Under New Management [DE] Jun 29, 2019 9:14:00 GMT -6
Post by Flip Fortuna on Jun 29, 2019 9:14:00 GMT -6
Flip's PL: 28,474
Flip looked out over the various people populating the conference room. Turn out had been better than he had expected. On the trip here, he had taken the time to study on the various criminal factions that had a foothold on Knutts, and the instant the Big Gamble had arrived, he had sent out a message, inviting them all aboard the vessal. And now, they were all here. The various crime bosses and pirate leaders that made Knutts their base of operations. Certainly a varied bunch of characters, and many of them were either glaring across the table at eachother, or sending him wary glances. Flip wasn't worried though. He had this all planned out.
"Welcome everyone, I'm so glad you could all come. Hope you enjoyed the drinks. All on the house of course." he said with his most welcoming smile. After all, this was supposed to be a civil business meeting. No sense on getting off on the wrong foot.
"Certainly an interesting ship," spoke up one of the crime bosses, a fat alien which Flip couldn't tell was either female, or just had a feminine voice, "But let's skip the pleasantries, shall we? Why are we here?"
"Yeah," grumbled another, who looked more like purple skin stretched over a skeleton, as he pointed a long finger at the fat alien, "And why am I in a room with this flabby piece of scum?" There was grumbling amongst the various crime bosses. It was clear many had an axe to grind with eachother. Flip rose up a calming hand. "Ok everyone, calm down. No need to get all hot and bothered. Talk like that is why I've gathered you all here today." The grumbles died down as the crime bosses looked over at Flip, cautiously curious as to what he had to say.
Flip twirled his cane as he started to stroll around the room. "First off, let me just say, props to all of you, for turning what was once a prison station for one of the most iron fisted empires in the galaxy, to a garden of crime and villainy. I tip my hat to you all." There was a small murmur amongst the guests as their egos were stroked. Flip smirked. Every crime boss had an ego, it's how they got as far as they did. Whether they let that ego get the better of them or not was another question entirely.
"However, gardeners you ain't," Flip spoke out, decided to drop the shell on them. "You've got crops all over the place, soil's barely tilled, no structure or nothin. You basically hit the ground and did with what you got. Sure, some good crops will pop up now and again, but more often than not, you're barely making it through." The analogy worked. With so many criminal factions on the station, it was hard to make some form of profit with so much competition working to sabotage you. "And that doesn't even take into account certain...pests that come to the garden now and again." He was certain they would remember that. Not too long ago a Saiyan had come to the station, fully intent on taking the place over.
"That saiyan was soon dragged off the station. No problem!" spoke up another pirate, who seemed more mechanical than flesh and blood. Flip shrugged. "Sure, but only because the Saiyan Kingdom and the World Trade Fleet intervened. Doesn't look good for y'all when outside forces are needed to cover your own interests." There was no denying that. Having to rely on outside help would certainly have been a blow to their pride.
"What you folks need is a gardener. Someone to straighten all this business out. Get everything working better than ever. Make you folks richer than you've ever been! And all I ask, is for you all to swallow your pride, play nice with eachother, and give up just a little bit of your autonomy." The crime lords looked incredulous. They were getting, very quickly, what Flip was getting at.
"Give it up to whom?" said the fat alien, though it was clear s/he already knew the response. Flip gave a small chuckle. "Why, to me, obviously." What? Did they honestly think he was helping them out of the goodness of his heart? He was a criminal after all!
Flip, and the Fortuna Syndicate, are seeking to control Knutts!