Friday, June 21, 2024


You carefully check out the pod and its surroundings. The pod is nestled in a crater, probably the result of a high-impact landing. Although the pod’s hatch is open, you don’t see any sign of survivors. This is strange — if someone was in the pod, you would have noticed humanoid tracks in the upturned dirt surrounding it. Unless these odd looking holes in the ground are its tracks…

You creep up and peer inside the pod. It doesn’t look like there’s a lot of room inside. You might be able to fit one person in there, but he’d be pretty cramped and uncomfortable. You don’t see anything like a seat, and no safety restraints at all. If there was something alive inside the pod, it would have been crushed by the impact upon landing.

Suddenly you hear a sound in the forest — something is humming, creaking and snapping through branches. It seems to be coming from the direction of your base.

• Please go to Part 1.