Narrator:Aboard the mercenary Superfortress 'Post-Dated Check Loan' a company meeting of the 'Old Guard' is in progress. . .
Tagon:As most of you know, we're recruiting again. What you might not know is that we'll be doubling the size of the company.
Tagon:In ancient Earth circuses, new elephants were placed between veteran elephants, which literally kept the newbies in line. We need to follow this same model and provide leadership-by-example to the new recruits.
Nick:We're hirin' elefunts?
Shep:Tha's not what he sed, dummy.
Shep:We're startin' a circus.
Nick:Shep's obviously seen the new recruits. . .
Tagon:To this end, we'll be handing out some promotions. Many of you have been with the company long enough to jump a rank or two.
Tagon:A few of you will be joining the officer corps, Lieutenant Foxworthy.
Elf:But I'm just a Corporal, sir.
Tagon:You can't be. I would never let a mere Corporal command the light armor platoon, Lieutenant.
Tagon:You'll be providing air support to Lieutenant Shodan's swelling infantry.
Commander Doythaban will oversee your commands, along with the two platoons of armored cavalry.
Tagon:Those will be led by Lieutenant Commander Der Trihs, and Lieutenant Bradley.
Tagon:Chief Warrant Officer Thurl will see to your hover-tabs, your red shirts, and yes, your pay raises.
Narrator:I dunno. . . would you take a red shirt for a pay raise?