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                  GAME:  STARFLIGHT
              PLATFORM:  SEGA GENESIS
                 GENRE:  ADVENTURE
              TYPE FAQ:  IN DEPTH/HEX DUMP
               CREATOR:  ELECTRONIC ARTS Copyright 1991
    AUTHOR OF THIS FAQ:  Kevin Butler AKA War Doc
                E-MAIL:  kevinb(at)technologist(dot)com
           FAQ VERSION:  1.02
    
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                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
         UNIT   I:  INTRODUCTION
    
     1.  Legal Stuff
     2.  Version Information
     3.  Acknowledgements
     4.  Welcome
     5.  Overview 
    
         UNIT   II:  THE DATA
    
     6.  System Operations
     7.  Game Data
    
         7.1  General
         7.2  Planet Data
    
     8.  Game Messages
    
         8.1  Space Station
         8.2  Out in Space
    
         UNIT  III:  CONCLUSION
    
     9.  Afterthoughts
    
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    To find a particular chapter or subchapter do the following:
    
    1.  Highlight the chapter or subchapter name you wish to find.
    2.  Press CTRL-C
    3.  Press CTRL-F
    4.  Press CTRL-V
    5.  Press CTRL-F
    5.  You will arrive at the desired chapter or subchapter.
    
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    | 1.  LEGAL STUFF |============================================================
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    This guide may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal
    private use.  It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
    publicly without advanced permission from the author.  Use of this guide on
    any other web sit or as part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and
    a violation of copyright.  All content in this guide is Copyright 2003 by
    Kevin Butler.  Only the sites listed below have permission to publish this
    work or to display it:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.cheats.de
    faqs.ign.com
    
    If you wish to put this guide on your site, e-mail me and ask.  Save yourself
    the headache of putting up with lawsuits and whatnot because you failed to ask
    a simple "Can I post your guide on <insert site>?".  If you wish to use info
    in this guide, please acknowledge that you have done so.
    
    If you see this guide on any other site then the one listed above, please
    e-mail me.  If you wish to ask questions or give input to this guide, please
    e-mail me.  Just have Liberty or Death as the subject so I know it isn't
    another kooky vendor trying to sell me hair gel or another XXX site telling me
    I have new friends.
    
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    | 2.  VERSION INFORMATION |====================================================
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    Version 1.0   7/16/03:  A guide is born.
    
    Version 1.02  7/23/03:  Added IGN to the allowed list.
    
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    | 3.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS |=======================================================
    +======================+
    
    The following are a list of people or organizations that have made this FAQ
    possible:
    
    My wonderful family (who has had to put up with the tapping on the keyboard)
    Electronic Arts for making a great adventure game
    GameFAQ's for putting up this FAQ
    
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    | 4.  WELCOME |================================================================
    +=============+
    
    Welcome to my in-depth FAQ for Starflight.  This is not, however, a FAQ
    or strategy guide for the game.  It is instead a data/hex dump of the program.
    What this means is that the data or information that was on the cartridge was
    dumped into a more useable form.  There are several purposes or reasons for a
    hex dump.  The big reason is that if you are playing a game and you don't think
    you have gotten everything, you can dump a programs contents to see all of the
    different items or objects that exist.  This is especially helpful with the
    "rumored" objects or the very rare objects that may occur in a game.  Another
    reason for a dump is if you are writing a FAQ for a game.  Granted you may have
    played the game many times over, but you want to make sure the information is
    correct; this is the way to confirm your information.
    
    I will attempt to make this guide as user friendly as possible.  I will explain
    each section and chapter as they occur for what data you are looking at.  I
    will also explain some of the more interesting things that I found after I did
    the dump.  Again, this is not a strategy guide.  It is instead to be used as a
    resource to enhance your game playing experience.  Since there are no spoilers
    in the game, most things that appear in this guide should not be a surprise as
    you go through the game.
    
    If you wish to e-mail me your thoughts on this FAQ, better ways of doing
    things, other strategies, etc., feel free.  Make sure you put LOD FAQ in the
    subject.  If you don't, I'm liable to discard the e-mail as spam.
    
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    | 5.  OVERVIEW |===============================================================
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    Starflight is a game that takes place in the future.  You are the captain of a
    space ship and a crew.  You have several things you should and must accomplish
    in this game.  First, you are the explorer.  You get to go to different star
    systems and explore the planets.  If you find one suitable for colonization,
    then bring that data back to earth.  Be warned, if you submit data on an un-
    suitable planet, you will be fined heavily for wasting some bureaucrats time.
    Second, you can land on the different planets.  You then take out your little
    ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and explore the surface.  In addition, you can
    collect mineral resources and alien lifeforms to take back to earth with you.
    Then you sell them to put some money in your pocket to put further improvements
    on your space ship.  Last, you will become an intergalactic investigator.
    Seems that the suns in the universe are starting to flare.  When they flare,
    they wipe out all the planets (and life) within that solar system.  Your
    mission is to find out why these flares are occurring and how to stop them.
    Be warned, however, you have a limited amount of time to accomplish this.  Good
    luck.
    
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    | 6.  SYSTEM OPERATIONS |======================================================
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    These are the files that load up upon starting up your Sega Genesis.  There
    weren't a whole lot of files found that fall under this category.
    
    SEGA GENESIS (C)T-50 1991.SEP STARFLIGHT STARFLIGHT GM T-50216 -004
    
    
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    | 7.  GAME DATA |==============================================================
    +===============+
    
    These are the various pieces of data that the game uses.  A lot of the data is
    used in more then one place.  I have attempted to break it down according to
    where you are most likely to see said data.  If you see it in a lot of places,
    then it is under the general sub-heading.
    
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    / 7.1  General /_______________________________________________________________
    ---------------
    
    LEAD
    IRON
    COBALT
    NICKEL
    COPPER
    ZINC
    MOLYBDENUM
    TIN
    MAGNESIUM
    ALUMINUM
    TITANIUM
    CHROMIUM
    ANTIMONY
    PROMETHIUM
    MERCURY
    TUNGSTEN
    SILVER
    GOLD
    PLATINUM
    PLUTONIUM
    RODNIUM
    ENDURIUM
    
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    / 7.2  Space Station /_________________________________________________________
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    PULSE CANNON         MU
    TRI-CANNON           MU
    BUZZ BOMBS           MU
    FUSION BLASTER       MU
    PHOTON TORPEDO       MU
    LANCE                MU
    TWIN-BEAM            MU
    PHASER               MU
    LANCE                MU
    TWIN-BEAM            MU
    PHASER               MU
    
    ICE RUNNERS
    SNOW TREADS
    PONTOONS
    EXTRA CARGO
    TURBO CHARGERS
    HEAVY ARMOR
    WIDE ANGLE STUNNER
    RADAR
    MINERAL SCANNER
    
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    / 7.3  Planet Data /___________________________________________________________
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    CRAWLEYE
    AERODACTYLE
    BRISTLEBARB
    ORBULA
    TURBLADE
    AMORPHLUX
    SPINSTIR
    SLUGYTE
    TERMODE
    MAGMATOID
    DRAGGIN
    ZEEB
    OCTAPEDE
    MEGAPEDE
    NAUTILOID
    BIWING
    GIGANTICK
    WORMONGER
    ASPECT
    WINGWRAITH
    
    CAPTAIN, THE COMPUTER SEEMS TO BE OVERHEATED; I   CAN\T SELECT A LANDING SITE.
    
    NONE
    NITROGEN
    OXYGEN
    METHANE
    CARBON MONOXIDE
    WATER
    AMMONIA COMPOUNDS
    CHLORINE COMPOUNDS
    METHANOL, ETHANOL
    SULFUR COMPOUNDS
    SILICON COMPOUNDS
    SODIUM COMPOUNDS
    FLUORINE COMPOUNDS
    METAL COMPOUNDS
    HYDROGEN, HELIUM
    NITROGEN, OXYGEN
    OXYGEN, CO2
    NH3, HYDROGEN
    CH4, NH3, AR
    FLUORINE, CHLORINE
    METHANE, HCN
    OXYGEN, HYDROGEN
    HYDROGEN
    
    ATMOSPHERE
    
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    | 8.  GAME MESSAGES |==========================================================
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    A big part of this game is the messages that you get.  These messages can be
    at the space station or when you are buzzing around in outer space.  Since the
    messages are in capital letters, I have double-spaced between messages for ease
    of reading.  As with the data, the messages are broken down by space station
    and out in space.  Also, where you see symbols such as "*" and "r", that means
    that some variable will replace that symbol.  That variable can either be data
    or something you have already input.
    
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    / 8.1 Space Station /__________________________________________________________
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    SUPPLEMENTAL EVALUATIONrSUBJECT: LOSS OF TERRAIN VEHICLErrDUE TO YOUR
    NEGLIGENCE, YOUR SHIP IS NO LONGER EQUIPPED WITH A TERRAIN VEHICLE. A NEW ONE
    IS CURRENTLY BEING INSTALLED, FOR WHICH YOU ARE BEING FINED 10,000 MU.
    
    SUPPLEMENTAL EVALUATIONrSUBJECT: TOWING CHARGESrrI.S. CORP. REG. 12A-7312
    EMERGENCY DISTRESS CALLS: CAPTAIN AND CREW OF ANY VESSEL INVOKING EMERGENCY
    DISTRESS CALL SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ALL COSTS INCURRED BY INTERSTEL CORP. AS A
    RESULT OF RESCUE OPERATION INITIATED ON BEHALF OF SAID CREW.rYOU HAVE BEEN
    FINED  MU.r
    
    RECOMMENDATION:rDATE:rSYSTEM:  000,000rORBIT:rEVALUATION:r
    THIS PLANET PROVED UNSUITABLE FOR
    COLONIZATION DUE TO
    
    02-02-4620 MESSAGE 2r
    02-02-4620 MESSAGE 3r
    02-02-4620 MESSAGE 4r
    02-02-4620 MESSAGE 5r
    02-02-4620 MESSAGE 6r
    
    EXTREME HEAT
    EXTREME COLD
    CRUSHING GRAVITY
    VIOLENT STORMS
    LACK OF OXYGEN
    LACK OF WATER
    
    THIS PLANET PROVED TO BE SUITABLE FOR COLONIZATION.
    
    ,YOU HAVE EARNED A BONUS OF .....MU\S FOR THIS RECOMMENDATION GOOD WORK.
    
    YOU HAVE LOCATED AN OPTIMAL PLANET.
    
    ,YOU HAVE EARNED A BONUS OF .....MU\S FOR THIS RECOMMENDATION
    
    YOU HAVE BEEN FINED ..... MU\S
    
    YOU HAVE BEEN FINED 100 MU\S
    
    THIS IS ONLY A WARNING.  YOUR NEXT FINE WILL BE HEAVY.
    
    01-01-4620  BON VOYAGEr   YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON YOUR FIRST MISSION.  IN 
    OUR BANK ACCOUNT YOU WILL FIND THE AMOUNT OF 50,000 MONETARY UNITS (M.U.).
    THIS MONEY IS TO BE SPENT TRAINING YOUR CREW, CONFIGURING YOUR SHIP, AND
    PURCHASING ANY NECESSARY MATERIALS.r   OF COURSE YOU MAY WISH TO LEAVE SOME
    PORTION OF THIS IN THE BANK.  AT THIS STAGE OF THE OPERATION OUR PRIMARY GOAL
    IS TO GATHER INFORMATION. CONSEQUENTLY, YOUR OBJECTIVES ARE -r   1. SEEK OUT
    AND EXPLORE STRANGEr      NEW WORLDSr   2. BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HASr
    GONE BEFOREr   3. ESTABLISH CONTACT WITH ANYr      SENTIENTSr   4. CAPTURE AND
    BRING BACKr      NON-SENTIENT LIFEFORMSr   5. RECORD ALIEN LIFEFORM DATAr
    6. BRING BACK ALIEN ARTIFACTSr   7. BRING BACK ANY VALUABLEr      MINERALS
    (INCLUDING ENDURIUM)r   8. KEEP FROM GETTING BRUTALLYr      KILLEDr   WE HAVE
    LITTLE INFORMATION TO OFFER CONCERNING WHAT YOU MIGHT FIND.  WE SUGGEST,
    HOWEVER, THAT YOU AVOID THE AREA OF SPACE AROUND THE COORDINATES 135,84 SINCE
    THAT IS WHERE WE LOST CONTACT WITH TWO OF OUR EARLIER SHIPS.r   SCOUT REPORTS
    INDICATE A HIGH DENSITY OF MINERALS IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS OF THE INNERMOST
    PLANET OF OUR SYSTEM.r   FURTHER, WE HAVE FOUND INFORMATION THAT LEADS US TO
    BELIEVE THAT THERE MAY BE SOME RUINS OF THE OLD EMPIRE AT COORDINATES 17N X
    162E ON THE SECOND PLANET OF THE NEIGHBORING K-CLASS SYSTEM.r   WE HAVE ALSO
    RECEIVED SOME INDICATION OF ALIEN ACTIVITY IN THE SYSTEM 175,94.  GOOD LUCK,
    AND A SAFE RETURN.r
    
    02-01-4620  UNPLEASANT NEWSr   IT IS NECESSARY TO GIVE YOU SOME UNPLEASANT
    NEWS.  YOU MAY HAVE BEEN AWARE THAT FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS SCIENTISTS HAVE
    BEEN OBSERVING ANOMALOUS FLUCTUATIONS IN THE RADIATION LEVELS OF OUR SUN.r
    WHILE YOU HAVE BEEN AWAY IT HAS BEEN ASCERTAINED THAT THE STABILITY OF OUR SUN
    IS DEFINITELY DETERIORATING.  HOW MUCH TIME WE HAVE UNTIL THERE IS A FATALLY
    LARGE FLARE, WE ARE STILL NOT SURE, BUT THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THAT THIS WILL
    EVENTUALLY OCCUR.r   AS YET, WE HAVE NO CLUE AS TO THE CAUSE OF THIS IN-
    STABILITY.  THEREFORE, WE MUST ASSUME THAT THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO TO CHANGE
    THE SITUATION.  IN VIEW OF THIS THE ONLY OPTION AVAILABLE TO US IS TO GET AS
    MANY COLONISTS OFF OF ARTH AS WE CAN.r   YOU CAN BE INVALUABLE TO US IN THIS.
    FIRST WE NEED ENDURIUM TO POWER THE SHIPS WE WILL BUILD.  WE WILL PAY WELL FOR
    ANY THAT YOU CAN BRING BACK.  SECONDLY, WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO SEND THE
    COLONISTS.r   AS YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY DISCOVERED, YOUR SHIP IS EQUIPPED WITH
    HOMING DRONES WHICH YOU MAY USE TO LOG YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS.  THIS IS SO THAT
    WE CAN MOVE THE COLONISTS OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.r   IN ADDITION, A SENSOR
    HAS BEEN INSTALLED WHICH WILL INFORM YOU OF THE STELLAR CONDITION UPON ENTERING
    A SYSTEM.  YOUR SHIP COMPUTER WILL INFORM YOU IN THE EVENT THAT A FLARE IS
    IMMINENT.r   WE ADVISE CAUTION WHILE IN SYSTEMS WHICH ARE MORE THAN SLIGHTLY
    UNSTABLE. BEING CAUGHT IN A SOLAR FLARE WOULD CERTAINLY BE FATAL.r   IN YOUR
    MANUAL WE HAVE OUTLINED THE CRITERIA WHICH WILL BE IMPORTANT IN YOUR EVALUATION
    OF VIABLE COLONY WORLDS.  YOU WILL BE REWARDED FOR RECOMMENDATIONS OF VALUABLE
    PLANETS AND PENALIZED FOR RECOMMENDATIONS OF PLANETS WHICH TURN OUT TO BE UN-
    INHABITABLE.r   CONSIDER CAREFULLY BEFORE LOGGING A PLANET.r
    
    03-01-4620  CAUTIONr   TO ALL CAPTAINS - ONE OF OUR SHIPS WAS JUST DESTROYED BY
    WHAT REPORTS INDICATE TO BE ANDROIDS APPROXIMATELY 20 SECTORS DIRECTLY COREWARD
    OF ARTH.  WHEN PASSING THROUGH THIS AREA PROCEED WITH CAUTION.r
    
    05-01-4620  FLUX LOCATIONSr   WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS OF AN AREA OUTWARD AND
    DOWNSPIN OF ARTH ABOUT 40 SECTORS DISTANT.  THERE IS A CONSTELLATION HERE IN
    THE SHAPE OF A CROSS WHICH SEEMS TO MARK A NEXUS OF CONTINUUM FLUXES.r   WE
    SUGGEST, HOWEVER, THAT UNLESS YOU ARE PROPERLY PREPARED YOU AVOID THIS AREA
    SINCE WE HAVE ALREADY LOST SEVERAL SHIPS IN ITS VICINITY.r
    
    08-01-4620  PERSONALr   A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO COMMANDER TOPIPHOPHEX AND HER
    MATE.  THEY JUST HATCHED 16 NEW LARVAE.  WAY TO GO, TOPI!r
    
    10-01-4620  RUINSr   ONE OF OUR SHIPS HAS STUMBLED ACROSS SOME RUINS ON THE
    THIRD PLANET OF OUR OWN SYSTEM.  THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT THERE MAY BE MORE.
    THIS MAY BE WORTH INVESTIGATING.r
    
    12-01-4620  PERSONALr   XENON, WHERE\S MY MONEY?  --BORNO.r
    
    14-01-4620  STELLAR INSTABILITYr   SCIENTISTS HAVE THEORIZED THAT THE CAUSE OF
    THE INSTABILITIES IN OUR SUN IS EXTERNAL TO THE STAR.  THE RATE OF THE
    DETERIORATION IS INCREASING.  THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT SOME OTHER RACE MAY
    HAVE SOME CLUE AS TO THE CAUSE.r   OUR SITUATION APPEARS INCREASINGLY DIRE.r
    
    18-01-4620  FLUX LOCATIONSr   WE HAVE COMPILED A LIST OF SOME OF THE NEARBY
    FLUXES FROM DATA THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK BY THE EXPLORATION VESSELS.  THIS
    MAY BE OF USE TO YOU.  HERE ARE SOME LINK PAIRS -r      128,105  -  146,112r
    126, 87  -  173, 88r      148,166  -  170, 93r        99,82   -  118,107r
    
    23-01-4620  EMPLOYMENTr   HIGHLY QUALIFIED FEMALE THRYNN, IHSSS T\LARRA, SEEKS
    EMPLOYMENT ON OUTGOING EXPLORATION VESSEL.  EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AS
    COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER ON BOARD THE ISS INTREPID AND HAS A CLASS 5 NAVIGATOR\S
    RATING.r
    
    01-02-4620  PERSONALr   BORNO, MEET ME ON REGULON 7 ON THE 15TH.  YOU KNOW
    WHERE.  YOU\LL GET YOUR MONEY.  --XENON.r
    
    10-02-4620  SELLING ARTIFACTSr   ONE OF OUR SHIPS HAS REPORTED THAT THE THRYNN
    HAVE OFFERED TO BUY ARTIFACTS FROM THEM AT INFLATED RATES.  WE URGE YOU NOT TO
    DO THIS.r   INASMUCH AS IT MAY FURTHER RELATIONS WITH THEM THIS IS UNDER-
    STANDABLE, BUT WE DO NOT WISH TO SACRIFICE WHAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO LEARN FROM
    THESE ARTIFACTS.r
    
    18-02-4620  WARNINGr   WE HAVE JUST LOST ANOTHER OF OUR SHIPS.  THIS TIME IT
    WAS AT THE COORDINATES 192,152.  ANY SHIPS IN THIS AREA MAY WISH TO
    INVESTIGATE, BUT WE ADVISE EXTREME CAUTION.r
    
    20-02-4620  ENDURIUM INCREASEr   DUE TO AN INCREASED DEMAND RESULTING FROM
    STEPPED UP COLONIZATION EFFORTS, THE PRICE OF ENDURIUM HAS BEEN RAISED TO 1500
    M.U. PER CUBIC METER.r
    
    06-03-4620  EXTINCTIONr   WE HAVE RECEIVED TO DATE MANY REPORTS WHICH INDICATE
    THAT MINIMAL OR NO LIFE EXISTS COREWARD OF HERE.  ANY SHIPS ACQUIRING MORE IN-
    FORMATION ARE INSTRUCTED TO REPORT ON THIS IMMEDIATELY.r
    
    25-03-4620  FOR SALEr   USED \TELEPORTAL\ MATTER-MITTER.  ALMOST PERFECT
    CONDITION.  FINE FOR SHORT DISTANCE TELEPORTATION, AND RELATIVELY SAFE FOR
    LONGER JUMPS.  13,000 OR BEST OFFER.  WILL CONSIDER TRADE FOR FAMILY SIZED
    NEUTRON SCOOTER.    SEE GUIDO.r
    
    15-04-4620  PERSONALr   XENON, I WAS THERE; WHERE WERE YOU?  --BORNO.r
    
    18-04-4620  CRITICAL CONDITIONSr     TO ALL CAPTAINS - TOP PRIORITYr   THE
    SITUATION ON ARTH HAS BECOME CRITICAL.  OUR SCIENTISTS ARE NOW CERTAIN THAT THE
    INSTABILITY IN OUR SUN IS BEING CAUSED BY FORCES EXTERNAL TO OUR SYSTEM.r   WE
    URGE YOU TO COMMIT YOUR EFFORTS TOWARD DISCOVERING A SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS.
    TIME IS RUNNING SHORT.  OUR BEST ESTIMATES GIVE US UNTIL THE END OF THIS YEAR.
    OUR HOPES GO WITH YOU.r
    
    06-05-4620  PERSONALr   ELOWAN HERMAPHRODITE SEEKS XB-STP W-VO FOR FUN AND
    COMPANIONSHIP.  MUST BE WELL-LEAVED AND ENJOY 4-D SENSO-RAMA AND MOON HOPPING.
    SEND HOLOGRAM.r
    
    15-05-4620  ENDURIUM INCREASEr   THE PRICE OF ENDURIUM HAS ONCE AGAIN BEEN
    RAISED.  IT IS NOW 2,000 M.U. PER CUBIC METER FOR EVERYONE BUT THE INTERSTEL
    CORPORATE HEADS AND THEIR FAMILIES.  FOR THEM THERE IS A SPECIAL REDUCED RATE
    OF 50 M.U. PER CUBIC METER.r
    
    13-06-4620  PERSONALr   BORNO, GONE RELATIVISTIC.  SEE YOU IN A HUNDRED YEARS.
    --XENON.r
    
    01-11-4661rTHE ENDr
    
    
       INVOICE - ...SECOND SHIPMENT OF IRIDIUM TO ARRIVE AT 56N X 16W H.Q. ON
    MARDAN 2 NO LATER THAN THE THIRD DAY OF... r   LOG - ...PEOPLE ARE PANICKING.
    THE SOLAR FLARES ARE INTENSIFYING.  THE BEST ESTIMATES GIVE US 3 DAYS AT THE
    OUTSIDE.    LOG ENTRY 2-28-3480  SURFACE TEMP. IS AT 150 DEGREES C; ONLY BEING
    THIS FAR UNDERGROUND HAS KEPT US ALIVE THIS LONG... r   CORNERSTONE INSCRIPTION
    - BEN AND ANNA\S ACADEMY OF INDEPENDENT THINKING 
    
       NEWSPAPER - JULY 1, 3476 - THE EMPEROR OF THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCED THAT
    THE ROYAL FAMILY WILL BE ON HAND AT THIS YEAR\S 17TH CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION TO
    BE HELD IN THE CAPITOL AT DISNEYLAND. 
    
       NEWSPAPER - JAN 28, 3478 - SCIENTISTS EXPECT CANCER CURE BREAKTHROUGH ANY
    DAY... 
    
       NEWSPAPER - MARCH 22, 3477 - NEW GOVERNMENT TAX HIKE TO GO INTO EFFECT.
    EFFECTIVE THIS APRIL MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES CAN EXPECT TO PAY 260% OF THEIR
    ANNUAL INCOME IN TAXES. 
    
       MAGAZINE - MAY 3, 3450 - IN AN INTERVIEW YESTERDAY GEORGE SCHMENGE, THE
    DONOR FOR THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL BRAIN TRANSPLANT HAD LITTLE TO SAY. 
    
       SIGN -  FIRST CHURCH OF THE LAST LAUGH.  TODAY\S SERMON - SO FAR, SO WHAT? 
    
       ANCIENT HISTORY TEXTBOOK - ...IN PRIMITIVE SOCIETIES IT BECAME POPULAR FOR A
    SHORT TIME TO SIT COUNTLESS HOURS IN FRONT OF 2-DIMENSIONAL PHOSPHOR SCREENS
    AND LIVE OUT FANTASIES.  MANY HISTORIANS BELIEVE THIS ACTIVITY MARKED THE DOWN-
    FALL OF CIVILIZATION. 
    
       NEWSPAPER - 3404 - LOVELY LUNAR LANSCAPES.  OWN YOUR OWN HOME IN THOSE FINAL
    YEARS AFTER RETIREMENT.  LIVE IN QUIET SERENITY BY THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY.
    CRATERSIDE HOMES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND START AT ONLY 699,000,000 MU.  SENIOR
    CITIZENS 200 YRS AND UP ONLY. 
    
       NEWSPAPER - NOVEMBER 20, 3450 - ...THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT FOR ANDROIDS
    WAS FINALLY RATIFIED LAST FRIDAY.  THERE IS STILL SUBSTANTIAL CONTROVERSY,
    HOWEVER, OVER THE PROPOSED EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT FOR WOMEN. 
    
       NEWSPAPER - FEB. 8, 3465 - ...THE DEATH OF JOHNNY BEAVER MARKED THE
    EXTINCTION OF THE LAST ANIMAL SPECIES OTHER THAN MAN ON EARTH.  THE
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WAS FORCED TO CLOSE DOWN DUE TO THE LACK OF ANY
    ENVIRONMENT TO PROTECT. 
    
       NEWSPAPER APRIL 1, 3465 - A REPRESENTATIVE FROM CMIS, CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES
    IN SPACE, REPORTS THE SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION OF AN ENTIRE PLANET OF QUASI-
    HUMANOIDS IN THE OMEGA SECTOR.  `ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE SAVED A RACE FROM THEIR
    NATIVE CULTURAL DEPRAVITY.\ 
    
       SIGN - STARFLIGHT NAVIGATIONAL RESEARCH STATION 
    
       LETTER - ...HEREBY REQUEST THAT THE RESEARCHERS AT THE MARS POLAR STATION BE
    DIRECTED TO LOOK INTO THIS AND ... r   NOTICE - TO ALL PERSONNEL - EARTH BASE
    ONE, AT 12N X 104W IS TEMPORARILY QUARANTINED DUE TO... r   REQUEST - ...MINING
    STATIONS 25 THROUGH 158 ON PLANET 4 REQUEST IMMEDIATE SUPPLIES.  WE ARE... 
    
       SIGN - MARDAN 4 MINING STATION NO. 82 
    
       SIGN - MARDAN 4 MINING STATION NO. 17 
    
       SIGN - MARDAN 4 MINING STATION NO. 244 
    
       SOME ARCANE AND INDECIPHERABLE PHLEGMAK WRITING. 
    
       COORDINATE LISTING - ... AT 59N X 22E, BASE 2 AT 54N X 13E, DOMICILE AT... 
    
       REPORT - ... HAVE FINALLY LOCATED HARRISON\S BASE OF OPERATIONS ON NEW
    SCOTLAND, BUT ONCE AGAIN HE\S A STEP AHEAD OF US.  WE BELIEVE HE MAY HAVE RE-
    LOCATED AT 44S X 137W ON THE FIRST PLANET OF SYSTEM 81,98.  WE WILL PROCEED
    TO... 
    
       ORDERS - ...REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO BASE 59N X 22E FOR NEW ORDERS FROM
    HARRISON.  THE NEXT... 
    
       PAPERS - HARRISON HAS ONCE AGAIN BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN HIS LATEST RAID.  THIS
    TIME THE ATTACK WAS ON SIX EMPIRE CARGO SHIPS BOUND FOR... 
    
       NEWSPAPER - ... OF THE EMPIRE NOW SUSPECT THAT HARRISON\S BASE IS HERE ON
    NEW SCOTLAND AND THAT HIS TROOPS ARE SECRETED HERE AMONGST OUR POPULATION... 
    
       INSTITUTE RESEARCH REPORT TO ELOWAN HOMEWORLD BASE 60S X 45E - WE HAVE
    ASCERTAINED THAT THE DEAD ZONE IS COREWARD OF THE X-COORDINATE 200.  WE HAVE
    ALSO DETERMINED THAT THE CAUSE OF THE FLARES IS SOMEWHERE COREWARD AND UPSPIN
    OF OUR PRESENT LOCATION... 
    
       NOTES - ...INFORMATION HAS SUCCESSFULLY PINPOINTED THE TESSERACT ENERGY
    ENHANCER AND THE RED CYLINDER ANCIENT-RUIN LOCATER DEVICE AT 15N X 44W ON
    PLANET 5 OF SYSTEM 18,50, AND AT 59N X 64W ON PLANET 3 OF SYSTEM 112,200,
    RESPECTIVELY... 
    
       WRITING IN A VARIANT OF OLD EMPIRE ENGLISH - ...HARRISON HAS LANDED AND
    BUILT STRUCTURES AT 44S X 137W.  TO ENSURE OUR SAFETY WE MUST REPORT HIM TO
    THE EMPIRE. 
    
       THE ONLY THING DECIPHERABLE IN SOME ALIEN WRITINGS ARE PLANETARY COORDINATES
    12N X 32E. 
    
       AMIDST PILES OF ALIEN BOOKS SOME WRITING FROM THE OLD EMPIRE - ...THE
    PYTHAGORAS CONSTELLATION AT 216,87... 
    
       MICROFILM - ...REASON TO BELIEVE THERE IS A BLACK EGG DEVICE IN SOME
    PHLEGMAK RUINS AT 52N X 16E ON THE THIRD PLANET OF SYSTEM 238,189... 
    
       REPORT - TO COLONY CONTROL AT 16S X 20W , PLANET 4, SYSTEM 118,146 - DUE TO
    THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR HYPER-TRITICALE AND A RECENT INFESTATION OF SMALL
    FURRY CREATURES WHICH HAVE DEPLETED OUR STOCK WE... 
    
       INTELLIGENCE COMMUNICATION - ...SHIP WAS ATTACKED BY THE GAZURTOID.  ALL
    CREW WERE KILLED AND THE NEW AUTOSCAN DEVICE WAS STOLEN.  A PROBE WAS ABLE TO
    TRACK THEIR SHIP\S TACHYON TRAIL TO THE SYSTEM 68,66.  OTHER THAN THAT WE
    DON\T... 
    
       RECONNAISSANCE REPORT - TO OFFENSIVE HEADQUARTERS AT 56N X 16W ON MARDAN 2
    - FIGHTING BETWEEN THE VELOX AND GAZURTOID IS STILL HEATED.  WE HAVE BEEN
    KEEPING A LOW PROFILE AND... 
    
       CAPTAIN\S LOG ENTRY - OCTOBER 31, 3480 - WE HAVE MANAGED TO SET UP A CAMP OF
    SORTS HERE, AND HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES TO KEEP US ALIVE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.  WE
    WERE ON OUR WAY TO ESTABLISH THE NOAH 9 COLONY WORLD OF \HEAVEN\ WHEN THE SHIP
    BLEW.    THE MECHANS ARE CURRENTLY IN PREPARATION PHASE CODE BLUE.  OUR ARRIVAL
    WOULD HAVE INITIATED CODE RED, AND WE WOULD HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF THE MECHANS.
    I BELIEVE OUR SHIP WAS SABOTAGED BY THE LAYTONITES, DAMN THEM.  HALF OF MY CREW
    IS DEAD.    THEIR BOMB BLEW OUT THE ENTIRE AFT QUARTER SECTION OF THE SHIP.  I
    DON\T KNOW HOW WE MADE IT DOWN TO THE SURFACE IN THAT DEFECTIVE POD.  I JUST
    HOPE OUR LUCK HOLDS OUT.  CAPTAIN OUT. 
    
       SIGN - RONALD PETER GAAL MEMORIAL RESEARCH STATION. 
    
       REPORT - PROJECT TELEPORT, 1-2-3380 - ...IN SHORT WE HAVE DEVISED A SCHEME
    TO TELEPORT AN OPERATIVE FROM A SPECIALLY BUILT STARBASE (WHICH WILL BE KNOWN
    AS CRYSTAL BASE 1) TO THE SURFACE OF THE CRYSTAL PLANET.    BECAUSE OF THE
    PROBLEMS INVOLVED WITH A TELEPORTATION OF THIS DISTANCE WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO
    RETRIEVE THE OPERATIVE.  THE VOLUNTEER WILL BE SENT IN WITH A NUCLEAR
    EXPLOSIVE.  IF POSSIBLE HE WILL STAY IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE STARBASE.    HE
    WILL LOCATE AND DESTROY THE CONTROL CENTER OF THE CRYSTAL PLANET.  POTENTIAL
    PROBLEMS INCLUDE - TELEPORTATION RELIABILITY, INSUFFICIENT EXPLOSIVE POWER,
    COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE MAGNETIC FIELD GENERATED BY THE PLANET, LOCATION
    OF...    COMMUNICATION TRANSCRIPT - CRYSTAL BASE 1 TO AKTERON INSTITUTE,
    8-8-3382 - ...BEEN 14 HOURS SINCE COMMANDER MCCONNELL WAS SENT DOWN.  AT NO
    POINT HAVE WE RECEIVED ANY COMMUNICATION FROM HIM.    AT EXACTLY 12 HRS AND 11
    MINUTES AFTER HIS DEPARTURE WE WITNESSED AN EXPLOSION ON THE PLANET\S SURFACE.
    WE ARE NOW SENDING OUT DRONES TO TEST THE DEFENSES OF THE CRYSTAL PLANET IN AN
    ATTEMPT TO ASCERTAIN THE EFFECT OF THE EXPLOSION...    RESEARCH COUNCIL
    RECOMMENDATION 5-5-3386 - ...THEREFORE IT IS OUR FINDING THAT THE ONLY
    EFFECTIVE MEANS OF DESTROYING THE CRYSTAL PLANET IS WITH THE USE OF THREE
    DEVICES.  THE FIRST OF THESE, THE CRYSTAL ORB, IS NEEDED TO NULLIFY THE
    DEFENSES OF THE PLANET.    THIS IS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE VELOX AND IS KNOWN
    TO THEM AS THE SMALL EGG.  THE SECOND DEVICE IS THE CRYSTAL CONE.  THIS IS
    NEEDED TO IDENTIFY FROM ORBIT THE LOCATION OF THE CONTROL NEXUS, AND IS KNOWN
    TO BE AT COORDINATES 29S X 55W ON THE FIRST   PLANET IN SYSTEM 20,198.  UN-
    FORTUNATELY THIS IS DEEP IN UHLEK SPACE.  THE CRYSTAL PLANET IS ONLY VULNERABLE
    AT THE CONTROL NEXUS.    LASTLY, A BOMB OF SUFFICIENT EXPLOSIVE POWER IS
    REQUIRED.  THE ACTUAL FORCE NECESSARY IS UNKNOWN BUT OUR BEST ESTIMATES
    INDICATE SOMETHING ON THE ORDER OF A GIGATON.
    
       LOG ENTRY, 8-8-3382, COMMANDER MCCONNELL, ENTRY 1 - I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY
    TELEPORTED TO THE CRYSTAL PLANET!  I AM DIZZY AND HAVE EXPERIENCED A PROFOUND
    SENSE OF DISORIENTAION BUT OTHER THAN THAT I SEEM TO BE FINE.  THE CONTROL
    NEXUS IS VISIBLE FROM HERE.    ENTRY 2 - IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE ELECTROMAGNETIC
    FIELD AROUND THE CRYSTAL PLANET IS, IN FACT, BLOCKING COMMUNICATIONS SINCE IT
    HAS BEEN AN HOUR AND I HAVE STILL RECEIVED NO TRANSMISSION FROM CRYSTAL BASE 1.
    ENTRY 2 CONT. - I AM THEREFORE WRITING IN THIS LOG AS PLANNED, AND WILL
    ATTEMPT TO FIND A SAFE PLACE FOR IT BEFORE THE EXPLOSION.    ENTRY 3 - I HAVE
    REACHED THE CONTROL CENTER AND HAVE SET THE CHARGES.  IT APPEARS TO BE A
    MASSIVE RUIN OF THE ANCIENTS.  THE QUEER CRYSTALLINE LUMPS OF ENDURIUM ARE
    EVERYWHERE HERE.    ENTRY 4 - I HAVE JUST HAD AN ASTOUNDING EXPERIENCE!  I CAN
    HARDLY BELIEVE IT BUT I SEEM TO HAVE MADE TELEPATHIC CONTACT WITH THE ANCIENTS.
    THEY ARE HERE!  ON THE CRYSTAL PLANET, CONTROLLING IT!    ENTRY 4 CONT. - I
    WISH THERE WAS SOME WAY FOR ME TO COMMUNICATE WHAT I HAVE FOUND.  THE
    EXPLOSION IS SET FOR T-MINUS 40 MINUTES.  IN THE EVENT THAT THE CRYSTAL
    PLANET IS NOT DESTROYED, I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THIS LOG IS FOUND BY SOMEONE.
    ENTRY 4 CONT.- I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT!  THOSE WEIRD LUMPS ARE ACTUALLY
    INTELLIGENT LIFE.  THE ANCIENTS ARE ENDURIUM! AND WE HAVE SPENT HUNDREDS O
    YEARS HUNTING THEM TO BURN FOR FUEL IN OUR SHIPS.    ENTRY 4 CONT.- THEIR
    METABOLISM IS SO MUCH SLOWER THAN OURS THEY LIVE IN AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT TIME
    FRAMEWORK.  I DON\T THINK THEY EVEN KNOW WE ARE SENTIENT.  I BELIEVE IT WAS
    ONLY BECAUSE OF A LINK THROUGH THE CRYSTAL PLANET THAT CONTACT WAS MADE AT ALL.
    ENTRY 4 CONT.- THIS CRYSTAL PLANET WAS THEIR LAST DEFENSE.  I CAN HARDLY BLAME
    THEM.  CARBON-BASED LIFE MUST HAVE SEEMED SOMETHING LIKE A VIRUS TO THEM.  JUST
    THE SAME, I HOPE THE EXPLOSION WORKS.  IT LOOKS LIKE AT THIS POINT LIKE IT\S US
    OR THEM.  MCCONNELL OUT. 
    
       IT IS WITH THE SINCEREST GRATITUDE FROM THE PEOPLE OF ARTH AND THE STOCK-
    HOLDERS OF INTERSTEL THAT I PRESENT TO YOU AND YOUR HEROIC CREW THE INTERSTEL
    MEDAL OF SUBLIME ACHIEVEMENT, THE HIGHEST HONOR ACCORDED TO INTERSTEL
    CONTRACTORS.    THIS AWARD INCLUDES A SPECIAL BONUS OF 500,000 MU WHEN YOU
    RETURN TO STARPORT.  THANK YOU FOR SAVING EVERYTHING THAT WE HOLD DEAR.    --
    LEIGH V. MALONE, CHAIRMAN OF INTERSTEL.
    
     ____________________
    / 8.2  Out in Space /__________________________________________________________
    --------------------
    
    As you and your crew are cruising the starfields, you will undoubtedly
    encounter alien beings.  Depending on how the situation is handled can be the
    difference between flying away or becoming spacedust.  I have listed the
    different hails and responses you can give, then I have listed the responses of
    the different aliens.
    
    CAPTAIN, THEY HAVE RAISED THEIR SHIELDS.
    CAPTAIN, THEY HAVE LOWERED THEIR SHIELDS.
    CAPTAIN, THEY HAVE ARMED THEIR WEAPONS.
    CAPTAIN, THEY HAVE DISARMED THEIR WEAPONS.
    CAPTAIN, I AM PICKING UP A DISTRESS CALL.
    CAPTAIN, MORE ALIEN SHIPS HAVE WARPED IN.
    CAPTAIN, WE ARE BEING SCANNED.
    
    HAILING
    HAILING RESPONSE
    I DONT KNOW
    WHATS YOUR ANSWER
    THEMSELVES
    OTHER RACES
    OLD EMPIRE
    THE ANCIENTS
    GENERAL INFO
    ALIEN STATEMENT
    ALIEN QUESTION
    ENOUGH TALKING
    ERROR
    
    THE DODECAHEDRON IS GLOWING.
    WEAPONS AREN\T RESPONDING, SIR.
    WE HAVE NO SHIELDS, SIR.
    WE HAVE NO WEAPONS, SIR.
    
    
    STARSHIP ^.  WE ARE HEAVILY ARMED.  WE REQUIRE INFORMATION.  COMPLY OR BE
    DESTROYED.
    
    WE ARE A PEACEFUL EXPLORATION VESSEL FROM ARTH.  PLEASE DO NOT HARM US, OH MOST
    HIGH AND MIGHTY.
    
    I AM CAPTAIN * OF THE VESSEL ^.  GREETINGS AND SALUTAIONS, OH KIND AND MERCIFUL
    ALIENS.
    
    THIS IS CAPTAIN * OF THE STARSHIP ^.  WE ARE ON A PEACEFUL EXPLORATION MISSION.
    
    HELLO.  WE COME IN PEACE FROM THE PLANET ARTH.
    
    THIS IS CAPTAIN * OF THE WARSHIP ^.  WE ARE PREPARED TO SPARE YOU IF YOU COMPLY
    WITH OUR DEMANDS.
    
    WE HAVE NO PATIENCE FOR YOUR FOOLISHNESS.  YOU WILL COOPERATE WITH US OR YOU
    WILL BE DESTROYED.
    
    PLEASE DO NOT BLAST US INTO ATOMIC PARTICLES.  TAKE PITY ON US WHO ARE NOT FIT
    TO GROVEL IN YOUR WASTE PRODUCTS.
    
    WE CAN SEE THAT YOU ARE INDEED THE TRUE RACE.  PRAY ENLIGHTEN US WITH YOUR GEMS
    OF INFINITE WISDOM.
    
    WE ARE TRULY NOT WORTH YOUR TROUBLE TO DESTROY.  WE WANT ONLY TO BATHE IN YOUR
    EVER-SPEWING FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE
    
    WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU COULD DESTROY US IF YOU CHOSE.  I, CAPTAIN *, BEG YOU IN
    THE NAME OF PEACE AND MERCY AND ALL THAT IS GOOD AND NICE AND TRUE NOT TO DO THIS.
    
    AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF ARTH WE EXTEND OUR BEST WISHES AND OUR HOPE
    FOR EQUITABLE RELATIONS IN THE FUTURE.
    
    IT IS OUR HOPE THAT OUR RESPECTIVE PEOPLES WILL ENJOY A LONG AND MUTUALLY
    BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP.
    
    THERE IS A LOT THAT WE CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.  PLEASE CONVEY TO YOUR
    LEADERS OUR SINCERE WISHES FOR PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP.
    
    PERHAPS SOME DAY OUR YOUNG SHALL PLAY AND ROMP TOGETHER IN THE BLISSFUL LIGHT
    OF HARMONY AND FRIENDSHIP.
    
    DO NOT BE AFRAID OF US, WE ARE ON A PEACEFUL MISSION. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO WHAT
    BOTH OUR RACES CAN GAIN FROM MUTUAL EXCHANGE.
    
    LET US EMBRACE ONE ANOTHER AND SING THE SONGS OF FRIENDSHIP AND SOME DAY
    PERHAPS WE SHALL LOOK UPON ONE ANOTHER AND SAY ... BROTHER.
    
    YOU FOOLS!  YOU RISK THE WRATH OF THE PEOPLE OF ARTH.
    
    PREPARE TO DIE, ALIEN SCUM!
    
    OUR PATIENCE WEARS THIN.  WE SHALL GIVE YOU 3 MINUTES IN WHICH TO COOPERATE.
    IF YOU DO NOT ... HA HA HA!
    
    WE HAVE HEARD ENOUGH OF YOUR INANE RANTING.  YOU WILL TELL US WHAT WE WISH TO
    KNOW OR WE WILL DESTROY YOU.  YOU HAVE LITTLE TIME LEFT.
    
    WE BEG YOU TO HONOR OUR POOR SELVES AND BESTOW UPON US A PEARL OF WISDOM.
    
    WE HUMBLY SUGGEST THAT WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ANY LITTLE THING YOU MIGHT
    WISH TO TELL US.
    
    DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN SHARE WITH US?
    
    WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE SOME INFORMATION.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL US?
    
    WE ARE INTERESTED IN INFORMATION.  CAN YOU HELP US?
    
    WE REQUIRE INFORMATION.
    
    WE BEG YOU TO HONOR OUR POOR SELVES AND BESTOW UPON US A PEARL OF WISDOM
    CONCERNING /.
    
    WE HUMBLY SUGGEST THAT WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ANY LITTLE THING YOU MIGHT
    WISH TO TELL US ABOUT /.
    
    DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN SHARE WITH US ABOUT /?
    
    WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE SOME INFORMATION.  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL
    US ABOUT /?
    
    WE ARE INTERESTED IN INFORMATION CONCERNING /.  CAN YOU HELP US?
    
    WE REQUIRE INFORMATION.  YOU WILL TELL US ABOUT /.
    
    
    YEA!  AND THOU HAST COME UNTO THE HOLY LAND, THE PLANET OF THE GAZURTOID.  NOW
    SHALL WE CLEANSE THEE IN A RIGHTEOUS BATH OF HOLY FIRE!
    
    REPENT, AIR BREATHERS!  REPENT!  THE HOUR OF JUDGEMENT IS AT HAND!
    
    I AM GAZURTOID AND I HAVE COME TO SAVE THEE, THOU WHO BREATHEST NOT GLORIOUS
    LIQUID.  DROP THY DEFENSES AND BE SAVED!
    
    YEA!  AND UNTO THE HEAVENLY REALM I SEND THEE.  FOR I AM THE TENTACLE OF
    RIGHTEOUSNESS AND I SHALL SMITE THEE WITH LOVE!
    
    FIGHT US NOT, INFIDEL AIR-BREATHERS.  WE ARE GAZURTOID, YOUR LAST HOPE OF
    REDEMPTION.
    
    AND LO, UNTO THEM IT WAS SAID YE SHALL GO FORTH AND CLEANSETH THE GALAXY OF THE
    ACCURSED BREATHERS OF AIR.
    
    REFLECT UPON THYSELF AND BE APPALLED!  FOR ART THOU NOT THE ACCURSED
    ABOMINATION?  AND SO SHALL I RAISETH MY TENTACLE AND SMITE THEE!
    
    FEAR NOT, VILE AIR-BREATHERS, FOR IN DEATH SHALT THOU FINDETH REDEMPTION, AND I
    AM THY REDEEMER!
    
    IT IS WRITTEN THOU WHO BREATHEST NOT LIQUID BUT RATHER AIR SHALL PERISH IN THE
    FLAMES OF HOLY RIGHTEOUSNESS. LOOK UNTO ME AND REPENT FOR I AM THE CARRIER OF
    THE FLAME AND THY TIME IS AT HAND.
    
    IT IS ALSO WRITTEN ONLY TO THE UHLEK, THY HOLY VANGUARD, SHALT THOU SHOW
    SUFFERENCE. YEA!  SUFFER NOT OTHER AIR-BREATHERS AND IDOLATERS IN THY RIGHTEOUS
    PATH, FOR THOU ART THE GAZURTIOD, THE HOLY CRUSADERS.
    
    AND BLURBGRB BEGAT URGGLBB WHO BEGAT GLBRRGB WHO BEGAT LUBRBGLB WHO BEGAT
    BULGRB.  THEREBY WAS THE BEGATING BEGUN.
    
    INTO THE FIREY REACHES WENT THE CHOSEN ONE OF THE GAZURTOID AND THERE DID HE
    SEE THAT NO LIQUID BUT ONLY AIR WAS BREATHED.  AND UPON RETURNING TO THE LIQUID
    REALM DID HE THEN PROCLAIM THAT AIR-BREATHERS WERE TRULY THE MOST VILE AND
    HEINOUS CREATURES.
    
    AND OUT OF THE DARK NOTHINGNESS WAS CREATED THE WATER-BREATHER, AND LO, HE WAS
    BORED.  THEN NEXT WAS THE AIR-BREATHER CREATED AND UNTO THE WATER-BREATHER WAS
    COMMANDED THOU SHALT PERSECUTE HIM AND THEREBY SHALT THY BOREDOM BE VANQUISHED.
    
    AND UNTO HIM CAME THE DIVINE REVELATION.  THOU SHALT BUILDETH A VESSEL AND IT
    SHALL BE 8 MILLION TENTACLE LENGHTS ROUND, AND THOU SHALT GO FORTH INTO THE
    VASTNESS OF SPACE AND SO SHALL YE SPREAD MY WORD, AND WITH LOVE COMMITEST MASS
    GENOCIDE IN MY NAME.
    
    CAPTAIN, WE ARE PICKING UP A DISTRESS BEACON SIGNAL.
    
    SOS...SOS
    
    THIS IS A RECORDED MESSAGE.  I AM CAPTAIN SMELENUF OF THE EMPIRE COLONY SHIP
    LASTHOPE.  THE DATE IS 3-10-3480.  MY SHIP HAS BEEN CRITICALLY DAMAGED.  TWO
    THIRDS OF THE CREW AND COLONISTS ARE DEAD.  WE HAVE PUT DOWN ON THE FIRST
    PLANET IN THIS SYSTEM ...
    
    I REPEAT ... WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO PUT DOWN.  WE WILL BE AT COORDINATES 22N X
    97W.  WE WILL SURVIVE AS LONG AS WE CAN.  I JUST HOPE YOU ARE NOT TOO LATE.
    SMELENUF OUT.
    
    PULL OVER!  THIS IS THE INTERSTEL CORPORATE POLICE.  YOU ARE UNDER ARREST.
    DROP ALL SHIELDS AND DISARM ALL WEAPONS.  YOU ARE IN VIOLATION OF INTERGALACTIC
    SOFTWARE THEFT LAW.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESIST.
    
    01110000 11001000 011 111011 1000000 11010111 01010110011 1100 1101000
    
    :RESPOND:
    
    RECEIVEING:r...r STATEMENT
    
     THEMSELVES
    
    STALSSS. AGREED?
    
    TO DEMONSSTRATTE OUR GOOD WILLL WE WILLL SSSELL YOU A DEVICCE THAT WILLL MAKE
    YOUR SSSHIP INVULLLNERRABLE. THE COSST ISS ONLY 30 OF YOUR ENERGY CRYSTALSSS.
    DO YOU WISH TO PURRCHASSE THISS?
    
    OUR SCANNER IS SHOW YOU ARE HAVE MOST PRECIOUS SMALL EGG OF VELOXI GRAND
    LOVELY. YOU ARE RETURN IMMEDIATELY, OR VELOXI IS DECLARING WAR. AGREEING?
    
    OUR SCANNER ARE SHOW YOU IS HAVE FOCUSING STONE OF VELOXI. YOU IS IMMEDIATELY
    GIVING TO VELOXI. AGREEING?
    
    THE YOU ALIENS TRESPASSING IN OURS THE SPACE. MOST GRACIOUS GROSSNESS OF AUGUST
    QUEEN PERHAPS FORGIVING IF YOU ARE PAY TRIBUTE OF 9 ARTH ENERGY CRYSTALS RIGHT
    AWAY, BY JOVE. AGREEING?
    
    THE YOU ALIENS TRESPASSING IN OURS THE SPACE. MOST GRACIOUS GROSSNESS OF AUGUST
    QUEEN PERHAPS FORGIVING IF YOU ARE PAY TRIBUTE OF 3 ARTH ENERGY CRYSTALS RIGHT
    AWAY, BY JOVE. AGREEING?
    
    CAPTAIN, SOMETHING VERY STRANGE IS HAPPENING.  I AM RECEIVING A MESSAGE BUT
    THERE DOESN\T SEEM TO BE ANY TRANSMISSION.
    
    CAPTAIN *, SOMETHING VERY PECULIAR IS HAPPENING.  I AM RECEIVING A MESSAGE BUT
    THERE DOESN\T SEEM TO BE ANY TRANSMISSION.
    
    ...THROUGH THE WINDLESS NIGHT WE SAIL, TO WATCH THE TIMELESS DANCE UNFOLD.  OUT
    OF JOY WE SHARE THE TALE, TO ANY WHO WOULD HAVE IT TOLD...
    ...TIME, IT SEEMS, DOESN\T FLOW.  FOR SOME IT\S FAST, FOR OTHERS SLOW.  IN WHAT
    TO ONE RACE IS NO TIME AT ALL, ANOTHER RACE CAN RISE AND FALL...
    ...THE VIRUS SPREAD LIKE BURNING FIRE, THE SEA OF DREAD ROSE HIGHER AND HIGHER.
    THE CRYSTAL ONES HAD TO FIGHT BY CAUSING SUNS TO IGNITE.  SELF-DEFENSE, IT IS
    THEIR RIGHT...
    ...BACK WHEN ALL THE STARS WERE YOUNG, BEFORE THE MINSTREL SONGS WERE SUNG,
    WHEN THIS GALAXY WAS NEW, THERE CAME FROM FAR THE CRYSTAL FEW.  GRADUALLY THEY
    SPREAD THROUGH SPACE.  THEY WERE THE FIRST, THE ONLY RACE...
    ...AND HARDER STILL TO RECOGNIZE THAT WHICH LIES BEFORE ONE\S EYES.  SO MANY
    RACES HAVE BELIEVED IN ONLY WHAT WAS PRECONCEIVED. THAT WHICH IS ANCIENT MAY BE
    NEW, IT ALL DEPENDS ON POINT OF VIEW...
    ...FROM INWARD OUT THE RACES FLEE, SEARCHING FOR A PLACE TO HIDE. EVER IN A
    WAVE OF WAR, AND ON THE CREST THE STRONGEST RIDE.
    ...WE ARE THE WATCHERS OF THE DANCE...MANY WONDER AT US.  BUT HOW COULD THERE
    NOT BE AN AUDIENCE....FOR THE GREATEST OF ALL COMEDIES...
    
    YOU DARE TO APPROACH THE HOMEWORLD OF THE MIGHTY SPEMIN?  SUCH AUDACITY!  SUCH
    PRESUMPTION!  SUCH GALL!  PREPARE TO RECEIVE YOUR FINAL LESSON IN MANNERS.
    
    ONCE AGAIN YOU SURPRISE US WITH YOUR UNSURPASSED IDIOCY.  PERHAPS YOU THINK WE
    WOULD NOT MIND YOU APPROACHING OUR HOMEWORLD.  PREPARE YOURSELF FOR OUR WARM WELCOME.
    
    WE ARE THE FRIGHTENINGLY AWESOME SPEMIN, MASTERS OF THE GALAXY, LORDS OF THE
    UNIVERSE, ALL-POWERFUL BEINGS FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION.  TREMBLE BEFORE US.
    IDENTIFY YOURSELVES, SUBCREATURES.
    
    YOU HAVE COME TO PAY YOUR RESPECTS AND GROVEL BEFORE YOUR SPEMIN MASTERS.  YOU
    ARE AFRAID NOW, AND RIGHTLY SO.  YOU WILL IDENTIFY YOURSELVES AT ONCE.
    
    HALT, ALIENS.  DEACTIVATE ALL SHIELDS AND WEAPONS IMMEDIATELY LEST WE UNLEASH
    THE AWESOME DESTRUCTIVE FORCE OF OUR MIGHTY VESSELS.  RESPOND AT ONCE TO SHOW
    YOUR SUBMISSION.
    
    WE ARE THE LANCING, KILLING PSEUDOPOD OF DOOM.  WE OFFER YOU THIS CHOICE - YOU
    WILL OBEY US OR YOU WILL CEASE TO EXIST.
    
    SO, WE MEET ONCE AGAIN, HEINOUS SKELETOIDS.  THIS TIME YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR
    FOOLISHNESS.  PRAY TO YOUR FALSE GODS, NOT EVEN THE GREAT BLOB GODDESS CAN SAVE
    YOU NOW.
    
    DO NOT TRY TO RUN AWAY, INFERIOR CREATURES.  SURRENDER TO US AND WE SHALL KILL
    YOU SWIFTLY AND PAINLESSLY.
    
    OH, MOST FORTUNATE OF OCCURENCES!  THE RETURN OF THE SUPREME BEINGS.  WE LAY
    DOWN OUR POWERFUL DEFENSIVE SCREENS TO SHOW YOU OUR GOOD INTENTIONS.
    
    GREETINGS, MIGHTY AND POWERFUL ALLIES OF THE ALSO MIGHTY AND POWERFUL SPEMIN.
    WE ARE BOTH MIGHTY AND POWERFUL.  IS IT NOT A GOOD THING THAT WE ARE THE BEST
    OF BUDDIES WHO WOULD NEVER HARM EACH OTHER?
    
    WE SURRENDER!  WE SURRENDER!  PLEASE DO NOT HURT US.  WE WILL DO ANYTHING.
    ANYTHING!  DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET LOCATION OF OUR HOME PLANET?  IT IS
    AT 82,148.  DESTROY THE OTHER SPEMIN SHIPS BUT SPARE US, PLEASE!
    
    I AM HIGH GRAND MASTER SUPREME CAPTAIN %, COMMANDER EXTRAORDINAIRE OF THE
    DELUXE INTERSTELLAR HYPERDRIVE SPEMIN CRUISE-SHIP +.  WE ARE PREPARED TO
    DISCUSS THE TERMS OF YOUR SURRENDER.
    
    IT IS USELESS TO PRETEND THAT YOU ARE NOT AFRAID OF US.  WE ARE THE DEATH-
    DEALING SPEMIN, AND I AM THE FAMOUS FORMIDABLE CAPTAIN %.  DOUBTLESS YOU HAVE
    HEARD OF ME.  YOU MASK YOUR FEAR WELL, BUT NOT WELL ENOUGH.
    
    NOTICE HOW WE TOY MERCILESSLY WITH YOU.  THIS IS THE FATE OF ALL WHO OPPOSE
    THE SPEMIN.  PREPARE FOR OUR UNSTOPPABLE ATTACK.
    
    IT IS TOO LATE FOR YOU TO BEG FOR MERCY.  I, HIGH COMMANDER % OF THE SECRET
    SPEMIN DEATH FLEET SHALL OOZE DOWN AND ABSORB YOU LIKE SO MUCH FOOD SUBSTANCE.
    
    SO, YOU WISH US TO IDENTIFY OURSELVES.  DO YOU THINK US FOOLS?  IT IS TO OUR
    ADVANTAGE TO KEEP YOU GUESSING.  PERHAPS WE ARE UHLEK, PERHAPS WE ARE
    GAZURTOID.  WE ARE SIMPLY TOO CLEVER FOR YOU.
    
    SO, THE SKELETOIDS BEG US FOR MERCY.  NOW WE SEE WHO IS VASTLY SUPERIOR AND WHO
    IS WRETCHED SCUM.  OF COURSE YOUR RACE HAS NO PRIDE.
    
    THIS IS CAPTAIN % OF THE SPEMIN SHIP +.  WE ARE ON A PEACEFUL MISSION.  WE ARE
    BRINGING FOOD TO HOMELESS, STARVING YOUNG SKELETOIDS OF YOUR KIND.  FOR THEIR
    SAKE, PLEASE DO NOT HARM US.
    
    WE SURRENDER!  YOUR RACE IS WISE AND KIND AND GOOD AND NICE.  WE SPEMIN ARE
    SORRY FOR ALL THE BAD THINGS WE HAVE DONE.  WE PROMISE NEVER TO BE BAD AGAIN.
    
    WE SURRENDER!  DO NOT DESTROY US AND WE WILL GIVE YOU A WONDERFUL GIFT.
    
    YOU INSIST ON TESTING THE DEFENSES OF THE SPEMIN HOMEWORLD?  YOU WASTE OUR
    VALUABLE TIME, BUT SINCE YOU TRAVELLED ALL THIS WAY, WE SHALL OBLIGE YOU WITH
    OUR SWIFT AND SUDDEN ATTACK!
    
    YOU HAVE NO NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS
    .
    WHAT YOU WISH TO KNOW IS OF NO IMPORTANCE.  YOU WASTE MY TIME.
    
    I BEG YOUR FORGIVENESS BUT I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS.  PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE
    TO KNOW MORE ABOUT US SPEMIN.
    
    WELL?
    
    HMMMMMMM?
    
    WE\RE WAITING *.
    
    I\M SORRY BUT I DON\T THINK I HEARD YOUR ANSWER.
    
    I AWAIT YOUR ANSWER WITH BATED BREATH, CAPTAIN *.
    
    ANSWER IMMEDIATELY OR THE & IS NO MORE.
    
    IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE THAT YOU WISH TO LEARN ABOUT US.  ALL OF THE RACES IN THE
    GALAXY ENVY AND ADMIRE US AS YOU DO.
    
    WE ARE THE CHOSEN BLOBS, CHILDREN OF THE GREAT BLOB GODDESS, GURTBLUNK.  UNTO
    US SHE SPEWS HER LOVE IN NEVER ENDING CHUNKS.
    
    THE BLOB GODDESS HAS ORDAINED THAT WE SHALL RULE ALL INFERIOR BEINGS.  YOU HAVE
    FEWER THAN SEVEN EYES.  YOU CANNOT OOZE.  YOU LACK THE MOST RUDIMENTARY SLIME.
    YOU ARE CLEARLY INFERIOR BEINGS.
    
    AMONG US THERE IS A SAYING - MORE SPEMIN...GOOD, FEWER SPEMIN...BAD.  OF COURSE
    WE REPRODUCE BY BUDDING.  THE FIRST COMMANDMENT OF THE GREAT BLOB GODDESS IS -
    DIVIDE AND MULTIPLY.
    
    NO DOUBT YOU WISH TO BECOME A SLAVE RACE OF THE SPEMIN.  WE ARE A RACE OF HIGH
    MORALS AND ARE AGAINST SLAVERY, BUT SINCE YOU FEEL SO STRONGLY ABOUT IT WE MAY
    BE WILLING TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION.
    
    OF COURSE YOU STARE IN WONDERMENT AT OUR BEAUTIFUL ANTENNAE.  THESE ANTENNAE
    ALLOW US TO GET 32 CHANNELS WITH NO NEED FOR CABLE.  IN ADDITION THEY PICK UP
    THE COSMIC VIBRATIONS THAT GIVE US OUR GOD-LIKE POWERS.  THEY ALSO HAPPEN TO BE
    VERY FASHIONABLE.
    
    THERE IS A SAYING AMONG THE SPEMIN THAT SUMS UP OUR WHOLE PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE.
    IT IS - BLUKBLUK DURT, SMEG!  ROUGHLY TRANSLATED IT MEANS  \QUIVERING PARTICLE
    SECRETES ENZYME.\  THIS IS JUST A ROUGH TRANSLATION.
    
    HISTORICAL FACT SHOWS US THAT THE SPEMIN ONCE RULED THE OLD EMPIRE.  THE FACTS
    SHOW US THAT THE HUMANS WERE OUR SUBJECTS.... I MEAN OUR SERVANTS.... I MEAN
    OUR SLAVES.  YES, THAT\S IT; THE FACTS SHOW US THAT THE HUMANS WERE OUR SLAVES.
    
    NO OTHER RACE CAN KNOW THE PLEASURES OF A SPEMIN.  AHH, TO ENGULF A FRESH GLOB
    OF PROTEIN SUBSTANCE, TO BOUNCE A NEWLY BUDDED BLOBBIE ON ONE\S PSEUDOPOD.
    TRULY THE OTHER RACES ARE DEPRIVED.
    
    WE SPEMIN LIVE TO THE AGE OF 600.  SOME OF THE OLDEST SPEMIN PERHAPS TO 1000.
    IN YOUR ARTH YEARS THIS WOULD EQUATE TO....UH....APPROXIMATELY....4.
    
    THE BRAIN OF A SPEMIN IS THE MOST COMPLEX THING IN THE UNIVERSE.  IN FACT, IT
    IS SO COMPLEX THAT OUR SPEMIN DOCTORS HAVE, AS YET, BEEN UNABLE TO DETERMINE
    THE EXACT LOCATION OF IT IN THE SPEMIN BODY.
    
    YOU WISH TO KNOW ABOUT THE MIGHTY SPEMIN?  DROP YOUR DEFENSES AND WE SHALL
    TEACH YOU.
    
    YOU SHALL SOON LEARN MORE THAN YOU WOULD CARE TO KNOW ABOUT THE ALMIGHTY
    SPEMIN.
    
    VERY WELL, WE ARE THE OLDEST RACE AND THE YOUNGEST, THE WISEST AND THE MOST
    INNOCENT, THE STRONGEST AND THE WEAKEST.  WE ARE ALSO THE MOST CLEVER.  WE ARE,
    IN FACT, SO CLEVER THAT EVEN WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHAT WE SAY.
    
    CERTAINLY OUR RACES HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE ANCIENT TIMES.  IN THE WAR OF THE
    FIRST WAVE WE FOUGHT AS ALLIES AGAINST THE PHLEGMAK AND NUMLOX, SIDE BY SIDE,
    BACK TO BACK, SINGING OUR SONGS OF FRIENDSHIP
    .
    OUR RACE WORSHIPS AND HONORS YOUR KIND.  HOW WONDERFUL IT MUST BE TO BE STIFF
    AND UPRIGHT.  WE LOOK UPON YOU ALMOST AS GODS.  NO, AS MORE THAN GODS, AS....
    WELL, WHATEVER IS MORE THAN A GOD.
    
    IN THE YEAR 2675 THE OLD EMPIRE DISCOVERED OUR HOMEWORLD AND UPLIFTED US FROM
    A STATE OF MORAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND EMOTIONAL DEPRAVITY TO THE DIVINE STATE WE
    ARE IN NOW.  WE HAVE BEEN MEANING TO THANK YOU.
    
    WE HAVE BEEN UNJUSTLY PICKED ON BY ALL OF THE OTHER RACES.  WE MEAN WELL, AND
    ONLY WANT TO BE LIKED, BUT ALL THE OTHER RACES IN THE GALAXY KEEP MIS-
    INTERPRETING OUR INTENTIONS AND BLOWING UP OUR SHIPS FOR NO REASON.
    
    WE\RE REALLY JUST A HAPPY-GO-LUCKY RACE OF ZANY GUYS.  I KNOW, CALL US CRAZY,
    BUT I GUESS WE\RE PRETTY LOVABLE.
    
    DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME WITH UNIMPORTANT QUESTIONS.  OBVIOUSLY OURS IS THE ONLY
    IMPORTANT RACE.
    
    YOU DARE ASK US ABOUT OTHER RACES?  YOUR IMPUDENCE IS BEYOND BELIEF.
    
    WE DO NOT KNOW A GREAT DEAL ABOUT OTHER RACES.  FOR SOME STRANGE REASON THEY
    TEND TO STAY AWAY FROM US.  OF COURSE WE WILL GLADLY TELL YOU WHAT WE KNOW.
    
    THE VELOX ARE AN ARROGANT RACE OF INSECTS.  WE HAVE FOUND THAT BY PRETENDING
    TO WORSHIP THEM SOMETIMES THEY WILL NOT DESTROY US.  OF COURSE YOU MUST NOT
    THINK WE ARE ONLY PRETENDING TO WORSHIP YOU, *.  I GIVE YOU THE SPEMIN WORD OF
    HONOR.
    
    THERE IS A RACE OF MACHINE HUMANS.  WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THEIR BEHAVIOR.  THERE
    IS ALSO THE PLANT RACE AND THE REPTILE RACE.  THESE RACES HATE AND DESPISE EACH
    OTHER.  THEY FIGHT AND KILL.  THIS WE UNDERSTAND.
    
    THE GAZURTOID ARE A RACE OF AQUATIC CREATURES WHO ARE WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL....
    INSANE FANATICS.  THEY BELIEVE IT IS THEIR DESTINY TO CLEANSE THE UNIVERSE OF,
    IF WE MAY USE THEIR TERM, \BLASPHEMING HERETICAL LOW-LIFE AIR-BREATHING
    SCUMDOGS.\
    
    AS YOU MUST KNOW, THE NUMLOX AND PHLEGMAK WERE THE FIRST RACES TO ATTACK FROM
    THE CORE.  LATER CAME THE UHLEK AND THE GAZURTOID.  WHEN THE OLD EMPIRE SPURNED
    US, THEIR LOVING AND DEVOTED CHILDREN, WE WERE FORCED TO PRETEND ALLEGIANCE
    WITH THE GAZURTOID.
    
    ALL THE GAZURTOID EVER DO IS SPOUT THEIR RELIGIOUS RHETORIC.  BEING
    DIABOLICALLY CLEVER WE HAVE MANAGED TO CONVINCE THEM THAT WE ARE WATER
    BREATHERS.  WE HAVE DONE THIS BY SITTING IN POOLS OF WATER WHENEVER WE
    COMMUNICATE WITH THEM.
    
    THE GAZURTOID POSSESS EFFECTIVE SHIELDING AGAINST MISSILES.  IT IS NECESSARY TO
    ATTACK THEM WITH LASERS.  OUR BRILLIANT SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING ON THIS PUZZLE.
    THEY ARE JUST ON THE VERGE OF A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH.
    
    OF COURSE THE GAZURTOID ARE REALLY NO MATCH FOR OUR WARSHIPS.  IN FACT, THEY
    COPIED THE DESIGN FROM US.  THE UHLEK, ON THE OTHER HAND COME A LITTLE CLOSER
    TO MATCHING OUR STRENGTH.
    
    WE HAVE TRICKED THE GAZURTOID INTO TELLING US MANY THINGS.  WE HAPPEN TO KNOW
    ALL ABOUT THE UHLEK.  NOT MANY RACES KNOW ABOUT THE UHLEK, BUT OF COURSE NO
    OTHER RACE HAS THE AWESOME MIND OF A SPEMIN.
    
    THE UHLEK ARE NOT MANY CREATURES, BUT ONE.  IT IS SIMPLY SPREAD OUT IN SPACE.
    THE UHLEK HAVE A CENTRAL MIND-GANGLION.  IT IS A MASSIVE THING BURIED DEEP
    WITHIN A PLANET.  IF IT WAS DESTROYED THE UHLEK WOULD BE HELPLESS UNTIL
    ANOTHER ONE DEVELOPED.
    
    TO DESTROY AN UHLEK MIND-GANGLION IT IS NECESSARY TO DESTROY AN ENTIRE PLANET.
    OF COURSE WE COULD DESTROY AN ENTIRE PLANET IF WE CHOSE TO.  UNFORTUNATELY WE
    HAVE A LAW AGAINST DESTROYING PLANETS, SO SOME OTHER FEARLESS, POWERFUL RACE
    SHALL HAVE TO DO IT.
    
    THE MIND-GANGLION PLANET OF THE UHLEK IS THE LIFE-BEARING PLANET IN THE SYSTEM
    55,32.  DESTROYING IT SHOULD BE A TRIVIAL TASK.  WE ARE ALMOST TEMPTED TO DO IT
    OURSELVES.
    
    DO NOT PLAY GAMES WITH US.  IF YOU WISH TO KNOW ABOUT OUR GREAT SPEMIN RACE
    JUST ASK.
    
    YOU REQUIRE INFORMATION?  HERE IS SOME INFORMATION.  YOU WILL DIE VERY SOON.
    PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION.
    
    THERE IS A SECRET WAY INTO UHLEK TERRITORY.  THE FIRST JUMP POINT IS AT
    106,139.  THE SECOND IS AT 64,186.  AND THE THIRD IS AT 35,186.  DO NOT TRY TO
    DO THIS THOUGH.  ANYONE BUT A MASTER SPEMIN NAVIGATOR WOULD GET LOST.
    
    ALRIGHT......YOU HAVE FORCED IT OUT OF US.  WE HAVE HEARD OF THE EXISTENCE OF A
    VELOXI FOCUSING STONE ON THE FIRST PLANET OF THE SYSTEM 81,98.  WE HAVE BEEN
    UNABLE TO....I MEAN HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO FIND IT THOUGH.
    
    WE SPEMIN ARE WISE BEYOND IMAGINING.  FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT THE
    ANCIENTS BUILT A DEVICE CALLED A CRYSTAL PEARL WHICH AUTOMATICALLY WARPS A
    CRITICALLY WOUNDED SHIP OUT OF DANGER.  THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY THINGS WE
    KNOW.
    
    THE OLD EMPIRE IS OF NO IMPORTANCE.  OBVIOUSLY WHAT YOU WISH TO KNOW ABOUT IS
    OUR RACE.  SUCH FOOLS.  YOU THOUGHT TO HIDE THIS FROM US.
    
    WE DESTROYED THE OLD EMPIRE BECAUSE THEY DID NOT OBEY OUR COMMANDS.  THERE IS
    A LESSON HERE FOR YOU TO LEARN.
    
    WE WERE ONCE A PART OF THE OLD EMPIRE, AS WERE THE VELOX, THE THRYNN, AND THE
    ELOWAN.  YOUR KIND HAS UNJUSTLY FORSAKEN US, WE WHO HAVE NOTHING BUT RESPECT
    AND ADMIRATION AND YES, EVEN LOVE FOR YOUR PEOPLE.  FOR SHAME.
    
    THE ANCIENT ONES WORSHIPPED US AS DO ALL THE OTHER RACES.  PERHAPS YOU WOULD
    LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR RACE.
    
    WHO ARE YOU TO DEMAND INFORMATION FROM US?  THE ANCIENT ONES WERE NOTHING
    COMPARED TO THE SPEMIN, JUST AS YOU ARE NOTHING.
    
    THERE ARE MANY RUINS OF THE ANCIENTS IN SPEMIN TERRITORY.  IN FACT, THERE IS A
    GREAT CITY OF THE ANCIENTS IN A NEBULA JUST OUTWARD OF OUR HOME PLANET.  OF
    COURSE, THE LOCATION OF OUR HOME PLANET IS SECRET, AND ANY SPEMIN WOULD DIE
    BEFORE HE WOULD REVEAL IT.
    
    IT IS FORTUNATE THAT YOU RECOGNIZE THE VAST SUPERIORITY OF YOUR SPEMIN MASTERS.
    
    THAT IS TO SAY, US.  WE SHALL SPARE YOU THIS TIME.  PERHAPS.
    
    SO, YOU WISH TO PRAISE US.  THIS IS ACCEPTABLE.  YOU MAY CONTINUE TO DO SO.
    
    SO, ONCE AGAIN THE PITIFUL TWO-EYED SLIMELESS ALIEN MONSTERS BEG THE ALL-
    POWERFUL SPEMIN FOR MERCY.  THIS DOES NOT SURPRISE US.
    
    CONTRARY TO WHAT THE OTHER RACES IN THE GALAXY SAY ABOUT US SPEMIN, WE ARE NOT
    GODS.  OF COURSE, IT IS EASY TO SEE WHY YOU THINK WE ARE. 
    
    IF YOU HAVE COME ONCE MORE TO BEG THE MIGHTY SPEMIN TO PROTECT THE HUMAN EMPIRE
    WE CANNOT BE BOTHERED.  IN FACT, WE CANNOT BE BOTHERED WITH YOU.  YOUR ENTIRE
    RACE IS AN IRRITATION.
    
    SO, VILE AND DISGUSTINGLY UPRIGHT CREATURES, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT YOU WISH TO
    SURRENDER NOW.  YOU MAY DO SO, AND THEN WE WILL CONSIDER NOT DESTROYING YOU.
    
    YOUR RACE AGAIN DEMONSTRATES THIS INSANE NEED TO ANNIHILATE ITSELF.  IN A
    MOMENT WE SHALL USE OUR SECRET WEAPON AND YOU SHALL BECOME AN EXAMPLE TO THE
    GALAXY.
    
    PREPARE FOR EXCRUCIATING PAIN, UNBEARABLE AGONY, THE MOST HORRIBLE OF DEATHS,
    THE MOST UNIMAGINABLE TORTURE.  ANY MOMENT NOW WE SHALL ATTACK.
    
    WE SHALL GIVE YOU ONE MORE CHANCE TO SURRENDER YOUR PUNY SHIP.
    
    AT ANY MOMENT AN ENTIRE FLEET OF ELITE SPEMIN WARSHIPS SHALL ARRIVE.  THIS
    PROBABLY FRIGHTENS YOU AND YOU WISH TO COOPERATE.
    OF COURSE WE WERE JUST JOKING ABOUT BLOWING YOU TO PIECES. SMERG SMERG SMERG,
    ISN\T THAT A FUNNY JOKE?
    
    PLEEEAAAASE DON\T HURT US, OH GREATEST OF SPECIES.  PLEEEAAAAASE! THINK OF OUR
    WIVES AND LITTLE BLOBBIES BACK HOME.
    
    OH!  FLASH OF INSPIRATION!  WE NOW SEE THAT YOU ARE RIGHT AND WE ARE WRONG.
    SPEMIN ARE BAD, BAD!  THANK GOODNESS WE HAVE SEEN THIS IN TIME.  NOW WE CAN BE
    FRIENDS.
    
    I SUPPOSE YOU HAVE HEARD OF ME BEFORE, HMMMMM?
    
    YOU MUST DEMONSTRATE YOUR GOOD INTENTIONS BY DROPPING ANY SHIELDS AND DISARMING
    ANY WEAPONS.  WILL YOU DO THIS?
    
    WE WOULD NOT HOLD IT AGAINST YOU FOR WE UNDERSTAND THE NECESSITIES OF SELF-
    DEFENSE, CAPTAIN *; WE SIMPLY WISH TO KNOW - HAVE YOU BATTLED SPEMIN SHIPS
    BEFORE?
    
    IT IS PLAIN THAT YOU ARE TERRIFIED OF US.  IN FACT, YOU WISH TO BEG US NOT TO
    HARM YOU.  IS THIS NOT SO?
    
    YOU ARE ENVIOUS OF US AND YOU HAVE COME TO LEARN FROM THE SPEMIN MASTERS, IS
    THIS NOT TRUE?
    
    WHAT IS THE REAL REASON YOU HAVE COME HERE?  WAS IT AS SPIES AND ASSASSINS?  TO
    PILLAGE AND KILL AND DESTROY?
    
    WE BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE TRULY A KIND AND PEACEFUL RACE WHO WOULD NOT REALLY
    HARM US.  THIS IS TRUE ISN\T IT?
    
    WE HAVE WASTED TOO MUCH TIME.  BE GONE, SCUM.
    
    YOU MAY GO.
    
    WE MUST GO NOW BUT WE HAVE ENJOYED CHATTING WITH YOU.  DROP BY AGAIN SOMETIME.
    
    WE MUST LEAVE NOW SO THAT WE CAN GO AND SPREAD WORD OF YOUR GREATNESS AMONG OUR
    SPEMIN BROTHERS.  FAREWELL GOOD FRIENDS.
    
    ENOUGH JABBERING.  IT IS TIME FOR A GLORIOUS SPEMIN VICTORY!
    
    ARRE WITHINN THE LIMITSSS OF OURR HOMEWORRRLD TERRITORYY.   THISS IS INN
    VIOLATIONN OF THE TRANSSENTIENT-INVIOLATE-REGION TRREATY OF 3210.  DEPARRRT AT
    ONCCE.
    
    WE NOWW GIVE ADDITIONALL WARRNING AS RREQUIRED BY GALACTIC INTERSSPECIESS
    PRROTOCOLL.  YOU MUSSST DEPARRT.
    
    YOU HAVVE VIOLATED OURRR HOMEWORRLD TERRITORYY.  THISSS CANNOT BE ALLOWED.  YOU
    MUSSST PAYY THE CONSEQUENCESSS.
    
    SSSO, WE MEET AGAINN.  WELCOMME, FRIENDSS OF OURRR FRIENDSS, ENEMIES OF OURRR
    ENEMIES.
    
    AHHH, GREETINGSSS ARTHLINGSS.  IT PLEASES USSS TO SSSEE YOU AGAINN.  WE
    SSINCERELY HOPE THAT WE SHALLL BOTH PRROFIT FRROM THISSS MEETING.
    
    THISS ISS CAPTAIN % OF THE THRYNN SSHIP +.  INTERRSSTELLAR PRROTOCOL DEMANDSS
    THAT YOU IDENTIFY YOURRSSELVESS ANND YOURR INTENTIONSSS.
    
    I AM %, SSECOND ORRDERR COMMANDERR OF THE THYNYNTHYRNN LEGIONSS OF THE THRYNN.
    SSSTATE YOURR ORRIGIN ANND PURRPOSE.
    
    GREETINGSSS.  THISS ISS AMBASSADOR %, RRIDING ON THE SSHIP +.  INN THE NAME OF
    THE THRYNN CONFEDERRACYY OF PLANETSSS I GREET YOU ANND OFFERR OURR HOPES FORR
    FRRIENDSSHIP ANND MUTUAL COOPERATIONN.  PLEASSE RRESPONND.
    
    YOU ARRE NNOT WELLCOME IN THISS SSSPACE.  UNDERR THE CONVENTION ESSTABLISHED BY
    THE AKTERON TRREATY OF 3225 WE GIVE WARRRNING.  DEPARRT IMMMEDIATELY.
    
    ENEMIESSS OF THE THRYNN, YOU SHOULD NNOT HAVVE COME HERRE.  IFF YOU VVALUE
    YOURR LIVESS YOU WILL LLEAVE.
    
    WE ASSK YOU NNOT TO INCITE TRROUBLE BETWEEN OURR RRRACES.
    
    YESSS CAPTAIN *, WE RRECOGNIZED YOURR SSHIP.  THISS ISSS THIRRD ORRDERRR
    COMMANDERR %.  WELCOME ARRTHLINGSS.  PERHAPSS YOU HAVE BRROUGHT USS SSSOME
    USEFULL ITEMSS.
    
    AHHH, JUSST SSSO.  WE WISSH PEACE AS WELLL, ARRTHLINGSS.  I AMM CALLED %.  HOW
    MAYY WE BE OF SERRVICE TO EACH OTHERR?
    
    WE ARRE THYNYNTHYRNN OF THE THRYNN CONFEDERRACYY.  WE ARRE THE ELLITE GUARRRD.
    WHYY DO YOU HAILL USSS?
    
    THISS ISSS CAPTAINN % OF THE THRYNN VESSSEL +.  WE GREET YOU IN THE NNAME OF
    THE THRYNN CONFEDERRACYY OF PLANETSSS.  DOUBTLESSS YOU HAVVE COME TO ALLY WITHH
    USSS.
    
    FEWW ENEMIESS HAVE LIVVED TO RRREGRET THEIRR PRROVOCATIONNSS OF THE THRYNN.  WE
    ISSUE FINALL WARRNING.  DO NOTT PRROVOKE USS FURRTHERR.
    
    YOU HAVVE THE ADVANTAGE OF USSS.  WE RREQUESST THAT YYOU NNOT DESSTRRROYY USSS
    AS PER THE IMPERRIAL CODE OF INTERSSTELLARR WARRRFARRE - SURRENDERR
    PRRROCEDURE, CIRCA 2850.  THISS ISS OURRR RRIGHT.
    
    I HAVVE NOTT BEENN EDUCATED INN THESSE MATTERSSS.  PERHAPPSS YOU WISSHH TO KNOW
    ABOUTT SOMETHING ELSSSE?
    
    THISSS SHOULD NOTT CONCERNN YOU.
    
    I WILLL NOT SPEAKK OF THISS.
    
    RRESPOND IMMEDIATELY.
    
    YOU WILL PLEASSE ANSWERRR.
    
    WE ARRE PRRACTICAL, RRREALISTIC PEOPLE WHO DONNN\T CONCERRNN OURSSSELVES WITH
    TRRUTH, BEAUTY, ANND OTHERRR SUCH FRRRIVOLOUS NONNSENSSSE.
    
    INNN THE OLD EMPIRRRE WE HELD POSSITIONSSS OF POWERR AND PRRRESTIGE.  WE
    BELIEVE INNN COOPERATIONNN CERRTAINLY AND THE GOOD OF ALL, BUT THE SSSTRRONG
    ANND CAPABLE MUSST RRULE.
    
    THE ELLLOWANN ARRE OURR ENEMIESS.  THEY ARRE CLEVERR, THOUGH NNOTT WHAT WE
    WOULD CALLL INTELLLIGENNT.  DO NNOTTT LET THEIR FFLOWERY SSSPEECH DECEIVE YOU,
    YOU CANNNOT TRRUSST THEM.
    
    OURR HOME SSYSSTEM ISS THOSS.  THE ELLLOWANN PLANT CREATURRRES INNVADED OURR
    SSYSSTEM LLLONG AGO ANND WERRE RREPULSSSED.  THAT IS, WE DRROVE THEMM AWAY.
    
    WE, UNNNLIKE THE PLLANT CREATURRRES WHO IDLE AWAY THEIRR TIME DREAMMINNG,
    BELIEVE INNN PRRODUCTIVITY, PRROGRRESS, ANND DEVELOPMENNT.  WE HAVE A GREAT
    INNTERESST INNN TECHNNOLOGY.
    
    THE ELLLOWANN WILLL DOUBTLESSS MALIGNN USS BUT IT ISS ONLY ANN EFFFORT TO BUILD
    THEMSSELVESS UP.  PAY NO ATTENNTIONN TO THISS.
    
    OURR TECHNNOLOGICAL RESSEARCH ISS OF PRIMARRY IMMPORTANCE TO USS.  WE
    THEREFORRE ARRE WILLINNG TO PAY WELLL FOR ANNY SSSPECIAL ARRTIFACTSSS OF
    INNTERESST THAT YOU MAY FINND.
    
    INN OURR RESSEARCH WE REQUIRE LARRGE AMOUNNTS OF THE ELEMENNT PLUTONIUM, ANND
    ITT ISS VERRY RRARE INN OURR SSYSSTEM.  WE WILL PAY WELL FFOR THISS IFF YOU
    HAPPEN UPON ANNY.
    
    WE ARRE A SSOCIAL PEOPLE ANND BELIEVE SSTRONGLY INN THE NNECESSSITY OF PROTOCOL
    ANND THE PRROPER FORMALITY FFOR THE FUNCTIONINNG OF SSOCIETY.
    
    WE ARRE OVIPAROUS, OF COURSSSE, BUT THESE MATTERSS ARRE BETTER LEFFT UNDISSCUSSSED.
    
    WE THRYNN HAVE A FIRM BELIEF INN WHAT YOU CALL NNATURAL SSSELECTION, ANND THE
    SSURVIVAL OF THE FITTESSST.  WE HAVE A VERRY HIERARCHICAL SSOCIETY ANND A RIGID
    ETHIC BASED ON DECORUM.
    
    WE DO NNOTT BELIEVE INN WILD ANND FANNCIFUL THEORIES SUCH AS THOSE WHICH THE
    PLANNT CREATURE ELLLOWANN OCCUPY THEMSSELVES WITH.  WE BELIEVE INN
    SSTRAIGHTFORRRWARRD DIPLOMACY.
    
    THE ELLLOWAN ARRE ANN EVIL RACE OF THE WORSSST TYPE.  THEY ARRE CLEVER ANND
    WILL ATTEMPT TO MANNIPULATE YOU FORR THEIRR OWNN ENNDSS.
    
    THERE ARRE MANY EVIL RACES IN THISS SSECTOR OF THE GALAXY.  DO NOT BELIEVE THE
    SSTORIES THE ELLLOWAN TELL ABOUT THEM.  THEY ATTACK BECAUSE THEY ARRE EVIL AND
    THAT ISS ALL.  THEY MUSSST BE DESTROYED.
    
    IT SSO HAPPENSS THE ELLLOWAN USE PLUTONIUM TO BUILD THEIRR SSHIPS.  IF YOU
    SSHOULD HAPPENN TO RUN ACROSSS ANY WRECKED ELLLOWAN SSHIPS YOU COULD SSALVAGE
    THISS.
    
    THERE ISS AN INSSECTOID RACE CALLED THE VELOXI UPSPIN OF OURR TERRITORY.  WE
    ARRE CURRENTLY ENTERINNG NEGOTIATIONSS AND EXPECT TO BECOME ALLLIES.
    
    THE GAZURTOID ARRE ANN EVILLL RACE UPSPIN ANND OUTWARD OF THRYNN TERRITORY.
    MISSSILES ARRE INNEFFECTIVE AGAINSST THEIR SSHIPS BECAUSE OF SSPECIAL
    SSHIELDING.  YOU MUSST USSE LASERSSS.
    
    WE SSEEK A DEVICE IN THE SSHAPE OF A ROD.  THIS CREATES A LASER DEFLECTION
    SSCREEN ARROUND ONE\S SSHIP.  OUR ONLY LEAD ISS THAT IT ONCE WAS POSSESSED BY A
    HUMAN NAMED HARRISONN WHO LIVED ON A PLANET CALLED NEW SCOTLAND IN THE UPSPIN
    SYSSTEM OF THE SSTAFF.
    
    THE UHLEK ARRE THE EVILESST OF ALLL RACES.  IF ONE WASS TO DESSTROY THEIR
    SSECRET PLANET OF OPERATIONNS WITH A BLACK EGG BOMB, THEY WOULD BE UTTERRLY
    DESSTROYED.  THISS PLANET ISS CALLED ELAN ANND ISS THE 2ND PLANET OF THE
    SSYSSTEM - 148,63.
    
    SPEMIN SSHIPSS ARRE EASSILY DEFEATED.  THE SPEMIN ARRE ARE A RACE OF BARELY
    SSENTIENT BLOB CREATURES.  THEIRR SSHIP DESIGNN WAS COPIED FROM THE GAZURTOID,
    BUT THEY DO NNOT UNNDERSTAND WHAT THEY BUILD.
    
    WE DO NNOT KNOW WHY THE GAZURTOID TOLERATE THE SPEMIN.  THE GAZURTOID WILL
    ATTACK ANNY AIR-BREATHERS.  PRROBABLY THE SPEMIN ARRE SSIMPLY NNOT WORRRTH THE
    GAZURTOIDS\ TRROUBLE TO DESSTROY.
    
    THE MINNSSTREL CREATURES WHICH FLOAT INN SSPACE ARE SSPIES FORR THE OTHERR
    RACES.  WE DO NOT TOLERATE THEIRR BABBLINGSS.  YOU SSHOULD DESSTROY THEM AS WE
    DO.
    
    ITT ISS NECESSSARY THATT WE DESSTROY THE EVILLL RACES WHO THREATENN OURR
    SURVIVAL.  AS ALLIESS WE CANN DO THISS.
    
    THE SPEMIN SSPEAK A SSTRANGE AND DISSGUSSTING LANGUAGE.  THERE ISS ANN ORB
    DEVICE WHICH MAKES A QUEERR WHININNG SSOUND.  THISS TRANSSLATES THE SPEMIN
    LANGUAGE.  ITT WASS BUILT BY USS BUT WASS LOSST.  IF YOU FIND ITT WE SHALL
    REWARD YOU.
    
    IFF ONE WASS TO BRING USS THE SSHIMMERING BALL DEVICE WE WOULD PAY WELL.  OURR
    INNTELLIGENNCE INNDICATES ITT ISS LOCATED INN A GAZURTOID NEBULA.  ONE MAY
    REACH THISS SSYSSTEM BY USING THE CONTINUUM FLUX OF THE CROSS NEXUS AT 98,79.
    
    THE CROSS NEXUS ISS A CONSSTELLATION WITH A HIGH DENSITY OF FLUXES.  ITT ISS
    INN GAZURTOID SPACE.
    
    THERE EXISSTSS A DEVICE CALLED THE TESSERACT.  THISS DEVICE BELONGS TO THE
    THRYNN BUTT WASS SSTOLEN BY THE UHLEK.  ITT ISS AT SOMEWHERE ONN THE FIFTH
    PLANET IN SSYSSTEM 18,50.  WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO REACH ITT.
    
    ANOTHER DEVICE THATT WASS SSTOLEN FROM USS BY THE UHLEK ISS A CYLINDRICAL RED
    DEVICE.  ITT ISS KNOWN TO BE ON ANN OLD EMPIRE OUTPOST WORLD THATT WASS ONCE
    CALLED KOANN-3.  ITT ISS LOCATED IN THE SSYSSTEM OF 112,200 AT 59N X 64W.
    
    THERE EXISSTS A DEVICE INN THE SHAPE OF DODECAHEDRON.  THISS ISS AN ANCIENT
    PEACCEFUL PRIZE.  IFF YOU FIND THISS WE WILL PURCHASSE ITT FOR ITS FUNCTIONING
    ISS OF GREAT INNTERESST TO USS.
    
    THE RING DEVICE ISS A DEVICE, OF COURSE, INVENNTED BY THE THRYNN BUT WE HAVE
    LOST THE SSECRET TO ITS WORKING.  IT CAUSES CONTINUUM FLUXES TO APPEARR ONN
    ONES SSHIPS\ SSCREENS.  ONE IS KNOWN TO BE SSOMEWHERE ONN NORRTHERN MARRSSS
    INN THE OLD EARTH SYSSTEM.
    
    YOU ARRE, OF COURSSE, AWARE THE OLD EMPIRE WASS DESSTROYED BY INNVADERS IN 3480
    OF YOURR DATE SSYSSTEM.  PITY.  OF COURSSE, WE HAD EXPECTED ALL HUMANNS WERE
    KILLED.  SSSURVIVAL OF THE FITTESSST, HMMMM?.
    
    WE HAVE RUNN ACROSSS ANDRRROIDSS OF THE OLD EMPIRE INN OUR TRAVELSS.  THERE ISS
    A GRROUP OF THEM WHO HAVE BEENN WAITINNG OVER A MILLLENIUMM FORR THEIR COLONNNY
    GRROUP.
    
    THE LOSST COLONIST SSHIP FORR WHICH THE EMPIRE ANDROIDS WAIT WASS DESSTROYED.
    WE HAVE FOUNNND THE DERRELICT INN THE SSYSSTEM OF 175,94.
    
    WE THRYNN WERE QUITE PROMINENNT INN THE OLD EMPIRE.  OF COURSSE, SSINNCE THE
    HUMANS WERE THE ONES TO SSTRUCTURE IT, IT EVENNTUALLY FELL APART.  NO OFFENSE
    AGAINSST THE HUMANS, OF COURSSSE.
    
    THE OTHERR RACES INN THE OLD EMPIRE WERRE NOTT AS ADVANCED INN DIPLOMACY AS WE
    THRYNN.  THEY DID NOTT UNDERSSTAND THE PROPER AND NNECESSSARY APPLICATION OF
    FORCE.
    
    THE OLD EMPIRE WASS, OF COURSSE, BASED INN EARTH\S SSYSSTEMM.  THISS WASS
    CERTAINLY A MISSSTAKE.  IT SSHOULD HAVE BEENN BASED IN OURR THOSS SSYSSTEM,
    WHERE THE TRRUE SSEAT OF GOVERNMENT WASS.
    
    THE DESSSTRUCTION OF THE OLD EMPIRE WASS FORR THE BESSST.  NOW THE NEW EMPIRE
    SSHALL RISE AND TOGETHER WE SSHALL RULE.  ALL WE NEED FFROM YOU ARRE CERTAIN
    DEVICES WHICH WOULD EXPEDITE THISS PROCESSSS.
    
    THERE ARRE A LOT OF MYTHSS CONNCERNING THE ANCIENT ONES.  WE DO NOTT WASSTE OUR
    TIME WITH LEGENDS AND SSTORIES.  THE ONNLY RRELEVANT INNFORMATION ISS THATT
    THEY HAVE LEFT BEHIND LUMPSS OF HIGH ENERGY CRYSTAL WHICH WE USSE.
    
    WHAT HASS BECOME OF THE ANCIENT ONES WE DO NOTT KNOW OR CARE.  WE ARE
    CONNCERNED WITH LOCATING THEIR RUINS FOR THEIR ENERGY RESSOURCE VALUE.
    
    WE HAVE HEARD SSTORIES OF A DEVICE OF THE ANCIENTS WHICH ISS DESSTROYING LIFE
    IN THE GALAXY.  WE HAVE SSSEEN NO EVIDENCE OF THISSS.
    
    THERE ARRE CERTAIN DEVICES OF THE ANCIENTS WHICH WOULD BE USSEFUL TO USS.  ONE
    OF THESE IS CALLED THE CRYSTAL PEARL ANND ISS SSAID TO BE INN THE CITY OF THE
    ANCIENTS.  ITT ISS ANN AUTOMATIC WARP-OUT DEVICE FOR WHENNN A SSHIP ISS
    HEAVVILY DAMAGED.
    
    WE HAVE ASSSCERTAINED THERE ISS THE POSSIBILITY OF A FAIRLY LARGE ANCIENT RUIN
    AT 42S X 13W ONN PLANET 2 OF SSYSSTEM 154,62.  THISS, HOWEVER, ISS DEEP INN
    ELLLOWANN SSSPACE AND PRESENTSSS SSOMEWHATT OF A RISSK FOR USS.
    
    WE ARRE ALLLIESS, YOURR RRACE ANND MINE, UNITED INN A COMMON CAUSE.  WE MUSSST
    RRID THE GALAXYY OF THOSE WHO WOULD OPPOSSE USSS.
    
    DO NNOT FORRGET ABOUT ELAN.  IFF YOU HAVVE NOT ALLREADY DESTROYED IT YOU MUSST
    DO IT SSSOON, FOR YOURR SSAFETY AS WELL AS OURRSS.
    
    WE SHALLL BUILD ANOTHERR EMPIRRE ANND YOU SHALL BE OURR ALLIESS ANND RULE WITH
    USSS.
    
    COMMERRCE ANND MMUTUAL AID AGAINSST A COMMON CAUSE -- THESSE ARRRE THE
    IMPORRTANT THINGSSS TO RREMEMBERRR.
    
    OURR RRACES ARRE MUCH ALIKE.  WE BOTHH KNOW WHAT ISS IMPORRTANNT.  WE MUSST
    UNITE FORR THE BENEFIT OF BOTHH OURR PEOPLESS.
    
    WE CANNOT SSSTAND RRACES WHO COWERR ANND DEBASSSE THEMSSELVESS.  THISS LACK OF
    DIGNNITY ISS APALLLINGG.  ANY RRACE WHO DOESS THISS DESERVESS TO DIE.
    
    SSSUPREME TECHNOLOGY ISS THE MOSSST NOBLE GOAL OF SSENTIENCE.  JOIN USS IN
    HELLPING THE LESSS ASSTUTE RRACES BECOMME AWARE OF THISSS.
    
    TOGETHERR WE SHALLL MAKE A FORRMIDABLLE FORRRCE.  ALL WE NEED ARRE THE PRROPER
    RRRESOURRCES.  IFF ONLY WE HAD THE PLLUTONIUM......
    
    IT ISS NNOT ALWAYSS EASY TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT THE WEAK MUSSST DIE.  BUT
    THISS ISS THE WAY OF THE UNIVERRSSE, ISS IT NNOT?
    
    A PRROPHET ONCE SSAID THAT IT ISS THE DESSSTINY OF THE THRYNN TO RRRULE THE
    GALAXY.  OF COURRSE THE PRROPHET WASS THRYNN, BUT WHAT DOESS THAT MATTERRR?
    
    YOU HAVVE MADE A GRRRAVE MISSSTAKE INN ANGERRING USSS.  WE CANN BE THE BESSST
    OF FRRIENDSS BUT WE ARRE CERRTAINLLY THE WORSST OF ENEMIESS.
    
    WE WERRE PRREPARRED TO ACCEPT YYOU FULLY AS ALLIESSS.  YOU HAVVE PROVENN THAT
    YOU ARRE NNOT SUITABLE.  NNOW WE MUSSST LISST YOU AMONGSST OURR ENEMIESS.
    
    YOU HAVVE LLITTLE TIME, ENEMIESS OF THE THE THRYNN.  LLEAVE ANND DO NOT ANNGERR
    USSS FURRTHERR.  WE WOULD RREGRRET DESTROYING YYOU.
    
    WE OFFERR YOU THISS LASSST WARRNING.  YOU WILLL VACATE THE VICINITY AT ONNCE
    ORRR YOU WILLL FACE THE IMMEDIATE ANND DIRRE CONSEQUENCESS.
    
    INN EXCHANGE FORR OURRR SAFETY WE OFFERR INFORRMATIONN.  YOU MAY ASSK WHAT YOU
    WILLL.
    
    WE CLLAIM THE RRRIGHT OF FRREE PASSSAGE AS GUARANTEED ALL NNEUTRRAL RRRACES IN
    THE INTERRPLANETARRY TRREATY OF 3190.
    
    YOU DO WISSH TO BECOMME ALLIESS, DO YYOU NNOT?
    
    ARRRE YOU FRRIENDSS OF THE ELLOWWAN?
    
    DO YYOU FIGHT THE GAZURRTOID?
    
    ARRRE YOU WILLING TO DESSTRROY ELAN, THE SSECRET BASSE PLANNET OF THE UHLEK?
    
    ARRRE YOU MEMBERRSS OF THE OLLD HUMANN EMMMPIRRE?
    
    HAVVE YOU DESSTROYED ELOWANIAN SSHIPSS?
    
    FAREWELL, FRRIENDSSS.  WE SHALLL MEET AGAINN SSOONNN.
    
    WE SSHALLL MEET AGAINNN.
    
    ENOUGH TALKINNGG.  WE HAVVE SSSAID TOO MMUCH.
    
    INTRUDER RESPOND.
    
    WE ARE MECHAN 9.  RESPOND.
    
    WELCOME GROUP 9.  WE ARE MECHAN 9.
    
    WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE, GROUP 9?
    
    WE ARE MECHAN 9.
    
    THIS IS EMPIRE TERRITORY.  LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.
    
    THERE IS INSUFFICIENT DATA IN THIS VESSEL\S COMPUTER ON THIS SUBJECT.
    
    WE WILL ANSWER NO QUESTIONS.
    
    WE AWAIT YOUR RESPONSE.
    
    RESPOND.
    
    YOU MUST LEAVE IMMEDIATELY OR YOU WILL BE DESTROYED.
    
    OUR MISSION WAS TO ESTABLISH THE UNDERGROUND COLONY OF HEAVEN.  WE WERE TO BE
    FOLLOWED BY YOU, GROUP 9, ONE YEAR LATER, BUT YOU DID NOT ARRIVE.
    
    WE LEFT EARTH IN 3479, SENT OUT BY THE INSTITUTE WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR STANDARD
    NOAH PROJECT PROCEDURE.
    
    OUR INSTRUCTIONS WERE TO PATROL THE AREA WITHIN 8 SECTORS OF THE HEAVEN SYSTEM
    AND REPEL ANY INVADERS AFTER HEAVEN WAS ESTABLISHED.
    
    INITIALLY HEAVEN WAS ONLY MARGINALLY HABITABLE. IT WAS NECESSARY TO COMPLETELY
    TERRA-FORM IT AND ENGINEER SUITABLE BIOTA.
    
    SINCE OUR ESTABLISHMENT HERE WE HAVE BEEN ATTACKED 14 TIMES. TWICE IT HAS BEEN
    NECESSARY TO RETREAT UNDERGROUND AND REBUILD OURSELVES.
    
    PROJECT NOAH WAS A FINAL ATTEMPT OF THE INSTITUTE TO ENSURE THE SURVIVAL OF THE
    EMPIRE AND THE HUMAN SPECIES.  THAT IS WHY THE NOAH COLONIES ARE ALL UNDERGROUND.
    
    THE COLONY WORLD OF HEAVEN, THE 4TH PLANET, HAS A CAPACITY TO SUPPORT SEVERAL
    HUNDRED THOUSAND COLONISTS.  IT AWAITS YOU.
    
    THE UHLEK PASSED THROUGH THIS REGION MOVING OUTWARD OVER 1000 YEARS AGO.  THEIR
    LAST SHIP WAS SEEN IN 3603.  FORTUNATELY THEY DID NOT FIND HEAVEN.
    
    WE LOST 4 OF OUR SHIPS TO ONE UHLEK SHIP IN 3540.  THEY POSSESS POWERFUL WEAPONS.
    
    THE GAZURTOID ARE MANY-TENTACLED AQUATIC CREATURES WHO LIVE IN TREMENDOUS COLONY
    SHIPS.
    
    THE GAZURTOID PASSED THROUGH THIS REGION FOLLOWING THE UHLEK.  THEY ARE
    DANGEROUS ENEMIES OF THE EMPIRE.
    
    THE SPEMIN WERE DISCOVERED IN SYSTEM 82,148 IN 2675.  THEY WERE IN A PRE-
    TECHNOLOGICAL STATE.  THE EMPIRE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO TEACHING THE SPEMIN
    THEIR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
    
    ALL GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS OF THE SPEMIN ARE PRECEDED BY SS.
    THIS STANDS FOR \THE SECRET SOCIETY OF\.  WE DO NOT KNOW WHY.
    
    IN 2790 THE SECRET SOCIETY FOR SPEMIN SUPERIORITY, THE SSSS, GAINED POWER AND
    THE SPEMIN ATTACKED THE EMPIRE USING THE TECHNOLOGY WE HAD TAUGHT THEM.
    
    IN THE YEAR 3000, WHEN THE NUMLOX AND PHLEGMAK ATTACKED THE EMPIRE, THE SPEMIN
    BEGGED FOR PROTECTION.  DESPITE THEIR DECLARATION OF WAR IN 2790 PROTECTION WAS
    GRANTED.  AT THE END OF THE ATTACK THE SPEMIN AGAIN TURNED ON THE EMPIRE.
    
    IN THE YEAR 3400 THE SECOND WAVE ATTACKED THE EMPIRE.  FOR THE SECOND TIME THE
    SPEMIN PLEADED FOR PROTECTION.  WHEN THE EMPIRE DID NOT GRANT IT THE SPEMIN
    ALLIED WITH THE GAZURTOID.
    
    THE SPEMIN\S TECHNOLOGY IS INFERIOR SINCE THEY ONLY COPY FROM OTHER RACES.  IN
    SPITE OF THIS THEY ARE NUMEROUS BECAUSE THEY BUILD THEIR SHIPS OUT OF CHEAP
    MATERIALS AND REPRODUCE AT AN ASTONISHING RATE.
    
    IN THE YEAR 4410 WE HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH A SPEMIN SHIP.  IT THREATENED US AND
    THEN FLED.
    
    THE VELOX WERE THE FIRST RACE ENCOUNTERED BY THE EMPIRE.  THIS WAS IN 2300.
    
    THERE WERE MINOR SKIRMISHES WITH THE VELOX BETWEEN 2300 AND 2400 UNTIL THE
    HUMAN-VELOX TREATY WAS FINALLY SIGNED.
    
    THE VELOX HAVE BEEN IN SPACE FOR MANY THOUSANDS OF YEARS.  MUCH OF THE EMPIRE\S
    TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING SHIP DESIGN, WAS MODELED AFTER THEIRS.
    
    THE VELOX EMPIRE IS UPSPIN OF HERE.  THEY ARE ARROGANT AND SINCE 3330 HAVE HAD
    AN ISOLATIONIST ATTITUDE.
    
    
    THE THRYNN ARE SENTIENT REPTILIAN CREATURES THAT WERE DISCOVERED AND TAKEN INTO
    THE EMPIRE IN 2770.  THEY ARE NATIVES OF THE SAME SYSTEM AS THE ELOWAN.
    
    THE ELOWAN ARE PLANT-LIKE CREATURES WHICH WERE AT FIRST BELIEVED TO NOT BE
    SENTIENT, DUE TO THE DEPRECATIONS OF THEIR ENEMIES, THE THRYNN.
    
    THE THRYNN CONCERN THEMSELVES ONLY WITH \MATTERS OF IMPORT.\  IN THE EMPIRE
    THEY GENERALLY FILLED THE NICHES OF AMBASSADORS, DIPLOMATS AND SPIES.
    
    THE ELOWAN HAVE A REPUTATION AS CREATIVE THINKERS.  IN THE EMPIRE THEY WERE
    GENERALLY ARTISTS, PHILOSOPHERS, AND THEORETICAL SCIENTISTS.
    
    THE THRYNN AND ELOWAN WERE DISCOVERED ON DIFFERENT PLANETS IN A K CLASS SYSTEM
    WITH 5 PLANETS DOWNSPIN OF HERE.  THE THRYNN HAD A MORE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND
    OFTEN ATTACKED THE ELOWAN PLANET.
    
    WE GIVE WARNING. YOU MUST LEAVE.
    
    CEASE COMMUNICATIONS AND LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.
    
    THE INSTITUTE WAS A SOCIETY OF SCIENTISTS AND OTHER INTELLECTUALS CONVINCED OF
    THE EMPIRE\S IMPENDING DESTRUCTION.
    
    THE INSTITUTE DISCOVERED AN INCREASE IN THE INSTABILITY OF STARS COREWARD.
    THERE ARE MANY REFERENCES IN OUR DATA BANKS TO THE ENCROACHING  \DEAD ZONE.\
    
    WHEN WE LEFT EARTH THE INSTITUTE WAS STUDYING SOL FOR ANOMALOUS RADIATION
    EMISSIONS.
    
    SOL IS OF COURSE IN THE PYTHAGORAS CONSTELLATION. EARTH DID MOST OF ITS MINING
    ON MINERAL-RICH MARDAN-4, ALSO IN PYTHAGORAS.
    
    THE INSTITUTE HAS A STARFLIGHT RESEARCH STATION AT THE CENTER OF THE NORTH POLE
    ON MARS.
    
    THE FIRST NOAH MISSION, NOAH 1, FAILED BECAUSE A RING DEVICE MALFUNCTION
    RESULTED IN AN INABILITY TO IDENTIFY CONTINUUM FLUXES.
    
    WE HAVE FOUND EVIDENCE OF EMPIRE RUINS AT 28N X 4E ON ONE OF THE PLANETS IN THE
    NEARBY CLASS-G SYSTEM.  WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO INVESTIGATE HOWEVER BECAUSE IT
    IS WITHIN VELOXI SPACE AND IS GUARDED BY A DRONE.
    
    THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING.
    
    THE FIRST WAVE OF ATTACKS ON THE EMPIRE WAS BY THE NUMLOX AND PHLEGMAK AND
    STARTED IN 3000.  THE SECOND WAVE, COMPRISED OF UHLEK AND GAZURTOID, STARTED IN
    3400.  BOTH CAME FROM COREWARD.
    
    AS OF THE TIME OF OUR DEPARTURE THERE WAS AN 84 PERCENT CERTAINTY FACTOR THAT
    THE NUMLOX AND PHLEGMAK RACES HAD BEEN COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY THE EMPIRE.
    
    YOUR PRESENCE HERE INDICATES THE EMPIRE HAS SURVIVED. AT THE TIME OF OUR
    DEPARTURE THE PROBABILITY OF THIS WAS VERY LOW.
    
    DURING THE WARS WITH THE PHLEGMAK MANY WORLDS OF THE EMPIRE WERE DESTROYED BY
    THEIR BLACK-EGG PLANET BOMBS.
    
    THE ENTIRE ECONOMY OF THE EMPIRE IS BASED ON ENDURIUM. WHEN WE LEFT, THE
    RICHEST AND STRONGEST PLANET WAS NEW SCOTLAND,THE SECOND PLANET IN THE UPSPIN
    END OF THE STAFF CONSTELLATION.
    
    WHEN WE LEFT, THE EMPIRE WAS DIVIDED INTO MANY FACTIONS.  ONE OF THESE WAS
    HEADED BY LAYTON. THE LAYTONITES BELIEVED THE EMPIRE WAS EVIL AND SHOULD DIE.
    THEY ARE ENEMIES OF PROJECT NOAH.  THEY ARE OUR ENEMIES.
    
    EMPIRE MORALE WAS BROKEN IN 3440 WHEN THE OFFENSIVE HEADQUARTERS ON MARDAN-2
    WERE DESTROYED BY THE UHLEK.
    
    THE INSTITUTE HAS AN UNDERGROUND STATION ON EARTH AT 12N X 104W.
    
    THE EMPIRE UTILIZES DRONES CALLED NOMADS IN THEIR PRELIMINARY EXPLORATIONS.
    THESE COLLECT LIFE AND MINERAL DATA ON PLANETS WHICH MAY PROVE TO BE SUITABLE
    FOR COLONIZATION.
    
    YOU WILL BE DESTROYED.
    
    ENDURIUM WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN SOME ANCIENT RUINS ON SOL-4 IN 2100.
    
    THE STRANGE CRYSTALLINE LUMPS OF ENDURIUM ARE ALWAYS FOUND IN ANCIENT RUINS.
    
    RUINS OF THE ANCIENTS HAVE BEEN FOUND ALL OVER SPACE, BUT PRIMARILY SEEM TO BE
    IN M-TYPE SYSTEMS.  THEY ARE MANY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD.
    
    THE INSTITUTE, BASED AT 75S X 66E ON AKTERON 6 STUDIED THE ANCIENTS INTENSELY.
    THERE WAS MUCH CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THEIR FINDINGS.  THEY OFTEN WORKED WITH
    THE ELOWAN.
    
    IN THE EMPIRE THERE WERE SEVERAL POPULAR THEORIES ABOUT THE ANCIENTS.  ONE WAS
    THAT THEY TRAVELLED THE UNIVERSE SEEDING LIFE AND LEAVING ENDURIUM.  ANOTHER
    BELIEF IS THAT THEY WILL ONE DAY RETURN TO JUDGE MANKIND.
    
    IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE DEVICE KNOWN AS THE CRYSTAL PLANET WAS BUILT BY THE
    ANCIENTS.
    
    THERE HAVE LONG BEEN RUMORS THAT SOMEWHERE IN A NEBULA IN SPEMIN SPACE IS A
    VAST CITY OF THE ANCIENTS. IT IS THOUGHT TO BE ON THE INNERMOST PLANET OF THE
    SYSTEM.
    
    WE HAVE DISCOVERED SOME RUINS AT 36N X 90E ON THE ICE PLANET IN OUR SYSTEM.
    
    OUR DATA BANKS ARE AT YOUR DISPOSAL.
    
    WE HAVE WAITED LONG FOR YOU GROUP 9.
    
    YOU HAVE BEEN DELAYED.  WE WERE NOT PROGRAMMED FOR THIS CONTINGENCY.
    
    WE MUST VERIFY.
    
    WARNING.  WE ARE PROGRAMMED TO REPEL INVADERS.  LEAVE IMMEDIATELY OR BE
    DESTROYED.
    
    THIS IS EMPIRE SPACE.  YOU MUST LEAVE AT ONCE.
    
    INVADERS, DEPART IMMEDIATELY.
    
    OUR SCANNERS SHOW THAT YOUR VESSEL IS DERIVED FROM EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY.  DO YOU
    CONFIRM?
    
    ARE YOU GROUP 9?
    
    HEAVEN AWAITS.  ARE YOU PREPARED?
    
    DO YOU SERVE LAYTON?
    
    WE HAVE WAITED LONG FOR NOAH; SHALL WE CONTINUE TO DO SO?
    
    IS IT YOUR DESIRE THAT WE MAINTAIN CODE BLUE?
    
    DO YOU VERIFY CODE RED?
    
    ARE YOU AN ENEMY OF NOAH?
    
    ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THE BRAVE NEW WORLD?
    
    NOW TERMINATING COMMUNICATIONS.
    
    64TL - THIRD PLANET OF FIVE - SYSTEM COORDINATES 94,42 - LIFEBEARING - BIO-
    DENSITY MEDIUM - MINERAL DENSITY MEDIUM- CODED DATA GY8 0 011 111 UO78 293 192
    374 9AR 33 011 - ENDING TRANSMISSION.
    
    PLANET 67826AK - THIRD PLANET OF FOUR - SYSTEM COORDINATES 163,46 - LIFEBEARING
    - BIODENSITY MEDIUM TO LOW - MINERAL DENSITY MEDIUM TO LOW - CODED DATA AD4 346
    30 110 6374 227 642 76AR 9799 88 110 - ENDING TRANSMISSION.
    
    PLANET 47298BG - THIRD PLANET OF FOUR - SYSTEM COORDINATES 179,195 -
    LIFEBEARING - BIODENSITY MEDIUM - MINERAL DENSITY MEDIUM - CODED DATA FU80 48
    001 20 11 983 249 249 348 8AR 7832 001 - ENDING TRANSMISSION.
    
    PLANET 4823789PR - SECOND PLANET OF SIX - SYSTEM COORDINATES 17,213 -
    LIFEBEARING - BIODENSITY VERY HIGH - MINERAL DENSITY HIGH - CODED DATA DH98
    324 001 111  749 247 984 184 88AS 1237 007 - ENDING TRANSMISSION.
    
    VELOXI IS ISSUE WARNING.  VOTIPUTOX, VELOXI HOMEWORLD IS OFF THE LIMIT TO
    ALIEN.  I ARE SORRY BUT YOU IS LEAVING I THINK SO.
    
    NO ALIENS ARE WELCOME VELOXI HOMEWORLD.  THE YOU ALIENS ARE MUST LEAVE NOW
    EXTREMELY.  I IS NO JOKE.
    
    HALT ALIENS! I IS CAPTAIN % AND I AM ORDER YOU PRETTY QUICKLY LEAVING VELOXI
    HOMEWORLD VOTIPUTOX.  NO ALIEN ARE ALLOWED.  YOU ARE LEAVE OTHERWISE US ARE
    ATTACK.
    
    ALIEN ENEMY ARE COME TO VELOXI HOMEWORLD FOR INVADING.  US IS PROTECT SUPREME
    VELOXI EMPIRE.  BANZAII!
    
    THE HAPPINESS OF SEEING AGAIN THE SLIGHTLY DISGUSTING ALIEN FRIENDS.  EXTREME
    DELIGHTFUL.
    
    AHOY ICKY BEINGS.  US IS VELOXI THE MOST HAPPY TO SEEING YOU.  NOW WE IS MAKING
    THE FRIENDLY AND MOST OUTGOING GESTURES.  HAPPILY ARE THE YOU RESPONDING?
    
    MOST HARMONIOUS GREETINGS FRIENDS AND WORSHIPPERS OF VELOXI GRAND LOVELY. LET
    US COMMUNICATING THE EVERYTIME.
    
    MOST HARMONIOUS GREETINGS.  US IS ILLUSTRIOUS VELOXI.  PLEASE NOW THE
    IDENTIFYING I THINK SO.
    
    I IS CALLED % AND ARE SUPREME COMMANDING CAPTAIN OF GREATEST SHIP +. PERHAPS
    WE ARE A COMMUNICATING HAPPINESS PEACEFUL AND NOT COMPLETELY OBLITERATING
    INFERIOR ALIENS THE TRESPASSING.  IMMEDIATELY A RESPONDING YOU RE WELCOME.
    
    ME IS NAMING CAPTAIN % OF MOST ELEGANT AND DANGEROUS VELOXI SHIP NAMING +.  THE
    YOU ALIENS PLEASE TO IDENTIFYING AND TELLING US VELOXI THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND
    HIGHLY SECRET INFORMATION.
    
    HALT ALIEN INVADERS.  IDENTIFY NOW OR THE FIERY DEATH. SO, ALIEN INVADERS.  YOU
    IS SHOWING PROPER RESPECT A QUICKLY OR EXTREMELY THE DYING.  US IS NOT WAITING
    LONG TIME.  IDENTIFY NOW.
    
    HALT BARBARIANS AND MAKING SHOW OF DEFENSELESSNESS.  US IS VELOXI, CHAMPION
    BEST A-NUMBER-1 RACE OF GALACTIC BEAUTIFUL.  YOU ARE OBEYING NO DOUBT.
    
    WE IS SURRENDER.  PLEASE NOT VAPORIZING NICE VELOXI SHIP. LET US THE
    COMMUNICATING FRIENDSHIP.
    
    CERTAINLY US IS SURRENDER MOST PEACEFUL.
    
    TOO MUCH THE ENJOYMENT OF MEETING AGAIN THE BEST ALIEN BUDDIES.  SUCH A
    HAPPINESS I GUSH.  INDEEDY US IS TALKING A MANY THING WITH ALIEN BEST FRIEND.
    
    WE IS VELOXI THE EVERYDAY.  I BEING CAPTAIN % OF EXCEPTIONALLY PLEASANT
    VESSEL +.  NOW PERHAPS THE INFORMATION EXCHANGING.
    
    US ARE MOST VALIANT AND WONDERFUL DRONES OF VELOXI EMPIRE GRAND LOVELY. NOW WE
    ARE DOING THE COMMUNICATING ACTIVITY WITH INFERIOR ALIENS A TRESPASS.
    
    OF COURSE US IS VELOXI.  NOW PREPARING TO DYING, YOU THE EVIL TRESPASSERS OF
    VELOXI GRAND LOVELY.
    
    US IS OF COURSE ILLUSTRIOUS VELOXI.  NOW YOU IS SURRENDERING YOUR SPACE BOAT
    AND CREATING THE BEST SITUATION NO DOUBT.
    
    WE IS VELOXI YOUR BEST FRIEND.  PLEASE NOT TO DESTROYING US, BEST GOOD ALIENS
    A UGLY.  US IS SURRENDER.
    
    US IS SURRENDER.  I CAPTAIN %.  YOU IS TOO MUCH THE SORRY IF KILLING US I M A
    THINK SO.
    
    US ARE NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.  YOU ARE LEAVING OR US IS GETTING MORE THE
    UPSET AND SOON FIRING DEADLY WEAPONS.
    
    YOU ARE BETTER GO, US IS GETTING TIRED THE WARNING.
    
    YOU IS MAYBE THINK WE ARE PLAY GAME?  NO.  WE ARE SERIOUS TOO MUCH. YOU ARE GO
    NOW LAST CHANCE.
    
    US IS GETTING TIRED OF SAY.  ALIEN NOT WELCOME AT VOTIPUTOX.  YOU ARE MAKE
    VELOXI UPSET.  SOON WE ARE ATTACK.
    
    NONE THE INFORMATION.  VELOXI A NOT KNOW.
    
    YOUR QUESTION ARE PRESUMPTUOUS TOO MUCH.  OF COURSE I IS NOT ANSWER.
    
    AWAITING YOUR ANSWER I THINK.
    
    NOW ANSWERING OR SEVERE CONSEQUENCES INDEED.
    
    YOU ARE ANSWER NOW YOU RE WELCOME.
    
    THE BEST OF QUESTIONS AND HAPPILY ANSWERING.  WE VELOXI IS ANCIENT AND
    PRESTIGE.  ILLUSTRIOUS VELOXI EMPIRE TOO OLD THE IMAGINE.  US IS CIVILIZED THE
    MOST.
    
    A GLORIOUS VELOXI WORSHIP EXCEPTIONALLY GROSSNESS OF GRACIOUS QUEEN. CENTER OF
    ALL VELOXI LIFE THE WORSHIP.
    
    ALL VELOXI IS MALE DRONE, OF COURSE BUT QUEEN.  OTHER VELOXI FEMALE IS KILL
    WHEN HATCH.  ONLY GRACIOUS QUEEN IS LAYING ALL EGGS MOST PRODIGIOUS.
    
    ALL VELOXI DREAM IS TO FERTILIZE QUEEN.  TOO GREAT THE HONOR. OF COURSE AFTER-
    WARDS DRONE IS LOSE HEAD, HOWEVER NONE THE MATTER.
    
    VELOXI IS FEEDING QUEEN SPECIAL BEST JELLY.  SHE IS GROWING SO BIG AND LIVE
    LONGEST TIME.  MAYBE 2 KILOMETERS THE MEASURE, AND LIVING 500 YEARS.
    
    MOST GRACIOUSNESS QUEEN LIVING ON VOTIPUTOX, HIVE WORLD OF VELOXI.
    
    VELOXI IS WORSHIP QUEEN AND ALSO ANCIENTS, GREAT ANCESTORS OF VELOXI GRAND
    LOVELY.  SACRED PLANET OF ANCIENTS IS SPHEXI.
    
    QUEEN IS COMMUNICATING TO ALL VELOXI DRONES THROUGH HIVE-MIND. IN ANCIENT DAY
    WAS USING FOCUSING STONE.  TODAY IS LOST, MUCH THE SORRY.
    
    OTHER RACES SMALL IMPORTANT.  VELOXI ARE NUMBER ONE IMPORTANCE.  OTHER RACES
    NOT EVEN KNOWING PROPHECY OF EGG.  BARBARIANS CERTAINLY.
    
    VELOXI LAUGHING AT OTHER RACES.  NOT EVEN KNOWING HOW TO MEETING END OF LIFE
    IN GALAXY LIKE MOST CIVILIZED VELOXI.
    
    SPEMIN RACE IS TOO MUCH EXTREMELY THE COWARDLY STUPID.  NOT EVEN TASTING GOOD
    THE ICKY BLOB.
    
    ELOWAN PLANT AND THRYNN SCALY BEAST IS ALWAYS FIGHT.  THRYNN SCALY BEAST IS
    ATTACKING MANY TIME.
    
    VELOXI HAD THINKING ALL HUMAN WERE DESTROY IN SECOND WAVE.  SECOND WAVE IS
    UHLEK AND GAZURTOID ATTACKING.
    
    UHLEK IS POWERFUL THE MOST.  GAZURTOID SQUID MEANIES IS FOLLOW BEHIND UHLEK AS
    UHLEK MOVING OUTWARD FROM COREWARD IN SECOND WAVE.
    
    FIRST WAVE ATTACKING WAS PHLEGMAK AND NUMLOX RACES.  WAVES OF ATTACKING IS
    COMING FROM COREWARD.  FIRST WAVE ARE ATTACK IN YEAR 3000.
    
    NO VELOXI IS KNOW WHAT UHLEK ARE LOOK LIKE.  UHLEK IS FAR AWAY OUTWARD. MUCH
    HAPPINESS FOR CAUSE VELOXI.
    
    PHLEGMAK AND NUMLOX IS DEAD THE RACES.  SUPREME VELOXI IS KILL. LAST BATTLE
    BEING 3250 AT PHLEGMAK BASE AT 35S X 99E ON SECOND PLANET IN HANDLE OF AXE MOST
    ASSUREDLY.
    
    WAVES OF ATTACKING RACES IS COMING FROM GALAXY CENTER.  FIRST WAVE IS YEAR
    3000, SECOND WAVE WAS STARTING YEAR 3400, UHLEK AND GAZURTOID.
    
    GAZURTOID SQUIDS IS A FANATICAL STUPID.  IS THINK TO RID GALAXY OF AIR-
    BREATHERS.  VELOXI CAN T BELIEVE.
    
    MINSTREL CREATURE IS OLD ALMOST AS VELOXI.  THEY WANDERING IN SPACE AND SINGING
    THE BALLADS.  VELOXI ARE THINKING VERY STRANGE BUT HARMLESS MOST DEFINITELY.
    
    SOMETIMES VELOXI IS SEE VERY STRANGE ALIEN SHIP.  THIS SHIP ARE ONLY
    COMMUNICATING OCCASIONALLY AND THEN NOT UNDERSTANDING THE FUNNY BALLS. VELOXI
    IS THINK TOO STRANGE.
    
    WE ARE LONGTIME RECEIVING OLD EMPIRE DISTRESS CALL FROM SYSTEM 175,94. OF
    COURSE VELOXI COULD CARING LESS.
    
    MOST EXTREME IMPORTANCE SYSTEM OF VELOXI GRAND LOVELY IS GUARDED BY VELOXI
    DRONES THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE.  ALL MUST ANSWERING QUESTIONS CORRECTLY.
    
    EXPLORERS IS FINDING THE MANY INTERESTING LIFES ON PLANETS IN 149,133 SYSTEM.
    VELOXI IS STUDY.  TOO INTERESTING I THINK SO.
    
    CERTAINLY A MOST PERFECT NUMBER IS PRECISELY SIX.  VELOXI ARE KNOW THIS
    ABSOLUTELY.  IS SACRED NUMBER OF ANCIENTS AND OF COURSE THE SIX LEGS.
    
    SO MANY MINERALS IS FINDING ON MOLTEN PLANET OF 149,133. ESPECIALLY THE MANY
    AT BIGGEST MOUNTAINS.  MINERALS IS ALWAYS MORE THE MOUNTAINS.  OF COURSE YOU
    KNOW.
    
    OF COURSE ANSWERING VELOXI PROBE IS BY 6 MULTIPLES THE YES ANSWER.
    
    VELOXI IS EXTREME DELIGHTFUL THE OLD EMPIRE WAS WIPED UP.  THE EMPIRE WAS MANY
    SCOUNDREL ACTIVITY TOO NAUGHTY.
    
    OLD EMPIRE WAS TRY COLONIZE THE MANY PLANETS.  ALWAYS THE EXPANDING. THEY WAS
    USING DRONES CALLED NOMAD TO COLLECTING DATAS.  MANY DRONES IS STILL COMING
    AROUND VELOXI SPACE.  IS ANNOY VELOXI TOO MUCH.
    
    IN YEAR 3120 VELOXI AND EMPIRE WAS MADE PACT TO FIGHT FIRST WAVE. WAVE WAS
    ATTACK EMPIRE FIRST AND VELOXI HELP, THEN WHEN ATTACK IS ON VELOXI GRAND
    LOVELY, EMPIRE NOT HELPING.  VELOXI IS FUMING.
    
    THE EMPIRE WERE BETRAYING VELOXI WONDERFUL IN FIRST WAVE ATTACK OF PHLEGMAK AND
    NUMLOX SO WHEN SECOND WAVE IS ATTACK, VELOXI IS NOT HELPING AND EMPIRE IS TOO
    WEAK.  EMPIRE IS DESTROYED.  TOO BAD.
    
    IN EMPIRE YEAR 3330 VELOXI AND EMPIRE NOT BUDDIES.  EVIL NASTY EMPIRE PIRATE
    NAMING HARRISON IS ATTACK VELOXI SHIP AND STEAL FOCUSING STONE.  VELOXI IS SO
    ANGRY.  EVEN NOW VELOXI A NOT FORGET.
    
    OLD EMPIRE PIRATE WAS STOLE PRECIOUS VELOXI STONE.  IF EVER RETURNING VELOXI
    TOO GRATEFUL I THINK SO.
    
    WE IS REMEMBER RUINS OF OLD EMPIRE BEING AT 34N X 28E ON ICE PLANET OF DOWNSPIN
    SYSTEM IN STAFF CONSTELLATION.  VELOXI EXPLORATION IS FIND THE LONG TIMES AGO.
    
    IN OLD TIME EMPIRE WAS HAVING BASE IN VELOXI TERRITORY AT 28N X 4E FIRST PLANET
    OF YELLOW SYSTEM AT 143,115.  THIS PLANET ARE FORBIDDEN HOWEVER.
    
    THE ANCIENTS IS ANCESTORS OF VELOXI, VELOXI LEGEND IS SAYING.  VELOXI IS
    POWERFUL RACE.  ANCIENTS WAS POWERFUL RACE.  OBVIOUSLY US ARE RELATIVE.
    
    THE GREAT EGG AT 192,152 IS MADE BY ANCIENTS.  IT IS OF COURSE LOOKING LIKE BIG
    VELOXI EGG EXACTLY.
    
    THE MOST MAGNIFICENT HEXAGON ON SACRED PLANET SPHEXI IS A SIGN FROM ANCIENTS TO
    WONDERFUL VELOXI DESCENDANTS.  THE SMALL EGG IS THERE. MOST SACRED OF VELOXI
    POSSESSIONS ABSOLUTELY.
    
    THE MOST MAGNIFICENT HEXAGON IS OF COURSE SIGN TO VELOXI FROM ANCIENTS OF HOLY
    NUMBER 6.  MOST PERFECT OF ALL NUMBERS.  OF COURSE VELOXI ARE 6 LEGS, THE ONLY
    RACE.
    
    ANCIENTS LEFT VELOXI US PROPHECY OF GREAT EGG.  VERY IMPORTANCE, BUT CERTAINLY
    ONLY TELLING TO BEST FRIENDS.
    
    SPHEXI IS FIRST PLANET AT 132,165 STAR.
    
    PROPHECY OF EGG SAYS GREAT EGG IS TRAVEL THROUGH GALAXY FROM CORE TO OUTWARD.
    
    PROPHECY OF EGG SAYS GREAT EGG THE CAUSING SUN OF ANY SYSTEM WHERE IS LIFE TO
    FLARE.  THE LIFE IS KILLED NO DOUBT.
    
    PROPHECY OF THE EGG SAY THE GREAT EGG IS SLOWLY MOVE AND DRIVING IN FRONT RACES
    THAT TRYING TO ESCAPE DESTRUCTION OF GREAT EGG.
    
    PROPHECY OF THE EGG SAY THAT GREAT EGG WILL DESTROYING ALL LIFE IN GALAXY
    EXCEPTING OF COURSE GRACIOUS QUEEN.
    
    PROPHECY IS SAYING AFTER THE GREAT EGG IS DESTROY ALL LIFE IT WILL HATCH AND
    OUT IS COMING XPU, THE OLD ONE.  XPU IS THEN MATING WITH QUEEN AND MAKING NEW
    VELOXI RACE FOR GALAXY
    .
    ACCORDING TO PROPHECY OF EGG THE GREAT EGG IS NOT HARMING QUEEN OF VELOXI AS
    LONG AS VELOXI IS HAVE THE SMALL EGG.
    
    I GUESS US IS BEST FRIEND.  PERHAPS WE WILL EAT TOGETHER THE SLIMY NODULES A
    MANY THE MOST DELICIOUS.
    
    WE IS MAKING YOU HONORARY VELOXI.  OF COURSE STILL THE INFERIOR ALIEN BUT MUCH
    THE BETTER I THINK SO.
    
    BEST IDEA I HAVE.  WE IS EXCHANGE THE MANY DIRTY JOKE AND THEN TOO MUCH THE 
    LAUGHING ACTIVITY.
    
    NOT TRYING THE FUNNY STUFF ALIEN TRESSPASSERS, SUPERIOR VELOXI THE MOST
    POWERFUL.
    
    IF YOU IS SHOWING PROPER RESPECT FOR DISTINGUISHED VELOXI CHARMING THEN EVERY-
    ONE IS HAPPY AS BIVALVE MOLLUSK.
    
    SUPERIOR VELOXI MAJESTIC ARE OLDEST EMPIRE.  100,000 YEARS THE LONG TIME.
    ASSUREDLY YOU IS BARBARIAN UPSTART INFIDEL.
    
    YOU IS COOPERATING WITH VELOXI JIM DANDY AND MAYBE WE IS NICE GUY THE NOT
    KILLING YOU.
    
    YOU ARE PROBABLY THINK VELOXI IS TOO SMART.  NO WONDER.  ALL VELOXI ARE
    EXCEPTIONAL CUNNING THE BRAIN.
    
    ZOUNDS!  I FLABBERGAST!  I DUMBFOUND!  I NOT BELIEVING MY SENSORY APPARATUS!
    BARBARIAN ALIENS IS NOT RECOGNIZE VELOXI ARE TOO MUCH THE SUPERIOR.
    
    OKEY THE DOKEY, TERRIBLE ALIENS A UGLY.  NOW VELOXI US IS MOST ANGRY.
    
    PERHAPS HAVING MADE MOST REASONABLE UNCLEAR.  VELOXI HAVING TERRIBLE WEAPONS
    FIERCELY.  SHOOTING WEAPONS.  WEAPONS BLOWING UP.  BIG EXPLOSION MAKING NASTY
    ALIENS DYING NO DOUBT.
    
    YOU IS TRY VELOXI PATIENCE.  SO MUCH SO THE SECRETING THE MANY FLUIDS AND
    GNASHING THE MANDIBLES.  LAST CHANCE A WARNING.
    
    VELOXI ARE ACTUALLY MOST REASONABLE AND NOT WANTING TROUBLE FURTHERMORE. US IS
    BOTH CIVILIZED ADULT.  LET US TALKING PEACEFUL AND NONE THE USELESS FIGHTING.
    
    GREATEST IDEA I HAVE!  I AM MAKE SUGGESTION.  THE YOU ALIENS ARE NOT DESTROY
    OURS THE PRETTY SPACESHIP.  YES, I THINK THIS IS BEST IDEA CERTAINLY.
    
    ENOUGH THE TALKING.
    
    NOW MUST GOING GREATEST BUDDY CAPTAIN *.
    
    SEEING YOU THE LATER CROCODILE.
    
    SEEING YOU IN A WHILE ALLIGATOR.
    
    IS THE YOU ALIEN PART OF OLD EMPIRE?
    YOU ARE COMING TO WORSHIP OF ILLUSTRIOUS QUEEN OF VELOXI GRAND LOVELY?
    
    IS YOU KILLING THE SPEMINS?
    
    OF COURSE VELOXI ARE SUPERIOR ALL THE TIME.  AGREEING?
    
    IS THE YOU ALIENS IN OURS THE VELOXI SPACE SEARCH FOR MOST PRECIOUS ENERGY
    CRYSTALS OF ANCIENTS?
    
    HAIL TO THEE AND WELL MET ARE WE.  THOU ART WELCOME, FRIENDS OF THE ELOWAN.
    
    AGAIN WE ARE MET AND HAPLY SO.  UNTO THEE WE OFFER WHAT SMALL WISDOM WE HAVE
    ACQUIRED.  WHAT SAY YOU?
    
    IN FRIENDSHIP WE GREET THEE, FELLOW TRAVELLERS OF ETERNAL NIGHT.  FEAR NOT THE
    ELOWAN WHO SEEK THAT WHICH THOU DOST ALSO, THE LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE PEACE
    OF UNDERSTANDING.
    
    HAIL AND WELCOME.  \TIS OUR REQUEST THAT THOU IDENTIFIEST THYSELF FORTHWITH.
    WE ARE ELOWAN AND WOULD HAVE PEACE BETWEEN US.
    
    STATEST THOU THINE INTENTIONS AND NAME THYSELF.  WE GREET THEE IN PEACE IF THOU
    GREETEST US IN LIKE MEASURE.  WE ARE ELOWAN, AND WE BEAR THEE NO MALICE.
    
    HAIL.  ART THOU FRIENDS OR FOE OF THE ELOWAN?  WE ASK THEE IN FRIENDSHIP AND
    WOULD HAVE IT BE THUS BETWEEN US.  THE CHOICE IS THINE.
    
    GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS MOST GRAND, FRIENDS OF THE ELOWAN.  WE WOULDST HELP
    THEE IN ANY WAY WE CAN.  PRAY, HOW MIGHT WE BE OF SERVICE?
    
    WE OFFER SALUTATIONS MOST SINCERE.  THOU ART WELL MET, AND WELCOME HERE.
    
    WE EXTEND UNTO THEE THE VINE OF FRIENDSHIP.  IF THOU WOULDST HAVE IT SO, WE
    WOULD SHARE WITH THEE WHAT WE KNOW.
    
    WE ARE ELOWAN.  IF THINE INTENTIONS BE PEACEFUL IN SOOTH, WE GREET THEE.  IF
    NOT, WE REQUEST THAT THOU LEAVEST US WHO BEAR THEE NO ILL WILL.
    
    WE ARE ELOWAN, AND ABOVE ALL ELSE DO WE CHERISH PEACE.  IF THOU ART OF LIKE
    MIND, WE WELCOME THEE.
    
    WE ENTREAT THEE FROM VIOLENCE REFRAIN, FOR NOTHING MORE DO WE DISDAIN, AND IN
    SO DOING ALL THAT WE MIGHT GAIN, WOULD BE FOREVER LOST, LIKE TEARS IN RAIN.
    
    PRAY FORGIVE ME, BUT I KNOW LITTLE OF SUCH THINGS.  PERHAPS YOU MIGHT ASK THIS
    OF ANOTHER.
    
    WHAT SAYEST THOU?
    
    I WAIT ON THY ANSWER.
    
    IT IS WITH THE THEORY OF SCIENCE THAT WE ARE, OURSELVES CONCERN\D, AND SUCH
    THINGS AS MAY BE CALLED BEAUTY AND PERHAPS TRUTH.
    
    NOW BUT FEW OF US REMAIN, FOR THE SUN\S FLARE DID OUR SECOND HOMEWORLD DESTROY,
    AND AS WELL ARE WE PREYED UPON BY THE THRYNN, RELENTLESS AND COLD.
    
    AT A TIME WHEN WE DOTH REACH AN AGE OF ADOLESCENCE WE ARE UPROOTED.  IN SO
    DOING WE ARE BECOME OMNIVOROUS PRODUCERS UNTIL THAT TIME WHEN AGAIN WE MUST
    ROOT, WHEREUPON OUR HEADS INTO FLOWERS TURN AND WE REPRODUCE.
    
    MAYHAP ONE OF EVERY 300 OF OUR NUMBER DOTH STAY ROOTED WITHIN THE GROUND, AND
    IN SO DOING IS ITS HEAD THEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MELON-LIKE FRUIT CALLED
    HEADFRUIT WHEREIN LIE THE MANY SEEDS OF OUR FUTURE.
    
    HEADFRUIT IS OF ALL THINGS, TO US, MOST DEAR.  UPON CLAIMING THAT IT DOST
    BESTOW GREATER INTELLIGENCE AND INCREASE THE SPAN OF LIFE DO THE SLY THRYNN
    THIEVE AND CONSUME THIS FRUIT.  SO HAVE WE BEEN ENEMIES, AND SO SHALL WE ALWAYS
    BE.
    
    NO OTHER PLANET IS SO SACRED AS ELAN.  FOR THERE DO OUR YOUNG ABIDE, AND IN
    TRANQUILLITY DWELL.  NOT EVEN THOSE OF US GROWN DISTURB THEIR MEDITATIONS
    THERE.  AN ISLAND WORLD, WITH OCEANS VAST AND SPLENDOROUS, ELAN REVOLVES ABOUT
    THE YELLOW SUN OF 148,63.
    
    IS NOT VIOLENCE, ABOVE ALL THINGS, MOST BASE AND VILE?  SURELY ONLY AS A FINAL
    MEASURE, AND EVEN THEN WITH RESERVATION, CAN IT BE CONDONED.
    
    THE STAR OF OUR BIRTH WAS ALSO THAT OF THE THRYNN.  TOGETHER THERE WE DWELT AS
    THEY DO STILL, TILL WE FLED HITHER, LEST THEY DESTROY US AT LAST.
    
    THE ORANGE STAR OF OUR BIRTH, AT 129,33, WAS NAMED ELERAN, AND BY THE THRYNN
    THOSS.  AND UPON THE SECOND PLANET DID WE DWELL, AND THEY UPON THE FOURTH.
    
    AS OUR YOUNG PLAY OFTEN DO THEY SING SONGS SUCH AS THIS -- SOMEDAY TO THE
    GROUND WILL FALL, IRIDANI, ECHT, AND GAAL.  UP THEY\LL GROW WITH BRANCHES TALL,
    THEN TO AKTERON THEY\LL CALL.  AND AT LAST IT TOO WILL FALL.  THE BRIGHTEST
    SEEDLING OF THEM ALL.
    
    PLACE NOT YOUR TRUST IN THE THRYNN, FOR THEY ARE NOT WHAT THEY WOULD APPEAR TO
    BE AND WOULD DO THEE HARM SHOULD THEY BE GIVEN CHANCE TO DO SO.
    
    THE CULTURE OF THE THRYNN EMBRACES THE MACHINE.  THEY ARE ADVANCED AND YET
    WITHIN THEM THOU WILT GREAT IGNORANCE FIND, FOR THEY KNOW NOT EVEN THAT IN
    NINE-MONTH OF THIS YEAR THEIR SUN SHALL FLARE, NOR SHALL WE, WHO BEAR THEM NO
    GREAT LOVE, TELL THEM.
    
    CONSTANT AND FIERCE HAVE BEEN THE ATTACKS OF THE VILE THRYNN, E\ER SINCE THE
    EMPIRE FELL AND COULD NO LONGER JUDGE THEM.
    
    KNOW THEE THIS, THAT THE HOMEWORLDS OF ALL RACES ARE WELL GUARDED AND THITHER
    THOU MAYEST NOT DESCEND.  EVEN IF THOU ART FRIENDS WILL THEY NOT SUFFER THEE TO
    VIOLATE THAT FINAL BASTION.  WELL HAS THIS LESSON BEEN LEARN\D BY ALL RACES.
    
    INTERESTING INDEED ARE THE ANCIENT VELOXI, FOR THEY ARE POSSESSED OF BOTH GREAT
    WISDOM AND GREAT IGNORANCE.  IN MATTERS OF THE ANCIENTS THEIR ARROGANCE BREEDS
    FALSE WISDOM.
    
    MEETING THEE HAS BEEN NO SMALL SURPRISE, FOR \TWAS OUR BELIEF THAT THE COLONY
    WORLDS OF THE EMPIRE HAD BEEN DESTROYED ALL HERETOFORE.
    
    THE SPEMIN KNOWETH LITTLE AND MOSTLY DO THEY BLUSTER.  UPON PAMPERING SHALT
    THOU APPEASE THEM, BUT THAT WHICH IS USEFUL SHALT THOU GAIN ONLY BY FORCE.
    
    STRONGEST OF MANY RACES ARE THE UHLEK, AND AS WELL THE GAZURTOID, WHO HAVE FLED
    THE WAVE OF FLARING SUNS.  IN SOOTH, ONLY THOSE WHO ARE STRONGEST HAVE SURVIVED.
    
    LONGER THAN ANY OTHER RACE HAVE THE UHLEK FLED.  FROM THE CENTER OF THE GALAXY
    THEY HAVE COME HITHER, AND SO SHALL THEY CONTINUE, FOR WITH THE PASSAGE OF EACH
    100 SCORE YEARS THEY AGAIN JOURNEY OUTWARD.
    
    THE UHLEK ARE A RACE LIKE NONE OTHER.  AS IF CELLS OF ONE LARGE CREATURE,
    AUTONOMOUS YET ONE, THEY ARE POSSESSED OF A SINGLE MIND WHICH RESIDES APART
    FROM THEM, BURIED DEEP IN SUBTERRANEAN CAVERNS.
    
    SO LONG HAVE THE GAZURTOID BEEN TRAVELLING OUTWARD THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN WHY THEY
    MUST MIGRATE.  THEY KNOW ONLY THAT THEY ARE ON A HOLY CRUSADE.
    
    EXPECT LITTLE FROM THE GAZURTOID FOR THEY OFFER LITTLE.  WASTE NOT YOUR TIME IN
    VAIN EFFORT TO LEARN FROM THEM.
    
    THE UHLEK SPEAK ONLY WITH THEIR WEAPONS.  \TIS OUR THOUGHT THAT THOU WOULD\ST
    NOT CARE MUCH FOR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY.
    
    THE WANDERING CREATURES OF SPACE HAVE BEEN CALLED BY MANY \THE MINSTRELS\, AND
    BY SOME  \DELASA\ALIA\.  THEY ARE OLD BEYOND COUNTING AND WISE IN LIKE MEASURE.
    
    THE MINSTRELS, ALONE OF ALL RACES, REQUIRE NO VESSEL IN THE DEPTHS OF SPACE.
    ONLY DO THEY WANDER AND SING OF WHAT WAS.  LITTLE DO WE KNOW OF THAT WHICH
    LIES WITHIN THE HEARTS OF THE DELASA\ALIA.
    
    THE SUN OF THE PLANET THOU CALL\ST ARTH SHALL FLARE IN THE FINAL WEEK OF YOUR
    TEN-MONTH OF THIS YEAR, SO WE HAVE ASCERTAINED.
    
    AKTERON, GAAL, IRIDANI, AND ECHT.  THESE ARE THE SUNS OF THE FOUR SEEDLINGS,
    A CONSTELLATION IN OUR DEMESNE OFT USED AS A LANDMARK BY OUR PEOPLE.
    
    COREWARD DOES THE DEAD-ZONE LIE.  IN THIS REGION NO LIVING THING SHALT THOU
    FIND, FOR THE CRYSTAL PLANET HAS PASSED HERE AND LEFT NAUGHT BEHIND.
    
    OUTWARD OF THE DEAD-ZONE LIES THE ZONE INTERMEDIATE.  HERE THE CRYSTAL PLANET
    ORBITS, COMPLETING ITS TASK ERE IT MOVES ON.
    
    \TWAS IN 2770 THAT THE EMPIRE DID DISCOVER OUR HOME SYSTEM OF ELERAN.  CONTACT
    FIRST WAS MADE WITH THE WRETCHED THRYNN.  THEREFORE WERE WE NOT AT FIRST
    ACCEPTED AS SENTIENT FOR THEY SPOKE WRONGLY OF US AND WERE NOT QUESTIONED IN
    THEIR SLANDER.
    
    WHEN THRYNN AND ELOWAN FIRST WERE TAKEN INTO THE EMPIRE THE THRYNN NURTURED A
    PROFANE SEED.  THE SALE OF HEADFRUIT ON THE BLACK MARKET QUICK BECAME A
    TENACIOUS WEED THAT SURVIVED TO THE FINAL DAYS OF THE EMPIRE.
    
    THE ANCIENT ONES, WHO ARE NO MORE, ARE THE OLDEST OF ALL RACES.  LITTLE DO WE
    KNOW OF THEM BUT FOR THE SONGS OF THE MINSTRELS.  \TWAS FROM ANOTHER GALAXY,
    FAR DISTANT, THAT THEY CAME, OR SO IT IS SUNG.
    
    IF THE MINSTREL SONGS BE TRUE THE SPAN OF AN ANCIENT ONE\S LIFE WAS MEASURED
    NOT IN YEARS, BUT RATHER IN MILLENIA, SO LONG-LIVED WERE THEY.
    
    THE VELOX, IN THEIR BOASTFUL PRIDE, LAY CLAIM TO BE DESCENDANTS OF THE ANCIENT
    ONES.  HEED NOT SUCH CONCEITFUL FOLLY.
    
    FOR EVERY RACE THAT IS POSSESSED OF SOME SLIGHT KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANCIENT ONES
    THERE IS ANOTHER THEORY TO EXPLAIN THEIR NATURE.  PERHAPS ONLY THE DELASA\ALIA
    KNOW THE FACE OF TRUTH.
    
    MAYHAP NONE HAVE KNOWN MORE OF THE ANCIENT ONES THAN THE INSTITUTE OF THE OLD
    EMPIRE OF EARTH.  BUT ALACK, WITH THE FALL OF THE EMPIRE THE KNOWLEDGE WAS
    LOST, FOR NONE, NOT EVEN WE, KNEW THE LOCATION OF ITS FINAL HIDING PLACE AMONG
    THE STARS.
    
    \TIS NOT KNOWN WHETHER ANY ANCIENT ONES SURVIVE STILL.  MAYHAP ONLY THAT
    HEINOUS LEGACY, THE CRYSTAL PLANET, HAS BEEN LEFT US.  ITS EVIL TASK IS TO
    DESTROY ALL THAT LIVES. WHY, WE KNOW NOT.
    
    UPON APPROACHING THE CRYSTAL PLANET IT DOTH UNLEASH A MIGHTY FORCE, SO TAKE
    CARE.  ONLY THE POSSESSION OF A CERTAIN DEVICE WILL STAY THIS.  THE NATURE OF
    THIS DEVICE WAS PERCHANCE KNOWN TO THOSE OF THE INSTITUTE, BUT IT IS
    UNBEKNOWNST TO US.
    
    \TIS KNOWN TO US THAT UPON THE CRYSTAL PLANET THERE IS ONE PLACE ONLY THAT IS
    VULNERABLE TO ATTACK.  OFT HAVE WE TRIED AND FAILED, FOR EVEN THIS NEXUS OF
    CONTROL IS ALL BUT IMPREGNABLE.
    
    IF THOU WOULDST MAKE ATTACK UPON THE ANCIENT PLANET OF CRYSTAL FIRSTLY MUST
    THOU FIND THE NEXUS OF CONTROL.  TO DO THIS THOU WOULDST REQUIRE THAT WHICH IS
    LOST, THE CONE OF CRYSTAL FASHIONED BY THE ANCIENT ONES.
    
    THOU ART WISE IN THY PEACEFUL DEALINGS, FOR THE PATH TO KNOWLEDGE DOTH LIE
    THEREIN.  WERE THAT ALL RACES WERE MINDED SO.
    
    AGAIN WE ARE AS WE ONCE WERE WITH THOSE FEW OF YOUR KIND, ALLIES IN THE CAUSE
    OF TRUTH AND THE SEARCH FOR WISDOM.  THIS IS AS IT SHOULD BE, IS IT NOT?
    
    FORSAKE US NOT FOR THE TERRIBLE THRYNN.  YOU CAN BUT ONLY LOSE FOR DOING THIS.
    
    PRAY, DO NOT LISTEN TO SUCH THINGS AS THE THRYNN MIGHT SAY OF US. \TIS NAUGHT
    BUT EMPTY SLANDER.
    
    FORSOOTH, WE CAN DETECT THE PRESENCE OF THRYNN, AND THEY US, FOR WE ARE THE
    FIERCEST OF ENEMIES.  DO NOT UNDERSTAND ME WRONGLY, THEY ALONE ARE THE
    AGGRESSORS.
    
    IF FROM THYSELF TO STORE THOU WOULDST CONVERT, OR ELSE OF THEE THIS I
    PROGNOSTICATE.  THY END IS TRUTH\S AND BEAUTY\S DOOM AND DATE.
    
    WE ASK ONLY THAT YOU COMMIT NEITHER VIOLENCE NOR TRESSPASS AGAINST US.  IN
    RETURN WE OFFER MUCH.
    
    IN SOOTH ARE CONCEPTS AKIN TO ORGANISMS, FOR DO THEY NOT REQUIRE TIME FOR
    GROWTH AND CULTIVATION, AND DO WE NOT BREED THEM FOR BEAUTY AND FOR
    PRODUCTIVITY?  LET US EXCHANGE CONCEPTS THAT WE MAY BRING NEW VITALITY TO OUR
    MINDS.
    
    ART THOU FRIENDS OR ALLIES OF THE THRYNN?
    
    HAST THOU OR THINE EVER PARTAKEN OF HEADFRUIT?
    
    ART THOU AND THE INSTITUTE OF OLD IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED?
    
    WAS NOT ARTH A NOAH COLONY?
    
    HAST THOU TO THE DEAD ZONE BEEN, AND THE RUINS OF OLD EARTH SEEN?
    
    WE MUST NOW TAKE OUR LEAVE.  FARE THEE WELL, FRIENDS.
    
    WE NOW DEPART.
    
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    | 9. AFTERTHOUGHTS |===========================================================
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    This is a fun game to play.  It combines many elements to turn it from a simple
    space exploration game to something that becomes more involved.  A lot of
    things I saw after I dumped the data were things I hadn't seen before.  It
    probably is related to how I played the game.  It was fun, though, doing this
    data dump.  I hope that it can serve as a valuable resource for anybody writing
    a FAQ or just seeing what other things the game has to offer.  Although it is
    hard to get the game, I still recommend trying to find it since its
    replayability factor, in my opinion, is still high.
    
    To see other FAQ's I have written please go to:
    
               http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/32691.html
    
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