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I guess this is more a human question, but will there be anything in the Loroi diet that Alex can find edible [...] ?

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Hmm. I think our host said something like "food will be found from an unexpected source," and that telling us would be a spoiler.


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"Enzin, I'm afraid we're down to testing your ability to consume our least desirable foodstuffs. I'm sorry, but do you think you could stomach nothing but Lobster and Caviar for the next few months? If not, I'm afraid Veal and Foie Gras is all we have left."


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My money is still on Tempos private rations.


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Hmm. I think our host said something like "food will be found from an unexpected source," and that telling us would be a spoiler.

Maybe I'm thinking too close to Rule 34, or "fanservice", but aren't the Loroi mammals?

Otherwise, I am also on Tempo's private stash.

[edit]If the order of my two comments here are connected, that's in your mind only. I only saw it after posting, hence the edit.[/edit]


Seeing that the Loroi are genetically engineered, I presume they can stomach a much larger variety of food, and gain nutrients from stuff poisonous to us.
I don't think there's anything a Loroi couldn't eat (for biochemical reasons) that we Humans could digest.

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It would be a really big spoiler if Alex could eat Barsam food.

It would also disappoint lots of readers. Well, unless the special dietary habits of the Barsam come into play.
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Alex will get buff with all that protein.


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I'm going to presume that the most nutritiously valuable food for Alex will end up being the Loroi equivalent to Mustard or Ketchup.

Either that or some kind of tuber that the loroi consider highly toxic.


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Roeben wrote:
I'm going to presume that the most nutritiously valuable food for Alex will end up being the Loroi equivalent to Mustard or Ketchup.

Either that or some kind of tuber that the loroi consider highly toxic.


I'm going to spend all day trying to come up with sauce puns now.

In the mean time:
A: "Oh no! Captain Jardin drank all the Emperor's Wow-Wow sauce."
B: "How anyone can like that paint stripper is beyond me. Wait. Did you say drank?"
A: "Yes. Even the new shipment which still had sweat condensing on the bottles. And then he asked for an activated carbon briquette to 'settle' his stomach."
B: "We need to call Damage Control right now."


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Krulle wrote:
kiwi wrote:
Hmm. I think our host said something like "food will be found from an unexpected source," and that telling us would be a spoiler.

Maybe I'm thinking too close to Rule 34, or "fanservice", but aren't the Loroi mammals?

Otherwise, I am also on Tempo's private stash.


He finds out that Umiak taste like lobster when you take out the cyborg bits.


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It is going to be something....interesting I suspect.


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He finds out that Umiak taste like lobster when you take out the cyborg bits.


And then we find out the real reason why the war started. :D


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orion1836 wrote:
He finds out that Umiak taste like lobster when you take out the cyborg bits.


And then we find out the real reason why the war started. :D

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He finds out that Umiak taste like lobster when you take out the cyborg bits.

That was my headcanon, when I played StarCraft 1 at school - zergs taste like lobsters. :lol:


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I'll bet that it is the Loroi equivalent of Limburger cheese....


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Fireblade: Today's lesson on how to make the most of your dead enemy's corpse, we will learn how to pressure cook a Umiak thigh. Pinky, get over here and hand me that cleaver...the big one...the bigger one...get me the bigger one or I go in your head again.


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Perhaps this has been asked, but what about the other four ships? Could one of them have stumbled onto the Umiak? Could one of them come in to the southern border of the Loroi and they already know about Earth? At some point they have to make some sort of contact unless the other four are support ships only and the Bellarmine is the only scout.


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Perhaps this has been asked, but what about the other four ships? Could one of them have stumbled onto the Umiak? Could one of them come in to the southern border of the Loroi and they already know about Earth? At some point they have to make some sort of contact unless the other four are support ships only and the Bellarmine is the only scout.


No, there were four scouts and one support ship, and the whereabouts of the other three scouts are unknown to us.

I doubt one of the other scouts could have reached the southern Union border though. 10-15 jumps (translates roughly to 40-60 lightyears) can't be enough to cross outside Loroi -and Umiak borders to the south (I assume the Maiad sector).

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Murph wrote:
Perhaps this has been asked, but what about the other four ships? Could one of them have stumbled onto the Umiak? Could one of them come in to the southern border of the Loroi and they already know about Earth? At some point they have to make some sort of contact unless the other four are support ships only and the Bellarmine is the only scout.


No, there were four scouts and one support ship, and the whereabouts of the other three scouts are unknown to us.

I doubt one of the other scouts could have reached the southern Union border though. 10-15 jumps (translates roughly to 40-60 lightyears) can't be enough to cross outside Loroi -and Umiak borders to the south (I assume the Maiad sector).


Yes but we are still missing those ships. The area is so large, they have to make contact of some sort.


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Murph wrote:
GeoModder wrote:
Murph wrote:
Perhaps this has been asked, but what about the other four ships? Could one of them have stumbled onto the Umiak? Could one of them come in to the southern border of the Loroi and they already know about Earth? At some point they have to make some sort of contact unless the other four are support ships only and the Bellarmine is the only scout.


No, there were four scouts and one support ship, and the whereabouts of the other three scouts are unknown to us.

I doubt one of the other scouts could have reached the southern Union border though. 10-15 jumps (translates roughly to 40-60 lightyears) can't be enough to cross outside Loroi -and Umiak borders to the south (I assume the Maiad sector).


Yes but we are still missing those ships. The area is so large, they have to make contact of some sort.


Given the nature of the strip so far, I'd suspect that the others were similarly ambushed as Bellarmine was, but had no last second implausible rescue of anyone.

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It doesn't look like Bellarmine was ambushed. She was only fired upon after she tried making contact. Their adversary seemed as surprised as the Bellarmine.


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It doesn't look like Bellarmine was ambushed. She was only fired upon after she tried making contact. Their adversary seemed as surprised as the Bellarmine.

Hmm.. You may be right, of course. I always just assumed that it was waiting for them. It seems to fit the story better in my head, and having all the scout ships/crews destroyed does create an avenue in the story for Alex to be the only representative of humanity involved (which rather seemed the point of the whole comic).

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But I guess we will never know at this point.


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hi hi

It could be that the ship which ambushed the Bellarmine was trying to observe them from what they thought was a safe distance, with plenty of confidence in their ability to hide, and were surprised when they got discovered. But there's no indication that the Terran sensors are particularly advanced, so that seems like a possible but unlikely scenario.


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The second salvo also only came when Alex made that comm call to the Lieutenant(?). Could be a coincidence, but to me it all strongly indicates that their assailants desperately wanted to remain hidden from the combatants.


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Werra wrote:
The second salvo also only came when Alex made that comm call to the Lieutenant(?). Could be a coincidence, but to me it all strongly indicates that their assailants desperately wanted to remain hidden from the combatants.


I'm not sure that they're mutually exclusive, depending on the attacking ship's capabilities.

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