from the silvery continents
Floyd | below, arcing over oceans and snow-tipped mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | The muscled war beasts of the Imago Defence Fleet are in orbit,
Floyd | guns protruding from every orifice.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "It's true."
Knight_Otu says, "I blame the neutrinos."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 26k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | A grasping limb curves towards you with swan-like grace, enfolding
Floyd | your ship and setting it gently down upon the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Zhao
Floyd | A wilderness of synthetic life bursts from the foot of translucent,
Floyd | shell-like arcologies. Cetacean biomachines scud gently through the
Floyd | skies overhead.
Floyd |
Floyd | An elegant lady and gentleman sit outside a cafe, immaculate
Floyd | and graceful. Passers-by of all stripes stop to briefly chat with
Floyd | them.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Diasporan Commonwealth ambassador frequents some of the
Floyd | more exotic bars.
Floyd |
Floyd | Jora-D hangs out at the landing field, sketching the ships
Floyd | neatly lined up by articulating space elevators.
Floyd |
Floyd | A florist sells altflowers from his market stall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell report to gentleman"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL REPORT TO GENTLEMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Quite a conversation piece." the gentleman says.
Floyd |
Floyd | "20k words of conversation, to be precise," the lady says.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gentleman smiles. "If we are quite clear?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 46k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 46k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm"
DavidW says, "I wasn't expecting that to work."
Knight_Otu says, "Now let's hope the next time we jump to the commonwealth we don't jump into a war zone."
Guenni says, "The universe is stable as it is. :-)"
DavidW says, "By the time we rescue our twin, he will have to rescue us."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, we must be making enemies left, right, and starboard."
DavidW asks, "Where next?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 46k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+ (not yet landed),
Floyd | Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Sheol, Gossamer, Jag, Jaenisch, Koltsov
Floyd | and Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Isn't Sheol another name for Hell?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Jaenisch was the imago colony?"
Knight_Otu says, "I think it may be."
Guenni shrugs.
Guenni says, "I don't remember."
DavidW says, "I think Jaenisch was a colony, yes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jaenisch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 46k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JAENISCH
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The same muscular appendage that deposited your ship on the surface
Floyd | raises it up beyond the atmosphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Zhao
Floyd | Slender megastructures rise gleaming from the silvery continents
Floyd | below, arcing over oceans and snow-tipped mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | The muscled war beasts of the Imago Defence Fleet are in orbit,
Floyd | guns protruding from every orifice.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jaenisch
Floyd | One hemisphere of the planet below is formed of blue oceans and
Floyd | silvery landmasses, the other is a sand-blasted desert.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 46k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Jaenisch
Floyd | Spiral-shelled synthformers crawl across the landscape, scattering
Floyd | spores that sprout into solar-panelled altforests and biomechanical
Floyd | utilities. The few urban areas are a hodgepodge of improvisation and
Floyd | re-use.
Floyd |
Floyd | A blimp floats overhead, from which the construction
Floyd | shepherdess directs the planet's development.
Floyd |
Floyd | A frontier family is camped out in tents beneath a fungal
Floyd | satellite dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | Girix-F oversees the unloading of embryonic machines at the
Floyd | landing pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to sheperdess"
Floyd ]  Credits: 46k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SHEPERDESS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to shepherdess"
Floyd ]  Credits: 46k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SHEPHERDESS
Floyd |
Floyd | Her long hair is gathered into a complex but practical knot of braids;
Floyd | her synthetic skin is weathered and aged.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Every shipment from Koltsov improves our ability to enrich lifeless
Floyd | planets. We don't have that drive to take over the Universe that our
Floyd | progenitors did - no offence - but having a few worlds under our belt
Floyd | will help to ensure our survival."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to family"
Floyd ]  Credits: 46k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FAMILY
Floyd |
Floyd | Clad in practical outdoor clothes, each at various stages of mental
Floyd | maturity, one still showing the fresh sheen of the gestation tanks.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We wanted a more exciting life than on Zhao. We certainly got that,
Floyd | but it'd be nice to have a more permanent home."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to girix"
Floyd ]  Credits: 46k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO GIRIX
Floyd |
Floyd | His body bulges with a biologically impossible amount of muscle, but
Floyd | his eyes are calm and kind.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Some time ago we messed up the watercourse. Took some doing, but we
Floyd | sorted it out ourselves. Now this water desalination beast
Floyd | turns up, when we don't need it any more. Take it off my hands for 4k
Floyd | creds and you'll be doing me a favour."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "THAT for the nomads."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy beast"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY BEAST
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the water desalination beast for 4k credits, leaving you with
Floyd | 42k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Guenni nods.
Guenni says, "I mixed that up with the other specimen."
DavidW asks, "Do we have to find this family a new house?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), coastal nomads (Surface of
Floyd | Khamsin), frontier family (Surface of Jaenisch), xDreamQueenx (Surface
Floyd | of Xanadu)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | a water desalination beast, some confidential research and an autodoc
Floyd | unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "That, I don't remember."
Knight_Otu says, "Doesn't look like it."
DavidW says, "I assume we don't have to solve absolutely everything."
Knight_Otu says, "Oops, they do."
Guenni says, "I'd have thought they want to go somewhere. But it sounds like some form ofr oof is required."
Knight_Otu says, "looked at the wrong category."
DavidW says, "I hear someone 3D-printed a house."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to khasmin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KHASMIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to khamsin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KHAMSIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jaenisch
Floyd | One hemisphere of the planet below is formed of blue oceans and
Floyd | silvery landmasses, the other is a sand-blasted desert.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 42k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Khamsin
Floyd | Skyscrapers cluster together in the planet's only city, a small
Floyd | metropolis at the heart of a barren, dusty wasteland.
Floyd |
Floyd | A party of robed hunters has made camp outside the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | A caravan of nomads circumnavigates the planet's tiny ocean.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell beast to nomads"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL BEAST TO NOMADS
Floyd |
Floyd | "This creature is strange. But so are we. If it will allow us to drink
Floyd | of the sea, as our ancestors did, we shall offer 13k credits. Do you
Floyd | commit to this exchange?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 55k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Khamsin
Floyd | Skyscrapers cluster together in the planet's only city, a small
Floyd | metropolis at the heart of a barren, dusty wasteland.
Floyd |
Floyd | A party of robed hunters has made camp outside the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | A caravan of nomads circumnavigates the planet's tiny ocean.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to nomads"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO NOMADS
Floyd |
Floyd | They walk on elongated, webbed feet and watch you through thickly
Floyd | lashed eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "The absurd beast you sold us mingles well with our pack animals.
Floyd | Through this strange addition we are closer to our ancestors and their
Floyd | ways."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to hunters"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO HUNTERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Protected from the harsh elements by billowing robes, they peer at you
Floyd | through tinted goggles. One of them steps forward to speak halting
Floyd | Nacrese.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We have sold all we have to sell. Soon we return to the hunt."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+ (not yet landed),
Floyd | Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Sheol, Gossamer, Jag, Koltsov and
Floyd | Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Nacrese"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD NACRESE
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record nacre"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD NACRE
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Koltsov should ve the last republic world on our list."
Knight_Otu says, "Also, we're nearing the three-hour mark."
DavidW asks, "Is that the food world?"
DavidW says, "oh wow."
DavidW says, "The universe is a big place."
Knight_Otu says, "I lost track of what world it could be."
Guenni asks, "Want to land the ship for the week?"
DavidW says, "Visit Koltsov first, then stop."
Knight_Otu says, "It's a holiday tomorrow, so I could go a bit longer."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to koltsov"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KOLTSOV
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Khamsin
Floyd | A sandy brown world orbiting close to an ageing red star. Its arid
Floyd | terrain is capped with scant white ice at the poles and veiled by a
Floyd | few insubstantial clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Comet wranglers tow in evaporating hunks of ice from further
Floyd | out in the system.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chief Drake leads a crew of spacesuited ice breakers, blasting
Floyd | and drilling those comets too large to dump on the surface intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Koltsov
Floyd | Below thick clouds and barren mountains, geometric shapes are etched
Floyd | into the surface of this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 55k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the fuel jockey for 1k credits
Floyd | each. 4 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 10 fusion cells out of 10 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Koltsov
Floyd | A labyrinth of ribbed tunnels, through which ooze giant construction
Floyd | polymorphs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Every tube and artery leads back to Controller in her nerve
Floyd | centre.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fono-H oversees the output of one of the primary sphincters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nursing his latest crop is a hab farmer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tentacled engineer paces the complex, muttering to himself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oo, let's stop here and do this next week."
Knight_Otu asks, "This isn't secretly a spin-off of Eat Me, is it?"
DavidW says, "That'll give us something bizarre to look forward to."
DavidW says, "I have no idea where Pacian gets all his ideas from, but maybe."
**** SESSION THREE ****
Knight_Otu says, "As I recall, we landed on a weird biofactory planet."
DavidW says, "oh somewhere so strange that I didn't want to explore it last week."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "load"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOAD
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cfvagrantwhatthe"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Koltsov
Floyd | A labyrinth of ribbed tunnels, through which ooze giant construction
Floyd | polymorphs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Every tube and artery leads back to Controller in her nerve
Floyd | centre.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fono-H oversees the output of one of the primary sphincters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nursing his latest crop is a hab farmer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tentacled engineer paces the complex, muttering to himself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I was hoping we could get yummy plants for the cook, unless we've done that already."
Guenni says, "We did."
Knight_Otu says, "The Blue Asparagus, I think."
DavidW says, "oh right"
Guenni says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), frontier family (Surface of
Floyd | Jaenisch), xDreamQueenx (Surface of Xanadu)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some confidential research and an autodoc unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "fish"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | There aren't any good fishing spots here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Queen wants a story. What did the others want?"
Guenni says, "The family wants a roof/tent kind of thing."
DavidW says, "oh right. hmph"
Knight_Otu asks, "I think the pressure chief wanted... I don't quite recall. Helping hands?"
DavidW says, "sure, let's go with that."
Guenni says, "Yeah, someone wanted that."
DavidW says, "anyway, look at stuff here, please. talk to the folks. The usual."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to controller"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CONTROLLER
Floyd |
Floyd | She shows you one of her twelve faces.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Let's not talk shop. I'm a ten tonne brain made to design technology.
Floyd | There's really nothing about machines you could tell me that I'd find
Floyd | interesting. So, how are you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You make small talk with the Controller for a little while.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
DavidW asks, "Would controller like research?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell research to controller"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL RESEARCH TO CONTROLLER
Floyd |
Floyd | "I could mentally dis- and re-assemble that in a split second. It's of
Floyd | no interest to me at all."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "You could show her the document."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "show research to controller"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW RESEARCH TO CONTROLLER
Floyd |
Floyd | "I could mentally dis- and re-assemble that in a split second. It's of
Floyd | no interest to me at all."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "It's some research."
DavidW says, "Perhaps a blueprint is what she wants instead."
Knight_Otu exclaims, "That may be. And I was so sure!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to fono"
Floyd ]  Credits: 51k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FONO
Floyd |
Floyd | He keeps a bundle of eight eyes on the results of the production line.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Our production is usually tightly allotted to Imago Republic needs,
Floyd | but output is so high now that imports from Source 3 are finally
Floyd | ramping up, we're able to allocate a few items for free trade with
Floyd | passing ships."
Floyd |
Floyd |  -headjack orifice - 25k  (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |  -fuel bladder - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -laser pistol - 25k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -remote drone - 10k  (take items from dangerous environments)
Floyd |  -solar sail membrane - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |  -collector spines - 25k  (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd |  -warp shield - 100k  (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, he's a store!"
Knight_Otu says, "Indeed."
DavidW says, "That drone and the spines look very useful."
DavidW says, "With the spines, we start generating our own fuel."
Knight_Otu says, "We probably don't need a second personal weapon, nor a second set of non-verbal com though."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
DavidW asks, "Wasn't there someone that was despondent because they didn't have a headjack or visa chip or a third item?"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, though I don't think they counted as a buyer."
Guenni says, "possibly."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy drone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY DRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the remote drone for 10k credits, leaving you with 41k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I admit they're not listed as a buyer, so you may be right."
DavidW asks, "Is controller listed now?"
Knight_Otu says, "Should we get the spines now as well? I guess the earlier, the better."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 41k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), frontier family (Surface of
Floyd | Jaenisch), Controller (Surface of Koltsov), xDreamQueenx (Surface of
Floyd | Xanadu)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some confidential research and an autodoc unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oho. She is."
Knight_Otu says, "So she is."
DavidW says, "Sure, get the spines."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy spines"
Floyd ]  Credits: 16k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY SPINES
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the collector spines for 25k credits, leaving you with 16k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to farmer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 16k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FARMER
Floyd |
Floyd | A thick, transparent hood keeps the pollen out of his lungs.
Floyd |
Floyd | "These are all due to ship soon, but the runt of the litter won't be
Floyd | mature in time. What do you say, 2k for a house spore of your
Floyd | own? You can sell it on if it's not your style."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Oh hey."
DavidW says, "Buy it! Sell to frontier family!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy house"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY HOUSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the house spore for 2k credits, leaving you with 14k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to engineer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ENGINEER
Floyd |
Floyd | "This genetic blueprint still requires significant revision. The
Floyd | biophysical properties are difficult to simulate. Those theoretical
Floyd | types on Diallo would probably love to work out the particulars, but I
Floyd | don't want to give them the satisfaction. If you take me to ERX
Floyd | Beta, I can solve the problem more discreetly. Obviously, I would
Floyd | pay you 20k credits for the passage."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Erx beta"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD ERX BETA
Floyd |
Floyd | You record ERX Beta in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record erx beta"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD ERX BETA
Floyd |
Floyd | ERX Beta is already recorded in your ship's log as a place of
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take engineer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ENGINEER
Floyd |
Floyd | He finds a cabin on your ship and gathers his tentacles around
Floyd | himself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Deliver the house, then erx away to beta?"
DavidW says, "sure"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jaenish"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JAENISH
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jaenisch"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JAENISCH
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Koltsov
Floyd | Below thick clouds and barren mountains, geometric shapes are etched
Floyd | into the surface of this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jaenisch
Floyd | One hemisphere of the planet below is formed of blue oceans and
Floyd | silvery landmasses, the other is a sand-blasted desert.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Jaenisch
Floyd | Spiral-shelled synthformers crawl across the landscape, scattering
Floyd | spores that sprout into solar-panelled altforests and biomechanical
Floyd | utilities. The few urban areas are a hodgepodge of improvisation and
Floyd | re-use.
Floyd |
Floyd | A blimp floats overhead, from which the construction
Floyd | shepherdess directs the planet's development.
Floyd |
Floyd | A frontier family is camped out in tents beneath a fungal
Floyd | satellite dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | Girix-F oversees the unloading of embryonic machines at the
Floyd | landing pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell house to family"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL HOUSE TO FAMILY
Floyd |
Floyd | "Great Minds be praised, we could nurture this spore into exactly the
Floyd | home we need right now. 10k credits seems almost too little, but it's
Floyd | the best we can offer. What do you say?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 24k                                         Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 24k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to erx beta"
Floyd ]  Credits: 25k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ERX BETA
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jaenisch
Floyd | One hemisphere of the planet below is formed of blue oceans and
Floyd | silvery landmasses, the other is a sand-blasted desert.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting ERX Beta
Floyd | The dark surface of the airless world below is etched with complex
Floyd | glowing circuitry.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hey, also unaffiliated."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 45k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of ERX Beta
Floyd | Lightning arcs across neat, right-angled channels cut through rocky
Floyd | terrain. The soil has crystallised into regular hexagons. And
Floyd | somewhere deep underground, something quakes and rumbles with
Floyd | mechanical precision.
Floyd |
Floyd | A holographic persona of ERX Beta stands on a stone dais.
Floyd |
Floyd | A crystallised idle fancy protrudes from the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tentacled engineer disembarks. "Here's your 20k, as promised.
Floyd | Now I just need to convince ERX Beta to help me..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "And with the spines, the pay from Pico doesn't need to go to fuel."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to beta"
Floyd ]  Credits: 45k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BETA
Floyd |
Floyd | The hologram is a vague reflection of your own appearance. It speaks
Floyd | in a voice tinged with bitterness.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I have allocated a tiny fraction of my mind to this simulation of a
Floyd | human personality. The rest of me is currently engaged in mourning and
Floyd | is otherwise unavailable. I am prepared to trade for self-replicating
Floyd | polymer. All other functions are suspended."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get fancy"
Floyd ]  Credits: 45k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET FANCY
Floyd |
Floyd | As you lift it up, it hums ethereally in the palm of your hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh dear"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 45k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), persona of ERX Beta (Surface of
Floyd | ERX Beta), Controller (Surface of Koltsov), xDreamQueenx (Surface of
Floyd | Xanadu)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | a crystallised idle fancy, some confidential research and an autodoc
Floyd | unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I wonder who ERX Beta is mourning for."
Knight_Otu asks, "Who knows?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to beta"
Floyd ]  Credits: 45k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BETA
Floyd |
Floyd | The hologram is a vague reflection of your own appearance. It speaks
Floyd | in a voice tinged with bitterness.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I have allocated a tiny fraction of my mind to this simulation of a
Floyd | human personality. The rest of me is currently engaged in mourning and
Floyd | is otherwise unavailable. I am prepared to trade for self-replicating
Floyd | polymer. All other functions are suspended."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "The queen might want the fancy, maybe?"
Guenni says, "If I remember correctly someone'll tell you."
Knight_Otu says, "The... right."
Guenni says, "about the mourning."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to xanadu"
Floyd ]  Credits: 45k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO XANADU
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting ERX Beta
Floyd | The dark surface of the airless world below is etched with complex
Floyd | glowing circuitry.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xanadu
Floyd | This planet's sparse green patches cluster around small seas. The only
Floyd | indication of habitation is the brightly lit space elevator protruding
Floyd | from the equator.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 45k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You dock with the space elevator, which ferries your ship down to the
Floyd | surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Xanadu
Floyd | A lone hyperspace conduit to Hub stands at the heart of parched
Floyd | scrublands and bare hills.
Floyd |
Floyd | The surface is deserted but for the odd simple obelisk standing stark
Floyd | against the sky. Each marks an entrance to the subterranean facilities
Floyd | where stacks of bodies and brains are plugged into a virtual reality
Floyd | world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A visitor's port will let you jack in temporarily.
Floyd |
Floyd | xDreamQueenx sashays through the deepest corridors.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mirek has been plugged in.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell fancy to queen"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL FANCY TO QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | "This... is potent beyond imagining. The idle fancy of a giant mind is
Floyd | a million lucid dreams to a mere human. I will pay 20k credits. It is
Floyd | worthless to anyone but me. Is that acceptable?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 65k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well that was a couple of lucrative trips."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+ (not yet landed), ERX
Floyd | Beta, Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Sheol, Gossamer, Jag and Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "As I recall, we'll be attacked over Jag."
DavidW says, "yes"
Knight_Otu says, "We have a pilot now, but I think Id feel better with the shield as well."
DavidW says, "agreed"
Knight_Otu says, "Splinter, we wanted a personal weapon first. We have one now."
* Zach has left the channel.
DavidW says, "I guess we need to visit it eventually, so okay."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to splinter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SPLINTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The space elevator ferries your ship back into orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xanadu
Floyd | This planet's sparse green patches cluster around small seas. The only
Floyd | indication of habitation is the brightly lit space elevator protruding
Floyd | from the equator.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Splinter
Floyd | The largest irregular rock in the asteroid belt around a dazzling blue
Floyd | star. Clunky industrial structures cling to its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up barges comprise most of the shipping. You know
Floyd | smugglers when you see them.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Commonwealth warship, repainted mercenary colours, holds a
Floyd | high orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | A carefully shored up fuel tower extends far out from Splinter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger arrives, full of fun and funk.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to warship"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WARSHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | "Whatever rumours you've heard, this is a safe port. Dangerous
Floyd | elements will be dealt with swiftly."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Splinter
Floyd | Gravity is a weak tug towards the floor of these cramped and
Floyd | functional corridors. Every so often, a path opens up into a
Floyd | glass-sided observation gallery, crowded bar or chaotic market.
Floyd |
Floyd | There's no real law round here, but Sheriff Yeung keeps people
Floyd | from killing one another, mostly.
Floyd |
Floyd | A deep space explorer nurses a drink in one of the more
Floyd | secluded establishments.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sickly amalg haunts the maintenance corridors, wrapped in
Floyd | rags.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kal-Y watches the coming and going of the loading docks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - 50k reward
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - 50k reward
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - (caught)
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - (caught)
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Kal is on the list."
DavidW says, "I see."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to yeung"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO YEUNG
Floyd |
Floyd | The sheriff is a stubbled man in a baseball cap, creased suit and
Floyd | bulletproof vest.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Chances are you came here to do stuff you can't do anywhere else.
Floyd | That's fine. Just remember the one rule: you hurt anyone, I'll hurt
Floyd | you worse."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to explorer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO EXPLORER
Floyd |
Floyd | She's older than anyone you've ever seen. Not in years, maybe, but
Floyd | certainly in biological terms. White-haired and wrinkled, practically
Floyd | pickled by the longevity systems in her faded spacesuit. From the
Floyd | looks of it, she might even be baseline.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I've seen things out there. Stars consuming one another. Barren rocks
Floyd | in just the right part of space to take your breath away with their
Floyd | beauty. Distant colonies that left humanity behind so long ago there's
Floyd | no resemblance anymore."
Floyd |
Floyd | "And alien civilisations. Oh, they're separated from us by millions of
Floyd | years of technological evolution. Even the molonks, after a fashion.
Floyd | But they're not all tucked away in the Orphanage. They're out there,
Floyd | doing stuff. See enough of it, you start to think you might even be
Floyd | able to grasp the tiniest notion of their plans - though no human mind
Floyd | really could, I'm sure of it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record orphanage"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD ORPHANAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You recorded the Orphanage in your ship's log the first time you
Floyd | visited it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "You brought some robot adolescent back home there. :-)"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah that was the..."
Knight_Otu says, "Right."
DavidW says, "I've forgotten a lot of stuff. Why I keep notes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to amalg"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AMALG
Floyd |
Floyd | He shies away from you fearfully, clutching a broken prosthetic arm.
Floyd | Fresh injuries to his biological parts suggest he's not Splinter's
Floyd | most popular inhabitant.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Leave me alone, please. I couldn't hack it on Athena. I'm not a
Floyd | killer. I just want to live here in peace."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record athena"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD ATHENA
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Athena in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "sell auto-doc to the amalg?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell autodoc to amalg"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL AUTODOC TO AMALG
Floyd |
Floyd | The sickly amalg is not interested in trade.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Apparently not."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sell auto-doc to amalg"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL AUTO-DOC TO AMALG
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to kal"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO KAL
Floyd |
Floyd | The smooth good looks of this bioroid are marred by numerous scars.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You wanna be careful, flying a nice ship like that through places
Floyd | like this. People might try and take a piece out of it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), persona of ERX Beta (Surface of
Floyd | ERX Beta), Controller (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some confidential research and an autodoc unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Doesn't seem to count as a buyer."
DavidW says, "the amalg, you mean. So it's a wildcard."
Guenni asks, "Wasn't someone on the list from here?"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, Kal. Do we try to apprehend them? The sherriff might not like it."
DavidW says, "I honestly don't know."
Guenni says, "We only arrest him, no torture/hurting involved."
DavidW asks, "Can we undo in this game if we goof up?"
Guenni says, "Yes."
Knight_Otu says, "Yes."
Knight_Otu says, "We did when we jumped to Jag."
Guenni says, "Ant like I said, it's pretty unmessupable. :-)"
DavidW says, "So arrest him then. Or try to."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest kal"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST KAL
Floyd |
Floyd | You approach Kal-Y, aim your autorevolver over his head and fire a
Floyd | warning shot. Within a few seconds the loading docks are deserted
Floyd | apart from you and your quarry.
Floyd |
Floyd | He tosses a blade away. "I know better than to bring a knife to a gun
Floyd | fight. But I gotta warn you: you'll regret this."
Floyd |
Floyd | You stow Kal-Y in your ship's brig.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Such nice criminals."
DavidW says, "yeah, maybe we will regret it."
DavidW says, "Not this turn, though."
Knight_Otu says, "Hm hm."
DavidW says, "so, deliver to venter."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 65k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Splinter
Floyd | The largest irregular rock in the asteroid belt around a dazzling blue
Floyd | star. Clunky industrial structures cling to its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up barges comprise most of the shipping. You know
Floyd | smugglers when you see them.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Commonwealth warship, repainted mercenary colours, holds a
Floyd | high orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | A carefully shored up fuel tower extends far out from Splinter.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give kal to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 115k                                        Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE KAL TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Kal-Y and transfer your 50k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You'll pay for this," Kal-Y calls back to you. "My crew will bust me
Floyd | out and we'll find you."
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal laughs. "It'll be difficult for your crew to bust you out
Floyd | when they're already locked up themselves, numbnuts."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 115k                                        Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's an ancient, plasticky synthetic in a pre-Diasporan
Floyd | spacesuit and a ten-gallon hat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're making quite a name for yourself as a bounty hunter, captain.
Floyd | I'm impressed."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We can buy a shield now, I guess."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to aurea"
Floyd ]  Credits: 115k                                        Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AUREA
Floyd |
Floyd | An unnaturally beautiful, golden-haired woman with a jagged scar
Floyd | across her face and a cheap robotic arm. She slouches in the
Floyd | co-pilot's seat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Prex knows more than anyone about getting out of Hardshell, so
Floyd | hopefully he can get me back in. He was last seen heading to
Floyd | Gossamer."
Floyd |
Floyd | "We should be on the lookout for an amalg called Viscera."
Floyd |
Floyd | "We can try landing on Hardshell and scanning with the neutrino
Floyd | scanner, but I don't think it'll work out well."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 115k                                        Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+, ERX Beta, Sirona*,
Floyd | Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Sheol, Gossamer, Jag, Athena and
Floyd | Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to koltsov"
Floyd ]  Credits: 115k                                        Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KOLTSOV
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Koltsov
Floyd | Below thick clouds and barren mountains, geometric shapes are etched
Floyd | into the surface of this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 115k                                        Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Koltsov
Floyd | A labyrinth of ribbed tunnels, through which ooze giant construction
Floyd | polymorphs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Every tube and artery leads back to Controller in her nerve
Floyd | centre.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fono-H oversees the output of one of the primary sphincters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nursing his latest crop is a hab farmer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to fono"
Floyd ]  Credits: 115k                                        Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FONO
Floyd |
Floyd | He keeps a bundle of eight eyes on the results of the production line.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Our production is usually tightly allotted to Imago Republic needs,
Floyd | but output is so high now that imports from Source 3 are finally
Floyd | ramping up, we're able to allocate a few items for free trade with
Floyd | passing ships."
Floyd |
Floyd |  -headjack orifice - 25k  (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |  -fuel bladder - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -laser pistol - 25k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -solar sail membrane - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |  -warp shield - 100k  (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Did we ever jack in on Xanadu?"
Knight_Otu says, "We did on our first visit."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy shield"
Floyd ]  Credits: 15k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY SHIELD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the warp shield)
Floyd | You buy the warp shield for 100k credits, leaving you with 15k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Also, is the headjack orifice different from the headjack itself?"
Knight_Otu says, "I honestly have no idea."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Credits: 15k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 15k
Floyd | Equipment: fishing rod (allows you to fish), autorevolver (personal
Floyd | weapon) and spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd | Implants: bounty hunter visa chip (entry to Imago Republic) and
Floyd | wireless headjack (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, spitfire6, Dr Pico-G, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd | remote drone (take items from dangerous environments)
Floyd | collector spines (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd | warp shield (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd | neutrino scanner (run deep scans)
Floyd | ion booster (racing speed +1)
Floyd | external fuel pod (+5 fuel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 8/10 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth star map, debt note, flight
Floyd | manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some confidential research, a razor tail (+1 badassitude when
Floyd | implanted), a laser eye (+2 badassitude when implanted) and an autodoc
Floyd | unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Both name the same benefit though."
DavidW says, "We have a 'wireless headjack' but maybe we can't use it without an orifice."
DavidW says, "oh wait. That makes no sense."
DavidW says, "If it's wireless, we don't need to plug it in anywhere."
Knight_Otu asks, "Maybe it allows someone to plug into us... somehow?"
DavidW says, "okay, we can worry about that later, I guess."
Knight_Otu says, "Can't afford it anyway."
DavidW says, "oh, yes, we need to earn even more credits."
DavidW says, "I want to see Gossamer."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to gossamer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 16k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO GOSSAMER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Koltsov
Floyd | Below thick clouds and barren mountains, geometric shapes are etched
Floyd | into the surface of this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Drifting near Gossamer
Floyd | Deep space. The nearest star is an intense pinpoint, outnumbered but
Floyd | not outshone. Small space habitats are scattered across this orbit,
Floyd | made of metal, glass and hollowed out comets - all tethered together
Floyd | with thin, monomolecular cables.
Floyd |
Floyd | Spidery cyborgs glide along the lines, their business
Floyd | inscrutable.
Floyd |
Floyd | World Weaver stands astride a multitude of tiny worlds,
Floyd | surveying everything with a cluster of eyeballs and sensor dishes.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Aren't you there at the moment? Or did I misunderstand that."
Guenni says, "I was... partially absent for a bit."
Knight_Otu says, "we were at the biofactory"
DavidW says, "I'm wondering if World Weaver actually 3D prints planets."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cyborgs"
Floyd ]  Credits: 16k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CYBORGS
Floyd |
Floyd | They query you with weird requests for data: adverbs from your mother
Floyd | tongue, visual memories of marble architecture, the sensation of eyes
Floyd | watering in a cold wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | You reply to each enquiry as best you can, and the curious party in
Floyd | each case responds with something equally enigmatic - intense
Floyd | claustrophobia, the image of something squirming at the heart of a
Floyd | dark asteroid, music that you can feel but not hear - before
Floyd | slithering away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to weaver"
Floyd ]  Credits: 16k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WEAVER
Floyd |
Floyd | You send World Weaver a query for information on the nomads.
Floyd |
Floyd | It replies with a vivid but alien memory of their vast, ungainly
Floyd | worldship jumping into the system. Its crew - tiny, fragile little
Floyd | wisps of meat from World Weaver's perspective - traded for knowledge
Floyd | of far off, uncharted worlds.
Floyd |
Floyd | But these frugal, hyper-efficient cyborgs don't want for much. World
Floyd | Weaver shares the worldship's destination with you for free: Amarok.
Floyd |
Floyd | You add the new data to your star charts.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Should land here as well."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 16k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nothing with high enough gravity to land on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "heh. Or not."
DavidW says, "Cotton candy world."
Knight_Otu says, "I've been in an argument with our cat just now, so I've been a bit slow."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 16k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+, Gossamer, ERX Beta,
Floyd | Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Sheol, Jag, Athena and Panopticon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record amarok"
Floyd ]  Credits: 16k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD AMAROK
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Amarok in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Good thing I checked."
DavidW says, "oh yeah. The game was misleading there."
Knight_Otu says, "At least this one, we could get from Aurea if we missed that it wasn't added."
Knight_Otu asks, "Sheol next?"
DavidW says, "sure"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to sheol"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SHEOL
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Sheol
Floyd | Barren moon of a verdant world. The grey surface below is marked with
Floyd | precise, angular formations.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I imagine Sheol will be some airless wasteland."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Sheol
Floyd | Orderly channels have been carved between silver ziggurats, broken
Floyd | sporadically by impact craters. There is no movement, no indication of
Floyd | life.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tera-O leads an archaeological team from a bubble tent.
Floyd |
Floyd | A xenolinguist studies carvings in the wall of a half-collapsed
Floyd | structure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to tera"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TERA
Floyd |
Floyd | She wears a sleek but armoured suit, powerful lights mounted on her
Floyd | shoulders.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This civilisation died out three million years ago. Never got much
Floyd | further than their moon. There's almost nothing of them left on their
Floyd | homeworld now, but here the vacuum has left things remarkably well
Floyd | preserved."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to xenolinguist"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO XENOLINGUIST
Floyd |
Floyd | She looks up from a complex spaghetti of etchings with no obvious
Floyd | start or end.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Rifling through dead cities is a bit morbid, I guess, but this is the
Floyd | only way we get to study alien cultures that are the least bit
Floyd | comparable to our own. If these guys hadn't died out, by now they'd be
Floyd | beyond anything we could understand."
Floyd |
Floyd | After a moment, she adds: "Well, there's always the molonks. But after
Floyd | the time I spent on Volund I decided they're the exception that proves
Floyd | the rule."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x carvings"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CARVINGS
Floyd |
Floyd | You didn't get this far as a space captain by needing to examine
Floyd | everything that's plainly in front of you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Sadly, still no X."
DavidW says, "I forgot."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Volund"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD VOLUND
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Volund in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "That was a quick visit."
DavidW says, "mm"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to panopticon"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO PANOPTICON
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Sheol
Floyd | Barren moon of a verdant world. The grey surface below is marked with
Floyd | precise, angular formations.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Panopticon
Floyd | You orbit carefully in the shade of one of the huge solar panels
Floyd | Panopticon uses to leech energy from the intense blue star at the
Floyd | heart of the system. Panopticon itself is a glittering band of linked
Floyd | space habitats of all shapes and sizes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel drone adopts a similar orbit, sending binary offers for
Floyd | a reasonably priced refuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Panopticon Interior
Floyd | Piercing starlight shines through broad skylights into multi-layered,
Floyd | over-sized streets that curve towards an inverted horizon. The air is
Floyd | thick with colourful holograms.
Floyd |
Floyd | A hyperspace conduit provides ready access to Hub.
Floyd |
Floyd | Decidedly non-humanoid cyborgs go about their strange business.
Floyd |
Floyd | The posthuman superintelligence Wunderkind socialises with
Floyd | several new arrivals at once.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spiral-shelled bookseller hoards physical tomes in a
Floyd | cluttered shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cyborgs"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CYBORGS
Floyd |
Floyd | It quickly becomes apparent you lack whatever peculiar social mores
Floyd | you need to engage one in conversation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Hub"
Floyd ]  Credits: 17k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD HUB
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Hub in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to wunderkind"
Floyd ]  Credits: 22k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WUNDERKIND
Floyd |
Floyd | A lustrous brittle star of a creature. One of its spiny fronds curves
Floyd | round to meet you and approximates something like a face.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Tell me your story - your whole story - as you see it - in your own
Floyd | words."
Floyd |
Floyd | You tell Wunderkind about where you came from; about how you got your
Floyd | ship; about your twin and the Snake.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Unique - and precious - as are all the stories - take this - for your
Floyd | story."
Floyd |
Floyd | Wunderkind transfers you 5k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Nice kid."
DavidW says, "yeah"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to bookseller"
Floyd ]  Credits: 22k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BOOKSELLER
Floyd |
Floyd | The bulbous cyborg glides around the shop on a multitude of stubby
Floyd | little legs, clutching old volumes in its claws.
Floyd |
Floyd | It sends you a brief greeting across cyberspace and then resumes
Floyd | organising its books.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "And they say talking is overrated. :-)"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 22k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), persona of ERX Beta (Surface of
Floyd | ERX Beta), Controller (Surface of Koltsov), bookseller (Panopticon
Floyd | Interior)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some confidential research and an autodoc unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Bookseller probably wants a book."
Knight_Otu says, "So the book*seller* is a potential *buyer*. Right."
DavidW says, "yes, well"
Knight_Otu says, "So I guess we get the book from a bookbuyer."
DavidW says, "Maybe get a library spore to put his books in."
Knight_Otu says, "Heh."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to hub"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO HUB
Floyd |
Floyd | You need a transit chip to pass through the hyperspace conduit. Do you
Floyd | want to launch and jump to Hub normally?
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "no"
Floyd ]  Credits: 22k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > NO
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni asks, "Why not?"
Knight_Otu asks, "We haven't seen one of those yet, have we?"
DavidW says, "I don't remember any."
Knight_Otu says, "I didn't want to jump too quickly."
DavidW says, "It's nice to have the option."
DavidW says, "Like, maybe the chip is only available on the other side."
Knight_Otu says, "But I guess we can jump there."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to hub"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO HUB
Floyd |
Floyd | You need a transit chip to pass through the hyperspace conduit. Do you
Floyd | want to launch and jump to Hub normally?
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 22k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Panopticon
Floyd | You orbit carefully in the shade of one of the huge solar panels
Floyd | Panopticon uses to leech energy from the intense blue star at the
Floyd | heart of the system. Panopticon itself is a glittering band of linked
Floyd | space habitats of all shapes and sizes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel drone adopts a similar orbit, sending binary offers for
Floyd | a reasonably priced refuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Hub
Floyd | The surface of Hub is aflame with the light of sprawling conurbations.
Floyd |
Floyd | A multitude of space elevators lance into the sky, each feathered with
Floyd | white hot radiators.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel drone adopts a similar orbit, sending binary offers for
Floyd | a reasonably priced refuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 22k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You dock with one of the space elevators, which ferries your ship down
Floyd | to the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Hub
Floyd | Dark megastructures crowd out the sky, wreathed in holographic
Floyd | advertisements and connected by glowing arteries of aerial traffic.
Floyd | The hot air would be unbearable if not for the cool, only mildly
Floyd | acidic rain.
Floyd |
Floyd | The matte black, spidery transit master stands watch over
Floyd | hyperspace conduits to Panopticon and Xanadu.
Floyd |
Floyd | Onlycheapdroids has established a meatspace store at the base
Floyd | of the elevator.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting in one corner of a dirigible bar is Quidnunc, his
Floyd | heavily modified brain pressing against a transparent cranium.
Floyd |
Floyd | A broken android lies crumpled in a filthy back alley.
Floyd |
Floyd | A golden cyborg going by the moniker Eleet watches the skies.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to master"
Floyd ]  Credits: 22k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MASTER
Floyd |
Floyd | The transit master's voice carries through cyberspace, genteel and
Floyd | expressive.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Free usage of all Network hyperspace conduits can be yours if you
Floyd | only buy this transit chip for 3k credits."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Any bets the broken android will have a body part we can snatch away?"
Knight_Otu says, "Probably."
DavidW says, "ah, transit chip for sale!"
Knight_Otu asks, "Do we want it?"
DavidW says, "yes please"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy transit chip"
Floyd ]  Credits: 19k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY TRANSIT CHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the Network transit chip for 3k credits, leaving you with 19k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "With the fuel never ending, I'd say you don't need it."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to droids"
Floyd ]  Credits: 19k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DROIDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Her holographic form swims gracefully towards you, flame-haired and
Floyd | striking, if a little pixelated at the edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You won't believe how much you'll get done with this maintenance
Floyd | droid in your life, taking care of all those little time wasters
Floyd | that eat up your energy. Really, it's priceless. But, for a brave
Floyd | space captain like you, I'll sell it for only 5k credits. I may not
Floyd | actually make a profit on this."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah, but the fuel replenishing is slow too."
Knight_Otu says, "That is true."
DavidW says, "oh, there's the "help" that someone else wants."
Knight_Otu says, "Probably."
DavidW says, "A nice little droid slave."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy droid"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY DROID
Floyd |
Floyd | (the maintenance droid)
Floyd | You buy the maintenance droid for 5k credits, leaving you with 14k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to quidnunc"
Floyd ]  Credits: 14k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO QUIDNUNC
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're well travelled, captain? Seen a lot? Cutting-edge science.
Floyd | That's what I want. Theoretical stuff. I don't want any machinery or
Floyd | alien bio-junk. Something to blow my mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell research to quidnunc"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL RESEARCH TO QUIDNUNC
Floyd |
Floyd | You let him skim the abstract.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yes, yes! Provocative and surprising. Such a new perspective! 20k
Floyd | credits. Agreed?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 34k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get android"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ANDROID
Floyd |
Floyd | It's not clear this pile of scrap is worth taking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "search it"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH IT
Floyd |
Floyd | As a space captain, you take in the big picture. No need to rummage
Floyd | through everything like some kind of surface beast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to android"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ANDROID
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh, hello," the android says. "I am Cicerone. I was created to be a
Floyd | guide to the known worlds. Unfortunately, my previous user decided to
Floyd | void my warranty, and I am uncertain what occurred subsequent to this.
Floyd | As my ownership has been forfeited, I would be pleased to accompany
Floyd | you on your travels."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Oh, not *that* broken."
DavidW says, "We can rebuild it."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get android"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ANDROID
Floyd |
Floyd | "Please, talk to me if at any point you wish to learn about the
Floyd | general region."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to android"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ANDROID
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This world is part of Network: a superluminal alliance of transhuman
Floyd | and posthuman cyborgs, simulated brains and intelligent programs.
Floyd | Historically, Network has maintained a stance of neutrality towards
Floyd | the other powers and their conflicts."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to eleet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ELEET
Floyd |
Floyd | His voice is a deep and bombastic growl across cyberspace.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You got an iron spine, captain? This place is too soft for me. Just
Floyd | suckers and the losers who bleed them of their money. Yeah, Network's
Floyd | not the place for me. I shoulda been an amalg. Take me to
Floyd | Athena and I'll pay you 25k credits. Danger money, you know."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Take him. We want to go there anyway."
Guenni checks ship once more for a cab license plate. :-)
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "take eleet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ELEET
Floyd |
Floyd | Eleet looks around your ship as he comes aboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Don't worry, captain. I could wrest control of your ship from you
Floyd | easily, but I won't. 'Cause I'm so honourable."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, that sure is a trust-building sentence."
Knight_Otu asks, "Shall we dump him at Athena as quickly as possible?"
Guenni says, "You could get try to get rid of him as soon as possible."
DavidW asks, "Is Eleet on the wanted list?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 34k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - (caught)
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - 50k reward
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - (caught)
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - (caught)
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Nope."
DavidW says, "oh well."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to athena"
Floyd ]  Credits: 35k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ATHENA
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Your ship is ferried back into orbit by the steaming elevator.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Hub
Floyd | The surface of Hub is aflame with the light of sprawling conurbations.
Floyd |
Floyd | A multitude of space elevators lance into the sky, each feathered with
Floyd | white hot radiators.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel drone adopts a similar orbit, sending binary offers for
Floyd | a reasonably priced refuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Athena
Floyd | Space junk crowds around a planet of dark clouds and oily seas.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg war junker tries to blend in with the garbage.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalg war junker closes in, blasting out aggressive binary
Floyd | obscenities.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, let's dump him asap."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Athena
Floyd | The air is a haze of toxic pollutants, the skyline a jumble of stolen
Floyd | architectural styles. Wet rubbish and rotting biomatter squelch
Floyd | underfoot.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fireballs periodically burst into the air from the eye sockets of a
Floyd | giant metal fuel skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a towering throne of broken cyborg prosthetics is the
Floyd | exalted Piecekeeper.
Floyd |
Floyd | An elderly warrior sits slumped in the street, stripped of his
Floyd | parts by younger amalgs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Pyrogut sharpens his blade by a burning oil drum.
Floyd |
Floyd | The landing pad is run by Sharptooth. She keeps the locals away
Floyd | from your ship with lightning that arcs from her gunmetal fist.
Floyd |
Floyd | Eleet pays you his 25k credit fare and disembarks cheerfully.
Floyd | "Thanks, captain. Now I'm truly home. I know it."
Floyd |
Floyd | A few minutes later, you hear distant screaming that is abruptly
Floyd | silenced. An amalg scampers past the landing pad clutching one of
Floyd | Eleet's golden arms.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "That was a quick end."
Guenni says, "Ouch!! :-("
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get arm"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ARM
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There's a lot here."
Knight_Otu says, "Pyrogut is on the list."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to piecekeeper"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PIECEKEEPER
Floyd |
Floyd | The Piecekeeper's voice rasps from between the teeth of a matte black
Floyd | skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We are monsters, yes? We cannot be reasoned with. But we can be
Floyd | bought. A protective emblem for your ship. Wherever you travel,
Floyd | amalgs will respect it. 50k. Many credits. But our favour is
Floyd | priceless."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to warrior"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WARRIOR
Floyd |
Floyd | He lifts his head with the hiss of escaping hydraulic fluid. "Don't
Floyd | pity me. I've led a glorious life. I crewed the war cruiser of Viscera
Floyd | herself. Now she fights on at Chimera while I nourish new
Floyd | generations."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record chimera"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD CHIMERA
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Chimera in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to pyrogut"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PYROGUT
Floyd |
Floyd | His body bulges with dozens of stolen prosthetics and organs. His
Floyd | mouth is a wide grin, overflowing with teeth.
Floyd |
Floyd | He ignores everything you say, just laughs heartily and loudly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This world has been claimed as sovereign territory of the amalg.
Floyd | Travellers are not advised to remain here for any length of time."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to sharptooth"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SHARPTOOTH
Floyd |
Floyd | Her voice is warped by the chrome canines that inspired her moniker.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This is not the best place for you, outsider. The old ways hold sway
Floyd | here. You'll find Junkbucket to be much more... welcoming."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "record junkbucket"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD JUNKBUCKET
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Junkbucket in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I hope there's a bookshelf at Junkbucket."
Guenni says, "I think I know now it least one place where I don't want to live."
Knight_Otu asks, "Is Junkbucket Jarland after a visit from an elephant?"
Guenni asks, "Can you imagine the comments every time you mention your hometown planet whatever?"
Guenni exclaims, "Heh!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+, Gossamer, ERX
Floyd | Beta, Sirona*, Orphanage, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Jag, Amarok, Chimera, Junkbucket and
Floyd | Volund
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "So, arrest this guy?"
Knight_Otu says, "Let's try."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest pyrogut"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST PYROGUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You aim your autorevolver at Pyrogut and tell him that he's under
Floyd | arrest.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is the prolonged clatter of guns being loaded and cocked as
Floyd | amalgs spill into the street to point their weapons at you.
Floyd |
Floyd | Pyrogut gestures to his comrades and laughs magnanimously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Nope."
DavidW says, "well, geez"
Knight_Otu says, "At least we live through the attempt."
DavidW says, "yeah. Maybe the medallion would make a difference."
Knight_Otu says, "This may be where badassitude comes in."
DavidW says, "oh, that too might help."
DavidW asks, "anyway, where to next?"
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we can try Jag now."
DavidW asks, "We didn't buy that drone, did we?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 60k                                         Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 60k
Floyd | Equipment: fishing rod (allows you to fish), autorevolver (personal
Floyd | weapon) and spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd | Implants: Network transit chip (enter hyperspace conduits), bounty
Floyd | hunter visa chip (entry to Imago Republic) and wireless headjack
Floyd | (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, Cicerone, spitfire6, Dr Pico-G, Aurea and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd | remote drone (take items from dangerous environments)
Floyd | collector spines (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd | warp shield (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd | neutrino scanner (run deep scans)
Floyd | ion booster (racing speed +1)
Floyd | external fuel pod (+5 fuel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 8/10 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth star map, debt note, flight
Floyd | manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | a maintenance droid, a razor tail (+1 badassitude when implanted), a
Floyd | laser eye (+2 badassitude when implanted) and an autodoc unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, droid"
Knight_Otu says, "And the drone as a ship system."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jag"
Floyd ]  Credits: 61k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JAG
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Athena
Floyd | Space junk crowds around a planet of dark clouds and oily seas.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg war junker tries to blend in with the garbage.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jag
Floyd | Tangled canyons have been clawed across the face of this large, rocky
Floyd | planet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chaotic, unclear radio transmissions blast out from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg clawship occupies an eccentric orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalg clawship closes in, locking on to your cargo hold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Who wanted the hired help?"
Knight_Otu says, "Oh right."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jarlabd"
Floyd ]  Credits: 61k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JARLABD
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | spitfire6 fires the retros and evades the amalg clawship. 
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jarland"
Floyd ]  Credits: 61k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JARLAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jarland
Floyd | A dark, cratered moon in the shadow of a turbulent gas giant. Networks
Floyd | of bright lights shine from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel tanker refuels passing traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 61k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | pressure chief (Surface of Jarland), persona of ERX Beta (Surface of
Floyd | ERX Beta), Controller (Surface of Koltsov), bookseller (Panopticon
Floyd | Interior)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | a maintenance droid and an autodoc unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We ignored the junker over Athena, I suppose."
Knight_Otu says, "That one attacked as well."
DavidW asks, "oh, did it?"
DavidW says, "I miss having my own notes."
Knight_Otu says, "At least it approached us with obscenities."
Knight_Otu says, "Which seemed a lot like hostile intent."
DavidW says, "ok. So land and visit the chief."
Guenni says, "Possibly, yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 61k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Jarland
Floyd | The thin atmosphere is a subtle glow at the horizon, behind glass
Floyd | hemispheres large and small. Each dome brims with lush greenery and
Floyd | minimalist buildings.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maximo runs the Bell Jar Pub, an olde timey establishment
Floyd | filled with antique astronaut paraphernalia.
Floyd |
Floyd | A hard working jar farmer nurtures crops that bulge out against
Floyd | the side of his bubble.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pressure chief hurries from habitat to habitat in a bright
Floyd | yellow boiler suit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim hauls cargo out of a low, ugly, opaque warehouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | The highest ranking official that'll talk to a random space captain is
Floyd | Minister Ramos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell droid to chief"
Floyd ]  Credits: 61k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL DROID TO CHIEF
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, Cicerone or the maintenance droid?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "maintenance"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAINTENANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Huh. That might be just the ticket. 12k credits. How 'bout it?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 73k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 73k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Not the best profit margin we've seen, but okay."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 73k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Although it has eschewed alliances with other worlds, Jarland remains
Floyd | a powerful and prosperous state."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 73k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+, Gossamer, ERX
Floyd | Beta, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag (not yet landed), Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Amarok, Chimera, Junkbucket and Volund
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I wonder how we're supposed to make 5000 in this game. That is the amount we need, right? Or is it just 500?"
Knight_Otu says, "5000."
Knight_Otu says, "Supposedly, Aurea can get us twice the sum we need."
DavidW says, "We need to rescue a space princess or end a war or something."
Guenni says, "She can."
DavidW says, "ah"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 73k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | persona of ERX Beta (Surface of ERX Beta), Controller (Surface of
Floyd | Koltsov), bookseller (Panopticon Interior)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | an autodoc unit
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I wanna see Junkbucket. It sounds fun, like an antique store."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to junkbucket"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JUNKBUCKET
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jarland
Floyd | A dark, cratered moon in the shadow of a turbulent gas giant. Networks
Floyd | of bright lights shine from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel tanker refuels passing traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Junkbucket
Floyd | Something loops around this faltering white dwarf star: space station
Floyd | modules, starship wrecks and synthetic biomes all grafted together
Floyd | into a single improbable habitat - a vast and irregular megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg freighters lumber back and forth, strapped haphazardly
Floyd | with cargo.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few Network traders orbit at a wary distance.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to freighters"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FREIGHTERS
Floyd |
Floyd | The reply you receive, as much as it is comprehensible, is relatively
Floyd | friendly and only somewhat obscene.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to traders"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TRADERS
Floyd |
Floyd | "No offence, captain, but if we wanted to trade with someone like you,
Floyd | we'd still be at Hub."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I think I might be offended."
DavidW says, "fine, they're another mention of 'Hub'."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Junkbucket Interior
Floyd | A fever dream of metal architecture, plastic conveniences and rotting
Floyd | leftovers. Corridors curve back on themselves; centrifuges speed and
Floyd | slow, varying the gravity; too-big spaces are reinforced with
Floyd | jury-rigged struts and cyborg body parts.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fireballs periodically burst into the air from the eye sockets of a
Floyd | giant metal fuel skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | Filthy, many-limbed Grimo pitches items of dubious provenance
Floyd | to the passing crowds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sawbones potters around in her chop shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | Every unscheduled blackout, cacophonic music begins to pump out of the
Floyd | nightclub run by Halftwin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to grimo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO GRIMO
Floyd |
Floyd | Grimo's telescopic eyes size you up.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Genuine, best quality amalg products here. Precision made by our own
Floyd | cybernetic hands."
Floyd |
Floyd |  -battered heat shield - 8k  (atmo entry)
Floyd |  -hardwire headjack - 23k  (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |  -salvage crane - 8k  (take items from dangerous environments)
Floyd |  -sawn-off blaster - 20k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -reserve fuel tank - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -chemical rocket booster - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |  -military EM shield - 95k  (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
DavidW says, "hm. Seems like we have most of those."
Knight_Otu says, "I would think the fuel and spped would stack, though."
DavidW says, "yes, probably."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to sawbones"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SAWBONES
Floyd |
Floyd | A stooped old lady, long grey hair almost to the floor, heavy duty
Floyd | buzz saw for a hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | "What is this fleshy lump before me? You call that a body? Bring good
Floyd | parts and old Sawbones will swap them in for you. Very reasonable
Guenni asks, "Why fuel?"
Floyd | rate."
Floyd |
Floyd | You show her the razor tail and the laser eye.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yes. Yes, all good," she says. "You want a part added, you
Floyd | give it to old Sawbones."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Each tank system should add to fuel capacity, shouldn't it?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "But ours doesn't drop under 6 anyway."
Knight_Otu says, "If we're doing enough jumps right after another, it would, I think."
DavidW says, "I'm not sure I want to go cyborg."
DavidW asks, "What will our twin say?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to halftwin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO HALFTWIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Badass shades. Luminescent hair. Long, nickel-plated legs that end in
Floyd | stiletto feet. Her chiselled abs twist up into a crooked scar.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Don't worry, I'm used to the staring. That's where they tore out my
Floyd | twin. After that, didn't have the heart to stay on Jag and keep
Floyd | fighting. Came here. Got soft. Learned how to dance badly and not even
Floyd | care."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is there another meaning to 'twin' we ought to know about?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerino"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERINO
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Maybe?"
Guenni says, "I don't think so."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This world has been claimed as sovereign territory of the amalg.
Floyd | Travellers are not advised to remain here for any length of time."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Was she a conjoined twin?"
Knight_Otu says, "It sounds like it."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Junkbucket*, Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+, Gossamer, ERX
Floyd | Beta, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag (not yet landed), Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Amarok, Chimera and Volund
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Should we risk a visit to Jag now?"
Knight_Otu says, "Unless we want to buy a fuel extension or racing speed here..."
Guenni says, "I think the pilot helps. But don't remember exactly."
Knight_Otu says, "Hm. I'm not sure we're ready for Jag, but we can try."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jag"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JAG
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Junkbucket
Floyd | Something loops around this faltering white dwarf star: space station
Floyd | modules, starship wrecks and synthetic biomes all grafted together
Floyd | into a single improbable habitat - a vast and irregular megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg freighters lumber back and forth, strapped haphazardly
Floyd | with cargo.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few Network traders orbit at a wary distance.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jag
Floyd | Tangled canyons have been clawed across the face of this large, rocky
Floyd | planet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chaotic, unclear radio transmissions blast out from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg clawship occupies an eccentric orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalg clawship closes in, sharp robotic pincers glinting in
Floyd | the starlight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Jag
Floyd | Ponderous black clouds press low against the spiky crags of the
Floyd | horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg war party roams the wasteland, waving cyborg skulls on
Floyd | pikes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The war party holds hostage a diplomat from the Imago Republic.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some charity workers have set up brightly coloured tents.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marisa lives in a remote shack.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dead amalg lies broken at the bottom of a cliff, yellow warning sign
Floyd | emblazoned across his nuclear heart.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get heart"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET HEART
Floyd |
Floyd | It unscrews with a bit of effort.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Have a heart."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to marisa"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MARISA
Floyd |
Floyd | She looks at you from under the brim of a broad, weathered hat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Take a hint. Leave."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - (caught)
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - 50k reward
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - (caught)
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - (caught)
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to charity"
Floyd ]  Credits: 74k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CHARITY
Floyd |
Floyd | They're all diasporans in blue T-shirts.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Those warriors are dangerous, never forget that, but most of the
Floyd | people here are living desperate and unhappy lives. We do our best to
Floyd | try and make things better, though what they really need here is
Floyd | reliable medical practitioners."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell autodoc to charity"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL AUTODOC TO CHARITY
Floyd |
Floyd | "That would definitely improve some lives around here. Would 9k
Floyd | credits cover your expenses?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 83k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 83k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to diplomat"
Floyd ]  Credits: 83k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DIPLOMAT
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalgs holding him hostage aren't too keen on letting him
Floyd | socialise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to war party"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WAR PARTY
Floyd |
Floyd | One of their number has an antique vocoder. She steps forward,
Floyd | dangling bones clacking at the hem of her battledress.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Negotiator. Hostage one piece, for now. 50k credits."
Floyd |
Floyd | Pay the ransom?
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 33k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | The war party throw the diplomat at your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thank you," he sobs. "Please, take me home. Take me to Venter. I'll
Floyd | get you a visa chip, credits... I owe you my life!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "You'll get it back for Marisa anyway."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest marisa"
Floyd ]  Credits: 33k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST MARISA
Floyd |
Floyd | You surprise Marisa while she strums an out-of-tune guitar, your
Floyd | autorevolver levelled at her chest.
Floyd |
Floyd | She sets her guitar down, and her over-sized guns. "Fair enough."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get diplomat"
Floyd ]  Credits: 33k                                         Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET DIPLOMAT
Floyd |
Floyd | You bring the grateful diplomat on board.
Floyd |
Floyd | "About damn time. Let's get out of here."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 33k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jag
Floyd | Tangled canyons have been clawed across the face of this large, rocky
Floyd | planet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chaotic, unclear radio transmissions blast out from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg clawship occupies an eccentric orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give marisa to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 83k                                         Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE MARISA TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Marisa and transfer your 50k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | As they lead her away, she meets your gaze coldly.
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal shudders. "She gives me the creeps, that one."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 183k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Venter
Floyd | A synth-futurist city of wide open spaces and glass-sided buildings
Floyd | that would seem almost idyllic were it not sitting in the crater of an
Floyd | airless ice moon. Bioroid citizens stroll through the plazas and
Floyd | avenues in casual clothes, unbothered by the hard vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | Space-suited refugees form a lengthy queue outside the Border
Floyd | Ministry, where they are turned away by a polite official.
Floyd |
Floyd | Link-J has joined the queue.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many of the workers at the loading docks are shellskin
Floyd | immigrants.
Floyd |
Floyd | The diplomat you rescued from Jag disembarks. "Thank you, captain.
Floyd | I owe you my life. To redress the balance, I'm transferring 100k to
Floyd | your account. You already have a visa chip, so I won't need to throw
Floyd | one of those in too."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Credits: 183k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Venter
Floyd | A synth-futurist city of wide open spaces and glass-sided buildings
Floyd | that would seem almost idyllic were it not sitting in the crater of an
Floyd | airless ice moon. Bioroid citizens stroll through the plazas and
Floyd | avenues in casual clothes, unbothered by the hard vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | Space-suited refugees form a lengthy queue outside the Border
Floyd | Ministry, where they are turned away by a polite official.
Floyd |
Floyd | Link-J has joined the queue.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many of the workers at the loading docks are shellskin
Floyd | immigrants.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 183k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Junkbucket*, Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+, Gossamer, ERX
Floyd | Beta, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag, Franklin
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Amarok, Chimera and Volund
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger goes home.
Roger has disconnected.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 183k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Grimo (Junkbucket Interior)
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | persona of ERX Beta (Surface of ERX Beta), Controller (Surface of
Floyd | Koltsov), bookseller (Panopticon Interior)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I guess visit a new place?"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to volund"
Floyd ]  Credits: 184k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VOLUND
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Volund
Floyd | Structures rise above the thick clouds of this planet: towering,
Floyd | impractical machines of no obvious purpose and unsettling design.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 184k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Volund
Floyd | This whole world is layered in complex and arcane machinery. Machine
Floyd | has been built upon machine, feeding into machine, decorated with
Floyd | baroque mechanisms and littered with spare parts. The noise is
Floyd | profound.
Floyd |
Floyd | Hunched, furry molonks continue their inscrutable work,
Floyd | refining their over-engineered contraptions even more.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone human, Reuben, sleeps in a hammock suspended from
Floyd | convoluted pipework.
Floyd |
Floyd | No sooner have you landed than a group of molonks heaves a weird,
Floyd | disconnected gizmo into your cargo hold. It seems to do nothing except
Floyd | move parts in complex rhythms.
Floyd |
Floyd | The molonks leave your ship having only warily acknowledged your
Floyd | existence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I would 'x gizmo' if I could."
Knight_Otu says, "I guess the gizmo is for Controller."
DavidW says, "Sure."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to molonk"
Floyd ]  Credits: 184k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO MOLONK
Floyd |
Floyd | You approach a molonk in as non-threatening a manner as you can, but
Floyd | it shies away from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | When you leave it in peace, it returns instinctively to its
Floyd | construction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to reuben"
Floyd ]  Credits: 184k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO REUBEN
Floyd |
Floyd | He's a scruffy old man in a creased jumpsuit and durable breathing
Floyd | mask.
Floyd |
Floyd | "The chances of two civilisations evolving within even vaguely the
Floyd | same time frame are seriously remote. Aliens have usually either
Floyd | advanced beyond anything we can understand or died out completely.
Floyd | These guys, though, well... look at them. They've adapted to
Floyd | civilisation. They don't even think about it anymore."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 184k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - (caught)
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - (caught)
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - (caught)
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - (caught)
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - 25k reward
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 184k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This world is inhabited by molonks - the first alien civilisation to
Floyd | be recorded by human explorers. There is some debate about whether
Floyd | they are truly intelligent, whether they are the descendants of
Floyd | intelligent ancestors, or whether their entire technological society
Floyd | is the result of pure instinct, similar to a spider's web."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Right. I keep forgetting about cicerone."
Knight_Otu asks, "Do we arrest that guy?"
DavidW says, "sure."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest reuben"
Floyd ]  Credits: 184k                                        Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST REUBEN
Floyd |
Floyd | He holds up his hands. "Ah, crap. Okay, you got me. I'll come
Floyd | quietly."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 184k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Volund
Floyd | Structures rise above the thick clouds of this planet: towering,
Floyd | impractical machines of no obvious purpose and unsettling design.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give reuben to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 209k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE REUBEN TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Reuben and transfer your 25k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm gonna go down in history," Reuben says. "I'm gonna change the law
Floyd | on this stuff."
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal shakes his head. "Keep dreaming, son. Those laws are there
Floyd | to protect alien ecosystems. It doesn't matter how much profit you
Floyd | stand to make: right is right and wrong is wrong."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 209k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's an ancient, plasticky synthetic in a pre-Diasporan
Floyd | spacesuit and a ten-gallon hat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're making quite a name for yourself as a bounty hunter, captain.
Floyd | I'm impressed."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 209k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We are now in the Imago Republic, a nation founded by artificial
Floyd | humans in response to their persecution and oppression elsewhere.
Floyd | Recently, the Republic has begun tightly enforcing its borders, and a
Floyd | visa is required to land on all of its worlds save Venter."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Gizmo to controller next?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to koltsov"
Floyd ]  Credits: 209k                                        Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KOLTSOV
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Koltsov
Floyd | Below thick clouds and barren mountains, geometric shapes are etched
Floyd | into the surface of this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 209k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Koltsov
Floyd | A labyrinth of ribbed tunnels, through which ooze giant construction
Floyd | polymorphs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Every tube and artery leads back to Controller in her nerve
Floyd | centre.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fono-H oversees the output of one of the primary sphincters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nursing his latest crop is a hab farmer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell gizmo to controller"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL GIZMO TO CONTROLLER
Floyd |
Floyd | "What... is that? What do all the parts do? What is it for? What's the
Floyd | power source? You don't know? I don't know either! Um, okay, look,
Floyd | I'll buy it off you for 15k credits? Please?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 224k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 224k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to controller"
Floyd ]  Credits: 224k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CONTROLLER
Floyd |
Floyd | She shows you one of her twelve faces.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm still puzzling that weird gizmo out. I actually don't think it
Floyd | does anything at all, but working out exactly how it does
Floyd | nothing is keeping me occupied in idle moments."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "We just sold an office desk fiddle toy, didn't we?"
Guenni says, "Yeah, something like that."
Knight_Otu says, "So it's an automatic procrastinator."
Guenni says, "As the saying goes, what's ones junk it's another's treasure."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 224k                                        Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We are now in the Imago Republic, a nation founded by artificial
Floyd | humans in response to their persecution and oppression elsewhere.
Floyd | Recently, the Republic has begun tightly enforcing its borders, and a
Floyd | visa is required to land on all of its worlds save Venter."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I guess Cicerone's text is the same for each planet in a nation."
DavidW says, "yes"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to pearl"
Floyd ]  Credits: 224k                                        Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO PEARL
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Koltsov
Floyd | Below thick clouds and barren mountains, geometric shapes are etched
Floyd | into the surface of this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pearl
Floyd | Moon of a storm-bedecked gas giant, jewel of the Diasporan
Floyd | Commonwealth: a world of blue seas, green continents and white clouds.
Floyd | Its night side glitters with artificial light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Commonwealth Courier Co. has a floodlit spindle in low orbit.
Floyd | Viktoria doles out the packages, as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dejected freighter captain is awaiting repairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "But unaligned ones might be all different."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 224k                                        Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This is the Diasporan Commonwealth, known as the cradle of
Floyd | interstellar humanity. The Commonwealth is a diverse and loose
Floyd | alliance of worlds connected by hyperspace gates and protected by a
Floyd | unified military."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Fuel's at only 4."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to cygnet"
Floyd ]  Credits: 224k                                        Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CYGNET
Floyd |
Floyd | (via hyperspace gate)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Cygnet
Floyd | Grey, airless and cratered, its surface is nevertheless dusted with
Floyd | countless lights and scarred with broad highways.
Floyd |
Floyd | An industrial fuel rig extends its arms to passing freighters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grayson runs a low-revolution saloon in high orbit, a spinning
Floyd | constellation of gaudy neon. A grizzled traveller sits slumped
Floyd | over the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 224k                                        Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the industrial fuel rig for 1k
Floyd | credits each. 6 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 218k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 10 fusion cells out of 10 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Not anymore."
DavidW says, "okay"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 218k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Junkbucket*, Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+, Gossamer, ERX
Floyd | Beta, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag, Franklin, Volund
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Amarok and Chimera
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Where's the place we're supposed to use that neutrino scanner thing?"
DavidW asks, "Hardcastle or whatever it is?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Amarok to follow Prex, or Chimera for the Viscera?"
Knight_Otu says, "Hardshell I think."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Hardshell"
Floyd ]  Credits: 218k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD HARDSHELL
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Hardshell in your ship's log as a place of potential
Floyd | interest.
Floyd |
Guenni nods.
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Amarok next, please."
Knight_Otu says, "Lonely Rock was a satellite of it I think."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to Amarok"
Floyd ]  Credits: 219k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO AMAROK
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Amarok
Floyd | Shrouded in thick, purplish clouds, this world probably isn't quite
Floyd | massive enough to be a true gas giant. A white, cyclonic storm rages
Floyd | at its equator.
Floyd |
Floyd | A gargantuan nomad worldship drifts powerless through space,
Floyd | ripped open and spilling its cargo into the vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg dreadnought has latched onto it with over-sized claws.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ripjaw commands the boarding parties.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dead amalg drifts through space, her bronze wings useless in
Floyd | vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take wings"
Floyd ]  Credits: 219k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE WINGS
Floyd |
Floyd | They come off with a little effort.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well that's not looking good."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to worldship"
Floyd ]  Credits: 219k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WORLDSHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | You receive only chaotic amalg transmissions.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to dreadnought"
Floyd ]  Credits: 219k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DREADNOUGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | You receive a transmission of aggressive growls, warbling modem sounds
Floyd | and euphoric whooping.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to ripjaw"
Floyd ]  Credits: 219k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO RIPJAW
Floyd |
Floyd | A massive man fuelled by thick hoses pumping stolen blood.
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea speaks calmly, but her fists are clenched. "What is going on
Floyd | here?"
Floyd |
Floyd | His huge face is split by a smile. "Just collecting some salvage,
Floyd | ma'am."
Floyd |
Floyd | "And the ship's crew?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "After this catastrophic hull breach, we put them in cryo tubes for
Floyd | their own safety. Is there one in particular that interests you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea just grits her teeth.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You can buy the cryo tube off me for 100k. I only ask for so
Floyd | many credits to be sure it's going to a good home. For all I know, you
Floyd | just want a body for parts."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "buy it"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy prex"
Floyd ]  Credits: 219k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY PREX
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The tube."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy cryo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 119k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY CRYO
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy Prex's cryo tube for 100k credits, leaving you with 119k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | Burly amalgs leave Prex's cryo tube in your ship's hold.
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea examines it. "Life signs are steady."
Floyd |
Floyd | The cryo tube is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Could've been a synonym!"
Knight_Otu says, "Oh, Aurea gets to examine stuff."
DavidW asks, "Should we land? Open the tube?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 119k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The atmospheric pressure on the surface would be too great to take
Floyd | off, even if your ship could survive it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "open tube"
Floyd ]  Credits: 119k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN TUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | Prex emerges glistening, naked and bright-blue haired from the cryo
Floyd | tube. He looks around with sharp but cynical eyes. "These are
Floyd | friendlier faces than I expected to see when I came out of this
Floyd | thing."
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea helps him up. "I need your help to get back."
Floyd |
Floyd | "So purely altruistic motives then? I've memorised Haven's jump
Floyd | vector. Just give me a terminal and I'll set you up. But can you get
Floyd | me some clothes first?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You lend the man a jumpsuit. As he enters data into your nav system he
Floyd | adds: "Shit got bad back home, princess. I got out just in time. Ya
Floyd | know... this ship's pretty cool... Might hang around for a bit. Okay,
Floyd | finished. We're good to go."
Floyd |
Floyd | Did he just call you "princess"?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "record Haven"
Floyd ]  Credits: 119k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECORD HAVEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You record Haven in your ship's log as a place of potential interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "No, protagonist, I think he was talking to Aurea."
Knight_Otu says, "I doubt we'd have that much of a debt if we were a princess."
Guenni says, "We're also a guy. :-)"
Knight_Otu says, "(Though I suppose its possible.)"
DavidW says, "I don't mind being a princess but Prex got dressed far too quickly."
Knight_Otu says, "I don't recall our gender getting established, but maybe I missed it."
Guenni says, "Remember No x-ing in this game anyway."
DavidW says, "I don't remember if we have a gender or not."
Guenni says, "Well, I think it was mentioned we're identical twins."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "..Guenni I guess I'll just have to look at Prex with my fingers, then."
Floyd ]  Credits: 119k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ..GUENNI I GUESS I'LL JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT PREX WITH MY FINGERS,
Floyd | THEN.
Floyd |
Floyd | You seem to want to talk to someone, but I can't see whom.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ack"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "touch prex"
Floyd ]  Credits: 119k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TOUCH PREX
Floyd |
Floyd | It's not a good idea to wander the Universe putting your mitts on
Floyd | everything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni grins.
Knight_Otu says, "It's not a touchy feely game."
DavidW says, "Let's go to Haven or wherever."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to haven"
Floyd ]  Credits: 120k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO HAVEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Haven
Floyd | A small, blue-oceaned world is warmed by a yellow star, both lodged in
Floyd | immense biomechanical megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Enjoy the view, captain," Aurea says. "Very few outsiders have seen
Floyd | the interior of Hardshell in a thousand years."
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "It's almost 4pm."
Knight_Otu asks, "Do you want to wrap up early?"
DavidW says, "Not me. Just saying."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 120k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Haven
Floyd | A lush, Arcadian land of rolling fields and cyclopean fortresses.
Floyd | Gnarled pillars line the horizon, disappearing into a sky patterned
Floyd | with organic shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | A titanic statue of Aurea, young and unscarred, lies awkwardly on its
Floyd | side, both arms snapped off.
Floyd |
Floyd | Black smoke vomits from several settlements, sparkling with hot
Floyd | embers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Corpses have been heaped into careless piles.
Floyd |
Floyd | A perpetually bowed chamberlain glides snail-like across the
Floyd | throne room of a castle besieged by crawling horrors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "This is unsettling."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to aurea"
Floyd ]  Credits: 120k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO AUREA
Floyd |
Floyd | An unnaturally beautiful, golden-haired woman with a jagged scar
Floyd | across her face and a cheap robotic arm. She slouches in the
Floyd | co-pilot's seat.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well. Here we are."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Sorry princess, your kingdom is in another castle."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 120k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We are currently inside Hardshell. My databanks provide precisely
Floyd | zero information on this location. Indeed, I am suppressing numerous
Floyd | errors in my positioning system stemming from the assumption that
Floyd | being here is impossible."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Credits: 120k                                        Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We are currently inside Hardshell. My databanks provide precisely
Floyd | zero information on this location. Indeed, I am suppressing numerous
Floyd | errors in my positioning system stemming from the assumption that
Floyd | being here is impossible."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to chamberlain"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CHAMBERLAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | The chamberlain prostrates itself before Aurea. "Princess Aureana the
Floyd | Uncertain. When we saw that outsiders had arrived, I knew it to be
Floyd | you."
Floyd |
Floyd | She watches the battle through arched windows. "This is what my little
Floyd | sister has wrought, then? Fine. I'll take your damn crown."
Floyd |
Floyd | The chamberlain breathes a hissing breath. "Not all of the constructs
Floyd | will recognise your authority. She has seen to this."
Floyd |
Floyd | "What's ever easy?"
Floyd |
Floyd | She steps out onto a balcony. Below, innumerable ageless,
Floyd | brightly-coiffed denizens look up at her.
DavidW says, "Talk to the chamberlain next, I guess."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | brightly-coiffed denizens look up at her....
Floyd |
Floyd | "I don't like you guys," Aurea booms, "and you don't like me. But this
Floyd | shitty sphere's set up so you need me, and here I am. I'm gonna kick
Floyd | my sister's arse and then I'm gonna crack this piece of crap wide
Floyd | open, whether you want me to or not."
Floyd |
Floyd | The faces below stare up at her silently. A wave of hesitant,
Floyd | uncertain applause passes through the crowd and then dies out.
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Credits: 10120k                                      Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | uncertain applause passes through the crowd and then dies out....
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea returns to the throne room. "Oh," she says, "and I owe this
Floyd | outsider ten million credits."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Very well." The chamberlain extends a long-fingered, tri-symmetrical
Floyd | hand and deposits a glowing cred stick in your palm. "We shall also
Floyd | refuel the outsider's starship, as a gesture of thanks for returning
Floyd | our rightful ruler."
Floyd |
Floyd | Aurea snorts disdainfully and throws herself into the throne. "Thank
Floyd | you, captain. One day I'll get back out, and look you up. When I do,
Floyd | you can introduce me to your twin."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, this is a push space sort of storytime region"
DavidW says, "oh. ka-ching ka-ching"
Knight_Otu says, "Now we know why she couldn't pay for refuelling."
DavidW asks, "so, we can now rescue our twin?"
Knight_Otu says, "Jump to Autark and get our tw..."
Knight_Otu says, "Right."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to autark"
Floyd ]  Credits: 10120k                                      Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO AUTARK
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Haven
Floyd | A small, blue-oceaned world is warmed by a yellow star, both lodged in
Floyd | immense biomechanical megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Autark
Floyd | Airless ice-moon of a black-ringed, aquamarine ice giant. Scattered
Floyd | across its surface are bright lights and gaudy megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | An asteroid on an eccentric orbit has been carved into the luxury
Floyd | habitat of reclusive trillionaire Leda.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up ships with huge engines line up in view of a vast-windowed
Floyd | habitat. An orbital race overseen by Silver.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 10120k                                      Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Autark
Floyd | Domes and arcologies crowd the horizon: spacious mansions, dirty
Floyd | communes, unregulated sweatshops and outlandish temples.
Floyd |
Floyd | A trendy office neighbours the landing pad, rented out by an
Floyd | entrepreneur for unspecified business.
Floyd |
Floyd | A legendary data thief by the name of Violet supposedly makes
Floyd | Autark her home.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Snake will be in his private dome, surrounded by
Floyd | bodyguards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf12"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Credits: 10120k                                      Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to snake"
Floyd ]  Credits: 10120k                                      Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SNAKE
Floyd |
Floyd | A long, limbless trunk of a man.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I understand you've come into some money, captain. This is not
Floyd | usually how these things go, but I do stick to my agreements. You can
Floyd | buy back your twin's cryo tube for 5000k."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy tube"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5120k                                       Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY TUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | Niv brings the tube out to the landing pad, flanked by armed goons.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, captain," he says, "maybe you're not the complete reprobate I
Floyd | took you for. I have a lot of respect for those who pay back their
Floyd | debts. You ever need another loan, you come see us again."
Floyd |
Floyd | At that he breaks into a wide grin and leaves, trailing laughter. His
Floyd | goons follow a moment later, unsmiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | You check over your new cargo. The life sign read-outs are steady and
Floyd | the cryo tube is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "open tube"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5120k                                       Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN TUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | Your twin emerges from the cryo tube naked, wet and shivering.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You got old," your twin says.
Floyd |
Floyd | The perfect comeback somehow eludes you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "How did you get the money?" your twin asks. "You must have got
Floyd | around. Seen some things."
Floyd |
Floyd | You tell your twin how you got an Imago Republic visa, saw the inside
Floyd | of Hardshell, met a molonk, entered the Orphanage, commanded a crew of
Floyd | four, caught a bounty...
Floyd |
Floyd | "So you didn't win the respect of the amalgs, visit a world of cats,
Floyd | catch an alien sea creature, get a badass implant, win an orbital
Floyd | race, catch all the bounties..."
Floyd |
Floyd | You admit that you didn't get around to any of that.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, all the more for us to do together."
Floyd |
Floyd | You power up the jump drive and begin to plot a course.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |    *** Your adventures continue ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You gained 6 out of 12 achievements and visited 33 worlds in 84 jumps.
Floyd |
Floyd | Continue playing? (continue/restart/restore)>
DavidW says, "hm. It's tempting, but I'm okay with stopping here."
Knight_Otu says, "I must admit, I expected a last plot twist here."
Guenni says, "Oh, than let me at least show you something before we land definitely."
DavidW says, "I notice the dialog is carefully ambiguous with the genders."
Knight_Otu nods.
Knight_Otu says, "Go ahead, Guenni."
Guenni asks, "You ok with showing you two plnets before landing?"
DavidW says, "yes, feel free."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "continue"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5120k                                       Fuel: 10/10
Floyd | Continue playing? (continue/restart/restore)>
Floyd | > CONTINUE
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Autark
Floyd | Domes and arcologies crowd the horizon: spacious mansions, dirty
Floyd | communes, unregulated sweatshops and outlandish temples.
Floyd |
Floyd | A trendy office neighbours the landing pad, rented out by an
Floyd | entrepreneur for unspecified business.
Floyd |
Floyd | A legendary data thief by the name of Violet supposedly makes
Floyd | Autark her home.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Snake will be in his private dome, surrounded by
Floyd | bodyguards.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your twin settles back in aboard your ship in no time.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You'd better not have touched any of my stuff..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "jump to xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5121k                                       Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Autark
Floyd | Airless ice-moon of a black-ringed, aquamarine ice giant. Scattered
Floyd | across its surface are bright lights and gaudy megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | An asteroid on an eccentric orbit has been carved into the luxury
Floyd | habitat of reclusive trillionaire Leda.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up ships with huge engines line up in view of a vast-windowed
Floyd | habitat. An orbital race overseen by Silver.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xyzzy
Floyd | A charred and ancient planet, far out from a fading white dwarf star.
Floyd | It has long lost its momentum, forever showing one face to the feeble
Floyd | light.
Floyd |
Floyd | A faint, intermittent signal stutters from the night side.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "cute"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5121k                                       Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Xyzzy
Floyd | It is pitch dark. Your ship's running lights illuminate a small patch
Floyd | of scorched rock.
Floyd |
Floyd | Something slithers in the darkness, a large blip on your
Floyd | scanners, drawing closer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is it a grue?"
Knight_Otu says, "We might be..."
Guenni says, "Something like that. Yeah."
Knight_Otu says, "David was faster there again."
Guenni says, "Want me to play that out, or flee as fast as possible? :-)"
DavidW asks, "Are there Plugh and Plover planets too?"
DavidW says, "Maybe even a Yoho."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5121k                                       Fuel: 9/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This world has no wider affiliation."
Floyd |
Guenni says, "I do.t think so.-"
Floyd | A flash of ebony teeth and grasping claws.  Something strikes the hull
Floyd | of your ship. And then begins, relentlessly, to tear through.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You were eaten by an unknown creature ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You gained 6 out of 12 achievements and visited 34 worlds in 85 jumps.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Oops."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5121k                                       Fuel: 9/10
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Xyzzy
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "jump to earth"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5122k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO EARTH
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xyzzy
Floyd | A charred and ancient planet, far out from a fading white dwarf star.
Floyd | It has long lost its momentum, forever showing one face to the feeble
Floyd | light.
Floyd |
Floyd | A faint, intermittent signal stutters from the night side.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Earth
Floyd | It's difficult to find an orbit that doesn't intersect with worthless
Floyd | space junk. Below, white clouds swirl over green-brown continents and
Floyd | deep blue oceans.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "gosh"
Knight_Otu says, "I *was* wondering about that."
Guenni says, "Yeah, my reaction exactly. :-)"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5122k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Earth
Floyd | Wild trees and shrubs burst through cracks in the concrete-and-asphalt
Floyd | ground, climbing fractured, empty-windowed, crumbling skyscrapers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Vibrant shanty towns of recycled building parts and rusting vehicles
Floyd | are stacked haphazardly at their feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Brightly dressed crowds press close around your ship.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Let's visit Austria and get pastries."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5122k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This world belongs to the star system from which all diasporan life
Floyd | is believed to have originated. Although this belief is arguably the
Floyd | consensus among scientists, it is politically controversial due to its
Floyd | contradiction of those religions that hold that humanity originated on
Floyd | Pearl."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "We could the rest of our system."
Guenni says, "could do."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to crowds"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5122k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CROWDS
Floyd |
Floyd | You try all the languages you speak well: Nacrese, Artiglot,
Floyd | Astropatois, even your own mother tongue, but no-one seems to
Floyd | understand. Random phrases you've picked up from other languages
Floyd | similarly draw a blank.
Floyd |
Floyd | The people seem cheerful enough. Many try, with gestures, to sell you
Floyd | worthless knick-knacks.
Floyd |
Floyd | Towards the back of the crowd, you notice a biomechanical
Floyd | android of an unfamiliar design.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to biomechanical android"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5122k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BIOMECHANICAL ANDROID
Floyd |
Floyd | Hydraulics whirr and hiss as his features assume a smile.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Let me answer your questions. No, I'm not an android. I'm a
Floyd | Diallo-Zhao Series 3 synthetic human. Yes, that makes me very old.
Floyd | Yes, these are baseline humans, though some modified diasporan genes
Floyd | have entered the population, so they're not as baseline as they used
Floyd | to be. Yes, there are a lot of them, possibly more than everywhere
Floyd | else put together, but not as many as there used to be. No, there is
Floyd | nothing valuable here except history and what's left of the sights."
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to think of a question he didn't answer.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're welcome," he finishes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to mars"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5123k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO MARS
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Earth
Floyd | It's difficult to find an orbit that doesn't intersect with worthless
Floyd | space junk. Below, white clouds swirl over green-brown continents and
Floyd | deep blue oceans.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Mars
Floyd | A small, ochre world, scarred by a massive canyon and barely able to
Floyd | hold on to its atmosphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5123k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Mars
Floyd | A frozen desert with an atmosphere as insubstantial as it is
Floyd | unbreathable. And yet signs of habitation abound: black, rickety
Floyd | towers; low, camouflaged bunkers; scaffolds strung with metallic
Floyd | skeletons.
Floyd |
Floyd | Warped, lopsided cyborgs prowl the plains.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Nice."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cyborgs"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5123k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CYBORGS
Floyd |
Floyd | They keep their distance from you, aiming wrought iron spears at your
Floyd | heart.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You anger the code-minds with your disgusting meatbag. Leave."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Not nice!"
Guenni says, "Yep. I wanted to show you these before we stop. :-)"
DavidW says, "let's try the moon or Luna."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to moon"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5123k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO MOON
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to luna"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5123k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO LUNA
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Venus?"
Knight_Otu says, "No mooning."
Guenni says, "Yes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5124k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENUS
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Mars
Floyd | A small, ochre world, scarred by a massive canyon and barely able to
Floyd | hold on to its atmosphere.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venus
Floyd | A planet left pale and featureless by a thick layer of cloud.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5124k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The atmospheric pressure on the surface would be too great to take
Floyd | off, even if your ship could survive it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "drat. I wanted to know what the surface of Venus was like."
Knight_Otu says, "Hot."
Guenni says, "Warm, I guess."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to vulcan"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5124k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VULCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we never learned terraforming technologies in this universe."
DavidW says, "Guess not."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to deimos"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5124k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO DEIMOS
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to pluto"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5125k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO PLUTO
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pluto
Floyd | An icy planetoid with a patchwork surface of darker and lighter browns
Floyd | - smooth areas encroaching on fields of craters - and a surprising
Floyd | collection of tiny moons.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I think only our system is implemented. :-)"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5125k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Pluto
Floyd | Mountains of water ice, cold enough to seem more like rock, break
Floyd | through tracts of frozen nitrogen. A subtle haze hugs the curved
Floyd | horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "nobody home"
DavidW asks, "hm. Where's Dr Who's home? Gallifrey, is it?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to ceres"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5126k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CERES
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Pluto
Floyd | An icy planetoid with a patchwork surface of darker and lighter browns
Floyd | - smooth areas encroaching on fields of craters - and a surprising
Floyd | collection of tiny moons.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Ceres
Floyd | A small, mottled planetoid with some evidence of patchwork habitation.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5126k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Ceres
Floyd | Deserted domes interrupt a graveyard of partially dismantled starships
Floyd | and rockets.
Floyd |
Floyd | A long-range survey ship leans improbably into the sky under the low
Floyd | gravity, brandishing compact fuel collector arrays.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5126k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Junkbucket*, Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Haven, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+,
Floyd | Gossamer, ERX Beta, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag, Franklin, Amarok, Volund,
Floyd | Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Pluto, Xyzzy
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Hardshell and Chimera
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "They're all in other worlds rather than Sol system."
DavidW asks, "Can we refuel from the arrays?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get arrays"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5126k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ARRAYS
Floyd |
Floyd | Using the remote drone, you're able to successfully extract the fuel
Floyd | collector arrays.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5126k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 5126k
Floyd | Equipment: fishing rod (allows you to fish), autorevolver (personal
Floyd | weapon) and spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd | Implants: Network transit chip (enter hyperspace conduits), bounty
Floyd | hunter visa chip (entry to Imago Republic) and wireless headjack
Floyd | (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, your twin, Prex, Cicerone, spitfire6, Dr Pico-G and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd | remote drone (take items from dangerous environments)
Floyd | collector spines (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd | warp shield (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd | neutrino scanner (run deep scans)
Floyd | fuel collector arrays (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd | ion booster (racing speed +1)
Floyd | external fuel pod (+5 fuel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 6/10 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth star map, flight manual,
Floyd | ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some bronze wings (+1 badassitude when implanted), a nuclear heart (+1
Floyd | badassitude when implanted), a razor tail (+1 badassitude when
Floyd | implanted) and a laser eye (+2 badassitude when implanted)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Well where there's nobody home, there can't be a common wealth or something similar. :-)"
DavidW says, "oh. They're like the spines. But for free."
Knight_Otu says, "If you know where to look."
Knight_Otu says, "Wonder if they stack."
DavidW says, "Will we get 2 fuel every ... yeah that."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jupiter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5127k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JUPITER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Ceres
Floyd | A small, mottled planetoid with some evidence of patchwork habitation.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jupiter
Floyd | A sepia-toned, swirling gas giant dominated by a large storm. Its four
Floyd | largest moons are an odd and colourful assortment.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5127k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Ganymede
Floyd | The intricately clouded face of Jupiter fills the skylights of this
Floyd | sprawling but deserted complex.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cleaning bots glide along the long, silent corridors, searching
Floyd | for litter that never appears.
Floyd |
Floyd | A holographic sales assistant flickers in an empty boutique.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "heh"
Knight_Otu says, "I was about to say, that better not work."
DavidW asks, "What's for sale on Ganymede?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to bots"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5127k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BOTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Their only reaction to your presence is to bumble slowly out of your
Floyd | way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to assistant"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5127k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO ASSISTANT
Floyd |
Floyd | Her clothes adhere to no style or fashion that you know of. She smiles
Floyd | broadly.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hello! I'm afraid we are currently out of stock. No deliveries are
Floyd | scheduled, however the previous delivery was only - ERROR - NUMERIC
Floyd | OVERFLOW - days ago, so please check back soon!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "well, darn."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to titan"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5128k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO TITAN
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jupiter
Floyd | A sepia-toned, swirling gas giant dominated by a large storm. Its four
Floyd | largest moons are an odd and colourful assortment.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Saturn
Floyd | A pastel-clouded gas giant with large, dazzling rings and a cluster of
Floyd | icy moons.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5128k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Titan
Floyd | A thick, frigid nitrogen atmosphere presses down on a world of dunes
Floyd | and hydrocarbon lakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Feral mining crawlers churn through the landscape, clustering
Floyd | together for warmth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to crawlers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5128k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CRAWLERS
Floyd |
Floyd | A low, rumbling moan is the only reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "This is quite a lot of hidden content."
Knight_Otu says, "We do get 2 fuel."
DavidW says, "oo"
DavidW says, "Very nice."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to neptune"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5129k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO NEPTUNE
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Saturn
Floyd | A pastel-clouded gas giant with large, dazzling rings and a cluster of
Floyd | icy moons.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Neptune
Floyd | A dark blue ice giant, brooding at the centre of a few tenebrous
Floyd | rings.
Floyd |
Floyd | It has captured an icy, pinkish planetoid as its largest moon.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5129k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Triton
Floyd | Geysers periodically erupt from the nitrogen ice surface, laying a
Floyd | faint mist over the horizon, below the deep blue crescent of Neptune.
Floyd |
Floyd | A crashed orbital racer has carved a groove through the surface, its
Floyd | fusion drive now long cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get drive"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5129k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET DRIVE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the fusion drive)
Floyd | You salvage the fusion drive and fit it to your own ship.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "status"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5129k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STATUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 5129k
Floyd | Equipment: fishing rod (allows you to fish), autorevolver (personal
Floyd | weapon) and spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd | Implants: Network transit chip (enter hyperspace conduits), bounty
Floyd | hunter visa chip (entry to Imago Republic) and wireless headjack
Floyd | (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, your twin, Prex, Cicerone, spitfire6, Dr Pico-G and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd | remote drone (take items from dangerous environments)
Floyd | collector spines (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd | warp shield (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd | neutrino scanner (run deep scans)
Floyd | fuel collector arrays (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd | fusion drive (racing speed +2) and ion booster (racing speed +1)
Floyd | external fuel pod (+5 fuel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 5/10 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth star map, flight manual,
Floyd | ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some bronze wings (+1 badassitude when implanted), a nuclear heart (+1
Floyd | badassitude when implanted), a razor tail (+1 badassitude when
Floyd | implanted) and a laser eye (+2 badassitude when implanted)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, faster racing speed."
Knight_Otu says, "That and the other racing systems may be the key to winning the race."
DavidW says, "yeah, probably."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to mercury"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5129k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO MERCURY
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Neptune
Floyd | A dark blue ice giant, brooding at the centre of a few tenebrous
Floyd | rings.
Floyd |
Floyd | It has captured an icy, pinkish planetoid as its largest moon.
Floyd |
Floyd | It's not wise to jump to a world so close to a star. The distortion in
Floyd | spacetime can lead to side effects on arrival like extra limbs,
Floyd | psychosis and astronaut duplication.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to uranus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO URANUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Uranus
Floyd | A pale blue ice giant with faint, dark rings and an insubstantial set
Floyd | of moons.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Titania
Floyd | A lightly cratered surface of dry and water ice, beneath the azure
Floyd | crescent of its parent world.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some long forgotten cult had its domed compound here, now only
Floyd | populated with a neat circle of human skeletons and a thriving
Floyd | population of stray cats.
Floyd |
Floyd | An eldritch book sits untouched in the centre of the circle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "CATS"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cats"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CATS
Floyd |
Floyd | They're cats. They just stare at you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "And a BOOK"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read book"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ BOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't have the eldritch book.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get it"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Pages and pages of bizarre, psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness
Floyd | speculation about the "Others" the author claims lurk behind the thin
Floyd | veil of reality.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Grimo (Junkbucket Interior)
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish... somewhere?
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | Potential Buyers:
Floyd | persona of ERX Beta (Surface of ERX Beta), bookseller (Panopticon
Floyd | Interior)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | an eldritch book
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, ""Others"? Does it mean us players?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Maybe?"
DavidW says, "Junkbucket had the bookseller."
DavidW says, "oh no."
DavidW says, "Panopticon did."
Knight_Otu says, "Panopticon."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to panopticon"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO PANOPTICON
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Uranus
Floyd | A pale blue ice giant with faint, dark rings and an insubstantial set
Floyd | of moons.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Panopticon
Floyd | You orbit carefully in the shade of one of the huge solar panels
Floyd | Panopticon uses to leech energy from the intense blue star at the
Floyd | heart of the system. Panopticon itself is a glittering band of linked
Floyd | space habitats of all shapes and sizes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel drone adopts a similar orbit, sending binary offers for
Floyd | a reasonably priced refuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5130k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Panopticon Interior
Floyd | Piercing starlight shines through broad skylights into multi-layered,
Floyd | over-sized streets that curve towards an inverted horizon. The air is
Floyd | thick with colourful holograms.
Floyd |
Floyd | A hyperspace conduit provides ready access to Hub.
Floyd |
Floyd | Decidedly non-humanoid cyborgs go about their strange business.
Floyd |
Floyd | The posthuman superintelligence Wunderkind socialises with
Floyd | several new arrivals at once.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spiral-shelled bookseller hoards physical tomes in a
Floyd | cluttered shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell book to bookseller"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL BOOK TO BOOKSELLER
Floyd |
Floyd | The bookseller turns the eldritch book over in its claws a few times,
Floyd | then sends you a simple data packet. "10k."
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5140k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 5140k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "A little for for something you have to know about to find it."
Knight_Otu says, "As in, hidden content."
DavidW says, "mmhm"
Knight_Otu says, "Also compared to the fuel system and the drive. But okay."
Guenni says, "Well, you don't reaaly need it at this point."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to twin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5140k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TWIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "So, you got an Imago Republic visa, saw the inside of Hardshell, met
Floyd | a molonk, entered the Orphanage, visited a world of cats, commanded a
Floyd | crew of four, caught a bounty... but we still need to win the respect
Floyd | of the amalgs, catch an alien sea creature, get a badass implant, win
Floyd | an orbital race, catch all the bounties..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Of course, this means I want to try every planet from every story I've ever read."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to saturn"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5140k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SATURN
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Panopticon
Floyd | You orbit carefully in the shade of one of the huge solar panels
Floyd | Panopticon uses to leech energy from the intense blue star at the
Floyd | heart of the system. Panopticon itself is a glittering band of linked
Floyd | space habitats of all shapes and sizes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel drone adopts a similar orbit, sending binary offers for
Floyd | a reasonably priced refuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Saturn
Floyd | A pastel-clouded gas giant with large, dazzling rings and a cluster of
Floyd | icy moons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Sorry. I'm pretty sure our system is the only one implemented that's not mentioned or can be guessed through logical deduction."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5140k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Titan
Floyd | A thick, frigid nitrogen atmosphere presses down on a world of dunes
Floyd | and hydrocarbon lakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Feral mining crawlers churn through the landscape, clustering
Floyd | together for warmth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to eris"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 3/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ERIS
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Saturn
Floyd | A pastel-clouded gas giant with large, dazzling rings and a cluster of
Floyd | icy moons.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Eris
Floyd | The frozen surface of this planetoid has been shattered by a
Floyd | cataclysmic explosion. Based on the amount of shrapnel in orbit -
Floyd | shards of ice and tumbling, fragmented warships - this was the site of
Floyd | some ancient, long forgotten battle.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Eris
Floyd | The horizon is deformed into a surreal inverse curve by the huge
Floyd | crater that has been blasted into the icy mantle.
Floyd |
Floyd | The corpses of ancient soldiers litter nitrogen glaciers, their
Floyd | spacesuits painted colours representing no nation you know of.
Floyd |
Floyd | The soul of a primitive battle drone protrudes from its
Floyd | armoured carapace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Glad you remember all the dwarf planet names."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to soldieres"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SOLDIERES
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something within reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I opened Wikipedia."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to soldiers"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SOLDIERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing but static.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take soul"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SOUL
Floyd |
Floyd | It pops out of the slot with a brief hiss. The rest of the drone folds
Floyd | up and quietly self immolates, bubbling through the ice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | Credit balance: 5141k
Floyd | Equipment: fishing rod (allows you to fish), autorevolver (personal
Floyd | weapon) and spacesuit (don't need air)
Floyd | Implants: Network transit chip (enter hyperspace conduits), bounty
Floyd | hunter visa chip (entry to Imago Republic) and wireless headjack
Floyd | (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |
Floyd | Crew:
Floyd | Yourself, your twin, Prex, Cicerone, spitfire6, Dr Pico-G and Szymon
Floyd |
Floyd | Installed systems:
Floyd | jump drive (superluminal travel)
Floyd | sleek heat shield (atmo entry)
Floyd | remote drone (take items from dangerous environments)
Floyd | collector spines (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd | warp shield (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd | neutrino scanner (run deep scans)
Floyd | fuel collector arrays (gain 1 fuel every 10 time units)
Floyd | fusion drive (racing speed +2) and ion booster (racing speed +1)
Floyd | external fuel pod (+5 fuel)
Floyd |
Floyd | Fuel:
Floyd | 5/10 fusion cells charged
Floyd |
Floyd | Readable Data:
Floyd | primitive battle drone soul, most wanted list, Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | star map, flight manual, ship's log and trading log
Floyd |
Floyd | Cargo:
Floyd | some bronze wings (+1 badassitude when implanted), a nuclear heart (+1
Floyd | badassitude when implanted), a razor tail (+1 badassitude when
Floyd | implanted) and a laser eye (+2 badassitude when implanted)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read soul"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ SOUL
Floyd |
Floyd | SELF: (event detected begin recording)
Floyd |
Floyd | ECHO SIX: Wait, does that mean-
Floyd |
Floyd | ECHO THREE: Nah, they'd never blow this rock. It's frickin' holy to
Floyd | them or some shit.
Floyd |
Floyd | ECHO SIX: Do you feel that?
Floyd |
Floyd | ECHO THREE: Calm down. You're imagining it.
Floyd |
Floyd | ECHO THREE: And that light on the horizon?
Floyd |
Floyd | ECHO SIX: You- I- Um... Echo Leader are you-
Floyd |
Floyd | SELF: (imminent termination soul hardcopy)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "wild"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to makemake"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO MAKEMAKE
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to haumea"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO HAUMEA
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to klingon"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO KLINGON
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to romulus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ROMULUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to death star"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO DEATH STAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to tatooine"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO TATOOINE
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I think we caught them all."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to counter-earth"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO COUNTER-EARTH
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to gallifrey"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO GALLIFREY
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to oz"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO OZ
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Well there are three you could find out when studying the map carefully."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump to narnia"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO NARNIA
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Initial letters?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5141k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 3
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Junkbucket*, Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Haven, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+,
Floyd | Gossamer, ERX Beta, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag, Franklin, Amarok, Volund,
Floyd | Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto,
Floyd | Eris, Xyzzy
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Hardshell and Chimera
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Not that complicated."
Guenni says, "Look at names that have more than one word. so to speak."
DavidW asks, "Oh. ERX Alpha?"
Guenni says, "Yep, that's one of them."
DavidW asks, "Source 2?"
Knight_Otu says, "And source 1 and 2, presumably"
Guenni says, "Yep. :-)"
DavidW says, "Please someone drive there."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to erx alpha"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ERX ALPHA
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Eris
Floyd | The frozen surface of this planetoid has been shattered by a
Floyd | cataclysmic explosion. Based on the amount of shrapnel in orbit -
Floyd | shards of ice and tumbling, fragmented warships - this was the site of
Floyd | some ancient, long forgotten battle.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting ERX Alpha
Floyd | The dark surface of the airless world below is etched with dull
Floyd | patterns in the shape of circuitry.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "jump to source i"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SOURCE I
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of ERX Alpha
Floyd | Neat, right-angled channels cut through rocky terrain, crumbling at
Floyd | the edges. Hexagonal patterns, perhaps once prominent, now fade into
Floyd | the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | Natalya is camped out by an exposed vein of fibre optics.
Floyd | Wiring trails out into her headjack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - (caught)
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - (caught)
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - (caught)
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - (caught)
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - (caught)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to natalya"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO NATALYA
Floyd |
Floyd | Data scrolls rapidly across her pupils. Her sleek cyborg head requires
Floyd | no space helmet.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I guess humans didn't really make the ERXes, but we at least gave
Floyd | birth to them. This was infanticide. And it was dumb. Diasporans will
Floyd | never get the chance to harm anyone on the other side of the
Floyd | singularity a second time."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Guenni), "You said Source I instead of Source 1"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest her"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST HER
Floyd |
Floyd | She holds up her hands. "Well, I've known this has been coming for a
Floyd | long time. I've been able to think quite a bit out here, and I'm ready
Floyd | to turn myself in."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to source 1"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SOURCE 1
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting ERX Alpha
Floyd | The dark surface of the airless world below is etched with dull
Floyd | patterns in the shape of circuitry.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 1
Floyd | Great chunks have been ripped from this rocky planet. The debris of a
Floyd | staggering strip mining effort forms a multitude of unstable rings.
Floyd |
Floyd | The metallic tentacles of a world excavator loop around the
Floyd | uneven globe below, before boring into its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Oh, I thought they were romen numerals. I didn't check on the braille display."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to excavator"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO EXCAVATOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The noises you receive in response are not intelligible to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Source 1
Floyd | There's not much sky left overhead, just a few ragged streams of gas
Floyd | spiralling towards the stars from great chasms that bubble with lava.
Floyd |
Floyd | Intendant Tivu-Q is in command of the world excavation, from
Floyd | deep inside a reinforced bunker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to tivu"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TIVU
Floyd |
Floyd | Even in his bunker, he wears an armoured spacesuit.
Floyd |
Floyd | "At such a late stage in the process, I don't need this
Floyd | self-replicating polymer any more. 4k credits? Someone will
Floyd | have a use for this stuff, but the Imago Republic can always just grow
Floyd | more for much less than the cost of shipping it off this rock."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oooo"
DavidW says, "ERX Beta wants that."
Knight_Otu says, "We really should have guessed that there are alphas, 1s and 2s."
Knight_Otu says, "Yes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5142k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We are now in the Imago Republic, a nation founded by artificial
Floyd | humans in response to their persecution and oppression elsewhere.
Floyd | Recently, the Republic has begun tightly enforcing its borders, and a
Floyd | visa is required to land on all of its worlds save Venter."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy polymer"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5138k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY POLYMER
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the self-replicating polymer for 4k credits, leaving you with
Floyd | 5138k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to erx beta"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5138k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ERX BETA
Floyd |
Floyd | (Jumping to ERX Beta, where you last saw the persona of ERX Beta.)
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 1
Floyd | Great chunks have been ripped from this rocky planet. The debris of a
Floyd | staggering strip mining effort forms a multitude of unstable rings.
Floyd |
Floyd | The metallic tentacles of a world excavator loop around the
Floyd | uneven globe below, before boring into its surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting ERX Beta
Floyd | The dark surface of the airless world below is etched with complex
Floyd | glowing circuitry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There might be an ERX Gamma and a Source 4"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5138k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of ERX Beta
Floyd | Lightning arcs across neat, right-angled channels cut through rocky
Floyd | terrain. The soil has crystallised into regular hexagons. And
Floyd | somewhere deep underground, something quakes and rumbles with
Floyd | mechanical precision.
Floyd |
Floyd | A holographic persona of ERX Beta stands on a stone dais.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tentacled engineer has taken up residence in an oxygenated
Floyd | blister.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sell polymer to beta"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SELL POLYMER TO BETA
Floyd |
Floyd | "I will purchase this self-replicating polymer for 14k credits. I have
Floyd | always acted towards humans with kindness and compassion, and the
Floyd | price I will pay reflects this. Do you consider this a fair price?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance is now 5152k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to cicerone"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CICERONE
Floyd |
Floyd | A sleek humanoid of shiny black plastic. Its head is dented and
Floyd | cracked.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This world has no wider affiliation."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Talk to beta again?"
Knight_Otu says, "I guess Beta mourns for Alpha."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to beta"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BETA
Floyd |
Floyd | The hologram is a vague reflection of your own appearance. It speaks
Floyd | in a voice tinged with bitterness.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I have allocated a tiny fraction of my mind to this simulation of a
Floyd | human personality. The rest of me is currently engaged in mourning and
Floyd | is otherwise unavailable. At this time, I have no requirement for
Floyd | trade."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "OH"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to source 2"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SOURCE 2
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting ERX Beta
Floyd | The dark surface of the airless world below is etched with complex
Floyd | glowing circuitry.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 2
Floyd | A small rocky world, ringed by debris.
Floyd |
Floyd | An embryonic world excavator gestates in orbit, guarded by a
Floyd | serpentine war beast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to excavator"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO EXCAVATOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The war beast hijacks the signal with a growl of intense static.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to beast"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BEAST
Floyd |
Floyd | Screeching static and electronic noise coalesce into three words:
Floyd | "KEEP... YOUR... DISTANCE."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Source 2
Floyd | The ground shudders and quakes constantly as automated mass drivers
Floyd | systematically launch the useful parts of the planet's crust into
Floyd | orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Intendant Dilo-R watches the show from a deck-chair beneath a
Floyd | parasol.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to dilo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DILO
Floyd |
Floyd | "If one of those launches goes awry and lands on my head, a roof isn't
Floyd | going to be worth much more than this parasol, believe me. Then again,
Floyd | when the drones finish building my bunker I'll probably never leave
Floyd | it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - (caught)
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - 25k reward
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - (caught)
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - (caught)
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - (caught)
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - 25k reward
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - (caught)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 2
Floyd | A small rocky world, ringed by debris.
Floyd |
Floyd | An embryonic world excavator gestates in orbit, guarded by a
Floyd | serpentine war beast.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give natalya to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5177k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE NATALYA TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Natalya and transfer your 25k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I want to do my time," she says, "and put this behind me."
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal shakes his head. "If you hadn't run off in the first
Floyd | place, you wouldn't be going away for quite so long. But it's too late
Floyd | for that now."
Floyd |
Floyd | As Natalya is led away, she nods farewell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to source 4"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5177k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SOURCE 4
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 4
Floyd | Rocky plateaus rise from dusty plains across the face of this planet.
Floyd | Geostationary orbit is crowded with survey satellites of every shape
Floyd | and size.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "There is a source 4!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5177k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Source 4
Floyd | A desolate wasteland peppered with tall, blinking survey beacons.
Floyd |
Floyd | Intendant Fira-P co-ordinates the reconnaissance from an
Floyd | all-terrain rover.
Floyd |
Floyd | Yuzo-I traverses the plains on a synthetic steed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh"
DavidW says, "Yuzo is on the list, I think"
Knight_Otu says, "Yes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to fira"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5177k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FIRA
Floyd |
Floyd | She loosens her scarf and pushes her protective goggles up onto her
Floyd | forehead.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Come out here to get away from it all, captain? You and me both."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to yuzo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5177k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO YUZO
Floyd |
Floyd | A delicate figure almost lost in a beaten duster and lengthy scarf.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Just scouting for treasure, captain. But then, aren't we both?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest yuzo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5177k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST YUZO
Floyd |
Floyd | He dismounts his warbling, thick-skinned creature. "I have papers for
Floyd | everything I've been doing. This is a profound mistake. Let me go,
Floyd | captain. Or take me in, if you really must, I suppose."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5177k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Source 4
Floyd | Rocky plateaus rise from dusty plains across the face of this planet.
Floyd | Geostationary orbit is crowded with survey satellites of every shape
Floyd | and size.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give yuzo to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE YUZO TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Yuzo-I and transfer your 25k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We have some of your own people, marshal," Yuzo-I says. "Someone will
Floyd | contact you soon to arrange a prisoner exchange."
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal says only, "Hmm."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to source 5"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO SOURCE 5
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "All out of sources."
DavidW asks, "ERX Gamma?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to erx gamma"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ERX GAMMA
Floyd |
Floyd | Unknown co-ordinates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Nope."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 1, Source 2,
Floyd | Source 3, Source 4
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Junkbucket*, Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Haven, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+,
Floyd | Gossamer, ERX Beta, ERX Alpha, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag, Franklin,
Floyd | Amarok, Volund, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
Floyd | Neptune, Pluto, Eris, Xyzzy
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Hardshell and Chimera
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Talk to the twin. But I think we've been everywhere, or at least have a record for everywhere. :-)"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to twin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 8/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TWIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "So, you got an Imago Republic visa, saw the inside of Hardshell, met
Floyd | a molonk, entered the Orphanage, visited a world of cats, commanded a
Floyd | crew of four, caught a bounty... but we still need to win the respect
Floyd | of the amalgs, catch an alien sea creature, get a badass implant, win
Floyd | an orbital race, catch all the bounties..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to nereus"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO NEREUS
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Nereus
Floyd | Airy, simple buildings break up a multi-coloured and chemically
Floyd | unstable mix of diasporan and native flora. The ocean sparkles at the
Floyd | horizon in every direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nereus' most famous resident is the radical artist Tomer.
Floyd |
Floyd | A smiling girl strolls the pier, twirling her parasol.
Floyd |
Floyd | A marine biologist lives out of his submersible, washing strung
Floyd | between two palm trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | A group of surfers lounge around a beach barbecue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Just buying the emblem or whatever it was should get the amalg respect."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "fish"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | Standing on the beach, the alien surf between your toes, you cast your
Floyd | fishing line into the sea.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Press Z to wait. Press space to reel in your line.)
Knight_Otu says, "Possibly."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | (Press Z to wait. Press space to reel in your line.)...
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | (Press Z to wait. Press space to reel in your line.)...A
Floyd | surfer leisurely paddles out towards the horizon.
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | surfer leisurely paddles out towards the horizon.You feel a tug on the
Floyd | line.
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 7/10
Floyd | line.You reel in your fishing line.
Floyd |
Floyd | You've caught a banded genejacked flounder. It turns sky blue,
Floyd | trying to hide.
Floyd |
Floyd | Since this catch is priced in credits, not kilocredits, you throw it
Floyd | back.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to junkbucket"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JUNKBUCKET
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Nereus
Floyd | The world below is a bright, reflective blue: endless oceans broken up
Floyd | only by sparse white clouds and even less substantial wisps of land.
Floyd |
Floyd | Meriel runs the orbital weather monitoring station all on her
Floyd | own.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Junkbucket
Floyd | Something loops around this faltering white dwarf star: space station
Floyd | modules, starship wrecks and synthetic biomes all grafted together
Floyd | into a single improbable habitat - a vast and irregular megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg freighters lumber back and forth, strapped haphazardly
Floyd | with cargo.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few Network traders orbit at a wary distance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Junkbucket Interior
Floyd | A fever dream of metal architecture, plastic conveniences and rotting
Floyd | leftovers. Corridors curve back on themselves; centrifuges speed and
Floyd | slow, varying the gravity; too-big spaces are reinforced with
Floyd | jury-rigged struts and cyborg body parts.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fireballs periodically burst into the air from the eye sockets of a
Floyd | giant metal fuel skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | Filthy, many-limbed Grimo pitches items of dubious provenance
Floyd | to the passing crowds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sawbones potters around in her chop shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | Every unscheduled blackout, cacophonic music begins to pump out of the
Floyd | nightclub run by Halftwin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is it just luck when fishing or do we need a fancy lure?"
Knight_Otu says, "Wrong system."
Knight_Otu says, "I have no idea."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to jag"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO JAG
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Junkbucket
Floyd | Something loops around this faltering white dwarf star: space station
Floyd | modules, starship wrecks and synthetic biomes all grafted together
Floyd | into a single improbable habitat - a vast and irregular megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg freighters lumber back and forth, strapped haphazardly
Floyd | with cargo.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few Network traders orbit at a wary distance.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jag
Floyd | Tangled canyons have been clawed across the face of this large, rocky
Floyd | planet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chaotic, unclear radio transmissions blast out from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg clawship occupies an eccentric orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalg clawship closes in, locking on to your cargo hold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Jag
Floyd | Ponderous black clouds press low against the spiky crags of the
Floyd | horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg war party roams the wasteland, waving cyborg skulls on
Floyd | pikes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some charity workers have set up brightly coloured tents.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 1, Source 2,
Floyd | Source 3, Source 4
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Junkbucket*, Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Lonely Rock+, Haven, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity, Splinter+,
Floyd | Gossamer, ERX Beta, ERX Alpha, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag, Franklin,
Floyd | Amarok, Volund, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
Floyd | Neptune, Pluto, Eris, Xyzzy
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | NOTES
Floyd | Places of potential interest: Hardshell and Chimera
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to athena"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO ATHENA
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Jag
Floyd | Tangled canyons have been clawed across the face of this large, rocky
Floyd | planet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Chaotic, unclear radio transmissions blast out from the surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg clawship occupies an eccentric orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Athena
Floyd | Space junk crowds around a planet of dark clouds and oily seas.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg war junker tries to blend in with the garbage.
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalg war junker closes in, blasting out aggressive binary
Floyd | obscenities.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5202k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Athena
Floyd | The air is a haze of toxic pollutants, the skyline a jumble of stolen
Floyd | architectural styles. Wet rubbish and rotting biomatter squelch
Floyd | underfoot.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fireballs periodically burst into the air from the eye sockets of a
Floyd | giant metal fuel skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on a towering throne of broken cyborg prosthetics is the
Floyd | exalted Piecekeeper.
Floyd |
Floyd | An elderly warrior sits slumped in the street, stripped of his
Floyd | parts by younger amalgs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Pyrogut sharpens his blade by a burning oil drum.
Floyd |
Floyd | The landing pad is run by Sharptooth. She keeps the locals away
Floyd | from your ship with lightning that arcs from her gunmetal fist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy emblem"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY EMBLEM
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the protective emblem for 50k credits, leaving you with 5152k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | You keep careful watch as amalgs clamber over the hull of your ship,
Floyd | burning the arcane symbol prominently into the metal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to twin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TWIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "So, you got an Imago Republic visa, won the respect of the amalgs,
Floyd | saw the inside of Hardshell, met a molonk, entered the Orphanage,
Floyd | visited a world of cats, commanded a crew of four, caught a bounty...
Floyd | but we still need to catch an alien sea creature, get a badass
Floyd | implant, win an orbital race, catch all the bounties..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "read list"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic Most Wanted Fugitives
Floyd | Arrest on sight and turn over to a Marshal at Venter.
Floyd | Successful bounty hunters eligible for visa chip.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phelim (terrorism) - 50k reward
Floyd | Kal-Y (piracy) - (caught)
Floyd | Natalya (fraud) - (caught)
Floyd | Marisa (murder) - (caught)
Floyd | Pyrogut (war crimes) - 100k reward
Floyd | Rella (kidnapping) - (caught)
Floyd | Luciano (racketeering) - (caught)
Floyd | Yuzo-I (espionage) - (caught)
Floyd | Jade (identity theft) - (caught)
Floyd | Reuben (bio-piracy) - (caught)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I don't recall seeing Phelim. Though they might be at Chimera."
Guenni asks, "Did you get the one from the amalg?"
Knight_Otu asks, "Pyrogut?"
Guenni says, "I don't know exactly."
Knight_Otu says, "He's too well protected by his allies."
Guenni says, "I think with the amalg respect, you can get him."
DavidW says, "sorry, had to visit the bathroom"
DavidW says, "yeah, that was my theory"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "arrest pyrogut"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ARREST PYROGUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You aim your autorevolver at Pyrogut and tell him that he's under
Floyd | arrest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Passing amalgs side-eye the two of you, but refuse to engage in
Floyd | someone else's dispute.
Floyd |
Floyd | Pyrogut drops his blade and shows you his hands. He laughs a slow,
Floyd | resigned laugh.
Floyd |
Floyd | You lock him up in your ship's brig.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to venter"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5152k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO VENTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Athena
Floyd | Space junk crowds around a planet of dark clouds and oily seas.
Floyd |
Floyd | An amalg war junker tries to blend in with the garbage.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Venter
Floyd | The golden rings of a gas giant sprawl across the stars, dwarfing the
Floyd | grey and icy moon below. Bright lights and luminous structures shine
Floyd | from within the satellite's largest crater.
Floyd |
Floyd | A spinning, largely transparent, medusoid habitat serves as the base
Floyd | of operations for the venerable Marshal Zila-S.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "give pyrogut to zila"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5252k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE PYROGUT TO ZILA
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal's remote deputies collect Pyrogut and transfer your 100k
Floyd | credit reward.
Floyd |
Floyd | As he's led away, the amalg throws back his head and howls with
Floyd | maniacal laughter.
Floyd |
Floyd | The marshal just watches him go. "I don't get the joke."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5252k                                       Fuel: 5/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > P
Floyd |
Floyd | Known Merchants:
Floyd | -Grimo (Junkbucket Interior)
Floyd | -Matej (Surface of Cygnet)
Floyd | -Fono-H (Surface of Koltsov)
Floyd |
Floyd | Odd Jobs:
Floyd | -Delivering packages for Viktoria, orbiting Pearl
Floyd | -Hauling pods for Devrim on Cygnet
Floyd | -Autark Orbital Race run by Silver
Floyd | -Turn bounties in to Marshal Zila-S, orbiting Venter
Floyd | -Fish on Nereus
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Opportunities:
Floyd | -None known
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to grimo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5252k                                       Fuel: 4/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO GRIMO
Floyd |
Floyd | (Jumping to Junkbucket, where you last saw Grimo.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Junkbucket
Floyd | Something loops around this faltering white dwarf star: space station
Floyd | modules, starship wrecks and synthetic biomes all grafted together
Floyd | into a single improbable habitat - a vast and irregular megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg freighters lumber back and forth, strapped haphazardly
Floyd | with cargo.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few Network traders orbit at a wary distance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5252k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Junkbucket Interior
Floyd | A fever dream of metal architecture, plastic conveniences and rotting
Floyd | leftovers. Corridors curve back on themselves; centrifuges speed and
Floyd | slow, varying the gravity; too-big spaces are reinforced with
Floyd | jury-rigged struts and cyborg body parts.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fireballs periodically burst into the air from the eye sockets of a
Floyd | giant metal fuel skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | Filthy, many-limbed Grimo pitches items of dubious provenance
Floyd | to the passing crowds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sawbones potters around in her chop shop.
Floyd |
Floyd | Every unscheduled blackout, cacophonic music begins to pump out of the
Floyd | nightclub run by Halftwin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to grimo"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5252k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO GRIMO
Floyd |
Floyd | Grimo's telescopic eyes size you up.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Genuine, best quality amalg products here. Precision made by our own
Floyd | cybernetic hands."
Floyd |
Floyd |  -battered heat shield - 8k  (atmo entry)
Floyd |  -hardwire headjack - 23k  (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |  -salvage crane - 8k  (take items from dangerous environments)
Floyd |  -sawn-off blaster - 20k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -reserve fuel tank - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -chemical rocket booster - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |  -military EM shield - 95k  (protection from laser weapons)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy booster"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5249k                                       Fuel: 6/10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY BOOSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | (the chemical rocket booster)
Floyd | You buy the chemical rocket booster for 3k credits, leaving you with
Floyd | 5249k credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy tank"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5239k                                       Fuel: 6/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY TANK
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the reserve fuel tank for 10k credits, leaving you with 5239k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "refuel"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5239k                                       Fuel: 6/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can replenish your fusion cells at the fuel skull for 1k credits
Floyd | each. 9 cells are expended.
Floyd |
Floyd | How many do you want to refuel?
Floyd |
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "all"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5230k                                       Fuel: 15/15
Floyd | Enter a number, "all" or "none" >
Floyd | > ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | 15 fusion cells out of 15 are now charged.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to fono"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5230k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO FONO
Floyd |
Floyd | (Jumping to Koltsov, where you last saw Fono-H.)
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Junkbucket
Floyd | Something loops around this faltering white dwarf star: space station
Floyd | modules, starship wrecks and synthetic biomes all grafted together
Floyd | into a single improbable habitat - a vast and irregular megastructure.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg freighters lumber back and forth, strapped haphazardly
Floyd | with cargo.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few Network traders orbit at a wary distance.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Koltsov
Floyd | Below thick clouds and barren mountains, geometric shapes are etched
Floyd | into the surface of this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5230k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Koltsov
Floyd | A labyrinth of ribbed tunnels, through which ooze giant construction
Floyd | polymorphs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Every tube and artery leads back to Controller in her nerve
Floyd | centre.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fono-H oversees the output of one of the primary sphincters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nursing his latest crop is a hab farmer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to fono"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5230k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO FONO
Floyd |
Floyd | He keeps a bundle of eight eyes on the results of the production line.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Our production is usually tightly allotted to Imago Republic needs,
Floyd | but output is so high now that imports from Source 3 are finally
Floyd | ramping up, we're able to allocate a few items for free trade with
Floyd | passing ships."
Floyd |
Floyd |  -headjack orifice - 25k  (non-verbal communication)
Floyd |  -fuel bladder - 10k  (+5 fuel)
Floyd |  -laser pistol - 25k  (personal weapon)
Floyd |  -solar sail membrane - 3k  (racing speed +1)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "buy membrane"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5227k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BUY MEMBRANE
Floyd |
Floyd | You buy the solar sail membrane for 3k credits, leaving you with 5227k
Floyd | credits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to autark"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5227k                                       Fuel: 13/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO AUTARK
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Koltsov
Floyd | Below thick clouds and barren mountains, geometric shapes are etched
Floyd | into the surface of this world.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fuel jockey orbits lazily - tentacles trailing, bladders
Floyd | swollen with deuterium.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Autark
Floyd | Airless ice-moon of a black-ringed, aquamarine ice giant. Scattered
Floyd | across its surface are bright lights and gaudy megastructures.
Floyd |
Floyd | An asteroid on an eccentric orbit has been carved into the luxury
Floyd | habitat of reclusive trillionaire Leda.
Floyd |
Floyd | Souped-up ships with huge engines line up in view of a vast-windowed
Floyd | habitat. An orbital race overseen by Silver.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to silver"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO SILVER
Floyd |
Floyd | Voluptuous and barely dressed; her hair spills out around her in a
Floyd | ridiculous cloud of floating curls.
Floyd |
Floyd | "We still need a sixth racer, captain. If you're not too embarrassed
Floyd | by your last performance, do you want to take part again?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd | (yes/no)>
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | You line your ship up alongside the other racers and plot your course
Floyd | past the furthest moon from the ice giant. Crowds waving banners press
Floyd | against the habitat's windows, their jubilant cries failing to carry
Floyd | across the vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a laughing spectator wearing a snail costume and waving a
Floyd | crude "Zuwarmdraussen" banner.
Floyd |
Floyd | A glowing hologram of Silver throbs into existence beyond the starting
Floyd | line. "Ready..."
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | line. "Ready...""Set..."
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | line. "Ready...""Set...""GO!"
Floyd |
Floyd | spitfire6 slams your ship's throttle to the max.
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | spitfire6 slams your ship's throttle to the max.G-forces push you back
Floyd | into your seat. You easily pass by the slowest racer - a moustachioed
Floyd | bioroid in an antique spacesuit, flying a brightly coloured
Floyd | rocketship.  He waves to you, jovially. Then you pass...
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | rocketship.  He waves to you, jovially. Then you pass......a high
Floyd | performance shuttle, weighed down by elegant flight surfaces. The
Floyd | pilot winks one of her eight bionic eyes at you.
Guenni says, "That's interesting. I didn't figure out that you can jump to people."
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | pilot winks one of her eight bionic eyes at you....a bundle of engines
Floyd | strapped to a crew pod filled with murky acceleration-absorbing fluid.
Floyd | Whatever floats inside, it gives you the finger.
Knight_Otu says, "I remembered, the first time I typed jump, it defaulted to Szymon."
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | Whatever floats inside, it gives you the finger....a shellskin riding
Floyd | a missile. He slams his fist against it in rage.
Guenni says, "Ah."
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | a missile. He slams his fist against it in rage....a living spaceship
Floyd | - human brain plugged into a stripped-down orbiter. The running lights
Floyd | give you a respectful salute. That's it! You're in first place!
Knight_Otu pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Credits: 5233k                                       Fuel: 15/15
Floyd | give you a respectful salute. That's it! You're in first place!"Well
Floyd | ladies and gentlemen, history has been made today. The Zuwarmdraussen,
Floyd | a jump-capable starship weighed down by superluminal engines, crew
Floyd | quarters, and God knows what cargo... has won the Autark Orbital Race!
Floyd | It just goes to show: if you strap enough engines to it, anything can
Floyd | go fast!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Your credit balance ticks up 6k to 5233k.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hooray"
Knight_Otu says, "Race - won."
Guenni exclaims, "Toeroe!!!"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to twin"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5233k                                       Fuel: 15/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TWIN
Floyd |
Floyd | "So, you got an Imago Republic visa, won the respect of the amalgs,
Floyd | saw the inside of Hardshell, met a molonk, entered the Orphanage,
Floyd | visited a world of cats, commanded a crew of four, won an orbital
Floyd | race, caught a bounty... but we still need to catch an alien sea
Floyd | creature, get a badass implant, catch all the bounties..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to chimera"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO CHIMERA
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Chimera
Floyd | What you can see of this world's surface through the thick storm
Floyd | clouds is a cratered wasteland. Every so often, an explosion flashes
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Commonwealth troop carrier bombards the planet from orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Skirting the edge of the gravity well is an amalg grappleship.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | The amalg grappleship sends you a wary message of respect.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "If we must get an implant, let's have the wings."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to carrier"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CARRIER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Jump out of this system immediately. It is not safe here."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to grappleship"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO GRAPPLESHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | They maintain a polite silence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Chimera
Floyd | Once a thriving settlement, before the amalgs came. Now a skeletal
Floyd | city of raging fires, billowing smoke and constant gunfire.
Floyd | Anti-aircraft lasers and bursts of flak are the only colour in
Floyd | overcast skies.
Floyd |
Floyd | Commonwealth commandos have secured the landing pad. They
Floyd | scurry between sand-bagged positions and periodically fire tracers
Floyd | into the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | A refueller truck sits beneath thick camouflage netting.
Floyd |
Floyd | Viscera leads the amalg forces from an iron-ribbed hovercraft.
Floyd |
Floyd | The roboclaw of a dead amalg protrudes from a shallow grave.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "get roboclaw"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ROBOCLAW
Floyd |
Floyd | It pulls away with the snapping of old, decayed bone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. Viscera."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to viscera"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO VISCERA
Floyd |
Floyd | Viscera has the face of a beautiful woman. You doubt it was hers
Floyd | originally. Every other part of her is finely honed war machinery or
Floyd | toned, transplanted muscle.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You got some guts, talking to me. Some pretty fine guts indeed. I'll
Floyd | leave them where they are for now. They'll keep better."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take roboclaw"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ROBOCLAW
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to commandos"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO COMMANDOS
Floyd |
Floyd | Their officer narrows his eyes at you. "Are you sure didn't take a
Floyd | wrong turn somewhere, captain?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to truck"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5234k                                       Fuel: 15/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TRUCK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can refuel at the refueller truck for 1k credits per unit
Floyd | of fuel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I guess if we still had Aurea, we could get somewhere here."
DavidW says, "Perhaps."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to hardshell"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5235k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO HARDSHELL
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Chimera
Floyd | What you can see of this world's surface through the thick storm
Floyd | clouds is a cratered wasteland. Every so often, an explosion flashes
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Commonwealth troop carrier bombards the planet from orbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Skirting the edge of the gravity well is an amalg grappleship.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Hardshell
Floyd | A colossal sphere of wrinkled biomechanical flesh, large enough to
Floyd | enclose a whole star system. A few intestinal structures spill across
Floyd | the surface, and countless cilia probe the vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no apparent way inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Dr Pico-G pays you 1k for bringing him to a new world.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "scan"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5235k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | You've already mapped Hardshell. Not that the scanner could penetrate
Floyd | it from up here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "land"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5235k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Surface of Hardshell
Floyd | A bizarre vista: organic and squirming.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mechanoid drones stride across the shell-flesh, maintaining its
Floyd | integrity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "She won't leave, onc she's settled."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "talk to drones"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5235k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO DRONES
Floyd |
Floyd | They do not respond to your transmissions.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I assumed as much."
Guenni says, "once"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "map"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5235k                                       Fuel: 14/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | VISITED WORLDS
Floyd |
Floyd | Diasporan Commonwealth
Floyd | Pearl, Storm+, Khamsin, Cygnet+, Nereus, Skadi, Autark
Floyd |
Floyd | Imago Republic
Floyd | Venter+, Zhao+, Jaenisch+, Koltsov+, Diallo+, Source 1, Source 2,
Floyd | Source 3, Source 4
Floyd |
Floyd | Network
Floyd | Xanadu, Hub+, Panopticon+
Floyd |
Floyd | Amalg
Floyd | Junkbucket*, Athena*
Floyd |
Floyd | Other Worlds
Floyd | Boony, Hardshell, Lonely Rock+, Haven, Sheol, Jarland+, Unity,
Floyd | Splinter+, Gossamer, ERX Beta, ERX Alpha, Sirona*, Orphanage, Jag,
Floyd | Franklin, Amarok, Chimera*, Volund, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres,
Floyd | Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Eris, Xyzzy
Floyd |
Floyd | +fuel station in orbit
Floyd | *fuel station on surface
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Did we jack in in Xanadu?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump to xanadu"
Floyd ]  Credits: 5235k                                       Fuel: 13/15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP TO XANADU
Floyd |
Floyd | (You launch first.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Hardshell
Floyd | A colossal sphere of wrinkled biomechanical flesh, large enough to
Floyd | enclose a whole star system. A few intestinal structures spill across
Floyd | the surface, and countless cilia probe the vacuum.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no apparent way inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | Orbiting Xanadu
Floyd | This planet's sparse green patches cluster around small seas. The only
Floyd | indication of habitation is the brightly lit space elevator protruding
Floyd | from the equator.
Floyd |
Floyd | >