It’s a children’s game, using the name of the famous sea adventurer Marlock Persil. The fact that Annie has the same last name is just a coincidence. (Well, I mean, he’s something like her fifteenth-great-grand-uncle, but she doesn’t know that, so.)
Juniper Mining Corporation: Gemstone Mine 2X4B-523P.
Various site personnel: How bad –?
Bad enough we’ve got experts flying in
Investors aren’t going to be happy
Still bringing people out
How many are still unaccounted for?
Communications relay is damaged — we can’t get a new one deep enough to talk to them.
If they’re even still alive in there!
Soon to be known to all of Ceannis as “the mine.”
Site personnel: “Can they at least signal each other?”
“Not with smartcrystals, no . . . they’ll have to figure out more low-tech ways to find people.”
Trapped miner: Persil!