Tuesday November 16, 2010
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part V: Command and Conquer


KEVYN: Explain.

LOTA: Lota's Buranabots learned of your mission, and the Buranabot on your ship notified Lota of your target.

LOTA: Mistress Venture discovered that Lota intended to shoot out the Paris TAD, and that waste heat from the shot would ultimately render Paris 3317... inhospitable.

She hacked into Lota's network, delivered up-to-date tactical data, and then hacked Ennesby, enabling him to coordinate a smooth, casualty-free extraction with Buranabot assistance.

TAGII: The sloop you destroyed was rated for a crew of seventy-five.

LOTA: Okay... almost casualty-free.  The criminals still have their giant rock.