Tuesday December 4, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part IV: We Kept the Party Hats


Admiral Emm: Can Argus tell us who Xinchub has been talking to, and where he is now?
'Kweng: In part. The pattern and syntax of the queries yields an eighty-three-point-two percent match to a licensed HV-six intelligence named Ennesby.
Admiral Emm: Xinchub tricked a level six intelligence into triggering a query trap?
'Kweng: In fairness, the majority portion of Ennesby's brain was destroyed during the Core War. It is estimated that he is now closer to level one.
Admiral Emm: A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
'Kweng: Indeed. He has begun punning again.