decoy

look…

…you gimlet, if a chap sees a new installment on the tale, then he writes a new segement. and so on. clearly he writes with the confidance that the previous offerings will remain unchanged. Isn’t it?

As for the scifi, I just thought this tale was going very nicely with intrigue and stuff, rather than resorting to inventing mystic magii. Pretty sure that’s what rocko intended. He told me “no dwarfs” and I think that includes magii.