The ship set out from port equipped with the latest technology and devices. It was the whaling largest vessel ever built, created to kill the sea’s greatest monster, or so the captain claimed.
Inside his little office overlooking the harbor, the shipwright watched it disappear over the horizon and sighed. Vengeance and glory were all well and good, but somebody had to stay on dry land and make the numbers work.
He looked over the plans one more time. He’d had to cut a few corners to make the voyage profitable, but he was sure it wouldn’t make a difference.

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