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March 24, 2008, 6:16 pm

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ISSF-23 Wasp


Small, fierce, and prone to coming in swarms, the Wasp is a common Intra-System Superiority Fighter.

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The ISSF-23 "Wasp" starfighter bears a vague resemblance to the insect namesake; the main body of the light fighter curls beneath it, bearing the fusion plant that drives the entire vessel as well as the most potent weapon aboard the ship itself, the Variable Missile System. Perched above the main body, curled like an attacking wasp to reduce the overall area exposed to the enemy, the cockpit is a glistening blister of metal and chrome, flanked by a pair of hardpoints for mounting weaponry and ammunition feeds.

Thruster ports set in a rough diamond shape give the craft a fair turn of speed, particularly joined with the light mass of the vessel itself; nearly devoid of armor, the Wasp relies far more on agility and speed to outrun the tracking ability of any guns trained on it than any durability of the vessel itself.


Because someone had a bunch of wannabe hotshot pilots and needed a cheap fighter.

-No Armor To Speak Of

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April 9, 2009, 19:03
"Because someone had a bunch of wannabe hotshot pilots and needed a cheap fighter."

I am already a little geeked about this one, and the above suggestion makes me think this could be a fun read.


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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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