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current_story:the_sword_of_ophiuchus_part_1 [2021/03/17 04:05]
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current_story:the_sword_of_ophiuchus_part_1 [2021/08/08 14:38]
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 "Nothing," he stated confusedly.  "Not even a single desiccated colony of bacteria. Normally, I'd pick up at least some kind of intact DNA reading from an active bioscan," he explained.  "But I'm getting nothing.  Absolutely NOTHING.  It's more sterile over there than a class one surgical field..." "Nothing," he stated confusedly.  "Not even a single desiccated colony of bacteria. Normally, I'd pick up at least some kind of intact DNA reading from an active bioscan," he explained.  "But I'm getting nothing.  Absolutely NOTHING.  It's more sterile over there than a class one surgical field..."
  
-As the diminutive 2-meter wide ship flew nearer, Theo chose with trepidation to drop the cloaking device to save on energy.  As they loitered closer and closer to the base's surface, they could see that it had undergone minor structural damage in certain areas.  In forward sections of the base, windows had imploded, and structural beams had been strained to their limits, while many other areas appeared completely intact, though no movement or activity could be seen through the viewports.  Finally, they came upon a quiescent personnel airlock towards the top of the monolithic station.+As the diminutive 2-meter wide ship flew nearer, Theo chose with trepidation to drop the cloaking device to save on energy.  As they loitered closer and closer to the base's surface, they could see that it had undergone minor structural damage in certain areas.  In forward sections of the base, windows had imploded, and structural beams had been strained to their limits.  While many other areas appeared completely intact, no movement or activity could be seen through the darkened viewports.  Finally, they came upon a quiescent personnel airlock towards the top of the monolithic station.
  
 "Bet you wished we had packed some EVA suits," Saal remarked ominously, invoking a sour look from Theo. "Bet you wished we had packed some EVA suits," Saal remarked ominously, invoking a sour look from Theo.
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