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The Starcaster Chronicles 09.12

October 20, 2021 by Tim

Starcaster Patrons got to vote on on this page.

How should Speck handle the Scrap Merchant attempting to blackmail him?

  • Ensure their silence for good; attack the scrappers
  • Use the threat of violence to get them to back down
  • Negotiate a price for their silence

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L.H. Franzibald
L.H. Franzibald
11 months ago

He should cut their nuts off!

Scott Aubut
Scott Aubut
11 months ago

melt* their nuts off

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
11 months ago

As Cort once put it, “The deal wasn’t for me.”

Bwauder
Bwauder
11 months ago

Given that the backup muscle seems to be short term hire, or they’d already know about a mimion partner, only 1 of the 3 needs to be forcibly silenced to keep things quiet.

foducool
foducool
11 months ago

“shit, here we go again”

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
11 months ago

Kill them all.
Speck has shown he is more than happy to use his ‘unique’ ability when need arises.
He is also pragmatic enough to know that just scaring, will likely just have them running off and blabbing, dead men tell no tales.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
11 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Dead men tell no tales, but their bodies do.

SpeCter
SpeCter
11 months ago

Not when they are completely dissolved 😀

Michael
Michael
11 months ago
Reply to  SpeCter

Getting to that point is plenty noisy though, he’d have to scram pronto.

raven0ak
raven0ak
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael

start with head: no noise

Mark
Mark
11 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Has he? I thought that at one point he made it quite clear that he HATES having to do that, but understands the necessity of it from time to time and accepts that….

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
11 months ago
Reply to  Mark

Pass, im just thinking of the smile on his face when he was threatening the air control guy on the space station, the melting the chair threat right at the start, declaring “im gonna hug her” when she found out the truth…

But seriously im more than happy to be proved wrong if you have a link.

I stand by the pragmatic part tho 🙂

Martin Dahlgaard
Martin Dahlgaard
11 months ago
  • Use the threat of violence to get them to back down

That one guy is already scared 😀

Halosty
Halosty
11 months ago

Yeah, seems the most effective. When someone literally says “actually I’m kinda not with this guy now” it’s just the most effective way to not have any collateral damage on the ship.
No doubt Speck can dissolve them, but there are more risks involved there imo. Like those loaders nearby seeing it.

Vinc
Vinc
11 months ago

Ensure their silence for good; attack the scrappers
<- aka to hell with them..

Whatever
Whatever
11 months ago

Ensure their silence for good; attack the scrappers”
Go get em little buddy.

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
11 months ago
Reply to  Whatever

Was this a Sam & Max reference? Because that’s what it seems to me.
You crack me up little buddy !

maarvarq
maarvarq
11 months ago

Ensure their silence for good

Jacob
Jacob
11 months ago
Reply to  maarvarq

Today’s enemy is an unknowing future ally.

SBlack
SBlack
11 months ago

Negotiate with acid

Athasil
Athasil
11 months ago

In the words of the Venerable Sontaran General Strax ‘Melt them with Acid!’

Khan Kaizhu
Khan Kaizhu
11 months ago

Most definitely — Ensure their silence
With villainous scum, one cannot rely upon “threat” to last longer than being in their presence; the only sure way to guarantee their “cooperation” is if they’re no longer in a position to be a problem.

Annatar
Annatar
11 months ago

Well…it seems your terms…are not acceptable!

Rame
Rame
11 months ago

On the one hand killing them reduces his time to complete repairs leaving the ship vulnerable due to a hasty retreat and potentially alerts their location. On the other hand, threats mean the scrappers could return later in force or sell his location also alerting fleet forces

Nekopanzer
Nekopanzer
11 months ago

I remember there being 3 choices in the vote, with the third being “Pay them off”.

My comment at the time was (paraphrased): “Threaten them and they’ll tip off the Syndicate. Death by Mimion will alert the Feds. Paying them off might be the better option.”

Last edited 11 months ago by Nekopanzer
HonoredMule
HonoredMule
11 months ago
Reply to  Nekopanzer

It’s a great option…assuming you actually have money and aren’t already in desperate need of more.

Nekopanzer
Nekopanzer
11 months ago
Reply to  Nekopanzer

…And now the third option has been added.

Leon
Leon
11 months ago

Keep in mind that public assault is a criminal offense……..

Ivotron
Ivotron
11 months ago

ensure their silence for good . MELT THEIR FACES

Robert
Robert
11 months ago

Maybe a gun turrent would have been a good addition to his floating platform after all. Or maybe that tool he was using can be adjusted for a longer range application?

Esc
Esc
11 months ago

I’m betting threatening them got the vote. It’s the cowards choice after all, nondestructive.

W. J. Nash
W. J. Nash
11 months ago

Threat. Give them the chance to back down before putting them down

L.H. Franzibald
L.H. Franzibald
11 months ago

Just throw them out of the airlock while in space.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
11 months ago

Once again, Full House has all the answers to life’s mysteries and challenges.

Whatever issue arises, it can usually be solved by sitting down, talking through your problems, and ending with a hug.

D00dM4n
D00dM4n
11 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Especially a hug from a Mimion…

Swordust
Swordust
11 months ago

Threaten them. Killing them now could spell trouble later.

Helldemon
Helldemon
11 months ago
Reply to  Swordust

I mean they could also just go snitch to the syndicate or someone else after being threatened because they didn’t get anything.

Corey
Corey
11 months ago

Speck is in the middle of a ship repair. An arc welder should do wonders for the scrap merchant’s disposition.

Outback Jon
Outback Jon
11 months ago

Ensure their silence for good; attack the scrappers

Did I miss a Patreon vote?

Duane
Duane
11 months ago

Time to pull the Jack Reacher

John Swift
John Swift
11 months ago

I do like that one of the thugs is smart enough to realize this isnt a great idea.

7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago

Lure them on board, then take off

Rand Doerning
Rand Doerning
11 months ago

I love me some Speck, so whatever keeps him alive. I do believe he would go with action rather than threat, however.

Yazi
Yazi
11 months ago

Think we should silence for good. Once Speck is leaves, they can safety report and reap the benefits from the federation. These hounds are always looking for their next meal so don’t expect the promise to stay silence to, well, stay.

Pyre
Pyre
11 months ago

I’m also going with Ensure their silence for good; attack the scrappers.

Anything else just ends in them blabbing to the federation

Helldemon
Helldemon
11 months ago
Reply to  Pyre

I feel negotiating would probably be the safest option tbh. Attacking and killing them means he would possibly have to escape before the ship is repaired. Why would he blab if he got whatever price he wanted?

Last edited 11 months ago by Helldemon