Stardates: 02.16.2349 – 03.08.2349
Starting from Stoccy’s Haven, the Crew took advantage of an affordable missile bay upgrade kit and looked for paying work.
They took on Proto-Maximized Baubles for delivery to Crystallia and Macro-Flavored Packaging bound for Newest Zealand and sat down to plan their route. First step was New Asia in the hopes of picking up cheap energy as trade goods for the trip.
In hyperspace on route to New Asia they received a distress call from a UREF outpost (with the ominous map designation of LV-426) and dropped out of warp to investigate. Floating around the planet was a ship sized living sphere that moved out of orbit attacked the ship. A good cannon shot and a terrible hull check later the beast was dead and the crew scanned the planet below finding that there were UREF survivors on site.
After landing, the crew made their way into the damaged outpost and found themselves beset by swarms of aggressive alien bugs! Fighting their way back to the survivors, they found them cocooned to the walls and set about rescuing them. Then there were a lot of bugs and the plan changed to just killing the survivors so their clones would activate. Then there were a LOT of bugs. The plan changed to getting out with some cargo as treasure. Then there were A LOT OF BUGS. The plan became get out alive.
A badly battered crew made it back to their ship with a swarm of bugs in tow and slammed the door on them. Twenty three of the bugs lay dead, but countless more looked up at the ship as it rose into the air lamenting their lack of wings.
After leaving a warning buoy stating “BUGS! Don’t go down there! Nuke the site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure” the crew completed the trip to New Asia and passed on their report to the UREF who paid them handsomely for the data and their valiant efforts.