In the conning tower aboard the mercenary warship Touch-and-Go:
I need options, people. Kevyn, let's see one of those brainstorms of yours.
Um... Captain? Brainstorming is what we're doing. It's a group thing. Everybody thinks together.
Well, get on with it then. I'm in a hurry.
We could just skip this round of paychecks, and tell everybody we need to find customers.
Brash, but it is an option.
Do you remember how I reacted when Doctor Lefrench stiffed us? Multiply that by fifty, and use less restraint.
Do you really think so? Even among merchanters mutiny is a serious offense.
Among mercenaries, so is not making payroll.
Captain, if we withhold pay from just the officers and senior enlisted, we can squeak by.
So you want to dock pay from the people we trust the most in order to placate the people we don't trust.
When you put it that way it starts to sound immoral.
Immorality is our stock in trade. Okay, people... we have a "Plan B". Now, If any of you want to get paid this month, let's have "Plan A".