Posted by Lieutenant Commander Gravel Mardusk (Chief of Security) in Pirate Ship
OOC: If you can’t come up with something you can part with… you are welcome to move on. This is an open universe you can negotate with anyone. You burnt the obvious bridge at Base 5 when you shot up the joint, but aside from them, you have met 5 different races, helped one, and seem to be on friendly terms with another. No one is making you negotiate with pirates aside from they have what you need and are willing to trade it.
Kelly was at an empass. Her career was also about to get a promotion or reduction in crew quarter size when she was transferred to commanding a garage scowl on the east end of Timbucktoo. Either way she could not let her morals dictate the lives of a thousand people. She was responsible for them and interpreting the Federations laws. Hell, there was a chance she would never get home so the moral conscious discussion could wait until after they got back to Federation space.
Tapping her comm badge, Kelly contacted Drayke. “Mr. Drayke, how is the assessment going on the engines,” she asked.
=/\=It’s like a rat nest from some gypsy camp that lived near a sheep farm… but it’ll get cleaned up… I always do the job you know that. =/\=
“Okay, I need you to give the ship a tune-up. Say twenty-five percent to the engines and thirty percent to the shields with the excelsior warp drive components.” Kelly looked at Alfo. With the technology being so vastly different there was no way to give Alfo exactly what he wanted but it would make him fast and better protected than before. Hopefully, this would give them some if not all of the supplies they needed.
Jacen paused for a second before the reply came. =/\= That’ll take longer, you do know that right? =/\=
Alfo squinted, it wasn’t exactly what he wanted… but 25% more speed and 30% more defense was something truly valuable. “And, how to repair these upgrade…” He wasn’t going to take an upgrade that wouldn’t last long enough to use.
“If you bring your upgrade teams aboard, You can follow us to our base of operations.”
D’vash had been listening intently to the negotiations, and though he didn’t show it, the mention of the pirate’s base did start a spark. Seeing their base and being able to get whatever info they could would be a great source of Intel. It would also put the Atlantis in great danger of being outnumbered. Basic economics: he didn’t think the profit was worth the risk.
The thought of giving the pirates an upgrade, even at the percentage Kelly suggested was a risk to this area. The pirates were already a major player, the upgrades could definately upset the balance of power. He decided to speak up.
“Captain, if I may interject,” he stated addressing his captain, “even the slightest of upgrades you are offering could cause a major upset to the local power base. WE CAN get the materials we need for our repairs from elsewhere if need be, without making a ‘deal with the devil’.”
With his last words, he shifted his gaze back to Alfo and Shade.
OOC: I presuming you didn’t say it in a manner that Alfo should have been able to hear… and you are probably have to offer something to get something.
“Yes but half the reason we are out here is to explore, take chances, and learn from others. Someone has to be the first to trust in a diplomatic situation. I hope that it’s not misplaced,” Kelly gave Alfo and Shade a side glance briefly.
Tapping her comm badge Kelly reached out to contact the Altantis to get the required teams over to help with the upgrades.
Captain Kelly Bordeaux
Mardusk looked at Odinson and back to the Skipper. “Ma’am, I for one agree with him. Maybe we take the good Captain Alfo’s offer as a potential. Reach out, see if anyone else has a better deal to offer.” and he looked at Alfo and Shade. “I’m sure you would understand us trying to see all our options… especially as we have no vested interest in the sector… and have a demonstrated desire not to upset the balance you currently have, sir.”
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