Challenge #02536-F346: Deadly TechnologysteemCreated with Sketch.

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A: interesting with the tech here I might be able to research the Gimpy Gimpy plant
B: that sound relatively harmless
A: it is also known as the suicide plant
B: sigh there it is -- Anon Guest

"Wow," said the Human, looking at all the protective technology on offer. "This is such awesome protective tech. Micrometeor-resistant.... hey, you guys managed to miniaturise the Hungry Caterpillar. That's awesome. What's your particulate capture limit?"

The proud merchant said, "The particulate capture system can find and neutralise particles as small as half a micrometre."

This impressed the Human. "That small, huh? Sweet. With that kind'a tech, I might be able to research the Gimpy Gimpy plant."

Trader Korx said, "That sounds so sweet," before their brain caught up with their mouth and remembered that this was, indeed, a Deathworlder and associated biota they were talking to.

"It's... also known as the Suicide Plant," said the Human.

"I should have known earlier," sighed Korx. "You Deathworlders never have anything that's safe."

"Sort of. Mostly. Okay, we got a lot of dangerous stuff, but... we survive it?"

"That is not," sighed Korx, "adequate proof."

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