Sunday August 30, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part II


NARRATOR: Briefing with the Commodore...

CDRE TAGON: Commander Foxworthy has placed the crypt spiders under Chinook's control. These librarians are combat-capable, and double as a reserve civil defense force.

CDRE TAGON: Chinook has created a formidable defense network outside the station. With her fleet of Long-Gun Corvettes she can fire on aggressive interlopers far more effectively than we can.

CDRE TAGON: Massey has hired Sanctum Adroit for law enforcement services here in Jumpstar Prime. They arrive with the first wave of tourists.

To summarize: we have successfully rendered ourselves superfluous.

Until the crypt spiders give us something interesting to investigate, we are on vacation.

MURTAUGH: I'm not sure what I'd do with a vacation.

KEVYN: You'd probably spend it bailing our soldiers out of Sanctum Adroit's jail cells.

MURTAUGH: You're suggesting we should look for work?

KEVYN: No. The Commodore is about to tell us he's found work, and we should be happy to miss out on a tedious, expensive vacation.