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« Reply #15 on: (02:58:49/11-14-10) »
Jack's a quick one again today! Cheers, mate! :)

hmmm . . . Fastjack be nimble, Fastjack be quick . . . could it be . . .

I've jumped over many a candlestick in my day... :)

Or, to put it another way [Fast]JackBNimble . . . . ? ::)
Nah... that wasn't my/FJ's work. Most likely, it was Leonardo's work or the work of one of the original Echo Mirage team members.

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« Reply #16 on: (04:27:19/11-14-10) »
Jack's a quick one again today! Cheers, mate! :)

hmmm . . . Fastjack be nimble, Fastjack be quick . . . could it be . . .

I've jumped over many a candlestick in my day... :)

Or, to put it another way [Fast]JackBNimble . . . . ? ::)
Nah... that wasn't my/FJ's work. Most likely, it was Leonardo's work or the work of one of the original Echo Mirage team members.

I can believe it was Leonardo . . . typical bloody Immortal Elf . . .
Leonardo = Dr Antonio Vieri, for those who keep track.  There was something recently about an escort job, taking him somewhere risky and back.

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« Reply #17 on: (14:13:26/11-14-10) »
Another case for the Sherlocks of Semantics!

Quote
TELL IT TO THEM STRAIGHT
Hamburg is a bustling city, though the energy level is very
different from Seattle. Moving through the narrow streets, your
mind is filled with noise as languages you don’t understand flood
the area, including the local lingo known as Habensprook (“Port
Speak”), an eclectic mixture of North German dialect, Dutch,
and Russian. Your linguasofts do their best to keep up but only
translate the closest feeds to you, resulting in an echoing wash of
chaotic sound.

What exactly is the part in bold print trying to tell me? Why should translating the most dominant feeds within earshot result in chaos?

As i read it, the Problem is the lingo "Habensprook" - as you most likely don´t have this as a linguasoft, the German, Dutch and Russian linguasofts you may have active take the phrases leaned from each language and try to make sense out of it. So you end up with these linguasofts each telling you some words without getting any meaningful sentences.

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« Reply #18 on: (19:22:05/11-14-10) »
I can believe it was Leonardo . . . typical bloody Immortal Elf . . .
Leonardo = Dr Antonio Vieri, for those who keep track.  There was something recently about an escort job, taking him somewhere risky and back.

Where'd he want to go? Any clues to the reason?
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« Reply #19 on: (19:52:42/11-14-10) »
Who knows with the Immortal Elves? Maybe he's going to Antartica to look for alien life forms. Or arranging a trip to Mars to seek out more immortals? ;D

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« Reply #20 on: (02:01:59/11-15-10) »
I can believe it was Leonardo . . . typical bloody Immortal Elf . . .
Leonardo = Dr Antonio Vieri, for those who keep track.  There was something recently about an escort job, taking him somewhere risky and back.

Where'd he want to go? Any clues to the reason?

page 160, Corporate Guide - the poster Stone said he & team got hired by Scale (!) to escort Vieri to a location in Iran and return to Europort.  No actual date for the job is given, so it may not be that recent.
 And reason?  Yeah, right . . . Scale means it was a Lofwyr job.  Draw your own conclusions.


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« Reply #21 on: (02:35:27/11-15-10) »
Well, Lofwyr did destroy his labs (and it's rumored he destroyed the Babel deck in the process). After becoming Loremaster, he might have "brought" Leonardo into the fold to channel his talents to the dragon's ... causes?

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« Reply #22 on: (02:53:12/11-15-10) »
Well, Lofwyr did destroy his labs (and it's rumored he destroyed the Babel deck in the process). After becoming Loremaster, he might have "brought" Leonardo into the fold to channel his talents to the dragon's ... causes?

Okay . . . but what is there in Iran that's important enough to Lofwyr to have Vieri/Leonardo escorted there and back?  pity there weren't more details given about the job.


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« Reply #23 on: (10:48:17/11-15-10) »
Hmmm... I can try doing that the ED way AoL metaplot level. Greedy L wants something, that was there in the ED timeline, and Leonardo decides that it's worth the hussle of working with him. Remember, that he got Big D's memory crystal, where the late President could point to a few things that could save the world from The Enemy, and along with it, all of Greedy L's shiny S-K hoard (yep, i'm sure he thinks of the corp in that way :P).
It's a long shot, but it's possible.
Or Big D is just screwing with them from beyond the 'grave'.
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« Reply #24 on: (11:46:55/11-15-10) »
Ahh ok thanks Longshot I haven't gotten that far yet. I'm not sure where his lab was but iirc it was in the Middle East somewhere.
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« Reply #25 on: (01:16:24/11-16-10) »
@Angelone:  who's [relevant] lab was in the Middle East?

S-K has a lab complex in among the Auvergne volcanos, but that's in France.  Also a presence in the Eifel volcanos in Germany.

Nearest S-K labs to Iran that i know of are in Iraq or Turkestan.

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« Reply #26 on: (01:57:16/11-16-10) »
Leo's lab was in the Middle East iirc. It's been years since I read that book.
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« Reply #27 on: (13:40:13/11-16-10) »
Ahvaz, in Iran.

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« Reply #28 on: (15:25:02/11-16-10) »
Thanks Nath, I kept thinking Avast for some reason... guess I just have pirates on my mind.
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« Reply #29 on: (21:49:41/11-17-10) »
Yarr!
There is no overkill.

Only "Open fire" and "I need to reload."