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by Disembodied
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy
Replies: 796
Views: 186880

Re: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy

Cody wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:18 am I can imagine HIMSN buying some stuff (booze, perhaps), but I can't imagine it selling anything.
I think they'd offer a decent bounty on Alien items. Maybe some consumables, like Food and Alloys.
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy
Replies: 796
Views: 186880

Re: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy

Cholmondely wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:20 pm Can I add this lore to the Tetiri Conclave region page in our wiki? Maybe split it up into a fiction part and a HIMSN part?
Fine by me!
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy
Replies: 796
Views: 186880

Re: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy

I've managed to locate some of the background fluff! It appears that HIMSN is getting Co-Op cash (although maybe not as much as it would like, and maybe more than the Co-Op would like to give). This would have been the public-facing information (i.e. "what everyone knows"): Her Imperial Ma...
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy
Replies: 796
Views: 186880

Re: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy

Good. Very good. Question: HIMSN is not based at Lave. So, Lave started it, fine. Who pays for it now? Lave didn't start it. I don't have any of my notes to hand (I'm not even sure where they might be …) but the Empress was in Galaxy 5, possibly on Tetiri. HIMSN is (again, I think) a product of an ...
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy
Replies: 796
Views: 186880

Re: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy

2) More relevant: He who pays the piper calls the tune . The Corporates & Democracies (the richest worlds in GalCop) will presumably be paying for HIMSN. Unless it is paid for by Her Majesty on Basta: The Empress looks down from her palace on Basta, the swift-running moon, ruling all, and inter...
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy
Replies: 796
Views: 186880

Re: Her Imperial Majesty's Space Navy

I'm not arguing that HIMSN's line on pirates needs changing (too much work, I suspect). But it does need a good argument to buttress it, I think. One can also see how it would lead to interesting tensions between HIMSN & the GalCop police. It was a long time ago, but I think the basic argument ...
by Disembodied
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4910
Views: 651479

Re: Reporting spam

Did you just catch a spammer spamming this spam thread, Big D? Yes … TBH I would have left it alone until then, as there were no definite indicators up to that point. But it tried to lay a weird, non-relevant short post, presumably with the intent of coming back to edit in its garbage later, so I f...
by Disembodied
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 729
Views: 346261

Re: Quote of the week!

Kazakhstan's rich man Dauren Mussa offers to trade the last Buran space shuttles in exchange for the skull of the last Kazakh Khan, Kenessary Kassymov
https://www.caravan.kz/gazeta/burany-ve ... sa-777009/
by Disembodied
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: International Dawn Chorus Day
Replies: 27
Views: 10996

Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

The silent pirates of the shore Eat and sleep soft, and pocket more Than any red, robustious ranger Who picks his farthings hot from danger. From "Robin and Ben, or, The Pirate and the Apothecary" - Robert Louis Stevenson's *other* pirate story: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/772/772-h/7...
by Disembodied
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6353
Views: 1194873

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Swoops in early with Orac, from Blake's 7 (which also rules out two others from the same series, Zen and Slave).
by Disembodied
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6353
Views: 1194873

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Two to go! *coughcough* The mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha, star of the 2000AD 's Strontium Dog strip, has a slightly vaguely described vision involving "alpha rays", which can let him see through walls and sometimes into people's minds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strontium_Dog
by Disembodied
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6353
Views: 1194873

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, let's try a nice simple one. I'm looking for FIVE SF works of any type in which characters have a form of sight which is different from our own. This might include seeing things that others can't, different forms of radiation, etc. etc. Please give a link to information about your source, espec...
by Disembodied
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6353
Views: 1194873

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

RockDoctor wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:45 pm let's have a collection of other author's and universe's swear words.
Getting in early with Drokk!, from Judge Dredd. Still just one answer obviously, but I'd also like to have Grud! and Stomm! taken into consideration.
by Disembodied
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6353
Views: 1194873

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If it's the story I'm thinking of, the artist is kidnapped then rescued by Beowulf Shaeffer, who negotiates a deal which includes a non-disclosure agreement about the kidnapping. The artist is somehow omitted from the NDA and later creates the statue as representational art, not the abstract they t...
by Disembodied
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6353
Views: 1194873

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'm getting perilously closer to the fifth sip at the Poisoned Chalice, but In H2G2, at one point the Heart of Gold (and Motley Crew) de-improbability into a large cave ... with a very large drop in front of it's mouth. The cave eventually turns out to be a sculpture of a teacup, being hurled by a ...