"So here it is. My story. Told by none other then me, Rockhound. Okay.. okay.. so that's not the name my mother gave me when I was born. But hey, didn't you ever have a nickname? I live on this ship. It's huge. It's like having your own little town all to yourself. Well, okay so I don't live alone here. I live with a dozen or so others. But hey you can't beat free rent! This ship, it's so far from where it started long ago. Heavily modified by it's owner.. leader you could say. His name is Thwei Cetanu. Blood God of Death, how'd you like that as your name? I'm a simply guy, or I was. I used to work with computers and at one time on oil rigs out in the oceans of Earth. Well, we're not on Earth anymore. We're on this planet called Rhydin. If you can dream it, it probably lives here, or did at one time. I love this place. I mean, where else can you see beautiful females of every humanoid race there is? I used to carry a small pistol, forty caliber. But after taking up and living with my big pal Thwei Cetanu for a few years, I purchased a light weight, sleek, blaster pistol. Well, so I didn't exactly purchase it. I took it with a few other things off this bounty hunter in the Star's End Spaceport after Thwei gutted him like a fish. I shot an ork the size of a tree, I swear he was that big, last week. One shot and the big fellow was face down in the dirt. Yeah, this pistol beats my old one hands down. So let me tell you a little bit about those that live on this ship with me. First off, I still to this day have trouble pronouncing their names in their language so I've given them all names that run easier off my tongue. Greek names, due to the fact I loved Greek history as a kid. So I've told you about the leader of this ship, Thwei Cetanu. He's an Elder, Ancient of his people. He's lived longer then anyone I know, put together. He's not as hot headed as some of the others onboard at times. But maybe that's because he's done so many 'hunts' in his life time that he doesn't go gun crazy and want to skin the first thing that crosses his path. His face behind that bio mask he wears, is white with black. Personally, I think this makes him stand out in a crowd. Well, long as his mask is off that is. Zenobio, is a big Yautja. That's what they're called, their species. Zenobio I think finally accepts me living onboard the ship. For a while there he'd always threaten to skin me with his wrist blades. I introduced him to alcohol and he's kinda been my friend since then. Laertes is quite possibly the only other Yautja close to Thwei's age. I think. He carries an old flintlock pistol tucked in his belt. The reason I believe this guy could be as old as Thwei. I mean, could you imagine coming up against one of these big brutes back in that century? Course, Rhydin does have technology of all kinds scattered about the planet. I suppose he could of killed some ship captain on sailing vessel down by the docks last week and taken the flintlock as a token. Tycho isn't one for talking much. Not that these guys talk much. Most of it is clicking, growling, roaring and other sounds with hand gestures. Tycho usually can be found with a pair of those shoulder mounted plasma cannons and he likes using his whip made from this wicked Alien tail. He's accepted me, I just keep having to supply him with Twix candy bars and I'm his buddy. Panos is a mountain of a Yautja. His mask is scratched up but he refuses to obtain a new one. Signs of his trials, hunts perhaps. Let's see.. then there's Adrastos. He's kinda quiet too. For a big guy, he sure does move around quiet like. I once seen him sneak up on a clan of Orcs. In less then a minute he'd dispatched them all. He's true to his race and culture that's for sure. Theron has more greenish skin then the others do. He's fair, like Thwei is. But I don't think he's anywhere near Thwei's age. Zotico can be a fun one to hang with. If it's humanoid, chances are he's hunted it and has it's skull hanging in his chamber room on the walls. Lucky for me, he doesn't hunt too many humans anymore. Mostly going after bigger game like Trolls, Orcs and these giant seven foot tall lizards that live in the East. I forget what they're called. Well let's see.. I've talked about.. Zenobio.. Adrastos.. Zotico.. oh, how could I forget the best looking Yautja in the galaxy. Okay.. okay.. so technically, she's not a hundred percent Yautja. Her mother was a beautiful, everyday human doctor with long black hair. Thwei saved her from this gorilla group, not the kind that eats leaves but the kind that carries guns in the jungle. Anyway, low and behold she took a liking to him after a while and here is Aella. I swear sometimes Thwei looks for Aella's mother. She's been missing for years now. I hope she's okay. Aella has become quite the accomplished hunter herself. She has that reptilian skin, yet smoother to the touch then Yautja's have. Those spots, wow, talk about sexy in green and brown! Much like that of her father and most Yautja, she's tied her hair into those tight as all hell dreds. Personally, I think she makes the dredlock look, very.. very.. sexy. I think she views me more as an Uncle then any possible future husband. Which kinda sucks for me.. but hey, how many bad ass chicks do you know that can take down nasty alien things that try to rip you apart? Her father, Thwei, gave her the first sword she ever owned. She still carries it, sometimes when on a hunt. The blade curves outward and I could shave my face in it's clear shine. I think it was an Elven sword at one point, not sure. Thwei's got so many gifts and trophies it takes up nearly four chamber rooms on the ship here. He's been checking out a new chick lately. Not sure if she'll stick around longer then others have, but for now she's got the 'ok' pass ship board. Usually the ship lays hidden in the large lake in the glen South of the big city here. I think the other night when we went for a trip to the outer system and emerged from the lake, this guy letting his horse drink by the edge of the lake turned white as a ghost. Not to mention his horse threw him twenty feet. Ouch. At any given time, the ship is pretty quiet. Most either off hunting something, or someone, or tending to their trophies or getting some much needed sleep. Let you in a little secret? Buy the big guy 'Root Beer' and you'll be his instant friend. He loves the stuff. I introduced him to it like seven or eight years ago after we first met. I think it's something to do with the way the bubbles feel in his throat or tickle his mandibles.. not sure. But Thwei loves the stuff. He's always got least two or three barrels of it in one of the storage chambers on a lower level of the ship here.
It's taken years, but I finally kinda, a little, understand some of their language and the instruments onboard this ship. Most of the time, the ship is automated. But it does have manual controls and a year ago was my first time piloting it. I'm glad we were in open space at the time, because it sure took a bit to get the directional controls down.
Hmmm.. Zotico is back from a hunt and he's got a very long anaconda with him. I don't think it's dead yet. Time to go!
.....Computer end log."