By Walter Knight
The newest conflict among the U.S. Galactic Federation and the Arthropodan Empire is over, and people and spiders at the moment are allies certain through a treaty. prior to an individual can benefit from the tentative time of peace, the scorpions reappear with a vengeance. based on the treaty contract among the recent allies, Colonel Joey R. Czerinski and his band of miscreant legionnaires are despatched on a facet journey to a terraformed Arthropodan asteroid to aid the spiders conflict the scorpions. With their traditional serendipitous screw-ups, the legionnaires have the ability to persuade the scorpions to give up. those that have been enemies develop into allies, and vice-versa. one other alien species makes a cameo visual appeal, and the go back of a feared nemesis places each person on alert because the laughs proceed during this 8th installment of the army house saga long past mistaken.
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Case in point: Silean Smokesticks. The Sileans prided themselves for the smoothness and strength of the herb that went into their `sticks, which made them a valuable and cherished commodity to the Rigorians, who used them in many of their religious ceremonies — or so they said. The problem was that to get from Silea to Rigor meant crossing Li’Polan space, where being caught selling any kind of intoxicant carried with it an uncontestable sentence of death. So to avoid Li’Polan space, hard-working traders like Kaylor and Jym were forced to endure a three-week-long transit of The Void, going so far out of their way that after each trip Kaylor swore it would be his last.
The wound is shallow, but the trauma caused a slight swelling in the brain, right here. ” Jym glared at him, annoyed. Then he switched images. ” On the screen was a cross section of what appeared to be an almost solid structure. ” Jym answered. “But just look how thick it is, easily twice as thick as yours, or mine. No wonder your arm snapped like a twig when this thing hit you. And look at the muscle density. ” Kaylor studied the scan closer. He knew something about anatomy, since operating as an independent mule-driver on the fringe of civilization often meant having to fend for yourself for medical aid.
Either way, that was too close. The pirate ships were off-screen before Kaylor and Jym powered down and slipped in next to the stricken ship, but they knew the pirates were still lurking in the area. Kaylor’s plan was to attach an umbilical of his own and go aboard the ship for a quick survey and to see if anyone was left alive, including any abandoned pirates. Then they would attach grapples to the big ship and pull it away before the pirates worked up the courage to come back. There would be plenty of time for salvage on the way to Nimor, where they would register the salvage and make it all official.