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Posted July 18, 2021, 8:53 p.m. by Captain Johann Dvorak (CO) (Joe P)

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Sllrak tilted their head slightly to the side, the body language intent being nebulous. “His duty has served us all.” They paused for a few more seconds before continuing. “We appreciate the efforts you’ve expended to return our vessel. The cost to replace it would exceed 442 solar cycles of productivity. We hope that repairs will save much time.” They paused again before their head tilted the other way. “What is this United Federations of Planets?”

GM Dread

Well that’s, Johann thought, … cold-blooded? He was immediately unsure if his thought was a bigoted joke or an astute observation. But either way, he wasn’t going to give any indication of what he was thinking. At least not while on the call.

Avik continued to sit in the background. Her figure was comfortable in her chair as she rested her arm on the side, her feet planted on the floor. She immediately noted the lack of concern over their deceased. Deep down, she suspected they knew there wasn’t a body for a funeral rite or hadn’t been too concern over it. In some societies death wasn’t something to mourn over, it was a new beginning. When she informed them of the dead pilot, this appeared to be the case.

Of course, the XO wasn’t surprised when the Sllrak stared a bit longer than considered polite by human standards. She suspected humans did the same thing when encountering Vulcans for the first time. However, it did cause her to realize that perhaps their development was natural rather than prematurely boosted. Usually, aliens were depicted as gods when civilians were boosted in technology.

She continued to observe the interaction while putting notes in the back of her head.

–XO, Avik, Lt. Cmdr

“The United Federation of Planets is an interstellar union of planetary nation states who voluntarily co-operate to further the universal rights of all sentient life,” the Captain said plainly. “Over one hundred fifty worlds spread across eight thousand light years are members of the Federation, and exchange knowledge and resources to facilitate peaceful cooperation, scientific development, space exploration, and mutual defense. Our space vessel is part of the Federation Starfleet, which conducts deep space exploration missions on behalf of the Federation, with the goal of seeking out new life and new civilizations.”

Now we get to see if these people understand what ‘rights’ are… he thought.

– Johann Dvorak, CO

Well that sounded like the brochure they gave out at the academy, marsh thought to himself.

Marsh

If Sllrak had any idea of what the concept for rights were they made no mention of it. Instead they latched onto another aspect of the spiel. “One hundred and fifty worldsss…” They muttered in contemplation. Their eyes blinked again slowly as they focused back on Dvorak. “What manner of cooperation is performed? Must there be recompense for joining this Federation?”

GM Dread

Taxes, mutual defense, endless bureaucracy, but that was what his father thought.

Marsh

Avik continued to observe the interaction between Dvorak and Silrak. Due to the CO’s earlier episode with his malfunctioning implants, she aimed to lead the away team. Selection was mainly a matter of elimination based on the mission’s needs. An easy task considering this appeared to be a simple exchange and evaluation.

–XO, Avik, Lt. Cmdr

“Cooperation can take place in any number of ways that are entirely voluntary between the other governments that are members of the Federation,” the Captain said, deciding that was the simplest way to answer the question without giving a monologue or simply repeating what was on the little brochures they gave out at the Academy. “Joining the Federation is usually done through the negotiation of a treaty which is intended to be a mutually-beneficial arrangement for all parties involved. It therefore does not typically require… ‘recompense.’”

“If this is of interest of you, we would have to learn quite a bit about your culture, as I assume you would want to learn about ours. With that goal in mind, may some of our crew visit your planet?”

– Johann Dvorak, CO


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