Status: Posi

HOP Dr. Moreau


TIG torch, TIG torch, burning bright
In the workshops of the night
What immoral hand or eye could frame thy dreadful symmetry?


Eyeing the ruined remains of the deservedly scuttled Iron Butterfly, and Honey Buzzard - cut down before her time, Deadblow's fevered imagination hatched a plan: graft the undamaged parts of each ship together into something new and unprecedented. Threespeed was intrigued by the idea and quickly agreed to join the vile experiment. Soon, metal was abraded and cut, files and hammers (of course) were applied, and an entire loosely-assembled ship was seen being dragged into the welding bay and shrieking under the application of an electric arc. These deranged experimenters showed no mercy and knew no morals in their quest for eldritch knowledge. The first shocking product of their labors is that forced union of a buzzard with a butterfly, named for the mad genius who inspired their method: Doctor Moreau.

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The voice in the dark began intoning a mad litany, line by line, and I and the rest to repeat it. As they did so, they swayed from side to side in the oddest way, and beat their hands upon their knees; and I followed their example. I could have imagined I was already dead and in another world. That dark hut, these grotesque dim figures, just flecked here and there by a glimmer of light, and all of them swaying in unison and chanting,

“Not to go on all-fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men? “Not to suck up Drink; that is the Law. Are we not Men? “Not to eat Fish or Flesh; that is the Law. Are we not Men? “Not to claw the Bark of Trees; that is the Law. Are we not Men? “Not to chase other Men; that is the Law. Are we not Men?”

And so from the prohibition of these acts of folly, on to the prohibition of what I thought then were the maddest, most impossible, and most indecent things one could well imagine. A kind of rhythmic fervour fell on all of us; we gabbled and swayed faster and faster, repeating this amazing Law. Superficially the contagion of these brutes was upon me, but deep down within me the laughter and disgust struggled together. We ran through a long list of prohibitions, and then the chant swung round to a new formula.

“His is the House of Pain. “His is the Hand that makes. “His is the Hand that wounds. “His is the Hand that heals.”

And so on for another long series, mostly quite incomprehensible gibberish to me about Him, whoever he might be. I could have fancied it was a dream, but never before have I heard chanting in a dream.

“His is the lightning flash,” we sang. “His is the deep, salt sea.”

A horrible fancy came into my head that Moreau, after animalising these men, had infected their dwarfed brains with a kind of deification of himself. However, I was too keenly aware of white teeth and strong claws about me to stop my chanting on that account.

“His are the stars in the sky.”

Specifications

ClassBattleship
ConfigurationFighter
Missions68
Light Years1942.063
Thrust Rating4.134
Handling Rating3.775
Difficulty Rating6.034
Max Warp3

Construction Data

Hull MaterialSteel
Hull TypeHeavy Cruiser
Chief EngineerThreespeed
BuilderDeadblow
WelderDeadblow
OriginHoney Buzzard and Iron Butterfly
Christened on2016.04.16
Location
Navi RetroDrum
Primary RetroCoaster

Missions

StardateMissionPilot
2021.10.17   Long Shot Mulligan: Century 21C Threespeed
2021.09.11   Voulez Vous Rendezvous Threespeed
2021.08.21   Made of Sugar Threespeed
2020.10.31   Vortex-20 Threespeed
2020.08.08   Liberry Jam Threespeed
2020.07.25   Luna Libros VII: Flight of the Space Librarians Threespeed
2020.07.15   Somer Circumnaville Vigation Mk. I Threespeed
2019.06.22   Quantum Leap Threespeed
2019.05.25   Life Support Synthesis Dead Bride
2019.05.18   Eat The Cricket Threespeed
2019.04.27   Pullin' G's Threespeed
2019.04.13   Black Hole Threespeed
2018.11.10   Bonus Pi in the Frozen Sky Dead Bride
2018.10.27   Hallowilla Dead Bride
2018.10.06   Skunk Day: Episode 500 - A New Hope Threespeed
2018.09.29   Lordmcfuzz's Double Doo Doo Century Dead Bride
2018.09.22   Fall In Line Dead Bride
2018.09.08   Escape from the Cape Dead Bride
2018.07.21   Thunderclaws Is Coming To Town Dead Bride
2018.07.07   Planetary Prom Night Dead Bride
2018.06.16   Double Dippin' Dead Bride
2018.05.26   SCUL Day 22 Threespeed
2018.05.05   A.R.T.S.O.S. Dead Bride
2018.04.28   ABC It's as Easy as Objectives 1 2 3 Dead Bride
2018.04.21   Wandering Cricket Threespeed
2018.04.07   Alohamission 2018 Dead Bride
2017.11.04   Life Day 2017 Dead Bride
2017.10.28   Hallowheels 2017 Dead Bride
2017.10.21   Day-Cordova Dead Bride
2017.10.15   Galactic Frontier: One-Way Century 2017 Dead Bride
2017.09.22   Return To Lawl Threespeed
2017.09.16   Meskenas Mischief Threespeed
2017.08.05   Infinity Greaves Dead Bride
2017.07.29   Chop Beach Rinse Repeat Threespeed
2017.07.15   Christmas In July Dead Bride
2017.06.10   Cave-In Threespeed
2017.06.03   Night Market Garden: A Bridge Too Far Threespeed
2017.05.27   Augment My Chopper Threespeed
2017.05.20   Eggscape To Poo Island Threespeed
2017.05.06   Wheeled Migration Threespeed
2017.04.29   We're Smart, We'll Figure It Out Threespeed
2017.04.22   Creampuff Threespeed
2017.04.15   Egg-zaduration Threespeed
2017.04.08   Z Axis Threespeed
2016.10.29   Hallowheel sooogoood Dead Bride
2016.10.22   Poefection Dead Bride
2016.10.15   Colour Out of Space (Starchaser Century) Threespeed
2016.10.08   Skunk Day '16 Threespeed
2016.09.10   Space Camp Jr. Threespeed
2016.09.03   U-Want To Do What? Threespeed
2016.08.27   Slingshot Nebulae Threespeed
2016.08.14   Dawn Patrol Threespeed
2016.07.30   Pretty Princess Threespeed
2016.07.23   Castles In The Sand Threespeed
2016.07.16   Salem's Lot Threespeed
2016.07.09   Red Light Hustle Threespeed
2016.07.02   There Will Be Fireworks Threespeed
2016.06.25   Lickety Splat Threespeed
2016.06.18   Luna Libros IV: Satellites of Love Threespeed
2016.06.11   Over, Under, Around, and Through Threespeed
2016.06.04   Twentieth Anniversary Fox Threespeed
2016.05.28   Reach The Beach Deadblow
2016.05.21   Night Market Rendezvous *TOP SEKRET Threespeed
2016.05.14   Do The Worm Deadblow
2016.05.07   Yer Mom Is So Chopped Possum
2016.04.30   Divine Comedy Threespeed
2016.04.23   White Hole Deadblow
2016.04.16   The Friendly Skies Deadblow