I'm the last one left, the old stories are true. A captain always does go down with his ship, ha ha. It happened one at a time, Jeremy the first - bless his soul. Wandered away, muttering about some melody. Never saw the kid again. Then the rest of the crew started to vanish; some just walked away, some disappeared in their sleep. We must've left the hold doors open too long at our last planet... Something got in. Me and Dareb were the last. Yesterday he came to me, eyes bloodshot and all disheveled. "I heard him, the flutist," he cried. Then he ran off. It's only a matter of time before the piper's notes find me. I'm ready though.
This was my last trip before a month's leave on Earth. I was going to... going to meet my kid, my baby boy for the first time. Not now though.
A gun for man's problems, a bomb for mankind's. I'm sorry.
Captain's log of Collin Vero, recovered from the wreckage of Hamelin Dream by Scout 3. Scouts 1 and 2 have failed to return at date.
My take on the fairy tale, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
You might want to add in the new rule for STUDS that people who are in alliances with people in the 2TA must leave too. If we have an alliance with anyone in, say, the GDU, we won't be able to attack many people in the 2TA. Same goes for the Strategists, as Stuart Lucas is a member, so you won't be able to attack anyone in the 2TA if you stay with that group. Just sayin.