*Amara Secundus Excavar: Muse to Tavarus. Beta fork grown alpha fork of possibly deceased sister. Been present since age twelve. Likewise if Amara ever turns up her muse is a beta of Tavarus
Ozymandias Vigilo Rex
This is a thread split the Dating profile thread. picking up on the firewall team rocky had dispatched.
Following in Posthuman fashion I will be color coding speech. Tavarus will appear in Green, Amara in blue Ozymandias in Red. When other people take over the 3 other team members firewall has dispatched you can alter their colors as well and i will retroactively edit my posts.
A pair of atypical Martian buggies, they bore a striking resemblance to a prefall 21st century humvee halftrack, rolled to a stop near the cusp of the Nicholson crater at opposite angles. Red Martian dust bellows around the team of 4’s cloaks as they disembark.
A tall apparently male, it being difficult to tell through the envirosuit and armored padding, walked over to the cusp and surveyed the crater below with some binoculars.
“Well it’s nice to know our maps are up to date.” Tavarus stated sarcastically.
“It would appear one the teraforming comets came down in an unplanned location... but it’s still not exactly right for that.” Tavarus’ muse Amara supplemented.
The crater was no longer resembling that which the last orbital mapping pass would indicate. Instead, the far west side had been elongated with a newer crater. And yet, that was not the only thing off. There was heavy glassing in the impact site and several concrete tunnels could be seen neatly exposed. But that was not the most unsettling thing. There were several metallic growths sprouting from these passageways. A few of these growths spread out over the new craters lips and appeared to be forming some sort of rust colored canopy.
“Looks like the comet took out a small anti-matter cache. Also rupturing the tunnels would seem to have reactivated something or removed enough blocking material to get that transmission out. Think that canopy is both camo netting and transmission array?” The team’s engineering and demolitions specialist said as he came up behind Tavarus.
Tavarus nodded gravely, “Crater walls are bit steep; looks like we’ll have to ditch the humvees.” Turning to the other 2 members of the team his voice clarion clear if a bit metallic over the high winds do to the suits speakers “Alright we still have about 20 klicks to go before we reach those tunnels. Leave the heavy equipment for now. Remember we are mostly here to investigate and possibly eliminate so I should not have to remind you not to line your pockets as much it may be tempting to do so.”
Amara chirped in his head “You are one talk my Argonaut brother”
“Ya I know, what wonders could lie this waste; it’s so tempting. Nevertheless, you know the risks. Remember Nuevo Paris?”
“I try not to.” Sullenly she quieted.
“Ah sorry I’m just tense. We’ve been running night and day for almost 400 klicks now.” Addressing the team, ”All right people let’s get down there.”