We have just defeated the Gundarks. I look around to see if there is anything of use. I find a weapon sling, however, in the process there was some broken glass and I sliced my palm open. I let out a quiet curse and wrap my palm to stop the blood. We decide to go through the North door to catch up to the rest of the group. I step into a cavern that is lit up by many different crystals. I find 5 crystals laying on the ground and decide to pick them up and put them into my bag. They may fetch a good price, or make a good present for Vision.
I see a moving glowing crystal up ahead so I follow it. We eventually go around a corner and see Dominick taking aim at something. I then look where he is aiming and see foot long bug. Dominick takes out scrap from above and it falls and squishes the bugs. The scrap pile in the corner shakes and moves and out of it comes out a HUGE bug. The mandibles are about as big as one of Shorty’s arms. AMP takes out his grenade launcher and shoots it at the big bug. His grenade hits and forces a piece of scrap to rise, protecting Krin from taking any damage. Shavven throws another ‘nade, bounces off the Krin’s sheeting, lands in the pile of scrap and detonates, hitting the bug, but makes the bug so mad that it acts next. It goes under the scrap pile to hide. I see an opening in the scrap pile, so I take a shot with my carbine. It lunges out of the pile, shrieking, and lands on the floor, dead. Krin then decides to take the poison sacs from the dead bug’s body.
I walk closer and states “What is that thing?”
AMP says, “That is a Kahun.” He is cutting meat off of the bug.
“Is it good?” I then realize he is cutting the poison sacs out.
“Not for humans…” He says
“The meat, I mean”
“Want me to start a fire?”
I grab some burnable material and AMP’s torch and start a fire as Roka is giving me light to see by. I need a grill type thing so I look through the scrap pile but i find nothing. I ask AMP if he has any ideas and he sighs, walks over to the pile and throws a boxspring at my feet. He then goes over to the fire and pulls out his heat sensors to recharge. I say to AMP “You dont have to be snotty about it.”
“You’ll have to forgive him. He hasn’t had his coffee yet.” Dominick states.
“Yeah, well you better give him his oil with a few extra expressos in it.” I say. I put the meat on the fire to cook. Roka all of a sudden snatches a piece of raw meat and eat it. I look at her with a disgusted look. “Ya know that came out of a scrap pile full of garbage…”
“Awww dang it” she says. I hope it agrees with her. I continue cooking the meat.
“it’s feline, and it’s curious.” Derryn says.
“ A cat? Where?”I say
“Maybe it is hungry. Roka, throw your steak over there. Maybe the cat will eat it.” I say
“ Sure” She throws it. A few seconds later, we hear the steak being eaten.
“here kitty kitty” I say. It growls at me. Derryn fakes like he is throwing more steak into the light. A Loth Cat jumps out of the darkness. They are so cute! I want one. Anyway, Derryn plays with it for a while and then it scampers back into the darkness. The food is ready so we sit down and eat. Bowser reminisces about his past hunts as we enjoy our hard earned meal.
I relieve Dom from sentry duty as I say “You may want to get some meat before it burns.”
“Okay, All is clear, Derryn and Krin Went off this corridor.”
“So if crap hits the fan it will be down this passage”
“Yeah, but it is Derryn. If you see a turquoise glowy stick, don’t worry about it, he’s got it”
I sit at my post, pull my carbine and start my guard as Dom walks back to the fire.
Eventually, Derryn and Krin return. They ask us if we want to go with them so we extinguish the fire and follow along. We walk back into the crystal cavern and I say “I love this room. It seems so… magical”
Krin punches a purple crystal loose and snags it. We head down the unexplored cavern next to the passage we come out of. We walk into a room with river flowing along each wall. AMP checked the water with his kit and it is clear. I fill my canteen. TO BE CONTINUED...