Day 1 was spent scrounging for parts and building a portable shelter. The technicians in the group (Rick and Aeryn) was able to salvage enough parts to build a hover sled using both fans. They also found a working rocket but decided it was best not to use it.
They met up with their first indigenous lifeform – some type of sand shark. It burrowed underground but when it jumped to get Frosty – Grimm was able to put it down with his automatic pistol. It was later determined it was a lucky shot but was forever labeled the Grimm Shark.
Day 2 – Day 6
The signal to an Automated Exploration Outpost was found by Aeryn and the journey to get there has begun. The TSES crew decided to journey during the night and camp during the day. It has paid off as they all have low light vision gear and was able to make fast time in low heat during the journey. Heat Exhaustion and Heat stroke still affected the characters when they rested during the day. The Doc was able to heal these effects and extra rations of water was given. The group was only able to travel double time once due to this effect.
They saw a devastating battle scene where strange land octopus creatures were dead next to what looks like 2 legged dinosaur like creatures. It appears the octopus creatures were riding the dinosaurs. It is clear that the octopus creatures lost the battle as spears are no weapons compared to the heavy modern weaponry used against them.
They also found 2 small baby dinosaur like creatures in which they were taken in and cared for.
Day 7 – Day 8
The reached strange mounds that were 3 to 5 meters above the surface of the sand and what appears to be some non-natural stone structures that have been buried in the sand for generations. Small plant growth develops on the top of them and strange primitive lizard like creatures were highly aggressive. They were easily dispersed with the weapons the TSES crew had.
The TSES crew finally met up with the octopus men and it appears that they do ride the dinosaurs. They were highly aggressive and angry with the group and didn’t allow them to approach. After seeing the baby dinosaurs there was a neutral exchange for additional water.
The TSES crew then left and heard the helicopter again after travelling for a couple of hours. They traced the helicopter as it approached the octopus men and decided to help them. After an hour fast movement back to the octopus men the TSES crew see 4 pirates using backpack gliders drift to the ground and prepare to do battle against the Octopus men. The helicopter leaves to the north leaving the pirates to assault.