Pearl removed an Ebon Valkyrie Arikanka 44 out of storage pod, the silver and black antimatter weapon fitting snugly in her hand. Issued to her after trial period aboard the Coccivora class ship, named Glauketas. She'd coveted the weapon for protection as she'd moved from anonymous jackanape through the ranks to salient quartermaster. Within the anomie, her deontology, charisma and casuistry won over both captain and crew.
When the birthing came upon Falcaniera, Baron Nicaise paced his castle. From courtyard to bailey to spire to barbican he paced. When word reached him, the baby had come, he rushed to see.