|The State Of Affairs|
|Date Published||Tuesday, September 6, 2005|
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I see a chain reaction going on here.
"GN/DN" comes from Star Strek props, it is written on ship panels as short or "goes nowhere, does nothing", meaning it is generic set decoration.
|Fighter||Well, I've inspected the airship.|
|Fighter||What you've got here is your basic total systems failure.|
the upper support rig is three degrees out of normal operating range. Just right out.
|Fighter||Your L-Beam is cracked in at least three places.|
I wouldn't even attempt impulse speeds with that kind of damage.
|Fighter||On the subject of propulsion, the anti-matter regulator is coughing up a lung.|
If you have any interest in not being vaporized, I'd keep that turned off until we can replace the unit.
|Fighter||the entire GN/DN tube network is shot.|
|Thief||Not the tubes!|
|Fighter||They may as well just be there for decoration at this point.|
|Thief||Is that everything?|
|Fighter||It's the best list I can make without a working Level 3 diagnostic.|
|Thief||Where do you suggest we start?|
|Fighter||First, it'd be nice if I knew what any of this stuff meant or did.|
|Meanwhile, in Elf Land...|
|Elven Messenger||Sire! Do you see? The skies belch ash and blot out the sun.|
|Elf King||And the winds bring with them the foulest of all stenches. Dwarf.|
|Elf King||It is clearly their work. War is in the air!|
|Elven Messenger||Also burning hair,|
|Elf King||Oh, I hope we can get the smell out of my robes.|