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Once more Sigrun is grateful for Zaki's assistance as the Luzon is loaded into the low berth. Once she has distributed meals to those on the upper deck (and wolfed down her own MRE) a seemingly much more relaxed Sigrun has a look around the cagro hold, amiably greeting John Lee and joining those dealing with the missiles. She will also check out the "large gas tanks in the central section of the hold"

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Once more Sigrun is grateful for Zaki's assistance as the Luzon is loaded into the low berth. Once she has distributed meals to those on the upper deck (and wolfed down her own MRE) a seemingly much more relaxed Sigrun has a look around the cagro hold, amiably greeting John Lee and joining those dealing with the missiles. She will also check out the "large gas tanks in the central section of the hold"


Haley calls out,"Over here!"

You see a pair of crates marked as "Farm Implements". The lid on one is open.

"This is the one they showed me." Haley says, "See, there are four missiles in this one and I assume four in the other."

"I don't know if the computer has the Launch program, but if it does we could fire these from the launcher we've got installed in one of our turrets. I don't think we have any Sand Canisters, though.", she says as she continues to rummage around.

Sigrun reads the labels on the three gas tanks stacked in the center of the cargo hold, "C4H8Cl2S...Avoid any exposure!"

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Mustard gas???!! what is this a Traveller / WWI crossover??

Perdo blanches slightly as he reads the label on the tanks "We DEFINITELY want those secured well. And, if I had my druthers, jettisoned into a fast solar decay orbit once we document them. This is war crimes kind of stuff."

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bruce.desertrat wrote:
Mustard gas???!! what is this a Traveller / WWI crossover??

Perdo blanches slightly as he reads the label on the tanks "We DEFINITELY want those secured well. And, if I had my druthers, jettisoned into a fast solar decay orbit once we document them. This is war crimes kind of stuff."


Zaki sits bolt upright in her chair, almost spilling her MRE off her lap. She keys her comm. "I don't remember what that stuff is called, but it's pretty bad. I agree with Pedro, get rid of it."

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Sigrun warily checks that the canisters are well secured to the hold. She replies to Hayley “We should check the missiles to make sure they haven’t got Chem warheads just to be sure. It should be a simple visual check. We can beg a couple of rounds of sand from the Old Dream”.

She sets herself atop a crate and muses aloud “Setting up a pirate operation armed with chemical weapons why? Just one parsec from the sector capital? And using Imperial POWs! These Luzon are way beyond reckless and well into insanity! This is just so provocative that the Imperial Navy will … “.

She stops herself, sighs and adds “Well, perhaps that’s the plan … “

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Zaki finishes her lunch, and begins inspecting the passenger and crew cabins to be sure they are habitable and clear of anything hazardous. She will also check to see if there are clean bedclothes aboard, and if the ship's laundry is still operating.

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Edwardo continues to monitor the COMMS station while eating his lunch.

When the cargo discussion comes up, his interest is piqued. "Mustard Gas, I'd think there is a market for such stuff. Black Market to be sure, but a market none the less."

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Sigrun replies warily “A very dangerous market, Jarl Edwardo, filled with very dangerous people. The Imperial Navy will trade you nuclear warheads for your chemical weapons. They deliver in advance - right into your lap! Unless you are very well connected I recommend we leave that well alone”.

Then she irritably adds “In addition any buyer you found would likely be connected to some people with whom I have a bloodfeud. In fact, this whole set up stinks of them already!”

She smiles grimly and continues "Welcome all to the politics of the Spinward Marches! What we have in our hands now is enough physical evidence to sink the Luzon politically and do real damage to whoever is backing them. Equally if we hand it to Imperial "hawks" on Regina they would have the means to start fanning the embers of the Fourth Frontier War into the Fifth".

She will help Haley check over the missiles to ensure they have conventional warheads.

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Tiglath wrote:

She smiles grimly and continues "Welcome all to the politics of the Spinward Marches! What we have in our hands now is enough physical evidence to sink the Luzon politically and do real damage to whoever is backing them. Equally if we hand it to Imperial "hawks" on Regina they would have enough to start fanning the embers of the Fourth Frontier War into the Fifth".


Pedro nods. "This is some dehashtaanki business, very tricky, likely to tunnelcollapse us to goo. We need to be very careful with this stuff, and even word of it's existence. Properly handled we could probably come out of this with a powerful and grateful patron, as in 'has drinks with the Emperor' powerful. He snorts "And those kinds of patrons come with "has drinks with the Emperor, too" enemies."

He shakes his head

"just dropping it into the sun has it's appeal..."

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Sigrun smiles slowly “The first rule of Frontier politics is that everybody has to play – and we should. Mustard gas is next to useless as a military weapon – even most low tech troops can protect themselves from it. In the hands of lunatics like the Luzon it will only ever be used for terrorism, most probably against civilians – that would be the only market we could sell it into”.

Sigrun flicks her heterochromatic gaze to lock momentarily with Pedro’s and she simply states “I take issue with doing that – even in the Imperium”.

She continues smoothly “Nor should we destroy it. The value of this stuff is in its political capital. I might be lazy but I’ll take the fleeting gratitude of a politician over the risk of execution for trafficking prohibited weapons. For me there is another reason. There are those on my side of the Frontier who wish to goad the Imperials into acts of aggression and are willing to commit any atrocity to that end. They and I had a falling out on Silver over a captured field hospital. I’m willing to bet they are backing the Luzon and anything that wrecks the plans of the Ine Givar grants me revenge”.

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She continues smoothly “Nor should we destroy it. The value of this stuff is in its political capital. I might be lazy but I’ll take the fleeting gratitude of a politician over the risk of execution for trafficking prohibited weapons. For me there is another reason. There are those on my side of the Frontier who wish to goad the Imperials into acts of aggression and are willing to commit any atrocity to that end. They and I had a falling out on Silver over a captured field hospital. I’m willing to bet they are backing the Luzon and anything that wrecks the plans of the Ine Givar grants me revenge”.


"Yes this is valuable political capital. The trick is to spending it is like a mouse dancing with a herd of elephants. It's just as easy to get squashed by a friend as by an enemey, unseen..." He narrows his eyes. "Sir William and the others are are almost certainly going to be debriefed by NavInt, and I don't see even how his or his father's pull is going to keep us from being dragged into it. NavInt are bastards, but they're rational bastards...they don't want a further war any more than we do. I say dump it all in their laps. "

He smiles briefly "It might even increase our chances of getting to keep this ship. With the occasional string, I'll wager. Krech n gat, we are so screwed, aren't we, valkyrie...we're making all the wrong kinds of friends...high muckety mucks in megacorps gearing up for a war with each other, and now, likely NavInt or worse, the local Admirals... "

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Tiglath wrote:
Sigrun warily checks that the canisters are well secured to the hold. She replies to Hayley “We should check the missiles to make sure they haven’t got Chem warheads just to be sure. It should be a simple visual check. We can beg a couple of rounds of sand from the Old Dream”.

She sets herself atop a crate and muses aloud “Setting up a pirate operation armed with chemical weapons why? Just one parsec from the sector capital? And using Imperial POWs! These Luzon are way beyond reckless and well into insanity! This is just so provocative that the Imperial Navy will … “.

She stops herself, sighs and adds “Well, perhaps that’s the plan … “

The tanks are well secured. There is no detectable smell of any sort of chemicals in the hold (OOC: but, of course, with mustard gas that doesn't mean much after the first few minutes of exposure.) and the missiles all appear to have high explosive shells, but you do find several empty missile shells and some pumping equipment, so they might have intended to load missiles with the gas at some future point.

Chandra has been watching the refueling process while Haley, Pedro, John Lee and Sigrun have been searching the cargo bay. He notes that the tanks are full of water and about half of the H2O has been processed into pure H2 at this point. There is more than enough fuel to fly the ship out to the Jump Point, and well before you get there you'll have enough of the water refined to make the jump to Regina.

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Zaki finishes her lunch, and begins inspecting the passenger and crew cabins to be sure they are habitable and clear of anything hazardous. She will also check to see if there are clean bedclothes aboard, and if the ship's laundry is still operating.

The passenger staterooms are all close to occupiable, but the crew cabins have been turned into cells and it is going to take a good bit of time and effort to clean them out and return them to a "livable" state. As for the passenger staterooms...

...there is clean linen in the locker and the laundry, though small, should freshen it quickly. The rooms need a bit of dusting, and the life support needs to be turned on and run a bit to get the musty smell out of the rooms. There is life support supplies aboard in crates in the hold, but it is just air and water. For food it is going to be MRE's all the way to Regina.

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Sigrun smiles at Pedro then looks uncomfortable “Imperial Naval Intelligence? You were right the first time”. She sighs “Seems like I might need to keep reminding my new best friend Jarl William who pulled him out of that cell! Meanwhile I’ll call the Old Dream - check their fuel status and that they’re prepped to transit to the jump point. I’ll also make sure Lady Jane’s happy – she’s paying after all”.

She thinks for a moment then adds “I assume we’re the “prize crew” for this vagabond of a trader?” She grins “Shall I tell them that’s our new callsign - Vagabond? In any event we will need to transfer our gear over from the yacht”.

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The passenger staterooms are all close to occupiable, but the crew cabins have been turned into cells and it is going to take a good bit of time and effort to clean them out and return them to a "livable" state. As for the passenger staterooms...

...there is clean linen in the locker and the laundry, though small, should freshen it quickly. The rooms need a bit of dusting, and the life support needs to be turned on and run a bit to get the musty smell out of the rooms. There is life support supplies aboard in crates in the hold, but it is just air and water. For food it is going to be MRE's all the way to Regina.


Zaki starts at the forward end of the passenger accommodations, changing the linens and cleaning the rooms. She adjusts the environmental controls in each room to air them out. She runs the linens through the laundry before putting them on the bunks.

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