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- Taneel: Ah, Orla! How'd it go with the Jinyiwei?
- Orla: I... could find no local station office, ma'am.
- Sebastián: Oh you wouldn't, my dear, no. No-no-no.
- Sebastián: All the posted officers came down with a rare, excruciating form of tinnitus.
- Sebastián: Something to do with their Jinyiwei cochlear implants. Very strange.
Thankfully, they seem to have recovered back on Earth.
- Sebastián: So we hear.
- Orla: But--
- Sebastián: Fernando!
- Sebastián: I have two gifts for you before you go... and a gift for the captain!
First, a texting device.
- Fernando: Oh. Um. Thanks, but my implant can already text.
- Sebastián: Not like this. The Nyx have been working on this little trick for decades.
- Nyx #1: It will have had a single, suspended photon, quantum entangled with another here on Du Fu.<be>They will have sung together, when one sings alone.
- Sebastián: Yes-yes-yes. Very handy. Yes-yes-yes.
When the chips are down, you may send one very short cry for help... and we'll make sure the cavalry comes running.
- Fernando: Entablement?? How did they solve the---
- Sebastián: Second! I offer you one of the empire's best-kept secrets: the coordinates to McBride's Wormhole.
- [coordinates read:
- Sebastián: If our collective plans fail spectacularly, and everyone we trust is dead... then you will find no safe harbor.
- Sebastián: You will be a marked man throughout the western spiral arms of the galaxy.
- Sebastián: But! Perhaps you can find peaceful last days through that magnificent wormhole.
- Sebastián: ... Just run, run, run away. Yes-yes-yes.
- [Taneel stays silent for one panel]
- Taneel: Well! On that inspiring note: What was my gift?
- Sebastián: Why, some top-of-the-line M-Wave cannons!
- Sebastián: .... So that he does not need those first two gifts.
- This page is called "So We Hear"