I should have remembered– part of why I don’t live on Akiton anymore, is because of the dust storms that give me a headache! So, we had one of those. But first, we were still trying to find that goblin in the ductwork, because he didn’t reemerge from the building (that we could see) and we could not find the computer or the records in the Aries office. We all tried jumping up to see the roof (resulted in Widget getting singed). Turns out that the weapon on top of the building was still working just fine, but we couldn’t really tell if the goblin had been up there. Widget and I climbed into the ductwork and checked a large portion of the buildings innards. The goblin had been there, as I got stuck in a “trap” made of tin cans. No idea where the cans came from, but they were loud enough to cover the sounds of the wind. Wind?!? Wait, is that lightning?
We scrambled back out quickly and yelled over the storm that we needed to go now! Ash, who had “programmed” the safety measures for the ship, admitted that he maybe forgot to allow our impromptu crew access to the ship’s computers. He was unable to unlock it from the outside. The ysoki inside were panicking as the ship kept shouting in Abyssal at them. Or near them, anyway. It took all of us to get that hatch open. I was able to deactivate what was holding the door shut (briefly), but needed the entire crew to hold onto me so I could. We tumbled in through the door just before the hurricane-strength winds blew a few tons of sand in through the opening. I really hate those storms!
Looks like it will take us at least a day to clear the Abyssal out of the computers now. The ysoki we left on board were acting like there was no oxygen left on the ship, even though there would not have been a problem for a day or so. They were sealed inside for maybe twenty minutes? I’m just glad this safety feature didn’t hit us in deep space!
Widget is telling me some things that would prevent this from happening in the future, as well as speed up ship repairs….