01/14/21 – The Captain’s Seat

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 14, 2021.




Every ball-and-chain has a workaround.


  1. Rikard

    Remove the leg, remove the ball-and-chain, re-attach the leg?

    Or a peg-leg. With hightech upgrades of course. Rocket-peg? Anti-grav-peg? Antimatter-layzor-alakazapp-peg? A push-function so the peg-leg dispenses the smell of artificial pine needles and lemons every other step? No need to hobble ones imagination, you could fit anything in there!

    Cue scene:
    “Ehm, Stangor, why does your peg-leg sound like Darth Vader?”
    “Who’s that?”

  2. Pete Rogan

    And while everybody’s concerned with Stangor’s lethal leg shackle, I’m contemplating what the Wezwez miners have that can keep up with a greased dark light speed drive, let alone overtake it and deal out whatever they have in mind for Stangor and the people who freed her.

    Going to be interesting next week, I think. Getting a refill of my ice water. Oof. Still hard to get out of this bent chair.

  3. Night-Gaunt

    Probably the link is some kind of dead man’s hand where disconnexion is what set s it off. Possibly a pulse being sent though. Interrupt it and BOOM!

    The equipment to remove it is specialized, and owned by the prison.

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