Quantum goes into a fresh bout of obvious groaning. Trip hustles to his side and helps him to the ground. Quantum looks at T'Pol, who says, "They're Andorians, Captain. They're known for their suspicious and volatile nature." A youngish Vulcan elucidates further, telling them that the Blue Jeans are from a neighboring system and have resented the Vulcans' superior motor skills and cable modems for years. "They even believe that we intend to mount an invasion on their home world," T'Pol explains. Elder Vulcan tells Quantum and Trip that the two species drew up a treaty to soothe the Delft Blues' ruffled feathers, but some of the Aqua factions were still suspicious and believed the Vulcans were going to conquer them. Trip wonders aloud why the Turquoises want such a Methuselahian temple. "They believe we are hiding a long-range sensor array," Elder Vulcan tells him. Quantum looks up at him suspiciously. "This is a place of introspection, Captain. There are no spies here and no technology." Elder Vulcan tells him. Everyone who believes that line can leave the room right now. "So what are you gonna do -- just sit here and let them ransack the place?" Trip asks. A younger Vulcan tells him, "Typically, they make a great display of their indignance. When they find nothing, they leave." Elder Vulcan chimes in, telling them that the Blue Plates have paid them surprise visits twice and both times left within twenty-four hours, but "unfortunately, your arrival has amplified their suspicions." So the Vulcan High Command just allows these constant invasions of a holy site by the Blue Collars to go on and on? That doesn't make much sense. "You've endangered us all," Vulcan the Younger tells them (ear)pointedly. Trip rolls his eyes and makes a comment about no good deed going unpunished or something.
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