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CyranoLeRapier



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Maersk sits in silence for a while. Then starts to laugh. Loud.

"You... You've got to be joking. YOU need ME? Oh, it is to LAUGH." His laughter continues to build for a bit, before he stops it completely outright.

"Just what the hell do you need with a 43 year-old doctor who hates the patients he treats due to a war that ended a decade and a half ago? A golf partner? A sick note so you don't have to go to your job at Bullshits R Us? Or is it something more ridiculous than that? Hell, I'll even do you a favor right here and now and NOT ask under whose authority this mission would be under."

The doctor's outburst seems to have left him somewhat drained.
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((Maersk's Plot Points +1 = 8))

The Contact listens to Dr. Maersk's outburst, and responds by nodding solemnly. He waits as Arden catches his breath before speaking.

"Mr. Adamsen, may I ask you something? What did you think that we were searching for in those waning years of the war?"
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Maersk stares at the Contact. His gaze loses its usual intensity for a moment before sharpening again. "Some weapon of some sort. Some new technological advance. Something that would give the Betallans the true edge to win the war. Perhaps something Muntoas could have benefitted from. They all made sense at the time."
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"A weapon -- good, that's a good guess. That's what ours was too. And we too thought it was something that would be used to decisively end the Batallan-Muntoas War, perhaps even visit holocaust upon us and our own.

"We were wrong. In our pride we were wrong: we were losing the war. Who in their right minds would have imagined that the Betallans needed something special to smack around their little cousins and tell them to act right?

"No. This was bigger."


The Contact takes a drink of water.
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"... Bigger!?" Maersk was practically standing at this point. "What the hell could be bigger than the defeat of our planet? What, are they some EVIL EMPIRE in the making!?"
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The Contact puts down his glass.

"Bigger in a sense. We -- I'm told, I wasn't officially involved -- observed that something was still being researched far after the war was over, and none of the old facilities were dismantled in a way that would indicate a phasing out of this project.

"A few months ago we got our break. And this is where I need your help."

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Maersk shakes his head, reaching up and sweeping his hair back. "What was this project? What were they doing? Why do you need my help? You say you're being straight, but goddamnit, just get to the point!"
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"Very well. I can't tell you what exactly they were doing. Data suggests it might be something that has to do with infantry forces -- some kind of battlesuit or something. What I do know is that research on this project is no longer done... here."

The Contact hands you some folded papers.

"And I need you to take a trip with me."


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Maersk takes the papers and examines them, "... A trip?"
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"X-Colony 1. Heard of it?"

The papers contain application forms filled out in Arden Maersk's name with approval stamps, an "open letter" and an I.D. card made for Dr. Maersk with the heading "X-Colony 1: Colonial Medical Department." It also appears to designate him "Sickbay Vice-Administrator / Practitioner."

"This colonial mission is heading to the Touketti System; what we're looking for just happens to be along the way -- or as close to 'along the way' as we'll be able to hope for.

"We're all that's left of ScarMender. There are others who've become involved with what we were searching for, but none of them as intimately as you or I. I'm offering you an opportunity: resolve the mission that's taken over your life and bring Kerr Adamsen back from the dead a hero.

"Besides, didn't you say you 'hate the patients you treat'? Maybe it's time to get out some -- for both of us."



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