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Strip 1530 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Four other major powers
Strip 1530 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2017-02-10
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly 100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.

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Transcript For Strip 1530

Panel 1
PP and Murphy and Hugo.
PP: Yes, there are in fact dozens of intelligent species in this galaxy, many of which are aligned with us.
PP: And, four other major powers we have to contend with, sometimes cooperating and sometimes not. What do you know about them?
Panel 2
Murphy and Hugo, with Eithne looking on.
Murphy: Not very much. We detected their major space-warp lanes, at the same time we found yours.
Hugo: We have also been monitoring your public video broadcasts, and picked up some references to other species and other powers.
Murphy: But we would appreciate a more coherent picture, if you don't mind.
Eithne (thought): 'Four others'?
Panel 3
Pull back to show the entire table. A projection plate in the center has been activated, and an image of leopard-like male and female K'TAGONS appears above it.
PP: Very well, here's a brief overview:
PP: The K'Tagons are a war-like people, organized principally along familial and tribal lines.
PP: We have had wars and alliances, alternatively, with them. Their 'honor culture' makes them volatile but not unpredictable.
Panel 4
Same shot, but now a pair of lizard-like sophonts are displayed.
PP: The Soraxians, on the other hand, have little sense of 'honor' as we would understand it.
PP: Secretive and manipulative, it was more than a century after we first noticed their influence, that we had any direct contact with them.
PP: Their government is republican in structure but nearly totalitarian in reach.
Panel 5
Same shot, now with a trio of insect-like beings.
PP: The Brennir were discovered fairly recently. They are a tri-gendered species, and a younger one.
PP: They seem to combine the Soraxian predilection for intrigue and the K'Tagon tendency for brute violence..
PP: We have a peace treaty with them but relations are still very tense.
Panel 6
Now the image is of a quartet of vaguely-humanoid beings with numerous artificial attachments.
PP: Finally, there are the Cush.
PP: They have appeared in the out-reaches of all our territories, raiding and capturing worlds.
PP: We know little about them, their technology, how they are organized, or where they come from.
Eithne: Well, apparently they're crap at accessorizing.

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