So, that was terrifying. We had three Necrogliders chase us through the asteroid field. I think we lost half of our shields at one point, and some of the hull isn’t looking too good. Lucky we were still in our environmental suits from the space station, as we lost life support for a minute as well. As moments passed though, our VI and robot even joined in to help, and I think if we end up in a skirmish again, we’ll know what they can manage. I’m pleased to say we got away, though I’m wondering if the Eoxians just decided we weren’t a threat, or that we wouldn’t make it out of the system. Thank Triune for our drift engine!
We actually had an encounter in drift space. For a while, it seemed we had been followed by an asteroid. Not entirely weird, since we did come directly out of an asteroid field. However, we’d been in drift over a week already. So, we sped up. So did the big rock. Then we started to make course corrections. So did the rock. We decided, after some scans, that it was a telelith. They are usually hungry. And, while it probably couldn’t eat us in one go, we were already limping back to Akiton. Sresaka decided to dump our garbage in its path. It was happy to clean that up. And, my whiskers, it had a huge maw! It appeared to unfold itself to eat.
It’s good to be back on Akiton. Since we are going to have to get the hull repaired, I have some ideas for different shielding and armor. And I think Sre would like a few better weapons– the Rambler’s are not the best, but I think I saw at least one here at Khefak Depot that was originally meant for mining that would be great!
I’ve discovered that Widget has mission log. That he posts on the Infosphere. He has a fairly decent following, though following what he’s actually saying is a bit difficult if you are sober. And, I’ve discovered that he recently won a lottery. I don’t even know how he entered the lottery, as we were in Drift at the time.