The bucking California horse chestnut.
That is when Skorp realized: had he not been living in the parallel universe of The Star Bear’s Odyssey, he would have been scorched from above and frozen from below, despite his space-modified exoskeleton. Nevertheless, there was a price to be paid for the callous treatment of the little tardigrade. Scorched earth, his just dues.
It’s a good thing Star Bear only horizontally transferred the very tiny good bits of Skorp. (without using FileZilla, even!)
Speaking of scorched:
‘n Geween en ‘n gekners van baleen. Right proper bawling! Or balaena.