Chapter 4

Meetings

This scene unfolds in Nasauda's tent, where Eragon, Nasauda, and a group of other high ranking officials, had gathered. (not to mention Saphira's head)

"Eragon, do you believe that these people will pose any threat to the Varden? (Nasauda)

"I hope not…" (Eragon)

"I HOPE NOT! THAT IS SO REASSURING! WE NEED SOMETHING MORE THAN VAGUE ANSWERES!" (King Orrin)

"Now now Orrin, I'm sure there must be an explanation for all this, right Eragon?" (Orik)

"ORIK, YOUR PUNY DWARF BRAIN MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO COMPREHEND THIS, BUT A TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED SPECIES, ESPECIALLY ONE WITH A DEFENSE AGAINST MAGIC MAY HAVE POWERS BEYOND OUR COMPREHENSION!" (King Orrin)

"YOU BASTARD OF A #$%# %$..." (Orik)

"Now is not the time to fight, we must discuss this new issue like civilized people. Orrin, what type of weapons are you talking about?" (Nasauda, who had suddenly become interested)

Finally, Eragon stood up "One of the men were carrying this" Eragon pulls out a Mark 12 hand phaser. "I believe it is a crossbow of some kind, it has a release trigger like one, but I don't see any bolts. Here take a look Orrin, you're the weapons expert" Eragon hands the phaser to King Orrin.

"Finally! Something of interest!" After examining the weapon carefully, Orrin turns to Eragon.

"Eragon, would you please answer these two questions to the best of you ability?" (do I really need to tell you who is speaking?)

"Sure" (Eragon)

"First of all, look at the writing here on this thing and tell me what it sa…"

"Oh my god, it's in the ancient language!"

(Computer on the phaser) "Enough verbal information along with corresponding brain waves identified. Verbal universal translation is now available with the 27 native intelligent beings on this planet. Transmitting data to the USS Enterprise and the Starfleet hyperpulse tachyon array in the chargoian system. About to engage security lock on lethal settings on this weapon. Data transfer complete. Weapon is now locked from firing lethal phaser beams."

The entire congregated assembly stared at the phaser as if it was a god

"Holy…"(Orik)

"Obviously, this is an advanced weapon capable of great destruction. It said so itself for crying out loud!" (King Orrin)

"Alright, here's what we're going to do, Eragon, you go look for them and try to get them to be our allies, at the very least, keep them from being hostile. Orrin, try to make sense of that weapon. And my staff and I will prepare for a banquet in the honor of (Nasauda turns to Eragon) our future allies." (Nasauda)

"I'll try my best" (Eragon)

"No, you'll do your best" (Nasauda)

"Fine, my liegelord, fine with me" (Eragon)

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