208-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

July 26th, 2552 – Dart Express
Scout Pilot/travel agent/Chef Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting

From the sound of things, the brass is thinking we should spread out more so that if we’re attacked–when we’re attacked— we won’t all be in one place. While I can agree that small groups might be able to move around unnoticed, I can’t help but think that there is strength in numbers.

Druckab isn’t really a help since he only hints at issues and dangers when he’s drunk and fearing the worst, he refuses to contact his people to find out if the Parataph have fallen into infighting. So he’s spending most of his time either alone, contemplating the futility of the universe or alone, with a bottle, which kind of leaves us to our own ends.

Our biggest problem with moving on is communications. We still haven’t figured out a way to send a message through regular space or through the well. The science teams were at a stand-still until one of the Einherjar, Kyre, threw her hands up in frustration and remarked, “you’d be better off with the pony express.”

She was being facetious, but around here— that’s where some of our best ideas come from. I mean, if the fleet is in different locations and you don’t want everybody to know where everyone is— why not meet somewhere neutral, exchange dispatches, and report back to your team?

We’ll have to work out some of the kinks and protocols for not being followed, but it could work.

Sometimes the best solutions aren’t more technology, just using what you have.

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