Zhenya seems only mildly interested in the ad, mainly as a distraction.
"Pirates and emperors, this is an old story, yes?" * Zhenya quotes a favourite passage * "When Great Alexander asked the captive pirate what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered "What do you mean by seizing the whole earth? Because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, while you who does it with a great fleet are styled emperor"
. I will not rush to label anyone pirate, plenty of good people bore that name merely for wearing the wrong uniform a couple of years ago."
"A lot of odd things seem to have happened in Mu Cass recently." * perhaps it's the accent, but it seems Zhenya pronounces the system name as mucus
* "Ach, a world of koshmarnyye pauki
and Imp intrigue, who can know what really happened there? I doubt whatever it was is a threat to Delta Tri though. Too well defended for pirates, too few Imps for freedom fighters."
by hardrocks » 27 Nov 2019, 20:01
His attention piqued, Calson remarks of the news feed "Sounds fairly piratey to me" Turning to Zhenya with a smile, "maybe some food before we hit the tables"?
"Sound advice, XO, a meal is a good idea."
"Would you care to join us? You can update survey data , or whatever it is you Scouts call gossip, with Calson and Strelok
while we eat."
(Thinking: And I can work out what you are while you do so....)