[K - G10] We Pillage, We Plunder, We Rifle and Loot ...

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Location: G10 Onix

Tags: Spaceship, Building, Exploration



Onix. A harsh, inhospitable world - alas, such worlds are common in this foreign galaxy. What little of its surface is not tortured by volcanism is stalked by the strange and hideous wildlife of this hellish globe.


"Where are you taking me?" Doctor Gregorovich was proving to be a rather annoying passenger. I suppose it made sense that, with such an inquisitive nature, that he would be such a great scientist, but that, combined with his arrogance, was not endearing him to any of us. Even the robots disliked him.

"Nowhere yet. With Kawashita still so close by, your people will have all the Gates closely watched."

"Why are we flying over a lava plain?"

"We're not. Sending the signal now."


"What is this place? Octan didn't build it. Who did?

"Rum smugglers."


"They build it a few years ago - killed this volcano by drilling it a new vent ten miles from here, cleared away the ash and basalt, and put in a little base with stealth and heat shields."

"Where are the smugglers now? This ship doesn't seem like a smuggler."

"With the little flash-in-the-pan of a war a few weeks ago, the smugglers decided they needed to clear out. They left the base, though, in case they got a chance to come back after things cool down a bit. I made a deal with the smugglers - got the access codes to turn the stealth on and off. Everything still works."


"So you're just parking the ship here? Next to a volcano?"

"You don't park a ship, you berth her. And yes. We should be quite safe here, until it's time to leave. I'm being well payed to see you delivered unharmed, and I don't intend to risk you or my ship, let alone my wife, in a structure I don't trust completely. You're safer here than aboard one of your own starships."

"So it seems."







Yes, I really did build two nearly-identical micro volcanoes. The title's a Pirates of the Caribbean reference, if you were wondering. :pir-blush: If any of what I built is too small for a tag, that's okay. I'm in this for the storytelling and the building, not the points.

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