Monday September 12, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part I: Big Schlock, Little Schlock, What Begins With Schlock?


ex-Admiral Breya: You want me to be an Ambassador. . .
General Ibrahim: You'll be good at it. Great, even.
General Ibrahim: You petitioned dozens of planetary Governments and assembled a coalition fleet which you then led in a successful attack against a Gatekeeper star system. You're born diplomat.
ex-Admiral Breya: You do know that I was motivated by profit, don't you?
General Ibrahim: I assure you, good ambassadors find ways to profit from their positions all the time.