@Reimu & Marisa,
Dingo looks up from his plate
No you haven’t yet but then again there isn’t many people here who have seen me before, im mostly unknown around here….But im okay with that, I just need to focus on getting back home…
GW’s Automated Heaven Activity Log #10
Current Activities: Surveying planet. Monitoring The Pioneers.
Superstructure------OKAY-----------Zero damage, hull integrity at maximum.
Crew--------------------OKAY-----------Relaxed and calm, no more problems.
Systems--------------OKAY-----------Systems are in fully working order
Sensory Arrays-----OKAY-----------Arrays are continuing to scan planet for any pieces of unknown information
Food supplies-------OKAY-----------Rations near maximum.
Munitions--------------OKAY-----------Munitions near maximum.
Main Engines---------IDLE------------Remaining a stationary position within planets orbit.
Power Plant---------ACTIVE----------Power consumption nominal, minor spikes.
The SPARTAN Program has had a huge success in their recent augmentation of the 10 new inductee’s.
The Overseer applied her personal research to the program and it proved to have a detrimental effect upon the handling of the final augmentation procedure……the results have been outstanding, all 10 survived and are now fully fledged Spartan super soldiers. These results could easily lead to mass production however the Overseer wishes to conduct further research before entering such a phase.
S-006, S-007, S-008, S-009, S-010, S-011, S-012, S-013, S-014 and S-015 are currently on standby alongside the other 5 Spartans, post augmentation testing and questioning shows that they are completely equal in mental state and combat prowess, Heaven’s super soldier ranks are slowly building…
In other words, once bright talkative civilians have been kidnapped, driven through a vicious training program, been mentally reshaped and hollowed to become Spartans…but still….their value is anything but worthless…
The Pioneers, David, Bear, Joe and [REDACTED] have left the HQ camp to explore the nearby valley, part two of the mission objective. Beth has stayed behind to over watch base operations.
Due to Heaven’s inability to penetrate the heavy cloud cover of the planet with its sensors I am currently unable to report on there exact actions any further
Additional, the science teams have named the planet for logging and data purposes, the new world is now referred to as, Somnus.
Live stream extract commence. Helmet cam, David Martin, personnel number #3214
Like always, your are given a fuzzy stream, however unlike before there is considerably less blizzard blocking the view, from the looks of it the team is in the depths of a rather sheltered valley….
Bear: Gotta admit it…Ive never seen rock formations like those before
The camera pans around as David turns to face Bear, he seems to be pointing off into the distance, Dave then turns one more…
Dave: Yep….neither have I…..are those even natural?…..
Joe: Most unusual indeed but don’t be silly David, they are probably the product of the strange weather patterns….almost certainly not man made
The team continue to walk into the valley, the snow coming upto their shins with each step
Dave: I still don’t understand why our waypoint is set for this destination….I mean….its pretty remote do you know what I mean?
Joe: We have to start somewhere David, and why not here!
Dave: I suppose your right, but in some crappy valley?
Joe: Yes! As you have just seen this place holds some truly fascinating geological formations
After 30 minutes of exhausting trekking the group fail to notice that they have actually descended very deeply into the valley and out of the wind blasted surface…
[REDACTED]: Guys….heavy breathing…wait up…your going to fast…
Joe: Please now, try and keep up…
Dave: Don’t be so tough on him doc….this little exploring trip has turned into cross country….
Dave takes a few breaths
Dave: Don’t forget….your the only cyborg here….
Joe: You people really should consider getting augmented….
The engineer catches upto the group
[REDACTED]: Hehehe….no I think we’re good
Dave: I don’t understand why you’d give up your body for that anyway…
Joe: My friend, my story is a long and tough one to tell. Once a scientist at old Desperado, then the horrors of the infamous time hole….long story short, you get used to it quickly….anyway we are wasting precious time here, we must strive forth and discover!
Dave: Yeah yeah yeah….
Bear: Still no fish people yet….
The group move on again, further into the darkening valley…
Joe: Hmm strange…
Dave: heavy breathing whats up now?
Joe: My onboard sensors are picking up a large open cavity up ahead
Bear: Like a cave or somin’?
[REDACTED]: Have you people not realised yet? we are miles down here…
Dave: We are getting carried away here, we shoudl leave it for today and return to base, we will explore this cavity or whatever tommorow
After hours of walking through very deep snow the non-cyborgs are worn out, Dave turns to walk back
Joe: Wait! where are you going?! we can’t just turn back now David!
Bear and the engineer go to follow him off
Dave: That’s enough for today
Joe: No! you don’t understand! this planets climate is always changing and shifting meaning that this place could be entirely different tomorrow, unfindable even, we might never have this opportunity again!
Dave: You’re making a big deal about a cave doc….
Everyone goes silent for a moment, the whistling of the blizzard far above the only thing breaking the silence. They stand there within a cavern like area, cold black rock walls jut up around them like earthly claws whilst multiple different smaller valleys branch off from their path…. When you think about it, its a hellish place just to look at, fear could set in quickly if the reason is apparent…
Joe: I haven’t said anything yet….but there is more to this….
The three non-cyborgs take an assertive step towards the scientist,
Dave: I knew it! this waypoint isn’t random at all! there IS something here isn’t there?!
Joe: David please listen!
Dave: I can’t believe this!
Joe: Im in the same predicament here! Just because I am cybernetic does not mean I am insane! I already tried to explain the delicate exploration procedure to them but they wouldn’t listen! they wanted to speed it up!
Dave: Who and why?!
Joe: There have been reports of unknown signals being picked up from this very area! I was dispatched on this mission to guide us here and find out what is was!
David is mega pissed at this, the others just stay silent but are still just as outraged
Dave: JUST a signal?
Joe: Yes I promise! nothing more!
Dave: I didn’t lose my family and friends in the BM war just to be used on some pathetic walking trip, im out, if you wanna stay you stay….
Joe: David, im sorry….but we don’t have a choice in this matter…
Dave: Huh?…who has set this up exactly???
Dave: Joe! who?!
Joe: The Fabri-
The scientist chokes up and is unable to speak….
Dave: Those old freaks….I didn’t even think they actually existed…
Joe: If we return without first continuing I will have my memory wiped and you will be killed
They fall silent again
Bear: You’ve gotta be joking, I don’t want to carry on with this crap
[REDACTED]: This is bullshit!
Joe: Im sorry…
Dave:….lets get this over with….one more thing….
Dave: Do they know we have just had this conversation?
Joe: This feed passes through GW before reaching them, I will have the AI delete it instead of passing it on….however they will be wanting results either way and they KNOW something is here….
Dave: Just….just lead the way…
[REDACTED]: Damn im just and engineer, I only came along on exploration trip for something to do….
Bear: I was expecting fish people….
Joe walks off whilst the other three follow close behind. They travel for about an hour through cavernous halls and around cliff edges before finally arriving at the way point location entrance…
Joe: Okay…it is just a few more meters up ahead over this small rising…
The others remain silent, their nerves building up to massive amounts. They begin walking forward and up the rocky rampway, its silent now, no wind, no blizzard…nothing but there footsteps echoing around the cavern…
They then get to the top of small formation and gaze upon it in wordless awe….
Dave: Doc………….what is that doc?…………
Dave: What…..is that?………..
Live stream extract terminated. RECORDING DELETION IMMINENT.
End of activity log #10