A ship's captain is particularly paranoid and adds stun guns to all areas of the ship, for emergencies. -- Anon Guest
In the years that ze was captain of the Twitching Whisker, Thragaak was derided as a delusional paranoid with a persecution complex. Now, we know hir as visionary who was years ahead of hir time. Plying the sargasso as ze did, surviving close calls with Deathworlders and unfamiliar peoples, it was, perhaps, wisdom to believe that They really were out to get hir.
The historic decision is on record, following too close a call with a Vorax Raider Scout, who was repelled by a hypersonic device designed for pest control.
"The crew of this ship," said Thragaak, pacing in front of hir chief officers, "have never been closer to death than they were yesterday. We had a lucky escape, and we cannot expect another. We must prepare."