Saturday October 1, 2005
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:Captain, renaming a ship is not something to be undertaken lightly. It can be terribly bad luck.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:You must not even utter the new name until all traces of the old name have been stricken from the ship.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:Then there are complex ceremonies to appease the gods, to ask a boon from the Universe, and to set all minds at ease concerning the new name of the vessel.
Captain Tagon:Can your team do all this?
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:In 316 languages and for 2,238 different cultures, yes.
Captain Tagon:The ceremonies don't involve mud, do they?
Daysun Tingo 'Bot:The former owners of the ship were amphibians. There might be some mud involved.