Challenge #02266-F076: Toughest in the Room

"This thing all things devours:

Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;

Gnaws iron, bites steel;

Grinds hard stones to meal;

Slays kings, ruins town,

And beats high mountain down." - Gollum

Humans are the oldest, wisest but also the most curious and reckless species in the galaxy. -- Anon Guest

Humanity, thanks to various deep dives down one-way wormholes, is officially the oldest species in the known Universe. That said, they are still a dangerously deadly egotistical child race who also happen to be the most outrageous Deathworlders alive. So many jokes begin with the words, "a Human walks into a bar..." but there are just as many de-escalation reports that begin with a similar event chain.

Some Humans are more ept than others at keeping things civil in civilised zones. Others were banned in at least forty stations. Some, for instance, could make an entire bar full of brawlers freeze by taking out their crochet. Such was the case with Old Nen.

He was an old Human in a job that didn't collect old Humans very often. Further, he had walked into the four PM bar fight, sat in Big Thanno's chair, and started to crochet. Third, he ordered a sarsaparilla float. Ordinarily, these would be the things that would start a fight, but this? Stopped it cold.

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