Destination: Foreven.   Posted by StarMaster.Group: 0
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 415 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Thu 16 Jul 2020
at 16:08
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Gahler Grohlson (msg # 82):

"Did I hear you say Chinese Gahler? My God that is my absolute favorite! Order me a Szechuan shrimp and rice with an eggroll if you can get it delivered! I'll have to pay you back because Rollie has my Credit Chit."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:09, Thu 16 July 2020.

Gahler Grohlson
 Player, 334 posts
 Retired Merchant
 797997
Thu 16 Jul 2020
at 16:12
Re: Destination: Foreven
"You got it.  I'm getting Peking Duck if they have it and the reviews look good," Grohlson said.  Duck didn't travel well if delivery couldn't be done quickly.  His fallback would be Sichuan pork.
'Forge' Harris
 player, 39 posts
 Security
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 01:13
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Get me some fried dumplings, make that a double order please. I have not had that in ages." Forge said as the orders were getting placed.
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 417 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 13:23
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to 'Forge' Harris (msg # 85):

"Finding a Chinese joint that delivers is one thing, finding one that makes duck and delivers is another! Good luck with that Peking Duck!" Harry warns Gahler.
Gahler Grohlson
 Player, 335 posts
 Retired Merchant
 797997
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 14:21
Re: Destination: Foreven
"We have the technology to fly around in space ships.  If they can't pull off a self-heating Peking Duck, that's their fault,", Gahler said with a laugh.

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:49, Fri 17 July 2020.

StarMaster
 GM, 619 posts
 Referee
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 16:04
Re: Destination: Foreven
Considering all the food delivery services there are (today!), it's not hard to find a Chinese restaurant that makes Peking Duck in 7 different varieties and it can get delivered via ShipDash delivery service, one that specializes in delivering food to ships in the starport.

The best rated place is Nemo's Restaurante right there in the Starport. You'd have to go about 2,000 miles to the other place on planet that is equally rated, and while you could pay for delivery from there, it might not get to you before the ship left.

The order is delivered to the ship in 45 minutes and costs only 60 credits, which includes the delivery charge, but also comes with a lot of extras--rice, eggrolls, soup and fortune cookies.

Considering that there probably isn't anyone on this planet that has ever been to Earth, let alone China-that-was, it's pretty good Peking Duck.
Luise Wechsler
 player, 168 posts
 Admin/Broker
 67999C
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 16:10
Re: Destination: Foreven
"I don't think we can afford to upgrade the computer," Luise comms Adriannah after seeing the memo in her queue from Harry.

"We might be able to do a trade, but it'd take too long right now. Besides, I don't really want to be heading into unknown with an untested computer."

"Or were you merely talking about programs? If so, you have my permission to shop around the port for new ones. We can spare up to a million credits on that."

Harry McStubbin
 Player, 418 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 17:09
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Damn, I could have had Peking Duck, that's okay though, because the Szechuan shrimp was AWESOME!, Want some Adriannah? You see what Luise said about the computers? You can upgrade the software up to a million credits but not the computers themselves. Is upgrading the software worth it? If so, go ahead and use your initiative."
'Forge' Harris
 player, 40 posts
 Security
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 14:09
Re: Destination: Foreven
When the food arrived, Forge was happy see in the accessories, a few packages of chopsticks were included. Having used them a few times in the past when he was growing up, he quickly poured the sauce on the dumplings and started to eat. A few miss steps along the way as it has been a while since he last used them but the muscle memory quickly returned. In short work half the dumplings disappeared, leaving him with a content grin.

Getting confident with them, he then showed the crew how to eat rice, putting the small container close to him.
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 419 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 14:15
Re: Destination: Foreven
Harry used a fork! First he ate the veggies, followed in short order by the shrimp. The eggroll disappeared next and the leftover sauce from the shrimp was mixed with the rice and eaten! Mmmmm, that was good! A little rice beer followed to wash it down!
Gahler Grohlson
 Player, 336 posts
 Retired Merchant
 797997
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 15:26
Re: Destination: Foreven
Gahler made sure to give these guys 5 Imperial Stars, or whatever the local rating system was.  This was good chow!
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 420 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 15:31
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Definitely a 5 star place! On a par with the TAS! Too bad Adriannah missed it! That was great."
Roland Steel
 NPC Crew, 193 posts
 Engineer
 69C975
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 17:45
Re: Destination: Foreven
Roland came back aboard a little wobbly a few hours later, carrying a case of good brandy for Harry. Something Rollie knew he would share with the rest of the crew.

Rollie, having a sweet tooth, also bought a case of chocolate chip cookies. He knew there would be a party when they got to the Foreven Sector. They would be leaving here soon.
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 421 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 17:46
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Let me take that off of your hands Rollie, fragile and all!." He takes the case of Brandy and his credit chit.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:46, Sat 18 July 2020.

Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 116 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 11:37
Re: Destination: Foreven
 Adriannah cautiously peeked out of her cabin, checking to see if there was any immediate threat. The area was clear allowing her to move cautiously in the direction of the sounds. Pausing at corners she glanced around before proceeding.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:42, Mon 20 July 2020.

Harry McStubbin
 Player, 422 posts
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 898BA7
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 12:08
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Hey Adriannah, want some Chinese?! Hiding in your room this whole time?"
Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 117 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 13:43
Re: Destination: Foreven
Adriannah was relieved that the roudies weren't what she'd envisaged.Why the racket! you guys win the Lottery or something...

This message was last edited by the player at 13:47, Mon 20 July 2020.

Harry McStubbin
 Player, 423 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 17:14
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Eating good food, drinking good beer. We're here for a bit so we're celebrating. Care to join us?. Steve and Rollie were out barhopping, Luise is taking it easy. Rollie I think is sleeping off a tie-on."

This message was last edited by the player at 17:17, Mon 20 July 2020.

Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 118 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 20:22
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Harry McStubbin (msg # 100):

Adriannah appeared puzzle by Harry's statement. Celebrating because you're here... she hesitantly states then adds Is this Planet Important?

This message was last edited by the player at 01:51, Tue 21 July 2020.

Harry McStubbin
 Player, 424 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 12:55
Re: Destination: Foreven
"No, we're alive and on the ground, reason to celebrate. It's all good, it's all good! No one is twisting your arm to join us. All your choice."
Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 119 posts
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 20:45
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Harry McStubbin (msg # 102):

Thank you I welcome the invitation & opportunity giving Harry a warm smile. Is this practice local?

This message was last edited by the player at 05:06, Wed 22 July 2020.

Harry McStubbin
 Player, 425 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 12:04
Re: Destination: Foreven
"No, we do it planetside on occasion, usually special occasion. The occasion here is that we're alive and heading into the unknown of the Foreven Sector, here, have a cold beer and some fried rice if you want it. Gahler, Forge, and I decided to eat and drink to life! By the way, Gahler, pass me another beer as well." He hands the food and beer to Adriannah.
Adriannah Orilliah
 player, 120 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 12:42
Re: Destination: Foreven
In reply to Harry McStubbin (msg # 104):

Taking the offered food and beverage Adriannah samples each, assessing the flavor and nutrition they have.
StarMaster
 GM, 620 posts
 Referee
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 18:23
Re: Destination: Foreven
How Adriannah reacts to the flavors is up to her, but the nutritional value is rather nil.

Steve is dragged back aboard the ship by a taxi driver 24 hours later... conscious, but staggeringly drunk... but happy! He claims to have visited 85 bars. At least, you think that's what he's saying. Plus, he's not sure he didn't visit some of them more than once. And, you aren't sure if 'Marina's House' is an actual bar or just someone's house.

Sufficient supplies have been laid in, the drop tanks are flying empty at this point, but one of the collapsible fuel bladders is filled.


The ship is ready to depart. Last chance for civilization for a couple of weeks!
Harry McStubbin
 Player, 427 posts
 Human pain in the ass
 898BA7
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 18:32
Re: Destination: Foreven
"Stations everybody." Harry says over comms. "Ready when you are Luise. You can take astrogation Adriannah, I'll take sensors,"