Sunday June 4, 2006


Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei
Part VI: Long Arm of the Law

Transcript

Narrator:TERAPORTS HAVE GOTTEN BETTER SINCE THEIR INVENTION. THEY USED TO BE NOTICABLE AND UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT ARE NOW WELL BELOW THE CONSCIOUS EVENT THRESHOLD.
Narrator:IT MAY STILL TAKE A FEW SECONDS FOR A LARGE SHIP TO COMPLETE THE TRANSITION, BUT IF EVERYTHING GOES SMOOTHLY THE INDIVIDUALS ABOARD THE SHIP DON'T FEEL A THING.
Narrator:...UNLESS SOMETHING GOES WRONG.
Ennesby:We're being interdicted, TAG. There's still time to back down.
Elf:Don't let up, TAG. commit to it!
Narrator:THE MERCENARY WARSHIP TOUCH-AND-GO IS ATTEMPTING TO TERAPORT OUT OF A TERAPORT INTERDICTION ZONE. NANOSCOPIC WORMHOLES COLLAPSE AS QUICKLY AS THEY ARE OPENED.
Touch-and-Go:Roger. I am committing.
Ennesby:Committing suicide...
Elf:Owww...
Narrator:THE PROCESS OF RIPPING THE SHIP AND ITS CREW APART AND "PHASING" THEIR MATTER INTO "PACKETS" OF GRAVITATIONAL ENERGY PROCEEDS NEVERTHELESS.
Narrator:BUT WITH NOWHERE TO SHOVE THESE GRAVITATIONAL PACKETS, THE PROCESS RISKS GRINDING TO AN EXPLOSIVE HALT.
Fitzsimmons:Your ship is going to kill us all!
Kevyn:I do not want an ironic death. No, no, no!
Narrator:AND THEN THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESPONSIBLE FOR TERAPORT INTERDICTION MAKES A SNAP DECISION...
Officer:You let them go?
C.D.S. A.I.:I am SO fired.