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Post-Session: 52

A look at what happened during and/or after Session 52.

Story - Control of the Satellite

Game Date: 11/13/2007  -  11/16/2007

Who: Contego, Eon (Lazarus), Karex, Meka Karex, Gregix, Wrixton

Tuesday 11/13/2007

Contego, Wrixton and Gregix finish the diagnostic and testing routines on the interdiction satellite and declare that control over the satellite has been established.

Karex orders the weapon control systems be brought back online and later in the day, Wrixton reports that all satellite systems including the weapons are operational.

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Wednesday 11/14/2007

Diplomatic personal from the United States and the United Nations representing China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom meet with Karex at the Yrician Embassy. Meka stands quietly in the corner providing security for the meeting.

A request is made for Karex to turn over control of the interdiction satellite to Earth personnel so that the approaching ship maybe dealt with in a manner that reflects the best interests of the peoples of Earth.

Karex indicates that the satellite was constructed and placed in Earth's solar system by the Yrician Confederacy. As such, the satellite itself and control of it is his as the ranking Yrician diplomat on Earth. Karex indicates that he will not turnover control of the satellite to any national or international governmental entity.

When the Earth diplomats begin a counter argument, Karex asks them to leave and come back tomorrow when he would listen to their proposal. The diplomats accede to Karex's wishes and leave the Yrician Embassy.

Karex has Overseer provide the Wardens with video and transcripts of the meeting.

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Thursday 11/15/2007

Diplomatic personal from the United States and the United Nations representing China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom meet with Karex at the Yrician Embassy. Meka stands quietly in the corner providing security for the meeting.

The diplomats present another plea for control of the interdiction satellite including expanding upon the arguments presented the previous regarding giving the Earth control of its defense in regards to the current crisis situation.

When they are finished, Karex thanks them for their time and returns to munching on the sushi he had been enjoying during their presentation.

The Chinese representative asks when they will have an answer from Karex in regards to their proposal and the gold-scaled Yrician replies yesterday. The French representative asks Karex what he means and Karex states that he will retain control of the satellite just as he had informed them during the previous day's meeting. The British representative asks if Karex had made up his mind prior to the presentation. Karex nods his head incredulously and says that he had made up his mind yesterday just as he had just answered the other guy's question.

When he sees the consternation building amongst the diplomats, Karex attempts to prevent any further issues by explaining that he had promised to listen to their proposal and he had done so. Karex then indicates that he needs a break and excuses himself from the meeting.

After waiting an hour, the diplomats ask Meka when Karex will return. The robot says he is not sure that Karex typically napped for several hours during the day. The United States representative insists that Meka go get Karex. Meka says if that is truly what they wish but he advises against it.

The robot then offers to setup another meeting for the next day and after some consultation amongst themselves, the diplomats agree to have another meeting the next day.

Karex has Overseer provide the Wardens with video and transcripts of the meeting.

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Friday 11/16/2007

Diplomatic personal from the United States and the United Nations representing China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom arrive at the Yrician Embassy to meet with Karex.

Meka escorts them to one of the Yrician living quarters at the Embassy facility. There they find Karex swimming around in the living pool. He greets them and says it is a shame that they had not brought there swimsuits or they could join him.

The diplomats present a new proposal regarding joint control of the interdiction satellite between the Yricians and Orion. They indicate that such a sharing arrangement would be viewed as a gesture of goodwill as well as confirming the Yricians intent to protect the Earth from the approaching ship.

Karex continues to swim around during the presentation of the new proposal and then calmly replies that he will not relinquish or share control of the satellite. He also says that the Earth governments will just have to trust that the Yricians will act appropriate on their behalf.

The Russian representative mutters 'we should just kick them off the planet and be done with it' in Russian, which Overseer translates and relays privately to Karex in English.

Karex looks frightened for a few seconds thinking about being put in a primitive space capsule and shot into space but then remembers Narex's scout ship and recovers his composure.

"But who would then control the satellite, comrade," says Karex.

"This meeting is at an end," states Karex before diving to the bottom of the pool and laying there.

Meka ushers the diplomats out of the Embassy.

Karex has Overseer provide the Wardens with video and transcripts of the meeting.

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Friday 11/16/2007

Eon watched the recordings of the dialogue between Karex and the various representatives. At the end, he sighed with frustration. It appeared the alien knew little of what diplomacy actually meant.

Opening his email, he forwarded an email to Karex and copied the Wardens on it.

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Karex,

I am writing first as a friend.

You are being very unapproachable regarding the subject of the satellite and its control. I am not sure exactly what passes for diplomacy on your world but on Earth, it is about compromise and negotiations.

I would not suggest that you provide control of the satellite to anyone, but you should work with an independent group of representatives from the Earth to oversee the satellite's operations and functions. An Orion or perhaps an FSS team could be setup to coordinate your activities involving the operation of the satellite.

Instead of flat out refusal, it would be in the best interest of your diplomatic relations to discuss options.

Now as an official member of the planet Earth and member of the Wardens, here is something else to consider, you are a guest here. By that I mean, that you and your fellow species members are guests on Earth. This is not your home, this is not your world. As advanced as you are, consider if the roles were reversed?

What if humanity had established relations with your race and you found out that they controlled an advanced cloaked military satellite with offensive weaponry in orbit around Homeworld. Would that not make you and your leaders somewhat uneasy? I would think that as a diplomat you should consider looking at this from the other side's perspective prior to making your decision.

We have taken you in, trusted you with our secrets and added you to our family, it is time to validate that that trust is well placed by working with our world leaders to achieve a compromise that satisfies their concerns. Frankly, I understand their nervousness and apprehension.

I can't thank you and your fellow Yricians enough for your assistance in dealing with the looming threat but once this crisis is concluded you should reconsider your position on this subject.

One final thing to consider, the Wardens are being monitored by and under the scrutiny of the FSS because of our position and power. Anything that has power should have oversight or a check and balance system to ensure that it is properly used. That in this case, is what I believe you need to provide to humanity.

I trust you will consider my words, as a member of the Wardens, a fellow diplomat but mostly as a friend.

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Friday 11/16/2007

Karex after seeing Eon's email sends a reply.

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I have examined my position in regards to who should have control over the satellite. After considerable thought, I remembered that it was you, who told me not to trust the government.

Record Last Changed Date: 8/7/2011


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