The TSES team runs as fast as they can to get to where the jetcopter dropped off the pirates. They see the land octopus creatures riding their 2 legged dinosaur creatures on one side and the pirate with automatic weapons and tactical gear on the other side. The pirates move forward and shoot automatic gunfire toward the creatures – only to miss them. Then the land octopus charge out of cover of the hill, their mounts covering huge amount of ground. Only one of the land octopus get seriously wounded while the other 3 take out 2 pirates. The TSES group finally arrives and shoots at the pirates not doing much but their actions were noted by the aliens. The final pirates were killed easily by the land octopus and the players and the aliens leave in peace.
Day 9 through 11
Travel to the AEO was finally complete after several days of hustle. The TSES team was able to get through the security with a remote code and frequency which identified them as friendlies. What the TSES team didn’t realize where there was 2 GRIMM sharks circling the area. They were killed but the heavy lasers from the AEO didn’t seem to be too accurate. They also found several dead creatures in the area with laser blasts, so it has apparently hit something since it was here.
Automated Exploration Outpost (AEO)
As the team enters the AEO they discover that it has been here for over year and that the hydroponics for food growing has failed but the water pump and purification system is working. They also see a fully functioning TSES explorer with equipment packed in it’s cargo area. The robot used some of the power when necessary but the explorer still has half it’s power (1,000 SEU). AEO-T1 Service Robot tells the group that with minimal power the solar can provide 200 SEU of extra power to the group every day they wait there.