June 30th, 2552 – Sparring
Part-time mechanic/sometimes suspect Kat James Reporting
Today, instead of studying our technology, Druckab spend the day observing us. He watched our interactions and tried to understand the nuance in having a mechanic/Pilot who’s a convicted criminal.
It seems that the Parataph unceremoniously execute their criminals and keep their disruptive tendencies out of the gene pool. I think the Daniels tried to explain the difference and degrees of crime but something was lost in translation and now Druckab seems to think that saving someone’s life is illegal.
The interesting thing came when he witnessed Tower and me sparring. After we finished he asked me why I fought Tower and that he was glad we were only fighting to first blood. I tried to explain that we were not fighting, but practicing, but he held his hands out and made a fist, displaying the very ornate, very deadly spikes they had on their hands and arms.
It seems there is no peaceful training exercises for the Parataph. – Their challenges are to the death.
Good to know before I offer to train with him.