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March 4, 2008

Ted: Facing the Enemy

In all the time that Col. Davis had been serving, he had never actually seen one of the Slin alive unless it was shooting at him. So when one appeared at the door to his quarters, unarmed, unarmored, with empty hands in the air, he froze in wonder.

The Slin looked like the elves of Old Earth legend; slender and fair, pointed ears and green tint to the skin. When Free Traders first came in contact with them over a century ago, they made the mistake of thinking that just because Slin were small of stature that they were weak.

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