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Jul 26, 2017 8:41 PM
andalite Elves land in Amenta
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<Next time you think you can morph unnoticed.>

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<I am sure I am being monitored> Matirin says, but he curls up on the ground and wraps his tail around him and concentrates on a rushed bug morph.

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There is a brief fight and they take the area and land an armored helicopter.
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If the bug is informed he should unbug he will do so.

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Now works.
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Unbug. <Do you have the box.>

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"Yeah, over here." Box.

They are flanked by other helicopters as decoys, some of which provide cover fire, and zoom away.
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<It is not even obvious to me what they wanted morph for>, Matirin says disapprovingly.

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"Maybe they didn't want to tell you," Kalana suggests, when he is back on Anitami soil.
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<Well, of course not. It might have been obvious to me anyway. You are getting - more legible. Not perfectly so but tolerably so.>

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"Practice!" she says. "I can figure out some of the tail swishes now."
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Pleased tail-swish! <When we arrived we made the Mioleens so nervous with that.>

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"I bet, it's kind of intimidating."
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<You should see a Hork-Bajir. Terrifying and if they are not infested with a Yeerk totally harmless.>

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"Have you got pictures?"
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He does! On the computer.

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"Wow, spiky. What're the spikes for if they're sweethearts?"
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<Stripping the bark off herbaceous vegetation on their home planet.>

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"...seems excessive, but all right."
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<They are a designed species. An evolved one would likely have found it a bad tradeoff.>

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"Designed? By whom?"
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<Another species on their planet, called the Arn. They designed an ecosystem they liked and then a species to take care of it.>

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"What kind of trees need their bark spiked off?"
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<I have never been to the Hork Bajir homeworld. Analogizing from the sort of Andalites who would design sapients to maintain their genetically engineered gardens, they might have been showing off.>

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