"Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" Line-by-Line

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  1. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Commodore Commodore

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    Hello, Welcome!

    We recently completed Scientific method Line-by-Line- thread in the VOY forum!

    For any unfamiliar with our "game," you are asked to post only a single line (defined as one character speaking without interruption by another character) per message. You can post as often as you like, but someone else must post a line in between your posts.

    Our "rule" is that if the episode has a "To Be Continued..." on the end, it is done in a single thread, but if it's just an arc of related episodes (like the Dominion Occupation Arc on DS9 or the Xindi Arc on ENT), each episode is a separate thread.

    Get ready for a story, here we go!
     
  2. mattman8907

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    [Wardroom]

    KIRA: All right, next item. Item seven. warbird repair and maintenance. Senator?
     
  3. JanewayRulz!

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    CRETAK: Repairs on our ships have continually been delayed in favour of Klingon and Federation vessels. The Dividices and the Genorex have been waiting almost three weeks while more than a dozen Klingon ships have been given first priority.
     
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    O'BRIEN: I make up the repair schedule according to my assessment of which ships have the greatest need.
     
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    CRETAK: Odd that the Klingons seem to always have the greatest need.
     
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  6. HopefulRomantic

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    WORF: They are usually more damaged because Klingon warships are relentless in pressing home their attack.

    (Great to be back with y'all!)
     
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    CRETAK: Reckless would be another way of putting it.
     
  8. JanewayRulz!

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    WORF: The fight must be taken to the enemy. We cannot win this war if ...
     
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    KIRA: All right. We're not here to debate combat tactics. Chief, how soon can you have those warbirds into a docking bay?
     
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    O'BRIEN: Well, I suppose I could bring them in tomorrow. That would mean delaying repairs to the Hornet and the Rotarran. Somebody's going to have to explain to General Martok why his flagship was bumped.
     
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    KIRA: Worf, you just volunteered for that assignment.

    [ If your memory is not strong enough, here is the crib sheet: http://www.chakoteya.net/DS9/565.htm
    "Inter arma enim silent leges" is a Latein phrase, the correct translation should be " times of arms, the laws fall mute". Cicero said once " Silent enim leges inter arma", with this he legitimated the terror of mob at the streets of Rome in times of war which is controlled by some corrupt politicians. Good choice of a title for a Section 31 episode.]
     
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    ODO: This brings up the question of shore leave. At the moment, we have the crews from two Klingon ships on the station. I'd rather not have that many Klingons and Romulans on the Promenade at the same time.
     
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    CRETAK: We'll forgo shore leave until the Klingons depart. Our soldiers are professionals. They're here to fight, not to get drunk in Quark's.
     
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    KIRA: All right, that's it for today then. Same time next week? Oh sorry, Senator, you'll be attending that conference on Romulus, won't you?
     
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    CRETAK: Yes. But SubCommander Velal will be here in my place.
     
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    KIRA: Fine. Have a safe trip.
     
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    CRETAK: Thank you.
     
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    Bashir and Garak on the promenade...

    Garak: Ah, yes. Romulus. How well I remember it. You'll find the predominant color to be grey. The buildings, the clothes, the people. Did you know that the Romulan heart itself is grey? It's true, and altogether appropriate for such an unimaginative race.
     
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    BASHIR: I take it you didn't enjoy your brief stint on Romulus. You were posing as a gardener, weren't you?
     
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    Garak: It was one of the few instances where my cover was more enjoyable than the actual assignment.