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

June 14th, 2552 Internal issues
Part-time mechanic/sometimes suspect Kat James Reporting

I have no clue what the Old One told The Enemy but things have seriously changed. First, their name actually translates closer to Nemesis than Enemy, and to be honest the two words meant the same thing to me, but I’ve learned that there are differences – while there is opposition it isn’t all bad will and animosity.

We are a challenge to them, just as they challenge us, but we exist in very different reaches of space.

They call themselves the Parataph and it would seem that what they learned from the old one was that things not actually what they seemed. And so we have diplomats salivating over the chance to make a treaty between our two peoples.

Of course, for now, the first rule is – we will travel using one range of frequencies while they use another so we don’t have an unfortunate incident where one of us appears on top of the other.

As a gesture of goodwill, they have offered to explain the portions of the technology we’re still experimenting with if we teach them the mental aspect of our travel.  Another thing the Parataph did– they found our missing pilots and brought them home.

They’ve also asked to talk to me again, only this time they wanted to talk to the here and now me. It seems I have, or will have, quite a reputation among their people.

So much better than being a war criminal in a war we didn’t even know existed.

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