THE NULL SOLUTION = Episode 104
…In pursuing “The Curious Case of Collapsar’s Cause”, worse is better…
#We suspect O is responsible#
#We know both O #
The dank cavern surrounds them once again. Xat returns to the world he created for himself.
Ekcello and the Keeper return to the surface. One problem solved while others go unanswered.
#I wonder if Xat could solve the riddle#
#Which riddle Supreme Elder? There are two O#
Chasonn is aware that he needs a fashion makeover to blend into the world he seeks to occupy. Clothing may or may not define the man, but it means different things to different people, while others find it unnecessary. He does cut a fine figure, but if he shows up on Collapsar Axis looking like a Seljuk prince, he will last only as long as he goes undetected.
Someone versed in the ways of the Ÿ€Ð, tells him that he is suffering from the dreaded “2’s”:
- 2 clean
- 2 comely
- 2 thin
- 2 modern
So in the days leading up to his one-man incursion, he regresses, digresses and most importantly suppresses the Seljukian charm that hangs on him like a badge of honor. In order, he undoes the 2’s:
- Bathing is for the weak
- Seediness projects strength
- Excess in all things
- Dress-down for success
In pursuing “The Curious Case of Collapsar’s Cause”, worse is better. As it turns out, the Ÿ€Ð intellectual class is clothed in hooded garments. It makes them look smarter. For Chasonn, it will be a convenient way to wander about.
But the real risk taking begins with his prisoner- tested and prince-approved particle-beam transporter. Hitting the larger target is easy, finding a strategic spot to insert him is critical. If the transporter places him in the wrong area, it would take him days to find what he is looking for – if only he knew what he was looking for.
Goal one is to make sure that Seljuk interests are secure. Goal two is fluid.
“I will return to my landing spot at the appointed time. If I am not there, keep trying. Hopefully I do not attract undue attention,” he tells his transport assistant.–