| "Bluff" |
Set in the 22nd Century
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Affiliations:||Crew of the William Howells|
Stan Jeffries was the navigator aboard the William Howells. After the crew made contact with the people of Kussara, Jeffries hosted regular poker games. Kussaran soldier Tushratta played as often as he could in his off-time.
During a particularly high-stakes game, Jeffries unsuccessfully attempted to bluff Tushratta. While Tushratta didn't fall for it, he was puzzled by the concept of bluff. Cultural anthropologist Ramon Castillo saw this incident, and realized that Tushtratta's inability to understand deceit was the key to understanding the Kussaran tendency to make decisions after consulting their various gods.