Wednesday December 25, 2002
When we first met Doyt Gyo and Haban 3122, we learned that his armored suit was 'one-of-a-kind.' The government project that produced him has tooled up to produce at least one more like him: Lex Callister and Haban 1653. Poor Lex still thinks that his Haban lives in the armor rather than in his spine, and Doythaban (whose separate sapiences have yet to completely merge into one personality) is not about to disabuse him of that comfortable illusion.

Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part III: Handsome Ransom

Transcript

DoytHaban:Lex, before you think about turning those drones of yours loose, there's something you ought to know. I've got an armor suit with an A.I. in it just like yours, and I know that those tanks are out of your current range. They'll fire several times before you can stop them.
DoytHaban:So, if you pop those drones out, then before they can reach the tanks, there will be... umm... What's three times 15?
Jevee Ceeta:Forty-five. You've made your point.
DoytHaban:You didn't let me tell you what kind of rounds you'll be seeing forty-five of.
Jevee Ceeta:(sigh) Boys.
Carv Dodder:
Lex Callister: