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View character profile for: Captain Kenneth McCormick (deceased)
View character profile for: Second Officer Valerie Reyes (Deceased)
View character profile for: Security Officer Albert Johns (Deceased)
View character profile for: Lori Clayton (infected with mutagen)
View character profile for: Dr Liam Flynn (Deceased)
Accounting for Missing Crew
JP with Omni, Jaxx, and redsword_7
Kenny asked, "Attention crew of the Cronus! How many members of your crew are missing right now? Assuming only one parasite can hatch in a human host, we can guess that the number of dead or missing crewmen equals the number of parasites still on the Cronos. Does that sound about right folks?"
The remaining members of the Cronus collectively pieced the story together...
“We started off at 30. We found strange flora and fauna on planetoid LV-1113 in the 26 Draconic system. We also found and recovered artifacts of an ancient alien civilization which were transported onto the Cronus.
2 scientists were experimenting with a strange chemical substance found in the archaeological site. It was also brought on board, along with other samples. 3 other scientists came down with an infection and were quarantined.
The crew were attacked by an unidentified, predatory, alien species and the away team retreated onto the Science Module shuttle. Shortly after docking, the three quarantined Scientists died in an incident on the shuttle as a result of those parasites.
One of the parasites must have made it out of the shuttle and started killing the crew. It was destroyed by the security team. There was a mutiny and the Science module was ejected.
Chaos ensued... the whole science team must’ve been infected... because it happened again. The scientists created a cure for the parasitic strain and everyone was supposed to be inoculated as the crew kept fighting off the parasites. Then people started mutating and the ship was overrun. As far as we know, the cure worked. Check his body, you’ll probably find his inoculation.”
Recap of Cronus crew
Left Earth with 30
4 of the crew died on planetoid LV-1113
3 died in the Science module which was ejected
Collins committed suicide
Kazuko Roku (Hikari’s mother) died after 53 years of cryo
2 died in Cryo 3 from possible faulty cryopods
Dr Cooper birthed a bloodburster
4 crew alive in Cryo 3 with Montero crew
Total: 16 crew accounted for
14 Unaccounted for
Hideo Roku (Hikari’s father) fate unknown
1 white alien, flamed in the hall (one unlucky host)
3 unknown life forms roaming the ship (3 potential hosts)
1 glitchy ping from the air scrubbers shaft (unknown)
“Are you telling me, the 4 of us are the only ones you found alive on this ship?”, Johns asked in shock.