Today on Quantum Vibe: The Arbiters Decide Strip 2016 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2019-10-28
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
Updates delayed by Thundersnow [ Feb 21, 2021 ]
Scott's home and studio were without electric power for three days after the freak winter ice/snow storm hit Texas last week. That plus needing a day to recover and recuperate has eaten up his buffer of strips and put him a week behind schedule. We regret that a one-week pause in uploads is unfortunately necessary.
Bok: And so the Arbs reviewed Diana's new evidence, as did Miller.
Bok: Over the three-day break they both asked Diana, through Montoya, for some clarifying details, which she provided through the same channel.
Bok: Finally, on the 4th of Nuntiary, 1071, the hearing reconvened, and the decisions rendered.
Re-establishing the scene … the Arbs at their bench, with the complainants and observers assembled.
Arb Andrews: Since council for De Castries, et al, have declined to rebut the additional evidence, we will proceed directly to our decisions.
Arb Sandini: Our primary concern must be the protection of life, liberty, and property from unjust infringements.
Arb Feingold: Our social order cannot endure on the basis of who can amass the greater personal army.
Angled shot on the Arbs.
Arb Andrews: While Senhoras Roaz and Martelli were at that time without a contracted defensive agency, Roaz still had the option of acting as her own agency and negotiating with Gianturco Guarantia, de Castries' agency, for a search .
Arb Feingold: She did not even seem to consider that option, but charged in with guns blazing.
Arb Sandini: Even a 'Pillar of Bubbleopolis' is subject to the same laws as everyone else.
On Diana and Alyss & friends, looking unhappy.
Arb Sandini: Still, the exigent circumstances are a mitigating factor.
Arb Sandini: Therefore we find that Roaz owes de Castries only for the damage to his building and costs incurred defending same. 19,000 Moebits.
Arb Sandini: Likewise, the agents of Gianturco Guarantia who sustained injuries defending that building are owed, collectively, 6,000 Moebits.