Aboard the mercenary transport Serial Peacemaker, the political officer reviews the troops...
They come in all shapes and sizes, with enough inter-speciated diversity to make a rainforest blush.
Scratch the surface, however, and you'll see they are all a lot alike...
I'll be brief. We seem to be short on communications specialists.
Ensign Sh'vuu in the armor platoon has a little bit of comm and crypto talent, and warrant officer Thurl has some background, but for the most part you people are only good at blowing stuff up.
Did you hear that? She likes us!
So... Anyone else have crypto expertise?
Umm, me, sir. Er, Ma'am. I'm pronto. Er, Corporal Pontucci.I'm a fair shot with the pistachio Q-tit crypts. I use 'em on single-shot E.M., I.R., and H-net transceivers.
Interesting. Can you abstract that to decrypting some hypernet log source for us?
Ummm, I don't think so. Detonators ain't espec'lly abstract, sir.Er... Ma'am.
Right. I bet you could blow up those hypernet logs, just fine, though.
Oooh! We get to blow up the hypernet!
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