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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.”

Construction Info

Ship Status: Active
Ship Class: Battleship
Ship Configuration: Fighter
Hull Material: Steel
Hull Type: Heavy Cruiser
Origin: Honey Buzzard and Iron Butterfly
Chief Engineer: Threespeed
Builder: Deadblow
Welder: Deadblow
Commission Date: 160416
Speeds: 3
Navigational Retro: Drum
Primary Retro: Coaster
Missions: 56
Light Years: 1669.4565

Missions

Date Mission Pilot
181110   Bonus Pi in the Frozen Sky Dead Bride
181027   Hallowilla Dead Bride
181006   Skunk Day: Episode 500 - A New Hope Threespeed
180929   Lordmcfuzz's Double Doo Doo Century Dead Bride
180922   Fall In Line Dead Bride
180908   Escape from the Cape Dead Bride
180721   Thunderclaws Is Coming To Town Dead Bride
180707   Planetary Prom Night Dead Bride
180616   Double Dippin' Dead Bride
180526   SCUL Day 22 Threespeed
180505   A.R.T.S.O.S. Dead Bride
180428   ABC It's as Easy as Objectives 1 2 3 Dead Bride
180421   Wandering Cricket Threespeed
180407   Alohamission 2018 Dead Bride
171104   Life Day 2017 Dead Bride
171028   Hallowheels 2017 Dead Bride
171021   Day-Cordova Dead Bride
171015   Galactic Frontier: One-Way Century 2017 Dead Bride
170922   Return To Lawl Threespeed
170916   Meskenas Mischief Threespeed
170805   Infinity Greaves Dead Bride
170729   Chop Beach Rinse Repeat Threespeed
170715   Christmas In July Dead Bride
170610   Cave-In Threespeed
170603   Night Market Garden: A Bridge Too Far Threespeed
170527   Augment My Chopper Threespeed
170520   Eggscape To Poo Island Threespeed
170506   Wheeled Migration Threespeed
170429   We're Smart, We'll Figure It Out Threespeed
170422   Creampuff Threespeed
170415   Operation Egg-zaduration Threespeed
170408   Z Axis Threespeed
161029   Hallowheelsooogoood Dead Bride
161022   Poefection Dead Bride
161015   Colour Out of Space (Starchaser Century) Threespeed
161008   Skunk Day '16 Threespeed
160910   Space Camp Jr. Threespeed
160903   U-Want To Do What? Threespeed
160827   Slingshot Nebulae Threespeed
160814   Dawn Patrol Threespeed
160730   Pretty Princess Threespeed
160723   Castles In The Sand Threespeed
160716   Salem's Lot Threespeed
160709   Red Light Hustle Threespeed
160702   There Will Be Fireworks Threespeed
160625   Lickety Splat Threespeed
160618   Luna Libros IV: Satellites of Love Threespeed
160611   Over, Under, Around, and Through Threespeed
160604   Twentieth Anniversary Fox Threespeed
160528   Reach The Beach Deadblow
160521   Night Market Rendezvous *TOP SEKRET Threespeed
160514   Do The Worm Deadblow
160507   Yer Mom Is So Chopped Possum
160430   Divine Comedy Threespeed
160423   White Hole Deadblow
160416   The Friendly Skies Deadblow
Class: Battleship 
Configuration: Fighter 
Thrust Rating: 4.134 
Handling Rating: 3.775 
Difficulty Rating: 6.034