Attention people of Earth, can you read me? I’m broadcasting this from the Archeos Advanced Shipyard, where the IKS Highlander is under construction. Security here is tight—I had to trick the SecuriGate Drone into discussing logic paradoxes in order to sneak into the air ducts and make my way inside. The laser field was intense, but that’s okay, I was needing a haircut anyway.
Listen, I’m liable to be caught at any moment, but here’s what I’ve found. As I suspected, “IKS” in IKS Highlander stands for “Infinity Knights Ship,” and the Highlander will be a Chameleon class vessel capable of flight through time and space. It’ll launch with a crew compliment of 17, but this ship is huge—there may well be additional crew stations down the road.
Some of Infinity Knights’ top brass have been in an out of the facility lately. It’s looking like a launch is imminent in the near future, if you ask me. And that’s not all! They’ve got some of the most skilled craftsmen in the galaxy working on the Highlander.
For example, check out Howard “Railgun” Langer.
He’s one battle-hardened pro who’s seen some serious action. Rumor has it he can weld shut a tritanium alloy bulkhead blindfolded—with his feet! He’s doesn’t say much, but you can tell by the way all the shipyard crew buckles down when he looks their way that he’s not the kind of guy who puts up with excuses.
Then take this guy. No one knows his real name, but he goes by the alias of Paul McDonagh and his cronies call him “The Enforcer.”
Apparently he spent some time at the Spice Mines of Kestrel 7, but no one knows if he was a prisoner there or if he ran the place—possibly both.
“The Enforcer” and “Railgun” have been hard and work putting together the Highlander’s flexiplex frame and internal bulkheads. It’s really starting to take shape!
But that’s not all. I caught a glimpse of Pat “Power Surge” DeFrancesco. He’s the mastermind behind the Highlander’s antimatter reactor core and power conduits.
And then, I dare note overlook Paul “The Overseer” Svirbel.
Here we see him greeting the crew and bringing them the good news—he just met with “Management” and obtained permission to double the crew’s rations. Now they get to eat two times every three days, which should improve morale and dramatically expedite construction.
Shoot! I snickered at that announcement and they heard me. I have to scramble back up the air ducts before they send their SecurEnforce botdogs after me. Until next time!