!rdZxJRZS9Y 07/25/11(Mon)15:19 No.15700172|
The tech priests raise protests when you tell them to examine it, claiming it could corrupt their translation circuits with the alien dogma.
You remind them that you have empty torpedo tubes, and explorators are not difficult to replace. They say they'll do their best to decipher the textural encoding, if that is what it is.
Lennis the astropath stands guard, monitoring the device for warp activity, but he declares it to be psychically inert, at least for now.
Another artifact is detected, and brought aboard. This one is cylindrical, about three meters tall and one in diameter, with scratches that resemble claw marks covering its surface. The material is the same, coloration included, and one end of the device bears the same square-cut texture as the first object.
After a few hours of research, the machine priests declare that the layout of the squares is reminiscent of the sacred tongue of Binary, but their attempts at translation have thus far been fruitless. They will continue trying, as they are now curious themselves about how xenos could know their closely guarded hidden language.
>I eat the banana
It's perfectly ripe, and you savor the sacred fruit.