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"The One-Hit Wonder"
 
   Just got finished reading the new writeup of the One-Hit Wonder on the Symphony page. I noted with special interest the armament, which seems to be rather heavy for a civilian ship. With that in mind, I have a few questions:

1) What are the (general) regulations concerning shipboard armaments in Zeta Cygni and EA jurisdiction?

2) Are any of the One-Hit Wonder's weapons concealed?

3) Did Corwin have to get any special permits or permissions to have those weapons on his ship?

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  RE: The One-Hit Wonder Gryphonadmin Nov-01-01 1
     RE: The One-Hit Wonder ejheckathorn Nov-01-01 2
         RE: The One-Hit Wonder trigger Nov-01-01 3
             RE: The One-Hit Wonder Gryphonadmin Nov-01-01 4
                 RE: The One-Hit Wonder trigger Nov-01-01 5
                     RE: The One-Hit Wonder Laudre Nov-01-01 6
                     RE: The One-Hit Wonder ejheckathorn Nov-01-01 7
                         RE: The One-Hit Wonder trigger Nov-01-01 8
                         RE: The One-Hit Wonder Gryphonadmin Nov-01-01 9
                 RE: The One-Hit Wonder Croaker Nov-01-01 10
                     RE: The One-Hit Wonder Gryphonadmin Nov-01-01 11

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Gryphonadmin
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1. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
In response to message #0
 
   >1) What are the (general) regulations concerning shipboard armaments
>in Zeta Cygni and EA jurisdiction?

About what you would expect. Civilian starships of Zeta Cygnan registry may carry weapons for self-defense - the quad blaster mounts, for instance, are standard antispacecraft weaponry, useful for fighting off pirate fighters. Military-grade weapons (such as naval phasers and torpedo launchers) are generally prohibited. The Earth Alliance is stricter about just what you can and can't have on a ship than the Republic of Zeta Cygni, in general. EA has regulations about stupid things like shield strength, too, on the somewhat dubious premise that powerful shields are an indication that one intends to get into a fight.

>2) Are any of the One-Hit Wonder's weapons concealed?

Well, the phasers are of the strip variety, so they're hard to spot until they're used, especially since the ship is black. The torpedo tube has an outer door. Unless energized, neither would be likely to show up on a standard scan.

>3) Did Corwin have to get any special permits or permissions to have
>those weapons on his ship?

It seems likely. I mean, I doubt I would have provided a photon torpedo tube for the thing if I didn't want him to have it.

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ejheckathorn
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2. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
In response to message #1
 
   >>3) Did Corwin have to get any special permits or permissions to have
>>those weapons on his ship?
>
>It seems likely. I mean, I doubt I would have provided a photon
>torpedo tube for the thing if I didn't want him to have it.

I was thinking more along the lines of government permits actually.

But then again, since it has been stated several times that UF-Gryphon practically is the Zeta Cygni government...

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3. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
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   LAST EDITED ON Nov-01-01 AT 06:39 PM (EST)

>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?

t.

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4. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
In response to message #3
 
   >>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.

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.

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5. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
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   You mentioned allied forces...what about the Experts of Justice?

danke,
t.


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6. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
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   >You mentioned allied forces...what about the Experts of Justice?

Aren't the XoJ part of the IPO?

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7. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
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   >You mentioned allied forces...what about the Experts of Justice?
>

IPO=Inter(national/stellar?)* Police Organization=Experts of Justice

*I've seen both.

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8. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
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   ** Moving to another forum since Eric's post triggered a new thought (well, at least new to me...).

t.

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9. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
In response to message #7
 
   >>You mentioned allied forces...what about the Experts of Justice?
>>
>
>IPO=Inter(national/stellar?)* Police Organization=Experts of Justice

International. (I've occasionally screwed up and used "interstellar"; if you see me do it again, it's wrong.)

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10. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
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.
>
>--G.
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>Benjamin D. Hutchins, Co-Founder, Editor in Chief, Netadmin
>Eyrie Productions, Unlimited http://www.eyrie-productions.com/


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11. "RE: The One-Hit Wonder"
In response to message #10
 
   LAST EDITED ON Nov-01-01 AT 09:51 PM (EST)

>This, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call "Foreshadowing". Anyone
>recall
>a writeup from the Tech Guide about a certain Constitution-class named
>'Defiant'.....

Intrepid, actually. WDF Defiant is a Constitution-class ship in the WDF Tactical Navy which has, for one reason or another, never gotten around to being upgraded from the Mark II (TOS) standard.

But, as the old Tech Readout has been deprecated, I wouldn't be so certain of my assertion if I were you. :)

--G.
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