This session started with Kartesh Fartouch, K’t’k’prrk (Kateka Burrke), David “Davey” Anne Smith, Myria Swan, and Mx. Hood (background) out at the Saiphim buoy on Prtttt’tttt’s Osmosis with Olufunmilayo, the extracted Coil Soul and some fruit as cargo. (See Death by Exanguination, Part 2 for backstory.)
Prtttt’tttt made contact with the Saiphim easily and negotiated the trade of fruit. The party, however, was interested in technology that would preserve and save the life of the Soul currently on life support. The buoy relayed communications to a Saiphim ship, the bridge/control center of which was occupied by a motley assortment of Saiphim:
- In the center was a very large, hirsute Saiphim wearing an outfit of straps, some of which bore tools. This Saiphim was the one that negotiated with the party.
- At various workstations were a few human/Coil-sized Saiphim, some of whom also wore the strappy clothing, some seemingly nude.
- At one workstation was a gathering of small, armored Saiphim (like Olufunmilayo); some were perched and working at the station, some were piled into the workstation’s bowl chair, seemingly inert.
After some awkward, impatient negotiations, the Saiphim agreed to give over a portable laboratory for the party to use in exchange for 10 Saiphim being permitted to live on Mea Culpa in perpetuity. (They agreed to follow station societal rules with regards to biological sample collection.)
Three human/Coil-sized and six additional tiny Saiphim joined Olufunmilayo on the Osmosis. One of the small Saiphim (named Udo) is some sort of leader, although it’s unclear if it’s just of the small ones. They have pheromone markers and visible striping. Once the group returned to the station, Mx Hood registered the Saiphim collective with the Entourage officials, and they’ve taken up residence in a single apartment.