Posted on Tue Feb 12th, 2019 @ 9:18pm by Crewman "Panda" (true name unknown) "Conn" (real name unknown)
The Pandas sent me here to "help" (as only a Panda can) but in this situation I find myself utterly unable to offer any assistance not even some "friendly" advice. The rigid Tholian social structure makes them difficult if not impossible to manipulate: they are worse than Vulcans! Tholians are so alien that we have no common ground. There is nothing I have or can obtain that they would want to trade. All I can do is fight should the need arise and, should it come to that, I have the tools. A monofiliment blade slices quite nicely through Tholian shells and a Romulan disruptor cooks them quite nicely from the inside out.
Now that I think about it maybe I should speak to the Thranx! They might be able to provide some insight into the Tholian psyche. I know I'm over-generalizing here since both species are insectile (OK, Tholians are more closely-related to Earth spiders but the Thranx are still closer to them than we mammals). Ah well--the Federation doesn't know the Thranx--yet. Maybe that's what I should try to steer the Captain toward once this is finished. But, then again, there's that mess on Gramaraye (and those people are humans) and the aes Dana and Firbolg to worry about. Ah well--a Panda's work is never done...