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Evolved Lifeforms Among TrogsPosted by
Posted: Dec 9, 2014, 11:13am
"Of course I can modify my body to contact someone, but the real question is why you all didn't check the oxygen supplies or bring backups" Artemis said snidely.
"Look fishtank, I'm in no damned mood to deal with you right now, can you and H-343 just try to hail someone before we all die?" Cass snapped back.
"Fine, but next time I propose putting the lot of you in ILIAD units remember this very situation"
"FOR THE LAST TIME, YOU'RE NOT TURNING US INTO AN ARMY OF FISH-BOWL ROBOTS"
"FIRST OFF, NOT A FISHBOWL, DO YOU SEE A SHUBUNKIN SWIMMING AROUND IN HERE?! SECOND, IT'S A HIGHER LIFE-STAGE, HALF ORGANIC HALF SYNTHETIC GET WITH THE DAMNED TIMES! HUMANITY IS EXTINCT WHY NOT GET WITH THE FLOW OF THINGS!"
"Plus, there's the whole not requiring oxygen thing" H-343 chimed in.
"Thank you! Evolved lifeforms among trogs, am I right?" Artemis replied, turning to go find a hookup to the ship's power supply (he would need the extra power to boost his signal strength, or else the power drain would short his life-support and kill him).
Once Artemis had some auxiliary power he boosted his signal as far as he could without killing himself.
"Okay, that should at the least get us past the interference from all the Serraco shit floating around here" Artemis said.
H-343 chatted with some of the lingering Serraco hardware, trying to see if there was any way they could assist. The only two leads they had were a cargo carrier that had seen Bruno lingering in the area, and a cargo hauler that could pull them back to Blue Dwarf, but unless they could find more oxygen, the hauler would be useless.
"Okay, we've got two options. We can pool our resources and attempt to harvest oxygen from some of the derelicts out here and then one of the automated cargo haulers can take us back to your ship, or we can contact that crazed pilot and hope he can save us" H-343 announced to the others, who were starting to feel the effects of Hypoxia.
"I'll try to raise Bruno" Artemis said. "But I recommend we get a backup plan going just in case he's too insane to assist"
Artemis dialed Bruno's frequency.
"Hello? Mr. Downing? This is Dr. Pritchard again, could I trouble you for a lift?"
Would harvesting oxygen from the derelicts be feasible? Who could pull that off?
DAAAAAVE.......come join us......please