we are the chenjesu... we are the mmrnmhrm
we do not understand how you have penetrated the slave shield or why
but in doing so you have interrupted the process
explain this intrusion.
once more you interfere with the process... why?
your presence here is painful to us... what is it you wish?
We came here to find out what you're doing down there.though your ship's design is unfamiliar to us
we now understand that you are of human origin and so we will share with you
our reasons for accepting the status of ur-quan slave
in 2135, our great alliance burned within the crucible of sentience
though our fleets of armed starships held back the hierarchy's grotesque armada for many years
in the end, the ur-quan unleashed a power upon us that was so overwhelming
we knew we would be annihilated if we did not submit
this unstoppable power, this ultimate weapon was a huge starship
a battle platform built by the precursors in the ancient past
your vessel shares some similarities in design to the ur-quan's battle platform
which they call `sa-matra', meaning `great trophy'.
the sa-matra was many times larger than your ship, and bore weapons and defensive systems
that made it invulnerable to all of our technologies
it remains a mystery to us why the ur-quan fought us for so long without using the sa-matra
for when they finally brought the ship into combat
the sa-matra incinerated our finest broodhome vessels from ten times our own ships' weapon range.
we had no choices beyond submission or devastation
before the ur-quan arrived to accept our surrender, we sent one last message to your people
a message suggesting that your species do as we chenjesu and mmrnmhrm planned to do
we would accept the ur-quan's demands and become slaves
until such a time as we found a way to destroy or neutralize the sa-matra.
We are struggling against the Ur-Quan. Can't you help us?we cannot be of any assistance now... we are in the middle of the process.
i will explain
after we chenjesu and mmrnmhrm were defeated by the ur-quan
we chose to be encased within a single slave shield on this world
as soon as the ur-quan departed, we began the process
we initiated a synthesis of our two species, our two cultures
one crystalline, the other purely mechanical
this process, fueled only by the radiant energy of our sun
will eventually produce a new hybrid race
and when the process is complete, we will crack the ur-quan slave shield
and emerge from our chrysalis like a winged insect unleashed from its cocoon
then we will be ready and able to deal with the ur-quan, their battle thralls
and their dreaded sa-matra.
But why can't you help us now?!the complete synthetic hybridization of the chenjesu and the mmrnmhrm species
will require approximately thirty five of your earth years
this extended duration is necessary because our synthesis mechanisms
are dependent exclusively on our sun's radiant energy.
What if we could find some way to get you more energy? Would that speed things up?what you describe is theoretically possible
but it would pose a great danger to us
the process must be executed as planned... or it may fail catastrophically
we could be destroyed.
We really need advice from you.our wisdom is available... detail your need.
How can we defeat the Ur-Quan?you must find some way to destroy the sa-matra
to do this you will need a powerful weapon capable of destroying an entire planet
but that is not all
you will also require some way to distract the ur-quan
to give you the opportunity to use the weapon.
I have acquired a Dnyarri. What should I do with it?we know the dnyarri only from legend
where they are described as the embodiment of evil and cruelty
if ever there was a devil, captain, it was the dnyarri
however, if in fact the creature you possess is one of this ancient breed
its mental power may be useful to help confuse the ur-quan.
I got this huge bomb-thing. Is it really a weapon?the device you speak of is a huge matter-antimatter bomb... if you had activated it
the weapon would have annihilated your ship and everything else within five hundred kilometers
the destructive power of this weapon makes it suitable for the most important task you will ever undertake
the neutralization of the sa-matra, the ur-quan's nearly invincible battle platform.
I er... borrowed a device from the Mycon. What is it?we do not recognize this device
but it appears to be a precursor tool which can radiate a great amount of energy.
What more can you tell me about this Sa-Matrawe only glimpsed it once, when it devastated our most powerful fleet
it was several times the size of your vessel
with a host of unusual weapons protruding from its scabrous hull
but the most dangerous feature of the sa-matra was its annihilation toroids...
with this weapon they could vaporize ships from the far side of a solar system
or cut broad swaths of devastation across a planet in seconds.
Thanks! That's enough advice for now.though your presence here is a painful intrusion
we will always provide advice whenever you request it, captain.
Goodbye Chenjesu. Goodbye Mmrnmhrm.goodbye once and future ally, human... when the process is complete and we emerge from our chrysalis
we shall tell your grandchildren of our conversation this day.
WE ARE FREE!
YOU HAVE FLOODED OUR SYNTHESIS MECHANISMS WITH A WEALTH OF RADIANT ENERGY.
WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE DECADES HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN SECONDS.
THE PROCESS IS INCOMPLETE, YET WE HAVE EMERGED.
WE ARE THE CHMMR.
WHO ARE YOU?
I am Captain of the starship.
I am the guy who's trying to save the galaxy.
Who am I? Me? Er... dang! I just forgot.
WHY HAVE YOU INTERRUPTED THE PROCESS?!!!
We struggle to free all races from the Ur-Quan. We need your help.
You are the key to winning back the freedom of our Alliance.
I wanted to see what you looked like without all that orange junk.YOUR NEED MUST BE GREAT FOR YOU TO HAVE RISKED SO MUCH
JUST TO BRING US FROM BENEATH THE SHIELD.
WE WERE NOT READY... BUT THIS IS NOW IN THE PAST.
WHAT IS DONE IS DONE.
YOU ARE INTENT ON STOPPING THE UR-QUAN... VERY WELL.
WE ARE PREPARED TO ASSIST YOU IN WHATEVER WAY WE CAN.
WE MUST FIRST TELL YOU THAT EVEN BEFORE WE WERE PLACED UNDER THE SLAVE SHIELD
WE REALIZED THAT THE ONLY WAY TO DEFEAT THE UR-QUAN
WAS FIRST TO DESTROY THEIR PRECURSOR BATTLE PLATFORM... THE SA-MATRA.
THIS VESSEL WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VICTORY OF THE HIERARCHY OVER THE ALLIANCE.
WHEN IT WAS BROUGHT TO BEAR AGAINST OUR WORLDS, WE COULD NOT RESIST IT.
THIS MUST BE YOUR PRIORITY. THIS MUST BE YOUR EVENTUAL GOAL.
WE KNOW WHAT IS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THIS END
BUT FIRST WE MUST KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE ALREADY LEARNED
SO WE WILL SCAN THE DATABANKS AND LOGS ABOARD YOUR SHIP.
THE SCANNING IS COMPLETE. NOW WE CAN DISCUSS WHAT YOU MUST DO.
YOU ALREADY HAVE THE DATA NECESSARY TO TELL YOU THAT THE SA-MATRA VESSEL
IS LOCATED IN THE DELTA CRATERIS STAR SYSTEM.
YOU NEED TO LOCATE THE UR-QUAN'S SA-MATRA VESSEL.
IF YOU CANNOT FIND IT YOURSELF, ASK THOSE OTHERS WHO ARE NEAR THE UR-QUAN.
PERHAPS THEY WILL KNOW.
THE SA-MATRA IS SURE TO BE HEAVILY GUARDED.
TO ALLOW YOU TO GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE SA-MATRA
YOU WILL HAVE TO CREATE SOME TYPE OF DIVERSION.
WE HAVE DETECTED THE PRESENCE OF A DNYARRI ABOARD YOUR SHIP.
THOUGH THE BEING IS DARKLY EVIL, AND INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS
THE TAALO DEVICE YOU POSSESS HAS EFFECTIVELY MUTED THE CREATURE'S POWER OVER YOU.
HOWEVER, IT WILL DO A MOST EXCELLENT JOB OF DISTRACTING THE UR-QUAN LONG ENOUGH
FOR YOU TO APPROACH THE SA-MATRA AND DESTROY IT.
TO DEFEAT THE UR-QUAN YOU MUST FIRST DESTROY THE SA-MATRA BATTLE PLATFORM.
THE ONLY WAY WE CAN ENVISION THIS OCCURRING IS FOR YOU TO DETONATE A HUGE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
ADJACENT TO THE BATTLE PLATFORM, AT POINT BLANK RANGE.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY WEAPON WHICH CAN GENERATE SUFFICIENT DESTRUCTIVE FORCE
IS A MATTER-ANTIMATTER BOMB, BUT WE CANNOT BUILD ONE OURSELVES.
YOU POSSESS AN ANTI-MATTER BOMB. THIS IS GOOD.
BUT HAD YOU ACTIVATED IT, THE DEVICE WOULD HAVE ANNIHILATED YOUR SHIP
AND EVERYTHING ELSE WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED KILOMETERS.
EVEN SO, WE WILL HAVE TO IMPROVE THIS DEVICE, MAGNIFY ITS POWER WITH OUR CRYSTAL TECHNOLOGY.
THE DESTRUCTIVE POTENTIAL OF THIS WEAPON WILL THEN MAKE IT SUITABLE
FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK YOU WILL EVER UNDERTAKE
THE NEUTRALIZATION OF THE SA-MATRA, THE UR-QUAN'S NEARLY INVINCIBLE BATTLE PLATFORM.
RETURN WHEN YOU HAVE GATHERED THE RESOURCES WE HAVE DESCRIBED.
YOU ARE READY
Can you give us further assistance now?WE CANNOT HELP YOU UNTIL YOU POSSESS THE NECESSARY RESOURCES.
You seem to have superior technology. Would you share this with us?WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE DESIGNS FOR A NEW CLASS OF FIGHTING SHIP... THE AVATAR
ALONG WITH ENOUGH CHMMR TO COMMAND HOWEVER MANY VESSELS YOU MAY BUILD.
AVATAR BATTLESHIPS ARE MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OUR BROODHOME OR X-FORM VESSELS.
IN COMPETENT HANDS, THESE SHIPS CAN DEFEAT ANY SHIP IN SPACE.
Where can I find the super-weapon you described?THERE ARE RUMORS OF SUCH A DEVICE, A PRECURSOR PLANETEERING TOOL
TO BE FOUND SOMEWHERE FAR TOWARDS THE CORE
IN THE POSSESSION OF A NON-HOSTILE ALIEN RACE.
WE CANNOT PROVIDE ANY MORE INFORMATION AT THIS TIME.
What can possibly distract the Ur-Quan?IN OUR STUDIES WE HAVE LEARNED THAT THE UR-QUAN ARE ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO PSYCHIC MANIPULATION.
YOUR BEST STRATEGY WOULD BE TO FIND A WEAPON OF THIS TYPE.
BE AWARE THAT MOST PSYCHIC WEAPONS ARE NOT MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTS.
THEY ARE USUALLY INTELLIGENT LIFE FORMS, OFTEN INIMICAL.
So what happens now?YOU ARE FULLY PREPARED FOR THE UNDERTAKING.
THERE IS EVERY CHANCE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DESTROY THE SA-MATRA
AND STOP BOTH THE UR-QUAN AND THE KOHR-AH.
WE WILL NOW FIT THE PRECURSOR WEAPON AND OUR OWN CRYSTAL AMPLIFICATION SYSTEM TO YOUR VESSEL.
BY ROUTING A PORTION OF YOUR FLAGSHIP'S FUSION POWER THROUGH THE WEAPON'S IGNITION CHAMBER
ITS DESTRUCTIVE FORCE WILL BE MULTIPLIED BY A LARGE FACTOR.
We'll fire this weapon at the Sa-Matra, right? It's not going to hurt my ship, is it?YOUR VESSEL WILL BE TOTALLY ANNIHILATED.
Whoa. Gee, that's bad. I don't suppose there's anything we can do to change that, is there?NEGATIVE.
Can you provide us with any other assistance?BECAUSE YOUR FLAGSHIP WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY WEAKENED BY OUR MODIFICATIONS
YOU MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL COMBAT VEHICLES FOR PROTECTION
SO THAT YOU CAN APPROACH CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE SA-MATRA TO DETONATE THE WEAPON.
WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE DESIGNS FOR OUR NEW AVATAR-CLASS FIGHTING SHIPS.
IN COMPETENT HANDS, THESE SHIPS ARE A MATCH FOR BOTH THE UR-QUAN AND KOHR-AH VESSELS.
Very well. Proceed with the modifications.THE COMPLETION DATE FOR YOUR VESSEL'S MODIFICATION IS ROUGHLY TWO WEEKS HENCE.
SO THAT YOU AND YOUR HUMAN COMPANIONS MAY MAKE ANY NECESSARY PREPARATIONS AT YOUR STARBASE
WE WILL NOW TRANSPORT YOU AND YOUR CREW BACK TO EARTH IMMEDIATELY.
GOOD LUCK, CAPTAIN.
WE GREET YOU HUMAN CAPTAIN. WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM US?
WELCOME BACK HUMAN. WHY HAVE YOU RETURNED?
Have you learned anything new since I was here last?YES. WE HAVE REACHED TWO CONCLUSIONS
ONE: THE LOCATION OF THE SA-MATRA CAN BE CONFINED TO THE STARS IN THE CRATERIS CONSTELLATION.
SEEK THE VEHICLE IN THIS REGION.
TWO: BECAUSE THE UR-QUAN LOST SO MANY SHIPS WHEN THE SHOFIXTI CAUSED THEIR OWN SUN TO FLARE
THE KOHR-AH'S FORCES ARE GROSSLY SUPERIOR TO THE UR-QUAN.
IF THE WAR IS NOT YET OVER BETWEEN THE UR-QUAN AND THE KOHR-AH, IT SHALL BE SOON
WITH THE KOHR-AH VICTORIOUS. WHEN THIS HAPPENS THE KOHR-AH WILL MOVE THROUGH SPACE
DESTROYING ALL INTELLIGENT RACES ONE BY ONE UNTIL NONE REMAINS.
YOU MUST NOT BE DISTRACTED! THE SA-MATRA IS THE KEY TO THEIR DOMINANCE!
DESTROY THEIR SACRED TROPHY, AND UNITED WITH OUR ALLIES, WE CAN DEFEAT THEIR STAR FLEET.
WE HAVE TOLD YOU EVERYTHING WE KNOW.
GO TO THE CRATERIS CONSTELLATION. FIND THE SA-MATRA. USE THE POWERS OF THE DNYARRI.
DESTROY THE SA-MATRA!
So NOW what do I do?SEEK THE LOCATION OF THE SA-MATRA. FLY THERE WITH GREATEST SPEED!
USE THE POWERS OF THE DNYARRI, AND WHILE THE UR-QUAN ARE IN CHAOS, DESTROY THE SA-MATRA!
I'll see you when it's over, I hope.YOU ARE PREPARED. WITH COURAGE AND FORTUNE AT YOUR SIDE YOU WILL BE VICTORIOUS.
Farewell. We will be back when we've got everything we need.WE AWAIT YOUR RETURN.
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