Fun Fact: Florpavian Flame Birds


Florpavian flame birds are a rare sight – at least anywhere other than on their home world Florpavia. For a while, several specimens were visible in the Atro City zoo, shortly before the Exotic Birds Wing had to be rebuilt for the second time. Aside from their appearance, they tend to remind people of the stories about dragons they hear about as children.

This comparison runs deeper than mere appearance however, since the creature tends to be extremely deadly. It has raw acetone for blood and walks around the surface of its home planet, Florpavia, eating raw chemicals and crapping crude plastic explosive everywhere it goes. Its breath is noxious and has been known to strip paint from nearby walls. It’s hiccups could be deadly. Its coughs are feared by even the hardiest and most athletic cargo-master or zoo-keeper. To say nothing of the um, flatulence. More

Fun Fact: The Blood Diamonds Of Nubia


In the short story “Death By Vampire“, Terran secret agent Lirian Nimah trades ten blood diamonds to an enemy agent for the lives of a hundred Terran hostages. Each one valued at a hundred thousand credits, each one for ten Terran hostages.

Of special note about the value of these particular blood diamonds, they couldn’t be forged or copied, not even by a transmatter replication device – something about the atomic structure interfered with the process. This made them even more valuable.

Mined on the planet Nubia, they weren’t called ‘blood diamonds’ because anyone died mining them… they had that name because they were the color of the blood of several species – green blood – like the Jim-waians… which, Lirian Nimah – secret agent and even more secret vampire – found less palatable than the red blood of Terrans!

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