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mighty_manrock



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((Maersk's Plot Points +1 = 8; Nice cue-taking.))

Petru chuckles. "Well, you do have to remember he was always a politician."

Perception (Maersk) d10+d2 vs. Hard (11); roll 3

Maersk notices that before leaving the stage, Maximus Drogone shakes hands with a Naval officer. Lt. Morris watches his commanding officer step forward to shake the man's hand.


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Maersk's eyes narrow slightly, he nods toward the officer, "Petru, do you know who that officer is that Drogone shook hands with?"
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Samson squints, looking the individual that Maersk indicated over briefly. "I'm not completely sure -- especially not from this distance, if I do actually know. Probably just some Betallan major who was... particularly touched by this."

From behind him Daniel hears one of his fellow squadsmen Noémie "Umbra" Mas whisper blankly, "Some speech, huh?"

Perception|Empathy (Morris) 2d6 vs. Hard (11); roll 6

As practically always, Dice can't read her at all.


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Alex leans and whispers to Robin, "How can anyone bear to clap when we are getting ready to go on a fool's Errand? Dammit."

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Robin turns to Alex, her eyes noticeably red. She smiles, saying, "You sure like to say 'fool's errand,' don't you, hon? These people believe; if for nothing else but to overcome our old rivalries, this is something we need to do together."

She pauses briefly. "I know we've talked about it a lot, but it's probably not too late to give this up -- if you really feel like it's a mistake, that is."

Before Alex can respond, another round of music begins -- this time a Stellar Navy war hymn. The military personnel on stage ceremoniously march across the stage and exit. As the music winds down, a woman is left standing at the podium.

"We will begin boarding of X-Colony 1 at 10:00 sys-standard; that is, in approximately an hour-and-a-half. You will board in waves according to department affiliation. At this point you are welcome to do as you please in the station's common areas; relay stations used to send final messages to all the colonies in the system are set up and are free to use. You are dismissed."

As everyone stands and begins filing out of the huge auditorium, Petru whispers to Dr. Maersk. "Dr. Mara Etruss -- not along for the ride."


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Maersk arches a brow, looking at Samson, "She isn't? Hmph. Wonder why someone who'd put their name as top billing on the cover letter wouldn't come along for the ride..."
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Around thirty minutes later, everyone has found themselves scattered throughout the common areas. Many people are lining up to send off their final messages to friends and family; many others idly chat or prepare themselves for the experience of boarding X-Colony 1.

Lt. Morris is with his squad after having changed out of formal military uniform. As Capt. Kader approaches them, Mark "Lucid" Rasmu speaks up over the chatter. "Hey captain, what was with that handshake?"

Robin and Alex are waiting idly at this point when Robin suddenly exclaims, "Oh! There's someone I want you to meet. Come with me." She takes hold of his arm and leads him through the crowd.
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Daniel smiled as he put the last touches on the letter to his parents, making sure that a copy was sent to each of them, he didn't need an irate letter from his mother about not getting a message before he left. As he hit the send button, Daniel couldn't help getting in a little ribbing towards Kader.

"Yea Cap, I didn't know that command had you 'polishing the brass' these days."
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Kader responds flatly, "I was just so touched." From his tone that is clearly not the case. "Listen up. Try to get all you need to do done in the next thirty minutes and get down to the main hangar; around that time the military will be boarding. It won't be announced." At this he rather absent-mindedly turns and leaves.

Most of Daniel's squadmates merely shrug and go back to their talk, but Bart seems to be brooding.

Robin leads Alex to two men. One of them is tall, significantly balding and appears to be in his 50's; the other, who looks to be in his early 40's, seems to have a scowl permanently etched onto his face. Robin gestures to the older man, who turns to her smiling. "I'd like you to meet my uncle. Petru, this is --"

Petru takes Alex's hand, shaking it. "Dr. Alexander Bishop. I've heard a lot about you. I'm Petru Samson."
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Alex is immediately startled by the man's surprising enthusiasm but manages to shake it off and offer a reply, "Uh, Thanks...Nice to meet you."

Alex strains his brain trying to think if he knows anything about him so as to offer back an equally flattering remark. However, he doesn't know anything. This man was the first to use his new title "Doctor". A genuine grin appears on Alex's face, "It's very nice to meet you."

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