The ghost ship is not so after “dead” after all… (-GM)
In the next room we spotted a dead goblin – excuse me, they’re called space goblins now, because otherwise it would be impossible to tell that they were in space – sprawled on the floor. His heart had been ripped out, presumably by a space akata. We went into another room and fought more space akatas. This appeared to be a storage room of some kind, housing a flare pistol, mining equipment, more noqual, and a bunch of labeled rocks.
The next room was slightly more interesting. We found three space goblins, alive this time. They said they had sneaked on the ship before it got space akata’d. One of their number had ventured outside of this room and never returned. We promised that we wouldn’t kill them in return for them helping us explore whatever remained on this ship. They agreed, and one of the goblins tried to “fix” the arc emitter we found until Chappie realized he was basically making it into a grenade. Together we explored the remaining rooms, and basically found what we found in the others. (Plus the package for the Eoxian Embassy that they weren’t supposed to open. -GM)
Then came the bridge.
There were several space akatas in this room, and one that was blue and tougher. Chappie bravely ran up to one of them and blasted it with electricity, killing it instantly. The others, except for the space goblins and Tequila, fought bravely as well. I was knocked unconscious in the climax of the battle and reawoke just in time to slay the blue space akata.
We found the space captain’s log in this room, with three entries. The first was to report that they found some interesting geodes in the drift rock. The second said that the space spaceship was being overrun by strange creatures, and that they were going to vacuum the space spaceship to try to get rid of them. The third was recorded in an engine room, and the space captain was wearing a space spacesuit. She grimly reported that the vacuum didn’t work, and that there was a new, more powerful space creature “coming from the rock!”, so they were going to the Drift Rock for shelter. Odd.
The next move was, naturally, into the Rock. The Space Rock. On it we found the Eoxian ship we shot down, with the cockpit empty. Maybe we would find the space zombie space pilot in the Space Rock. We approached the Space Rock’s space caves. The first room we found held a space zombie, so we assumed it was also a space pilot.
“Hail, fellow denizen of the Pact Worlds!” said I to the space zombie. “We wish to inquire upon the reason for your combating our ship as we approached this sector.”
“Mgklkfjklkllkgfvjdsfvhbsdfh!” replied the space zombie.
As we put the space soul to its final rest we noticed it had a space acreon uniform and a large space tongue.
What did this mean? Find out next time, on space space space space space space adventures!
XI, android mechanic 2
Chappy, android technomancer 2
Chee Kee, ysoki operative 2
Hector Hottie, halfling envoy 2
Tequila, android soldier 2
Nikolai, vesk soldier 2