Unidentified Distress Beacon

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Unidentified Distress Beacon

>Transmission intercepted. Scanning...

>Quantum encryption detected. Decrypting...

>Decryption complete. 44 percent content obtained.

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This is an automated distress beacon, transmitting from coordina-

*Sudden shot of static*

Am I in? Great.

CORMORANT, if you're still there then we have a serious problem. Containment has failed and three of my team are KIA. Status of VULTURE is unknown but likely compromised. I've managed to hole myself up in a safe location. Repeat, containment has failed and entire habitat is compromised.

I'm preparing to transmit my team's egos now. Make sure you have them secured behind a firewall the moment they-

*Section unobtainable*

-whole situation went to hell. I don't know what happened. One moment the containment was secure, the next the whole hab went haywire. HAWK was gone in seconds. I think I may have killed SEAGULL; dumb rookie ran straight into my gunfire. I'm glad I routed my suit control through that ecto you gave me, or else-

*Encryption failure*

-wonder where VULTURE is? I have no way of contacting him, I cut off all links with the squad to avoid infection. And what good did it do? Now I'm backed up into a corner, no way out except via the hab's antennae. I told Firewall this'd be my last run... *bitter laughter* Looks like I was right. At least the old hound never caught up with my though. This'll deny him the satisfacti-

*Failed to load section*

-small things. What do I care? I'm gonna be part of something larger. Something more-

*Encryption failure*

-bliss. Join us.

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XenoDragoness XenoDragoness's picture
The dark between stars

"Could that sweet Darkness where they dwell
Be once disclosed to us
The clamor for their loveliness
Would burst the Loneliness"

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