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Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
Ovalkwiki - The Official Schlock Mercenary Encyclopedia
One Cobble at a Time - the official site for Sandra Tayler's writings
NARRATOR: Colonel Drake Pranger's dying act was a violent one. He thumbed a variable-grenade to "6" and lobbed it straight at Sergeant Schlock.
NARRATOR: Variable grenades are expensive ordnance. You pay as much for just one as you'd pay for six single-purpose grenades.
If you're only carrying one or two grenades, though, it's worth the money to be able to throw exactly the damage you want.
NARRATOR: In this case, Pranger wants to throw enough damage to kill everyone in the room, whether or not they happen to be wearing armor.
NARRATOR: Setting number six yields an explosively expanding cloud of nearly-fusing plasma, which will deposit far more heat on fullerene armor weaves than even powered fullerene suits can compensate for.
NARRATOR: An armored man like Tagon could jump on it, but that would only result in him dying a bit sooner than everyone else.
NARRATOR: Elf spins in time to see it pass just inches from her face.
NARRATOR: Tagon watches it helplessly...
NARRATOR: Schlock eats it.
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