Friday April 27, 2001
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness — Big Haunted Battleship


Tagon: The 'ghost' is gone. Now we just need to bring the artificial intelligence back on-line.
Shv'uu: The security council just called to remind us that we only have three days left.
Breya: Tell me, if we miss the deadline, do we forfeit the entire sum? Is there any chance of them pro-rating our pay?
Tagon: Frankly, no. In fact, if we're still here three days from now, they withhold payment, and they start shooting at us.
Breya: Shooting.At us.
Tagon: I didn't mention that? I'm sorry. The reciprocal violence clause is pretty standard in these extortion gigs.