Havenworlders V Deathworlders

A 69-post collection

Challenge #04082-K064: Everything You Wanted to Know

Fripp begins to sell Christmas Beetles as "Mostly Havernworlder Safe Pets" with a little help from the N'Ozzies who are MORE than happy at seeing these rather stupid, but beautifully colorful, harmless beetles.

As far as the somewhat noxious plants needed for the insects environments? Genetic engineering ensured the plants no longer produced strong fumes yet the beetles could, and did, eat them, and that the plants couldn't spread, they had to be lab-grown.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-02936-h013-a-buggy-plan -- Anon Guest

They came with environmental requirements. They came with travel terrariums. They came with complete information regarding their life cycle and keeping them healthy throughout. Most importantly, they came with specially gengineered food plants.

All the nutrition they needed, but none of the noxious compounds that could give any Havenworlder problems.

They were marketed as Jewel Beetles, a Deathworlder pet that was mostly Havenworlder safe[1]. Both Frip and Arn were available to answer any queries not already on the FAQ. Some would soon join the FAQ.

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Challenge #03817-J165: Uniquely Deathworlder Fare

"Popcorn! It's been so long!"

"You heat the seeds until they...explode? This is a treat-food? Humans." -- Anon Guest

"Empty calories. Bland and harmless on its own. They take up the flavour of whatever you put with them." Human Meis grinned, still fondling the seemingly harmless orange-yellow seeds in their care package. "The process of making it might be bad for you little squishies, but the finished product? You might like it. I'll do you some caramel corn an I'll have

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Challenge #03797-J144: All Part of the Show

Humans run a MASSIVE, yet 100% Havenworlder safe event for the weakest of Havenworlders, fireworks show. How? Instead of pyrotechnics, they use several hundreds of brightly colored miniature drones that, once in the dark night skies, via remote, light up brightly to put on a brilliant show in time with the music. -- Anon Guest

[AN: I've seen some of those. They're amazing.]

Never underestimate the Human capacity for sharing a treat. Their love language is food and entertainment, and adapting their

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Challenge #03600-I311: Though She be But Little

A very belligerent, large, Deathworlder is bullying a Havenworlder. The Havenworlder inexplicably stands their ground, looks the person in the eyes, and says "I dare you to try it." Never try it when someone says "I dare you", it never turns out good for you. -- Lessons

There are unwritten rules of the universe. Never eat at a place named Mom's, never play pool at a place named Pop's, never try to eat anything bigger than your own head, never tell a

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Challenge #03568-I279: Mostly Harmless, You Say?

I'm a captain of a ship and this is my people's first time, ever, having a human aboard. We're nervous, but we were shocked to find they already know our language, know much about our culture, and knows how to ease the fears of those of us who frighten more easily. You know? I think this is going to work. -- Anon Guest

Captain Bel was the first to greet the Human. She was very understandably nervous about having a Deathworlder on

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Challenge #03314-I026: Barge Versus Coracle

They were one of the worst Knomiras. Any time people said no to them, they immediately demanded to see the higher ups. No one was going to stop them from getting what THEY wanted! It was their way, or the highway! Then there was an accident, they demanded THEY be treated first! They shoved the person that they didn't even see, someone smaller than them out of the life pod and forced their way in. The person, a Havenworlder child, scrambled in,

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Challenge #03302-I014: You Touch, You Die

There's one universal truth. Never get between a set of parents and their children. -- Anon Guest

The Universe has ways of answering the wrong questions. Those who know this never put voice to questions like, "How bad can it get?" or, "What could possibly go wrong?" It also responds to the terminally daft when they say, "It can't possibly get any worse," because the first law of the Universe is that it was NOT made to be kind.

Some Vorax, like

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Challenge #03282-BONUS008: Inherited Anxiety

A man from Pax Humanis was on leave after a very long, very bloody, mission. On a station grabbing a drink, they meet a young Havenworlder who has a serious self-esteem issue. They're heard stating over and over that they cannot do things simply because they are a Havenworlder and, as such, they are weak. Frowning and wanting to do terrible things to whomever put such thoughts into a kid's head, they push back that instinct and go to the young Havenworlder

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Challenge #03260-H351: Citr-us and Them

The humans show the dear technician that this particular acid is completely harmless to their kind, by slicing one of the fruit into a thin slice, and eating it raw. Of course, the human that did so was an oddball, they actually LIKED eating lemons the way people ate oranges. But then again, they liked grapefruit, too!

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03129-h220-not-the-intended-use -- Anon Guest

Roark stared. She was still counting the seconds long after the Human who drank the acid

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Challenge #03204-H295: Surgical Precision Strike

A Human and a Havenworlder are both trapped in a cargo bay of a medical transport ship. The Human is in a support frame due to an illness that had created serious malformations in the spine before they were rescued as one of the last few survivors from a failed Deregger colony. The door is forced open by the pirates and the only one to save them is a Havenworlder with a scalpel. The Human reassures the Havenworlder, "you're not as weak

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Challenge #03197-H288: Dietary Restrictions

A Human has a very sensitive digestive system due to the damage done from multiple illnesses before they escaped the Deregger world they'd come from. Now working aboard a Havenworlder ship, they found even many of the Havenworlders' foods too harsh for their digestion, and had to explain why the foods they made, while nutritionally balanced, were bland even to the Havenworlders. -- Anon Guest

Human Roi was a Rescue. The crew of the Pohkit Ansee knew this on an intellectual level,

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Challenge #03099-H191: Orders Are Not an Excuse

The Good Soldier - Bridget Kielas-Fecyk


I'm a brave and proud soldier.

I'm strong with sword and bow.

And upon my Leige’s orders,

My enemy did I lay low.


I found my enemy was a father.

A child now filled with tears.

Into my arms I took her.

And tried to calm her fears.


My Leige, oh please, forgive me.

For my duties I must forsake.

For I've killed this child's father.

Now as my child, this girl, I take.



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Challenge #03094-H186: They Will Write to Each Other

A human child, hearing a loud bang, finds an alien who looks, at least to the human, like a medium sized dog that's hurt. The child picks up the alien to bring them home and then gives them a bath since they were covered in mud and sticks. The alien wakes up realizing they're now wrapped up in bandages, stuck in what looks like a makeshift "hospital gown", and the child is rocking the small bed they were put in, reading them

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Challenge #03093-H185: The Wait for Travel Services

The Humans were sitting around the fire with several of their Havenworlder friends. The winds outside the shelter were howling loudly and they were still waiting for the rescue vessel to bring them the rest of the parts they needed to repair the ship enough to limp it to a spaceport for a full refit. It was a stormy night so the Humans decided to have fun and tell ghost stories. -- Anon Guest

It was a dark and stormy night. The

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Challenge #03089-H181: One Confounding Morning in an Off-beat Security Office

The time Havenworlders trained in a dojo run by humans, defeated and imprisoned a human who was a pirate. They delivered the pirate to the other humans, who were, to say the least, rather impressed! -- Anon Guest

A large number of things are inadvisable to the boundary of impossibility. A number of other things are inadvisable - like telling a Human what's impossible. Humans tend to take these things as a challenge, and there is inevitably fallout as a consequence. Current

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