Today on Quantum Vibe: The Arbiters Decide
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First Seen: Mon 2019-10-28
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
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.
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How does a society without a formal government deal with crime and criminal conspiracies? In the far-future space-city known as Bubbleopolis, they do it with a mixture of wit, grit, and a culture based on rolling up one's sleeves and doing what must be done. Diana Martelli, a recent arrival, likes to call it compassionate individualism.
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The Transcript For This Page
On Bok, full panel
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.