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By the order of Grand Moolah Yimbo, all main space-faring ships must conform to the Anti-Fruit Decree.

Due to the blasphemous nature of allowing food products to float around endlessly in space, potentially disrupting the nature of Zinglon, any ship allowing fruit to escape from their ship after their destruction will be sent to the Great Buffet to give penance.

What's more fruit-bearing weapons are also a direct violation of this form if they are not blessed by a priest wearing the brick-red robes of inedibility.

Anyone with knowledge of someone who has violated these sacred rules must confess to the Order of Zinglon or else suffer a similar penance in the Great Waiting Room Above the Buffet.