Okay, so, Ash thought we should vent the atmosphere from the ship to get the electrovore out where we could attack it! I think maybe Widget would be okay, but I like breathing, and I walk around without boots on a lot, so was not keen on that idea at all. The getting the creature out where we could attack it sounded good. So, we filled a big battery with yummy electricity, then powered down the ship. Putting on environmental suits was also a good idea, even though the ship would be fine for a day without power. After eighteen hours of drifting in the dark, I figured the critter wasn’t too stupid. It waited until we left the room and sucked the battery dry. Hmph.
Well, we decided to shut down the ship again, but without anyone in the room other than Widget, and Widget was doing his best to look like a ceiling fixture. He nearly succeeded catching it, too, diving into a panel to follow it after it appeared, but when he shot it, it apparently released a lot of energy on poor Widget (he is okay– just charred a bit). Sresaka came to the rescue, yanking some wall panels off to find the scene of the crime, and clawed the heck out of the creature. Finally, we just kept an eye out.
While I was fixing some stuff in engineering, it appeared and got me pretty good, but I made sure everyone heard my fairly loud squeak. We were able to attack it as a group, and were successful in driving it off. After a while of seeing no more new damage on the ship, Widget found the creature’s corpse in a power conduit.
So, we’ll be limping to Akiton a bit later than planned, but we won’t be bringing an infestation!