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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Mon May 01, 2017 2:07 pm

Trever frowned at the thought of the other two tribes. Are they good friends with the Ul-Mor?

“Arthu,” the boy asked. “Do you guys have a good relationship with these people?”
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Aura » Thu May 04, 2017 10:01 pm

Rufus shrugs as he listens to Trever's question. He seems rather relaxed in the midst of the alien creatures, his normally intense eyes not scanning for any immediate signs of danger. After Trever finishes, he adds, "Or, there is that. Pirates later, but not too much later." Waiting for the Ul'Mor's response, he takes a drink of water, seemingly savoring it as if it were a cup of fine brandy.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Fri May 05, 2017 11:00 am

Argo listened to the explanation about the other tribes attentively. He tried to picture what the kurabanda and edestekai were like, and thought he could, but wasn’t sure if his mental picture was right.

“They both sound like they could be powerful enemies, but would be better as friends,” he offered, since Trever had asked something along the same lines. Now that he and the others were of the Ul-Mor, he wondered if they were obligated to fight the Ul-Mor’s enemies. Probably.

He glanced at Rufus, and nodded at him in the way humans did, to show they understood. Then he looked back at Athru.

“We are also curious about the other Sky People. They threatened us earlier. Have you had dealings with them? Do you know where they live?”
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Fri May 12, 2017 1:29 am

~ Day 15 - 06:49 - Camp near The Place of True Warriors ~Image
Arthu made a gesture with his tentacles that sort of waved them up and down without any words being spoken in response to Trever’s question. Then he replied and the polyvox translated, "The Ul-mor have traded with Kurbanda before. Another Ul-Mor tribe has more trade with them as their territory is not so far away. There are a few sky people part of that Ul-Mor tribe too."

"But we do not have many meeting with Edestekai though."

He then answered Argo, "The Sky Devils cause problem, but we do not know where they nest. Maybe other tribe knows more… or maybe Kurabanda know."

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Alex nodded, "Yeah, I would really like to find out where those pirates are at. They might outnumber us, but we got spunk and friends."

Miranda shook her head, "Maybe it is better to avoid them until we can find a way off this planet to get help."

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Aura » Sat May 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Arthu's comment that the other tribe has Sky People in it as well catches the mechanic off-guard. Once Miranda is done speaking, he adds, "Until we know how to get off the world, we won't know if we have to confront the pirates. But, one immediate thing is for certain--there may be something to learn from other humans in the other tribe. That sounds like our logical first step once we've recovered from the desert trek." With that, he takes another bite of food.

"Oh, and make sure to say 'Sky Devils' when referring to the pirates," Rufus adds. "It serves as a strong differentiation between us and them."
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Tue May 16, 2017 11:27 am

“Okay, Rufus, that’s a good idea. And easy to remember.”

Argo thought about the sky devils, as the Ul-Mor called them. The pirates must have done bad things for the Ul-Mor to think of them that way. He thought they should ask about that, at least eventually. But now the conversation seemed to be heading in a different direction.

“Rufus is right,” he said, to the others. “Both Miranda and Al are right. We should avoid the pirates unless we have no choice, but it would be a good idea to learn more about them in the meantime. Maybe we should see if we can talk to that other Ul-Mor tribe that has sky people living amongst them.”
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Wed May 17, 2017 2:14 pm

“Sky devil, sky devil, sky devil...” Trever mumbled so he wouldn't forget.

The boy quietly chews some more food, thinking how the pirates look like.

"You guys are right. We do wanna crush those pirates, but still avoiding them is the best now."
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Wed May 17, 2017 10:47 pm

~ Day 15 - 06:51 - Camp near The Place of True Warriors ~Image
Arthu and the other Ul-Mor was listening as the polyvox worn by Argo and Trever translated their words automatically. But since no questions were directed towards them, they did not reply or intrude in the group’s conversation.

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Alex shook his head and clarified, “Oh, I was not in favor of avoiding the pirates. I actually want to sneak up on them and get some payback. I figure they must be the best way off this desert planet to return to civilization.”

“Certainly we should be smart about it and avoid confronting them until we are ready, by I want to get started working on that operation ASAP.”

Miranda did not like where the soldier was taking the conversation, “I do not want to go to war. Even with help from our new tribesmen, people would die.”

Al replied, “Sweetheart, I will protect you. Don’t you worry your pretty little head about that. Besides, somebody has to stop those mawkers.”

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Aura » Sun May 21, 2017 10:42 pm

Alex gets Rufus' attention. After a short exchange between him and Miranda, the technician speaks, conferring his ideas in something of a monotone voice. "Well, it is going to take some doing to set up any sort of operation on the pirates, but I sure wouldn't mind seeing them go down. But for now, I'm thinking we have a lead. If we talk to the other humans from one of the other tribes, maybe we can find something out. And they might also have useful information concerning the pirates, which would be gravy for the goose, so to speak."
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Tue May 23, 2017 1:59 pm

Trever listened to both Alex and Rufus, nodding as they spoke. He chewed the last part of the meat and added to the conversation.

"Also, these tribesmen know a lot about this planet, so that's a good advantage too."

The boy feels satisfied about what he said, despite his lack of knowledge.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Wed May 24, 2017 9:26 am

“That’s a good point, Al. Both you and Rufus have good points.”

Argo looked to Arthu again.

“Can you tell us more about what the Sky Devils have done? Have they hurt the Ul-Mor and the other tribes? What kind of problems have they caused?”

Maybe, Argo thought, it was important for them to take care of the pirates, rather than simply avoiding them. If they could gather intelligence on the pirates like Rufus had said, they might even have an advantage.

“Maybe we can help stop them from hurting other people, if that’s what they are doing.”
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Fri May 26, 2017 11:00 pm

~ Day 15 - 06:54 - Camp near The Place of True Warriors ~Image Image
Alex and Miranda both agreed with Rufus about the lead and talking with other humans.

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Arthu and the other Ul-Mor watched the conversation between Alex, Miranda and Rufus with some curiosity as the polyvoxes remained silent until Trever spoke. However they did not respond until after Argo addressed them.

The polyvox translated, "The Sky Devils fly through sky on strange winged creatures that make unnatural noises. The come lower in sky to shoot light, like hand weapons you use. They burned some of the One, but have also proved vulnerable to the One's greater numbers."

"They do not try fighting from ground after Ul-Mor catch them with lopers. They fight like cowards, but still dangerous."

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Aura » Sun May 28, 2017 11:05 pm

Nodding after Arthu finished his response, Rufus added. "That seems to confirm two things. First, our next step is finding and talking to the other humans. Second, the Ul-Mor are not to be trifled with. Pretty tough people." Pausing a moment, he scratches his cheek, thinking. "I guess it's a matter of going through the motions of preparing for the trip. Best information on how to get there, stocking up on supplies, and so on. A little rest to beat the last of the fatigue out of us. Anything I'm missing?"
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Mon May 29, 2017 1:56 pm

Trever turned off the poly vox for a moment, and said to his group.

"Those 'winged creatures that make unnatural noises' are probably space ships."

The boy stood up for a moment to stretch his legs, and sat back down.

"But still, the lopers were able to catch them, so they had to be small pods or something."
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:15 pm

Argo turned to Trever, wagging his tail.

“I think they’re talking about the jetcopters, Trever. Remember how we heard a noise in the desert and looked up and saw the dark shape flying toward us? We weren’t sure if it was rescuers or bad people, so we decided to take a chance to tried to get their attention. But they fired on us and threw down a note.”

He remembered that Trever had been the one to run over and retrieve the note from where it had fallen in the desert.

“It said that they knew who we are, and the we wouldn’t leave Volturnus alive.”

He looked back at Athru.

“The Sky Devils’ winged ‘creatures’ aren’t living creatures. They are things that were made by putting different materials together, just like a spear is a sharp rock and stick and twine to bind them together. All Sky People have access to many different materials, so their constructs are more complex. Their fly through the ship on a construct we call a ‘jetcopter.’”

Argo wasn’t sure if he was explaining it right, and if all the words came across correctly. He wasn’t even sure if he should be explaining technology to a more primitive species, but he figured it was the right thing to go, just in case the Ul-Mor ran into more pirates.

He glanced at Rufus, who had offered up some thoughts about how to proceed. Argo turned back to the Ul-Mor.

“We would like to talk to the other Sky People who are living amongst the Ul-Mor. May we go to see them? Can you give us directions? How can we tell them that we are of the Ul-Mor now, so they don’t have to be afraid when we approach?”
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