#10, RE: The One-Hit Wonder|
Posted by Croaker on Nov-01-01 at 09:22 PM
In response to message #4
>>>But then again, since it has been stated several times that UF-Gryphon
>>>practically is the Zeta Cygni government...
>>Given Earth's conservative views on self-defense (e.g: you don't have
>>the right to shoot pigeons with that M-16), does it forbid ships of
>>certain armament or class from entering Earth Orbit?
>Not generally - at least, not military vessels of allied forces
>(which, technically, the WDF, Zeta Cygni Defense Force - not that a
>ZCDF ship would leave the Zeta Cygni system - and IPO Space Force
>remain). They would probably raise a few eyebrows if, say, a fully
>equipped Constitution-class heavy cruiser showing civilian
>registry turned up and wanted orbital clearance, and might want to
>send a team of inspectors aboard to lock down weapons systems and
>generally rule out hostile intent, but so far that hasn't happened.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call "Foreshadowing". Anyone recall
a writeup from the Tech Guide about a certain Constitution-class named 'Defiant'.....
>The EA isn't as conservative about weapons and self-defense as
>present-day Earth governments tend to be - hence the ability of the
>Duelists to wear their weapons in the US and Canada - but
>military-grade things, they do still have kind of a hang-up about,
>especially in recent years.
>Benjamin D. Hutchins, Co-Founder, Editor in Chief, Netadmin
>Eyrie Productions, Unlimited http://www.eyrie-productions.com/
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