Sunday September 3, 2000
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness — Mini-Adventure Number One


Tagon: Kevyn, I'm promoting you from Tech Sergeant to Munitions Commander. I want you to take responsibility for all company weapons.
Kevyn: Munitions Commander? Why me?
Tagon: I don't know. Call it "Suspicion of Extreme Competence" on my part.
Schlock: Well, well, Mr. Munitions-Commander-with-the-stripes-to-prove-it, I need a new weapon.
Kevyn: What for?
Schlock: You were there. My own personal plasma cannon blew up in my own personal face.
Kevyn: Of course. How could I forget? I scraped you off of the walls, floor, and my clothing, as I recall.
Kevyn: I think I need to issue you something a little less violent.
Schlock: But we're mercenaries. "Hurt people and break things" it says, right in the handbook.
Kevyn: But I have something special in mind for you. It's a difference-tone stunner.
Schlock: Lets hear your sales pitch, commander.
Kevyn: Well, it projects two parallel unidirectional, high-amplitude VHF audio streams, with slightly differing frequencies. When those streams intersect a target, a high amplitude difference-tone is generated in the body of the target.
Kevyn: This low-frequency tone interferes with the targets synaptic refresh, effectively jamming the nervous system and rendering the target instantly unconscious.
SFX: (One panel beat) Silence.
Kevyn: It's a magic sleep gun.
Schlock: Oh, cool! I'll need one for work and one for at home.