Sunday March 24, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars — Quest for Second Sight


Narrator: An emergency session of the association of Ghanj-Rho station tenants is called to order...
Massey: Your honor, members of the council... Thank you for convening on such short notice.
Fobottr Tenant: Your recent acts of aggression have become impossible to ignore. In truth, you might say that we are here because your captain threatened us with violence.
Massey: Captain?
Tagon: Hey, all I did was let my men test-fire that orbital lance.
Massey: Moving right along, then... Your honor, we are here to help you put that violence safely in the past. Pursuant to this end, we are calling a referendum to deal with these issues.
Fobottr Tenant: We'll need to consult with counsel to ascertain the legality of this action.
Sign: Attorney Drone
Massey: Your honor, are you aware of the fact that the organization I represent has been authorized by governments of human space to pursue and collect bounties on attorney drones such as the one you are getting ready to consult with?
Fobottr Tenant: What are you talking about?
Massey: I'll make it clearer. Your honor, please step away from the attorney drone, so that we can avoid getting any of it on you.
Attorney Drone 1: (thinking) Uh-oh
Fobottr Tenant: Bailiff! Return fire! Execute this human attorney!
Massey: Now that we've gotten that out of our system, I recommend that we attempt to proceed more amicably.
Massey: Those not wearing body-armor are hereby advised to keep their arguments on-topic.
Narrator: Ah... Point-counterpoint. Now that's litigation.
Metisoid Tenant: