Wardens Fourth Edition
Yricians, Dolphins, Brothers - Stories
A look at what happened during and/or after Session 41.
Story - Revenge of the Paperwork, The Dolphins
Game Date: 4/5/2007
Karex grabbed the last box of Yrician diplomatic documents and flew off to find his sentient dolphin friends. This was probably the better way than sending out a general radio broadcast.
He so dreaded having to deal with the avalanche of paperwork that was sure to follow providing these humans with official Yrician forms. He had seen how much these humans loved filling out forms in triplicate for everything imaginable.
Hmmm... Come to think of it, probably only the telekinetic dolphin could actually hold a pen. Hopefully, she wasn't still mad at the humans because she could cause them all manner of trouble with a few strokes of a pen...
Kwueeeee Tass glowed with a dull blue-green light as the pen scritch-scratched across the Yrician form without any visible means of support.
Karex helpfully held out the form for the psionic dolphin, Tass, chipping in occasionally with helpful explanations.
"If you want to request technological assistant from the Yricians, then you need to fill out... Ah. I see you do want such aid."
"If you want to decline Uplift you need to fill out this form..."
Tass telepathically queried, ^^What is uplift?^^
Karex pondered a moment, then explained, "Genetic enhancement. Yricians can use their technology to make dolphins smarter, tougher, increase your ability to manipulate and adapt to the environment."
Tass replied, ^^Would help us against humans?^^
Karex hesitantly responded, "Well... Yes, I suppose it would indirectly..."
Tass decided, ^^Uplift good. Not want to decline.^^
Karex shrugged and moved on to the next form.
"This is the Notification of Request for Protection as Endangered Sentient Subspecies form. If you wanted to request Yrician help to protect you from the humans, for instance, you would..."
Karex didn't have time to say another word before Tass filled out the request.
Despite it being too late, Karex clarified, "the help could represent any number of things, from relocating dolphins to another compatible world where there are no human rivals to providing defensive countermeasures, to sending a negotiation specialist to try to arrange an enforceable treaty."
Tass twitched her nose nonchalantly, ^^Anything better than now...^^
Record Last Changed Date: 5/11/2010
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