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Trow-Gralbs AHOY! (RP)
« on: June 10, 2008, 08:28:55 pm »
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The Trow-Gralb scout craft Verbose Nomenclature glided through space with no resistance, intelegent or otherwise. Years earlier, the species had discovered the planet to be suitable for life, but were only now planning to set foot on it. They entered the system and made a pass around the planet to search for a landing spot.



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Re: Trow-Gralbs AHOY! (RP)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 08:35:44 pm »
The Vixzir executive stared out of his window, wondering how to sell more Mentavus (Mentavus are like movies, but they directly communicate with the Vixzir's CPU to make them feel experiences).  He saw some clouds in the skies, a few transport vessels, and - SACRED EXCRETION!  There was a mysterious ship floating in the air!  He called up the local police in hope of explanation that it was an experimental weather ballon or something.  "Swamp gas?  Right."  He then returned to working.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 08:40:43 pm »
Finding the planet full of buildings, but no large organic life, the Verbose Nomenclature set down not far from the outskirts of the Vixzir city. Several minutes passed as the air was tested for microbes and two Trow-Gralb scientists, Dormruu and Fashuu, climbed into their enviro-suits.

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 08:43:28 pm »
A passing Springopodist (The equivelent of a bicyclist, a Springopod is basically a slinky with a chair in the middle that rotates to say right side up) said "My word!  This must be one of those publicity stunts.  Sir?  What Mentavu are you from?  I haven't seen an advertisement for it."
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 08:48:09 pm »
Dormruu made a series of motions with his tentacles, folding, wrapping, and waving. Fashuu, on the other hand, began working the translator, which would require a much longer "conersation" to begin functioning properly.

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008, 08:49:08 pm »
"Oh, I see.  You're supposed to be some sort of monster that doesn't talk.  So, could you take your costume off?"
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008, 08:51:46 pm »
Fashuu's Trow began getting restless, not being able to smell anything, but he was quickly calmed. Dormruu kept flapping and waving.

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 08:57:48 pm »
"OK, I get it."  The Vixzir then left on his Springopod.  Some smoke came from the distance, and began getting increasingly closer.  The motor-Springopods zipped by, and sprayed the Trow-Gralbs with some dirty water.  "LOSER FREAKS!" came a high pitched voice from the increasing distance.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 03:11:58 pm »
Fashuu's Trow paniced at the feel of the water hitting the suit and ran back into the airlock, despite several orders not to. Since they were getting nowhere, Dormruu decided to join his partner. The ship resealed, and the pair discussed their findings.

"Aparently, they're not a very patient bunch." Sighed Fashuu, removing his enviro-suit.
"One could expect that from automatons. Has the translator gotten enough material?" asked Dormruu.
"No. At this rate, we'll need to be sprayed several more times to begin proper communication."
"I think it would be better if we located the beings who built these automatons."
"Good luck. From our scans, they're either microscopic, underground, or not even here at all."

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"They're vocal. Maybe they respond better to sounds. Get your tonk ready."

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 03:41:32 pm »
Some large, walking Vixzirs were coming by.  They stopped at the ship.  "We are the federal government.  Please explain your reason for being here, and act like swamp gas or a weather balloon if any civilians come by."
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008, 03:53:41 pm »
Fashuu promptly walked out of the ship. Between the two of them, the Trow-Gralb was carrying an odd piece of tubing. White and slightly shiny, it was bent at a right angle halfway down it's length. The ends were made of slightly larger tubes that slid over the main one. Finaly, on one end, a stand, on the other, a tube with a flat end jutted up.

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Fashuu set it down, balancing it on the stand. His Trow grabbed hold of the free end, and he pulled out a pair of paddles. He crossed them over his head, then began drumming rapidly on the instrument, creating an almost continuous tone. The Trow started sliding the end tubes out and in by going back and forth or side to side. As the tubes were pulled out, the tone deepened, and as they were pushed back in, it rose. They soon had a nice tune going.

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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008, 03:55:36 pm »
"Very interesting tune.  What does that have to do with anything, though?  Could you make some sort of sense?"  The governmental Vixzir then began trying to imitate the tune via whistling in hopes that it was a greeting of some sort.
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2008, 04:10:34 pm »
Now that he had the automaton's attention, Fashuu began setting some ground words down.

"Trow-Gralb" ; A downward scale of four notes. Fashuu paused and made motions to himself.
"Ship" ; Several rapid notes. Fashuu paused again and made motions to the ship.
"Star" ; Three slow notes. Point at star.
"Planet" ; The same high note five times. Sweeping motion.
"Automaton" ; A simple 15-note melody. Motions to the Vixzir.

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2008, 05:21:01 pm »
"These things are crazy.  I think I'll leave and get the military robots."  The Vixzir then left, thinking that the notes were some sort of biological oddity.
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2008, 05:39:09 pm »
As the automaton left, Fashuu stopped playing and brought the tonk back into the ship.