Today on Quantum Vibe: No time for niceties Strip 2454 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2023-11-27
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
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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The bad guys’ HQ, as we saw previously. Amelia Orme-Colbert is behind the desk.The map behind her shows a reversal in the Invaders’ fortunes. Alain Severin and Jean-Luc Macron are standing before her.
Caption: At the Invaders’ make-shift headquarters
Severin: The good news is that their casualties are almost 20 percent greater than ours.
Amelia pounds her desk
Orme-Colbert: Good news? They out-number us 100 to 1 and we are cut off from our supplies and relief!
Orme-Colbert: Until that changes we need to even the odds or we’ll be dead in less than 10 days!
Macron and Severin
Macron: At least we’ve figured out that what we thought was an ‘energy barrier’ is a gaseous nebula in a distant galaxy.
Severin: For all the good that does us. We’re out of range of any comm network, we can’t cross the city’s Oresme shield going outward, and we still don’t know where in the universe we are.
Focus on Amelia
Orme-Colbert: So, the enemy shield house is so well-defended we can’t get to it, and we’re rapidly losing our heavier weaponry.
Orme-Colbert: We need to hit some softer targets.
Orme-Colbert: These cappies don’t fear death because their medical tech makes them almost immortal.
Orme-Colbert: So, we start destroying their hospitals.
Severin and Macron look shocked.
Macron: The hospitals! That will only serve to amplify the resistance!
Severin: And it will gain us very little tactically.
Amelia leans forward forcefully.
Orme-Colbert: This is no time for customary niceties! This is war! It’s them, or us!
Orme-Colbert: Once they see they won’t be healed they’ll remember their fear of death, and capitulate.
Orme-Colbert: Now, carry out my orders!