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Transcript

  • He has never piloted before. But then, he's only been alive for 14 hours. And no others are left to return the spirit.
  • [voot voot]
    • And while he understands the ship's controls, he makes no attempt to understand how the ship itself works. How it travels beyond light... yet remains matter.
  • May its Maker be blessed, it is beyond him.
  • He exits the atmosphere and leaps the ship. But like every leap, it is one not only of space, but of faith.*In the imperfect vacuum between systems, the ship intersects an errant piece of ore, not 50mm wide.
  • In infinitessimal instants, objects meed in an extraordinary dissection: the ore, a bulkhead. The ore, a display. The ore, a forehead. And so on toward the Ring.
  • It's a testament to the ship's Maker that the damage barely ripples out.
  • But like its pilot, this is now a dead ship, and it immediately begins to slow.





Trivia

  • This strip takes place in 1980.
  • Due to the font in the comic, it is not obvious that a Maker is meant and not a maker in general.
  • This is the first appearance of a Maker.
  • This is the first appearance of a ship.
  • This is the first appearance of the Ring Drive.
  • This is the first appearance of Ahmis Ship.
  • This is the first published page of the Ahmis Plot, but not the first one in chronological order. The previous page in chronological order is Page 0091.
  • The tale of the pebble in the last panel is recounted in the guest strip Pebble.

References