Wednesday July 13, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


DEVEREAUX: Commodore Tagon, I am Admiral Devereaux, aboard the U.N.S. Battleplate Manicouagan.

We have entered a sphere that you appear to be securing. I apologize for the intrusion. Our intent is not hostile. I request that we be treated as friendlies.

battleplate: *printed* MANICOUAGAN

CDRE TAGON: "We" being you, and the Battleplate Manicouagan?

DEVEREAUX: Plus consort.

CDRE TAGON: You brought a fleet?

DEVEREAUX: One or two. Shall we please not fight?