CHAPTER 37 - FLEET COMMANDER PENTWORTH
The Fleet Commander sat on his new office located in Peridima city.
He was surprised by the place formally a trading area for Wovan Trading Syndicate members and had been built for commerce.
The Commander looked to battle plans and knew his forces were stretched. In came reports of radio traffic of a build up of forces in the Pentayan system.
The Commander was intrigued by the report but was wary knowing his supply lines were short and his forces heavily committed.
A distant buzzer alerted the Commander that it was time for his appointment with the Syndicate.
He buzzed and a member of the Syndicate entered and sat opposite the Commander after formal introductions.
The Commander smiled “We're willing to overlook the attack on our colony we want you to help us with food and water. In return from us you will get this asteroid and first trading rights when we defeat the Iquan”.
Qovan was intrigued "This city?"
The human male Qovan Temple looked to the commander "Your proposal is interesting but the Iquan are not yet defeated. However we have access to food and supplies but whats in it for us the Alliance is how do I say it extinct."
The Commander continued "This war is going to end and we now have control of this space. The Alliance will rise up again we will to busy to rebuild and we will need allies to help us you could be useful to us."
Qovan continued "That's a lot ifs and promises commander. Yet you offer a good deal the Iquan have no nose for business things were better in the days of the Alliance we got a decent return. I accept the offer."
The commander him handed a list of requests "There is something else."
Qovan listened "What would that be."
The commander said "As a down payment we have two hundred tons of hydranium to give you now to show our good faith."
Qovan was surprised "You know how to do business commander."
He left the commanders office smiling.