Romulan Guard: I'm not sure about this. It wasn't on our planned itinerary.
Natashia Starrat: But I just learned about this place! Isn't it the biggest industry on Spoogie?
Besides, the Prince is thirsty.
This won't take long. Could you just wait outside?
Guard: Yes, ma'am.
President Krokenvurk: Greetings, your majesty! We are honored by your surprise visit.
I am Krokenvurk, operator of the Spoogian Spiceworks.
Natashia: Thank you for seeing us on short notice.
Having recently taken the throne, I'm just familiarizing myself with the local people and economy.
Krokenvurk: Of course. How can I help you?
Natashia: We'd like to know more about your factory! Have you been here a long time?
Krokenvurk: We have... since well before first contact, actually. Afterwards, we traded long and profitably with Romulus for many years.
Recently, our, um... benefactors... have seen fit to nationalize the industry. But we still produce the best product we can!
Prince: Ooh, do you just have the spice here, or do you bottle Romulan Ale, too?
Kronkenvurk: The Supreme Advisor has extended our operations to brewing and bottling, yes. I can bring you some of the newest product line!
Natashia (aside): Pavembril... can you send a message to the ship? Ask them to check the ale crates.
Taste, ingredients, all that?
Pavembril (aside): I can only send very short text bursts. But I"ll try to get that across!
Prince: Oh... this just regular Romulan Ale. Do you not have the new flavors? Soy sauce? Or ketchup?
Kronkenvurk: No. Apologies, your majesty... those varieties aren't brewed here. That would be the Right Hand Brewing Company on Romulus. A competitor.
Prince: Oh, darn.
Narrative Text: Meanwhile!
Stickleback: It's Pavembril... a new message!
Commander Dale Zurkett: What's it say?
Stickleback: "Delayed. Check ship ale. Taste, ingredients. Important."
Dale: Huh... she must be talking about the Romulan Ale we got as a goodwill trade when we started the talks.
Dale: What do you think, sir?
Commodore Jeffrey Bannister: Sounds like we have some time! And that we'd better spend it drinking.