Friday August 25, 2000
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness — Diplomatic Pouch of Doom


Narrator: Mercenary job interview in progress...
Ch'vorthq: Captain, I wish to enlist. I'm a trained diplomat - Do you have room for a 'Chief Negotiator' or 'Political Liaison'?
Tagon: I'm sorry. We really don't.
Tagon: We try to avoid negotiation. It tends to crimp our "Shoot first, collect payment later" business model.
Ch'vorthq: Captain, you realize that violence is the last resort of the stupid?
Tagon: Oh, absolutely.
Tagon: Mercenaries are bright enough to resort to violence long before last resorts are required.