Comic 1766 - Disembarking

28th Sep 2022, 12:00 AM
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Old Fart 28th Sep 2022, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
No one seems to be carrying anything obviously lethal or anything resembling something containing a payoff. It is possible all will leave alive however I don't discount a slow acting toxin that affects them an hour or two from now, Really can't see him leaving a trail back to himself.
Kiddeagle 28th Sep 2022, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
"seems" being the keyword. Many soldiers died by people that "seemed" unarmed.
Ryu Santos 28th Sep 2022, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Options always with the options. At least he doesn't plan on a mass killing spree.
jawbone 28th Sep 2022, 1:47 PM edit delete reply

Paging Bobby Burns!....
Lurker314 28th Sep 2022, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Face mask for anonymity? Seriously? Dude, your near-skin flora are spreading your DNA into the air. Your gait is unique.

Use a doll for telepresence. Looks like they are less than 4k.

Which again, strikes me that this is NOT the primary for this operation. Unless he's got some personality traits that SERIOUSLY shorten lifespans.

If I'm right in thinking that Mama's very unhappy with his approach, would it beyond imagination that she might personally notify NR & NT about the visitor, just in case? If the authorities are likely to come blazing in anyway, doesn't hurt to be able to claim you're helping, right?

Dude worries about drawing attention due to taking out a dozen wasters, but not about a high-speed decent from orbit? Yeah, he's missing some cards from his deck. Not the jokers, however...
Some Ed 28th Sep 2022, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
When high rolling non-locals come in and make a ruckus that's likely to drive away customers and not bring in any replacement business? Probably. But we'll see. Maybe. She could decide to do it stealthily enough we don't see.
Just_IDD 28th Sep 2022, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
I disagree with Lurker

Many endeavours fail because of micro management of bosses.

Also waiting til you are exiting the craft to determine rules of engagement and contingency planning is really a bad idea. You need to pre plan your contingencies and assign them keywords as Calliope Taylor does here. Admittedly she is building upon an existing plan of Dolly's, but the workup has already been done.
Evervigilant 28th Sep 2022, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
I don't think the drones have quite enough guns on them. You can always use more guns.
megados 28th Sep 2022, 4:41 AM edit delete reply

They're not from around here, are they? They, and their disdain could have stayed wherever they are from and not initiated any of this.
sigpig 28th Sep 2022, 9:29 AM edit delete reply

Pretty good physiques for a pair of yahoos who appear to live off-planet. I get the feeling that one of them is, at the very least, a cyborg, if not an android.

The other jackass must put in about 8 hours of weightlifting in a centrifuge per day if he lives in a low-gee environment. I know that Luna has tech for supporting someone's body (see Maxus' wife, I can't remember her name off the top of my head), but unless he has had some of the gene-tinkering to build muscle (see Valerius, Maxus).
Centcomm 30th Sep 2022, 11:25 PM edit delete reply

thanks to the epips.. humans have "Grav plating" that replicates earth gravity anywhere...
sigpig 1st Oct 2022, 7:39 AM edit delete reply

Must be expensive, because that Luna courier looked as if she needed external assistance during her attempted hijacking. Of course, Luna might just be stubborn and want to do things their way... lol
megados 1st Oct 2022, 10:29 AM edit delete reply

The courier may not be into bodybuilding, and she just uses the external augmentation when needed in the 1-G environment. If she otherwise spends most of her time in reduced gravity she might feel that's enough.
Thracecius 28th Sep 2022, 10:00 AM edit delete reply

Just catching up on the last couple of pages and I have to say, the speculation in the comments certainly have been interesting. Aside from a minor correction from Centcomm regarding the location of New Troy and Nova Roma, I don't recall seeing any comments revealing information. Personally, I think all of the guesses about an immediate and dramatic reactions to the arrival of the mystery buyers of Galina's pieces are unlikely, and the interpretation that Mama is "pissed" misses the more likely reaction of nervous and guarded. Someone who prides themselves on neutrality to avoid trouble with the local powers that be isn't likely to interfere with any transactions that don't directly harm their bottom line, especially if they keep to themselves. Aside from questioning Mama and her staff, New Troy isn't likely to cause any issues and neither will Nova Roma with Maxus in in charge. There is a possibility that Mama has encountered this faction before or people very much like them, so she knows what they are capable of, but more likely she's just being cautious to avoid trouble, and that means letting Jacco deal with these two and hoping for their rapid departure.

Whether I'm completely wrong or closer to on target doesn't matter to me though, because I know that Cent & Tokyo Rose will deliver an awesome story no matter what I can imagine. :)
wright1 29th Sep 2022, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
I think you nailed Mama's outlook pretty well. While it's likely there are things she won't tolerate in her establishment, anyone doing business in the long term in the Wastes would have to be practical and pragmatic.
Deanatay 28th Sep 2022, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
Hey, do you mind? This world is not 'offal'. It's a CORPSE!! Get your miasmic profiles straight!
mjkj 28th Sep 2022, 11:55 PM edit delete reply

Hmmm, seems it got much worse now that you have landed...

I wonder if they will leave without any (unplanned) corpses...
Rashala 29th Sep 2022, 10:55 PM edit delete reply

Wow it's the jerk boss from elysium who considers earth workers bugs.......sonhopeing karma has something nasty for him
Old Fart 29th Sep 2022, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
All comments so far have only skimmed or referenced the tracking abilities of the Epiphytes, and New Troy and NR sure New Troy has scrambled a squadron of Fighters, NR also and The Mother Ship is monitoring the situation. Expect out favorite policewoman to visit on site soon, mater of fact her Military Liaison best be prepared to move fairly quickly if they expect to keep up with her. Another note wonder what her Mom and Dad are going to think about her "Unearthly" companion.
Deanatay 30th Sep 2022, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
Tweedy McSuiterson seems vaguely buff under his pin-stripey facade.
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