Post by WildKnight on Sept 11, 2012 6:35:37 GMT -5
Prologue Recap Arriving at the private docking bay on Vimo IV where they were (individually) supposed to meet with an underworld "fixer" by the name of Gamrood Grimshanks, the team-to-be discovered that the man they believed to be Grimshanks was under attack by genetically engineered aliens of unrecognized origin.
The aliens were dispatched, but Grimshanks was killed with a strange weapon (a dagger-like device with a blade that snapped off in Grimshank's gut, then exploded about 12 seconds later).
After dispatching some flying cambots that had recorded all of the action, the team took the remains of one of the aliens and a code cylinder that Grimshanks had been carrying, and used his ship to escape.
Within the code cylinder, they discovered the blueprints for a unique starship, as well as a note written to Grimshanks, and the location of a starship repair facility halfway around the planet.
Investigation of the (unnaturally) rapidly decaying remains of the alien revealed that it was reptilian, and it's natural scale color had once been gray, before the engineered retrovirus had been introduced and turned it an ugly shade of purple. Amongst other modifications, these aliens were designed to have a very short life cycle. Based on cellular decay rate, probably no more than 14 standard days from birth to death.