Lying in bed has become a favorite pastime for him recently. He still had a
lot of paperwork to do but right now, he wanted to stay here with his
*Thoran:* =3D/\=3D Thoran to all senior staff. Briefing in ten minutes. =3D=
oO And there it is Oo
Reluctantly getting up, the Marine affectionately smacked his lover in a
very provocative spot and got dressed
McKnight: Sorry, love. Duty calls
He gave her a kiss before leaving.
*((Observation Lounge, Deck 1))*
Arriving not first, but certainly not last, the Marine captain took his
seat as he drank more coffee. Every meeting to him was always going to be a
bit boring. The extra caffeine dose is what keeps him alive and sane. For
him, extra also means extra sugar. Being one to always make his own food,
he prepared his own coffee when he has time, beans and all.
Then their First Officer came in...dead last. He could tell Serala was
trying to hide her embarrassment. Being the 2nd most senior officer, she
needed to be her first if anything but she had a baby to attend to any
being a single parent would be hard. His usual stone face soften up seeing
the little bundle of joy the first officer carried into the room.
Serala: My apologies, sir. I couldn't find a sitter on such short n=
Most of them are in this room.
McKnight: It's always nice to see Little Bean. ::He waved at the baby.:: I
would have brought a rattler.
Thoran: Thank you all for being so prompt. Help yourself to the
refreshments. Now I am sure you are all wondering why I have called you
here. The Freeworlds Council are holding a trade conference on Illara Prime
and have invited us to attend.
Thoran: The purpose of this conference from what I understand is to bring
together several different factions and establish new trade relations with
Hyden: Well you say several factions so I am supposing our enemies may be
Kiax: Do we know who else they've invited, besides ourselves?
Thoran: An excellent question. From what I have been able to ascertain the
Freeworlds Council have invited representatives from the Caraadian Noble
Houses, Ferengi Commerce Authority, Romulan Republic and even the Valcarian
McKnight: Let's hope just the good Romulans show up
Kiax: Sounds like we're up against some fairly aggressive competiti=
have we got to bring to the negotiating table?
T'Saara: :: happily :: ggwwabble maaa fu
Serala: I don't think she was asking you, Little Bean. But thanks f=
Amuro chuckled a bit seeing the entire staff were trying their best to not
be distracted by the baby being naturally adorable.
Hyden: From what you're saying it looks like we will need to keep a=
eye out. We have vipers mixed with more vipers in a pit that we have to
Kiax: I can probably get my hands on some physical goods for us to use as
trade samples before we leave. Just in case they want to inspect what we
have before initiating trade=E2=80=A6 Currency might be a bit of an issue t=
McKnight: I'm sure depending on the price, we can get authorization
to...acquire the appropriate amount of funds.
Serala: Since the Valcarians have been invited, sir, am I to understand
that means Ambassador Dels'an? And if so, will she be travelling wi=
again, or does she have her own transport?
Hyden: With all the factions you named I saw a possible power struggle with
us in the middle. Negotiations only last as long as the status quo stays in
each faction's favor. If that changes this situation could turn ugly and
faster than we would want it too. Who do we have in the terms of allies?
*Knight:* If I might add to that Sir. We need to be aware of the fact that
if we transport the ambassador it could be used to imply a political
agreement between us.
*Hyden:* With all the factions you named I saw a possible power struggle
with us in the middle. Negotiations only last as long as the status quo
stays in each faction's favor. If that changes this situation could turn
ugly and faster than we would want it too. Who do we have in the terms of
*McKnight:* Security would be on guard considering those attending. We need
to be extra careful.
*Knight:* Illara Prime is known for its senate comprised of roughly a
hundred different commercial companies, the appointed governor will likely
be responsible for overseeing the event. Will we be attending in any
capacity over than as Federation representatives?
Amuro mostly kept to himself. As a Marine, his purpose is to ensure the
safety and security of any away team. Though he did make a note at all the
politics in his head. It was best to keep his thoughts in reserve as the
others in the room are more specialized than him.
Marine Captain Amuro McKnight
Marine Commanding Officer
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