An interrogation room on Gálish (Sullen Wildlands):
The local agents looked at each other, then back at my aquastor.
“So, your perp has stolen this, this -”
“Sixteen-petabit colonial tangle-channel ansible.”
“Whatever, this trillion-exval widget, and according to your numbers he’s now running a negative-frequency trading scam with it here?”
“On your quaint pre-stellar Second Tier Market? Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying, gentlesophs. If our UNSUB is after money, he’s cunning, devious, technically brilliant, and incredibly stupid. It’s probably safe to conclude, therefore, that he’s after something other than money.”
– from the lifelog of Nyr Alman, Market Liberty Oversight Directorate