Today on Quantum Vibe: Alyss Roaz testifies
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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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The Transcript For This Page
Now, Alyss stands before the Arbs. Bok narrates from a cameo.
Bok: Complainants and defendants can decline to testify personally, but when Alyss Roaz was called, she stepped right up.
Alyss: I am Alyss Roaz, a.k.a. Nicole Oresme, inventor of the Murphy Displacer Engine, the Oresme Shield, and co-founder of this city. I wear this artificial body after my original was destroyed on the moon called Zytemonde.
Arb Andrews: Yes, Senhora Roaz, we know all that.
Looking past Alyss at the Arbs.
Arb Sandini: The written and oral testimony explains how you connected the name 'Château Périllieu' to the deCastries building, and how you reasoned that Senhora Martelli was being held there.
Arb Sandini: But why the armed assault? We have procedures for dealing with situations like this peacefully – procedures which you, yourself have advocated.
Alyss: The assault was extraordinary, but this was an extraordinary situation.
Alyss in the foreground, we can see Miller and de Castries seated behind her.
Alyss: At that time we were no longer contracted with Smith & Holder Assurance, as one of their agents had assaulted Senhora Martelli, a researcher I'd hired to investigate Hayami Leigh's murder. I regarded her safety as my own responsibility.
Alyss: Considering that Martelli's partner had been kidnapped and beaten almost to death, and a previous investigator of Hayami's murder had been driven into hiding ...
Similar shot, now Miller is leaping to his feet and de Castries is red-faced.
Alyss: … I reasoned that Diana was in immediate peril. And when I confronted de Castries, he refused to even acknowledge holding her.
Miller: That's a LIE! My client will not tolerate this calumny!
Alyss: If your client had been more honest, I would not have had to blast holes in his building.