Saturday October 1, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part II: Schlocktoberfest 2005
Note: Those of you expecting Schlocktoberfest 2005 to begin on October 1st may now be wondering if we're going to do some sort of weird, haunted spaceship story, with muck everywhere, voices in the pipes, and an eventual re-christening of the ship.

Ahem. We did that already.

Schlocktoberfest 2005 begins tommorrow.


Daysun Tingo 'Bot: Captain, renaming a ship is not something to be undertaken lightly. It can be terribly bad luck.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: You must not even utter the new name until all traces of the old name have been stricken from the ship.
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: Then there are complex ceremonies to appease the gods, to ask a boon from the Universe, and to set all minds at ease concerning the new name of the vessel.
Captain Tagon: Can your team do all this?
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: In 316 languages and for 2,238 different cultures, yes.
Captain Tagon: The ceremonies don't involve mud, do they?
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: The former owners of the ship were amphibians. There might be some mud involved.