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    Junior nods as he hears what is needed of him. "Okay, information gathering. I can handle that. So... should i get started right away or is there some more things that I need to know." He rocks back and forth on his heels as he responds.

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    Ratchet breathes in and out heavily as he says, "That! Was a close one. Okay then Aphelion you got those readouts yet?"

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    Shevek

    The people of the Tau Ceti system, although quite human in every practical sense (thanks to Forerunner colonization attempts and whatnot), have one particular racial feature that sets them apart.

    They're...well, they're fuzzy. A light downy sort of dermal hair fairly similar to baby fuzz. They ain't cat people or some weird **** like that: they look human. They are human.

    They also happen to look a tad pet-able.

    Shevek and the various syndics from the various free organizations of Annares file into the room in a scattered, individualistic fashion. Some take to the seats, bouncing up and down on the soft fabric with a bit of skepticism: some of the more scientific ones are examining a few of the technological devices, others are glowering at the 'Propertarian Oppressors', and a fair portion are trying to strike up conversations with the Security Officers positioned by the walls.

    Shevek turns to the Klingon officer.

    "Shevek!" He says in a bright tone, holding out his hand.

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    "I have always relied upon the ship's counselor to not only ensure that my crew is mentally sound, but to ascertain the moods and impressions of those we are to meet. A Counselor is always valuable during diplomacy."

    He pauses for a moment.

    "As for the 'leaders'' attitudes towards the Federation..." With an explorer's spirit and the future in his eyes, Picard turns his lips upwards. "...that's what we are shortly about to find out. The meeting takes place in two hours on the Holodeck, Ladies and Gentlemen. Please be prompt."

    Meeting with Shevek

    "Apologies, gentlemen, for my delay. I'm afraid Doctor Crusher needed to see me about arranging vaccinations for some of the Vulcan crewmembers."

    The "Conference Room," as it were, is indistinguishable from a normal one aboard the Sovereign-Enterprise. Larger, certainly, but with nothing that would make anyone suspicious of it.

    The Captain is dressed impeccably in his dress uniform. There is a very calm, professional air to him. Authoritative...but casual.

    "But before we begin, would anybody like anything to eat? A beverage?"

    Picard begins to speak with a more commanding tone.

    "Pain au chocolat avec des truffes, s'il vous-plait"

    For a moment, they wonder if he's actually ordering someone to do something...before they see the replicator. Before they see the food appear, created out of thin air. Picard reaches in with the air of one used to doing so (albeit a tad slower than normal, for the sake of showmanship), and takes a bite of the pastry. When his mouth is free, he speaks again, merriment evident on his face.

    "I assure you. It's quite delicious."

    Hober Mallow

    "I suppose so, my dear."

    The dance of Companion custom and formality was irritating and fascinating at the same time. But it was worth it, especially when the Guild had such...stunning individuals.

    Preem Palver

    Perfect.

    He's in the bar already when Jayne and Mal enter. In the middle of telling a particularly vile, nasty joke that was banned in Argo (but then again, what wasn't?), he points at the two entering.

    "Barkeep!" he says, slurring his words slightly. "A round for the two that jus' walked in 'ere!"
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    Shevek takes a a chocolate truffle and eats it with gusto. Only one, though: Annaresti aren't really used to rich food, a fact he'd learned after too many dinner parties on Urras.

    "Mmmm!" Shevek says, then swallows. Then he examines the replicator machine with undisguised fascination.

    "A Energy-to-Matter Replicator! I've heard about these things!"

    So far, so good. Then, with a gleam in his eye, taking out a battered yet fairly advanced data pad, Shevek, (and a few of the scientifically minded syndics) betray their Anarchist sympathies.

    "Are the specs available for download? What's the power input ratio?"

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    Riker clears his throat. "We will be most happy to answer all your questions, but it can wait. Regardless of how these negotiations turn out, we can have some of our scientists show you how to make one as soon as our discussion is done." It was important to show them that the Alliance was perfectly willing to help them. The matter replicators were extremely valuable, although they had limits. Complex elements and chemical compositions fell apart at a cellular level long before the machine completed them, so they were little use at creating anything complex, but just the same they were one of the primary elements of The Federations 'post-want society', and hopefully would allow them to one day become a 'post-scarcity society'.
    He doesn’t say anything else, it was important not to undermine Picard or make him look weak, but it was also important to keep the group focused on topic. If he had to come off as the somewhat stuffy aid to do it, then there were worse sacrifices.

    Hober Mallow
    "So, might I assume we are celebrating something? Fine wine and interesting company," she winks, "Center of the civilized universe, I can only assume something is going very well for you."

    Preem Palver, Serenity
    This far in the civilized world, synthehol was the substitute, giving a similar buzz but not leading to excess, not damaging the liver or body, and not giving a hang-over. The barman slides three wiskeys over the table at Zoe, Mal and Jayne.

    Junior
    "We intend to make a few adjustments to your ship first. Nothing sinister, simply updating the weaponry and navigation system. After that is completed, you will go to the co-ordinates given, make contact, then await further instructions.

    Kirk
    "Captain, the Romulan Empire has just made contact. They are not hostile, they simply wish an accounting of why we are crossing over into their space." Chekhov says calmly, removing his headset and flicking a switch. “Should I establish contact?”
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    Faye and Spike

    Faye nods towards the other Bounty Hunters and follows behind Spike. Spike brings his mark up towards the docked Bebop where Jet is sitting on the deck. "Dear God did Spike bring us back a live one? We might actually make something on this one."

    "Very funny. Fire up the engines and get us to the nearest precint. He's a talker." Spike sighs as he shoves the criminal onto the ship and lights himself a cigarette.

    Jet nods and heads inside to start her up.

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    Doggie shivers slightly at the site of the pastry for a moment. He can smell the ever dangerous but near universal among human cuisine chocolate in it but he does not wish to throw off negotiations by letting it set him off too much.

    Bridge looks at the summoned dessert and decides to try something himself. "Buttery toast."

    Kat just shakes her head at both of her comrades.
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    In Annaresti meetings, usually there's a period of conversation and mingling, then a drifting to the center of the room for a discussion of the issues at hand.

    All the same, Riker's request isn't phrased unreasonably, and everyone gathers at the briefing table.

    Shevek is neither the first nor the last one to take a seat. But he does wind up being the first to speak.

    "So." He says, spreading his hand wide. "You have your Anarchists. What are you going to do with them?"
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    "Alright then I'll just chill until the adjustments are done then. Then when we're ready we'll take off and get to work," he says as he stretches his arms back and proceeds to sit down and relax while the modifications are being put in place.

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    Eisenhorn is not capable of facial expression, so you have no idea what he thinks of that. But he doesn't seem about to tell you, straightening and adjusting his coat. "Very well. We shall speak again soon."

    Shevek, Picard
    Everyone settles, and waits for the opening exchange. Once the negotiations begin in earnest, different specialists will explain details, philosophy shall be discussed, and all a manner of exchange will begin. But right now, it's between Picard and Shevek, unanimously decided upon spokesperson.

    Faye and Spike
    Nadrak has not moved since being place in the cell, as the ship starts off. You get a sense he's waiting for you to approach him, patient as a date with the grim reaper. You've sensibly left him alone, getting the ship off the ground and into the upper stratosphere then out into space. You'll be across in six hours, so there is plenty to do in the meantime. Yet just the same, whenever your not actively forcing your mind on other things you find it, inexorably returning to the prisoner.
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    Ed and Eine

    With the others distracted by their planning on how to divy up the bounty between them Ed finds herself wandering to the rarely used cell they have in the back of the ship alongside Eine.

    The small dog stops and growls at their prisoner as Ed sits crossed legged in front of the cell.

    "Hi! I'm Edward!" The strange young girl says waving to Nadrak.
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    "I can afford to...indulge myself more than other times, yes."

    Buyer's remorse is beginning to set in. He's a fairly direct man when it comes to his pleasures; getting a Companion had been a whim more than anything. A few hours time, and it was getting flushed away in idle chit-chat.

    Jean-Luc Picard

    "I wouldn't dare to presume to call you 'my' anarchists at all. As difficult as it may be for you to believe, we do both believe in self-determination. For the rights of any planet, any individual, to be upheld."

    Picard sits opposite from Shevek, palms spread onto the table.

    "We have documents and various reports on your world, but they are, for the most part, either incomplete, incredibly biased, or so nuanced as to be all but useless. I would ask you to tell us about your world. Your society, in your own words. And if you wish, after you are done, we can do the same."
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    Shevek nods.

    "Very cyclical. I approve."

    Shevek pauses in thought.

    "As a starting point, perhaps you could tell us the basics of what you do know bout our world? IN brief, what is Annares in your eyes?"

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    "Send word that we come in peace." Kirk says, leaning back in his chair in case of a video transmission.

    Kirk didn't have much experience with the mysterious Romulan Star Empire. He knew that they were related to Vulcans in some way; that much was obvious. But unlike the Klingons, little information came from withen their empire; they knew next to nothing about the oldest foes the federation knew, which was something of an oxymoron.
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    The Romulan shuttlecraft in the main viewer had been positively identified as a military vessel, and as you hail it the viewscreen flashed to life. You opposite number folded his arms and smiled at Kirk, with that same, arrogant smile that all Romulans seemed to be born with. "If that is the case, there can be no harm in informing us as to your reason for being here."

    Ed and Eine
    The Painalian looks up, and waves them over. "I can see that." He says softly. "You would be the intelligence of this organization then, given your size and trusting nature I'd imagine you work primarily from this ship, while the others actually drag us undesirables here. Would I be correct?"

    Shevek, Picard
    Riker decides to be blunt. "To our eyes, Annares is a problem. Maintaining an embargo is expensive, but refusing to do so more so. Furthermore, as you are no doubt aware it is seen as neutral territory, even sanctuary by those fleeing justice, and as an embarrassment by the administration."
    Seeing he has your attention, he shrugs. "I myself see no issue with your way of life. It hurts nobody else, so you should be free to do it. As far as I am concerned, every lifeform has rights to think, live, be treated with respect and walk, scuttle or slither towards a bright new dawn. It's not even that we're different, if you look at the Federation I suspect you would find that in this age we have more in common then you believe. But The Federation doesn't like having to defend a planet that won't offer any acknowledgments in return."

    Hober Mallow
    Seeing he's becoming bored, she steps over and wraps her arms around him. "Enough talk." She whispers, and pulls him aside.
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    Shevek nods. "That, then, is your viewpoint, and the viewpoint of the Federation in general."

    He fidgets. As the most traveled of the children of the Annarres, his authority when it came to knowledge has sort of bled over into authority within the group of Annaresti delegates. In an effort to defuse this...

    "Perhaps it would be good if my brothers and sisters were to say a few words about what Annares is to them."

    And so the men and women of Annarres each have their brief say, each person's expressed views upon their planet (well, moon, really), coloring their own perceptions, from the geographical ('the one continental mass of Annarres rings the globe and is bracketed by too main oceans...') to the historical ('After the Great Strikes and the brokering of the Settlement Agreement with the Council of World Governments of Urras, settlers associated with the Odonian movement made a mass landing near the Settlement that would eventually be named Abbenay...') to the passionately political (the people of Annarres, without states, premiers, presidents, chiefs, generals, bosses, landlords, wages, or wars, stand united and free in a spirit of solidarity, and shall stand together against all odds...').

    Then came Shevek's turns. He closed his eyes, and then, awkwardly, speaking from the heart, he said:

    "Annarres...is my home. And quite egoistically, I want the best for it."

    There was a bit of silence.

    Shevek coughed. "I have a question of sorts. You said that the Federation defends our world specifically, despite us not acknowledging our authority. What does that mean? There aren't exactly Battle Fleets from interstellar empires seeking to carpet bomb our world, and we've never asked for any help of that sort in defending our world anyways."

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    Riker turns to Picard and shrugs, leaving the next move to him. How to explain the Dominion war or the Borg expansion to someone who has never heard of either of those groups? How to make them understand that humanity isn't the only power in the galaxy, and competition is not always peaceful? They've been apart too long, and are unused to violence.
    He liked what he heard. A bit simple, maybe, but a home a man could be proud of, one he wouldn't mind himself, come to think of it. The Federation wasn't perfect. It was moving forward, which was good, but there was still plenty an idealist would object to. In a strange way, Annares seemed closer to what the Federation wanted to be then almost anywhere else he'd seen, and they'd done it with far less.
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    Jayne takes his drink and throws it back. Mal and Zoe watch him first with the sort of unconscious caution that gets drilled into survivors, but when there seem to be no ill-effects take theirs as well. During the war, they'd learned to be wary of trusting something so easily turned against you. And even since the war it wouldn't be the first time someone has tried to poison them.

    Mal walks over to sit down at the mans table, looking him up and down. "Got the look of a man with a job that needs doing." Mal observed, thumbs resting in his suspenders. "Maybe I can help you out with that." Zoe has his back, watching around to make sure the man is alone, wile Jayne walks over to the bar and does what he can to compound the drink and stretch the intrest he was provided.
    'C'est la vie' - Such is life.

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    While Picard and Shevek discuss their positions Doggie and Bridge round out the edges of the negotiation. Doggie looks to his former charge and issues an order. "Bridge, go find one of the aides and get me a reading."

    "Isn't that very amoral and likely to insult the people we are negotiating with?" Bridge asks with no shortage of concern.

    "Only if you get caught. No go." Doggie growls as the young man sighs and removes his gloves. Bridge navigates the room until he can find one of Shevek's assistants to shake hands with.

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    Ed and Eine

    The tiny dog that a man such as Nadrak has surely recognized for the advanced genetically modified being it is by now continues to growl and making a point of standing in between Ed and their prisoner.

    "Ed fight the bad guys too." The little girl protests crossing her arms in front of her.
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    Swinburne Sinclair-Peter was tall and rangy, with the air of one who does not belong. His long, dark hair is streaked with silver, as is the downy fuzz on his face, giving him an almost tiger-like appearence. This fits him fairly well, he has the look of an aging predator about him more then anything. He shakes your hand right back, and nods to you.
    "The Federation has come a long way." He says.

    Ed, Eine
    "I believe you." He says. He's not much taller then the twelve year old, small and sleak with a wiry stregnth to him, but still a shade bellow five feet tall. He looks down at the dog, and makes a show of licking his lips.
    "Do you know, where I come from that dog would be considered a delicacy? We have so little that the meat on it's bones would be far more valuable to us then the knowledge in it's head." He looks up at you with souless eyes, and bares small, sharp teeth, and suddenly you can't help but wonder if he'd eat human as gladly as dog. "Isn't that the basis of all wealth? Whatever helps the most makes you the most powerful, the most influential. Whether it is more food, more land, more people working for you... It's all the same, isn't it?"
    He spares you having to consider it by changing the subject. "But regardless, I find myself wondering how you came to such a life. Surely you are young, and exceptional. Is living in these conditions really making the most of your potential?"

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    As it would happen, the farmers credit is very good, and the barman doesn't hesitate in letting Jayne stretch it as far as he wants, pushing over a large, frosted glass of what would be non-alcoholic whisky.
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    "I came from a poor world too. It was this or work for someone like you." Ed says glaring at the man. For a brief moment her eclectic mannerisms and childlike demeanour vanish. They return even quicker than their fading though.

    "Where'd you come from then?"

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    "It's a lot better than it was when you broke off at any rate." Bridge nods.

    "Though it does have a long way to go. Range- I'm sorry Counsellor Bridge Carson." Bridge holds out his ungloved hand waiting for the man to shake it so he could get a sense of him.
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    "Poor? You misunderstand. We were not poor. It's just that everything was so scarce, what could we do but survive? If the wealth does not exist, how can we be poor by not possessing it? First principles, Edward. Simplicity. As for me, well I am possessed of a desire to change this. Acts of terrorism, they call them, but really I seek a more lofty goal. I wish to draw attention to the inequities of this Federation and readdress them where I may. A patriot, you could call me." He stops, suddenly betraying a certain hesitance. "Isn't there a human expression to that effect? 'Do not curse the darkness, but rather light a lamp?' I have never killed anyone. Indeed I deplore violence in all its forms. I rarely lie. And while I may subvert or disregard certain laws, they are not my laws. Why should I be forced to obey them?"

    Bridge
    He takes your grip, and what you really feel is belief. This man represents the old-school of Annares, the flaming rhetoric and ideology, the intellectual who believes. He was probably deeply unhappy living in his paradise. He'd much rather rabble-rouse and bolster ideological revolutions elsewhere. Despite this, he feels almost gentle, somewhat paradoxically.
    "Nothing is perfect. It's the route we take towards it that is important. Even in heaven there is room for improvement. If there wasn't, then what would be left to aspire to? What would be left for work?"

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    Once apon a time there was a Martian named Carlisle Valentine Cullen.
    Carlisle was as real as taxes but he was a race of one. He was an intelligent creature with the genes and ancestry of a man, but he was not a man. What he was, was something else entirely. Until chance brought him to an arm of the galaxy that he was completely unaware of, he had never laid eyes on a human being. He thinks like a Martian, he feels like a Martian, he acts like a Martian. He's been brought up by a race which has nothing in common with us. Not yet.
    For hundreds of years he has lived without want or need, and without a sense of direction. And so he came here with his sons, in order to make contact and begin bringing the people's of this arm of the galaxy towards The Culture's standard of living and idealogical perfection.
    He has come.
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    "We have reports of a time-space anomoly withen your space. What reports we have indicate that it could be dangerous and felt it prudent to investigate."

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    While drinking, Solo looks over to Lando, "So, when should we get the stuff onto my ship; and, for that matter, where."
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    Bridge returns the man's grasp before letting go and thinking to himself. A reading that doesn't work without context. I'll have to go deeper.

    "So what would you like to see the Federation change to better accommodate your people?" He asks careful to keep his bare hands away from anyone else lest he be distracted by another reading.

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    Ed nods slightly and sighs before replying in her childlike voice again, it's hard to tell if the serious voice you heard or this is her true self. "Rules are meant to be broken but not when it hurts people. You've hurt a lot of people."

    Eine grows tired of the moral debate he can't participate in and wanders off towards the smell of Jet cooking something in the galley.
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    "Well, I sort of kind of have a job..."

    The man leans back in his chair, throws back another shot of synthol.

    "...you see, I won the planetary lot-o-ree a few weeks back, and I decided to go and see the stars. Now, the wife was all 'what about me,' and I was all 'what about you,' and I've had the most peace'n'quiet in years. Now, I just got me a wave from her, telling me to get home, or else she's thinking 'bout a divorce! Ain't that somethin? So, what I need is passenger ac-co-mo-dations aboard your ship for the next until you get back to Earth. I tell 'er I'm coming back as quick-like as can be, she's happy, I'm happy, you're happy...we're all happy. What'd you say?"

    Captain Picard

    Picard is slow to speak, and chooses his next words carefully. His intent is not to scare or intimidate, but to inform. And though that information would cause them to fear all the same, it would be a rational fear, and not the mongering that would take advantage of these people.

    "The philosopher Thomas Hobbes noted that the problem with mankind was not that we were all destructive and desirous of other men's power, but that those people existed. This, I believe is the truth of the matter. The Federation has an enlightened sensibility about the galaxy, about morality, about rights and freedom. We are not perfect, not by a long-shot, but we are ever-striving towards our ideals. We recognize our potential, and when we fall short, we know we have done wrong, and seek to improve ourselves accordingly."

    He leans forward, eyes sweeping across the room.

    "But there are those out there who do not share our ideals. Who are dominated by their desire to control others, to force subjugation and their rule on those too weak to resist them. I have seen a world under the brutal reign of the former Cardassian Empire; their people forced to strip-mine their own planet, their liberties denied, their culture nearly destroyed. Now those masters are slaves to yet another more terrible power, and we have only barely managed to survive an encounter with them. This community you have developed is a shining beacon of hope for the future. But there are those in the darkness that would, out of jealousy or cruelty or ignorance, seek to extinguish that beacon."
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    Shevek paused.

    "I'll say what some of the other people who live on my planet might say in response. That this is an act of fearmongering, an attempt to frighten us into submitting to your authority in the name of defense against a distant foe."

    He leans back, eyes examining Picard's.

    "But that's not what you're doing. You aren't that sort of person. And one of the implications of...certain equations I helped to formulate is that we...well, everyone, can get news and and information from the farthest reaches of known space. These empires and despotism are...as you say."

    He fidgets in his chair as he tangentially refers to the General Temporal Theory he single-handedly formulated, and then broadcast en mass to every civilization in the galaxy.

    Many physicists, unfamiliar with Tau Cetian physics, tore at their hair or hair analogues and called it mysticism. But it was consistent and had passed falsifiability tests. And based on it's principles, engineers had formulated the Ansible. A method of instantly transmitting ideas across great distances.

    The implications were yet to be all figured out. And the person who'd given this knowledge to the universe...was fidgeting in an armchair.

    He frowns.

    "What solution do you propose for this quandry?"

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    He merely waits for the ships modifications to finish up, taking a short nap.

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    "Affirmative. This is Pandora, the fifth moon orbiting Polyphemus, gas giant secondary classification, orbiting the sun Alpha Centauri A." The basics done, it starts listing details.
    "Diameter: 11447 km. Mass: 0.72 (standard units for an average sized celestial body). Gravity: 0.8g. Atmospheric density: 1.2. Indigenous lifeforms: Considerable, likely the subject of artificial tampering. Currently in possession of the Atredis family."

    Junior
    You wake up on the bridge, and get your first surprise. Eisenhorn has come with you, sitting on a swivel chair he's moved onto the bridge, fingertips pressed together, face set in his customary frown. "The co-ordinates have been provided. We should arrive in a week with the new engines." Seeing your questioning glance, he tilts his chin slightly.
    "The Klingon Empire is our destination."

    Ed and Eine
    "What a tremendous insult to the vast ocean of experience." He replies, seeming almost insulted to be the subject of such a broad generalization. "There are no people like me. There is only me." He replies, folding his arms.

    Bridge
    "It will not change. Not on it's own. But from within, perhaps we can change the Federation." He replies steadily. He means to go on fighting his battle against authority regardless what becomes of this planet. But through peaceful means, at least based on what you can tell. He's a rabble rouser and a firm bulwark against any sort of formal administration, but he's not the sort to want to hurt other people. He just believes in his cause.

    Kirk
    The Romulan's eyes narrow. Your something of a legend among the rivals and enemies of the Federation, the mailed fist to Picard's proffered hand of friendship. It makes them cautious around you, which you like, but it also makes them reluctant to trust you. The smirk doesn't move, but he does consider your point. Then he shakes his head
    "If there is such a problem, the Romulan Empire is quite capable of dealing with it ourselves. We don't need assistance from our neighbors for an internal matter. If you want to request a higher Authority, well after you show me your writ from Starfleet guaranteeing you diplomatic immunity, perhaps I can direct you to more official channels."

    Solo
    "Doctor Liet-Kynes. He's an official Paleontologist, and lives among the Fremen most of the time. you know how it is." Han did know. Just because the Federation as a whole had access to considerable technology, much of it did not trickle around, and there were plenty who lived in far lower conditions, without access to the many luxuries that the other worlds enjoyed. It was a source of much confusion why Arrakis, the most important planet in the Federation, was one such, but it had been a matter of policy for as long as The Federation had existed.
    "Don't worry about paying him, we've already got a deal worked out. Can't actually provide until I sell the Spice,b but he says he'll wait." Lando adds carelessly. He then looks over at Chewie. "Come on, why aren't you drinking? You're making Han and me feel awkward, like you know something we don't."

    Mallow
    You emerge after two hours, sated and rather pleased with yourself, worn out but in a good way. No wonder Companions were so popular. Now comes the business of business, renewing old acquaintances and partners, maintaining links and negotiating new contracts.

    Paul Atredis
    The ship lands at the gate, the only functional spaceport on the moon. Despite it's importance, civilization here is the barest practicalities, the moon supports little except what is required in order to make use of it's deposits.
    Your father takes a moment to adjust his old-fashioned black uniform (He was previously an officer in Starfleet, it's family tradition that all prospective heirs serve there first, and only may inherit after attaining the rank of at least admiral) and straightens his shoulders, then steps out to survey his new home.
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    Ed and Eine

    ((I think you missed a post. That seems to be replying to Ed saying she'd have had to work like someone like him a few posts ago but her last point was that he hurt innocent people which undermines any noble goals he may have had.))

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    Well this is good so far, while he has his own agenda which the federation would be less than happy with it's nothing dangerous. Bridge smiles to the man. "Well I hope you are successful, sometimes it seems the politicians on Earth could use a bit of a verbal shakedown to bring them to their senses. Except of course when they do something right but even then it's often as an aside to many more misjudgements."
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    (So I did. Sorry.)
    The strange dark blue gas rolls in the containment suit, in a manner you are really not familiar with. Perhaps the increased motion means agitation or excitement, perhaps not. You have no idea.
    "That is a profound, if simplistic, piece of moral absolutism, but one based on human views. Not a useful one to something like me, wouldn't you agree? As a cold rationalist, I can tell you that the purpose of existence is perpetuating your species and ensuring your genetic material continues. So then what is moral is weighed on a very different scale, wouldn't you agree? Morality is a matter of location. The Klingons or a race like them would hold me accountable for manipulating the situation from afar rather then taking it into my own hands and killing said 'innocent' people myself. The Dominion, on the other hand, would award me for such selfless service rendered to my own people. As for my own people, no doubt I shall be reprimanded for a sloppy job. I had to kill some dozen personally, afterall." The gas stills.

    Bridge
    You mingle. Your pleased to learn that he's something of an anomaly, most of the rest are less extreme then him, and are simply interested on hearing what you all have to say before they draw their own conclusions.

    Legato
    It's dark where you are sitting, and the hologram reveals little. The figure is humanoid, cloaked and hooded to conceal it's identity, even species, however it has often occurred to you that the fact it choses to appear this way does not reveal anything. The little blue figure could be anyone in the universe.
    If he was human, there were many possibilities. One of the artificial beings from the eugenics wars, perhaps, or a particularly powerful psychic who managed to escape notice. You can't say for sure.
    Not that it matters. Who he is has little consequence, what he does is more important to you. Your patron seemed to have an unlimited amount of resources, connections, and access to restricted information, he seems to know about things before anybody else. And he seems to control a lot more then he lets on as well. Thanks to him, you can sit here, within sight of Earths administrative offices and remain completely undetected despite everything. As well as providing you with the resources to continue your crusade.
    "Nadrek left himself open." The figure says, in a deep, croaky voice, stretched by the slightest of lisps. "He was picked up by a group of bounty hunters and taken off world. Unacceptable."
    He looks at you, the hologram shifting to reveal a jawline and frowning mouth, while leaving the rest cloaked in shadow. "I want him back. He knows too much and is too dangerous to be allowed out of our hands."
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    "For now...just that yourselves and the Federation stay in regular contact. If we could be permitted to have a small monitoring outpost on one of your system's moons, or on the planet itself, we would greatly appreciate it."

    Picard looks over the entire delgation. Each of them with their own stories, their own picture of the world they shared. Most of them

    "We also hope to be able to establish trade routes, under some very stringent guidelines. While I know the concept of money is abhorrent to your way of thinking, I believe we can still exchange technology and theories all the same."
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