lee n. field on February 17, 2017, 10:11:09 am
Remember Hugo's "interesting comment" that just burst out?

I think something in this galaxy caused that to happen and I think Murphy's "refusing to listen to Hugo's warnings" is related to that.

IE A woman of the culture they're visit won't expect a man to have anything worth saying so Murphy is doing likewise.

Once again, Murphy causing problems.  I wonder if the reason they keep dying out there is because of her?

Just get out of there!

It's like everyone's brain is all stupid from watching TeeVee.

lurkergao on February 17, 2017, 08:42:50 pm
welp thar she blows! the question now is whether they made it back to their ship. also pixie girl got left behind did her hopper malfunction? perhaps slower reflexes than her robot family

Apollo-Soyuz on February 18, 2017, 06:40:17 am
Eithne probably forgot to set her's to "meatbot", hopefully it didn't just teleport away her 'plant. (Page=1486 "kinda experimental")

Just because Hugo and Murphy managed to Escape from Bbrrrbtpff does not mean that their devices worked perfectly either. 

If they can get back to their ship, however, they can more than likely convince the Glutes that holding hostage against the 'Free-lancers' is a really bad idea.

Their guns are good, their shields are likely better, and they have the ability to teleport antimatter bombs far outside of the range of their enemies

page=1521 covers the only technological advantages the Glutens hold.

emb021 on February 20, 2017, 09:41:08 am
I figured Eithne's porter went without her.  The pain she experienced was from it leaving her guts.

Hugo and Murphy seemed to have missed that she's not there.

guess we'll see if their transporter beam can truly hold the ship.  Am guessing not.

Remains to be seen how they get Eithne back.  Hopefully not a repeat of past rescue operations...

UncleRice on February 20, 2017, 10:48:38 am
I'm thinking Eithne didn't bring a porter as it didn't go with the outfit. It's probably related to why she remained behind while the other two returned to their own galaxy. They are probably looking to assemble a rescue squad. Hopefully the Glutes are a little more civilized than the ones who imprisoned Seamus.
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Apollo-Soyuz on February 20, 2017, 03:31:03 pm
Combat is stressful. They'll figure out she's missing in a minute.

The beam is a "tractor beam", another common Star Trek homage (actually coined in 1931 by E. E. Smith)

I'm worried why they're so worried about recalling the hopper. They have only seconds before what?

Unless they're unwilling to show the Glutes a new technology, a good counter-attack might be an EMP pulse via the EM-shield. As they have no AI tech, they'll probably just cripple the ship but everyone should stay alive long enough to get rescued.

As for getting Eithne back, well we did already get some hints.

I figured Eithne's porter went without her.  The pain she experienced was from it leaving her guts.

Hugo and Murphy seemed to have missed that she's not there.

guess we'll see if their transporter beam can truly hold the ship.  Am guessing not.

Remains to be seen how they get Eithne back.  Hopefully not a repeat of past rescue operations...

emb021 on February 21, 2017, 09:54:20 am
Well, that scene didn't give me a sense of urgency, like she's a prisoner of potentially hostage aliens, which she seems to be in now.  More like she's off on some adventure and they just need to find her.

But I'll guess we'll see how it all sorts out...

JanessaVR on February 21, 2017, 06:05:39 pm
It might be best to retreat for a bit and see if they can manage to cloak their ship or return to port and try to engineer a vessel that will defeat their scans.  Then try to rescue Eithne.

I bet Murphy's not whining so much now about Hugo deceiving the ButtHeads as to how their FTL drive really works.
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customdesigned on February 27, 2017, 09:38:53 pm

I'm worried why they're so worried about recalling the hopper. They have only seconds before what?


Seamus wants the aliens to think that they escaped to the hopper and *then* returned to the ship.  If they leave the hopper, the Glutes will see through the yarn that Seamus spun for them.  If invaders on the ship see Seamus and Murphy with no hopper, or the hopper still planetside  - that will tip them off also.  That is why the hopper needs to return ASAP.
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Scott on February 28, 2017, 08:52:03 am

I'm worried why they're so worried about recalling the hopper. They have only seconds before what?


Seamus wants the aliens to think that they escaped to the hopper and *then* returned to the ship.  If they leave the hopper, the Glutes will see through the yarn that Seamus spun for them.  If invaders on the ship see Seamus and Murphy with no hopper, or the hopper still planetside  - that will tip them off also.  That is why the hopper needs to return ASAP.

Seconds before _Causa Sui_ will be attacked by the other starship. The hopper had to be returned because it contains Murphy Drive technology which our protagonists are trying to avoid giving to the Gluteans.

B-Sabre on March 01, 2017, 08:49:36 pm
OK, so Hugo and Murphy are running because the Glutes tried to steal their technology. Which is ironic because Hugo did steal their technology, some of which, he has noted, is superior to their own.

It'd be really ironic if, behind the scenes, the reasons the Glutes decided to strong-arm Hugo et al is because they detected his intrusion into their systems and decided that that means the rules were "whatever you can get away with."

So much for ethical superiority.

JanessaVR on March 03, 2017, 01:44:32 pm
I suspect the new tech he's built isn't compatible with their existing Murphy Drive / Oresme Shield technology.
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Apollo-Soyuz on March 03, 2017, 03:30:13 pm
I suspect the new tech he's built isn't compatible with their existing Murphy Drive / Oresme Shield technology.

All systems are still on line though, so they would only need to shut down the new tech. Unless the malfunction is also affecting the old tech in ways not detectable.

If they only had to shut it down, then they're not in too much trouble. If it secretly broke everything then they are.

If it changed the laws of physics, at least locally, they're in big trouble.

Then again it could all be a "strange dream sequence" troupe... 

lee n. field on March 06, 2017, 08:38:59 am
I suspect the new tech he's built isn't compatible with their existing Murphy Drive / Oresme Shield technology.

All systems are still on line though, so they would only need to shut down the new tech. Unless the malfunction is also affecting the old tech in ways not detectable.

If they only had to shut it down, then they're not in too much trouble. If it secretly broke everything then they are.

If it changed the laws of physics, at least locally, they're in big trouble.

Then again it could all be a "strange dream sequence" troupe...

A, uhhh, ssimulation?

Redwood Elf on March 06, 2017, 10:28:40 am
Remember that they had two intruders. Who knows if they managed to bugger something up before repeatedly faceplanting on the floor and ceiling?

 

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