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# 14
05-08-2013, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by gulberat View Post
Good...because I suspect that would be most unfortunate for Pentaxia if that were to occur.
Indeed, sociological steps are being taken, which a return to isolationism would be backsliding from, although ultimately, V'sh'K'rr will inherit the throne eventually...

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Alyosha's species isn't public knowledge, and is in fact classified so that aside from Thraz and Sei, only certain high-ranking officers are aware of it. (And of course those involved in the mess-hall incident.) I'm curious...when would this have happened? Would it have been during a time when Alyosha was still a courier for Starfleet Intelligence, or perhaps serving on the Endeavour as a junior science officer? I'm not sure I see this happening during Alyosha's captaincy (especially with Admiral Kane gone).
Indeed, I don't think it is an event which has occurred, as neither S'rR's or I'sH'd know he is Devidian, (and the Endeavour's only visit to Pentaxia was for Ch'K'rr's coronation in 2387 [although Alyosha may indeed have been on board as a junior science officer]) so possibly one in Alyosha's future where he may either be more able to openly reveal his nature, but I figured it might have made for an interesting diplomatic mission for him

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I admit I am a bit surprised she would be that generous to him in that regard, because I was not sure what Pentaxian honor would've demanded upon encountering a d'v'ash't'ya who was not attacking--if his life would be demanded as payment for those who had been taken. I wondered if she might not be honor-bound to kill him, especially since she had suffered such a personal loss to his species.

He'd still be ashamed of their actions, though, if he found out what had happened, and would likely say something to that effect. :-/
A Pentaxian wouldn't be honor-bound to attack a d'v'ash't'ya on sight, but they probably would do so, knowing that to do otherwise, would be fatal (and even fighting is no guarantee) That's why I said that if I'sH'd knew Alyosha was Devidian and recognized him shifted, he would not attack, but if he was to randomly encounter him in true form, he would. Mercurial as she may be, Ch'Krr's not one to transfer blame onto others. The fact she was able to forgive Siri, and make her the ambassador to the Federation, rather than taking the grudge to the grave, is a sign that her tutors were able to instill the virtue of forgiveness in her

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That's certainly a possibility. I wonder why, though, if he wanted to study a Devidian, he didn't attempt to abduct Alyosha himself, since he would know that Alyosha refuses to feed off of people? That would seem to be "safer," but do you think Drake steers clear of those known to be under Kane's protection? Of course, after Kane is gone, by then Alyosha is so high-ranking that it would cause HUGE problems to kidnap him. Taking a starship captain would get a lot of attention. (Getting on the ship with Thraz, who is a much more powerful telepath than Alyosha, could also be a problem. Do it in St. Petersburg, and there's hell to pay from the Azarovs and everyone else who is still there who had a hand in his upbringing.)
You've hit the nail on the head The safety offered by grabbing Alyosha compared to another Devidian, would be seriously outweighed by the other hassles it would cause and lead to. Equally, this is why Drake never went after Siri in the past. Devidians may hold the answer to a phasing cloak. To be fair, kidnapping an ambassador is equally fraught with hassles