Previous Installment: What's
in the Box?
Star Date 67.1
The following is the --NTH-- installment of
the tale which began with Takeoff
and continued with Shopping Trip
Parts I. through IV
and The Test Flight
All prior installments should be read before this page, as that
may help to render the following events marginally less obscure.
This installment was also very kindly provided to us by
Professor Johann Schnarchhund of Miskatonic University.
Johann again assures us that this first person account, narrated
by Isis Resillechat, is very much as it was received by his
daughter, Taurina. For additional information please see
the Iemy Papers
Hello and goodbye, Taurina!
This will probably be the last time we can talk for a long time to
I'm on the bridge right now. I've got a few minutes free
before I have to do anything, and I wanted to talk to you once
more before we leave, just to bring you up to date and say Au
This past week has been busy, but also kind of dull. After
we got the lithium deuteride, we made a test flight out to
Jupiter. That was very cool! But it was over all too
soon; Skritch wanted to test out the weapons, so we spent the rest
of the week cruising around the solar system blowing up
asteroids. The Captain wanted the crew on the bridge for the
tests, so I got to sit there and watch while Mom found a lump of
rock and brought the ship somewhere near it, and then Skritch
reduced it to molecules one way or another. I feel like I've
seen enough fireworks for ... well, for a good long while, that's
Mom spent a lot of time closeted with Sniggles, also, and they've
got the route planned out. We'll be starting, not straight
for the Cat's Eye, but straight for the north galactic pole.
We need to get above the disk of the galaxy before we can go full
speed; there's too much junk in the way otherwise. So we'll
be spending a lot of time going "up", a relatively small amount of
time skimming above the disk, and another big chunk of time coming
"down". I'm still not sure how long it'll take, and Dad said
none of us, not even Sniggles, knows what year it'll be when we
I don't think the Gridley radio will work while we're traveling at
high speed, and I'm sure we'll be out of range when we get there,
so this may be the last you hear from me for a year or more.
Mom's about to hit the Activate button. So, until we're back
in range, goodbye!
If Isis someday succeeds in getting back in touch,
the narrative may continue in The Iemy Papers Volume II.
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