Saturday February 22, 2003
Book 2: The Teraport Wars — Post Post-Dated Check Loan


Schlock: You were in the infantry, Captain?
Tagon: On Celeschul. I served four years, and I did a tour with the Oatmeal Peacekeepers during the Terraforming War.
Tagon: I opted out after the tour for a Middy's berth on a Light Frigate. Saw a little action there, and then jumped at the chance to own my own outfit.
Tagon: Celeschul System Reservists' Corps had a shipsteading program that got me set up as a merchanter-at-arms. After my mandatory ten years in the reserves, they dropped my active status and I traded up to a mercenary cruiser.
Schlock: Oatmeal Peacekeepers?
Tagon: Oh, look. The boarders are opening the airlock.