While approach the gas giant Vilca I Beta (the middle of the three inner gas giants), Dax, listening to Ranse, muses, "We are out on the edge of nowhere, we have no real maps of what is trailing of Cheap Seats, sort of why this sector is called that, I mean, people have gone out there, but we don't know what is out there. While it could be some trap, it could be an outsider ship." He pauses and smiles, " ... or the hallucination of the Scouts, though I'll bet they did a pass and went back to the planet and recruited a team to go check it out, SOP."Eshu wrote:Ranse remains silent, not having much to add. After helping build the cairn and returning to the ship he muses, "I wonder if this alien ship is just some bizarre Scout hazing ritual. Slip some aerosol hallucinogen into the reclaimers, set up an emergency antidote in case it goes wrong, and sit back to see what the newbie does...pretty sick, but with the amount of time they spend out here alone." He shrugs, "Either way. Let's go see what's out there."
He pulls up a map on the holo-screen, "Here's the planet map from our astrogation charts":
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"It's got a spaceport, but the whole place is probably abandoned, curious as to why the alien ship appeared here."