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07 Nov 2008 16:54 #14057 by shadar
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An AU fantasy...

You're managing a down on its luck semi-pro football team on one of the Enlightenment worlds. Your team hasn't won a game all year, the stands are empty, the team bus has broken down and your last sponsor, a local microbrewery company, is talking about pulling its support.

Then the phone rings... its the ambassador from the the Velorian embassy. He's decided that they want to participate more in the local community, and is there anything he can do to help support the team?

You could ask for money or advertising support like usual, but you're smarter than that. You ask instead for one thing: a cheerleader.

Anya arrives the next day. She's a young clerk in the consulate division, a Brava, the lowest genetic class of Velorian, and she's just off the spaceship. And while she's hardly a mighty Protector, like all Vels, she can fly, she's more or less bulletproof, and she can bend steel in her bare hands. And she's a blonde bombshell.

Taking the last of the team's money, you have a uniform made for her that more or less resembles the team uniform. Then you teach her a bit about football and cheerleading (she's never heard of either).

She turns out to be brilliant at it, and a couple of days later, her fantastic stunting on the sidelines (she can fly, after all) is so dramatic that you're sure the other team will forget what they're doing and you might win a game or two.

If you can get to the game. The bus is still broken.

She solves that by loading the team into the broken down bus and then loading the bus on her back and flying it to the next town.

Which makes for a bit of drama when your arrive, given you've asked her to circle the field a few times, your bus powered by nothing except the blonde enthusiasm of your new cheerleader.

So let's hear it for cross-cultural cooperation... wish we had a Velorian embassy around here to support our team.

velorian.org/auow/velorian_cheer.jpg

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07 Nov 2008 22:44 #14063 by Raa
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Now if a brava could enhance people. The team could start winning for other reasons. I'm guessing someone would come up with a test fast for that.

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08 Nov 2008 01:45 #14064 by shadar
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She probably can... she is a Vel, after all, but probably not as easily as a Protector.

Might take lots and lots of practice to get the timing just right.

For those who are familiar with the details of Velorian enhancement, you can appreciate how it would give a whole new meaning to "practicing with the team", not to mention "working out".

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