[.CVD.] Interventions in Empire Space

(Alizabeth Vea) #81

Hold on to your socks. Because I have a picture for you. The Lord Consort may of course, order me not to show this painting. However, I have a copy of it.

It is a good picture, though.

I’ll trade you a copy of the painting for what’s actually being said.

(Melisma Ramijozana) #82


On the one hand, I don’t think that receipt of this alleged picture will improve my life nearly as much as you will enjoy seeing what’s being said.

On the other hand, I am in truth a simple creature driven largely by a desire to do anything I can for the giggles.

Decisions… aah, what the heck.

I don’t have anything verbatim due to the packet loss issues, but broadly the word is that the rebels in Alkabsi put up a decent fight but still got put in their place; most of the slaves we talked with who are on the fence about rebelling don’t want to fight for nothing, and they worry that your regiment would get dropped on them to deliver them the same fate.

To put it succinctly, they don’t want none.

(Alizabeth Vea) #83

I will arrange a copy to be sent.

Addendum: A copy has been sent.

(Aldrith Shutaq) #84


What have you done?

(Arrendis) #85

It’s not like she cut that deal with me.

By the way, nice sword.

(Melisma Ramijozana) #86

Sussed out a method of negotiating with an unconventionally immature troublemaker, I’d say.

Also, that is a very tasteful painting.

You know, as such paintings go.

(Alizabeth Vea) #87

There is another painting. . . . . . .

I should really not speak more of this.

(Melisma Ramijozana) #88

Well, you’ve opened the floodgates now.

What might you consider an even exchange?

(Alizabeth Vea) #89

I don’t know that you have anything worth my life.

I have said too much.

(Melisma Ramijozana) #90

I mean, being dragonslain wouldn’t be the worst way to go, in my opinion.

But I understand. If you change your mind, you know where to find me. I’ll be in Thebeka, smoothing data streams and learning more about the locals.

(Melisma Ramijozana) #91

One more update:

Corovid has pulled our staff from Thebeka III and related planets. With most pockets of rebellion either defeated or retreating, we opted to transition to providing the rebels with long-term solutions for keeping up with news across the Empire. Hopefully this will help them to coordinate rebellions with other planets in future, without the influence of foreign stimulants.

Our ground-to-space comms array continues to see somewhat improved data communication among the couple of pro-Matari interests also involved. We will leave it in place while these larger groups negotiate their departures from the system, and come back and get ti at a later date, or not.

Most of our departure process was completed last night, following the agent retrieval mission, after which the Corovid leadership got extremely high and had a few revelations about conditions in the space and ground conflicts. However, we accelerated the process of leaving given the news earlier today. We remain interested in Amarr politics and how certain internal issues will unfold.

It’s good to be home, though. For now.
Melisma and Shorai, Corovid Industries