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08.03.2015 , 06:06 AM | #38
Part 3-18. In which Nalenne gets more secretive correspondence


This series has pervasive spoilers for the Shadow of Revan introduction, Forged Alliances. It also regularly uses the chapter 3 titles for the Sith Warrior and Sith Inquisitor, along with the background of their companions.


You can put up a failure-proof wall,
But don’t wrap your secrets too small.
The downside of hiding
Whate’er you’re confiding
Is no one might read it at all.




“It’s encrypted,” said Nalenne.

“Yes, my lord,” said Quinn.

“It’s encrypted so hard I can’t open it.”

“I believe with time I can remedy that, my lord.”

“If they want me to read it, why are they encrypting it? Encryption is for taunting people who don’t know what you’ve got! Not communicating!”

“I believe the code is not terribly advanced, my lord. If you’ll allow me.”

Nalenne, sulking, backed away from the console.

But the missive, once Quinn had extracted it, was only eight words. “Manaan. Coordinates attached. Come in secret. Lana Beniko.”

Nalenne looked at Quinn. Quinn looked at Nalenne.

“Aren’t you banned from Manaan?” Pierce said helpfully. “You know, after that thing with the moon.”

“I’m sure they’ve forgotten about it by now,” said Vette. “I mean, how many survivors could still be in town?”

“I think the wanted posters might still be up in some places,” said Jaesa. “It really was…you know.”

“Would’ve paid good money to see that,” chuckled Pierce.

“You would have paid good money to be anywhere that wasn’t Taris,” said Quinn.

“There’s that, too.”

“She said come in secret,” said Nalenne. “Pierce, you weren’t there. Maybe you could get landing clearance while the rest of us skulk.”

“Sure,” said Pierce. “I look innocent.”

Vette squeaked, which might possibly have not been a laugh, but probably was.
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